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Bridget Halloran Howe 1815-1906


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/28/2011 at 23:45:31

Aged Lady Passes Away
Mrs. Bridget Hallorn Howe, the aged mother of Pat and James Howe of this city, passed away at the home of her son Patrick in Ellsworth township, Saturday morning.

Mrs. Bridget Hallorn Howe was born in Ireland 90 years ago, and came to America 58 years ago. She came to Emmet county about 15 years ago, and with her husband who died four years ago, made her home with her son Patrick. Her children, Patrick and James Howe and Mrs. B. Clayton of this city, and Mary Ryan of Sioux City were present at the time of her death. Mrs. Howe had been in failing health for about a year.

The funeral was held Monday from the Catholic church conducted by Rev. John R. Daly, and interment took place in the Catholic cemetery south of this city. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, September 19, 1906)

Mrs. John Howe Dead
Passes Away at the age of 92 years
After a Long Illness – Funeral Held on Monday
At the home of her son, Patrick Howe, who resides a short distance northeast of Estherville, occurred on Monday last the death of Mrs. John Howe, aged 92 years and after a lingering illness incident to her very advanced age. The funeral was held Monday morning from St. Patrick’s church, the services being conducted by Rev. John R. Daly and the burial made in the cemetery south of town. The pallbearers were M. C. Cody, John Morrisey, M. C. Kirby, J. B. Bowser, Pat Keenan and Thos. Doyle.

Deceased was born in Kilmurry, Limerick county, Ireland, her maiden name was Bridget Holleran and who in May 1839 was united in marriage with John Howe who preceded her to the better land February 22, 1903. In 1847 Mr. and Mrs. Howe came to America making their home in Vermont for a few years gradually moving westward until coming to Iowa a little more than thirty years ago. They lived for many years in Ackley and it is now about sixteen years since they came to Estherville. To them was born a family of six children, Patrick, James, Mrs. Bridget Clayton all of this county, Mrs. Mary Ryan of Sioux City, John who was killed near Dysart while serving the old B.C.R. & N. in the capacity of freight brakeman, and a daughter Margaret who died 24 years ago.

She was a devout Christian woman, one whose life had its full share of cares and responsibilities all of which she met and mastered as only a woman can. She was always hardworking and chose the simple life, she was a devout Christian and a lifelong member of the Catholic church and in the fortitude of its many consoling ministrations she rounded out a useful and honorable career. For some time her mind had been failing and the end came gradually and with but little pain and towards the closing hours she had lapsed into unconsciousness. The end came at two thirty o’clock Saturday morning.

Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan of Sioux City, Jas. Carrigg of Waterloo and C. O. Flynn of Cedar Rapids. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, September 19, 1906)

Aged Woman Dead
Mrs. Bridget Howe Passed Away Last Saturday Morning
Was Over Ninety Years Old
One of the Oldest Persons in Emmet County – Her Husband, John Howe, Died Four Years Ago
Mrs. Bridge Howe, widow of the late John Howe and one of the oldest persons in Emmet county, died Saturday morning at the home of her son, Patrick Howe, two miles east of the city. She had been failing for some time and her death was not altogether unexpected.

Mrs. Howe’s maiden name was Halloran and she was born in Ireland in 1816. She was married to John Howe and came to America fifty-eight years ago.

Fifteen years ago the couple came to Emmet county to make their home with their son Patrick and the decedent’s husband died here four years ago. She is survived by four children: Patrick Howe of Center township, James Howe and Mrs. Bridge Clayton of Estherville and Mrs. Mary Ryan of Sioux City.

The funeral services were held Monday morning at the Catholic church and were conducted by Rev. Father J. R. Daly. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery south of the city.

Mrs. Howe was a woman of noble character and held a high place in the esteem and affection of the people of this community. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 19, 1906)


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