Elias Helen Thorn, 18871972 (aged 84 years)

Name
Elias Helen /Thorn/
Given names
Elias Helen
Surname
Thorn
Birth March 21, 1887 37 32
Baptism May 22, 1887 37 32 (aged 2 months)
Birth of a brotherAngus Kevern Thorn
January 1, 1890 (aged 2 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (aged 4 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 reg…

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 maternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 11, 1891 (aged 4 years)
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…

Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.

Birth of a sisterSarah Muriel Thorn
December 26, 1891 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAvis L. Thorn
October 24, 1893 (aged 6 years)
Baptism of a sisterAvis L. Thorn
October 27, 1893 (aged 6 years)
Death of a motherSarah Jane Harrigan
October 28, 1893 (aged 6 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Last seen by Dr T.W. Lee on the day she died. Death informant was her brother William Harrigan. Sour…

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 motherSarah Jane Harrigan
October 30, 1893 (aged 6 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.

Death of a sisterAvis L. Thorn
1894 (aged 6 years)

Marriage of a parentCharles Kevern ThornEliza Ann BoydView this family
1894 (aged 6 years)
MarriageWilliam Joseph PhillipsView this family
1906 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a sonJoseph Charles Phillips
1906 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a sonKevern William Phillips
1906 (aged 18 years)
Death of a sonKevern William Phillips
1908 (aged 20 years)
Birth of a daughterPhyllis Elias Phillips
1909 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sonAngus George Phillips
August 20, 1912 (aged 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane Wood
January 17, 1916 (aged 28 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

Death of a husbandWilliam Joseph Phillips
1919 (aged 31 years)

Death of a fatherCharles Kevern Thorn
January 30, 1940 (aged 52 years)
Burial of a fatherCharles Kevern Thorn
1940 (aged 52 years)
Death of a sonJoseph Charles Phillips
1955 (aged 67 years)

Death of a brotherAngus Kevern Thorn
July 5, 1959 (aged 72 years)
Death 1972 (aged 84 years)

Family with parents
father
18501940
Birth: 1850Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 30, 1940Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18551893
Birth: 1855 51 35Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1893Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1884Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder sister
18841973
Birth: December 15, 1884 34 29Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 18, 1973Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
18871972
Birth: March 21, 1887 37 32Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1972
3 years
younger brother
18901959
Birth: January 1, 1890 40 35Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 5, 1959Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18911981
Birth: December 26, 1891 41 36Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 10, 1981New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger sister
18931894
Birth: October 24, 1893 43 38Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1894
Father’s family with Eliza Ann Boyd
father
18501940
Birth: 1850Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 30, 1940Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
step-mother
18641905
Birth: 1864Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: August 5, 1905Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1894Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Family with William Joseph Phillips
husband
herself
18871972
Birth: March 21, 1887 37 32Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1972
Marriage Marriage1906Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
7 years
son
19121982
Birth: August 20, 1912 26 25Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 10, 1982Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
son
19061955
Birth: 1906 20 18Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1955
1 year
son
19061908
Birth: 1906 20 18Woonona, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1908Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter