Obits: Walsh, John July 31, 1920

Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
Mayo Index


File contributed by: Mary Ellen Chambers September 3, 2009, 11:36 am

Westport Newspaper - Publication date unknown. 
      The death occured on Wednesday 29 of July, of John 
Walsh at his residence, Knockfin, Westport.  He had reached 
the advanced age of 79 years and passed to his eternal 
reward fortified by the rites of our Holy Church of which he 
was a faithful member.
      The deceased, who belonged to an old and respected 
family, was brother to the late Thaddeus Walsh of Westport, 
who for years was a member of our Municipal Councils.  It is 
true to say that he was one of the old stock so fast 
diminishing in our time---quiet, unassuming, deeply 
religious, honest and straightforward.  He was beloved by 
his neighbours and respected by all with whom he became 
acquainted.  He died as he had lived, in peace and 
happiness, fully resigned to the Divine will.
      The funeral on Friday, 31st July, was representative 
of all classes in the district, professional, business and 
laymen, and showed in no uncertain manner the respect and 
esteem in which he was held by all.  The polished oak coffin 
in which the remains were enclosed was reverently raised to 
the shoulders of his sorrowing relatives and grieved 
neighbours and carried to the family vault in the ancient 
burial ground at Aughavale.  May he rest in peace.
      Amongst the chief mourners were:--Mrs. Walsh, widow; 
Edward and James Walsh sons; Mrs. Julia Foy, daughter; Mrs. 
E. Walsh, daughter-in-law; Masters John Walsh and John Foy 
grandsons; Mrs. T. Walsh sister-in-law; Mr. James Foy 
son-in-law; Messers Stephen Walsh, Eddie Walsh,Tommie Walsh 
and Thaddeus Walsh (nephews); Miss Sarah Walsh, Miss 
Margaret Walsh, Mrs. Sweeney and Mrs O'Malia (nieces)

Additional Comments:
Eugene (Gene) WALSH, my cousin found this obit among family 
files in St. Louis, MO.  He dates it to the early 1920s 
because a brother of the above mentioned John Walsh was 
killed by the Black and Tans in the Easter Uprising.  
Mention is made of a deceased brother Thaddeus.  The 
clipping had no date.