So good to hear you had a good time in Omagh, and I'm sure, 100 000 welcomes
and lots of friendly Irish and county Tyrone assistance ....
Did you know that both Dr Edward Thompson and his father Dr Henry were surgeons
associated with the County Tyrone Hospital in Omagh? Also that Edward was
awarded the Albert Medal for trying to save the life of a little boy who was
suffering from diphtheria?
I have done a little research on this and have pulled some newspaper articles
and certificates, if you're interested. I will send you a folder link, off
Regrettably I have no direct interest -- the reason why I pursued this research
was because the wee lad was Herbert Mitchell, (as I learnt) son of Joseph
Mitchell of Clanabogan (sadly, no known or likely kin of mine, unless way, way
back). (I had been pursuing another Herbert Mitchell / David Herbert Hamilton
Mitchell, from Londonderry.)
Also my own grandfather was a county Tyrone doctor - Dr James Alexander
Mitchell who came to South Africa in 1899, before his parents and 2 of his
siblings moved to the Omagh area (from Donagheady), and who himself married a
wonderful lass, Eileen Mary Thompson (no relative to the Omagh surgeons, her
line of Thompsons were from Richmond, in Yorkshire -- her father was F. R.
"Matabele" Thompson). (So you will appreciate my partiality to Omagh, to co.
Tyrone doctors and to any form of Thompson/Mitchell association!)
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Subject: [CoTyroneMailingList] Thompson clan, Omagh
My wife and I came to Ireland, we saw (Omagh and surrounds) and were pleasantly
surprised at our friendly reception in county Tyrone’s center town, Omagh.
Kudos to Edwin Johnston, research librarian of the Omagh library. His
assistance made our visit worthwhile by finding my family cemetery plot, Church
of Ireland, Clanabogan. My great great grandfather, Henry Thompson, M.D. and
my great uncle, Edward Thompson, M.D. plus family were interred there (see
pix). I wonder where my cousins went? There must be dozens! My 96 year old
mother was so pleased to be reminded of her holidays with Uncle Edward “Ned”
Thompson of Omagh when she was a young girl. The sparkle in her eyes was
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