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Bridget (Power) O’Rourke ~ Sunday’s Obituary

Oh my word, it has been a long while since I’ve posted.  I have been busy with IHGS assignments, lots of family history research, and correspondence with distant cousins – hence this blog has been somewhat neglected. Thanks to a fellow IHGS student, I now have a copy of my great great grandmother’s obituary from…

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Alexander Wright ~ Sunday’s Obituary (and a mystery)

How apt that today I am posting my great grandfather’s obituary – on the 55th anniversary of his death.1 OBITUARY MR. A. WRIGHT A prominent figure in musical and friendly-society circles for many years, Mr Alexander Wright died yesterday at Gisborne and is to be interred at the Taruheru cemetery tomorrow, following a service to…

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Peter Gaffaney & Margaret O’Rourke ~ Wedding Wednesday

I just adore this photograph!  Isn’t it marvellous?  The gloves!  Those hats!  My great grandfather Peter looks quite the dapper lad, and my great grandmother Margaret so much the lady. Margaret is the daughter of Bartholomew O’Rourke, yer man from Ballymacdonnell, and Bridget Power.  She was born Margaret Mary/Monica O’Rourke on 7 September, 1885 in Napier,…

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Bartholomew O’Rourke ~ Tombstone Tuesday

Sacred to the memory of Patrick James O’Rourke died 13th Aug 1908 also Mary Josephine O’Rourke died 11th Feb 1882 James Thomas Power O’Rourke died 12th July 1914 Bridget Power O’Rourke died 18 July 1914 Bartholomew O’Rourke Senr died 13th Nov 1920 aged 79yrs 10mths Brigid Power O’Rourke died 15 May 1964 Sweet Jesus have…

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Bartholomew O’Rourke ~ Sunday’s Obituary

1 OBITUARY Mr BARTHOLOMEW O’ROURKE There passed away on the 13th inst., at his home in Napier, in his 80th year, Mr. Bartholomew O’Rourke (writes a correspondent). He was born in the parish of Currens, Co. Kerry, Ireland. When 23 years of age he left the Old Country on board the Blue Jacket. After an…

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