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James Quinn (1842–1929)

James Quinn, n.d.

James Quinn, n.d.

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A well-known resident of Jamestown, Mr. James Quinn, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Phillis, of Port Pirie, last week, after a short illness. He was born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1840, and with three brothers and four sisters, of whom he was the youngest, came to this State in the ship Nugget in 1854. At an early age he went to work on Inchequin station near Clare, for Mr. John Gleeson, and was later employed in the Port Gawler district, where he was married to Miss Catherine McEvoy in 1864. After a few years he went to the Light River district. Later Mr. Quinn moved to Mannanarie, taking up a small holding, and then to Hammond, where he farmed with success for a few years. He was forced to leave during the big drought of 1892 to 1896. He then went to Wirrabara and finally settled in Jamestown. In 1887 Mr Quinn joined in the gold rush to the Teetulpa fields. There was a family of five sons and four daughters, but one daughter, (Mrs. Gregory) and a son (Mr. John Quinn) died. Mrs. Quinn died last August. The surviving members of the family are:— Mrs. W. Case, Peterborough, Mrs. H. McQuillan (Jamestown), Mrs. L. R. Phillis (Port Pirie), Messrs. T. Quinn (Malpas), James Quinn (Oodnadatta), Patrick Quinn (Yongala), and R. Quinn (Wirrabara).

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James Quinn, n.d.

James Quinn, n.d.

photo supplied by Louise Nordestgaard

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Galway, Ireland


9 June, 1929 (aged ~ 87)
Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia

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