Harry Thomas Harmer1
M, #332, b. 18 October 1873, d. 17 October 1941
|Father||James Harmer1 b. 18 May 1834, d. 15 Sep 1875|
|Mother||Ann Williams1 b. 29 Aug 1830, d. 20 Feb 1885|
|Relationship||Great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett|
|Last Edited||13 Oct 2015|
|Birth*||18 October 1873||Chetwynd, VIC, Australia;|
When and where Born: 18 October 1873, Chetwynd
Name and whether present or not: Harry Thomas, not present
Name and Surname, Rank, or Profession of the Father, Age, and Birth-place: James Harmer, Storekeeper, 39 years, Norfolk England
Name and Maiden Surname of Mother, Age, and Birth-place: Ann Harmer formerly Williams, 43 years, South Wales
Where and where married: 18 January 1860, Adelaide SA
Issue living and deceased: Walter James 12, Ann Fish 9, Margaret 7, Elizabeth Jane 32
|Death of Father||15 September 1875||Crystal Brook, SA, Australia;Harmer - On the 15th September, at Crystal Brook, of consumption, Mr. James Harmer, butcher, aged 41 years;Principal=James Harmer3|
|Death of Mother||20 February 1885||Mount Gambier, SA, Australia;|
When Died: 20th Feby 1885
Name and Surname: Ann Harmer
Age: Years 54 years
Rank or Profession: Widow
Usual Residence: Mount Gambier
Cause of Death: Heart Disease, Dropsy & Diarrhoea
Place where Death occurred: Mount Gambier
Signature, Description, and Residence of Informant: Samuel Dew, Undertaker, Mount Gambier;Principal=Ann Williams4
|Marriage*||26 May 1897||St Georges Rectory, Parkes, NSW, Australia;|
Groom: Harry Thomas Harmer
Place of Birth: Chetwynd Vicoria
Usual Residence: Trundle
Father: James Harmer
Occupation: Grazier (deceased)
Mother: Ann Williams
Bride: Sarah Margaret Pike
Place of Birth: Burrowa NSW
Occupation: Living with her father
Usual Residence: Gobendong, near Trundle
Father: James Pike
Mother: Margaret McCabe
Date of Marriage: 26/5/1897
Place of Marriage: St Georges Rectory, Parkes NSW
Religion: Church of England
Witnesses: Eliza J Simpson, A G F Bollinger
Minister: F G Neild;Bride=Sarah Margaret Pike5
|Land*||4 June 1897||NSW, Australia;|
LAND DISTRICT OF PARKES
No. of Con. Lease: 27553
Land Agent's No. of Application: 97-1
Registration No.: 97-2611 Ls. 97-2699 97-2700
Applicant: Harmer, Harry Thomas
Date of Application: 25 Feb. 1897
Date of Confirmation: 4 Jun 1897
Division of the Colony: C
Parish: Botfields and Trundle
Portion: 50 & 87
Catalogue No.: C. 1235, C 1342-1947
Area applied for: 480
Area granted: 479¾
Rate per Acre: 3
Annual Rent: £6
Amount paid: £4
Balance due: £2
Date when interest commenced on arrears:
Basal Conditional Purchase: 97-3, 25 Feb, 160 acres
Condtional Purchases and Conditional Leases, and total area of the series: 639¾ acres
|Birth of Daughter||19 November 1897||Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
Name: Margaret Gladys Harmer
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 19/11/1897
Place of Birth: Trundle, district of Parkes NSW
Father: Harry Thomas Harmer
Birthplace: Chetwynd Victoria
Date of Marriage: 26/5/1897
Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW
Mother: Sarah Margaret Pike
Birthplace: Burrowa NSW
Previous Issue: None
Informant: H V Harmer, Father, Trundle
Present at birth: H Oswin Johnson, Mrs Comley;Principal=Margaret Gladys Harmer7
|Birth of Son||18 April 1899||Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=James Walter Harmer8|
|Birth of Son||1900||Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=Arthur Harry Harmer9|
|Birth of Daughter||15 May 1902||Parkes, NSW, Australia;Principal=Ethel Ann Harmer10|
|Birth of Son||1903||Principal=Harold Lemard Harmer|
|News-Arct*||9 August 1907||"The Western Champion", Parkes, NSW, Australia;|
Forbes P.P. Board
A meeting of the Forbes PasturesProtection Board was held at theCourt House, Forbes, on Tuesdaylast, Present—Messrs G Thornton(chairman), F A Edols, R E Rawlins,H W Hall, W Hunter, and JohnMartin.
Mr Hall apologised for the absenceof Mr Palmer.
H T Harmer, Trundle, wrote asking if the Board would be willing to recommend his wire-netting applicationif his arrears to the Crown were reduced to one-half.—The Board decided to do so.
|Birth of Son||10 March 1908||Principal=Ivan Llewellyn Harmer|
|Birth of Daughter||19 December 1910||Principal=Dorothy May Harmer|
|Birth of Daughter||5 September 1914||Principal=Mary Kathlene Harmer|
|Birth of Daughter||23 January 1916||Principal=Frances Maud Harmer|
|Note*||23 September 1918||Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
Sept 23rd 18
This is to certify that I am willing to consent to my sun J. W. Harmer sailing abroad when ever the authorities think fit.
H H Harmer (Father)
S M Harmer (Mother);Principal=Sarah Margaret Pike, Witness=James Walter Harmer12
|Death of Son||30 August 1919||Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
(From Our Own Correspondent).
It is some time since Trundleites felt sadder than they did on Saturday morning, when it became known that Arthur Henry Harmer had passed over the great divide.
In the prime of life—18 years—the poor lad succumbed to the dreaded and frightful malady pneumonia. The case was considered practically hopeless on Thursday, when Dr. Boazman, of Parkes, and Dr. Bertram, of Trundle, had a consultation. However, Dr. Bertram, never gave up hope of the brave lad, and fought the disease to the last. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, and considering the very short notice, the cortege was very large. The body was first taken to the Church of England, then to the Church of England portion of the local cemetery, where the last sad rites were read by the Rev. A. Mills and Mr H. English, P.M., of the Manchester Unity of Oddfelows.
The scene at the graveside was particularly sad as the poor fellow was loved by all who knew him, and worshipped by his sorrowing parents.
Deceased was a brave and fearless athlete, good footballer, and champion rough rider. The writer has known some good riders, but never saw better than our poor denever saw better than our poor departed "Boug," as he was familiarly known. The rougher the horse the better he liked him. The Trundle Football Team turned up in strong numbers considering the short notice, as did the members of the local branch of the Oddfellow's Lodge.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of the local undertakers, Geddes Bros.
To the sorrowing relatives we extend our heartfelt sympathy, but they can find solace in the fact that their boy led a good, clean, and upright life.;Principal=Arthur Harry Harmer13,14
|Death of Son||10 October 1919||Trundle, NSW, Australia;Harold L Harmer, age 12;Principal=Harold Lemard Harmer13|
|Electoral Roll*||1930||Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
Harmer, Harry Thomas, Trundle, selector
Harmer, Sarah Margaret, Trundle, home duties
Harmer, James Walter, Trundle, labourer;Principal=Sarah Margaret Pike15
|Electoral Roll*||1936||Trundle, NSW, Australia;selector15|
|Will*||21 February 1941||Trundle, NSW, Australia;THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me HARRY THOMAS HARMER of Trundle in the State of New South Wales Retired Drover I APPOINT my Son JAMES WALTER HARMER to be the sole executor of this my will I GIVE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my property of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate to my daughter FRANCES MAUD MARMER SUBJECT to the right of my Wife to reside therein rent free during her lifetime in my house property LASTLY I REVOKE all former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.|
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Trundle this Twentieth day of February one thousand nine hundred and fortyone.;Executor=James Walter Harmer, Beneficiary=Frances Maud Harmer16
|Death*||17 October 1941||Ashford, Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
Name: Harry Thomas Harmer
Date of Death: 17 Oct 1941
Place of Death: Ashford, Trundle
Age: 63 years
Place of Birth: Casterton VIC
Time in Aust Colonies:
Father: James Harmer Occupation: Butcher
Mother: Ann Williams
Place of Marriage: Parkes NSW Age at Marriage: 23
Name of Spouse: Sarah Margaret Pike
Children of Marriage: Margaret G 43, James W 42, Ethel A 39, Ivan L 32, Dorothy M 30, Mary K 27, Francis M 24 living, 2 males deceased
Informant: A J F Pike, nephew, Gobondery Street, Trundle
Cause of Death: 1. myocardial failure 2. coronary occlusion, 3. coronary sclerosis
Length of Illness: 1. 2 1/2 2, 4 days
Medical Attendant: Ronald R Lockley
Date Last Seen: 16 Oct 1941
Date of Burial: 18 Oct 1941
Place of Burial: Church of England Cemetery Trundle
Minister & Religion: H Randall, Church of England
Undertaker: Allan Block
Witnesses: A J Pike17
|Burial*||18 October 1941||Church of England Cemetery, Trundle, NSW, Australia;|
|Obituary||24 October 1941||Trundle, NSW, Australia;Harry Thomas Harmer - one of the early pioneers of the Trundle district - died of heart failure on the 17th aged 67 years. |
He was born in Chetwin, Vic., and attended Prince Alfred Collegge, SA. He selected "Glencoe", 2 miles from Trundle, where he resided for 14 years, then sold the property to Messrs Young Bros, then come to live at Trundle.
Of nine children, seven (& his wife) now survive - Mrs F Bassett (Oatley), Mrs T Merriel (Sydney), J Milne (Gilgandra), Miss Francis Harmer, & James & Ivan of Trundle.
His funeral was conducted on on Saturday, 18th, in the Church of England portion of the Trundle Cemetery by Rev. Randall.18
|Sarah Margaret Pike b. 14 Nov 1873, d. Jul 1958|
- [S9] Birth Certificate.
- [S1417] VIC Birth Certificate.
- [S1396] Harmer Family Association - Cora Nunn.
- [S14] Death Certificate.
- [S1339] NSW Marriage full transcription, 3930/1897.
- [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Wednesday, 18 August, 1897.
- [S1483] NSW Birth Registration Transcription.
- [S68] NSW Birth 14865/1899 - James W Harmer.
- [S86] NSW Birth 6344/1901 - Arthur H Harmer.
- [S76] NSW Birth 25061/1902 - Ethel A Harmer.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Friday, August 9, 1907.
- [S1286] National Archives of Australia.
- [S1245] Trundle Cemetery headstones.
- [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Western Champion, Friday, September 5, 1919.
- [S1418] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980.
- [S201] Will.
- [S1596] NSW Death Certificate.
- [S1325] Trundle Star.
- [S1394] Birth Certificate - full transcript.