Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Dr. Michael Rynne,
mar 1898 to Mary O'Mara [born 11 June 1876].
They lived Southampton.
He was ship's doctor (merchant navy), stayed in port.
A letter of 1899 is addressed to them at Beaconsfield House, Totton.
At children's births 1899 to 1901 they are listed as living Eling Lane, Eling, nr Totton, nr Southampton (see map).
At dau's birth 1904 and Christmas card 1905 they are living Eling Lodge, Eling.
They moved to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, early 1907, where he purchased a medical practice (also his residence), "Mangalore", 1 Osborne Villas, Queens Rd, Cheltenham.
He died Sat morning, 20 July 1907, at his residence, 1 Osborne Villas, Queens Rd, Cheltenham, age 39 yrs [GRO.UK].
He died suddenly and totally unexpectedly, of heart attack, "due to fatty degeneration of the heart".
See report of death in Gloucestershire Echo, Sat 20 July 1907, back page.
Inquest held 22 July 1907.
He was bur Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co.Clare.
Mary left with 3 small children.
Her mother died 1910.
She came back to Ireland with children and moved into Strand House with her father. She was the lady of the house.
She is listed at Strand House with father in census 1911.
She went to Connie von Trapp's wedding, Austria, 1914.
She had a role in Jim Sullivan's film Knocknagow (shot 1917, released 1918). She went under a pseudonym since it wouldn't have been quite the thing to do for such a respectable lady, a director of O'Mara's company.
She did not sell "Mangalore", Cheltenham, until 1919. She must have kept it and rented it out until then.
She was living in 1930s (temp 1931-34)
at Airfield, Stillorgan Rd, Donnybrook.
She was a Director of O'Mara's bacon company at time of O'Mara's centenary, 1939.
She lived to see great-grandchildren.
She was living "Greenfields", Milltown, Co.Dublin, from at least 1947 to death.
She died 6th Feb 1961, 96 Lr Leeson St, Dublin, age 84 yrs [GROI].
Her death cert incorrectly describes her as widow of a "solicitor".
She was bur Drumcliff Cemetery, Ennis, Co.Clare.
Dr. Michael and Mary had issue:
Eling Lodge, Eling, Southampton.
Christmas card 1905.
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Eling Lodge was a doctor's surgery until it was demolished in the 1930s when the Totton bypass was built.
Junction of Queens Rd (RHS road above) with Lansdowne Rd (LHS road above), Cheltenham.
Postcard 1907. See modern street view.
"Mangalore", 1 Osborne Villas, Queens Rd, would be near to the far RHS front of this picture.
It was a large semi-detached house on 1 ½ acres, on N side (RHS above) of Queens Rd (RHS road above) right beside the junction with Lansdowne Rd.
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Mary O'Mara, 1910.
From this picture.
"Mrs. Kearney" (Mary Rynne, using the alias "Peg Casey") in the film Knocknagow (filmed 1917, released 1918).
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"Mrs. Kearney" (Mary Rynne) in the film Knocknagow (filmed 1917, released 1918).
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Mary O'Mara in later years.
Airfield on street view today.
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