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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Maria Catherine REYNOLDS / MCCAGH

Born 1880 in Greenough, Western Australia [176]
Daughter of James REYNOLDS and Catherine DESMOND [15]
Resided with her parents in Greenough where her father was a farmer [50]
Married James McCAGH in Greenough in 1905 [15]
Resided with her husband and children in Arrino 1906-1923 [6] [19]
They left Arrino and shifted to Mingenew in the mid 1920s [P2]
Resided in Mingenew until her death in 1956 [176]
Mother of James, Mary, Dominic and Paddy [P2]
Died 30 November 1956 in Mingenew; buried Mingenew Cemetery, Mingenew (Roman Catholic, Plot 24C) [176]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Friday 7 December 1956:
Mingenew Lady's Death
"Another old and highly respected resident of Mingenew in the person of Mrs. Maria Catherine McCagh passed away suddenly at her home on Friday evening last, the deceased lady having attained the ag eof seventy-six years. The late Mrs. McCagh was born at Greenough, in which district she lived with her family until married, and with her husband she then went to Arrino and reared a family of six children, her husband having predeceased her over twenty years ago. For the past thirty-one years, however, the deceased lady had resided at Mingenew. In addition to her family of four boys and two girls, she is survived by twenty-three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two families being Mr. and Mrs. D. McCagh and Mr. and Mrs. D. Forbes, who reside at Mingenew. The funeral took place in the Mingenew Catholic Cemetery on Saturday last in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends, included in the former being five members of her family. The service was conducted by the Rev. Father Eugene, O.S.B., of New Norcia, and amongst the floral tributes laid upon the grave were those from the following:- Children and grandchildren; Edna and Jim and grandchildren; Mrs. C. Wilton and Vern, Three Springs; Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearce and family, Geraldton; V. and I. Looke and family and Mrs. Spokes; M. McDermott and family; Pompey, Mavis and Mother; Anges, Peter, Jenny and Con; Jim and Myrtle McAuliffe and family; Mr. and Mrs. Pascoe and Phillip; Jack and Jane Ettridge; Olga and Fergie and family; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rouse and family; Mr. and Mrs. Bridges and family, Yandanooka; F. and K. Pollard; Mrs. N. Stephen and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. Wantling and staff of Commercial Hotel, Mingenew; Mary and Wally Wilton and family and Frank Pettit; Mrs. E. Lewis and family; Mrs. Ritch, Robinson, Korich, Cooper, Lithorne, Stemp and K. Newton; Mr. and Mrs. A. Dobson and Doug; members of Mingenew Road Board."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maria Catherine Reynolds / McCagh' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maria-catherine-reynolds [sources]




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