- The Cork Examiner, 10 February 1896
FUNERAL OF CONSTABLE JOHN HIGGINS
Yesterday the funeral of Constable John Higgins, who for some period
past was stationed at Shandon Police Barrack, started at 1 o'clock from
the North Infirmary for the New Cemetery, where interment took place. The
deceased was a young man of considerable ability, and gave promise of much
progress in his calling, but unfortunately, an illness overcame him which
proved fatal. Amongst his comrades he was a favorite, by reason of his
quiet and genial disposition, and the very large number of them who
followed his mortal remains yesterday, gave ample evidence of this fact.
With the general public, too, the deceased established for himself
a very favourable reputation, and the esteem in which they held him was
shown by the large gathering that attended the funeral.
The deceased was a brother of Head-constable Higgins, of Blackrock road
Station, who, since his transfer from Midleton to this city, has gained
for himself the respect of all with whom his position has brought him in
contact by the quiet, inoffensive, and efficient manner in which he
discharges his not very easy duties. With the head-constable in his
bereavement much sympathy is expressed, and a considerable number of
people attended the funeral from the city and Midleton as a mark of
respect for his trouble. The coffin was covered with several beautiful
wreaths; and the large body, both of the force and the general public
present, made the cortege a very imposing one. District-inspectors
Creaghe and Davis also attended.
-- The Cork Examiner, 12 February 1896
THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY has been solved at last. The
murderer has been tracked to his lair, and will doubtless before
long suffer for his crime upon the scaffold. Mysterious as the
case seemed at one time, it always appears to us to be a still
greater mystery that men, women and children, in Manchester and
elsewhere, should continue to suffer from shattered nerves, impure
blood, a disordered liver, low spirits, indigestion and the like,
when by judicious use of Holloway's famous Pills they might easily
and rapidly be restored to health, strength and vigour. The
strong arm of justice sometimes fails to reach the evil-doer,
but Holloway Pills never fail in achieving their object.
-- The Cork Examiner, 21 February 1896
O'KEEFFE-AHERN--February 18, at St Augustine's, Cork by
Rev Father Ahern, P P, Castlemartyr, cousin of the bride,
assisted by Rev Father Morton, C C, Midleton, Eugene O'Keeffe
of Midleton, to Annie Ahern, youngest daughter of the late
Timothy Ahern, Castlemartyr.
RIORDAN-HEELAN--February 18, at St Michael's Catholic Church,
Limerick, by Rev Michael M'Carthy, C C, Adare, cousin of the
bridegroom, Edmund, second son of the late Michael Riordan,
Ballyea, Charleville, to Mary Anne, second daughter of the
late David Heelan, Elton.
SOMMERFIELD-CRONIN--February 16, at the residence of the
bride, by Rev J O'Leary, C C, assisted by Very Rev C M'Grath,
Adm, Cathedral, Charles, eldest son of Louis Sommerfield,
Limerick, to Annie, daughter of Jeremiah Cronin, Esq, of
COONAN-GANNON--February 17, at St FRancis Xavier's Church,
Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, by the Very Rev Dean Tynan,
P P, Newbridge, assisted by Rev John Dunne, C C, Clane, and
Rev Thomas Bartley, O C C, Edward A, only son of the late
Peter Coonan, Rathcoffey, Kilcook, to Ellie, daughter of
the late William Gannon, Athgarvan, Newbridge.
-- The Cork Examiner, 29 February 1896
DEVEREUX--February 26, at Spangle Hill, Cork, Minnie, the
dearly beloved child of Nicholas and Nora Devereux (late
of Wexford), age 7 months, Wexford papers please copy.
M'CARTHY--February 28, at 111 Shandon street, Jeremiah
M'Carthy, late Summerhill Station, R.I.P. Funeral on
Sunday at 2.30.
PEARCE--February 28, at Corkbeg, Whitegate, Elizabeth,
wife of C Pearce. Aged 66 years.
JEOFFARDS--February 27, at Carrigaline, Mary, relict of
the late Robert Jeoffards. R.I.P. Funeral on Sunday at
2 o'clock for Carrigaline.
KENNEFICK--February 28, at Carrigrohane, John Kennefick.
Funeral on Sunday at 11 o'clock for Carrigaline.
AHERN--February 27, at her residence, Curriheen, Conna,
Kate, the beloved wife of William Ahern, and daughter of
the late Henry Walsh, Dromadua. Funeral this day (Saturday)
via Dungourney for Shangarry.
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