Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quinane family photos 1

Terry Quinane has begun scanning Quinane family photos. He's done a huge amount of work on the Quinane family genealogy, including  making a GED file available, at . This is the first photo Terry has scanned. When scanning photos and documents I prefer to embed a caption in the image file to ensure that identities aren't lost as pictures are shared and distributed.

Back: Phillip Quinane, Joan Quinane, William Hill, Gracie Donnelly, Frederick Quinane
Middle: Patrick Joseph Quinane (1854-1937) and Julia Ann Quinane nee Hurley (1863-1935)
Front: Dennis Byrne, Yvonne Quinane, Ronald Weidner, Edward Weidner

This photo shows Patrick Joseph QUINANE, born in the 'Jim Crowe Ranges' near Ballarat during the height of the gold rush in 1854 to Irish parents. He married Julia Ann HURLEY in 1887 at Burramine, a farming area on the Victorian side of the Murray River. Julia Ann was born in Malmsbury Victoria, south of Bendigo, in 1863 to Irish parents. They shortly afterwards moved to Westgarth St, Fairfield just north of Melbourne City where Patrick was a railway employee and Julia Ann ran a grocery store. They had one boy and eight girls between 1888 and 1902. By 1909 they were living in nearby Fenwick St, Clifton Hill, and were still there in 1919. Shortly afterwards they moved to Sydney, probably following a number of their children, living at 134 Frederick St Ashfield in the 1930's, where this photo may have been taken.

Patrick and Julia Ann are surrounded by grandchildren (with one exception). Phillip (1922), Joan (1919), Frederick (1921) (all back) and Yvonne (1926, front) were from their only son Patrick Joseph QUINANE who married Irene PRIESTLY. Denis (1928) was the eldest son of Gertrude Mary and John Joseph BYRNE. Ronald (1926) and Edward (1930) WEIDNER were the only children of Esther Stella and Ronald WEIDNER. William HILL (1925) was the only child of Dorothea Mabel and Roland HILL. Little is known of Gracie DONNELLY, who married Frank HATTON in 1934 and was probably cared for by Patrick and Julia Ann.

Given the dates above, this photo was probably taken in the early 1930's. Julia Ann died in 1935 and Patrick Joseph followed in 1937. I believe they are buried at Woronora Cemetery in Sydney's south, though I do not yet have a photo of their headstone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt

How R U Goin??? You have been very busy doing your family tree. It's really good. My Names Kelli White. I am Jane Quinanes great Grand Daughter. Jane was Micheal Quinanes daughter. Micheal Quinane was Daniels brother. My Family the Whites seemed to know Patricks family as Jeramiah is my GG Grandfathers best Man on their Marrige Certificate.

Regards from your long lost cousin