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Mary Killian
Born : 06 Jul 1850
Davenport, IA
Died : 13 Feb 1913
Davenport, IA
Age:62y 7m 7d
Father :
unknown
Mother :
unknown
Married :
Ancestors of T.J. O'Meara Descendants of T.J. O'Meara T.J. O'Meara (1844-1893)
on 27 Nov 1873
in Davenport, IA
Children :
Ancestors of Nellie O'Meara Nellie O'Meara (1879-1948)
Ancestors of Erwin O'Meara Erwin O'Meara (1880-1890)
Ancestors of Mae O'Meara Mae O'Meara (1882-1947)
Ancestors of Lillian O'Meara Lillian O'Meara (1884-1938)
Ancestors of John O'Meara John O'Meara (1886-1933)
Ancestors of Thomas O'Meara Descendants of Thomas O'Meara Thomas O'Meara (1889-1958)
Record Owner : rudy.r
Rel. to Owner : None
Database ID : 665
Date Created : 01 Feb 2009
Last Updated : 03 Jul 2022

Date : 15 Feb 1913
Location : Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, IA

AGED RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY

 

Mrs. Mary O'Meara, Widow of T. J., Succumbs at Age of 62.

Mrs. Mary Killian-O'Meara, widow of T. J. O'Meara, who was well known here, and a lifelong resident of Davenport, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock last evening, a complication of diseases causing her death. She was 62 years of age.

Although Mrs. O'Meara had been ailing for several weeks, and it was necessary to have a nurse in constant attendance, her death was entirely unexpected, and came as a great shock to her family and many friends.

The deceased was born July 6, 1850, in Davenport, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Killian, pioneers of this county. She was educated in the schools in this city and Nov. 27, 1875, was united in marriage to T. J. O'Meara. In 1886, Mr. O'Meara was a candidate for congress on the Knights of Labor ticket. Mrs. O'Meara assisting him during the campaign. Mr. O'Meara conducted a shoe business at 126 West Second street and on Dec. 2, 1893, was stricken with apoplexy, falling dead in his store. Since that time Mrs. O'Meara has been living with her children at 528 Iowa street.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. and John O'Meara, and three daughters, the Misses May, Lillian and Nellie O'Meara, all at home.

The funeral will be held Sunday morning from the home with a high mass at St. Anthony's church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.
 
Quad-City Times - Feb 14, 1913

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Mary Killian - line 5

Source - Year: 1860; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: M653_340; Page: 318; Family History Library Film: 803340

Mary Killian - Line 39

Source - Year: 1870; Census Place: Davenport Ward 4, Scott, Iowa; Roll: M593_418; Page: 286; Image: 539.

T.J. O'Meara - Line 10

Source - Year: 1880; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: T9_364; Family History Film: 1254364; Page: 586.3000; Enumeration District: 275; Image: 0052.

T.J. O'Meara - Line 18

Source - Year: 1885; Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: IA1885_261; Image: 284

Mary Killian - Line 96

Source - Year: 1900; Census Place: Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Roll: T623_458 Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 131.

Mary Killian - Line 32

Source - Year: 1910; Census Place: Davenport Ward 5, Scott, Iowa; Roll: T624_423; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 157.

AGED RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY

Mrs. Mary O'Meara, Widow of T. J., Succumbs at Age of 62.

Mrs. Mary Killian-O'Meara, widow of T. J. O'Meara, who was well known here, and a lifelong resident of Davenport, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock last evening, a complication of diseases causing her death. She was 62 years of age.

Although Mrs. O'Meara had been ailing for several weeks, and it was necessary to have a nurse in constant attendance, her death was entirely unexpected, and came as a great shock to her family and many friends.

The deceased was born July 6, 1850, in Davenport, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Killian, pioneers of this county. She was educated in the schools in this city and Nov. 27, 1875, was united in marriage to T. J. O'Meara. In 1886, Mr. O'Meara was a candidate for congress on the Knights of Labor ticket. Mrs. O'Meara assisting him during the campaign. Mr. O'Meara conducted a shoe business at 126 West Second street and on Dec. 2, 1893, was stricken with apoplexy, falling dead in his store. Since that time Mrs. O'Meara has been living with her children at 528 Iowa street.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas J. and John O'Meara, and three daughters, the Misses May, Lillian and Nellie O'Meara, all at home.

The funeral will be held Sunday morning from the home with a high mass at St. Anthony's church at 9 o'clock. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.

Source - Quad-City Times - Feb 14, 1913

Research notes for Mary

d/ Daniel Killian (1812-1885) & Mary Irwin (1807-1896)


RE: DOD. It seems like everyone (including me) had DOD as 3 Feb 1913. This is incorrect. Upon further research, DOD is actually 13 Feb 1913. I have to assume someone misread the date from the Daily Times as 4 Feb, instead of the correct 14 Feb. It's transcribed incorrectly on FaG and this is the source of everyone's mistake.

OBIT FROM The Daily Times - 14 Feb 1913
Mrs. Mary O'Meara passed away at 8:30 o'clock last night at her home, 528 Iowa Street after a short illness. Mrs. O'Meara had been suffering from tonsillitis for the past week but her condition suddenly grew worse yesterday morning and heart trouble set in.

The deceased was born in Davenport July 6, 1850 and has made her home in this city all her life. In 1873 she was united in marriage to Thomas J. O'Meara who conducted a shoe store 27 years. Mr. O'Meara died suddenly at his place of business from a stroke of apoplexy eighteen years ago.

Surviving are five children - Thomas, John, May, Lillian, and Nellie.


RE: Number of children...
6 children are well documented. What's curious is the last child - Thomas' - birth record. It asks, "No. of Child of this Mother" and is answered "7th." Further, John's birth record answered with "5th." This would suggest another child was born between John (02 Oct 1886) and Thomas (21 Mar 1889). If this holds true, this child's records should be roughly mid 1887 to early 1888. I have found none.

On the other hand, if this is a mistake...
The 1910 census record ask Children Born and Children Alive. It's answered with 6 born and 5 alive. A case could be made for 5 and 5 as it is not perfectly legible. If the "7th child" is not true, then 6 and 5 is the correct answer. Plus, the same question on the 1900 census is very clearly 6 and 5.

In either case, records are in error. Without some corroborating evidence of this 7th child, I'm sticking with 6 children.

Jul 06
1850
Birth
Birth of Mary Killian
Jun
1860
Age 9
Lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Jun
1870
Age 19
Lived in Davenport Ward 4, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Nov 27
1873
Age 23
Married to T.J. O'Meara
Aug 23
1879
Age 29
Birth of child, Nellie O'Meara
May
1880
Age 29
Birth of child, Erwin O'Meara
Jun
1880
Age 29
Lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Sep 23
1882
Age 32
Birth of child, Mae O'Meara
Aug 29
1884
Age 34
Birth of child, Lillian O'Meara

1885
Age 34
Lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Oct 02
1886
Age 36
Birth of child, John O'Meara
Mar 21
1889
Age 38
Birth of child, Thomas O'Meara
Apr 04
1890
Age 39
Death of child, Erwin O'Meara
Dec 02
1893
Age 43
Death of spouse, T.J. O'Meara
Jun
1900
Age 49
Lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Apr
1910
Age 59
Lived in Davenport Ward 5, Scott, Iowa (Census)
Feb 13
1913
Age 62
Death of Mary Killian


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