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Cusack




Michael Cusack.
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Michael Cusack,
shop keeper,
died pre-1873,
had issue:


  1. Michael Cusack,
    born 1834, Limerick city.
    He mar 1stly, 1861, to Bridget O'Mara [born 1841-43, poss. bapt 29 Dec 1842].
    He ran a house painting and decorating business.
    He is listed in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867], then located at 3 Cecil St, Limerick.
    He was living 3 Cecil St, Limerick, at son's birth 1868, listed as "house painter".
    He is listed under "Painters & Glaziers" (with a note "and decorator") at 49 George St, Limerick, in [Slater's, 1870].
    Living George St, Limerick, at wife's death 1870.
    Bridget died 27 Oct 1870, George St, Limerick, of "phthisis pulmonalis", age 27 yrs [GROI] or age 28 [grave] or age 29 [burial record], listed as wife of "house painter".
    She was bur 29 Oct in Lynch / O'Mara grave at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
    Michael had issue by 1st wife:


    1. Molly Cusack [Moll, Mollie],
      went to America, became a Christian Scientist.

    2. Alphonsus Cusack [Phons],
      Alphonsus Michael Cusack, born 3 Cecil St, Limerick, 26 Aug 1868 [GROI],
      educ Crescent College, Limerick,
      Alphonsus Cusack, 49 George St, is listed as student at Sacred Heart College (Crescent College) in 1880-1884,
      died in Australia.
      He might be father of:

      1. Linton Alphonsus Cusack,
        listed at Hume, New South Wales, in Australian Electoral Roll, 1930,
        listed at Riverina, New South Wales, in Australian Electoral Roll, 1936.


    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 listed on George St, Limerick, in Census, 31 Mar 1901. He is "House Decorator".
    "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:


    1. John Cusack,
      born 24 May 1874, George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 27 May 1874 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick].

    2. Emily Mary Cusack,
      born 17 Jan 1876, George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 20 Jan 1876 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick].

    3. Barbara Mary Cusack,
      born 8 Apr 1877, George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 17 Apr 1877 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick].

    4. Julia Mary Cusack,
      born 3 Sept 1878, George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 10 Sept 1878 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick],
      at home in 1901 census.

    5. Ellen Mary Cusack,
      born 2 Dec 1879, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 6 Dec 1879 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick],
      at home in 1901 census.

    6. Agnes Mary Cusack,
      born 7 Jan 1882, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      at home in 1901 census,
      with mother in 1911 census, listed as "Milliner".

    7. Michael Joseph Cusack,
      born 15 Feb 1883, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 22 Feb 1883 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick],
      at home in 1901 census, listed as "Joseph M. Cusack".

    8. Kathleen Mary Cusack,
      born 26 July 1884, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 25 July 1884 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick], either bapt date or birth date is wrong,
      at home in 1901 census.

    9. Christina Mary Cusack,
      born 19 Dec 1885, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 25 Dec 1885 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick],
      at home in 1901 census,
      with mother in 1911 census, listed as "Drapery Dressmaker".

    10. Bryan Augustine Cusack,
      born 25 Mar 1887, 49 George St, Limerick, see entry in [GROI],
      bapt 29 Mar 1887 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick],
      at home in 1901 census.

    11. Grace Mary Cusack,
      bapt 30 May 1888 [St.Michael's RC church, Limerick].


  



Michael Cusack listed at 3 Cecil St, Limerick, in [Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867].



Michael Cusack listed at 49 George St, Limerick, in [Slater's, 1870].




Scrapbook of Bissy Cusack

Scrapbook of Bissy Cusack, 1890 - 1900. [LCM].
Pages:



Signature of Julie Cusack and M.J.A. Cusack, both of 49 George St, Limerick.
From 1985.0122.



Signature of (illegible initial) Cusack, 49 George St, Limerick.
From 1985.0123.



Signatures of Agnes M.C. Cusack, 49 George St, Limerick, and Barbara M. Cusack, George St, Limerick.
From 1985.0126.



Signature of Michael Cusack, Mayor of Limerick, 1898.
From 1985.0126.



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