May 21, 1861, St. Patrick's, R.C. Quebec City.
Thomas Mulroney, labourer, widower, of (looks like) Dinah Disney of Co.
Carlow, Ireland. Interred in the cemetery of this church.
Please Note: he was age 76 when he died.
- Sue Clement c2005
"Brooklyn Daily Eagle,"
Brooklyn NY USA
May 18, 1866
Death of an old citizen - A solemn requiem
high mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock this morning in St. Paul’s
Church, court street, for the repose of the soul of Laurence Powers,
an old and well known resident of this city, and the father of Capt.
Powers, of the 50th Police precinct, who died on Wednesday, last, at
his late residence, No. 142 Court Street. The deceased who was
nearly eighty years old, was one of the few remain men, who lived to
witness the marvelous growth of this great city from its infancy,
and to see the fields wherein the husbandman performed his daily
toil transferred into stately avenues and covered with palatial
mansions. Sixty years ago Mr. Powers arrived in the country from the
County Carlow, Ireland, where he was born, and since that time he
has resided in this city entirely. He was employed in various
capacities in the Navy Yard for over thirty years, and continued up
to within a few years to work there. When he arrived in Brooklyn
there were but 17 Roman Catholics in the village, and from his
arrival he was active in advancing the interest of that sect. He was
one of the founders of Engine Co. No. 7.
From Karen Querna Facebook April 2012
"San Francisco Call"
14 May 1887,
this city, May 13, Frank, beloved husband of Bridget NOLAN, a native
of County Carlow, Ireland, aged 69 years. Friends and acquaintances
are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to-morrow (Sunday) at
2 o'clock p.m. from the undertaking parlors of James McGinn, 39 Eddy
street. Interment Mount Calvary cemetery."
Source: San Francisco Call, 14 May 1887, p. 8.
- "Daily Review," Decatur,
- 2 Dec 1893
- William J. Condell Unexpectedly Stricken
- William J. Condell, an old and highly respected citizen of Decatur,
died very suddenly at his home, 1011 North Church street, at 6:30
o'clock yesterday morning of cerebral apoplexy. He had not been in good
health for nearly twenty years, but the larger part of the time he was
able to be up and around and attend to his business affairs. He was down
town a few days ago and on Thanksgiving was at the dinner table with his
wife and grandchildren and was apparently in his usual health and
- When Mrs. Condell arose yesterday morning she went to the basement
to fix the fire in the furnace. The noise awakened the old gentleman and
he expressed a desire to get up. Mrs. Condell furnished him with a light
and then returned to the furnace. While there she heard a fall in the
sleeping room and suspecting that he had fallen as he had many times
before, she hurried into the room. There she found him lying on the
floor unconscious. While Mrs. Condell was summoning the neighbours he
expired. Dr. Ira Barnes was called and pronounced the death the result
of cerebral apoplexy.
- While it was very evident that the old gentleman was growing weaker
and more feeble every day, his sudden death was a terrible shock to his
wife and other relatives.
- William J. Condell was born in County Carlow, Ireland, Sept. 19,
1819, and came to America with his parents when 3 years of age, and
settled in Philadelphia. At the age of 45 he came to Illinois and began
working for an older brother at Carrollton, Greene county. He went from
there to Springfield, thence to Decatur in 1840, where he opened a
branch store under the firm name of Condell, Jones & Co. Later he
purchased his partner's interest in the business and was alone for some
time. He was also engaged in the milling business but sold out to Shellabarger & Co. in 1865.
- Mr. Condell moved to Taylorville, where he still continued in the
merchandise business. He later engaged in the insurance business.
- He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth O. Packard in 1845.
Three children were born to them. Only one, Mrs. J.J.H. Young, survives.
The two boys are both dead, William having died in St. Louis, Nov. 20,
1893. Charles died in 1887. Mr. Condell was one of the oldest members of
the Methodist church in this city and was a local preacher. He was a
Knight Templar, Mason and in politics was a Democrat.
- The funeral will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock.