Obit: Irish, Mary (1873 - 1956)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Irish, Schoop, Short, Carter, Winters, Crye, Krejci, Matousek, Cansmoe, Prochazka, Neville, Wilding, Keller, Frantz, Holmes 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 11, 1956 

Irish, Mary (2 December 1873 - 3 October 1956) 

Mrs. Mary Irish, 83, of La Crosse, a former Neillsville resident, died Wednesday at La Crosse.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home, with the Virgil Holmes in charge.  Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.  

Mrs. Irish was born December 2, 1873, in the Town of Washburn, to James and Martha (Schoop) Short.  She attended schools in the Town of Washburn, and following her marriage on December 24, 1892, to Clarence Irish, farmed in the Town of Washburn.  They later moved to Rochester, Minn., where they resided for 18 years, returning then to Clark County, where they continued to farm for five years more before moving to Neillsville. 

Mr. Irish died April 7, 1937.  Mrs. Irish became ill six years ago and moved to La Crosse to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carter.  She was active in church affairs in her earlier years. 

She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Leslie, Minneapolis; Harold, Neillsville; Mrs. Hugh (Bernice) Carter, La Crosse; Lawrence, Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Jennie) Winters, Neillsville; and Mrs. Ida Crye, Muscoda; and two brothers, James E. Short, Rochester, Minn., and Frank Short, Neillsville.  Eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. 

Pallbearers were: Robert Prochazka, William Neville, Arthur and Jesse Wilding, Elmer Keller and Carl Frantz.  Two selections were sung by Mrs. Helen Smith and Mrs. Virgil Holmes, accompanied by Mrs. T. N. Thompson. 

Out of town relatives attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Carter and Glenn Krejci, La Crosse; Mrs. Ida Crye, Muscoda; Mr. and Mrs. Louie Matousek, West Allis; Leslie Irish, and Mrs. John Cansmoe, Minneapolis. 



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