Thomas O'Donnell and Sarah Prentice (May) Dunning updated March 6th 2008
Thomas O'Donnell married Sarah Prentice (May) Dunning
Sarah's parents were William Dunning (BDM records show Alexander as her father and Prentice Elizabeth Reynolds as her mother)and Elizabeth Jane Prentice.
Thomas's parents were Thomas O'Donnell and Elizabeth Walker
Thomas and Sarah had 15 children.
Six girls and nine boys.
Elizabeth Thelma O'Donnell- Known as Thelma. Married Anson
George Erwin O'Donnell- Known as Herb. Born 31/10/1915. Died 25/5/1993 at Kyabram aged 77.
Edna ODonnell married William (Bill) Cormican.
Thomas Walker ODonnell. Born 10/5/1914 at Dookie and died 9 days later on 19/5/1914 at Yabba North. DRN 5286.
He was a twin with William James.
William James ODonnell. Born 10/5/1914 at Dookie and died aged 2 months old at Yabba. DRN 9358.
So they lost both twin boys within weeks of birth.
Rita Eileen ODonnell marriedHosie
Another son they named Thomas...
Thomas James ODonnell married Caroline Mary Williams.
Dorothy O'Donnell- Known as Dorrie. Married R. (Mick) Cormican
Gordon Louis ODonnell. Born Benalla. Born 11th August 1923. He died aged 59 in 1983 at Benalla. DRN 09122. Gordon was married to Betty.
Stanley William ODonnell. Born Benalla 11th August 1923. Died aged 61 in 1984 at Benalla DRN 20570. Stan was married to Lavinia Beggs
Stanley and Gordon were twins.
Leslie O'Donnell- Known as Les.
Lorna ODonnell married Don Opie.
Norman Ernest ODonnell born..1929? and died aged 2
in 1931 at Katamatite. DRN 4837
Mona ODonnell.Married W.Irvine
Raymond ODonnell- Known as Ray
Sarah Prentice O'Donnell died at Yabba, Victoria in 1961 aged 72.
Thomas was born in Shepparton on 15th November 1876 and died aged 90 years old on 14th January 1967 in Numurkah.
I will follow up with the other dates of birth and location, marriages dates death dates and locations as soon as I can from my research at the Benalla and District Family History Group.
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