The Man Who Wouldn’t Die!

In 1885 the Limerick Chronicle newspaper suffered the great embarrassment of regretfully informing their readers of the sad demise of one Dr. Jonathan Elmes of Thomas Street, only to find themselves having to report in the following issue that Dr. Elmes had an amazing resurrection!

Dr. Elmes went on to live a further eight years and, of course, his actual demise in 1893 is also recorded in our Obituaries feature.

While the Obituaries feature of the website is a wonderful tool for serious research, it is also a mine of fascinating and sometimes funny stories.