REMINISCENCES OF THE DALY FAMILY
A tribute to Michael Christian Daly & Eileen Gertrude Green,to their descendents and to their ancestors and to the many cousins
     


Patrick and his mother Mary Agnes Daly
(nee Burgess)

Patrick Henry Daly born on 13 July 1902 in Maryborough, Australia and died on 24 March 1967 in Brisbane, Australia.

He is the youngest child of Daniel Daly and Mary Burgess.

Patrick attended the Catholic school in Maryborough and later went to the Brothers school. As did his brother Ken. Patrick was an altar boy there .

When he was the aged 12 the family came to Brisbane. Patrick would recall in later years telling his own children that he tried to talk his parents into buying a house in Red Hill because it had turrets in the roof. They settled for Morris Street, Paddington. This is the home known as "Abbeyville".

At this time, Patrick's elder brother, Michael Edmond Daly, was married then to Gus (Justina Catherina Entenmann). To help their mother, Mary Agnes, Michael and Gus would take young Patrick to their home in Gympie. He also attended the Gympie school.

Doris, Michael Edmond's and Gus's daughter, gave her this information.

This seems accurate as the cousins Kathleen, Herb , Mona and the other children of Michael's and Gus's family and were always close to Patrick. Their ages would not have been too far apart. See the photo album.

As a young man Patrick had a milk run. He had a horse and cart to do his run. He also had a milk scout to help him, he was an Irish boy Martin Collins. They stayed friends for the rest of their lives. See the photos below.

Patrick did his milk run in the early morning and then went to work at a furniture factory. This was on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and Morris Street. This was their way of life.

Patrick had his run when he met his future wife,Winifred Mary O'Brien [1909-1985]. Winifred had a brother who also had a milk run.

Patrick
Mr Collins' boy - Martin

Once married [17 September 1932] Patrick and Winifred bought a home in Thorne Street, Red Hill, an inner Brisbane suburb. This home was opposite his eldest sister Kathleen' home.

They lived there for 18 months or so. They then bought a new home just built near Patrick's Mum ["Abbeyville"].

It is still standing on the corner of Latrobe Terrace and Gladstone Street.


Patrick and Winifred's eldest, Patricia Mary, was born in the Thorne Street home and the other children were born at Latrobe Terrace. They stayed at Latrobe Terrace until WW2.

Perhaps Winifred was not happy to be there thinking the Japanese would get them.

Pat came home from work one day and to find Winifred and the lady help had been packing all day. So they all moved to a property they at Strathpine. Around this time Grandma [Agnes Mary Daly, nee Burgess], Aunts Eileen and Sophia came to Strathpine also. [Refer to the charts below to establish the relationships].

They were not too happy there and so after a time they went back to Morris Street. Winifred then was not well and Pat bought a home in Red Hill. This was then the family home.

In the 1950's Pat continued his close relationship with his uncle Michael's and aunt Gus's family when he entered into partnership with his nephew (son of uncle and aunt) Michael Christian Daly (1917-1988) and a third partner Fred Alback to start their own integrated timber, hardware and service station business in the then outer Brisbane suburb of Stafford. It was located on the block of land at 80 Webster Road. Later Pat bought out the milling business while Michael and Fred retained the other sections including the timber planning. The business was known as Aldale Timber Company.