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Chalus, Frances 1845-1933


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/8/2017 at 21:00:41

Mrs. Chalus, 88, Dies at Whittemore

WHITTEMORE, Mar. 28—Mrs. Frances Chalus died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. McCreery, last week Wednesday, following a several months sickness, and funeral were conducted Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic church, where solemn high mass was read by the Rev. Father Dondanville, Chicago, with Father C. P. Sweeney, Fort Dodge, former pastor here, Father Finnigan, Emmetsburg, Father William Velt, present local pastor, and Father John Hyland, assistant pastor, as assistants.

Burial was made at Gilmore City beside the grave of the husband of Mrs. Chalus. Pallbearers were J.M. Fleming, W.T. Oliver, H.W. Geelan, C.L. Cavanaugh, J.S. Cullen, and Henry Felder.

In attendance at the funeral from out of town were Anna and Leo Dondanville, Samanock, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ulrick, Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chalus, Davenport; Ernie Ulrick, Rockwell City, and a daughter, Rockwell City; Mr. and Mrs. Dolder and Mr. and Mrs. Fesser, Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. K. F. McCreery and Mrs. John Collins, Fonda; Mrs. J.L. Chalus, of Clare, daughters Evelyn and Mary and sons Edward and Marcellus; Mr. and Mrs. William Cavanaugh, Gilmore City; Mr. and Mrs. William Linnan, Pocahontas; Mrs. Jos. Mulrooney, son Peter, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. McTigue, of Emmetsburg.

Mrs. Chalus, nee Frances Dondanville, was born in Alsace, a province of France, April 28, 1845, and was nearly 88 at death. She was brought to this country when she was only four, and with her parents lived in LaSalle county, Ill. In 1867 she was married to Charles Chalus, and they farmed near Somonauck, Ill., till 1886, when they moved to Clare, Iowa. Mr. Chalus died in 1915, and since then Mrs. Chalus had lived with the McCreerys.

Of five children three survive: Leo Chalus, Davenport; Mrs. Nora McKinstry, Hollywood; and Mrs. McCreery.
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Source: Kossuth County Advance (Algona, Iowa) Thursday, March 30, 1933


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