Cudgegong Valley History Project

John Thomas HalpinAge: 8018741954

Name
John Thomas Halpin
Given names
John Thomas
Surname
Halpin
Birth 1874

Birth of a sisterAgnes S Halpin
1876 (Age 2)

Birth of a brotherJames Joseph Halpin
1878 (Age 4)

Birth of a brotherThomas Gregory Halpin
1880 (Age 6)

Birth of a sisterBridget Elizabeth Halpin
1882 (Age 8)

Birth of a brotherPatrick William Halpin
1884 (Age 10)

Birth of a sisterMary Halpin
1886 (Age 12)

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Winifred Halpin
1888 (Age 14)

Birth of a brotherPeter Halpin
1891 (Age 17)

Death of a brotherThomas Gregory Halpin
1892 (Age 18)

Birth of a brotherMichael Laurence Halpin
1893 (Age 19)

Birth of a sisterJosephine Margaret Halpin
1896 (Age 22)

Death of a fatherJames Halpin
February 22, 1909 (Age 35)

Note:

Local Brevities. The death occurred a few days ago of Mr. James Halpin, of Combo Creek, Wollar. He had been ailing for several months. The funeral was one of the largest ever known in the locality. The deceased had resided in the Wollar district for over 40 years. A large grown-up family are left to mourn the loss of a good father (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Thursday 11 March 1909, page 4).

Death of a motherElizabeth Lennox
April 3, 1924 (Age 50)

Note:

DEATH OF WOLLAR RESIDENT. The death took place at Wollar on April 3 of Mrs. Elizabeth Halpin, relict of the late James Halpin, at the age of 73. Mrs. Halpin had been ailing for a few months before her death. She was a very old resident of the district, having resided at Wollar for upwards of 50 years. She had a large circle of friends, and enjoyed the respect of all who knew her. She was laid to rest in the Catholic section of the Wollar cemetery, the Rev. Father Cooney, of Gulgong, reading the burial service. She leaves the following family: John, James, Peter (Wollar), Patrick (Mudgee), Michael (Merriwa), Mrs. Thomas Riley, Mrs. James Mara (Wollar), Mrs. Sydney Moss (Mudgee), Misses Mary and Josephine Halpin (Wollar) (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 28 April 1924, page 15).

Death of a brotherMichael Laurence Halpin
1931 (Age 57)

Note:

DONE TO DEATH MUDGEE RESIDENT'S SKULL FRACTURED SATURDAY AFTERNOON FRACAS Charge of Murder After being knocked into the gutter in Lewis street by a violent blow, Michael Halpin, of Denison street, was conveyed to hospital on Saturday afternoon and died in the early hours of Sunday morning from haemorrhage of the brain. Later a man was arrested by the police. From what can be gathered, it appears that Pat and Michael Halpin, two brothers, were proceeding from Market street up Lewis street, and on passing the yard of the Royal Hotel some twenty yards from the intersection of Market and Lewis streets, a number of men came out and accosted them. Pat Halpin's story is that one of the men attacked his brother without provocation, and knocked him into the gutter with a terrific punch. He himself was then attacked and knocked about, but eventually escaped from the men and rushed up to the Oriental Hotel to get help. There he met a relative, J. Lennox, and both returned to where Michael Halpin was lying helpless. It is alleged that both men were then assaulted by five men, Lennox being knocked down and receiving a wound in the head. Pat Halpin is alleged to have been punched and kicked about the body. Other people coming on the scene it was found that Michael Halpin was unconscious, and he was placed in a car by the doctor who had been summoned and taken to the District Hospital. Though all was done that could be done the unfortunate man died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Later the same night a man was arrested by the police, whose age was 38, was a native of Cumbo, near Wollar, and for many years has been a well-known resident of Mudgee. He was a tall, thin man about 6ft in height, and was working on the Mudgee sewerage undertaking. Both he and his brother are spoken of as quiet, inoffensive men. The funeral took place this morning, and was very largely attended. The Rev. Father O'Herlihy conducted the funeral services in the R.C. portion of the cemetery. Deceased leaves to mourn a widow and eight young children. The eldest child is still attending school; the youngest is only seven months old. McKay, who is accused of causing the death of Halpin, is a newcomer to Mudgee. He is a cousin of the McKay family who have lived in the town for some years. That the fracas was more serious than appears on the surface is evidenced by the fact that J. Lennox, who received a head wound, went to hospital this morning for an x-ray of his injuries. Pat Halpin is also considerably knocked about, and a man named Conlan was kicked in the stomach. The police are naturally reticent, but it may be presumed that other charges than the major one against McKay will be preferred. YOUNG MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER At the Police Court this morning Mervyn James McKay, a young man of 18 years, short in stature, with light sandy hair, and wearing a white sports shirt, was presented on a charge of feloniously and maliciously slaying Michael Lawrence Halpin. In anticipation of some such development the Court House was filled in the lower portion, and there was some scrambling for seats, calling the remark from the Magistrate, Mr H. H. Farrington, that if people couldn't find room to sit down they must go outside. Some eight were accommodated in the gallery. The proceedings were of the briefest. Sergeant O'Brien formally asked for a remand until the 7th December, and this the magistrate granted. No application was made for bail, and the accused was removed (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 30 November 1931, page 5).

Death 1954 (Age 80)

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father
mother
Marriage: 1871
4 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
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younger sister
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younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Josephine Margaret Halpin
Birth: 1896
Death: February 21, 1989Mudgee District Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

  1. Generation 1
    1. John Thomas Halpin, son of James Halpin and Elizabeth Lennox, was born in 1874 and died in 1954 at the age of 80.