Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Dr. Francis Falvey,
He mar 1874 to Mary Ellen Lyons [bapt 3 Sept 1854].
They were living Tralee at children's bapts 1875 to 1891.
Francis Joseph Falvey, MD, 3 Lower Castle St, Tralee, listed in voters of Tralee 1880-81.
Listed at Castle St, Tralee, in [Bassett's, 1880-81].
Living Castle St, Tralee, at children's births and bapts 1880 to 1884.
14 Denny St, Tralee,
at least 1891 to 1904.
Living Denny St at son's bapt 1891.
Appointed as one of the magistrates for Co.Kerry, 19 Dec 1893.
He was a Justice of the Peace.
He is listed as "J.P.", physician and surgeon, 14 Denny St, in [Slater's Directory, 1894, Munster, p.328].
He gave expert evidence in a murder trial in Dec 1894.
1901 census lists him as a Justice of the Peace.
They are listed on Denny St in 1901 census. They have one servant living with them.
He had a large private practice.
Held many positions in Co.Kerry.
Medical Officer of Tralee Workhouse Hospital. Medical Officer of Tralee Fever Hospital. Prison doctor at Kerry County Gaol.
Consulting Medical Officer to Tralee Urban Council.
Physician to Great Southern and Western Railway.
Described as MD, of Denny St, at death.
Francis dies, 1904:
He died Fri 22 Apr 1904, age 59 yrs, at his house, Denny St, after a short bout of influenza.
See obituary in Cork Examiner, Sat 23 Apr 1904.
Funeral Mon 25 Apr 1904, bur Clogherbrien cemetery, near Tralee.
See obituary and funeral list in Killarney Echo, April 30, 1904.
Admin of estate granted 18 July 1904. See image from here.
Mary Ellen moved to Dublin.
She is listed in 1911 census as widow, living 23 Hollybank Ave, Ranelagh, Co.Dublin (see old map and modern map). Note that census house numbering here is same as normal house numbering.
This may have been only a temporary address. Falvey is not listed at that address in either [Thom's, 1910] or [Thom's, 1914].
recalls Mary Ellen, his grandmother,
coming to visit them in Belfast c.1932.
He recalls her shrouded in black. All the children had to be quiet.
It cast a pall on Christmas.
Bit of tension with daughter-in-law
Irene who was not Catholic.
Mary Ellen died 1932, age 78 yrs.
Cannot find death in [GROI]. Might have died in UK.
Francis and Mary Ellen had issue:
There were 2 more children.
1911 census says (crossed out) that they had 10 children, 4 still living in 1911.
One dau was said to have died in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Another dau married and lived in Cornwall.
Another dau was a Catholic nun, Sisters of Charity, Liverpool. Maybe "Aunt Nora".
Dr. Francis Falvey listed in Castle St, Tralee, in [Bassett's, 1880-81, p.314].
Julia Falvey (born 1877) and her brother Frank Falvey (born 1879).
Photo inherited by family of John Charles Falvey. At the back it states that they are "Frank and Julia, Dad's brother and sister".
Photo maybe c.1900. Certainly before 1903.
See full size.
The 1901 census building return
shows a large, "1st class" house (like most of the houses on Denny St).
11 rooms. 10 windows in front of house.
4 out-buildings (2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 store).
It is house no.11 by census numbering, but confusingly the census did not follow postal numbering.
[Slater's Directory, 1894] shows the Falvey house is 14 Denny St.
Dr. Francis died there 1904.
His widow left, gone by 1911.
13-14 Denny St (assuming the numbering has not changed)
was completely rebuilt as a bank in 1928.
Denny St had a number of banks. Not sure which one this was.
13-14 Denny St is now Philip O'Sullivan & Co., Solicitors.
Basil Falvey thought the Falvey house was about here.
See entry at NIAH.
The Falvey house (or site of, since re-built 1928), 14 Denny St, Tralee (LHS of red block).
From street view.
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