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Sunday's Obituary - Christina McDonnell (nee Sinclair) (1844-1923)

Today's obituary is for my Great Great Great Grandmother Christina McDonnell (nee Sinclair).  She was born at Cavan Creek, New South Wales in 1844 the daughter of William Sinclair and his wife Flora (nee McRae).  In 1867 she married John Albert McDonnell at Goulburn, New South Wales.  John died in 1895 at Illabo and Christina died in Sydney in 1923.  Christina is buried with her son William at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney.



Source:  DEATH OF MRS. J. A. McDONNELL. (1923, July 12). The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 31. Retrieved June 9, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106415935

Transcript:

DEATH OF MRS. J.A. McDONNELL.

The death occurred in Sydney Hospital on the 20th ult. of Christina, relict of the late Mr. J.A. McDonnell, formerly of Taralga, and for many years a resident of Eurongilly and Ilabo, in the Junee district.  The late Mrs. McDonnell had reached the advanced age of 78 years: but her end was hastened through an accidental fall, in which one of her legs was fractured, and from the effects of this injury (despite the utmost skill and attention of the kind doctors and nurses of No. 12 Ward, Sydney Hospital).  She did not recover : her niece, Mrs. D. Cooper, of Annandale, and her family were unremitting in loving care and attention and the last ministrations of the Church were given by the priests of St. Mary's Cathedral.  She was born at Covan Creek, in the Queanbeyan district, in 1844, her parents being the late William Sinclair and Flora McRae, who were, with descendants and relatives, well-known pioneers of the Goulburn and Junee districts, where numbers are living still.  One brother, Mr. A. Sinclair, of Goulburn, and one sister, Mrs. K. McAlister, of Gundagai, still survive : one daughter, Mrs. F.A. Worldon, of Gundagai, and one son, Mr. J.D. McDonnell, of Newcastle, are her immediate living descendants, but there are a number of grandchildren and other relatives, including Mrs. J. Wills, of Annandale, Sister Mary John, of St. Joseph's Orphanage, Kenmore, Goulburn; and the late Monsignor Macqueen, of Inverness (Scotland) was a cousin.  The late Mrs. McDonnell was well known for her kind and charitable disposition, was one of the best of wives and mothers, and a devoted adherent to the Catholic faith.  The funeral tool place from St. Brendan's Church, Annandale, on Saturday, 30th ult., to Rookwood Cemetery.- R.I.P.


Information from Rookwood Catholic Cemetery website:


Names: Christina Mc Donnell
Service Date: 30 Jun 1923
Date of Death:
Age: 78
Gender: F
Register Number: 152732
Burial Type: Burial
Location: Section Grave Mortuary 2
Area : N Grave : 2694
Interred in this burial site :
SurnameGiven NameService DateAgeLocation
Mc DonnellChristina30 Jun 1923 78SEC*M2*N**2694
Mc DonnellAlbert15 Jun 1915 44SEC*M2*N**2694

Source: Deceased Search. Retrieved from http://search.catholiccemeteries.org.au/

John Albert McDonnell and his wife Christina (nee Sinclair) had the following children:

  •  John Duncan St. Clair McDonnell (1869-1959)
  •  William Albert A McDonnell (1870-1915) 
  •  Flora Ann Worldon (nee McDonnell) (1875-1980)

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

V18444980 47/1844 SINCLAIR CHRISTINA WILLIAM FLORA
10504/1869 MCDONNELL JOHN D S JOHN A CHRISTINA GOULBURN  
10504/1869 MACDONNELL JOHN D S JOHN A CHRISTINA GOULBURN
9947/1870 MCDONNELL WILLIAM ALBERT A JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA GOULBURN  
9947/1870 MACDONNELL WILLIAM ALBERT A JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA GOULBURN
12249/1875 MCDONNELL FLORA ANN JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA GUNDAGAI 
12249/1875 MACDONNELL FLORA ANN JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA GUNDAGAI  

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2030/1867 MACDONNELL JOHN A SINCLAIR CHRISTINA GOULBURN
2030/1867 MCDONNELL JOHN A SINCLAIR CHRISTINA GOULBURN
4292/1891 MACDONNELL JOHN D S C REARDON MARY C GUNDAGAI
4292/1891 MCDONNELL JOHN D S C REARDON MARY C GUNDAGAI
6903/1902 WALDRON JAMES MCDONNELL FLORA A JUNEE
6903/1902 WALDRON JAMES MACDONNELL FLORA A JUNEE

NSW BDM Death Indexes

8771/1895 MCDONNELL JOHN A JOHN A ANN JUNEE  
8771/1895 MACDONNELL JOHN A JOHN A ANN JUNEE  
5723/1915 MCDONNELL WILLIAM A A JOHN A CHRISTINA PETERSHAM
5723/1915 MACDONNELL WILLIAM A A JOHN A CHRISTINA PETERSHAM  
4982/1923 MCDONNELL CHRISTINA WILLIAM FLORA SYDNEY
4982/1923 MACDONNELL CHRISTINA WILLIAM FLORA SYDNEY  
20266/1959 MCDONNELL JOHN DUNCAN ST CLAIR JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA TAREE 
20266/1959 MACDONNELL JOHN DUNCAN ST CLAIR JOHN ALBERT CHRISTINA TAREE

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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