Death Notice for James Cregan


We sincerely regret to record the death, which occurred on Friday, of Mr. James Cregan, Ballinteggart, who had attained to his 80th year. The late Mr. Cregan had been in failing health for a number of years past. A kindly and benevolent farmer, he enjoyed the highest respect of everyone in the district where he resided.

Interested in the affairs of his native county, he was for many years a member of Armagh Rural Council. He took a great interest in Kilmoriarty L.O.L. No. 31, of which his son James is a member. In connection with this lodge, it might be mentioned that Mr. Cregan presented the building ground on which Kilmoriarty Orange Hall is built.

Deceased is survived, at home, by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Cregan, and son and daughter. Two sons are resident in America and one in Australia.

The funeral, which was very largely attended by representatives of the farming community and by the general public, took place to Drumcree burying-ground on Sunday. Rev. W. Hogarth, rector of St. Saviour’s, the Dobbin, conducted the service at the house, church, and graveside. The chief mourners were —Messrs. James Cregan, son; J. W. Stanley, son-in-law: Thomas Jeffs, brother-in-law. Wreaths were sent by—Sorrowing wife and family; Mrs. Lindsay and family; sorrowing daughter Lily Wilson and family. The wreath from Kilmoriarty L.O.L. 31 was inscribed “A token of respect to James Cregan from the officers and members in remembrance of his kindness and generosity to the lodge.”

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. John Montgomery.

Portadown Times, Friday 09 November 1934, p3,c5