Postville Review
Postville, Allamakee co. Iowa
April 14, 1899

[the first few lines of this obit were very difficult to read]

Died at her home in Postville [illegible words] morning, of heart
[illegible] Mrs. Margaret Murphy, aged [illegible] years.

Margaret Murphy, wife of Michael Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland.
Was married in 1848, and [illegible] America in 1848, and lived in
Massachusetts until 1855.  They then moved to Clermont township, Fayette
county Iowa where they resided until 18?? when they moved to Postville.  She
was the mother of the following named children:  Mrs. John Houlihan,
Clermont, Iowa; Mrs. Jas. W. Sheehy, Postville, Iowa. John  W. Murphy,
Carrington, N.D., M. Murphy, West Superior, Wis., D.A. Murphy, St. Paul,
Minn., Jas. A. Murphy, Jamestown, N.D., Martin C. Murphy, Carrington, N.D.
The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10 o'clock a.m.  from the Catholic
church in Postville.  Interment at Clermont.  While we were not acquainted
with the deceased it has been our pleasure to know most of the children, and
knowing them we know it must have been a consolation for a mother to have
reared such a family, a credit and an honor to any mother.  As we have often
stated no family or families of boys have ever gone out of Postville and
made a better mark in the world than the Murphy families.  To all who mourn
the Review extends all the sympathy it is capable of.  May the knowledge
that she who is gone before fulfilled her mission in life nobly and will be
a satisfaction to those who remain inciting them to still higher and holier
aims.  May peace come upon you like a benediction from above.
Additional local.
We believe that all the family of Michael Murphy are here to attend the
funeral of their mother, or will be today.
submitted by S. F.


Postville Review
Postville, Allamakee co. Iowa
March 4, 1904

Died at the home of Edward Sheehy, in Postville, Iowa, on Thursday, Feb. 25,
1904, from pneumonia, after an illness of about thirty hours, Patrick
Murphy, in his eighty-third year. He was born March 15, 1821, in County
Kerry, Ireland.  He emigrated to the United States in 1847, and in 1850 he
was married to Ellen Manning in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  She died in Grand
Forks, North Dakota, in 1899.  In 1853 he moved to Iowa with his family and
has resided in the state continuously since, with the exception of about six
years spent in North Dakota.  He was the father of nine children, four of
whom are dead.  The living are Mrs. Edward Sheehy, of Postville, Iowa; M.F.
Murphy, Grand Forks, N.D.; John and James Murphy, Reynolds, N.D.; and
Patrick Murphy, Biwaubac, Minn.  The funeral was held from the Catholic
church in this city, Monday, Feb. 28th, conducted by Rev. Father Hogan.  The
burial took place at Clermont, Rev. Father Smith conducting the services at
the cemetery.  The death of Mr. Murphy removes from Postville one of its old
and most familiar faces, and one who has given to the world a family of whom
any man might well feel proud, all are honored and respected citizens
wherever known, and for the most part are well fixed in a worldly way.
Peace to his ashes.

Card of Thanks.  We desire to thank the kind friends and neighbors who
sympathized wit us in the death of our beloved father, Patrick Murphy.  Mr.
and Mrs. Edward Sheehy, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. James Murphy,
Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy and Patrick Murphy, Jr.
submitted by S. F.


Davenport Weekly Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Wednesday, January 3, 1894

     At 4 o'clock Wednesday occurred the death of Mrs. Daniel Guiney at the family residence, 914 Eastern avenue, after an illness of only three days, the cause of death being pneumonia. Mrs. Guiney was an old resident of Davenport, this city being her home for the past thirty-eight years. Her maiden name was Bridget Enright and she was born in the county Kerry, Ireland, Feb. 10, 1830. She was married in Ireland in 1847 and came to this country in December, 1885, coming with her family direct to Davenport. Besides her husband there survive to mourn her loss seven children- John, Patrick, William, Daniel and David and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Burns and Mrs. Harvey Whitcomb. Of her sons John the eldest is a respected and efficient member of the Davenport police force and all the others are also residents of this city, except Wm. Gainey [sic] and Mrs. Whitcomb who live in Sargent, Mo.