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12-07-2019, 08:18   #1
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Hi Guys,

Would anyone be so kind, if it is even possible to see if there is an obituary available for a John Mcnamara died 5 Nov 1906 in Limerick.

I've checked the obituary section in the local studies section of the limerick library website but to no avail.

Thanks a lot.
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12-07-2019, 09:15   #2
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Not seeing anything in the Irish Newspaper Archive.
Was he a person of standing? Unless he was, it would be unlikely at that time to have a mention in the paper. Or was there anything unusual about the death? An accident maybe?
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Death record here: died of heart failure, so doesn't look like an unusual death that might require an inquest.
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Thanks guys.
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21-07-2019, 13:49   #5
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Just jumping on this thread...
I am trying to find out if there is a newspaper report on the drowning of two boys in Dublin Bay in 1875. Both were sons of C of I clergy and I thought Irish Times would have item. I have access to archives and can only find a death notice for one. Is there another newspaper that might have had more local news items? Date of incident was Oct 2 1875. They are buried together in Deans Grange.
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21-07-2019, 14:23   #6
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What were their names?
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William J Mason and Henry C McClelland both aged 15 yrs drowned 2 Oct 1875 in Dublin Bay. I thought there might be an inquest even.
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21-07-2019, 15:40   #8
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So far have only found a small report in the Freeman's Journal on the incident. PM me an email and I will send you it.
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21-07-2019, 16:14   #9
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Same. But shocked at how many mentions of drowning in a single month!
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There are several mentions of the sad event in the Irish Times (IT)–
The IT of 5 Oct on page 2 has a report on it – says they were in a canvas punt; their mothers had a request for info in the ‘Public Notices ‘ same paper + on the same date. The Freemans Journal of 5/10 also mentions the canvas punt.

IT of 14/10 has a report of Mason’s body being found near Poolbeg; his watch was stopped at 3.20 indicating that the event happened soon after they left.

Page 2 of IT on 16/10 has a report of the second body (McClelland) being found at Booterstown station.

I used the FMP search. Hint – I’ve always found success uneven when using ‘Mc’ prefixes as sometimes the engine does not pick up M’ e.g. M’Clelland instead of McClelland. Most of the ‘hits’ above were found when using 'Mason' and keyword 'drown' ; they often appeared under 'Kingstown Report'. If you have a problem in locating the above PM me.
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24-07-2019, 14:03   #11
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Thanks for further detail Pedro! I am bit disappointed in my results from Irish Times archives. I thought I had enough clues. I think in the end I only found a death notice for one funeral. They were buried together but one day apart.(Deans Grange burial records now online). Both were youngest sons of deceased fathers who were C of I clergy.
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