1-6-36MRS. FURLONG, 57 CALLED IN DEATH
Native of Ireland Succumbs To Two Month Illness; Rites
Mrs. Margaret Furlong, 57, a resident of Letts died in Bellevue
Hospital at 9 a.m. today, after an illness of two months with
She was born in County Carlow, Ireland, on July 12, 1878, the
daughter of Margaret Whelan Nolan and Michael Nolan. She came to
America in 1900. She was married to Joseph E. Furlong on May 2
1905 at St. Malachy’s Church, Ardon.
Mrs. Furlong was a member of St. Malachy"s Church and Rosary Society.
Her husband and one daughter, Monica, preceded her in death,
Mr. Furlong on March 31, 1931 and the daughter on Sept. 2, 1913.
Surviving are five children, James, Edward, Leo, Alice and Maurice
beside a number of nieces and nephews.
The body is being taken from the George M. Wittich Funeral home later
this afternoon to the residence. Funeral services will be held at
St. Malachy's Church, Ardon, on Wednesday with the Rev. J. M. Cash
in charge. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday by the
Rev. Mr. Cash. Burial will be in St. Malachy’s Cemetery.
1-7-36JOHN REED DIES AT ARDON HOME
Week's Illness Proves Fatal; Funeral Rites Scheduled
John Reed of Seventy-Six township, well known resident of the Ardon
community, died at his home this morning after a week's illness with
a cold and complications.
Reed was born Aug. 11, 1865, the son of Isaac and Susan Carson
Reed, both natives of Ireland. He had resided in the Ardon community
for many years. A brother Dayton, and a sister Mary, of Seventy-Six
Township survive. His parents, two brothers, William and James, and
two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Longstreth of Cairo, Neb. and Mamie preceded
him in death, the latter dying when a child.
The body is at the Fairbanks Home for Funerals, where it will remain
for services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Dr. David I. Berger of the First
Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
1-8-36MRS. FURLONG RITES CONDUCTED AT ARDON
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Furlong, 57, of Letts who died
Monday at Bellevue Hospital were held today at St. Malachy’s
Church of Ardon. The Rev. J. M, Cash read the mass, assisted by
the Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon, the latter of Muscatine.
Pallbearers were James Furlong, Leo Furlong, Edward Furlong, Clarence
Furlong, Mark Nolan and Joe Daniels.
Interment was in St. Malachy's Cemetery at Ardon.
1-8-36REED SERVICES SET FOR 2 P.M. THURSDAY
Funeral services for John Reed of Seventy-Six Township, whose death
occurred Tuesday, will be conducted at the Fairbanks Home for
Funerals at 2 p.m. Thursday instead of 2:30 p.m. as originally
scheduled, it was announced today.
The services will be in charge of Dr, David I. Berger of the First
Presbyterian Church, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
1-9-36JOHN REED FUNERAL SERVICE CONDUCTED
Last rites for John Reed, well known resident of the Ardon vicinity
who died at his home Tuesday, were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the
Fairbanks Home for Funerals here by Dr. David I, Berger, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were George Eitman, Elmer Martin, Phillip Cashman, Edwin
Healey, Guy Smith and Dr. J. G. Johnston. Mrs. R. L. Fairbanks and
Mrs. Cashman served as flower attendants.
1-27-36CAR OFF RAILS; WRECK AVERTED
Flagman On Freight Flags Passenger Train To
Halt After Mishap
A possible serious wreck was narrowly averted early Saturday night
when an oil tank car on a freight train headed east into Muscatine
left the tracks about five miles west of Muscatine, a short distance
below the Lutheran Orphans Home.
The car, nudging over into a deep layer of snow, brought the string
of 86 cars to an abrupt halt but none of the crew was injured.
A Milwaukee passenger train following soon behind was flagged to
a stop by the brakeman of the incapacitated freight and forced to
lay over for several hours before the track could be cleared.
The main portion of the freight string, which was ahead of the tank
car whose broken arch pin caused the derailment, was uncoupled
continued on its journey.
Members of the train crew conceded they were lucky that the derailed
car did not go crashing over the steep grade at this point, probably
pulling other cars along with it.
The train had just passed beyond the overpass on County Road C and
this point. From evidence of splintered ties, it appeared that the
car had been experiencing trouble before it hit the trestle.
2-22-36CASHMAN FACED DEATH BY FUMES
Former Corn-Hog Chairman In County Has Narrow
Escape In Accident
William Cashman, Seventy-Six Township farmer, was congratulating
himself today on the fact that he awoke in his own bed and not in
more celestial surroundings.
He was released Friday afternoon from Hershey Hospital after being
rushed there Thursday overcome from fumes gentrated by a large engine
on a corn grinder at the Cashman Brothers Farm.
Dropping unconscious from the gaseous ordors, the chairman of the
former county corn-hog administration was almost buried in corn
before fellow workmen noticed his plight and rescued him.
Medical aid was summoned and he was later taken to the Muscatine
Hospital to recover from the effects of the fumes. He was still
a bit shaky today, but outside of that apparently little the worse
for his close flirtation with oblivion.
6-9-36USES PHONE FIRST TIME
"I was afraid I couldn't do it, but oh, It was so much fun!"
Thus spoke Miss Mary Reed in enthusiastic voice when describing
her first telephone conversation at the age of 67 years. "I'm
afraid now that I'll be calling up all the neighbors as an excuse
to use the phone" she added.
Miss Reed had never had occasion to use a telephone until Sunday
noon, when her brother, Dayton, called her from their home in
Seventy-Six Township. The Instrument was new to Dayton, too,
as it had just been installed during his sister's absence. Miss
Reed is convalescing after a recent illness at the home of Dr.
and Mrs. J. G. Johnston, 219 West Seventh Street.
"I was disappointed, though," Mary said, "because he hung up
before I was half through talking."
The elderly woman thinks the telephone is "a wonderful thing,"
and says she could hear much better than she expected. "Why,
there's hardly anything to it, and I thought it would be so
difficult to use," she said. But she approaches it somewhat
Miss Reed's parents were natives of Tyrone County, Ireland, and
emigrated to America in a sailing vessel in 1858. They located
on the tract of land near Ardon where the family still resides.
5-11-37MISS BYRNE, MR. HARPER SET WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. James Byrne of Letts announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their daughter, Agatha to Herschel Harper
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harper of Muscatine.
The wedding will be an event of Wednesday, June 2, at St. Mary's
Church in Muscatine. The Rev, J. M. Cash, pastor of St. Malachy’s
Church at Ardon, will officiate.
Miss Irma Hickey has been chosen to serve as maid of honor, and Miss
Mary Byrne, cousin of the bride, as bridesmaid. Frank Harper will
attend his brother as best man. Clement Byrne and John Fifer will
Miss Byrne has taught in the Muscatine county schools for a number
of years. Mr. Harper is engaged in farming near Muscatine, where
the new home will be made.
Several pre-nuptial parties are being arranged to honor Miss Byrne.
7-2-37MRS. HEALEY, 60, SUCCUMBS AFTER EXTENDED ILLNESS
Mrs. Elizabeth Healey, 60, died at her home, 407 West Seventh
Street, at 11:45 a.m. today as a result of complications following
an illness of a year.
Born Feb. 7, 1877, near Lone Tree, the daughter of John and Eliza
Beatty, she made her home in Seventy-Six Township for 36 years. She
had been living in Muscatine for the past year. She was a member of
the First Methodist Church of Muscatine and of Woodbine Camp of the
She was married in Rock Island Oct. 12, 1897, to John T, Healey
who preceded her in death three years ago. Survivors include four
daughters, Mrs.Clarence Lindle of West Liberty, Miss Grace Healey
of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Rolla Copley and Miss Florence Healey
of Davenport; one son, Edward Healey of Detroit, Michigan; three
sisters, Mrs. H. E. Betts of Longmont, Colo., Mrs. Carlos Briggs
of Loveland, Colo, and Mrs. Cora Babbitt of Cedar Rapids; one brother,
C. K. Beatty of New Era, and three grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs.
Lillian Schauland, an infant son, a sister and two brothers preceded
her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ralph J.
Wittich funeral home on West Third Street with Dr. L. L. Weis
pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. The body is
at the funeral home, to remain there until the time of the service.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
7-6-37CHILDREN TO SHARE MRS. HEALEY ESTATE
Children of the late Mrs. Elizabeth M. Healey are to share in her
estate, according to provisions of a will, dated Feb. 3, 1937,
filed in district court today.
A son, Edward, is to receive an automobile; Bernice Copley, a
piano and sewing machine; and all of the surviving children with
the exception of Mable Lindle are to share in the silverware.
The remainder of the property is to be sold and proceeds divided
equally among the children.
9-1-37PATRICK LYNCH OF SEVENTY-SIX TOWNSHIP CALLED
Patrick Lynch, 67, life-long resident of Seventy-Six Township,
died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Ardon, in Seventy-
Six Township at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born in September, 1870, in Seventy-Six Township and was a
member of St. Malachy's Church of Ardon. Preceding him in death
were his parents, Patrick and Catherine Hickey Lynch, and one
Surviving are three sisters, Mary and Margaret Lynch of Seventy-
Six Township, and Kate of Muscatine, beside two brothers, John
and Michael Lynch, of Muscatine.
The body will be returned from the George M. Wittich Funeral Home
to the residence at Ardon about 5 p.m. today. Funeral rites will
be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Malachy's Church in Ardon.
The Rev. J. M. Cash of Wilton will officiate. Burial will be made
9-3-37PATRICK LYNCH RITES OBSERVED AT ARDON
Last rites for Patrick Lynch were conducted at St. Malachy's
Church at Ardon Thursday at 9:30 a.m., with the Rev. J. M. Cash
Catherine Fuller, Josephine Dwyer and Gertrude Salek sang three
numbers, "The Mass of the Dead," "Pie Jesu" and "O Mother of
Sorrow," with Augustina Bisesi as the accompanist.
Pallbearers were Andrew Healey, Michael Healey, Lawrence Byrne
William Cashman, John Tomney and Matthew Foley.
Burial was in the Ardon Cemetery.
4-27-38O'TOOLE OF LETTS TO NOTE ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. James O'Toole who live north of Letts will celebrate
their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary next Thursday, April 28.
No special, plans are being made for the day, the event to be noticed
quietly at their home.
The couple was married in 1854 at St. Malachy's Church at Ardon
The bride being Miss Magaret Ryan. They had eight children, all
living except William, who died in 1920.
The children include Mrs. Winifred Byrnes, Mrs. Mary Aull, Phillip,
Francis, Gerald, Eddie and Emmett.
5-7-3876 TOWNSHIP DEMOS PICK OFFICIALS
AND DELEGATES AT CONVO
Seventy-Six township democrats held a caucus at the No. 4 school
house Friday night, selected five delegates to the county a convention
and filled out the following ticket of township candidates
to be voted on at the June primary election:
Trustee, 1939 term, E. E. Eichelberger, trustee, 1940 term, Phillip
O'Toole; clerk, Leo Furlong; assessor, L. F. Byrne; committeeman,
Lee Riggs; committeewoman, Arlene Eichelberger. Delegate: Frank
Byrne, Elmer Eichelberger, Mike Healey, Lee Riggs and Ed Furlong.
5-24-3876 TOWNSHIP TEAM DOWNS BLOOMINGTON
The 76 Bulldogs kittenball team trounced the Bloomington Best
kittenball game 23 to 16 in a free scoring game at Weed Park
Monday afternoon. The batteries were Edward Goldsberry and
Harold Hintermeister for the winners and Simmons and Nelson for
Outstanding hitters on the winning team were Jime and Harold
Noll, Frank Whitely and James Healey.
6-6-38BEATRICE HEALEY, BRIDE-ELECT, FETED AT SILVER SHOWER
Miss Beatrice Healey from New York was honored at a silver shower Sunday it the home of Mrs. W. F. Noll, route 4. Miss Healey, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Healey of Ardon will be
The bride of Thomas McKee of Wielding, W. Va. on June 19 in New York.
Bunco was played during the afternoon with prizes going to the honoree
and Mrs. Margaret Will. A tray luncheon was served following
the games by the hostess assisted by Miss Irene Healey
and Mrs. M, Healey. The bride-elect's tray had a miniature bride
and bridegroom under a heart shaped bower on one side of which
were lilies of the valley and on the other side a wedding bell.
Gifts were presented Miss Healey in a basket tied with a peach
bow by Tommy Noll, a cousin.
Guests included in the courtesy were Mrs. L. A. Summers, Miss
Eileen Summer and Miss Mary Byrne of Ardon; Mrs. Ed. Healey, Miss
Irma Hickey and Miss Alice Furlong of Letts; Miss Kate Healey;
Mrs. Walter Klink, Mrs. Mary Healey, Mrs. John Ryan, Mrs. Kate
Ryan, Mrs. Herschel Harper, Mrs. Will Healey, Mrs. Ralph Will,
Mrs. Joe Zybarth, Mrs. W. J, Byrne, the Misses Mary, Anita, Rose
and Helen Byrne, Mrs. G. R. Howe, the Misses Irene, Loretta and
Genevieve Healey and Miss Mary Margaret Noll of Muscatine.
6-11-38OFFICIALS SEEK IMPROVEMENT ON 76 TOWNSHIP ROAD
A petition from Seventy-Six township trustees for improvement
of the Hendrichs, Downer, Reed, Lynch road terminating at St.
Malachy's cemetery, was received by the Muscatine County board
of supervisors at its meeting Friday afternoon, but action was
deferred until next week.
The petition proposed that land-owners would be willing to advance
the money needed for improvement of the south one a fourth miles
of the road - estimated at $2,280 - with the understanding that
they would be reimbused by the county.
It is proposed that the improvement be included uner the 1939
work of the new three-year road improvement program for the county.
9-23-38MRS. JOHN BYRNE DIES AT ARDON: FUNERAL FRIDAY
Mrs. John Byrne, 83, a resident of Muscatine county for the past
61 years died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home at Ardon following
an illness of two months. Death was caused by old age and complications.
Mrs. Byrne was born on Nov. 22, 1854 in Ballamaconey, County
Wicklow, Ireland. She came to Chicago, 111. in 1872 and in 1877
settled in Seventy-Six Township, Muscatine County.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Byrne of Chicago and Hugh Byrne
Red Cloud, Neb. and five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Healey of Ardon
Mrs. Agnes Deam of Kansas City, Mrs. Marie Howe of Muscatine, Mrs.
Anna Summers of Ardon and Mrs. Julia Noll of Muscatine. Thirty-two
grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
Her husband, a son, Anthony, and two infants preceeded her in death.
The body is at the Meyers Funeral Home where it will remain until
4 p.m. today, when it will be taken to the home at Ardon. Funeral
services will be ehdl at 9*30 a.m. Friday from the St. Malachy’s
Church at Ardon and burial will be at the St. Malachy's cemetery
at Ardon. Father Brady of Wilton will be in charge of services.
9-26-38MRS. BYRNE FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT CHURCH IN ARDON
Funeral services for Mrs. John Byrne, 83, resident of Muscatine
county for the past 6l years who died Tuesday afternoon at
Ardon were held at 9130 a.m. today at St. Malachy’s church at
Ardon with the Rev. James Brady, pastor of the church in charge.
Singers from St. Mathias Church in Muscatine provided music
and flower attendants were Miss Anna O'Brien and Mrs. Henry
Other pastors in attendance at the service were the Rev. Leonard
Burgman of West Point, la., and the Rev. Father Cash of Parnell,
Pallbearers were John Tomney, Larry Byrne, Robert Wigim, Phillip
O'Toole, Edward Furlong and Clarence Nolan. Burial was in the St.
Malachy cemetery at Ardon under the direction of the Meyers Funeral
Home of Muscatine.
9-30-38MISS LYNCH, 80, SUCCUMBS AFTER YEAR'S ILLNESS
Miss Mary Ann Lynch, 80, who had spent all but the last year of
her life in Seventy-Six township, died at the home of her brother
Michael Lynch, 115 Roscoe Avenue, at 7%Q7 p.m. Thursday after a
year's illness. A complication of ailments caused death. She was
a member of St. Malachy's Church at Ardon.
Surviving are two sisters, the Misses Margaret Lynch and Kate
Lynch and two brothers, John and Michael Lynch all of Muscatine.
Her parents, Patrick and Catherine Hickey Lynch, two sisters and
two brothers preceded her in death.
The body is at the George M. Wittich Funeral home but will be taken
to the residence at 115 Roscoe Avenue at 2 p.m. Sunday. The rosary
will be recited at the home at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral rites will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Malachy's church
in Ardon, Burial will be in the Ardon cemetery.
1-4-38MISS LYNCH FUNERAL RITES ARE OBSERVED
Service for Miss Mary Ann Lynch, 80, longtime resident of Seventy-
Six township were held at St. Malachy's church at Ardon at 9:30
a.m. Monday with the Rev. J. J. Brady, pastor of St, Mary's Church
at Wilton, officating burial was in the Ardon cemetery.
10-7-38PAUL GOREY, 71, LIFELONG COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES
Paul Gorey, aged 71, who had spent most of his life in Seventy-
Six Township, died at Bellevue Hospital at 5:40 a.m. today after
a five weeks illness with complications. Mr. Gorey, whose home
was at 704 East Sixth Street, had lived in Muscatine for the pas
He was born Feb. 1, 1867 in Seventy-Six township and married Agnes
O'Shaughnessy at Muscatine. He was a member of St. Mathias Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Marcelia Humphreys of Chicago and
Miss Elizabeth Gorey of Muscatine and one brother, William Gorey
of Muscatine. His wife, his parents, James and Elizabeth Azelford
Gorey, six brothers, a sister and child preceded him in death.
The body is at the George M. Wittich funeral home and the Rosary
will be recited there at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Funeral rites will
be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Mathias Church with the Rt. Rev.
Msgr. W. L. Harmon in charge. Burial will be in the Ardon cemetery.
10-10-38PAUL GOREY RITES HELD FROM CHURCH
Funeral services for Paul Gorey, 704 East Sixth Street, were
ducted at St. Mathias Church at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rt. Rev.
Msgr. W. L. Hannon in charge. Burial was in St. Malachy's Cemetery
near Ardon with the George M. Wittich Funeral Home in charge.
Pallbearers were Frank and James Byrne, James O'Brien, Leo Furlong,
Thomas Duffy, and Grant Dalton.
10-12-38MRS. WIGIM HOSTESS AT PARTY CELEBRATING
Mrs. Robert Wigim entertained at her home Saturday afternoon for
her daughter, Ruth Ann, who was celebrating her 10th birthday
Games and contests formed the diversion for the afternoon hours
with prizes going to Jane Adams and Marjorie Moran. Later the
guests were seated at quartet tables where refreshments of ice
cream, cake, and candied apples were served. Balloons were given
MRS. L.E. DOWNER, LETTS RESIDENT, CALLED IN DEATH
Mrs. Louis E. Downer, well known resident of the Letts Community,
died at her home there about Is20 p.m. today after an extended
illness. She had resided in the vicinity of Letts for many years.
Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Miss Eula Downer, dean of
girls at Muscatine high school, and a son, Cloyce Downer of Letts.
Mrs. Downer was the former Miss Emma Belk of Grandview.
Funeral plans are indefitie. The Hoffman Funeral Home of Muscatine
is in charge of rites.
11-21-38MRS. L.E. DOWNER RITES OBSERVED AT LETTS CHURCH
Funeral services for Mrs. Louis E. Downer, 60, who died at her home
at Letts Saturday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. today at the
Methodist Church at Letts.
Brief private services at the home preceded the rites at the church.
Dr. L. L. Weis, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Muscatine
and the Rev. Benjamin R. Van Dyke, pastor of the Methodist Church
at Letts, officiated. Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery under
the direction of the Hoffman Funeral Home.
Mrs. Downer was born June 3, 1878. She married Louis E. Downer
March 15i 1899, in Grandview, and was a member of the Methodist
Church at Letts and of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are the husband; two children, Eula Downer of Muscatine
and Cloyce Downer of Letts; two sisters, Mrs. George Weber, of
Columbus Junction and Mrs. Katie Schweitzer, of Los Angeles, Calif.;
three brothers, Arthur Beik, of Albany, N.Y., Harold Beik of Highland
Park, Ill., and Paul Beik, of Grandview; a half-sister, Mrs. Mollie
Hardman and two half-brothers, Charles Beik and John Beik, all of
Grandview, and one grandchild, Doyle Reed Downer. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jacob Beik, an infant child, Twyla Marie, and a half-brother,
Frank Beik, preceded her in death.
11-22-38ATTENDANTS LISTED FOR SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. L.E. DOWNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Louis Downer, who died at her home
Saturday after an illness of several months, were held on Monday
in the Letts Methodist Episcopal Church. The Dr. L. L. Weis,
pastor of the First Methodist Church of Muscatine was in charge
of the services and was assisted by the Rev. Benjamin R. Van Dyke
pastor of the Letts Methodist Church. Burial was in the Grandview
Mrs. Earl Smith gave a vocal solo, "Crossing the Bar," and Mr.
and Mrs. Smith sang, "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and were accompanied
by Mrs. L. M. Hildebrand.
Pallbearers were E. C. Turkington, J. L. Hidenbrand, Ernest Lieberknecht,
Chet McCabe, Ernest Meeker and Harold McCormac.
Flower attendants were Mrs. Warren Baker and Miss Lucy Milligan of
Muscatine, Mrs. H. Dayle Frame of Columbus Junction, and Mrs.
Wilmont Hendrix of Letts. Ushers were George Bailey and Roscoe
Eliason. A loud speaker was arranged in the church basement to
accomodate the large crowd in attendance.
1-30-39MRS. E. WIGIM DIES SUDDENLY; RITES WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Wigim, widow of Adam Wigim, died unexpectedly at
her home, 210 Linn Street, while she slept Saturday night. Born
in Ireland, Mrs. Wigim had been a resident of Muscatine for the
past 31 years. She formerly resided in Seventy-Six Township.
She was married to Mr. Wigim on July 4, 1893, in Muscatine,
was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Nickerson, of Little Rock,
Ark.; one son, R. B. Wigim, of West Liberty; a sister, Mrs. Herman
Winning, of Davenport; a brother, James Trueman, of Pueblo, Colo.;
and four grandchildren, Richard and Ruth Ann Wigim, and Nancy Ann
and William Nickerson.
Her parents, Isaac and Mary Trueman, and two sisters preceded her
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ralph
Wittich Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. David I. Berger, pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. The body will remain
at the funeral home until the service. Burial will be in Greenwood
2-1-39MRS. WIGIM SERVICES ARE CONDUCTED
AT WITTICH FUNERAL HOME
Last services for Mrs. Elizabeth Wigim, 210 Linn Street, who died
suddenly at her home Saturday night, were conducted at the Ralph
J. Wittich Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today. Dr. David I. Berger,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated. Mrs. Gertrude
3rannan presided at the organ. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Flower attendants were Mrs. Florence Grigg, Mrs. George Howe, Mrs.
Helene Bartlett and Mrs. Carl Braun. Casketbearers were George
Eitman, George Lowe, Frank Delaney, Dr. M. A. Barr, J. J. Legler,
and R. E. Piatt.
3-3-39MRS. HUMPHREYS DIES IN CHICAGO:
PLAN RITES HERE
Mrs. Marcella Gorey Humphreys, 70, of 6569 Glenwood Avenue, Chicago,
former teacher in the Muscatine County schools, died in
Chicago at 4 p.m. Thursday after an illness of three weeks with
Mrs. Humphreys was born Aug. 17, 1868, in Muscatine and taught
in the schools of this county for many years before leaving for
She was married to Charles D. Humphreys in Muscatine. She was
member of St. Ignatius Church of Chicago and also a member of the
Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary G. Humphreys, Elizabeth
Humphreys and Irene Humphreys, all of Chicago, and Sister Mary
of the Blessed Sacrament of Los Angeles, California, one sister
Elizabeth Gorey, and a brother, William Gorey, both of Muscatine
Her parents, James and Elizabeth Gorey, her husband and two children
preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at St. Ignatius
Church in Chicago. Following the rites there, the body will
brought to Muscatine and will arrive here Saturday afternoon to
remain at the George M. Wittich Funeral Home until Sunday afternoon
when it will be taken to St. Mary's Cemetery for burial. The
Rt. Rev. Msgr. W. L. Hannon, pastor of St. Mathias Church, will
officiate at the burial rites.
3-13-39MRS. NOLAN, 6l, DIES SUDDENLY AT FAMILY HOME
Mrs. Mary E. Seltzer Nolan, 6l, died suddenly at 9:4-0 p.m. Saturday
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Schnedler, 706 Pine
Street, as the result of a heart ailment.
Mrs. Nolan was the daughter of Fred and Caroline Meyers Seltzer was
was born Nov. 1, 1877, in Louisa County. When five years of age,
she came to Muscatine County with her parents.
She was married to Christopher Nolan, Jan 20, 1897, at Nichols by
the Rev. Robert Nolan. With the exception of about five years, she
had lived in Seventy-Six Township continuously since her marriage
She became a member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church in 1901.
Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Mervil Tommy of Letts; Hugh of
Esterville, la.; Clarence of Muscatine, Mrs. Margaret Gage of Keota
la., Mrs. Marie Snedler of Muscatine, Sister Mary Marjory of LaCross,
Wis., and Christopher Mark, at home; three brothers, Jake Seltzer …
Page 705MRS. NOLAN, 6l DIES SUDDENLY AT FAMILY HOME
… of Portland, Ore., Arthur of Glendale, Calif., and Martin of Des
Moines, and 14 grandchildren. Her father, mother, two sisters
and husband preceded her in death.
The body was taken to the Meyers Funeral Home and remained there
until 10 a.m. today when it was removed to the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Harry Snedler, 706 Pine Street. Funeral services
will be conducted at St. Mary's Church in Muscatine Tuesday
morning at 9 o'clock by the Rev. N. J. Peiffer, Burial will be
in St. Malachy's Cemetery at Ardon, la. The rosary will be recited
at the Schnedler residence this evening at 7:30.
3-14-39REQUIEM HIGH MASS HELD FOR MRS. NOLAN
Requiem high mass for Mrs. Mary E. Stelzer Nolan, who died Saturday
night, was solemnized at St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. today
with the Rev. N. J. Peiffer, pastor, officiating.
Pallbearers were Phillip Digney, Milton Eichelberger, Frank Byrne,
Maurice Furlong, Leo Furlong, and Edward Furlong. Flower attendants
were Dorothy Nolan, Alice Furlong, Helen Gage and Geraldine
Burial was in St. Malachy's Cemetery at Ardon. The Meyers Funeral
home was in charge of arrangements.
12-29-39ST. MALACHY'S CHURCH SCENE OF
FURLONGAND NOLL WEDDING
St. Malachy's Church of Ardon was the scene of a pretty wedding
at 9 o'clock Thursday morning when Alice Winifred Furlong, only
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Furlong, became the bride
of Theodore James Noll, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noll.
The pastor, the Rev. Richard J. Egan, officiated at the single ring
ceremony. Red poinsettias and white chrysanthemums at the alter
provided an attractive background for the ceremonty.
Miss June Noll, sister of the bridegroom, served as bridesmaid
while Maurice Furlong, brother of the bride, was best man. Little
Patricia Nolan, cousin of the bride, was the ringbearer, Leo Furlong
brother of the bride, and Edward Noll, brother of the bridegroom
served as ushers, and acolytes for the mass were Joseph Summers
and James Healey.
Nupitial Music Given
Preceding the ceremony, Miss Augustine Bisesl at the organ played
"0 Holy Night" and Patrick Minear sang "The Snow Lay On The Ground”.
During mass Patrick Minear sang, "Ave Maria" and the Misses
Helen, Monica, and Anita Byrne sange "Adeste Fidelis" and "Veni
Amor”. Adeste "Marche Pontiticale" was used as the processional,
and Gambrell's "Recessional March” as the bridal party left the
The bride wore a gown of white satin fashioned with a short train
and a fingertip veil, the halo of which was held in place
by a band of seed pearls. The bride's bouquet was made of Johanns
Hill roses, white chrysanthemums, and gypsophia tied with a white
satin bow. The bride's only accessory was white prayer book used.
by her mother on her wedding day. The bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Furlong, were the first to be married in the new St.
Miss Noll was dressed in peacock blue, with her turban and Sandals
of dubonnet. She carried a bouquet of pink roses, blue carnations
and gypsophilia tied with a blue satin bow.
Ring On Satin Pillow
Little Patricia Nolan, who carried the ring on a satin pillow,
was dressed in accordion plaited white taffeta and she wore a
wreath of rosebuds and white carnations. The bridegroom's mother
wore a black crepe dress and a corsage of talisman roses.
Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party was entertained
at a breakfast given by the bridegroom's parents.
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AND NOLL WEDDING
Wedding Dinner Served
A two course wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's
cousins, Mr. and Mrs. John Tomney. Mrs. Philip Digney assited
in the serving. The home was artistically decorated in the chosen
colors of the bride, blue and white. A three-tier wedding cake
topped with a miniature bride and bridegroom was the center piece
of the bride's table.
The guests were the immediate families of the bridal couple. Those
present were: Father Egan, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Noll, and sons,
Edward, Harold and Virgin, Mr. and Mrs. James McElroy, and son
Robert, James, Edward and Leo Furlong, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Digney,
and Mr. and Mrs. John Tomney.
Later in the day the couple left on a short wedding trip. The new
home will be made on a farm near Ardon.