Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Arthur Joseph MANIONAge: 70 years18801951

Name
Arthur Joseph MANION
Given names
Arthur Joseph
Surname
MANION
BirthJohn MANION
October 8, 1880 29 25
Birth October 9, 1880 29 25
Address: 1 off Alfred Street near The Water Police Staion.
Twin Brother: John MANIONtwin brother
Citation details: 3637/1880 MANION ARTHUR GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE MARY SYDNEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Arthur was the younger of twins. This and his brother's birth certificates were the only registrations that their father Mick, ever did. It was always in the hands of both his first and second wives. If they didn't register the birth, then it didn't get registered. Thus many of Mick's and Alice's children had no birth records. However Mick was the informant at ALL the deaths at least of the 7 infant children that died from the two marriages. Mick seemed less than anxious to register any of the births of his children. This is notable on this and Arthur's brother John's birth certificates where it took Mick 10 weeks to get around to it and when he did, on the particulars of registration the line "After declaration duly made according to law"
Birth of a sisterAlice T MANION
January 9, 1882 (Age 15 months)
Address: 1 Atherden Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
Citation details: 216/1882 MANION ALICE T GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
1 Atherden Street
1 Atherden Street

Note: A recent (2003??) photo of the house in which Mick and Alice lived and raised their children.

Death of a sisterAlice T MANION
January 16, 1882 (Age 15 months)
Address: 1 Atherden Street, The Rocks, NSW.
Cause: Bronchial Laryngitis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 83/1882 MANION ALICE T GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: January 17, 1882
Text:

Alice only lived for a week. She was the first of 6 infant deaths that Mick and Alice were to suffer. They were living in a tiny 'two up 2 down' semi-detached cottage that abutted the Gloucester Street wall. The house was only a year old when they lived there. It still stands today as heritage listed. In this tiny place lived Mick, Alice and 5 young children.

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Alice only lived for a week. She was the first of 6 infant deaths that Mick and Alice were to suffer. They were living in a tiny 'two up 2 down' semi-detached cottage that abutted the Gloucester Street wall. The house was only a year old when they lived there. It still stands today as heritage listed. In this tiny place lived Mick, Alice and 5 young children. She is buried at The Roman Catholic Necropolis at Rookwood Cemetary. The only one of the family to be in a non-Angical part of Rookwood. See media for a recent photo of their house.
Birth of a sisterMatilda MANION
June 25, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Twin Brother: Ernest MANIONtwin brother
Birth of a brotherErnest MANION
June 25, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Twin Sister: Matilda MANIONtwin sister
Note: Ernest was the twin brother of Matilda Manion. His sister only survived for 13 weeks. Ernest died sometime between the birth of his last daughter in 1919 and the marriage of his first daughter in 1939.
Death of a sisterMatilda MANION
September 24, 1883 (Age 2 years)
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Cause: Exhaustion from Bronchial Pneumonia
Note: Matilda was the twin sister of Ernest Manion. He survived until the late 1930s. Matilda was buried i…
Birth of a brotherRobert Patrick MANION
August 22, 1885 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 12104/1885 MANION ROBERT P GEORGE M ALICE M ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a brotherRobert Patrick MANION
October 17, 1885 (Age 5 years)
Address: Bank Street St Leonards.
Cause: Chronic Diaharea
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6414/1885 MANION ROBERT P GEORGE M ALICE M ST LEONARDS
Date of entry in original source: October 19, 1885
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Robert Patrick only lived for 8 weeks and died of Chronic Diaharea. The family had moved to the othe…
Birth of a sisterRuby Clara MANION
September 18, 1886 (Age 5 years)
Address: Burton Street, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW.
Citation details: 12824/1886 MANION RUBY C GEORGE M ALICE ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a sisterNina Myrtle MANION
1889 (Age 8 years)
Address: 112 Harrington Street,
Note: Nina was the last of Alice and Micks twins. (3 sets in all).Her twin sister, Charlotte Adelaide Mani…
Birth of a sisterCharlotte Adelaide MANION
November 23, 1889 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: 3359/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a sisterCharlotte Adelaide MANION
December 14, 1889 (Age 9 years)
Address: 112 Harrington Street,
Twin Sister: Nina Myrtle MANIONsister
Cause: Exhaustion resullting from Euteric Catarrah
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2005/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: December 16, 1889
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Charlotte survived for only three weeks, dying of exhaustion from the effects of Euteric Catarrah. She was the twin sister of Nina Myrtle Manion who lived to 92 years. Mick and Alice had three sets of twins, these were the last, but not the last non-twins. See the media for a photo of the grave site taken 120 years after her burial.
Birth of a brotherSydney MANION
November 7, 1891 (Age 11 years)
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Citation details: 3359/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a brotherSydney MANION
November 28, 1891 (Age 11 years) Age: 10 days
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Infantile Asthemia.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1971/1891 MANION SYDNEY GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: November 30, 1891
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Sydney only lived 3 weeks. At this point the family were living across the road from the Water Polic…
Birth of a sisterElsie MANION
January 27, 1893 (Age 12 years)
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Citation details: 748/1893 MANION ELSIE GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a sisterElsie MANION
June 2, 1893 (Age 12 years)
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Injury to spine and Infantile Asthemia.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 757/1893 MANION ELSIE GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Text:

This was the last child for Elsie's mother Alice. Should would die of renal failure within 13 months while pregnant with her 15th child in 19 years of marriage. She was only 38 at the time. Elsie was also buried in the same grave with her infant older brother Sydney and her mother.

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: This was the last child for Elsie's mother Alice. She would die of renal failure within 13 months while pregnant with her 15th child in 19 years of marriage. She was only 38 at the time. Elsie was also buried in the same grave with her infant older brother Sydney and her mother.
Death of a motherAlice Mary FLETCHER
June 26, 1894 (Age 13 years)
Address: 2 Albert Street
Cause: Renal failure
Publication: New South Wales Government
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret MANION
June 6, 1896 (Age 15 years)
Address: 2 Albert Street off Maquarie Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW.
Note: Margaret was the first child for Janet. They were still living at the same address as where Micks fi…
Marriage of a parentGeorge Michael “Mick” MANIONJanet Amelia Flemming HAMILTONView this family
June 6, 1896 (Age 15 years)
Address: 'Greenbank', Greenbank Street,
Birth of a half-brotherAlexander MANION
1898 (Age 17 years)
Address: 87 Surrey Street
Marriage of a siblingThomas Patrick DUNNElizabeth Mary MANIONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 23, 1898 (Age 17 years)
Address: St Marys Cathedral, College Street, Sydney.
Citation details: 448/1898 DUNN THOMAS P MANION ELIZABETH M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: March 23, 1898
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Elizabeth was 23 and her occupation was a dressmaker at Palmer Street Sydney when she married Thomas Patrick Dunn aged 20 from Omaru, NZ. His occupation was a labourer and he lived in Judge Street, Woolloomooloo. Because Thomas was under 21 he had to get his parent's signed consent to marry. On the marriage certificate they are given as James Dunn, greengrocer and Elizabeth O'Herlicky.
Death of a half-brotherAlexander MANION
1898 (Age 17 years)
Address: Surrey Street
Birth of a half-sisterJanet Amelia MANION
August 20, 1899 (Age 18 years)
Address: 119 Elswick Stree Leichhardt
Death of a paternal grandfatherPatrick MANION
July 12, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Address: New Norfolk Hospital,
Publication: 2nd ed. 1999
Birth of a half-brotherJames Edward MANION
April 28, 1901 (Age 20 years)
Address: 119 Elswick Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW.
Marriage of a siblingThomas Albert MANIONChristina Margaret Emma OSMONDView this family
about 1904 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 2723/1904 MANION ALBERT T OSMOND CHRISTINA M SYDNEY
Birth of a half-brotherHugh Hamilton MANION
1909 (Age 28 years)
Address: 119 Elswick Street
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Henry MANIONSophia “Soph or Sophie” MURDOCHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 4, 1910 (Age 29 years) Husband: 33 Wife: 25
Address: St. Peter's Church of England
Citation details: 10797/1910 MANION GEORGE H MURDOCH SOPHIA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a siblingHenry Leonard GILLARDRuby Clara MANIONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 29, 1910 (Age 30 years)
Address: St Barnabas Church of England, George Street
Citation details: 10820/1910 GILLARD HENRY L MANION RUBY C SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence

Gillard-Manion Marriage Certificate
Gillard-Manion Marriage Certificate

Note: Note that the occupation given for George Michael Manion is that of a gentleman. He had retired on a…

Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Sarah
February 8, 1912 (Age 31 years)
Address: 143 Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Marriage of a siblingErnest MANIONFlorence Blanche BOLTONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 29, 1914 (Age 33 years) Husband: 31 Wife: 22
Address: St Matthia's Church of England
Citation details: 8278/1914 MANION ERNEST BOLTON FLORENCE B PADDINGTON
Note: Ernest's occupation was given as a Coal Lumper of 32 High Street, Millers Point and his wife Florence's occupation was domestic duties and lived at 18 View Street, Waverley, Sydney.
Military
Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
July 9, 1915 (Age 34 years) Age: 31 years 9 months on record but was actually 34 years 9 months old at enlistment.
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: Arthur was assigned to the Naval Bridging Train due to his skill with heavy horses and drays. These …
Marriage of a half-siblingJoseph W BACKUSJanet Amelia MANIONView this family
about 1922 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 10858/1922 BACKUS JOSEPH W MANION JANET A WOOLLAHRA
Text:

There is also this reference:

10650/1922 BACKUS JOSEPH W MANION JANET A BURWOOD

Marriage of a half-siblingCecil GRICEMargaret MANIONView this family
about 1931 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: 1058/1931 GRICE CECIL MANION MARGARET NORTH SYDNEY
Death of a brotherJohn MANION
May 28, 1931 (Age 50 years) Age: 50
Address: Lidcombe State Hospital and Home
Cause: Chronic myocarditis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5818/1931 MANION JOHN GEORGE M ALICE M GRANVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: John died of Chronic Myocartites in the Lidcombe Home. His occupation was given as a Baggage Porter and he never married nor had any children. He is buried in the Anglican section at Rookwood Cemetary which at the time was next door to the Lidcombe Hospital and Old Mens Home.
Death of a brotherErnest MANION
between 1920 and 1939 (Age 39 years)

Death of a fatherGeorge Michael “Mick” MANION
May 29, 1946 (Age 65 years) Age: 95
Address: Lidcombe State Hospital and Home Joseph Street
Cause: Advanced Senility
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9693/1946 MANION GEORGE MICHAEL 95 YRS LIDCOMBE POLICE OFFICER GRANVILLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 20 March 2010
Text:

Hi Stuart,

I am the great granddaughter of George by his 2nd marriage.

I am also the owner of his police batton. If you would like to know about his 2nd family as I see Glenn Manion has given you all info from 1st marriage but not 2nd family. I have more photos of 2nd family if you are interested including marrickville and burwood house photos. Also George died at the Lidcombe Lunitic Assylum - address Granville NSW. The address you have listed was actually my grandmother Janet's home address in Hurstville NSW, nowhere near Granville. Glenn didn't discuss the fact that he was going to give my pictures to anyone but never the less I am happy to make contact with you myself. Regards Jodie Worboys

Note: Family history has it that Mick became too much of a handfull at the age of 93 and was moved to the Lidcombe State Hospital. His final weeks were spent in delerium where he would be raging at demons who he believed were coming to get him. This was a difficult thing for the nurses to handle as he was a large man of 16 stone or so. His sole possessions that were left to his family comprised a top hat, his police baton and a concertina. He fathered 19 children from two marriages.
Burial of a fatherGeorge Michael “Mick” MANION
after May 29, 1946 (Age 65 years)
Address: Wall of Mem 5 GG, 0169
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Gardens
MarriageMay Elizabeth MURDOCHView this family
about 1950 (Age 69 years)
Citation details: 26653/1950 MANION ARTHUR JOSEPH SATO MAY ELIZABETH BANKSTOWN
Residence before 1951 (Age 70 years)
Address: 9 Kyle Parade
Death March 2, 1951 (Age 70 years) Age: 70
Address: Concord Repatriation Hospital
Cause of death: Uraemia resulting from Carcinoma of Bladder.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3402/1951 MANION ARTHUR GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE ANNANDALE
Date of entry in original source: March 2, 1951
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Arthur had been married to May Sato for only twelve months at his death. They had no children together but May already had 3 grown up children from her previous marriage. His occupation was given as a Storemen.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: April 13, 1874Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
twin brother
John MANION
Birth: October 8, 1880 29 25Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1931Lidcombe, , New South Wales, Australia
himself
Arthur Joseph MANION
Birth: October 9, 1880 29 25Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 2, 1951Concord, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger sister
Alice T MANION
Birth: January 9, 1882 31 27The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 16, 1882The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
17 months
younger sister
Matilda MANION
Birth: June 25, 1883 32 28The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1883The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Robert Patrick MANION
Birth: August 22, 1885 34 30St. Leonards, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 17, 1885St. Leonards, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Nina Myrtle MANION
Birth: 1889 38 34Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1981Randwick, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
younger sister
Charlotte Adelaide MANION
Birth: November 23, 1889 38 34The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 14, 1889The Rocks, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger brother
Sydney MANION
Birth: November 7, 1891 40 36Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 28, 1891Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger sister
Elsie MANION
Birth: January 27, 1893 42 38Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1893Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Janet Amelia Flemming HAMILTON - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: June 6, 1896Marrickville, , New South Wales, Australia
half-sister
Manion - Margaret circa 1930Margaret MANION
Birth: June 6, 1896 45 35Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 3, 1976Wahroonga, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Alexander MANION
Birth: 1898 47 37Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1898Waterloo, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
half-sister
Manion Janet Amelia circa 1918Janet Amelia MANION
Birth: August 20, 1899 48 38Leichhardt, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1983Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
half-brother
Manion -James Edward circa 1940James Edward MANION
Birth: April 28, 1901 50 40Leichhardt, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1987Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
9 years
half-brother
Manion - Hugh Hamilton aged 4Hugh Hamilton MANION
Birth: 1909 58 48Leichhardt, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 21, 1994Noosaville, , Queensland, Australia
Family with May Elizabeth MURDOCH - View this family
himself
Arthur Joseph MANION
Birth: October 9, 1880 29 25Circular Quay, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 2, 1951Concord, , New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage: about 1950Bankstown, , New South Wales, Australia
Tomi SATO + May Elizabeth MURDOCH - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1905Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-son

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 3637/1880 MANION ARTHUR GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE MARY SYDNEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 26653/1950 MANION ARTHUR JOSEPH SATO MAY ELIZABETH BANKSTOWN
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3402/1951 MANION ARTHUR GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE ANNANDALE
Date of entry in original source: March 2, 1951
Quality of data: primary evidence