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Bridget Gavican Dorsey
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1850
Will County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1924
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA



Mrs. Richard Dorsey passed away at her home last Friday, after a short illness, and one that could not be abated in spite of care by specialists, and all that could be done.

Bridget Gavican, daughter of James Gavican and Mary Martin Gavican, was born at, or near, Wilmington, Illinois, June 16, 1850, and was married at that place to Richard Dorsey, and their family of the following children was born to them there: James, Frank, John, Katherine Dorsey-Kelley, William Dorsey and Mary Dorsey-Egan, the latter of whom passed away a couple of years ago.

They resided in Wilmington until thirty-seven years ago, when they moved to Rock Township, Mitchell County, Iowa, and here the family lived on a farm for twenty years, when they moved to Osage, where they have since resided.

It could truly be said of her that she was a devoted, loving mother, a kind neighbor and friend. She and her husband were important factors in Osage's history, were prominent in public affairs, and like and respected by all.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: James Dorsey and family, Wilmington, Illinois; Katherine Dorsey-Kelley and husband, of Wilmighton; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kelley, of Wilmigton; Frank Dorsey, Howell, Michigan; John Dorsey and family, Plymouth, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Barney Cummings and daughter, Cedar Falls; the Misses Nellie and Agnes Marten, Wilmington, Illinois, (Cousins) James Gavican, Peoria, Illinois, and John Gavican, Danville, Illinois. (The last two named are brothers).

High mass was read at the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, July 7, attended by many old friends and neighbors.

[Mitchell County Press, Wednesday, July 9, 1924]

Family links: 
  Thomas M Dorsey (1844 - 1873)
  Richard Dorsey (1843 - 1922)
  Murtis Dorsey (1872 - 1873)*
  Frank J Dorsey (1878 - 1950)*
  John R Dorsey (1882 - 1964)*
  Catherine Dorsey Kelly (1882 - 1925)*
  William Jerome Dorsey (1886 - 1958)*
  Mary Dorsey Eagen (1889 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DM Scott
Record added: Dec 17, 2009
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Bridget <i>Gavican</i> Dorsey
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