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John Augustus (Jack) Keogh (1878–1957)

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Jack Keogh, n.d.

Jack Keogh, n.d.

John Augustus (Jack) Keogh (1879-1957) clerk and trade union official

Birth: 31 May 1878 at Broadmeadows, Victoria, son of Irish-born parents, William Keogh also known as Kehoe (1841-1933), from County Carlow, formerly a stoker in the Royal Navy, later a labourer, and Margaret Ann (Ann), née Hughes (1851-1940), from Queens County (Laois). Marriage: (1) 20 December 1916 at the Sacred Heart church, Highgate, Perth, Western Australia, to Tasmanian-born Florence Mary Rathbone (1885-1943). They had three daughters and two sons. (2) 1950 to Ann [maiden name unknown] (1885-1970). Death: 25 May 1957 in his usual residence at Bellerive, Hobart. 

  • Was a clerk, living with his parents, at Essendon, Victoria, in 1903. Worked as a clerk in various places in Western Australia from 1910 to about 1923. Lived in Victoria in 1924.
  • Moved with his family to Tasmania about 1926. Worked at Henry Jones and Co., Hobart, jam manufacturers.
  • Helped to establish the Tasmanian branch of the Food Preservers Union on a sound financial basis. Secretary of the Food Preservers Union, Tasmanian branch; member of federal council.
  • Appointed Justice of the Peace in 1942.
  • Cause of death: cerebral thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

Food Preserver
, June 1957.

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