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Growney, Rose Ann 1851 - 1905


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/11/2021 at 15:27:00

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Aug. 1905. Garnavillo News column.

On Saturday the Death Angel, which for many weeks had been hovering near the sick bed of Rose Ann Growney, descended and released her from suffering. In February deceased was taken ill with that dreaded disease, lagrippe, which developed into consumption. The relatives and friends did all that could be done in search of aid for her and when medical skill became of no avail they were ever ready to cheer her and help her to bear the burden laid upon her. She was a patient sufferer and her life throughout was characterized with the ennobling principals of an ideal Christian. Her many friends, for it is said, she had not an enemy, will mourn her deeply and treasure her memory in their hearts forever. Deceased was born July 6th, 1851, in Chicago. In her youth her parents, Owen and Margaret Growney, moved onto a farm in Clayton township, where the family has since resided. The father preceded her in death six years ago on Memorial Day. Besides the mother, there survive two sisters, Marcella, of Chicago, and Margaret at home, and three brothers, Michael, Owen and James at home. Burial took place at 10 o'clock on Monday morning from the family residence to St. Joseph's church, and thence to the cemetery. Father Raedler conducted the services. Mrs. Meehan, daughter Mayme, and Wm. Meehan, of Guttenberg, Mary Gilson, of Chicago, and Miss Burke, Mrs. Ryan and daughters, and Mrs. Benjamin and several others, of McGregor, were in attendance at the funeral.


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