William Nagina Singh

M, b. circa 1900, d. 1965

Catherine Singleton

F, b. 1850
  • Catherine Singleton was born in 1850.
  • At the age of 17 years, Catherine Singleton married William Howard in 1867 in Port Sorell, Tasmania.

Child of Catherine Singleton and William Howard

Mary Ann Singleton

F, b. 1855, d. 1888
  • Mary Ann Singleton was born in 1855 in Port Sorrell, Tasmania.
  • At the age of 21 years, Mary Ann Singleton married Frederick Howard in 1876 in Port Sorrell, Tasmania.
  • Mary Ann Singleton died in 1888 in Ulverston, Tasmania.

Children of Mary Ann Singleton and Frederick Howard

Olive May Singleton

F, b. 1899, d. 1978
  • Olive May Singleton was born in 1899 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Joseph Singleton and Elizabeth Faith Yates.
  • At the age of 30 years, Olive May Singleton married William John Barkman White, son of William White and Annie Brown, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Olive May Singleton and William John Barkman White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Anduramba. William was a farmer. Olive gave her address as Pinelands.
  • Olive May Singleton died in 1978 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Norah Mary Skehan

F, b. circa 1880
  • Norah Mary Skehan was born circa 1880.
  • Norah Mary Skehan married James Cleary in 1901 in Queensland.
  • Norah Mary Skehan and James Cleary appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Goombungee. James was a ganger.

Children of Norah Mary Skehan and James Cleary

Arthur George Skellern

M, b. 1889, d. 22 January 1958
  • Arthur George Skellern was born in 1889.
  • At the age of 27 years, Arthur George Skellern married Eva Bridgeman, daughter of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman, in 1916 in New Zealand.
  • Arthur George Skellern died on 22 January 1958 in Inglewood Cemetery, New Zealand. He lived in 29 Brown Street, Inglewood.
  • He was buried on 24 January 1958 in Inglewood Cemetery.

Bernard Skelly

M, b. 7 May 1897, d. 1979
  • Bernard Skelly was born on 7 May 1897 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Bernard Skelly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 31 January 1906. He was 8 years and six months old. Her father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • On 17 September 1911 The Brisbane Courier reported "Amongst the successful examinees for appointment as telegraph messengers is Master Bernard Skelly (son of Mr and Mrs B Skelly of Crow s Nest), who
    secured 408 marks."
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 22 November 1917 in Toowoomba. He was a telegraphist and gave his father as his next of kin. He served as a sapper in the Signals Company in France.
  • He and Lionel Xavier Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Charleville. Bernard was a telegraphist, and Lionel an assistant in the Areadia Cafe.
  • On 23 April 1925
    The Brisbane Courier advised that - "Mr. B. Skelly, jnr., Charleville, is at present on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Skelly, Crow's Nest."
  • At the age of 31 years, 3 months and 27 days, Bernard Skelly married Ellen (Nell) Rutledge on 3 September 1928 in Queensland.
  • On 20 December 1943,his wife, Ellen (Nell) Rutledge died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Bernard Skelly died in 1979 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Nudgee Cemetery.

Bernard Michael Skelly

M, b. 16 April 1860, d. 8 July 1945
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was born on 16 April 1860 in Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • At the age of 34 years, 4 months and 12 days, Bernard Michael Skelly married Elizabeth Lily Fox, daughter of Joseph Matthew Fox and Mary Rose Gallagher, on 28 August 1894 in St Stephens Cathedral, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly enrolled his son Francis (Frank) Skelly in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll with Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara in 1903 in Crow's Nest. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Bernard, a farmer and his wife Elizabeth also lived at Crow's Nest as did Patrick Jospeh, a labourer.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly enrolled his son Francis (Frank) Skelly in Pinelands State School on 23 January 1906 He was 10 years old. His brothers Bernard and Joseph were enrolled later in the year. His father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was granted the probate of the estate of Patrick Skelly on 14 April 1913; It was published in the Brisbane Courier - "Skelly, Patrick, late of Brisbane, but formerly of Crow's Nest, selector ; died November 2 1912 ; realty £1500, personally £388. Probate granted to J.Nolan, of Crow's Nest grazier, and Bernard Skelly, of the same place, storekeeper. W. J. Garde (by Ure and Nicholson), solicitor.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was listed as the next of kin of Bernard Skelly when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 November 1917 in Toowoomba. He was a telegraphist and gave his father as his next of kin. He served as a sapper in the Signals Company in France.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. Bernard was shown as a storekeeper and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their sons, a shop assistand and a grocer also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly received a visit from his son Bernard jnr.
    The Brisbane Courier advised that - "Mr. B. Skelly, jnr., Charleville, is at present on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Skelly, Crow's Nest"
    with Bernard Skelly on 23 April 1925.
  • Sometime before 1927 Bernard and Elizabeth moved to the Pittsworth district as the Brisbane Courier advised they were living there when their eldest son Frank was married on 6 June 1927 - this may be an error.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly's son Francis (Frank) Skelly married Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny on 6 June 1927 in Pittsworth, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported - "SKELLY-FEENEY.
    A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Church, on June 6, when Mr. Frank Skelly (son of Mr. and Mrs. Skelly, of Pittsworth) was married to Miss Noeleen Feeney (youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Patrick Feeney, of Roma). The church had been decorated by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart Sodality, Children of Mary, and the choir, of which the bride had been a member all her life. Pink and white roses adorned the altar rails, an arch being suspended over the guest pews, which were marked with pink and silver ribbons. The bridegroom's brother (Rev. Father Skelly), assisted by Rev. Father Troy, performed the ceremony, and nuptial mass was celebrated after the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white manette over crepe de Chine, heavily beaded, and outlined with seed pearls. The silver lace train was lined with pink crepe de Chine, ornamented with orange blossom, and her veil of silver tulle and lace was arranged in cap fashion. She carried an ivory-bound prayer book, the gift of Sister Bertel, of Red Hill, Brisbane. The bridesmaids, Misses Gladys Griffin and Eileen Sparks were frocked alike in pink mariette over crepe de Chine, made with yokes of silver lace, and pouched effect at hips. The skirts were French pleated, and ei-yathed belt of mariette finished with a diamante buckle at the waist completed tlie toilettes. Little Bernard and Esme Tait acted as page boy and train bearer, respectively. The former wore a blue satin suit, and the latter was frocked in blue crepe de Chine, and wore a tulle Dutch cap. She also wore an armlet, the gift of the bridegroom. Messrs. Skelly (Charleville) and J. Kennaiake attended the bridesgroom. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a fur coat, and to the bridesmaids begave a diamond and onyx ring and a gold wristlet watch. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Feeney held a reception at the Hibernian Hall, where they entertained about 150 guests. Mrs. Feeney wore a brown silk marocain frock relieved with gold, and a fawn felt hat to match. Mrs. Skelly (mother of the bridegroom) wore a frock of bois de rose tricotine, relieved with a waistcoat of cream and bois de rose, and a hat to match. She also wore stone marten furs. Mrs. Tait (sister of the bride) wore a black velveteen coat and skirt, and a vest of Oriental satin, with a hat of mauve panne velvet . On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in the South and Tasmania, Mrs. Skelly wore a French pleated frock of mastic mariette, a vagabond felt hat, and a fur coat. Mr. and Mrs. Skelly will make their future home in Bowen.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1934 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Bernard was still a shop keeper and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son also worked in the shop.
  • On 4 August 1938 The Courier Mail reported:-" CROWS NEST.Walter Henry Blank, charged in the Crow's Nest Police Court., before Messrs. L. F. Diplock and B. Skelly. J.P., with having had Instruments of gaming— a horse-racing doubles card— In his possession on July 30, was fined £5.
  • He was listed as the next of kin of Norman Vincent Skelly when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 February 1942 in Rockhampton. He gave his next of kin as Bernard Skelly, and was living at Archer Street, Rockhampton and working as a clerk for the Department of Labour at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 29 June 1944 with the rank of Private in the 13th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly died on 8 July 1945 in Nolan Street, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 85.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox

Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly

F, b. 21 May 1868, d. 12 March 1931
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly was born on 21 May 1868 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly was also known as Sister Mary Anastasia.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly died on 12 March 1931 in Brisbane at age 62.
  • She was buried on 13 March 1931 in Nudgee Cemetery. SIS-MER-25-04.

Cecilia Bridget Skelly

F, b. 20 April 1879, d. 1924
  • Cecilia Bridget Skelly was born on 20 April 1879 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • On 13 April 1897 The Brisbane Courier Reported that conditional approval had been given to Cecilai and Patrick jnr for the selection of agricultural land. They both selected 160 acres at Crow's Nest.
  • At the age of 26 years and 12 days, Cecilia Bridget Skelly married Thomas McLoughlin on 2 May 1905 in Queensland.
  • Cecilia Bridget Skelly died in 1924 in Queensland.

Children of Cecilia Bridget Skelly and Thomas McLoughlin

Denis Clarence Skelly

M, b. 11 June 1904, d. 5 January 1966
  • Denis Clarence Skelly was born on 11 June 1904 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Denis Clarence Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1909. His brothers Joseph and Lionel were also enrolled that year.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. Denis was a store keeper, most likely in his father's grocery shop.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Bernard Michael Skelly between 1930 and 1934 in Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Bernard was still a shop keeper and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son also worked in the shop.
  • At the age of 26 years, 7 months and 3 days, Denis Clarence Skelly married Florence Mary Littleton, daughter of Alfred Trevethan Littleton and Jane Gleeson, on 14 January 1931 in Queensland. They had two children.
  • Denis Clarence Skelly and Florence Mary Littleton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Denis was a store keeper, most likely in his father's shop and Florence carried out home duties.
  • Denis Clarence Skelly enlisted in the Royal Australian Airforce on 24 August 1942 in Brisbane. He gave his next of kin as his wife Florence, both living at Crow's Nest. He was discharged on 17 Jan 1946 with the rank of Corporal in the 7 Stores Depot, Toowoomba.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1963 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Denis was a shop assistant.
  • Denis Clarence Skelly died on 5 January 1966 in Crow's Nest at age 61.
  • He was buried on 7 January 1966 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Sister Ellen Mary Skelly

F, b. 18 November 1874, d. 15 July 1949
  • Sister Ellen Mary Skelly was born on 18 November 1874 in Gowrie Junction, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Sister Ellen Mary Skelly was also known as Sister Mary Margaret.
  • Sister Ellen Mary Skelly died on 15 July 1949 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 74.
  • She was buried on 16 September 1949 in Nudgee Cemetery. SIS-MER-22-11.

Erin Mary Irene Skelly

F, b. 1913, d. 24 January 1922

Francis (Frank) Skelly

M, b. 23 September 1895, d. 16 June 1989
  • Francis (Frank) Skelly was born on 23 September 1895 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Francis (Frank) Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • He commenced school at Pinelands State School on 23 January 1906. He was 10 years old. His brothers Bernard and Joseph were enrolled later in the year. His father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Norman Hotel, Roma. He was a relieving railway officer.
  • At the age of 31 years, 8 months and 14 days, Francis (Frank) Skelly married Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny on 6 June 1927 in Pittsworth, Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported - "SKELLY-FEENEY.
    A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Church, on June 6, when Mr. Frank Skelly (son of Mr. and Mrs. Skelly, of Pittsworth) was married to Miss Noeleen Feeney (youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Patrick Feeney, of Roma). The church had been decorated by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart Sodality, Children of Mary, and the choir, of which the bride had been a member all her life. Pink and white roses adorned the altar rails, an arch being suspended over the guest pews, which were marked with pink and silver ribbons. The bridegroom's brother (Rev. Father Skelly), assisted by Rev. Father Troy, performed the ceremony, and nuptial mass was celebrated after the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white manette over crepe de Chine, heavily beaded, and outlined with seed pearls. The silver lace train was lined with pink crepe de Chine, ornamented with orange blossom, and her veil of silver tulle and lace was arranged in cap fashion. She carried an ivory-bound prayer book, the gift of Sister Bertel, of Red Hill, Brisbane. The bridesmaids, Misses Gladys Griffin and Eileen Sparks were frocked alike in pink mariette over crepe de Chine, made with yokes of silver lace, and pouched effect at hips. The skirts were French pleated, and ei-yathed belt of mariette finished with a diamante buckle at the waist completed tlie toilettes. Little Bernard and Esme Tait acted as page boy and train bearer, respectively. The former wore a blue satin suit, and the latter was frocked in blue crepe de Chine, and wore a tulle Dutch cap. She also wore an armlet, the gift of the bridegroom. Messrs. Skelly (Charleville) and J. Kennaiake attended the bridesgroom. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a fur coat, and to the bridesmaids begave a diamond and onyx ring and a gold wristlet watch. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Feeney held a reception at the Hibernian Hall, where they entertained about 150 guests. Mrs. Feeney wore a brown silk marocain frock relieved with gold, and a fawn felt hat to match. Mrs. Skelly (mother of the bridegroom) wore a frock of bois de rose tricotine, relieved with a waistcoat of cream and bois de rose, and a hat to match. She also wore stone marten furs. Mrs. Tait (sister of the bride) wore a black velveteen coat and skirt, and a vest of Oriental satin, with a hat of mauve panne velvet . On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in the South and Tasmania, Mrs. Skelly wore a French pleated frock of mastic mariette, a vagabond felt hat, and a fur coat. Mr. and Mrs. Skelly will make their future home in Bowen.
  • Francis (Frank) Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1931 and 1937 living at Canberra Street, Bowen. He was a railway official.
  • He and Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at 21 Taylor Street, Toowoomba. Frank was a railway employee.
  • Francis (Frank) Skelly and Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1980 living at 10 Rosewood Street, Toowoomba. Frank was a railway employee.
  • In 1985,his wife, Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny died in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Francis (Frank) Skelly died on 16 June 1989 in Toowoomba at age 93.

Honoria (Nora) Skelly

F, b. 14 March 1881, d. 21 June 1949
  • Honoria (Nora) Skelly was born on 14 March 1881 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • At the age of 20 years, 11 months and 11 days, Honoria (Nora) Skelly married Claud Cronk, son of Claud Cronk and Elizabeth Sarah Cummings, on 25 February 1902 in Queensland.
  • Honoria (Nora) Skelly and Claud Cronk appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Claud was a teamster. His father Claud farmed at Crow's Nest.
  • Honoria (Nora) Skelly died on 21 June 1949 in Queensland at age 68.
  • She was buried on 22 June 1949 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Honoria (Nora) Skelly and Claud Cronk

Hugh Skelly

M, b. 27 September 1919, d. July 1996
  • Hugh Skelly was born on 27 September 1919 in Toogoolawah.
  • He was the son of Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt.
  • Hugh Skelly enlisted in the Australian Army on 12 September 1942 in Townsville. He gave his next of kin as his father Patrick who lived at Virginia. He gave his occupation as a farmer. He was discharged on 27 Nov 1945 with the rank of Private in the 154 General Transport Co.
  • Hugh Skelly died in July 1996 at age 76.
  • He was buried on 25 July 1996 in Nudgee Cemetery. LA-1740.

Hugh Jospeh Skelly

M, b. 27 February 1864, d. 2 January 1886
  • Hugh Jospeh Skelly was born on 27 February 1864 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Hugh Jospeh Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • Hugh Jospeh Skelly died on 2 January 1886 in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 21.
  • He was buried on 3 January 1886 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Jane Mary Skelly

F, b. 3 June 1862, d. 25 August 1945
  • Jane Mary Skelly was born on 3 June 1862 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • At the age of 20 years, 10 months and 23 days, Jane Mary Skelly married Michael Moran, son of George Moran and Elizabeth Brien, on 26 April 1883 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • On 12 August 1892,her husband, Michael Moran died in Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 33.
  • On 29 August 1892 Jane added the names of her children Thomas 6 and Elizabeth 5 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Moss View (Bum Bum Creek) School that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek. She was living on Portion 28 at Emu Creek about mile from the site at the time. The children had not been attending school. A note in the margin next to the Moran chidren's name read - Mr Moran died about a week before my visit. His widow will continue to live here.
  • At the age of 39 years and 28 days, Jane Mary Skelly married Daniel McCaul, son of Patrick McCaul and Ann Mulholland, on 1 July 1901 in St Mary's, Ipswich, Queensland.
  • Jane Mary Skelly and Daniel McCaul appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Djuan. Jane carried out domestic duties and Daniel was a farmer.
  • Jane Mary Skelly and Daniel McCaul appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mountain Camp. Daniel was a farmer.
  • On 6 January 1917,her husband, Daniel McCaul died in Queensland at age 38.
  • Jane Mary Skelly and Cecily Ann McCaul appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Lily Vale, Mountain Camp North.
  • Jane Mary Skelly and Daniel Bernard McCaul appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Lilly Vale, Mountain Camp North. Daniel was a farmer. He most likely lived with his mother Jane.
  • Jane Mary Skelly died on 25 August 1945 in Lily Vale, Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland, at age 83.
  • She was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Children of Jane Mary Skelly and Michael Moran

Children of Jane Mary Skelly and Daniel McCaul

Johanna Josephine Skelly

F, b. 7 November 1872, d. 5 June 1951
  • Johanna Josephine Skelly was born on 7 November 1872 in Gowrie Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Johanna Josephine Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • At the age of 23 years, Johanna Josephine Skelly married Denis Michael Fox, son of Joseph Matthew Fox and Mary Rose Gallagher, in 1896 in Queensland.
  • In November 1939,her husband, Denis Michael Fox died in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Johanna Josephine Skelly died on 5 June 1951 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 78.
  • She was buried on 8 July 1951 in Dutton Park Cemetery.

Reverend Dean Joseph Patrick Skelly

M, b. 10 March 1899, d. 10 March 1970
  • Reverend Dean Joseph Patrick Skelly was born on 10 March 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Reverend Dean Joseph Patrick Skelly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 29 June 1906. He was 7 years and 3 months old. His father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • He commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1909. His brothers Lionel and Denis were also enrolled that year.
  • In 1925 Joseph was ordained into the priesthood.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1937 living at St George. He was a clergyman.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Helidon. He was a clergyman.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1958 living at St James Presbetry, Toowoomba. He was a priest.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1958 and 1968 living at Presbytery, High Street, Stanthorpe. He was a priest.
  • Reverend Dean Joseph Patrick Skelly died on 10 March 1970 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 12 March 1970 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. His headstone reads
    Rev. Dean Joseph Patrick Skelly
    Parish Priest of Stanthorpe
    Died 10 March 1970
    Aged 71 years
    Eternal Rest
    Grant unto Him O' Lord
    Erected by his Brothers
    and Stanthorpe Parishioners.

Lionel Xavier Skelly

M, b. 5 July 1902, d. 30 May 1988
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly was born on 5 July 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 20 October 1908. He was 5 years 6 months old. His father was a shop keeper in Crow's Nest. He left the school in 1909.
  • He commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1909. His brothers Joseph and Denis were also enrolled that year.
  • He and Bernard Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Charleville. Bernard was a telegraphist, and Lionel an assistant in the Areadia Cafe.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. He was a shop assistant, most likely in his father's shop.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1931 living at Edmonton. He was a police constable.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Police Barracks, Normanton. He was a police constable.
  • At the age of 33 years, Lionel Xavier Skelly married Thelma Frances Mary Schneekloth in 1936 in Queensland.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly and Thelma Frances Mary Schneekloth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Innisfail. He was a police constable.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly and Thelma Frances Mary Schneekloth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Mt Mulligan. He was a police constable.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly and Thelma Frances Mary Schneekloth appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1954 and 1980 living at 273 Kelvin Grove Road, Kelvin Grove. He was a storkeeper.
  • Lionel Xavier Skelly died on 30 May 1988 at age 85.
  • He was buried in Pinaroo Cemetery.

Margaret Skelly

F, b. 20 December 1884, d. 31 December 1966
  • Margaret Skelly was born on 20 December 1884 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Margaret Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Rockvale, Crow's Nest. She was a shop assistant.
  • At the age of 25 years, 6 months and 9 days, Margaret Skelly married Denis John Moran on 29 June 1910 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Skelly and Denis John Moran appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Pinelands. Denis was a teamster.
  • On 6 October 1959,her husband, Denis John Moran died in Queensland.
  • Margaret Skelly died on 31 December 1966 in Rockhampton, Queensland, at age 82.
  • She was buried on 3 January 1967 in North Rockhampton Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Skelly and Denis John Moran

Mary Skelly

F, b. 1909

Mary Rose Skelly

F, b. 18 November 1871, d. May 1910
  • Mary Rose Skelly was born on 18 November 1871 in Gowrie Creek, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Mary Rose Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • At the age of 19 years, 10 months and 12 days, Mary Rose Skelly married John Francis Gannon on 30 September 1891 in Queensland.
  • Mary Rose Skelly died in May 1910 in Toogoolawah, Queensland, at age 38.
  • She was buried on 11 May 1910 in Toogoolawah Cemetery.

Michael Skelly

M, b. 28 August 1866, d. 27 December 1866
  • Michael Skelly was born on 28 August 1866 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Michael Skelly died on 27 December 1866 in Queensland.

Norman Vincent Skelly

M, b. 24 February 1906, d. 1976
  • Norman Vincent Skelly was born on 24 February 1906 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Norman Vincent Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1911.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 February 1942 in Rockhampton. He gave his next of kin as Bernard Skelly, and was living at Archer Street, Rockhampton and working as a clerk for the Department of Labour at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 29 June 1944 with the rank of Private in the 13th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.
  • Norman Vincent Skelly married Marion Ita Shannon circa 1946.
  • Norman Vincent Skelly died in 1976 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried in Nudgee Cemetery. OL-0884.

Patrick Skelly

M, b. 1836, d. 2 November 1912
  • Patrick Skelly was also known as Patrick Scally.
  • He was born in 1836 in Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Ireland. He was the son of Patrick Scally and Jane McDermott.
  • He immigrated to Moreton Bay on 27 July 1855. Patrick (surname shown as SCULLY), aged 25, travelled on the Sabrina. He was Roman Catholic, from Westmeath and unable to read or write.
  • At the age of 23 years, Patrick Skelly married Mary O'Mara on 16 June 1859 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • On 14 July 1860 Patrick's name was amongst those who had signed a petition for the formation of the municipality of Toowoomba.
  • Patrick was amongst the first to select land in the Crow's Nest area. He paid an rental of £24 for 320 acres. He purchased the land in 1884. His property was situated north of Crow's Nest on Old Woman's Hut Creek on the eastern side of the juntion of Anduramba Road and Pierce Creek Road. The property was named Rock Vale.
  • Patrick Skelly enrolled his son Hugh Jospeh Skelly and his siblings Catherine, Mary and Johanna in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • Patrick Skelly witnessed the burial of Hugh Jospeh Skelly on 3 January 1886 in Cabarlah Cemetery.
  • On 2 November 1891 Patrick was elected as President of the Crow's Nest State School Committee, following the resignation of W. H. Richardson.
  • Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Bernard, a farmer and his wife Elizabeth also lived at Crow's Nest as did Patrick Jospeh, a labourer.
  • On 30 July 1904,his wife, Mary O'Mara died in "Rock Vale", Crow's Nest.
  • In June 1906 Patrick gave a pound donation to the Sisters of Mercy.
  • On 5 November 1911 Patrick was elected a member of Crow's Nest's first Chamber of Commerce - the event was reported in the Brisbane Courier - CROW'S NEST DISTRICT.
    CROW'S NEST, November 5.
    At a meeting of business men held at the Empire Hall on Friday night it was decided to form a chamber of commerce at Crow's Nest. The following officers were elected ;— Patron, Mr. W. Thorn, M L A ; president, Mr. R J. M'Collin; vice-presidents, Messrs, C Davis and J A. M'Kee , committee , Messrs. Darnet, Jeffries, Jardine, Skelly, and Carille ; treasurer, Mr. A D
    Henry.[:CR:]
  • Patrick Skelly died on 2 November 1912 in Rockvale, Park Road, South Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 5 November 1912 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • Probate for his estate was granted on 14 April 1913; It was published in the Brisbane Courier - "Skelly, Patrick, late of Brisbane, but formerly of Crow's Nest, selector ; died November 2 1912 ; realty £1500, personally £388. Probate granted to J.Nolan, of Crow's Nest grazier, and Bernard Skelly, of the same place, storekeeper. W. J. Garde (by Ure and Nicholson), solicitor.

Children of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara

Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly

M, b. 2 February 1877, d. 22 October 1948
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly was born on 2 February 1877 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • On 13 April 1897 The Brisbane Courier Reported that conditional approval had been given to Cecilai and Patrick jnr for the selection of agricultural land. They both selected 160 acres at Crow's Nest.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll with Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara in 1903 in Crow's Nest. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Bernard, a farmer and his wife Elizabeth also lived at Crow's Nest as did Patrick Jospeh, a labourer.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Northorton, Crow's Nest. Patrick was a labourer.
  • At the age of 31 years, 4 months and 29 days, Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly married Emily (Emma) Hunt, daughter of William Hunt and Sarah Carter, on 1 July 1908 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Googa Googa. Patrick was a teamster.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1915 and 1922 living at Blackbutt. Patrick was a teamster.
  • On 23 March 1923 The Brisbane Courier reported :- MR. J. Power, prosecuting officer for the federal Taxation Department, proceeded against, J. Tierney, labourer, Innisfail, and Patrick J. Skelly, Dairyman, Blackbutt, before Mr. F. C. M. Burne, P.M., in the Summons Court yesterday, on charges of having failed to furnish income tax returns to the Deputy Federal Commissioner of Taxation. Defendants were each fined £2, with 3/6 costs.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1929 living at Telemon Road, Beaudesert. Patrick was a labourer.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Sandy Creek, Kilcoy. Patrick was a farmer.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly was listed as the next of kin of Hugh Skelly when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 12 September 1942 in Townsville. He gave his next of kin as his father Patrick who lived at Virginia. He gave his occupation as a farmer. He was discharged on 27 Nov 1945 with the rank of Private in the 154 General Transport Co.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Byron Road, Virginia. Patrick was a labourer.
  • Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly died on 22 October 1948 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 71.
  • He was buried on 25 October 1948 in Lutwyche Cemetery.
  • On 25 October 1948 His funeral notice appeared in The Courier Mail
    "CANNON & CRIPPS, LTD., Funeral Directors. SKELLY, Patrick J.— The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. E. Skelly and Family are invited to attend the funeral of her beloved Husband and their Father, Patrick Joseph Skelly of Byron Road, Virginia, to leave The crypt of the Holy Name Cathedral, Gipps Street. Valley, This (Monday) Forenoon, at 10 o'clock for Lutwyche Cemetery. Mass at 7 a.m. M. SMITH. L2031."

Children of Patrick Joseph Hugh Skelly and Emily (Emma) Hunt

Virgil Leonard Skelly

M, b. 1912, d. 3 January 1978
  • Virgil Leonard Skelly was born in 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Virgil Leonard Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Charles Street, Roma. He was a carpenter.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1945 and 1949 living at Adavale. He was a post master.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Tuffnal Road, Banyo. He was a post master.
  • Virgil Leonard Skelly died on 3 January 1978 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • He was buried on 6 January 1978 in Pinaroo Cemetery.

William James Skelly

M, b. 24 September 1900, d. 22 August 1970
  • William James Skelly was born on 24 September 1900 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • William James Skelly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 25 September 1907. He was 6 years and 9 months old. His father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. He was a grocer, most likely working in his father's shop.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1928 and 1936 living at Coongoola. He was a postmaster.
  • At the age of 39 years, 8 months and 20 days, William James Skelly married Shiela Alma Gawthorn on 13 June 1940 in Queensland.
  • William James Skelly and Shiela Alma Gawthorn appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coongoola. William was a postmaster.
  • William James Skelly and Shiela Alma Gawthorn appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 1 Glasgow Street, Toowoomba. William was a traveller.
  • William James Skelly and Shiela Alma Gawthorn appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at 219 James Street, Toowoomba. William was a commission agent and Alma a saloon proprietress.
  • William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at 8 Groom Street, Toowoomba. William was a commission agent.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1963 living at 20 Twenty one Avenue, Brighton.
  • He and Shiela Alma Gawthorn appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1968 living at 9 Loftus Street, Brighton.
  • William James Skelly died on 22 August 1970 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 69.
  • He was buried in Pinaroo Cemetery.