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O'Grady Cemetery
Richland Township, Section 17, Decatur County, Iowa

Photograph courtesy of Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert, 2010

Nearest town: Grand River
Earliest tombstone burial: Aug 15. 1895 (#3-6)
Latest tombstone burial: still an active cemetery

History: O'Grady Cemetery is a family cemetery located at the end of a long gravel lane. Patrick & Margaret O'Grady, both born in Ireland, settled in Section 17 of Richland Township in 1867. The first tombstone burial was Mrs. O'Grady in 1895. (See #3-6 for spelling -- "P.O. Grady.") Their children are also buried here.

The tombstones are located mostly under trees toward the back of the cemetery. There are iris growing on the outside of the west fence.

SURNAMES:

An * means no tombstone, but indicates a known burial.

designates a Veteran

NAME
Row# Stone#
DATE of BIRTH
DATE of DEATH
COMMENTS
 
BUELL, Frederick Jean
1-4
 
19 Sep 1929
 
 
19 Sep 1929
5 minutes old
"Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Virgil BUELL"
Courthouse Records
CAFFERY, Walter
3-13 & 14
 
  18 Dec 1938
AE 74y
 
Spanish-American War Veteran
Wagoner, 1st Nebr. Inf.
homemade & military gravestones
CARPENTER, Elizabeth Josephine (BROWN)
3-1
 
 
24 Feb 1925
Bridgwater
Iowa
 
 
04 Jun 1980
Des Moines IA
 
 
World War II Veteran
SK3 U.S. Navy WAVES
daughter of Nelson Perry & Halcion Mae (SPEED) BROWN
wife of Louis Vernon CARPENTER
CARPENTER,
Louis Vernon

 
 
07 Jan 1920
 
 
 
10 Dec 2000
 
 
 
WWII & Vietnam War Veteran
M SGT. U.S. Marine Corps
husband of
Elizabeth Josephine BROWN
GILREATH, E. Dale
4-1
1909
 
1968
 
"Married Apr. 20, 1928"
E. Harold GILREATH
GILREATH, E. Harold
4-1
1904
 
1981
 
"Married Apr. 20, 1928"
E. Dale GILREATH
GILREATH, Harry H.
4-2
1877
 
1969
 
husband of Mary Ann GILREATH
 
GILREATH, James E. "Jim"
 
 
28 Sep 1931
Grand River IA
 
 
16 Aug 2002
AE 70y
Coolidge AZ
OBITUARY
Korean & Vietnam Wars Veteran
MSG U.S. Army
Silver Star
Purple Heart
son of E. Harold & E. Dale (DAY) GILREATH
GILREATH, Margaret
* no gravestone
 
  21 Apr 1928
AE 2 1/2 hours old
Courthouse Records
 
 
GILREATH, Mary Ann
4-2
1875
 
1931
 
wife of Harry H. GILREATH
 
KELLER, Don Richard
 
01 Sep 1928
 
04 Aug 2001married 11 Sep 1948
Dorothy Louise BUELL
KELLER, Dorothy Louise (BUELL)
 
 
10 Sep 1930
Grand River
Iowa
 
12 Oct 2011
AE 81y
Mount Ayr IA
daughter of Virgil James & Bessie Lorraine (GLAZEBROOK) BUELL
married 11 Sep 1948
Don Richard KELLER
LONG, Katie (LYONS)
3-2
1896
 
1924
 
gravestone shared with
Helen LYONS
LYONS, Helen
3-2
1906
 
1922
 
gravestone shared with
Katie (LYONS) LONG
LYONS, Maurice L.
3-3
 
14 Mar 1894
 
 
14 Dec 1966
 
 
World War I Veteran
PVT Co. G, 6th Inf.
IOWA
MacMARRI, John
3-9
  16 Apr 1896
AE 60y
homemade gravestone
 
McCANN, Pauline M. (O'GRADY)
3-4
14 Sep 1910
 
 
00 Jul 1985
Edgewood IA
 
wife of Sylvester McCANN
"Our Daughter Margaret"
 
McCANN, Sylvester E.
3-4
1896
 
1986
 
husband of Pauline M. O'GRADY
"Our Daughter Margaret"
McNAMARA, Mary
* no gravestone
Ireland
 
23 Nov 1906
AE 68y
Courthouse Records
 
MORAN,
Minnie and Mary

1-2
1914
 
 
1914
 
 
infant twin daughters of Jerry & Nancy MORAN
These stones are enclosed by pipe fence; many flowers
MORAN, Raymond
1-1
 
1916
 
 
1916
 
 
"Infant Son of
Jerry & Nancy MORAN"

These stones are enclosed by pipe fence; many flowers
NEETHER, Clena
* no gravestone
 
04 Nov 1881
Canada
 
14 May 1911
AE 30y 6m
 
son of Joseph & Flora (BARNEY) NEETHER
Courthouse Records
O'GRADY, Cathern (LYONS)
3-12
1864
 
 
1948
 
 
 
O'GRADY, Celena
3-11
1876
 
1911
 
wife of Edward O'GRADY
 
O'GRADY,
Donald George
23 Mar 1921
Decatur Co. IA
18 Jan 2002
AE 80y
Lamoni IA
OBITUARY
son of Stephen & Jenny (CONWELL) O'GRADY
"Gone Home"
O'GRADY, Dorothy E.22 Feb 1919  wife of Stephen Eugene O'GRADY
O'GRADY, Edward
3-11
1862
 
1947
 
husband of Celena O'GRADY
 
O'GRADY, Gayle John
2-3
13 Jan 1939
 
 
08 Mar 1962
 
 
Air Force Veteran
A2C 5 Aerial Port SQ
 
O'GRADY, Gussie Irene (FOLAND)
2-4
 
 
07 Nov 1910
 
 
 
 
24 Dec 1996
AE 86y
OBITUARY
 
 
daughter of Leonard & Dena (JONES) FOLAND
married 01 Feb 1933
Grand River IA
Joseph Patrick O'GRADY
O'GRADY, Infant
2-1
11 Jul 1933
 
12 Jul 1933
 
"Infant Son of J.P. & G. O'GRADY"
homemade gravestone
O'GRADY, Jenny E.
3-5
1880
 
1939
 
wife of Stephen B. O'GRADY
 
O'GRADY,
Joseph Patrick

2-4
07 Jul 1907
 
 
28 Sep 1978
 
 
married 01 Feb 1933
Grand River IA
Gussie Irene FOLAND
O'GRADY, Margaret
3-8
 
"Parish of Paretaan Co. of Clair Ireland" 15 Aug 1895
AE 59y
 
"Wife of P.O. O'GRADY"
 
 
O'GRADY, Michael
3-7
 
  03 Aug 1912
AE 53y 7m 9d
"Son of Patrick & Margaret O'GRADY"
 
O'GRADY, Patrick
3-8
 
  24 Feb 1899
AE 79y 10d
OBITUARY
 
O'GRADY, Patrick
3-6
1869
 
1950
 
gravestone shared with
William O'GRADY
O'GRADY, Stephen B.
3-5
1876
 
1950
 
husband of Jenny E. O'GRADY
 
O'GRADY, Stephen Eugene "Gene"11 Apr 1915
 
25 Jul 2006
 
husband of Dorothy E. O'GRADY
 
O'GRADY, William
3-6
1867
 
1950
 
gravestone shared with
Patrick O'GRADY
OWENS, Infant
1-3
   "Infant Dau. of J. & K OWENS"
 
unknown
2-2
 
  16 May 1911
AE 35y
 
broken gravestone matches #2-1, Joseph Patricke & Gussie I. O'GRADY stone
unknown, MacM____
3-10
  4 ____
 
broken homemade gravestone
 
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Sources: Cemeteries of Decatur Co. IA; compiled by Lois Slade; transcribed for our site by Stacey Dietiker; photographed by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert in June of 2010; cemetery page updated by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2014. Additional transcriptions from WPA Records and obituaries.


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