Alice Clara Harrigan, 18621956 (aged 93 years)

Name
Alice Clara /Harrigan/
Birth
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Birth of a daughter
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Death of a father
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
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891

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
Death of a sister
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 sister
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 son
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Birth of a son
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Marriage of a daughter
Death of a half-sister
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
Note: Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

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
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

Death of a daughter
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Death of a husband
Death of a son
Note: CORRIMAL NEWS

CORRIMAL NEWS

OBITUARY

The death occurred at Wollongong Hospital, on Sunday of Mr. Stanley Ian Caldwell, aged 36, who had been an inmate of the institution for several months. He was a son of the late Mr. Cunningham Caldwell, who passed away last October at the age of 87 years; and was one of a family of eleven children.

The late Mr. Caldwell met with an accident at the Corrimal mine about four years ago when he sustained an injury to his leg. He has been unable to work ever since.

He was of a very cheery disposition, even in the days of his illness, and his happy disposition won for him many friends on the Corrimal Bowling Green and in the town of Corrimal.

He is survived by a widow and a son (Stan) aged 13 years.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 9 January 1942 p 8 Article

MINER'S DEATH

Injured four years ago, Stanley Ian Caldwell (36), of James road, Corrimal, died in Wollongong Hospital on Jan, 4th, 1942. On Monday, the Deputy Coroner, Mr. S. R. Musgrave, held an inquest at the Soldiers' Club, Corrimal. He returned a finding that death was due to the injuries accidentally re- ceived on Jan 6th, 1938.

Dr. A. L. Caselberg said Caldwell had consulted him early in 1938 regarding an injury sustained when he fell and struck his leg and thigh on a rail in the colliery. The injuries appeared unimportant and were attributable to bruising at that stage.

As deceased did not recover completely, witness discussed the case with Dr. Holland, and it was decided to put him in plaster of paris. This was on for about six weeks. Witness was not sure whether Caldwell went back to work at this stage or not, but as the pain became more severe x-rays were taken.

These showed a small growth on the pubic bone. Caldwell was sent to Sydney and given deep x-ray and other treatment. However, repeated x-rays showed a steady advancement of the growth.

After about two years his general condition began to fail as a direct result of the huge size of the growth and he developed Cachexia and died.

to Mr. Brewster witness said death was due to the growth caused by the injury. Questioned by Mr. Helmore, witness stated when he first saw Caldwell there was no indication of the likelihood of this growth occurring.

It was very rare for a carcinoma to to occur like that, especially in a man
of Caldwell's age. In an ordinary case had the carcinoma not developed recovery would only take from four to six weeks. The growth form- ed on the right pubic bone on the inner side leading from the hip joint.

Sergt Murphy, of Corrimal, said on January 6th, 1938 Caldwell was packing a skip in the mine and While putting a packer on top, he slipped and fell, injuring his back and thigh.

Henry R. Campbell, manager of the Colliery, said from the colliery records it appeared there were no witnesses to the accident and Caldwell told the deputy he slipped on a rolling stone. Caldwell had been paid compensation.

Mr. F. Lowden appeared for the Miners' Federation; Mr. Brewster, for the Mines' Department; Mr. B. Helmore for the Corrimal Colliery; while Sergt. Murphy appeared to assist the Coroner.

South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 23 January 1942 p 14 Article

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Note: Late of Corrimal, NSW
Burial of a daughter
Death of a daughter
Note: Late of Pennant Hills, NSW
Burial of a daughter
Death of a brother
Burial of a brother
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
Burial
Family with parents
father
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27 banks 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 MarriageAugust 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 42 Wollongong, 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 40 Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1889Crystal Street, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
elder sister
18551893
Birth: 1855 51 35 Fairy 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 37 Fairy 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 27 banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
stepmother
17971854
Birth: about 1797
Death: February 7, 1854Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1833St Michael's Church, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
half-sister
18371915
Birth: June 11, 1837 33 40 Dapto, 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 42 Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1929Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
-3 years
half-sister
18351870
Birth: December 15, 1835 32 38 Wollongong, 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 42 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1956Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1885Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
13 years
son
18981972
Birth: March 29, 1898 43 35 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 24, 1972Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
-23 months
daughter
18961974
Birth: April 21, 1896 41 33 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1974Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
-17 months
son
18941917
Birth: October 21, 1894 40 32 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1917France
-21 months
daughter
18921979
Birth: 1892 37 29 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1979Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
daughter
18851944
Birth: December 24, 1885 31 23 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1944Hornsby District Hospital, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
18 years
son
19031972
Birth: July 19, 1903 48 40 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 20, 1972Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
son
19011983
Birth: about April 4, 1901 46 38 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about July 17, 1983Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia
-14 years
daughter
18871942
Birth: August 13, 1887 32 25 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 7, 1942Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18911972
Birth: January 11, 1891 36 28 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 14, 1972Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
-19 months
daughter
18891917
Birth: May 29, 1889 34 26 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 15, 1917Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
17 years
son
19051942
Birth: November 19, 1905 51 43 Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 4, 1942Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
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Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
Note: Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
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Harrigan, Alice Clara 1862-1956
Harrigan, Alice Clara 1862-1956
Note: Alice Clara Harrigan 1880s