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[TSL] Dockside accident records for Liverpool or Blackpool, post 1897
pjsalis@hal-pc.org on 04/09/2014

Hello List,

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.

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."

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 .

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.

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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