The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Saturday, March 28, 1896

Saturday morning, March 28, 1856, at 7 o'clock, the spirit of James Henry passed from earth.  He was born near Newtown, Linnavady, County of Derry, Ireland, December 19, 1817, and emigrated to America April 12, 1850, and arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, going from there to Westport, Kentucky, June 11, 1850, thence to Indiana and making his home there until the spring of 1853, when he came to LeClaire March 15, of that year, settling on a farm in LeClaire township, then removing to a farm in Lincoln township in 1854, where he resided until retiring Oct. 27, 1892, when with his family he came to this city. He was married to Eliza Ann Long in October, 1850, at Pittsburgh, Pa. She died June 25, 1861.
On June 25, 1863, he was married to Margaret Crooks Brown, who died April 2, 1895. Three children were the fruits of this union, two dying in infancy. One daughter, Miss Anna, with 
her step-brother and sister, Charles and Mary Brown, are left to mourn the loss of kind parents gone before.
  The funeral will occur March 30, at 10:30 a.m., with services at the residence. Interment at Oakdale cemetery.


Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
June 30, 1926

 Mrs. James Crommie Dead
     Mrs. James Crommie, a sister of Mrs. Rob't Ligget of this city, died Friday, June 18 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Crommie at Havre, Mont., and funeral was held Monday, June 21 from the Presbyterian church at Hendrum, Minn. and interment was in the cemetery near that town.
    Martha Canning Crommie was born in Dungiven, Derry county, Ireland, in 1847. She came to the U.S. in 1869 and was married to James Crommie in 1877. The family came to Hendrum in 1890. She suffered a paralytic stroke about a year and a half ago since which time she had been an invalid. About a year ago she was taken to the home of her son Robert where she was tenderly cared for until her death. She is survived by three sons, Robert of Havre, Mont., Henry of Seattle, Wash., and Thomas of Rimby, Alta., Canada. Three sisters, Mrs. Hunter of Grandin, Mrs. C.W. Canning of Hendrum and Mrs. Ligget of Nashua, Iowa, and one brother, John Canning of Hendrum, also survive. Mrs. Crommie was a woman of quiet disposition and enjoyed a large circle of friends.
     Two nephews, Fred Ligget of this place and Charles Ligett of Charles City attended the funeral, and were accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crommie, of Havre, Mont.


Burlington Hawk Eye
Burlington, Des Moines co. Iowa
July 5, 1849
    In this city on the evening of the 27th June, Mrs. ANNA GRAHAM, aged 85 years. She was from Trumbund, county of Derry, Ireland. She embraced the christian religion in her youth and continued to be a consistent follower of Christ till the hour of her death. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."-Comm.


Jackson Sentinel; Maquoketa, Jackson Co, IA; Apr 1, 1955

Dr. A. Dingwell Rites Are Held Monday in Clinton.
Funeral services for a former Maquoketa dentist, Dr. Andrew Dingwell, 88, were held Monday afternoon in Clinton. Dr. Bruce McCullough officiated and burial was made in Clinton Memorial park. DeMolay Consistory conducted memorial services at the funeral home.
     Dr. Dingwell, an uncle of Sam Wilcox of Maquoketa, died Friday in Jane Lamb hospital, where he had been a patient for about two weeks. Born in Londonderry, Ireland, Sept. 4, 1866, he was a son of Samuel and Jane Hutchinson Dingwell. At the age of 14 he accompanied two aunts to the United States and settled in DeWitt.
     After graduating from DeWitt high school, he took his pre-dental studies at Monmouth college and then entered the dental college at the State University of Iowa. He graduated from S.U.I. in 1890.
     In 1894 he was married to Clara Green at Cedar Falls. He practiced dentistry one year at DeWitt and then moved to Maquoketa. Here he practiced another year before opening his office in Clinton in 1892.
     Dr. Dingwell retired from active practice in 1926. A member of DeMolay Consistory, he was also a member of the O.E.S., Kaaba Shrine and the First Presbyterian church. His wife and 13 nephews survive. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death.


Correctionville News; Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; July 15, 1909

     Mrs. James McCaw, a resident of Correctionville for 21 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.C. Smith Monday afternoon. She had been ill for some weeks, being first afflicted with pneumonia early in the summer. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon and was very largely attended. Interment was in the new portion of the local cemetery, her's being the first grave to be made in the newly acquired plot. The services were conducted by Rev. W.J. Todd. The pallbearers were: O.P. Riordan, A.W. Bryan, Dr. O.I. Cook, Orson D. Castle, Oscar D. Castle and E.C. Bailey. The three children of deceased were present at the funeral, Mrs. A.C. Smith, Miss Margaret McCaw of Correctionville and William J. McCaw of Dixon, Neb. The latter's wife was also here.
     Margaret Kirkpatrick was born in Colearine, Ireland, Feb. 12, 1822, and died in Correctionville July 12, 1909. When 30 years of age she came to America, leaving the old home just 57 years ago Tuesday, the date of her burial. After living in New York City 4 years she came to Illinois where she was married to James McCaw Dec. 29, 1857. Three children were born to them, all of whom survive. Mrs. McCaw was a member of the old Presbyterian church in Ireland from an early age and always endeavored to lead a consistent Christian life. In 1871 she moved to eastern Iowa and in April, 1888 came to Correctionville, where she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Smith. During her residence here she was a member of the Methodist church and was remarkably active in church and religious work.


Waterloo Daily Courier; Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa; October 5, 1947

     Mrs. Joseph Murray, 59, of 1927 Mulberry street, died at 7:25 a.m. Monday of a heart ailment which caused a relapse following surgery at Presbyterian hospital Sept. 24. She had been convalescing at home.
     Born Aug. 14, 1886, in Londonderry, Ireland, daughter of Hugh and Sarah Gallagher, she came to America 34 years ago and soon after was married to Joseph Murray at Grundy Center, Ia. They moved to Waterloo a short time after their marriage.
     Mrs. Murray was a member of St. John's Catholic church here.
     Surviving are her husband, one son, Joseph, four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Carpenter, Bismark, N.D., Mrs. Ray Zahler, Denver, Colo., Mrs. Vernon Weinberg, Plainfield, Ia., and Mrs. Joseph Lavenz, 122 Mobile street, Waterloo; two sisters in Londonderry, Mrs. John McCombs and Mrs. Sam Robinson; and six grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
     The body is at O'Keefe & Towne funeral home.


Iowa Recorder; Greene, Butler, Iowa; February 22, 1939

Mrs. H. Montgomery Rites Held Saturday
Was 88 Years Old on Last Birthday
Came to Butler County in 1876- Has Lived Here Since that Time

     Mrs. Annie Montgomery, who has lived in Greene since 1895 with the exception of a few years spent in South Dakota and Minnesota, died Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at her home here.
     Mrs. Montgomery suffered a fall on July 30th in 1938 wherein she broke her hip, and from which she never fully recovered.
     Rev. F.A. Munneke, assisted by Rev. Stanley Kenderdine, pastor of the Methodist church, officiated at the funeral service which were held in the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, W.H. Cheney, R.O. Morris, Mrs. D.H. Ellis and Mrs. R.J. Pooley sang "Rock of Ages", accompanied by Mrs. Dean Belknap. Casket bearers were John Turner, Will Cheney, Lou Barth, Albert Behnke, Emil Martzahn and Bert Wilkins.
     Annie Alcorn, daughter of James and Mary Alcorn was born at Londonderry, Ireland in May 1850. She came to America in 1869 and lived in Boston, Mass. for about 8 years. In 1876 she came west to visit her sister, Mrs. John Montgomery and has made her home in Butler county ever since, except for a few years spent in Minnesota and Dakota.
     On March 17, 1877, she was married to Henry Montgomery. To this union were born seven children, three of whom died in infancy. She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Thomas James.
     She is survived by one son, Eugene, and two daughters, Emma Montgomery and Mrs. Harold Stuntz. Also nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Episcopal church. In 1895 she became a member of the Presbyterian church of Greene. She was 88 years and 9 months old at the time of her death.