Christopher Alt, 18581942 (aged 84 years)

Name
Christopher Alt
Given names
Christopher
Surname
Alt
Birth October 16, 1858 30 29
Birth of a brotherHenry Alt
August 16, 1860 (aged 1 year)
Death of a motherElizabeth Jeffrey
February 28, 1861 (aged 2 years)
Marriage of a parentChristopher AltMartha CrossleyView this family
January 1, 1862 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMartha Maria Alt
January 23, 1863 (aged 4 years)
Address: Carriers Arms Inn
Birth of a half-brotherJames Alt
August 12, 1864 (aged 5 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Creek Inn
Birth of a half-sisterSedonia Alt
January 31, 1866 (aged 7 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn.
Death of a half-sisterSedonia Alt
February 16, 1866 (aged 7 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Birth of a half-brotherJohn T. Alt
March 13, 1867 (aged 8 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Birth of a half-sisterSidonia Alt
December 17, 1868 (aged 10 years)
Address: Fairy Hole Inn
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Alt
September 10, 1870 (aged 11 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Death of a half-brotherWilliam Alt
May 3, 1872 (aged 13 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Alt
July 23, 1872 (aged 13 years)
Address: Yass Hotel
Death of a fatherChristopher Alt
July 15, 1873 (aged 14 years)
Note:

Christopher's obituary was published in The Yass Courier, Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, 18 July 1873 as follows: DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN TOWNSMAN On last Tuesday Mr Christopher Alt died at his residence the Yass Hotel, at the comparatively early age of forty-three and his funeral, which was largely attended by all classes, took place on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Alt was for many years a carrier on the road, and was well-known as "Johnie the German". By industry and thrift, he acquired a snug farm in the neighbourhood of Yass, which he cultivated successfully, and latterly became landlord of the Yass Hotel. Not long after commencing hotelkeeping, he was attacked with illness, from which he suffered until the hour of his death, although medical practitioners both in Yass and Sydney were consulted. He was very generally respected and leaves a wife and seven children behind to mourn the loss of an attentive husband and father.

Death of a brotherHenry Alt
May 8, 1897 (aged 38 years)
Death of a half-sisterMartha Maria Alt
April 13, 1934 (aged 75 years)
Death of a half-brotherJohn T. Alt
December 23, 1935 (aged 77 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames Alt
August 29, 1938 (aged 79 years)
Address: St. Vincent's Hospital
Note:

James' obituary was published in the Yass Tribune-Courier, Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, 1 September 1938 as follows:

26 YEARS CONTINUOUS DUTY WITHOUT A HOLIDAY POSTMASTER AT BOWNING FOR 32 YEARS LATE MR. JAMES ALT In the death at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney on Monday morning of Mr. James Alt of Bowning, one of the best known personalities in the Postmaster-General's Department has passed on. Jim Alt was known by everyone in the service. Mr. Alt, who was 74 years of age, was Postmaster at Bowning for 32 years. His record of 26 years continuous duty without a holiday is probably unique. A sad but very human incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. McCarrigle, of the Yass Post Office Staff, was on duty at Bowning, when the testing operator at the G.P.O. inquired how the old man was. He was not aware that he was being taken to his last resting place that afternoon. A native of Yass, Mr. Alt started work at the age of 14 years as a railway porter at Yass Junction. At the age of 32, he lost both legs. He was on duty at Mittagong when he endeavoured to board a train while in motion. He fell and the wheels passed over both his legs. However, he accepted the tragedy philosophically and ten years later took charge of the Bowning Post Office. It may not be generally known that there is a big testing station at Bowning, with fifteen trunk morse lines, and Mr. Alt was regarded by the testing officer in the G.P.O. as one of the most reliable testing officers in the south. He was a steady and efficient morse operator and a particularly methodical man. When the Albury mail train was derailed just beyond Bowning a few years ago, Mr. Alt rose to the occasion and put up a wonderful performance transmitting and receiving telegrams. He kept the dots and dashes going for hours on end with characteristic efficiency. From the little Bowning Post Office, many anxious moments were relieved f(?r people all over the State who had relatives on the wrecked train. But that is only one side of Mr. Alt's long and useful life. As a patriarch of Bowning, he was held in the highest esteem and adrniration. The late Mr. Alt is survived by one son, James (Bowning) and one son predeceased him. Two daughters also survive, Mrs Jack O'Brien of Maroubra and Mrs C. Jones of Wau, New Guinea. There was a large and representative cortege at the funeral, which took place in Bowning on Tuesday afternoon from the Catholic Church to the local cemetery, where the Rev. Fr. McCusker officiated. The funeral was conducted by Mr W.H. McIntosh. Among the wreaths received were the following: Alice and Sam, Clara and Frank, Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Armour, Mr. and Mrs. Loomes and Ric., Anne and Hugh Muir, Zeta and Athol Pearce, Grace and R. Holmes, Miss Wall, Limestone, Mrs. Pearce Senr., and family, Mrs. K. Ryan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis and Mr. and Mrs. Turner, Yass P.O. Staff, Mrs. Morgan and Vera, the Glover family, Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Armour and family, All at Charlesville, Mr. and Mrs. Alchin and family, Mrs. 0. Hilly and family, Mrs. Hannford and family, Mrs. and Mr. W. Chown, Mr. and Mrs. Don Meikieham, Neta and Claude Ryan, Molly Crossley and Mr. and Mrs. G. Armour, Major Weir, B. Eglington, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Richards and family.

Death December 24, 1942 (aged 84 years)
Family with parents
father
18281873
Birth: May 20, 1828Bannerod, Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany
Death: July 15, 1873Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18291861
Birth: February 1829Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 28, 1861Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 21, 1857Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
himself
18581942
Birth: October 16, 1858 30 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1942Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger brother
18601897
Birth: August 16, 1860 32 31Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 8, 1897Cowra, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Martha Crossley
father
18281873
Birth: May 20, 1828Bannerod, Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany
Death: July 15, 1873Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
step-mother
Crossley, Martha (1842-1937)
18421937
Birth: October 15, 1842 31 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1937Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 1, 1862Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
half-sister
18631934
Birth: January 23, 1863 34 20Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 13, 1934Coogee, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
half-brother
18641938
Birth: August 12, 1864 36 21Near Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 29, 1938Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
half-sister
18661866
Birth: January 31, 1866 37 23Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 16, 1866Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
half-brother
18671935
Birth: March 13, 1867 38 24Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 23, 1935Gordon, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
half-sister
18681953
Birth: December 17, 1868 40 26Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1953Neutral Bay, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
half-brother
18701872
Birth: September 10, 1870 42 27Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 3, 1872Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
half-sister
18721943
Birth: July 23, 1872 44 29Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1943Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia