bapt 2 Apr 1871,
grew up near Listowel, Co.Kerry.
Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) constable.
He joined DMP on 13 Nov 1891, age 20,
height 6 ft ¼ in,
DMP no. 9709
He was recommended by "G. Newison, JP".
He is supposed to have worked as clerk in the civil service at one time.
But when joined DMP
he is described as "labourer", living Listowel, Co.Kerry.
On 22 Apr 1892 he joined the DMP B division,
which is the SE Dublin city centre, around Pearse St.
He seems to have stayed there his whole career.
Listed as "policeman", living Dublin, at marriage 1896
mar 1896 to Catherine O'Callaghan
[born 5th May 1866].
He was reprimanded for marrying without leave (permission),
document reference 332/97 (presumably 1897, think document destroyed).
It was said she came from a much grander family
and they disapproved of her marrying him.
determined to send children to university etc.
to show family it wasn't a mistake.
Children very intelligent.
The evidence for this family story is mixed.
were in fact illiterate.
On the other hand, the family had two farms (one at Ballynabrennagh and one at Cloghers). So in that sense they were grander.
William dies, 1940:
He died 24th Feb 1940, age 68 yrs,
St. Laurence's Hospital (Richmond Hospital), N Brunswick St, Dublin
See mass card.
Catherine dies, 1944:
in old age moved in for a time with her daughter Nora in
But she did not like being away from her old life
and she moved back home.
She was living 35 Heytesbury St, Dublin, at her death 1944.
She died 7th Sept 1944, Dublin, age 78 yrs.
She was bur Glasnevin.
Probate of will granted at Dublin, 26th Oct 1944,
to her dau Nora,
"William Stack" still listed at 35 Heytesbury St in
up to 1951 edn
(possibly their son Bill continued to own the house from abroad).
William and Catherine
born 21st Apr 1897, Dublin city [mass card].
born 9 April 1898 [baptism record], 8 Arnott St. [GROI]
is WRONG to say born 16 Apr.
bapt "Catherine Mary Stack" 12 April 1898
[Harrington St RC church, Dublin],
sp Timothy Cronin and Mary Charlotte Byrne.
Would be named after grandmother.
died as infant of "diarrhoea" [burial record],
or possibly of meningitis.
9th Oct 1899, South Dublin, age 1 yr
She was bur 11 Oct at Glasnevin.
Mary Lilian Stack, "Lilian", "Lily", "Lil",
born 1 May 1901, 8 Arnott St
birth registered as "Eliza", corrected to "Mary",
3 May 1901
[Harrington St RC church, Dublin],
James O'Callaghan and Elizabeth Fitzelle.
listed as "Mary", age 9 yrs in
[Census, 2 Apr 1911].
She was educ UCD,
She must be
the only female in
a group photo of doctors at
St Vincent's Hospital, St Stephen's Green, Dublin,
Spring 1921. "Lilian Stack, UCD"
is written on the back of my copy of
the [Rollamo, 1923].
Never recovered from it,
got brain damage.
She was cared for by her mother.
went into a home.
She was in
Grangegorman psychiatric hospital,
She is still listed as of 35 Heytesbury St
at death (but died at Grangegorman).
Her sister Nora died Dec 1957.
She died soon after, in Grangegorman mental hospital,
27 Nov 1958, age 57 yrs [grave],
born Dublin South, 29th Nov 1909.
Would be after grandfather.
died as a baby of pneumonia [burial record],
think NOT of meningitis.
Dublin South, 2nd Oct 1910,
age 10 months [family missal],[grave].
He was bur 4 Oct at Glasnevin.
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