Joseph Ignatius Links was born 17 September 1869 in Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia to John Joseph Links (c1840-1905) and Otillia Sophia Schmidt (c1847-1914) and died 8 December 1936 98 Fern-street, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Edith Mary Keys (1874-1955) 22 October 1898 in "Kibah" homestead, Carroll, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Joseph Ignatius Links and Edith Mary Keys (1874-1955)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Imelda Mary Josephine Links (1899-1954) 13 October 1899 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 19 January 1954 Gloucester House, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Bertram Wallace Meehan (1898-1968)
William John Links (1901-1981) 17 August 1901 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 15 May 1981 Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Hilary Francis Links (1904-1968) 13 January 1904 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 30 May 1968 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Madeline Elizabeth Sherlock (1906-1971)
Kevin Osmand Links (1906-1957) 16 July 1906 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 7 September 1957 St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Enid Lucia Hines (bef1935-)
Joseph Raymond Links (1910-1973) 12 January 1910 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia 1 November 1973 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Jean Mary McKay (1914-2000)


Mr. I. J. Links, solicitor, who died recently at his residence, Fern Street, Randlwick, was a native of Carcoar, where his father, the late John Links, successfully carried on a general and bakery business for many years. Deceased was one of a big family, being the third son.

He was educated at the Convent School, Carcoar, and was articled to the late J. O. Dodd, of Carcoar,

Wellington Times, 21 December 1936, page 4

Mr. Joseph Ignatius Links, who died at Randwick recently, aged 68 years, practised as a solicitor at Gunnedah and Sydney for 40 years. He was admitted as a solicitor on August 2, 1896, and began practice at Gunnedah. He also held the office of district coroner. He took a keen interest in the affairs of the town, coming president of the Pastoral, Agricultural, and Horticultural Association and president of the Gunnedah Picnic Race Club. He took an active part in patriotic movements during the war, organising the Wallaby route march through the North-west, in which more than 200 soldiers were recruited. He was also a prominent member of the United Australia party. He came to Sydney in 1920, and continued practice in the city until his last illness. He was an outstanding pigeon shot, fisherman, and gardener, being an authority on hydrangeas. He was also an authority on Australian birds and game.

He is survived by Mrs. Links, four sons—Messrs. J. W., H. F., K., and R. J. Links—and one daughter—Mrs. B. W. Meehan.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 1936, page 24
Mr. Joseph Ignatius Links.

Mr. Joseph Ignatius Links, died on the 8th ult., at the age of 68 years. Mr. Links was born at Carcoar, N.S.W., in 1869, and married Miss Edith Mary Keys. He began practice as a solicitor in 1897, at Gunnedah, and lived there for 17 years. At Gunnedah he was District Coroner, president of the Gunnedah Hospital, Picnic Race Club, and of the Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and also held executive positions in charitable and political organisations.

In 1920 Mr. Links came to Sydney and bought a practice at 77 Castlereagh-street. He took up residence with his family at Randwick. Later he became president of the Clovelly branch of the U.A.P. Deceased was keenly interested in fishing and shooting, and was an authority on gardening. Mr. Links was universally popular amongst his wide circle of friends. As president of the Holy Name Society, his presence will be sadly missed by all the members, to whom his example was an inspiration. He was a fervent Catholic, and a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his widow and five children. Rev. Father J. Wall was in attendance during his last illness, and also administered the Last Sacraments. A Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, Clovelly, by Father Wall, who also officiated at the graveside in the Catholic Cemetery, Randwick. The chief mourners were: Mrs. E. M. Links (widow), Josephine Imelda (Mrs. B. W. Meehan, daughter), John William, Hilary Francis, Kevin Osmund and Raymond Joseph Links (sons). The funeral arrangements were carried out by W. N. Bull, Ltd. — R.I.P.

The Catholic Press, 14 January 1937, page 18

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 9557/1869 Indexed as "LINKS JOSEPH M" leading to him being listed as "Joseph Ignatius M Links" or "Joseph M Ignatius Links" by researchers
₪ Wedding
  • LlNKS—KEYS.—October 22nd, at "Kibah" homestead, the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Dean O'SulIivan, Joseph Ignatius Links, of Gunnedah, solicitor, to Edith Mary, eldest daughter of William Thomas Keys, of Kibah, Carroll (formerly of "Oswald," Greta). 01462
The Maitland Weekly Mercury, 3 December 1898, page 1
¶ Death
  • LINKS.—December 8, 1936, at his residence, 98 Fern-street, Randwick, Joseph Ignatius Links, beloved husband of Edith Mary Links, and dearly loved father of Josephine Imelda (Mrs. B. W. Meehan), John William, Hilary Francis, Kevin Osmond, Raymond Joseph, aged 68 years. Requiescat in pace.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 1936, page 16