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Sunday's Obituary - Honorah Quirk nee Costello (1815-1897)

Honorah Quirk (nee Costello) is my 4th Great Grandmother and is the subject of today's Obituary posting.  Born in Tipperary, Ireland the daughter of Michael Costello and Ann Hogan she came to Australia in 1841 on board the ship Gilbert Henderson with her husband Michael Quirk. Michael died on the 26th of October 1886 and Honorah on the 3rd of January 1897, both are buried at Wagragobilly cemetery.


Source: DEATH OF MRS. MICHAEL QUIRK. (1897, January 22). The Burrowa News (NSW : 1874 - 1951), p. 1. Retrieved July 28, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104853019

Transcript:

DEATH OF MRS. MICHAEL QUIRK.

IT is with regret we (Gundagai Times) record the death of Mrs. Michael Quirk, at the advanced age of 87 years.  She had been a victim to paralysis for some months and succumbed to a change for the worse at noon on Sunday last, surrounded by her dearest friends and relatives.  The funeral, which took place on Monday, was one of the largest and most representative ever seen in the district.  The burial service was read by the Rev. Father Ryan.  The late Mrs. Quirk was a native of Tipperary, Ireland, having arrived here in 1841.  By her death there is removed from our midst one of the connecting links of the past, when those rough experiences which were associated with the early pioneering days had to be encountered in the struggle for existence.  The late Mr. and Mrs. Quirk settled down at Darbalara.  They were there when that little community was surrounded by the memorable food of 52, and it was only at the greatest peril that Mr. Quirk succeded in rescuing all that were there.  They afterwards took up their abode on the Adjunbilly with their young family, where Mr. Quirk lived until the time of his death some ten years ago, and from this place all the family are comfortably settled down within a comparatively small radius.  Mrs. M. Quirk had since lived with her son, Mr. T. Quirk.  The deceased was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her, and she left a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Source: 
Brevities. (1897, January 11). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), p. 4. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108863039
Transcript:
Mrs. Quirk, of Wagragobilly, who had lived in Gundagai district for fifty-five years, died last week.  Including her grand-children and great grand-children, she left about 300 relations.



Source: PERSONAL. (1897, January 16). Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), p. 21. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115471388

Transcript:
MRS. Quirk, of Wagragobilly, an old and respected resident of the Gundagai district for 55 years, died last week.  Including her grand-children and great grand-children, she left about 300 relations.


New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 about Anna Quirk

Name: Anna Quirk
Birth Year: abt 1815
Age: 26
Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1841
Vessel Name: Gilbert Henderson

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Michael Quirk and Honorah Costello had the following known children:

  • Mary Pierse nee Quirk (c.1840 - 1924)
  • James Joseph Quirk (c.1842 - 1928)
  • Thomas Quirk (c.1844 - 1925)
  • Ann Holt nee Quirk (c.1846 - 1909)
  • Jane Quirk
  • Michael Quirk (c.1850 - 1933)
  • Bridget Byrnes nee Quirk (c.1852 - 1935)
  • Ellen Luff nee Quirk  (c.1854 - 1896)

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

V1850414 67/1850 QUIRK MICHAEL MICHAEL HONORA

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2982/1863 PIERSE JOHN QUIRK MARY TUMUT
3618/1871 QUIRK JAMES HOWE MARY TUMUT
3623/1871 LEISHOLT JAMES QUIRK ANNE TUMUT
3990/1874 LUFF WILLIAM QUIRK ELLEN TUMUT
4229/1875 BYRNES CHARLES QUIRK BRIDGET MARY TUMUT 
3086/1877 QUIRK MICHAEL WALSH HARRIETT GUNDAGAI
4997/1884 QUIRK THOMAS CULLEN KATE GUNDAGAI

NSW BDM Death Indexes

9991/1886  QUIRK  MICHAEL  MARTIN  DIED GUNDAGAI  GUNDAGAI
13706/1896  LUFF  ELLEN  MICHAEL  HONORA  GUNDAGAI
1376/1897  QUIRK  HONORAH  MICHAEL  ANNE  GUNDAGAI
4618/1909  HOLT  ANN  63 YRS BENBOKA     BEMBOKA
18274/1924  PIERSE  MARY  MICHAEL  MARY  GUNDAGAI   
4535/1925  QUIRK  THOMAS  MICHAEL  HONORA  GUNDAGAI
14129/1928  QUIRK  JAMES J  MICHAEL  HANORA  WAVERLEY
11671/1933  QUIRK  MICHAEL  MICHAEL  NONORAH  GUNDAGAI
17824/1935  BYRNE  BRIDGET M  MICHAEL  HANORA  GUNDAGAI

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

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