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Because most of this generation are still living I have chosen to limit their details to that which follows.

Gladys Ann AHERN married Fred Jackson & spent most of her life in Yallourn. They had 5 children, two boys & three girls.

John Henry AHERN married Ruby Joyce ELLIOT & after spending time in Numurkah & Queanbean he settled in Earlwood, Sydney where he owned a successful manchester & haberdashery business in the main street of Campsie. John & Joy had 2 boys & 1 girl.

George Raymond AHERN married Kate Evelyn LADNER mother & father.
After the family left Mooroopna they settled in Numurkah where he completed his schooling & joined the Post Master General's Department. Following a transfer to the mail room in Spencer St. Melbourne he was again relocated, this time to Ballarat where he spent the rest of his life. In the early 1950's he left the Post Office & joined a Ballarat construction company, originally as a clerk & later paymaster. An enthusiastic gardener & follower of local football he spent time with two clubs in honorary administration positions. He was also a member of the Ballarat Nth. Bowling Club serving many years on the committee, as bar manager & also as a selector. There were 2 children, my sister & myself.

Thomas Naughton AHERN was named after his great grandfather. He married Joyce REEVES & for some time lived in the Melbourne suburb of Preston. After spending the war years in the RAAF he returned to his job as a sales clerk, then late in the 1940's his brother John offered him a position in his business in Campsie. The family consisting of 2 boys & 2 girls took up residence in Canterbury.

The Monumental Inscription on the AHERN grave site in Rushworth Cemetery reads:


In Loving Memory
John Ahern
Who Died 1880 Aged 44 Years
And His Beloved Wife
Anne Ahern
Who Died Sept 16th 1912, Aged 65 Years
And Their Grandson

Beloved Husband Of
Anne Ahern
And Father Of
Margaret And Kathleen
Who Died Dec.7th. 1925 Aged 37 Years
And Their Son
Beloved Husband Of
Who Died 23rd Dec.1935 Aged 74 Years
Sophia Ahern Died 23rd. Nov. 1952 Aged 84 Years

    From time to time this site will be expanded & updated when information comes to hand. At the moment it is in a somewhat abbreviated form owing to the fact that this is my first attempt at building & managing a website.

    If anyone thinks we may gave a common interest I would be most interested to hear from you & for those with comments, suggestions & the like, please feel free to contact me as well.

John Ahern.