James Joseph Monaghan
- Born: 1848, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
- Marriage (1): Johanna Elizabeth O'Sullivan on 27 Feb 1924 in Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia
- Died: 14 Sep 1932, Wallace St, Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia at age 84
- Buried: 16 Sep 1932, Coolamon Cemetery, Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of his death was Broncho-pneumonia 12 days/ Toxaemia & Myocarditis 4 days.
He is named simply as James with no middle name on his marriage certificate.
James Monaghan's Obituary - 14 Sep 1932
Mr. James Monaghan, who passed away at the residence of his daughter Mrs. M. E. O'Brien, on Wednesday of last week, 11th September, was 84 years of age. He was one of the oldest residents in the district and was highly respected for his integrity and the straight forward methods, which characterised all his dealings. The late Mr.Monaghan was born in the County of Fermanagh, Enniskillen, Ireland, and came to Australia with his parents at the age of 14, landing at Melbourne. The family settled at Kilmore (Vic.) where his father purchased a dairying property, which he occupied for some years. The deceased first started work on neighbouring farms, later securing road contracts. He became a lover and keen judge of horses, and when in 1870 he prepared to set out for New South Wales shearing sheds, he made discreet horse purchases in Melbourne, using them as hacks and park horses. At the shearing sheds he followed the occupation of wool presser, but contrived also to win many shearers' horse races. In 1877 he selected land for wheatgrowing near Tungamah (Vic.). His love of horses soon after found further expression in the purchase of some find draughts, with which he won several big field trials, cutting crops with a back delivery mowing machine and competing against the Dookie Model Farm horses. While in Victoria he had several experiences with the Kelly gang and prior to the gang's formation, he was tailing horses with Dan Kelly on the same station, while he also several times met Ned Kelly. From Tungamah, the deceased came to Berrigan, in 1892, purchasing land at Millwood. In 1912 he moved to Rannock, where he continued farming. He also managed the Rannock Post Office. In 1927 he sold his farm and came to live in Coolamon. His health remained good until the commencement of this year, when it gradually commenced to fail. About 10 days before his death he became seriously ill. Dr. Buchanan was in constant attendance and a trained nurse was engaged, members of his family lovingly assisting with the nursing. All that could be done, however, was of no avail, and on the morning of Wednesday week last, he asked the members of his family for their prayers, telling them that that day he would be leaving them. He was conscious nearly to the end, passing away in what appeared to be a gentle slip. The cause of death was pneumonia. He leaves three sons and three daughters. The sons are Messrs. Edward (Wagga), Arthur (Coolamon), and George (Melbourne), The daughters are Mrs. M. E O'Brien (Coolamon), Mrs. E. Breust (West Wyalong), Mrs. A McMillan (Mulwala); also one brother Mr. John Monaghan of Marrar. He leaves 28 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.His wife predeceased him five years ago and his son, James in 1922. Three of his sons enlisted for active service. Francis was killed at Pozieres in 1916, after two years' service. Arthur was wounded at Morlancourt in 1918.
The remains were conveyed to St. Michael's Church, where, on Friday morning, the Rev. Father Gahan celebrated Requiem Mass. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon last, the cortege, a very representative one, moving from St. Michael's Church after prayers by the Rev. Father Gahan, who also officiated at the graveside in the Coolamon cemetery. The coffin, laden with beautiful floral tributes, was carried by Messrs. E. Breust (son-in-law) , V. Kelly (grandson) S.J. Forge, T. Cameron, M Leary and C. Corbett. The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. W. Stinson, E. J. Carberry, P. J. Dwyer, A. J. Heaslip, R. J. Heaslip and E.E. English. The chief mourners were Mesdammes M. E. O'Brien (Coolamon), E. Breust (West Wyalong), A. McMillan (Mulwala), daughters Mr and Mrs. A. Monaghan (Coolamon), Mr and Mrs. E. Monaghan (Wagga), sons and daughter-in-las; Mr. E. Breust (West Wylong), son-in-law; Mr. and MrsJ. O'Brien, Mr and Mrs V. Kelly, Sheila, Marie, Edna, and Telma O'Brien, Mary Francis and Arthur Monaghan, grandchildren. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr.J. C. McDonald of Wagga. DATED 14 - 9 - 1932
Noted events in his life were:
• He emigrated to Melbourne, Australia with his parents about 1862.
• He worked as a Farmer at the time of Mary's death on 7 Apr 1891.
• He worked as a Farmer at the time of his marriage on 27 Feb 1924 in Rannock, , New South Wales, Australia.
• He resided at the time of his marriage on 27 Feb 1924 in Rannock, , New South Wales, Australia.
• He worked as a Farmer at the time of his death on 14 Sep 1932 in Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia.
James married Johanna Elizabeth O'Sullivan, daughter of Thomas Denis O'Sullivan ** and Ellen Jordan **, on 27 Feb 1924 in Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia. (Johanna Elizabeth O'Sullivan was born on 13 Mar 1853 in Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, christened on 10 Apr 1853 in Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, died on 7 Nov 1927 in Private Hospital, Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 8 Nov 1927 in Coolamon Cemetery, Coolamon, New South Wales, Australia.). The cause of her death was Cerebral Haemmorhage/Cardiac Failure.