Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obituary - Elizabeth Conway

At Sherburne, Nov. 28, occurred the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly, wife of the late Martin Kelly. Mrs. Kelly had been in failing health for some time, but at the time of her death was visiting at the home of her eldest daughter, Mrs. M.J. Farley. Three weeks previous to her death she was confined to her bed and grew steadily weaker. Her strength and vitality were remarkable to the last. A few days before the end, she rallied and spoke to her children near her bedside. Friday morning at 8 o'clock her soul passed to its Maker. She suffered no pain and simply drifted into the great beyond. Her prayers in this life were for a peaceful and happy death and those prayers were fully answered. Mrs. Kelly was born in Ireland and came to this country when a young girl. She was married in 1866 at Port Leyden to Martin Kelly, who died several years ago. The children left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother are Mrs. M.J. Farley, Sherburne; Mrs. Katherine Smith, of Port Leyden; Mrs. Christopher Kelly, Oneida; Martin Kelly, Jr., Utica; Eugene Kelly, Racquette Lake; Mrs. J.W. Cain, Adams. There also survives a brother, John Conway, and a sister, Mrs. B. Gilroy, of Utica, all of whom attended the last sad rites at the family home at Port Leyden. Many were the testimonlals of her worth and usefulness in this life, paid by the old friends who gathered around her bier to pay the last respects to a true and tried friend. The funeral was held from St. Martin's church on Monday at 9 a. m., Rev. J.J. Dean officiating, internment being made at St. Martin's cemetery. Among those present from out of town not already mentioned were Mr. and Mrs. B. Griffin, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. T. Dolphin, Mrs. H.B. Porter, Mrs. Joseph Morath, Mrs. John McBeth, Mrs. T. Dunn, Mrs. John Conway, Utica; Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Cook, son Harold and daughter Inez, Miss Julia Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norton and daughter Ella, Lowville; Mr. and Mrs. T. Dempsey, John and Joseph Farley, Sherburne.

Source: Port Leyden, The Journal and Republican, Lowville, Thursday, December 4, 1913, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 8

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