Page 7, 18th February 1949

18th February 1949
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Bishop Josef Kumfmueller, of Augsburg, Bavaria, died on Monday last, at the age of 80. The Bishop. a native of Bavaria, was ordained in 1894 and consecrated Bishop of Augsburg in 1930.

BISHOP HENRY DELALLE Bishop Henry Delalle, 80-year-old doyen of the Catholic Bishops in South Africa, died at Durban, South Africa, on Tuesday last. Born in Lorraine. France, he was ordained in 1894 and during the following year went to Natal. He retired as Vicar Apostolic of Natal a few years ago.


The death is announced of Dom Adrian Weld-Blundell, 0.S.B., who died at St. Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus, on February 10. He was 88. Educated at Stonyhurst, he was professed in the Benedictine Order in 1874 and ordained in 1886. After holding various posts he became a Chaplain to the Royal Navy in the first world war, and saw service in the first landings at Gallipoli. In 1919 he was called to Rome and worked on the Biblical Commission for the revision of the Vulgate. He continued as counsellor to the work. even after his appointment in 1926 as Prior to the new foundation made from Fort Augustus, at St. Anselm's Priory, Washington, U.S.A. He returned to Fort Augustus in 1939.


Fr. James Sharkey, S.J., who died in London on Friday. February 11, was born in Leicester in l881, and educated at Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1899 and was ordained priest in 1914. From 1916-1919 he was on the staff at Stonyhurst College and in September, 1919, became minister at his old school, Mount St. Mary's. After seven years there he was transferred in a similar capacity to Heythrop College, Chipping Norton. In 1936 he was appointed Superior of St. John's, the preparatory school attached to Beaumont College. an office which he held for ten years. On leaving St. John's in the summer of 1946, he was for a time at Bourton Hall. Rugby, and latterly at Wardour.

A solemn Dirge was sung at the church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London, on Tuesday evening. and the solemn Requiem was celebrated on Wednesday morning in the same church.


Fr. James O'Connell, Si, who died suddenly in Preston on Friday, February 11, was a native of Dublin, being born there in 1873. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1898 and was ordained priest in 1908.

In his early years as a priest his health gave cause for grave anxiety and he held a number of temporary appointments which included periods

of teaching at Mount St. Mary's College and Stonyhurst College, and parish work at Wardour, St. Joseph's, Leigh, Lancs. Prescot (1913-1920). St. John's, Wigan, and the Holy Name, Manchester. In 1920 he sailed for South Africa and worked for three years at Chisawasha in Southern Rhodesia. But his health again broke down and he was compelled to return to England.

He was stationed at Boscombe from 1923-1929, at Richmond (Yorkshire) from 1929-1931 and since 1931 had been at St. Ignatius, Preston.

LORD RANKEILLOUR The death took place of Lord Rankeillour, in a London Hospital on Monday last. Born in 1870, his father was James Robert Hope Scott, Q.C., who was in his day the leader of the Parliamentary Bar; his mother was Lady Victoria

Alexandrine Fitzalan Howard, daughter of the 14th Duke of Norfolk. He was educated at the Oratory School and at Christ Church, Oxford. He was at one time secretary to his uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, when Postmaster General and entered Parliament in 1900, representing the Brightside Division of Sheffield; from 1908 until 1929 he represented the Central Division of Sheffield. In 1915 he became Treasurer of His Majesty's Household and from 1916 to 1919 was a Junior Lord of the Treasury. From 1921 to 1929, except for a break in 1924, he was Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. He was sworn a member of the Privy Council in 1922, and was raised to the peerage in 1932. Lord Rankeillour was also an author having written History of the Parliament of 1900-6 and Thoughts and Fancies.

MR. THOMAS J. ICE/SLY Mr. Thomas J. Kealy, journalist and theatrical publicist, died in London on Saturday, February 12 after a brief illness.

He was born in Limerick in 1874 and educated at Salesian and Jesuit schools in Ireland. He entered journalism in London as a young man and played a prominent part in the formative period of the Catholic Press, being part founder and co-editor of the Catholic Review.

He was a foundation member of the Keys, the society of Catholics in Fleet Street, and of the Guild of St. Francis de Sales. For many years he was a member of the Interval Club.

ALDERMAN E. F. MARKEY A Catholic, who held office as Mayor of East Ham for three con secutive years, Alderman Edward Francis Markey, EP., of Wanstead, died on Saturday last at the age of 53,

Alderman Markey, who had served on East Ham Council for 20 years. was Mayor from 1938-41, and was then appointed Civil Defence Controller and rendered valuable service throughout the war period.

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