Friday, August 12, 2011

Brooklyn Nimmo Seeks Australian Cousins

Pneumonia took Andrew. It was May 10, 1912, and he was 46 years old.  Andrew was survived by four brothers (John, Matthew, James, and Joseph), three of whom immigrated to Australia. now has birth, marriage, and death indexes  for Australia as well as electoral rolls and directories. I have been spending most waking hours pursuing the hunt I began 10 years ago to track Andrew's family in Australia, hoping that they will have family photos to share. The trail is hot, but so far no photos! Any leads are welcome.

I wonder. Did Andrew have any sister(s) or brother(s) who predeceased him? So far, I haven't found any primary records of the birth of Andrew or the birth of any siblings. Andrew's and Joseph's obituaries indicate that Andrew and Joseph were born in Barrow-in-Furness, England. John's and Matthew's death records indicate that John and Matthew were born in Belfast, Ireland. Email exchanges with other Nimmo researchers several years ago, indicate that there were cousins living in Scotland during the same time period.

Helen Nimmo, who's album was included in my last post, was the youngest of Andrew's surviving children. The picture of Andrew, above to the left, is from a locket that Helen cherished her whole life. Her father died when she was 12 years old. The photograph below is a picture of the building, across from Prospect Park, where Andrew lived with his family before his premature death.  Andrew's great-great granddaughter, Wendy Marinaccio, is sitting on the front porch of the unit where Andrew had lived with his wife, Kate, and his four children: Andy, Dot, Bob, and Helen.

I found the below clipping of Andrew's obituary among Helen's personal effects.

If you have any information or questions about Andrew, please feel free to email me at

© 2011, Cathy H Paris


  1. Great post, Cathy! What a wonderful obituary with lots of leads to follow--even parent's names.

  2. Thank you Lisa. That obit has been invaluable.