Obit: Toomey, Eleanor (1835 - 1929)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: TOOMEY MERIGAN SHORTELL PINK ROUSE

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1929

Toomey, Eleanor (12 JAN 1835 - 7 MAY 1929)

Mrs. Eleanor Toomey died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pat Shortell of the town of Worden, Clark County, Wis., on Tuesday, May 7, 1929, at the advanced age of 94 years, 3 months and 26 days. The remains were taken by relatives to Benton, Wis., Friday were the funeral was held in the Catholic Church Saturday morning, Rev. Father Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the family lot at Benton Cemetery.

Eleanor Merigan was born in Clone, County Wicklow, Ireland and came to America with her mother, two brothers and a sister when 12 years of age. They landed at New Orleans, where the mother died of fever. After her death and burial the rest of the family went to Galena, Ill., where Eleanor remained until her marriage with Mathew Toomey May 10, 1864, when she went with her husband to Cuba City, Wis. to live.

Eight children were born to this union, five of who survive as follows: Frank of Mitchell, S. D., John of Slayton, Minn., Anna (Mrs. Pat Shortell) of the town of Worden, Lizzie (Mrs. George Pink) of Adrian, Minn. and Mary (Mrs. Dan Rouse) of Platteville, Wis. Edward died in 1910 and Mathew in 1922. One girl died in infancy. Her husband died in 1900. She came to the town of Worden twelve years ago, where she has since resided, first with her son John, and for the past nine years with her daughter, Mrs. Pat Shortell. Beside the children mentioned above, she is survived by 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

 

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Re: Obit: Toomey, Eleanor (1835 - 1929)

Contact: Mitchell D. Trier
Email:  paxpooh@aol.com
 

Eleanor Toomey is my Great Great Grandmother (via Ann Shortwell > Lillian Olson > Fern Trierweiler > Robert Trier > myself)

Mitch Trier - paxpooh@aol.com

 

 


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