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Mary Welsh Foy
Birth: Jul. 29, 1844, Ireland
Death: Jun. 16, 1930

Mary Welsh was born in Ireland to John Welsh and Katherine Mc Caug and as a girl she moved to Canada where she later met and married Martin Foy. in 1870 the family came to Minnesota settling first at Delano, Minnesota. Two years later the family settled in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County, where Mr. Foy farmed until 1902 when he and his wife retired and moved to Springfield Minnesota. Among the eleven children were Martin J. Foy, a Springfield Banker at the time, Michael Foy of Sanborn, and Mrs Sam Belling, Willow Lake township. Mr. Foy was keenly interested in perserving the history of the early settlement of Springfield and left a diary of his pioneering experienced which is highly valued.


Springfield Advance, Established 1887, and the Springfield Free Press, Established 1914



Mrs. Mary Foy Called After Long Illness. Children Tenderly Cared for Deceased in Declining Years. Funeral at St. Raphael's Church Yesterday Largely Attended.

Death has summoned one of the much beloved mothers of this city and community, Mrs. Mary Foy, whose demise occurred at her home at eight thirty Monday morning. Mrs. Foy has been ill about five months, the last three of which she was confined to her bed. During her long illness, her children tenderly administered to her every kindness and granted every wish possible. In her many years residence in Willow Lake township in pioneer days she was always willing to lend a helping hand to her neighbors in illness and to the unfortunate. Her life was well spent. Mrs. Foy reared a large family to whom she was very devoted and found no sacrifice too great to make for their good.
Grandma Foy as she was affect-tionately called by her friends, was born in Mayo county, Ireland, on July 29, 1844. When a small child she was brought by her parents to Brudenell, Canada where she grew to womanhood on a farm. On June 1, 1863, she was united in marriage to Martin Foy who died in this city on February 5, 1910.
The newly married couple resid-ed on a farm near Brudenell several years when they and their children moved on a farm near Delano. A year later in 1871 the family came to this community after Mr. Foy had taken a homestead in Willow Lake township, where Mr. and Mrs. Foy lived until 1902 when they retired from active farm life and purchased the residence on Ray street where Mrs. Foy passed away.
Mrs. Foy was the mother of eleven children. Mrs. Clara Bott and Mrs. Blake of Lamberton, pas-sing away several years ago.
The surviving children are:
P. J. Foy, St. Paul; Mrs. Eleanor McPhee, Watertown, S. D., and Mrs. A. McPhee, Plavna, Mont., Mrs. John Dotson, Sprague, Wash.; M. N. Foy and Mrs. S. A. Bellig, Willow Lake township; Mrs. Fred Bott, Little Rock, Arkansas and M. J. Foy and Mrs. Catherine Dooner of this city. All attended the last rites except Mrs. Dotson who was ill and unable to make the trip. Sixty-six grandchildren and forty-eight great grandchildren also sur-vive.
A large number of old friends and acquaintances gathered at the funeral yesterday morning at St. Raphael's church to pay their last respects to the dead. Rev. J Renz of Lamberton officiated in the absence of Rev. I. Schumacher, pastor.
The remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery beside those of her family, who preceded her in death.
The Advance-Press extends sym-pathy to the bereaved relatives.
Family links: 
  Martin Foy (1838 - 1910)*
  Eleanor T Foy McPhee (1878 - 1940)*
  Martin John Foy (1883 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Raphael Catholic Cemetery
Brown County
Minnesota, USA
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Originally Created by: Dave Weiss
Record added: Sep 01, 2008
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