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William Henry Cashel,
Worked for GSWR, 1866-89:
He worked for Great Southern and Western Railway (GSWR) for 23 years (1866 to 1889). His brother Blennerhassett also worked for GSWR.
William was appointed 21 Mar 1866 [GSWR record].
station master at
Buttevant, Co.Cork, as at 1869.
station master at Parsonstown (now Birr), Co.Offaly,
apparently 1874 to 1877.
station master at
1877 to 1889.
will is dated 22nd Sept 1890.
Transcript of will survives in Limerick will book, [NAI] 4 218 45, p.300. But it is very short. Leaves all property to his brother Blen. Blen also sole executor.
Will witnessed by "Patrick L. Aherne", Mater Hospital, Dublin. (Perhaps he was receiving treatment there?)
moved in with his brother
at Carey's Road, Limerick.
(Blen was GSWR head at Limerick.)
"William H. Cashel" of Carey's Road, Limerick, was charged at Limerick Petty Sessions on 24 July 1891 with being drunk on the street in Limerick on 16 July 1891. Think case dismissed. Certainly he escaped jail. See p.1 and p.2.
Commits suicide, 1891:
He committed suicide, 28th Oct 1891, Croom, Co.Limerick, age 46 yrs.
Note that Croom was a GSWR station at this time, though he was not working there, he is listed as "ex-stationmaster".
Have searched Limerick Chronicle 29th Oct, not found.
Findings of inquest: "suffocation caused by a self-inflicted wound in his throat whilst in a state of temporary insanity - suicide" [GROI].
Will proved at Limerick, 21st Nov 1891, by his brother Blen [NAI]. See image of entry.
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