|Birth: ||Mar., 1818, Ireland|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1899|
Jo Daviess County
Obit., Galena Gazette, 3/29/1899
THE DEATH OF MRS. ROONEY
Aged Galena Lady Expires at her Home on High Street This Morning. Mrs. Rooney is Survived by Ten Children, Three of Whom Reside in This City.
Through the agency of death Galena has again been bereft of one of its oldest and esteemed residents in the person of Mrs. Margaret Rooney, whose demise occurred at her home on High street, between Gear and Spring streets, at 8 o'clock this morning from deseases incident to advanced age. The good old lady had passes through the experiences attendant upon almost eighty years of life and a most useful and well spent life it has been. A faithful wife, a fond mother, a kind neighbor has gone from among us. A devout Catholic, her life was consistent with her faith, and when the shadow of the great destroyer of all things animate hovered near, her sublime faith in Him who comforts the sorrowful, served to console and strengthen her for the impending change.
The subject of this sketch was a native of Ireland where she grew to woman's estate and was united in marriage with her late husband, who passed away about nine years ago at the great age of 90 years. About forty-five years ago she with her husband came to America and settled on a farm at Benton where they made their home until twenty-two years ago when they took up their abode in this city in the residence where death found her this morning. She is survived by ten children. They are, Mrs. John McGrain of Leadmine, Wis., Mrs. Isabel Meloy of Yankton, S.D., Mrs. Beggin of Flander, N. D., Misses Margaret and Jennie at home, Mrs. William Gleason of this city, Frank Rooney of Leadmine, Wis., Mrs. Joseph Stierman, of Dubuque, James Rooney of Madison, Wis., and Daniel Rooney of Baraboo, Wis. The two latter are railroad men and arrived in the city last night.
The funeral will be held from the family residence at 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon to St. Michael's church. Interment will be made in the East Side cemetery.
James Daniel Rooney (1800 - 1890)*
Bridget A. Rooney Gleason (1851 - 1927)*
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Created by: Jay Stienstra
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
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