John Thomas Murtagh1895

John Thomas Murtagh 1895

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John Thomas left for New York in 1922 with his brother, Patrick Stephen.  He married Mary Carless and had two children.  He was killed by a drunk driver in 1970

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Date of Birth 20th Aug 1895
Date of Death 21st Feb 1970
Associated Building (s) House on Rt 61 in Ballymurray, Co. Roscommon  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Thomas Murtagh, Erra, Co. Roscommon
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Mary Ellen Brennan
Names of Siblings Rose, Michael, Patrick Stephen.
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Mary Carless
Number of Children 2
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  • William James Murtagh was born on the 27th November 1898 in Ballymote, Co, Sligo to Thomas Murtagh, 46944, a Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and his wife Ellenor Brennan1, who were married on the 3rd November1890 in the catholic church at Knockcroghery, Co, Roscommon2. The 1911 census for house # 3 in Ballysadare Town, Co. Sligo, records that he was the second youngest, having an older sister and 3 brothers. William J. Murtagh, a 21 year old R.I.C. Constable died accidentally on the morning of 26th December 1919, as a result of a gunshot

    wound to the head, at the police hut at Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary

    1SR District/Reg Area – Sligo Birth of William James Murtagh on 27 November 1898

    2Entry # 58 of Superintendent Registrar’s District of Roscommon for 1890.


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