Andrew Thorne Bessell

Birth Name Bessell, Andrew Thorne 1a 2a 1b 3a 4a 5 5 6 5 7 5 8a
Gender male
Age at Death 56 years, 2 months, 8 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1862-12-19 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia   4b 6
Residence 1887-11-00 Hagley, Tasmania, Australia The following railway appointments have been made : — A. T. Bessell, stationmaster, Hagley. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149540621  
Occupation 1887-11-01 Hagley, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9139365  
Occupation 1890 Railton, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster 9a
Residence 1894 Railton, Tasmania, Australia   5
Residence 1896 Railton, Tasmania, Australia   5
Residence 1900 Railton, Tasmania, Australia   5
Residence 1912 Burnie, Tasmania, Australia   5
Residence 1913-07-15 Tasmania, Australia   7
Residence 1914 Table Cape, Tasmania, Australia   1c
Occupation 1915 Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster 10a
Residence 1916 Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia   9b 10b
Occupation 1917-01-16 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster 11a 9c 9d 10c
Residence 1919-01-00 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia   1d
Death 1919-02-27 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia BESSELL.-At his late residence, February 27, Andrew Thorne Bessell, dearly beloved husband of Mary Bessell, Ulverstone. Funeral at Carr Villa, Launceston, to-day (Saturday). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479184 9e 11b 9f 3b
Burial 1919-03-01 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Carr Villa Monumental Cemetery Location: D Number: 423.00 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article153053618 9g 9h

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father George Bessell1817-05-091903-01-04
Mother Mary Ann Thorne1824-02-281907-06-03
    Sister     Emily Bessell 1843-12-28 1923-02-10
    Sister     Mary Anne Bessell 1845-05-30 1923-11-06
    Brother     George Bessell 1847-02-12 1847-08-05
    Brother     George Bessell 1848-10-08 1937-06-21
    Brother     Charles Bessell 1850-12-15 1921-08-17
    Brother     Alfred Bessell about 1853 1941-02-20
    Sister     Frances Elizabeth Bessell 1854-09-30 1942
    Sister     Sarah Bessell 1856-07-20 1871-06-26
    Brother     William Bessell 1858-02-07 1858-03-12
    Brother     Thomas Henry Bessell 1858-12-27 1935-04-16
    Brother     Edwin James Bessell 1860-07-22 1935-01-11
    Sister     Ada Clara Bessell 1861-09-30 1862-02-04
         Andrew Thorne Bessell 1862-12-19 1919-02-27
    Brother     Herbert Bessell 1864-10-08 1945-07-27
    Brother     William Joseph Bessell 1866-04-27 1958-01-26
    Brother     Arthur Allan Bessell 1867-10-17 1955-09-26
    Brother     Walter Ernest Bessell 1871-05-07 1943-09-14

Families

Family of Andrew Thorne Bessell and Mary Laycock

Married Wife Mary Laycock ( * 1868-06-04 + 1940-04-17 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1887-10-12 Formby, Tasmania, Australia House of Joseph Laycock. Formby became part of Devonport in 1890. Congregationalist. Allan and Hannah Laycock witnessed. 2b 2c
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ethel Ruby May Bessell1888-08-041977-07-23
Florence Maud Bessell1889-10-081961-03-29
Charlotte Emilie Bessell1891-10-041958
Edwin Thorne Bessell1900-02-061988-10-21
Cyril Andrew Bessell1903-09-101985-05-25

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6787597&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Leven, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6596488&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Table Cape, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6596488&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Table Cape, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6787597&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Leven, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

  2. Ancestry.com: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=204684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=204684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=392285&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

  3. Ancestry.com: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=5545924&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Death date: 1919 Death place: Leven, Tasmania

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=5545924&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Death date: 1919 Death place: Leven, Tasmania

  4. Ancestry.com: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=5228695&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Launceston, Tasmania

      • Citation:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=5228695&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Launceston, Tasmania

  5. Ancestry.com: Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948
  6. Ancestry.com: Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981
  7. Ancestry.com: Tasmania, Australia, Railway Employment Records, 1903-1977
  8. Ancestry.com: Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
      • Page: National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920
  9. Launceston Examiner
      • Date: 1901-04-27
      • Page: 1901 'PRESENTATION AT SHEFFIELD.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 27 April
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35397695

      • Source text:

        PRESENTATION AT SHEFFIELD. SHEFFIELD, Friday. About 40 ladies and gentlemen assembled in the Oddfellows' Hall last evening for the object of making a presentation to Mr. A. T. Bessell, who has been stationmaster at Railton for the past 11 years, and has been promoted to Evandale Junction. Mr. John Hope. M.H.A., presided, and made the presentation,which consisted of an illuminated address and purse of sovereigns. He referred in eulogistic terms to the way Mr. Bessell had performed his duties, and by which he had won the esteem of all who hied had business at the station. Mr. Bessell, in accepting the gifts, said be could not express the feelings he had towards the donors, for the simple reason he had been paid by the Government to do certain work which had brought him into contact with a great many. Although the goods traffic at Railton was heavy in the produce season, as far as he ,was able he had always tried to give consignors every assistance in getting their stuff away. He was not aware that he had done anything to merit such handsome gifts as they had made him that evening, but it was extremely gratifying to know that the service he had tried to render had been appreciated by the Sheffield people. Mr. Hope on behalf of the subscribers, also presented Mrs. Bessell with a silver egg-stand, intimating that as she was the batter half of Mr. Bessel she must have greatly assisted him in the able discharge of his duties. Mr. Bessell, on behalf or his wife, thanked the donors for their handsome gift and kindly feeling. Messrs. H. Day, W. R. Jones, W. T. York, P. Cohen, O Riddey, and R. R. Roberts also spoke of their personal knowledge of the able way in which Mr. Bessell had discharged his duties. Refreshments were then handed round, after which there was some harmony, and the proceedings were brought to a conclusion by all singing "Auld Lang Syne." The address was executed at the "Examiner" office, and reflected great credit on the workmanship displayed.

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1917-01-16
      • Page: 1917 'PRESENTATION TO THE STATIONMASTER.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 16 January, p. 3
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50906962

      • Source text:

        He then introduced Mr. Bessell as his successor, and the proceedings closed with the National Anthem.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'Advertising.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 28 February, p. 6
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023671

      • Source text:

        Late Advertisements.Deaths.BESSELL.-- On the 27th February, 1919, at his residence, Ulverstone, Andrew Thorne, sixth son of the late George and Mary Ann Bessell (late of Newnham), and dearly-beloved husband of Mary Bessell, aged 56 years.Funeral Notices.The funeral of the late A. T. Bessell is appointed to leave the Launceston railway station on Saturday, the 1st inst., on arrival of coast train ???? for internment at Carr Villa. -- T. POLLINGTON, Funeral Director, 82 St. John-street, 221 Charles-street

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'Advertising.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 28 February, p. 6
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023671

      • Source text:

        Late Advertisements.Deaths.BESSELL.-- On the 27th February, 1919, at his residence, Ulverstone, Andrew Thorne, sixth son of the late George and Mary Ann Bessell (late of Newnham), and dearly-beloved husband of Mary Bessell, aged 56 years.Funeral Notices.The funeral of the late A. T. Bessell is appointed to leave the Launceston railway station on Saturday, the 1st inst., on arrival of coast train ???? for internment at Carr Villa. -- T. POLLINGTON, Funeral Director, 82 St. John-street, 221 Charles-street

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

  10. The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times
      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

      • Source text:

        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

      • Source text:

        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

      • Source text:

        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

  11. Burnie Advocate
      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'ULVERSTONE.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 28 February, p. 2
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479105

      • Source text:

        ULVERSTONE.Death of Mr. A. Bessell.-Mr. Andrew Bessell, station master at Ulverstone, died at his residence at the railway station at 10 o'clock last night, He had been ill for some time, and recently an operation was performed upon him for internal trouble. He had not been working for about a month. Deceased, who during his two and a half years' stay at Ulverstone had made himself highly popular, leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons. One daughter is the wife of Major L. H. Payne, of the 40th Battalion.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'ULVERSTONE.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 28 February, p. 2
      • Citation:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479105

      • Source text:

        ULVERSTONE.Death of Mr. A. Bessell.-Mr. Andrew Bessell, station master at Ulverstone, died at his residence at the railway station at 10 o'clock last night, He had been ill for some time, and recently an operation was performed upon him for internal trouble. He had not been working for about a month. Deceased, who during his two and a half years' stay at Ulverstone had made himself highly popular, leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons. One daughter is the wife of Major L. H. Payne, of the 40th Battalion.