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Obits > 1931 - Margaret McNally

Tampico Tornado

April 30, 1931 1;3


Mrs. Margaret McNally Died At Kewanee Last Week Friday

The death of Mrs. Margaret McNally occurred on Friday, April 24 (the following is how it appeared in newspaper - obviously the print was off) ter of Abraham and Marie LaShonse wanee where she had been for the past twelve weeks. She had been with her son , C. A. McNally and wife in Kewanee a few weeks previous to her going to the hospital. The body was taken to a funeral home in Kewanee where is remained until the funeral service on Tuesday  when it was brought to St. Mary's church and services held. Father Maguire officiating. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery by the side of her husband. Robert and Will Adams, Thomas Burden, Leo Graham, J. P. Glassburn and Nels Nelson were pallbearers.


Margaret Threse (sic) LaShonse was born in Montreal, Canada, on October 17, 1859. At the age of eight years she came with her parents to Illinois settling in LaSalle County. On June 1, 1881 she was united in marriage to James McNally and they made their home in Troy Grove until the spring of 1905 when they came to Whiteside county. They purchased farm Southwest of Tampico where they lived for a number of years, then sold it and bought the farm southeast of Tampico now owned by Joseph Burden. Nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. McNally left the farm and purchased a little home in Tampico where they lived until called by death.

Seven children were born to this union, three of which passed away in infancy. The husband and father passed beyond six years ago March 19.  Those left to mourn of the immediate family are the daughter, Mrs. Joseph Burden of Tampico, W. L. McNally of Valley Junction, Iowa, C. A. McNally of Kewanee and C. H. McNally of Chicago, four brothers, three sisters and seven grandchildren. A large circle of friends also mourn her passing.

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