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Looking for family of Fr Humphrey GEANEY of NZ

Query by malmal

Fr.Humphrey GEANEY was a relative of my mother Ellen Berenece DICKSON nee KENNY. He visited last in the 60's to our home in Bondi. He was a member of the MARIST Fathers. He would be about 112 years or more if he were alive. When I get some more details I will follow up contacting relatives GEANEY etc. in New Zealand

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on 2011-04-19 11:57:49

malmal has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: KENNYJAMESWHOMARRIEDMARGA, KENNYJAMESWHOMARRIEDMARGA, DICKSON.

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by GWhiz on 2013-01-23 17:46:47

by Vatuvai on 2017-03-30 21:31:56

Hi Ghiz,
Are you still looking for Humphrey Geaney.

Humphrey Geaney married Elizabeth Amelia Canny,Youngest daughter of James Hoare Canny and Elizabeth Curtin.
Amelia was born in 1876..The marriage was 13 July 1903.

They had a son named Humphrey born 30 January 1906. Unfortunately complications meant Elizabeth Amelia died 7 days later on 6 February 1906.

Elizabeth is buried in the Timaru Cemetery

by ngairedith on 2017-03-31 12:13:33

Rev Humphrey Geaney, who was born 30 Jan 1906, died on 12 Sep 1989 aged 83. He is buried at Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch

by Vatuvai on 2017-03-31 18:24:07

Hi malmal,
I only go back on the Rev Humphrey Geaneys mothers side
She Elizabeth was living in Timaru with her husband, and father James Hoare Kenny when she died.
James Hoare Kennys real surname is Canny,which is the name he was called in the 2nd militia and his early life in Kihikihi ,TeAwamutu area.
After the Maori wars he was a police constable,then a land owner, 50 acres,a store owner,and was a public an for a short period.
Later on he turned up in Gisborne.
By then he was using the name Kenny. The family must have accepted that here inNZ it is Kenny.
Research back to Ballinalacken in County Clare found the family has always been Canny.
Let me know if I can help you.
Cheers Dave

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