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O'Connor, Mary

  • Born: 17 Mar 1830, Parish of Camp, County Kerry, Munster, Ireland
  • Marriage: O'Connor, John on 10 May 1860 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cascade, Iowa
  • Died: 24 Nov 1916, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
  • Buried: 27 Nov 1916, St Rose of Lima Cemetery, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA

bullet  General Notes:

The following note is from Grandma (Aunt) Clare Meehan:
Mary O'Connor was born in Ireland in the Parish of Camp-County Kerry, Ireland on Mar 17th, 1830. She attended Convent School at Milltown near Killarney, Ireland until she was 12 when she immigrated to Canada with her Grandmother, Aunt and Uncle at Stratford Canada and later joined her parents in LaSalle, Illinois.

Obituary from the Denison Review Dated November 22nd, 1916. ( Note the paper must have been dated before she died)

Died at her home in Denison, Iowa where she has resided with her sons Jerr and James since the spring of 1912, Mrs. Mary O'Connor aged 86 years, 8 months and 7 days, on November 24, 1916 at 11:30 P.M.

Mrs. O'Connor was the daughter of Thomas O'Connor and Bridget (Quirk) O'Connor, and was born in the parish of Camp County Kerry of Ireland, on March 17, 1830. She attended the convent school at Milltown near Killarney, Ireland until she was about 12 years old, when she immigrated to Canada with her grandmother and some of her uncles and aunts, who settled on farms in the vicinity of Stratford Canada. She remained in Canada until she grew to young womanhood, when she came to the United States and joined her parents, then living in La Salle, IL., where she became acquainted and later married John O'Connor in 1860.

Eleven children were born to this union, those now living being Maurice, of Vail, Mrs. Nellie Magner, of Denison, Jerry and James, of Denison, Michael of Kansas City, Kan., and Mrs. John Meehan, of Manilla. Those who proceeded her in death were a twin brother of Maurice's, who died at birth, Katie, Mary and John, all young children and Thomas who died a few years ago. All of her living children were present during her last sickness, and were at her bed-side when she passed away. She leaves surviving her, the above named children, sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral was held Monday, Nov. 27, 1916, at 10 o'clock a.m. from St. Rose of Lima's Catholic Church in Denison, Iowa. A Solemn requiem high Mass was celebrated with Rev. Father M. J. Farrelly as celebrant, Rev. Father Lynch, of Manilla, as Deacon, and Rev. Father James Murphy, of Vail, as sub-Deacon. The sermon was preached by Father Farrelly, and was an eulogy of her Christian virtues, and a tribute to her life's accomplishments.

A great procession of automobiles followed her remains to the Catholic cemetery near Denison, where her body was consigned to the grave beside the bodies of her husband and two of her children, by her four sons and two sons-in-law, who carried the casket as pall bearers.

Relatives present at the funeral from a distance were, Mrs. Annie Horrigan, a sister, and the only surviving member of the family to which the deceased belonged; Mrs. Patrick O'Connor, a sister-in-law; Thomas O'Connor; Michael O'Connor; Ed Horrigan; Geo. Gilmore; Mrs. Andrew Clark, and baby; Mrs. Maher, and Miss Nellie O'Connor, all from Imogene Ia., Jerry O'Connor, Utica, 1L; M. G. O'Connor, and Pat O'Connor, Council Bluffs, Ia, John O'Connor, Lake City, Ia., and Mr. and Mrs. Lynch, Rockwell City, Iowa.

Mrs. O'Connor came to Crawford County with her husband and family in March, 1871, immediately taking up their residence on the old farm three miles east of Denison, where she lived until she moved to Denison four years ago.

She was a woman of strong religious convictions, and indefatigable industry, and great charity for all, and who made friends with everyone she met. Her life was a long life of hard labor, pious practices, and generous charity to the poor of her acquaintance, and she died beloved and respected by all who knew her.

May her soul rest in peace.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Mary married John O'Connor, son of Jeremiah Darby O'Connor and Eleanor Grady, on 8 May 1860 in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Cascade, Iowa. (John O'Connor was born on 3 Nov 1820 in Ballynabuck townland, Parish of Dingle, County Kerry, Munster, Ireland, died on 27 Aug 1903 in Crawford County, Iowa, USA and was buried in Aug 1903 in St Rose of Lima Cemetery, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA.)

John O'Connor and Mary O'Connor were married by Father Jeremiah O'Connor at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cascade, Iowa. Attendants were Thomas O'Connor & Ellen O'Connor.

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