08 November 2015

Sunday’s Obituary: Margaret Keating

Margaret Keating was one of the oldest members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church when she passed away in 1912. Although I do not know if she is one of “my” Keatings, I found her obituary interesting.  

Her obituary reads:
Mrs. Margaret Keating, 78 years old, died in her home in Oil City, Pa. She was born and married in Clare County, Ireland. She lived in Oil City 35 years. Her husband, Edmond Keating, was burned fatally in the fire and flood that swept Oil City June 5, 1892. She was one of the oldest members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Oil City. 

Sources:
Pittsburg Daily Record. (Pittsburg, PA), 6 Spetember 1912. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 



Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.