Mary Jane Stone (Hogan) (1860 - 1925)

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Birthplace: Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Death: Died in Perth, WA, Australia
Managed by: Ian Alexander Stone
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About Mary Jane Stone (Hogan)

Baptismal record for Mary Jane Hogan, father Patrick Hogan, mother Catherine O'Brien, born 5 May 1860, baptised at St. Michael's Church, Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland. (from the rootsireland.ie site).

The British Government had decided to use army pensioners as guards on convict ships to Australia instead of regular soldiers. The government offered military pensioners free transport for their families and a grant of land in return for guarding the convicts on the voyage and being available for the defence of the colony.

Mary's father Patrick took the opportunity and the family, mother Catherine and brother Thomas, sailed on the convict ship Lincelles to Western Australia. Sometime in 1861 the family went from Ireland to England, as the Lincelles was said to have embarked convicts at Sheerness on 13 September 1861, Spithead, Portsmouth on 18 September with 80 convicts from the prison at Portsmouth and Portland on 23 September, finally leaving Portland, on 5 October 1861 with 306 convicts and 78 pensioner guards and their families bound for Fremantle. It is not known at which port Patrick and the family joined the ship, as a contemporary letter just records they left Portland on 5 October. The Lincelles arrived at Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope on 20 December 1861 for fresh provisions, departing on 29 December, arriving at Fremantle on 28 January 1862.

It is assumed the family lived in Perth until 1865 (sister Catherine born in Perth in 1863), as there is an 1865 newspaper shipping notice for a P Hogan and family travelling to Champion Bay (Geraldton) (brother John born in Geraldton in 1866).

The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times, Friday 3 March 1865, p2.

Shipping notices

Same day [ie 28 February 1865] Les Trois Amis, 44 tons, Green, master, for Champion Bay. Passengers-Mr. C. Von Bibra, J. Eakins and family, P. Hogan and family, J. Tracy and family, P. Bagley and family. Cargo-20 cases gin (under bond), 13 bags potatoes and onions, and 49 pkgs. sundries.

The Enquirer and commercial news, Wednesday 19 July, 1876, p3

There is a list of collectors and donors to the building of St. Francis Xavier's Church, at Geraldton. Among the collectors is Miss M. Hogan and donors included Mr P Hogan, 12s and Mrs Hogan, 12s.

Western Australian Marriage registration index record for Mary Hogan marrying James Stone at Geraldton, No. 5292 of 1882.

Husband James died in 1900. The cause of death (as stated by Vincent Stone) was that James had been drinking at his brother Patrick's hotel. He came home drunk and Mary wouldn't let him in the house. He subsequently caught pneumonia and died.

From Geraldton Council meeting of 7 January 1907 (Geraldton Guardian, Tuesday 8 January 1907, p 5) Request from Mrs M.J. Stone for an extension of time to carry out alterations to the premises used as a boarding house; agreed to a month's extension but the premises would be closed if not completed by that time as it was believed she had had ample time to complete the alterations.

On p4 of the same issue is reported Mrs M Stone's application to the Police Court for a license for her boarding house was adjourned due to an objection on the grounds of the bad state of the premises.

1903 Electoral roll address - Marine Terrace, Geraldton

1906 Electoral roll - Mary Jane Stone, Marine Terrace, Geraldton, home duties. Also in Marine Terrace: Ellen Emily Stone, home duties and Patrick Stone, merchant.

1910 Electoral roll - Mary Jane Stone, Eleanor Street, Geraldton, widow.

Geraldton Guardian, Tuesday 13 September 1910, p. 2.

Old and New Geraldton. — Certain pathetic Clements attach themselves to the onward march of time. Especially is this the case in old established towns. One by one the old familiar land-marks and buildings disappear, and slowly but surety the old and dilapidated give place to the up to-datedness that the increased prosperity of a town demand. Numerous instances of this have been in evidence of late in Geraldton, the latest of which is the demolition of the building, familiar, doubtless, to thousands, which, was for many years known as Stone's Boarding House. This building was built by the late Mr. James Stone nearly 20 years ago, and, until the last few days, was the oldest established restaurant in Geraldton. A new 'Coffee Palace' is to rise phoenix-like on the site of the old 'Eating House.' Mrs. J. Stone and her sons are having these buildings erected, and the contract for the work will be undertaken by Mr. W. J. Martin. What with the additions to the Railway Hotel, the coffee palace to be erected, and the lately built Commonwealth Hotel, a transformation will be apparent to old-timers visiting the port. The foregoing but serves to testify to the gradual town evolution which is certain era long to transform Geraldton into one of the finest towns in Western Australia. May prosperity attend those who are helping in the process of transformation.

1916 Electoral roll - Mary Jane Stone, Eleanor Street, Geraldton, widow.

Geraldton Guardian, Tuesday 18 April 1922, p 3 (also Thursday 20 April, p 3, and The West Australian, Thursday 20 April, p 1)

RAILWAY COFFEE PALACE, GERALDTON. TENDERS are invited for a Lease of the above well-known Coffee Palace for 3 years, commencing May 1, 1922. The premises are within two minutes of the Railway Station and Jetty, and contain 17 bedrooms, large sitting room, dining room, and kitchen, ete. Furniture to be taken over at valuation. Tenders, which close with the under signed on April 22, 1922, to be accompanied by cheque for one month's rent at price tendered. Mrs. M. J. Stone, 'Waverley,' Eleanor-street, Geraldton.

After her death in 1925, the Coffee Palace was still in the family hands. Geraldton Guardian, Saturday 3 September 1927, p 2, and The West Australian p 7, in a block advertisement:

Tenders Tenders are invited for a lease for three years of the premises known as the Railway Coffee Palace, Geraldton. These Premises are situated in the main street of the busy and prosperous town of Geraldton. They are unfurnished and have been thoroughly renovated throughout. The situation is within 200 yards of the Railway Station and Shipping Jetties. The premises comprise-Large dining room, sitting room, servery, kitchen, etc., 14 bedrooms and all the necessary conveniences for carrying on the business of a Coffee Palace. Alternatively TENDERS are invited- (a) for the upstairs portion containing 10 rooms; or (b) for the shop and 6 rooms on the ground floor. (Immediate possession). Tenders will close at 12 o'clock noon on the 10th September, with Mrs Kennedy Sanford street, Geraldton, from whom all particulars may be obtained. Particulars may also be obtained from Mr. J. Stone's Grocery Store, 230 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

The Sunday Times, Sunday 25 November 1923, p 10

Motors and Motoring ... A Dodge Brothers touring car, from the shipment due ex the Stanley Hall, is due to be delivered to Mrs. M. J. Stone, of Geraldton, during December. ...

Western Australian Death registration index record for Mary J Stone, Perth registration district, No. 1389 of 1925.

Died 11 October 1925 at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco.

The Geraldton Guardian, Tuesday 13 October 1925, p. 2.

Death of Mrs. M. J. Stone. — A large circle of friends will hear with regret of the death of Mrs. Mary Jane Stone, widow of the late Mr. James Stone, of Geraldton, which occurred on Sunday at St. John of God Hospital, Subiaco. The deceased, who was 65 years of age, was a native of Ireland, but had lived practically all her life in Geraldton, her father, the late Mr. Patrick Hogan, coming to Geraldton as one of the old military guard, afterwards taking up land on the Greenough, where the family conducted a dairy for many years. The deceased's husband predeceased her about twelve years ago [in fact it was 25 years]. She leaves a grown-up family, Mrs. J. C. Willcock, Mrs. M. J. Kennedy, Mr. J. Stone, Hamersley Road, Subiaco, and Mr.T. Stone, Manjimup. Another son, Private V. Stone, fell in the war. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta.

Geraldton Guardian, Saturday 17 October 1925, p2.

STONE.— On October 11th, 1925, at St. John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Mary Jane Stone, widow of the late James Stone, of Geraldton; and beloved mother of Mrs. J. C. Willcock, of Mount Lawley; Mrs. M. Kennedy, of Geraldton; Joseph, of Hamersley Road, Subiaco; Terence, of Manjimup; and the late Private V. Stone (late of the A.I.F.); and sister of Mr. P. Hogan, Bootenal; Mr. K. Gardner, of Bayswater; and Mrs. E. Wehlack, of Yalgoo. Aged 65 vears. RIP

West Australian, Monday 12 October 1925, p 1. ; Western Mail, Thursday 22 October 1925, p 35.

STONE. — On October 11, 1925. at St. John of God Hospital. Subiaco. Mary Jane Stone, widow of the late James Stone, of Geraldton, and fond mother of Mrs. J. C. Willcock of Mount Lawley, Mrs. M. Kennedy, of Geraldton, Joseph, of Hamersley road, Subiaco, Terance, of Manjimup, and the late Pte. V. Stone, late of the A..I..F.; aged 65 years. R.I.P.

The Daily News. Tuesday 20 October 1925, p 7.

THE LATE MRS. M. J. STONE The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Jane Stone, widow of the late James Stone, of Geraldton, took place on Monday afternoon last, and was largely attended. The cortege moved from the residence of her son-in-law, the Hon. J. C. Willcock, M.L.A. 45 Rookwood-street, Mt. Lawley, and proceeded to the Roman Catholic portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest, the last rites being conducted by the Rev. Father Lyons, assisted by the Rev. Father Crowley. The chief mourners were: Messrs. J. and T. Stone (sons), Mrs. J. C. Willcock, and Mrs. M. J. Kennedy (daughters), the Hon. J. C. Willcock and Mr. M. J. Kennedy (sons-in-law). Miss. J. Stone (daughter-in law) , Mrs. F. Hatton and Mrs. K. Rogers (nieces); The pallbearers were the Premier (Hon. P. Collier), the Colonial Secretary (Hon. J. M. Drew, M.L.C.), the Minister for Mines (Hon. M. F. Troy) the Hon. Minister (Hon. J. Hickey, M.L.C.). Mr. M. Griffin, and Mr. G. Rosan. Among those present were Messrs A. Wasborough, M.L.A, J. T. Lutey, M.L.A., J. B. Sleeman M.L.A., E. Willcock I. T. Hickey, J. T. Odgers, J. Donoghue, S. Quinn, B. Farnham, J. Gardener, H, Dare, W. D. McCoy, J. J. Jenner, C. Cream, H. S. Smith, P. Naughton, H. Batchlor, J. Brophy, E. Croessler, Mesdames J. M. Drew, M. Kennedy, T. Remmington, R. Tozer, W. Lewis, E. Parry, L. A. Brownrigg, M. and J. Brophy, G. Rosan, E. J. Forsythe, J. Bolton, M. O. Byrne, J. McLeod, J. J. Jenner, J. J. Forrestal, and Miss M. Griffin. A large number of wreaths, floral tributes, letters, cards and telegrams of sympathy and condolence were received by the bereaved family. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea

Probate record for Mary Jane Stone, State Records Office, consignment 3403, No. 1926/348.

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Western Australia record for Mary Jane Stone, died 11 October 1925 aged 65 years at Mt Lawley. Buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Roman Catholic area, section HC, grave 71. Also buried in the same grave is her son Joe (Patrick Joseph) and the headstone also remembers her son Vincent who died in 1918 in Belgium. The grave of her son Terence, his wife Elizabeth and their daughter Mary is three graves away in grave 74.

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Mary Jane Stone's Timeline

1860
May 5, 1860
Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland
1882
July 24, 1882
Age 22
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1883
1883
Age 22
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1887
1887
Age 26
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1888
1888
Age 27
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1890
1890
Age 29
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1893
May 9, 1893
Age 33
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1894
July 3, 1894
Age 34
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1895
July 28, 1895
Age 35
Geraldton, WA, Australia
1896
September 1, 1896
Age 36
Adelaide, SA, Australia