Ellen (Helen G.) Troy Notes: OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; Saturday July 25, 1959; Page 8.  Miss Helen Troy, 756 4th S., died at 4:50 p.m. Friday in Mercy hospital where she had been a patient for 2 weeks.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Patrick's church when a solemn requim high mass will be celebrated.  Burial will be in  St. Joseph's Cemetery in DeWitt.  The body is in the Dalton funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Helen Troy, daughter of John and Mary Casey Troy, had lived all her life in Clinton County.  She was born on a farm 2 miles from Petersville and move to DeWitt where they lived until they came to Clinton.  She is survived by one sister, Miss Josephine Troy and nieces and nephews.  Preceding her are her parents, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.  The Altar and Rosary society will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  At 8 p.m. Sunday the St. Patrick's church parish will say the rosary.

Josephine A. Troy

OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; Monday July 31, 1961; Page 8.  Miss Josephine Troy, of 756 4th Ave. S., died Sunday afternoon in her home.  The body is at the Snyder funeral home where friends may call after 3 p.m. today.  A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tudsday in St. Patrick's Church.  Burial wil be in St. Joseph Cemetery in DeWitt.  The Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.  The parish rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today.  She was born on a farm near Petersville, the daughter of John and Mary Casey Troy.  She later moved north of DeWitt and had been a resident of Clinton for over 50 years.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, the Altar and Roadry Society of the Church and the Daughters of Isabella.  Survivors include several neices and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and six brothers.

Notes for Peter J. Troy

      US Census DeWitt Twp. Clinton Co. 1 June 1900 SD 2 ED 20 Sheet 1 born Dec 1861 age 38

6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 106 Family 106 Troy, Peter 57 years     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; Friday December 23 1949; Page 11 Peter J. Troy, 88, pioneer resident of Clinton county, died at 9 a.m. today in his DeWitt home after a two month's illness.  Body is in Hanrahan funeral home whre friends may call beginning Saturday afternoon.  Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic church with the Rev. John Moriarty officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.  Peter James Troy was born May 18, 1861, in Bloomfield township, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Troy, and lived his entire life in this vicinity.  He was married Aug. 2, 1899, in DeWitt to Margaret Tumpane, who sruvives.  The couple observed their golden wedding anniversary last summer.  He farmed for many years on the home place northeast of here, and retired 12 years ago to move here.  He was a charter member of Archbishop Hennessey council, Knights of Columbus, and was active in St. Joseph's parish.  Also surviving are three sons, Joseph and William of DeWitt, Jack of Chicago, Three daughters, Miss Helen Troy, Chicago, Sister Mary Margretona, Cedar Rapids, and Lt. Margaret Troy, San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Helen and Josephine, both of Clinton, and a number of grandchildren.  He was preceded by a daughter, Mrs. May McDermott. 

Notes for Margaret Agnes Tumpane

      US Census DeWitt Twp. Clinton Co. 1 June 1900 SD 2 ED 20 Sheet 1 born Dec. 1875 age 22

6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 106 Family 106 Troy, Margaret 45 years     

      OBITUARY: The Clinton Herald; Monday June 18, 1956; Page 13 Mrs. Peter Troy, 81, native of this area, died about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in her home after a long illness.  The body reposes in the Hanrahan funeral home where friends may call after 5 p.m. today.  The Altar and Rosary society will recite the rosary at 8 o'clock this evening, and Rev. E.A. Cone will lead recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Tuesday.    The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's church, with Father Cone in charge.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.  Margaret Tunpane, daughter of the late William and Mary Glynn Tumpane, was born Jan. 19, 1875 in Grand Mound.  She was educated in St. Joseph's school in DeWitt.  On Aug. 2, 1899, she was married to Peter Troy in St. Joseph's church here.  They farmed for many years north of DeWitt, moving into town in 1937.  Mr. Troy died Dec. 23, 1949.  Mrs. Troy was a member of the Altar and Rosary society, the St. Veronica league and St. Francis Xavier guild.  Surviving are three sons, Joseph and William, DeWitt, and Jack of Chicago; three daughters, Helen, Chicago, Sister M.Margretona, Clinton and Mrs. Peter McGinn, Delmar; nine grandchildren of who two, Mrs. William Reed, DeWitt, and Mrs. Norman Schibetta, Elgin, Ill., were reared in the Troy home; one sister, Miss Mame Tumpane, DeWitt, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Helen G. Troy

Obituary: The Clinton Herald Tuesday March 10, 1998 page 7 Helen G. Troy, 93, of Arlington Heights, formerly of DeWitt, died Saturday in Northwest Community Hospital.  The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Church DeWitt, with the Rev. Ed Botkin officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Nelson Funeral Home, DeWitt, where a 7 p.m. Scripture service will be conducted.  Burial will be in St.Joseph Cemetery.  She was born Aug. 9, 1904, in DeWitt, to Peter and Margaret Tumpane Troy.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in DeWitt, and St. Xavier's College in Chicago, where she earned a teaching degree.  She had been employed with Standard Oil Co. in Davenport, and later was an executive secretary with Fuller Construction in Chicago for more than 30 years.  Survivors include a sister, Margaret McGinn of Arlington Heights; and seven nieces and four nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, three brothers and two nieces.  Death date: March 7, 1998. Chicago Tribune Tuesday March 17, 1998 Section 2 p.9 Helen G. Troy.  Services were held for Helen G. Troy, 93, of Arlington Heights, IL and formerly of DeWitt at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church in DeWitt.  Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation was 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson Funeral Home in DeWitt with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m.   Miss Troy died Saturday March 7, 1998 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.  She was born August 9, 1904 in DeWitt, Iowa to Peter and Margaret Tumpane Troy.  She had been employed by Standard Oil Company in Davenport and later was an Executive Secretary for Fuller Construction in Chicago, IL for over 30 years.  She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in DeWitt and St. Xavier's College in Chicago where she earned a teaching degree.  She had been active in various organizations and enjoyed doing volunteer work.  Survivors include one sister Margaret McGinn of Arlington Heights, IL; seven nieces; four nephews; and 32 great-nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, two sisters, three brothers and two neices.

Notes for William James Troy

      6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 106 Family 106 Troy, William 13 years     

      Obituary: Clinton Herald Saturday February 15, 1969 page 10 William J. Troy, 62, a farmer living near DeWitt on the Humeston Road, died after suffering a heart attack Friday afternoon.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic church with Rev. Francis Kelley officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Hanrahan funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today and the parish rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday at 8:30 p.m.  William Troy, son of Peter and Margaret Tumpane Troy, was born Aug. 26, 1906, and married Helen Kearney on Oct. 4, 1937.  Survivors include his wife, two sons, William of Davenport and John, a student at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.; one daughter, Peggy Troy Malone of Aledo, Ill., three grandchildren, one brother, John of Chicago, and three sisters, Miss Helen Troy of Chicago, Mrs. Peter McGinn of Delmar and Sister Mary Margaretona, BVM, Chatanooga, Tenn.     

Helen Kearney, DeWitt, Wed to William Troy St. Joseph's Church is Scene of Monday Morning Ceremony DeWitt, Ia. Oct. 4 - The marriage of Miss Helen Kearney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Kearney, near DeWitt, and William Troy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Troy, 817 Sixth street, DeWitt, took place at 8:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic church.  The Rev. Leonard M. Boyle, Davenport, a cousin of the bride, celebrated the mass and read the service.  Joseph Kearney, Notre Dame, Ind., brother of the bride, and William Redden, DeWitt, were the acolytes.  Miss Clarice Hynes, DeWitt, at the organ, played the bridal chorus as the bridal party entered the church preceded by the ushers, Paul Kennedy, Moline, Ill., and L.J. Fitzpatrick, DeWitt.  Miss Clare Kearney, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and the bride entered on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage.  The bridal party was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his brother, John Troy, Chicago, best man.  Donald Green, DeWitt, was soloist.  The bride wore white slipper satin, floor length, with a tight-fitting bodice shirred to a row of satin buttons extending beyond the waistline to a full flare skirt.  Her finger-tipped viel was held with orange blossoms.  She carried a shower bouquet of white pompoms and chrysanthemums.  Miss Kearney wore rust-colored satin, fashioned similar to that of the bride, with an off the face hat of matching velvet and net and carried a colonial bouquet of rust and yellow chrysanthemums.  A reception was held in the Kearney home and at noon a dinner was served to 70 at the Spring Brook Golf and Country club.  Friends of the bride who served were the Misses Theresa Yegge, Maleta Weller, Mary Sullivan and Elizabeth DeCock, DeWitt, and Madonna Scanlan, Clinton.  In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Troy left for a wedding trip to Washington, D.C., and other eastern points.  For travelling the bride wore a rust colored costume suit of cashmere wool with raccoon trimming and with matching accessories.  The bride was graduated from St. Joseph's high school and has been employed at the Iowa Mutual Insurance company home office.  Mr. Troy attended St. Ambrose, Davenport, and St. Mary's Kas., and is a Clinton county farmer.  The will be on the Troy farm north of town.  Among guests at the wedding were: Joseph Kearney, Notre Dame,Ind. Helen and Jack Troy, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCormick, William and Harold McCormick, Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McCormick, Cedar Rapids, Nell and Josephine Troy, Mrs. B. Lynch, Miss Evelyn Lynch, Clinton; Mrs. Maurice Burkhart and son Billy, Peoria, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles St. Onge, Moline, Ill.; C.H. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Troy, Mr. and Mrs. John Kearney, Mrs. James McManus, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller, Margaret Dougherty, Mary and Marcella, all of Davenport. 

Notes for Mary Helen Kearney

      7 January 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 14 Family 14 Kearney, Helen 8 years

Notes for Margaret M. Peggy Troy

      6 February 1920 US Census DeWitt Township Dwelling 106 Family 106 Troy, Margaret 5 years     

      Obituary: Clinton Herald Monday December 24, 2001 p. 11A Delmar Margaret M. "Peggy" McGinn, 87, Arlington Heights, Ill,. and formerly of Delmar, died Saturday at her home.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Delmar with the Rev. Ed Botkin officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haylock-O'Hara and Lahey Funeral Home in Maquoketa, where a vigil service will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Delmar, with military honors accorded by the DeWitt American Legion.  She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in DeWitt to Peter and Margaret Tumpane Troy.  On April 18, 1953, she married Peter T. McGinn in Elgin, Ill.  He died June 7, 1986.  She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in DeWitt and received a R.N. degree from St. Joseph's Hospital/DePaul University in 1933.  She worked as a nurse in many Chicago hospitals while she attended Mundelein College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1939.  She subsequently worked for the Chicago Health Department and attended graduate school at Loyola University.  In 1942, she volunteered and was commissioned into the U.S. Army and served 33 months in North Africa and Italy as a captain with the 94th Evacuation Hospital, one of the first nursing units on Anzio Beach and the first American hospital in Rome, Italy.  After World War II, she worked for the San Francisco Health Department and then returned to work at Hines Veterans Hospital in suburban Chicago until her marriage.  After her marriage, she farmed with her husband in the Delmar area until his dath in 1986.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society in Delmar and the American Legion in DeWitt.  Survivors include a daughter, Geralynn Kerger of Wheaton, Ill,; two sons, Peter J. Mcginn of Arlington Heights and John McGinn of Kenosha, Wis.; and six grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and three brothers.  Death date: Dec. 22, 2001.      

      Quad City Times: Margaret McGinn _DELMAR, Iowa -- Services for Margaret M. "Peggy" McGinn, of Arlington Heights, Ill., formerly of Delmar, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Delmar. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Delmar, with military honors accorded by the DeWitt American Legion. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Haylock-O'Hara & Lahey Funeral Home, Maquoketa, with a vigil service at 5:30 p.m. Mrs. McGinn died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at her home after a brief illness. Margaret Troy was born Oct. 19, 1914, in DeWitt. She married Peter T. McGinn in 1953 in Elgin, Ill. He died in 1986. She received her registered nurse degree from St. Joseph's Hospital/DePaul University in 1933. She worked as a nurse in many Chicago hospitals while she attended Mundelein College where she received her bachelor's degree in 1939. She subsequently worked for the Chicago Heath Department and attended graduate school at Loyola University. In 1942, Peggy volunteered and was commissioned into the Army and served 33 months in North Africa and Italy as a captain with the 94th Evacuation Hospital, one of the first nursing units on Anzio Beach and the first American hospital in Rome. After World War II, she worked for the San Francisco Health Department and then returned to work at Hines Veterans Hospital in suburban Chicago until her marriage to Mr. McGinn. She farmed with her husband in the Delmar area until his death in 1986. Memorials are preferred. Survivors include a daughter, Geralynn Kerger, Wheaton, Ill.;sons, Peter J., Arlington Heights, and John, Kenosha, Wis.; and six grandchildren.