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Charles Loiterton

Male 1864 - 1923  (59 years)


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  • Name Charles Loiterton 
    Born 09 Mar 1864  Cobbitty Paddock, Camden, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    • Charles was born in Camden, and spent his first few years there before the family moved to Bowral. He arrived in Cootamundra with his family when he was only seven years old. It is likely that he lived and worked with his family at "Lincoln Dale" up until around the time he married in 1886.

      Charles was also involved in the various activities of the Cootamundra A.P.H. & I. but not to the same extent as his father had been. In 1967 Charles was a committee member for the Ploughing Matches. In 1890 he won first prize in the Cootamundra Show for a team of six horses, shown in harness, and second prize for a pair of draught horses (Bowler and Dragon) fully harnessed for ploughing. The prize of ?1-1-0 had been donated by his father, Charles Snr.

      Charles was a farmer, and a hard worker from all accounts. He was a share farmer at various times with different farmers at Cullinga and Kilrush. He did a lot of land clearing and also dam sinking in the area. Making a dam a hundred years ago was tough going as it was done using primitive scoops and ploughs. A small scoop called a "tumbling Tommy" which was pulled behind a team of draft horse was frequently used for this purpose.

      The 1891 Census lists Charles Loiterton Junior as living with his wife and family at Green Hills near Cootamundra. This name appears to refer to an area rather than to a property. A report for November 1898 showed Charles as being the owner of 150 acres, one and a half miles from the school.

      Charles and Mary Ann owned a farm called "Forest Home" on the Old Gundagai Road about three miles from Wallendbeen. Charles did contract chaff cutting when he was there. Chaff cutting plants generally consisted of steam traction engines to power the cutter and had steamers to soften the hay so that it wouldn't break when being cut. The house on the property was a fairly large, neatly painted weatherboard house which had verandahs all around it. Much of the verandah area was enclosed by gauze panels. The house was surrounded by acacias with their noticeable white flowers in the spring.

      Charles and his family were missing from the 1902 Christmas photo. This gathering was quite obviously a big family affair with all of the rest of the family present after having travelled by horse and buggy from nearby places such as Stockinbingal in some cases. At the end of the day some of them had to face perhaps a twenty mile trip back home again as there was no room for them all at "Lincoln Dale". They were all tired, and to make matters worse the photographer was late. He was a travelling photographer who lived in Jordon's Crossing (later to become Bundanoon) in the Bowral area. Perhaps Charles and his family had been at the gathering at "Lincoln Dale" but decided not to wait any longer for the overdue photographer. They may have wanted to get on home or perhaps to visit some of Mary Ann's family.

      At some stage, Charles and his brother John were working somewhere in the area of the Corby's farm. As they would approach each other from opposite directions on their way to work each morning Charles would say "Hello John, how's Mary Ann?", to which John would reply "Hello Charlie, how's Mary Ann?" The subjects of their little joke were of course their wives, Mary Ann (nee Guymer) and Mary Ann (nee Manning).

      Mary Ann was also a hard worker, and did a lot of the heavy work on the farm. She helped on the farm generally as well as in the work of sowing crops and carting grain. On occasions she was known to kill a sheep for home use.

      Charles and his family frequently visited his brother John and family at Stockinbingal. John's son Alan recalls Charles visiting on several occasions but does not recall Mary Ann ever coming out there. They most likely visited Alice at the same time as she lived close to John. Emma and Eliza went to Stockinbingal often and in turn Nell, Herb and perhaps others would go to Wallendbeen to visit.

      In March of 1916, Charles held a clearing out sale at his property as he had decided to considerably curtail his farming operations. Charles sold by auction 25 draught horses and numerous harnesses, his chaff cutting plant, and harvesters, ploughs, wagons and other farm machinery. Charles stayed at "Forest Home" for the next four years and was still living there in June 1920.

      In late 1920, Charles and his family moved from "Forest Home" into the township of Wallendbeen. The original farmhouse, a few miles from Wallendbeen out along the Old Gundagai Road, was occupied by someone else after they left then became empty. It soon became dilapidated and overgrown with thistles and disappeared at some time during the 1930's. The house was located about fifty metres on the western side of the Cootamundra-Wallendbeen road, at the point at which the road is joined by Wallendoon Lane. The now old and gnarled acacia trees still live and mark the site of the house. All that remains of the house is a small concrete slab adjacent to four very weathered posts that protrude a foot or so from the ground. The posts are most likely the remains of an old tank stand.

      The home in Grey Street, Wallendbeen that they moved into was called "Chelsea" and had been sold by Mr. William Palmer.

      Some people have described Charles as having had a red moustache and dark hair, and yet others say that he was fairer than some of the other Loitertons. It appears that he was taller than most of the Loitertons and was fairly stout.

      Charles died at the age of 59, after having been ill for several years. He died of cancer of the rectum which eventually resulted in total obstruction of the bowel. After a church service in Wallendbeen, on a grey and rainy day in 1923, his coffin was taken away in a glass sided, horse drawn hearse for burial in Cootamundra.

      Mary Ann was to live on in the house in Wallendbeen until her death following a lengthy illness in November, 1940. Her daughter Ivy, continued to live with her until she married in 1929. Her son William's wife and children lived with her following his tragic death in 1938.
    Died 05 Jul 1923  Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 06 Jul 1923  the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • OBITUARY.

      CHARLES LOITERTON, Jnr.

      Mr. Charles Loiterton, jun., of Wallendbeen, aged 60, whose aged father resides in O'Donnell Street, Cootamundra, passed away last night. Deceased had not been robust for the past couple of years, and was under treatment of doctors and herbalists. He farmed in this district, like most of the esteemed ilk of the same name;and general regret will be expressed at his demise. A widow and family mourn their sad loss. Mr Steve Loiterton, of Cootamunda, is a son.

    Buried Aft 05 Jul 1923  cemetery, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 08 Jul 1931  The Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 


    • IN MEMORIAM

      LOITERTON-- In loving memory of my dear husband and our father, Charles Loiterton, who departed this life July 5, 1923.

      Loving and kind in all his ways,
      Upright and just to the end of his days;
      Sincere and true in heart and mind,
      A beautiful memory left behind.

      Inserted by his loving wife and family.
    Person ID I1010  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 

    Father Charles Loiterton,   b. 29 Jan 1842, Lutton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1930, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Ellen Sheather,   b. 12 Oct 1846, Camden, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1918, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 04 Jun 1861  Cobbitty Paddock, Camden, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The wedding was held at the home of Mr Charles Loiterton (senior) and permission was given by both Mr C Loiterton and Mr John Sheather for the wedding to take place, as Ellen and Charles were under 21 years of age. Charles' sister, Mrs Mary Ann Campbell and her husband John witnessed the wedding by Charles Waters who was the officiating minister, according to the rites of the Primitive Methodist Church
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Manning,   b. 1867, Berrima, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1940, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1886  Lincoln Dale, West Jindalee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Loiterton,   b. 18 Nov 1886, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1963, Maffra, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Emma Loiterton,   b. 03 Nov 1887, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1956, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Sydney Loiterton,   b. 05 Sep 1889, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1947, Harden, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Stephen Loiterton,   b. 13 Aug 1891, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1974, Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. James Henry Loiterton,   b. 25 Jan 1893, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1946, Bookham, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     6. Maude Loiterton,   b. 18 Jun 1895, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1961 and 1967, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Donald Charles Loiterton,   b. 13 Aug 1897, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1977, Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Lucy May Loiterton,   b. 13 Aug 1899, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1973, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Frederick Joseph Loiterton,   b. 13 Mar 1902, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1961, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia, -34.500898,148.091583 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     10. Kenneth John Loiterton,   b. 22 Jun 1905, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1967, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     11. William Thomas Loiterton,   b. 28 Aug 1907, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jun 1938, Wallendbeen, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     12. Ivy Ellen Loiterton,   b. 19 Sep 1910, Cullinga, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1984  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Mar 1864 - Cobbitty Paddock, Camden, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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