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Colin Alexander McIntyre married Dorothy Joan Patterson 27/12/1946 at Liverpool, NSW. Dorothy, was known as JOAN MCINTYRE (DJM1), from the time of her marriage to Colin, to the time that she died. Joan was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1930.
At the time of my husband's birth (1956) Colin (32) and Joan (26)
already had three other children:
Robyn J, 7 years (F); Lesley M, 5 (F) and Vicki A, 4 (F).
My husband was their fourth child - their first and only son.
Colin and Dorothy were separated before my husband's second birhtday.
Colin is reported to have remarried, and may have had more children.
Joan's mother's name was Mary PATTERSON (MP1) (nee Jackson). Joan's mother, Mary JACKSON, knew Ned Kelly's mother. They were neighbours.
Joan's father's name was Norman Patterson (NAP1). He was well known for his expertise in training horses, and his marksmanship. I have been told he was a member of the Light Horse Brigade. A painting of Norman at war in France, with its burning ruins in the background, hung on the wall of my husband's bedroom throughout his childhood. Norman never saw his first grandson. He died before my husband was born. Joan lived at Revesby, NSW, after her separation from Colin, until she retired. She then moved to Coffs Harbour, NSW, and later to Blue Haven, NSW, where she was living when she died.
Hello, and welcome to my journal. My name is Abigail McIntyre and I am building this family tree for my children. Any assistance will be graciously considered. Especially tips to make this journal more interesting.
We all have to start somewhere, so I have decided to start with my husband's father, Colin Alexander McIntyre (1), my children's grandfather. CAM (1)was born in Glen Innes, NSW, Australia, about 1924. He married my husband's mother, Dorothy Joan Patterson, at Liverpool, NSW, on December 27, 1946. At the time of his marriage Colin was 32, a maintenance engineer, living at Kogarah, on Rocky Point Road. Unfortunately, Colin and Joan were separated before my husband's 2nd birthday. Colin died in Queensland, in 1986. As my husband was estranged from his father for most of his life, family details on his father's side are mostly hearsay. His mother and her parents are also deceased. My husband and my two sons are the only males left of our generation to carry on the McIntyre family name.
I know Colin (CAM 1) had brothers, so we can assume my husband may have male cousins and uncles, etc., he has never met. Colin was a soldier when he was young, and fought in World War 2. I would like to hear from any soldiers who served with him in Papua New Guinea.
Colin was reputed to be an excellent marksman and agriculturist.
I was told Colin studied agriculture at Sydney University, and was known to raise experimental crops, including tomatoes, among others.
Getting information has been frustrating.