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date: 01 April 2020

O’Reilly, John Boylelocked

(28 June 1844–10 August 1890)
  • Benjamin Franklin


O’Reilly, John Boyle (28 June 1844–10 August 1890), writer, was born in Castle Dowth, near Drogheda, County Meath, Ireland, the son of William David O’Reilly, a schoolmaster, and Eliza Boyle. Educated by his father, O’Reilly early gained newspaper experience by working, beginning at age eleven, first as an apprentice for the Drogheda ...

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