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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
February 17, 1916

OBITUARY ~ HORTENSE CANNY FINN

Hortense Canny, daughter of Thomas and Madeline Canny, was born September 29, 1866 in Grant Township, Ringgold county, Iowa, about seven miles southeast of Clearfield, and died at the home of her brother, Will Canny, in Grant township, February 10th, 1916, at the age of 19 years, 1 months and 11 days.

All her life, except the past four years, she resided at the old home place, her parents being among the old settlers here. She remained at home, helping care for her parents in their declining years and after their deaths she and her brother Will still lived at the old home, until, on November 20, 1912, she was married to P. H. Finn of Lincoln Twp. They spent a year on the farm in Lincoln Twp., then moved to Lenox where they have since resided.

Mrs. Finn was a member of the Catholic church, was a good neighbor, a kind friend, always willing to help others in any way she could. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, two brothers, Dan and Will, three nieces, two nephews, three step-sons, two step daughters, and a large number of friends.

Funeral services were conducted in the Catholic Church at Maloy by Father Troy of Lenox, Saturday morning, February 12th; interment in the Catholic [St. Mary's] Cemetery at Maloy.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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