Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
He mar Mysie McKenna
[Maria, dau of Thomas McKenna of Waterford].
This is NOT the marriage of "James O'Meara" and Maria Maher in [St.John's, Limerick] in 1877.
Jim was a great supporter of the Irish Parliamentary Party in London.
[PAT/1, p.9 and p.10] relates jokes that Jim played on his older brother Stephen O'Mara (who was a Parnellite MP in 1886):
Douglas Pyne arrest, 1888:
"Poor Douglas Pyne
was arm in arm with him at the time of Pyne's dramatic arrest on
the threshold of the House of Parliament".
(Irish Home Rule MP,
member of the Land League)
charged with incitement in Ireland, fled to England,
arrested outside the House of Commons 11 Feb 1888 (or 10 Feb).
As at July 1890
the business "Lalor and O'Mara"
was based at 45 Tooley St, London SE
We know this is them because
they have a telephone
which turns up on O'Mara's letterhead in 1898.
Jim dies, 1893:
He died unexpectedly in Peckham, London, Thur morning, 6th July 1893 [grave], age 34 yrs, of heart disease, "after a short illness".
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, Sat 8th July 1893.
Remains brought to Limerick by train on Sat 8th July. Funeral at St.Michael's church, Limerick, Sun 9th July, NOT 16th July. He was bur Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
His nephew James then became O'Mara's agent in London.
Mysie dies, 1898:
Mysie died at her residence, 307 Camberwell New Road, London (see map), June-July 1898.
See Limerick Chronicle, Tue 5th July 1898.
Funeral Wed 6 July, bur Durrow, Co.Offaly.
Left two orphaned children.
Jim and Mysie had issue:
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