Daily Times; Davenport,
Scott, Iowa; Tuesday evening, May 4, 1897
PASSING OF A PIONEER
Mrs. Grace Ellen SWINDELL Succumbs to Old Age
At the family residence 114 Iowa street at 8:55 o'clock this morning
occurred the death of Mrs. Grace Ellen SWINDELL, relict of the late Robert
SWINDELL, who passed away Thanksgiving day 1893 in the eighty-fourth year of
The deceased was born in County TYRONE, IRELAND, April 12th, 1813 and came
direct to Davenport in 1842, where she continued to reside up to the day of
her death. Mrs. SWINDELL and her late husband, Robert SWINDELL were both
pioneers of this vicinity and together they saw the primitive village of
some odd thousands of inhabitants grow to the stature of a metropolis. Old
age was the cause of death to both husband and wife. Both sprang from sturdy
stock and deserved well of the community in which they lived.
The deceased was a pious, christian mother, a kind and benevolent neighbor
and her demise will be mourned by all who knew her.
Five children survive, two daughters, and three sons Mrs. Alonzo MULVANE,
Mrs. William MULLEN, H.H. SWINDELL, Robert F SWINDELL and John W SWINDELL,
all of this city.
The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the late
residence, 114 Iowa street, with services at St. Anthony's church of which
the deceased was one of the pioneer members in the time of Rev. J.A.F.
Pelemourges. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery
Davenport Daily Times;
Davenport, Scott Co, IA; Thursday, July 5, 1906
Murphy, brother of Mrs. P.J. Gallagher, 413 E. Twelfth St., Davenport, died in
Pittsburg Tuesday. Mrs. Gallagher is now in Pittsburg and will attend the
funeral. Mr. Murphy died of malaria. He was baggage master of Union depot in
Pittsburg and was born Aug. 7, 1867 in County Tyrone, Ireland. For 20 years he
has been an American citizen and during 18 of these he has been employed by the
Pennsylvania road. Besides Mrs. Gallagher there survive his sisters, Mrs. Fred
Reimer, Mrs. Hugh Daly, Mrs. Francis Hannill and Miss Lucy Murphy, all of
Pittsburg and 3 sisters in Ireland, Misses Anna, Susan and Mary. He was
Mr. Murphy was a financial secretary of division #11 of
the A.O.H., a member of the Elks and of the Knights of Columbus.
Davenport Democrat and Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa;
Friday, Feb. 22, 1929
TOM WHITE OF LECLAIRE DIES IN DAVENPORT
Was Director of LeClaire Savings Bank for 14 Years.
Thomas White of LeClaire, died
at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mrs. Charles Sorrowfree, 1111 Kirkwood
boulevard. He had been ailing for over a year and his condition critical for the
last two weeks. Mr. White who was formerly a director in the LeClaire Savings
bank, came here for treatment some time ago.
The deceased was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, Dec.
20, 1862 and came to America with his parents when 20 years of age, settling at
LeClaire. On Dec. 6, 1895, he married Miss Mary Ann Paul of LeClaire at the
United Presbyterian church at Argo.
He resided at LeClaire his entire married life where
for 14 years he was a director in the savings bank and also an elder in the
LeClaire Presbyterian church.
Surviving besides his widow are two step-children, Mrs.
James McFate and Fred L. Brown, both of LeClaire; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie
Martin, LeClaire; and Miss Minnie White, Watertown, S.D.; and five brothers,
John Robert, Alec, Porter, and Oliver White, all of Watertown, S.D. One son
preceded him in death in infancy.
The body was removed to the McGinnis funeral home from
where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday with services at 2 o'clock at
the LeClaire Presbyterian church. The Rev. C.E. Thompson, assisted by the Rev.
E.J. Clark, will officiate. Burial will be made in LeClaire cemetery.
Davenport Weekly Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; August 25,
Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the
residence 1533 Leonard street occurred the death of Mrs. Jane Carlin at the age
of 80 years, the cause of death being old age.
Deceased was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and she
has made her home in this city for the past forty years. She is survived by five
children, Mrs. Cantine, W.P. Carlin, contractor; James A. Carlin, of Valaird,
Minn; Mary E. Carlin and M.F. Carlin, of DeWitt.
The funeral will be held from the family residence with
service at Holy Family chapel at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Interment at Holy