Samuel Switzer[1]

Male 1859 - 1947  (87 years)


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  • Name Samuel Switzer 
    Born 13 Mar 1859  Ballysteen,Kilcornan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1879  From Ireland to Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel set out for Australia in 1879 on the ship Selkirkshire.
    He joined his uncle JOHN WATSON who had settled in Maryborough, Queensland.

    ENTERED INWARDS.
    March 6.-Selkirkshire, barque, 1191 tons, Captain James W. Anderson, from Glasgow .November 14, with immigrants and cargo.
    D."L. Brown and Co., agents
    [Transcribed from The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), Friday 7 March 1879]

    Ships' Arrivals 1848-1912
    NAME Age Ship Date Location Page M/film 1 Microfilm 2
    SWITZER Samuel 19 Selkirkshire 5 Mar 1879 IMM/116 237 Z1959 M1698

    Samuel paid the deposit for his mother, his older brother and his sister to come to Australia in 1882 on the Manora. John Thomas was serving on the ?HMS Achilles at the time and was bought out of the navy. Godfrey remained in the navy.


     
    Died 23 Feb 1947  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Sep 1947  Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Surname: Switzer First name(s): Samuel Date of death: Sunday, 23 February 1947: Cemetery: Bromley Cemetery: Date of burial: Tuesday, 25 February 1947: Block number: 13 Plot number: 168 Age: 87 years: Address: 80 Bowhill Road, ChCh Occupation: Storekeeper Place of birth: County Cork, Ireland Years in New Zealand: 50 [Christchurch Cemetery Database, New Zealand]
    Person ID I6880  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2010 

    Father Tobias Switzer,   b. circa 1821, Co. Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1873, Co. Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Elizabeth Watson,   b. 10 Jun 1824, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1890, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1853  Kilquane, St Patricks Parish, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1831  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine Dobbs,   b. 1868, Styx, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1955, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1905  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stanley Switzer,   b. 20 Mar 1904, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1978, Muritai Road, Eastbourne, Wellington,New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Watson Kerridge Switzer,   b. 5 Feb 1906, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1946, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     3. John Tobias Switzer,   b. 3 Mar 1908, Rakaia, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1991, Nelson Hospital, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Samuel Switzer,   b. 11 Mar 1910, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1986, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F2299  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Information kindly supplied by (Myra) myra@keayfamily.com .


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