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Glennon, Mary 1854 - 1934


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/12/2021 at 14:55:12

Clayton County Register, Thur., 05 Apr. 1934.

Last Saturday Miss Mary Glennon, 78, living on a farm with a brother, near Volga City, received fatal injuries from a rubbish fire.

Miss Glennon started to burn some rubbish about ten o'clock in the morning. Her clothing ignited when they came in contact with the flames. She called for the help of her brother Patrick, with whom she lived. He was choring at the time and, since he is hard of hearing, failed to hear her cries. She then attempted to extinguish the flames by rolling in the snow but her efforts were futile and the clothes were completely burned from her body.

She managed to crawl to the house and reach the telephone and call for help. After help arrived an ambulance was called and the woman was moved to the Oelwein hospital for medical attention, but in spite of this care she died at 7:30 the same evening.

She is survived by three brothers, Patrick, William and Peter, all of Volga. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart church in Cox Creek.

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Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Apr. 1934.

News of the death of Miss Mary Glennon came as a distinct shock to her many friends. Her death was the result of severe burns.

Mary, the second oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Glennon, was born at Blairsville, Penn., May 14, 1854, and died March 31, 1934, having reached the age of 79 years ad 10 months.

She spent a few years as dressmaker at Minneapolis, Minn., but the rest of her life she lived with her brothers John and Patrick, on the farm home at Cox Creek.

She was a devout Catholic woman, always trusting in God's mercy. She died as she lived, with the light of faith burning stronger than ever, and was comforted with the last rites of her church. Many years of her life were spent caring for the sick in her own home or in homes of relatives and friends where she knew help was needed. She was a mother to all the family, forgetful of her own sufferings and always sharing the troubles of others.

Since the death of her brother John, about six months ago, her home has been very sad, but Mary has left a vacant place which no one can ever fill.

Five of the family preceded her in death. Her two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hannon and Mrs. M. J. Conboy; three brothers, Michael, James and John. Four brothers survive: Patrick, William and Peter, of Volga, and Timothy of Strawberry Point.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart church at Cox Creek. Rev. Boyle, pastor at Strawberry Point, officiated at the church and graveside. Burial was made in Cox Creek cemetery.

The casket was borne by William Byrnes, Dan Ivory, P. H. Quinn, Frank Burke, J. Scully and James McTaggert.

May her soul rest in peace.

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