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Margaret Elizabeth CURHAM

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Born Ireland abt 1843

Index to VPRS 14 Register of Assisted British Immigrants
CURHAM MARGT age 19 Jun 1863 'MAORI' 14 227
116 Housemaid Cavan ?? CofE R&W age 18 By whom engaged: nil

Vic. Marriage 1120/1865 KILFEDER James Michael (b. -) - CURHAM Margaret Elizabeth (b. -) Vic.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) - Tue 23 Feb 1915 p.1
MARRIAGES
KILFEDER - CURHAM (Golden Wedding).-On the 23rd February, 1865, at Gertrude street, Fitzroy, by the Rev. H. W. Mortimer, James Michael, fourth son of John Kilfeder, Kinlough, County Leitrim, Ireland, to Margaret Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Robert Curham, Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland. (Present address, "Kinlough" 111 Mollison street, Bendigo.)

Vic. Death 4782/1919 KILFEDER Margt Elizth 75 - CURHAM Robt - Mary Ann DARKER - d. Bendigo, Vic.
 
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One tree has father Robert born 1835 with a death in NZ in 1906 and a son Robert born 1835 with a death in NZ in 1906.

I'd say there is something very wrong with that tree.

No deaths found in Victoria so far for Robert senior or wife Mary Ann.

I can't find a death for Robert senior or junior in NZ in 1906. There is this death.

1906/343 Curham Charles 53Y

There is no death in the NZ index 1 Jan 1850 to 31 Dec 1930 for a Robert or Mary Curham.
 
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If Robert senior and wife didn't leave Ireland then their deaths should be there but not yet found. ?? Not found as Coram either.

The tree has the death in NZ for Robert as 9 Jul 1906 Otago or that could be 7 Sept 1906 depending if the tree author was American.
 
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Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic.) - Tue 2 Mar 1915 p.25
PERSONAL
Fifty years ago on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kilfeder were married by the Rev. H. W. Mortimer at a private residence in Gertrude-street, Fitzroy. The golden wedding was celebrated at "Kinlough," the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Kilfeder, Mollison-street ... The couple were sweethearts in Ireland, but Mrs. Kilfeder came to Melbourne two years before her future husband. Mr. Kilfeder had only been in the country 14 days when the marriage took place. ...

That's the only Margaret Curham in the shipping record that fits the 'two years' before 1865 although I'm surprised it has origin as Cavan.

No arrival has so far been found for James Michael born 1841 or brother John born 1839. That says the arrival should be Feb 1865.
 

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James died 1 July 1919 age 77 years - buried White Hills Cemetery Bendigo with wife
Margaret Elizabeth died 31 March 1919 age 78 years, also their infant son Robert Alexander died Jan 1868 also their grandson Pte Walter G Kilfeder who died of wounds in France Aug 1918 aged 23 years and their daughter Edith Davey died Feb 2 1952 and Anna Gillespie died 14 Feb 1943 (sister)
findagrave - https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/160058017/james-michael-kilfeder

Anna Sophia Kilfeder married George Henry Caldwell 1 Sept 1909 Vic - died 4 May 1953 also buried Bendigo - on Findagrave

There is a Margt Currham age 19 (b 1844) on Vic Assisted & Unassisted departing Plymouth arriving Melb 25 June 1863 on ship “Maori”

her parents:
Mary Ann nee Darker b 1817 Troopersfield Wicklow Ireland (marriage in 1839 Dublin) – arrival 1872 Brooklyn USA as per death cert – died 28 June 1875 age 55 yrs Kings NY USA – cert 5433 - buried The Evergreens Cemetery – Brooklyn – findagrave
death cert has

Mary Ann Curham age 55 – white married, h/wife born Ireland, time in USA 3 years, father b Ireland, Mother b Ireland, place of death 94 3d street , no of families in house = 3
Robert died 17 March 1883 Springfield aged 79 yrs

1880 census – 116 President street Brooklyn Kings NY

Margaret’s sister Anna Sophia Curham b March 1848 Kilcullen Kildare married Alex M Gillespie in Kossuth Iowa Usa on 2 Nov 1890 – died 1943 Bendigo - buried with them.
 

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Robert Samuel Curham b 1843 Kildare Ireland to Robert Curham (1805-1883) & Mary Ann Darker (1817-1875) married Janet Gilchrist 1886 NZ – died 9 July 1906 buried Port Charmers New Cemetery Dunedin NZ – plot 104 age 63 ref 826
Paperspast Evening Star 9 July 1906 page 4
CURHAM – On the 9th inst. At his residence Wickliffe Terrace Port Charmers, Robert M (Late manager of local gasworks) dearly beloved husband of Janet Curham, aged 63 years – deeply regretted.

Paperspast – Wanganui 1 Aug 1940 page 1
CURHAM – On August 27 1940 at her residence no: 5 Balgownie Ave Gonville, Janet, beloved widow of the late R.S. Curham in her 87th year

Charles Robert Curham b 7 July 1851 Kildare married Sarah Gibbs Oliver (1865-1938) on 4 June 1883 NZ – marriage cert online has Charles was 32 a miner (father Robert was a florist) & Sarah was 18 (father George Oliver was a shipwright) - died 26 April 1906 Waikato NZ buried Shortland Cemetery – findagrave
Papers past Thames Star 28 April 1906 page 2
Funeral of Charles Curham will leave his residence Rolleston Street Tomorrow (Sunday) 29th inst at 2pm

Royal M Curham b 1860 Ireland married 16 July 1883 Springfield Massachusetts to Edwin R Burt – pos for her death – Matilda Burt died 13 July 1896 buried Greenwood – section A Lot 8998
 
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Details not very accurate. Shows three children when there were six. Shows the wrong death for Anna, This is the right one:

Vic. Death 18107/1953 CALDWELL Anna Sophia 75 - KILFELDER Jas Michl - Margt Eliz CURHAM - d. Bendigo, Vic.

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CALDWELL Anna Sophia
Date of Death: not available
Date of Burial: 6/05/1953
Interment No: 19675
Cemetery: WHITE HILLS
Section: MON I1
Grave: 17603
 

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Vic. Death
GILLESPIE Anne Sarah
<Unknown Family Name>, Maria
UNKNOWN
<Unknown Family Name>, CURHAM Robert
KILCULLEN IRELAND
BENDIGO
<Unknown Family Name>
95
1943
15397/1943
 

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