Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

May Imelda MATTERSONAge: 85 years18871972

Name
May Imelda MATTERSON
Given names
May Imelda
Surname
MATTERSON
Married name
May Imelda McCAFFREY
Birth about 1887
Citation details: 12196/1887 MATTERSON MAY JOSEPH SARAH WATERLOO
MarriageThomas McCAFFREYView this family
about 1911 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 2704/1911 MCCAFFREY THOMAS H MATTERSON MAY I PETERSHAM
Death of a husbandThomas McCAFFREY
November 23, 1927 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 12 July 2008
Text:

I just had a look at your additions to your web site regarding Hugh McCaffrey.

As I previously said Hugh's mother was Eliza Ann Ryan NOT Elizabeth Ryan. You see there were two Ryan daughters in the family of Thomas Ryan and Mary Ann Bergin - Elizabeth (my great grandmother) who married James Smails and Eliza who married Thomas McCaffrey. I know it is confusing and it took me a while to get it right but both girls are mentioned on their parent's death certificates as living children of the marriage plus I have a transcript of Eliza's death certificate.

Hugh McCaffrey died on 10 Dec 1951. His siblings were - Thomas b. 1883 d. 1927; James b. 16 March 1885 d. 25 Aug 1962; George b. 1886 d. 1950; Ann b. 1887 d. 30 Dec 1936; Mary b. 1889 d. 20 Oct 1945; Margaret b. 1891 d. 2 Dec 1973; Patrick 1894 d. 9 Mar 1970; Catherine b. 1896 d. 1962; Rosanna b.1898 d. 28 May 1980; Bridget b. 1899; Elizabeth b. 1901 d. 1978 and Lillian b. 1903 d. 27 Sept 1968. Their surname from memory has been spelt Caffrey, McCaffrey and McCaffery.

Hugh's parents - Thomas McCaffrey b. 1858 d. 23 Sept 1929 Taree; Eliza Ann Ryan b. 19 Nov 1865 Scotts Creek d. 27 July 1956 Taree; both are buried in the Mitchell Island Catholic Cemetery.

Citation details: 21875/1927 MCCAFFREY THOMAS THOMAS ELIZABETH MURWILLUMBAH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1208
Publication: Newspaper published in Lismore NSW between 1876 and 1954
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1927, page 4
Burial of a husbandThomas McCAFFREY
November 24, 1927 (Age 40 years)
Address: Roman Catholic portion.
Publication: Newspaper published in Lismore NSW between 1876 and 1954
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1927, page 4
Death about 1972 (Age 85 years)
Citation details: 80993/1972 MCCAFFERY MAY IMELDA JOSEPH BRENNAN SARAH NEWCASTLE
Family with Thomas McCAFFREY - View this family
husband
Thomas McCAFFREY
Birth: about 1883 25 17Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 23, 1927Murwillumbah, , New South Wales, Australia
herself
May Imelda MATTERSON
Birth: about 1887Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1972Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: about 1911Petersham, , New South Wales, Australia
son
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BirthM - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 12196/1887 MATTERSON MAY JOSEPH SARAH WATERLOO
MarriageM - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2704/1911 MCCAFFREY THOMAS H MATTERSON MAY I PETERSHAM
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 80993/1972 MCCAFFERY MAY IMELDA JOSEPH BRENNAN SARAH NEWCASTLE