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Fay, Effie (Harmon) 1872-1947

HARMON, FAY, CAHALAN, PIXLER

Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 10/20/2003 at 22:53:28

MRS. FRANK (Effie Harmon) FAY

Mrs. Frank Fay Passes at Clermont

Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning for Mrs. Frank Fay, 75, in St. Peter's Catholic church in Clermont, with the Rev. Robert Cooney officiating. Interment was in Postville cemetery and pallbearers were Ed McNeil, Bert Waters, L. O. Beucher, E. L. Crowe, B. Riegel and Dan Burke.

Mrs. Fay passed away at her home in Clermont last Wednesday following a short illness.

As Effie Harmon she was born in Viroqua, Wis., December 4, 1872, as the daughter of George and Marie Harmon. When she was 14 years old, she came with her sister, the late Mrs. Maie Pixler, to Postville to make her home.

On September 10, 1889, she was united in marriage to Frank Fay of Postville and to this union two children were born, Oliver Harmon Fay who passed away a number of years ago, and Pearl Elizabeth, now Mrs. Frank Cahalan, who with her family lives in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Fay passed away on October 4 of last year.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Fay is survived by eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers, V. P. and P. J. Harmon, both living in California.

Except for the 14 years spent in her girlhood home, Mrs. Fay had lived in the Postville, Gunder and Clermont communities all of her lifetime. In 1917 the family moved to Clermont where Mr. Fay held positions of responsibility with the creamery, lumberyard and finally as manager of the commission company.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping, hand dated Nov. 12, 1947, from my mother's obituary collection.


 

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