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''James Addy Rorke (1845-1918)''
''James Addy Rorke (1845-1918)''
Title''James Addy Rorke (1845-1918)''
SubjectsRorke, James Addy, 1845-1918 / Coffins / Funeral rites and ceremonies.
Physical Description1 photograph : sepia toned ; 12 x 17 cm
CollectorsRorke family
DateApril, 1918
Location No.PF-314.01.001
Biography / Administrative HistoryJames Addy Rorke (1845-1918), son of Carbonear merchant Hon. John Rorke was born on 3 August 1845. He joined his father's firm, John Rorke and Sons Limited, with his brother John in 1880 and they assumed control of it following the death of their father in 1896. He married Mary Woodly Wilcox on 1 January 1885, and had five children: three daughters (two of whom died as infants) and two sons, John and James. He died on 22 April 1918.
Scope and contentJames Addy Rorke laying in his casket in a home before his funeral.
DonorMr. and Mrs. J.E. Rorke, 1999
CollectionRorke Family fonds
NotesCaption on the back of the photograph reads, ''Died April 22nd/18 Buried April 25th/18''.
Resource TypePhotograph
TypeStill Image
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