LeMars Sentinel; LeMars, Plymouth Co, IA; 13 Feb 1905

Jonathan W. Croston was born in Cork County, Ireland in 1814 and died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. mCCartney, Thursday morning, January 5, 1905, at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 22 days, his wife having departed this life 17 years before his release. He leaves to mourn the loss of a father, eight children, four of them in this county - Ann CROSTON, Mrs. William MCCARTNEY, Mary and G. C. CROSTON; Mrs. Jas. MCCARTNEY of California, Mrs. J. W. HAWKINS of Missouri; John Croston of South Dakota and Mrs. Geo. DAVIS of Nebraska. Year ago while living in Cascade, this state,
he became a Christian and joined the M. E. church. Though of late the infirmities of very advanced age kept him from public worship he seemed to continue in the faith and often spoke freely and fervently of the duties, the joys and hopes of the Christian religion. The Funeral was held Saturday, January 7, at the home where he died, conducted by Rev. W. RICHARDS of Mt. Hope M. E. Church and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. The remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife and brother in LeMars Cemetery. The deceased came to this country in 1830, when sixteen years of age and worked for a time in Philadelphia before coming west. He was an Uncle for Mrs. Robert STEELE and Mrs. John
FEATHERSON, both of whom attended the funeral. The children were all present at the funeral except Mrs. DAVIS of Nebraska, Mrs. HAWKINS of Missouri, Mrs. Jas MCCARTNEY of California and John CROSTON of South Dakota  

Chicago Daily Tribune; Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Oct 1, 1916

Mrs. Ellen Callaghan of Spencer, Iowa. Was Born Sept. 29, 1816

     One hundred years ago last Friday Mrs. Ellen Callaghan of Spencer, Iowa, was born and baptized Ellen Regan in County Cork, Ireland. In 1837, the year Michigan was admitted to the union, she was married to Daniel Callaghan. They had eight children, four of whom died in infancy. In September, 1860, the family came to America, locating first at Green Lake, Wis. Thirty-three years ago they again moved, this time to government lands in Clay county, Iowa, near the present site of the village of Royal. Five years ago Mrs. Callaghan took up residence with her son John in Spencer. Her four surviving children are Owen, aged 77, and John, aged 68, of Spencer; Patrick, aged 75, of Sioux City, and Michael, aged 70, of San Diego. Patrick and Michael are both veterans of the civil war.



Correctionville News; Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; Sep 25, 1913

     An interesting tinge of romance is noted in the obituary of Mrs. Mary Sullivan, who was buried here last Thursday. Her death took place in an Omaha hospital, following an operation for appendicitis and complicated troubles.
     The home of the deceased was on a farm southeast of Anthon, and curiously enough it was in this same house that she was twice married, first to Capt. Peter Teneriff, a seafaring man, of Boston. When Mary Patterson came from her birthplace in County Cork, Ireland, at the age of 18 years, in 1884, she stopped in Boston to visit her sister and there met and became engaged to Captain Teneriff, of the ship Tecumseh. She then came on west to visit her parents, Mr .and Mrs. Henry Patterson, who lived on the John Sullivan farm, southeast of Anthon. When she was 20 years of age, Captain Teneriff came out here and was married to Mrs. Patterson in the Sullivan farm house, and she accompanied him back to Boston. Four years after their marriage, Captain Teneriff, together with his crew, lost his life in a collision with another ship. He left besides his widow, one son, known to Correctionville people as Bert Patterson. Mrs. Teneriff and child came to live with her parents and two years later married at the age of 26 years, John Sullivan, owner of the farm where her parents lived. He was at that time 52 years of age. To them were born three sons, all living, John, aged 19; Peter, aged 17, and William, aged 12 years. She was a woman of admirable qualities, and in her home life and church work she was always unselfish, loving and helpful. Her husband, now 72 years of age, feels the loss keenly, for he had depended upon her almost wholly for many years. His sorrow at her bier was almost overwhelming.
     Mrs. Sullivan leaves, also, her father, Henry Patterson, of Correctionville; brother, Henry Patterson, jr. of southeast of Athon; two sisters, Mrs. O.F. Crowl, of Correctionville, and Mrs. Edward Ryan of Clarion, Ia.
     The funeral was held here last Thursday, conducted by Rev. Mr. Cathcart of Danbury. Interment was in the local cemetery. The services were largely attended both by people from here and from Anthon. For the many kindnesses shown them, the Sullivan family and other relatives wish to express their gratitude through The News.



Iowa Recorder; Greene, Butler, Iowa; January 4, 1939

Reflections from Recorder Mirror
Happenings of the Years To Refresh the Memory.
Items of Interest to Our Readers-
Reminders of Ten, Twenty and Thirty Years Ago.


Twenty Years Ago.

Michael McEniry was born at Milford, County Cork, Ireland, 65 years ago and died of heart failure at his home in Greene Dec. 25, 1919.



THE FREMONT COUNTY HERALD; Sidney, Fremont Co., Iowa; February 26, 1925

 "Imogene News".-- The entire community mourned the death of Mrs. Johanna O'Connor which occurred February 14, after an illness of three months' duration, from the infirmities of advanced age.
     Johanna Keefe was born in County Cork, Ireland, 71 years ago. At the age of two years she immigrated from Ireland to Godridge, Canada with her parents in 1880 (sic). When Lincoln was elected president the family came to the United States . She well remembered the rally of the Civil War.
    They located first at Clinton, Iowa, her father being employed in building railroads. They gradually moved westward until they settled at Glenwood.
     In the year 1870  she and her sister went to Council Bluffs, where she was employed in several homes. Four years later she was united in marriage to Patrick O'Connor  in the St. Francis Church at Council Bluffs, by the late Rev. Father McMenomy. They first lived as overseers of the Christian Brothers range in Mills county, but in the year l877 they purchased a farm two miles northwest of Imogene, where they resided for 14 years, then moved to her present home where she spent the remainder of her life.
     Mr. O'Connor's death occurred in 1898.
     Mrs. O'Connor was a devoted member of the St. Patrick's parish and was a constant member of the altar society since it was organized over 40 years ago. She has assisted in building five churches in southwestern Iowa. Her piety and devotion were so well known by all her friends that her casket was decked with spirituals instead of flowers.
     She was the second eldest of a family of ten children and her youngest sister, Mrs. Mary Malloy of Galveston, Texas, is the only one of the  family who survives. She was unable to attend the funeral.
     Mrs. O'Connor was the mother of several children, five of whom survive. They are Thomas, Mrs. F. F. Maher, Joseph, Daniel and Nellie. Two sons, John and James, preceded her in death. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
     The funeral was held Monday, with services at 9:30 from the St. Patrick's church. Requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Edmund Hayes, who preached a very touching sermon. In a very few words he told how the church was made up of such
common devoted servants as Mrs. O'Connor whose names are not in history but in the records of the church.
     The honorary pallbearers were farmer neighbors, John McGinnis, James Laughlin, John Hughes and Thomas Shaber of Imogene;  Harry Berrrigan of Council Bluffs, and Thomas Kennan of Shenandoah.
     The active pallbearers were relatives, Ed and Tom Horrigan of Imogene; James O'Connor  of Dennison; Mike O'Connor of Kansas City; Mike and Ed O'Connor of Council Bluffs.
     The out-of-town friends who were present at the funeral were:
Henry Berrigan of Council Bluffs
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davenport of Tarkio.
Mrs. George Gilmore of Council Bluffs
Mr. Gutchenritter of Shenandoah
Thomas Keenan of Shenandoah
Walter Keenan of Shenandoah
Mike Magner of Dennison
Mrs. J. J. Meekan of Dennison
Agnes O'Connor of Carroll
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. O'Connor of Council Bluffs
Ed O'Connor of Council Bluffs
Florence O'Connor of Carroll
James O'Connor of Dennison
Jerry O'Connor of Dennison
Mary O'Connor of Council Bluffs
Mike O'Connor of Kansas City, and
Mile O'Connor of Council Bluffs

      The family wish to extlend their sincere thanks for the kind assistance
and sympathy shown them in their recent bereavement.