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Obituaries - NJ - 1901 - Mrs. Bridget Kelly Ryan McGrath
Mrs. Bridget McGrath died last Thursday of bronchial pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Harding of
Beach street, Red Bank. She was 65 years old and had been sick ten weeks. The funeral was held at the house at
nine o'clock on Monday morning. High mass was held at St. James's church at half past nine o'clock. Rev. James
A. Reynolds officiated. The pall bearers were her three sons and her nephew, John Ryan of Vanderburg. The body
was buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery.
Mrs. McGrath was born in Ireland and married Patrick Kelly there. She and her husband moved to Morrisville forty
years ago and engaged in farming. Mr. Kelly enlisted in the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil war and died
of yellow fever three days after he came home at the close of the war. Two years later Mrs. Kelly married John
McGrath a farmer at Morrisville. He died two years later and she was again left a widow. She stayed at Morrisville
until six months ago when she came to live with her daughter on Beach street. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Mrs.McGrath leaves three sons by her first husband. They are Edward Kelly of Beach street, Red Bank; and John and
James Kelly of Holmdel. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Harding of Beach street, by her second husband. Edward
Ryan of Vanberburg is a brother of Mrs. McGrath.
Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 10, 1901
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