Frederick Timothy Squire O'Donnell

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About Frederick Timothy Squire O'Donnell

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 and they had the following children

  • 1874 Clara May
  • 1876 Eliza Jane
  • 1878 Maud Daisy
  • 1879 Frederick Tertius Squire
  • 1881 Amy Eva Gertrude (died young, January 1883)
  • 1884 Percy Squire
  • 1888 Violet

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), but Clara believed she was still married to him in 1909, as she charged him with "wife desertion". The warrant was cancelled after news of his death in 1909 (see bottom on page).

Frederick married? (unconfirmed) 2) Decima Julia GRIMLEY on 25/10/1886 Sydney and they had the following (unconfirmed) children

  • 1889 Amy Eva Gertrude, born to Desma J Grimley at Cowra (no father named)
  • 1890 Ivy, born to Desma J Grimley at Singleton (no father named)
  • 1891 Ada
  • 1892 Lilian Dorothy
  • 1894 Frederick Squire
  • 1897 Percy S, born to Desma J Grimley at Broken Hill (no father named)
  • 1899 Ernest Edward
  • 1902 Violet Maude
  • 1904 Vera



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.


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. Funerai 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 still believed she was 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.