Laurence Bailey

(1917 - )
     Laurence Bailey was born in 1917 in Ballarat East, Victoria. He was the son of Percival Richard Bailey and Jessie Robertson.

Minnie Stanley

(1914? - )
     Minnie Stanley was born in 1914?. A Minnie and Myrtle Stanley were born to Bessie Stanley (father not listed) at Carlton. Minnie appears to have died in 1914 at Berwick, so this doesn't fit J Meyers account. She was the daughter of Sydney Stanley and Elizabeth May Robertson.

Dr Samuel Handy Halahan

(24 September 1859 - 14 August 1935)
     Dr Samuel Handy Halahan was born on 24 September 1859 in Crowley Place, Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Rev Christopher Halahan and Elizabeth Catherine Dobbin Halahan. Dr Samuel Handy Halahan was christened on 28 October 1859 in St Nicholas Without, Dublin.
     Samuel was educated from circa 1874 at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Fermanagh.
     Samuel matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 10 October 1877. He gained a BA in 1881 & B. Ch. & M.B. in 1885. His father's entry in Clogher clergy and parishes states: 1906 Christopher Halahan ... married and had issue including Samuel Handy, M.B., T.C.D., of Victoria, South Australia whose son Reeves, died about July 1915. Samuel was registered as a doctor in Dublin, Ireland, on 5 May 1885. Samuel was in General Practice in Rossory, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, in 1886.      
Dr Samuel Handy Halahan emigrated from Ireland circa 1888 to Australia. Samuel He was registered in Victoria as #1485, Oct 5 1888, as Samuel Handy Halahan, of Edenhope, qualifications: MB & Ch B, Dublin 1885 in Victoria, on 5 October 1888.
     Dr Samuel Handy Halahan married May Sarah Sophia Collins, daughter of Rev Robert Reeves Collins and Mary Jane Halahan, in 1889 in Edenhope, Victoria. Dr Samuel Handy Halahan was listed in a directory dated between 1892 and 1896 as Samuel Handy Halahan, M.B. et Ch. B. Dubl. 1885 at Edenhope. He was listed in a directory dated between 1900 and 1901 as Samuel Handy Halahan at Edenhope, Victoria.
     Dr Samuel Handy Halahan lived at Edenhope, between 1903 and 1913. He was listed as a medical practitioner/surgeon.
     Samuel and May were registered as May Sarah Sophia Halahan was not listed in 1903 at Edenhope, Victoria, on the between 1903 and 1915 electoral roll.
     In the West Wimmera mail & Natimuk & Goroke advertiser Friday March 20th, 1903: Dr. Halahan, Edenhope, announces that he may be consulted at Mr A Crabtree's Booroopki, every Saturday from 12 till 3.
     The first doctor in Creighton: Dr Sydney Handy Halahan. Dr Halahan came to South Africa after 1900 from Dublin, Ireland, after spending time in America, Australia & India. He settled in the Umsimkulu district in 1904 and after marrying Constance May Shepperson, second youngest daughter of Arnold & Mary Shepperson of the farm 'Sheeprun' (now one of the South Africa's weather stations) in the Maclear district of the Eastern Cape Colony. They lived in the village of Umsimkulu and, later on a farm between there and Creighton. To be in a more central position, as his patients were spread over a wide area, the family moved to Creighton in 1914, and lived on the farm 'Hillview' belonging to W K Smith. Some time later. the Dr and his family moved into their own house in the village. This house was called 'Lis-na-ragh, meaning white house, after the Doctors old home in Ireland.
     Dr Samuel Handy Halahan married Constance May Shepperson on 6 January 1906 in Umzimkulee, Transkei, South Africa. The plot thickens here - one Sydney Halahan, a doctor in South Africa with a wife and 5 children, confessed to his children on his death bed, that his name was really Samuel Handy Halahan and he had left a wife and children in Australia, after serving in the Boer War. However it this is the same man, he appears to have died twice! The South African death certificate states that he married in Umzimkulee, Sth Africa.
     Dr Halahan continued to practice in his 'home town' well after the Boer War and his supposed marriage in South Africa.- Our Edenhope correspondent writes : --Mr. Alex. Johnstone, of this town, met with a serious acdlent on Mon day at "Newlands," where he was en gaged in attending to' a chaffcutter while it was in motion. He was con veyed -to his home here, and is now under the care of Dr. Halahan..
     The West Wimmera mail & Natimuk & Goroke advertiser of Jan 6, 1911 comments on the mysterious death in the Norris family and mentions the examining medical officer Dr Halahan who is inclined to the opinion that the death of their child resulted from the effects of snake bite.
     The West Wimmera mail & Natimuk & Goroke advertiser of 3 Dec 1914 mentions Dr Halahan.
     He was practicing medicine in Lameroo, Sth Australia between June 1915 & Oct 1919. At a meeting of the Medical Board on Thursday, /[bef 13 Aug 1915/] Drs. Joseph - Woods Clayton and Samuel Handy Halahan were registered as medical, practitioners in South Australia. He resigned in Sep 1922 as Health Officer in Lameroo.
     Pte. HALAHAN. LAMEROO, July 9.— Flags were hoisted half-mast this morning when the news was received that the eldest son of Dr. Halahan, who has just arrived to take over the practice of Dr. Dunstone, had been killed at the Dardanelles. The young man was only 21 years of age, and went away with the Victorian battalion.
     In August 1917 he was appointed Health Officer for Pinnaroo.
     Samuel and May were registered as medical practitioner & home duties, along with Samue lHandy Halahan jun student and Mary Halahan, nurse & Elizabeth Catherine Dobbin Halahan, home duties in 1924. From 1926 Christopher John, a bread carter, was also listed. In 1928 Guy neville, surveyor, was added and Christopher had moved out. at Balmoral Rd, Springvale, on the between 1921 and 1928 electoral roll. Dr Samuel Handy Halahan was listed in a directory dated between 1927 and 1931 as In the 1931 electoral roll, Guy was no longer listed with the family. at Springvale, Victoria.
     Samuel died of heart failure on 18 January 1929 in 'Lis-na-vaugh', Creighton, Ixopo District, Natal, South Africa, aged 69. Lisnavagh Estate lies just outside the village of Rathvilly in Co. Carlow - the house was supposedly named after his home in Ireland but it was occupied by the Bunbury family. He was buried on 19 January 1929 in Natal.
     His will was proved on 12 February 1929 at South Africa.
     Samuel and May were registered as a doctor, home duties & student at Springvale, on the between 1931 and 1934 electoral roll.
     Samuel died on 14 August 1935 in Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, Cheltenham, Victoria, aged 75. His death was reported in the Irish Times 28 Sep 1935.
The Melbourne Argus announced: Dr Samuel Handy Halahan, aged 75 years, of Balmoral avenue. Springvale died at Cheltenham early yesterday morning He had practised in Springvale for a number of years, and for a period was health officer of the North Riding of the Shire of Dandenong. Dr Halahan who was born at Dublin, Ireland had lived in Victoria for 45 years. A widow, two sons, and one daughter survive. The burial was at the Necropolis, Springvale yesterday afternoon. The Rev R. E. O. Finger conducted the service at the graveside. The Horsham Times reported: The death has occurred at Spring vale of Dr. Samuel Halahan, at the age of 77 years. Deceased was well known in the Kowree shire, where he carried on a medical practice, with head quarters at Edenhope, from 1890 to 1916, when he left that district. lHe leaves a widow, a daughter and three sons . He was buried on 14 August 1935 in The Necropolis, Springvale. Dr Samuel Hardy Halahan, aged 75 years, of Balmoral avenue. Springvale died at Cheltenham early yesterday morn- ing He had practised in Springvale for a number of years, and for a period was health officer of the North Riding of the Shire of Dandenong. Dr Halahan who was born at Dublin, Ireland had lived in Victoria for 45 years. A widow, two sons, and one daughter survive. The burial was at the Necropolis, Springvale yesterday afternoon The Rev R. E. O. Finger conducted the service at the graveside.

Children of Dr Samuel Handy Halahan and May Sarah Sophia Collins

Children of Dr Samuel Handy Halahan and Constance May Shepperson