Times gone by
1940: MRS AL Ironmonger died recently at Calliope.
She was the wife of William Ironmonger and was 76 years of age, having lived all her life in the mining township
She is survived by her husband, two sons, Jim and Tom, and one daughter, Mrs Alf Holder.
The late Mrs Ironmonger knew Calliope when it was one of the best alluvial goldfields in the state.
Mrs Annie Millard Royston, who died recently aged 83 years, was born in Maryborough.
She came to Gladstone when a young girl, and was one of the town's pioneers.
Her husband predeceased her 38 years ago.
Deceased leaves one son, James, and two daughters, Mrs Dwyer (Gladstone) and Mrs M Linnane (Brisbane).
Mrs Mary Black Jackson, who was 84 years of age, died at a private hospital.
She is survived by her husband, two sons, William and George (Brisbane), and two daughters, Mrs H Boyle (Yarwun) and Mrs JM Stanfield (Gladstone).
Mr Albert Whinray, a prominent waterside worker, aged 54 years, died after a lengthy illness.
At the funeral service, which was attended by members of the Gladstone Lodge No 97 (RAOB GAB), the Gladstone branch of the AMIEU, and the Waterside Workers' Union, an impressive Buffalo service was read by Primo Huth.