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Julia Bridget Daly Fahey 1857-1923


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/19/2011 at 01:15:48

Aged Lady Called By Death Angel
Mrs. Wm. Fahey Dies on Thursday Last
Held in Great Esteem
Had Made Her Home in This City With Family for Past Nineteen Years
Thursday evening, Mrs. Wm. Fahey, one of the kindest and most dearly beloved elderly women of this city, passed away after many weeks of intense suffering. For fifteen years, Mrs. Fahey had been in poor health. At that time she went to Rochester where she underwent a very serious operation. It was not until the first of this year, however, that her condition became critical. She was taken to Rochester and two operations were performed, one for goiter and one for gall stones. Because of her weakened constitution she could not rally from them, and since her return home she had gradually failed. Her devoted family have known for many weeks that no hope could be entertained for her recovery, yet when the final summons came their sorrow was no less keen. All that loving care and the best medical attention could devise was done for her all through the years of her illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning from St. Patrick’s Catholic church and burial made in the Catholic cemetery. Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mrs. Tracy Long, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Sam Martin, George, Iowa; Mrs. Jas. Parden; Mason City; Mrs. John Fahey, Ackley; Mrs. Frank Robinson, Des Moines; Mrs. Wm. Riley, Iowa Falls; Mrs. Chas. Walters, Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Crosby, Worthington, Minn.; Mrs. Wm. Young, Emmetsburg; Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, Emmetsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelley, Graettinger.

Mrs. Fahey, whose maiden name was Julia B. Daly, was born August 7, 1859 in Tipperary, Ireland, and was at the time of her death nearly sixty-four years of age. The family, which consisted of five boys and two girls came to America on July 2, 1876. She lived with her oldest brother in Adams, Massachusetts, until November 4th, 1884, when she was married to Wm. Fahey and with him moved to Emmetsburg, Iowa. After living there for one year they moved to Galt, Iowa, where the two children were born, Earl, who passed away nine years ago, and Lomena, Mrs. Dennis Bagan, of this city. In 1891, the family moved to Iowa Falls, then to Cedar Rapids in 1903 and to this city in January 1904. They have made their home here continuously since that time.

Mrs. Fahey is survived by her husband, her daughter, Mrs. Dennis Bagan, two brothers, Mr. Tim Daly, of Pulaski, N.Y., and Mrs. Mary McCarty, of Boston, Mass. The brothers and sister are aged and in poor health and were unable to be here with Mrs. Fahey or at the funeral.

Mrs. Fahey’s was a sweet and loving disposition. Her entire life was devoted to her family and to her friends. In each town that she made her home she found friendships that she retained the rest of her life. These many friends have a common grief with the family in the passing of this gentle woman. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 11, 1923)

Mrs. W. Fahey Dead
Passed Away After An Illness of Many Years – Many Friends Attend Funeral
After a lingering illness of several years Mrs. Wm. Fahey passed away at her home on last Thursday, July the 5th. Mrs. Fahey some years ago underwent an operation of a delicate nature at the Mayo hospital. For several years she seemed to be somewhat improved in health. Last fall she became again afflicted and went to the Mayo hospital in January. After several days of examinations it was decided she had gall stones. An operation was necessary but it was also discovered she had a goiter. The operation for the latter was of necessity first. After this operation an attempt was made to perform the other operation. Her health had been greatly impaired and when it was found there were other complications the operation was not performed and she was brought to her home and given every care and comfort possible until her death.

Mrs. Julia B. [Bridget] Daly Fahey was born on August 7th, 1857, in Tipperary, Ireland. She was of a family of five brothers and one sister. She came to American on July 2, 1876, and lived with her oldest brother, John Daly, at Adams, Mass. She was united in marriage there to Wm. Fahey November 4, 1884. They came to Iowa to reside and lived at Emmetsburg for one year when they moved to Galt where two children, Earl and Lomena, were born. They then moved to Iowa Falls and then to Cedar Rapids where they resided until 1904 when they moved to this city where they have since resided. The funeral services were held on Saturday from the Catholic church, the Rev. Conway officiating. There were in attendance at the funeral services from out of the city: Mrs. Tracy Long, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Sam Martin, George, Iowa; Mrs. James Parden, Mason City, Iowa; Mrs. John Fahey, Ackley, Iowa; Mrs. Frank Robinson, Des Moines; Mrs. Bell Riley, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Mr. Charles Walters and Bess Peterson, Dees Moines; Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Crosby, Mr. Bill Young, Emmetsburg; Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelly, Emmetsburg. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 11, 1923)

Mrs. Wm. Fahey Died Thursday
Had Been Ill for Many Weeks – Funeral Services Held Saturday Morning
Mrs. William Fahey passed away at her home on east Main street in the city at 2:45 Thursday afternoon, after an illness of several months caused from gall stones and other complications. She had suffered considerable since her first operation at Rochester some fourteen years ago. Last winter a goiter developed and she returned to Rochester to have it removed. The operation was successful but it made her very weak. The doctors at that time advised her to come home and gain strength and then return for another operation for gall stones but she never gained sufficient strength to do this. The Fahey family had been residents of Estherville for nineteen years, coming from Cedar Rapids to here. Mrs. Fahey was a remarkable woman, kind and thoughtful of those who were near and dear to her. She was a woman who loved her home and her family and is going to be greatly missed by relatives and friends. Her maiden name was Julia Daley and she was born at Tipperary, Ireland, and was sixty-two years of age at the time of her death. She had five brothers and one sister, two brothers and the sister yet living in the east but were unable, on account of their age, to be present at the funeral. She came to this country July 2, 1876, and located in Adams, Mass., where she remained until married to William Fahey on November 4, 1884. They came to Iowa and lived at Emmetsburg a year and then moved to Galt, Iowa, where one son, Earl, and a daughter, Lomena, were born. Earl passed to his reward some few years ago having been killed while discharging his duties as locomotive engineer for the Rock Island Railroad Company.

From Galt the family moved to Iowa Falls where they remained until 1903 when they moved to Cedar Rapids and from there to Estherville in 1904. She leaves to mourn her death a husband and daughter, Mrs. D. A. Bagan, who have been constantly at her bedside during her late illness. Funeral services were held in the Catholic church, of which she was a sincere member, on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. The floral offerings at the home plainly showed the high esteem in which deceased was held by her neighbors and friends. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their hours of sorrow. May she rest in peace.

Those who were present at the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. James Harden, Maple City, Iowa; Mrs. Samuel Martin, George, Iowa; Mrs. John Fahey, Ackley; Frank Robinson, Des Moines; Mrs. Arthur Walters, Des Moines; Mrs. Wm. Riley, Iowa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kelley, Graettinger; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Crosby, Worthington; Mrs. William Young, Emmetsburg; Mrs. T. S. Long, Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. John Duffy, Emmetsburg. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, July 11, 1923)


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