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James Downey Wolfe
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1839
Listowel
County Kerry, Ireland
Death: Feb. 19, 1923
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA

Son of Maurice and Johanna Downey Wolfe

Streator News February 1923
Jas. D. Wolfe Dies in Ottawa
Former Eagle Resident Passes Away At Age Of eighty-three Years.
Ottawa, Ill. - James D. Wolfe, aged 83 years, prominent retired farmer, passed away at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luke N. Finnerty, 916 Clinton Street. Mr. Wolfe had been ill practically all of the time since Christmas, although he enjoyed excellent health up to that time. He would have celebrated his 84th birthday on March 1. For more than thirty years, after he retired from his Eagle township farm Mr. Wolfe was a resident of North Ottawa. he was one of the best known men in that section of the city. The decedent was born on a farm in County Kerry, Ireland. He came to the United States with his parents when he was but eight years old and settled on a farm west of Streator. He resided in Eagle township, practically all his life until about thirty years ago, when he retired and came to Ottawa to make his future home. At the time he came here he was one of the biggest land holders in the county. His wife, the late Mrs. Mary Curtin Wolfe, passed away at the home in this city eleven years ago. Last fall Mr. Wolfe went from his north Ottawa home to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Finnerty, on Clinton Street. He remained there during his final illness. Surviving he leaves two daughters, Mrs. L.N. Finnerty of this city and Mrs. Frank J. Corrigan of Aurora and three grandchildren; Marion and Paula Finnerty and Edward Corrigan. The funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Columba church. Burial will be made in St. Columba cemetery.

Ottawa Daily Rep. Times Feb 19, 1923
James D. Wolfe, Old Resident of County, Dies
James D. Wolfe, 84, a well known resident of this city, passed away shortly after 9 o'clock this morning at his home, 916 Clinton Street, following a two months' illness. A complication of diseases, together with infirmities of old age, caused his death. Mr. Wolfe was born in County Kerry, Ireland, March 1, 1839 and when but eight years of age came to America, settling in LaSalle county. He formerly resided in Eagle township before coming to Ottawa. He had been a resident of Ottawa for thirty years. Surviving he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Luke Finnerty, of this city, and Mrs. Josephine Corrigan, of Aurora, IL. Religious services will be conducted at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning at St. Columba church. Internment will be made at St. Columba cemetery.

Illinois Death Record
James D. Wolfe, 83, born March 1, 1839 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, retired Farmer, died Feb 19, 1923 in Ottawa, LaSalle, IL, spouse Mary Curtin. Father Maurice Wolfe, born Co. Kerry Ireland; mother Johanna Downey, born Co. Kerry Ireland. Burial St. Columba, Ottawa, IL.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Maurice Richard Wolfe (1802 - 1870)
  Johanna Downey Wolfe (1810 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Matilda Curtin Wolfe (1851 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Wolfe Finnerty (1893 - 1976)*
  Johanna Wolfe Corrigan (1895 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Wolfe Maher (1827 - 1906)*
  Richard D. Woulfe (1834 - 1885)*
  James Downey Wolfe (1839 - 1923)
  Catherine Wolfe Hepler (1842 - 1922)*
  Johanna D. Wolfe (1842 - 1862)*
  John Francis Wolfe (1850 - 1900)*
  Edmund Dean Wolfe (1853 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Columba Cemetery
Ottawa
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Ann McClary
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67781637
James Downey Wolfe
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James Downey Wolfe
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