James Oliver, 1930.
in April 2008 by Michael Purcell from scrapbook in the PPP.
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
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
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
12th April 1930.
Mr. James Oliver, Dublin Street, Carlow.
passing of Mr. James Oliver, Carlow has lost one of its foremost and
most valued citizens.
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.
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".
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
medical skill and careful nursing were unavailing to prolong a useful
and valued life. Widespread sympathy was tendered to his bereaved wife
rest in Peace is the fervent prayer of everyone who knew and revered
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.
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).
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.
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).
following wreaths were sent:-
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".
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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