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Source  - Sue Clement c2005

The following obituaries have been sourced and transcribed by Sue Clement in the hope that someone may find them of use in their research for their ancestors or they may give a better insight as to what life was like during the period.

"Brooklyn Daily Eagle," Brooklyn NY USA

May 18, 1866

Laurence Powers

Death of an old citizen - A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock this morning in St. Paul’s Church, court street, for the repose of the soul of Laurence Powers, an old and well known resident of this city, and the father of Capt. Powers, of the 50th Police precinct, who died on Wednesday, last, at his late residence, No. 142 Court Street. The deceased who was nearly eighty years old, was one of the few remain men, who lived to witness the marvelous growth of this great city from its infancy, and to see the fields wherein the husbandman performed his daily toil transferred into stately avenues and covered with palatial mansions. Sixty years ago Mr. Powers arrived in the country from the County Carlow, Ireland, where he was born, and since that time he has resided in this city entirely. He was employed in various capacities in the Navy Yard for over thirty years, and continued up to within a few years to work there. When he arrived in Brooklyn there were but 17 Roman Catholics in the village, and from his arrival he was active in advancing the interest of that sect. He was one of the founders of Engine Co. No. 7.

From Karen Querna Facebook April 2012

"Daily Review," Decatur, Illinois, USA
2 Dec 1893
William J. Condell Unexpectedly Stricken
William J. Condell, an old and highly respected citizen of Decatur, died very suddenly at his home, 1011 North Church street, at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning of cerebral apoplexy. He had not been in good health for nearly twenty years, but the larger part of the time he was able to be up and around and attend to his business affairs. He was down town a few days ago and on Thanksgiving was at the dinner table with his wife and grandchildren and was apparently in his usual health and spirits.
When Mrs. Condell arose yesterday morning she went to the basement to fix the fire in the furnace. The noise awakened the old gentleman and he expressed a desire to get up. Mrs. Condell furnished him with a light and then returned to the furnace. While there she heard a fall in the sleeping room and suspecting that he had fallen as he had many times before, she hurried into the room. There she found him lying on the floor unconscious. While Mrs. Condell was summoning the neighbours he expired. Dr. Ira Barnes was called and pronounced the death the result of cerebral apoplexy.
While it was very evident that the old gentleman was growing weaker and more feeble every day, his sudden death was a terrible shock to his wife and other relatives.
William J. Condell was born in County Carlow, Ireland, Sept. 19, 1819, and came to America with his parents when 3 years of age, and settled in Philadelphia. At the age of 45 he came to Illinois and began working for an older brother at Carrollton, Greene county. He went from there to Springfield, thence to Decatur in 1840, where he opened a branch store under the firm name of Condell, Jones & Co. Later he purchased his partner's interest in the business and was alone for some time. He was also engaged in the milling business but sold out to Shellabarger & Co. in 1865.
Mr. Condell moved to Taylorville, where he still continued in the merchandise business. He later engaged in the insurance business.
He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth O. Packard in 1845. Three children were born to them. Only one, Mrs. J.J.H. Young, survives. The two boys are both dead, William having died in St. Louis, Nov. 20, 1893. Charles died in 1887. Mr. Condell was one of the oldest members of the Methodist church in this city and was a local preacher. He was a Knight Templar, Mason and in politics was a Democrat.
The funeral will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

"Providence Journal".  Providence, Rhode Island, USA>>>>>>

This obituary appeared this week in the "Providence Journal" newspaper from Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Wednesday 20 April 2005

Cranston, RI - Richards, Theresa, 67, of Doane Street, died April 19, 2005, at Kent County Hospital. She was the wife of George Richards. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Ellen (Farrell) McKane. Mrs. Richards was employed at C & J Jeweller in Providence as an inspector for 21 years. She was also an avid Bingo player. Besides her husband, she leaves 2 daughters, Linda B. Roy of Cranston and Kelly Cairo of Johnston, 1 grandson, Shayne Roy, 4 brothers John, Mick, and James McKane all of England and Pat McKane of Ireland. Her funeral will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. from the Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union Avenue, Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ann's Church, Cranston Street, Cranston. Visitation Thursday 4-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; "Public Ledger", October 2, 1918,

Michael P. Doyle Sept. 29, Michael P. Doyle, husband of Mary C. Doyle (nee Conway) and son of James and Mary Doyle, of County Carlow, Ireland. Relatives and friends, St. Agatha's Holy Name Society, Div. No. 80 A. O. H.; Court Hamilton, No. 90, F. of A. Lodge No. 54, L. O. O. M., invited to funeral Thurs., 8:30 a.m., 628 N. 35th st. West Philadelphia. Solemn mass of requiem St. Agatha's Church 10 a.m. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Auto service.

(No other information.)

May 21, 1861, St. Patrick's, R.C. Quebec City. Burial: S104

Thomas Mulroney, labourer, widower, of (looks like) Dinah Disney of Co. Carlow, Ireland. Interred in the cemetery of this church.

Please Note: he was age 76 when he died.

Source  - Sue Clement c2005

"San Francisco Call"

14 May 1887, p. 8.

"NOLAN--In this city, May 13, Frank, beloved husband of Bridget NOLAN, a native of County Carlow, Ireland, aged 69 years. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at 2 o'clock p.m. from the undertaking parlors of James McGinn, 39 Eddy street. Interment Mount Calvary cemetery."

Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.

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