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
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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