Tag Archives: Deaths

Trove Tuesday – Canary Lover

The Curry snippets I find on Trove add to the stories of the people in my CurryAus database as well as confirming dates and places. This post remembers James Curry who passed away 74 years ago this week.

ttcurryj1922 ‘MR. JAMES CURRY’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 10 November, p. 4. , viewed 07 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article162784255

Y is for Yvonne

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.


It was easy to select a name for my Y post. Why? Because there is only one Y name in my database and that is Yvonne.

There are five marriages for Yvonne Curry reported in the NSW BDM Indexes but I can’t find any reports of these on Trove. I found a few references to a child Yvonne Curry around 1950 in NSW newspapers  but I won’t share these as that Yvonne may be a living person.

A sad snippet I found was the death notice of Yvonne Rose Curry (nee Rice) who died in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, aged just 25. Yvonne who had married Eric Michael Curry in 1947 left two small children.

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1953 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 12 November, p. 18. , viewed 18 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18396528.

Yvonne was the daughter of Henry Thomas and Kathleen Irene Rice.


 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

 

R is for Ralph

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.


There is one very unusual R name in my database but I won’t be blogging about the chap who has it because he is alive and well. I’ll write about Ralph Curry who was born many years ago.

The first mention I find of Ralph is in his marriage notice.

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1852 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 15 May, p. 5. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12936790

Ralph and Harriet may also have been victims of crime in 1852

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1853 ‘SYDNEY GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS.’, Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1875), 12 November, p. 4. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60146127

It wasn’t long before Ralph and Harriet were blessed with a daughter.

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1854 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 10 November, p. 8. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962070

During his short life Ralph operated several pubs.

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1855 ‘Advertising’, Bell’s Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 – 1860), 22 September, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59760852

A son arrived on 1st March 1856 (1856 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 3 March, p. 8. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12983532)  and another on 16th April 1857 (1857 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 21 April, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12994450)

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1858 ‘Family Notices’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 16 July, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13021053

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1858 ‘The Upas Tree of Intemperance:’,The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion (Sydney, NSW : 1858), 6 November, p. 367. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72485501

And poor Harriet was left with the debts.

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1858 ‘INSOLVENCY.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 20 September, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13019064

 

Q is for Quinn

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.


This letter is not as problematic as I had envisaged. Although I have a Quentin and a Qi-Li in my database for this post I chose Lillian Curry who married a chap with the surname Quinn.

Lillian was a girl of many talents. I’m fairly sure the Currys mentioned in this first snippet are Lillian and her brother Frank Gilbert Curry.

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1899 ‘No title’, Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 – 1958), 19 May, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134619358

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1909 ‘Jerilderie.’, Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 – 1938), 24 September, p. 18. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132465138

During World war 1 Lillian shared letters from her brother with the local newspaper.

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1917 ‘News of Our Soldiers’, Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 – 1958), 7 December, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134441784

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1918 ‘A Jerilderie Soldier’, Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 – 1958), 17 October, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13445392

Several short articles from the Jerilderie newspaper tell us that Lillian was a returned regularly to the town after she left. The following was useful as it gave me a name fro Lillian’s daughter.

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1944 ‘PERSONAL’, Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 – 1958), 5 October, p. 2. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134628475

The most recent article I found for Lillian reported her passing.

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1953 ‘PERSONAL’, Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 – 1958), 29 January, p. 1. , viewed 13 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134738533

It continues to amaze me as to how much genealogical information one can glean from Trove. The articles provide clues that I can confirm through further research.

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H is for Hedley

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.


In my travels through Trove I have found two chaps called Hedley Curry. My instinct that they were Grandfather and Grandson has been proven. I still have quite  some work to do on the older Hedley’s ancestors and descendants!

We can glean quite a deal of information about Hedley Curry (1857-1925) from Trove.

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The remainder of that long report can be read here: 1894 ‘THE DROWNING FATALITY IN THE HUNTER.’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 1 February, p. 6. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137186640

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1897 ‘PLATTSBURG.’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 15 March, p. 7. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136558022

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1905 ‘DISTRICT NEWS.’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 12 December, p. 6. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136104259

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1907 ‘WALLSEND POLICE COURT.’,Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 23 January, p. 7. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136606205

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1925 ‘Family Notices’, Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954) , 23 November, p. 6. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139862180


Hedley Curry 2

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1950 ‘Family Notices’, The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 – 1954), 4 August, p. 4. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167222130

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1951 ‘Advertising’, The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 – 1954), 24 April, p. 8. , viewed 05 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article167222286

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G is for Gladys

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.


Gladys seems to have been a popular name for Curry Girls. Hopefully these articles from Trove will help me sort out all the Gladys.

Gladys Curry

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1912 ‘Local and General News.’, The Armidale Chronicle (NSW : 1894 – 1929), 10 August, p. 4. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188122542


 

Gladys Jane Curry (c.1911-1926)

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1926 ‘DEATH FROM SIMPLE ACCIDENT.’,The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW : 1904 – 1929), 11 June, p. 2. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123054709


 

Gladys Curry (b.c. 1921)

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1922 ‘MANY ARRESTS’, Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), 30 March, p. 1. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article118863474


 

Gladys Curry (b.c. 1922)

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“FATALITY” The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 – 1950) 17 July 1940: 2. Web. 4 Apr 2016 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106215919>.


 

Gladys May Curry (d.1953)

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1953 ‘Family Notices’, The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), 8 October, p. 9. , viewed 04 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article206459018


 

And then there’s Gladys from Merewether, NSW who was quite a performer!

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