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Margaret Hier Chesire
Death of Mrs. Matt. Cheshire
The many friends of this estimable family will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Matt Cheshire, residing about a mile and a half east of Anamosa. This event occurred last Saturday at 3 o'clock a.m. She has been afflicted with paralysis for over two years. Her age was fifty-six. The funeral was held from the Catholic church last Monday, at 11 a.m., Fathers Power, Hartigan, of Marion, and Nolan, of Oxford Junction, officiating. She was a native of County Wexford, Ireland, and came to this country in 1852. She was married to Mr. Matt. Cheshire in 1869 at Sinsinawa Mound, Wis., and has always been a faithful wife and mother. Six children resulted from this union and all were present when she passed away. They are: Dr. Matt. Cheshire, of Marshalltown, Miss Julia, John, William, Miss Esther and Frank, all residing at home. Interment followed in Holy Cross cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Cheshire have lived on their farm ever since their marriage. This loss is a hard one for him and the children and universal sympathy is felt for them.
The pall bearers were: John A. Green, Thos. English, M. Gavin, James Spellman, John M'Manus and Ed. Foley.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 27 Sep 1900

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