Mary C. Daly


From the "Cresco Plain Dealer", February 19, 1942.

Mary C. Daly departed this life at Cresco, Iowa on the 12th day of February, 1942, after lingering illness of several months.

She was born in Fulton IL on the 24th day of July 1857.

In infancy she came with her parents to Fremont Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, where she lived with them on a farm until early girlhood.

Her parents were John J. Daly and Hannah Cullinan both of whom were born in Galway, Ireland, and immigrated to United States about the year 1850. They were united in marriage on the 14th day of July 1856.

Her father departed this life on the home farm in Fremont in 1899 and her mother died in Cresco in 1914.

Mary was the oldest of ten sons and daughters born to John and Hannah Cullinan all of whom preceded her in death except John Jr., and Will who now reside in Cresco.

One sister, Mrs. Ellen Roche, wife of the late John Roche, died in 1893. Another sister Mrs. Margaret Roche, wife of the late William Roche, died in 1897. Her brother James died in 1904. Her sister, Mrs. Ann Barrett, wife of the late John Barrett, died in 1919. Her brother, Dr. Thomas P. Daly, died in 1914. A brother and sister died in infancy.

She received her education in the country school and later attended a convent school at Elkader, Iowa.

In early girlhood, she spent several years in Chicago but later returned to live with and care for her mother in Cresco where they resided for many years.

She was a faithful member of the Catholic Church all her life. Her funeral was conducted from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Cresco February 14, 1942. Rev. Father McMahon conducted the ceremonies and celebrated the Mass for the dead. She was laid to rest in the Cemetery at St. Kieran's church overlooking the beautiful Valley of the Oneata River.

The pallbearers were L. J. Walsh, M. W. Drew, Ralph Ahern, Amby Owens, Daniel McGee, and Miles Henry.

Requiescat in pace.


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