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Thomas Ray

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Thomas Ray, Tom, born 1849,
mar 18 Nov 1874 [St.Michael's, Limerick] to Mary O'Mara [bapt Oct 1850],
can't find mar in [GROI],

he ran pub, 42 George Street (now O'Connell St), Limerick,
Thomas Ray, grocer and spirit dealer, 42 George St, listed in [Bassett's, 1875] to [Bassett's, 1884],
family lived at 42 George Street,
listed as "wine and spirit merchant", 42 George Street, at birth of son 1884,
Thomas Ray, grocer, 42 George St, listed in [Guy's, 1886],
he is mentioned as "Uncle Tom" on holiday in Co.Clare in 1888 in [Lavelle, 1961],
Thomas Ray, grocer and spirit merchant, 42 George St, listed in [Ashe's, 1891],
Thomas Ray, grocer and publican, 1 Cecil St, Limerick, is listed in [Ashe's, 1891],
at death 1892 he was living Park, Corbally, Limerick,

Thomas died 27 Feb [grave] or Sun morning 28 Feb [newspaper] 1892, at his residence, Park, Corbally, after a long illness, age 43 [grave],
(todo) see death of Thomas Ray, Limerick, 1st qr 1892, age 43, [GROI] vol 5 p 350,
funeral 1 Mar 1892, attendance included the Mayor of Limerick, the High Sheriff of Limerick, many local politicians, and Francis Arthur O'Keeffe, MP,
bur Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick,
see funeral report, Limerick Chronicle, Tue 1st March 1892,

Mary died 29 Nov 1914, age 64 yrs, at her son's house, 12 Healthfield Rd, Terenure, Co.Dublin [GROI], NOT 1917,
(todo) see Limerick Chronicle, 1 Dec 1914,
bur 1 Dec at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery with husband,
had issue:

  1. Thomas Ray,
    Thomas C. Ray, "Lad Ray",
    born 8 May 1884, family home, 42 George Street, Limerick [GROI],
    census 1911 is wrong to say born Co.Dublin (census 1901 lists it correctly).

Park, Corbally, Limerick


Park View and Park House, Corbally, Limerick, on 1887 to 1913 map.
Park House was a long-standing church property and is NOT the Ray house.
Perhaps the Ray house was Park View.

Park View, Corbally, for sale around 1920.
The closest years when 9 June was a Friday would be 1916 and 1922.
From here.


Thomas Ray grave

Thomas Ray grave, Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
Location: lat 147 long Y. As you walk from the N gate down the path towards the chapel, this is near the path on the RHS shortly before you get to the O'Mara graves on the LHS.

Grave of Thomas Ray, Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
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Grave of Thomas Ray, close-up.
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