|Remains of Castlemore House, Co. Mayo|
In about 1825 in County Mayo, Joseph Plunkett of Castlemore House, Ballaghaderreen married Frances French, the daughter of Edward French, Esq., of Bella, near Frenchpark, County Roscommon. Joseph Plunkett was a Justice of the Peace and proprietor of Castlemore House. During the 1830’s and 1840’s the Plunketts had several children: Walter, Joseph Jr., Francis Charles, Arabella, Frances, Ann and Mary. It appears they led a comfortable life.
|Chief Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade|
Francis Plunkett suffered a stroke in 1894. Though he could no longer go out to make house calls, he kept part time hours with patients coming to see him at his home and office at the corner of Worthen Street and Broadway.
In August of 1899, Dr. Plunkett put a new monument on the family grave in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. The Lowell Sun put a drawing of the stone on the front page of the newspaper. The Sun commented that it was “a very handsome monument …. The Celtic cross is very pretty and the workmanship perfect”. Sadly in just three months, Dr. F.C. Plunkett passed away and was buried under this cross.
|Lowell Sun Sept. 2, 1899|