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Obits > 1903 Mrs. David Keefe

Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin

January 17, 1903 2;4
Mrs. David KEEFE of Hahnaman died Wednesday at 12:30 o’clock after a long illness covering a period of four years. Her death was due to a complicaton of diseases. The funeral services were held Friday morning at St. Marys church in Sterling.
Mrs. KEEFE was about 68 years of age and has been a resident of Hahnaman for twenty-five years, she being born in Ireland. Her husband died about eleven yeaars ago. She was a devout member of the Catholic church and greatly beloved by all who knew her. Six children as follws are left to mourn the loss of a true mother: John KEEFE, Miss Mary KEEFE of Hahnaman, Mrs. John GAFFEY of Hume, David and Timothy and Miss Catherine residning at home. The children have the sympathy of the many friends of the family in their hour of grief.**end of obit**
This family appears to be in the 1900 census as "O'Keefe"
1900 United States Federal Census > Illinois > Whiteside > Hahanaman > District 147
Line entry 60
Head of House: O’Keefe Mary, age 65, b. Feb. 1845 in Ireland, married for 45 yrs., 8children/6 living, immigration date unknown, farmer (Note: she would have been widowed by this time)
Dau: Ella, age 29, single, b. March, 1871/Ireland
Son: John, age 27, single, b. Jan. 1873/Illinois, farm laborer
Son: David, age 25, b. May 1875/Illinois, Day laborer
Son: Timothy, age 21, single, b. April 1879/Illinois, farm laborer
Dau: Kathryn, age 19, single, b. Aug. 1881/Illinois
Boarder: John O’Keefe, age 29, single, March 1871/Illinois
1880 United States Federal Census > Illinois > Whiteside > Hahnaman > District 199
HOH: David O’Keef, age 40, farmer, b. Ireland
Wife: Mary, age 40, keeping house, b. Ireland
Son: John, age 9, b. IL
Dau: Ellen, age 11, b. IL
Dau: Mary, age 7, b. IL
Son: David, age 5, b. IL
Son: Timothy, age 4, b. IL
Dau: Catherine, age 2, b. IL
(In this census record their name is spelled without an “e” on the end of O’Keefe)

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