Civilian Florence (Florry) Burnane or Bernane

 

Civilian Florence (Florry) Burnane or Bernane (aged about 72) of 21 Cathedral Walk, Cork city (Patrick Street, Cork, and North Infirmary, Cork)

Date of incident: 25 Jan. 1921

Sources: FJ, 26 Jan. 1921; Military Inquests, WO 35/146A/14 (TNA); Civil Registration of Deaths Index, 1864-1958, Cork District, vol. 5, p. 78 (FHL Film No. 0101608).

 

Note: Florence Burnane was struck by an RIC Crossley tender on Patrick’s Street in Cork city on 25 January 1921 and died of his injuries the next day in the North Infirmary. The Freeman’s Journal gave his age as 64, but it appears that his real age was about 72. According to the Civil Registration of Deaths Index, Florence Burnane was born in about 1849, at the height of the Great Famine, and died in Cork city at the age of 72. See Civil Registration of Deaths Index, 1864-1958, Cork District, vol. 5, p. 78 (FHL Film No. 0101608).

 

In the 1901 census Florence (Florry) Burnane and his wife Julia (both then aged 50) appeared as the parents of three co-resident daughters (aged 23 to 26) and two very young co-resident granddaughters. The senior Burnanes’ eldest daughter Julia Benson was married (unlike her two younger sisters), and she was the mother of the two small children listed as the senior Burnanes’ grandchildren. The family then lived at house 8.2 on Peacock Lane in Cork city. The victim Florry Burnane was a coal porter and labourer. Newspaper sources at the time of his death commonly called him Francis Barnane or Bernane.   


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