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Margaret Josephine Meighan Doyle 1859-1947


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/17/2011 at 02:14:56

Mrs. Doyle 88, Dies During Night
Funeral Will Be Held Monday
Mrs. Margret Josephine Doyle, 88, of Estherville died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Norman Maine. Mrs. Doyle had been in poor health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick’s church and Rosary will be Sunday evening at the Norman Maine home.

Mrs. Doyle was born July 7, 1859, at Tipton, Iowa, and lived around Estherville for the past 53 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Doyle, who died several years ago. Also preceding her in death are a son, Maurice Doyle, who was killed in World War I and a daughter, Josephine.

Three daughters survive. They are Mrs. Norman Maine and Mrs. Cletus Keough both of Estherville and Mrs. J. F. Hartman of Gurnee, Ill. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 17, 1947)

Mrs. M. Doyle Pioneer Resident Dies at Home
Margret J. Meigham was born July 7, 1859 in Tipton, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Meigham [Meighan]. She spent the early years of her life in Tipton.

On May 5, 1890 she was united in marriage with Thomas S. Doyle. In 1895 they moved to a farm in Emmet County where she spent the remainder of her life with the exception of a few years on a farm near Spirit Lake. Forty-three years ago she came to Estherville and has lived here ever since. To this union were born four daughters and one son, Mrs. Norman Maine, Estherville, Mrs. John Hartmann of Gurnee, Illinois, and Mrs. Cletus Keogh of Estherville. Her husband, Thomas S. Doyle, passed away September 22, 1925. A daughter, Josephine, passed away July 11, 1926. Maurice J. Doyle, the son, was killed in France on July 21, 1918.

Mrs. Doyle was a Gold Star mother in the Service Star Legion, a member of St. Patrick’s parish and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of that parish. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She had been ill for four years.

Out-of-town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Hartmann of Gurnee, Ill., Richard Keogh of Minneapolis, Thomas S. Maine of Iowa City, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Chrisman, Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. John Doyle, Colfax, Mrs. Robert Dwyer, Geneva, Neb., Congressman Joseph P. O’Hara, Glencoe, Minn., Mrs. W. A. Staggs, Des Moines, and Mrs. Edgar Proce and Jack of Duncombe, Iowa.

Mrs. Doyle left eight grandchildren: Richard Keogh of Minneapolis, Mrs. Patrick Kelly, James Maine, Robert Keogh, Mary Jean Keogh and Colleen Keogh of Estherville, Thomas Maine of Iowa City, and Jack Nolan of Lansing, Michigan; also one great grandson, Patrick Doyle Kelly of Estherville. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, October 30, 1947)


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