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Daniel, Owen

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Birth Date: 11 April 1875 (Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales)

Death Date: 5 January 1936 (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Rees Daniel and Ann

Family: (2) Elvera Mary Petersen, 30 March 1934, Brisbane, no children, (1) Sarah Ann Jenkins, 22 December 1894, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: National and county schools, Wales

Religion: Baptist


Hairdresser, 1927 to 1932; Tobacconist, casket agency and real estate investments; Fancy goods business, Rockhampton, 1901 to 1928; Fencer and contractor, Muttaburra; Furnace-man, iron and steel works, Wales, 1888; Coalminer, 1887

Local Government Service: Chairman, Livingstone Shire Council, 21 Apr 1933 to 6 Jan 1936; Alderman, Rockhampton City Council until resignation in 1929

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Keppel 11 May 1929 5 Jan 1936 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Mr Daniel arrived in Queensland in 1900. Member, Rockhampton Medical Institute. President, Rockhampton Friendly Society. Mr Daniel was a freemason. Mr Daniel's son, David John Marlais Daniel, was elected the member for Keppel at a by-election held on 4 Apr 1936 after his father's death on 5 Jan 1936. Representative, Rockhampton Hospital Board, 1930. Newspaper articles mention three daughters, but Mr Daniel's death certificate indicates he only had two daughters

Sources: Courier-Mail, 'Late Mr Owen Daniel; Parliamentary tributes', 7 Jan 1936; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 27 June 2017]