Connors, Mary Anne
Looking to establish her hometown/place and sibs. Mary Ann B.1831 came from the town of Ballycally in Clare . She married
Thomas Ryan in Limerick in 1854. In 1856 her and Thomas sailed to Australia as free settlers on arrival moving to the Geelong area. Mary out lived her husband Thomas by 16 years, Mary?s own cause of death was senile decay at the age of 85yrs, she lived with her son Michael up until the time of her death. Mary also had 4 living daughters at the time of her death, but she choose to live with her son Michael.
Her Obituary states the following: Mrs. T. Ryan: Another old colonist has passed away in the person of Mrs. T. Ryan, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Ryan, formerly of Leopold. The deceased lady died at the residence of her son Mr. M. Ryan, of the Gardens Hotel, Malop Street Geelong, on Monday night. The funeral take place Wednesday afternoon, when her remains were interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the Eastern Cementery. The casket hearse and two mourning coaches were followed by a long line of private and public conveyances. The coffin was borne on the shoulders of Messrs. J. Higgins, T. Higgins, J. Devlin and J. Grogran; and the following were pall bearers: Messrs. J. Fitzgerald, senr., J. Conways, Joe McShane, W.Hoare, P. Hoare, Henery Young, C Ellingsen, and J. Egan, J. Leathy, T O?Donovan, T. Hardiman, Bert, Dupe, J Grant, P. Hardiman, Tom Glynn and ex-Sergeant J. J. Purcell. Handsome wreaths were sent by Mr. Herb. Jacoabs, Mrs Murphy (Terminus Hotel), J. and C. Grant, Mrs Ross, and several others. The burial services was conducted both in the mortuary chapel and at the grave side by the Rev. Father Brickley, and the funderal arrangements were carried out by Mr. William Wellington.
Death notice states: Ryan on February 21st 1916 at the residence of her son, mr M. Ryan, Garddens Hotel. Malop Street, Mary relict of the late Thomas Ryan aged 85yrs late of Leopold R.I.P.
The funeral will leave the residence of her son Mr. M. Ryan Gardens Hotel malop Street on Wednesday, 23rd February at 3 o?clock for the Eastern Cemetery