Bridget O'Connor Meehan
Her middle name maybe Cleonner
Crawford County Court House, Recorders Office, Denison, Iowa
NO: Book 5, page 254
DATE OF RETURN: 6 December 1951
NAME: Meehan, Bridget Elizabeth
SEX & COLOR: female, white
OCCUPATION: house wife
DATE OF DEATH: 26 November 1951
SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOW, WIDOWER:
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crawford County
HOW LONG RESIDED IN STATE:
PLACE OF DEATH: Crawford County Memorial Hospital
CAUSE OF DEATH: bowel obstruction, intestinal adhesions following several surgical procedures,
COMPLICATION: abdominal cerebral thrombosis, obstruction, complete, ilium.
PLACE OF BURIAL: Mt Olivet Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL: 28 November 1951
NAME OF PHYSICIAN MAKING CERTIFICATE: C H Fee, MD - Denison
INFORMANT: Clare Meehan
BORN: 27 October 1875
FATHER: John OíConnor
MOTHER: Mary OíConnor
BRIDGET O'CONNOR MEEHAN
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov 28, at St Rose of Lima church here for Bridget O'Connor Meehan.
Pallbearers were, Earl Hickey, Manilla; Joe Hanrahan, Hillsboro, ND; Dr Morelle Houlihan, Ida Grove; Harold Hederman, Denison; J A McLauglin, Wall Lake and John O'Connor, Vail.
Bridget O'Connor Meehan, second youngest child of John and Mary O'Connor, was born in East Boyer township Oct 27, 1875. She lived in this community until she was married April 12, 1904, to John Meehan of Manilla.
The couple lived in Manilla until Mr Meehan died Dec 22, 1922 (Correction November 25th, 1922) following an accident.
Then Mrs Meehan and the children moved to Denison where she lived until her death.
The couple had four children: Mary Meehan Hederman, who died July 18, 1936; John Joseph Meehan and Clare Meehan, both of Denison, and Michael Francis Meehan, who is with the Army in Germany. There are also two grandchildren, three brothers, Jeremiah of Carroll, James of Denison and Michael of Topeka, Kan.
She was a member of the Catholic church. Her nephew and godson, Father O'Connor, Army Chaplain of Fort Bliss, Tex, celebrated the requiem high mass at the funeral services.
Friends and relatives attended the funeral from Council Bluffs, Omaha, Shenandoah, Imogene, Dunlap, Apache, Okla, Hillsboro, NE, Rock Island, Ill, LaSalle, Des Moines, Ida Grove, Harlan, Carroll, Sioux City, Perry, Elba, Neb, Wall Lake, Schleswig, Westside, Breda, Vail, Manilla, Buck Grove and Dow City.
The Denison Bulletin, Friday, December 7, 1951, page 8C, column 4 & 5
1930 U S Census, Iowa, Crawford, Denison twp, T626_650
ED 7, sheet 6B, line 83, dwelling no 121, family no 123
Meehan, Bridget, head, rents farm, female, white, age 55, widow, can read and write, born in Iowa, parents born Irish Free State, speaks English
Mary B, daughter, female, white, age 25, single, can read and write, born in Iowa, father born Illinois, speaks English, bookkeeper, creamery, works for wages, at work
John J, son, male, white, age 22, single, can read and write, born in Iowa, speaks English, farmer, general farm, employer, at work, not a veteran, schedule no 119
Clare M, daughter, female, white, age 20, single, can read and write, born in Iowa, speaks English, bookkeeper lumber yard, works for wages, at work
Francis, son, male, white, age 18, single, attended school, can read and write, born in Iowa, speaks English
Card number 157
Postoffice address - Manilla
Bridget married John (Jack) Joseph Meehan, son of Michael Meehan and Hannah Ayers, on 12 Apr 1904 in St. Rose of Lima Church, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA. (John (Jack) Joseph Meehan was born on 21 Jun 1877 in Black Hawk township, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA, died on 25 Nov 1922 in Mercy Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa and was buried on 4 Dec 1922 in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, USA.)
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
STATE OF Iowa
COUNTY - Crawford
CERTIFICATE - Book 2, pae 70, #3561
GROOMS NAME - John Meehan
OCCUPATION - farmer
RESIDENCE - Manilla
DATE OF BIRTH -
AGE - 26
BIRTH PLACE - Illinois
FATHERíS NAME - Michael Meehan
MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME - Hannah Ayers
NO OF MARRIAGE - 1st
BRIDES NAME - Bridget OíConnor
RESIDENCE - Denison
DATE OF BIRTH -
AGE - 21
BIRTH PLACE - Iowa
FATHERíS NAME - John OíConnor
MOTHERíS MAIDEN NAME - Mary OíConnor
NO OF MARRIAGE - 1st
MARRIED ON 12 April 1904 at Denison
OFFICIANT - M J Farrelly
WITNESSES - John Meehan and Ella Kerrigan