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A commission to photograph a large family grave with all of it's own tragedies and losses well remembered at that time for Mr. Poole. Mr MJ Cass, of Peter Street, Waterford gave the commission yet the name Cass does not appear on either stone as far as I can make out? What can we find out about the grave and the families concerned?

Today is the 100th anniversary of the death of General Michael Collins in combat at Beal na Blath in West Cork. A great tragedy that deprived us of a great leader. Ar dheis Dé.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Circa 15th August 1908


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    Maxim Sinelshchikov

    • 22/Aug/2022 08:55:55

    ... Without knowing the national characteristics, it is difficult to say something for sure ... But if we proceed from the ritual monuments, the picture becomes more than understandable. Look, the Left and Right monuments are made of soft sedimentary material - travertine or dense shell rock. This is a local stone, most likely from a nearby quarry. The left monument was repeatedly dismantled and installed in its place. And they didn't do it professionally. There were additional burials here, but, let's say, there was no opportunity to use professional help. family members did all the work with his own hands. The right monument with a cross is a different story. It was clearly paid for and installed by another family member. This the man had money and taste. The monument itself was made and installed at a very high technical level. From choosing a higher stone quality without biological defects in the form of mold or fungus according to the manufacturing method and ornamental carving. This is quite a costly job both in terms of time and tools. ... And at this moment I myself do not understand ... Any master working with ritual stones, having seen such an order, would offer do ALL RATIONAL work throughout the burial. (so it was and will be at all times in any cemetery of this planet). Correct the position of the correct stone and set the left monument with a cross... The customer obviously refused such an offer. Why? Family feud or something... we won't know for sure the answer to that question...

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:28:19

    Both stones appear in the transcript of the monuments at Ferrybank RC Cemetery without evidence of later burials.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:32:24

    Death Cert for Capt W Power - not a soldier but a Master Mariner:

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:37:36

    Death cert for Eliza Power “widow of a captain” who died in Rathfarnham

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:41:17

    Death Record of Rev W Power described as being from Cahir, Co.Tipperary. He died in the Mater hospital of TB Note - Cahir parish is the most Northerly parish in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore, explaining why a Waterford priest would be based there.

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:51:12

    Page 5 of this newspaper has details of the death of Cornelius Hackett in Bournemouth, England!!! He died of a cold (!!!) which he contracted as a result of a railway accident(!!!) He seems to have been in Bournemouth for the sake of his health. If he died in Bournemouth, when was he buried in Waterford? Was a photo of his grave taken for someone in England? Or is this just a memorial stone rather than a gravestone?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Aug/2022 09:51:19 Great work, thank you, Mary

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    • 22/Aug/2022 09:59:23 The plot thickens! 15 August 1908 was a Saturday ...

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    Bernard Healy

    • 22/Aug/2022 10:00:36

    In 1895 we have the birth of a Cornelius Hackett to Cornelius Hackett & his wife Annie Power in Waterford. Possibly the father is the man on the stone & explains the Power/Hackett connection. 1878 marriage record from Dublin showing Cornelius & Annie marrying: Both from Waterford, her father a sea captain, so that shows her to be a daughter of Capt William. Cornelius Hackett is a draper, son of a farmer, address 123 The Quay, the Power home is 1 Thomas Hill.

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    • 22/Aug/2022 13:49:42

    i am constantly amazed at the level of detail you guys are able to uncover. Bravo!!

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    John Spooner

    • 22/Aug/2022 14:10:15 It seems his remains were brought back to Waterford for burial. Waterford Star - Saturday 29 April 1899:

    As the steamer which brought his remains reached the Quay a vast throng of people had assembled. They were of all creeds and classes, of all sections and grades of society, animated by one bond of sorrow and commiseration both for the dead and the living. The shades of evening were overspreading the earth. The rain came down in torrents. The elements indeed would seem to have conspired to deepen or rather to harmonize with the prevailing gloom and as the coffin was borne from the vessel to the hearse through en avenue of sympathisers many stalwart comrades with streaming eyes In the poignancy of their grief could only say "Poor Con."

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    Niall McAuley

    • 22/Aug/2022 14:16:50

    Johanna Hackett, born Feb 11th 1879, died 3 days later. William Hackett, born 19th June 1880 James born 16th Sept 1882 Death of an Eliza on 22nd March 1885 aged 9 months, so would have been born June 1884. Madeline born 7th Oct 1886 Lived to be 37, sister Eva present at her death in 1926. Thomas born 6th April 1889 Eva born 31st December 1891 Another Cornelius born 1895 So two of the "three children died young" were Johanna and Eliza.

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    • 22/Aug/2022 19:55:45

    Bernard Healy ‘Blessed are the dead | Who died in the Lord |To the Memory of Mr. WILLIAM POWER | and his beloved Wife BRIDGET HAHASEY | Who were Justly esteemed and valued | For Private ... and Social worth. | He died 10th August 1822 Aged 42 years | And she 13th March 1832 Aged 50 years | May They Rest in Peace |This Memorial of Filial regard | and gratitude is erected by Captn. | MICHAEL POWER 1835 | Sacred to the memory of Captn. W. POWER | Died Dec. 27th 1875, and his wife ELIZA died | Jan. 20th 1892, & their son Rev. W. P. POWER C.C. | Died June 11th 1895’