Catherine Phoebe RAFTERY

Brief Life History of Catherine Phoebe

When Catherine Phoebe RAFTERY was born on 27 June 1899, in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia, her father, Thomas James Raftery, was 32 and her mother, Charlotte Ann Sawtell, was 28. She married Michael John LYONS on 2 November 1925, in Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 14 July 1966, in her hometown, at the age of 67, and was buried in Albion Park Catholic Cemetery, Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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Michael John LYONS
Catherine Phoebe RAFTERY
Marriage: 2 November 1925

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  • Catherine Phoebe Raftery Lyons, "Find A Grave Index"

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First Federal election.


The Australian flag flown for the first time.


Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Dermot, Eamon, Mairead, Patrick James.

Irish (Galway and Roscommon): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Reachtabhra ‘descendant of Reachtabhra’, from reacht ‘decree’. Compare Rafter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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