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Mary Ryan Kirby 1844-1919


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/20/2011 at 23:00:32

Mrs. M. C. Kirby [this obituary too close to the paper fold to clearly see the 1st words of most lines]
Tuesday afternoon death claimed another good woman, Mrs. M. C. Kirby, who had resided in this city pioneer years. Mrs. Kirby has been in poor health for the last three years but was feeling Tuesday. Mrs. J. P. Kirby was visiting with her only a few before and had gone to her across the street when the telephone rang, calling her back to the M. C. Kirby home. When she arrived there she found the aged woman in a swoon and had simply --- sleep. She had not passed away but did while Mrs. Kirby was --- her to her room.

Mrs. Kirby died as she had lived, a good woman and a good mother, and excellent neighbor, the great ---ments which go to make a --- woman.

Mrs. Kirby [Mary Ryan] was born in Limerick, Ireland in August, 1844. She came to America to visit in 1864. Mr. Kirby, who had grown up in the same neighborhood as his wife, arrive that year and the young couple united in marriage and made their home coming direct from New York where they were married to Tipton, Iowa where they made their home for thirty-four years before coming to Estherville. Mrs. Kirby was the mother of three children, John P. Kirby of the First National Bank of this city; Mrs. B. Kelly of Emmetsburg and W. K. Kirby who passed away four years ago.

Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church Thursday morning at 9:30, the Rev. Father officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery south of this city. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 3, 1919)


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