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KEENAN FAMILY in Australia

George Aaron Robert Keenan (1894 - 1981)

Last updated 29/7/2023


Australian Generation:  Second

Born:  7th March 1894 (registration number 6037/1894)          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.


Occupation:  Farmer
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.