Alice Clara Harrigan, 18621956 (aged 93 years)

Birth August 5, 1862 58 42
Christening September 28, 1862 59 42 (aged 1 month)
Death of a half-sisterMary Anne Harrigan
August 7, 1870 (aged 8 years)
Burial of a half-sisterMary Anne Harrigan
August 1870 (aged 7 years)
MarriageCunningham CaldwellView this family
1885 (aged 22 years)
Birth of a daughterEthel Annabelle Caldwell
December 24, 1885 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a daughterIvy Adelaide Caldwell
August 13, 1887 (aged 25 years)
Death of a sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
January 13, 1889 (aged 26 years)
Burial of a sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
January 15, 1889 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterRuth Caldwell
May 29, 1889 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a sonLeslie Cunningham Caldwell
January 11, 1891 (aged 28 years)
Death of a fatherEdward 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 fatherEdward Harrigan
July 11, 1891 (aged 28 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 Ju…

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 daughterEdith May Caldwell
1892 (aged 29 years)
Death of a sisterSarah Jane Harrigan
October 28, 1893 (aged 31 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
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 sisterSarah Jane Harrigan
October 30, 1893 (aged 31 years)
Note: DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

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 sonBruce Caldwell
October 21, 1894 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a daughterBlanche Mildred Caldwell
April 21, 1896 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonAlan Caldwell
March 29, 1898 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a sonHugh Russell Caldwell
about April 4, 1901 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonHarold Aitchieson Caldwell
July 19, 1903 (aged 40 years)
Birth of a sonStanley Ian Caldwell
November 19, 1905 (aged 43 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew Strang GibsonRuth CaldwellView this family
September 29, 1909 (aged 47 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Hall ParksBlanche Mildred CaldwellView this family
November 20, 1915 (aged 53 years)
Death of a half-sisterElizabeth 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-sisterElizabeth Harrigan
December 22, 1915 (aged 53 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Sou…

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 motherJane Willison Wood
January 17, 1916 (aged 53 years)
Note: MRS. JANE HARRIGAN.

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 childLeslie Cunningham CaldwellEthel Ruby N WallView this family
1917 (aged 54 years)
Death of a half-brotherJames Edward Harrigan
May 12, 1929 (aged 66 years)
Burial of a half-brotherJames Edward Harrigan
May 1929 (aged 66 years)
Death of a husbandCunningham Caldwell
October 18, 1941 (aged 79 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Harrigan
September 4, 1948 (aged 86 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Harrigan
September 6, 1948 (aged 86 years)
Note: OBITUARY. WILLIAM HARRIGAN.

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)
Burial
Woronora Cemetery

Family with parents
father
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18201916
Birth: 1820St Patrick St, Cork, Ireland
Death: January 17, 1916Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 17, 1854St Michaels Church of England, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
herself
Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
18621956
Birth: August 5, 1862 58 42Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1956Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
elder sister
Louisa Emily Harrigan Christening 1860
18601889
Birth: March 22, 1860 56 40Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1889Crystal Street, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
elder sister
18551893
Birth: 1855 51 35Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1893Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
William Harrigan and Elizabeth Williamson Marriage.jpg
18571948
Birth: December 22, 1857 54 37Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 4, 1948Spring Farm, Paynes Lane, Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Mary Ann Webber
father
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
step-mother
17971854
Birth: about 1797
Death: February 7, 1854Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1833St Michael's Church, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
half-sister
18371915
Birth: June 11, 1837 33 40Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 20, 1915Home of Peace, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
18391929
Birth: May 28, 1839 35 42Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1929Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
half-sister
18351870
Birth: December 15, 1835 32 38Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 7, 1870Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Cunningham Caldwell
husband
18541941
Birth: August 29, 1854Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 18, 1941Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
18621956
Birth: August 5, 1862 58 42Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1956Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1885Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
son
18981972
Birth: March 29, 1898 43 35Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 24, 1972Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
daughter
18961974
Birth: April 21, 1896 41 33Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1974Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
-18 months
son
18941917
Birth: October 21, 1894 40 32Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1917France
-22 months
daughter
18921979
Birth: 1892 37 29Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1979Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
daughter
18851944
Birth: December 24, 1885 31 23Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1944Hornsby District Hospital, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
18 years
son
19031972
Birth: July 19, 1903 48 40Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 20, 1972Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
son
19011983
Birth: about April 4, 1901 46 38Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about July 17, 1983Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia
-14 years
daughter
18871942
Birth: August 13, 1887 32 25Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1942Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18911972
Birth: January 11, 1891 36 28Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 14, 1972Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
-20 months
daughter
18891917
Birth: May 29, 1889 34 26Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1917Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
17 years
son
19051942
Birth: November 19, 1905 51 43Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 4, 1942Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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Note: Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862