Joseph Aloysius O’Leary 1906-1975

MotherElizabeth Catherine Spence
Date of Birth17th. July 1906
Place of BirthCobar,New South Wales, Australia (map)
Date of Death25th. August 1975
Place of DeathSydney Hospital, New South Wales, Australia (map)
SpouseFrieda Wilhelmina Edgar
Date of Marriage20th. January 1938
Place of MarriageCobar, New South Wales, Australia (map)
First ChildPhilip Joseph
Second ChildChristine Ida
Third ChildJosephine Elizabeth

Relationship to me:- Father









Joseph followed in the family footsteps and worked as a farm hand on a Cobar sheep grazing property ‘Hampton’ until his marriage to Frieda when he took a lease on another local grazing property ‘Wyoming’.

Together, they worked this property until around 1948 when they moved the family to Sydney with the hope of a better life for their children.

After residing in various suburbs, the last being Dundas in Sydneys west he and Frieda retired to Blackheath in the New South Wales Blue Mountains and remained there until his passing.

All the children were born in Cobar beginning with:

Philip Joseph in 1938 then

Christine Ida in 1940 continuing with

Josephine Elizabeth in 1942 and finally

Richard Jeremiah (Me) in 1945