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O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« on: Sunday 23 October 16 00:56 BST (UK) »
I'm looking for the marriage of Henry O'Donnell to Evelyn Thomas. Before or in 1921. There is a Trove article re: Henry falling of a bridge with a 4 month old babe in his arms in 1921.

I believe I have Henry buried at Rockhampton cemetery in 1979 aged 82, thus birth 1897. Haven't found reference to Evelyn.

There are Trove reference, but they say Mr and Mrs H O'Donnell.

The reason I think Evelyn is a Thomas is that Mr and Mrs H are mentioned in the death notice of Robert Thomas which is worded in a way to suggest she is his daughter.

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ADDED: Henry's death isn't showing on BDM, but he is in the cemetery and his granddaughter recalls his death.
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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 October 16 01:43 BST (UK) »
Is anyone able to find them on an electoral roll, please?

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Re: O'Connell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 October 16 01:54 BST (UK) »
Is Henry his full name please?

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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 October 16 01:56 BST (UK) »
As far as we know, Cando.

Could have Frederick as a middle name, though.

If only I could find a marriage cert, I'd purchase it.  :'(

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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 October 16 01:58 BST (UK) »
There is a 1979 death registration for a Henry Frederick, but it is for O'Donnell.  :-\

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Re: O'Connell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 October 16 02:13 BST (UK) »
Can you link the articles on TROVE please.

The only marriage I can see for a couple who lived in Rockhampton on the electoral rolls.

1914/B015553
O'CONNELL Henry Thomas
POSTLETHWAITE Martha
10 Sep 1914

Death - but it is in the Brisbane region.
1975/B64561   
O'CONNELL Henry Thomas   
Father Patrick   Mother Bridget BRENNAN

Which party are you researching...Henry or Evelyn?

The Henry O* death you have appear to have identified at the Rockhampton cemetery is for Henry Frederick O'DONNELL died 1979 aged 82 buried Anglican.


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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 October 16 02:35 BST (UK) »
My apologies for my early morning stupidity!  :o

It is most definitely O'Donnell.

I have removed all the O'Connell and substituted O'Donnell.

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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 23 October 16 02:49 BST (UK) »
Have his death certificate and it is the correct one.

It says he was born in Rockhampton to Belmont and Dorothy - no maiden name.

No marriage or wife listed, which is interesting as it was his son who was informant.

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Re: O'Donnell of Emu Park, Qld
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 23 October 16 02:56 BST (UK) »
Cando, this is the death notice for Robert Thomas for your interpretation:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56090855

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