Hudson 1 Honors Thomas Clarke Luby Gravesite

Pictured from L to R: John Hynes , Jim O'Donnell, Mike Sweeney. George Stampoulos and Mike Collum. Photo Credit: George Stampoulos

Pictured from L to R: John Hynes , Jim O’Donnell, Mike Sweeney. George Stampoulos and Mike Collum. Photo Credit: George Stampoulos


Bayview Cemetery Jersey City October 28, 2014

Thomas Clarke Luby (16 January 1822[1] – 29 November 1901) was an Irish revolutionary, author, journalist and one of the founding members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He was the son of a Protestant father and Catholic mother who was recruited for the Brotherhood in America after having been banished from Ireland by the Brits. He was the first Fenian and a founding member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood . He died in Jersey City in 1901 and is buried in Bay View Cemetery.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 Hudson County N.J. were made aware of the grave through the National Hibernian Digest. The division’s historians , John Hallanan and the president of the division Michael Sweeney thought that the monument needed to be restored to its original condition. John Byrnes of Byrnes Bros. Monuments in Jersey City offered their services and the monument is now the finest one in Bay View Cemetery.