Limerick has highest rate of births outside marriage

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleMary Davis labelled a ‘blocking’ candidate for Fianna FailNext articleSimon week to raise awareness of homelessness admin Email Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick has highest rate of births outside marriageBy admin – September 28, 2011 567 center_img Print Advertisement MOTHERS who gave birth in Limerick city were among the youngest in the country, and Limerick also had the highest rate of births outside of marriage.New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that 119, more than half, of the 231 births registered in the city in the first three months of this year, were born to women who were not married at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represents 50 per cent of the births, the highest percentage per head of population in the country.And Limerick city mothers were among the youngest in the country, with an average ago of 29.4 years, and an average age of 31,9 years in the county.But four in 10 who were not married at the time of giving birth said they were living with the child’s father.The figures for the county show that of 182 of the 609 births registered- almost one third – were to unmarried women, a figure lower than the national average.And there were 38 babies born to women from Limerick who were 40 years of age or older.The youngest were 11 woman from the city and one from the county, who were under 20 when they gave birth. .The majority of births in the city – 74 – was recorded amongst women aged between 30 and 34. In the county the corresponding figure was 242.In the same three months, there were 153 deaths registered in Limerick city and 240 in the county.The highest cause of death in the city was heart disease, which claimed the lives of 46 people, and in the county the highest number of deaths – 88 – were due to the same cause.Eleven city people and nine from the county died due to accidents or other external causes. Twitterlast_img read more

John Edward Schone

first_imgJohn Edward Schone, age 84 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at St. Andrews Health Campus.  The son of Edwin and Lillie (Thie) Schone was born on August 31, 1933 in Franklin County, Indiana.On July 18, 1959 John married Pauline Galle at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Batesville.   John was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, the Batesville Lodge #668 F&AM and both the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Club of Indianapolis.John was a lifelong farmer and was passionate about what he did.  He spent much of his time doing carpentry and woodworking in his own private wood shop.  He enjoyed making quite a lot of furniture for family and friends.  John and his wife loved to travel together, always driving to their various destinations.  The children fondly remember taking off every summer for a two week family vacation.  The couple hit every state this side of the Mississippi and as far south as Texas.  Later in life John spent time following his grandchildren to all their sports and events.  Family was very special to him.  Their family recalls John and Pauline were model parents and grandparents.John is survived by his son, Evan (Becky) Schone of East Greenville, PA; daughter, Diena (Jay) Beyer of Aurora, IN; five grandchildren, Alyssa Vanin, Shannon Schone, Mary Christine Schone, Leah Winston and Ethan Beyer; two sisters Carol Maple of Batesville and Marilyn (Richard) Sitterding of Batesville along with his nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Pauline in 2015.Visitation will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5-8PM at St. John’s United Church of Christ with Masonic services at 8PM.  Funeral Services are 11AM on Tuesday at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Huntersville) in Batesville.  Rev. Dennis & Linda Frische-Mouri officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorials may be given to the St. John’s UCC or the Alzheimer’s Association c/o Meyers Funeral Home.  Online condolences read more