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Mary Fox Fitzpatrick (1836 - 1925)

FITZPATRICK, SPENCER, FOX

Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 5/18/2021 at 12:49:40

The Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa
April 16, 1925, Page 2

Mrs. Mary Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, March 26, the community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Mary Fitzpatrick, after an extended illness due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Fitzpatrick passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. J. Spencer, near Lucus, Iowa. Medical skill and care of loving hands could not avert this sad end.

Mary Fox daughter of Frank and Catherine Fox, was born near Anghinaba, Leitrim county, Ireland on July 2, 1836 and departed this life March 26, 1925 at the age of 89 years 8 months and 24 days. The deceased came to America about the year 1866 residing in Albany, New York where on February 8 1874, she was united in marriage with Nicholas Fitzpatrick. To this union five children were born; Katie, J. M., Frank, Willie, and P. V. The family came to Illinois where they resided for a short time, coming to Iowa in 1875, locating near Woodburn, Iowa, where they have since made their home. The husband and father preceded her in death, August 15, 1883, leaving her the responsibility of rearing the family, which bravely and courageously she continued to do. She was a devoted and faithful mother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Those left to mourn their loss are; her only daughter, Mrs. Katie Spencer of Lucas, two sons, J. M. and P. V. Fitzpatrick of Woodburn, two brothers, Maurice Fox, of Russell, Kansas and James Fox of Leitrim county, Ireland, and nine grandchildren, besides other relatives and many good friends.

Funeral services were held in the Catholic church at Woodburn on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Father Daley of Osceola, where a large circle of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased after which the remains were laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.


 

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