Owen Augustus HYNES

Male 1845 - 1907  (62 years)


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  • Name Owen Augustus HYNES 
    Born 1845  Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1907  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 30 Jul 1907  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clarence and Richmond Examiner 

    • HYNES.-On Sunday morning death claimed a very respected resident of this city in the person of Mr. Owen Hynes, of the Royal hotel, Pound-street. About 2 years ago he was seized with a severe illness, from which he never thoroughly recovered. Some ten days ago he took to his bed, and it became evident to himself and others that his end was near. Everything possible was done for him, but he passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 62.
      Deceased was a native of Jerry's Plains, on the Hunter River, between Singleton and Muswellbrook, and came to this district as a drover in 1872. He was accompanied by his brother, Mr. John Hynes, and the two took over 1000 bullocks from the Barwon to Ramornie, where they delivered all but two, much to the satisfaction of the then manager, Mr. Jos. Page. The bullocks averaged 802lbs. at the works, which showed the care that was exercised in droving, though the cattle were not yarded a single night on the trip.
      In the early days Mr. Hynes made a trip to the Ballonne from Morpeth, and, with his brother, also drove up to Ranger's Valley, near Tenterfield. He went to Solferino in 1873, where was then a large population, and opened a butchering business on the field. Soon after he married Miss Annie Robinson, and took the Commercial hotel at Lawrence, at the lower end of the town, then the property of the late Mr. E. D. Ogilvie. After leaving Lawrence, he managed Eatonsville station till it was disposed of by Mr. William Ritchie. He next selected on Whiteman Creek, and remained there three years, then came to Grafton, where he conducted a butchering business. He for a short time was host of the Post Office hotel, and afterwards of the Court House hotel. Just then Nana Creek diggings were attracting attention, and Mr. Hynes built an hotel on the field, which he opened, and conducted till the diggings declined. He next started business as an hotelkeeper and, butcher at Fernmount, but eventually returned to Grafton, and kept the Freemasons' (now Commercial hotel). When the premises were opened as a bank by the English, Scottish and Australian Bank he went to the present Freemasons' hotel, and finally purchased the Royal in Pound-street 14 years ago, which he conducted ever since.
      Deceased was very widely known, and had the reputation of being a straight goer in all his dealings. He was fond of sport, was a good horseman, and was particularly well known to the station owners of the district. He leaves a widow, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Harold (of the Grafton Post Office), Reginald (of the firm of M'Donald and Hynes), and Percy (of the Clarence River Stores). His aged father is still living at Drake; a brother, Mr. D. Hynes, is station manager at Collarondabri ; another brother, Mr. John Hynes, is owner of Riverston Station, just over the border, and of Collum Station, near Yulgilbar, on the head waters of the Clarence. He resides at Drake. One sister, Mrs. G. Smith, resides at Drake ; and the other, Mrs. A. Smith, resides at Coolgardie. The funeral yesterday afternoon was very largely attended, the Dean of Grafton reading the burial service.
    Person ID I9026  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2017 

    Family Annie ROBINSON,   b. 4 Dec 1846, Tunstall, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1935, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1874  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • HYNES-ROBINSON- On the 4th of March, at Christ Church, Grafton, by special license, by the Rev. J. SPENCER, OWEN AUGUSTUS, second son of Mr. HYNES, of Fairfield, to ANNIE, second daughter of Mr. GEORGE ROBINSON, of Grimsby House, Deep Gully, Grafton. [3]
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F5762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1845 - Jerrys Plains, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1874 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jul 1907 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Clarence and Richmond Examiner - 30 Jul 1907 - Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1907 'DEATHS.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 - 1915), 30 July, p. 4, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61439180.

    2. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 1705/1845 V18451705 62.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1874 'Family Notices.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 10 March, p. 4, viewed 18 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61898423.

    4. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 2479/1874.