Selected Families and Individuals


John O'HARA was born in 1859. He died in 1934. John married Ann (Annie) Maria MURPHY.

Ann (Annie) Maria MURPHY [Parents] was born on 22 Sep 1860 in Arch Hill, Auckland. She died on 26 Jun 1934. She was buried in Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland. Ann married John O'HARA.

Annie was the eldest of Johanna and James's children. Sponsors at her baptism were Daniel and Catherine Brett, a brother and sister who were on the same ship, 'The British Queen', that brought Johanna to New Zealand in 1856.


John Joseph MURPHY [Parents] was born on 5 Jun 1864 in Arch Hill, Auckland. John married Mary Elizabeth WEIR.

John was a bootmaker in Greymouth.

Mary Elizabeth WEIR died. Mary married John Joseph MURPHY.

Mary and John lived in Greymouth where they raised a family.


Daniel Timothy (Tim) MURPHY [Parents] was born on 18 May 1873 in Arch Hill, Auckland. He died on 30 May 1946 in Katoomba, NSW. Daniel married Emma COX in 1897 in Melbourne.

Tim, who lived in Melbourne, was an Australian champion middleweight boxer. He sometimes went by the name of Timothy Draffin Murphy.

Emma COX was born in Australia. She died. Emma married Daniel Timothy (Tim) MURPHY in 1897 in Melbourne.

They had the following children.

  M i
Oswald MURPHY died.
  F ii
Sylvia MURPHY died.

Frederick (Fred) NORTHCOTT died. Frederick married Ada MURPHY.

Fred was a car salesman. He died quite young.

Ada MURPHY [Parents] was born on 16 Oct 1875 in Arch Hill, Auckland. She died on 24 Aug 1957. Ada married Frederick (Fred) NORTHCOTT.


Dillon SHAW died. Dillon married Elizabeth Helena (Lena, Ena) MURPHY on 29 Oct 1906.

Elizabeth Helena (Lena, Ena) MURPHY [Parents] was born on 21 Jul 1880 in Arch Hill, Auckland. She died on 19 Oct 1964. Elizabeth married Dillon SHAW on 29 Oct 1906.

They had the following children.

  F i 'unknown' SHAW (female) died in Deceased.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married 'unknown' SHAW (female).

'unknown' SHAW (female) [Parents] died in Deceased. 'unknown' married 'UNKNOWN'.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].


Patrick (Paddy) SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1873 in Athea, Co. Limerick. He died in 1957. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Patrick married Bridget SULLIVAN on 29 Apr 1899 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Bridget SULLIVAN [Parents] was born about 1872. She died on 2 Aug 1958 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Bridget married Patrick (Paddy) SHANAHAN on 29 Apr 1899 in Athea, Co. Limerick.

Marriage Notes:

Paddy and Bridget's marriage certificate tells us that both were resident in Dirreen, Athea; Paddy was working as a labourer and Bridget as a servant; and Patrick's father was a labourer and Bridget's a farmer..

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret (Madge) SHANAHAN was born about 1898.
  F ii
Mary (Mai) SHANAHAN was born about 1899 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died.
  F iii Hanora (Nora) SHANAHAN was born about 1900. She died in 1980.
  F iv Breda (Julia) SHANAHAN was born about 1903. She died on 30 Aug 1968.
  F v Johanna? (Hannie) SHANAHAN was born about 1904. She died on 4 Apr 1985.
  F vi Catherine (Kathleen) SHANAHAN was born about 1905. She died on 16 Oct 2002.
  M vii Patrick (Pat Joe) SHANAHAN was born about 1909. He died in 1982.
  F viii Ellen (Nell) SHANAHAN was born about 1911. She died on 8 Sep 1992.
  M ix
Cornelius (Con) SHANAHAN was born after 2 Apr 1911 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. He died.
  M x John SHANAHAN was born about 1914. He died on 4 Nov 2009.

James (Jim) J. HANRAHAN [Parents] was born about 1908. He died on 30 Jun 1990 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. James married Ellen (Nell) SHANAHAN.

Jim and Nell lived in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Kerry.

It is possible that Jim was a son of John J. Hanrahan of Kilbaha and his wife, Annie, but we have no evidence to support this. John J. was a son of James Hanrahan and his wife, Ellen (whose surname was possibly Sheahan).

Ellen (Nell) SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1911 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 8 Sep 1992. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Ellen married James (Jim) J. HANRAHAN.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  F v Living.

Thomas (Tom) STACK died. Thomas married Johanna? (Hannie) SHANAHAN.

It is thought that Tom and Hannie lived in Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, Co. Kerry and that they had a family.

Johanna? (Hannie) SHANAHAN [Parents] was born about 1904 in Dirreen, Athea, Co. Limerick. She died on 4 Apr 1985 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna? married Thomas (Tom) STACK.

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