DOOLAN Harold Alfred

Name Harold Alfred DOOLAN
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1873
Died 1936
Birth/ Baptism Born 17 November 1873, Launceston
Parents Thomas Joseph and Jane Agnes Doolan (formerly Monaghan)
Apprenticeship F & W Stewart, Charles Street, Launceston
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston, Hobart
Street Address
80 St John Street, Launceston
130 Charles Street, Launceston
189 Charles Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 1 August 1900, Church of Apostles, Launceston, to Rolfe Grace Heald
Other Approx. 1914–1919: Watchmaker, Hobart.

The Mercury (Hobart) 2 May 1936:
‘Obituary, Mr H A Doolan, Musician and Athlete.
The death occurred at his residence, Brittania House, Wellington Street, Launceston, yesterday, of Mr Harold Alfred Doolan. The late Mr Doolan, who was a watchmaker of outstanding ability, served his apprenticeship with Messrs. F & W Stewart, and was a member of the well-known Doolan family of musicians, some of whom were responsible for the founding of the St Joseph’s Band (the oldest band in Australia). As a lad he showed aptitude as a cornet player and was successful in competitions. He was for a number of years solo cornetist at Rickard’s Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, and later he removed to West Australia, where his skill as an instrumentalist brought him added fame. He was a prominent athlete and for many years held the Tasmanian record as a Sheffield runner. He was also successful in important mainland races.
Upon his return to Tasmania he entered into business as a watchmaker and jeweller. He was the fourth son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Doolan. His wife, one son, and one daughter survive him. Private interment will take place at Carr Villa Cemetery this morning.’

Death 1 May 1936 at his residence, Brittania House, Wellington Street, Launceston
Tasmania Post Office Directory 1906.
TAHO: RGD33/1/51 no1531 Birth 1873; File No. 622, Name Indexes 1930824, Marriage 1900.
Web: Ancestry: Australia Electoral Rolls 1914-1919; Findmypast Electoral Roll 1934.
The Examiner (Launceston) 23 June 1900, 14 September 1900; Daily Telegraph 20 February 1904, 24 May 1905; The Mercury (Hobart) 2 May 1936.