Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trove Tuesday - Undertakers in the family


I have written before about my great-grandfather John D'Arcy Tierney and his father Denis Tierney.

I remember asking my Dad if he knew that they were undertakers In Dungog. Dad, who had spent many holidays in Dungog with his grandparents had no idea. I had found some references in directories that listed these ancestors as undertakers. Today as I was trawling through Trove I wondered if I could find any references that mentioned these chaps were undertakers.

The first mention I found was for John.
1923 'Early Recollections of Dungog.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 19 October, p. 5. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136148959
Denis would be the person referred to in this next article:
1954 'LOCAL SURVEY OF DUNGOG', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 15 September, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140534578
His undertaking activities were mentioned in Denis' obituary.
1894 'Local and General.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 6 February, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134310661
In another obituary Hanley's Flat (Dungog Cemetery) "where he has laid so many" is mentioned.

1894 'The Late Mr. D. Tierney.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 23 February, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134308176

Another more mentions of John:
1900 'Local and General.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 9 January, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137942606
1895 'Death.', Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser (NSW : 1894 - 1954), 11 June, p. 2. , viewed 15 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article134307660
Thanks Trove for providing more evidence to support my research on the Tierneys' undertaking role.

2 comments:

Crissouli said...

Have to love TROVE, so many 'secrets', intenional or otherwise, come to light...
I have included your blog in INTERESTING BLOGS in FRIDAY FOSSICKING at
https://thatmomentintime-crissouli.blogspot.com/2018/05/friday-fossicking-may-18-2018.html
Thank you, Chris

Jill Ball said...

Appreciate the support Chris.

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