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Maggie Agnes (Nolan) McNamara (1933)

KIRBY, LEWIS, MAHAN, MCNAMARA, NOLAN, SPRAGG

Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 2/5/2007 at 18:15:58

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, April 20, 1933

Mrs. James McNamara Dies

Mrs. James McNamara, well known resident of Madison county died at her home in Union township Thursday morning, April 13th about 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. McNamara who was 65 years of age, had spent her entire life in Union township. She had been ill for the past two years with a heart disorder and nervous trouble. Her condition has been growing worse and last Thursday morning after her husband and sons had left the house, she took strychnine and passed away ten minutes later.

Maggie Agnes McNamara was the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Nolan. She was born August 3, 1867 in Union township and spent her girlhood in that community. Her marriage to Mr. Mcnamara took place January 26, 1898 in St. Patrick's church in Lee township and they went to housekeeping on a farm one mile from where their home now is located. Twenty-four years ago, they moved to their present location.

They were the parents of six children, five sons and one daughter, all of whom with the father survive her; Martin P., James N., Joseph B. and Elizabeth Lewis of Winterset, Frank E. of Martensdale and John of St. Joseph, Missouri. She also leaves five grandchildren: Robert, Martin Junior and Ralph McNamara and James H. and Mary Margaret Lewis. She also leaves a sister and two brothers, Mrs. Lizzie Spragg and John Nolan of Winterset and Joseph M. Nolan of Colony, Kansas. A sister and a brother, Mrs. William Kirby and N. J. Nolan have preceded her in death.

Mrs. McNamara had many friends. She was a good mother and was hospitable to her friends and friends of her children. She took an active interest in her church and was a regular attendant as long as her health permitted.

The esteem in which she was held was evidenced by the large attendance at her funeral service.

Rev. Arthur J. Fitzpatrick, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic church conducted her funeral services at the church Saturday morning April 15th and burial was in the Winterset cemetery. The five sons and the son-in-law, Herman Lewis served as pall bearers and friends of the family assisted with the music and flowers.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, April 20, 1933
Page 1, Column 2

LAST RITES ARE HELD FOR MRS. M’NAMARA

Requiem High Mass Saturday At Ten O’clock At St. Joseph’s Church

Mrs. James McNamara, 65, died Thursday morning of last week at her home in Union township, following three years of ill health.

Requiem high mass was said Saturday morning at ten o’clock at St. Joseph’s church by the Rev. Arthur J. Fitpatrick, pastor of the church; burial was in the Winterset cemetery. Pallbearers were Mrs. McNamara’s five sons, Martin, James Jr., Joseph, John and Frank and her son-in-law, Herman A. Lewis.

Mrs. McNamara was a member of a pioneer family, the daughter of Elizabeth Mahan Nolan and Patrick Nolan. She was born August 3, 1867 in Union township, where she spent her entire life. She is survived by her husband and sons, a daughter, Mrs. Herman A. Lewis; her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Spragg; and two brothers, John T. Nolan of Union township and Joseph M. Nolan of Colony, Kansas. A sister, Mrs. Anne Kirby and a brother, N. J. Nolan are deceased.

Those from out of town who were here to attend the services were Mrs. T. G. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. LaBarre, Mrs. James Wallace, and D. J. Linnane, all of Des Moines; Miss Leah Cookinham of Ayrshire; Mr. and Mrs. John Doud of Stuart; Joseph M. Nolan of Colony, Kansas; Mrs. and Mrs. Leo Nolan and daughter Patty, of Knoxville; Sisters Zita, Ruth and Dorothy, and Martin and Mary White of Perry; John McNamara of St. Joseph, Missouri; J. J. Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Martin of Marshalltown.

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