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Donahoe, Mrs. Martin (Anne) 11839-1916


Posted By: Janet M Schuldt (email)
Date: 12/14/2018 at 16:24:07

Cherokee Times, Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa Monday, April 24, 1916

Anne Collister was born March 26, 1839 in county Wexford, Ireland. With her parents, she came to this country when only a young girl, and settled in Galena, Illinois. Here she grew to womanhood and was married to Martin Donahoe in 1866. During the early days they moved to Cherokee, Iowa, and passed through, with other faithful pioneers, the terrible grasshopper days. Eight children, were born to perpetuate their union, four of whom, Minnie, David, Thomas and William, preceded their mother in death. Mr. Donahoe died twenty-five years ago and is buried here with the children

Soon after the father died the family moved to Remsen, where they made their, home. For the next, twenty-five years. Five years ago, Miss Anna Donahoe began her successful work as Superintendent of the schools and she and her mother moved to Le Mars to make their home.

For the past three months Miss Donahoe has been on the faculty of Drake university and she and her mother have made their Home in Des Moines. In two weeks, the latter was taken ill with a bad cold on her kidneys. She was taken immediately to, St. Joseph’s hospital at Dubuque, where the best of care and medical aid was given her.

A few hours before death, on, April 17, she suffered a slight apoplectic stroke, which left her throat and vocal organs somewhat paralyzed. She seemed, however, not to suffer much and was perfectly conscious up to the time when the end came. Relatives were not prepared for the shock of her death.

The deceased was a faithful and most consistent believer in the Catholic religion, and lived a long and beautiful life of service. She died with the. blessing of the church.

The four children who survive are Mrs. Will Corrington of Mt. Vernon, S. D., Dr. John Donahoe. and Miss Anna Donahoe, of LeMars, and Ed Donahoe of Portland, Oregon. The latter was not able to attend the funeral because of the difficulty experienced in wiring him. and the long distance. Eleven grandchild also survived.


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