Wednesday 14 April 2021

A to Z April Challenge: L is for Lena (O'Neill) Byrne

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 one. L is for Lena - Lena (O'Neill) Byrne, my paternal grandmother.

Lena (O'Neill) Byrne
Birth:20 January 1895

90 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland
Death:27 October 1956 (aged 61 years)
Black Raven, Yellow Walls, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Burial: 28 October 1956
Yellow Walls Cemetery,

Yellow Walls Road, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Plot: E 939
Linked to:    Memorial at Find a Grave


IHS ¦ In loving memory ¦ of ¦ HELENA BYRNE ¦ Blackraven, Yellow Walls, ¦ Malahide ¦ who died 27th October 1956 ¦ her husband JAMES ¦ who died 22nd December 1964 ¦ their grandson SÉAMUS (SÉ) ¦ who died 30th March 2013 ¦ Erected by her loving husband.
Lena shares her grave with her husband James Byrne, her grandson, my little brother, Séamus Byrne who died in 2013, and with her son, my Dad, Michael Byrne, who died in 2015.

Funeral notice:
Sunday Independent, 28 October 1956, p. 7
BYRNE (nee O'Neill)-October 27, 1956, at her residence, Blackraven, Yellow Walls, Malahide, Lena, beloved wife of James; deeply regretted by her husband, son, daughter, sister, brothers and a large circle of friends. R.I.P. Funeral from St. Sylvester's Church, Malahide, to-day (Sunday) to New Cemetery at 3 o'c.
Burial register:
Burial register, Malahide (Yellow Walls) Cemetery, Buried in Fingal
(click to enlarge)

Links to memorials of immediate family members:
Spouse: James Byrne (1893-1964, m. 1934)
Son:Michael Christopher Byrne (1937-2015)
Charles Francis O'Neill (c. 1849 - 1895)
Mother:Mary Agnes (Donovan, O'Neill) Ellis (c. 1853-1941)
Brother:Charles Joseph O'Neill (1875-Unk)
Sister:Catherine Mary O'Neill (1876-1879)
Brother: Robert Joseph O'Neill (1878-1957)
Brother: John Michael O'Neill (1879-1956)
Sister: Teresa O'Neill (1886-1951)
Brother: Arthur Francis O'Neill (1885-1965)
Sister: Mary Agnes O'Neill (1881-1960)
Sister: Johanna Mary O'Neill (1892-1951)

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, in 26 days, with 26 letters of the alphabet, and one post dedicated to each letter.

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