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Seeking relatives, neighbours & friends of my Great Grandparents Michael & Sarah Fisher. 

As far as I know Sarah passed away in 1970 and Michael in 1981 and are both burried at St. Josephs Cemetry. 

Aside from this I can't find any other information on the couple and need a little help!

I have been searching BMD records, but not sure where they were married / born or Sarah's maiden name. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Ann 

AnnD2000

Friday 12th November 2021, 12:29AM

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  • This information is from the online register of St. Joseph Cemetery.

    Surname First Name Died Internment Age Occupation Marital Status Section Plot Last Place of Residence Religion Reg. No. Registry

    Fisher Sarah 27/08/1970 29/08/1970 73 Housewife Married 9 134 Hill 60, Mountmellick R.C. 3529 View PDF

    Fisher Michael 01/03/1981 03/03/1981 87 Ex Soldier Married 9 134 Hill 60, Mountmellick R.C. 5006 View PDF

    You might want to send a query to the Leinster Express, which is a weekly read by everyone in Laois. It also has an online version.

    Hill 60 housing, as you likely know, was built for veterans of WWI.

    Patricia

    Friday 12th November 2021, 01:04AM
  • Ann/Patricia:

    I sent a message to our IRO staff requesting that the spam comments be deleted.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 12th November 2021, 12:22PM
  • Thanks so much for your help Patricia, 

    We did know Michael was a soldier, but did not know where or when and couldnt find anything in any military archives either so hoping WWI reference to the housing might help (fingers crossed!)

     

    AnnD2000

    Friday 12th November 2021, 01:41PM
  • Hi Ann,

    You might want to contact the Mountmellick WWI research group at https://www.facebook.com/MountmellickWorldWarOneResearchGroup/.

    There's a novel about Ireland's WWI soldiers written by a Mountmellick man: The Canal Bridge by Tom Phelan.

    I hope this helps.

    Patricia

    Friday 12th November 2021, 02:44PM
  • Ann:

    If the informant for Michael's death had his age reasonably correct then Michael would have been 6 or 7 in the 1901 census. I searched the 1901 census and there were only two Michael Fisher records between age 4 and age 12. Both were 7. One in Ardara in Co. Donegal and the other in Dublin. Both of these Michaels were in the same area in the 1911 census.

    I pass these records as possible leads on the origins of your Michael. There are no civil marriage records in Ireland for a Michael Fisher marrying a Sarah.

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Ushers_Quay/Jame...

    http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Donegal/Ardarn/Ardana_T...

    Roger McDonnell

     

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 12th November 2021, 03:54PM
  • Thanks Patricia,

    I have requested a copy of this book from my local library! 

    AnnD2000

    Saturday 13th November 2021, 12:52PM
  • Thanks Roger, 

    I had followed the person from Usher's Quay and believed this could have been a match at one point, but that Michael died in 1915 (In 1911 he is seen working as an employee at a brewery, Guinness's have the same person died 1915)

    The Michael in Ardara passed in USA 1934.

    There are military records for a surviving Michael Fisher in the Irish Guards but I cannot find any information for Next of Kin / place of birth.  The address on discharge is Earlsfoth Mansions (Later North Circular Road) 

    I think the problem I'm having is that I'm going round in circles trying to crossmatch records without vital information!!

    Going to try the Mountmellick research group above, fingers crossed!

     

    AnnD2000

    Saturday 13th November 2021, 01:29PM
  • Best of luck, Ann, and let us know what you find out.

    Patricia

    Sunday 14th November 2021, 03:18PM