Sunday, February 27, 2011

Someone's Ancestor Sunday - Susan Ellis (nee Hehir) Photo Album - Part 3

This is another unnamed, unknown photograph from the photograph album of my great great grandmother Susan Ellis (nee Hehir) of Heathcote, Victoria, Australia. 

A photograph of an unknown young man from Susan Ellis (nee Hehir) Photo Album. c1880s/1890s.

This photograph is a Carte de visite with a red outline around the photograph and rounded corners. 
The photograph has a red
 outline and rounded corners 

There is no writing on the front of the photograph. Writing on the back of the photograph indicates the name and location of the photographer.

The back of the photograph indicates that the photographer was:
"Royal Portrait Studio, Narrandera. F.F. Jennings, Proprietor."
The other writing states: "Copies always obtainable by forwarding Name and Address."

A search of the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes Online show that there were indeed some Hehirs in the Narrandera District. However, I only searched for the exact spelling 'Hehir'. 

Mabel M. Hehir, the daughter of Mary A. C. Hehir was born in the Narrandera district in 1906 (Reg. No. 16098/1906). 

Ellen Hehir, daughter of John and Mary Hehir, died in the Narrandera district in 1895 (Reg. No. 5561/1895).   
Michael Hehir, son of John and Mary Hehir, died in the Narrandera district in 1897 (Reg. No. 5561/1897 - yes, the registration numbers are the same, just two years apart!)
John Hehir, son of Patrick and Mary Hehir, died in the Narrandera district in 1916 (Reg. No. 18330/1916). Could this John possibly be John, father of the above mentioned Ellen and Michael?

Mary Hehir married James Lee in the Narrandera district in 1911 (Reg. No. 13887/1911)
James H. Hehir married Vera M. Trethewey in the Narrandera district in 1913 (Reg. No. 15691/1913).
John J. Hehir married Sylvia C. Tretheway in the Narrandera district in 1915 (Reg. No. 2313/1915)

Again, I did not search for other variations of Hehir. It is also important to remember that this photograph may be of someone with a surname other than Hehir. 

A search on the National Library of Australia's digitised newspaper collection on Trove has showed that there were Hehirs in Ganmain, Leeton, Lockhart, Urana, Wagga Wagga and other areas in the Riverina. If anyone has any Hehirs (or variations of this surname) in their family tree from these areas, please contact me! Any help identifying this photograph is appreciated. Thanks. 

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  1. Aillin, I love this idea. Congrats on trying to connect a family with this precious photo.

  2. Thanks Geniaus, hope I can find out who the people in the photographs are - or a least have fun trying to!


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