Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Aug 25, 1943
Mrs. Donahue, DeWitt Called
Long Time Resident of Community Dies in Son's Home
DeWitt, Ia.- Mrs. Mary Ann Donahue, 91, resident of this community several
decades, died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in the home of her son, Joseph, with whom
she had lived in recent years.
Mrs. Donahue was born July 18, 1852, in County Mermanagh [
and came to this country when a girl. Her first years were spent in Boston,
Mass., where her marriage to Patrick Donahue took place Sept. 25, 1874. He
preceded her in death 19 years.
The son, Joseph; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Blanche, also of DeWitt; 24
grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. Six children preceded her
in death. The body is in the L.J. Fitzpatrick home.
Correctionville, Woodbury, Iowa; January 26, 1911
Mary Anne Irwin was born in Co. Fermanagh, Ireland,
Oct. 13, 1845. She was married in June 1869 to Wm. Dawson of Co. Tyrone, in
which county they lived on their own farm until March, 1899, when they decided
to come to the United States, as most of their family had preceded them to this
country. Her husband only lived two months after their arrival, since which time
she has made her home with her two sons and a daughter, Sam, Stewart and Anna
Dawson, living two years in Plymouth county and the balance of the time in
Cherokee county, Iowa, where the Silent Messenger came and carried her home at
9:20 o'clock p.m., January 12, 1911. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church
in early life and remained a faithful Christian.
Mrs. Dawson leaves nine children, seven sons and two
daughters, to mourn her death.