Elizabeth Sampson 1893-1959 & Patrick Paul O’Brien 1885-1961

Married 10 feb 1915 in Port Pirie, South Australia.

Photo:  Seeking family photo

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” Sampson

Fifth child of William  and Lavina Sampson

Born: 12 Jul 1893 Broken Hill, New South Wales

Died:  7 Feb  1959 Nuriootpa, South Australia


Patrick Paul O’Brien

Son of Michael O’Brien (1834-1909) & Ellen Ryan (1841-1907)

Born: 4 Apr 1885 Nuriootpa, South Australia

Died:3 Jan 1961 Adelaide, South Australia


Occupation: Ganger for South Australian Railways

Over the years this family moved about from town to town due to Patrick’s railway work. They lived Snowtown, Brinkworth, Caltowie, Lyndoch and then Nuriootpa. All of these towns in South Australia. Pat worked with the South Australian Railways as a ganger, responsible for maintaining railways tracks. They were in Nuriootpa when the Great Depression hit and were forced to sell some of their quarter acre blocks to cover the overdraft on the house. Those were hard times to all. The house still stands.

Pat was a good athlete and played football and cricket. He won a medal or two for sporting performances.