T is for Thomas

This month I am participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge where I will endeavour to post on this blog each day. It’s my first attempt at the challenge, I hope that I have the stamina to complete it.

I will be going through the Curry forenames in my surname study database from A-Z and,  as per the event schedule, will share some of the articles I have found on Trove relating to Currys. For problem letters like X and Q I may  resort to Google.

Thomas is one of the most represented names in my CurryAus database, my uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather were named Thomas but I’ll not write about them.

I’m going to be a little macabre and share some obituaries I’ve found for various Australian Thomas Currys. There is so much valuable genealogy information found in them.

Thomas Curry d.1909

1909 ‘Death of Mr Thomas Curry.’,Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 – 1954) , 27 November, p. 4. , viewed 14 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76908164

Thomas Curry d. 1915

1915 ‘OBITUARY’, Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 – 1954), 8 October, p. 10. , viewed 14 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85858800

Thomas Curry d. 1930

1930 ‘THOMAS R. CURRY’, Lachlander and Condobolin and Western Districts Recorder (NSW : 1899 – 1952), 30 April, p. 5. , viewed 14 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article212702081

Thomas Curry d. 1931

1931 ‘MR. THOMAS CURRY.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 30 November, p. 6. , viewed 14 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16805480

Thomas Curry d 1938.

1938 ‘Obituary.’, Daily Mercury (Mackay, Qld. : 1906 – 1954), 18 October, p. 8. , viewed 14 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article169406777



7 thoughts on “T is for Thomas

  1. Fran

    Jill, I have been catching up reading a few of your atozchallenge posts. Seeing a number of posts one after the other leads me to comment how lucky we are with Trove. The digitisation is such high quality. I have been looking at UK newspapers this week and the quality of Trove stands out.
    Plus I am enjoying the Curry tales too. Fran

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  2. Stephanie

    As you might imagine, I loved this post. 😉 Mr. Thomas Curry (d. 1931) seemed to lead a very interesting life; so many different things he did. And I like the description of Mr. Thomas Curry (d. 1938): “a patriarchal figure with his hoary head and long snow-white beard…”


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