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RUTTER Samuel

Male 1887 - 1962  (74 years)


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  • Name RUTTER Samuel 
    Born 3 Jul 1887 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Police constable 
    Died 17 Apr 1962  Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried in the Balmoral Cemetery
    Person ID I646  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2013 

    Father RUTTER Henry 
    Mother WILDING Lucy 
    Family ID F1037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family O'NEILL Elizabeth,   b. 16 Dec 1893, Mackay, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1983, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1915  Mackay, Qld Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. RUTTER Sydney Basil (Jack),   b. 5 Dec 1916,   d. Oct 2000  (Age 83 years)
     2. RUTTER Doreen Joyce (Joy),   b. 4 Dec 1918, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2000, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Living
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In 1919, Samuel and Elizabeth are living in West Street, Rockhampton. In 1930, they are at Wowan. By 1943, they are living at Bowenvale, Brisbane Rd, Wynnum. In 1953 they are living at The Springs, Manly-Brisbane Rd, Manly and Sam is listed as a clerk.

      Tom Coogan can remember visiting Sam and Liz with his mother when he was a young boy. This is when they were in Brisbane.

      Sam was transferred from Wowan to Marburg in 1931.

      Morning Bulletin Sat 25 April 1931
      The district will shortly be losing two well known identities in Constable S. Rutter and Mr. J. L. Kingsford. Constable Rutter has been in charge here for nearly nine years and has now received notice of transfer to Marburg He will be much missed. In his honour Mr. Scully, manager of the local branch of the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney, entertained a large number of guests. Mr. H. Roxburgh, chairman of the Banana Council, proposed “Our Guest," and he and other speakers stressed the loss he would be to Wowan. He was presented with a hand painted folder bearing the autograph, of all present. On Thursday eveninp last he was entertained at a surprise party at his own residence, when an enjoyable time was spent.

      Sam was promoted to Acting Sergeant in 1933 and transferred to Morningside in July in charge of the station. In September of 1936 he was promoted to Sergeant.

      The Courier-Mail Sat 3 Oct 1936
      Presentation to Sergeant
      Sergeant Rutter of Morningside was tendered a farewell at the Morningside Memorial Hall. Many representatives of the business, industrial and social interests were present and several speakers eulogised Sergeant Rutter for his efficiency. The guest received a travelling case and hamper, gold fountain pen and pencil in case and wallet of notes.

      Sam arrived aged 18 on the RMS Ormuz into Brisbane on the 29th August 1907. He was indented. In 1913 a Samuel Rutter is a labourer at Pleystowe while in the same year Samuel Rutter is a police constable at Isisford. His police record starts in 1912.