Descendants of Myles McNally


Generation No. 1


1. MYLES1 MCNALLY was born Abt. 1812 in Mayo Co Ireland (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co. Census.), and died 10/04/1891 in Emmetsburg Iowa. He married (1) MYRA HINKLEY. She died Bef. 1846 in Ireland. He married (2) MARY MCDONEL 1846. She was born 1826 in County Cavan Ireland, and died 03/03/1899 in Emmetsburg Iowa.


PALO ALTO REPORTER" - Friday, October 9, 1891:

'Myles McNally, Sr. died at his residence, in this city, last Sunday, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery on Tuesday. Mr. McNally has been a resident of Palo Alto county for some 20 years, the 2 of which were spent in town. He had reached the advanced age of about 92 years and his death appears to have been the result of advanced age rather than acute disease.'


According to 1880 census he was living with wife and 3 children:

Robert, age 18; Eddie, age 15, and Terressa, age 13.

He was stated as age 68 and Mary as age 53. This would make his DOB closer to 1812.



From the Palo Alto Reporter, March 10,1899:

Mrs. Mary McNally

The death of Mrs. Mary McNally occurred at her home in this city on Friday morning, March 3, 1899 after an illness of less than a week's duration. The cause of Mrs. McNally's death was la grippe.

Deceased was born in county Down, Ireland, over seventy-three years ago, but when a girl of twelve years of age she emigrated to America, and settled in Wisconsin. In 1843, she was married to Myles McNally Sr., and in 1872 the family moved to Palo Alto County. Eight years ago her husband died, and now Mrs. McNally has been called to join him in the other world. She leaves a family of six children, namely, Mrs. John Joynt, Mrs. J.J. Kane, J. McNally, Patrick McNally and Ed McNally of this county; and C.J. McNally of Austin, Minn.

The funeral took place from Assumption church, on Sunday morning, at 11:30 o'clock, and was conducted by Rev. M.J. Costello. the remains were interred in St. John's Cemetery.



2. i. MYLES2 MCNALLY, b. 05/13/1842, Newport,Mayo,Ireland; d. 01/16/1929, Emmetsburg,Iowa.


4. iii. MARYA MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1836; d. Abt. 03/15/1911, Spokane, Washington.



5. iv. ALEXANDER2 MCNALLY, b. 05/15/1847, Ixonia, Jefferson Co, Wisconsin; d. 12/19/1936, Rockford, Iowa.

6. v. ROSEANN MCNALLY, b. 01/19/1850, Ixonie Center,Wisconsin; d. 12/31/1918, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

7. vi. SARAH MCNALLY, b. 07/18/1852, Ixonia Center, Wisconsin; d. 03/19/1924, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

8. vii. JOHN MCNALLY, b. 09/1853; d. 1926.

9. viii. PATRICK MCNALLY, b. 09/25/1855, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin; d. 07/05/1923, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

ix. WILLIAM MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1857; d. 03/23/1876, Emmetsburg,Iowa.


Obit in Palo Alto Reporter March 25, 1876

10. x. CHARLES MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1860, Wisconsin.

xi. ROBERT MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1862 (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co. Census.).


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wed. April 23, 1890:

Robert McNally has been laid up for the past two weeks with a very bad knee. He injured it some time ago and since then it has proven very troublesome.

11. xii. EDWARD MCNALLY, b. 06/11/1864, Ixonia, Wisconsin; d. 12/11/1950, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

xiii. TERRESSA MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1866 (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co. Census.).


Generation No. 2


2. MYLES2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 05/13/1842 in Newport,Mayo,Ireland (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.), and died 01/16/1929 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He married MARIA KANE 01/27/1868 in Mapletown,Wisconsin (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), daughter of MARTIN KANE and MARY BARRETT. She was born 09/08/1843 in Roscommon,Ireland, and died 03/13/1935 in Emmetsburg,Iowa.


Miles fought in the Civil War. He entered service March 10,1862. Enlisted into Company D Seventeenth Wisconsin Veteran Infantry from Waterstown, Wisconsin. Mustered out of service April 5, 1865, term expired.

Engagements: Siege of Corinth,MS; Corinth, MS; Waterford, MS; Champion's Hill, MS; Siege of Vicksburg, MS; Fort Beauregard, LA; Orangeburg, SC; Columbia, SC; Fayetteville, NC; Big Shanty, GA; Keneshaw Mountain,GA; Chattahoochie River, GA; Siege of Atlanta, GA; Jonesboro,GA; Lovejoy's Station,GA; Siege of Savannah, GA. (See certificate of service provided by state of Wisconsin)


1900 Census lists emigration as 1861. Owns own home in Freedom TWP.


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 2 Sep 1908:

Myles McNally and M.M. Maher went to Milwaukee Monday evening to visit relatives for a couple or three weeks.


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 14 Jun 1911:

He Visited Five States

Myles McNally Tells Our Reporter About His Interesting Trip

Myles McNally, who returned home last week, reprts a most delightful trip. He spent several weeks at Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Later he visited his brother Thomas at Gary, Indiana. He stopped with relatives in Chicago and came home by way of Milwaukee and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

He reports winter wheat good in northern Missouri, but corn seemed late. In Illinois, crop conditions were about the same as they were in Missouri. Small grain looked well. The season seemed rather dry in most places.

He found Gary Indiana a humming place of 20,000. It has the largest iron mills in the world. It is the best lighted city that he ever saw. He thinks it will be a place of 200,000 within a very few years. It has splendid buildings and is up to date in every respect. Several suburban towns are being taken into the city limits of Gary. It is only 32 miles from Chicago. It has a deep harbor and docks that would do credit to a large city. Mr. McNally's nephews and another party recently bought a tract of land adjoining Gary for $72,000. They are making a fortune on it.

While at Milwaukee Mr. McNally was invited out to dinner one evening by Prof. M.G. Rohan, who conducts several classes in languages in Marquette university. During the evening they visited some of the high class amusements in the city where they enjoyed musical selections that would stir the heart of any Hibernian. Mr. McNally feels deeply indebted to Prof. Rohan for his genuine Celtic hospitality. Martin, son of M.F. Brennan, of this place, has a good position in one of the best business houses in Milwaukee. He also did much to make Mr. McNally's stay in the city enjoyable.

At Oconomowoc, Mr McNally visited numerous relatives and enjoyed a few days' outing. Crops look fairly well in Wisconsin, though they are not so far advanced as they are in Iowa. From Clear Lake to Emmetsburg corn and small grain make a better showing than they do in any place that he saw on his journey through five states.


Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co, Iowa

14 Oct 1914

Myles McNALLY went to Ruthven Wednesday to visit his daughter, Mrs. M.M.MAHER. Mrs. McNALLY had been in Ruthven for some time.


From the Palo Alto Tribune Jan. 24, 1929

Citizen Soldier Takes His Leave at Age of 87

Myles McNally Now Numbered With Those of Great Beyond. Died Wednesday.

Myles McNally died at his home in the Fourth ward Wednesday evening , January 16, after a prolonged illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Assumption church at 9:30 Saturday morning. Very Rev. J.G. Murtagh conducted the service and celebrated a solemn requiem high mass assisted by Father McNerney and Father Dunn.

It was a military funeral. Rev. William Veit of Estherville, a chaplain in the World war, preached the sermon. The regular pall bearers were Clem and Maurice McNally, Robert and William McNally and Charles and Edward Kane, all nephews of Mr. McNally. The honorary pallbearers were Legion boys-Sarsfield and Joe Deneen, Jack Higley, Phil Bough, Glenn Brown and Melvin Hand.

Myles McNally was born in the County Mayo, Ireland in 1842. He came to America in 1861, when only a lad of 19 years. He enlisted in the Union army shortly after coming to the United States and served until the Civil War closed.

His record as a soldier was that of a man unafraid-brave,true, and patriotic, ready and willing to suffer hardship and danger and to die, if need be, for the cause which he believed to be worth the sacrifice.

After the war closed he established his home in Wisconsin. On January 27, 1868, he united in marriage with Miss Maria Kane at Mapleton, in that state.

Mr. McNally came to Palo Alto county in 1871 and settled in Emmetsburg township. His wife came in 1873. Eight children, three sons and five daughters were born to them. Two sons and one daughter preceded their father in death. The family grew up in Emmetsburg township.

Mr. McNally was one of the public spirited citizens of the county. He was interested in the schools and in all public affairs. He sreved as a member of the Board of Supervisors for nine years and was regarded as one of the alert businessmen on the board.

The writer remembers one time when Mr. McNally was the only democrat in the county to withstand the ravages of the political battle put up by the republicans. He won, was elected, and qualified-one lone democrat among his friends- the enemies (politically).

He was successful and was able to provide his home with all necessities and many luxuries. He was a reader and kept himself well informed upon all public matters. There was probably no man in the county better known than he. His name was familiar to almost everyone.

He was a member of the Henry Dillon Post, G.A.R., and the last member of the post to survive.

To have lived four score and seven years; to have raised a family of children to honest and honorable manhood and womanhood; to have served his country on the battlefield and in peaceful pursuits; to have borne the burdens of a pioneer; to have, through it all, acquired a goodly share of wealth; to have provided the best things for the home; to have enjoyed these with his family. and withal never to have wavered in the Christian faith or to have doubted the integrity of his adopted country, is a record of which few men can boast. Yet it is a record made by Myles McNally and one that he has left in the memory of his family and of his friends.

Notes for MARIA KANE:

1900 Census lists emigration as 1847. Gave birth to 8 children, 6 living in 1900. Who was 8th child?

She mentioned her father as Martin in papers filed for pension of her husband.


From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wed. March 20, 1935:

Mrs. Myles McNally

Mrs. Myles McNally died at her home in the Fourth ward Thursday, March 14, after a serious illness of a few days, though she had been ailing for a long time.

Funeral services were conducted at the Assumption church at 9:30 Saturday morning. The Very T.J. Finnegan officiated and celebrated a requiem high mass. The pallbearers were all nephews of the deceased. They were Will McNally, Rob McNally, Paul Kerber, Pat Doerning, Ervin Joynt and Charles Kane. Burial was in St. John's cemetery.

Miss Maria Kane was born in County Mayo, Ireland, September 8, 1844. The family came to America in 1848 and located at Oconomowoc, Wis. In 1873 they came to Iowa and Palo Alto county, where she has resided constantly since.

She united in marriage with Miles McNally at Oconomowoc on January 27, 1868. Eight children were born to this union. Two sons and one daughter, preceded their parents in death. The surviving children are Mrs. Michael M Maher of Hastings, Neb., Mrs. Larry Murphy of Bonesteel, S.Dak., Mrs. Art Beaudry of St. Cloud, Minn., Mrs. Dick McNally and W.T. McNally of this city. All were present at the funeral. Mrs. McNally also leaves one brother, Martin Kane of Ayrshire to mourn her departure. Her husband died six years ago.

Mrs. McNally was a woman of fine character. She was humble, earnest and sincere. She was a good christian and a devout Catholic. Always devoted to her ehome, she was ever a true wife and a splendid mother.

It was a half century ago or more since she came to this county. In those days luxuries were unknown., but trials and hardships were plenty. Seh bore her part bravely and was never known to complain of her lot. At that time the family lived on a farm west of this city. The children were taught lessons of industry and economy.

Mrs. McNally's unselfish nature was always evident. She was charitable in word and deed, and kindly acts upon her part were noted everywhere. She lived a long and useful life, and met every duty with a pleasant willingness. Such lives as hers, humble though they may be, are a benediction to those about them.

The writer knew Mrs. McNally well for many years and admired her for her true worth.

To the children and other relatives who survive her the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.


Note: Obit lists DOB as 9/8/1844 in County Mayo, but other info lists DOB as 9/8/1843 in County Roscommon

More About MARIA KANE:

Burial: 01/27/1868, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg,IA

Emigration: 05/1871, to Wisconsin


Children of MYLES MCNALLY and MARIA KANE are:

i. MARY AGNES3 MCNALLY, b. 03/29/1871 (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.); m. MICHAEL MAHER.


Emmetsburg Democrat

Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

27 Jan 1913

Mr. and Mrs. M.M. MAHER of Ruthven came over from Ruthven Wednesday to attend the funeral of Claudie MURPHY, who was a niece of Mrs. MAHER.



Residence: 1935, Hastings, Nebraska (Source: Obit of Maria Kane McNally E'burg Democrat 03/21/1935.)

12. ii. ANNA ELIZABETH MCNALLY, b. 04/02/1874, Palo Alto County, Iowa; d. 1961.

iii. JOHN MCNALLY (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.), b. 06/11/1876, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.); d. 02/03/1879 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

13. iv. WILLIAM THOMAS MCNALLY, b. 08/03/1878, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

v. EDWARD MYLES MCNALLY (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.), b. 03/23/1881, Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 06/26/1908, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).


1900 Census: Living with Edward Murphy and Bridget Nestor Murphy as servant.


Single. Age 27 yrs,3 mo,3 da at time of death.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, July 1, 1908:

Edward, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Myles McNally Passed Away Friday

Friday evening Edward McNally died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myles McNally, in this city, after a rather brief illness, though he had not been rugged for several years. Some time ago he went west and remained for several months trusting that the change would aid him in regaining his declining vigor, but he traveled about only to meet with disappointment. He continued to hope for recovery against conditions that were gradually undermining his energies, but the buoyancy and the promising anticipations of youth could not withstand the influences which invariably break down health and strength and which in the end result in death. The funeral was held Monday forenoon. The attendance was large. Many came from West Bend, Ayrshire, Ruthven, Graettinger, and other points to be present at the last sad and solemn rites over the remains. A requiem high mass was celebrated at Assumption church by Very Rev. J.J. Smith. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Clem, Ray, Wm. P., Edward and Robert McNally and M.W. Joynt.

The deceased was born on his father's farm west of this city on March 23, 1881. He attended his home school and was never absent from the community for any particular length of time except when he went west for the benefit of his health. He was distinctly a home boy and toiled year by year carefully, quietly, and faithfully on his father's farm. He was prudent in his associations and he was decidedly reluctant about forming any habits that would impair his health or cast reflection upon his conduct or the good name of his parents and the other members of his family. He was persevering in his devotion to his lofty ideals of Christian citizenship and he died as he had lived- a conscientious, pure exemplary young man. It is, of course, sad to realize that one who was so young in years, whose life was so full of promise to his parents and relatives, and whose deportment was in thorough harmony with the earnest aspirations of hopeful, zealous fatherhood and motherhood, should have been taken away, but there is abiding consolation in the Christian realization that a well spent life is but a preparation for a higher and grander existence that will continue for all eternity. Edward McNally has left behind those whose regard he most affectionately cherished, has performed his last act of duty, kindness, and love, and has lisped his last word of hope for the eternal treasures that Providence so generously bestows on those who persevere in humility, goodness, and charity to the end. All that is left is a fond memory of how he lived, what he did, and the purer, better things for which his tender young heart unceasingly yearned. This, of course, is precious to those whose heads are lowered in sorrow...


Cause of Death: tuberculosis

Fact 1: farmer

Fact 2: 06/29/1908, buried St. John's Cemetery-E'burg

14. vi. SARAH ELLEN MCNALLY, b. 08/28/1883, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 1955.

15. vii. ROSE MCNALLY, b. 03/21/1886, Emmetsburg Iowa.



Thank you for your recent query to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. I have checked and located the following in our Wisconsin Civil War database concerning your request:

MC NALLY, Thomas

Sergeant; Co. D, 17th Wisconsin Infantry

Residence - Watertown

Enlisted Feb. 11, 1862

Deserted Feb. 8, 1863

Check with National Archives did not find a civil war pension file. I have not checked the military file.

From Emmetsburg Democrat 15 Mar 1911:

A short time ago Thomas McNally of Gary, Indiana, a brother of the several McNally gentlemen in this locality, lost two of his sons. One son, Alex, died February 26 and another son, Willie, fell off a truck wagon about the same time and was killed.


Children of THOMAS MCNALLY are:

i. ALEX3 MCNALLY, d. 02/26/1911, Gary, Indiana.

ii. WILLIAM MCNALLY, d. Abt. 02/1911, Gary, Indiana.

4. MARYA2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born Abt. 1836, and died Abt. 03/15/1911 in Spokane, Washington. She married CHARLES HINKLEY.


From Emmetsburg Democrat, 15 March 1911:

Mrs. Charles Hinkley, a sister of Myles, John and the other members of the McNally family in this locality died at Spokane, Washington, last Thursday. She lived in Milwaukee for many years, but moved to Spokane two years ago. She was almost 75 years of age. She never resided in this county, thought she and members of her family visited in this locality on one or two occasions. Her husband died several years ago. The brothers and sisters and other relatives residing in this vicinity have the sympathy of our many citizens in their sorrow.



i. JOHN3 HINKLEY, d. 11/1908, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


2 Dec 1908:

Mrs. John Joynt Sr, Mrs. John Kane, and Patrick McNally returned from Milwaukee last week where they had been called to attend the funeral of their nephew, J.H. Hinkley. The deceased was engaged in business at that place and was for several years one of the leading democratic aldermen of Milwaukee. He visited numerous relatives in this locality on one or two occasions.


Occupation: Democratic alderman/Milwaukee, Wisconsin


5. ALEXANDER2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 05/15/1847 in Ixonia, Jefferson Co, Wisconsin (Source: 1900 Census Soundex.), and died 12/19/1936 in Rockford, Iowa (Source: Death Certificate of Alexander McNally.). He married MARYETTA GREY 08/22/1878 in Mason City, Iowa (Source: Civil War Pension Papers of Alexander McNally.). She was born 07/1859 in Iowa.


Living in Rockford,IA at time of brother, Myles' death-1929

1880 IA Soundex 5-46-20-26 of Cerro Gordo Co, Iowa, Owen Township

McNally, Alex,white male, age 31, b. in Wisconsin

,Marietta,NR, age 20, b. in Iowa

,Thomas F, NR, age 1, b. in Iowa


1900 IA Soundex 26-94-2-61 of Floyd Co, Iowa, Rockford Township, Rockford

McNally, Alex Sr White, b. May 1847 age 53, b. in Wisconsin

,Maryett,wife, b. July 1859 age 40 b. in Iowa

,Frank T, son b. Jan 1879, age 21, b. in Iowa

,Alex Jr, son b. Feb 1883, age 12, b. in Wisconsin

,Edward G, son, b. Apr 1890, age 10, b. in Wisconsin


Last Veteran at Rockford Enlisted at Age of 16 in Infantry

Editor's Note: Following is another article in a series of Civil war

veterans residing in this section.

ROCKFORD, May 3. - Alex McNally, 88, Rockford's only living Civil war veteran, enlisted in the army of the Tennessee in January, 1863, at the age of 16 and was discharged Aug. 14, 1865 at Madison, Wis. He was a member of company D, 17th Regiment, Wisconsin infantry. The army of the Tennessee was the answer to a telegram from the secretary of war to the governor of Illinois, dated April 19, 1861, requesting the Illinois governor to send four regiments to occupy Cairo, Ill.

The militia sent in compliance largely re-enlisted for three years and was reinforced by other regiments. As an army, the army of the Tennessee never suffered a single defeat during four years of war. Every fortification which it assailed surrendered, every force against it was either defeated or destroyed.

No officer was ever assigned to command of the army who had afterwards to be relieved from it or to be reduced to another command.

Some of the battles in which Mr. McNally engaged were Vicksburg, Nashville, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, Ga., Brush Mountain, Savannah Ga., Goldsborough and the heavy battle near Richmond, W. Va., which lasted two days and a night and which ended the war. Besides the major battles listed, Mr. McNally engaged in numerous minor battles and skirmishes. Mr. McNally's family consists of five sons, Frank, Robert, Alexander, William and Edward McNally. His wife is dead.

Mr. McNally's health is good. He has attended church regularly and has made frequent trips down town all winter.

From Krista Jan 28, 2000:

Oral history in our family says that Alex was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. We have a newspaper article which has him enlisting at the age of 16 in 1863 in the Army of the Tennessee, a member of Company D, 17th regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.

Alexander lived to be 90 years old and spent some of his later years with his son, William (my grandfather) and daughter-in-law, Marie (Guehl) McNally, here in Battle Creek.

He survived the civil war intact, but lost the use of one arm in a farming accident later in life. He refused to have the limb amputated. His son William was married twice. His children from the first marriage were James (Jim), Micky, Charlene, and a baby I don't remember the name of - but the first wife ran off with a lover that may have been that child's real father. Later he married my Grandmother, Marie (Guehl) Blough whose first husband had died. They had two sons William Anthony "Buzz" McNally (my father) and Korlus "Korky" McNally. William Sr. was 50 years old when my dad was born in 1937. My grandfather lived to be 72 years old and died of an aneurysm. My grandparents lived most of their life here in Battle Creek, MI where my father met and married Joan King. My sister is Minda Marie, born April 29th, 1970 and I am Krista Anne, born October 19th, 1972. Korlus married Rebecca (Christiansen) Squires (who was divorced from a previous husband) and had two girls as well: Angela and Kelly.

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

From: William McNally <> [Krista McNally]

To: Cathy Labath <>

Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 7:53 PM

Subject: Re: Alexander McNally


Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions

Alexander McNalley [McNally]

Rockford, Iowa

329636 Aug 12, 1915

1. Date and place of birth? Answer: May 15th 1847 Jefferson Co, Wis

The name of organizations in which you served? Answer 17th Wis Co D Army of Tenn.

2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer Water Town, Wis.

3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name. Answer Marry Etta Gray McNally

4. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer 22nd Aug 1878 Mason City Iowa H.W. Bennett, Elder M.E. Church

5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage? Yes. If so where? Answer Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co, Iowa

6. Were you previously married? Answer No, Never married before.

7. Present wife married before…….? Answer No, never married before

8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation? Answer, Yes still living with 1st

9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. Answer

Jan 19 1879 Thomas Franklin McNally

Jan 3 1881 Robert McNally

Feb 8 1883 Alexander McNally

Sept 11, 1887 William McNally

April 3, 1890 Edward D McNally

Date Aug 9th 1915 (signature) Alexander McNally by T.F. M.

Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension

State of Iowa, County of Palo Alto

On this 22nd day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty personally appeared before me clerk of the District Court of Record within and for the county and State aforesaid Alexander McNalley aged 33 years, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Alexander McNalley who was enrolled on the 30th day of March 1864 company "D" of the 17th regiment of Wis Vol Infantry commanded by Col. Moloy(?) …discharged at Louisville, Ky on the 14th day of July 1865 that his personal description is as follows: Age, 33 years; height 5 feet 7 inches; complexion fair; hair, black; eyes black. That while a member of the organization aforesaid in the service and in the line of his duty at near Atlanta in the state of Georgia on or about the 22nd day of July 1864 he was diseased with some kind of fever which settled in his left side and left shoulder and ever since that time he has been diseased with heart disease and rheumatism in the left side and left shoulder and left arm and frequently over his entire body so that he has not been able to obtain his subsistence by normal labor at any time since his discharge to our said service. And has not been able to perform normal labor on account of said disability. That he was treated in hospitals as follows: In hospital in the field ??? Hospital near Atlanta Georgia in July and August 1864 and at Rome Georgia in August and September 1864.

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the counties of Jefferson and Waukesha in the State of Wisconsin and in Palo Alto and Cerro Gordo Counties in Iowa and his occupation has been that of lived on a farm but not able to follow any occupation.. That prior to entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound physical health, being when enrolled a farmer. That he is now totally disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor, by reason of his injuries, above described received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States. He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation Curtis, Earle & Burdett of Washington D.C. his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim. That he has not received nor heretofore applied for a pension; that his residence is No. Owens Twp, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa and that his post office address is: Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa.

(Signature of Claimant) Alexander McNalley

War Department

Adjuntant General's Office

Washington, Dec 2, 1882

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions

Alexander McNalley, a pvt of Company D, 17th Regiment Wis Volunteers, was enrolled on the 30 day of March, 1864 at Watertown and is reported on roll for July and Aug '64, absent Without remarks (Roles from Jan 1-64 to June 30-64 not on file) Return for July '64, "absent sick". Role for Sept and Oct 64 not on file. Nov and Dec '64 present. Same to April 30-65. Role for May and June '65, not on file. Mustered out with Co. July 14-65.

Company Morning Reports July 7th 1864 show him sent to Hospital 3rd Div 17th Al, Sept 16th 1864 returned to Company.

The recorder of this office do not show disabilities alleged.

Nature of sickness not stated.

Regimental Hospital Records not on file.

Signed M Barber Assistant Adjutant General

Several other affidavits contained in file-mostly by Drs.attesting to his disability.



Married by H.W. Bennett, Elder, M.E. Church according to Civil War Pension papers.



i. THOMAS FRANKLIN3 MCNALLY, b. 01/19/1879, Iowa (Source: (1) 1900 Census Soundex., (2) Civil War Pension Papers of Alexander McNally.).

ii. ROBERT MCNALLY, b. 01/03/1881.

iii. ALEXANDER MCNALLY, b. 02/08/1883, Iowa (Source: (1) 1900 Census Soundex., (2) Civil War Pension Papers of Alexander McNally.).

16. iv. WILLIAM MCNALLY, b. 09/11/1887, Oconomowoc,Wisconsin; d. 11/26/1959, Battle Creek, Michigan.

v. EDWARD G MCNALLY, b. 04/03/1890, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (Source: (1) 1900 Census Soundex., (2) Civil War Pension Papers of Alexander McNally.).


Residence: 12/1936, Charles City, Iowa (Source: Death Certificate of Alexander McNally.).

6. ROSEANN2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 01/19/1850 in Ixonie Center,Wisconsin, and died 12/31/1918 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.). She married JOHN JOYNT 09/10/1872 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), son of DAVID JOYNT and BRIDGET MCDERMOTT. He was born 01/1845 in Gort, Galway, Ireland, and died 02/1912 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).


Age 68 yrs,11 mo,11 da. at time of death and a widow.

1900 census listed she had borne 6 children and 3 were living at time of census.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, January 8, 1919:

Mrs. John Joynt Dead

She was one of the Highly Esteemed Ladies of our County

Mrs. John Joynt of this city, one of the best known ladies in Emmetsburg, died Tuesday evening of last week, at 9:30, at the home of her son, M.W. Joynt, of West Bend. She had been quite ill for some time. The remains were brought to this city Wednesday evening and were taken to the home of her brother, Edward McNally. The funeral was held on Thursday. Services were conducted at the Assumption church. Very Rev P.F. Farrelly officiating. He celebrated a requiem high mass. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Peter Bough, John O'Brien, Michael Fleming, J.S. Martin, Daniel Burns and J.K. Martin.

Rose Ann McNally was born at Ixonie Center, Wisconsin, January 19, 1850. She was nearing her 69th year. In 1872 she came to this county with her parents, who located a few miles west of this city. She was married to John Joynt in September, 1872. For many years they made their home on a farm in Emmetsburg township. Sixteen years ago they moved to Emmetsburg. Mr. Joynt died in February, 1912. Mrs. Joynt is survived by her son, M.W. of West Bend, her daughter, Mrs. M.C. Hoben, of Highland township, and a son, Henry Joynt of Emmetsburg township. Another daughter, Mrs. E.F. Murphy, passed away four years ago. Three children died when quite young. Seven brothers and a sister also mourn the death of Mrs. Joynt. The brothers are Myles, John, Patrick, and Edward McNally of this city, Thomas of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Alex of Rockford, Iowa, and C.J. of Austin, Minnesota. An only sister, Mrs. J.J. Kane resides in this city.

Mrs. Joynt was one of the most humble, sincere, conscientious Christian ladies in our county. For years she attended mass every morning and her aspirations and her actions were in admirable harmony with her professions. Providence was generous to her, bestowing upon her a cheerful disposition and many rich spiritual blessings. That she treasured them and safeguarded them was well known to all who were acquainted with her. Her life was consecrated to her God, to the peace and happiness of her home and to the welfare of her country. She was beloved by acquaintances and friends as well as by the members of her own household. She was a thoughtful, obliging neighbor, a watchful, indulgent mother and a warm faithful friend. She provided amply and zealously for her own sons and daughters and her heart went out in motherly sympathy to those who, early in life, were left without the attention and the care of solicitous parents. Though of a highly developed religious nature, she was always cheerful and she was ever willing and ready to participate in innocent domestic amusements. No one could spend a more congenial hour with a neighbor than Mrs. Joynt. In community affairs she was ready for any task which she might, in the assignments of companions and friends, be asked to perform. She had unbounded faith in divine guidance and helpfulness and she was prepared to make the great sacrifices that others might reap the reward and that society might in the end be substantially benefited. All who knew Mrs. Joynt will learn with unfeigned regret of her death. The Democrat extends sincere sympathy to the sorrowing sons, daughters, and other relatives.



Cause of Death: Chronic endocarditis with ruptured confirmation following Bright's disease

Fact 1: 01/02/1919, buried Emmetsburg

Notes for JOHN JOYNT:

Died before Roseanne as her death record states she was a widow at time of death. Still alive in 1900.

1900 census listed as Joint. Marked that he could not read/write English. He emigrated in 1869. Line 9 page 99 (13A). Born Jan 1847.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 12 Feb 1912


Was a Resident of Palo Alto County for 42 years.

John Joynt, one of lthe old and respected citizens of our county, died at his home in this city last Thursday afternoon. Although he had not been a rugged man for several years, he was able to be about almost continually until a short time ago. He attended the funeral of the late Very Rev. J. J. Smith about three weeks ago and it is though that the exposure to the cold air was injurious to his physical condition. He was taken with a sudden change and went to bed soon after. he gradually became weaker until he finally passed away. The funeral was held Friday morning. Services were conducted at Assumption church, Father Conway officiating. There was a large attendance. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, of which order he had been a member for many years, were out in large numbers and walked in the procession to the church and to St. John’s cemetery, where the burial took place.

The pall bearers were John R. and Joseph Joynt, John Finn, W.P. and W.T. McNally, and Joseph Kane, all nephews of the deceased.

Mr. Joynt was born in the parish of Kilmacduagh, county of Galway, Ireland in 1845. He was 66 years of age. He came to the United States in March, 1867, residing in Dubuque county for three years. He became a resident of Palo Alto county in the spring of 1870, subsequently living in this locality. September 10, 1872, he was united in marriage to Miss Rose Ann McNally. Besides the wife, there are two daughters and one son living. the are M.W. Joynt, Mrs. M. Hoben and Mrs. E.F. Murphy, all of this locality. His brothers, Patrick and Michael Joynt, and his sisters, Mrs. Walter Keating and Mrs. Daniel Higgins, also live in this vicinity. Another sister, Mrs. P. Nally, resides in Ireland. Henry Joynt and Mrs. C.G. Worley made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Joynt from childhood until they attained their years of manhood and womanhood.

No one in our country led a more exemplary life than did Mr. Joynt. His motives from a conscientious point of view were much higher than those of the average citizen. He was humble and mild of manner and he was scrupulously honest. He showed by his utterances and by his actions that he had a deep seated faith in providential reward for meritorious deeds and that he feared divine displeasure for human disregard of important precepts and obligations. He was a charitable man. This was particularly noticeable in his attitude towards his fellow citizens. He would not intentionally do any one an injustice and he was very slow to criticise those who might have wronged him. He was a religious man. He would not allow any any temporal consideraton to interfere with the performance of what he regarded as his obligations as a Catholic. He was kind, obliging, patient and cheerful. He realized that a person should be practical and good natured as well as serious and dutiful. One who can stand, in the same neighborhood, for forty years or more, the ordinary test to which he is subjected and maintain successfully the high regard of those who know him intimately an who have an opportunity of realizing his frailities does not need a tribute from the pen of any one to add to the reputation that he has made as a member of society. The writer knew Mr. Joynt as a friend and well wisher for more than a quareter of a century and he feels a personal loos in his death. The surviving members of the family and the other relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.


More About JOHN JOYNT:

Emigration: 1869, Ireland

Fact 1: farmer



17. i. CATHERINE D.3 JOYNT, b. 09/27/1873, Iowa; d. 09/10/1962.

18. ii. MARY BRIDGET JOYNT, b. 05/22/1875, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 12/30/1914, Emmetsburg Iowa.

19. iii. MICHAEL W. JOYNT, b. 09/1877; d. 09/16/1962.

iv. HENRY JOYNT, b. 01/1886, New York; d. 1943; Adopted child; m. JULIA DONAHUE, 02/20/1917, Ayrshire, Iowa; b. 06/14/1892, Clare, Iowa; d. 06/18/1985, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for HENRY JOYNT:

Listed that his parents were born in NY also. He was adopted.

Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1917 :


Mr. Henry Joynt and Miss Julia Donahue were united in marriage at the Sacred Heart church at Ayrshire Tuesday morning at 8:30. Father Lynch officiated. Miss Mercedes Donahue was bride's maid and Mr. C. Clare was groomsman. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Donahue.

The young couple will make their home on the Brocham farm in Great Oak township and will move there about March first. The bride's home is in the Ayrshire vicinity where she is well and favorably known. She is a bright, aimiable and prepossessing, and a young lady of real merit. The groom is a son of Mrs. John Joynt Sr. and is a splendid young man. He is honest....(rest of paper missing)


From page 13 of the Reporter, Emmetsburg, Iowa, Tuesday, June 25, 1985

Services Held for Mrs. Julia A. Joynt

Julia A. Joynt of Emmetsburg died Tuesday, June 18, 1985, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. She was 93.

Services for Mrs. Joynt were held Friday, June 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Richard Sitzman officiated.

Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers were Robert Gavigan, Jack Donahue, J.W. Brown,Jr., David Fredrick, William Frederick, Robert Frederick, Dan Frederick, and Michael Frederick.

The Catholic Daughters of America Rosary was recited Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m. and the Parish Rosary was said Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Julia A. (Donahue) Joynt was born June 14, 1892, in Clare, Iowa. She was the daughter of Michael and Catherine (Coleman) Donahue. She attended school in Ayrshire.

On Feb. 20, 1917, Julia and Henry Joynt were married in Ayrshire. Mrs. Joynt was actively involved in farming with her husband. She retired in 1944 and moved into Emmetsburg. Mrs. Joynt was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Assumption Church ans was head of the Rosary Society for many years.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Gladys Higgins of Emmetsburg.

Mrs. Joynt was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1941; and six sisters, Margaret, Rose, Elizabeth, Marie, Mercedes, and Gertrude who died the day before her sister.


Burial: StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg

v. MALE JOYNT, b. 07/17/1888; d. Bef. 1900 (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).

vi. DAVID JOYNT, b. 07/17/1888, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 08/30/1888, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

7. SARAH2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 07/18/1852 in Ixonia Center, Wisconsin (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Mother age 30 at time of birth of Edward.), and died 03/19/1924 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.). She married JOHN J KANE 04/17/1871 in Mappleton, Wisconsin. He was born 12/1848 in Ireland (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, John J. Kane age 40 at time of birth of Edward.), and died 03/02/1925.


1900 Census lists Sarah as giving birth to 11 children,11 living at time of census.

From the Palo Alto Reporter, Thursday, March 26, 1924:

Mrs. J.J. Kane

Last week we made brief mention of the death of Mrs. J.J. Kane, who passed away at her home in this city last Thursday evening following a long illness. Services were held Saturday forenoon from St. Thomas church, Rev. McNerney having charge. The burial was in St. Johns cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended. The pall bearers were Charles Duhigg, K. J. McElroy, James Bryce, Peter Dally, M.F. Kerwick and Geo. Baker.

Sarah McNally was born at Ixonia Center, Wisconsin, July 18, 1852 and grew to womanhood in her home community. Later the family removed to Mappleton where on April 17, 1871 she was united in marriage to J.J. Kane. They moved to Palo Alto County and made their home on a farm near Crippen, residing there until 1910 when they moved to Camp Crook, So. Dakota. They lived in South Dakota for a couple of years and then moved to this city, which has been their home ever since. Six sons and five daughters came to the home. Ths sons are M.P. of Clinton, John of Cando North Dakota, Ed and Chas of this city and Robert and Joseph of Bowman, North Dakota. The daughters are Mrs. Britt Catern of Camp Crook, South Dakota, Mrs. James Dower of Marengo, Mrs. E.J. Bradley of Graettinger, Mrs. Emil Dahl of Rahme, North Dakota and Catherine, who died a few years ago.

The passing of Mrs. Kane takes from this world one more of Palo Alto's old settlers. Mr. and Mrs. Kane came to this county 53 years ago and with the exception of two years have made their home here. These early settlers are responsible for the many benefits which we enjoy today and needless to say Mrs. Kane did her share of the work to be done at that time cheerfully and willingly. The past few years, of course, Mrs. Kane has not been active due to failing health and the past year or so she has been very low at times, and in spite of all that could be done, the grim reaper final came to claim her. Mr .and Mrs. Kane have many friends in this county acquired during their long residence. They are admired by many. Mrs. Kane was a faithful member of the Catholic church. The sympathy of all goes out to Mr. Kane and the sons and daughters in their sorrow.

Notes for JOHN J KANE:

Soldiers Living in Palo Alto County in 1885

From the Palo Alto Reporter dated July 17,1885

We publish below a list of the soldiers now residing in Palo Alto county who took part in the war of the Rebellion, with their rank and the company and regiment to which they belonged. One of the number, Mr. Jas. Foy, was a soldier in the Mexican War, while Mr. J.M. Hefley took a hand in both the Mexican war, and the war of the rebellion. The list may not be absolutely correct, but is nearly so:

KANE, JJ 2 Lieu I 17 Wis Inf.



1900 Census lists John as emigrating in 1847. Owns own farm.

More About JOHN J KANE:

Fact 1: farmer


Children of SARAH MCNALLY and JOHN KANE are:

20. i. MARY J3 KANE, b. 09/1872, Iowa.

21. ii. MICHAEL P KANE, b. Abt. 1874, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

iii. JOHN KANE, b. Abt. 1875, Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.).

More About JOHN KANE:

Residence: 1924, Cando, North Dakota (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)

22. iv. SARAH ANNIE KANE, b. 10/1877, Palo Alto County, Iowa.

23. v. BRIDGET IDELLA KANE, b. 01/1880, Iowa.

vi. EDWARD W KANE, b. 03/15/1882, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Kane,Edward 6th child of Sarah Jane McNally and John J. Kane,farmerFather age 40, Mother age 30.); d. 01/26/1956; m. CECELIA HAND.


Residence: 1924, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)

24. vii. CHARLES RAYMOND KANE, b. 03/1884, Iowa; d. 1935.

25. viii. ROBERT MILES KANE, b. 04/23/1886, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 03/24/1942, Lead, South Dakota.

ix. CATHERINE KANE, b. 10/1888, Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..).


Not married. Died before mother (1924).


26. x. JOSEPH HENNEBERRY KANE, b. 07/23/1891, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 07/31/1960, Lead, South Dakota.

27. xi. ALICE J KANE, b. 05/1895, Iowa.

8. JOHN2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 09/1853, and died 1926. He married MARY ANN KELLY 02/18/1878 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 1.), daughter of EDWARD KELLY and MARGARET O'BRIEN. She was born 05/1859 in Kane County, Illinois, and died 06/12/1941 in Freedom Township, Palo Alto Co, Iowa (Source: Book 4 Palo Alto Co. Death Records 1941-1966.).


City Marshall

1880 census lists occupation as laborer. Living in Town of Emmetsburg. In dwelling 3 with Atkinsons. Had a servant, Catherine Stanton living with them.

1900 census lists occupation as drayman. Living in City of Emmetsburg. Renting home. 2 months unemployed. Nephew Aleck living with them. He was age 33 working at steel mill.

1925 census listed John as 70 years of age, with a 3rd grade education. Mary was 65 with a 5th grade education. William was living with them.

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

Marshal McNally has had one case of "top heavy" that had to be carried to the cooler. $12.50 to the city next morning added to the bitterness and humiliation.



Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa


Burial: 06/14/1941, StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg


Children of JOHN MCNALLY and MARY KELLY are:

i. WILLIAM3 MCNALLY, b. 06/1879 (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co. Census.).

ii. DANIEL MCNALLY, b. 10/21/1881, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 04/02/1947, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 4.).




Burial: 04/07/1947, StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg

Cause of Death: thrombosis

Occupation: Newspaper reporter

iii. ART MCNALLY, b. 09/06/1883, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 03/05/1903, Emmetsburg,Iowa.

Notes for ART MCNALLY:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, March 11, 1903:

Art McNally Dead

Art, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McNally, died Thursday after a lingering illness of several months, during which time he was on several occasions reported on the point of death. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery. He was 19 years of age. Death is at all times and unwelcome visitor and the surviving parents and other members of the family have the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors in their sorrow.

28. iv. EDWARD HERBERT MCNALLY, b. 06/04/1886, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 1973, California.

v. ELLEN E MCNALLY, b. 08/23/1888, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 02/1977, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; m. HENRY CLARK, 09/23/1909; b. 08/23/1888, Iowa.

Notes for HENRY CLARK:

Marriage records lists place of residence as Freedonia, KS.

vi. JOSIE MCNALLY, b. 12/08/1891, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 02/24/1892, Emmetsburg,Iowa.


From the Palo Alto Reporter:

Friday, Feb. 26, 1892

A little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. McNally died on Wednesday. She was about 15 months old.


Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

vii. ERNEST MCNALLY, b. 03/19/1894; d. 08/31/1895, Emmetsburg, Iowa.


From the Palo Alto Reporter September 6, 1895:

Little Ernst McNally, the 18-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John McNally, died Saturday at about 12 o'clock, after a tedious illness of over a month. The cause of his death was dysentery. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2 P.M. from the house and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery. Little Ernst did not have long to stay in this world of suffering before he was called to a brighter and better one.


Cause of Death: cholera infantum (Source: Palo Alto County Births 1897-1921)

viii. THOMAS MCNALLY, b. 09/13/1896; d. 03/14/1897.


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, March 17, 1897:

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. John McNally were called upon to mourn the loss of their youngest child, a boy, aged about six months. He had been quite sick for some time. The funeral was held Monday afternoon and was quite largely attended. This is the third child Mr. and Mrs. McNally have lost during the past few years. General sympathy is extended to them in their sorrow..

9. PATRICK2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 09/25/1855 in Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, and died 07/05/1923 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He married MARGARET ANN HICKEY 11/25/1879 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, daughter of JAMES HICKEY and MARGARET HOGAN. She was born 10/14/1856 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 05/05/1932 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.


From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wed, July 11, 1923:

Pat McNally Laid to Rest

Cancer Brings Death to Longtime Resident of County Thursday, July 5

Mr. Patrick McNally died at his home in the Third ward at 2 a.m. Thursday, July 5, after a lengthy illness. For some time Mr. McNally has been in a very serious condition. He was taken to Iowa City in the early spring but it was learned that he was suffering from an internal cancer and could not be helped. He suffered a great deal and, sad though death always is, it came to him as a kindly relief.

Funeral services were conducted at the Assumption Church at ten o'clock Saturday. Monsignor Farrelly officiated and celebrated a requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. J.J. Neppel of Mallard and Rev. L.J. Savage. The body was laid to rest in St. John's cemetery.

The active pall bearers were W.I. Branagan, John O'Brien, Robert Laughlin, James Neary, Dan Burns and T.F. Rutledge. The honarary pall bearers were all grandsons of Mr. McNally. They were Ralph and Edwin Joynt, Herman and Patrick Doering, Francis and Gerald McNally.

Patrick McNally was born at Exonia, Wisconsin on September 25, 1855. He came to Iowa in 1872 and lived on a farm west of town for many years. He farmed for some time before coming to Emmetsburg. He worked for the Creamery company for several years. This was thirty-nine years ago.

Later he engaged in business for himself in this city. This business he conducted for many years.

On November 24, 1879, he was united in marriage with Miss Maggie A. Hickey. To this union ten children were born. All survive their father and were at his bedside at the time of his death.

The seven daughters are Mrs. T.P. Joynt, of Emmetsburg township, Mrs. J.B. Doerning and Mrs. P.J. Grethen of Mallard, Mrs. J.J. Clemon of Sioux Falls, Mrs. W. Mart of Fairmont Minn., Mrs. E.J. Frederick of Osgood and Miss Sarah McNally who is at home.

The three sons are W.P. and R.F. McNally of this city and J.J. McNally of Sibley. He is also survived by his wife, one sister and six brothers. The sister is Mrs. J.J. Kane of this city. The brothers are Myles, John and Edward McNally of this place, C.J. McNally of Austin, Minn., Thomas McNally of Green Bay, Wis., and Alexander of Waterloo. He has also thirty-three grandchildren.

For over fifty-one years Mr. McNally was a resident of this county. In that time he formed a broad acquaintance, and few who knew him would speak ill of him.

In his home he meant much to his family. He was a devoted husband, a kind and indulgent father. The tender care and the devotion which were lavished upon him during his last illness was expressive of the great devotion of his wife and children for him. The exceptionally large attendance at his funeral showed the high regard in which he was held in the community.

While Mr. McNally was congenial and easy to deal with, he had decided opinions of his own, and his convictions, whether right or wrong, were honest and sincere. He was hearty, hospitable and neighborly. He loved to do a good turn to another and was deeply grateful for any kindness extended to him. He had very many admirable traits of character, that were hidden under the cover of unostentation. His life might naturally have been prolonged for many years had it not been for the uncurable cancer. This thought, together with the agonizing absence of a loved one, will make the grief of the bereaved exceedingly difficult to bear. But time and a hope in future reward will bring consolation to their sorrowing hearts.

To them the Tribune extends sincere sympathy.



Mrs. McNally Passes Away at Mallard

Was born in 1856 the First White Child in Palo Alto County

Mrs. Margaret Hickey McNally, daughter of the Judge and Mrs. James Hickey passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Doerning of Mallard Thursday, May 5 after a prolonged illness. The most tender care and nursing was given her for the many years she suffered. She was a remarkably patient patient. Death seemed to come at last as a kind relief.

Funeral services were conducted at the Assumption church at 9:30 Saturday morning. The Rev. Father Finnegan officiated and celebrated a requiem high mass. The pallbearers were Ralph Grethen, Harold Clennon, Irvin Joynt, Gerald McNally, and Herman and Arnold Doerning, six grandsons of the deceased. Burial was in St. John's cemetery beside the body of her husband who died some years ago.

Mrs. Margaret Hickey was the first white child born in Palo Alto County. Mr and Mrs. James Hickey came to Ft. Dodge about the time the original Irish Colony came to Palo Alto county and joined the colony here a few months later, in the early fall of 1856.

On October 14, 1856 Margaret was born. The following spring the Hickey family moved farther south across the river and located on section 35-96-33, or in Emmetsburg Township. She attended the country school and later went to school at Ft. Dodge, making the trips to and from that place by stage. Much of fher education was obtained while she helped her mother in the home, or caring for her younger brothers and sisters, or helping her father in the postoffice.

She grew to womanhood on the farm and on November 25, 1879 she united in marriage with Patrick McNally. For five years they made their home on a farm and then moved to Emmetsburg.

In 1888 they took up their residence in their own home here where they resided until July 5, 1923 when Mr. McNally passed away. Mrs. McNally continued to reside there until September, 1930, when she was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Doerning, where she was cared for.

Mrs. McNally was a woman of fine character. She had a gentle and loving disposition. She was earnest, kind and true to her family and friends. A devoted wife and mother, she never left anything undone which meant peace, comfort or happiness to her loved ones. Her name has always been one of hte prominent ones in Palo Alto County and will always be remembered in the history of the place.

She is survived by three sons, W.P. and Rob of this county and James of Sibley and six daughters, Mrs. Tom Joynt of Emmetsburg Township, Mrs. B.F. Doerning and Mrs. Pete Grethen of Mallard, Mrs. J. J. Clennon of Sioux Falls, Mrs. Nick Marks of East Chain, Minnesota, Mrs. Elmer Frederick of Osgood and Miss Sarah McNally of Mallard.

To all of them the Tribune extends sincere sympathy, and is assured that her blessed memory will be a great consolation to them.




Fact 1: first white child born in Palo Alto Co.




29. ii. MARY THERESA MCNALLY, b. 09/27/1880, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 06/15/1966, Clear Lake,Iowa.

30. iii. WILLIAM PATRICK MCNALLY, b. 06/02/1882, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 05/17/1957, Emmetsburg Iowa.

31. iv. ROSA ELLEN MCNALLY, b. 03/07/1884, Iowa; d. 11/26/1974.

32. v. ANNIE JOSEPHINE MCNALLY, b. 04/23/1886, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 09/03/1971.

33. vi. MARGARET MCNALLY, b. 12/04/1889, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 08/11/1962, Sioux Falls,South Dakota.

34. vii. ROBERT FRANCIS MCNALLY, b. 01/14/1890, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 09/20/1952, Des Moines,Iowa.

viii. SARAH BERNADETTE MCNALLY, b. 05/25/1894; d. 11/10/1982, Des Moines,Iowa.


Another document lists date of birth as 11/02/1892

35. ix. LORETTA MCNALLY, b. 04/14/1896, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 10/25/1980, Armstrong,Iowa.

36. x. ALICE CECELIA MCNALLY, b. 08/10/1897, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 12/17/1978, Mason City,Iowa.

xi. JAMES J MCNALLY, b. 08/19/1900, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 11/21/1987, Sibley,Iowa; m. ZELDA BONDS; b. 03/16/1900; d. 07/20/1970, Sibley,Iowa..


Fact 1: buried at Sibley,Iowa

Fact 2: ran clothing store


Fact 1: buried at Sibley,Iowa

Fact 2: Methodist.

10. CHARLES2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born Abt. 1860 in Wisconsin. He married MARY. She was born Abt. 1857 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census Soundex.).


Living in Minnesota at time of brother, Miles' death.

1880 Iowa Soundex: vol 5-ed 48-sheet 4-line 35 in Cerro Gordo County, Mount Vernon Township

McNally,Charles white,male, age 20 b. in Wisconsin

,Mary, wife, age 23, b. in Illinois

,Charles, son, age 8 mo. b. in Iowa

1900 Iowa Soundex: not listed


Children of CHARLES MCNALLY and MARY are:




iv. CHARLES MCNALLY, b. Abt. 1879 (Source: 1880 IA Soundex.).

11. EDWARD2 MCNALLY (MYLES1) was born 06/11/1864 in Ixonia, Wisconsin, and died 12/11/1950 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He married JANE JENNIE GRIFFIN 07/23/1888 in Emmetsburg Iowa, daughter of MAURICE GRIFFIN and ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM. She was born 03/01/1865 in Minnesota, and died 04/28/1912 in Emmetsburg, Iowa.


1900 census lists him as deputy sheriff. Owns own home in city of Emmetsburg.

1907-listed as constable in Emmetsburg.From the Emmetsburg Democrat Wednesday, January 9, 1907:

From the Emmetsburg Reporter September 12, 1950

Prominent Local Man Served in Many Civic Jobs

Edward McNally, 86, prominent and longtime resident of Emmetsburg, died in the local hospital Monday morning at 9 o'clock after a lingering illness.

Mr. McNally had been ill for many months and not infrequently critically ill but his great vitality and "will to live" had always carried him through. Since August he had been at the home of his daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Joynt, near Emmetsburg and the last week he was treated at the hospital.


Even in his last days he retained his cheerful attitude and sense of humor. When asked one morning recently if a crying child had kept him awake during the night, his eyes twinkled and he said, "No, I probably kept the baby awake."


Funeral services will be held at Assumption church Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the Very W.F. Mason, his pastor and longtime friend, officiating. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery. The body will be at the McNally home at 2108 Fourteenth street, until the time of the funeral. The Martin Funeral Home is in charge.

Few residents of Emmetsburg had lived here so long or been so active in building up the community as Mr. McNally. One of the real "old timers", he came to Palo Alto county with his parents in a covered wagon 75 years ago.

The family settled just west of the Des Moines reiver and began farming operations, the boy, "Ed", putting in some hard licks and long days on the farm. Schools were few and far between and formal education ended with the third grade, but Mr. McNally, with a hunger for learning, "made out" his own education and became one of Palo Alto county's best versed men in business and financial matters.

He was 23 when he met Miss Jenny Griffen in Emmetsburg and a year later they were married. They had eight children, three boys and five girls, six of whom are living. Mrs. McNally passed away 28 years ago and Mr. McNally became both a father and "mother" to the growing family of children. Never shirking this care, he showered attention and devotion on his youngsters through the years he alone bore this responsibility.


He was one of Emmetsburg's best known businessmen, for years serving as head of the McNally Real Estate and Abstract firm. But he alwasy spared time for communitly service and has probably contributed as much as any other person to civic affairs. He served on the draft boards of both World War I and World War II capably, and fairly.


He is a former secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, a former deputy sheriff and a former of the Board of Education. In all of these duties he gave his best efforts.

Mr. McNally had a wide understanding of human nature and helped ocuntless persons when they were in need. His sympathy for the trials of others won him many friends.

He had a big store of "common sense" and contempt for what he felt wer foolish worries. Till well toward the last, he defied hsi doctor's orders and reported for duty at his office, climbing a flight of stairs to reach them.

The community will regret his death and extends sympathy to the family. The six surviving children are Ray and Maurice McNally, Mrs. Floyd McCain, Mrs. Paul Kerber and Mrs. D.W. Joynt, all of Emmetsburg, and Sister Mary Edwardetta of Holy Angels convent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Burial: 12/14/1950, StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg

Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis




Died Early Sunday Morning After a Long Illness

Sunday morning Mrs. Edward McNally passed away at her home in this city. She was taken ill during the latter part of January. She was given the best of medical attention and she had the assistance of a trained nurse during her long and most trying illness, but it seems that death had claimed her. She retained her courage to the last, ardently hoping that she might be spared to give for a few years longer the loving, motherly attention that her family required; but such, it is evident, was not the will of Providence. She died fully fortified by all of the spiritual advantages that the fervant, confiding Christian could possess in passing from time to eternity.

The funeral was held Tuesday. There was a requiem high mass at Assumption church. Father Conway was the celebrant. The interment was in St. John’s cemetery. There was a large attendance. The W.O.O.F. and the L.A. of the A.O.H. were present. The pall bearers were Bert Hughes, E.J. McEvoy, W.I.Branagan, J.R. Martin, P.F. McMahon and Peter Bough. There were a number of beautiful floral offerings, the gifts of friends and societies to which Mrs. McNally belonged.

Jane Griffin was born at Caledonia, Houston county, Minnesota, March 1, 1865. She came to Palo Alto county about thirty years ago. July 23, 1888 she was united in marriage to Edward McNally at Assumption church in this city, Rev. Daniel Murphy officiating. Mr. and Mrs. McNally subsequently made their home in Emmetsburg. The surviving members of the family are the husband, three sons and four daughters. The sons are Raymond R., Clement J., and Maurice Edward. The daughters are Elizabeth Genevieve, Mary Bernette, Veronica Kathlene and Mildred Irene. One daughter died in infancy. Her father, Maurice Griffin, who is quite aged, lives at Red Wing, Minnesota, as do also two sisters, Mrs. Richard Walsh and Mrs. Wm. Search. Another sister, Mrs. C.P. McCormick, resides at Houston, Minnesota. There are two brothers, John Griffin of Graettinger and Michael of Seattle, Washington. Mrs. McNally was a member of the W.O.O.F. the L.A. of the A.O.H., the Living Rosary Society and the Purgatorial Society.

The death of Mrs. McNally is not only an irrepable loss to her devoted husband and seven sons and daughters, but it is keenly felt by our entire community, of which she was an acitve, worthy, and helpful member for nearly a quarter of a century. She was a lady of more than average intelligence, of keen discernment, and of true zeal for the attainment of all that is elevating and edifying in the lives of individuals as well as in the organized efforts of communities. Those who knew her intimately were fully convinced of this predominating purpose in her character. No woman in Emmetsburg understood better her responsibilities in her home and none, we are sure, gave to them closer, more far seeing or more self-sacrificing attention. That her love, care, devotion and maternal ambition had more than ordinary influence on the members her household was unmistakably manifested by them during the uncertain, slowly passing, painful hours of her last illness. To their spiritual and temporal welfare she had given the best years of her pious, thoughful, industrious, helpful life and they, in return, did everything that affection could suggest to assist her, to comfort her and to cheer her. Mrs. McNally was not only one of the most anxious, prudent, and provident of mothers, but she was a warm-hearted friend, an obliging neighbor, a practical social planner, and an exceptionally willing worker in church affairs. In fact she was never indifferent if any local activity in which she felt it her duty to make herself useful. She was always willing to undertake her part and to do it as well as her ability and time would permit. Her confidences in God’s goodness, her readiness to do his holy will as best she could, and her disposition to make any sacrifice that he might require of her earned for her the high regard of those who appreciate sincere motives and enobling Christian deeds, and they did much to make her laudable efforts successful. She was called at a comparatively early age from those whom she so fondly loved and for whom she had so anxiously and helpfully toiled. May Providence comfort and guide them, during the coming years, and lighten the burden of anguish that now weighs heavily on their tender hearts. The sympathy of all is extended to Mr. McNally, to the sons and daughters, and to the other relatives in their bereavement.




i. RAYMOND BERNARD3 MCNALLY, b. 05/17/1888; d. 1952; m. IOLA CAIN.


Dad (Michael Joynt) says:

Ray was the one that looked like a movie star [Ronald Coleman].....

ii. CLEMENT JOSEPH MCNALLY, b. 10/27/1890, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 08/29/1938, Sumner, Iowa; m. HAZEL CASS, 01/15/1930, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


From the E'burg Democrat 23 June 1909:

W.C. Hronek and Henry Doyle, of Pocahontas, Frank Marrin and Harold Prichett, of Omaha, and Roy Counley, of Decatur, Illinois, have been camping along the shore of Medium lake since Sunday with Clem McNally and Charles McGuire, with whom they attended Creighton college at Omaha. Most of them made the trip from Omaha to this city Friday and Saturday by auto. They broke down near P. Hanilan's and had to walk to town. Mr. McNally denies the allegation that he ran short of cash while out with the boys and had to hoof it home.


Dad (Michael Joynt] says:

It was Clem

that was the rouge.

True enough Clem McNally had his own traveling Sheaksphereian {Spelling}???

troup. In fact When I was little they were coming to Emmetsburg, I remember

the crackerjacks, and the actors were just like the old western movies groups

that did that type of stuff. Clem was full of BS and was reputed to have

actually sold refrigerators to the Eskimos [grandma would never talk about

it] . The tent took up 1 full block in length and about a quarter of a block

wide. I rather liked Clem.

He married Hazel Cass [I don't know if she was an actress or a want to be} I

didn't care for her much probably because she didn't care for me much.

Give Leo a call about Clem, he knew him pretty well [Leo could use the call,

he is not too well. Clem was a great pal of Bert Ryan


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Friday, Sept 2, 1938:

Clem McNally Passed Away at Sumner

Widely Known Businessman Died Monday Following Attack of Flu. Funeral was Held in Emmetsburg Yesterday.

Clem J. McNally, son of Edward McNally of this city, and one of the most widely known young businessmen in northern Iowa, passed away at his home at Sumner at 8 o'clock monday evening. Mr. McNally's death was the results of a hemmorhage, following a short siege of the flu. Tuesday evening of last week Mr. McNally made a motor trip to Renwick to look after some business in his theatre at that place. He evidently caught a cold during the evening. Friday, not feeling well, he made a special auto trip to Emmetsburg to visit his father. During the day he developed a high temperature and returned to his home at Sumner. He went to bed immediately. A physician was called. During Saturday and Sunday Mr. McNally seemed to be recovering nicely. Monday evening, following a visit from his physician and his close friend, Father John Fischer, he decided to get out of bed and take a bath. After he completed the bath he was overcome by a severe choking spell which immediately developed into a hemorrhage. His physician and Father Fischer were immediately called, but nothing could be done to save his life. He passed away about an hour later.

Funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church at Sumner Wednesday morning, with the pastor, Rev. John Fischer, officiating. There was a large attendance. Following the services the remains were brought to this city, arriving in Emmetsburg late Wednesday afternoon. They remained in the parental home until Thursday morning when at 9:30 o'clock, following brief religious services in the home conducted by the Very Rev. W. F. Mason, they were interred in St. John's cemetery.

The Foy Funeral home had charge of local arrangements. The pall bearers were Bert Ryan, Bert Hughes, James Morrisey, Wm. McNamara, Wm. Kerwick, and W.T. Branagan.

Clement Joseph McNally, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McNally, was born in Emmetsburg on October 28, 1890. He was nearly 48 years of age at the time of his passing. He spent his youth in this city where he attended St. Mary's Academy. Following his preparatory education in Emmetsburg, Clement later matriculated in Creighton University at Omaha, Nebr. for a number of years he assisted his father in various capacities in the land and loan business. He later entered into the real estate business on his own and was active in that capacity in many states. He spent several years in Florida, during the boom period.

Mr. McNally was united in marriage to Hazel M. Cass at Cedar Rapids on January 15, 1930. Together they engaged in the outdoor theatre business, a business that had been built up by the bride and her family for many years. Mr. and Mrs. McNally entered the moving picture business a few years ago. They, together with other members of the Cass family, conducted a chain of twelve theatres in eastern Iowa and were contemplating the addition of two more theatres to their holdings at the time of Mr. McNally's death. The theatres owned are at Sumner, Waucoma, Nashua, Stacyville, Renwick, Coggan, Strawberry Point, Arlington, Maple Rock and Lime Spring.

Clem McNally leaves to mourn his passing his wife and a daughter, Mrs. George Caldwell of Nashua. he is also bereaved by his father, Edward McNally of this city, and by the following brothers and sisters: Ray McNally, Cincinnati, Ohio; Maurice McNally, Detroit, Michigan; Sister Mary Edwardetta, Dubuque, Ia; Mrs. Floyd McCain, Palmer, and Mrs. Wm Joynt and Mrs. Paul Kerber, both of this city.

The death of Clem McNally is sincerely mourned by a wide circle of friends, not only in Emmetsburg but throughout the state. The deceased was a most personable and friendly man. Blessed with an engaging personality and marked ability, he found it easy to cultivate worthwhile friendships almost anywhere he went. He was truly the open hearted and generous type, willing to go to almost any extreme to help a friend in need. He had a genius for organization, was clever in his management of election campaigns and was a quick and ready thinker. Clem McNally was outspoken and sincere in his convictions. He was never inclined to compromise on matters of principle. He was naturally progressive. His death is a severe blow to Mrs. McNally, to his father with whom he was so closely associated for many years, and to his brothers and sisters and other relatives who always knew him for his loyalty, his kindness and his willingness at all times to share the family burdens with them. The Democrat unites with hundreds of friends in extending sincere sympathy to all who are bereaved by this sudden passing.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral yesterday were Sister Mary Edwardetta of Dubuque, Maurice McNally of Detroit and Ray McNally of Cincinnati, Mr. Floyd McCain of Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. George Caldwell of Nashua and Mrs. Tessie Farley and daughter, Frances, of Waterloo.

37. iii. ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE MCNALLY, b. 01/03/1893, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 02/16/1985, Emmetsburg, Iowa.

38. iv. MARY BERNETTE MCNALLY, b. 01/17/1895.

v. IRENE MCNALLY, b. 08/12/1896, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 04/12/1897, Emmetsburg Iowa.


Emmetsburg Democrat, April 14, 1867:

Mr and Mrs. Edward McNally's child, a girl, aged about eight months, died last evening after a lingering illness. General sympathy is extended to them in their loss, which has saddened their happy fireside.

Palo Alto Reporter, April 16, 1897:

Mrs. and Mrs. Edward McNally are mourning the loss of their little eight month old daughter which passed from earth Tuesday. The cause of the little one's death ws brain fever. The funeral services took place Thursday morning at ten o'clock.

vi. VERA MCNALLY, b. 04/08/1897, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 12/18/1993, Dubuque,Iowa.

39. vii. MILDRED MCNALLY, b. 08/19/1899; d. 11/27/1986.

40. viii. MAURICE MCNALLY, b. 05/20/1904; d. 06/03/1982.


Generation No. 3


12. ANNA ELIZABETH3 MCNALLY (MYLES2, MYLES1) was born 04/02/1874 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.), and died 1961. She married LAWRENCE F. MURPHY, son of EDWARD MURPHY and MARY JOYNT. He was born Abt. 1872 in Palo Alto Co., and died 1938.


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of William Edward


Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Residence: 1935, Bonesteel, South Dakota (Source: Obit of Maria Kane McNally E'burg Democrat 03/21/1935.)


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of William Edward


Burial: St John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Fact 1: farmer

Residence: 02/01/1905, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Mary Joynt Nestor Murphy, Feb 1, 1905.)



i. EDNA MARIE4 MURPHY, b. 10/04/1908, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Murphy,Edna Marie born 10-4-1898 in EmmetsburgMother Annie McNally,Father Lawrence F. Murphy.); m. RAY TAYLOR.


iii. CLAUDIE MURPHY, b. 01/27/1902, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 01/22/1913, Ruthven,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).


Age 10 yrs,11mo,25 day at time of death.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wed. January 29, 1913:

Died Rather Unexpectedly

Miss Claudie, Twin Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Murphy

A sad death occurred in this city last Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon while returning to St. Mary's academy, after the dinner hour, Claudie Murphy, aged 11, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Murphy of Emmetsburg township, fell on the ice a short distance north of the building, her head striking on the ground. She did not seem to be injured very badly at the time and, after going into her room, took her seat as usual. She complained during the afternoon that she had a headache. She did not jinform her Sister what had happened to her. She was told that she need not study until she would feel better. She returned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McNally where she and her little twin sister were boarding, and after eating a light supper, retired for the night. She complained that she was not feeling very well but Mrs. McNally did not consider her condition in any sense serious. The following morning she did not get up. She did not have any appetite but drank a little coffee. Mrs. McNally washed her face and comberd her hair but did not consider her ill enough to send for her parents. Her little sister went to school as usual. About eleven o'clock Claudie became worse. Dr. Hennessy was summoned. He did not realize what had happend to her, as she had not told anyone about falling down and injuring her head. She died within an hour. Dr. Hennessy says he is confident that her death was the result ot the concussion of the brain. Teh remains were taken to the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Myles McNally, of this city. Her parents did not reach her bedside in time to see her alive.

The funeral was held Friday morning, most of the girls of the Academy attending in a body. Services were conducted at Assumption church at 10 o'clock, Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly celebrating a requiem high mass. At the close he spoke of her aptness, diligence and obedience as a pupil and of the sacrifices that her parents had made to give their children a religious education, closing with a few well chosen remarks on the responsibility of parents in providing for the moral safety of their boys and girls. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall bearers were Carl Berger, Ray Nally, Herbert Claer, Earl Murphy, Michael Collins, and Peter Collins.

Seldom has death occasioned more profound sorrow in our community than did the passing of this sweet, innocent little school girl. She was a twin daughter and she was the recipient of many attentions by friends as well as the hope of loving solicitious and zealous parental hearts. They had spared no effort to give thier children special opportunities and it is sad to think that she was stricken down almost without a moment's warning. However, Providence must have a wise purpose in permitting such occurrences. His ways are indeed often mysterious. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the parents and other relatives in their sorrow.




Cause of Death: cerebral hemmorage

Fact 1: 01/24/1913, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg


v. JOHN GERALD MURPHY, b. 10/28/1904, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Murphy,John Gerald born 10-28-1904 in Emmetsburg,IowaParents Annie Elizabeth McNally and Lawrence Murphy.).

vi. WILLIAM EDWARD MURPHY, b. 03/03/1912 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Murphy,William Edward born 3-3-1912Father Lawrence Murphy age 40 born in Iowa, farmerMother Anna E. McNally ae 38 born in Iowa6 children born, 5 living.).

13. WILLIAM THOMAS3 MCNALLY (MYLES2, MYLES1) was born 08/03/1878 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.). He married MARGARET COLLINS 10/30/1906 in West Bend, Iowa, daughter of PETER COLLINS and CATHERINE NELLY. She was born 11/25/1886 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Reported 3-1-1943 by Catherine Collins,Mrs. FitzpatrickMargaret Collins born 11-25-1886 in Freedom Township.).


Emmetsburg Democrat

Palo Alto County, Iowa

29 July 1908

Mrs. Wm. McNALLY, a daughter of P.J. COLLINS, is ill.



i. EDWARD JOSEPH4 MCNALLY, b. 11/21/1909, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.).


14. SARAH ELLEN3 MCNALLY (MYLES2, MYLES1) was born 08/28/1883 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Pension Papers of Myles McNally.), and died 1955 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). She married RICHARD PATRICK MCNALLY 09/14/1909 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Marriage Records, Book 7, 1909-1915, 17, certificate 2673.), son of JOHN MCNALLY and BRIDGET HALLORAN. He was born Abt. 1883 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and died 1951 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).




ii. JOSEPH LUKE MCNALLY, b. 08/19/1915 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, 246.); m. VIRGINIA.

iii. ROSE GERALDINE MCNALLY, b. 08/19/1915 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, 246.); m. ERNIE FRERICHS.

iv. MAURICE EDWARD MCNALLY, b. 05/02/1919, Curlew,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, McNally,Maurice Edward born 5-2-1919 in Curlew,Silver Lake TownshipParents Sadie McNally and Richard McNally.).

15. ROSE3 MCNALLY (MYLES2, MYLES1) was born 03/21/1886 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.). She married ART BEAUDRY.


Residence: 1935, St. Cloud, Minnesota




16. WILLIAM3 MCNALLY (ALEXANDER2, MYLES1) was born 09/11/1887 in Oconomowoc,Wisconsin (Source: (1) 1900 Census Soundex., (2) Civil War Pension Papers of Alexander McNally.), and died 11/26/1959 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He married (1) MARIE Bef. 1930. He married (2) MARIE ELIZABETH EVE GUEHL 11/26/1930 in Charles City, Iowa, daughter of ANTHONY GUEHL and LOUISA SPITZNER. She was born 02/21/1902 in St James, Minnesota, and died 06/1998 in Battle Creek, Michigan.


Occupation: Foreman in cement company/Charles City, Iowa


Children of WILLIAM MCNALLY and MARIE are:


ii. CHARLENE MCNALLY, d. Las Vegas, Nevada; m. CLARENCE LANE.




iv. KORLUS RAY4 MCNALLY, b. 10/15/1938, Charles City, Iowa; m. REBECCA CHRISTIAENS, 12/1972, Battle Creek, Michigan.

v. WILLIAM ANTHON MCNALLY, b. 01/01/1937, Charles City, Iowa; m. JOAN MAY KING, 08/12/1967, Battle Creek, Michigan.

17. CATHERINE D.3 JOYNT (ROSEANN2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 09/27/1873 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 09/10/1962. She married MICHAEL E. HOBAN 02/21/1906 in Emmetsburg,Iowa. He was born Abt. 1869 in Iowa.


1900 census had Catherine still living at home at age 26.


The notes given me by Marie Klaffke gave the surname as Hoban. The Palo Alto Co. Birth Records gives the name as Hoben

Birth year estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth records at time of birth of Leonard and Avis


Fact 1: farmer



i. STEPHEN4 HOBAN, b. 02/14/1907 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Hoben,Stephen born 2-14-1907 in Highland TownshipMother Kittie Joynt,Father Michael E. Hoben.); m. MRS LARRY PHELPS.

ii. EARL HOBAN, b. 01/26/1908 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Hoben,Earl born 1-26-1908 in Highland TownshipMother Katie Joynt,Father Mike E. Hoben.); m. ARLENE HIGHTON.

iii. LEONARD HOBAN, b. 06/02/1910 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Hoben,Leonard born 6-2-1910 in Highland TWPFather Michael E. Hoben age 41 born in Iowa,farmerMother Kittie Joynt age 27 born in Iowa3 children born,3 living.); d. 1981 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.); m. INA DARLING; b. 1903; d. 1984 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).

Notes for INA DARLING:

St. John's Cemetery Records has Ina J. Mahan (Mother) marked on stone. Don't know where surname Darling came from.

iv. AVIS HOBAN, b. 04/01/1912 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Hoben,Avis born 4-1-1912Father Michael E. Hoben born in Iowa,farmerMother Kittie Joynt age 39 born in Iowa4 children born,4 living.); m. LESTER GRABER.

18. MARY BRIDGET3 JOYNT (ROSEANN2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 05/22/1875 in Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.), and died 12/30/1914 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.). She married EDWARD FRANCIS MURPHY 05/20/1895 in Graettinger,Iowa, son of DANIEL MURPHY and ELIZABETH LOWRY. He was born 10/24/1869 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 10/15/1954 in Estherville,Iowa.


Married to a Murphy who was still alive at time of her death. She was 34 years 7 months 8 days at time of death. Her death record lists her as Murphy,Mary B. and parents are listed as Roseanne McNally and John Joynt that is why I know she is married to a Murphy.

Obit from The Palo Alto Tribune Wed. Jan. 6th, 1914:

Mrs. Ed Murphy

Sad indeed was the message that conveyed news of the death of Mrs. Ed Murphy which occurred at ther home in Walnut township on Wednesday of last week. Following the birth of a baby the mother was summoned from life and the baby too passed away. The body was brought to Emmetsburg for burial. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Louis Anthofer at Assumption church on New Years Day and the interment was made in St. John's cemetery. Miss Mary Joynt was born in Emmetsburg township on May 2, 1875. There she grew to young womanhood. On May 20, 1894 she was united in marriage to Edward Murphy. To this union thirteen children were born, five of whom survive their mother. Mrs. Murphy was a good woman, faithful in her duties, devotion and sacrifices to her husband and family. Much indeed, has been taken from them, for on earth there is no love like mother love, and none other can administer such care as she. Death is sad at any time but when a young woman, in the prime of life, a mother whose care in devotion is needed by dependent children is taken, only the knowledge that a Divine Providence has intervened, can satisfy human nature that all is well. Besides her husband and five children, Mrs. Murphy leaves her mother, Mrs. John Joynt, one sister, Mrs. Michael Hoben, and a half brother, Henry Joynt, all of whom share in teh sympathy of the community which is freely extended.


Cause of Death: shock from premature childbirth(7 mo.),anemia during pregnancy

Fact 1: 01/01/1915, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg


1900 Census dwelling,family #23 p. 12A, farmer.


Edward Francis Murphy Dies

Rites Monday

Edward F. Murphy, a resident of Estherville for 32 years, died this morning at Holy Family hospital. Cause of death was given as a heart ailment. Mr. Murphy, born in Emmetsburg, would have been 85 on Oct. 24 and had been hospitalized for the past month.

The deceased, a retired railroad worker, was preceded in death by his wife Mary, who died in 1914, and three brothers and four sisters. One brother, M. L. Murphy of Graettinger, survives.

Survivors also include four daughters and one son. They are Hazel Murphy of Estherville, Mrs. Leo Clare of Estherville, Mrs. Fred Kannenberg of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Idella Fleming of Washington, D. C., and Joseph Murphy of Council Bluffs. All were present at the time of his death. In addition he is survived by 12 grandchildren.

The body will be brought to the Clare home at 403 North Second Street, and Rosary will be said at the home at 8 o'clock Sunday night. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the Rev. Father J. H. Duhigg officiating.



Children of MARY JOYNT and EDWARD MURPHY are:

i. MARY IDELLA4 MURPHY, b. 03/15/1896, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 09/07/1988, Deland, Florida; m. CURTIS FLOYD FLEMING.


Burial: 09/09/1988, Deland Memorial Gardens, Deland,FL

Divorced: 1940

Residence: 1954, Washington, DC (Source: Obit of Edward Francis Murphy-1954.)

ii. CATHERINE EILEEN MURPHY, b. 05/12/1898, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Murphy,Catherine born 5-12-1898 in EmmetsburgMother Mary Bridget Joynt, Father E.F. Murphy.); d. 05/05/1987, New Richmond, Wisconsin; m. LEO JAMES CLARE, 11/02/1917, Graettinger,Iowa; b. 12/04/1895, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 06/17/1976, Estherville,Iowa.


Catherine Eileen Murphy

From Funeral Card

Eileen Clare



Michael Anderson

Thomas Anderson

David Wilberg

Douglas Wilberg

Joseph Wilberg

Michael Wilberg

Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Catherine Eileen Murphy, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Joynt) Murphy, was born May 12, 1898, in Emmetsburg, Iowa and departed this life at Holy Family Hospital in New Richmond, Wisconsin on Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at the age of 88 years, 11 months, and 23 days.

She received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Emmetsburg.

On November 2, 1917 she was united in marriage to Leo James Clare in Graettinger, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Emmetsburg and Graettinger areas until 1926 when they moved to Estherville, Iowa. She worked for Holy Family Hospital in Estherville for twenty-two years. Mr. Clare died in 1976.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville, Altar and Rosary Society, and the Legion of Mary.

Mrs. Clare is survived by one son, Robert Clare of Platteville, Wisconsin; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Leona) Anderson of St. Paul, Minnesota, Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Wilberg of New Richmond, Wisconsin; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Rosamond Kannenberg of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Iadella Fleming of DeLand, Florida; and one sister-in-law, Lena Murphy of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She has been preceded in death by her husband, two sons, two daughters, and one grandchild, and her parents.



Burial: 05/08/1987, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg,IA


Leo James Clare

From Funeral Card

Leo James Clare


PALLBEARERS (grandsons)

Paul Allis, Jim Mahin, Mike Anderson, Jon VanGuilder, Denny Clare, Dave Wilberg

Services will be conducted at St. John’s Cemetery Emmetsburg, Iowa

Leo James Clare, the son of Chris and Roseann Clare, was born December 4, 1895 at Emmetsburg, Iowa and departed this life at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa on Sunday, June 20, 1976 at the age of 80 years, 6 months, and 16 days.

He received his education in St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from St. Mary’ High School in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

On November 2, 1917, he was united in marriage to Eileen Murphy at Graettinger, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Emmetsburg and Graettinger areas until 1926 when they moved to Estherville, Iowa. He was employed by the Rock Island Railroad for thiry-six years, retiring on May 31, 1963.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville and was a member of Knights of Columbus for thirty years.

Mr. Clare is survived by his wife, Eileen; on son, Robert Clare of Platteville, Wisconsin; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Leona) Anderson of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Wilberg of New Richmond, Wisconsin; twenty grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Rose Crook of Newton, Iowa; and two brothers, Joe Clare of Sacramento, California and Vincent Clare of Knoxville, Iowa. He has been preceded in death by two sons, two daughters, one grandchild, and his parents.


iii. LIZABETH HAZEL MURPHY, b. 11/01/1901, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Murphy,Lizabeth Hazel born 4-22-1902 in Emmetsburg TownshipMother Mary Joynt,Father Edward Murphy.); d. 07/16/1986, Estherville,Iowa.

iv. JOSEPH EDWARD MURPHY, b. 08/04/1906, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 11/29/1971, Council Bluffs, Iowa; m. LENA HOCK.


Burial: 11/1971, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA

v. FLORENCE ROSAMOND MURPHY, b. 08/07/1908, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 08/27/1990, Spirit Lake, Iowa; m. FRED KANNENBERG, 02/24/1941, Spirit Lake, Iowa; b. 01/1906; d. 12/08/1990, Spirit Lake, Iowa..


Burial: 08/30/1990, St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery, Spirit Lake, IA.

19. MICHAEL W.3 JOYNT (ROSEANN2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 09/1877, and died 09/16/1962. He married MAGGIE FELHAUER 05/1905, daughter of JOHN FELHAUER and BARBERA. She was born 03/1880 (Source: 1880 Palo Alto Co. Census.).


1900 census had Michael still living at home at age 22. Occupation farm laborer.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1903:

The St. James Hotel has a neat new bus. M.W. Joynt is driving it.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, May 1905:


Mr. Michael W. Joynt, of this city, and Miss Margaret Felhauer were married at the Catholic church at West Bend yesterday, Father Dobberstein officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Teresa McNally, of Austin, Minnesota, and the groom by his cousin, Joseph W. Joynt, of Emmetsburg township. The wedding breakfast was served at the house of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Felhauer, of West Bend. Mr .and Mrs. Joynt arrived in this city last evening on the north-bound passenger and were immediately driven to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Joynt, where a reception was held in their honor. They will at once eommence housekeeping in the residence formerly occupied by Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Bradley.

The bride and groom are among our very best young people. Both represent respected and well to-do families and they enjoy the good wishes of all who know them. The bride is no stranger in our midst, having lived in Emmetsburg for several years. She is a most deserving young woman in every sense. Mr. Joynt is a clean, upright young man. He is universally esteemed. He is at present in the employ of Mr. McNamara in the electric light plant. The Democrat extends a hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Joynt.

From same paper:

Joe, Michael and John Joynt went to West Bend Monday evening to attend the marriage of Michael W. Joynt to Miss Maggie Felhauer which took place Tuesday.




ii. CARL JOYNT, b. 07/12/1906, West Bend,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 1, Joynt,Carl born 7-12-1906 in West BendMother Maggie Felhauser,Father Michael W. Joynt.).

iii. LUCILLE JOYNT, b. 11/04/1909 (Source: Minnesota Cemtery Inscription Index.); d. 11/21/1994, Lexington, Le Sueur Co, Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Cemtery Inscription Index.); m. ROY G LUNN, 01/18/1936 (Source: Minnesota Cemtery Inscription Index.); b. 1908 (Source: Minnesota Cemtery Inscription Index.); d. 04/20/1988, Lexington, Le Sueur Co, Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Cemtery Inscription Index.)..

iv. MARY REGINA JOYNT, b. 06/24/1911.

v. JOHN LEROY JOYNT, b. 11/12/1912.

20. MARY J3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 09/1872 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married EDWARD JOSEPH BRADLEY. He was born Abt. 1873 in Iowa.

Notes for MARY J KANE:

1900 census lists Mary as living at home at age 27-occupation teacher.

More About MARY J KANE:

Residence: 1924, Graettinger, Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


Children of MARY KANE and EDWARD BRADLEY are:




iv. MARCELLA KATHRYN BRADLEY, b. 12/31/1912 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 2, Bradley,Marcella Kathryn born 12-31-1912 in Highland TownshipFather Edward Joseph Bradley age 39 born in Iowa farmerMother Mary Kane age 40 born in Iowa8 children born 6 living.); m. FREEMAN.


vi. ROY H BRADLEY, b. 01/09/1906, IA (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.); d. 08/31/1906, Graettinger,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).

Notes for ROY H BRADLEY:

Age 7 mo. 22 da. at time of death


Cause of Death: meningitis

Fact 1: 09/01/1906, buried Graettinger.

21. MICHAEL P3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born Abt. 1874 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.). He married WINIFRED JOYNT 06/02/1896, daughter of PATRICK JOYNT and MARY DUNN. She was born 06/03/1871 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.), and died 04/03/1901 in Mason City, Iowa.


Occupation: 1895, *iver (driver?) (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-City of Emmetsburg.)

Residence: 1924, Clinton, Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


1895 State Census of Iowa, Palo Alto Co, City of Emmetsburg.

Living in boarding house?, no occupation listed (tight binding of book may have hidden that column), age 23, b. Palo Alto Co. Name spelled as JOYNTE

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 3 June 1896:


Mr. Michael P. Kane and Miss Winnifred Joynt were married at the Catholic church yesterday morning. Rev. M.J. Costello performing the marriage ceremony. Mr. John Kane and Miss Maggie Joynt accompanied them as witnesses to the altar. The performance of the ceremony was witnessed by a large circle of friends and relatives. During the afternoon and evening a grand reception was held at the spacious and hospitable home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt, where hundreds of invited guests assembled to make merry and participate in the festivities the occasion afforded.

The contracting parties are widely and favorably known. The groom has been a resident of this city for several years, is genial, industrious, pleasant and large hearted, and his acquaintances are his friends. The bride is a most deserving young lady, who is in every way worthy of the respect she enjoys and has justly earned the esteem of those who prize her friendship because of her many redeeming personal qualities. She has in every way fully earned the social standing she represents. May fortune smile kindly on Mr. and Mrs. Kane and may the brightest of landscapes surround their hymenial journey.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Wednesday, April 10, 1901:

Mrs. Michael Kane, wife of the gentleman who drives dray for Cadwell and Cadwell, died suddenly at an early hour this morning. They reside at 218 East Sixth. Mrs. Kane had been feeling unusually well. Last night she retired at the usual hour feeling well and happy. At about one o'clock this morning she aroused from a heavy sleep and awakened Mr. Kane stating that she had an awful pain in her head. In a minute she fell back on her pillow and began to groan. Mr. Kane put cold applications on her head but this affording no relief he went for a doctor. Everything was done for her that could be done, but she never regained consciousness and passed away about three o'clock. She was a lady well liked by those who knew her. The remains were taken to Emmetsburg this afternoon where burial will take place-Mason City Times-Herald, Wednesday April 3rd.

The Democrat made brief mention of the death of Mrs. Kane in last Wednesday's issue. Her remains arrived here Wednesday evening and were laid to rest Friday. Brief services were held at the Catholic church and the interment was in St. John's cemetery. Though the morning was very rainy, there was an unusually large funeral. The pall bearers were L.E. Murphy, Edward Murphy, Jas. Nally, M.M. Maher, Edward McNally and James Donahue.

Mrs. Kane was born in this county April 9, 1872. Her maiden name was Winnie Joynt. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Joynt. June 2, 1890, she became the wife of Mr. Kane. They lived in this city until two years ago when they moved to Mason City. They have no children. The deceased was a most worthy person and and estimable Christian lady. The husband, parents, and the large family of sons and daughters have the sympathy of all in the loss of one whose life was so exemplary and whose memory will be fondly cherished by all.

Although your form, all lifeless, in the church yard lies at rest,

Your presence, it shall linger by fondest deeds impressed;

So sleep that sleep refreshing, that knows no earthly care;

Although with bitter sobs we call for the form we love so dear;

But, with your fondest memories your presence will remain,

Until, through God, in happiness, with thee we meet again.

---A Friend.



i. CHARLES P4 KANE, b. Abt. 11/1898; d. Abt. 01/25/1899.


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, Jan 25, 1899:

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane's little child, aged about two months, died Monday and was buried in the Catholic cemetery at this place yesterday. Their many friends sympathize with them in their loss.

ii. <UNNAMED>.

22. SARAH ANNIE3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 10/1877 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: 1895 Iowa Census-Emmetsburg Township.). She married BRETTON KATRON.


In mother's obit last name was spelled Catern.


Residence: 1924, Camp Crook, South Dakota (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


Children of SARAH KANE and BRETTON KATRON are:




23. BRIDGET IDELLA3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 01/1880 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married JAMES DOWER.


1900 census lists Bridget as living at home-occupation teacher.


Residence: 1924, Marengo, Iowa


Children of BRIDGET KANE and JAMES DOWER are:





24. CHARLES RAYMOND3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 03/1884 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 1935 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married (1) MARY ELLEN DONOVAN. She was born 1887 in Iowa, and died 1968 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.). He married (2) CLARA ELLEN JOYCE Abt. 02/14/1912 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, daughter of EDWARD JOYCE and MARY KELLY. She was born 11/12/1887 in Palo Alto County, Iowa (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 07/09/1928 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Birth records at time of birth of Mary Edwardina

1900 census at home, occupation farm laborer.


Fact 1: farmer

Residence: 1924, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Richard Francis


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. birth records at time of birth of Mary Edwardina

Marriage Notes for CHARLES KANE and CLARA JOYCE:

From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 14 Feb 1912


Mr. Charles Kane and Miss Clara E. Joyce were united in marriage at St. Thomas church in this city last Wednesday morning. Rev. M. McNerney officiating. The bride was attended by her friend, Miss Nellie Miller, and the groom by Mr. Joseph Joyce. Immediately after the ceremony wsa performed the bridal party repaired to the home of the mother of the bride, Mrs. Mary T. Joyce, where a dainty wedding breakfast was served. Only the intimate relatives and friends of the bride and groom were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Kane left on the evening passenger train for Davenport, Clinton and other points where they will visit friends for a short time. On their return they will, we understand, commence housekeeping in this locality.

The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. Mary T Joyce. She has always lived at home. Her pleasing personality, her lady like demeanor, and her close attention to the duties of home have won for her the sincere admiration of her friends and associates. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kane of this city. He recently returned from South Dakota where he spent a couple of years on his homestead. He is genial, prudent, exemplary, and diligent and ranks well among the deserving young men of our community. The Democrat extends hearty good wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Kane.


Children of CHARLES KANE and CLARA JOYCE are:

i. MARY EDWARDINA4 KANE, b. 05/26/1913, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Kane,Mary Edwardina born 5-26-1913 in Emmetsburg,IowaFather Charley Kane age 30 born in Iowa,farmerMother Clara Ellen Joyce age 26 born in Iowa1 child born,1 living.).



iv. PAUL EDWARD KANE, b. 01/15/1919, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, Kane,Paul Edward born 1-15-1919 in Emmetsburg,IowaParents Clara Ellen Joyce and Charles Raymond Kane.).


25. ROBERT MILES3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 04/23/1886 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 03/24/1942 in Lead, South Dakota. He married CHARLOTTE ESTERIDGE 12/14/1912 in Buffalo, South Dakota, daughter of GEORGE ESTERIDGE and REBECCA PHELPS. She was born 07/14/1894 in Bryant, Colorado, and died 08/07/1980 in Deadwood, South Dakota.


1900 census listed as living at home, age 14, occupation farm laborer.


Burial: Lead, South Dakota

Cause of Death: mining accident

Occupation: Miner

Residence: 1924, Bowman, North Dakota (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


Cause of Death: heart stroke

Occupation: School teacher/telephone operator in Camp Crook, S. Dakota



i. ESTHER REBECCA4 KANE, b. 10/12/1914, Denver, Colorado; m. ANTHONY JOSEF ZORIC, 05/06/1933, Rapid City, South Dakota; b. 11/25/1913, Lead, South Dakota.

ii. ROBERT WHITSON KANE, b. 05/20/1915, Guernsey, Wyoming; m. IRENE FRANCES VOIGHT, 06/1941, Lemmon, South Dakota.


Military service: Army

iii. ARTHUR SHARIDAN KANE, b. 10/12/1918, Bowman, North Dakota; m. GRACE MARIE GOODRICH, 10/1939, Trojan, South Dakota.

iv. SARAH RUTH KANE, b. 10/12/1918, Bowman, North Dakota; m. LEO FRED NIKONT, 09/20/1942, Lead, South Dakota; b. 12/03/1914, Hemmingford, Nebraska; d. 03/09/1981, Deadwood, South Dakota.


Occupation: Shoe store owner; Deadwood, South Dakota

v. DOUGLAS TERRY KANE, b. 01/27/1921, Bowman, North Dakota; m. FLORENCE OGILVY, 1945, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Military service: Marines

vi. CARROLL BROWNING KANE, b. 05/09/1923, Bowman, North Dakota; d. 07/29/1944, Alverez, France.


Burial: Lead, South Dakota

Cause of Death: killed in military action

Military service: Army

vii. CHARLOTTE ESTERIDGE KANE, b. 03/01/1925, Bowman, North Dakota; m. EDWARD E MOWERY, 11/24/1951, Baltimore, Maryland.

26. JOSEPH HENNEBERRY3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 07/23/1891 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..), and died 07/31/1960 in Lead, South Dakota. He married (1) INDIAN RAMONA. He married (2) LULA EUNICE STEEL 11/1912 in Bowman, North Dakota, daughter of THEODORE STEELE and MARY TOLLIVER. She was born 03/05/1894 in Louisville, Illinois, and died 07/27/1974 in Hettinger,North Dakota.


No children born of this union


Burial: Bowman, North Dakota

Cause of Death: Cancer of liver

Occupation: Miner in Homestead Goldmine in Lead, S. Dakota

Residence: 1924, Bowman, North Dakota


Burial: Bowman, North Dakota

Cause of Death: colon cancer


Children of JOSEPH KANE and LULA STEEL are:

i. HELEN PAULINE4 KANE, b. 05/02/1914, Minot, North Dakota; d. 01/20/1973, White Swan, Washington; m. (1) MORGAN; m. (2) AUGUST HENRY JACOB KIEHN, 05/06/1941, Bozeman, Montana; b. 01/30/1907, Chamberlin, South Dakota; d. 07/1990, Yakima, Washington.


Burial: Wapato, Washington

Cause of Death: heart attack


Burial: Wapato, Washington

Occupation: Farmer

ii. BEULAH MARIE KANE, b. 12/30/1915, Geese, North Dakota; d. 05/30/1986, Rapid City, South Dakota; m. FREDRICK RUDOLPH BAUER, 08/08/1935; b. 12/08/1908, White, Russia; d. 08/12/1992, Rapid City, Penn Co, South Dakota.


Burial: 06/02/1986, Rapid City, Penn Co, South Dakota

Cause of Death: Respiratory failure due to infection

Social Security Number: 516-26-9491


Burial: Rapid City, Penn Co, South Dakota

Cause of Death: aneurysm

Occupation: Construction

Social Security Number: 503-07-7693

iii. LOREN JOSEPH KANE, b. 02/11/1918, Geese, North Dakota; d. 01/29/1979, Fort Meade, South Dakota; m. RITA JOSEPHINE GRESLIN, 07/21/1941, Pine Bluff, Arkansas; b. 01/13/1908, Aladdin, Wyoming.


Burial: Sturgis, South Dakota

Cause of Death: aneurysm

Military service: Army WWII

Occupation: Miner in Homestead Goldmine, S.Dakota


Burial: Sturgis, South Dakota

iv. KATHERINE LEONA KANE, b. 06/13/1925, Bowman, North Dakota; d. 07/1926, Bowman, North Dakota.


Burial: Bowman, North Dakota

Cause of Death: sudden infant death syndrome

v. RAMONA EUNICE KANE, b. 08/08/1928, Bismark, North Dakota; m. KENNETH GALE CLOWERS, 03/05/1946, Toppenish, Washington; b. 04/30/1917, St Johns, Kansas; d. 01/06/1990, Yakima, Washington.


Burial: Terrance Heights, Washington

Military service: Army

Occupation: Truck driver

vi. BONNIE LEE KANE, b. 09/19/1935, Lead, South Dakota; m. GERALD JACOBSON.


Occupation: Bookkeeper.

27. ALICE J3 KANE (SARAH2 MCNALLY, MYLES1) was born 05/1895 in Iowa (Source: 1900 Census-Palo Alto Co..). She married EMIL DAHL.

More About ALICE J KANE:

Residence: 1924, Rahme, North Dakota (Source: Obit of Mrs. J.J. Kane, March 26, 1924.)


Children of ALICE KANE and EMIL DAHL are:






28. EDWARD HERBERT3 MCNALLY (JOHN2, MYLES1) was born 06/04/1886 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 1973 in California (Source: SS Death Index.). He married AMELIA I STAMBACH 07/07/1913 in Ayrshire, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 7, 457, cert 3114.), daughter of JACOB STAMBACH and AGNES LAMMERS. She was born 11/08/1890 in Palo Alto Co, Iowa, and died 1970 in Iowa (Source: SS Death Index.).


On 1925 census living in Palo Alto Co, and had 3 children-Denise, Eugene, Merle. both had 8th grade education.


Emmetsburg Reporter(June 16, 1913)


Mr. Edward McNally and Miss Amelia Stamback were united in marriage at Sacred Heart church Monday morning at 7 o'clock with Father Carrol officiating. Miss Anna McGuire acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Louis Rodenborn of Fort Dodge as best man. The bride wore a beautiful dress of white brocaded charmuse and a long veil. The bridesmaid was very becomingly attired in a dress of pink brocaded crepe meior and a large white panama hat. Both groom and groomsmen wore black suits. Miss Loretta Maguire played Lohrengrin's wedding march. After the ceremony at the church an elaborate wedding breakfast was served by the bride's mother at her home. At 12 o'clock Mr. and Mrs. McNally left for Ruthven by auto and from there will go to Mason City for a visit at the J. Stamback home after which they will spend some time at the lakes before taking up their residence in Estherville.

The bride is the only daughter of Mrs. J. Stamback. She has grown to womanhood in this community and her friends are numbered only by her acquaintances. She is of a bright sunshiny disposition and has a kind word and a pleasant smile for all. She has held several positions of trust and has never been found lacking in any of them. She will be a helpmate indeed to the man who has won her.

The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John McNally of Emmetsburg. He is a product of this county and a young man of whom we all feel proud. He clerked here for J. T. Maguire for several years and was one of the most popular clerks that has ever worked in the town. At present he holds a responsible position in a large grocery store in Estherville and is making good. He is honest, industrious and thrifty and will be successful in any line of work he may see fit to follow. We predict a bright future for him.





i. CHARLOTTE DENISE4 MCNALLY, b. 08/31/1916, Ayrshire, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3.).

ii. EDWARD MCNALLY, b. 01/19/1920.


29. MARY THERESA3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 09/27/1880 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 06/15/1966 in Clear Lake,Iowa. She married THOMAS P. JOYNT 08/25/1903 in Emmetsburg Iowa, son of PATRICK JOYNT and MARY DUNN. He was born 03/22/1876 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 11/25/1957 in Clear Lake,Iowa.


1900 census listed as age 19 and teacher living at home

Notes for THOMAS P. JOYNT:

Aug 7, 1947 Emmetsburg Democrat:

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Joynt of Emmetsburg and John Joynt of Mallard spent Sunday visiting at the Thomas Joynt home in Clear Lake.


Children of MARY MCNALLY and THOMAS JOYNT are:

i. FRANCIS HAROLD4 JOYNT, b. 11/30/1904, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 10/09/1968, Chicago, Illinois; m. MILDRED CONNELY, 09/15/1934, Mason City,Iowa; b. 12/31/1905.


Fact 1: buried Clear Lake,Iowa

ii. EDWIN PATRICK JOYNT, b. 06/25/1908, Emmetsburg, Iowa; d. 09/25/1980, Blue Earth, Minnesota; m. CATHERINE JOHNSON, 11/23/1940, Guckeen,Minnesota.

iii. RALPH THOMAS JOYNT, b. 08/26/1909, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 02/07/1970, Mason City,Iowa; m. MARY LENORE CAHILL, 01/03/1934, Mason City,Iowa; b. 12/30/1905.


Fact 1: buried Clear Lake,Iowa

iv. MARGARET MARY JOYNT, b. 04/11/1910, Emmetsburg Iowa.


Religious reception at 10:30 at Nazareth, Orange,Calif. Final profession into Sisters of St. Joseph July 2, 1940 at Orange, California. Left Emmetsburg for Orange on March 16, 1932.


Fact 1: 06/01/1935, Took vows became nun-California

v. IRVIN JAMES JOYNT, b. 10/26/1912, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 04/12/1984, Phoenix,Arizona; m. HELEN DALHAUSER, 05/01/1937, Emmetsburg Iowa; b. 05/05/1912.


Fact 1: buried Clear Lake,Iowa

vi. VINCENT RAPHAEL JOYNT, b. 02/10/1914, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 02/01/1973, Clear Lake,Iowa.


Fact 1: buried Clear Lake,Iowa

vii. EUGENE CHARLES JOYNT, b. 09/10/1916, Emmetsburg, Iowa; m. RITA GIRRES, 07/18/1942, San Diego,California; b. 09/20/1921.

viii. PAUL ROBERT JOYNT, b. 02/09/1918, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 05/22/1972, Mason City,Iowa.


Fact 1: buried Clear Lake,Iowa

ix. ALICE MARCELLA JOYNT, b. 01/14/1921, Emmetsburg, Iowa; m. VERNELL PETER LUDWIG, 02/09/1941, Clear Lake,Iowa; b. 03/22/1919.

30. WILLIAM PATRICK3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 06/02/1882 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 05/17/1957 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 4.). He married JOSEPHINE FRANCES DRUMMY 09/23/1907 in Emmetsburg Iowa, daughter of JOHN DRUMMY and MARY MCLAUGHLIN. She was born 02/22/1884 in Iowa, and died 04/30/1956 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 4.).


Burial: 05/20/1957, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg,IA

Cause of Death: Ulcer, gastroentestinal hemorrhage

Fact 1: deputy sheriff (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3.)


Estimated year of birth from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of Gerald Thomas

From the Emmetsburg Democrat - 1907



Monday morning, at 8:00, Mr. William P. McNally and Miss Josephine F. Drummy, both of this city, were united in marriage at St. Thomas church, rev. M. McNerney officiating. The nuptial mass was attended by a large number of invited friends and relatives. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Nellie McLaughlin, of Fonda. Mr. Robert McNally, brother of the groom, was best man. The wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Drummy. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance. Mr. and Mr.s McNally left on the sourth bound passenger train for Omaha where they will spend some time. On their return they will commence housekeeping in this city.

The bride and groom have resided in this city since childhood. Both were educated in St. Mary academy. Their early friendship ripened into enduring affection, the culmination of which was their marriage on Monday. The bride is deservedly held in high regard by the many young people as well as by all other citizens of our community, who esteem her for her many qualities that are so necessary for the adornment of judicious, worthy womanhood. She is fully deserving of the genial, courteous, upright young gentleman to whom she has entrusted her future happiness, for he, too, justly merits the popularity he enjoys among the people of Emmetsburg and vicinity. The Democrat extends hearty greetings to the newly wedded pair and hopes that....


Burial: 05/03/1956, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg,IA

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach



i. FRANCIS DRUMMY4 MCNALLY, b. 01/07/1909, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 03/29/1963, Emmetsburg Iowa; m. KATHRYN MAXINE DEVINE, 11/23/1958, Emmetsburg Iowa; b. 11/16/1913, Iowa; d. 04/25/1973, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Death Records, book 5, 1967-1983.).


Burial: 04/01/1963, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg,IA

Cause of Death: coronary occlusion


Burial: 04/27/1973, StJohn's Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg

Cause of Death: myocardial infarction

ii. THOMAS GERALD MCNALLY, b. 07/26/1910, Emmetsburg,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, McNally,Gerald Thomas bron 7-26-1910 in EmmetsburgFather William P. McNally age 28 born in Iowa, deputy sheriffMother Josephine Francis Drummy age 26 born in Iowa2 children born,2 living.); d. 08/29/1975, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Death Records, book 5, 1967-1983, born: 26-aug-1911 Ia. ; WWII; Never marrieddied: 29-aug-1975; age 74; Veterans Hospital; Des Moines, Ia.; Bronchopneumonia; occlusive disease of carotid arteries.burial: 02-09-1975; St. John's Cath Cem; E'burg, Ia.Parents: Wm P. McNally & Josephine Drummy.).


Name Thomas Gerald McNally

Seargent US Army WWII

iii. CAROLINE MCNALLY, b. 07/16/1912 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, McNally,Caroline born 7-26-1912Father William P. McNally age 30 born in Iowa, deputy sheriffMother Josephine F. Drummy age 29 born in Iowa3 children born, 3 living.).

iv. KATHERINE MCNALLY, b. 04/26/1915; d. 10/11/1915, Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 3.).


Aged 5 mo.,15 days at time of death


Cause of Death: gastritis,cholera infantum

Fact 1: 10/13/1915, buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg.

31. ROSA ELLEN3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 03/07/1884 in Iowa, and died 11/26/1974. She married JOHN BENJAMIN DOERNING. He was born Abt. 1879 in Germany, and died 12/21/1972.


Age estimated from age given in Palo Alto Co. Birth Records at time of birth of John Henry


Fact 1: farmer



i. HERMAN J4 DOERNING, b. 01/10/1905; d. 11/09/1975.

ii. PATRICK DOERNING, b. 05/24/1907; m. (1) ESTELLA RUPERT; b. 10/02/1905; d. 08/31/1971; m. (2) ELIZABETH HOGAN.

iii. ARNOLD DOERNING, b. 08/05/1909; d. 11/1978; m. MARIE CULLEN, 04/07/1938.

iv. GERALDINE DOERNING, b. 09/05/1923; m. NUGENT.

32. ANNIE JOSEPHINE3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 04/23/1886 in Emmetsburg,Iowa, and died 09/03/1971. She married PETER J GRETHEN 03/28/1910, son of PETER GRETHEN and MARY. He was born 08/19/1888 in Mallard,Iowa, and died 08/07/1963.


Fact 1: buried St. John's Catholic Cemetery-E'burg


Birth year estimated from age given in Palo Alto Birth Records at time of birth of Edna Marie.

Birth year later given on document prepared by Alice Ludwig.

From the Emmetsburg Democrat 6 May 1908:

The Grethen Case to be Tried

Court will convene Tuesday, may 19. Judge Coyle will preside. The case of the State of Iowa vs. Peter Grethen, Jr. for the shooting of his brother Casper last fall will be tried. The grand jury at the December term of court dismissed the complaint against him, but the March jury indicted him. County Attorney Williams will prosecute and E.A. Morling will defend. The evidence against him is not considered strong. His father and brothers are backing him and will spare no effort to clear him.


Fact 1: farmer

Fact 2: buried St. John's Cemetery-E'burg



i. EDNA MARIE4 GRETHEN, b. 11/07/1911, Mallard,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Grethen,Edna Marie born 11-7-1911Father Peter J. Grethen age 24 born in Mallard,Ia,farmerMother Anna Josephine McNally age 26 born in Emmetsburg2 children born,1 living.); m. LEO WALTER HANNISH, 11/25/1931, Mallard,Iowa; b. 11/10/1910, Chugwater,Wyoming.


Fact 1: resided in Laurens, Iowa

ii. MARGARET EVA GRETHEN, b. 03/25/1913, Mallard,Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Grethen,Margaret Eva born 3-25-1913 in Ellington Twp.,Mallard,IowaFather Peter J. Grethen age 25 born in Mallard,farmerMother Anna Josephine McNally age 27 born in Emmetsburg3 children born,2 li.); m. ARTHUR DIETERICH WEISHAAR.

iii. RALPH PETER GRETHEN, b. 05/14/1917 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 3, Grethen,Ralph Peter born 5-14-17 in Ellington TWPFather P.J. Grethen age 29 born in IA,farmerMother Anna Josephine McNally age 31 born in IA4 children born,3 living.); m. ROSALINDA SCHULLER.



Fact 1: farmer.

33. MARGARET3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 12/04/1889 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 08/11/1962 in Sioux Falls,South Dakota. She married JOHN JOSEPH CLENNON 01/08/1912 in West Bend,Iowa, son of MARTIN CLENNON and JOSEPHINE BEAN. He was born 10/18/1886 in Minooka, Illinois, and died 10/23/1957 in Sioux Falls,South Dakota.


Fact 1: farmer


From the Emmetsburg Democrat, 10 Jan 1912:

Were Married Monday

Mr. John Joseph Clennon and Miss Margaret McNally

Mr. John Joseph Clennon and Miss Margaret McNally were united in marriage at Assumption church Monday morning.

Misses Ruth Reilly and Mary O'Brien rendered Mendellsohn's beautiful wedding march as the bridal party passed up the center aisle to the altar. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.P. Conway. Miss Julia Drummy was bridesmaid and Mr. Eugene M. Clennon was best man. During the nuptial mass, Mr. C.J. Berger sang "O, Promise Me" and Miss Ruth Reilly sang "Ave Maria". A number of invited relatives were in attendance. At the close of the ceremony, the contracting parties repaired to the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. McNally, where a five course wedding breakfast was served. Only immediate relatives were in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Clennon left on the south bound Rock Island passenger train for Joliet, Illinois where they will visit relatives and friends for a few days, after which they will spend a short time in Chicago. After March 1 they will make their home on a farm near West Bend.

The bride is one of Emmetsburg's popular, accomplished young ladies. She has resided in this city since childhood, attended St. Mary Academy for many years and has had athe best educational and social advantages that our community affords. That she has fully profited by them is more than apparent to all who know her. She was for several years employed in the mercantile establishments of our city and always proved herself capable, ready and popular as a saleslady. The West Bend people will find her a willing, cheerful helper in every worthy movement in which she may decide to apply her energies. Teh groom is one of our ideal young men. He is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. M Clennon. No gentleman stands higher in the estimation of friends and associates. What could we say that would be more complimentary to him? We can assure the citizens of West Bend that he will more than make good as an intelligent worker and as an upright, exemplary, useful citizen. We join the many friends of the bride and groom in wishing them health and happiness.



i. HAROLD JOSEPH4 CLENNON, b. 10/21/1912, Emmetsburg Iowa; d. 02/25/1997, Sioux Falls,South Dakota; m. MARGARET GILLESPIE, 1953, Sioux Falls,South Dakota.


Buried St. Michael's Cemetery, Sioux Falls,South Dakota

Divorced Margaret Gillespie, date unknown

ii. MARIE MARGARET CLENNON, b. 05/01/1914, West Bend,Iowa; m. FRANK P. WOODS, 05/01/1934, Sioux Falls,South Dakota.

iii. EVELYN RUTH CLENNON, b. 03/20/1921, Sioux Falls,South Dakota; d. 06/21/1957, Sioux Falls,South Dakota; m. JAMES DERRICK, 1947, Sioux Falls,South Dakota.

34. ROBERT FRANCIS3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 01/14/1890 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 09/20/1952 in Des Moines,Iowa. He married VIOLETTE MARGARET BERRY 05/20/1919 in Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 9, 104, certificate 3764.), daughter of JOHN BERRY and MARGARET O'NEIL. She was born 09/28/1898 in Livermore,Iowa, and died 05/02/1969.


Died at Des Moines Vet Hospital

Iowa Pvt 163 Depot Brigade WWI


Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa

Fact 1: buried at Emmetsburg,Iowa


Burial: St John's Cemetery, E'burg, Iowa



i. KATHRYN MARGARET4 MCNALLY, b. 12/21/1919, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.); m. CLIFFORD SELMAR HENG, 03/08/1943; b. 12/26/1919.

ii. EARL FRANCIS MCNALLY, b. 08/20/1921 (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4, McNally,Earl Francis born 8-20-1921 in Freedom TWPParents Margaret Violet Berry and Robert Francis McNally.); d. 09/16/1984, Letts,Iowa; m. (1) ROSEANN PETERSON; m. (2) VIRGINIA BROWN PETERSON SNELL.


9 stepchildren

Nancy Luellen of Madison,Wisconsin

Connie Idle of Muscatine,Iowa

Diane Peterson of Muscatine,Iowa

Lori Snyder of Muscatine,Iowa

Pam Calvage of Fruitland,Iowa

Cheri Peterson of Letts,Iowa

Carolyn Smith of Mason City,Iowa

Harold Peterson of Green Bay,Wisconsin

Richard Snell of Amery, Wisconsin



Fact 1: buried at Letts,Iowa

iii. ROBERT JOSEPH MCNALLY, b. 10/30/1922; m. BEVERLY LORRAINE JONES, 05/07/1948; b. 05/30/1927.

35. LORETTA3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 04/14/1896 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 10/25/1980 in Armstrong,Iowa. She married NICHOLAS WILLIAM MART. He was born 09/03/1887, and died 07/29/1958 in Minnesota.


Fact 1: farmer



i. FRANCIS4 MART, b. 12/10/1915; m. CLARA STEFORSKI, 03/26/1940; b. 01/18/1912.

ii. MARGARET MART, b. 02/17/1917; m. ALBERT GARTESKI, 09/19/1946; b. 02/18/1912.

iii. MARIE MART, b. 09/19/1918; m. GEORGE BLOMSTROM, 09/20/1937; b. 11/14/1914.

iv. CLINTON MART, b. 02/12/1920; m. GLADYS WEGNER, 02/14/1944; b. 05/03/1928.

v. HELEN MART, b. 02/23/1921; m. ANTHONY GRABIANOWSKI, 02/18/1941; b. 10/30/1919.

vi. SHIRLEY MART, b. 06/27/1922; m. ROBERT WEGNER, 01/28/1942; b. 04/13/1919.

vii. EARLDEAN MART, b. 08/08/1923; m. RUTH HAGEMAN, 12/31/1949; b. 05/29/1927.

viii. BETTY LOU MART, b. 11/09/1924; d. 12/27/1966; m. ROBERT OBBINK, 03/16/1949; b. 07/13/1921.

ix. GERALDINE MART, b. 03/15/1927; m. EUGENE HELGESON, 02/18/1949; b. 07/06/1919; d. 11/11/1975.

x. PHYLLIS MART, b. 01/27/1929; m. PETER GOODNATURE, 02/07/1949; b. 10/05/1918.

36. ALICE CECELIA3 MCNALLY (PATRICK2, MYLES1) was born 08/10/1897 in Emmetsburg Iowa, and died 12/17/1978 in Mason City,Iowa. She married ELMER JAMES FREDERICK 01/08/1917 in Emmetsburg Iowa, son of WILLIAM FREDERICK and LIANTHA MOSES. He was born 08/31/1893 in Cylinder,Iowa, and died 06/04/1982 in Mason City,Iowa.


Fact 1: 12/19/1978, buried Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City ,Iowa

Fact 2: telephone operator


Fact 1: 08/04/1982, buried Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City ,Iowa



i. ROBERT JAMES4 FREDERICK, b. 04/02/1922, Emmetsburg Iowa; m. (1) DARLENE JOYCE KUNTZ; m. (2) VIRGINIA HEINZ, 12/24/1942.

ii. ETHEL MARGARET FREDERICK, b. 11/11/1924, Emmetsburg Iowa; m. HARLEY GLENN DAY, 02/17/1947, Mason City,Iowa; b. 10/25/1922.

Marriage Notes for ETHEL FREDERICK and HARLEY DAY:

Divorced in 1953 and remarried 5/30/1956. Divorced again in 1966.


iii. WILMA THERESA FREDERICK, b. 01/27/1930, Greattinger,Iowa; m. ROBERT ROY ANDERSON, 06/17/1950, Mason City,Iowa.

37. ELIZABETH GENEVIEVE3 MCNALLY (EDWARD2, MYLES1) was born 01/03/1893 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 02/16/1985 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. She married DAVID WILLIAM JOYNT 01/16/1916 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Marriage Records-Book 8, 102, Certificate 3395.), son of MICHAEL JOYNT and BRIDGET BRENNAN. He was born 10/02/1887 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and died 03/21/1973 in Emmetsburg, Iowa (Source: Palo Alto County Death Records-Book 5.).


Services Held for Mrs. Elizabeth Joynt

Mrs. Elizabeth G. Joynt of Emmetsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 1985, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. She was 92.

Services for Mrs. Joynt were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Don Ries and the Rev. Richard Sitzmann officiated.

Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery. The Martin Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Casket bearers were Dan McCain, Mike Kehr, Tom Frambach, Marty Brennan, Clem Joynt, and Mike Joynt.

Rosary services were held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the funeral home. A Catholic Daughters of America Rosary was said at 3 p.m. and a Parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m.

A lifetime resident of Palo Alto County, Elizabeth G. (McNally) Joynt was born Jan. 3, 1893, in Emmetsburg. She was the daughter of Edward and Jennie (Griffen) McNally.

On Jan. 18, 1916, Elizabeth and D.W. Joynt were married at Assumption Church in Emmetsburg. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include five children: Leo Joynt of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Marie Klaffke of Emmetsburg, Mrs. James (Betty) Preston of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Attel of El Paso, Texas, and Michael Joynt of Naples, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Mildred) Kerber of Emmetsburg and Sister Mary Edwardetta McNally BVM of Mount Carmel, Dubuque.

Mrs. Joynt was preceded in death by her husband on March 21, 1973; a son, John; two sisters, Irene and Bernette; and three brothers, Ray, Clem and Maurice McNally.



Fact 1: 03/23/1973, buried at St. John's Cemetery,Emmetsburg



i. JOHN4 JOYNT, b. Bet. 1923 - 1930.

ii. LEO MAURICE JOYNT, b. 05/14/1917.


iv. BETTY JOYNT, b. 11/06/1920, Emmetsburg,Iowa; d. 11/05/1998, Anniston, Alabama; m. JAMES PRESTON.

Notes for BETTY JOYNT:

Elizabeth "Betty" Joynt Preston of

Anniston, Ala., died Thursday,

Nov. 5, 1998 at National Health

Care. She was 77.

Graveside service for Mrs Preston

Was held Saturday, Nov. 7, at Grey

Brown Service Mortuary and

Crematory, Atlanta, GA Mrs. Preston was a retired registered nurse. She had belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, James C. Preston of Anniston, AL; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Marie Klaffke of Emmetsburg and

Elsie Ariel of El Paso, TX, and two brothers, Leo Joynt of Emmetsburg and Michael Joynt of Naples, FL.

From the Emmetsburg Reporter Nov. 17, 1998

v. ELSIE JOYNT, b. 02/08/1923; m. LOUIS ATTEL, 03/13/1945; b. 06/27/1919.

vi. MICHAEL ROBERT JOYNT, b. 05/25/1930, Emmetsburg, Iowa; m. (1) VIVIAN RETHA KESSEL, 06/06/1951, Des Moines, Iowa; b. 08/04/1934, Fairfield, Iowa; m. (2) AVANELLE KOCI, 11/1997, Naples,Florida; b. 06/08/1934, LaCrosse, Kansas.

38. MARY BERNETTE3 MCNALLY (EDWARD2, MYLES1) was born 01/17/1895. She married FLOYD MCCAIN. He was born 01/28/1892 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.), and died 11/10/1962 (Source: St. John's Cemetery Records.).


Children of MARY MCNALLY and FLOYD MCCAIN are:




iv. RUTH MARIE MCCAIN, b. 08/18/1926, Emmetsburg Iowa (Source: Palo Alto Co. Birth Records-Book 4.); m. DICK GANLEY.

39. MILDRED3 MCNALLY (EDWARD2, MYLES1) was born 08/19/1899, and died 11/27/1986. She married PAUL KERBER 07/14/1925.



i. MARY EVELYN4 KERBER, b. 02/15/1926.

40. MAURICE3 MCNALLY (EDWARD2, MYLES1) was born 05/20/1904, and died 06/03/1982. He married HAZEL BARTON.