Billie de Courcy,
mar 10 Jan 1917
to Kat O'Mara
[Kathleen, born 9 Sept 1889].
At dau's birth 1918 they are living Corona House, South Circular Road, Limerick. He is "business manager".
Kat's father Stephen O'Mara gave them Coolraine House, Ennis Rd, Limerick. This was very extravagant. It was on about 60 acres, with its own gate lodge.
It was said to be a wedding present, but it seems they got it in 1919. See sale of Coolraine House by the executors of the late William O'Connell, Limerick Leader, March 5, 1919. See also Limerick Leader, March 7, 1919.
Billie and Kat separated, post-1922, think pre-1929.
A statement dated 3 July 1926 in the Glynn family bible says: "I, William G. de Courcy, solemnly swear that during the next ten years that I will not take any intoxicating liquors of any kind whatsoever".
Item in Limerick Leader, July 20, 1929, lists "Mrs. de Courcy" at Coolraine House (apparently separated by this time).
Also item in Limerick Leader, September 7, 1929.
A statement dated 16 Sept 1929 in the Glynn family bible says: "I, William G. de Courcy do solemnly swear that during next 3 years I will not take intoxicating liquor of any kind whatsoever".
They sold Coolraine House 1931.
See sale of Coolraine House by the de Courcys, Limerick Leader, May 30, 1931.
See sale of Coolraine House by the de Courcys, Limerick Leader, June 6, 1931.
See sale of house contents, Limerick Leader, June 27, 1931.
At Harry's marriage 1942 his parents are described as of
Stradbally, Castleconnell, Co.Limerick
Billie is listed as (commercial) "traveller".
Billie is listed as "merchant" at dau's mar 1943.
At his mother's death in July 1950, he is listed as living with her at 38 Elgin Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
At Joe's death in Dec 1950, Kat is described as of Kilkee, Co.Clare.
Billie dies, 1954:
He lived 2 Billow View, Kilkee, Co.Clare.
Listed at Kilkee at death. He is listed on death cert as "no occupation".
He died at the District Hospital, Kilrush, Co.Clare, 10 Aug 1954, age 62 yrs.
See death cert from here. Incorrectly indexed as p.153. It should be p.163.
mar 3 June 1942, RC church, Sandymount, Co.Dublin,
to Joan Behan
[Joan Marie Behan].
She was born 11 Sept 1920, 5 Ashfield Ave, Rathmines, Co.Dublin. See her birth cert from here.
She was dau of William V. Behan, listed as "commercial traveller" and "merchant", listed in 1942 as of Herbert House, Ballsbridge, Co.Dublin.
See marriage announcement in Irish Independent, May 16, 1942.
See mar cert from here. They were married by his uncle Fr. Paddy O'Mara.
See report in Irish Independent, June 4, 1942.
Harry worked for Marcus O'Sullivan at farm in Rockville, Co.Roscommon, in the 1940s, towards end of the war and just after the war.
They had adopted issue.
mar in US/Canada to ---
She was either atheist or Russian Orthodox. Stephen kept it a secret from his family, fearing the wrath of his uncle Fr.Paddy O'Mara.
Moved to Canada 1951.
Stephen dies, 1955:
He was killed in a car crash, 1955, age 33 yrs.
He and his wife were driving long distance at night, coming from Minnesota (on Canadian border, she had relations there). She was driving, Stephen asleep in back. There was a lorry driver close behind, nodding off at wheel. She braked suddenly, lorry crashed into back of them. He was killed, she survived unscathed.
See death notice in Sunday Independent, August 7, 1955.
See death notice in Limerick Leader, August 8, 1955.
See death notice in Irish Press, August 8, 1955.
See report in Irish Independent, August 10, 1955. This says he died in Toronto (nowhere near Minnesota).
His widow remarried.
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