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Orral Edwina Amlong McQuirk 1885-1933


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/11/2011 at 21:06:24

Orral Edwina Amlong was born at Wahoo, Kan., October 28, 1885, and passed away at the Birney hospital in Estherville, where she had been a patient for two weeks, Tuesday evening, January 16, at the age of 47 years, 2 months and 19 days.

She received her education in her native state and was a graduate of Northwestern University at Winfield, Kan. For 13 years she taught in the Kansas schools. November 10, 1913, she was married to Ralph McQuirk at Kansas City, Mo. Their first home was at Plainview, S.D. For a number of years they lived in Dickinson county, coming to Superior eight years ago. As far as the care of her home and her health permitted she took an active part in the Ladies Aid Society and the Legion Auxiliary and was always interested in those things which were for the good of the community.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McQuirk, Ruth, Phil, Beth, Mary Ann, John Edward and Carol. One son died in infancy. Besides the husband and children she leaves her aged mother, Mrs. C. G. Amlong and a brother, Harry Amlong, of Latham, Kan., two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hall, of Rosalia, Kan., and Mrs. Rose Bereman, of Wichita, Kan.

Mrs. McQuirk was brought up in the protestant faith but shortly before her death she received the anointment and last sacrament of the Catholic church.

Short services were held at the home Friday morning and funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Father Savage from St. Patrick’s church in Estherville. Interment was made at Estherville.

Relatives from out of town here for the services were: Dr. Phil McQuirk, of Audubon; Mr. and Mrs. James McQuirk, daughter, Vera, and nephews, Joe and Laurence McQuirk, of Early; Sam McQuirk, sons, Cyril and Mike, of Plainview, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe McQuirk and family, of Spirit Lake; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Hall, of Rosalia, Kan. (Spirit Lake Beacon, Spirit Lake, IA, January 26, 1933)

Superior - Obituary
Oral Edwina Amborg was born Oct. 28, 1885, at Wahoo, Neb., and died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1933 in the Birney hospital at Estherville from a serious trouble which she has patiently borne for several years. She was married to Ralph McQuirk on Nov. 13, 1913. To this union seven children were born. Six of them, Ruth, Philip, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Edward, John and Carol are left to mourn the passing of a good mother. Besides the husband and children Mrs. McQuirk is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. C. G. Amborg and her brother Harry at Latham, Kan., two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hall of Rosalie, Kans., and Mrs. Rose Bereman of Wichita, Kans.

Mrs. McQuirk was a graduate of Northwestern University at Winfield, Kans., and was a successful school teacher for thirteen years. She was a member of the Superior Aid Society and Legion Auxiliary. She was a public spirited woman and helped in many ways to make her community a better place in which to live.

Funeral services were conducted Friday morning by Father Savage in the Catholic church at Estherville and the body was placed in Calvary [St. Patrick’s] cemetery. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 26, 1933)


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