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HEATH, Margaret 1837-1912


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/21/2015 at 12:04:49

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Early Residents Of Iowa Died Today

Mrs. Margaret Heath Native of Ireland

After being sick for a number of years with cancer, Mrs. Margaret Heath died this morning at 7:30 at her home, 23 Mulberry street, where also her son, T. J. Heath resided. She had made her home in Waterloo since 1901, coming here from Grundy Center.

Decedent whose maiden name was Margaret Mee, was born in County Mayo, Ireland, Sept. 14, 1838 and came to this country in 1852, her home at first being in New Jersey. Coming to Illinois, she was married at Morrison, in 1860, to Thomas Heath. They came to Iowa in 1864, settling first at Clarence in Cedar county, later moving to Jones county. His death occurred Sept. 14, 1896 at Bancroft and after that time, she lived at Grundy Center until ten years ago when she came to Waterloo.

Of the nine children born to her, only three survive, William, whose home is near Ft. Townsend, Wash., and T. J. and J. F. of Waterloo. There are also seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Heath was a devout member of the Catholic church all her life and in Waterloo belonged to St. Joseph's parish. Services will probably be held at an early hour on Monday in St. Joseph's church, after which the body will be taken to Grundy Center for burial in the family lot.

--Waterloo Evening Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 16 February 1912, pg 16


Death of Mrs. Margaret Heath

Mrs. Margaret Heath died at her home in Waterloo Saturday afternoon. She had been a sufferer from a cancer for several years. Her remains were sent to Grundy Center Monday and they were interred in the Catholic cemetery here in the afternoon.

Mrs. Heath was 74 years, five months and two days old. She was a resident of this county for several years. About eighteen years ago she and her family moved to Waterloo where they have since resided. Mrs. Heath's husband, two daughters and a son are buried in the family lot here. Her surviving sons Tom and John were with the mother at the time of her death and accompanied the remains to Grundy Monday.

--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 February 1912, pg 1


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