PADDY WHYTE NEBRASKA

by ehistoryadmin on November 28, 2015

LEINSTER LEADER 18 OCTOBER 1975

 OBITUARY P. WHITE (Nebraska)

The death took place in Nebraska, Omaha, U.S.A., of Mr. Paddy Whyte, formerly of South Main Street, Naas. He was a member of a family which took an active part in the War of Independence. With his brothers Jimmy and Mick, both deceased, he was on the run for some time during the Troubles. The family were so noted for their Republican activities that their house was a target for the Auxiliaries, who decided to burn it down. They were told it was beside the R.I.C. station. However, they picked the wrong premises and burned Boushell’s on the other side of the street. The premises was re-built.

In recent years it became part of the “Leinster Leader” offices. The family had a newsagent’s business (now Hayde’s) but emigrated to America in the early thirties. A sister, Mrs. J. Cassidy (Maisie) lives in Nebraska. Naas UDC passed a vote of condolence at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

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