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Lonergan, Timothy (1841–1904)

On Thursday, May 5, Mr. Timothy Lonergan died at his residence, Victoria Avenue, Woollahra, in the 63rd year of his age, The Rev. Father Kennedy, O.F.M., administered tho last rites of tho Church, and also officiated at the grave. The deceased was the oldest son of the late Mr, Timothy Lonergan of Castlegrace, Clonmel, County Tipperary. He came to Australia to his uncle, the late Mr. Luke Murphy, of Adelaide, and subsequently carried on business as a draper in that city. He married Miss Hayman, daughter of Mr. Hugh W. Hayman, of Adelaide (late superintendent of the Railway Locomotive Department), and leaves a widow and family of two sons and six daughters. He was a devout Catholic and a very patriotic Irishman, being one of the founders of the Hibernian Society in Adelaide. Deceased had been a resident of Sydney for the last 17 years, during the whole of which time he was practically an invalid, the result of injuries to the spine, received through a driving accident in South Australia. He died surrounded by his wife and family, one of his daughters (who was on a visit to her aunt, Sister Gertrude, St. Joseph's Convent Melbourne), arrived about three hours previous to her father's death. A very large number of telegrams, letters, cards of sympathy and floral tributes wore received. The funeral took place on Saturday morning at Waverley Cemetery, only the relatives and immediate friends being present.

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'Lonergan, Timothy (1841–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lonergan-timothy-23223/text32421, accessed 30 November 2020.

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