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Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Black Range Hospital
Date of Death: 26 June 1926
Date of Burial:28 June 1926
Age:About 65 years
Cause of Death:Unknown
OGM Ref#: 1283


Sacred to the Memory
Thomas Prendergast
Who died 26th June 1926
Born Coolmoyne, Tipperary, Ireland
Aged 65 years


The deceased was the brother of Edmond Prendergast. Both brothers were closely associated with Mr Moses McIlinney for many years. The deceased was in hospital at Sandstone for three months. He belonged to an old distinguished family. His first cousin being the Most Rev. Edmund Prendergast, who was late Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. The Rev. Fathers Prendergast and Halpin attended the deceased in his illness, the former conducting the burial service which began in the R.C. Church, Sandstone. The funeral was the largest for many years; a requiem mass was largely attended. Thomas is buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery together with his brother, Edmund, both in plot number 33.
Parents:Patrick PRENDERGAST
Birth Details:Circa 1861, Coolmoyne, Tipperary, Ireland
Death Certificate:1/1926, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1926/429 Thomas Prendergast
Comments:The deceased may have been aged 70 at the time of his death.
He was a brother to Edmund Prendergast, who died at Sandstone in 1940, aged 82 years.