From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. BRIDGET WALSH MARCH 1, 1912
Bridget Godfrey was born August 11, 1828, at Castle Dermot Kildare county, Ireland. At the age of eighteen she came to New York and resided on Staten Island, where she was married to James Walsh on February 14, 1848. In the fall of 1864 they came to Peoria county where they lived until moving to this vicinity in 1873. In 1892 they moved to the village of Chatsworth and there her life's partner for over sixty years passed to the Great Beyond on the 20th of December, 1909. Since then she has lived with her son, John, and daughter, Mrs. Maggie Duffy, south of Chatsworth. Five children survive her namely; Mrs. Maggie Duffy, John W. and Joseph P., of Chatsworth; Mrs. James Fitzmaurice, of Piper City; and Harry J., of Chicago. Three girls and one boy preceded her in death. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. "Grandma", as she was familiarly known, was beloved by all who knew her. She was a brave and patient sufferer for the last four months and God in his mercy and wisdom has called her to rest. Her memory will every live in the hearts of those she has left behind and their lives will be the better for the blessed privilege of having called her mother. Those who attended the funeral from out of town were the following; Michael O'Neil, of El Paso; Wm. O'Neil, of Minneapolis; Edward and Bernard O'Neil, of Kentland, Ind.; Miss Fannie Power and Arthur render, of Peoria; Wm. Render, Wm. Fitzgerald and Mike Fitzgerald, of El Paso.