Charles George Altorfer - Peters Genealogy Page

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Charles George Altorfer


274 Parramatta Rd

274 Parramatta Road Petersham - Sydney - Today

George married Lucy Ellen Northmore in Queensland on 1st September 1885 and then moved to 274 Parramatta Road, Petersham in Sydney where two sons were born. Roy in 1887 and Arthur Norman in 1889.

ALTORFER-Northmore-On the Ist September, at St. Andrew's Church. South Brisbane, Queensland by the Rev. Edwd. Metres, George Altorfer. Of Schaffhouse, Switzerland, to Lucy, second daughter of J. A. Northmore, Adelaide, South Australia.

Lucy was born in Adelaide in 1860 and her father was John Alfred Northmore, from Sheepster in Devon England, and her mother was Susan Churchill from Huntspill in Summerset England. The Northmore's were Quakers.

Lucy's brother was Sir John Alfred Northmore, K.C.M.G. Chief Justice of Western Australia.

George died 23 November 1899 and according to the newspaper reports of the time he was only 44 years old.

ALTORFER -November 23, 1899, at his late residence, 274 Parramatta-road, Petersham. Charles GeorgeAltorfer, chemist, aged 44 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald Friday 24 November 1899

Roy Altorfer married Ivy Bessie Melvin Hart GERLOFF on 30 September 1916 and son, Roy Northmore Altorfer, was born 15 Sep 1917.

The Grant Car


Mount Gambier 1914

Driven by Miss Ivy Gerloff ( Mrs Roy Altorfer), accompanied by Mr A S Richards of Richards Motors, Adelaide. The Grant car was sold for 175 pounds. View from above of a group of people sitting and standing in the centre of the photograph with part of the Tower on the left side and a motor car with two people sitting in it visible on the right side of the photograph.



The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931), Thursday 15 May 1913, page 10

Mount Gambier, May 14.

"A party, consisting of Messrs. A. Gaden, R. Tothill, J. Bigham, R. Cummins, and Roy Altorfer (driver), left Mount Gambier in a motor car for Casterton on Wednesday morning. When several miles out of Casterton the car skidded and overturned, with the result that Mr. Altorfer sustained a broken leg. The other occupants were unhurt, and arrived at their destination safely."

Roy Northmore Altorfer married Thelma Matthews, second daughter of Thomas Hedley Prout Matthews and Alice Louisa Howell.

Sir John Alfred Northmore