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Carlow in 1903

The following items were found in The Intermountain Catholic. (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1899-1920 newspaper.
January 03, 1903
At the  Carlow petty Sessions the Right Hon Henry Bruen presiding William Nolan Carpenter  was summoned at the instance of guardians of Shillelagh union for 9 9s in respect of the support of his father as an inmate of the Shillelagh union infirmary Defendant stated that up to his marriage he had always contributed toward his fathers support The Bench was of the opinion that the guardians were remiss in not applying to defendant till March last and gave a decree for an amount calculated at 2s per week.
Patrick Farrell of Bridge street Tullow died on Nov 17th.
The Rev Matthew Tracey pastor of Rosenaills died on the 16th He was A native of Carlow and for nearly thirty years was in the sacred ministry He was for two years on the Scotch mission He then returned to Clonbullosue where he remained twenty-three years. He was transferred to Rosenaills about three years ago.
April 18, 1903,
Mr John Nolan Rathgar died Feb 16 aged 81 years Mr Nolan was a native of Carlow and a member of a family which gave to the church Father John Nolan of Kildare and the Very Rev E W Burke of Bagnalstown He was a man of wonderful I physique most retentive memory and on incidents in O’Connells time he was a mine of information.
May 09, 1903
Clara Gernon of Carlow daughter of the late John and Mary Gernon and grandniece of the late James Saunders of Carlow and Corderry, County Louth died on April 7 At the quarter sessions which opened in Carlow on the 8th there was only one case and that of theft.
May 16, 1903
Brigid Wrafter eldest daughter of William Wrafter of Knockthomasdies on April 11th
Mary Hughes wife of Timothy Hughes of Ballinabrana a member of the county council and mother of Edward Hughes chairman of the rural district council of Slieveargy a member county council and a Justice the peace died on April 15 Mrs Hughes herself was a member of the Carlow Board of  guardians the district council and the visiting committee of the ladies committee for visiting nurse children She was a sister of John Byrne or Clonagh a member of the Queens county council and Patrick Byrne of Coolenagh a member of the Carlow board of guardians The death occurred on the 9th.
Death of Nora M E Davoren only daughter of Joseph Davoren of Carlow She was 15 years old
May 23, 1903
Rev Denis Kearney for many years chancellor of the Pittsburgh diocese died in Pittsburgh last week He was born at Carlow Ireland in 1827 ordained in 1856 and in the same year came to Pittsburgh
June 06, 1903,
Patrick Nolan of Benneberry Carlow, second eldest son of John Nolan died on May 4.
Mrs Byrne of Donore has been co-opted a member of the Rural District Council of Carlow in succession to the late Mrs Hughes. At 3 Vernon street Dublin Edward Murphy aged 21 years late student of Technical Schools and formerly of Kyleballyhue Carlow.
June 13, 1903
The position left vacant at the Albert institute Glasnevin by the appointment of Andrew Nolan a Carlow man to be agricultural instructor for Wicklow county has been filled by another county man Michael Tuite of Killcloney Borris who is only in his 21st year.
John Howe master of the Carlow workhouse for many years has resigned He was a popular official.
June 20, 1903,
James Doyle an old and respected Carlow man died on May 11 at the Shamrock hotel at the age of 69 years His death severed many old and treasured association The remains were interred in St Mary’s cemetery Carlow after services in the cathedral The chief mourners were Michael and Patrick Doyle sons P J Byrne son in law, and Urban District Councillor Thomas Murphy, brother in law.
August 29, 1903
The Third Annual Show of the Carlow Agricultural Society was held on Monday in fine weather and attracted a very large audience.
October 03, 1903
On Wednesday an inquest was held by Dr Joseph Nolan coroner at Carlow Graigue, on the body of John Brennan, a farmer, who, the day previous, committed suicide by cutting his throat. Apprehended loss owing to the difficulty of saving the Home of his crops preyed upon his mind of late. His wife missed him on Tuesday morning early and on making a search she found him lying on the floor with his throat Cut. The jury found that he had committed suicide while temporarily insane and they passed a resolution of condolence with his wife and family.
October 31, 1903
An Irish Bishop for Sierra Leone
The holy see has appointed the Most Rev Dr O’Gorman of the Society of the Holy Ghost to the newly formed bishopric of Sierra Leone writes the Freemans Journal Dr O’Gorman is a very young bishop being only 37 years of age He was born in Hacketstown County Carlow In 1889 He was one of the many brilliant students who won distinction for Blackrock in the early distinct of the intermediate At the completion of his literary course he went to Paris to study philosophy and theology He was an ardent student of the works of Thomas Aquinas. Indeed he was credited by his class fellows with knowing the Summa by heart Ordained priest in 1890 he was immediately appointed professor of theology and scripture in the mother hose of his society In 1896 he was sent to the United States to found and direct a house of studies for the students of his society in that province From his quiet retreat in Cornwell’s near Philadelphia he has just been called to found and govern a bishopric on the west coast of Africa The mission of Sierra Leone has for many years been en trusted to the Society of the Holy Ghost The mission developed rapidly under the late Father Browne and its works are sure to get a new impetus under the vigorous direction of its brilliant young bishop.

The following items were found in Kentucky Irish American. (Louisville, Ky.) 1898-1968,

January 03, 1903

Bridget Brennan aged twenty who some time ago was an inmate of the Carlow Lunatic Asylum shot her mother dead at Carlow Grainge and then attempted to drown herself in the Barrow. She was observed rushing wildly to the river but it was only after she was rescued and taken home that the previous crime was discovered.

Coolwaugh, Ballickmoyler
8 - 2 - 1903

Dear Uncle your last favour of 7 units to hand in due time and for which I feel thankful as I think you are treating me too fairly. However I have a little more work during the winter months fothering, so by putting on against the other it will be pretty just. Your stock is very good there. Didi 5 or 6 get thin, more so I do imagine more tho should it’s the younger one that’s making a growth, you have 12 or 13 worth 13 a piece at the present, stores are very dear, would there beany danger of a fall now that the restrictions is taken away, study that. It would be serious mistake.  I was waiting the past two weeks for information from the Land Commission, Mr Tailor told me the days it was hearing so on last Thursday morning I had a notice from Mr Stanly. I will give you the ........? in case you have not got same.

One Mr Commissioner Lynch has......

... will last for 20. half years. I have lin? 20.  I was at bottom of same an......? of the half year and it is returned to me.  The 14 tenants on Upper Ballagh have pin? Leased them holdings from R.C. Cary, Esq., at  21½ years purchase. My rent is £2. 5 6. pa.

Owners; £70 – would buy it out.

There is no necessity why you should make any apology for the manner in which you have ...le? I have read the Presidents speech on St. Patricks Day 60,000.
You need not mind sending on ......? papers less than half what you said will be quite suffient. It has been vey inpensive for you.
I thank you most kindly for your kind enquiry regarding my health which ...? fair, with kind regards to all of .....? yours thankfully
Michael Quinn.


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