Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Pub at 49 Great Britain St (Parnell St), Dublin:
Mick ran a pub at 49 Great Britain St (later 49 Parnell St), Dublin.
"Michael Humphrys", family grocer, and tea, wine and spirit merchant, listed there in [Thoms] 1891 to 1920.
He took over the pub from William Humphrys.
He wit his brother Dr.David's marriage settlement, and marriage, Dublin, 1895.
mar 1stly, 1897, to Annie O'Shaughnessy [born 1868, Dublin, NOT Angela].
Annie dies, 1915:
Pub at 81 Dame St, Dublin:
Mick then owned and ran a pub at 81 Dame St, Dublin, that is now called "The Oak".
It would have been called Humphrys' pub when he ran it.
"Michael Humphrys" listed there in [Thoms] from 1923 on (still called "Humphrys" pub after his death).
His surname, spelt "Humphrys" (the old way), is in a tiled floor at the door of the pub, dating from c.1923.
He moved to 81 Dame St think in 1922 or earlier,
when his nephew Dick Humphreys
first set up in business as O'Mara's Rubber Co., by agreement dated 9th Oct 1922,
he located at 79 Dame St,
two doors away from where his uncle already was.
He was close to his brother Dr.David's family, but sadly they fell out over politics over the Civil War (1922-23). Mick was Free State, his brother's family were strong Republicans.
Apparently the top part of 81 Dame St was destroyed during the Civil War, had to be re-built.
Mick is listed as having a separate residence to the pub.
He is listed as living 29 North Circular Rd in [Thoms] from 1923 on.
However his grave says he died "at his residence" 81 Dame St.
mar 2ndly to Angela ---- [born 1880].
He used to hunt with Langans.
[Mary Frawley, née Humphreys] remembered a story that Mick "saved a child" from the Proselytisers (Protestant missionaries who offered food to the Catholic poor if they would convert). Some Catholic organisation presented him with a watch.
He might be "M. Humphreys" who was present with other vintners at Alderman Flanagan's funeral 1931.
Mick dies, 1934:
He died at 81 Dame St, Fri 25 May 1934, age 74 yrs.
See death notice in Irish Independent, Saturday, May 26, 1934.
Funeral Mon 28th May 1934, bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
See funeral report, Irish Times, May 29, 1934, and also in Irish Times, June 2, 1934.
Funeral list in Irish Press, Tue 29th May 1934.
Angela dies, 1940:
Angela died 10 Sept 1940, bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
(todo) See death of Angela Humphreys, [GROI], 4th qr 1940, age 60 (born 1880), Dublin South, vol 2 p 349.
Mick had issue by his 1st wife Annie:
Can't find deaths of their children in
Think NOT Mary Humphreys, died Dublin South, 3rd qr 1904, age 4.
NOT John Humphreys, died Rathdown, 1st qr 1902, age 0.
NOT Anthony Humphreys, died Dublin North, 4th qr 1902, age 0.
NOT Eliza Humphreys, died Dublin North, 4th qr 1906, age 0.
NOT Beryl Humphreys, died Dublin South, 4th qr 1909, age 1.
Mick Humphrys' grave (small cross on RHS, marked with pink square) on street view.
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Location on satellite view (pink square).
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