Hurley, John William

Male 1849 - 1944  (94 years)


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  • Name Hurley, John William 
    Born 5 Nov 1849  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 Nov 1849  St Mary's Church, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jan 1944  Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Jan 1944  Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Owned Vans for hire and a wood coal and coke depot - Marian Pratt 15 Aug 1949



      An orphan, he never saw his father and hismother died when he was 5 years of age. He was put in the keeping of a guardian. Put out to live in various homes working at 9 or 10 of age, in coal mines befor 12 and by 15 of age almost blind from long hours underground when he did come up to dalight one day the bright sun blinded him. After several months of treatment regained his sight. At 19 made overland trip horseback from Sydney to Brisbane through bushland. Employed at Smelters at Bulimba Brisbane Queensland met Mary Ann Hougham. She with her mother brother and sister embarking by sailing ship to return to London England. He took passage also.

      He was strictly temperance being a member of Rechabite Lodge and Independent order of good Templars. was at one time past grand master He also was a member of school board and chairman ofcemetery board.

      Voyage to England took three months of sailing. When the folks arrived they did not find London the same. Its fogs were very distasteful unhealthy after Queenslands sunny skies. So they all returned again by saling ship via Cape Horn a very exciting and dangerous trip of three months. havingtravelled via cape colony before they had literally been all around the earth by sailing ship

      Mary ann Hougham was born at Stepney London Educated at a Ladies private school A member of the primative methodist church ( which years later amalgamated with the Wesleyan methodists) she also was a member of bands of hope and temperance lodge. One of the most cherished memories being the annual programmes given at the crystal Palace in London by many combined bands of hope. At 17 of age she was a governess at the young ladies school it was superintended by two maiden ladies named Bullock and was on mile end road near to corner o f Bakers row.

      It was 1872 or 73 when the family first sailed to Australia and this second trip was about May 1876. soon after arrival back John William and Mary Ann were married in the Methodist Church on Leichardt St Spring Hill Brisbane 13 Jan 1877.They bought property a home and a wood, coke and coal depot at corner of Brunswick St and Gurphy St Fortitude Valley Brisbane adjoining the methodist church. John William also had vans for hire. Mary Ann was bookkeeper for the business. About 4 years after marriage John William had the misfortune to cut his right thumb off on the circular saw. It was christmas time, the doctor got drinking and neglected the thumb, gangrene set in and more of the hand had to be taken off, meanwhile th ebusiness suffered and was soldout.Life with its ups and downs became their position but through it all they clung closely and faithfully together,having eleven children who the fed clothed and educated and raised horourably. In the later years they heard and accepted tehgospel and became members of the LDS Church received their temple sealings and at a good age passed the great divide leaving many descendents to cherish their teachings and memories. - Marian Pratt
    Person ID I11146  Hougham
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2004 

    Father Hurley, William
              b. 1813, Kilfenora, Clare, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Sep 1850, Marine Hospital, San Francisco, S. F., Ca Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother O'Donnell, Ellen
              b. 1816, Kilmalock, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Sep 1855, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1847  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hougham, Mary Ann
              b. 31 May 1856, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Apr 1945, Pinedale, Navajo, Az Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1877  Leichardt, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hurley, Ellen Phylis
              b. 17 May 1877, Brisbane, Queensland, Astr Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Aug 1971  (Age 94 years)
    +2. Hurley, Marian Charlotte
              b. 18 Apr 1879, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Feb 1961, Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. Hurley, William George
              b. 30 Jul 1881, Brisbane, Queensland, Astr Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Mar 1967  (Age 85 years)
    +4. Hurley, Charlotte Elizabeth
              b. 25 Mar 1883, Caliope, Gladstone, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jul 1974, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Hurley, Daisy Annie
              b. 30 Jan 1885, Caliope, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Oct 1971, Show Low, Navajo, Az Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Hurley, John Henry
              b. 29 Jun 1886, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Oct 1973  (Age 87 years)
    +7. Hurley, Frederick Joseph
              b. 17 Oct 1888, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Oct 1972  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Hurley, Mary Alice
              b. 8 Oct 1890, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Dec 1984  (Age 94 years)
    +9. Hurley, Muriel Millicent
              b. 30 Apr 1893, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Mar 1916  (Age 22 years)
     10. Hurley, Harry Ansell
              b. 7 Jul 1895, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Apr 1896  (Age 0 years)
    +11. Hurley, Phillip Victor
              b. 29 Sep 1897, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 May 1928, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart