Patrick and his mother Mary
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
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
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
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.
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.