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Catherine/Kathleen PURCELL

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Marriage 15 Jan 1912/C0601 Albion George Alexander - Purcell Kathleen

Death 11 Jul 1974/C05923 Albion Catherine - William Purcell - Bridget O'Neil

Looking for birth or if not found then arrival - from Ireland ??

Thanks,

Dave
 
A tree has William Purcell b 14 Jan 1856 Vic – died 6 July 1922 Charleville Qld – married 1892 Charleville Qld to Bridget O’Neill (1858-1944)

Qld BDM has William Purcell 30 May 1893 to Bridget O’Neill – reg c/1202

interesting: Bridget Maude Purcell b 29/12/1891 – Bridget O’Neill & Michael Purcell

The Northern Miner – Thu 20 May 1937 – Orbit for Bridget with no mention of Kathleen
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...idget purcell&searchLimits=l-state=Queensland

The closest birth I can find for Cathleen is Catherine Purcell b 18/6/1891 to Mary McCann & Michael Purcell
 
Thanks Val.

I'll see what I can find given that.

If Bridget had first been married to Michael then marriage to William she should have been listed as Purcell ??

2x Bridget ??
 
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Bridget Purcell
Death date:03/02/1944
Mother's name: Norah Kelly
Father/parent's name:John O'Neil
Registration details:1944/C/745

Bridget Purcell
Death date:18/05/1937
Mother's name:Margaret Brennan
Father/parent's name:Thomas O'Neill
Registration details:1937/C/1822

One married William and one married Michael.

Michael Purcell
Marriage date:07/10/1874
Spouse's name:Bridget O'Neill
Registration details:1874/C/484
 
Thanks Val.

In Loving Memory of
MY DEAR HUSBAND & OUR FATHER
GEORGE A. ALBION
DIED 15th NOV. 1961,
AGED 76 YEARS.
ALSO OUR DEAR MOTHER
CATHERINE ALBION
DIED 11th JULY 1974,
AGED 87 YEARS.


Death
William Purcell
Death date:06/07/1922
Mother's name:-
Father/parent's name:- Purcell
Registration details:1922/C/2513
 
The Qld. index is not giving me any results now.

I can't find the birth for William in NSW or Vic.
 
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The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Fri 4 Feb 1944 Page 6
PURCELL.—In fond memory of our
Grandmother, Mrs. William Purcell,
Roma, passed away yesterday. Memories
cherished. Inserted by Grandchildren,
Kate, Ruby, Doug, Reg, Norah, & Olive.
 
William Purcell b 1853 – died 6 July 1922 Qld

there is a Nora Mary b 1877 to Bridget & William but cant find who she married.. let alone her birth in Qld..

but did find another sister

Mary Ann Purcell b 1892 not Qld BDM – married Edward Michael Geoghegan 1920 & died 8/10/1972 – parents Bridget O”Neill & William Purcell
 
Thanks Val..

No birth 1853 or 1856. Two here

PURCELL
William
Birth
<Unknown Family Name>, Judith
BUTLER
<Unknown Family Name>, Nicholas
B'BEET
1859
13597/1859

PURCELL
William
Birth
<Unknown Family Name>, Mary Ann
VAUGHAN
<Unknown Family Name>, Patrick
MCINTYRES
1859
4330/1859
 
One died in Vic. but can't find the other.

PURCELL
Wm
Death
<Unknown Family Name>, Julia
BUTLER
<Unknown Family Name>, Purcell Nicholas
Lmonth
<Unknown Family Name>
53
1913
2261/1913
 
the other Bridget that married Michael in Oct 1874 was b 1855 Kilkenny arrived 1863 on “David McIver” with her parents & died May 1937 Charters Towers – parents Thomas O’Neill & Margaret Brennan, so Catherine’s Mum..


there’s a article in Catholic Advocate Bris – Sat 4 May 1912 that has little envelope beside it which has – he leaves a widow and 6 children, Thomas, David, Patrick, Mary & Kate, the daughters are Mrs W Purcell, (Greenmount) and Misses Norah (yangan… - that you might to keep an eye on...
 
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Thanks Val.

Died 3 Feb.

Qld. BDM not working for me.

Need the children to sort the 1912 and 1922 William.

Greenmount is near Toowoomba just W of Brisbane.

Roma, Charleville and Ambathalla much further NW.
 
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The Bridget who died in 1937 left 3 sons Michael, Jack & Dan and 3 daughters incl. Miss Maud.

Is Qld. index working or is it just that there are no Purcell births with father = William.

I can't find a death for Doug* or Reg* the son of Thomas or David or Patrick.

Correct grandsons of William are Doug and Reg. If the 1912 death is correct for William then his sons included Thomas, David and Patrick.

There are at least 4x William Purcell in Trove between 1900 and 1930.
 
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This any use to you to try and sort out the different families?

Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954)
Mon 20 Sep 1948
He is survived by his widow, one brother, Mr. Jack Purcell, of Newcastle, and five sisters,Madames J. Casey, of Townsville, I. McLaughlin, of Richmond, XX McIver, of Heliden, and Stan Pollard and N. Lye, of Charters Towers.
Death registration:
Daniel Purcell
Death date:19/09/1948
Mother's name:Bridget O'Neill
Father/parent's name:Michael
Registration details:1948/C/3312

Burials Charters Towers
LYND 29 236 3324 17/08/1907 PURCELL MICHAEL M BRIGHTS DISEASE. 8816 FATHER MCGRILLAN. 18/08/1907 64 M No ROMAN CATHOLIC
LYND 29 246 8816 18/05/1937 PURCELL BRIDGET B BESIDE 3324/11564/10765 FATHER VANDELOUR. 19/05/1937 81 F No ROMAN CATHOLIC
LYND 29 256 10765 19/09/1948 PURCELL DANIEL D BESIDE 3324/8816. MONS.MCLACHLAN. 20/09/1948 58 M No ROMAN CATHOLIC
PIONEER 5 0 916 4/06/1883 PURCELL THOMAS EDWARD TE PERTUSSIS. 4/06/1883 2 M No UNKNOWN
.
 
Thanks gibbo,

I hope it will.

The Bridget who died 1937 was married to Michael.

Those burials at the Towers relate to Bridget who married Michael.

So my Bridget is the one who died at Roma in 1944 with Grandchildren, Kate, Ruby, Doug, Reg, Norah, & Olive.

If the 1912 death is correct for William then his sons included Thomas, David and Patrick.

The problem is connecting any of the grandchildren to those three sons.

I looked first at Doug and Reg because they would be Purcell. Don't know if any of the granddaughters were married by 1944.
 
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Now I'm confused.

1912 or 1922 ?? Where is the 1912 death in this topic. ** post #12 from Val.

Why did I write this:

"Need the children to sort the 1912 and 1922 William."

No death in 1912 in the index.
 
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Thomas Edmond Purcell
Death date:04/06/1883
Mother's name:Bridget O'Neil
Father/parent's name:Michael Purcell
Registration details:1883/C/1636

Thomas Edward on burial record.

May have to wait for the article on Trove to become available.
 
Marriage registration:
Reginald Robert Purcell
Marriage date:01/02/1941
Spouse's name:Joyce Phillippa Adams
Registration details:1941/C/226

Don't know.

No marriage for Doug* to 1945. No service record.

William married Bridget in 1893.

No death to 1990 for Reginald.

PURCELL Reginald Robert Death notice 08FEB2003 Death late of Burleigh Waters Courier Mail (Brisbane) 10FEB2003
PURCELL Reginald Robert Death notice 08FEB2003 Death 84 late of Burleigh Waters Courier Mail (Brisbane) 19FEB2003
PURCELL Reginald Robert (Bob) Funeral notice 08FEB2003 Death late of Burleigh Waters Gold Coast Bulletin 10FEB2003


No service record so no NOK.
 
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Thomas Edmond Purcell
Death date:04/06/1883
Mother's name:Bridget O'Neil
Father/parent's name:Michael Purcell
Registration details:1883/C/1636

Thomas Edward on burial record.

May have to wait for the article on Trove to become available.

Burial record state he was 2 months old.
PIONEER 5 0 916 4/06/1883 PURCELL THOMAS EDWARD TE PERTUSSIS. 4/06/1883 2 m No UNKNOWN
 
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