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Monday's Memoriam: Roma O'Connor

 Today's memoriam is for Roma Marguerite O'Connor is my first cousin once removed and this memoriam was published two years after her death.  Roma was the daughter of my Great Aunt Elizabeth Minnie O'Connor and an unnamed Father, who sadly died in Cobar on the 12th February 1932 at just two years of age from gastro enteritis.  Roma was buried in the Roman Catholic section of Cobar Cemetery on the 13th February 1932. My father told me that he was told that she was a gorgeous little girl, who was loved and adore by all of the family.  I have previously posted about Roma here . Source: Family Notices (1934, February 16). Western Age (Dubbo, NSW : 1933 - 1936), p. 2. Retrieved from

Marriage of Henry O’Brien & Anne Smith

 Today’s post involves my 3rd Great Grandparents Henry O’Brien and Anne Smith marriage in Maitland in 1845.  After receiving a transcription of their Marriage registration from NSW Family History Transcriptions , I have now confirmed that they married on the 31st of March 1845 at Maitland, New South Wales, Australia.  Both were Roman Catholics and lived in Maitland at the time of their marriage.  Henry signed with his x mark, so he was more than likely illiterate.  Unfortunately their parents names, ages and occupations are not listed, which I had expected as it is an early church record.  I am hopeful that other family certificates may provide me with more leads on this couple in the future so I can connect more of the dots about their lives. I have previously posted about them here and here . Source:  Marriage registration transcription for Henry O'Brien and Anne Smith.  NSW BDM Marriage Index No. 329/1845 V1845329 94.  Received from NSW Family History Transcriptions Pty. Ltd.