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DREW family: searching for descendants of Bill and Ida Drew (nee Daly) of Sydney.

Journal by jacoby

Ida Drew was my grandmother's younger sister.. Ida Daly married Bill Drew in 1907 in Molong and eventually moved to Sydney ? Bondi or North Bondi. I wish to contact any of their children or grand children.

Surnames: DALY DREW
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on 2013-11-14 05:42:06

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by jacoby on 2013-11-14 07:55:04

Thanks noggin. Every little bit helps.

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by jacoby on 2013-11-14 10:01:54

Thanks again noggin.
Yes, Ida Josephine was my great-aunt she married William Lionel Drew in 1907 in Molong. I don't know what year they moved to Sydney (I believe in Bondi).
When you forwarded me the information re Irene P. Drew I checked in BDM and that is their daughter born in 1912.
Then there is, I believe, a son William born in 1907. (both born in Molong, NSW) There may have been more children, but I now have 2 more than I started with.
I don't know if Irene or William ever married, but if they did, I guess it will be their children if any, that I need to find. Don't know what my next step should be - any suggestions ?
Thanks for your help

by asheppard on 2013-11-14 18:28:33

Ryerson Index has the following, you may be able to get a copy of the notice's

DREW William Raymond Death notice 13JUL1982 Publication 75 late of Waverley Sydney Morning Herald 13JUL1982

DREW William Lionel Death notice 21OCT1958 Death late of Molong Sydney Morning Herald 22OCT1958

DREW Ida Josephine Death notice 27OCT1960 Death 76 late of North Bondi, formerly of Molong Sydney Morning Herald 28OCT1960

by jacoby on 2013-11-15 00:23:29

Thank you for your help. I am trying to find the death notices but I think the SMH notices are available only up until 1954 - I think.

by mentor on 2015-04-19 07:51:53

I was researching my great uncle from Molong, Cpl Verdi Daly, A Squadron , NSW Mounted Rifles who served as a bugler in Boer War and came upon your post re my maternal grandmother, Ida Drew ( nee Daly) … Verdi's sister. Ida and Will certainly did move to Bondi with their children Irene Phyllis ( my mother ) and William Raymond ( my uncle). Ray married but his wife died soon after, they had no children. Irene married Ken Duncan in 1942. Sadly, both are now deceased. They had two sons: Bill ( myself ) and David. My brother is married but with no children. However, I have two sons, Michael and Andrew. The first is married and has one infant son, Lachlan. I have often visited Molong and the old Daly home.

by Almam on 2015-04-19 22:06:29

I am also a great grandchild of William and Mary and have done a lot of research on Verdi and the family. I met either your mother or Patricia (or both) at Bondi many years ago as my father Patrick was very fond of his cousins and always kept in touch. I am heading to the country in May for a family reunion on the other side and will be calling into Molong again. I would love the address of the Daly house which I have never known. I am happy to send you any information on the family that you may not have, I am a family history tragic and you may also be able to fill in some of my missing links. I received an email from Jacoby about your post. My email is [email protected]

by jacoby on 2015-04-20 09:00:14

Hi Mentor
So glad that someone noticed my post from so long ago. Thought that would never happen.
You, Almam and I all share the same great grandparents in William and Mary Daly. Your grandmother Ida was one of 8 Daly girls. My grandmother Amelia was the first born of William and Mary Daly in 1876 in Orange. Both sides of my family are interesting to me but the fact that there were 8 girls in the Daly family made me think that there would be a few interesting stories therein. Almam and I are both constantly searching for photographs of any of those girls, your grandmother Ida included.
I do not live in NSW, I live in Victoria and so I am not able to visit places like Molong. but I would like to visit Temora, where the girls ended up for a lot of their years. Almam and I have both researched Verdi Daly and Almam has provided me with a lot of info on him. I am also interested in the son of Frank and Stella Hughes (Stella was your grandmothers younger sister) Glen Hughes who was a POW of the the Japanese in WW2. Do you have info on him ? Anyway, sure to be more correspondence in the future.

by mentor on 2015-04-27 20:59:11

Almam and jacoby,
Sorry I have not been able to get back to you earlier … things have been hectic here with ANZAC commemorations, organising re-enactments of the 1915 'snowballing' marches, emergency service commitments and youth mentoring . However, will be home tonight. Since it seems unnecessarily remote corresponding via this web site, why not have a chat over the phone. My mobile number is 0488 999 177. Meanwhile, for Almam, the old Daly family home / business is now the district's historical society headquarters in ( I think ) Bank Street and is called 'The Yarn Market' . It's a sort of gift shop … which seems rather appropriate since, I understand, the Daly family ran a news agency / store there. Only the brick section of the building remains: apparently the wood-built bedroom wing had to be demolished some time ago. There is a plaque honouring Verdi in the adjacent "stables' which now serves as a local museum / meeting place. I hope Jacoby knows the address of Aunty Ally Tootle's home in Temora. I recall being there when a schoolboy but cannot remember exactly where in the town it was. Bill

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