|Thomas Patrick Quinn and Aimee Lurline Hammond
|Thomas Patrick [aka Patrick] Quinn, was born on 29th January 1877 at Burrowa River,
Cowra, to Thomas Quinn [junior] and Ann [Annie] Hall [Ref 10752/1877] Thomas worked
for the railways and participated in local politics.
Aimee Lurline Hammond was born 1877 at Concord, daughter of Mark John Hammond
[died Manly 1908] and Mary Ann Fitzpatrick
Marriage: Thomas Patrick Quinn aged 36, a railway employee married Aimee Lurline
Hammond aged 35, on 3rd February 1913, at St Thomas Lewisham [ref 2798] Thomas's usal
residence was Bathurst, Aimee's was Croydon. Witnesses were F Cashman and Ethel
Fitzpatrick [Amiee's aunt]
Sydney Morning Herald announcement reads:
QUINN-HAMMOND. -February 3 at St. Thomas, Petersham, by the Rev. Father Phelan, Thomas
P, eldest son of Thomas Quinn, Cowra, to Aimee Lurline, only daughter of the late Mark J.
Thomas Arthur Quinn born 13th September 1913, Marrickville. Died 26th September 1943
Malai.According to his WW2 records Thomas died from Malaria whilst a prisoner of war.
The Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery Roll of Honour lists:
QUINN, Private, THOMAS ARTHUR, NX57104. A.I.F. 10 Gen. Hosp. Australian Army Medical
Corps. 26th September 1943. Age 30. Son of Thomas Patrick and Aimee Lurline Quinn, of
Petersham, New South Wales, Australia. A15.F.11.
Philomena Mary [aka Mary] Quinn born 1918 Marrickville. Died 1st August 2005 aged 87.
Buried Rookwood. Never married.
The 1930, 1936, 1943 Electoral Rolls shows Thomas and Aimee residing at 24 Brighton
Street, Petersham. Thomas is a Ganger.
Alderman for Petersham:
Sydney Morning Herald dated 7th November 1944 reports:
There being no greater number of Candidates nominated than are required to be elected for
SYDENHAM WARD I have this day duly declared RICHARD JOSEPH BOURKE GEORGE
PATRICK BUCKLEY and THOMAS PATRICK QUINN duly elected Aldermen for SYDENHAM
WARD of the Municipality of Petersham for the ensuing triennial period commencing 2nd
Thomas Patrick Quinn died 20th July 1946 at Petersham. [Probate ref 317910]
Macleay Chronicle dated 7th August 1946 carried his opbituary:
ALDERMAN THOMAS QUINN.
One of the most popular and highly respected members of Petersham Muncipal Council for
fifteen years, Alderman Thomas Patrick Quinn, passed away Saturday,- July 20, after a
lengthy illness, leaving a widow and family to mourn the loss of a man who was probably the
most sincerely liked and highly esteemed personality in Petersham, where he had resided
for many years. During these years he had become acquainted with many to whom his
kindly nature and readiness to assist in all movements for the betterment of his fellows,
earned him the goodwill of all. For the improvement of the Municipality he devoted his best
energies and the good work done by the late Alderman Quinn merited the appreciation of
his fellow Aldermen and the citizens of the district. Brothers of deceased are Messrs. W.
Quinn (Kempsey) and Henry Quinn (Sydney), while sisters are Mrs. Burgess (Maroubra) and
Mrs. Staunton (Riverston.) Ald. Quinn was elected to Petersham Municipal Council on 1st
December, 1928, and served for three years. At the triennial elections held in December,
1931, he was defeated, but was re-elected to Council in December, 1934, and has served the
Municipality as an Alderman of Sydenham Ward ever since. He has on numerous occasions
acted as vice chairman of the Works and General Purposes Committee, as Council delegate
to the Electricity Supply Joint Committee, and occupied the position of Deputy-Mayor at the
time of his death. The occasion of his funeral on Monday saw one of the largest corteges that
has left St. Thomas' Church, Lewisham. The staff of the Petersham Council marched ahead
of the funeral for some considerable distance. Among those present were: Messrs C. C.
Lazzarini, C. Mathews and W.Sheehan (M.L.A.), the Aldermen and Staff of Petersham
Municipal Council, Ald. C. Reeves (Mayor of Leichhardt) and Mr. E. A. Bassett (Town Clerk)
represent Leichhardt Council, Ald. T. Cavil (Mayor of Ashfield), Messrs H. G. Conde and B.
Ahern of the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation, Mr. A. N. Campbell member of
Metropolitan Water. Sewerage & Drainage Board), Inspector Lane of No. 11 Police Division,
Mr. L. P. Austin of A.C.T.U., Messrs T. Olde, M. McCormack, R. Barnes, R. Rigney, A.
Mitchell, Gibson, Woodward. F. and M. Cahill, D.O'Brien, C. Gorry, T. Moroney, S. H. Bain,
B. H. Tant, O. J. Scutts, W. G. Lawson. G. Hickson, R. Phelan, R. Barbito, A. G. McGill, and
Aimee Lurline Quinn died 7th December 1950 at Petersham [Probate Ref 373562]
Above: Thomas Patrick Quinn with wife Aimee [middle] daughter Mary [far right] and family friend Jean
Hickson [far left]
Below : Thomas Quinn second from right with his young godson Barry Hickson
|To find out about my newfound connection to the Quinn
family please take a moment to read Adventures in DNA