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John William Hurley

John William Hurley

Male 1849 - 1944  (94 years)

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  • Name John William Hurley 
    Born 5 Nov 1849  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized 18 Nov 1849  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Mary's Church
    Gender Male 
    Registration 1903  Mullin St, Bulimba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Migration/Travel Aft 1903  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1 Apr 1940  Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 2 Jan 1944  Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Jan 1944  Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • An orphan, he never saw his father and his mother died when he was 5 years of age. He was put in the keeping of a guardian. Put out to live in various homes working at 9 or 10 of age, in coal mines before 12 and by 15 of age almost blind from long hours underground. When he did come up to daylight one day the bright sun blinded him. After several months of treatment, he regained his sight. At 19 he made overland trip horseback from Sydney to Brisbane through bushland. Employed at Smelters at Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland, he met Mary Ann Hougham. She with her mother, brother and sister embarked by sailing ship to return to London England. He took passage also.

      He was strictly temperance being a member of Rechabite Lodge and Independent Order of Good Templars, and was at one time past Grand Master. He also was a member of school board and chairman of cemetery board.

      Voyage to England took three months of sailing. When the folks arrived they did not find London the same. Its fogs were very distasteful unhealthy after Queenslands sunny skies. So they all returned again by saling ship via Cape Horn, a very exciting and dangerous trip of three months. Having travelled via cape colony before, they had literally been all around the earth by sailing ship

      Mary Ann Hougham was born at Stepney, London. Educated at a ladies private school. A member of the Primative Methodist church (which years later amalgamated with the Wesleyan Methodists) she also was a member of Bands of Hope and temperance lodgdge. One of the most cherished memories being the annual programmes given at the Crystal Palace in London by many combined Bands of Hope. At 17 of age she was a governess at the young ladies school. It was superintended by two maiden ladies named Bullock and was on Mile End Road near to corner of Bakers Row.

      It was 1872 or 73 when the family first sailed to Australia and this second trip was about May 1876. Soon after arrival back John William and Mary Ann were married in the Methodist Church on Leichardt St, Spring Hill, Brisbane 13 Jan 1877.They bought property a home and a wood, coke and coal depot at corner of Brunswick St and Gurphy St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, adjoining the Methodist Church. John William also had vans for hire. Mary Ann was bookkeeper for the business. About 4 years after marriage John William had the misfortune to cut his right thumb off on the circular saw. It was Christmas time, the doctor got drinking and neglected the thumb, gangrene set in and more of the hand had to be taken off, meanwhile the business suffered and was sold out. Life with its ups and downs became their position but through it all they clung closely and faithfully together,having eleven children who the fed clothed and educated and raised horourably. In the later years they heard and accepted the gospel and became members of the LDS Church, received their temple sealings, and at a good age passed the great divide, leaving many descendants to cherish their teachings and memories.
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    Person ID I4218  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2017 

    Family Mary Ann Hougham
              b. 31 May 1856, Stepney, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Apr 1945, Pinedale, Navajo County, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1877  Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Leichhardt St Methodist Church
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Phylis Hurley
              b. 17 May 1877, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Aug 1971  (Age 94 years)
     2. Marian Charlotte Hurley
              b. 18 Apr 1879, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Feb 1961, Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. William George Hurley
              b. 30 Jul 1881, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Mar 1967  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Charlotte Elizabeth Hurley
              b. 25 Mar 1883, Calliope, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jul 1974, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City County, UT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Daisey Annie Hurley
              b. 30 Jan 1885, Calliope, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Oct 1971, Show Low, Navajo County, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. John Henry Hurley
              b. 29 Jun 1886, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1973  (Age 87 years)
     7. Frederick Joseph Hurley
              b. 17 Oct 1888, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Oct 1972  (Age 84 years)
     8. Mary Alice Hurley
              b. 8 Oct 1890, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Dec 1984, Orem, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     9. Muriel Millicent Hurley
              b. 30 Apr 1893, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Mar 1916, Fort Logan, Denver, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     10. Harry Ansell Hurley
              b. 7 Jul 1895, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Apr 1896, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Phillip Victor Hurley
              b. 29 Sep 1897, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 May 1928, AZ, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2016 08:20:31 
    Family ID F1488  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1849 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 18 Nov 1849 - Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1877 - Spring Hill, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - labourer - 1903 - Mullin St, Bulimba, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration/Travel - Aft 1903 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - was age 91 and the head of the household - 1 Apr 1940 - Mesa, Maricopa, AZ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Jan 1944 - Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jan 1944 - Mesa, Maricopa County, AZ, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980, Ancestry.com, QLD/1903/Oxley/Bulimba.

    2. [S368] US Federal Census.

    3. [S307] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949, (Ancestry.com).