MITCHELL, Margaret 1839-1935
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Date: 10/9/2016 at 18:48:37
Oldest Grundy Woman And Son Die Same Night
Mrs. Patrick Mitchell And Son William Both Died Early Monday Morning; Mother Was 95
Mrs. Patrick Mitchell and her son William of Grundy Center both died within a few hours of each other early Monday morning. The mother was 95 and the oldest woman in Grundy Center. The son was 61.
Mrs. Mitchell, who had resided in Grundy Center continually for 53 years, had been in failing health for the past three years due to her advanced age. While she was able to move about the house daily, her mind in late months had largely become a blank. She had not been sick and she was in her usual health when she retired on Sunday night. She was found dead in her bed at 5 o'clock the next morning. She passed away in her sleep it is believed about 3 o'clock in the morning.
Funeral Services Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mitchell and her son were held at the Catholic church in Grundy Center Wednesday morning. The services were conducted by the local pastor, Rev. Father Forster. Burial was in the Grundy cemetery. The mother was buried by the side of her husband and the son by the side of his wife in another lot.
Mrs. Mitchell Born in Ireland
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Castlebar, county of Mayo, Ireland, in April 1840. When 18 years of age she came to this country with her father and a married sister. They located in Vermont where they resided a number of years and where she was married to Patrick Mitchell in 1864. Four years later Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell _____ in Waterloo where they resided twelve years. From Waterloo they moved to Spirit Lake and remained there two years. In 1882 the family came to Grundy Center and made this their permanent home. Mr. Mitchell died in 1908. The mother continued to live in the home since that time and her younger sons made their home with her.
Mrs. Mitchell was the mother of nine children. Six of them are living. Those who are living are John from Rockford, Ill.; Barney, Grundy Center, and Mrs. Mary Castle, Britt, Iowa, who are twins, Louis who is at home, Frank, Salt Lake City, and Dillon at home.
Relatives from a distance who were here at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell, Chicago; John Mitchell, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hughes, Britt, Iowa; Mrs. Tom Mitchell, Traer.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 March 1935, pg 1
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