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Thomas Emmett MCNAMARA (1919?-2004)

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Thomas Emmett McNamara

Thomas Emmett MCNAMARA1 (known as 'Tommy'), son of Thomas Patrick MCNAMARA (1872-1945) and Ellen Agnes GRADY (1883-1958), was born in 1919 (calculated) in Orange, NSW.2,3 He was a professional entertainer . Tommy spent all his life in the entertainment business. He played the guitar, sang a lot of country music and won the Australian Amateur Hour (a national radio contest) in 1945 with his brother Timmy. On 27 September 1919 he worked as a duo with older brother Tim McNamara as the Atomic Comic singer and comedian. He performed under the stage name of Tommy Mack. He made quite a number of musical albums over the years and appeared in a number of movies. He spent many years on the NSW club circuit performing a comedy routine and also was a professional MC. He worked for Bob Dyer on his Solvol radio shows in 1952. He is known to have run a talent agency in Sydney NSW.1,4

he died (aged 85) on 18 April 2004 in a place still to be found. A death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 April 2004.5,6

 

Margaret Ellen PERROT7 (known as 'Peggy') and Thomas Emmett MCNAMARA had the following children:

 

Janice MCNAMARA ( -1998)

Kay MCNAMARA ( - )

Dawn MCNAMARA

Gary MCNAMARA

Christopher MCNAMARA

Joylene MCNAMARA

Citations

1{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0032}, Certificate - Birth : MCNAMARA, Johanna [Nellie] (0113). Custom Id: NSW 39386 / 45. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0108} John Thomas Michael (Jack) MCNAMARA, Manuscripts : "A Family Affair" and Other Assorted Essays by MCNAMARA, John 'Jack' (0118) (See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~owenjones/biogind/mcnamara/mcnamara_john...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Direct eyewitness
4{S0199}, Internet : General. http://www.freewebs.com/thisday/sept.html. Cit. Date: 22 May 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Tommy Mack born Thomas Emmett McNamara - Worked as a duo with older brother Tim McNamara- Atomic Comic singer & comedian - brother of Tim McNamara - Worked for Bob Dyer on his Solvol radio shows in 1952 - Ran a Talent Agency in Sydney - (Died April 18 2004)"
5{S0509}, Ryerson Index : Death : McNAMARA, Thomas Emmett (0125). Cit. Date: 22 March 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0105}, Verbal ( Personal Knowlege) : OWEN (nee JONES), Ellen Mary (0002). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
7{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Search for marriage registration established her name as Margaret Ellen Perrot on certificate number 20937 / 1942. She was generally known as Peggy

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 August 2014