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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Darby" Standish Darby O'GRADY

Born C.1871 in Ireland [24]
Son of Dudley O'GRADY of Limerick, Ireland [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Married Alice Maud DALE in 1898 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
In 1905 he was living in Nelson Street in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield [6]
Resided in the Perth suburb of South Coogee in 1924 and 1925 [2] [34]
On 17 November 1924 purchased a vacant block in the Carnamah townsite for £10 from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     The vacant block in the Carnamah townsite was 16 Boojerabba Street (Lot 71 of Victoria Location 1936) [27]
      In 1925 his son Stan established a mechanical garage on his blocks at 16 Boojerabba Street in Carnamah  [5: 6-Mar-1936] [8: page 31]
      Boojerabba Street was renamed Robertson Street by the Carnamah District Road Board in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
His wife Alice, late of Coogee, died on 10 February 1925 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Anglican, AA, 380) [2]
Farmer in Carnamah, Western Australia 1926-1928 [4: 15-Sep-1928] [24]
     He'd purchased from Benjamin S. FORREST a 1,526 acre farm that had originally been taken up by Sidney H. LUTTRELL [27]
     The 1,526 acres was made up of Lot M1211 of Victoria Location 1938 and Lot M1466 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
     The farm cost LUTTRELL £1247/10/5 and when he bought it, it still had instalments owing to the Midland Railway Company [27]
Resided in Carnamah until his sudden death in 1928 [4: 15-Sep-1928]
Father of Eileen, Stan, Darby, Leslie, Arthur, Vernon and Frank [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Died 4 September 1928 in Carnamah; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 4) [24]
Executors of his will were L. E. JOYCE and his son "Stan" Dudley Standish O'GRADY [34]
His farm in Carnamah stood in the name of his estate until 1939 when it was transferred into the name of O'Grady Bros [3]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 8 September 1928:
Death
"O'GRADY - Suddenly, at Carnamah, on September 3rd., Standish Darby, beloved husband of the late Alice L. O'Grady, and devoted father of Eileen, Dudley, Darby, Leslie, Arthur, Vernon and Frank. Eldest son of the late (age 58) Dudley O'Grady Esq., Limerick, Ireland. English and Irish papers please copy."


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 15 September 1928:
Funeral
"The funeral of the late Mr. D. O'Grady, of Carnamah, took place on Wednesday [of] last [week] at the Three Springs cemetery, and was well attended. The Rev. E. G. Jaquet officiated at the graveisde. A large number of memorial tributes were placed on the grave by friends. The deceased was highly respected in the district since he came there three years ago. Much sympathy is expressed for the family. Messrs Henry Parkin and Son conducted the funeral arrangements."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Standish Darby O'Grady' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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