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Descendants of Unknown Herron

Generation No. 1

 

1. UNKNOWN1 HERRON

Notes for UNKNOWN HERRON:

It is merely speculation that the children of "Unknown" Herron, mentioned in this report, are siblings...

 

Children of UNKNOWN HERRON are:

2. i. MARGARET2 HERRON, b. Bet. 1786 - 1787, Ireland.

3. ii. RICHARD HERRON, b. Ireland; d. Bef. 1849, Canada.

4. iii. EDWARD HERRON, b. Bet. 1798 - 1799, Ireland; d. Bet. 1871 - 1879.

5. iv. WILLIAM HERRON, b. Bet. 1800 - 1820; d. Bet. 1842 - 1851.

6. v. PATRICK HERRON.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. MARGARET2 HERRON (UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1786 - 1787 in Ireland (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.). She married JOHN WALSH. He was born Bet. 1786 - 1787 in Ireland (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.).

Notes for JOHN WALSH:

Someone mentioned he had been born in Co. Tipperary?

Living in log house, age 65, farmer on 1852 Perth Census

 

More About JOHN WALSH:

Occupation: 1852, Farmer (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.)

 

Children of MARGARET HERRON and JOHN WALSH are:

i. ANNE3 WALSH.

7. ii. BRIDGET WALSH, b. Abt. 1820, Ireland.

8. iii. KATHERINE WALSH, b. Bet. 11/02/1807 - 1819, Kilkenny, Ireland; d. 1905, Emmetsburg Iowa.

9. iv. JOHN WALSH, b. 1815, Kilkenny, Ireland; d. 05/31/1897, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa.

10. v. RICHARD WALSH, b. Bet. 1824 - 1825, Ireland.

11. vi. PATRICK WALSH, b. Bet. 1827 - 1828, Ireland; d. 05/15/1889.

12. vii. EDWARD WALSH, b. Bet. 1832 - 1834, Ireland; d. 04/13/1904, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

 

3. RICHARD2 HERRON (UNKNOWN1) was born in Ireland, and died Bef. 1849 in Canada. He married MARY HENNEBERRY. She was born Bet. 1808 - 1809 in Ireland (Source: 1851 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.).

Notes for RICHARD HERRON:

Richard Hearne/Herron and Mary Henneberry arrived in Canada around 1836 time frame. Richard and two of his brothers purchased land in 1836. I found them in the 1842 Hurron County Assessment Roll. Richard Hearne/Herron was killed in a sawmill accident in Canada. Mary Henneberry was listed as a sponsor for several baptisms at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratford, Canada from the 1840s to 1860s. By 1865, most of the Herron's had left the Stratford area - although a few remained. The three children of Richard Hearne/Herron and Mary Henneberry ended up in Iowa. One of their children died in Canada.

 

Children of RICHARD HERRON and MARY HENNEBERRY are:

i. JOHN3 HERRON, b. Canada; d. 05/09/1849, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

More About JOHN HERRON:

Baptism: 05/09/1849, St Joseph's, Stratford, Ontario

13. ii. RICHARD HERRON, b. 1828, Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland; d. 1923, Boone, Boone, Iowa.

14. iii. MARY HERRON, b. 08/06/1830, Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland; d. 04/23/1924, Iroquois, South Dakota.

15. iv. WILLIAM HERRON, b. 02/24/1834, Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland; d. 1922, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

 

4. EDWARD2 HERRON (UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1798 - 1799 in Ireland, and died Bet. 1871 - 1879. He married JUDE MAHONEY in Gortnahoe, Tipperary, Ireland.

Notes for EDWARD HERRON:

1871, District 29, Downie, Perth Ontario
Age 72, b. Ireland, Farmer

Conc VIII, lot 9, Owner
Cleared 80 of 109 Acres
10 Acres pasture, 2 Acres garden

Not in 1881 Census

 

Children of EDWARD HERRON and JUDE MAHONEY are:

i. MARY3 HERRON, b. Abt. 1821.

16. ii. RICHARD HERRON, b. Abt. 1831, Ireland; d. Bef. 1901.

iii. MALE HERRON, b. Bet. 1826 - 1842.

iv. SUSAN HERRON, b. Abt. 1836, Canada.

v. EDWARD HERRON, b. Abt. 1841, Canada.

 

5. WILLIAM2 HERRON (UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1800 - 1820, and died Bet. 1842 - 1851. He married MARGARET PAYTON Abt. 1835 in Ireland, daughter of THOMAS PAYTON. She was born Abt. 1815 in Ireland, and died 12/18/1880 in Boone, Boone, Iowa.

Notes for WILLIAM HERRON:

1836 Conc XI, lot 8, 100 acres, 98 uncultivated.

1842, Wm. and five others lived on Conc IX, lot 9, 9 cultivated and 91 uncultivated acres

1851 Census Margaret Herron, age 36 is listed as a widow division 1 pg 23

 

Children of WILLIAM HERRON and MARGARET PAYTON are:

i. ANNA3 HERRON, b. Bet. 1826 - 1842; m. FRANCIS KEATING, 08/22/1858.

ii. MALE HERRON, b. Bet. 1826 - 1842.

iii. CATHERINE MARIE HERRON, b. 04/04/1839, Canada; d. 06/06/1913, Ypsilanti, Michigan; m. JOHN S. MCDERMOTT, 07/27/1858; b. 02/27/1837, Utica, New York; d. 09/08/1899, Detroit, Michigan.

Notes for CATHERINE MARIE HERRON:

1859-1864 Gave birth to 4 children in Stratford

1865-1879 Gave birth to 8 children in Michigan.

 

iv. MARY HERRON, b. Abt. 1840; m. WILLIAM DIGNAN, 03/03/1862.

Notes for MARY HERRON:

May have been widowed and then remarried to Albert Dickson, 25 July 1868 in Boone County, Iowa

v. RICHARD HERRON, b. 01/15/1844, Downie, Perth, Ontario; m. MARY GILMORE, 01/23/1871.

Notes for RICHARD HERRON:

1871 Census Richard and Mary Gilmore living with 90 yr old Margaret Unknown on farm in Downie, Conc IX, Lot 10-the farm originally acquired by Richard Hearn and Mary Henebery in 1836)

Marriage Notes for RICHARD HERRON and MARY GILMORE:

Per wedding record supplied by Lynne Ross Gray:

vol 15 pg 62 (Perth Co.): Richard Herron, 25, farmer, Ireland, Gore of Downie. s/o William and Mary, married Mary Gilmore, 23, Canada, Stratford, d/o Patrick and Ellen witn: James Clyne and Ann Denice, both of Gore of Downie

23 Jan 1871.

 

vi. THOMAS HERRON, b. 07/25/1846, Downie, Stratford, Ontario.

vii. WILLIAM HERRON, b. 07/25/1848, Downie, Stratford, Ontario.

Notes for WILLIAM HERRON:

9 Oct 1880

Information Wanted

Of WILLIAM HERRON, son of William and Margaret Herron (maiden name Payton, born in Canada.) He left Boone, Iowa, about 12 years ago, for California. His mother heard from him 5 years ago; he was at the Battle mountains then. Information of him will be received by his mother, Margaret Herron, Boone P. O., Boone county, Iowa.

 

 

 

6. PATRICK2 HERRON (UNKNOWN1) He married MARY CAREY.

 

Children of PATRICK HERRON and MARY CAREY are:

17. i. PATRICK3 HERRON, b. Bet. 1825 - 1831, Ireland.

18. ii. RICHARD HERRON, b. 12/24/1826, Ireland; d. 05/05/1895.

iii. MARY HERRON, b. Abt. 1832, Ireland; m. MICHAEL EGAN, 08/01/1861.

 

Generation No. 3

 

7. BRIDGET3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1820 in Ireland. She married JAMES PAYTON 1838 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario (Source: LDS.), son of THOMAS PAYTON. He was born 1815, and died Aft. 1880 in Probably Iowa.

Notes for JAMES PAYTON:

Presumed brother of Patrick who emigrated to Downie in about 1836. In 1842 he had 100 acres on lot 10, concession 12, next to Patrick, and he had two young daughters. He was still on this farm in 1851. By 1881 and probably by the late '60s he had emigrated to the U.S. and was living in Marcy, Boone, Iowa, and working as a laborer.- Re Ellen Herron.

Marriage Notes for BRIDGET WALSH and JAMES PAYTON:

It is not proven that THIS Bridget Walsh is the one who married James Payton.

 

Children of BRIDGET WALSH and JAMES PAYTON are:

i. ELIZABETH4 PAYTON, b. 1839, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 07/25/1887.

Notes for ELIZABETH PAYTON:

Elizabeth was witness to the marriage of her cousin Sabina and step-cousin Richard Herron in 1857.

ii. MARY ANN PAYTON, b. 1842, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

iii. CATHERINE PAYTON, b. 1844, Downie, Perth, Ontario; m. JOHN KIRBY, 07/03/1866, Boone County, Iowa; b. 1839, Canada.

iv. THOMAS B PAYTON, b. 05/02/1845, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 10/17/1893; m. (1) SARAH ELIZABETH KIRBY, 04/26/1869, Boone County, Iowa; b. 08/03/1848, Canada; m. (2) MARY AGNES ANGLUM, Bet. 1876 - 1877; b. 1856; d. 03/17/1949.

Notes for THOMAS B PAYTON:

Emigrated to Iowa before 1870, farming in Norwalk, Pottawattamie, Iowa in 1880.

Naturalized Oct 2, 1869, Boone Co, IA

v. JOHN PAYTON, b. 1848, Downie, Perth, Ontario; m. SARAH J STEPHNEY, 05/15/1878, Boone County, Iowa; b. 1856, Illinois.

Notes for JOHN PAYTON:

RR Brakeman living in Marcy, Boone, Iowa in 1880.

vi. RICHARD PAYTON, b. 04/12/1850, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

vii. JAMES PAYTON, b. 1854, Downie, Perth, Ontario; m. HANNA STEPHNEY, 06/15/1887, Boone County, Iowa; b. 1861, Illinois.

Notes for JAMES PAYTON:

1880 living with parents in Marcy, Boone, Iowa. Blacksmith.

Naturalized 2 Oct 1869, same day as brother Thomas.

 

8. KATHERINE3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 11/02/1807 - 1819 in Kilkenny, Ireland, and died 1905 in Emmetsburg Iowa. She married JAMES BRENNAN 1835 in Stratford, Ontario, County Perth, Canada. He was born Bet. 1799 - 1801 in St. John's Parish, Co. Roscommon, Ireland (Source: 1880 IA Soundex, est. birth date.), and died 06/18/1886 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Notes for KATHERINE WALSH:

1852 Downie Twp, Co Perth, Ontario Census: Div 1 p. 43 ln 32-Catherine Brennan, b. Ireland age nxt 33 (born c. 1818)

1870 Census lists Catherine as age 55 born c. 1815

1880 soundex lists Catherines age as 66 which means she was born c. 1814

1895 state census lists Catherine as living with Cecelia and Patrick Leahy. Age given as 79 which puts dob as abt 1805.

1900 census lists Catherine as living with Cecelia and Patrick. Lists year of emigration as 1865 and dob as Nov 1810

 

The Grim Reapers Work

Oldest Resident of the County Passes Away at the Advanced Age of 97 Years

Mrs. James Brennan

In the last issue of the Tribune we called attention to the venerable Mrs. James Brennan, who had lived to enjoy nearly a hundred years of health and happiness. But since that time the hand of death has touched her and she has been called to her eternal reward.

For the past two months Mrs. Brennan has not been very well and her children could notcie that she was growing very feeble and feared that she would not live long. They were not mistaken in their fears for Thursday night at 2 o'clock she quietly passed away seemingly without a struggle. She had lived to a gool old age and was content to go.

Katherine Welsh was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, Nov. 2, 1807, and when very young crossed the ocean and with her parents located in Canada. At the age of eighteen she was united in marriage to Mr. James Brennan at Stratford, County Perth, Canada. To this union 15 children were born and ten of them came to this country with their parents, who came here in July 1865, having moved the previous fall to Boone County. Each of these children married and live in this county. All are well to do and Mr. and Mrs. Brennan had the pleasure of having their children and grandchildren near them.

On June 18, 1886, Mr. Brennan died and since that time Mrs. Brennan has made her home with her children, though for the greater part of the time she lived with her daughter, Mrs. P. Leahy, at which place she died. The deceased was probably the oldest woman in Palo Alto County. She lived in a simple way and her life, while responsiblilities rested upon her, was one of honest toll, devoted to her home and children. She came here in the early days when settlers knew naught but hardship and work. She and her good husband labored diligently day by day to support their children and bring them up as best they could, teaching them the lessons that would make them good citizens and Christian men and women. What eulogy to this woman is necessary? Her life and work has eulogized her. Though she may not have been known outside of Palo Alto County, still she has done a noble work. She was a zealous Christian and her every act of life was in accordance to what she believed was right, she faithfully performed each duty resting upon her and her devotion to her home and family was remarkable. She was charitable to all and was kind-hearted and generous. While the inactivities of old age has for a number of years removed her from close association with many people, yet those who knew her some years ago will remember her good qualities and extend sympathy to her sons and daughters who survive her and mourn her loss. For though she has lived many years beyond the average person a mother grows none the less dear as years go by, and her loss is keenly felt.

She leaves six daughters, Mesdames P.R. Jackman, Dan Sherlock, Michael Joynt, Patrick Leahy, Isaac Stewart, all of whom reside in this county, and Mrs. Ann Mugan who lives at Jefferson, Iowa. Of the four sons who came to this county with her only two are still living, Martin F., who is a resident of (Owakis?) Minn., and Edward Brennan, who lives in Nevada Township. Her son James died in April 1895, and John in September, 1900.

Sixty-eight grandchildren and fifty-one great grandchildren survive her.

The funeral services were conducted by Very Rev. J.J. Smith at the Assumption church Sunday at 2 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in St. John Cemetery.

The pall-bearers were her six grandchildren, Mike and Joe Joynt, John and James Sherlock, Francis Jackman and Mike Brennan.

----- Original Message -----

From: <herron43@bellsouth.net>
To: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <labaths@worldnet.att.net>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2001 7:53 AM

I was studying the Herron/Walsh connection and I think I found a typo in the history of their daughter Catherine who married James Brennan.

I believe she was born in 1817, not 1807 as she claimed and that she was married in 1835 and not 1825 when she could have been 18. Records for such a marriage would have been stored in Gault and lost in the fire there. The first Catholic Mass in Stratford was celebrated in 1832 according to what I have read. Maybe James was even present at it. I suspect that the Walshes did not emigrate from Ireland with Catherine until 1834, the same year that I'm pretty sure Richard Hearn/Herron and Mary Henebery and newborn infant William did.

There was no Catholic Church in Stratford in 1825, nor I believe any wandering Catholic clergy and there weren't any roads through the area then.

According to his obit, James did not emigrate from Ireland until 1829 so he probably had not met Catherine in 1825.

The ten year gap in the start of family production disappears with this simple change and Catherine's last recorded child, born in 1864 would have been delived when she was a mere 47, not 57.

 

 

Notes for JAMES BRENNAN:

When I visited Jack Kilcline of St. John's Parish, Rosscommon in 1987 he showed me two registry records that he had:

1) Census Registry of 1749: Luke Brennan of Carrownamadra (Village of the Dogs): 3 Children over 14 yrs. of age.

James Brennan of Carrownure: 2 Children under 14 yrs. of age.

Peter Brennan of Carrownure: 2 Children over 14 yrs. of age.

2) Land Registry of 1828:

James Brennan of Caurraghlaher: 4 Acres of land, (2 Acres - 1st Class & 2

Acres - 2nd Class)

It's possible that our James Brennan could have been the son of James of

Caurraghlaher and ggrandson of James of Carrownure.

-From Charles Brennan < brennanchas@email.msn.com > 03/29/1999

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1851 Dsitrict 29, Downie, Co. Perth, Ontario p. 22

Conc. 10, lot 9, 117 AC
James Brennan, Age 49, b. Ireland, farmer
Catherine Brennan, Age 33, b. Ireland
John Brennan, age 13
Mary Brennan, age 11
Catherine Brennan, age 7
Margaret Brennan, age 2
Edward Brennan, age 1

(where were children James and Ann?)

Also found on this census, pg 12: (possible brother to James?)
Martin Brennan, age 48, b. Ireland, RC, farmer, W.O.R. Lot 5 100 AC

Margt. Brennan, age 48, b. Ireland
Michael Brennan, age 14, b. Canada
Ellen Brennan, age 9, b. Canada
John Brennan, age 7, b. Canada

 

1852 Downie Twp, Co Perth, Ontario Census: Div 1 p. 43 ln 32

James Brennan,farmer,b. Ireland, R. Catholic age nxt 49
Catherine Brennan, b. Ireland age nxt 33
John Brennan b. Canada, age nxt 13
Mary Ann Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 11
James Brennan,b. Canada, age nxt 9
Catherine Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 7
Ann Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 4

Marg. Brennan, b. Canada,age nxt 2
Edward Brennan,b. Canada,age nxt 1


1861 Downie Twp, Co Perth, Ontario Census; div 5 p. 56, ln 31:

James Brennan, farmer,b. Ireland,Catholic (no age)
Mrs. Brennan, b. Ireland, (no age)
John Brennan, laborer, b. Canada, age nxt 22
James Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 18
Mary Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 16
Catherine Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 15
Ann Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 15

Marg Brennan,b. Canada, age nxt 12
Edward Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 9
Mac (?) Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 9
Ellen Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 5
Celia Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 3

Bridgid Brennan, b. Canada, age nxt 1

 

Newspaper Unknown, Palo Alto Co, IA

June 1886

This week it becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Mr. James Brennan, when melancholy even occurred at his home in Great Oak twp., on last Saturday evening. He was in his eighty-ninth year and leaves twelve sons and daughters, seventy-eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren to mourn the closing of his long and useful life. The funeral took place on Monday. About one hundred twenty teams followed his remains to the Catholic church, where Rev. Father Smith performed the last and solemn ceremonies, after which they were taken to their final resting place.

The deceased was born in St. Johns parish, county of Roscommon, Ireland and, like millions of his fellow countrymen, he was compelled to wander oer the lonely course of the "Exile of Erin." He landed in New York in 1829, a period long to be remembered by all Irishmen. Soon after he went to Philadelphia, thence to New Jersey, and, in 1832 sought a home in the wilds of Upper Canada, where he experienced the many painful trials and difficulties of a frontier life. In 1864, he came to Clinton, Iowa, removing to Boon county the following year. In April, 1865, he, with his son, James E., came to this county and took up claims. The deceased and family, with the exception of his oldest two sons, made Palo Alto county their permanent home the following July.

In the death of Mr. Brennan, the community has lost an excellent citizen, a large and respectable family and aged and honored father, and time a long standing monument. Proud, indeed, must the members of that family be as they glance back over his unusually long and well-spent life and view the dark shades of the reverses of life that frequently hung oer him on his long and painful journey from place to place--proud must they be as they now witness the closing of that cherished life. His entire family, save one daughter living at Jefferson, Iowa, were present at the hour of his death. He was the practical Catholic and performed the duties of his religion with punctuality and ardent devotion. He was kind, generous, and honorable in his dealings with his neighbors and was a man of humility, for when he was about to sink into eternal sleep, he requested his son James to buy for him the plainest kind of a coffin. He was an intensely patriotic Irishman and was not slow to censure a fellow-countryman who did not manifest a similar spirit of love of fatherland. His name and the many noble acts of his live will long be held in grateful remembrance by his friends and acquaintances. Requiescat in pace.

From the Palo Alto Pilot, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa -June 19, 1886:

Mr. James Brennan, aged nearly 89 years, died at his home in Grat Oak township, Saturday, June 18, 1886. He was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, came to America 1829, lived in various eastern states and Canada until 1864, when he came to Iowa, settling at Clinton, and in 1865, came to Palo Alto county, he has since resided. He leaves a wife, 12 children, 78 grandchildren and two great grandchildren to mourn his demise.

He had known and felt some of the hardest vicissitudes of life, battled with them courageously and in time, surmounted them. He was one of the hardiest of his hardy race and had a bluff honesty of word and deed for which he was noted and respected.

He was a staunch Catholic and in that church received his last sad rites. The greater portion of his family live in this county and are thrifty, upright people, and well respected.

1880 Census in Walnut Twp, Palo Alto Co. Age listed as 81. Children Edward, Cecelia and Elizabeth living with them. Occupation farmer. Could not read or write.

Emmetsburg Democrat, August 6, 1936

 

 

M. F. Brennan Shows Proof of Citizenship

 

Tells Those Who Would Repeat Untrue Stories About Him That He Is Entitled to Every American Right He Enjoys.

 

CAME HERE IN 1865

 

And His Father Awarded Final Papers in Old Paoli Courthouse. Interesting Facts.

 

Emmetsburg, Iowa, August 4, 1936

 

Editor Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Iowa

 

Dear Editor,

 

I repectfully request that you give publication to the following communication in this week's issue of the Emmetsburg Democrat.

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

A seemingly malicious story had been circulated by certain residents of Emmetsburg to the effect that I am not a citizen of the United States for the alleged reason that my father, the late James Brennan, never received his final citizenship papers. This story I brand as being utterly false, if not purely malicious, and I submit the following proof to substantiate the fact of my own and my father's citizenship:

My father, the late James Brennan, received his final citizenship papers from the District Court of Palo Alto County, Iowa in its May term, 1871, as recorded in Book 1, page 72. These records are under the jurisdiction of E. M. Thompson, present clerk of the District Court of Palo Alto County, Iowa. Duly elected county officials at the time the citizenship papers were granted were:

 

Henry Ford, Judge

Onsen Rice, Acting District Attorney

John M. Hefley, Sheriff

Robert Shea, CLerk of the District Court.

 

The final citizenship papers were issued in the old Court House, known among the pioneers as Paoli. It was located on the site about one mile south and one half mile east of the city limits of Emmetsburg, Iowa, quite recently occupied as a farmhome by Eugene Carney, now an employee of the Iowa Highway Commission, who lives in Emmetsburg, Iowa. In addition to this positive proof of my father's and my own citizenship, I have the statement from the officials of the Old Age Pension Commission at Des Moines, that the mere fact that my father took out a homestead in Palo Alto County, and proved upon it and that later I, myself, took out a homestead and proved upon it, is sufficient proof of the citizenship of my father and myself. Under the law as it existed at that time the naturalization of a parent automatically resulted in the naturalization of all the children.

Our family located in Palo Alto County in 1865. We have been here too long and our record of good citizenship is too well known among Palo Alto County people for us to allow any reflection to be cast upon our good name.

Respectfully submitted,
M. F. BRENNAN

Children of KATHERINE WALSH and JAMES BRENNAN are: [See Descendants of James Brennan and Katherine Walsh]

 

9. JOHN3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born 1815 in Kilkenny, Ireland (Source: Obit.), and died 05/31/1897 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.). He married ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT 02/06/1844 in Goderich, Ontario, Canada (Source: Goderich Parish Register of St. Peter's Church-Ontario,CN.), daughter of DENNIS MCDERMOTT and MARGARET HYATT. She was born 03/17/1824 in Kilkenny, Ireland (Source: Obit.), and died 06/24/1908 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.).

Notes for JOHN WALSH:

There is a possibility that this is John WALSH on the 1880 census, age 65, b. in Ireland, can't read or write. Farmer.
Wife, Eliza, age 55, b. Ireland, can't read or write.

Children:
Richard, 33, b. Canada, can't read or write.
Wm, age 19, b. Canada
Francis, age 15, b. Canada
Bridget, age 13, b. Ia
Agnes, age 12, b. Ia

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA

22 Apr 1914

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of the Democrat of April 18, 1894

John WALSH recently recovered from a severe attack of pneumonia. He is 87 years of age.

 

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, Palo Alto Reporter, June 4, 1897

Obituary

Mr. John Walsh, who was killed by the falling of a derrick at the city well on last Friday evening, was born in the county Kilkenny, Ireland, in the year 1815, consequently was in his 83rd year, when death removed him hence. When 12 years of age, he emigrated from his native land to Canada, where he grew to manhood. In Febraury, 1844 he was married to Miss Eliza McDermott, and together they took up the burdens of life. In the fall of 1865, the family left Canada and found a home at Boone, Iowa, where they continued to reside until April, 1871, when Mr. Welsh came to Palo Alto county and took up a homestead in Great Oak township. Mr. Welsh and family continued to reside on the farm until 1890, when he began to feel the burden of his years press upon him, and so gave up active farm life and removed to this city. He was a well preserved man for his age, and on the day of the accident he had been engaged in cultivating a patch of corn which he had. He was a man of integrity, and had the respect of all who knew him, and his tragic death was sincerely mourned by all. He leaves an aged wife, four sons, and six daughters to mourn his loss. All were present at the last sad obsequies, except two sons.

The funeral services were held in the Catholic church, Sunday at eleven o'clock, the services being conducted by Rev. J. J. Smith. The remains were followed to their resting place in the Catholic cemetery by a large concourse of people.

Emmetsburg Democrat, June 2, 1897

AN AWFUL ACCIDENT

John Walsh Killed and James McBride Badly Injured

On Friday evening, at about five o'clock, occurred the most appalling accident in the history of Emmetsburg. The large derrick at the new city well fell, killing John Walsh, Sr., and injuring James McBride so severely that his recovery is still a matter of great uncertainty. Mr. Walsh, who was an old gentleman of 84 summers, had the back of his skull fractured, several ribs broken in the region of the heart, and one leg broken. He lived about two hours. He was conscious until the last. Mr. McBride had his lower jaw and nose badly broken and his skull fractured. He was also injured about the chest. Dr. O'Brien, who is the attending surgeon, hopes for his recovery, although it is yet difficult to tell what the outcome will be. The young man is strong and this is in his favor. His many friends hope for the best.

The well was completed and the brick wall was built above the water mark. The steam pump was still at the bottom. Friday, Mr. Steil was not working and McBride and one of the other helpers had gone into the country to fix some other well. Shortly before five o'clock the latter returned and concluded to take up the large pump. Several of our citizens were standing about the well and Mr. Walsh, who had been cultivating some corn in an adjoining block, stepped over to watch the work for a few moments while his horse was resting. When the pummp was lifted to the top of the well, an effort was made to swing it to one side and land it. The stake to which the guy rope on the opposite side was fastened pulled up and the derrick fell with the sad results as stated. Had it fallen two feet farther south, several others would doubtless have been killed or injured. Mr. Steil was absent when the sad occurence took place.

A Sketch Of The Life Of Mr. Walsh.

John Walsh was a native of the county of Kilkenny, Ireland. When but a young man he moved to Strattford, Ontario. There he was married about fifty-two years ago to Eliza McDermott. Thirty-one years ago he moved to Boone county, Iowa, where he lived on a farm. Twenty-seven years ago he moved to Palo Alto, settling on a farm in Great Oak, where he continued to reside until a few years since when he and wife came to Emmetsburg to spend the remaining years of their lives. He was 84 years old. His aged companion still survives him and is strong and rugged. There are four sons and six daughters. The sons are John, Richard, Terence, and William. The daughters are Mesdames Davenport and Wells and Misses Maggie, Frances, Bridget, and Aggie Walsh. The funeral was held Sunday forenoon. It was one of the largest ever witnessed in the county. Services were held in the Catholic church and all that was mortal of a most respected old gentleman was laid to rest in St. John's cemetery.

The circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Walsh are particularly sad and there is general and sincere sympathy for the aged widow and the other members of the family. For almost a century, he had stood amidst the storms of time, but in the twinkling of an eye he was cut down. He was a man of simplicity, honor, and integrity, and all who knew him were his friends. To him life's labors were always pleasant tasks. Though advanced in years, he was as industrious and as sprightly as in the days of his youth and he was alway anxious to be doing something. Work seemed to him a delightful pastime. He was ever light-hearted and was never too solemn for a hearty joke. His sunny nature made him a most agreeable friend and neighbor and a desirable companion. He was always prompt in meeting his obligations and his word could always be depended upon. He was seldom afflicted with physical ailments. He spent a long, active, useful life and he leaves behind him the memory of a kind husband, a devoted father, a jovial, upright, worthy citizen.

 

 

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Notes for ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT:

From Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, July 1, 1908

Mrs. John Walsh is Dead

Passed Away Last Wednesday at the Age of 84

Mrs. John Walsh died at her home in this city last Wednesday after an illness of some duration. At various times during the past few years, she had been very ill, but she invariably rallied and struggled successfully against the infirmities that come with declining years. However, she gradually became weaker and finally yielded to the inevitable. The funeral was held Friday morning. There was a very large procession. Services were conducted at Assumption church by Very Rev. J.J. Smith. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Patrick Mulroney, Daniel Sherlock, Michael Conlon, Michael Joynt, Thomas Kirby, and M.F. Brennan.

The maiden name of the deceased was Elizabeth McDermott. She was born in the county of Kilkenny, Ireland, March 17, 1824. She came to Canada when quite young. She was married at Stratford, Ontario,in 1845 to John Walsh. In 1866 they moved to Boone county, Iowa, where they remained until 1870, when they came to Palo Alto and settled on a farm in Great Oak township. Twelve or fourteen years ago they came to Emmetsburg. In May, 1897, Mr. Walsh was accidentally killed in this city by the falling of a derrick used in sinking the city well. There are four sons and six daughters. The sons are John of Audubon, Iowa; Richard, of Red Wing, Minnesota; and Terence B. and William H., of this city. The daughters are Mrs. A.M. Davenport, of Humboldt; Mrs. P.R. Wells and Mrs. W.A. Doty, of this county; and Misses Margaret, Bridget, and Agnes, well known to our many local readers. All were present to attend the funeral, as were also a grandson, John Walsh, and a grand daughter, Mrs. Murphy of Audubon.

Mrs. Walsh was one of the most interesting old ladies in Emetsburg. She was a woman of strong personality and was a ready and a pleasing converser. She was bright, observing, and cheerful and she had an abundance of native wit. Seh was a good judge of people and their motives and her conclusions were generally well founded. She was a lady of strong and well defined religious convictions and she practiced what she professed with more sincerity ans with a greater degree of punctuality than most people do. Her career of nearly forty years in Palo Alto was marked by inspiring example, by kindness, by neighborliness, and by diligent and conscientious performance of meritorious deeds. The writer met her shortly after coming to Emmetsburg and so highly did he learn to prize her many womanly traits that he subsequently felt a keen interest in her, for she was a lady who had a proper appreciation for every effort that had a tendency to make society better. To the ten grown sons and daughters, who rank among the best known and deserving people of our county, the sympathy of all is extended.

 

Children of JOHN WALSH and ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT are:

i. JOHN4 WALSH, b. 03/22/1845, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (Source: Goderich Parish Register of St. Peter's Church-Ontario,CN.).

Notes for JOHN WALSH:

Elisabeth Mc DERMOTT mentioned as parent at event St Peters for John 2 Apr 1845 / / 22 Mar 1845

married to John WALSHE

More About JOHN WALSH:

Baptism: 04/02/1845, Goderich, Ontario, Canada

ii. RICHARD WALSH, b. 12/17/1846, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (Source: (1) 1880 Palo Alto Co, IA Census., (2) Goderich Parish Register of St. Peter's Church-Ontario,CN.).

Notes for RICHARD WALSH:

1880 Census could not read or write. Farmer

More About RICHARD WALSH:

Baptism: 01/17/1847, St. Peter's/Goderich, Ontario, Canada

iii. TERRENCE B WALSH, b. 02/27/1849, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Canada (Source: (1) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 26B-City of Emmetsburg, Ward 3., (2) St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada,CN.); d. 08/13/1928, Iowa City, Iowa (Source: (1) Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA 1927-1948., (2) Obit.); m. ALICE KELLY, 11/22/1875, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: (1) Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 2., (2) Assumption Church Marriage Records, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); b. Abt. 1855, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois (Source: 1870 Census.); d. 12/08/1936.

Notes for TERRENCE B WALSH:

From the St. Joseph Catholic Church Baptismal Record:

09May 1849 Terence (b. 27 Feb 1849) s/o John Welsh and Elizabeth McDermott.

Sp. John Welsh Simon and Mary Herron. Fr. Schneider

1885 State of Iowa Census, age 30, b. Canada, laborer

 

 

Terry was born in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada, Canada in 1850. With his parents he came to Boone, county, Iowa in 1868. In 1870 he went to Palo Alto County and took up a homestead in Great Oak Township. After some years he moved to Emmetsburg and worked in the, E.G.. Pond Sawmill. Later he handled freight with a team between Emmetsburg and Algona. He also worked at the blacksmith trade for several years.

Alice and Terry were those time-honored pioneers whom the younger generation must admire. They came to the county when it was little more than a wilderness, fought the battles of plague, intense heat and bitter cold; tasted adversity in its cruelest form; and in spite of it all endured and survived to a ripe old age.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

25 Dec 1912

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

A Few Items Taken From the Files of the Democrat of December 7, 1892

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. WALSH have moved to Ayrshire.

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Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

17 June 1914

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. WALSH were at Ayrshire Monday attending the THOMPSON-MAGUIRE wedding.

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, April 6, 1921

T.B. Walsh Has Mishap

Tuesday while scuffling with a friend, T.B. Walsh fell and injured one of his legs quite badly. The limb annoyed him some last year. His neighbors and friends hope to see him about again soon.

 

From the Emmetsburg paper, December 1, 1926.

The T.B. Walsh Golden Wedding

Large Number of Friends Join in Celebrating - Important Event in Their Lives.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Walsh of this city gave them a pleasant surprise last Sunday and assisted them in observing in a befitting manner the golden anniversary of their marriage. Perhaps 200 friends and neighbors called during the day and evening. All of the ladies brought well filled baskets. The afternoon and evening were pleasantly spent in various kinds of amusement and in recalling interesting - incidents of pioneer days, as Mr. and Mrs. Walsh spent all of their married life in this community. They were presented with a very substantial purse and with a number of appropriate and useful presents. Mrs. J. M. Coonan of Minneapolis was among the generous donors. A large number participated during the evening in dancing the quadrille, the schottische, the polka and other old time favored. Will Kane finished music on the violin. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh were light on foot and were as clever on the floor as they were fifty years or more ago.

Mrs. Walsh, whose name before marriage was Alice Kelly, was a native of Elgin, Illinois. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kelly, came to Palo Alto county perhaps sixty years ago. Their sons and daughters grew up in our county and are widely and favorable know. Mr. Walsh, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh, is a native of Ontario, Canada. He came to this locality with his parents when quite a small boy. He hauled freight from Algona to this city for years before the Milwaukee road was extended west. He followed black smithing a long time and was a capable, successful workman.

Mr. and Mrs. Wash are enjoying fairly good health and look to the future with hope and confidence. Their adopted daughter, Miss Lottie, died a number of years ago and Joseph Kelly, who made his home with them form early childhood, is now married and resides in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh gave their adopted son and daughter the best of opportunities and made a record in this respect that is surpassed by none.

Those who came from a distance to attend the anniversary exercises were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wilson of Britt, Mr. and Mrs B. L. Maguire of Ruthven, Mr and Mrs. Otto Conklin and Mr. and Mrs. John Maguire and Mrs John Kahley of Ayrshire, and Miss Florence Morrissery of Mason City. The other guest were from Emmetsburg and vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Walsh have been intimate friends and patrons of the writer for more than forty years and it give us pleasure to recall their loyalty and to give becoming publicity to this high important event in their lives. We wish them health and strength for many years to come and hope that providence will be as kind to them in the future as it has been in the past.

 

Alice and Terrence had one adopted daughter Lottie Walsh, and they also raised Joseph James Kelly, (nephew of Alice) after the death of his mother, he was raised as one of their own. Terence was also a charter member of the Emmetsburg Fire Department.

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Emmetsburg Democrat Thursday August 16, 1928

T.B. Walsh Passed - Good Tradesman Pioneer Fireman

He Lived in Emmetsburg from Early Days. Funeral this Forenoon. Service in Assumption Church

Terrence B. Walsh whose serious condition, as the result of a couple of surgical operations in a hospital at Iowa City, which was mentioned in last week, Democrat, died at that place, Monday morning. Mrs. Walsh and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelly reached his bedside in ample time to converse with him at considerable length before he yielded to the inevitable. The remains were brought to this city Tuesday morning to await interment. The funeral was held this forenoon. Services were conducted in the Assumption church, the rector, Very J. G. Mustagh officiated. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. There was a large attended of relatives and friends.

Mr. Walsh was born at Toronto, Canada, February 26, 1851. He was rounding out his 78th year. His parents, Mr and Mrs. John Walsh, were among the early residents of our county. Mr. Walsh came to this community in 1873. He was married to Miss Alice Kelly. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh celebrated their 50th anniversary of their marriage a year ago last November.

In 1913 Charlotte Walsh, a talented young lady, who made her home with them from early childhood passed away. Joseph Kelly, a nephew, also knew Mr. and Mrs. Walsh as loving parents, from early boyhood. Mr. Walsh death is mourned by his devoted wife, by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelly and by one brother and four sisters. The brother is W. H. of this city and the sisters are Misses Margaret and Bridget Walsh and Mrs. W. A. Doty of Emmetsburg and Miss Agnes of Austin, Minnesota.

The writer knew Mr. Walsh intimately for any years as a neighbor, friends, and fellow-citizen. He was friendly courteous, obliging, warm hearted and loyal. He esteemed highly the good will of others and he was invariable ready to reciprocate when an opportunity was offered to him. He was a blacksmith by trade. He spent the best of his long active life in the businesses. He gave his employees faithful, capable service. He was one of the charter members of the Emmetsburg fire department. He spent many a trying hour with others in effort to save the property of our community and in doing his best to lesson the listess and the inconveniences that of then follow misfortunes of this kind. He never lost interest in the organization and he remained an honorary member until his death called him. He loved children. He gave many of the vigorous years of his life in proving for the educational and other needs of an orphan girl and also a young man whose mother died when he was a child-for these evidences of Christian charity he won the admiration of all who knew hm. For 55 years Mr. Walsh was a well know citizen on the streets of Emmetsburg. He had a wide acquaintance and he was always glad to meet and converse with those whom he met. He did well his part in the unbuilding of the community cheerfulness, helpfulness, and benevolence. His name and his many act of kindness will long be remembered by the many who knew him. Our sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Walsh, his devoted and loving companion for more than half a century, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kelly and to the surviving brother and sisters. them in the future as it has been in the past.

 

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More About TERRENCE B WALSH:

Baptism: 05/09/1849, St Joseph's, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada,CN.)

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Cause of Death: complications from surgery

Occupation: Bet. 1899 - 1900, Blacksmith (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

Residence: 1885, 13th St, City of Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Notes for ALICE KELLY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, June 26, 1913

Mrs.KELLY came over from Ayrshire about a week ago to visit her daughter, Mrs. T.B. WALSH, and other local relatives. She was very ill some time ago but she seems quite hearty at present.

 

More About ALICE KELLY:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Marriage Notes for TERRENCE WALSH and ALICE KELLY:

Witnesses of marriage were Richard Walsh and Margaret Walsh

iv. MARGARET ANNE WALSH, b. 12/26/1850, Ontario, Canada (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.); d. 11/12/1928, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: (1) Obit., (2) Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA 1927-1948, age 70.).

Notes for MARGARET ANNE WALSH:

From the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Baptismal Record:

05 Feb 1851 Margaret Anne (b. 26 Dec 1850) d/o John Welsh, Jr. and Elizabeth

McDermott.

Sp. William O'Flinn and Bridget Welsh. Fr.Schneider

1895 City of Emmetsburg, Palo alto Co Census

Living with several others in possibly a boarding house. Also with sister Bridget and Agnes.
Welsh, Maggie age 42 b. Canada
Welsh, Bridget, age 45 b. Boone Co.
Welsh, Agness, age 23 b. Boone Co.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

7 Oct 1914

Miss Margaret WALSH of Austin, Minnesota, has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W.A. DOTY, and other relatives in this section during the past ten days. Miss WALSH and her sister, Miss Agnes, have been in the employ of Mr. and Mrs. FOX, formerly of the Waverly hotel, for twenty-one years. They report that Mr. FOX is doing a good business at Austin.

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Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, November 15, 1928

Margaret Walsh Called to Reward

Was An Invalid for Eight Years. Resided at Austin, Minnesota for 25 Years.
Miss Margaret Walsh, who was an invalid for perhaps eight years, passed
away at her home in this city last Saturday morning. The funeral was held
Monday forenoon. Services were conducted in the Assumption church. Very
Rev. J. G. Murtagh celebrating a requiem high mass. He spoke with much
feeling concerning her life, her sincere devotion to her church, her many
acts of kindness and charity, and her pleasing and edifying example. The
burial was in the family lot in St. John's cemetery. Many relatives and
old friends and neighbors were in attendance. The pall bearers were Joe
Joynt, M. W. Brennan, P. C. Jackman, Lawrence Brennan, Tom Wells and Joe
Walsh.
Miss Walsh was born in Ontario, Canada, December 26, 1852. Hence she was
rounding out her 76th year. Her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh,
came to this county in 1871. For many years they lived in Great Oak township,
but later became residents of Emmetsburg. Miss Walsh grew to womanhood
in this locality. She lived at Austin, Minnesota, with her sisters Misses
Agnes and Bridgie for 25 years. She suffered a severe injury about eight
years ago and had to return to this city. She and her sister, Miss Bridgie,
lived in their fine home on South Broadway. The latter, in long and trying
needs, looked carefully after the comfort of her sister, and made many,
many sacrifices to have her declining days as happy as possible. Miss Walsh
is survived by two brothers and four sisters. The brothers are T. B. and
W. H. The sisters are Mrs. W. A. Doty and Mis Bridgie of Emmetsburg, Miss
Agnes of Austin and Mrs. A. M. Davenport of Humboldt. All were present
at the funeral. Among the other relatives who attended the funeral were
Thomas Wells of Mason City, Mrs. Kitty McEwan of Moline, Illinois, and
Mrs. Howard Purser of Chicago. Other relatives in attendance were Miss
Ruth Wells of Moline, Illinois, and Mrs. James Murphy, son and daughter,
of Carroll, Iowa.
Miss Walsh was one of the most worthy and highly esteemed Christian ladies
of Palo Alto county. As a young lady, she was popular, energetic and in
every way deserving. She was jolly and tactful and she made many friends.
Those who mingled with her as companions during her girlhood days were
her faithful friends to the last. She was, for a long time, in the employ
of others and she gave them the most efficient and conscientious of service.
She was a devoted daughter, an affectionate sister and a steadfast friend.
Those who had dealings with her knew her only to praise her for her many
virtues and for her promptness and her dependability. The writer had her
as patron during the greater part of his business career in Emmetsburg
and he always found her careful, obliging and reasonable. Our heartfelt
sympathy goes out to the brothers, sisters and other relatives.

 

 

 

More About MARGARET ANNE WALSH:

Baptism: 02/05/1851, St Joseph's, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada

Occupation: 1914, Hotel Business for 20 yrs. (Source: Newspaper.)

Residence: 1914, Austin, Minnesota

v. MARY WALSH, b. 06/15/1854, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada,CN.); d. 03/20/1938, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 38.); m. A M DAVENPORT, 06/04/1875 (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 2.).

More About MARY WALSH:

Burial: 03/23/1938, St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 38.)

vi. ELIZABETH WALSH, b. 1860; d. 1924; m. PATRICK WELLS, 09/30/1885 (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 2.); b. 1860; d. 1927.

More About ELIZABETH WALSH:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Notes for PATRICK WELLS:

Emmetsburg Democrat, Palo Alto Co, Iowa; Christmas Souvenir: 1895

 

P.R. Wells, contractor and builder, was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, in 1860. He attended school and learned his trade in that section. He spent several years in New York City and Brooklyn and had the best of opportunities for cultivating and perfecting his taste for architecture. In 1883 he came to Iowa and purchased a farm. In 1885 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Walsh, of this city. Soon after he became a resident of Emmetsburg and has since been closely identified with the architectural advancement of our city. He was given the contract for building the large packing house and the erection of six of the best business buildings in Emmetsburg including the Dooley block and the Gowans block. Besides this, he has built fully twenty-five residences in this city, several of them among the very best. He is at present engaged in constructing the city hall.

More About PATRICK WELLS:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

vii. WILLIAM HENRY WALSH, b. 12/23/1860, Ontario, Canada (Source: (1) 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa, 29A, Birth given as 12/1864., (2) Obit.); d. 08/25/1936, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: (1) Obit., (2) Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA 1927-1948.); m. MARY E JENNINGS, 11/20/1889, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Assumption Church Marriage Records, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); b. 02/14/1865, Illinois (Source: 1935 Tax Assessors List, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); d. 06/01/1943.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY WALSH:

1880 census he was farm laborer suffering from ague. Lived at home.

1895 State Census of Iowa, City of Emmetsburg, Ward 4. Married w/ 2 children. Age given as 33 (b. c. 1861-62) Surname spelled Walsh.

1910 census living in Ward 3, E'burg. Carpenter.

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA

NEWS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO

22 Apr 1914

A Few Items Taken From the Files of the Democrat of April 18, 1894

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.H. WALSH Saturday.

 

 

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA

2 Sep 1914

Mrs. and Mrs. W.H. WALSH went to Mason City Saturday evening. From there they took a trip to Dubuque to see their daughter, Sister Mary Mamerta, who is a member of the order of the Sisters of Charity.

Emmetsburg Democrat, Thurs., August 27, 1936

Will Walsh Killed In Barn Fall

Well Known Emmetsburg Carpenter Met With Fatal Accident Tuesday While Working

at Trade.

SHINGLING A ROOF

When Foot Board Evidently Gave Way, Allowing Him to Plunge to His Death.
Wm. H. Walsh, 75 years of age, one of the well known carpenters of Emmetsburg
and a resident of this community for over half a century, was fatally injured
on Tuesday morning when he fell approximately 18 feet from a scaffold on
a barn on the John Callaghan farm 10 miles northwest of Emmetsburg. Mr.
Walsh, whose body was quite badly crushed, died enroute to the Palo Alto
county hospital.
The unfortunate man was shingling the Callaghan barn when the fatal accident
happened. His helper had only a few minutes before left the scene of their
labors and Mr. Walsh was alone at the time. It is thought that one of the
strips of lumber used to give him footing while he was at his work gave
way, with the result that he slipped from the roof and fell to the ground.
His face was badly disfigured and his left wrist was fractured, pointing
to the probability that he fell against the scaffolding in a frantic effort
to save himself from death.
Funeral services will be held in the Assumption church Friday morning.
A requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a. m. Friday morning, with
Very Rev. E. A. Dunn officiating. Interment will be in the St. John's cemetery
south of this city. The acting pall bearers chosen are T. C. Nolan, Wm.
Millea, Michael Fleming, Clyde Pendelbury, Michael Dailey and Thos. Burns.
The honorary pall bearers are Martin Brennan, Jos. Mulroney, Peter O'Brien,
P. C. Jackman, Thos. Conlon and James Hand.
William Henry Walsh, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh, was born
December 23,1860, in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Walsh's parents and their family
later moved to Palo Alto county, settling on a farm in Great Oak township.
Mr. Walsh spent his youth in this county. He was united in marriage to
Miss Mary Jennings in Emmetsburg about 46 years ago. To this union five
children were born. All survive. They are Joe, Gene and Loretta Walsh of
Emmetsburg, Mrs. M. B. Richter of Humboldt and Sister Mary Mamenta of Leeds,
South Dakota. Besides his widow and children he also leaves three sisters
to mourn his loss. They are Mrs. W. A. Doty of Emmetsburg, Miss Agnes Walsh
of Austin, Minnesota, and Mrs. Al Davenport of Emmetsburg.
The tragic passing of Mr. Walsh is a severe blow to his faithful spouse
and his sons and daughters. Wm. Walsh was one of the most congenial men
of this community. He was good natured and agreeable and he was accommodating
to all. He was warm in his friendships and he counted his friends by the
hundreds. Mr. Walsh ws a God-fearing citizen who respected the rights of
his neighbors and who contributed his fair share towards every progressive
movement. During his long residence in our community he performed many
acts of kindness and charity that endeared him to the large number with
whom he came in contact. The sympathy of the entire community is offered
to those who survive his tragic death.

 

More About WILLIAM HENRY WALSH:

Burial: 08/28/1936, St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: (1) Obit., (2) Assumption Death Records, Palo Alto Co, IA 1927-1948.)

Emigration: 1867, Canada English

Occupation: Bet. 1899 - 1900, Day Laborer (Source: 1900 Census Palo Alto County, Iowa.)

More About MARY E JENNINGS:

Burial: 06/04/1943, St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM WALSH and MARY JENNINGS:

Witnesses at wedding were John Burns and Catherine Jennings.

viii. FRANCES WALSH, b. 07/19/1864, Canada (Source: 1935 Tax Assessors List, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); d. 04/25/1952, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 66.); m. WILLIAM ANDREW DOTY; b. 04/07/1872, Sigourney, Iowa (Source: 1935 Tax Assessors List, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); d. 1959.

Notes for FRANCES WALSH:

1880 census living at home. Keeping house.

More About FRANCES WALSH:

Burial: 04/28/1952, St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 66.)

Notes for WILLIAM ANDREW DOTY:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wed., Jan 1, 1913

Wm. DOTY arrived home from Mason City Monday morning where he had been with one of his little girls to consult a specialist.

 

More About WILLIAM ANDREW DOTY:

Burial: St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa

ix. AGNES WALSH, b. 1871, Boone Co, Iowa (Source: (1) 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg., (2) 1930 Emmetsburg West, Palo Alto Co, Iowa.); d. 10/21/1944, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, p34.).

Notes for AGNES WALSH:

1895 State Census has her listed as age 23.

1930 Federal Census living with sister, Bridget and niece, Margaret Doty. Age 59. Occupation none.

More About AGNES WALSH:

Burial: 10/23/1944, St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 48.)

Occupation: 1914, Hotel Business

Residence: 1914, Austin, Minnesota

x. BRIDGET WALSH, b. 01/16/1869, Boone Co, Iowa (Source: Obit.); d. 04/12/1936, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa (Source: Obit.).

Notes for BRIDGET WALSH:

May have been b. 1849-50 per 1895 State Census, Palo Alto Co.

1930 Federal Census, Ward 3, Palo Alto Co, IA

Owns own home worth $6,000. Owns radio. Living with sister, Agnes and niece Margaret Doty. Aged 61. Occupation none.

Emmetsburg Democrat, Thursday, April 16, 1936

Bridget Walsh Passes Sunday

Well Known Daughter of a Pioneer Family Succumbs After Illness of Some

Duration.

Miss Bridget Walsh, 67, native of Boone county, Iowa, passed away at the
Mrs. W. A. Doty home in this city at midnight Easter Sunday evening. While
she had been suffering from arthritis during the past seven years she had
been seemingly in fairly good health during the past several months. Saturday,
however, she took a turn for the worse and she passed away peacefully Sunday
evening.

The funeral was held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Funeral services
were conducted in St. Thomas' church in Emmetsburg, the pastor, Rev. M.
McNerney, officiating. Burial was in St. John's cemetery south of this
city. The pallbearers were David Joynt, M. W. Brennan, Thomas Conlon, Peter
O'Brien, Eddie Foy and John Murray.
Bridget Walsh was born in Boone county, Iowa, January 16, 1869. Hence at
the time of her passing she was slightly over 67 years of age. She was
a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh. The family moved to this
locality at an early date. After having reached young womanhood Miss Walsh
went to Austin, Minnesota, where she served for nearly twenty years as
head cook in the Fox hotel. About seven years ago she returned to this
city where she made her home with her sisters. During part of the time
she was incapacitated with an arthritic condition which forced her to remain
indoors during part of the time. However, she was generally able to be
up and around and to be helpful to her sisters in the daily household tasks.
Miss Walsh is survived by three sisters and one brother. The sisters are
Mrs. W. A. Doty, Mrs. Mary Davenport of this city, and Miss Agnes Walsh
of Austin, Minnesota. The brother is William Walsh of this place.
Miss Walsh was a lady of refinement and true Christian principles. She
was kind and generous in her dealing with others and she was a staunch
supporter of her church in all its local activities. Much of her life was
spent in giving service to other members of her immediate family. No sacrifice
was too great that she might give comfort and solace to those in distress.
The community has suffered a genuine loss in the death of this good woman.
The Democrat joins with many friends in extending sincere sympathy to those
who are bereaved by her death.

 

More About BRIDGET WALSH:

Burial: 04/15/1936, St. John's Cemetery/Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. Thomas Church Records-Deaths 1905-1989, 34.)

 

10. RICHARD3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1824 - 1825 in Ireland (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.). He married CATHERINE HURLEHY. She was born Bet. 1831 - 1832 in Ireland (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.).

 

Children of RICHARD WALSH and CATHERINE HURLEHY are:

i. JOHN4 WALSH, b. 11/01/1849, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada (Source: St. Joseph's Church Records-Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada,CN.).

Notes for JOHN WALSH:

4 Nov. 1849 John (b. 1 Nov. 1849) s/o Richard Welsh & Catharine

Herlehy.

Sp. Richard Herron & Catharine Paten. Fr. Schneider

More About JOHN WALSH:

Baptism: 11/04/1849, St Joseph's, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada

ii. CATHERINE WALSH, b. Bet. 1850 - 1851 (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.).

 

11. PATRICK3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1827 - 1828 in Ireland (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.), and died 05/15/1889. He married MARGARET PAYTON 02/17/1862 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario (Source: St. Joseph's Catholic Church.), daughter of PATRICK PAYTON and MARY HENNEBERRY. She was born 01/20/1844 in Goderich, Ontario, Canada.

Notes for PATRICK WALSH:

----- Original Message -----

From: Loretta Kane <Loretta_Kane@BCTS.HNET.BC.CA>

Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 12:48 PM

Subject: RE: Brennan and Walsh, so far...
Right beside Edward and Ann's grave, there is a grave for Patrick
Walsh...there is no mention of a wife or children. The transcription says "in memory of" so he might not even be buried there.

1 Patrick WALSH b: Abt. 1828 d: May 15, 1889 Burial:

Avondale Cemetery, Stratford (H-2-27)

 

1871, Downie Perth, Ontario Census

Farmer, Conc X, Lot 11, Owner
60 of 102 acres cleared
6 acres pasture, 1 acre garden.
1879 atlas this farm is divided.

 

More About PATRICK WALSH:

Occupation: 1852, Labourer (Source: 1852 Downie Twp, Perth, Ontario Census.)

More About MARGARET PAYTON:

Baptism: 02/06/1844, St Peter's, Goderich, Ontario

Marriage Notes for PATRICK WALSH and MARGARET PAYTON:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church Records, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario,

Canada

17 Feb 1862 Patrick Welsh s/o John & Margaret Welsh to

Margaret Patton d/o Patrick & Mary Patton. wit. William

Herron &

Margaret Kennedy. Fr. Crinnan

 

Children of PATRICK WALSH and MARGARET PAYTON are:

i. MARY4 WALSH, b. 1863, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

ii. MARGARET WALSH, b. 1866, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

iii. JOHN WALSH, b. 1869, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

iv. PATRICK WALSH, b. 1871, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

v. ANN J WALSH, b. 1873, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

vi. RICHARD WALSH, b. 1876, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

vii. ALICE WALSH, b. 1878, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

 

12. EDWARD3 WALSH (MARGARET2 HERRON, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1832 - 1834 in Ireland (Source: 1861 Downie, Perth, Ontario Census.), and died 04/13/1904 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada. He married ANN O'MEARA Abt. 1855. She was born Bet. 1834 - 1836 in Ireland (Source: 1861 Downie, Perth, Ontario Census.), and died 08/09/1899 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

Notes for EDWARD WALSH:

1871, Downie, Perth, Ontario Census
Age 40, b. Ireland. Farmer
Conc IX, Lot 11, Owner
50 of 109 acres cleared
15 acres pasture
3 acres garden

Farm owned in 1842 assessment by Patrick Payton.

 

 

More About EDWARD WALSH:

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada (Source: Avondale Cemetery Records, H-2-28.)

More About ANN O'MEARA:

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada (Source: Avondale Cemetery Records, H-2-28.)

 

Children of EDWARD WALSH and ANN O'MEARA are:

i. MARGARET4 WALSH, b. Bet. 1855 - 1856, Canada.

ii. JOHN WALSH, b. Bet. 1857 - 1858, Canada.

iii. BRIDGET WALSH, b. Bet. 1859 - 1860, Canada.

iv. CATHERINE WALSH, b. Bet. 1862 - 1863.

v. MICHAEL JOSEPH WALSH, b. Abt. 08/1864; d. 02/05/1890, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

More About MICHAEL JOSEPH WALSH:

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada

vi. RICHARD J WALSH, b. 03/24/1868; d. 05/25/1948, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

More About RICHARD J WALSH:

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada (Source: Avondale Cemetery Records, H-2-28.)

vii. THOMAS JOSEPH WALSH, b. Abt. 06/1870; d. 12/14/1888, Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

More About THOMAS JOSEPH WALSH:

Burial: Avondale Cemetery, Stratord, Ontario (Source: Avondale Cemetery Records, H-2-28.)

 

13. RICHARD3 HERRON (RICHARD2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1828 in Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and died 1923 in Boone, Boone, Iowa. He married SABINA PAYTON 02/02/1857 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario (Source: St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford, Perth, Ontario.), daughter of PATRICK PAYTON and JANE HOGAN. She was born 02/28/1840 in Canada, and died 01/28/1907 in Boone, Boone, Iowa.

More About RICHARD HERRON:

Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Boone, Iowa

More About SABINA PAYTON:

Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Boone, Iowa

Marriage Notes for RICHARD HERRON and SABINA PAYTON:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford, Perth County, Ontario, Canada

2 Feb 1857 Richard Herron s/o Richard Heron to ? Paton d/o Patrick Paton. Wit. Richard Heron & Elizabeth Paton. Fr. Canney.

Possibly naturalized 30 Oct 1888, Boone County, Iowa

Children of RICHARD HERRON and SABINA PAYTON are:

i. MARY4 HERRON.

ii. JOHN R HERRON, b. 03/19/1874, Des Moines Township, Boone, Iowa (Source: History of Boone County, Iowa.); m. MARY JORDAN, 10/20/1903, Boone, Boone, Iowa (Source: Sacred Heart Church, Boone Co, Iowa.); b. 02/08/1883, Iowa; d. 1951, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.

Notes for JOHN R HERRON:

Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa

Wednesday, Dec 11, 1912

John HERRON of the firm MENTON & HERRON, who have published the Boone
Democrat during the past fifteen years or more, spent Saturday and Sunday
with numerous relatives in this locality. He is a cousin of M.F. BRENNAN,
T.B. and W.H. WALSH, and ohter members of the families named. Mr HERRON
visited Emmetsburg about sixteen years ago. He has built up a good business
at Boone and finds it difficult to be away from home for any length of time.
He favored the Democrat with a fraternal call while in town. The Boone
Democrat is one of the best weekly newspapers in the Tenth district.

From History of Boone Co, Iowa
;New York & Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1902

John R Herron

In the promotion and conservation of advancement in all the normal lines of
human progress and civilization, there is no factor which has exercised a
more potent influence than the press, which is both the director and the
mirror of public opinion. Iowa has been signally favored in the character of
its newspapers, which have been vital, enthusiastic and progressive, ever
aiming to advance the interests of this favored section of the Union, to aid
in laying fast and sure the foundations of an enlightened commonwealth, to
further the ends of justice and to uphold the banner of the Hawkeye state.
In a compilation of this nature, then, it is clearly incumbent that due
recognition be accorded the newspaper press and in this connection we are
glad to mention The Boone County Democrat and its proprietor, John R Herron.
Mr. Herron was born in Des Moines township, Boone county, Iowa, March 19,
1874, and is a son of Richard and Sabina (Payton) Herron. The paternal
grandfather also bore the name of Richard and was a native of Ireland.
Crossing the Atlantic to America at an early date, he located in Canada and
followed the occupation of farming. His wife bore the maiden name of Mary
Henneberry. In their family were four children, three sons and a daughter:
Richard; Mary, the wife of T. McDermott, of Eagle Grove, Iowa; William of
Missouri Valley, Iowa; and John, deceased. The father of our subject was
also a native of the Emerald Isle and when he sought a home beyond the
Atlantic, took up his abode in Stratford, Ontario, in 1847, making his home
there until 1865. In the meantime, in the year 1858, he wedded Sabina
Payton, a daughter of Patrick Payton who was born in Ireland but in the '30s
removed to Canada and there spent his remaining days. His wife bore the
maiden name of Hogan and died when her daughter, Mrs. Herron, was quite
young. In the family were eight children: Catherine, Bernard, Thomas, Jane,
Sabina, Ann, Alice and Margaret. While residing in Canada Mr. Herron engaged
in farming and in 1865 he came to Iowa, residing for two months at Cedar
Rapids, after which he removed to Boone. The railroad at that time extended
only to Nevada and there were but two houses in what is now the city of
Boone. Mr. Herron and his family took up their abode in the little hamlet
where they remained until 1869 when they settled upon a farm in Des Moines
township, three and one-half miles southeast of the city. It was there that
our subject was born. The family resided continuously upon the farm until
the spring of 1886, when the parents removed to Boone, where they yet make
their home. Their children are Mary, deceased, and John R.
In the common schools John R Herron began his education, attending the
parochial schools of Boone, and also the high school of this city. His connection
with journalistic work began when he was sixteen years of age, in
the capacity of a printer's devil in the office of the Boone County
Democrat. There he remained, winning advancement from time to time until he
became the owner of a half interest in the plant, purchasing this on the 1st
of January, 1899. He had previously served as an apprentice and local
editor. His partner in the enterprise is W.F. Menton, the partnership
designated by the style of Herron & Menton. They are both wide-awake,
enterprising young business men and are publishing a journal which is
creditable to the city and which is ever found as the champion of movements
and measures for the general good. Socially Mr Herron is connected with theWoodmen of the World, the Fraternal Choppers of America and other social
 and fraternal organizations.

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1925 Boone, Iowa Census, Book 60, Line 15, Household #192

Highest

Relation grade

Name to Head Race M/F Age status completed
Herron John R Head White M 50 married 10
Herron Mary Wife White F 42 married 7
Herron Emet. son White M 20 single 12
Herron Edward son White M 17 single 11
Herron Vincent son White M 15 single 10
Herron Margret dau White F 13 single 8
Herron Francis son White M 11 single 7
Herron Mary Alice dau White F 9 single 4

 

Highest Months of

grade Attend school Years Years

completed School this year in U.S. in

Iowa

Herron, John R. 10 50 50
Herron, Mary 7 x 31 31
Herron, Emet. 12 20 20
Edward 11 9 17 17
Vincent 10 9 15 15
Margret 8 x 9 13 13
Francis 7 x 9 11 11
Mary Alice 4 x 9 9 9

The 1925 census contain some valuable information.

John R. Herron owns his home free of mortgage.

The home is valued at $6,000.00 and carries insurance of $3,000.00.

John R.Herron states that he is foreign born, but list that he has been in Iowa 50 years.

He also states that he was born in Iowa, while on his children's records, it list John as

being born in Canada.

John R.Herron is engaged in MFG. or Mechanical work.

John R.Herron's father is Richard Herron born in Ireland

John R.Herron's mother is Sobrna or Sobina (difficult to read) Payton born

in Canady (Canada)

John R. Herron states that his parents were married in Canady (Canada)

John R. Herron states his parents were married in Canady (Canada)

Mary (John's wife) states her father is Morris Jordan , born in Illinois,

age 64

Mary (John's wife) states her mother is Anna Jiudge, born in Wisconsin

Mary (John's wife) states her parents were married in Iowa

The census also show that all of John and Mary's children were born in Iowa.

It also states that all members of the household can read and write.

All members of the household are Catholic.

I thought it was interesting that Mary states that she is attending school.

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1920 Iowa Census - Boone County, Boone (city), 1627 Story Street

Vol. 7, sheet 1, E.D. 12, Line 16
Herron, John R. 45, white male, Born in Iowa
Herron, Mary A., wife, 36, born in Iowa
Herron, R. Emmet, son, 15, born in Iowa
Herron, J. Edward, son, 12, born in Iowa
Herron, M. Vincent, son, 10, born in Iowa
Herron, Margaret S., dau, 8, born in Iowa
Herron, Francis, son, 6, born in Iowa
Herron, M. Alice, dau, 4 3/12, born in Iowa
Herron, Richard, fat, 91, born in Ireland

Note: Richard, listed at the bottom, has "Na" in the citizenship column

 

 

More About JOHN R HERRON:

Occupation: Publisher of Boone Co, Iowa Democrat

Marriage Notes for JOHN HERRON and MARY JORDAN:

Sacred Heart Church Records, Boone, Iowa (record is in Latin)

Herron & Jordon Oct. 20,1903
ego infrascriptus III mississ (space is blank)
denuntiationibus et mutue contranen lium consensu
hibito, per verba prgesonti matrimonio conjunxi
John R. Herron and Mary Jordon ex loco Boone, IA
Filium (line is blank)
et Mary Jordon
ex Loco
filiam
prgesntibus testibus T.P Menton (could be Meutun)
and Agnes Jordan
(signed) W. H Stravens
on the right side of the record was written the word "Gumia or Gnnia"
Iowa State Historical Building Microfilm record: Boone County Iowa Record
Film #54

 

 

14. MARY3 HERRON (RICHARD2, UNKNOWN1) was born 08/06/1830 in Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and died 04/23/1924 in Iroquois, South Dakota. She married TERRENCE P MCDERMOTT 09/02/1850 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, son of WILLIAM MCDERMOTT and ELIZABETH COSTELLO. He was born 09/18/1826 in Co Mayo, Ireland, and died 03/29/1911 in Iroquois, South Dakota.

Notes for MARY HERRON:

Notes from Mary Bykowski - from "vivid stories of my recently deceased great aunts - Gladys (McDermott) Gosenheimer and Maude McDermott." Mary Herron came to Canada when she was 13 years old with her brother to join her parents and her baby brother who had come earlier. When her father had earned enough money, he sent for Mary and her brother William. Her father was killed in a sawmill accident before she came to America. Maude McDermott (Mary Herron's granddaughter) refers to her Grandmother as her poor Grandmother - never educated. Almost ran away on her wedding day. 17 when married. After Grandpa died, Grandma lived with her sons - when asked by Grandma (Grace) McDermott why she wouldn't Stay with them, she replied that she liked the train ride. She was past 90 when she died - as was Grandpa McDermott when he died.

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Birth Certificate for Mary Hearne/Herron. This was obtained by Rose
McDermott Herron (wife of Ed Herron) in 1956 when they were in Ireland to
adopt their son Patrick. I have listed below the birth certificate of Mary
Hearne/Herron's brother William Hearne/Herron. On a hand written note, it
states that this was verified along with other family member. It makes a
reference to family members being buried in the local cemetery. I assume it
is referring to the Church of the Assumption Cemetery. I don't have copies
of the "other family members" the note referrs to. After Ed Herron died
this past spring, I assume the family history that Rose and Ed had collected
over the years had been lost.

 

The Very Rev. Thomas Brennan (P.R.) Parish Priest, Parochial House

Urlingford - Co, Kilkenny

COPY

Birth and Baptismal Certificate

Diocese of Ossory.....Parish of Urlingford

District of__________Tincashil

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify

that

according to it Mary Hearne

was born on 6th day of August 1830, and was

baptized according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on same day day of

_______________in the Church of The Assumption

by the Rev. C.F.

Parents { Richard Hearne

{ Mary Heneberry

Sponsors {Wm Heneberry

{ Kitty Feeny

 

Signed_______________________ } P.P.

Given this ____________day of April 1956 at Urlingford.

 

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1924

Mrs. McDermott Funeral Monday

The funeral of Mrs. Mary McDermott was held Monday morning to the Sacred
Heart church conducted by her grandson, Father McDermott of Kansas City, and
Father Nolan. Interment was made in the Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary McDermott was born September 3, 1830 in Kilkenney County,
Ireland and died at the home of her son, A. J. McDermott in Iroquois, S.D.
April 23, 1924. The remains were brought to Eagle Grove Saturday evening
and taken to the home of Mrs. Jane Hughes, mother of Mrs. A.J. McDermott.
Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church Monday morning at
nine o'clock. Requiem high Mass was celebrated by her grandson, Father
Terrence McDermott of Kansas City, Mo. assisted by Rev. Father T. Nolan.
Her six sons acted as pall bearers.
She was the mother of 11 children, six sons living and her husband, two
daughters adn three sons have been dead for several years. She has several
grandchildren.

 

More About MARY HERRON:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eagle Grove, Iowa

Fact: Smoked a pipe

Occupation: Housewife

More About TERRENCE P MCDERMOTT:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eagle Grove, Iowa

Emigration: 1865, To Iowa

Occupation: Farmer

 

Children of MARY HERRON and TERRENCE MCDERMOTT are:

i. WILLIAM J4 MCDERMOTT, b. 09/20/1851, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 09/30/1919, Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa; m. (1) NELLIE AGNES BRICK, 06/28/1883, Tama Co, Iowa; b. 1863, Tama Co, Iowa; d. 01/19/1904, Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa; m. (2) ELLEN A UNKNOWN, 1884; b. 06/1864, Iowa; d. 01/14/1909, Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa.

More About WILLIAM J MCDERMOTT:

Baptism: 11/08/1851, St Joseph's Church, Stratford, Canada

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eagle Grove, Iowa

Occupation: Roadmaster for Railroad

More About NELLIE AGNES BRICK:

Cause of Death: Pneumonia after nursing sick child

More About ELLEN A UNKNOWN:

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eagle Grove, Iowa

ii. RICHARD F MCDERMOTT, b. 09/28/1853, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 02/22/1876, Tama Co, Iowa.

More About RICHARD F MCDERMOTT:

Baptism: 10/06/1853, Stratford, Perth, Ontario

Burial: St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Tama Co, Iowa

Occupation: School Teacher

iii. MATHEW MCDERMOTT, b. 02/11/1856, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. Minneapolis, Minnesota; m. (1) AGNES ELWOOD, 02/03/1880, Traer, Tama, Iowa; b. 03/21/1859, St Mary's, Perth, Ontario; d. 05/21/1883, Tama Co, Iowa; m. (2) MARY UNKNOWN, Aft. 1891.

More About MATHEW MCDERMOTT:

Occupation: Carpenter

Residence: 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota

More About AGNES ELWOOD:

Burial: St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Tama Co, Iowa

iv. ELIZABETH ELLEN MCDERMOTT, b. 04/09/1858, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 05/03/1917, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa; m. MICHAEL J FEELEY, 04/17/1876, Tama, Tama, Iowa; b. 09/04/1848, St Mary's, Perth, Ontario; d. 12/31/1923, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.

More About ELIZABETH ELLEN MCDERMOTT:

Burial: 05/07/1917, St Mary's Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa

More About MICHAEL J FEELEY:

Burial: St. Ambrose Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa

Occupation: Coal Miner

Residence: 05/1862, Came to Tama Co, Iowa

v. MARY MCDERMOTT, b. 08/29/1860, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 05/17/1886; m. JOHN REYNOLDS; b. Iowa.

vi. PATRICK FRANCIS MCDERMOTT, b. 02/23/1863, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 11/09/1904, Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa; m. (1) MARY ELLEN UNKNOWN; d. 06/14/1893; m. (2) ANTONETTE PAULINE BRODSACK, 1894; b. 02/14/1874; d. 07/03/1966, Lawrence, Iowa.

More About PATRICK FRANCIS MCDERMOTT:

Baptism: 03/15/1863, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford, Ontario

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa

Cause of Death: bright's disease

More About MARY ELLEN UNKNOWN:

Cause of Death: Childbirth

More About ANTONETTE PAULINE BRODSACK:

Burial: Protestant cemetery, Lawrence, Iowa

vii. TERRENCE MCDERMOTT, b. 07/03/1865, Iowa; d. 1950; m. JENNIE M SWALLOW, 08/30/1905; b. 1883; d. 1961.

viii. JOHN MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, b. 12/27/1867, Tama County, Iowa; d. 04/13/1954; m. GRACE KEMIS; b. 03/04/1875, Aberdeen; d. 10/28/1958.

More About JOHN MICHAEL MCDERMOTT:

Residence: 1911, Pierre, South Dakota

ix. THOMAS HENRY MCDERMOTT, b. 02/21/1870, Iowa; d. 04/1963, Redfield, South Dakota; m. DELLA ROSE O'CONNOR, 07/05/1905, Tama, Tama, Iowa; b. 1873, Tama County, Iowa; d. 06/19/1943, Redfield, South Dakota.

More About THOMAS HENRY MCDERMOTT:

Residence: 1911, Woodbine, Iowa

x. EDMOND MILES MCDERMOTT, b. 11/01/1872; d. 10/04/1960; m. MARY UNKNOWN.

More About EDMOND MILES MCDERMOTT:

Residence: 1911, Ishpeming, Michigan

xi. ANDREW JAMES MCDERMOTT, b. 04/29/1873, Iowa; d. 03/1943; m. DINA HUGHES.

More About ANDREW JAMES MCDERMOTT:

Residence: 1911, Iriquois,South Dakota

 

15. WILLIAM3 HERRON (RICHARD2, UNKNOWN1) was born 02/24/1834 in Urlingford, County Kilkenny, Ireland (Source: Birth Certificate.), and died 1922 in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa. He married MARGARET PLUNKETT 05/07/1864 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, daughter of THOMAS PLUNKETT and ELIZABETH MCDERMOTTROE. She was born 02/14/1842 in Killucan/Ballinameen, Roscommon, Ireland, and died 1926 in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

Notes for WILLIAM HERRON:

Birth Certificate for William Hearne/Herron

The Very Rev. Thomas Brennan (P.R.) Parish Priest, Parochial House

Urlingford - Co, Kilkenny

 

COPY

Birth and Baptismal Certificate

Diocese of Ossory.....Parish of Urlingford

District of__________Tincashil

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify

that

according to it William Hearne

was born on 24th day of February 1834, and was

baptized according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 24 day of

February 1834 in the Church of The Assumption

by the Rev.Patrick Walsh

Parents { Richard Hearne

{ Mary Heneberry

Sponsors {Thomas Cody

{Sally Brenhn

 

Signed_______________________ } P.P.

Given this ____________day of April 1956 at Urlingford

More About WILLIAM HERRON:

Occupation: Bet. 1900 - 1905, Carpenter

 

Children of WILLIAM HERRON and MARGARET PLUNKETT are:

i. JOHN4 HERRON, b. 03/24/1865, Stratford, Perth, Ontario; d. 07/23/1956, Marquette, Michigan; m. MARY ANNE GREEN, 1892, Marquette, Michigan.

ii. RICHARD HERRON, b. 05/29/1867, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

iii. ELIZABETH HERRON, b. 09/17/1869, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa; m. UNKNOWN CODY.

iv. WILLIAM EDWARD HERRON, b. 03/06/1872, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa; d. 05/18/1917, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

More About WILLIAM EDWARD HERRON:

Occupation: 1900, Machinist

v. THOMAS S HERRON, b. 10/10/1874, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa; d. 06/23/1907, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

More About THOMAS S HERRON:

Occupation: 1900, Locomotive fireman

vi. MARY L HERRON, b. 07/02/1877, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

vii. MARGARET I HERRON, b. 01/17/1880, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

viii. ALICE A HERRON, b. 02/25/1882; m. RAYMOND J HUTTON, 06/27/1908, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa.

ix. ELLEN J HERRON, b. 09/01/1886, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa; d. 03/12/1939, Logan, Harrison, Iowa; m. EDWARD J WOOD, 11/01/1907, Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa; d. 08/14/1931, Logan, Harrison, Iowa.

 

16. RICHARD3 HERRON (EDWARD2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1831 in Ireland, and died Bef. 1901. He married SUSAN MCALEER. She was born Bet. 1834 - 1835 in Ontario.

Notes for RICHARD HERRON:

1871 Downie, Perth Census

Living with father, Edward, and Mary Moriarty Herron and children, wife of Patrick Herron, blacksmith who was in asylum.

 

Children of RICHARD HERRON and SUSAN MCALEER are:

i. ELIZABETH4 HERRON, b. Bet. 1861 - 1862, Ontario.

ii. MARY HERRON, b. Bet. 1864 - 1865, Ontario.

iii. EDWARD HERRON, b. Bet. 1863 - 1864, Ontario.

iv. MARGARET HERRON, b. Bet. 1865 - 1866, Ontario.

v. JOHANA HERRON, b. Bet. 1870 - 1871, Ontario.

 

17. PATRICK3 HERRON (PATRICK2, UNKNOWN1) was born Bet. 1825 - 1831 in Ireland. He married MARY RYAN 02/28/1865. She was born Bet. 1842 - 1843 in Ontario.

 

Children of PATRICK HERRON and MARY RYAN are:

i. PATRICK4 HERRON, b. Bet. 1866 - 1867, Ontario.

ii. JOHANA HERRON, b. Bet. 1868 - 1869, Ontario.

iii. JOHN HERRON, b. Bet. 1870 - 1871, Ontario.

 

18. RICHARD3 HERRON (PATRICK2, UNKNOWN1) was born 12/24/1826 in Ireland, and died 05/05/1895. He married ELIZABETH CLYNE 11/29/1857 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, daughter of WILLIAM CLYNE and MARIA MORRIS. She was born 1840 in Downie, Perth, Ontario, and died 02/02/1918.

Notes for RICHARD HERRON:

1871, District 29, Downie, Perth, Ontario Census
RC, Married, Farmer
Conc VIII, Lot E, Owner
40 of 80 acres cleared, 10 pasture, 1 garden

 

More About RICHARD HERRON:

Burial: Yale Cemetery, Michigan

More About ELIZABETH CLYNE:

Burial: Yale Cemetery, Michigan

 

Children of RICHARD HERRON and ELIZABETH CLYNE are:

i. MARGARET4 HERRON, b. 01/03/1858, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 11/12/1931; m. EDWARD JOHNSON; b. 1863; d. 1950.

More About MARGARET HERRON:

Burial: St. Ignace, Michigan

Notes for EDWARD JOHNSON:

No children

More About EDWARD JOHNSON:

Burial: St. Ignace, Michigan

ii. EDWARD HERRON, b. 01/23/1860, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

Notes for EDWARD HERRON:

Bachelor

More About EDWARD HERRON:

Burial: Jamestown, North Dakota

iii. WILLIAM HERRON, b. 02/10/1862, Downie, Perth, Ontario; m. BRIDGET O'MEARA, 04/24/1895, Kenokee, Michigan (Source: St. Claire Co, Michigan Records, per Lynn Ross.); b. 01/15/1866, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 06/15/1940.

More About BRIDGET O'MEARA:

Burial: St. Ignace, Michigan

iv. PATRICK HERRON, b. 1864, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 11/18/1903.

Notes for PATRICK HERRON:

bachelor

More About PATRICK HERRON:

Burial: Klacking Creek, Michigan

v. MARY ELIZABETH HERRON, b. 1865, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 1936.

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH HERRON:

Spinster

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH HERRON:

Burial: Onaway, Michigan

vi. RICHARD HERRON, b. 11/01/1867, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 07/27/1895.

Notes for RICHARD HERRON:

Bachelor

More About RICHARD HERRON:

Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yale, Michiga

vii. JOHN HERRON, b. 02/09/1869, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. Abt. 1958.

viii. MARY MARTHA HERRON, b. 04/19/1871, Downie, Perth, Ontario; d. 02/06/1908; m. MICHAEL O'MEARA, 05/04/1897, Emmet, Michigan (Source: St. Claire Co, Michigan Records, per Lynn Ross.); b. 03/04/1863, Downie Twp, Ontario; d. 01/23/1940.

More About MARY MARTHA HERRON:

Burial: Onaway, Michigan

More About MICHAEL O'MEARA:

Burial: Onaway, Michigan

ix. MATILDA HERRON, b. 1873, Downie, Perth, Ontario.

x. JAMES HENRY HERRON, b. 06/19/1876, Yale, Michigan; d. 04/23/1896.

Notes for JAMES HENRY HERRON:

Bachelor

More About JAMES HENRY HERRON:

Burial: Yale Cemetery, Michigan

xi. WALTER JOSEPH HERRON, b. 08/31/1881, Yale, Michigan; d. 1957; m. HARRIETT VIRGINIA FARNHAM.

More About WALTER JOSEPH HERRON:

Burial: Yale Cemetery, Michigan

 


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