Christina Helena Bak[1]

Female 1890 - 1968  (78 years)


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  • Name Christina Helena Bak 
    Born 6 Jul 1890  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    _UID 2D38A1DF02AE49C0B866BE7ED8BAD7F45509 
    Died 25 Nov 1968  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Royal Brisbane Hospital 
    Person ID I6787  Treefive
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 

    Father Julius Jensen,   b. 4 Jun 1856, Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 14 Aug 1921, Dunmora, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Christina Helena Pohlmann,   b. Abt 1867, Kaltenkirchen, Schleswig Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1899, Marianna, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1888  Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Address:
    the Lutheran Church 
    Family ID F1715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Townsend,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1951 
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves,   b. 4 Aug 1917, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1969, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Christina Helena was born 6 Jun 1890 at Maryborough, Queensland. After Christina's mother died in 1899, she was admitted to the Diamantina Orphanage in Brisbane on 20 Jul 1900, with her sisters Anna and Nancy and brother James. It seems that she did not live there - the Orphanage register indicates that she boarded with a Mrs Hargreaves. Christina was discharged from the orphanage on 23 Jul 1903, but the register does not say where she was living then.

      In 1900, Christina was at Tinana State School in Tinana, Maryborough.

      Evidence of her likely home comes from the death notices of James Hargreaves (died 1914) and his wife Jane (died 1919) and Jane's obituary. Both death notices give the names of 3 children of the couple, but Jane's notice also includes "Teany Hargreaves". Her obituary says that she was survived by a family of 3 sons and one daughter, but the listing of the children has an additional name, "Teany (at home)". Jane's funeral left from her late residence at "Greenmount", Tinana. This is the address for Christina in the 1919 electoral roll. It can be inferred that Teany was not a child of James and Jane, but was treated as part of the family, and that she was, in fact, Christina Bak.

      In 1917 Christina gave birth to a son named Geoffrey Clarence, who took the surname of Hargreaves. Geoffrey's father is unknown.

      It is difficult to trace Christina through electoral rolls but it seems that she recorded herself as Christina Hargreaves in the 1919 Queensland electoral roll – she was then at Greenmount, Tinana, Wide Bay. Greenmount is possibly the name of a property. There was a Charles Hargreaves, labourer, at Tinana, Wide Bay - James and Jane Hargreaves (see below) had a son Charles. Any connection between Charles and Christina is unknown.

      However, in 1913 there had been more Hargreaves, both at Tinana and at Greenmount, Tinana. Of particular interest at Greenmount was Lionel Livingston Hargreaves and his wife Annie nee Boge who was a second cousin of Christina. Also on the Wide Bay roll from 1903 to 1908 was Lionel's mother Jane, and from 1903 to 1913 his father James at Tinana - whether they were at Greenmount in this period is not known, but Jane's residence was Greenmount when she died in 1919. James and Jane were of the right generation to have taken care of Christina. James died in 1914. A possible scenario is that Christina lived at Greenmount with James, Jane and Lionel, plus Lionel's wife Annie after they married in 1909, and left after Jane died in 1919 - Lionel and Annie had moved out between 1913 and 1919.

      In the 1937 roll there is a Christina Hargreaves at Aramara, Wide Bay. In 1949, Christine Hargreaves is at Aramara, Wide Bay. No Charles is recorded at either place. Also in 1949, Geoffrey Clarence Hargreaves is at North Aramara, Wide Bay, labourer.

      In 1951, at the age of 61 years, Christina married George Townsend. The name George Townsend is too commonly used to be easily traceable.

      On the 25th Nov 1968, Christina died in the Royal Brisbane Hospital, of myocardial infarction and coronary arteriosclerosis. On the death certificate, Christina was described as a property owner. As Christina Helena’s remains were delivered to the Brisbane School of Anatomy, there is no death or funeral notice or headstone inscription. Her son Geoffrey Clarence reported the death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2677] TRE149-150 Family tree Pohlmann, Jochim and Asmus, Catharina Margaretha: from Trevor Pohlmann Nov 2014, TRE149, TRE150., Family tree descendancy chart for Jochim Pohlmann and Catharina Margaretha Asmus; November 2014.

    2. [S1289] BIR Birth Index Queensland, Christina Helena Bak; C9081; 1890.

    3. [S1288] DTH Death Index Queensland, Christina Helena Townsend; B2261; 1968.

    4. [S1287] MAR Marriage Index Queensland, Julius Jensen Bak and Christina Helen Pohlmann; C1452; 1888.

    5. [S2723] MAR422 Marriage Bak, Julius Jensen and Pohlmann, Christine Helene, MAR422., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Julius Jensen Bak and Christine Helene Pohlmann; 18 February 1888; true copy of an entry in a register of marriages; 1452; 22 February 1888.

    6. [S3888] MAR Queensland Register of Marriages, General Registry Office, Brisbane; Julius Jensen BAK and Christine Helene POHLMANN; 18 February 1888; certified copy of an entry in a Register of Marriages; A86311; 27 March 1985.

    7. [S3888] MAR Queensland Register of Marriages, General Registry Office, Brisbane; Julius Jensen BAK and Christine Helene POHLMANN; 18 February 1888; copy of an entry in a Register of Marriages, by Greg Pohlmann, solicitor; 10 June 1974.