Catherine "Kate" Lynch

Catherine "Kate" Lynch[1, 2]

Female 1854 - 1939  (85 years)


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  • Name Catherine "Kate" Lynch  [3, 4, 5
    Nickname Kate 
    Born 1854  Cloonlahard, Kilmoylan, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Christened 28 May 1854  Athea, Limerick, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1876  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    dairymaid 
    Immigration 9 Nov 1876  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    from Glasgow on the 'Dunedin' 
    Died 16 Oct 1939  Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I2608  TreePKO1
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father George Lynch,   b. Abt 1817, , Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1866, Cloonlahard, Kilmoylan, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Mary "Missie" Flahavan,   b. Cal 1816, , Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1908, Glashapullagh, Kilmoylan, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Married Abt 1844  Glin, Kilfergus, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Family ID F1440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Michael "Mick" O'Connor,   b. Aug 1856, Ballyguiltenane, Kilfergus, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1931, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1878  Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 14
    Children 
     1. James O'Connor,   b. 1879, Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1955, Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Teresa Mary "Mary" O'Connor,   b. Cal 1882, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age ~ 64 years)
     3. Margaret O'Connor,   b. 1883, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1951, Gore, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Vincent Joseph O'Connor,   b. 1884, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1956, Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. George Archibald "Archie" O'Connor,   b. 1885, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1905, Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     6. Paul John O'Connor,   b. 11 Jun 1886, , , New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1917, , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     7. Thomas Michael O'Connor,   b. 1887, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1981, Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     8. Catherine "Kitty" O'Connor,   b. 1889, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1975, Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Dominic Bernard O'Connor,   b. 1891, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1964, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     10. Matilda "Tilly" O'Connor,   b. 8 Aug 1893, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1985, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     11. Isaac William O'Connor,   b. Jun 1896, Kingston Crossing, Southland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1952, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2019 15:51:00 
    Family ID F738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 May 1854 - Athea, Limerick, Munster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - dairymaid - 1876 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - from Glasgow on the 'Dunedin' - 9 Nov 1876 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Feb 1878 - Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Oct 1939 - Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riversdale, Southland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michael and Catherine O'Connor family at daughter Margaret's wedding
    Michael and Catherine O'Connor family at daughter Margaret's wedding
    back: Paul, Vincent, James, Archie; middle: --, Catherine nee Lynch, Richard Ferris (Best Man), Patrick Holland, Margaret (bride), Mary, Michael (father), --; front: Catherine, Dominic, Tom, Matilda, Isaac.
    Catherine O'Connor
    Catherine O'Connor

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] NZ, Southland - Balfour Pioneers to Present, Doug Wing, (Balfour, Southland, New Zealand: Balfour and Districts Historical Society, 2004.), 409-412. (Reliability: 3), 17 Dec 2016.
      Michael O'Connor was born in Glin, County Limerick, Ireland around 1854. He sailed from Glasgow on March 25 1876 on the 'City of Dunedin' and landed at Lyttelton on July 1 1876. Catherine Lynch, born in Athea, Co Limerick, Ireland 1852 arrived in Lyttelton on 'Dunedin' November 9 1876 accompanied by her brother George and his wife Johanna. They all lived in the Lincoln area and worked on the land and Michael and Catherine married on February 5 1878. By 1883 Michael and his brother John were granted by ballot 200 acres Section 614 at Longridge. In 1894 Michael bought Section 503 on Dunn & Cody Road from Samuel Mee. The triangle shaped 210 acres was farmed until 1908 when Michael sold it to his brother in law George Lynch. In 1901 Michael bought Lot 19 Pt of Section 51 containing 180 acres from the Official Liquidator of the New Zealand Agricultural Company. This land, which bordered McAlister Road, was sold to Maria Cooney, widow of David Cooney in May 1908. In 1908 Michael and Catherine shifted to Gore, then to Timaru where Michael died in 1931. Catherine died at Waimea at her daughter Tilly's home in 1939. Michael and Catherine had eleven children: James 1879; Teresa Mary 1880; Margaret 1883; Vincent Joseph 1884; George Archibald 1885; Paul John and Thomas Michael 1887; Catherine 1889; Dominic Bernard 1891; Matilda 1893; and Isaac William 1896.
      James married Jessie Stephenson Coutts, Catholic Church Gore on February 2 1910. Jim was a labourer who lived in Riversdale most of his life before retiring to Invercargill where he died in 1955, Jessie in 1956. Family: Catherine Lynch b 1910 married John William Duffy; Teresa Mary b 1912 married Daniel Bray; Archibald George b 1914 married Catherine Ann Hawke; William Patrick b 1917 married Teresa Mary Ellen Newson; Ernest James b 1919 married Doris McDonald; and Leonard Michael b 1925.
      Teresa Mary married William John Holmes in 1910. They had one son Michael James and lived in Rolleston. He was a farm labourer. She died in 1946.
      Margaret married Patrick Joseph Holland, a blacksmith, at her home in Kingston Crossing 1904. Family: Mary Amelia 1905 married John McKay; Thomas Michael 1906 married Jeannie Smyth; Patrick James 1908 married Moira Isobel Shea; Margaret 1910 married George Condon; Isaac Joseph 1911 died in infancy; James 1920 never married.
      Patrick worked in Gore and was kicked by a horse and died young.
      Vincent never married. Michael's half of the original ballot of land was sold to Vincent in 1912. Vincent later farmed at Waimea on 379 acres, part of Section 120, which he bought in 1918 at the auction of land belonging to George Lynch, his uncle. Prior to this he owned a traction engine and mill and worked in the local area. He was killed in May 1956 when his tractor rolled carting a load of coal from Gore. He is buried with his parents in Riversdale Cemetery. His farm was looked after by Fred Perwick and family until it was sold to Reg Moffatt, then J. Cullen and now owned by David McLean.
      George Archibald died of Typhoid fever in 1905, buried with his parents in Riversdale cemetery.
      Paul John, who was a carpenter, bought 294 acres Allot 4 of 407A as No 715 also Section 196 and Pts of 147 and 639 from Elias Butel in 1909 and sold it to George Butel in 1911. He was engaged to Margaret (Dol) Holland in Gore when he went to war and was killed in action in 1917.
      Thomas Michael was unmarried and owned one of the first Case tin mills. He lived in Gore and worked mainly in the Waimumu area. He died in 1981.
      Catherine married Alfred Perwick.
      Dominic Bernard worked as a labourer sometimes for his Uncle, George Lynch, and latterly at the Balfour Lime works. He was never married and died in Dunedin and he is buried in the soldiers' plot in Andersons Bay Cemetery.
      Matilda was engaged to Stephen Perwick when he died of tuberculosis in 1924. She married Gregory Perwick in 1928 and lived at the Black Swamp.
      Isaac William was a motor driver in Timaru before he enlisted in 1915 and went to WWI in January 1916. He was badly gassed in 1917 and spent eight months in England recuperating before he rejoined his unit. He arrived home in June 1919 and returned to civilian life driving taxis. He married Margaret Nolan in 1938. He later drove the Municipal buses in Timaru but suffered ill health with lung damage from the gassing and died in 1952. He is buried in Timaru Cemetery. Margaret shifted to Christchurch and died in 1978. Family: Michael Bevan b 1939 married Catherine Flora Corby; Carole Mary b 1942 married Alfred Joseph Perwick; and Paul William b 1949 married Anne Katherine Craven.

    2. [S545] Doczy, Kathleen - Woods gedcom file, compiled by Kathleen Doczy [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Orland Park, Illinois.

    3. [S152] NZ BDM Indexes, Department of Internal Affairs., (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz.), (www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz : accessed 17 Dec 2016), marriage of Michael O'Connor and Kate Lynch; 1878/70. (Reliability: 3), 17 Dec 2016.

    4. [S530] Ireland Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI, National Library of Ireland, (https://registers.nli.ie/.), (https://registers.nli.ie/ : accessed 10 Feb 2019); Catherine Lynch baptism, 1854; Athea; County of Limerick; Diocese of Limerick. Baptisms, Mar. 1854 to Aug. 1854, Microfilm 02424 / 05. (Reliability: 4), 10 Feb 2019.
      28 May 1854. Catherine, of George Lynch and Mary Flahaven, of Clounlahard, godparents Michael Connors and Margaret Flahaven.

    5. [S742] Ireland, Limerick - Bridie Cox's Limerick/Kerry connections family tree, 2002, Cox, Bridie, (1937-2018). Supplied by compiler, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 2002. (Reliability: 2), 20 Aug 2019.

    6. [S166] NZ, passenger lists, New Zealand., (familysearch.org.), Ship Dunedin Glasgow to Dunedin 1876; accessed 10 Feb 2019 (Reliability: 4), 10 Feb 2019.
      Lynch, Catherine, 22, Limerick, dairymaid

    7. [S374] Ireland, Rootsireland.ie, Irish Family History Foundation, ((Rootsireland.ie)), accessed 8 Apr 2014), baptism of Catherine Lynch, 1854; parish records of Athea, Co. Limerick. (Reliability: 3), 8 Apr 2014.

    8. [S308] NZ, Southland - Riversdale Cemetery, New Zealand Society of Genealogists, 15 (Reliability: 3), 10 Feb 2019.
      In loving memory of George O'CONNOR, died 25 April 1905, aged 20 yrs. Also his brother, Paul John O'CONNOR, killed in action in France, 3 Dec 1917, aged 30 yrs. Also their father Michael O'CONNOR, native of County Limerick, Ireland, died at Timaru, 14 Nov 1931, aged 76 yrs. Also Catherine, wife of
      above. R.I.P. Michael O'CONNOR, died 16 Oct 1939, aged 85 yrs.

    9. [S24] NZ full death certificates, New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, death certificate 204 (1918), George Lynch (Reliability: 4), 5 Jul 2019.
      Deaths in the District of Gore during the quarter ending the 31st of December, 1918. No. 78 ... 4680. On 8 November 1918 at Mrs Harbud's Nursing Home, Gore, from Riversdale: George Lynch, farmer, M, 60; of pneumonia (4 days), cardiac failure, Dr A.J. McIlroy, last seen on 8 November 1918; parents George Lynch, farmer and Mary Lynch née Flahavan; buried on 11 November 1918 at Riversdale by Rev. D.P. Buckley, Catholic; born in Limerick, Ireland; 41 years in New Zealand; married at Newcastle aged 19 to Johanna McCarthy, now aged 62; living issue M 41, 34, 29, F 38, 37, 35, 31, 26; informant Owen Kelly, undertaker, Gore, 15 November 1918.
      Copy of death record obtained on 5 July 2019.

    10. [S526] Ireland a_irishgenealogy.ie, Ireland. Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, (irishgenealogy.ie : 2016.), (irishgenealogy.ie : accessed 31 Jul 2019); Lynch Mary death Glosha Co Limerick 1908 - 4540933; https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1908/05500/4540933.pdf. (Reliability: 4), 31 Jul 2019.
      Superintendent Registrar's District Listowel, Registrar's District Glin. 1908. Deaths. No. 280. On 24 January 1908 at Glosha, Mary Lynch, F, widow, 65 [sic], widow of the late George Lynch a farmer; probably of debility, 12 months, no medical attendant; informant Bridget Lynch, daughter-in-law of deceased, present at death, of Glosha, 31 January 1908.
      The given age of 65 contradicts both the 1901 Census record and the gravestone, which point to an age at death of 90/92; 65 should be regarded as a mistake, perhaps for 95.

    11. [S530] Ireland Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI, National Library of Ireland, (https://registers.nli.ie/.), (https://registers.nli.ie/ : accessed 21 Aug 2019); Mary Lynch baptism, 1856; Athea; County of Limerick; Diocese of Limerick. Baptisms, Mar. 1856 to July 1856, Microfilm 02424 / 05, Page 16. (Reliability: 4), 21 Aug 2019.
      Julii 14ta, Maria, de Georgio Lynch et ex Maria Flahaven, de Glashnafullough, sponsoribus, Joanne Flahaven et Helena Kinelly.
      [14 July 1856: Mary, of George Lynch and Mary Flahaven, of Glashapullagh, godparents John Flahavan and Helen Kennelly.

    12. [S530] Ireland Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI, National Library of Ireland, (https://registers.nli.ie/.), (https://registers.nli.ie/ : accessed 21 Aug 2019); William Lynch baptism, 1860; Athea; County of Limerick; Diocese of Limerick. Baptisms, Apr. 1860 to July 1860, Microfilm 02424 / 05, Page 30. (Reliability: 4), 21 Aug 2019.
      Junii 7ta, Gulielmus, de Georgio Lynch et ex Maria Flahaven, de G.nafullagh, sponsoribus, Patritio Lynch et Maria Higgins.
      [7 June 1860: William, of George Lynch and Mary Flahaven, of Glashapullagh, godparents Patrick Lynch and Mary Higgins.]

    13. [S530] Ireland Catholic Parish Registers at the NLI, National Library of Ireland, (https://registers.nli.ie/.), (https://registers.nli.ie/ : accessed 21 Aug 2019); Michael Lynch baptism, 1852; Athea; County of Limerick; Diocese of Limerick. Baptisms, Apr. 1852 to Sep. 1852, Microfilm 02424 / 05, Page 7. (Reliability: 4), 21 Aug 2019.
      Septembris 18va, Michael, de Georgio Lynch et ex Maria Flahaven, de Cloonlaharde, susceptoribus, Mauritio Higgins et Maria Higgins.
      [18 September 1852: Michael, of George Lynch and Mary Flahaven, of Cloonlahard, godparents Maurice Higgins and Mary Higgins.]

    14. [S742] Ireland, Limerick - Bridie Cox's Limerick/Kerry connections family tree, 2002, Cox, Bridie, (1937-2018). Supplied by compiler, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 2002. (Reliability: 2), 20 Aug 2019.
      Bridie Cox family tree 2002 annotation: "1st cousins".



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