James Stafford Cavanagh

Male 1878 - 1948  (70 years)


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  • Name James Stafford Cavanagh 
    Born 4 Jul 1878  Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Registration - James Stafford Cavanagh
    Birth Registration - James Stafford Cavanagh
    James Stafford Cavanagh born 04 Jul 1878 at Balaklava, South Australia. Father Patrick Cavanagh, Mother Ellen Collins.
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1948 
    Buried Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • James worked as a drover. When his wife died he could not leave the children alone as he was away so much, Aunt Ada Tiller came and stayed to make arrangements for the children to be cared for by close family members. Effie stayed with William and Thirza Tiller, Ethel was reared by Hurtle and Meta until she was ready for High School and then she stayed with Perce and Floss Cavanagh, Thirza with William and Mary Veitch, Harry with Patrick and Ellen Cavanagh, Hurlte with Richard Tiller and William with Stan Tiller.
      Stafford played football for Port Lincoln before his marriage. After he married they went to Coonalpyn, "Carooma" was possibly the name of the house. The farmland was virgin scrub and had to be cleared. Effie recalls being told that the night she was born at the William Tiller house in Balaklava, it was very, very wet night and Archibald Tiller had to go out in this to get Dr Pellow to come to the house.
      The family left Balaklava when Effie was about four years old, and went to Salisbury. They lived in the Farmers' Union two storey house just north of the Heinrich Flour Mill. Whilst there Stafford worked on the railway line to Long Plains. After reaching there, he gave the railways away and worked for George Ryan Petram as Drover-stockman and did general farm duties.
      The House that the family lived in was between Port Wakefield and Martins Rd on Ryans Rd., a four bed roomed cottage. There was no bathroom and they had to wash outside. In winter, the old tin bath was taken inside and water was heated on the stove. Sometimes with high tides, the se water would run back into low-lying creeks but did not affect the well area. The well used for the house was about three yards from the back of the house. When William Tiller visited he would always ask for a billy of water to be drawn, as he considered it the best he had tasted. (extract obtained from "The Tucker Family in Australia" 1992.
    Person ID I1203  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2010 

    Father Patrick Cavanagh,   b. 8 Jul 1845, Second Creek, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1923, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Ellen Collins,   b. 31 Aug 1860, Chain of Ponds, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1936, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1877  Watchman Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Marriage Registration - Patrick and Ellen Cavanagh (n. Collins)
    Marriage Registration - Patrick and Ellen Cavanagh (n. Collins)
    Patrick Cavanagh age 31 married Ellen Collins age 17 on 25 September 1877 at the Res of her father James Collins, Watchman Plains, South Australia. District: Gil, Book/Page 112/1030.
    Marriage Notice,  Patrick Cavanagh and Ellen Collins
    Marriage Notice, Patrick Cavanagh and Ellen Collins
    Patrick and Ellen Cavanagh (n. Collins) were married 25th September 1877 at Watchman's Plain, by the Rev A.J. Bogle. This notice was published in the Adelaide Observer Newspaper, Saturday 13 October 1877, page 2
    Marriage Notice - Patrick Cavanagh and Ellen Collins
    Marriage Notice - Patrick Cavanagh and Ellen Collins
    Patrick Cavanagh married Ellen Collins 25 September 1877 at Watchmahn's Plain, by the Rev A. J. Bogle. This notice was published in the South Australian Register, Newspaper, Monday 8 October 1877, page 4
    Family ID F3408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Effie Mabel Tiller,   b. 23 Jan 1883, Hoyleton, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1922, Salisbury, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1905  Union Church, Woodland, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Marriage Registration - James Stafford Cavanagh and Effie Mabel Tiller
    Marriage Registration - James Stafford Cavanagh and Effie Mabel Tiller
    James Stafford Cavanagh married Effie Mabel Tiller 25 Oct 1905 at Union Church, Woodland, South Australia, Australia.
    Marriage of James Stafford Cavanagh and Effie Mabel Tiller
    Marriage of James Stafford Cavanagh and Effie Mabel Tiller
    Newspaper article published in the chronicle Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia on Saturday 4 November 1905, Page 51 reporting on the wedding of James Stafford Cavanagh and Effie Mabel Tiller
    Children 
    +1. William James Cavanagh,   b. 15 Dec 1906, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Thirza Ellen May Cavanagh,   b. 14 May 1908, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1971  (Age 62 years)
    +3. E.M. Cavanagh
     4. Hurtle Stafford Cavanagh,   b. 13 Sep 1910, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1935, Balaklava,Sout Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +5. Harry Roy Cavanagh,   b. 9 Feb 1913, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1978  (Age 64 years)
    +6. E.M. Cavanagh
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F0338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1878 - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] South Australian Birth registrations 1842-1906, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc, (Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd), birth Register, Book 205, Page 133 (Reliability: 2), 4 Jul 1878.
      Surname Cavanagh, Given Names James Stafford, Event Birth, Date 1878-07-04, Sex Male, Father Patrick Cavanagh, Mother Ellen Collins, Birth Place/Residence Balaklava, District Code Gil, Book 205, Page 133

    2. [S27] South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 - 1916, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc, (South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry), Book 112, Page 1030 (Reliability: 2), 25 Sep 1877.
      Groom Cavanagh, Given Names Patrick, Bride Collins, Given Names Ellen, Date 25 Sep 1877, Groom Age 31, Status Single, Grooms father Patrick Cavanagh, Bride Age 17, Status Single, Brides Father James Collins, Place Residence of James Collins, Watchman Plains, District Code Gil, Book/Page 112/1030

    3. [S73] Paul Foord (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S223] South Australian Register Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australaia, Australia, 4 (Reliability: 3), 8 Oct 1877.
      Patrick Cavanagh married Ellen Collins 25 September 1877 at Watchman's Plain, by the Rev. A. J. Bogle. See attached Marriage notice published in the South Australian Register Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Monday 8 October 1877, page 4.

    5. [S287] Adelaide Observer Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Reliability: 3), 13 Oct 1877.
      Patrick Cavanagh married Ellen Collins 25 September 1877 at Watchmans Plain, by the Rev. A. J. Bogle. See the attached marriage notice published in the Adelaide Observer Saturday 13 October 1877, Page 2.

    6. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 42 (Reliability: 3), 25 Oct 1905.
      Effie Mable tiller Married James Stafford Cavanagh 25 Oct 1905 at Effie's home in Balaklava, South Australia, Australia

    7. [S27] South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 - 1916, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc, (South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry), Book 225, Page 434 (Reliability: 3), 25 Oct 1905.
      James Stafford Cavanagh married Effie Mabel tiller 25 Oct 1905 at Union Church, Woodland, South Australia, Australia.


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