Random Tombstone, St. Jerome Cemetery

by Laurel | December 13th, 2011

A randomly selected tombstone from St. Jerome Cemetery in Holyoke. Thomas P. Lynch and his wife Mary J. Ashe. You will note a discrepancy in the place of birth, the obituary cites Holyoke while the tombstone claims County Kerry in Ireland. Always an issue for the genealogy researcher. Unfortunately I have not found the obituaries for Mary J. Ashe Lynch nor that of her daughter Katherine C. Lynch. A couple more images of the stone inscriptions after the jump.

Lynch Tombstone

Lynch Tombstone, St. Jerome

04 May 1899

Death of Thomas P. Lynch

Thomas P. Lynch, 51, of the firm of Lynch Brothers, brick-makers and contractors, died yesterday morning at his home, 274 Dwight street, after an illness of three years subsequent to a paralytic shock. Mr. Lynch was born in Holyoke and had to do with the erection of a large number of blocks and public buildings. The last large undertaking in which he took active part was the erection of the West Street School. Besides a widow, he leaves two children, John and Kate; three brothers, Maurice and John of Holyoke, Michael of South Hadley Falls, and one sister, Mrs. Jeremiah Dowd of Holyoke. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at the St. Jerome Church.

25 July 1911

Death of John J. Lynch

John J. Lynch, 22, son of the late Thomas P. Lynch, died suddenly at this home, 1128 Dwight Street, yesterday afternoon of heart disease. He leaves, besides his mother, Mrs. Mary J. Lynch, a sister, Miss Katherine. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning with a requiem mass at the Holyoke Cross Church at 9. The burial will be in St. Jerome’s Cemetery.

Lynch Tombstone, Closer View

Lynch Tombstone, Closer View

Lynch Tombstone, Inscription Side Two

Lynch Tombstone, Inscription Side Two

From The Springfield Republican and personal photographs.

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