MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 417
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
Jan 5, 1895 (hand written)
The faithful helpmate of ex-Alderman John Tomney departed this life at her home No. 811 West Second street at 1:40 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The end came peacefully and was a welcome relief to the sufferer whose fatal affliction was dropsy of the heart, which confined her to the sick chamber for the past three weeks, though she had been in broken health for the past year.
MRS. TOMMEY’S maiden name was Miss Kate Keyes. She was born in Queens county, Ireland, 64 years ago and with her father’s family she emigrated to this country in 1853, locating in Chillicothe, Ohio, where she resided for several years before coming to Muscatine. Here she was united in marriage to John Tomney in June 1872, and had resided in this city for nearly two score years. Her demise is mourn by her husband and four sisters, Mrs. Martin Bergen, Mrs. Thos. Gallagher and Mrs. John Delehan, all of this county, and one sister in Milwaukee belonging to the order of the Sisters of Charity. Mrs. Tomney was a good, conscientious Christian and was highly esteemed by those who enjoyed her acquaintance.
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