I recently added the stories of George Henry Gartlan (1809 – 1893) of Cabra House, Co. Down, and of one of his sons, James Joseph Gartlan (1849 – 1937), “the San Francisco Gartlan” who immigrated there in 1881 and practiced law there for 40 years.
For many years now, we believed James Gartlan of Monalty died “Aug Ye 1834 Age 93” as recorded in several publications . Last week, Joe Callan, who works at the Carrickmacross Workhouse discovered James’ obituary in the Newry Examiner. He died in Gresham’s Hotel in Dublin August 7, 1837. In addition, Joe went back to […]