Denison Times; Denison, Crawford Co. Iowa; August 8, 1887

LUNEY - On Wednesday, August 8, 1887, at Denison, Iowa, Mrs. Thomas LUNEY, aged 70 years.
The deceased was the wife of Mr. Thomas LUNEY, Sen. and the mother of the Luney Bros., who conduct the mill and elevator at Denison. Mrs. LUNEY was born June 3, 1817, in the county of Antrim, Ireland. Her name before marriage was Mary SMYTHE and Messrs. James and Samuel SMYTHE, of East Boyer, are her brothers. She was married on June 23, 1843. The family came to America in October 1850. She was the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls, the boys, Samuel, James, William and Thomas and one daughter, Mary, (Mrs. D. H. McWILLIAMS) are still living, and are children to whom she could point with feelings of just pride. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and a model Christian woman. Her children bear testimony that she always met them with a smile and their grief is of a deep character. She has but just gone before to where the family hope to be again united. The funeral services were conducted on Thursday afternoon by Ref. H. HOSTETLER, of Vail.


Waterloo Sunday Courier
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa

Sep 30, 1945
Fredericksburg- Mrs. Isabelle Leitch, 76, Friday at her home here; nee Isabelle
Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Graham, born Apr. 27, 1869, in County Antrim,
Ireland, and came to the United States in 1896; married to John Leitch Feb. 10,
1896 at Center Junction; couple came to Chickasaw county in 1915, engaged in
farming until they retired to Fredericksburg in 1936; leaves seven children,
John, Mrs. Reno Bravener and Mrs. James Rowe, all of Fredericksburg; Sam, West
Union; Mrs. Alma Garrey, Ontario, Cal.; Mrs. Ralph Gaffney, Moline, Ill., and
Tech. 3rd Gr. Theodore, in the Philippines; 12 grandchildren and two great
grandchildren; husband died here Sept. 19, 1945; funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, at the
Whitmer funeral home, burial at New Hampton.


Correctionville News; Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; May 30, 1912

     The remains of Robert Brownlee were laid to rest in Battle Center cemetery last Friday in the presence of the largest attendance that ever gathered at that sanctuary of the dead. Services were held in the Cushing M.E. church by Rev. Crombie, who delivered an appropriate sermon. The funeral cortege comprised 40 teams and 29 automobiles filled with mourners, quite a number of whom came from a distance to pay their last respects to the dead.
     Robert Brownlee, eldest son of James and Sarah Brownlee, was born December 25, 1845, at Broughshen, County Antrim, Ireland. In 1867 he was married to Miss Jennie Graham and two years later came to America settling first in Jackson county where they lived until 1881 when they came to Battle township, Ida county, Ia, where they resided for 19 years, moving to Cushing in 1900 to retire from active labor and to enjoy the fruits of their years of toil on the farm.
     The deceased was a good citizen, respected neighbor and a man who was devoted to his family and home circle, and those who knew him best always held him in the highest esteem.
    In addition to his widow he leaves eleven children to mourn his death, these are Mrs. C.B. Daniels, Mrs. C.L. McArthur, Mrs. F.M. Webb, Walter and Harry Brownlee, of Cushing, Mrs. Wm. McCabe and Mrs. Jesse Lake of Holstein, Mrs. J.N. Pattison of Alcester, S.D., Geo Brownlee of Geddes, S.D., Mrs. R.J. Pattison of Tipton, Iowa, and Robert Brownlee of Drinkwater, Canada. He also leaves one sister in Ireland, another Mrs. Philip Baker of Primghar, and one brother, James Brownlee, of Merrill, Iowa. All of the above excepting the sister in Ireland, were in attendance at the funeral.