Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Michael mar 2ndly, 29 Apr 1873, [St. Peter and Paul, Cork],
to Barbara Daly [born 1854, Cork city, Barbara Mary Daly, dau of John Daly, shop keeper].
See mar in [GROI]. She is listed as of 87 South Main St, Cork (see map) at mar.
Michael is listed as shop keeper, George St, Limerick, at mar.
He is listed as "House Painter" and "Paper Hanger" and "Decorator", 49 George St, Limerick, at children's births 1874 to 1887.
He is listed as "painter and decorator" and "painter and paperhanger" at 49 George St, Limerick, in [Bassett's, 1875] to [Bassett's, 1880], and [Slater's Directory, 1881], and [Guy's, 1886], and [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92].
Listed as "painter and decorator" at "79 George St" (would be error for 49 George St) in [Bassett's, 1884].
Limerick city councillor,
Mayor of Limerick:
He became a Limerick city councillor. Represented the Glentworth ward.
He was a nationalist. After the Parnellite split in late 1890 he was an anti-Parnellite.
Mayor of Limerick for part of 1896: After the 1896 Mayor of Limerick resigned, Cusack was elected Mayor on 28 May 1896 for the remainder of 1896.
When the Fenian John Daly was released from prison, Cusack as Mayor held a reception for him in Aug 1896, and a banquet in his honour in Oct 1896.
Mayor of Limerick for 1897: Re-elected as Mayor 1 Dec 1896.
Despite his nationalism, he proposed in June 1897 that Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee ahould be a holiday.
He was invited to celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee at Guildhall, London, 5 July 1897. See invite in [LCM], item 1985.0081.
Mayor of Limerick for 1898: Re-elected as Mayor 1 Dec 1897.
His 1898 Mayoralty was extended until the new reformed local elections on 15 Jan 1899, in which he lost his seat. He ceased to be Mayor on 23 Jan 1899.
Michael and family are
on George St, Limerick, in Census, 31 Mar 1901.
"M. Cusack, Limerick" was at William Spain's funeral, 1 Apr 1901.
He retired, went to live in Dublin area.
Obituary says he died at his dau's house, Greystones, Co.Wicklow (near Dublin).
[GROI] says he was living at death at (possibly "Ripley House"), Greystones, though he died in hospital.
He died at St.Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, 10 July 1907, age 73 yrs. See death in [GROI].
See obituary in Limerick Chronicle, 11 July 1907.
See obituary in Limerick Leader, 12 July, 1907.
Barbara is listed in Rathmines, Co.Dublin, in 1911 census.
Michael had issue by 2nd wife:
Michael Cusack listed at 49 George St, Limerick, in [Slater's, 1870].
Signature of (illegible initial) Cusack, 49 George St, Limerick.
Signatures of Agnes M.C. Cusack, 49 George St, Limerick, and Barbara M. Cusack, George St, Limerick.
Signature of Michael Cusack, Mayor of Limerick, 1898.
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