Mona Annie Murphy, 18921930 (aged 37 years)

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Name
Mona Annie /Murphy/
Given names
Mona Annie
Surname
Murphy
Birth July 15, 1892 43 25
Address: Park St Charters Towers
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Roberts
about 1892 (aged 0)

Note: Queensland BDM Index:

Queensland BDM Index: 1896/C2999 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 62 years Not a match: engineer married in England to Elizabeth Thompson,. Died Tinana 30 Nov 1896

1910/C3140 Roberts William - - ** born England aged 76 years Not a match: miner born in Holyhead, Wales. Married in Charters Towers but no other info given. Died in Rockhampton 24 Nov 1910

NZ deaths 1885 William Roberts. Aged 52. Register lists Parents as "not known". Married status also "Not known". Place of birth London. Informant was the undertaker. Minister officiating was Presbyterian. (Checked NZ since one of his daughters married NZ'er.)

Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth Marion Daniel
August 12, 1896 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAgnes Daniel
December 1898 (aged 6 years)
Note: Could be "2nd" or "21" December.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Agnes Marks
February 28, 1904 (aged 11 years) Age: 53
Address: Vulture St Charters Towers
Cause: Cancer
Note: According to Thelma Weston research, also known as Victoria Mary Agnes Roberts.
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Agnes Marks
February 28, 1904 (aged 11 years)
Cemetery: Charters Towers Pioneer Cemetery
Birth of a sonGeorge Thomas Kwong
May 5, 1906 (aged 13 years)

Note: A 1906 date of birth is not supported by any conclusive data. George himself did not feel he was that old. The origin of this date is uncertain.
Birth of a daughterElizabeth Victoria Murphy
May 10, 1911 (aged 18 years)

Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1911/C013035 Murphy Elizabeth Victoria Mona Annie Murphy
Birth of a daughterEdna May Murphy
May 10, 1911 (aged 18 years)
Address: Flinders St Townsville
Not marriedEdmond O'ConnorView this family
from September 1910 to May 1911 (aged 18 years)
Death of a daughterElizabeth Victoria Murphy
April 18, 1912 (aged 19 years)

Note: Queensland BDM Index: 1912/C004768 Murphy Elizabeth Victoria - Mona Annie Murphy ** born Queensland aged 11 months
Birth of a sonGeorge Thomas Kwong
June 5, 1912 (aged 19 years)
Address: Allen Street South Townsville
Legal
Legal Notice
July 24, 1912 (aged 20 years)
Residence from 1914 to 1918 (aged 25 years)
Address: Flinders St West
Death of a motherElizabeth Roberts
January 3, 1930 (aged 37 years) Age: 62
Burial of a motherElizabeth Roberts
January 4, 1930 (aged 37 years)
Address: Section: Monumental Row: V1 Plot: 2051 Monumental East Side
Cemetery: Martyn Street Cemetery
Note: At Cairns Family History - check against their car…

At Cairns Family History - check against their card catalogue doesn't show this inscription. This suggests the plaque was installed after 1983-4. Cairns council's "new" system is about 18 months old. Previous data location unknown. (May need to FUP Brisbane archives)

Council records (microfiche at Cairns Family History) show she was an Old Age Pensioner and that the plot cost £5.

Discussion with Aileen suggests that the info on the death certificate would be the sort of details that would have been supplied to the hospital on admission.

Death after 1930 (aged 37 years)

Note: Recollection from Uncle Ken: Stories recounted to…

Recollection from Uncle Ken: Stories recounted to him by George suggest he was taken into care by police due to the death of his birth mother. This would suggest Mona would have died in 1916. This was about the time care of George reverted to Kwong Sue Duk. Specific knowledge about George's birth mother is unclear during George's lifetime.

Subsequent electoral roll data suggests Mona was still alive at least in 1918, and was not listed as deceased on her mother death certificate in 1930.

Family with parents
father
18491892
Birth: 1849Cork, Ireland
Death: April 26, 1892Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
mother
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18671930
Birth: March 11, 1867 28 22Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Death: January 3, 1930Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 25, 1892Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
3 months
herself
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18921930
Birth: July 15, 1892 43 25Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Death: after 1930
Mother’s family with August Daniel
step-father
1855
Birth: calculated 1855La Roche-Derrien, Côtes-d'Armor, Bretagne, France
Death:
mother
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18671930
Birth: March 11, 1867 28 22Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Death: January 3, 1930Cairns, Queensland, Australia
half-sister
1896
Birth: August 12, 1896 41 29Queensland, Australia
Death:
2 years
half-sister
half-sister
Private
… … + Mona Annie Murphy
herself
QldPoliceGazette1912Murphy.jpg
18921930
Birth: July 15, 1892 43 25Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Death: after 1930
son
george kwong.jpg
19121992
Birth: June 5, 1912Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: July 11, 1992Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Edmond O'Connor
partner
1879
Birth: February 1879Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Death:
herself
QldPoliceGazette1912Murphy.jpg
18921930
Birth: July 15, 1892 43 25Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Death: after 1930
Not married
Not married: from September 1910 to May 1911Townsville, Queensland, Australia
8 months
daughter
0 months
daughter
19111993
Birth: May 10, 1911 32 18Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death: July 6, 1993Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Death

Recollection from Uncle Ken: Stories recounted to him by George suggest he was taken into care by police due to the death of his birth mother. This would suggest Mona would have died in 1916. This was about the time care of George reverted to Kwong Sue Duk. Specific knowledge about George's birth mother is unclear during George's lifetime.

Subsequent electoral roll data suggests Mona was still alive at least in 1918, and was not listed as deceased on her mother death certificate in 1930.

Note

Qld Police Index

From 1st Jan to 30 Jun, 1916 Apprehensions Murphy, Mona ... page 82

From 1st Jan to 30 Jun, 1916 Prisoners tried under penal code but not sent to gaol Murphy, Mona page 133