Thomas Curphey (1846-1940)
Thomas Curphey was born 25 May 1858 at Ramsay (Isle of Man) to Edward Curphey (c1806-?) and Ann nee Caley.
Thomas Curphey worked at the Phoenix Foundry in 1885, position unknown.
MR. THOMAS CURPHEY
Mr. Thomas Curphey one of the first general merchants to begin business in Victoria died on Monday at his home in Barkly avenue, Burnley. He was 94.
Mr. Curphey was born at Ramsay, Isle of Man and went to South America in his early twenties as an apprentice boilermaker. He came to Australia about 65 years ago and joined the Phoenix Foundry, Ballarat, and was later one of the founders of Cowley’s Eureka Iron Works. He set up business in Richmond in the 1890’s as general merchant and supplier of builders materials, and until two years ago took an active part in the management.
Mr. Curphey is survived by one daughter, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
--+ Jane Curphey (c1799-?)
--+ Edward Curphey (c1806-?) married Ann Caley
--.--+ Edward Curphey (1835-?)
--.--+ Anne Curphey (1837-?)
--.--+ Jane Curpehy (1840-?)
--.--+ Thomas Curphey (1846-1940) married Emily Ernestine McCaskie (1848-1927)
--.--.--+ Annie Maud Curphey (1878-1880)
--.--.--+ Emily Florence Curphey (1880-?) married UNKNOWN Andrew
--.--.--+ Thomas Edward Curphey (1881-1882)
- ↑ Rogers, J. W. F. (ed.). (c. 1887). The Australasian Federal Directory of Commerce, Trades & Professions. Melbourne: J. W. F. Rogers.
- ↑ The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), Wednesday 6 March 1940, page 9.
--Beth Kicinski 16:54, 29 December 2012 (EST)