Roach, Hannah (Markham) 1842 - 1919
ROACH, MARKHAM, ORR, FINLEY, LARKIN
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/14/2022 at 21:32:08
Elkader Register, 01 Jan 1920.
Hannah Markham, daughter of Daniel and Mary Markham was born in County Clarr, Ireland, December 25, 1842. She came to America when a child seven years old.
She was united in marriage to Mr. John Roach, February 16, 1861 at Elkader, Iowa. He preceded her in death over two years ago. Since then she has been cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Katie Orr and her grandson Francis Orr, who made their home with her.
She was a tender, loving, affectionate wife and mother. She lived and worked for her God and her family and her tender, loving heart was never more happy than when she had her children and grandchildren around her. Her familiar saying was "I love them all."
She always had a warm welcome for every one. Always ready to meet and welcome you with a friendly smile and greeting. Her every thought was for the comfort and welfare of others. She felt keenly the loss of her devoted husband but always tried to be resigned to the will of God Who knows best. Everything that kind hearts and loving hands could do was done for her to lighten her sorrow and make her happy. Not withstanding all she has been failing of late and her death occurred at her home in Elkader, December 27. She had a deep abiding faith and was a life long member of the Catholic Church. She died strengthened and comforted by the last Sacrament. At her bedside were her children and her devoted Pastor of whom she thought so much.
She is survived by seven children: M. J. Roach, W. J. Roach and Mrs. Katie Orr, of Elkader; J. L. Roach, of Omaha; Mrs. Wm. Finley, of Volga; Sister M. Stanislaus and Sister M. Leo, Presentation Convent, Dubuque. By thirty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also by one brother, Mr. James Markham, of Waterloo, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Larkin, Denver, Colorado.
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church. Solemn Requium Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Taken assisted by Father McNamara, of Monona, Deacon, and Rev. Father Horsefield, of McGregor, Subdeacon. Rev. Father McNamara preached the funeral sermon. Rev. Father Taken officiated at the grave. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were J. L. Roach, Omaha; Sister M. Stanislaus, Mason City; Sister M. Leo, Farley; Wm. Larkin, Wm. Roach, Dubuque; Joe Roach, Chicago; Daniel Markham and wife, Cox Creek.
The active pall bearers were J. K. Molumby, Frank Liddy, P. J. Maher, J. F. Uriell, L. A. Boland and John Donlan. Ten grandsons acted as honorary pallbearers: John Roach, Joe Roach, Leo Roach, Mathew Finley, Francis Orr, Clarence Roach, Vincent Roach, Edward Finley, Clement Roach and Harold Roach.
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