Hurley, Marian Charlotte

Hurley, Marian Charlotte

Female 1879 - 1961  (81 years)

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  • Name Hurley, Marian Charlotte 
    Born 18 Apr 1879  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened May 1879  Primitive Method, Brisbane, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Feb 1961  Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Mar 1961  Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The compiler of the Book of Houghams published in Arizona in the 1950 and the inspiration for this family history - RY.

      MHP writes :-

      " Have you ever stood on the deck of a ship seeing your native land with everyone and everything dear to you gradually fading away in the distance? My own experience recalled in my mind a poem in my school reading book - one verse in particular - "The Emigrant Ship" All on deck together, young and old they stand, husbands wives and children, clasping hand in hand. On each face is sorry,that they'll see no more when thay wake tomorrow - their own native shore"

      Now let us follow the ship " Great Queenslander" and meet new people. Those days ships depended entirely on wind and sails. To day (1958) a trip of that distance can be covered by a steamship, a floating city of palaces of the latest conveniences, in 2 to 3 weeks - which took a sailing ship upwards of 3 to 5 months, often the meals curtailed to a dry sea biscuit like a soda cracker but about 3 square inches in size and one half an inch thick, so hard even a hammer would not break them; one would last for hours, a little piece of corn beef (sometimes green with age) and that was your meal. Today the same trip can be covered by a plane practically in a few hours.

      Why did Ann P (K) Hougham go to Australia in 1872 as soon as her husband passed away, and take her two unmarried daughters? They were comfortably fixed and had no lack of friends, the girls in their teens in life's fullest activities. Only a mother could understand the answer. Out of her family of 9, 3 sons had died infants, her eldest son was married and had to go to Canada, her eldest daughter had married and with her husband and first four children moved to the USA. Her second daughter was married but had an invalid husband withTB, she would remain in London and trust in future. There was still one sone who had been gone 12 years .... yes you guessed. He was in Australia, he had kept in touch with his mother. He was spirited away when 15 or 16 of age by the families own minister who said his own boy was wild and determined to emigrate, so he offered to pay young Fred Hougham's passage to go with his son, etc and when Fred insisted he should go and ask his folkes permission and get clothes etc the minister assured Fred that everything would be alright,proved, and he would immediately go to parents and explain all.

      A person who could do such a despicable trick, could do more - he did not go immediately, he let Fred's folk worry and seek until the ship was well out to sea. So almost a year went by before the first letter and the true story reached the folks at home in England. So the mother decided to go to her boy.

      the palce was as beautiful as he had described - but - it was far from cities or towns, on a small mining claim, no stores or post office, just a few young people 2 or 3 of them married no church, just in the midst of Gods own handiwork, nature itself, flowers birds butterflies even the insects and reptiles in brilliant colours, a clear stream of cold clear water, plenty of wild fruit and berries.Perfection, but nothing to do. the two sisters from the great city of London grew listless, the mother agreed all should return to England, their busy lives and friends and Fred ought to come along. They moved 430 mioles to Bulimba, a small village on the outskirts of the City of Brisbane, to await the coming of a sailing ship and find something to occupy time.

      During the waiting period a friend of Freds had taken a liking for the youngest sister and when the ship was due begged her to remain and be his wife, She would not remain.

      "The Darling Downs" was lifting anchor, tie ropes all untied, sailors unfurling sails, getting a foot or so from her moorings, when a young man with suitcase in hand leaped aboard. John William Hurley joined the Hougham family on their return trip around Cape Colony. So Africa to England. The return trips were not emigrants, very few passengers. There is nothing more prettier or more stately than a ship in full white sail leaving or entering port unless a graceful white swan gliding along admiring its reflection in the water. The group aboard the ship were happy.

      Arriving "home" safely in due time disappointment, things had changed in those few short years old friends gone, some moved and some died, young folks married and got their home cares now. Most of all they had forgotten the constant fogs and drizzling rain of London and longed for the sunshine and cloudless skies of Queensland. Fred andJohn William were feeling the effects of the damp. decisions had to be made.

      They all agreed that the sunny days in Australia would be good for Sarah's invalid husband, again they pack up, not only suitcases but household goods etc and soon were on their return journey to Australia going by way of South America round Cape Horn on the "British Nation" with 600 emigrants aboard. This trip was rough, crowded full of thrills and excitement they were all glad when it ended.

      Volumes could be written about this one journey alone, Suffice to say it ended safely and this story continues with the lives of each individual . The mother had her family, John William Hurley gained his prize Mary Ann Hougham became his bride and wife. It is after this marriage that MHP enters the scene.


      NOTE by M.H.Pratt, . . . •
      Do not take for granted every printed history you read-Temple Work is too important.It has to be correct. Every parent wants their own children sealed to then,and every child wants to be sealed to own parents,-so PROVE PROVE,everything-unless the Author gives substantial evidence .Not only time and expense will be saved,but the work is not acceptable unless it is right. Please do not alter anything in these records unless you have positive proof of an error,by way of a document,Wi11, or legal certificate etc. This record has been altered from many printed histories, which errors threw out whole branches by one misplaced item.
      Records are seldom found complete in one parish or church for one family-I could almost say THEY ARE NEVER COMPLETE in one place. Some are found in several parishes,or churches or even countries. Again a WILL is not a complete record, a parent may have l6 children born to them, some die in childhood, etc.then the person, making the will only records those that are alive at time of making Will, often -it is not probated untill all have arrived at 21 of age,and several more may have passed on during the waiting period, hence are not mentioned in the probating, or the daughters may have married and are now signing their husband's name,and must be identified.
      In the Book I have frequently quoted "A FORGOTTEN PAST" the author gave a certain Solomon Hougham of 'All Hallow's the great, London,to the foregoing William and Susan Hougham-Which was an error—Law suits named ALL the children of William and Susan (l5 of them) and not a Solomon amongst them. The Wills of Solomon's wifers family show clearly where he belongs, and several other sources verify the same-hence often much can be gained from the in law side of the family,both in Wills,lawsuits,christenings,weddings etc. Just glancing through or even,reading a book is not sufficient it needs to be studied, often you will find that the Author contradicts own statements on another page.
      As far as possible I have tried to enter all authentic data or interesting history on the reverse side of the Family Group Sheets-it has taken a lifetime of hard research and study,and work,and prayer for- discernment,and ability-having learned it the hard way-taking for granted what historians and Authors printed to save time-not having occasion to doubt them until finding myself in a confusion of misfitting dates,impossible links—then I awoke to FACTS,the writers were not interested in individuals,they were seeking right to bear arms- or fame as writers or prestige,earthly honor,or even a way to get money—they were not really interested in ancestral lineage OF MINE, or of SALVATION or EXALTATION of souls. --That is the difference.
    Person ID I1582  Hougham
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2004 

    Father Hurley, John William
              b. 5 Nov 1849, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jan 1944, Mesa, Maricopa, Az Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pratt, Nephi
              b. 7 Dec 1879, Springlake, Utah, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jun 1948, Washington, Washington, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Pratt, William Teancum
              b. 1 Aug 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Aug 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Pratt, Effie Myrtle
              b. 27 Aug 1910, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jun 1983, Sierra Vista, Cochise, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Pratt, Alice (Twin)
              b. 9 Jan 1912, Salt Lake City, S.L., Ut Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jan 1912, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Pratt, Daisy (Twin)
              b. 9 Jan 1912, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jan 1912, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Living
    +6. Living
    +7. Living
    Family ID F715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Marian Hurley Pratt
    Marian Hurley Pratt
    Author of The Book Of Houghams published in the 1950s
    Marian Hurley
    Marian Hurley

    Histories
    The Book of Hougham and Hurley
    The Book of Hougham and Hurley
    The original work of Marion Hurley Pratt produced in the 1950s

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