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Dr. Michael McGrath listed in [Thoms, 1910] as Visiting Medical Officer to Limerick Union.

Michael McGrath,
farmer, of Drominboy, Co.Limerick (E of Limerick city, near Co.Tipperary border, see map),
mar 1861 to Margaret Foley [bapt 13 Sept 1837],
he died young, leaving widow to bring up children,
had issue:

  1. Jimmy McGrath,
    James, eldest son, after maternal grandfather,
    farmer, inherited family farm at Drominboy, Co.Limerick,
    listed as cousin at Dr.David's funeral 1903,
    mar pre-1907 to Sara Nicholas [or Sarah],
    they were meant to be 2nd cousins somehow,
    had issue:

    1. Michael McGrath, born 1907,
      died unmarried, c.Oct 1991, age 84 yrs.

    2. Mary McGrath,
      died unmarried, 1990.

    3. John McGrath,
      went to England c.1950-52,
      mar --- [English] and had issue:
      1. (2 sons) McGrath.

    4. Rita McGrath,
      mar --- Carroll [of Moyneard, Moyne par (NE of Thurles), Co.Tipperary, see map],
      had issue:
      1. Pat Carroll.
      2. Annette Carroll, mar --- Doyle and had issue.

    5. Willie McGrath, born 1910,
      died unmarried, 11 Nov 1984, age 74 yrs.

  2. Nora McGrath,
    at her sister Joanna's funeral 1941,
    died unmarried, c.1950.

  3. Dr. Michael McGrath,
    Michael S. McGrath.
    Doctor, LRCPI, LRCSI, also D.P.H. (RCPI and RCSI).
    He mar Cis Clune.
    Her family had snuff and tobacco business, Limerick city.
    John Clune, "tobacco and snuff manufacturer", is listed at 59 William St, Limerick, in [Bassett's directory, 1880-1881, p.12].
    John Clune, 59 William St, Limerick, listed under "tobacco and snuff manufacturers" in [Guy's directory, 1912, p.31].

    Dr. Michael was Medical Superintendent Officer of Health, Limerick.
    Listed as "cousin" at Dr.David's funeral 1903.
    He is listed in [Thoms, 1910, p.911] as doctor at Limerick.
    He is listed in [Thoms, 1910, p.1219] as Visiting Medical Officer to Limerick Union.
    He had practice in Dublin.
    He died Dublin.
    Dr. Michael and Cis had issue:

    1. Annie McGrath, of Limerick,
      mar Will Walters and had issue.

      Joanna McGrath's funeral 1941 lists as her sister "Mrs. Walters". Maybe should be her niece.

  4. Pat McGrath,
    Patrick J. McGrath,
    District Commissioner,
    mar --- Englis,
    lived "Cahernorry", Caherconlish, Co.Limerick,
    "Cahernorry" is apparently name of his house, although there is a "Cahernarry" townland between Caherconlish and Limerick city (see map),
    listed as cousin at Dr.David's funeral 1903,
    he was at his sister Joanna's funeral 1941,
    had issue:

    1. (dau) McGrath,
      lived Sexton St, Limerick.

  5. (dau) McGrath,
    mar --- Hartigan.

  6. Joanna McGrath,
    born 1865, Co.Limerick,
    think NOT Johanna,
    mar 1888-89 to Patrick Lane and had issue.

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