Bryan, Catherine

Catherine Bryan & Winifred O'Brien

Catherine Bryan & Winifred O’Brien

Catherine Bryan, daughter of John O’Brien and Mary Carroll was born on 24 Jan 1885 in Millom,
England. She died on 30 Apr 1977 in Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, UK. She married James
Bernard Roney, son of John Roney and Alice on 22 Dec 1917 at Our Lady and St. James Church, Millom in the district of Bootle in the county of Cumberland. He was born about 1884 and died about 1969. Catherine’s death certificate indicates that she died at home at 179 Greengate Street, Barrow. She is listed as the widow of James Bernard Roney – Public Assistance Officer (retired). Her death certificate was signed by daughter Mary Roney.

When they married, he was 34 years old and she was 32 years old. His occupation is listed as Royal Engineers and resided at 43 Lorne Road, Barrow in Furness. His father John’s occupation is listed as Accountant. Catherine’s occupation is school teacher and she resided at 20 Steel Green, Millom. Her father John’s occupation is Iron ore miner. The witnesses to the marriage are listed as John James Murry and Elizabeth O’Niell. John Kelly was the priest and the registrar was J.E. Howarth


3 comments on “Bryan, Catherine

  1. Interesting. I wonder how she is related to Andrew O’Brien born in Millom around 1899. Andrew O’Brien lived further up Wellington Street , number 107. I stayed with him around 1956. He was my grandfather. My father, John Desmond O’Brien, was born in Barrow-In-Furness, 1927.

    • Catherine O’Brien had a son Andrew. It may be possible that your grandfather was the child mentioned in the newspaper article below. Please let me know if there is a connection.

      The Millom Gazette mentioned on July 4, 1896 that Andrew was

      “Off To Africa…Leaving Millom to-night to be conveyed from Southampton for South Africa. Mrs. C. Richards; Messrs A. Bryan and Thos. Kendal per ss “Arundel Castle”. Booked by R. Sprague.”

      On April 15, 1897 the same paper reported

      “The Death of a Millom man in South Africa
      On Saturday morning, sad news was received by the African mail that Mr. Andrew Bryan, late of Steel Green, Millom, and eldest son of Mr. John Bryan, had succumbed to typhoid fever and dysentery in the Rand. The previous mail brought tidings of his illness. Deceased left Millom about 11 months ago, and for a long time after his arrival in South Africa was unfortunate in not securing work. Of late, however, he had secured a good situation. The news of his death has been received with much regret. Two years ago he married the only daughter of Captain Strike, of Millom, and there is one child of the marriage. Deceased, a few years ago came out as a long distance runner, securing a few good prizes. Competing at professional sports, he lost his amateur status, and subsequently had few opportunities of showing his ability, which gave indication of being of no mean order during his short amateur life. It is consoling to hear by the same mail that the fever cases are becoming fewer in number owing to the approach of winter

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