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Catherine Cummings Gilroy (1862-1896)


The death of Mrs. Martin F. Gilroy, which occurred yesterday, occasioned deep grief among the large circle of her acquaintances. She had for a month been critically ill. Several weeks ago a child was born, since which time she has been ailing. Mrs. Gilroy was formerly Katie Cummings of Inkerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cummings, the latter deceased.

She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married in 1887, and five small children: also by three brothers and a sister: John, Michael and Thomas and Mrs. Frank Bohan. The deceased was a lady of many accomplishments. She possessed in a wide degree the faculty of making friends. She was held in high esteem.

As a wife she was loving and devoted; as a mother she was gentle, tender and sympathetic. The home in which she was wont to display those qualities so admirably in woman has been cast into deepest gloom. and to the grief-stricken husband many friends extend sympathy.

The funeral will be held on Monday morning in St. John’s Church. After a solemn mass of requiem the remains will be laid away in Market street cemetery.

   Wilkes-Barre Record - June 13, 1896

Mrs. M. F. Gilroy

The obsequies of the late Mrs. M. F. Gilroy, which occurred yesterday morning, were attended by a large concourse of friends from neighboring towns. The inability of Mr. Gilroy, the husband of the deceased, to attend the funeral on account of sickness, caused much sorrow. He had to be assisted downstairs to take a final leave of the remains. The remains were encased in a handsome black casket, and long before the time announced hundreds passed through to view them.

On the casket were two beautiful floral tributes. The L. C. B. A. Society, of which Mrs. Gilroy was a member, preceded the remains to St. John’s Church, where a solemn requiem mass was sung. Rev. Father Dixon was celebrant, assisted by Rev. Father Qeenan as deacon and Rev. Father Lavelle, sub deacon. During the offertory Miss Margaret Kearney sang “No cross no crown”, and also the “Angus Dei”, in an exquisite manner. At the conclusion of the mass Rev. Father Dixon preached the sermon. The flower bearers were John Bohan and M. F. Fahey. The pall bearers were: Hon. W. H. Rutledge, Michael Bohan, John Ford, Robert English, James Heslin, William Wynne.

Among those in attendance form out of town were: Mrs. Horan, Dunmore; Frank P. Brown, John J. O’Boyle, Mrs. and Mrs. McAndrew, Mrs. Hannaway, Mrs. Foss, Scranton; Miss Nellie Quinn, Miss Dempsey, Miss Alice Morahan, Mrs. and Mrs. James Clark, Avoca; Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Cummings, Mrs. J. J. McGuyrell and son, Mrs. P. Gilmartin, Jessup; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McGroarty, Mrs. Whalen, Sugar Notch; Mr. and Mrs. John Loftus, Fairview.

   Wilkes-Barre Record - June ??, 1896

Death Record

Name Catherine Gilroy
Place of Death Pittston
Sex Female
Color or Race White
Born Jenkins Township
Date of Death 6-12-1896
Cause of Death child birth
Duration of Illness 4 days
Date of Interment 6-15-1896
Occupatiom HK
Parents Patrick and Bridget Cummings
Date of Record 12-16-1896

   Death Certificate Information from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania -

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