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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #18 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:01 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Sue........wounded and nasty diseases.......he had a time of the war didn't he!

I am unsure if the Giese family went looking for her, Wivenhoe..........the family, it appears, was fairly fractured, and not much information on personal matters was known.

I am fascinated that he chose to call himself by his mothers maiden name. That level of covering up, I am wondering if she ever got a divorce. I can't find one in NSW.
I will suggest that my friend gets this second marriage certificate to see if Josephine married as a divorced or single woman.

The one thing that seems to be hanging (and I haven't seemed to have found) is a grave photo.......any thoughts?

She is very grateful for all of the information you have found........you have made her extremely happy.

Many thanks
Susie

Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #19 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:13 GMT (UK) »
I personally am intriguedby this.

Josephine seemed to have a baby in NSW every year of her married time with GEISE.

Alfred ROPER/HOWARD seems never to have left northern Qld (according to electoral rolls) except for being away at the war.

So how did Josephine leave the young family and find her way to McKay?

What did she do to support herself and where did she lodge?

Sue
 
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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #20 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:25 GMT (UK) »
She seemed to have up and left the family in a hurry......but I am equally as intrigued as to how she managed to leave, travel, find somewhere to stay and support herself.

There does seem to be some Ruane families in Queensland, so I wonder of she took herself off to one of them and then met Mr Roper.

Cheers

Susie
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #21 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:27 GMT (UK) »
I just spotted her on the E Roll in 1925 in QLD.

RUANE, Josephine.
Merinda, Bowen
Home Duties
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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #22 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:40 GMT (UK) »
Snap, Sue.

I was just looking at that and calculating the distance from Merinda to Mackay.........and it was just a year before she remarried.

What took her all that way, I wonder!

Susie
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #23 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:46 GMT (UK) »
In 1925 Alfred HOWARD was at Forth Street, McKay.
A painter.

Sue
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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #24 on: Friday 26 January 18 06:51 GMT (UK) »
That's a fair distance to be commuting for love.......especially in those days........I am intrigued as to how they came together!

Thanks Sue.


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Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire

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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 27 January 18 00:23 GMT (UK) »
It would be worth contacting the McKay City Council in regard to her burial at McKay Cemetery.
This is her funeral notice.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171443982

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Re: Josephine Ruane Death
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 27 January 18 08:13 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks Sue........I will suggest that she does that.

Siouxsie
Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Hutton : Edinburgh, Scotland
Downey : England
Ingram: St George East, Middlesex and New Zealand
Roberts : Grafton, NSW
Blackadder : Grafton, NSW
Gillett : Grafton, NSW
Brocklebank :Carkettle, Lancashire
Bowes : Ulverston, Lancashire
Rose : Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, Scotland
Kelleher:County Cork, Ireland
Shepherd : Helpringham, Lincolnshire