Today’s post involves my Great Grandfather Michael O’Connor. Michael was the son of Patrick Connor/O'Connor and his wife Winifred nee Mooney. Born in Bendigo, Victoria in 1864 he married Elizabeth Phoebe Walker at Cobar in 1891. He died in Newcastle on the 3rd July 1935 and was buried at Sandgate Cemetery.
Source: Family Notices (1935, July 4). Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), p. 11. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138142685
O'CONNOR.- The relatives and friends of Mrs. ELIZABETH PHOEBE O'CONNOR, Mr. and Mrs. D. O'CONNOR (Cardiff), Mr. and Mrs. J. DONNELLY, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. O'CONNOR (Lithgow), and FAMILIES, Mr. H. O'CONNOR, and Misses E. and M. O'CONNOR are kindly invited to attend the funeral of their dearly beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-law, and Grandfather, MICHAEL O'CONNOR (late of Cardiff and Broken Hill), to move from St. Kevin's Roman Catholic Church, Main-road, Cardiff. This afternoon, at 1.30 o'clock, for the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sandgate. (Motor funeral).
No flowers, by request.
R.M. EVANS & SONS.
'Phone, Wallsend 51.
O.A. &F. PENSIONERS' FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA, CARDIFF BRANCH
O'CONNOR.- Members of the above are invited to attend the Funeral of their late Fellow-member, MICHAEL O'CONNOR, TO MOVE FROM St. Kevin's R.C. Church, Main-road, Cardiff. This Afternoon, at 1.30 o'clock, for Sandgate Cemetery.
W. LUXFORD, President.
T.W. KAY, Secretary.
NSW BDM Death Registration
OCONNOR MICHAEL 13145/1935 PATRICK WINIFRED WALLSEND
Source: Death Registration for Michael O'Connor. Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Source: BREVITIES (1935, July 4). Lithgow Mercury (NSW : 1898 - 1954), p. 2 (TOWN EDITION). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220684290
The sympathy of the community will be extended to the Deputy Mayor (Ald. W.J. O'Connor) in the death of his father, Mr. Michael O'Connor, in Newcastle hospital yesterday. Mr. O'Connor, who was 70, had lived at Cobar for many years, and was well known in various parts of the State. Ald, O'Connor left yesterday afternoon for Newcastle to attend the funeral.
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