Tuesday, 13 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: K is for Kevin Wynne

Genealogists always want to know where their ancestors are buried. It’s not just to see what else they might learn from their gravesites. It’s more than that. It’s a need to connect with them, to know they’re ‘at peace’. Many countless hours are spent seeking out their final resting places, so, to help ensure they're not forgotten again, I'm creating a virtual graveyard, incorporating a memorial for each ancestor. K is for Kevin - Kevin Wynne, my maternal grandfather.

Kevin Wynne
Birth: 16 December 1910

16 James Avenue, Clonliffe Road, Dublin, Ireland
Death:16 January 1960 (aged 50 years)

3 Lower Jane Place, Dublin, Ireland
Burial:18 January 1960
Mount Jerome Cemetery

Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland
Plot: A116-626-24069
Link to: Memorial at Find A Grave

Headstone: Kevin shares his grave with his his aunt Mary Carroll, who died 14 May 1941, and his baby son Kevin, who died 15 April 1941. His son Colm, who died on 28 August 2014, was also buried in the grave, after this photo was taken.

Funeral notice:
Evening Herald, 16 January 1960, p. 14
WYNNE (Dublin)-Jan. 16, 1960, at his residence, 3 Jane Place, and late 80 Leinster Avenue, North Strand. Kevin, deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughters, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Remains will be removed to-morrow (Sunday) at 6 o'c. to St Lawrence O'Tools's Church, Seville Place. Funeral on Monday after 10 o'c. Mass to Mount Jerome Cemetery.
Memorial card:

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse: Annie (Byrne) Wynne (1909-1983)       
Son: Kevin Wynne (1941-1941)
Son: Colm Wynne (1944-2014)
Daughter:Kathleen Wynne (1946-1947)
Daughter: Dympna Wynne (1956-2007)
Father:      Patrick James Wynne (1868-1937)
Mother: Teresa J. (Carroll) Wynne (1888-1958)
Brother:Maurice O'Carroll Wynne (1906-1973)
Brother:Brendan Patrick Wynne (1907-1972)
Sister: Eileen Mary (Wynne) Johnson (1916-1993)
Brother:Brian Patrick Wynne (1918-1969)
Sister: Nora Teresa (Wynne) Skelton (1920-2000)
Brother:Terence McSwiney Wynne (1922-1993)
Brother:Laurence Wynne (1924-1993)

My intention is to create a virtual graveyard with a memorial for each of my ancestors. The category 'Theme: Virtual Graveyard', seen on the right, is the graveyard gate. Clicking here, you enter my graveyard. You can visit each grave, irrespective of where in the world they are physically located.

Links for my direct ancestors above are, or will be, to their memorial in the 'virtual graveyard' at Black Raven Genealogy. Links for members of their immediate family are to a memorial at Find A Grave, if one has been created. Find A Grave is an online collection of gravesites and memorials from around the world.

The 'A to Z April Challenge' - 26 blog posts (or as many as I can manage), in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.


  1. Oh! This is rather fascinating. I'll have to go back and read you other posts now!

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side: 2021: The A to Z of Monsters

  2. Dara. I'm loving this challenge you are doing. I'm curious..is there a family connection here to THE well known Terence Mac Swiney?

    1. I'm not aware of one Caroline, why do you ask? My granduncle was named Terence McSwiney Wynne, but only after the priest vetoed the name Roger Casement Wynne; they were living in England, and he thought it would be unwise.

  3. Dear Dara - such beautiful memorial cards. They really are marvellous things memorial cards aren't they?

    1. Absolutely Alex, so lucky to have the few I have.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on this!