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Elizabeth Quigley O'Toole
July 19, 1851–September 2, 1916
Elizabeth Quigley was born in Tipperary, Ireland July 19, 1851. She was a daughter of Edward Quigley and her mother’s maiden name was Kennedy. At an early age she came to America where she was married about 40 years ago to Michael O’Toole, and they have made their home continuously on a farm in Jackson Township. She passed away on September 2, 1916, after a lingering illness. Mrs, O’Toole was a woman loved and esteemed by her neighbors, and was a kind and devoted wife and mother.To her happy marriage union were born 6 children, Edward and Nicholas, both deceased, Mary, wife of Charles M. Chesire, and Michael of Anamosa, Thomas and Margaret at home.
The funeral took place at St. Patrick’s church on Monday and was attended by a large number of friends and neighbors. Fr. Powers celebrated a Requiem High Mass which was rendered by the choir, aided by Mrs. Clifford Niles, soloist.
The reverend pastor paid a glowing tribute to the deceased, gleaned through the 30 years of his pastorate. No higher and more eloquent tribute was ever paid a fruitful and devoted Christian mother. The pallbearers were P. Hayes, Ed. Foley, W. Troy, Andrew English, James Quigley and F.P. McNamara. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig
Source: Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, 7 Sep 1916, page 5, col. 5

The funeral of Mrs. Michael O’Toole was held Monday at St. Patrick’s church, the service being conducted by Rev. Robert Powers. Elizabeth Quigley was born in Ireland July 29, 1851, and was therefore 65 years, 1 month, and 3 days old at the time of her death, which occurred at the family home near Anamosa, September 3. She had been ill for some time. The husband, and two sons and two daughters, grown to manhood and womanhood, survive. Mr. and Mrs. O’Toole have long been residents of this locality. The esteem which the family is held was attested by the large concourse of friends and relatives who gathered to pay their last respects to the departed. The remains were buried at Holy Cross cemetery.

Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig
Source: Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 7 Sep 1916, page 1, col. 4

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