Catherine Anne Connors1,2

F, #317, b. 23 November 1911, d. 20 April 1986
Catherine Anne (Kit) Keech nee Connors 1912-1986
FatherRobert Connors1 b. 5 Jul 1875, d. 25 Nov 1931
MotherBridget Anne Shea1 b. 19 Nov 1878, d. 11 Apr 1951
RelationshipGreat-aunt of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited13 Jun 2013
Birth*23 November 1911 Harden, NSW;
Name: Catherine Anne Connors
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 23 Nov 1911
Place of Birth: Harden, municipality of Murrumburrah NSW

Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Railway Guard
Birthplace: Scone NSW
Age: 36

Date of Marriage: 10 Oct 1905
Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW

Mother: Bridget Anne Shea
Birthplace: Demondrille NSW
Age: 33

Previous Issue: Mary A 6, Mervyn F 4, Eva M 3, Robert J 1, living; none dead

Informant: B A Connors, mother, Harden; Witness: R Connors
Present at Birth: Dr Heggaton, Nurse Cooney
Registered: 22 Jan 1912 – Murrumburrah3 
Married Name21 December 1929 Keech2 
Marriage*21 December 1929 St Nicholas Pesbytery, Penrith, NSW;
Groom: Leslie William Keech
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Dorrigo
Occupation: Farmer
Age: 21
Usual Residence: Wingham
Father: Ernest Leslie Keech
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Eliza Fenton Hume

Bride: Catherine Anne Connors
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Harden
Occupation: Domestic Duties
Age: 18
Usual Residence: Penrith
Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Gate Keeper
Mother: Bridget Anne Shea

Date of Marriage: 21 Dec 1929
Place of Marriage: St Nicholas Presbytery Penrith
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: William Peter Elkington, Agnes Connors
Minister: Thomas Grealey

Note: The Consent of Robert Connors being the Fatherr of the Bride was given in writing to the Marriage;Groom=Leslie William Keech2 
Death of Father25 November 1931 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Robert Connors
Date of Death: 25 Nov 1931
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith Municipality NSW
Occupation: Retired railway Employee, Railway & Invalid pensioner
Sex: Male
Age: 56
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Scone NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: John Connors
Occupation: Railway Guard
Mother: Catherine Ann (surname not stated)

Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW
Age at Marriage: 29
Name of Spouse: Bridget Ann Shea
Children of Marriage: Agnes 26, Frank 24, Robert 21, Katherine 20, Leslie 16, Alice 15, Vincent 8 living; 2 males, 1 female deceased
Informant: G Sheens, son-in-law, Union Road Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Arterio Sclerosis
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins
Date last seen: 25 Nov 1931

Date of Burial: 27 Nov 1931
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Kingswood
Minister & Religion: A J Sobb, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Nelson Price, employed by J Price and Son
Witnesses: J W Trask, R W Price;Principal=Robert Connors4 
Article*28 August 1941 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Mr and Mrs L. W. Keech and family, of Wingham (formerly of Penrith), are spending a month's holiday with Mrs Keech's sister, Mrs George Sheens, Union Road, Penrith.
;Principal=Leslie William Keech5 
Death of Mother11 April 1951 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Bridget Ann Connors
Date of Death: 11 Apr 1951
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith; usual residence Melrose House, High Street Penrith NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 73
Conjugal Status: Widow
Place of Birth: Demondrille NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: Michael Shea
Occupation: Not known
Mother: Not known

Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW
Age at Marriage: Not known
Name of Spouse: Robert James Connors
Children of Marriage: Mary A 45, Mervyn F 43, Eva M 42, Robert J 38, Catherine A 37, Leslie M 36, Vincent J 27 living; 1 male, 2 females deceased
Informant: V J Connors, son, Melrose House, High Street Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Arterio Sclerosis, Arterio Sclerotic
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: I M Barrow
Date last seen:

Date of Burial: 13 Apr 1951
Place of Burial: General Cemetery Penrith
Minister & Religion: John Fitzpatrick, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: John Price and Son
Witnesses: T J Parkes, H Boots;Principal=Bridget Anne Shea6 

;Principal=Eva May Elkington7
Back row: Ern Downes, Rex Evens, Kit Keech, Ewn O'Connor, Bede
Front row: Alice Downes, Winifred O'Connor, Eva Elkington, Alice (surname unknown) nee Shea, Maria Downes

;Principal=Alice Marie Downes7
Catherine Anne (Kit) Keech nee Connors & Alice Marie Downes nee Connors
Death*20 April 1986 Blacktown, NSW;
KEECH, Catherine Ann (Kitty). - April 20, 1986, at hospital, Blacktown, after long illness, late of Penrith, beloved wife of Leslie, loving mother and mother-in-law of Nell and Duncan Cross, Clare and Bob Oats, Ernie and Shirley, Bill and Sheena, Norma and Bruce Whiticker, loved nana of their children and great-nana, loved sister and sister-in-law of Alice and Ern (Downes), Robert Connors, Vince and Winnie Connors, and sister-in-law of Bill Elkington
Aged 74 years
Rest in peace8 


Leslie William Keech d. 13 Jul 2004


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 6902/1912 Catherine A Connors.
  2. [S115] Microfilm Marriage, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1839-1941.
  3. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 6902/1912 Catherine A Connors.
  4. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 19203/1931 Robert Connors.
  5. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Nepean Times, Thursday, August 28, 1941.
  6. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 15212/1951 Bridget Ann Connors.
  7. [S184] Tim Sheens photographs.
  8. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death Notice Catherine Ann Keech, 21 April 1986.