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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Various Items from the Bartley and Mary Mitchell Family

Transcript of Mary's Obituary:

Denison Review - January 17, 1923


Well Known Lady Laid to Rest Last Thursday Morning

Mrs. Bartley Mitchell, for many years an honored resident of 

Vail and vicinity, whose death was announced in our last 

issue, was laid to her final rest her last Thursday morning.

 The funeral was held at St. Ann's church, Rev. J.W. Ryan 

celebrating a requiem mass and conducting the obsequies,

 following which she was laid to rest beside her beloved 

husband and children in the family lot in St. Ann's cemetery.

Mary Gaffey was a native of Ireland, born in Ballinasloe, 

County Galway, February 27, 1845, and at the time of her 

death on January 2, 1923 her age was seventy seven years, 

ten months, and five days.

In 1863 she emigrated to America and coming west settled 

at Sterling Illinois, where she met and was subsequently 

united in marriage to Bartley Mitchell on February 7, 1869.

 They lived happily together until he was called by death 

March 1, 1921.

They resided in Sterling for about ten years then came to 

Crawford county, locating on a farm near Vail, where they 

resided until a few years ago when they retired and moved 

to Vail, where she has since made her home.

The children also preceded her in death, Mrs. H.E. Clausen, 

Mrs. W. H. Baumer, and Mary who died at the age of 

seventeen. she is survived by four daughters and two sons: 

Mrs. Jennie Krueger of Omaha; Mrs. M.J. Hickey of 

Manning; Mrs. C.C. Paine of Kennebec, S.D.; Mrs. F.A.

 Holland of Vail; Bert of Carroll and Bart of West Side, 

besides many other relatives and a host of friends.

She had enjoyed good health until a month or so ago when

 she fell on the icy sidewalk and sustained a triple fracture to

 the hip which caused her such suffering and finally resulted

 in her death.

She ********************** her pleasant manner and true 

Christian nature made warm friends of all her 


and endeared her to everybody with whom she associated.

 She was cheerful to the last and bore the pain of her final 

illness with true Christian fortitude till called home by the 

Master to enjoy the reward of a well spent life. - Vail 


Herny Clausen and his son, John, and Johns' wife Eunice with daughter, Cherie.

Wedding photograph of Henry Clausen and Margaret Mitchell

Richard Oester, son of Del and Leah Holland Oester.