Part 4 - THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1909 TUAM, CO. GALWAY
- THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1909
TUAM, CO. GALWAY
We deeply regret to record the death at her residence in London of Mrs. John
Burke at the advanced age of 86 years. The sad event occurred last week.
Deceased was a native of Tuam, her father being Mr. Jackson, organist of St.
Mary's Cathedral, one of the most respected inhabitants of this old town in his
day. He died here universally esteemed and regretted. Miss Jackson married Mr.
John Burke, also a Tuam man, and one of its old stock and most respected
families. Leaving Ireland some fifty years ago they settled in London where Mr.
Burke, by his talents, industry and great intelligence, soon won for himself a
high place in the commercial world. He established a now well known firm of
accountants, and it is now being run most successfully by his only son, John
Nugent Burke, Esq.
Mr. J. C. Gardiner, the poplual R. M. who has just retired after 31 years
satisfactory service in Galway, is son of the late Major John Gardiner, D.L., of
Farnhill, Killala, who was Secretary to the Mayo Grand Jury for many years,
and whose only other surviving son and daughter reside at Cortoon, Killala.
Mr. J. M. Kilkelly, formerly of Mossfort, Tuam, has retired from the position
of Resident Magistrate for County Longford - a position he has occupied now
for thirteen or fourteen years. Mr. Kilkelly is brother of Mrs. R. A. Clarke,
of Thomastown, Belclare, and was married to the only daughter of the late
George Henry Moore, Esq., M.P., for Mayo.
Information wanted of Mary Sheridan, alias O'Donnell, born in Pittsburgh, PA,
and left there two years ago for New York. Had a brother, a blacksmith by
trade, who resided in Charles street, Wellsburg, West Va, in 1901. Address her
cousin, Patrick Foley, Killoiugh, Spiddal, Co Galway.
Information wanted of the relatives of John Connolly, who came to Ireland
about six months ago, and resided first at Clifden, Co Galway, and then Galway
City, where he died about a month ago. Is supposed to have a wife and son
living somewhere in Pennsylvania. A small estate awaits the heirs-at-law. Address
any information to John C. Conroy, Solicitor, 4 St. Francis Street, Galway.
Information wanted of Patrick, John and James Murray,, who left Carrapadden,
Dunmore, Co Galway, thirty-five or forty years ago. Patrick went to
California about 1876 or 1880. John was on a visit to James at 83 Wyckoff street,
Brooklyn, N.Y., in May, 1879. They have one sister, Winifred, still living in
Ireland. Information is also wanted of their cousin, Mrs. Thomas Kenny, who
lived in Thompsonville, Hartford, Conn, about the year 1880. Address James M.
Clancy, 92 Federal Street, West Lynn, Mass.
The number of dog licenses granted in Galway for the year ended 31st March,
is 880. For the Oranmore district 600 was granted and for Moycullen 300. The
clerical work involved in the issue of the licenses was efficiently discharged
under the control of Mr. R. T. St. George, Clerk of Petty Sessions. We have
not got the numbers for Tuam, Dunmore and Derreen.
Captain F. J. Byrne, of the Connact Rangers, is seconded for service on the
staff. Lieutenant A. H. B. Wright is promoted Captain.
Last Sunday week the semi-finals of the Tuam Catholic Temperance Society's
Billlard Hanicap closed when Mr. Tom Warde rec. 20, defeated Mr. M. Heskin, rec.
20, after a keenly contested game. When the word went round that Mr. Heskin
was beaten keen disappointment was felt, as in the former games he showed good
form and it looked as if he went under to Mr. M McHugh, and the final between
the latter and Mr. Ward played on Wednesday night was won by Mr. M. McHugh
We regret to announce the death of Mr. Henry Burke, merchant, Claremorris,
which occurred at his residence, Church street, on Monday evening, after a
protracted illness. On Wednesday morning at 10:20 o'clockk Solemn Requiem Mass was
celebrated, the celebrant being Rev. J. Tuffy, C.C.
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
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