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Ormsby, Mary Laura (McNaughton) 1870-1931


Posted By: Ann Krumme (email)
Date: 6/17/2009 at 22:12:59

Funeral of Mrs. Ormsby.
Monona, Ia., Jan. 12.—Special: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Laura Ormsby were held Saturday morning from the Catholic church here. Rev. Father Thomas Ormsby of Independence, nephew, was celebrant of the requiem high mass; Father Vernon J. Peters of Dubuque, deacon; Father L. Donion, local pastor, sub-deacon; Eugene Russell, R., master of ceremonies, and James Peters and Gilbert Gerken, acolytes.

Surviving are two sons, Robert E. Ormsby, at home, and Thomas Ormsby of McGregor, and five daughters, Mesdames Geneva Wright of Seattle, Wash.; Helen Geraghty, McGregor; Florence Schmitz, Mason City, and Misses Eileen Ormsby of Oakdale and Justine Ormsby, R. N., at St. Ann’s hospital, Chicago. The husband and daughter, Mrs. Olive Ryan, preceded her in death.

~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror; Lansing, Iowa, Jan 14, 1931

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T. E. Ryan, son and daughter, Roger and Ramona, sister Margaret and brother John J. Ryan and parents, all of this city, went to Monona Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Robert Ormsby, the children’s grandmother. We are without particulars for a fitting obituary at this time, but the deceased lived east of Monona and passed away last Thursday after an illness of many months. Her maiden name was Laura McNaughton and she was a pioneer resident of the Ion neighborhood. Surviving are her five daughters and two sons, the husband and one daughter preceding her in death.

~Allamakee Journal & Lansing Mirror, Waukon News column; Jan 14, 1931

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Added by S. Ferrall, May 27, 2017:

Mrs. Mary Laura Orsmby [sic] died at her home east of Monona, Thursday morning, after many months of ill health, due to a paralysis of the throat.

She was born at Ion, Allamakee county, June 28, 1870, the child of William and Julia McNaughton. May 1, 1888 she married Robert J. Ormsby and they lived on the Ormsby farm east of MOnona. They were the parents of ten children, two dying in infancy and a daughter, Olive (Mrs. T.E. Ryan). Mr. Ormsby died several years ago.

Surviving are her two sons, Robert E. Ormsby and Thomas Ormsby at home and five daughters: Geneva, Mrs. D.C. Wright of Seattle, Washington; Helen, Mrs. John E. Geraghty of McGregor; Florence, Mrs. Raymond N. Schmitz of Mason City; Miss Eileen Ormsby of Oakdale and Miss Justine Ormsby, R.N. at St. Anns hospital, Chicago. The latter has been at home caring for her mother for many months.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning from St. Patrick's Catholic Church with burial in the Catholic cemetery. A nephew, Father R.A. Ormsby of Preston was celebrant of the requiem high Mass, Father Vernon J. Peters of Dubuque, deacon, Father Luke Donlon, local pastor, sub-deacon, Eugene Russell Jr., master of ceremonies and James Peters and Gilbert Gerken, acolytes. The choir under the direction of Sister M. Zita furnished the requiem music and vocal solos were rendered by Joseph Muller of Dubuque and Mrs. James F. Carroll of Monona. Pallbearers were Messrs. George Peters, Patrick Connell, John Peters and James F. Carroll of Monona, J.T. Humphrey of Postville and John Burke of Marquette.

Relative and friends attending the funeral from out of town were Rev. Father R.A. Ormsby and Miss Rose Ormsby of Preston; and Mesdames John O'Hearn and R.T. Catherine Ormsby of Minneapolis; Messrs. Schmitz of Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. John Mullen and Robert Ormsby of Dougherty, Ia.; Joseph Mullen and Rev. V.J. Peters of Dubuque; T.E. Ryan, Roger, Ramona, Margaret, and John Ryan and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Ryan of Waukon; Mr. and Mrs. Eli Gardner and daughter, Mabel of McGregor; Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Ormsby of Little Cedar, Ia.; Miss Eileen Ormsby of Oakdale; Mr. and Mrs. Edward O'Donnell of Mason City; John Driscoll of Osage; James Holian of Chicago; John Burke of Marquette and J.T. Humphrey of Postville.

~The Witness; Dubuque, IA; Thursday, January 15, 1931 (Around the Archdiocese column)

Note: burial in St. Patrick's cemetery, Monona


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