Nine Dean(s) NOT DEAN it's DENN

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My oh my but the Dean family from Waterside in Waterford scrubbed up well for the family portrait. They all look quite serious but comfortable in their own skin. Morning Mary is particularly taken by the Missus, she looks like the kind of woman who ran an efficient but loving household.

From Pat Kelly zbjzatlw83

They are the Denn family not Dean. Photo was indeed 1946. My mother’s family. Grandad was actually the cook in St Otteran’s Hospital, and after retiring was Commissionaire in the Olympia Ballroom. My grandmother May Denn née Rolleston won the Championship of all Ireland in Irish Dancing in the August 1917 Oireachtas. Thomas Ashe played the pipes for her in his last public performance before his arrest and death on hunger strike. Éamon de Valera, fresh from election as MP for East Clare, presented Nanny with her gold medal. All nationalist Ireland’s leaders were there including these two surviving Commandants from 1916 Rising, of 5 Brigade and 3 Brigade Dublin. This photo was the last time all our family were together, the occasion being Bill top left in photo emigrating. Aunt Phyllis, bottom left, died July 1948 of leukaemia. That’s my mother Patricia in the white blouse, she became a computer operator in 1957 in America, later worked in admin in what is now the IEEE. This project is wonderful.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954 1946

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 4519

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Sep/2022 07:22:21

    The Poole carpet has been thrown out at last !

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Sep/2022 08:10:03

    A couple of ladders on show

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    Black and White Fine Art

    • 13/Sep/2022 08:12:13

    Amazing portrait!!!!!!!!

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Sep/2022 08:18:48

    This family perhaps? Father has the stocky build of a boilermaker, eldest son apprenticed to the trade. Very conveniently situated to the nearby shipyard. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 09:02:16

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] The 1911 census for that William Dean says 8 children, 7 living, 34 years married.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 09:28:05

    Daughter Edith got married in July 1910 to a marine engineer James Turner address Cardiff.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 09:30:31

    I do not see a death record for either William or Emily, both are originally from Liverpool (as is eldest Edith), so perhaps they returned there when William retired?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 09:43:41

    I see a Beatrice Dean getting married in December 1941, father Alfred Dean, Machinist. No sign of Alfred getting married or that Beatrice being born. I think this family might be forwards and backwards over the Irish Sea. Wait, here she is in 1919, mother Sarah née Lennon. Which tells me red herring - that Alfred Dean's father was John Dean.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 09:51:33

    Minnie was 9 in 1901, and is what, 12 here? Percy was 13 in 1901, both lads here look at least 16 to me. I think we are close to 1905.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 13/Sep/2022 10:23:05

    I think we are closer to 1950. The clothes, hairstyles, bobby socks, etc etc And the lack of carpet ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 11:39:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia The neighbouring pictures in the catalogue are from April 1946 and May 1946, so that would line up. But then, of course, they would have to be a completely different Dean family in Waterside with 7 children.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 13/Sep/2022 11:44:10

    No birth or marriage records at that late date - but here is a death record for a Patrick Dean in 1960 aged 71, who would be 55 in 1946? Retired Oil Company Officer

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Sep/2022 15:38:19

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ My apologies, It seems that I sent everyone off on a wild goose chase. The clothes do look to ‘modern’ for my suggested family.

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    suckindeesel

    • 13/Sep/2022 15:44:57

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ That Patrick would be about 22 in 1911, but can’t find a likely match

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    Prettypetal2012

    • 22/Sep/2022 09:04:19

    < b>This photo is awarded with a gold harp. < a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/beauty_of_ireland/">https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3064/2800465999_989ddd1f82_m.jpg" width="150" height="150" alt="Ireland?" /> < a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/beauty_of_ireland//">Beauty of Ireland < /a>

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    zbjzatlw83

    • 04/Nov/2022 22:46:53

    They are the Denn family not Dean. Photo was indeed 1946. My mother’s family. Grandad was actually the cook in St Otteran’s Hospital, and after retiring was Commissionaire in the Olympia Ballroom. My grandmother May Denn née Rolleston won the Championship of all Ireland in Irish Dancing in the August 1917 Oireachtas. Thomas Ashe played the pipes for her in his last public performance before his arrest and death on hunger strike. Éamon de Valera, fresh from election as MP for East Clare, presented Nanny with her gold medal. All nationalist Ireland’s leaders were there including these two surviving Commandants from 1916 Rising, of 5 Brigade and 3 Brigade Dublin. This photo was the last time all our family were together, the occasion being Bill top left in photo emigrating. Aunt Phyllis, bottom left, died July 1948 of leukaemia. That’s my mother Patricia in the white blouse, she became a computer operator in 1957 in America, later worked in admin in what is now the IEEE. This project is wonderful.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Nov/2022 16:04:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Please see the previous comment. Mary

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Nov/2022 16:06:13

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you Pat. Mary