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Wednesday's Wedding: Ryan/Ryan

Today's post is about the wedding of my 1st cousin three times removed Horace Austin Charles Ryan and May (Marie or Maisie) Gertrude Ryan.  Horace was the son of Patrick Joseph Ryan and his wife Louisa Annie nee Jones and was born about 1890 in New South Wales.  While his wife was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ryan and was born in about 1891 in Victoria. Source: Trove.WEDDING BELLS. (1913, May 23). Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved January 6, 2019, from Transcription: WEDDING BELLS. RYAN-RYAN. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Columba's Catholic Church on Wednesday by the Rev. Father Lynch, when Horace C. Ryan, of the Railway Department, Cootamundra, was married to Marie Gertrude (Maisie), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ryan, 'Palarna', Yass-road, Cootamundra.  The church was nicely decorated by the girl friends of the bride with roses and crysanthemums.   The bride look

Thursday's Titbit - Billiards

My Great Grandfather Michael O'Connor for a period of time had a Billiard Hall at Cobar and the following are mentions of this from newspapers that I found on Trove . The 1903-04 Australian Electoral Roll has him listed as: 1451 O'Connor Michael Cobar Billiard-marker He is also listed in the 1904 Sands Directories: Sydney and New South Wales, Australia as such: O'Connor M., Billiard Saloon, Cobar. The 1913 Australian Electoral Roll has him listed as a labourer however. 1819 O'Connor Michael M Fourteenth-Street labourer Source: Billiards. (1900, September 15). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcript: Billiards. Mr. M. O'Connor, of the Grand Hotel Billiard Saloon, has another tournament in full swing.  Entries closed on Saturday, and about 60 players have nominated. Source: Local and General. (1901, June 15). The Cobar Herald (NSW : 1899 - 1914), p. 2. Retrie

Time to add another name to the family tree

Our family has recently grown once again with the birth of our fourth gorgeous grandchild.  Miss Lorelei Olivia Stuart is a beautiful and much loved addition to the family tree. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Zac, Tori, Grace, Samuel and Rosalie on the arrival of their precious daughter and sister. 💖 Lorelei Olivia Stuart

Great Wratting Walden's continued: Elizabeth Ponder formerly Rayment (nee Walden)

Elizabeth Walden is my 1st cousin five times removed.  The daughter of Mary Walden and an unknown father she was born in Suffolk, England in about 1841, with the birth registered at Risbridge, Suffolk. Elizabeth was baptised on the 17th October 1841 at Great Wratting, Suffolk, Entry No. 352. Source: Find My Past Record set England & Wales births 1837-2006 Category Life Events (BDMs) Record collection Births & baptisms Collections from United Kingdom & Record set Suffolk Baptism Index (part 3) Category Life Events (BDMs) Record collection Births & baptisms Collections from United Kingdom England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915  Name Elizabeth Walden Registration Year 1841 Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep Registration district Risbridge Parishes for this Registration District Risbridge Inferred County Suffolk Volume 12 Page 386 S ource: Birth Regi

Wednesday's Wedding: Louisa Annie Jones and Patrick Joseph Ryan

Today's post involves my 3rd Great Aunt Louisa Annie Ryan and her marriage to Patrick Joseph Ryan on the 10th June 1889 at Goulburn. For more posts on this family see here and here . Source: Family Notices (1889, July 13). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 4. Retrieved from Transcription: MARRIED. ON 10th June, by Rev. David Allan, PATRICK RYAN to LOUISA JONES, both of Goulburn. NSW BDM Marriage Index 3444/1889 RYAN PATRICK JONES LOUISE A GOULBURN Source: Marriage registration for Louisa A Jones and Patrick Ryan. NSW BDM Marriage Indexes. Retrieved from

Sunday's Obituary: Patrick Joseph Ryan

Today's obituary is for Patrick Joseph Ryan who was the husband of my 3rd Great Aunt Louisa Annie Jones (for more on this family see here ).  He was born about 1867, the son of Michael Ryan and his wife Mary nee Sheedy. On the 10th June 1889 at Goulburn, Patrick and Louisa were married. Patrick died on the 6th March 1944 in Sydney and was buried at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery (see here ). Source: Trove. Mr. P. J. Ryan (1944, June 22). Catholic Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1942 - 1954), p. 17. Retrieved from Transcription: Mr. P.J. Ryan The death occurred at Canterbury District Hospital of Patrick Joseph Ryan, at the age of 76 years.  At the time of his death he was residing at Belmore, where he had settled after his retirement from the public Service.  Mr. Ryan, who had been connected with the Railway Department, spent many years in that service at Cootamundra, where he will be remembered by a large number of friends.  He was an ardent

Sunday's Obituary: Louisa Annie Ryan nee Jones

Today's post involves my 3rd Great Aunt Louisa Annie Ryan nee Jones. She was born on the 18th April 1861 the daughter of Joseph Dolphin Jones and his wife Annie formerly Mitchell nee Quigg. Louisa was baptised on the 5th of January 1862 at All Saints Church, Sutton Forest. On the 10th of June 1889 she married Patrick Joseph Ryan at Goulburn. She lived with her husband and children in Cootamundra for many years before moving to Sydney in about 1936. Louisa died in Sydney on the 31st of December 1946 and was cremated at Rookwood Crematorium.    Source: Trove. PERSONAL (1947, January 21). Cootamundra Herald (NSW : 1877 - 1954), p. 3. Retrieved from   Transcription:   The death took place recently, in a private hospital in Sydney of Mrs Louisa Anne Ryan, for many years residents of Cootamundra. Two sons survive - Horace, Sydney, and Bert, at Otford, on the South Coast.  Source: Trove. Family Notices (1947, January 2

Old Family Photograph: Mick Donnelly

My Father would have turned 77th this month and so I thought I would post this photograph of him from his birthday party ten years ago.  With him is our beautiful dog Toby who is also no longer with us. Forever loved and greatly missed. Mick Donnelly and Toby