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Sigerson


William Sigerson,
mar Nancy Nielson and had issue:


Dr. George Sigerson,
polymath, born 1836,
meant to be cousin of Daniel O'Connell and of Blennerhassetts,
mar Hester Varian [novelist and poet],
surgeon, medical researcher (Darwin was interested in his biological research),
writer and historian, major figure in the Irish literary revival, translator of Gaelic poetry,
also wrote on politics, wrote in the Freeman's Journal,
friend of the Fenian Charles Joseph Kickham, as his doctor attended his deathbed 1882, see [Comerford, 1979], [Maher, 1942],
Hester died 1898,
he was co-founder of the Feis Ceoil competition 1903,
the Sigerson Cup (the Gaelic Football third-level competition) founded by him 1911,
he is listed in Dublin in [Census, 1911],
Free State Senator,
died 1925, age 89 yrs, see his grave,
had issue:


  1. Dora Sigerson,
    the poet, born 1866,
    mar Clement Shorter [journalist],
    she wrote as "Dora Sigerson Shorter",
    after the 1916 Rising, she designed a pietà style Memorial to the rebel dead, and left funds in her will for its erection,
    she died 1918, age 52 yrs. See her grave (and here).
    Her 1916 Memorial was finally erected in Glasnevin Cemetery post-1926, possibly 1929. It still survives. See photos.


  2. Hester Sigerson,
    Anna Hester, NOT Hestor, born 1871, Rathmines, Dublin,
    she must be the un-named dau of her parents who was born 13 June 1870, Rathmines [GROI],
    in her youth she knew her father's friend, the Fenian Charles Joseph Kickham (died 1882),
    mar 1901 to Arthur Donn Piatt and had issue.



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