Amanda Ella McBeath

Female 1845 - 1919  (74 years)


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  • Name Amanda Ella McBeath 
    Born 26 Feb 1845 
    Gender Female 
    Obituary 1919 
    The following transcription is from Mrs. Irish's obiturary, published in 1919. The newspaper clipping did not include from which paper it was published, however it is possibly from the Onawa Democrat since the clipping was from the Onawa Public Library.
    Old Resident Is Gone. Mrs. Amanda Irish, Who Came Here in Early Days, Died Last Friday.
    Last Friday, December 12, one of Whiting's early settlers passed away. After a very brief illness of pneumonia, Mrs. Amanda Irish passed to her reward in the better life. For twenty-five years, Mrs. Irish has been a constant, but patient sufferer. She was in her seventy-fifth year and the Sunday prior to her death had walked over to see Mrs. Kesterson.
    She came to Whiting by stage coach. No railroad traversed this section of the country when she came with her husband to fight the fight of a pioneer in Whiting's early days. Though living two miles from the track, she helped to board the men who laid the road from Omaha to Sioux City. Mrs. Irish was born at Cameron, Missouri on February 26, 1845. Here she lived until 1865 when she was united in marriage to Jerome Irish, after which she joined her husband on a farm two miles northwest of Whiting. To Mr. and Mrs. Irish were born six children, one of who died in infancy. However, when the oldest was only eleven years old, and the youngest ten months, Mr. Irish passed away. This left a severe struggle for Mrs. Irish, but with a persistent, untiring courage she faced her task. Today, each of the five remains to mourn the loss of a faithful, devoted mother. They are Mrs. H J Stephenson of Fairfield, Neb, Miss Dora Irish and Tom, James, and Frank Irish of Whiting. Mrs. Irish also leaves a brother, Mr. Wilson McBeath of this place, to mourn her departure.
    The deceased had been a member of the Whiting Methodist Church since she was forty five years of age. Though poor in health, the Church always had the support of her prescence and means. The funeral services were held in the home last Sunday afternoon under the direction of Rev. Geo. F. Barsalou and Rev. Geo. F. Donn. Burial was at the Whiting Cemetery. 
    Book Reference 14969  
    Died 12 Dec 1919 
    Buried Whiting Cemetery, West Fork Township, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Person ID I14699  irish
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2013 

    Father James McBeath,   b. 15 Oct 1808, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1887, Whiting, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Amner Berry White,   b. 15 Nov 1814, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1873, Cameron, Clinton Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Family ID F5843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jerome Irish,   b. 4 Nov 1840, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1879, Whiting, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ida May Irish,   b. 5 Oct 1867, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 79 years)
     2. Rosetta Irish,   b. 28 Dec 1869, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1870  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Thomas Gates Irish,   b. 29 Oct 1871,   d. 2 Mar 1955  (Age 83 years)
     4. James L. Irish,   b. 3 Jan 1874, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1949, Whiting, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Frank L. Irish,   b. 2 Jun 1876,   d. 6 Jun 1957, Whiting, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Dora Irish,   b. 13 Jul 1878, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1956, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2011 
    Family ID F4970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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