Decima Julia O'Donnell

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Decima Julia O'Donnell (Grimley)

Birthplace: Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Death: March 29, 1946 (79-80)
Manly, NSW, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward William Grimley and Mary Ann Grimley
Wife of Frederick Timothy Squire O'Donnell
Mother of Amy Eva Gertrude O'Donnell; Private; Private; Private; Frederick Squire O'Donnell and 4 others
Sister of George Slater Grimley; Mary Jane Grimley; Eva Amelia Grimley; Christina Ann Surridge and Arthur Edward Grimley
Half sister of Private; Private; Private; Private and Private

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Immediate Family

About Decima Julia O'Donnell

Birth 1866/15782 Wagga Wagga; Grimley, Julia D, to Edward W and Mary A.

Death 1946/10691 Manly; ODonnell, Decima Julia, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann.

SMH Wed 3 Apr 1946

O'DONNELL.- March 29, 1946, at her daughter's residence, 22 Bellevue Street, Manly, Decima Julia O'Donnell, loved mother of Amy (deceased), Ivy (Mrs. Vesty), Ada (Mrs. Newson), Dorothy (deceased), Fred, Percy, Ernest, Violet M (Mrs. Livingston), Vera (Mrs. Audet). Privately cremated.


Her daughter:

Death 1937/6026 Sydney; ODonnell, Amy Eva Gertrude, daughter of Frederick Squire and Decima.

SMH Wed 12 May 1937

O'DONNELL.-May 10, 1937, at her mother's residence, Amy Eva Gertrude O'Donnell, beloved daughter of Mrs. Decima Julia O'Donnell, aged 49 years. At rest.

O'DONNELL-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs DECMIA JULIA O'DONNEL and FAMILY are kindly Iinvited to attend the Funeral of her beloved DAUGHTER and their dear SISTER Amy; to leave J. E. Wheatley's Parlours TO-MORROW (Thursday) MORNING at 10 0'Clock for Church of England Cemetery Botany.


Frederick Timothy Squire O'DONNELL was born 7/2/1853 (son of Timothy Thomas O'DONNELL and Eliza JOHNSTON)

Marriage 1874/222 Sydney; ODonnell, F J Squire, to Kinsela, Clara.

Frederick married 1) Clara KINSELLA on 2/4/1874 in Sydney.

They had 7 children until 1888 (see Clara's profile).:

1874 Clara May; 1876 Eliza Jane; 1878 Maud Daisy; 1879 Frederick T S; 1881 Amy Eva G; 1884 Percy S; 1888 Violet.

Note: Percy Squire O'Donnell died at Mosman 24 July 1954, son of Frederick T and Clara, wife of Mary Castray (married 1912), father of Vi and Marie.


NSW Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney) Wed 4 Jan 1882:

Return of Prisoners to be discharged from H. M. Gaol Darlinghurst, during the month of January, 1882: (includes) Frederick T. S. O’Donnell...


Frederick left the marriage in 1888 (see Clara's profile), when their last child was born, but Clara believed she was still married to him in 1909 when she charged him with 'wife desertion'. The warrant was cancelled because he had died 1909.


Frederick married? (unconfirmed) 2) Decima Julia GRIMLEY on "25/10/1886 Sydney ".

Desma (sic) J Grimley had the following Grimley children registered:

1889 Cowra; Amy Eva Gertrude, (no father named); died O'Donnell 1937, daughter of Frederick Squire and Decima.

1890 Singleton; Ivy, (no father named).

1897 Broken Hill; Percy S, (no father named). This second Percy died at Picton 1978, aged 81, no parents named. He enlisted as Percy O'Donnell no middle name, WW1 1916 aged 19, mother 'Desmia' O'Donnell (70 Francis St Marrickville). He was wounded (face) and returned to Australia 10/1/18, and married 1921 as Percy O'Donnell to Erith Carr.


These children have no birth registrations that are obvious:

1891 Ada; Ada O'Donnell m Frank Newson, died Campsie, Ada Newson 1960, daughter of Frederick and Decima Julie.

1892 Lilian Dorothy;

1894 Frederick Squire, died 1955, O'Donnell, son of Timothy Squire and Desma Julia.

1899 Ernest Edward, died 1964, O'Donnell, son of Frederick Timothy and Decima.

1902 Violet Maude, possible marriage? 1923/14955 Marrickville; ODonnell, Violet M to Livingston, Daniel G.

1904 Vera, possible marriage? 1924/10414 Marrickville, ODonnell, Vera, to Audet, Benjamin B.




Evening News (Sydney NSW) Tue Sep 1892

Frederick T. S. O'Donnell 40, tailor, charged with having neglected to pay £7, due on an order of the court for the support of his wife, was ordered to go to gaol till he did so.


The Mercury (Hobart Tas) Tue 12 Oct 1909 DEATHS

O'DONNELL-On October 9, 1909, at the General Hospital, Hobart, Frederick S O'Donnell, brother of J. O'Donnell (Burns, Philp, and Co., Sydney), aged 56 years. Funeral will move from the Offices of Pierce J. Keating, Funeral Director, 99 Collins-street, at 9 o'clock This Morning.

Libraries Tasmania Name Index:

Death; O'Donnell, Frederick, Tailor, Age 53, Born NSW, died General Hospital, Buried Hobart Public Cemetery No. 16650 12th Oct 1909, Public Grave No. 113 Compartment A.

Cornelian Bay records: 16650, 12/10/09; Frederick S ODonnell, Independent, 56y, General Hospital Hobart, Public 113A.


Clara was still believed to be his wife in 1909:

NSW Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney NSW) Wed 19 May 1909

Deserting Wives and Families, Service, etc.

Annandale.—A warrant has been issued by the Glebe Bench for the arrest of Frederick O’Donnell, charged with wife desertion. He is 50 years of age, 6 feet high, big frame, fair complexion, light-brown hair turning grey, grey eyes, nose broken, rather pointed and turned to one side, woman tattooed on one shoulder; generally well dressed, and wears a black hard hat; a tailor and cutter. Believed to be managing a tailor’s shop in Melbourne. Complainant, Clara O’Donnell, 195, Young-street, Annandale.

NSW Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney NSW) Wed 15 Dec 1909

Vide Police Gazette, 1909, page 178.

Petersham.—It has been ascertained that Frederick Timothy O’Donnell, charged on warrant with wife desertion, died in the General Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, on the 9th October, 1909. Warrant cancelled at the request of complainant.

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Decima Julia O'Donnell's Timeline

Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
March 18, 1889
August 20, 1894
January 5, 1897
September 24, 1902