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Cornelius GRADY (1846-1888)

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Cornelius Grady (Snr)

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Margaret, possibly at her farm which she and second husband Michael worked

Cornelius GRADY,1,2 son of John GRADY (1819?-1877) and Margaret HAYES (1816-1883), was born on 3 July 1846 in Limestone Flats, NSW.1,3 His relationship to Ellen is Maternal Great (x1) Grandfather. Cornelius was a follower of the Catholic faith .4,5 He was a grazier and farmer .5 He resided at the BDM District in Yarralumla, NSW (now ACT).6

Cornelius married Margaret RYAN on 11 May 1874 at St Gregory's in Queanbeyan, NSW.7

he died (aged 41) on 8 March 1888 in Lanyon Crossing, NSW. The cause was a broken neck and other injuries received when he was hit by a train.1,8,9,10 He was mentioned in a newspaper report on 10 March 1888 in the Saturday edition of the Sydney Morning Herald;

FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY NEAR QUEANBEYAN

(By Telegraph)

(From our own Correspondent)

Queanbeyan, Friday

A sad fatality occurred last night on the railway line about four miles from here. A farmer named Cornelius Grady, living at Yarralumla, was proceeding home on horseback, and it is conjectured he missed the track at Woden railway crossing, not appearing to notice that the horse had turned along the line in the direction of Michelago. About half a mile from the crossing the horse and its rider were overtaken by the mail train, the horse being cut from under Grady, who was thrown with great force on the buffer-plate of the engine, breaking his neck. Death was instantaneous. Neither the driver nor the guard noticed the occurrence. Grady's dead body was carried into the Queanbeyan station between the buffers before it was seen. At the inquest to-day a verdict of accidental death was returned, the jury expressing the opinion that greater care should be exercised in preventing people from getting on the line at the level crossings.11

No record of a marriage between Cornelius and Albertina has been found and it is suspected that they either had a de facto relationship which probably didn't last long or possibly just had a child between them. The child, Cornelius Archibald GOISER, was registered with his father unnamed. It is suspected that Cornelius was the father especially as the child had the first name Cornelius.12,13 Cornelius was buried in March 1888 in the Roman Catholic Portion, Section 1, Row E, plot 29 in the Riverside Cemetery, Erin St in Queanbeyan.1,8,14,15

 

There was a poem about his death published in The Queanbeyan Age in 1882.16

 

Albertina GOISER12 and Cornelius GRADY had the following children:

 

Cornelius Archibald GOISER (1867-1948)

 

Margaret RYAN2 was the daughter of William RYAN (1812?-1857) and Margaret BYRNE (1820?-1898). She and Cornelius GRADY had the following children:

 

James GRADY (1876-1876)

Johanna Margaret GRADY (1877- )

John James GRADY (1878- )

William Martin GRADY (1881-1945)

Ellen Agnes GRADY (1883-1958)

Cornelius GRADY (1885-1971)

Mary Ann GRADY (1887-1927) (known as 'Polly')

Citations

1{S0725}, Internet (Monaro Pioneers) : GRADY, John (0036) and HAYES, Margaret (0035). Cit. Date: 7 October 2013. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0008}, Interview : TINSON, nee MCNAMARA, Johanna "Nellie" (0113). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0101}, Internet (WCP) McNamara : re GRADY and HAYES (Rootsweb World Connect Project : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2471560). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0199}, Internet : General. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Site : http://www.monaropioneers.com/Ryan-William.htm
5{S0328}, Internet (Monaro Pioneers) : General. http://www.monaropioneers.com/Grady-John.htm. Cit. Date: 3 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0338}, Lost Source. Cit. Date: 12 May 2012. Assessment: Questionable.
7{S0061}, Internet (Terry Quinn's Canberra ACT Pioneers Data Base) (Site : http://terryq14.tripod.com/CanberraACTPDB/index.html). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
8{S0051}, Newspaper : GRADY, Cornelius (0034) : Poem about his death (John GALE : The Queanbeyan Age 14 March 1888). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
9{S0269}, Cemetery List : Queanbeyan : Riverside Cemetery. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Aged 42
10{S0117}, Internet (WCP) Joe Grady's Family Tree re : GRADY, John (0036) and HAYES, Margaret (0035) & Descendants (Rootsweb World Connect Project : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=regal). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
11{S0320}, Newspaper : General. Sydney Morning Herald Sat 10 Mar 1888. Cit. Date: 6 January 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
12{S0118}, Internet (WCP) COWDERY, Edwina : re GRADY, John (0036) and HAYES, Margaret (0035) and Descendants (The site has been removed from Rootsweb's World Connect Project). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
13{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Questionable.
This comment is not personal knowledge but an assessment of what is believed to have been the situation
14{S0634}, Headstone : GRADY, Cornelius (0034). Cit. Date: 24 September 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
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Cornelius' headstone in Riverside Cemetery, Queanbeyan

15{S0269}, Cemetery List : Queanbeyan : Riverside Cemetery. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
16{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
See his biography page for a copy of the poem

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 August 2014