MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 349
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, October 21, 2007
MRS. CATHARINE CONWAY.
The many friends of Mrs. Conway will be grieved to learn that she is no more, having passed away peacefully at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon, after a long and painful illness, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Kelley, on Burlington road, in her 60th year. The deceased became afflicted with her fatal illness which was of a malarial nature on the 17th of last April and though she railed at times giving hopes of recovery, the improvement in her condition was more fancied than real but it was not until of late that her immediate relatives realized her serious condition, but tenaciously clinging to hope failed to anticipate that the inevitable end was coming so soon.
Mrs. Conway’s maiden name was Catharine Fleming. She was a native of Kilkenny county, Ireland, but lived in Muscatine since 1855 in which year with her husband she came thither from Indians, where they were married. Their union was blessed with five daughters and three sons-Mrs. Anastasia Moynaugh, of Hot Springs, S. Dak., Mrs. E.M. Kelley, Misses Maria, Kate and Bessie, of this city, and Messrs. John, of Topeka, Ks., James and William of this city.
Her husband preceded her to the unknown hereafter seventeen years ago, and besides her children two brothers and one sister-James Fleming, of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Mary Welch, of Wilton, and a half brother and two half sisters-Patrick Hearn, Mrs. Jas. K. Martin and Mrs. Jas. Doughtery of this city survive. The deceased was a sincere Christian, a true and esteemed friend and a noble and loving mother whose death will cause an aching void in the hearts of those who knew her best.
The time of the funeral has not been appointed yet.
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