The Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Dec 11, 1896

     This morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maria Lannan, 2319 Farnham street, occurred the death of Mrs. Ellen Boyle, of old age at the advanced age of ninety years.
     The deceased was a native of County Sligo, Ireland, where she was born in 1806, and came to this country thirty-five years ago, taking up her residence with her daughter with whom she lived up to the time of her death. The survivors are Mrs. Maria Lannan, at whose home she died, Mrs. M Harrington, Mrs. M Clooney, and Mrs. James Boyle of Kellogg, Ia. The deceased was an eminently respectable lady, beloved by all who knew her and a life long member of the Sacred Heart cathedral parish.
     The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the Sacred Heart cathedral. Interment will be at St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Daily Democrat; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Oct 24, 1913


     Mrs. Margaret Feeney, the president of the Altar and Rosary society of the Sacred Heart cathedral, this morning received word from her old home in County Sligo, Ireland, of the death there, Tuesday, Oct. 7,  of her mother, Mrs. Thomas Gilroy. The sad tidings came as a great shock to Mrs. Feeney, who had hoped to go over to Ireland next summer on a visit to her old home. Mrs. Gilroy had been in failing health for the past year and was confined to her bed.
     She is survived by her husband, Thomas Gilroy, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Feeney and Mrs. P. McHugh of Davenport, and one son in the old country, James Gilroy, who has the homestead in County Sligo. There are also several grandchildren. Mrs. Gilroy was the mother of seven children, two of her daughters dying several years since in this country, one of whom was Sister Mary Patre, who passed away in the Mother house at Dubuque, Iowa.


Davenport Daily Republican; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; May 14, 1902

     The funeral of Michael Hopper will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from the late home with services at St. Anthony's church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made at St. Marguerite's cemetery. Mr. Hopper was a resident of Davenport for 45 years, having moved here from New York City. He was born in County Sligo, Ireland, on September 22, 1882, and came to this county in 1842, remaining for five years a resident of New York City and moving to this city ever since. Death was due to old age. A wife, Mary Hopper, and five children, remain to mourn his departure. They are Mrs. Mary Fayr of 1025 Scott street, at whose home he was when death overtook him; Mrs. James A. Tarkan, also of this city; Mrs. Henry Moss of Moline; Thomas M Regan of this city and Mrs. Edward Martin of Sioux City.

[Dates transcribed as in article. WPA grave records shows date of death as 12 May 1902 at 80Y so he was probably born in 1822].


Davenport Daily Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; 24 Feb 1898

     Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the residence 928 Judson street, occurred the death of Mrs. Michael Grady at the age of 73 years, having obtained that age Feb. 2 last.
     Deceased was born in County Sligo, Ireland, and came to this state forty-four years ago. During her long residence in this city she has made many warm friends who mourn with her family in her death. She is survived by her husband and two children, James and Mary, both of whom reside at home and besides these by four sisters, Mrs. Katherine Kinnavey and Mrs. Bernard Coffield both of this city and Mrs. Gordon of Pittsburg, Pa and Mrs. Hart of County Sligo, Ireland.
     Services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at Sacred Heart cathedral. Interment at St. Marguerite's cemetery.