Henry James O’KANE (1887 – 1971)

Name

Henry James O'Kane

Gender

Male

Birthdate

1887

Birthplace

Country Derry, Ireland

Marriage(s)

30 April 1914
New Zealand

Date of death

24 April 1971

Place of death

Hastings

Partner(s)

  • Mary Margaret O'Kane, nee Goode (1892-1916)
  • Ellen Mary O'Kane

Children

  • Thomas Michael O'Kane
  • Rose Theresa O'Leary
  • Bernard Kevin O'Kane
  • John Patrick O'Kane
  • Mary Catherine O'Kane
  • Henry Joseph O'Kane
  • Francis Stanislaus O'Kane
  • Agnes Elizabeth Culver
  • Ita Margaret Delahunty
  • Peter Louis Joseph O'Kane

Biography

Arrived in New Zealand from County Derry, Ireland, 1912
Returned to Ireland 1918 and married Ellen Mary Doherty
Went back to Ireland with wife and four children about 1927 to look after the farm as Henry’s father unwell; Mary born in Ireland
The family returned to New Zealand with Henry James working his passage, both ways, shovelling coal, about 1929 or early 1930
Worked at Tomoana and Waikoko Gardens
Lived at 614 Williams Street, Hastings

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