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Katherine O'Byrne

Katherine O'Byrne

Female 1851 - 1933  (82 years)

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  • Name Katherine O'Byrne 
    Born 1851  Co. Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Sep 1933  Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0020  Cousins Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 

    Father ? O'Byrne 
    Mother Margaret O'Brien 
    Family ID F066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph W. Wilson,   b. 12 May 1838,   d. 3 Mar 1919  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Amelia Wilson,   b. Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1963
     2. Lena Wilson,   b. Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1965
     3. Georgina Wilson,   b. 11 Nov 1879, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1954  (Age 74 years)
     4. Henrietta Wilson,   b. 11 Nov 1879, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1970  (Age 90 years)
     5. Theodora Wilson,   b. 27 Dec 1884, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1967, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Patrick Wilson,   b. 13 Feb 1881, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1965  (Age 84 years)
     7. Thomas George Wilson,   b. 14 Dec 1882, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1970  (Age 87 years)
     8. Hubert Joseph Wilson,   b. 9 Dec 1886, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1978, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Irene Wilson,   b. 19 Jul 1889, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1976, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. John Joseph Wilson,   b. 19 Jul 1889, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 
    Family ID F006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1851 - Co. Wicklow, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1933 - Co. Longford, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Katherine O'Byrne with her children Hubert, Irene and Theodora Wilson
    Katherine O'Byrne with her children Hubert, Irene and Theodora Wilson

    Census Records
    Joseph Wilson and family in the 1901 Census
    Joseph Wilson and family in the 1901 Census
    Joseph is 62, occupation Auctioneer. Catherine is 55. The three children at home are George (18, Post Office Clerk), Theodora (16, Scholar) and Hubert (14, Scholar). Joseph and Catherine are listed as born in County Dublin, with the three children born in County Longford. All can Read & Write.

  • Notes 
    • "My grand aunt Kate and my uncle Joe were politically very conscious as well as very religious. My aunt had been an active anti-Parnellite. She was reputed to have shown up at one of the Parnell meetings with a hatchet under her cloak and had been dissuaded from throwing it at the platform by her very gentle husband.

      "Aunt Kate was a formidable woman. She was almost the exact opposite of her sister, my gentle grandmother. She spoke with very precise diction and had an air of authority and decision. She fully approved of the rebellion, having lost faith in the Irish Party. Once my uncle remarked to me in his mild voice and kindly manner that, despite evrything, Parnell was a good man. In her most level tone, putting the matter beyond dispute or further discussion, Aunt Kate said 'Sir, Parnell was not a good man, he was a thoroughly bad man.' I was frozen by the intensity of her feeling and had no difficulty in resisting the temptation to ask about the truth of the hatchet story."

      'Dublin Made Me' by C.S. (Todd) Andrews, p.93

      When Walter Cousins was to first meet his in-laws, he drove Irene to Longford in the sidecar of his motorcycle. Irene asked her mother what she thought of Walter. "Isn't he very small, Irene?"

      (source: Nancy Cousins)