John Joseph Coakley

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John Joseph Coakley

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Birthplace: Brandon, Co Cork, Ireland
Death: November 14, 1925 (71-72)
"Loyola" Nixon st, Shepparton
Place of Burial: Shepparton Cemetery
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Francis Coakley
Father of Private; 'Leila' Ellen Francis Sullivan; Lesley William Coakley; Lillian Roseabell Coakley; Cyril Coakley and 4 others

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About John Joseph Coakley

Mr. John Joseph Coakley died aged 72 at his home, "Loyola." 56 Nixon street, Shepparton, after an illness of some three years.

Born at Bandor, County Cork, Ireland, he arrived in Victoria in 1873, aged 20 and earned his living as a hawker for a couple of years. Subsequently he gained a few years experience in Melbourne in a hairdressing saloon, and later opened in business at Nagambie.

In 1882 J.J. Coakley opened a shop as a tobacconist and hairdresser in High Street, Shepparton, where he lived for 35 years. In 1888 he established a second business in Wyndham Street, which was later conducted by one of his sons, John Joseph Coakley,.

A resident of Shepparton area for 43 years, he was highly regarded in sport and as a man of great charity, Married in Wodonga in 1880, he was survived by his wife.

The family consisted of nine children, seven of whom survived to 1925.

The surviving sons were John Joseph, hairdresser of Shepparton, Cyril. Frank, of the Treasury, Melbourne, and Stanley Coakley of the Pensions office Melbourne..

Cyril and Frank Coakley served in the First A.I.F..

The surviving daughters were Leila (Mrs. J. H. Sullivan, of Hamilton); Miss Eileen Coakley, of Shepparton; and Miss Rose Coakley, nurse Melbourne Hospital.

Buried in the Shepparton Cemetery the funeral was very large and included many representative professional and business men of Shepparton, as well as old friends and acquaintances from the neighbourhood and elsewhere. The coffin-bearers were Messrs. J. T. Kyne D. McNamara, M. Kerrins, and J. T. Gaffy. A large number of the M.U.I.O.O.F. assembled at the house and marched before the hearse. The Ven. Archdeacon Hogan officiated at the grave.

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John Joseph Coakley's Timeline

1853
1853
Co Cork, Ireland
1884
1884
Shepparton, Colony of Victoria
1886
1886
Shepparton, Colony of Victoria
1888
1888
Shepparton, Colony of Victoria
1891
1891
Shepparton, Colony of Victoria
1896
1896
Shepparton, Victoria