John O'Connor and descendants

Babe and John (Jack Bill) O'Connor


John O'Connor (known as Jack Bill), was born in 1876 in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes (now Moyvane), Co. Kerry to William O'Connor and Johanna Cunningham. This photo of Jack Bill and Catherine (known as Babe) Shanahan was taken on their wedding day in 1916.

Jack Bill was a brother of Paddy Otter of Knockanure, Co. Kerry (see previous photo). Jack and Paddy had three other brothers: Bryan, who is believed to have died at a very young age; Eddie, who lived in Sallowglen, Tarbert, Co. Kerry; and Michael, who died of pneumonia aged about 30. They had one sister, Mary Anne, known as Mainanne, who married Bill Finucane of Clounprohus in Moyvane.

Jack and Babe lived in Kilbaha on the O'Connor family farm and had four children: William, Mary (Leahy), Richard and Hannah (Sr. Patricia). Jack died in 1959 at the age of 83 and Babe in 1986 aged 94.

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