Obit of Mrs. Thomas (Mary Cummins) Shaughnessy 1912
From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. MARY SHAUGHNESSY
OCTOBER 4, 1912
On Tuesday morning shortly after five o'clock, at the family home in Chatsworth occurred the death of Mrs. Mary Shaughnessy, relict of Thomas Shaughnessy. For the past twelve years she has been a great sufferer from asthma, which was the direct cause of her death.
Mary Cummins was born in county Clair, village of Kil Rusk, Ireland, on November 1, 1844, being 67 years, 11 months and 2 days of age at the time of her death. She came to the United States with her parents when five years of age and located in Joliet, where she grew to womanhood. On August 15, 1861 she was united in marriage with Thomas Shaughnessy and from Joliet they moved to Chicago in 1868. They lived there until 1872 when they came to this vicinity and settled on a farm north of Piper City where they resided until 1899, when they removed to Chatsworth, where the family home has since been. Mrs. Shaughnessy was the mother of twelve children, her husband and one daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by seven daughters and four sons as follows: Mr. John Benn, of Peoria; Mrs. Mary Elder, of Chicago; Mrs. William Kurtenbach, of Chatsworth; Mrs. D.J. Kelly of St. James, Minn.; Mrs. W.R. Trimble, of Chicago; Mrs. James Bergan,Jr., of Chatsworth; John and Charles, of Piper City; Thomas, of Pontiac, and James of Cabery.
The funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock at SS. Peter and Paul's church.