“Limerick’s Sir Thomas Henry Cleeve: Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Knighted”

In May 1900, the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland conferred the honor of Knighthood on, Sir Thomas Henry Cleeve, High Sheriff of Limerick. After the ceremony, the newly knighted Mr Cleeve was invited to a celebratory luncheon with the Lord-Lieutenant.

Sir Thomas Henry Cleeve (1846–1908) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist from Canada, where he was born of Irish descent. He moved to Limerick, Ireland, with his family in the 1860s. In Ireland, he established several successful businesses, including the Cleeves Condensed Milk Company, which made significant contributions to the milk and dairy industries. Cleeve was known for his innovations and influence in creating employment opportunities for the people of Limerick. He was also involved in public and philanthropic works such as establishing the Limerick and District Trained Nurses Society, which provided medical assistance to the sick and poor. For his invaluable contributions to the community and society, he was honored with a knighthood in 1900.

Nottingham Evening Post – Friday 25 May 1900

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