Mathew Mellor

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Mathew Mellor
StateLibQld 1 91216 Mr Matthew Mellor, 1887.jpg
Mathew Mellor in 1897.
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wide Bay
In office
7 September 1883 – 5 May 1888
Serving with William Bailey
Preceded by Thomas Price
Succeeded by Horace Tozer
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Gympie
In office
5 May 1888 – 29 April 1893
Serving with William Smyth
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Andrew Fisher
Personal details
Born Mathew Mellor
1839
Leek, Staffordshire, England
Died 17 February 1899
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Gympie Cemetery
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Martha Pache, Mary Ann Bouchard (m.1880)
Occupation Farmer, Timber cutter, Butcher
Religion Wesleyan

Mathew Mellor[1] (born 1839, died 17 February 1899) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was mayor of Gympie and a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Politics[edit]

Mellor was the first mayor of the Borough of Gympie (later City of Gympie). He served first from 1880–1881 and then again in 1897.[2]

Mellor also served two terms as a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, holding the seat of Wide Bay from 1883-1888 and Gympie from 1888-1893.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Mellor married Martha Pache and they had two sons.[3] He then married Mary Ann Bouchard in 1880.[4] Together three sons and four daughters.[3]

Dying in 1899, Mellor was buried in the Gympie Cemetery.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mellor Mathew — Staffordshire BMD. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Cooloola Shire, a golden past" (PDF). Cooloola Shire. 2001. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Family history researchQueensland Government Family history research. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  5. ^ Welcome to the Gympie Cemetery Mapping Portal — Gympie Cemetery Trust. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mathew Mellor at Wikimedia Commons

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Thomas Price
Member for Wide Bay
1883–1888
Served alongside: William Bailey
Succeeded by
Horace Tozer
New seat Member for Gympie
1888–1893
Served alongside: William Smyth
Succeeded by
Andrew Fisher