"Family Notices". The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) 24 September 1887:
WAKEFORD— BAIRD.— August 31, at The Limes, the residence of the bride's parents, Cooktown, by the Bev. Canon Taylor, Richard Albert Wakeford to Jane Aitken, daughter of James Clarke Baird, Esq.
"Family Notices" The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) 20 October 1893:
WAKEFORD—WAREHAM.—On the 20th September at St. James's Cathedral, Townsville, by the Bishop of North Queensland, assisted by the Rev. Canon Tucker, Vicar, R. A. Wakeford to Sarah Adeline Lavinia, third daughter of E. J. B. Wareham, Townsville.
"Family Notices" The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) 16 February 1924:
WAKEFORD.—January 24 at St Anthony's private hospital, Cairns; Richard Albert Wakeford of Townsville, aged 60 years, beloved husband of Adeline Lavinia Wakeford. Interred at Townsville Cemetery on January 26.
MR. R. A. WAKEFORD
DEATH IN CAIRNS.
The death occurred at 1.30 p.m. on Thursdav, in a private hospital in Cairns, of Mr. R. A. Wakeford of the well-known firm of Wakeford Bros., Townsville. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, had been in indifferent health for some time. About a fortnight ago, he arrived in Cairns, and it was found necessary for him to seek medical advice. He was conveyed to a private hospital a week ago, and though he seemed to have improved slightly during the week, he suffered a relapse on Thursday afternoon, and passed peacefully away. The late Mr. Wakeford was born at Mittagong, N.S.W., and was the son of Wm. Wakeford, railway contractor.-He was educated at Sydney Grammar School, and came early as a young man to Queensland. After some years on sur-veying work with the Government Surveyor, Mr. Bushford, he eventu-ally came to Cooktown and surveyed the construction of the Maytown—Laura line. He later went into business with Mr. Baird, and subsequently transferred to Townsville, 33 years ago, when he joined in partnership, Mr. K. G. Margens. About 18 years ago, the partnership was dissolved and his brother, Mr. S. O. Wakeford. joined him in a partnership, which, remained up to the time of his decease.
The late Mr. Wakeford served for 3 years in the Garrison Artillery, and though too old for active military ser-vice, was engaged in transport work on troopships between Brisbane and London being Adjutant to Colonel Thompson. Deceased was a distinguished freemason, ; and a Past Master of the Cleveland Lodge. He was devoted to music and for many years was known as the possessor of a fine tenor voice. He took a leading part in Townsville musical circles and activities. He is survived by a widow and daughter, Mrs. H. Cardew, the latter living at Rabaul. Another daughter, who died some years ago in Townsville, was married to Mr. W. Adams, formerly of Cooktown, and manager of the Wyborn Pearling Co.
The remains of the late Mr.Wakeford were placed aboard the Kuranda by Messrs. H. M. Svendsen Ltd. last night, and conveyed to Townsville, where the interment will take place on Sunday.
Death of Jane Aitken (Baird) Wakeford, first wife of Richard Albert Wakeford
Death QLD BDM Index 1892 (C4057) Jane Aitken Wakeford (parents) James Clark Baird & Isabella Nicol
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