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Michael Walter Norbary Griffin

Michael Walter Norbary Griffin

Male 1879 - 1945  (65 years)

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  • Name Michael Walter Norbary Griffin 
    Nickname John, Jack 
    Born 6 Nov 1879  Myall Camp, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM 13277/1880
    Christened
    • Name is "John N" in mothers death certificate
    • Initial is "J" in father's obituary
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1945  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NSW BDM 23146/1945
    • The death occurred in the Bathurst District Hospital early yesterday morning of Mr. Michael Walter Griffin, of 11 Lord Street. Deceased, who was 66 years of age, had been ill for about six weeks and he entered hospital a little over three weeks ago. He had lived here practically all his life and was employed in the Railway Department at Bathurst for about 30 years. He retired from the service about five years ago. He is survived by the widow and four children. They are Michael (AIF, New Guinea), William (Lord Street), Darcy (Coonabarabran) and Phyllis (Mrs D. Wilson, Bathurst).

      Deceased's sisters are Mrs. P. Peters, Sydney, Mrs. J Wenham, Sydney, and Mrs. Harry Mansell, Bathurst. The funeral will move from Messrs. MacDonald and Moloney's funeral parlors at 10 a.m. tomorrow to the Catholic portion of Bathurst cemetery.
    Buried 27 Oct 1945  Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The funeral of the late Mr. Michael Walter Griffin, of Lord-street, took place on Saturday morning, moving from MacDonald and Moloney's funeral parlors to the Catholic portion of Bathurst cemetery.

      The Rev. Fr. McMahon officiated at the service in the chapel and at the graveside. There was a large attendance, the chief mourners being the widow and sons, Darcy and William, a daughter, Mrs. Wilson, son-in-law, Mr. Don Wilson, grand-daughter Shirley Wilson, a sister, Mrs. Wenham (Sydney), sisters-in-law Mrs Doherty (Sydney) and Miss Traynor (Sydney). The pall-bearers were Messrs. Reg Brady, John Connors, Don Wilson and Pte. Ray Hart. Many floral tributes were received, including one from the Loco railway employees. Among those attending the funeral were several retired railwaymen. The late Mr. Griffin had been employed on the railway at Bathurst for many years and retired about five years ago.
    Notes 
    • From Diane Duggan:

      The story goes that my grandfather was baptised John Walter Norbary GRIFFIN by Lizzie. However, when my grandfather went to get married, they couldn't find his birth registration. Jack was informed there was definitely no record of a John Walter Norbary GRIFFIN, however there was a record a Michael Norbary GRIFFIN born to Elizabeth NORBARY and Michael GRIFFIN! It appears out great grandfather Mick disregarded Lizzie's instructions and decided to register his only son after himself! He didn't tell anyone and we'll never know if a few celebratory drinks were involved or not. Apparently this discovery created a huge ruckus and a hilarious dash to the courthouse by Jack's sisters to check out what their father had registered them??? My Dad reckoned it was lucky Mick was already dead...or Granny Griffin (Lizzie) would have killed him!!!!
    Person ID I115  Kelly / Grayer
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 

    Father Michael John Griffin,   b. 1842, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1888, Blackdown Estate, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Norbary,   b. 30 Nov 1853, Rockley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1932, Campsie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1876  Obley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The childrens' initials were E J J V A E in Michael's obutiary. Ther were 5 daughters and 1 son mentioned in Elizabeth's obituary.
    Headstones
    Grave of Michael and Elizabeth Griffin - 1932
    Grave of Michael and Elizabeth Griffin - 1932
    Grave of Michael and Elizabeth Griffin at Bathurst cemetery. Photo from Irene Atkins (nee Kelly) passed to Marge Kelly.
    Griffin grave inscription
    Griffin grave inscription
    Sacred to the memory of:
    MICHAEL GRIFFIN
    WHO DIED
    NOV . 12 . 1888
    AGED 47 YEARS

    WE THOUGHT HIM DYING WHEN HE SLEPT
    AND SLEEPING WHEN HE DIED.
    BUT AS THE MID NIGHT HOUR DREW NIGH
    HE PEACFULLY FELL ASLEEP ON EARTH TO WAKE NO MORE
    R.I.P
    Also
    ELIZABETH GRIFFIN
    WIFE OF THE ABOVE.
    DIED OCTOBER 1ST. 1932
    AGED 78 YEARS
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet

    Family Lilith Rose Traynor,   b. 25 Jul 1887, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1951, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1910  Marrickville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Bridges Church
    Children 
     1. Michael Francis Griffin,   b. 11 Aug 1910, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1990  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Philomema Rose Griffin,   b. 15 Sep 1912, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1993  (Age 80 years)
     3. Adalbert Eitel Griffin,   b. 2 Sep 1914,   d. 7 Feb 1991  (Age 76 years)
     4. Leslie Darcy Bede Griffin,   b. 15 Jun 1917, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1979  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1879 - Myall Camp, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Oct 1945 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Oct 1945 - Bathurst, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michael Norbary Griffin
    Michael Norbary Griffin

    Documents
    Birth Certificate - 1979 Michael Norbary Griffin written
    Birth Certificate - 1979 Michael Norbary Griffin written

    Histories
    Michael Griffin II Funeral possible
    Michael Griffin II Funeral possible