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Lawrence Martin CANTWELL and Mary Elizabeth HAYES

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Lawrence Martin CANTWELL was born in 1871 at Patricks Plain, New South Wales, Australia. He was the youngest of eight children born to Patrick CANTWELL 1827-1875 and Suzannah MCCROHON 1836-1918.

He married 11/11/1901 at Singleton NSW to Mary Elizabeth HAYES born 28/2/1877 Newcastle NSW. Her parents: James Patrick HAYES 1846-1905 and Margaret HOY 1848-1924.

Lawrence Martin, who was known as 'Larry', and Mary, known as Minnie, had five children:-

1.Patrick Gerard Joseph CANTWELL, known as 'Gerard' born 1904 Singleton NSW, died unmarried 1979 Chinchilla QLD, buried Chinchilla Cemetery.

2.Mary Margaret CANTWELL known as 'Mollie' born 1906 Singleton, died tragically in 1969 near Chinchilla. Married James MULHOLLAND 1908-1985 and had 5 children.

3.James Lawrence CANTWELL, known as 'Jim', born 1908 Singleton NSW, died unmarried 20/11/1956 Mater Hospital, South Brisbane QLD. Buried Chinchilla Cemetery.

4.Lawrence Alphonsus CANTWELL 'Lawrie' born 3/3/1909 QLD, died unmarried 2/1/2004 aged 95yrs. Buried Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance and Crematorium,

5.Louis Henry CANTWELL born 28/7/1912 Chinchilla QLD, died 24/11/2000 Toowoomba QLD aged 88yrs. Buried Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance and Crematorium. Married 10/4/1939 Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Chinchilla to Living AMOR. {My Grandparents}.

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BIOGRAPHY of Lawrence Martin Cantwell

At the age of thirty years, Lawrence Martin Cantwell married Mary Elizabeth Hayes on the 11th November 1901 at Singleton, New South Wales. Both of them were Catholics.

Lawrence Martin and Mary traveled up from Singleton to Queensland to live; exact year and details of their lives before this are not known.

In Queensland, they took up residence on a property which Lawrence Martin bought for an unknown number of pounds. It comprised 640 acres and was situated near a railway siding known as Rywung, near Chinchilla. Lawrence Martin and Marys youngest son, Louis Henry, often referred to his childhood home as Rywung, so it is probable that the property was also given this name.

On Rywung, Lawrence Martin carried on the business of farming, dairying and raising cattle.

Lawrence Martin Cantwells father, Patrick, had been a gold miner. He died when Lawrence Martin was a child.

Lawrence Martin stood 6 ft. 6 inches in his socks. It was a family joke that he had to sit during his wedding photograph, or he would have been out of the picture. Lawrences wife, Mary, was not very tall. He had brown hair and blue eyes, and sported a large moustache all his adult life. He owned a violin, and could play it very well. He played at country dances as well as at family gatherings at home on Rywung.

In their old age, Lawrence Martin and Mary went to live with their daughter, Molly, on her property Monmouth. This was the place where Lawrence Martin died of a coronary, one year before Mary, in 1945. He is buried in Chinchilla cemetery under an inscribed headstone.

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Photograph below : Groom Lawrence Cantwell and Bride Mary Hayes on their wedding day, taken 11 November 1901 at Singleton, New South Wales, Australia

Surnames: AMOR CANTWELL HAYES HOY MCCROHON MULHOLLAND
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on 2006-09-07 23:28:34

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