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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:03 GMT (UK) »
That looks like you're on the right path!!! Super.

Gotta run and pickup grandkids (goodbye to peace and quiet for 24 hours!) BBS.  Thanks:)
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Timothy died 1906-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1906/05551/4557340.pdf

I suspect that if Patrick was timekeeper at waterworks that it was after 1884 when the Killarney one was built.
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
That Patrick O'Connor was listed as a farmer died 1898 Johanna's father was a timekeeper.  Not sure if they are the same or perhaps just related?
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:21 GMT (UK) »
Johanna died in 1938 which is when his profession was listed. 

I assumed (yes I know!) that his last position would have been as a timekeeper because that's what he was listed as historically.  That being said, he could have left his position with the Waterworks, bought some land and become a "farmer" I suppose. 
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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28 January 17 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Is there an occupation for her father on Johanna's marriage certificate?

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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 28 January 17 15:17 GMT (UK) »
No there was nothing on the marriage cert from NZ.   It doesn't even list their parents.  I have extensive info going forward... it's going back from Johanna and her husband Daniel Murphy that I am working on.
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 28 January 17 15:24 GMT (UK) »
Just as an aside... Johanna's husband Daniel Murphy is from Castleisland... I've recently discovered this area was considered a "hotbed of insurgency" during the "Troubles". 

There was an O'Connor in the area that was mired in an "incident"... I am working my way around this scenario as well.
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 28 January 17 15:27 GMT (UK) »
That link to Timothy O'Connor seems quite plausible!  The name of the informant is an O'Riordan of Keelnanare.... I recall seeing that surname as a sponsor for a couple of Patrick and Ellen's children.

Can you interpret the writing for his cause of death?
Regards, Carol
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Re: Waterworks Timekeeper -- Scant Info..
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 28 January 17 15:39 GMT (UK) »
I do know that when Johanna was married in NZ it was witnessed by a Michael O'Connor.  I have assumed that was her older brother.  It that is correct and I have the correct Michael O'Connor, they had a brother Timothy who died in NZ. 
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Wilkes- Liverpool Lancs, UK; New Zealand
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Gould & Reece- Stroud, Gloucestershire UK; New Zealand
Oakly - Australia, NZ; UK
Downes -UK; Australia; NZ
Kinghorn - Jamaica; England; Scotland
Murphy - County Kerry, Ireland; NZ