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Margaret Neary (?–1926)

Mrs. Margaret Neary passed away at her residence, McLeod St., at an early hour on Monday morning. The deceased lady was a resident of Cairns for the past 30 years, for many years previous to this she resided in Port Douglas and Herberton. She arrived in Port Douglas about the year 1876, and after several years residence there, she then proceeded with her late husband (Mr. John. Neary) to Herberton, where they made their home for a number of years, finally coming to Cairns, where she had resided ever since. Her husband predeceased her 15 years ago. She has left a grown-up family to mourn their sad loss. These are: Miss Annie Neary, Mr. Jack Neary, Mr. J. P. Neary, Mr. C. Neary and Mrs. Fred Spowart, who are all well known in this town. The funeral moved from the residence on Monday afternoon and was largely attended. The Rev. Father Murray officiated at the graveside. The floral tributes were from:— Loving Daughter and Sons, Annie, Jack, Charlie and Emily, Lizzie and Fred, Jim and Irene, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Nevitt, Mr. and Mrs. Aucher, Mr. and Mrs. P. Melvin, Mrs. Clarke and family (Atherton), Staff of J. P. Neary, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Dillon, Mr. and Mrs. McAuliffe and family, Mr. and Mrs, Schwilks and Family, Mr. and Mrs. R. McGrath and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Boden, Mrs. H. Power, Mr. and Mrs. D. Hoolihan and family. Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lanskey and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Savage, ..... Loving grandchildren, Charlie and Bertie, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Carey and family, Messrs. Burns Philp and Co. Ltd., Mr. and Mrs. Jack McGrath, Mr. A. J. Egan, Mrs. M. Duignan and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. Spowart and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Reddan and family, Cairns and District Irish Association, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Clarke, Mrs. F. Gates and family, Tom Marston, members of No. 1. White Star Car Rank, J. Baldwin, W. Savage, G. Harvey, E. Love, H. Fox, H. Hill, G. Allington, Mr. and Mrs. McManus and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cannon, Low and Frank Whitman, Mr. and, Mrs. J. J. Cleary and family, Mrs. McGovern and family, Mrs. G. B. Haines (Herberton), Master E. Heilbrom, Mrs. L Cockrem and family, Miss J. .Bennett, Mrs. Cahill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Heibron and family, Mr. and Mrs Vallance, Mr and Mrs Holden and family, Mr and Mrs. J. Foley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dickson and family, Drivers Cairns Taxi Rank, Mrs. Holden and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. Sandover and family, Mrs. P. Allan and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Houston and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Woodward, the Hynes family, Alfred Taylor Ltd., Mr. and Mrs. Casemore and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brown (Stannary Hills), Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Duignan and family, Mr. and Mrs Hollett and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Dillon, Mrs. T. Dillon (senr.), Mr and Mrs. D. Dunn, and Mr. W. Geaney, Mr. and Mrs. Hickey, Mr and Mrs T. Noonan and family, Mrs. Lepinath and Kathleen, Mrs. Hopes, Mr. and Mrs. H. Farr and family, Mr. and Mrs C. M. Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. M. Brown and family (Railway Hotel), Mr. and Mrs. T. D. O'Rourke and family, Cairns Ambulance Committee, Master Carters' Association, Nurse O'Byrne, Chappy, Rita and Maeve, Miss Clarke. The funeral arrangements were carried out by H. M. Svendsen Ltd.

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'Neary, Margaret (?–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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9 August, 1926
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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