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Obits > 1898 - Margaret (Staff) Conroy

Submitted by Les Niemi


August 13, 1898

Passed From Our Midst.

Last Friday morning our people were informed that Mrs. Margaret CONROY had died. Her death took place at about two o’clock Friday morning, Aug. 5th, 1898, at her home on Benton street. She had been a great sufferer for many years and of lat her friends saw that the battle was about finished and watched her faithfully to the last.

Mrs. CONROY was born in Limerick, Ireland, March 16th, 1831, her maiden name was Margaret STAFF. At the age of thirteen she came to this country with her parents. She was married Feb. 19th, 1849, to James CONROY, and a few years later they came to this township and settled on a farm south of town. Her husband died Feb. 11th, 1887, and she ten moved to our village where she resided until her demise. To their union nine children were given them, of whom seven are living, and all are in or near Tampico, they are Mrs. Mary HENRIKEN, Mrs. Kate BURDEN, Mrs. Margaret WINTER, Mrs. Agnes DALEY, Miss Anna, James and John.

The funeral took place at St. Mary’s church, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. P.J. WEBER officiating. There was a large number of relatives and friends in attendance to pay their last respects to a loving mother, a kind friend and honored and esteemed neighbor.

August 13, 1898

Card of Thanks.

We desire to tender our heartfelt thanks to the people of Tampico who so generously watched and cared for our mother in her late illness and those who sympathized and comforted us in our sad trials and bereavement.

Mrs. Mary HERIKEN and others of the Family.

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