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Margaret Sullivan

SULLIVAN, DONOVAN, COUGLIN, HAYES, SENSEBAUGH

Posted By: Lynn McCleary (email)
Date: 4/3/2020 at 14:33:05

Muscatine Journal and News Tribune February 7, 1931, page 2

Sullivan Rites To Be Monday
Funeral Services for west Liberty Centenarian to be at St. Joseph’s Church.

West Liberty – Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, age 100, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Donovan, in Davenport, at 10:30 o’clock Thursday evening, will be held from the St. Joseph’s church in west Liberty, Monday, at 9:30 a. m. with the Rev. Father J. J. Walsh in charge of the service.

Mrs. Sullivan was born in County Cork, Ireland. She 13 years old, she came to America, spending a short time in New York state and later settling in Muscatine, where she worked for some time in the Ogilvee house.

Her maiden name was Margaret Couglin. She married to John Sullivan just before the Civil war. Mr. Sullivan served in the war with the Thirty-fifth Iowa regiment. Mr. Sullivan died in December 1893, following a brief illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Sullivan spent nearly all of her life in the one home on First street, leaving last July for Davenport to live with her daughters.

Mrs. Sullivan could neither read nor write, and as years progressed, her date of birth and age was lost to memory, although it is thought to be 100.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. James Hayes of Rock Island, John L. Sullivan, Patsy Sullivan and William all of West Liberty. Mrs. John Donovan, Mrs. John Sensebaugh, and Miss Alice Sullivan all of Davenport. Six great great grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

The body was brought to West Liberty Friday afternoon and taken to her old home where it will remain until Monday.

Burial will be made in Mt. Calvary cemetery.


 

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