The remains of Mrs. Robert Shane, a former resident of this vicinity who died at her home in Cedar Rapids last Saturday night, were brought to this place last Tuesday morning for interment. The funeral was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Tuesday morning at ten o’clock and the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Father McCormick. The maiden name of the deceased was Bridget Hogan. She was born at Queenstown, Ireland, and came to this country and to this vicinity when eighteen years of age. About the year 1860 she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert Shane, who died some years ago. She was for about thirty-five years a resident of Bowen’s Prairie, but during the last few years of her life she had made her home at Manchester, Emmetsburg and Cedar Rapids. She had resided at the latter place about a year at the time of her death. The deceased was fifty-five years of age, and is survived by nine children, the youngest of whom is eighteen years old. All of the children but one were present at the funeral.
SOURCE: Monticello Express, 30 January, 1896
* corrections: (1) Bridget Hogan and Robert Shane were married September 3, 1858 Source: marriage register, Jones County, Iowa; (2) Bridget Shane was 56 years old at the time of her death. Source: Death Certificate for Bridget Shane, Linn County, Iowa.
Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, January 4, 2010. All Rights Reserved.