Mary Caroline Howard (1897 – 1971)

Howard sisters Emily Mary Ginge

Mary (in the middle) with her sisters Emily (L) and Maud (R)

Mary was born in Walcha on 20/02/1897.

She married to Clarence Aubrey Costigan in Walcha on 26/05/1913. Clarence was born on 27/10/1891 in Yarrowitch, Walcha and baptised on 10/02/1892 in Armidale.

They had the following children:

  • Rita Mary Costigan (1913 – 1986)

  • Hazel Jean Costigan (1915 – 1915)

  • Dennis Bede Costigan (1916 – 2005)

  • Marie Joan Costigan (1925 – 2004)

  • Stewart Barrie Costigan (1933 – 1985)

  • Dudley William Costigan (1936 – 1988)

Clarence died in Walcha on 10/10/1964.

Mary died on 07/07/1971 in Tamworth.

HS C and M Costigan

Rita Mary Costigan (1913 – 1986)

Rita was born in Walcha on 20/08/1913.

She married to George Lewis Cross in Walcha on 06/01/1938. George was born in Springsure QLD on 19/09/1912.

Costigan Cross Wedding

Front row L-R: Clarence – George & Rita – Mary

They had 3 children:

  • Joan Mary Cross (1941 –       )

  • Julie Ann Cross (1945 – 1996)

  • Anthony John Cross (1951 –       )

George died in Walcha on 28/03/1977.

George Lewis Cross, Rita Mary Costigan

Rita died on 29/07/1986 in Armidale.

Hazel Jean Costigan (1915 – 1915)

Hazel was born in Yarrowitz, Walcha on 29/05/1915.

She died on 30/06/1915 in Walcha.

Denis Bede “Denny” Costigan (1916 – 2005)

Denny was born in Walcha on 06/06/1916.

He married to Joan Margaret Lonergan in Walcha in 1941.
Joan was born in Walcha on 16/07/1923.

They had the 3 children:

  • Graham Michael Costigan (1942 – 2010)

  • Garry James Costigan (1945 –      )

  • Denis Wayne Costigan (1947 –       )

Joan died in Walcha on 12/02/1996.

Denny died on 13/01/2005 in Kootingal.

Marie Joan Costigan (1925 – 2004)

Marie was born in Walcha on 03/02/1925.

She married to Neville John O’Connell in Walcha in 1947.
Neville was born in Maitland on 11/08/1926.

They had 1 child:

  • Kerry O’Connell (1948 – 1993)

Neville died in Rutherford on 28/12/2001.

Marie died on 20/09/2004 in Rutherford.

Stewart Barrie Costigan (1933 – 1985)

Stuart was born in Walcha on 28/06/1933.

He married to Diana Peggy Hancock in Auburn in 1959.

They had 1 child:

  • Clint Stuart Costigan (1964 –       )

Diana died on 20/02/1982.

Stuart died on 22/03/1985 in Port Kembla.

Dudley William Costigan (1936 – 1988)

Dudley was born on 13/07/1936 in Walcha.

He married to Betty Darlington in 1959 in Newtown.

They had 1 son:

  • Anthony William Costigan (1960 –       )

Dudley died on 25/01/1988 in Kiama Downs.

HS Dudley Costigan