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KEENAN FAMILY  in Australia

Stewart Keenan (c.1870 - 1949)

Last updated:  16/08/2016

Relationship to Henry John Keenan (b.1842):  Nephew
Parents:  James Keenan and Maria Keenan (nee Hastings)
Born: ????...................  at Northern Ireland or Scotland
Married: Nellie Preston (on 8/1/1913?)
Occupation:
Main Residence: Balgownie, NSW (near Wollongong)
Deceased: 1949 (Registration number 22644/1949) Wollongong, NSW
Buried: 

Children:

 

William Keenan

Carlton Keenan

Robert Keenan

Elizabeth Keenan

Stewart Keenan

 James Keenan (b. April 1919  d.13/8/2006)  See note 1 below

 Jean Keenan

Isabelle Keenan


Note 1 re James Keenan: I have received a circular produced on James' death. It reads as follows:

"James Keenan passed away peacefully on Sunday night 13th August 2006 at Karinya, Berry
(in the far-north of NSW). Jim was born in Scotland in April 1919 and came to Australia with his family as a young boy. The family settled at Balgownie (north-west of Wollongong, NSW).  At the age of 17 Jim came to Engadine to work for his Uncle John who was a builder.  After that Jim hit the road as many did looking for work, hitching a ride on freight trains (ver dangerous). He married his beloved Sally and they have enjoyed 62 years of marriage, they had two children - Roy and Annette.  The family spent most of their life at Tarrawanna before downsizing to Corrimal. Jim loved his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and his home and garden.  His last 5 weeks was at Karinya Palliative Care. His funeral was held on Wednesday 16th August 2006.  Goodbye Jim - a great friend."

 

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