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Re: [TSL] Dockside accident records for Liverpool or Blackpool, post 1897
marj@uwaterloo.ca on 04/09/2014

PJ

Have sent you an article off list about an accident at Birkenhead docks.

Regards..

Marj


Quoting pjsalis@hal-pc.org:

> Hello List,
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> My ancestors in Kingstown/Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland, were Thomas
> KELLY (birth unknown - death after 1897) and Julia O'HALLORAN (birth abt
> 1842 - death 1897).  Their daughter Mary KELLY(birth 1863 Kingstown -
> death 1953 Brooklyn NY) was my great-grandmother.
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> Here's a story related to me by my paternal aunt and told to her by Mary
> KELLY:
> "My mother (Julia KELLY) came to me in a dream for several nights. She was
> standing over a well and she shook her finger three times.  Lo and behold
> I received word that my father (Thomas KELLY) had died three weeks before.
>  He fell off the gangplank and slipped between the dock and the ship and
> was drowned."
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> Julia KELLY's death certificate gives her occupation as "wife of stoker."
> Apparently a stoker "Tended to and fed coal to boilers in mills and aboard
> ship" http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/s.html .
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> Another tale was that after his wife Julia died, Thomas KELLY remarried (a
> Protestant), had another child, and moved to Liverpool or Blackpool.  I
> don't know whether the remarriage and child's birth occurred in Ireland or
> after the move to England.  I also don't know whether he worked on a
> commercial or a government ship.
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> I'm exploring whether Thomas KELLY died in the port of Liverpool or
> Blackpool.  My question:  Are there any post-1897 records of dock-related
> accidents in those ports?
>
> Thanks for any thoughts.
> PJ  in Texas
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