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Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 31, 1918 - Tuesday, pg 7


Tampico Woman Dies From Pneumonia At Milwaukee Hospital

The Tampico community was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Charles R. Brainerd which occurred Friday night at St. Mary's Hospital at Milwaukee from pneumonia following an attack of influenza.  The remains were brought to Tampico Saturday evening and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Moloney where they reposed until Monday forenoon when private funeral services were held in charge of Rev. L. X. DuFour and interment made in St. Mary's Cemetery at Tampico.

May Moloney was born December 5, 1883, at Atkinson, Ill., and passed away at Milwaukee, December 27, 1918, at the age of 35 years and 22 days.  She was married about thirteen years ago to Mr. Charles R. Brainerd, they making their home in Belvidere for some years, later moving to Milwaukee, where she resided until her death.  She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Moloney, prominent residents of this place and was a young woman who possessed the esteem and affection of a large circle of friends, and whose death in the prime of life is  a severe blow to all who knew her and enjoyed her friendship.  She leaves her husband, one daughter, Darlene, aged ten years, her father and mother and three brothers, Albert W., John D., and Raymond M., besides many close friends and acquaintances.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of affliction, the esteem in which the deceased was held was mutely told by the profusion of beautiful floral offerings from sorrowing relatives and friends.

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