George Michael Mick MANION , 18511946 (aged 95 years)

Name
George Michael /MANION/
Given names
George Michael
Nickname
Mick
Surname
MANION
Birth

George Michael Manion was the first son of Patrick and Sarah Mannion. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, he and his family went to New Zealand in 1860 and stayed until 1867 where his father was a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Royal Regiment of Foot and fought in the 1st and 2nd Maori Wars. They were then were relocated to Australia where his father renained until his discharge in 1870. The name was changed to Manion at this point. Thet settled in Tasmania but George Michael moved to Sydney in 1873. He married Alice Mary Fletcher in 1874 and joined the Sydney Water Police where he remained for 30 years until retirement in 1908. He remarried in 1895 after his first wife Alice Mary died in 1894. Alice and George had 13 children. He had another 5 children with his second wife. He died of advanced senility in 1946 in The Lidcombe State Hospital aged 95 and was cremated at Woronora Crematorium.

Birth

By deduction from his death index entry.

Residence

Residing with his two daughters Margaret and Janet at this time.

Death

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.

Note

George Michael Manion was the first son of Patrick and Sarah Mannion. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, he and his family went to New Zealand in 1860 and stayed until 1867 where his father was a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Royal Regiment of Foot and fought in the 1st and 2nd Maori Wars. They were then were relocated to Australia where his father remained until his discharge in 1870. The name was changed to Manion at this point. They settled in Tasmania but George Michael moved to Sydney in 1873. He married Alice Mary Fletcher in 1874 and joined the Sydney Water Police where he remained for 30 years until retirement in 1908. He remarried in 1895 after his first wife Alice Mary died in 1894. Alice and George had 13 children. He had another 5 children with his second wife. He died of advanced senility in 1946 in The Lidcombe State Hospital aged 95 and was cremated at Woronora Crematorium.

Note

Janet was Mick's second wife. Family history has it that her family was not the least bit impressed with her marrying this rough policeman from the Rocks with all these children in tow. Only the younger children joined the second family, that is, from Ernest onwards. The older children moved over to Woolloomooloo where the oldest daughter, Elizabeth Mary, was living at the time. They were married at Janet's parents house in Marrickville according to the rights of the Presbyterian Church. Her father, Alexander, ran a nursery business there.