Daily Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, Dec 18, 1895

At the family residence, 709 East Sixth street yesterday afternoon occurred the death of Mrs. Ella T Byrne, wife of Edward Byrne, aged forty-three years. The deceased is survived by her husband and a daughter, eight years of age. She is also survived by five sisters, one of whom is a sister of charity in Milwaukee and one brother, who resides in Memphis, Tenn.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock with services at St. Anthony's church and interment in St. Marguerite's cemetery.

March 10, 1902 Elkader Register. (CLAYTON COUNTY, IOWA)
Peter McCue

   The uncertainty of life is again illustrated in the death of our friend,
Peter McCue.  Monday last he was apparently in his usual health, when at
noon he was taken suddenly ill and Thursday morning, Feb. 20th, passed away
in that sleep that knows no awakening in this life.

   Peter McCue was born in County Mead(s/b Meath), Ireland, May 5th, 1832.
Coming to this country in 1847, at the age of 15 years, he remained in New
York City until 1855, when he came to Clayton county.  The same year he was
married, at Elkader, to Ann Malone, who survives him.  Mr. McCue worked in
the Elkader mill for six or seven years after his arrival here, and then
settled on the farm one and one half miles northeast of here, where he
resided until two years ago when he moved to Elkader.  He is survived by
his wife and six children, J.S. and  Anna, of Des Moines; T.F. and S.J. of
Carrington, N.D., Mrs. Val Wagner, of Emmetsburg, and Mamie, of this place.
 All were present at the funeral.

   Mr. McCue was among our early settlers, and was respected by all.  After
years of toil he came to Elkader to enjoy the pleasures of a well earned
rest.  Providence has ruled that his earthly rest was to be short and we
must bow to Him that doeth all things well.  May he rest in peace.

   The funeral was held Sunday morning at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. J.F.
Reilly, the rector, officiating.

Being researched by: Jean Judge-Dylak

Postville Review; Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa; November 6, 1908


Mrs. Catherine VanVELZER, whose maiden name was Catherine BRAUGHAM, was born
in County Meath, Ireland, Jan. 15, 1837, and died at Sisters of Mercy
Hospital, Eureka Springs, Ark., Oct. 27, 1908, aged 71 years, 9 months and
12 days, death resulting frm typhoid fever.  She came to America in 1848,
was married in Chicago in 1853 and came to Postville, Iowa, in 1864,
settling on a farm two and a half miles north of Postville, where she
resided continuously for 35 years, during which time she gained a wide
acquaintance and drew about her a large circle of friends, who will grieve
to learn of the passing of this kind hearted and charitable woman.  Since
the death of her husband in 1898 she has made her home with her children at
Kansas City, Mo., and Eureka Springs, Ark.  She is survived by one son --
Barto VanVELZER, of Battle Creek, Mich., and three daughters -- Dr. Kathryne
VanVELZER, of Hinsdale, Ill., Mrs. A.W. LYON, of Worthington, Minn., and
Mrs. C.I. SHANNON, of Wallace, South Dakota.  Funeral services were held at
Eureka Springs, Father CARROLL conducting the same, after which the remains
were shipped to Postville, where on Friday last, the body was laid to rest
in the Postville cemetery without ceremony.  Dr. Kathryne VanVELZER and Mr.
and Ms. C.I. SHANNON accompanied the remains here and before leaving made
arrangements for the removal of the bodies of the husband and daughter of
deceased from the Minert to the Postville cemetery.

Card of Thanks.
We hereby extend our heartfelt and sincere thanks to the old neighbors and
friends in Postville for their kindly assistance during the burial of our
beloved mother, Mrs. VanVELZER.  The children.

Transcribed by Sharyl Farrell


Iowa Recorder
Greene, Butler, Iowa
June 3, 1908

    Catherine Leonard Heiry was born at Athboy, [co. Meath], Ireland, in 1820. Married to John Heiry in 1845. Came to America in 1848 and died at Clarksville, Iowa, May 29, 1908. Funeral service conducted by Father Coyle of Waverly at the late home Saturday at 10 o'clock p.m. Interment in the Lynwood cemetery. Mrs. Heiry was the mother of six children, three sons, Peter, Albert and John surviving her, and two sons, Thomas and Arthur, a daughter Mary and her husband who died in 1887 await her coming on the other side. Two granddaughters, Misses Gertrude and Lydiy, daughters of John, also survive her. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Sarah Hanley and sons of Coldwater, Mrs. Lavinia Hagerty and sons of Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. McInery and Felix Nettleton of Greene.



Davenport Daily Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Thursday, December 19, 1895


     At the family residence, 725 Perry street, today at 1:40 a.m. occurred the death of an old and respected resident of Davenport, Patrick J. Halligan. His demise is a sad shock to his family, coming entirely unforeseen as the result of an accident. Last Saturday about 1 o'clock Mr. Halligan was going north on Harrison street, and on reaching Fourth street noticed a wagon coming along in his direction just as he started to cross. His vision being impaired in one eye by senile cataract, he failed to notice a horse driven to a buggy coming in an opposite direction. He advanced therefore and the buggy horse dashed against Mr. Halligan with great force, hurling him violently to the pavement, his head striking against the iron step at the crossing, cutting an ugly gash vertically down the forehead through the eyebrow, and inflicting a severe contusion on the cheek. Mr. Halligan was helped to his feet by sympathetic bystanders and removed to his home, where medical skill was summoned to his aid. On complaining of severe pain in his chest, he was examined thoroughly, and no ribs were found fractured, neither were there any external signs of the terrific blow he had received on the right side from the moving horse. He, with the family, desired nothing said about the occurrence, as it was evident that it was entirely accidental and as no serious results were expected. Wednesday, however, heart weakness suddenly developed, induced by the congested state of the lungs, occasioned by the shock, and a rapid decline followed until death occurred as stated.
     Mr. Halligan was the son of John and Mary Young Halligan, who after their marriage moved from England, the county of their birth, to Ireland, locating at Summerhill, Meath county, Ireland. Here the lately deceased was born, on Aug. 31, 1825, and remained until his twenty-fourth year. At the age of twenty he left the Episcopal fold and became a Catholic, adhering to that faith the rest of his life. He left the old country in 1819, arriving in New York on July 15. He was married the next year, on Oct. 27, 1849, in Patterson, N.J., going thence to Peru, Ill. After two years he came to Davenport, arriving here on Aug. 17, 1853. After a few years passed in other occupations, Mr. Halligan entered the employ of the Davenport Gas company, where he remained for about thirty years as collector and general foreman. There survive to mourn his loss his wife and six children, John, James, Thomas, William, Mary and Joseph.
     The funeral takes place Friday morning with services at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Marguerite's cemetery.