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Quigley, Susan I. died 1896


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/5/2014 at 14:53:43

Elgin Echo, Thursday, 9 January 1896. In the Highland column.

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of Miss Susan Quigley which occurred Friday morning January 3. Aged about 53 years. Although a patient sufferer for years she was not confined to her bed but three days. By the death of this noble lady this community suffers keenly the loss of one whose hand was ever extended to the needy, whose presence was always at the bedside of the sick until delicate health would not permit. She was a lady of high culture educated in several languages. The sympathy of all goes out to the grief stricken mother. Interment was made Monday, January 6 at the old homestead.

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Elkader Register, Fri., 10 Jan. 1896: An obit in this paper gives the following information:

Sue Iowa Quigley, only daughter of Joseph B. and Nancy B. Quigley, was born Apr. 22nd, 1843.

Her father died in November 1884.

She attended U.I.U. at Fayette, Ia.

She was survived by her mother, four brothers, Wm. and Robert of McGregor, George W. of California, and C. H. Quigley of West Union.

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Elgin Echo, Thursday, 16 January 1896.

Sue I. Quigley was born at Millville, Clayton County, Iowa, April 25, 1852, and died at the old Quigley home in Highland Township, Clayton County, Iowa, January 4, 1896, aged 43 years, eight months and nine days. She was the daughter of Joseph B. And Nancy Quigley.

The life acts of Sue I. Quigley were such that they were the admiration of all her acquaintances. Born, as she was, a child of nature, and reared amid nature's field, with nature for her first tutor; her mind was, of its own instinct and development one that always did its own thinking and always carefully weighed each theory or impression that was given it, deducting the true essence and discarding the false, and was therefore one of fully developed and well founded facts sustained by cause and effect. She was always a plane, honest woman, for well did she know and appreciate the fact that ostentation or deceit only retarded her own progress and that of others. A woman who from education and a desire given her by inheritance, thirsted after knowledge; she naturally became a scholar of wide reading, research and thorough thought.

Being a woman not only of theory, but of practice, it follows that much of her time was given to the advancement and promotion of her fellow beings, since only by their appreciation of her talents and learning could she be their superior.

We see her as a thoughtful child; an earnest, inquiring and demure maiden; a woman of education and mental achievements far above the average, instructing and doing deeds of kindness to her neighbors; elevating all nature by her example and by death leaving a memory in the minds of all who live after her of a woman who was perfect in as much that she followed the dictations of her own conscience and was therefore always doing right.

Humanity has lost much in the death of this person and let us all weep for our own loss, but in doing so let us remember that it is our loss and that in grieving we assume the heart aches that would have been hers had she lived to bury those who mourn for her. The law of nature is life and death and no mortal hath drawn aside its veil. Transformation must come to everything. She knew that her organization, nor any other power could change the fact, nor did she wish to.

Note: Her correct DOB & age at death should be verified by the interested researcher.

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