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 Mary <I>Harney</I> Cahill

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Mary Harney Cahill

  • Birth 15 Aug 1825 Ireland
  • Death 14 Oct 1910 Waseca County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Janesville, Waseca County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot 18 4 N
  • Memorial ID 73665447

Spouse: Thomas

Death of Aged Lady at the Family Home in This Place After an Illness Lasting but two Days
Mrs. Thomas Cahill, whose death occurred Friday, October 14th, at shortly after four o'clock was born in Thurlins, County of Tipperary, Ireland on the 15th day of August, 1824. At the time of her death she was eighty-sex years, 1 month and 20 days old. Her maiden name was Mary Harney. She resided with her parents in her native land until she was about twenty-one years of age when she came to this country in company with a sister, who resides at Albany, N. Y. when she removed to Cincinnati,
Ohio. After a residence here of about five years she was married on February 22nd, at New Albany, Indiana. Together with her husband she emmigrated immediately to Iowa, residing for one year at Pellar's Grove, near Davenport. In the early spring of 1856 she came to Minnesota where her husband had secured land and settled on Section 27, township of Janesville, a mile and a half from this place. Here she continued to reside until about ten years ago when the family removed to Janesville. Since that time this place has been her home.
The fruits of this union were five children, the eldest of whom died in infancy. Another son, John, died some twenty-two years ago. She is survived by her husband and three children, W. R. Cahill, of this place, Edward Cahill, who resides on the old homestead in Janesville and Mrs. James Byron, of St. Mary's.
Always energetic and vigorous reflecting the splendid womanhood of the Irish race transplanted from the emerald isle to this country and whose chief glory lies in their indomitable courage and rugged honesty she had uniformly through her long life maintained a good degree of health until about a year ago when the infirmities of age began to manifest themselves. But even then, she maintained her accustomed cheerfulness and vigor and it was only within a very few days before her death that she finally gave way to increasing weakness. She did not take to her bed finally until Wednesday. There was no suffering, no disease, no pain other than the gradual breaking down of the physical nature. She passed away quietly, peacefully, like one "who wraps the drapery of her couch about her and lies down to pleasant slumber." Her family were with her and it was a consolation to know that she died firm in the faith of her immortal destiny. Consolation was also afforded the living to know that she died without being subjected to a long period of suffering.
Mrs. Cahill was a devout Catholic and in her last hours it was a great comfort to receive the ministrations afforded by that faith. She was a true and faithful wife, a loving mother, and warm friend, a conscientious worker, a noble woman. Having resided in this vicinity for so many years her friends are numbered by the hundreds, all of whom esteem her for her estimable qualities and womanly worth. She was a good woman in every sense of the word, one of the devoted saints of this world.
The funeral was conducted Sunday art 10 o'clock at St. Ann's church in this place, Rev. Father Fox, officiating. A very large concourse of people attended attesting their love and veneration for the deceased.
The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.
Janesville Argus 10-19-1910
Contributed by S. R. Allen

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  • Added: 20 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73665447
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Harney Cahill (15 Aug 1825–14 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73665447, citing Saint Anns Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by julrene thornberg (contributor 47323751) .