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Born 4-8-1847 at Dry Creek, died 20-7-1921 at Kooringa, buried Burra, married Catherine Lucy Mahony nee Case (father Emanuel Case) born 6-5-1849, died 6-6-1934 aged 85 in her residence at Clare, buried Sevenhills, a widow, at the Catholic Church, Kadina on 1-12-1876. Both were aged 28 years. William was a stone mason and taught his sons to build.

Mr. William A. McEvoy, who died at the Burra Hospital, on July 20, was the actual discoverer of the Mannahill gold fields, which he found in 1885. He was associated with Dr. Basedow on the North West Expedition, in 1903, as prospector. The expedition explored the extreme north-western corner of this State, and the south-western extremity of the Territory, an area which embraces the Musgrave, Mann, Tomkinson, Everard, and Petermann ranges, as well as ranges lying across the Western Australian boundary.
Express and Telegraph , Monday 8 August 1921, page 2

McEVOY. On the 20th July (1921), at Burra Hospital, William Andrew, the beloved husband of C. McEvoy, of Clare, leaving a wife, four sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren, aged 73 years (suddenly), of pneumonia.
McEVOY. At her residency Clare, on June 6 (1934) Catherine Lucy McEvoy , aged 85 years. RIP.
The Northern Argus. Friday, June 8, 1934.
McEVOY. THE FRIENDS of the late CATHERINE LUCY McEVOY are informed that her Funeral will leave her late residence, Clare, on THURSDAY, at 2.30 o'clock, for the Seven Hills Catholic Cemetery.
Advertiser, Thursday 7 June 1934, page 5

8 children:

  • 1.3.1 William Francis McEvoy born 7-9-1876 died 19-5-1968
  • 1.3.2 Bernard Patrick McEvoy born 11-2-1879 died 27-4-1966
  • 1.3.3 Arthur McEvoy born 20-1-1881 died 24-1-1881
  • 1.3.4 Mary Ellen McEvoy (McMahon) born 19-5-1882 died 15-6-1954
  • 1.3.5 Arthur Thomas McEvoy born 11-3-1884 died 27-7-1972
  • 1.3.6 Catherine Agnes McEvoy (Walsh) born 13-1-1886 died 7-10-1968
  • 1.3.7 Anastasia Grace McEvoy born 24-4-1888 died 16-1-1967
  • 1.3.8 Martin Dennis McEvoy born 6-1-1891 died 28-6-1960

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Family Index
Immigrants Dennis and Jane
1.1 Catherine McEvoy Family
1.2 John McEvoy Family
1.4 Dennis McEvoy Family
1.5 Joseph McEvoy Family
1.6 Edward, 1.7 Robert, 1.8 Francis, 1.9 Daniel McEvoy Families
1.5.1 Fred McEvoy Family (3rd generation)
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