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Christina KEOUGH

Christina KEOUGH

Female 1900 - 1988  (87 years)

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  • Name Christina KEOUGH  [1
    Nickname Tina 
    Born 12 Nov 1900  Wentworth NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Education Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Schooling 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»Christina (Tina) Keough«/b» b. 12/11/1900 at Wentworth, N.S.W. the 5th child of James Stanley & Christina McPhee (nee McLean) Keough.

      She was educated at Strathalbyn when her parents returned to the town and became a tailoress at Bell & Co. Strathalbyn until her marriage. Her husband was a clerk with the S.A. Railways when they married 8- left Strathalbyn in 1933 when he was appointed Station Master at Apamurra on the former Monarto-Sedan Railway.
      Marriage: at Strathalbyn, to «b»Bertie George Blunt«/b» (b. 10/3/1901 at Hanson, S.A. son of Edward & Ellen (nee Slough) Blunt.

      The "Southern Argus" dated Thursday 17/3/1927 described the wedding:

      "A pretty & popular wedding took place at St. Andrew's (Presbyterian) Church on Saturday afternoon when Miss Christina (Tina) Keough daughter of the late Mr & Mrs James S.Keough was united in holy matrimony to Mr Bertie George Blunt of the S.A.R. Strathalbyn. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. A. McKenzie B.A., the church having been beautifully decorated for the occasion by the girl friends of the bride who wore a beautiful gown of white silk with silk lace trimmings & a cap veil daintily arranged. She looked very sweet & carried the customary bouquet. The bridesmaid, Miss M. McLean, was frocked in very pale heliotrope with a cap to match. The bridegroom was attended by Mr H. H. Tiller. The happy couple were given a large number of beautiful presents, motored to Aldgate to join the Express there to Mt Buffalo, Victoria where they are spending their honeymoon."

      Residence: 220 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach, SA. but at the latter pan of his life, Bertie with Tina, removed to Brighton.

      Death: Bertie died on 5/5/1975 aged 74 years at the Julia Farr Centre, Fullarton, S.A.

      Obituary: from the "Southern Argus" 8/5/1975.

      "The passing of Mr Bertie George Blunt announced this week in the daily press. Bert was employed as a clerk in the S.A. Railways and married a Strathalbyn girl Christina Keough, a sister of Hughie, Stan, Murray, Bob & Maggie, all well known Strathalbyn residents & since deceased. Ben joined the Lodge of St. John in 1926, was Master 1933 & later Master of Mark Lodge. He was also Scout Master of the local troop during his stay at Strathalbyn. Besides his wife he leaves a married daughter, Marie. After a sen/ice at the Norman Memorial Chapel his remains were cremated on Tuesday afternoon last."

      Death: of Christina (Tina) Blunt (nee Keough) on 27/9/1988 aged 84 years at the Oaklands Nursing Home. Also cremated at Centennial Park.

      CHILDREN.......................:
    Occupation 1927  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tayoress with Bell & Co 
    • Until she married in 1927.
    Residence Henley Beach SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Childhood-early life: Seaview Road Henely Beach SA 
    Residence Brighton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    In later part of the lives of Bertie and Tina. 
    Died 27 Sep 1988  Oaklands Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Death at Oaklands Nursing Home SA
    Buried Centennial Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5533  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2016 

    Father James Stanley KEOUGH,   b. 21 Jul 1897, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1923, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Mother Christina McFee MCLEAN,   b. 17 Apr 1863, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1926, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F-1744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bert George (Bertie) BLUNT,   b. 10 Mar 1901, Hanson SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1975, Fullarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1927  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. M B
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 06:55:54 
    Family ID F-1802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0613 - L to R - H H Tiller, Melba McLean, Christina Blunt (nee Keough), Bert Blunt & flower girl Nacia Clarke in 1927.jpg
    0613 - L to R - H H Tiller, Melba McLean, Christina Blunt (nee Keough), Bert Blunt & flower girl Nacia Clarke in 1927.jpg
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    Stories
    1995 - Christina (Tina) Keough & Bertie George Blunt
    1995 - Christina (Tina) Keough & Bertie George Blunt
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).