KEENAN FAMILY in Australia
George Aaron Robert Keenan (1894 - 1981)
Last updated 13/8/2020
Australian Generation: Second
|Born: 7th March 1894 Parents: Aaron Keenan and Elizabeth Jane Morton|
|Married: 4 April 1923 - Honora (Nora) Mary Naughton. Nora was born in Tumut on 23/11/1902 and died on 5/1/1990 in Batlow Hospital. Her parent's were John Naughton and Isabella Jane Foster. |
|Residence: "Snubba", Batlow, NSW|
|Deceased: 23 July 1981 (registration number 15835/1981)|
|Buried: Batlow Cemetery (Ashes)|
|(Main sources of information: Brian Keenan and Phillip Boyle)|
|Note: George Keenan wrote the article on the Keenan family history which appeared in the Tumut and Adelong Times in 1949. In the article he wrote of himself:|
"The eldest son (of Aaron Keenan), George, has in recent years played a prominent part in many public organisations in the Batlow district and for the last two years has been one of the representatives for his Riding on the Tumut Shire Council."
|Link to transcription of newspaper article. Without this early work by George Keenan this genealogy site would never have come into existence. My father kept a copy of the article and when I came across it (in the 1980s) I was inspired to find out more. George Keenan's sister, Ivy Keenan (married name, Morris), also had a keen interest in such things and in maintaining contact with her Irish great-grandparents.|
George Keenan conceived the idea of the Batlow Pioneers' Night, which has been held annually in October since 1944. (Source: Ben Atkinson, Tumut and Adelong Times, 28/10/1952, Vol. 92, No. 42.)
George's grandson, Brian Keenan, has supplied me with more information about George and his wife Nora. To see Brian's collection of photographs, click HERE.
|Photograph: Click here for the other Photographs page.|