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Margaret Mary Foley Foarde
Mrs. Thomas Foarde
Mrs. Margaret Mary Foarde, widow of the late Thomas Foarde, died at the home in Anamosa on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the age of 82 years. She had lived in the home where she died for the past 58 years.
Mrs. Foarde was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Foley, and was born at Piqua, Ohio, on Feb 9,1853. she is survived by one son and six daughters.
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, this morning at 9 o'clock, with burial at Holy Cross cemetery.
Esteemed Citizen Called To Reward
On Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the family residence occurred the death of Mrs. Foarde, at the age of 82 years.
Margaret Mary Foley was born in Piqua, Ohio. February 9, 1853. being the seventh child of Mary and Thomas Foley. She came to Iowa with her parents in 1860, settling in Fairview Township. Attended the O.K. School until she was 13 years old and then lived at home until her marriage to Thomas Foarde on January 22, 1877. They established their home in Anamosa, March 4,1877, the day of President R. B. Hayes' inauguration and had lived 50 years in the house in which Mrs. Foarde Passed away.
She leaves to mourn her passing, eight children: Mrs. Jas. Doherty, Anamosa; Mrs. Ellis Koppenhaver, Martelle; Mrs. W. G. White, Misses Alice and Helen and John Foarde, Des Moines; Mrs. G.L. Ellis, Hialeah, Fla., Miss Agnes at home, fifteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Foarde was the last direct descendent of Thos. and Mary Foley, the brother, Edward Foley, having died February 5, 1935. Her aspirations were all centered in her home. She was a true Christian, wife and mother, but though the Christian mother's influence reached far beyond the home circle was evinced by the large number of friends who gathered to pay the last tribute, and carried away with them the memory of a face to which Peace had given its gentlest touch.
The funeral services were held Thursday morning at 9:00 o'clock form St. Patrick's Church, the Rev. Father Behan officiating at Requiem High Mass, sung by Jerome Lusson.
The pall-bearers, grandsons of Mrs. Foarde, were Charles, Leo, Gerald, Glenn and John Koppenhaver, James and Neal Doherty and William White.
The interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka, col. 3, 19 September 1935 & col. 3, 26 September 1935

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