Alice Clara Harrigan, 1862–1956 (aged 93 years)
|Birth|| August 5, 1862
|Christening|| September 28, 1862
42 (aged 1 month)|
|Death of a half-sister||Mary Anne Harrigan|
August 7, 1870 (aged 8 years)
|Burial of a half-sister||Mary Anne Harrigan|
August 1870 (aged 7 years)
|Marriage||Cunningham Caldwell — View this family|
1885 (aged 22 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Ethel Annabelle Caldwell|
December 24, 1885 (aged 23 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Ivy Adelaide Caldwell|
August 13, 1887 (aged 25 years)
|Death of a sister||Louisa Emily Harrigan|
January 13, 1889 (aged 26 years)
|Burial of a sister||Louisa Emily Harrigan|
January 15, 1889 (aged 26 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Ruth Caldwell|
May 29, 1889 (aged 26 years)
|Birth of a son||Leslie Cunningham Caldwell|
January 11, 1891 (aged 28 years)
|Death of a father||Edward Harrigan|
July 9, 1891 (aged 28 years)
Cause: Edward died from senility and epithelioma of the lip. He was attended by Dr J. Jarvie Hood.
Note: The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was registered at Wollongong on 10 July 1891. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.
|Burial of a father||Edward Harrigan|
July 11, 1891 (aged 28 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891 THE Friends of Mr. E. HARRIGAN, of Balgownio Lane are respectfully invited to attend his FUNERAL to move from his late residence, THIS DAY (SATURDAY), at .2 o'clock, for the new C. E. Cemetery, Wollongong.
Note: Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.
|Birth of a daughter||Edith May Caldwell|
1892 (aged 29 years)
|Death of a sister||Sarah Jane Harrigan|
October 28, 1893 (aged 31 years)
Note: Last seen by Dr T.W. Lee on the day she died. Death informant was her brother William Harrigan. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.
|Burial of a sister||Sarah Jane Harrigan|
October 30, 1893 (aged 31 years)
THE LATE MRS. CHARLES THORNE.
Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 7 November 1893 p 2 Article
On Saturday, the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Charles Thorne died at her residence, Tarrawanna. She had given birth to a child a few days previously, and unfortunately, instead of recovering, she became prostrated and passed away, despite the efforts of her friends and relatives to save her life.
Neither did the medical skill of Dr. Lee avail, although called to her aid. The infant, however still survives and in addition there are three or four other young children. The deceased, who was much respected by all who knew her was a native of Fairy Meadow, and was in her thirty-third year.
She was a daughter of Mr Edward Harrigan of the same place, and who a few years ago was the oldest Australian native, as then stated in this journal.
The funeral took place on the Monday following, the remains being laid in the Wollongong Church of England cemetery beside those of the deceased father.
|Birth of a son||Bruce Caldwell|
October 21, 1894 (aged 32 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Blanche Mildred Caldwell|
April 21, 1896 (aged 33 years)
|Birth of a son||Alan Caldwell|
March 29, 1898 (aged 35 years)
|Birth of a son||Hugh Russell Caldwell|
about April 4, 1901 (aged 38 years)
|Birth of a son||Harold Aitchieson Caldwell|
July 19, 1903 (aged 40 years)
|Birth of a son||Stanley Ian Caldwell|
November 19, 1905 (aged 43 years)
|Marriage of a child||Andrew Strang Gibson — Ruth Caldwell — View this family|
September 29, 1909 (aged 47 years)
|Marriage of a child||Thomas Hall Parks — Blanche Mildred Caldwell — View this family|
November 20, 1915 (aged 53 years)
|Death of a half-sister||Elizabeth Harrigan|
December 20, 1915 (aged 53 years)
Cause: Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema of the Lungs
Note: Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.
|Burial of a half-sister||Elizabeth Harrigan|
December 22, 1915 (aged 53 years)
Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.
SPINKS - The Friends of the late Mrs ELIZABETH SPINKS are invited to attend her Funeral, to leave the residence of her son, James Spinks, 84 Newman street, Newtown, THIS MORNING, at 9.15, for Newtown station thence to Rookwood. T J ANDREWS, Undertaker
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 December 1915 p 9 Family Notices
|Death of a mother||Jane Willison Wood|
January 17, 1916 (aged 53 years)
MRS. JANE HARRIGAN.
On Monday evening a very old resident of this district passed away at the residence of her son. Mr. W. Harrigan, Tarrawanna, in the person of Mrs. Jane Harrigan, relict of the late Edward Harrigan, of Tarrawanna, aged 96 years.
The deceased lady, who was a direct descendent of one of the old Irish families, was born in St Patrick street, Cork, in 1820, and came to this country in 1849 in the ship Duke of Bronte with her mother and sister, Captain Bartlett being in command.
Shortly after their arrival they opened a school at Market Square, Wollongong, and there are still a number of residents on the South Coast who received their early tuition there.
On August 17, 1854, she married Edward Harrigan, of Fairy Meadow, in the old Church of England opposite the Wollongong Bowling Green, Rev. Mr. Mears officiating.
Four children were born to them, and a son and daughter still survive. The deceased lady was highly educated, and was noted for her gentle disposition and wonderful memory.
During late years she was more or less an invalid, but retained her faculties to the last and never had to use spectacles. She was a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Brooker whose death at Gosford was reported in our issue last week.
Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 21 January 1916 p 2 Article
|Marriage of a child||Leslie Cunningham Caldwell — Ethel Ruby N Wall — View this family|
1917 (aged 54 years)
|Death of a half-brother||James Edward Harrigan|
May 12, 1929 (aged 66 years)
|Burial of a half-brother||James Edward Harrigan|
May 1929 (aged 66 years)
|Death of a husband||Cunningham Caldwell|
October 18, 1941 (aged 79 years)
|Death of a brother||William Harrigan|
September 4, 1948 (aged 86 years)
|Burial of a brother||William Harrigan|
September 6, 1948 (aged 86 years)
OBITUARY. WILLIAM HARRIGAN.
South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 16 September 1948 p 13 Article
As briefly mentioned in last issue, on September 4, at the age of 90 years, Mr. William Harrigan passed away at his residence, Spring Farm, Paynes Lane, Tarrawanna. He was a native of this district having lived his life in the home originally built by his father the late Edward Harrigan, who was born on the settlement near the tank stream in Sydney in 1803 and came to this district in 1818 cutting cedar for his livelihood on the mountain slopes.
He was granted an area of sixty acres, known as Spring Farm, in 1829 on which he and his sons have remained in possession ever since. Wiiliam Harrigan received his early education at the Fairy Meadow Public School, his first teacher being Mr. Hookins and later Mr. Richardson.
It was while at this school he helped plant the large Moreton Bay figtree that still stands majestic in the school grounds, giving shelter to the many children during the summer months.
He has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of this school and was for many years Patron of the Parents and Citizens Association. At an early age he showed a leaning towards the carpentering trade and at the age of 14 was sent to Leichhardt to learn this trade and cabinet making. At that period there was only one house in the Leichhardt district.
On returning to Illawarra, he was employed at the South Bulli, Corrimal and Mount Pleasant mines, as a pit sawyer, miner and carpenter and he built much of the big timber construction at that time. He also built many bridges for the North Illawarra Council.
As a young man he joined the Wollongong Garrison Artillery Vol- unteers and later became a member of the Woilongong Rifle Club and was connected with this for over forty five years. He was a first class rifle shot, his club mates giving him the prefix "Bull's Eye" Harrigan because of his proficiency.
He attended many interstate rifle meetings and shot with much success, being awarded the Queen's Badge at Victoria besides many other trophies, etc. He was very fond of clean sport but rifle shooting was his pick. In his early youth he became a member of the G.U.O.O.F. and was associated with this fraternity until his death.
For a considerable time he was an alderman of the North Illawarra Municipal Council where he was renowned for his sound judgement in determining the destinies of this body. Many acts of benevolence are at- tributed to him during the years by the distribution of his farm products to the needy families in the vicinity and of the remittance of house rent when the bread winners were unable to obtain employment.
At the age of 24 he married Miss Elizabeth Williamson, who was born at Dapto, and from the union four sons were born, Charles Edward, and William James, of Deer Vale (Dorrigo) and Herbert Earnest and William Leslie, well known in this city.
In the later years of his life many people visited him at Spring Farm, seeking advice on the early days of this district or to have a chat over old times and indeed it was an hour or two well spent to sit and listen to him relating happenings of 80 years ago or more for his memory was unimpaired till the day of his death.
The funeral which was attended by many representatives of this district bore testimony to the passing of one of nature's gentlemen and was conducted by H. Parsons and Sons, life long friends of the family. The long cortege left the old home (his last wish) at 3 o'clock on Monday, September 6 for the Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, where his remains were laid to rest beside those of his late wife.
|Death|| January 17, 1956 (aged 93 years)|
Marriage: August 17, 1854 — St Michaels Church of England, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
3 yearselder brother
Marriage: 1833 — St Michael's Church, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: 1885 — Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862