Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

James McGrath (1845–1930)

The death occurred at the Lidcombe Hospital on June 8th, of Mr. James McGrath, at the age of 84, after a few days' illness. He came to Grenfell as a young man in the early days, following the occupation of a book clerk in various shops. Later he moved to Closeburn, Young Road, thence to Parkes, where his wife and one grown-up son Harry, predeceased him about 28 years ago. The remainder of his days were spent at Redfern. Several children died in infancy, only one member now remaining in the person of Mr. A. J. C. McGrath, to whom our heartfelt sympathy goes, and, who unfortunately is away in England in the time of this sad event. He leaves four sisters and three brothers (Mesdames J. A. Simpson (Grenfell), Symonds, Southcott, Singleton (Sydney); Messrs. Albert John (Grenfell), George and Walter (Sydney). The remains were interred in the Rookwood cemetery alongside his nephew Frank McGrath. Rev. George Holland (nephew also) officiated.

Original publication

Citation details

'McGrath, James (1845–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]


24 August, 1845
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia


8 June, 1930 (aged 84)
Lidcombe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death