Patrick O'KEEFFE

Male Abt 1834 - 1918  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Patrick O'KEEFFE 
    Born Abt 1834  Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Jul 1870  Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    US 
    • Patrick O'Keefe 28, Spinner, born Ireland
      Mary O'Keefe 23, born Ireland
      Libbie O'Keefe 4, born NY State
      Catherine O'Keefe 10 months, born NY State
      Patrick O'Keefe 10 months, born NY State
    Immigration 22 Oct 1875  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Patrick and his family arrived on board the "Samuel Plimsoll" from Plymouth.

      O'KEEFE Patrick 36, labourer, born Clare, RC, could both read & write, had a brother Michael and mother Mary in Grafton, NSW.
      O'KEEFE Mary 32, born Kilkenny, RC, could both read & write, parents (father Richard Cody) reside in NY, USA
      O'KEEFE Elizabeth 8, born New York, USA, could both read & write
      O'KEEFE Patrick 5 born New York, USA
      O'KEEFE Kate 5 born New York, USA
      O'KEEFE Michael inft born New York, USA


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      In 1875 the SAMUEL PLIMSOLL left Plymouth on August 6th with 360 emigrants on board and promptly collided with the Italian barque EURICA. The barque sank. Captain Boaden managed to rescue her crew and landed them at Falmouth. No damage being done to the iron hull of the SAMUEL PLIMSOLL, again left Plymouth on August 8th and arrived at Port Jackson, 75 days out from Plymouth. She had a fine run home of 83 days, only two other ships managing to make better time.

      http://www.ship-modelers-assn.org/fam9912.htm
    Died 9 Mar 1918  Ramornie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Obituary 15 Mar 1918  Coraki, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser 

    • The death took place on Saturday night, of Mr. Patrick O'Keeffe, of Ramornie, at the advanced age of 84 years. Deceased was a native of Kilrush, Ireland, and after a trip to America went to the Clarence some 42 years ago, settling at Ramornie. One daughter, Mrs. Russell, of Ballina, and six sons survive.

      1918 'Personal.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 15 March, p. 4, viewed 8 February, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132527071
    Obituary 28 Mar 1918  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Freeman's Journal 

    • There passed away at Ramornie recently, at the ripe old age of 84 years, Mr. Patrick O'Keeffe, the last of the O'Keeffe Brothers, well-known pioneers of the Clarence River. He was a native of Ireland. He first went to America and then joined his brothers in Australia. Overtaken by a serious illness over twenty years ago, he had been a cripple ever since, but retained his alertness to the end. He leaves an aged widow, one daughter, six sons, and a large number of grandchildren to mourn his loss. The daughter is Mrs. T. Russell (Mayoress of Bailina). The sons are Mr. P. H. O'Keeffe (manager of the O.K. Meat Works), Mr. M. W. O'Keeffe, Messrs. Jack, Tom, and Jim O'Keeffe (teachers at various centres), Mr. S. K. O'Keeffe (assistant town clerk at Narandera). Mrs. W. Bryson, a daughter, predeceased him twelve years ago, leaving four children, her only son now serving at the front. The Rev. Father Griffin attended Mr. O'Keeffe in his last hours, and officiated at the grave side.
    Person ID I3352  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2015 

    Father John O'KEEFFE,   d. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary KEARNEY,   b. Abt 1805, County Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1900, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Family ID F6017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary CODY,   b. Abt 1843, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth O'KEEFFE,   b. Abt 1867, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Patrick O'KEEFFE,   b. Abt 1870, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Kate O'KEEFFE,   b. Abt 1870, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years)
     4. Michael O'KEEFFE,   b. Abt 1874, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John "Jack" O'KEEFFE,   b. 1876, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Thomas Joseph O'KEEFFE,   b. 1879, Ramornie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1940, Bondi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. Sylvester O'KEEFFE,   b. 1883, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James V O'KEEFFE,   b. 1887, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F1104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1834 - Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - US - 8 Jul 1870 - Catskill, Greene County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 22 Oct 1875 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Mar 1918 - Ramornie, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser - 15 Mar 1918 - Coraki, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Freeman's Journal - 28 Mar 1918 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S77] State Records NSW, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/), AO Reels 2486 & 2140.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1918 'Personal.', The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), 15 March, p. 4, viewed 8 February, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132527071.

    3. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 2638/1918.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1918 'PERSONAL.', Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954), 15 March, p. 4, viewed 8 February, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article92933889.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1918 'PERSONAL NOTES.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 28 March, p. 20, viewed 8 February, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article116771852.