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Family of Joseph Callery

Joseph Callery 4Laura, 3Lauretta, 2Edward, 1Josheph

CALLERY, TOOHEY, MCLAUGHLIN, WEST, SKEELS, FLAHERTY, SHARP, FOSTER, GLOWSCZWESKI

Buena Vista Vidette, Friday, August 20, 1909

Pioneer Settler Dies

Joseph Callery Passes Away After Illness of Several Months...Burial to Take Place on Friday

Joseph Callery died at his home on Wednesday August 18, at 10:30 a.m. from cancer of the stomach at an age of 72 years and 10 months.

Decedent was born in Mead county, Kells, Ireland, in the year 1836. At ninteen years of age he came to New York and four years later was married to Miss Bridget Cook at Brooklyn, New York. In 1874 he came with his family to Providence township, where he took up a homestead, driving across from Fort Dodge with a wagon and team of oxen. There were no railroads at that time and this country was unsettled. Being among the first settlers they have braved the hardships of pioneer life. About nine years ago they retired from farming coming to Storm Lake. Mr. Callery became crippled with rheumatism and was unable to farm longer. Ten children were born to them, nine daughters and one son, two of which have died, Mrs. Julia Toehey, who died fifteen years ago and Mrs. Rose Glowsczweski, who died about two and one half years ago. Those living are Edward F. Callery, of Duncombe, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Ellen McLaughlin, of Des Moines, Mrs. Kate West and Mrs. Bridget Josephine Skeels, of Storm Lake, Mrs. Margaret Flaherty, of Stickney, South Dakota, Mrs. Anna Stacra Sharp, of Mankato, Minn., Mrs. Cecilia Foster, of Newell, and Mrs. Agnes Flaherty, of Pocahontas Center. Nearly all were at his bedside when death came. Mr. Callery was an honest, hardworking man, and has accumulated considerable property and raised a large family. He was of a good natured, jovial disposition and has many friends in and around Storm Lake. Beside his wife and children he leaves thirteen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 o'clock a.m. from the St. Mary's Catholic church conducted by Rev. father Cooke and interment made in the Catholic cemetery.


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Mrs. Bridget Callery; 4Laura, 3Lauretta, 2Edward, 1Bridget

CALLERY SEE POST OF JOSEPH CALLERY



Buena Vista Vidett
Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa
Friday, November 13, 1914

Mrs. Bridget Callery of Storm Lake died at the home of her daughter Mrs. H. E. West, in Estherville, Ia. where she had been visiting, on November 9th, 1914, at 12:30 o'clock.

Bridget Cooke was born in Meath county, Ireland, March 1st, 1840, and came to New York when she was thirteen years of age. She was married on March 17, 1865 to Joseph Callery and in 1875 they came to Iowa, settled on a homestead in Providence township being among the first settlers here. They continued to live on the farm until they retired to Storm Lake where they have since resided. Mr. Callery died on August 5, 1909, and was buried in the St. Mary's cemetery here. Since that time Mrs. Callery has been visiting with her children and has spent but little time in her own home. She was the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living as follows: E.F. Callery, Duncombe, Ia., Mary Mc Laughlin of Des Moines; Katherine West of Estherville; Margaret Flaharty of Miller's Bay, Ia.; Josephine Skeels of this city; Mrs. Annie Allen Sharp of Arnold's Park; Agnes Flaharty of Pocahontas; Mrs. Cecilia Foster of Storm Lake. About twenty years ago the daughter Julia, wife of Jim Toohey died and eight years ago, Rose,wife of Riezz Glowczewsky died.

The funeral services were conducted here Wednesday at 9:30 in the St. Mary's church by the Very Rev. Father Cooke. The service was eloquent and inspiring. Father Cooke dwelled on the good qualities of the deceased as wife, mother and neighbor. He told of how in all her life she had never had an enemy but was at peace with all and of her good christian qualities as an example for her children. All the children were present at the services and in addition there were present Mr. and Mrs. Jim Toohey of Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. James Flinn of Duncombe, Ia.,
Mart Hopkins of Duncombe, and Mrs. Pete Clancy of Estherville. the pall bearers were all old friends of the family, as follows: Pat and Mike Toohey, M. McKenna, John Merin, Ed Wright and Neal McLaughlin.

One by one those who faced the early hardships of this community are pasing away. They are the ones that exemplified true neighborhood spirit and friendliness one toward another. Soon they will be but a memory to those who are left, but their influence and their kindness of heart will continue to be felt, for they laid the foundation stone for the community spirit. The children of Mrs. Callery have synpathy in the loss of their mother but they have the greater comfort of knowing that she was a kind mother and a true noble christian woman.

Post Script

In the original obit. the name Callery is spelled Callary which is not correct. I took the libery to change it as I am the great grandaughter of Mrs. Bridget Callery.
Laura Evans Schnabel, grandaughter of E.F. Callery.

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