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Hattie QUIGLEY (KROHN) Age 108. Monday, June 25, 2001 in Port Charlotte, Florida. Formerly of Lockport. Survived by her son, William (Phyllis) QUIGLEY, loving grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother of many; a sister, Lottie MOWERY. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Born in Lockport. Living in Lockport until her retirement. Preceded in death by her husband, William QUIGLEY; daughter, Helen WIEPERT; parents; five brothers; and two sisters. Family will receive friends at the Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Thursday 5-8 PM. Services will be Friday, June 29, 2001 at 11 AM at the funeral home chapel with Father Ed ROLAND officiating. Interment Lockport City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thaddeus Church would be appreciated. GOODALE Memorial Chapel 912 S. Hamilton St. 815-838-1533

Source: Joliet Herald News, 28 Jun 2001 Posted by Colleen Bettenhausen, Jul 3, 2001

Thomas QUIRK

Suicide by Poison.– Mr. Thomas QUIRK, a shoemaker of this city and an old resident, committed suicide on the 4th inst., by taking strychnine. He was at work for Mr. Thomas TYRRELL and while at the shop on the afternoon of the day named took the poison in the presence of the latter, whom he kept off while in the act by brandishing a large knife. As soon as he had swallowed the fatal drug, he started for his home on the bluff in the western part of the city. Mr. Tyrrell gave the alarm and physicians were called. When they reached his home, he met them at the door and warned them that if they interferred with him he would resist them by violence. From the fact that he exhibited no symptoms of being poisoned, the physicians concluded that it had not taken effect, and did not attempt to administer antidotes. But a short time afterthey left, he manifested all the symptoms attending that tearful poison, and after suffering for several hours, death came to his relief. At no time in his agony did he regret what he had done, or express a desire to escape his inevitable fate. He leaves a wife and several small children. It is said that domestic difficulties rendered his life a burden to him, and caused him to distroy it with his own hands. He was the brother of Capt. QUIRK of the Irish Brigade, whose bravery at the battle of Lexington was the

Source: Joliet Signal, Joliet, IL, Vol. 21, No. 22, Page 2, Nov 10, 1863 Posted by Lawrence B Peet, Aug 13, 2000