Obit: Cawley, Ana (1827 - 1921)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 09/15/1921

Cawley, Ana (27 DEC 1827 - 10 SEP 1921)

Mrs. Anna Cawley died at her home in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., Saturday morning, Sept. 10, 1921 aged 93 years, 8 months and 11 days. With one or two exception she was the oldest person in this county at the time of her death.

Mrs. Cawley, whose maiden name was Anna Clark, was born near Quebec, in the Province of Canada, Dec. 27, 1827. She was married to Robert Thompson in 1851 and came to Neillsville the same year. Mr. Thompson died in 1854. March 6, 1856, she was married to Francis G. Cawley. During her first years in Clark County, deceased worked as a cook in lumber camps in this vicinity, and during the years of her first widowhood, earned money with her own hands to buy 40 acres of land, where she and Mr. Cawley made their home after their marriage. This place, known as Maple Glen farm, was their home for 2 years. On selling this, she moved to her new home nearer the city. Mr. Cawley died in 1882. For many years she lived alone, looking after her home and garden with great efficiency. She was remarkably active both in body and mind, always busy at her work, ever cheerful, and meeting everyone with happy greetings. Her straight forward honesty, shrewd common sense and ready wit made her a most pleasant acquaintance. She did well her work in life. During several months past, she became quite helpless, and was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. J.E. McKeand, and husband; her daughter, Mrs. Hoolihan of South Kaukauna, coming as often as possible to assist, and several very kind neighbors gave what help they could. There are left five children: Mrs. J.E. McKeand of Beloit, Mrs. B. Hoolihan of South Kaukauna, Mrs. Anna Wright of Corte Madeira, Cal., Walter Cawley of Promontory, Utah, and Samuel Cawley of Brooklyn, N.Y., also 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home Monday, Rev. A.A. DuBois officiating.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J.E. McKeand of Beloit, Mr. and Mrs. B. Hoolihan and Miss Geneva McCormick of South Kaukauna.



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