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MITCHELL, Mary 1867-1934


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/9/2016 at 19:07:48

Mrs. Mary Mitchell Died Saturday After Short Illness

Mrs. Mary Mitchell died at her home in Grundy Center Saturday morning. While she had been in failing health for some time, she was able to attend the duties about her household and to look after her invalid husband. Last Wednesday afternoon she suffered a stroke immediately after she had gone to the basement. She was found unconscious on the basement floor about an hour after by friends who called at the home. Mr. Mitchell told them that his wife had gone down stairs some time before and that she had not returned. He was too feeble to leave his chair to learn why his wife had not returned. She remained unconscious until the end came.

Mrs. Mitchell was 67 years old. She had been a resident of Grundy Center fifty years. She was born Mary Laura Smyth, daughter of Michael and Mary Smyth, February 11, 1867, in Stonefield, Oldcastle, Ireland. She came to this country to make her home with her uncle, Owen Smyth.

On December 31, 1891, she was united in marriage to James Mitchell. Eighteen months later her husband was killed in a railroad accident. Her son James was born shortly after the father's death. In 1905 she became the wife of William Mitchell, a brother of her first husband.

Her husband, who is an invalid, survives her. Also her son James, now a resident of Chicago. The son and his wife came here from Chicago as soon as they were notified of the mother's serious condition.

Funeral services were held for her in the Sacred Heart church at Grundy Center at 9:30 Tuesday morning, with the pastor, Rev. Father Forster, officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery here.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 October 1934, sec 2, pg 1


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