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Ellen Angela Kelly (1865–1949)

Ellen Angela Dowling (1865-1949), the daughter of Thomas Dowling and Mary Hyland, married William McLoughlin on 28 March 1894 at St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne.

The McLoughlins went to the Murchison River minefields in Western Australia with William's brother Patrick. Following her husband's death in a workplace accident near Mt. Magnet on 29 September 1896 Ellen married Patrick Kelly on 27 June 1898 at St Mary's Cathedral, Perth. The couple had one child before Patrick died in Victoria in 1899.

Ellen Kelly died on 16 November 1949 at Preston, Melbourne.

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Alternative Names
  • McLoughlin, Ellen Angela
  • Dowling, Ellen Angela

7 October, 1865
Ballylooby, Tipperary, Ireland


16 November, 1949 (aged 84)
Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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