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My grandmother was a Costello born an the little River Inn Ensay on the Croocked River. Still in touch with members of that part of the family.
Hi Matthew...can you give me more details, about grandparents and parents. Have no records to go on . Thanks Ted Costello.
Hi Ted, my maternal grandmother was Kathleen Monica Costello - daughter of Joannah and James (?). It is James I'm interested in... he seems hard to trace prior to Ensay...
This should help you both
Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.) Thursday 22 February 1934
OBITUARY. MR. JAMES COSTELLO.
The sympathy of a large circle of friends will be extended to the family circle of Mr, James Costello, of the Little River Inn, Ensay, who passed away on January 20.
The late Mr. Costello was held in high esteem in all his business and social associations throughout the district.
He was a native of Wyangap, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and migrated to Australia in 1892.
He followed mining and farming pursuits in the Dargo district, and whilst there he married Miss Johanna Culhane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Culhane.
From 1909 until 1918 he resided at South Buchan, where he had charge of the post office.
In November of 1918 he became the licensee of the Little River Inn, Ensay, in succession to Mr. W. Lyall, and lived there until his lamented death.
The late Mr. Costello is survived by his wife and family of five sons, two daughters, and three sisters to mourn the loss of a devoted parent and brother.
The sisters are Mrs. T. O'Brien, North Fitzroy; 'Mrs. M. Kearns, Camberwell;
Mrs. Ryan, Castlegannon, Ireland.
The funeral was attended by many district
The cortege left the Catholic church at Ensay for the Bairnsdale Cemetery, where the service was conducted at the graveside by Rev. Fr. McCormack, assisted by Rev. Fr. O'Connor. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. Jack, Dick and Edward Costello (sons of deceased), and Mr., James Culhane; and the pall-bearers were Messrs. M. Flynn, sen., M. Flynn, jun., C. Duke,
P. Sinnott, Jas. O'Brien, and J. Sims. R.I.P.
*I've never heard of Wyangap, County Kilkenny. Perhaps the reporter mean't
** Also; James Costello, licensed victualler of Ensay North, who died on 20th, January. left by will dated May 17. 1932, real estate of a gross value of £1,950, and personal property of a gross value of £1,729 to his wife and
Johanna was the daughter of Michael Culhane and Mary KIRK, she was born in 1872 sister to Thomas and John 1871; Mary, 1873; Daniel, 1875; James, 1877; Patrick, 1879; Bridget, 1881; Edward, 1884; Maurice, 1886;
Here is Johanna's young brother Patrick who died in 1956
CULHANE. - On November 5, at Sale. Patrick, of Munro, dearly
loved brother of Ned (deceased), Michael (deceased). Johanna (Mrs.
Costello, (deceased), Mary (Mrs. Sleavin, deceased), Jack (deceased). Maurice (deceased). Jim (deceased), Bridget (Mrs. Cavanagh, deceased), Tom (deceased),
aged 76 years. - R.I.P.
I should have mentioned Michael CULHANE and Mary, nee KIRK were married in 1869 in Victoria.
Advocate (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 24 Jun 1926
MRS. MARY CULHANE, nee KIRK
The death occurred on May 24 at her son's residence, Stratford,
of Mrs. Mary Culhane, relict of the late Michael Culhane, of Talbotville. Mrs. Culhane, who was an exemplary mother and a devout Catholic, was 74
years of age, and her demise caused much regret among a very wide circle
of relatives and friends.
She was a native of Kilkenny, Ireland, and arrived
in Australia in August, 1869, and resided with her sister (the late Mrs.
MacGuire) at Talbotville, where she married Mr. Culhane. There she remained
until five months before her death, when she went to the residence
of her son, John, at Stratford, to receive medical aid. The deceased lady
had been a subscriber to "The Advocate" for 57 years.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated in St. Patrick's Church on the day following her death by the Rev. Fr. O'Donnell.
Mrs. Culhane leaves a family of seven sons, two of whom served at the war, and three daughters to mourn their loss, all of whom are living.
They are:—John (Stratford), Thomas (Myrtleford),
Johanna (Mrs. Costello, Ensay), Minnie (Mrs. Slaven, Stratford),
Michael (Iona), James (Ensay), Edward (Ovens Vale), Patrick, Bridget, and
The coffinbearers were Messrs. John, James,
Patrick, and Edward Culhane, sons of deceased.
There was a large gathering at the funeral and burial, which
took place at the Nuntin Cemetery, Stratford. The prayers at the graveside
were read by Rev. Fr. O'Donnell.
Stratford (Nuntin) Cemetery
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