Tag Archives: Obituaries

Back on Deck

2017 so far hasn’t been a good year for CurryAus. Apart from spending a few hours hunting Currys in the Family History Library after Rootstech I haven’t done much work on my database. Straight after Rootstech I set off on a five week holidat with my husband so family history matters and Curry hunting took a back seat.

Yesterday I had a few hours to kill in the city so I headed to The State Library of New South Wales and spent a few hours using their free wifi to add a few more names to my database.

I managed to go through the Daily Telegraph Tributes, Obituaries and Funeral Notices where I found quite a number of Curry entries,  I was able to add all the Curry data I found there to my database so I am feeling rather chuffed.

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

 

A is for Albert

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.


 

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1928 ‘COULD NOT SWIM’, The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954), 9 November, p. 7. , viewed 01 Apr 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163975294

Albert Edward CURRY (1902-1928)
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Name: Albert Edward CURRY
Sex: Male
Father: Edward T CURRY ( – )
Mother: Mary Ann PLOWS ( – )
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Individual Events and Attributes
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Birth 1902 NSW, Australia(*1)
Death 4 Nov 1928 (age 25-26) Hunter River, Oakhampton, NSW, Australia(*2,3,4)
Cause: Drowning
Burial 5 Nov 1928 Campbells Hill Cemetery, NSW, Australia(*5)
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Sources
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1. “NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Historical Indexes”. 27533/1902 .
Text From Source: CURRY ALBERT E EDWARD T MARY A WATERLOO

2. “Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954)”. Saturday 10 November 1928 P 6.

3. “The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 – 1954)”. Friday 9 November 1928. P7.

4. “NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages Historical Indexes”. 20722/1928 .
Text From Source: CURRY ALBERT E EDWARD T MARY WEST MAITLAND

5. “WWW”. http://www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/Cemeteries/BurialRegister.
Text From Source: Maitland Cemeteries Burial Register CURRY ALBERT EDWARD 25 04/11/1928 05/11/1928 church of england Campbells Hill

Trove Tuesday – Meandering

I am easily distracted.

Although I have a document in Evernote that is supposed to keep me on track with my CurryAus research and to force me to research in a methodical manner I regularly meander. As I want to support the Trove Tuesday blogging theme I opened Trove in my browser this morning to find a topic for one of my blogs for this week.

As I had been working on my CurryAus project yesterday and trying to track down deaths for Currys in my database my mind was in Killing Off mode. I popped a simple search ie  Curry Obituary into Trove and was rewarded with 4,258 hits. Some results were familiar to me from my family research  but there were many new ones for unrelated people. Navigating to the end of that list I found irrelevant stuff and as I scrolled through the results there were many references to Currie that I didn’t want. However when I did an advanced search to eliminate Currie ie  curry obituary NOT (Currie)  I was rewarded with only 39 hits as Trove appeared to ignore the term Curry as well as Currie (I need to contact Trove).

Curry Obituary Search

Curry Obituary Search

I therefore returned to the results of my simple search Curry Obituary, the relevant results from that search will keep me amused for hours as I try to sort out the various Curry families. These obits are so useful for constructing family groups. Here are some of the new gems I discovered:

1926 'Obituary.', The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), 4 March, p. 34, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106261111

1926 ‘Obituary.’, The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942), 4 March, p. 34, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article106261111

1948 'OBITUARY.', The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 - 1954), 23 November, p. 2, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156116208

1948 ‘OBITUARY.’, The Murrumbidgee Irrigator (Leeton, NSW : 1915 – 1954), 23 November, p. 2, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article156116208

1951 'OBITUARY.', The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), 18 August, p. 5, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45726473

1951 ‘OBITUARY.’, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 – 1954), 18 August, p. 5, viewed 5 October, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45726473

Trove Tuesday

I have created a CurryAus Surname Study List in Trove so that whenever I find an article about an Australian Curry I can quickly save a link to it for later reference.

When contemplating a Trove Tuesday post for today I simply had to open my list to find a suitable article, an obituary for Edmund Curry  of Barney Downs. As can be seen below the article contains a wealth of family information.

Have you considered creating a Trove List for one of your genealogy projects?

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1907 ‘OBITUARY.’, The Tenterfield Intercolonial Courier and Fairfield and Wallangarra Advocate (NSW : 1900 – 1914), 20 August, p. 2, viewed 15 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108711534