Mary F. Nolan Kane 1866-1941
KANE, NOLAN, GARDNER, LAUGHLIN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/29/2011 at 00:09:37
Rites for Mrs. Kane
Held Monday Morning at Catholic Church – Passed Away Saturday [October 25, 1941]
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:00 o’clock at the St. Patrick’s church for Mrs. Mary Kane, 75, who passed away shortly after midnight Friday. The Rev. Father J. J. Keane read the solemn high mass and burial was in the Catholic cemetery beside the body of her husband who passed away four years ago.
Casket bearers were friends of the deceased and her late husband including C. E. Swale, L. R. Chapman, J. J. O’Rourke, J. M. Kiefer, E. W. Smith and Matt Scholtes.
Mary Nolan was born in Ireland and came to this country as a young girl with a group of friends and relatives. They settled in Emmetsburg and it was while living there that she met and married W. T. Kane.
Forty-five years ago the family moved to Estherville and have made their home here ever since. Before his death Mr. Kane was employed as a trainman on the Rock Island railroad. They purchased their home on south seventh street many years ago and Mrs. Kane has continued to live there since the death of her husband. She was a quiet unassuming woman, whose kindly nature and pleasant disposition made friends for here wherever she went. Her home and her church activities were her life and she devoted herself to them. She always had time to lend a helping hand or give a word of cheer whenever it was time to lend a helping hand or give room gave added comfort.
Surviving Mrs. Kane are one son, W. D. Kane, of Estherville, one daughter, Mrs. W. W. Gardner, a sister, Mrs. M. J. Laughlin, of Estherville, and a brother, P. C. Nolan, of Emmetsburg. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, October 28, 1941)
Mrs. Wm. Kane Died Friday
At Estherville Home. Sister of P. P. Nolan of this City
Mrs. Will Kane, 75, a sister of P. P. Nolan of this city, died at her home at Estherville for the past 45 years. Funeral services for Mrs. Kane were held at Estherville at 9 a.m. Monday. A solemn high mass was read by the pastor, Rev. J. J. Keane, with interment in the Estherville Catholic cemetery. P. P. Nolan of this city was present at the obsequies.
Mrs. Kane was born in Ireland. When she was twenty years of age she came to America. The family made their home in the Emmetsburg community. Forty-five years ago Miss Mary Nolan was married in Emmetsburg to Will Kane. They located at Estherville where Mr. Kane became an employee of the Rock Island railroad. Mr. Kane passed away about four years ago.
A son and daughter survive. They are W. D. Kane of Estherville, a brakeman of the Rock Island system, and Mrs. W. W. Gardner, also of Estherville. There are also two brothers and a sister. The brothers are P. P. Nolan of Emmetsburg and Michael Nolan of Canada. The sister is Mrs. M. J. Laughlin of Estherville. (Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, October 30, 1941)
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