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John George Glover 1862-1907

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

John George Glover 1862-1907

Carlow Sentinel.

March 1907.

Death of Mr. John George Glover.

We regret to have to record the death of Mr Glover, which occurred early on Saturday morning last, at his residence, Dublin Street, Carlow, after a long and tedious illness in his forty-fifth year.

The sad event was expected for some time past, as only a few weeks since we announced his resignation as Clerk of the Carlow Union, a position which he held for fourteen years, having previously acted as Assistant Clerk.

The responsible duties of the office he discharged with marked ability, and it was with feelings and expressions of regret the Guardians and general public heard of his enforced retirement, his courteous and kindly manner having won for him a wide circle of friends -- who mourn his death and sympathise with his bereaved widow and young family.

On Monday after a home funeral service, conducted by Rev. Mr. Abraham, the interment took place in Killeshin Cemetery.

The funeral was largely attended and every mark of respect was shown to his memory, most of the business-houses on the route having been closed while the mournful procession passed.

The burial service was conducted by the Rev Mr Abraham and Rev. C. Martin.

The chief mourners were his two young sons, John and Harry; Lieutenant H.W. Glover, R.A.M.C.; Mr W.J. Glover, brothers; Mr C. Farley, Mr J. Quinnell, and Mr R. Parkes, brothers-in-law.

The wreaths included one from the Carlow Masonic Lodges 116 and 91, of whom he was an esteemed member.

Letter to the Editor [same page]

Dear Sir, - I desire, through the medium of your columns, to return on my own part and the members of my family, our heartfelt thanks to the numerous kind friends who have expressed their sympathy with us in our bereavement ~~

Yours very truly,

Annie A. Glover.

[note added by Michael Purcell - The following  Thursday the Guardians of the Carlow Poor Law Union met and adjourned as a mark of respect. Michael Molloy said that John Glover was connected to the Union for close on thirty years, and served with unvarying courtesy winning the esteem of the public.

Michael added "It was admitted that John Glover was one of the ablest clerks of unions in Ireland".

Mr M. Dooley seconded the remarks adding " Mr Glover was a man who was kind and courteous to the poor as well as to the rich".]


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