From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. THOMAS (MARIA FAY) KERRINS JULY 23, 1909
The death of Mrs. Thomas P. Kerrins, which occurred in a Chicago hospital on Monday (July 19)evening, was a great shock to the relatives and many friends of the family. Mrs. Kerrins' health had not been good and the latter part of last week she became very ill and on Sunday she was taken to Chicago, where an operation was performed on Sunday evening. She revived following the operation and was thought to e in a favorable condition, but a sudden change for the worse set in and death occurred as above stated. Maria Fay was born in Charlotte township, September 20, 1870, being a daughter of Patrick Fay, one of the early settlers of this part of the county, whose death occurred many years ago. She grew to womanhood in the locality of her birth and was married to Thomas P. Kerrins in Chatsworth on October 14k, 1891. Eight children were born to the union, one son having preceded the mother in death. Of the surviving children the eldest is about seventeen years of age and the youngest about six months. The remains were brought to the family home on Monday night and the funeral services were held at SS. Peter and Paul's church on Wednesday morning, the interment taking place at St. Patrick's cemetery. Besides the bereaved husband and children Mrs. Kerrins is survived by three sisters -- Mrs. Martin Graham and Mrs. Thomas Lahey, of Chatsworth, and Mrs. Rosina Malloy, of Peoria. Her only brother, Patsy Fay, died a few months ago. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were the following; Mrs. Rosina Malloy, Miss Allie Fay, Mr. and Mrs. P. Mooney, Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Mrs. Jane Shaffer, of Peoria; Mrs. Mary Gillespie, of Dwight; Charles Kerrins, of Davis City Iowa.