Rodney "Rody" O'Grady (1837 - 1895)

Roderick O'grady
1837 - 1895
updated February 06, 2019
Rodney "Rody" O'Grady, father to 6 children, was born in 1837 at ( Queens County ), County Laois Ireland. Roderick's partner was Bridget Boyle, and they gave birth to Patrick John O'Grady and Mary "Minnie" Taylor ( O'Grady. He would also marry Mary Beattie, and they gave birth to James Dwyer O'Grady, Rudolph Patrick O'Grady, Lillian Mary O'Grady, and Catherine"Cassie"Beattie O'Grady. He died on August 12, 1895 in Ballarat, VIC Australia at 58 years of age.

Table Talk, Melbourne, October 1895.
Rody O'Grady, of Macarthur street, Ballarat, senior constable of police, by his will dated June 14, 1895, and presented for probate by Messrs. Wanliss and Craig, of Ballarat, solicitors, appointed his wife, Mary O'Grady, executrix, and his Son, Patrick John O'Grady, executor. Testator directed £20 to be invested for the benefit of his granddaughter, Eileen Mary O'Grady, at the age of 21 years, and bequeathed the residue to his wife during her life or widowhood. Upon her death or remarriage, testator bequeathed the estate to his three children, Lilian Mary O'Grady, James Dwyer O'Grady and Catherine O'Grady, equally, whom he instructed to provide a home and maintenance for his son, Rudolph Patrick O'Grady. Testator died August 12th, 1895 and the estate is sworn at £500 real and £197 personal, total, £697.

The Ballarat Star, July 1921.
50 YEARS AGO.
Ballarat's Early History.
..June 1871...The following are the rewards paid for the police reward fund during the week :- To Constables Denis Coffee and Rody O'Grady of Ballarat West, £1 each in acknowledgement for their services in stopping a runaway horse.
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The Ballarat Star, 13 August 1895.
DEATH OF SENIOR CONSTABLE O'GRADY.
Many in Ballarat and elsewhere will regret to hear of the death of Mr. R. O'Grady, senior constable in charge of the North Ballarat sub district, which occured at the station house, where he resided at 6 o'clock yesterday morning........He was 58 years of age and leaves a widow and family of seven, of which Mr. P. J. O'Grady, the well known elocutionist of this city, is a member. Mr. O'Grady, who was a native of Queen's County, Ireland, came to Victoria in 1864. He belonged to the Irish constabulary, and as soon as he settled here joined the force in Melbourne. He came to Ballarat about 28 years ago, and for some time did duty as driver of the gold escort.

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In 1837, in the year that Rodney "Rody" O'Grady was born, on June 20th, 18-year-old Queen Victoria became the Queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her uncle William IV - who had died without legitimate heirs. She would reign for more than 63 years, the longest reign of an English monarch until Queen Elizabeth II. Thus began what would be called the "Victorian Era."

In 1847, he was merely 10 years old when on May 7th, In Philadelphia, an association of physicians and medical students was founded - the American Medical Association or AMA. The association, the first of its kind, wanted to create uniform standards for medical training, education, and practices.

In 1855, by the time he was 18 years old, on June 29th, The Daily Telegraph began in London. The newspaper began as The Daily Telegraph and Courier and still has the reputation of being a quality paper.

In 1870, when he was 33 years old, on June 26th, Christmas was declared an official federal holiday in the United States. By 1860, 14 states had declared Christmas a legal holiday but the practice of celebrating Christmas was a local - and religious - choice previously.

In 1895, in the year of Rodney "Rody" O'Grady's passing, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

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