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Meehan, Thomas
(-Bef 1860)
Burke, Bridget
(1806-After 1881)
Ayers, Richard
Meehan, Michael
(1832-1881)
Ayers, Hannah
(1837-1922)
Meehan, Bridget E
(1870-1909)

 

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Hickey, Thomas Andrew

Meehan, Bridget E

  • Born: 22 Apr 1870, Black Hawk township, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
  • Marriage: Hickey, Thomas Andrew on 29 Apr 1891 in Sacred Heart Church, Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
  • Died: 3 Nov 1909, Nishnabotny township, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
  • Buried: 6 Nov 1909, Mt Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
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bullet  General Notes:

DEATH RECORD
Crawford County Court House, Recorders Office, Denison, Iowa
NO: Book 2, page 54, #70
DATE OF RETURN:
NAME: Hickey, Bridget
SEX & COLOR:
AGE: 39y 6m 11d
OCCUPATION: housewife
DATE OF DEATH: 3 November 1909
SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOW, WIDOWER: married
NATIONALITY:
PLACE OF BIRTH: Illinois
HOW LONG RESIDED IN STATE:
PLACE OF DEATH: Nishnabotna
CAUSE OF DEATH: weakness of heart action followed with general dropsy
COMPLICATION:
DURATION:
PLACE OF BURIAL: Manilla
DATE OF BURIAL: 4 November 1909
NAME OF PHYSICIAN MAKING CERTIFICATE: J B Gardner
INFORMANT: J J Meehan, Manilla
BORN: 22 April 1870
FATHER: Michael Meehan, Ireland
MOTHER: Hannah Ayers
SOCIAL SECURITY:

Name: Bridget Hickey
Age: 29
Race: W
Birthplace: Illinois
Residence: Hays, Crawford

HAPPY HOME MADE SAD
Mrs Thomas A Hickey Taken From Husband and Children
CORTEGE OVER A MILE LONG
Impressive Service Held Saturday Was Largely Attended

Again during the past week the community had been saddened by the hand of death, and the news of the sudden demise of Mrs Thomas A Hickey which occurred Wednesday night at 10:05 at the home north of this city, cast a pall over the community in which she lived and falls with crushing force upon the husband and five surviving children. Mrs Hickey had not been in the best of health the past month though apparently had greatly recovered and seemed to be in a fare way to complete recovery when she was stricken with heart failure and passed away suddenly.
Mrs Bridget E Hickey - nee Meehan was born April 22, 1870 at Milan, Illinois, and died November 3, 1909. She came with her parents to Crawford county in March, 1881, was united in marriage to Thomas A Hickey April 29, 1891. To this union were born five children, two girls, Irene and Escher and three sons, Earl, Andrew and Arthur, who with a husband and father, mother, two brothers, Ex-county Sheriff Thos R Meehan of Denison and John Meehan of Manilla, and four sisters, Mrs P J Hanrahan and Miss Anna of Manilla, and Mrs CC Houlihan of Denison, and Mrs P J Lally of Manning, with relatives are left to mourn.
Among all she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement, sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and a true friend, and after we might say, a short though busy life she died as she had lived - honored, trusted and loved. She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life was complete if work all done and well done constitutes completion. Her Christian life was beautiful from the beginning to it close and through the vicissitudes and sorrows that all meet in the way, her faith in God never wavered. But she has left her home, husband, children, relatives and fiends and today the autumn leaves fall upon another grave that hides from our sight all that is mortal of a true and noble woman.
In her demise a home is left desolate indeed and the husband's cup of sorrow is filled to overflowing, and vain is any attempt to measure the loss of a mother to her children; after all the poets have sung and lovers dreamed, outside of heaven there is no love like mother-love and to her loved ones, mother, husband, children, brothers and sisters, we join with the community in extending our most sincere sympathy.
The last service was held at the Sacred Heart Catholic church Saturday morning at 10:30, Rev Father Lynch officiating. The flowers were many and beautiful but not more beautiful than the face that rested so peacefully among them. The funeral was largely attended by friends from all over the county, and the church was so crowded many had to remain outside. The cortege that followed the remains from the home to the church was nearly a mile and a half long, the largest funeral procession we believe that has ever entered our little city and thus was attested the worth of the departed and the esteem in which she was held. A large cortege followed the remains to the cemetery where all that was mortal of a noble, truehearted, loving mother was consigned to the grave and her memory but forms another cord to draw her lovedones to the brighter home beyond.

The Manilla Times, November 11, 1909, page 1, column 4

Card no 38, Mrs Bridget Hickey, P O Manning

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Bridget married Thomas Andrew Hickey, son of Patrick Henry Hickey and Bridget Morgan, on 29 Apr 1891 in Sacred Heart Church, Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA. (Thomas Andrew Hickey was born on 7 Oct 1865 in Iowa, USA, died on 24 Feb 1943 in Nishnabotny township, Crawford County, Iowa, USA and was buried on 26 Feb 1943 in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA.)

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF Iowa
COUNTY - Crawford
CERTIFICATE - Book 1, page 114, #1472

GROOMS NAME - Thos A Hickey
OCCUPATION - farmer
RESIDENCE - Hays township
DATE OF BIRTH -
AGE - 25
BIRTH PLACE - Delaware Co, IA
FATHERôS NAME - Patrick H Hickey
MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME - Bridget Morgan
NO OF MARRIAGE - 1st

BRIDES NAME - Bridget E Meehan
RESIDENCE - Crawford County
DATE OF BIRTH -
AGE - 27
BIRTH PLACE - Illinois
FATHERíS NAME - Michael Meehan
MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME - Hanna Ayers
NO OF MARRIAGE - 1st

MARRIED ON 29 April 1891 in Catholic Church, Manilla
OFFICIANT - F O Farrell, Catholic Pastor
WITNESSES - Thos Meehan and Bridget Dillon
RECEIVED -



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