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James Oliver, 1930.

 Transcribed in April 2008 by Michael Purcell from scrapbook in the PPP.

I was researching data on Martin Mangan of Coal Market House who died on the day the Mass and Office was being said / sung for Jim Oliver in Carlow Cathedral.

According to Martin's sister, Kathleen Mangan, she waited for over an hour in the Cathedral for the ceremony to end in order to contact Fr. Killian to come attend to her brother who, during the time she was waiting, was bleeding to death in Coal Market House, the family had decided to contact Fr. Killian before sending for the doctor. It was later stated that had she first sent for a doctor Martin would have survived.

Nationalist and Leinster Times.

12th April 1930.

Mr. James Oliver,

Dublin Street, Carlow.

In the passing of Mr. James Oliver, Carlow has lost one of its foremost and most valued citizens.

"Jim" Oliver had the affection of a host of friends and the respect of the community, who knew him for what he was - a man of the highest probity in every situation of life. He leaves the heritage of a good name to a beloved family, who mourn his loss, and to whom we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement.

In his younger days he was a genuine sportsman and a well-known athlete. He played football with the best, and as a cricketer he was a well-known figure. He retained to the end his enthusiasm for the game, and encouraged the younger generation by his invariable presence on the field, by the River bank, and by his hearty cheering note "Up Carlow".

He leaves two sons to carry on the tradition of a worthy father, and they have done and will do credit to his name. He was a good shot, and the successful breeder of Irish Red Setters, with which he secured the highest honours at the Shows. He was for some time past in indifferent health, but his family and friends entertained great hopes of his ultimate recovery.

The best medical skill and careful nursing were unavailing to prolong a useful and valued life. Widespread sympathy was tendered to his bereaved wife and family.

May he rest in Peace is the fervent prayer of everyone who knew and revered "Jim" Oliver.

On Wednesday evening the remains were conveyed from Dublin to the Cathedral, Carlow, and was followed by a long line of motor cars. As the cortege approached Carlow it was joined by a large number of townspeople and friends of the deceased.

Office with Requiem High Mass was offered up in the Cathedral, Carlow, on Thursday for the repose of his soul. Celebrant, Rev. John Killian, Adm., Carlow (with eleven priests assisting, all named in the obituary).

The remains were afterwards conveyed to the family burial ground, St Mary's Cemetery, for interment. The funeral cortege was, very large and representative, and was a deserved tribute to the memory of deceased and the members of his respected family.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The last prayers at the graveside were recited by the Rev. J.J. Dunny, C.C. Chief mourners - James J., and Patrick Oliver (sons); Thomas Oliver, (brother), Thomas Manning, Michael A. McDonagh, Peter MacDermott (sons-in-law); Major John Kirwan-Colgan (brother-in-law); Patrick and Joseph Oliver (Dublin), Denis Hayden, Dublin, (cousins). Relatives : Michael, Patrick and John Fitzpatrick, (Killeshin), Frank and James Hayden, John J.Bolger, Eddie Manning, P. MacDermott (Galway), Michael Foley (Dublin), Denis Foley, (Leixlip), Kevin and Thomas Comerford, (Kilkenny), David Hegarty (Dublin).

The following wreaths were sent:-

"In Affectionate and Loving Remembrance of my Dear Husband", - "With Deepest Sympathy from the Committee and Members of Carlow Commercial Club", " In Loving Memory of Dear Father, from Lorrie and Mick", "Thy Will be Done, Mr and Mrs Keogh and Family", " In Loving Memory of Dear Father, from Vera and Peter", - " With Deepest Sympathy, - from Mrs Hayden and Family", - With Deepest Sympathy, from the Members of Carlow Rugby Club", In Remembrance, Members Carlow Kennel Club", - " With Deepest Sympathy from Marie and Tommy", - " With Deep Sympathy from Mrs Ashmore and Family", - "In Fond and Loving Memory of our Dear Father from his Affectionate Children",- "In Loving Memory from Dodie",- Deep Sympathy ,- M. and K. Haan", - In Affectionate Remembrance from Ada and John", - "In Loving Memory from his Brother, Tom", - " With Kind Sympathy and Remembrance from Mrs Hugh Kennedy and Miss Kennedy, Raheney".

The following sent Mass Cards:- Etna, Dilly and Maureen Doyle, John and
Annie Brennan, Mrs McElwee and Family, Fred McElwee, T. and M. Delaney, Mrs O' Rourke and Family, John and Josie Bolger, Mr and Mrs J.J.Duggan, Jack and Gwen Williams, Michael Fitzpatrick and Family, J.M.Colgan.

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