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Elizabeth R "Lizzie" Morgan McCarty
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1836
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1913
Sheldon
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA

Following info from her obituary published in a Sheldon newspaper in 1913.
"Elizabeth was born in Barr Township, Daviess County, Indiana on July 28, 1836. She was graduated in 1854 from St. Mary's of the Woods in Terre Haute, a young ladies seminary located in Indiana."
"Following the completion of her education, she chose the career of teaching, successfully pursuing her chosen vocation until April 9, 1861, when she and Mr. McCarty were united in marriage." They were married at St. Peter's Catholic church, Montgomery, Daviess Co., Indiana, three days before the outbreak of the Civil War. They were married at an afernoon ceremony, not a Mass, because that was the custom of the time. Elizabeth McCarty was of average height, with pretty brown hair; she became stout in her old age. She must have been friendly and kindly because her daugher Gertrude recalls that she was frequently called to neighbors' homes at times of births and illness. Gertrude remembers using a baptismal dress of fine tucking with lace at the neck to dress her doll. One day when her mother was called to a neighboring home for the birth of a new baby, she took the dress off the doll to take along to the family.
After her husband died in July of 1894 Elizabeth ( or as he called her, Lizzie) moved into the town of Sheldon. She, her daughters Anne and Gertrude and a grandson, Jessie Quinn, lived in the 600 block of 10th street until her death on December 23, 1913.
"The surviving members of the family are James, Jacob(Jesse), Misses Anna E. and Gertrude A., all of Sheldon; P.H. McCarty of Rock Rapids, William A. of Colfax, Vetus C. of Sibley: also a grandson Jesse J. Quinn, who has always lived with them. A requeim high mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Church followed by internment at the Catholic cemetary."

1910 Elizabeth R. Morgan McCarty, living in Sheldon. 11 children, 7 still alive. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Studeville Morgan (1814 - 1899)
  Eliza Gertrude Quigley Morgan (1814 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  Patrick Henry McCarty (1832 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  James Maurice McCarty (1862 - 1928)*
  Patrick Henry McCarty (1863 - 1953)*
  Patrick Henry McCarty (1863 - 1953)*
  Anne E McCarty (1863 - 1942)*
  William A McCarty (1865 - 1920)*
  Joseph P McCarty (1867 - 1867)*
  Estelle J McCarty Quinn (1869 - 1893)*
  Veatus Cantius McCarty (1871 - 1938)*
  John McCarty (1873 - 1952)*
  Gertrude A McCarty (1879 - 1976)*
  Rose Florence McCarty (1882 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Sheldon
O'Brien County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Don McCarty
Record added: Feb 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66203793
Elizabeth R Lizzie <i>Morgan</i> McCarty
Added by: Jerry Hillegas
 
Elizabeth R Lizzie <i>Morgan</i> McCarty
Added by: Don McCarty
 
Elizabeth R Lizzie <i>Morgan</i> McCarty
Added by: Jerry Hillegas
 
 
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