Catherine Croghan1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
F, b. 29 June 1853, d. 4 February 1920
FatherOwen Eugene Croghan1 b. 1831, d. 16 Jun 1901
MotherMary Tiernan1 b. 15 Aug 1831, d. 17 Feb 1906
Marriage*Catherine Croghan married Bernard McAllister; They had at the least 5 children.1
Birth*29 June 1853Catherine Croghan was born on 29 June 1853.1,2
Census*4 August 1860She appeared on the census of 4 August 1860 at Page#79, rows 1-6, Middletown, Monmouth, NJ, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census-New Jersey:
----Croghan,
Owen, age 31, railroad, born in Galway, Ireland.

Mary, age 28, born in Galway, Ireland.
Catherine, age 7, born in Galway, Ireland.
Peter, age 5, born in Galway, Ireland.
Margaret, age 3, born in Galway, Ireland.
Cecelia, age 1, born in Galway, Ireland.
-----.3
Death*4 February 1920She died on 4 February 1920 at Was 66 years old. Findagrave.com/18748045, USA, at age 66.1
Burial*after 4 February 1920She was buried after 4 February 1920 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Panama, Shelby, IA, USA; Catherine Croghan McAllister
Birth      29 Jun 1853
Death      4 Feb 1920 (aged 66)
USA
Burial      
Saint Marys Cemetery
Panama, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Plot      ?
Memorial ID      18748045 ·.2

Family

Bernard McAllister b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
Children

Bernard McAllister1

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
M, b. 2 February 1840, d. 8 February 1920
Marriage*Bernard McAllister married Catherine Croghan, daughter of Owen Eugene Croghan and Mary Tiernan; They had at the least 5 children.1
Birth*2 February 1840Bernard McAllister was born on 2 February 1840.1,2
Burial*8 February 1920He was buried on 8 February 1920 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Panama, Shelby, IA, USA; Bernard McAllister
Birth      2 Feb 1840
Death      8 Feb 1920 (aged 80)
USA
Burial      
Saint Marys Cemetery
Panama, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Plot      ?
Memorial ID      18748035 ·.2
Death*8 February 1920He died on 8 February 1920 at Was 80 years old. Findagrave.com/18748035, USA, at age 80.1,2

Family

Catherine Croghan b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Children

Peter Croghan1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
M, b. 1855, d. August 1938
FatherOwen Eugene Croghan1 b. 1831, d. 16 Jun 1901
MotherMary Tiernan1 b. 15 Aug 1831, d. 17 Feb 1906
Marriage*?Peter Croghan married Elizabeth Eleanor Hawn, daughter of Henry William Hawn Jr. and Catherine Brady, in ?2
Birth*1855Peter Croghan was born in 1855.1
Census*4 August 1860He appeared on the census of 4 August 1860 at Page#79, rows 1-6, Middletown, Monmouth, NJ, USA; 1860 United States Federal Census-New Jersey:
----Croghan,
Owen, age 31, railroad, born in Galway, Ireland.

Mary, age 28, born in Galway, Ireland.
Catherine, age 7, born in Galway, Ireland.
Peter, age 5, born in Galway, Ireland.
Margaret, age 3, born in Galway, Ireland.
Cecelia, age 1, born in Galway, Ireland.
-----.3
Death*August 1938He died in August 1938 at Was 82-83 years old. Findagrave.com/18502443.1,4
Burial*August 1938He was buried in August 1938 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Panama, Shelby, IA, USA; Peter Croghan
Birth      1855
Ireland
Death      Aug 1938 (aged 82–83)
USA
Burial      
Saint Marys Cemetery
Panama, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
Plot      ?
Memorial ID      18502443 ·.4

Family

Elizabeth Eleanor Hawn b. 29 Apr 1861, d. 1936

Ellen Augusta Courtney1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
F, b. 15 August 1846, d. 18 June 1905
Marriage*Ellen Augusta Courtney married John Griffin.1
Birth*15 August 1846Ellen Augusta Courtney was born on 15 August 1846 at Ireland.1
Death*18 June 1905She died on 18 June 1905 at Was 58 years old. Findagrave.com/18060876, Shelby, IA, USA, at age 58.1
Burial*after 18 June 1905She was buried after 18 June 1905 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Shelby, IA, USA.1

Family

John Griffin b. 1843, d. 1911
Children

Alice Josephine Masters1

Last Edited3 Jan 2021
F, b. 13 November 1874, d. 10 March 1966
Note*Alice Josephine Masters (an unknown value) at More family info at her findagrave.com page.1
Birth*13 November 1874She was born on 13 November 1874 at Limestone, TX, USA.1
Census*17 June 1880She appeared on the census of 17 June 1880; 1880 United States Federal Census
-----Masters,
Mason, age 32 born in AL/AL/AL
Mattie, age 28, wife, born in TX/TN/TN
Josaphine, age 5, dau, born in TX/AL/TX
Ora, age 3, dau, born in TX/AL/TX
Margaret, age 2, dau, born in TX/AL/TX
Robert, age 6/12, son, born in TX/AL/TX.2
Marriage*1891She married Alfred A Vestal in 1891.1
SSN*1966Her Social Security Number was Name:      Josephine Mas Vestal [Josephine Mas Masters]
Gender:      Female
Birth Date:      13 Nov 1874
Birth Place:      Limestone Co, Texas
Father:      
Mason Masters
Mother:      
Martha Herbeson
SSN:      463885833
Notes:      19 Dec 1975: Name listed as JOSEPHINE MAS VESTAL in 1966 at Soc.Sec. Appl & Claims.3
Death*10 March 1966Alice Josephine Masters died on 10 March 1966 at Was 91 years old. Findagrave.com/100137330, Overton, Rusk, TX, USA, at age 91.1
Burial*after 10 March 1966She was buried after 10 March 1966 at Overton City Cemetery, Overton, Rusk, TX, USA.1

Family

Alfred A Vestal b. c May 1870, d. 1 Apr 1959
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100137330/…
  2. [S7] 1880 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6742/…
  3. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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    https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  4. [S14] 1910 US Federal Censu, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7884/…
  5. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6224/…

Margaret Laura McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/187480451

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
F, b. 1870, d. 1939
FatherBernard McAllister1 b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
MotherCatherine Croghan1 b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Birth*1870Margaret Laura McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/18748045 was born in 1870.1
Death*1939She died in 1939.1

Mary Francis McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/187480451

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
F, b. 1872, d. 1928
FatherBernard McAllister1 b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
MotherCatherine Croghan1 b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Birth*1872Mary Francis McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/18748045 was born in 1872.1
Death*1928She died in 1928.1

Bertha McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/187480451

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
F, b. 1876, d. 1962
FatherBernard McAllister1 b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
MotherCatherine Croghan1 b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Birth*1876Bertha McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/18748045 was born in 1876.1
Death*1962She died in 1962.1

Gertrude McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/187480451

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
F, b. 1878, d. 1953
FatherBernard McAllister1 b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
MotherCatherine Croghan1 b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Birth*1878Gertrude McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/18748045 was born in 1878.1
Death*1953She died in 1953.1

Ida Delia McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/187480451

Last Edited12 Dec 2020
F, b. 1883, d. 1963
FatherBernard McAllister1 b. 2 Feb 1840, d. 8 Feb 1920
MotherCatherine Croghan1 b. 29 Jun 1853, d. 4 Feb 1920
Birth*1883Ida Delia McAllister More info @ findagrave.com/18748045 was born in 1883.1
Death*1963She died in 1963.1

Elizabeth Eleanor Hawn1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 29 April 1861, d. 1936
FatherHenry William Hawn Jr.2 b. 4 Jun 1829, d. 17 Jul 1904
MotherCatherine Brady3 b. Jan 1830, d. 11 Jul 1909
Marriage*?Elizabeth Eleanor Hawn married Peter Croghan, son of Owen Eugene Croghan and Mary Tiernan, in ?1
Birth*29 April 1861Elizabeth Eleanor Hawn was born on 29 April 1861 at Ontario, Canada.1
Burial*1936She was buried in 1936 at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Panama, Shelby, IA, USA.1
Death*1936She died in 1936 at Was 74-75 years old. Findagrave.com/18502404, Woodbine, Harrison, IA, USA.1

Family

Peter Croghan b. 1855, d. Aug 1938

Henry William Hawn Jr.1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
M, b. 4 June 1829, d. 17 July 1904
Birth*4 June 1829Henry William Hawn Jr. was born on 4 June 1829 at Ontario, Canada.1
Marriage*11 January 1858He married Catherine Brady, daughter of Patrick Brady and Elizabeth McCaffrey, on 11 January 1858.2
Death*17 July 1904Henry William Hawn Jr. died on 17 July 1904 at Was 75 years old. Findagrave.com/62377238, Earling, Shelby, IA, USA, at age 75.1
Burial*after 17 July 1904He was buried after 17 July 1904 at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Earling, Shelby, IA, USA.1

Family

Catherine Brady b. Jan 1830, d. 11 Jul 1909
Children

Mary Griffin1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
F, b. 1866, d. 1943
FatherJohn Griffin1 b. 1843, d. 1911
MotherEllen Augusta Courtney1 b. 15 Aug 1846, d. 18 Jun 1905
Marriage*?Mary Griffin married James Kelly in ?2
Birth*1866Mary Griffin was born in 1866 at NJ, USA.1
Burial*1943She was buried in 1943 at Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Harrison, IA, USA.1
Death*1943She died in 1943 at Was 76-77 years old. Findagrave.com/50789362, Harrison, IA, USA.1

Family

James Kelly b. 12 Aug 1864, d. 25 Nov 1931
Child

Mary Ann McCarthy1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 18 February 1852, d. 23 December 1918
Birth*18 February 1852Mary Ann McCarthy was born on 18 February 1852 at Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada.1
Baptismafter 18 February 1852She was baptized after 18 February 1852 at Quebec; Info. from Findagrave record.1
Marriage*23 July 1868She married Patrick Brady, son of Patrick Brady and Elizabeth McCaffrey, on 23 July 1868.1
Death*23 December 1918Mary Ann McCarthy died on 23 December 1918 at Was 66 years old. Findagrave.com/132169736 at age 66; Info. from Findagrave record, died from cancer.1
Burial*after 23 December 1918She was buried after 23 December 1918 at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Info. from Findagrave record:
Mary Ann McCarthy Brady
Birth      18 Feb 1852
Death      23 Dec 1918 (aged 66)
Burial      
St. Clare's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID      132169736 ·.1

Family

Patrick Brady b. 2 Sep 1838, d. 28 Apr 1915
Child

Patrick H Brady1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 1876, d. 1951
FatherPatrick Brady1 b. 2 Sep 1838, d. 28 Apr 1915
MotherMary Ann McCarthy1 b. 18 Feb 1852, d. 23 Dec 1918
Marriage*Patrick H Brady married Gertrude McDonald.2
Birth*1876Patrick H Brady was born in 1876.1
Burial*1951He was buried in 1951 at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada.1
Death*1951He died in 1951 at Was 74-75 years old. Findagrave.com/132176813.1

Family

Gertrude McDonald b. 1885, d. 10 Dec 1936

Gertrude McDonald1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 1885, d. 10 December 1936
Marriage*Gertrude McDonald married Patrick H Brady, son of Patrick Brady and Mary Ann McCarthy.1
Birth*1885Gertrude McDonald was born in 1885.1
Death*10 December 1936She died on 10 December 1936 at Was 50-51 years old. Findagrave.com/132178354.1
Burial*after 10 December 1936She was buried after 10 December 1936 at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Info. from Findagrave record:
Gertrude McDonald Brady
Birth      1885
Death      10 Dec 1936 (aged 50–51)
Burial      
St. Clare's Roman Catholic Cemetery
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID      132178354 ·.1

Family

Patrick H Brady b. 1876, d. 1951

John Perry Morton1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. August 1846, d. 7 December 1905
NoteJohn Perry Morton They had 7 kids: (named below)
Francis Marion Morton
Paul V. Morton
John Brady Morton
Henry P. Morton
Mary C Morton Brunner
Robert Anselm Morton
Agnes Irene Morton Korth.1
Marriage*?He married Catherine Brady, daughter of John Brady, in ?1
Birth*August 1846John Perry Morton was born in August 1846 at OH, USA.1
Death*7 December 1905He died on 7 December 1905 at Was 59 years old. Findagrave.com/115306018, Dunlap, Harrison, IA, USA, at age 59.1
Note*after 7 December 1905He Husband of Catherine Brady Morton. She is in this cemetery. after 7 December 1905 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.1
Burial*after 7 December 1905He was buried after 7 December 1905 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap, Harrison, IA, USA; Info. from findagrave.com record:
John Perry Morton
Birth      Aug 1846
Ohio, USA
Death      7 Dec 1905 (aged 59)
Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      115306018 ·.1

Family

Catherine Brady b. 23 Oct 1855, d. 1926

Patrick R Brady1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 5 October 1857, d. 12 February 1860
FatherJohn Brady1 b. 22 Jan 1827, d. 1 Nov 1905
Birth*5 October 1857Patrick R Brady was born on 5 October 1857 at Cayuga, NY, USA.1
Death*12 February 1860He died on 12 February 1860 at Was 2 years old. Findagrave.com/115025606, Cayuga, NY, USA, at age 2.1
Note*after 12 February 1860He Son of John Brady and Catherine Brady (Cullen).
Likely died as child.
Mother Catherine is in same Cemetery as is one sibling John. after 12 February 1860 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.1
Burial*after 12 February 1860He was buried after 12 February 1860 at Cold Spring Cemetery, Auburn, Cayuga, NY, USA; Patrick R. Brady
Birth      5 Oct 1857
Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death      12 Feb 1860 (aged 2)
Cayuga County, New York, USA
Burial      
Cold Spring Cemetery
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Memorial ID      115025606 ·.1

Patrick Henry "Henry" Brady1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 10 January 1862, d. 18 October 1938
FatherJohn Brady1 b. 22 Jan 1827, d. 1 Nov 1905
Birth*10 January 1862Patrick Henry "Henry" Brady was born on 10 January 1862 at NY, USA.1
Residence*1938He lived in 1938 at Logan, Cache, UT, USA; Last Residence.2
Death*18 October 1938He died on 18 October 1938 at Was 76y/9m/8d old. Findagrave.com/94218703, Logan, Cache, UT, USA, at age 76; Died of a parolitic stroke & Hypertension.1
Burial*after 18 October 1938He was buried after 18 October 1938 at Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Cache, UT, USA; Information from findagrave.com record:
Patrick Henry “Henry” Brady
Birth      10 Jan 1862
New York, USA
Death      18 Oct 1938 (aged 76)
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial      
Logan City Cemetery
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Plot      B_ 40_ 23_ 8
Memorial ID      94218703 ·.1

Pearl Evangeline Randall1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 24 February 1872, d. 4 November 1936
Marriage*?Pearl Evangeline Randall married Thomas Edmund Brady, son of John Brady, in ?1
Birth*24 February 1872Pearl Evangeline Randall was born on 24 February 1872 at IA, USA.1
Death*4 November 1936She died on 4 November 1936 at Was 64 years old. Findagrave.com/59096075, Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA, at age 64.1
Note*after 4 November 1936She Grave 4 lot 0 Block 37A, Inter #06132

Father: Richard Hanson Randall Jr.
Mother: Harriet Jensen Merritt
Child: Richard Randall Brady

Husband is in same cemetery

It was said that Pearl was a woman suffragette. Her father was a lawyer and she first met her husband to be as he was "reading" the law in her father's law office.

My mother spend much time with Pearl and told me that Pearl was a very strong woman.

Pearl and Thomas's only child was my grandfather, Richard Randall Brady. Richard become an M.D. It was while on a visit to Missoula Montana with Richard and his family when Pearl died unexpectedly. It was said that Thomas would rock himself for days following the drying of Pearl and died himself of being without her. All of this was not expected as the two were planning to return to Omaha Nebraska to their home after the visit. Following the death of Pearl and of Thomas the following year, their son Richard had to go to Omaha and close out the family home. Thomas and Pearl are in the same cemetery but not next to each other but across a path or road in the cemetery. But I am sure that they are next to each other on the other side of this life.

Their death was so unexpected, and the times so bad, that only temporary stones were placed on their graves. This wasn't discovered for many years until family effort was taken to replace the temporary stones with permanent markers in 2010.

The burial locations of her father and mother are currently unknown.


Note: If you have information, photos or memories that you would like to contribute to this memorial, please contact Garland Holt. after 4 November 1936 at OBIT.1
Burial*after 4 November 1936She was buried after 4 November 1936 at Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula, MT, USA; Information from findagrave.com record:
Pearl Evangeline Randall Brady
Birth      24 Feb 1872
Iowa, USA
Death      4 Nov 1936 (aged 64)
Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Burial      
Missoula Cemetery
Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA
Plot      Grave 4, lot 0, block 37A, inter # 06132
Memorial ID      59096075 ·.1

Family

Thomas Edmund Brady b. 29 Jan 1870, d. 23 May 1937
Child

Richard Randall Brady1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 15 July 1900, d. 1 May 1957
FatherThomas Edmund Brady1 b. 29 Jan 1870, d. 23 May 1937
MotherPearl Evangeline Randall1 b. 24 Feb 1872, d. 4 Nov 1936
Marriage*Richard Randall Brady married Patti Inez Atkisson.1
Birth*15 July 1900Richard Randall Brady was born on 15 July 1900 at Dunlap, IA, USA.1
Notebetween 1915 and 1920He Military service in WW I. between 1915 and 1920.1
Divorce*circa 1936He and an unknown person were divorced circa 1936.1
Marriage*1939He married Wife #2 Rena Mariani (no children) in 1939.1
Death*1 May 1957Richard Randall Brady died on 1 May 1957 at Was 56 years old. Findagrave.com/49128005, Germany, at age 56; Died while in Army in Germany.
Cause of his death was a cerebral stroke and that he may have suffered from high blood pressure.1
Burial*after 1 May 1957He was buried after 1 May 1957 at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, VA, USA; Richard Randall Brady
Birth      15 Jul 1900
Death      1 May 1957 (aged 56)
Burial      
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot      Sec: 30, Site: 2130
Memorial ID      49128005 ·.1
Note*after 1 May 1957He First Wife: Patti Inez Atkisson
Children:
Patricia Ann Brady
John Richard Brady
Beverly Brady

Mason 32 degree. Also Medical Doctor in such places as Omaha Nebraska, Livingston and Missoula Montana before the depression made him rejoin the US Army as Lt Col.

Second Wife: Rena Mariani
No Children

Died while in Army in Germany.

This is the story of my mother’s father as told the best I can. There may be another who knows him better, yet it is time for me to do this.

Richard was born in Dunlap IA on July 15, 1900. His father was Thomas Edmond Brady a lawyer, and mother was Pearl Evangeline Randall.

Although born in Dunlap, I think most of his early life was spent in Omaha NE where he married Patti Inez Atkisson also of Omaha on April 23, 1921. Richard served in the US Army in World War I. Later he went on to medical school and became a doctor.

His first child, Patricia Ann Brady (my mother) was born on February 9, 1922 in Omaha. Sometime between 1922 and the 1926 birth of his only son John Richard Brady, he, Patti and Patricia moved from Omaha to Livingston MT. There his son, John Richard Brady, was born on January 30, 1926. His last child, a girl (who is still living) was born after the 1930 census.

Livingston was and is still a small town. I understand that Richard was one of the few doctors in town. But the Depression was hard on all people, even doctors. Often people were unable to pay their medical bills, or would exchange goods for them. In this period, Tex Moore, later the well known Texas Painter, exchanged two paintings for medical services. I now have one of these and collect Tex Moore art.

It is my understanding that Richard fell in love with his nurse and a divorce resulted from Patti as a result. John R and the younger girl remained with Patti but the oldest girl, Patricia, would live with Richard and his new wife. I have no current records of the name, birth dates or whereabouts of his second wife. There were no children of this marriage.

Sometime in this mess, Richard rejoined the US Army and in time become a Lt Col in the Army reserve. He remained in on active duty in the US Army reserve until his death. In fact, because he was in the reserve, by law he could not reach a higher grade than LT Col without approval of the US House and Senate. However, each time this approval was attached to the Alaska statehood bill. The statehood was not approved until well after Richard’s death.

Richard serviced in a number of places, including California, Washington DC, and Germany.

His oldest child, my mother, met and fell in love with my father in Monterey. His only son joined the USMC and fought in Iwo Jima and was badly hurt. Richard’s son was never the same. Richard got John a job as a guard in Germany. John was killed as a result of gun play there on June 13, 1948. After some years, due to the help of his younger sister and friends, burial was in Livingston Montana. I think that Richard never really got over the death of his only son.

Richard died in Germany on May 1, 1957. I think the cause of his death was a cerebral stroke and that he may have suffered from high blood pressure. (One of the major reasons I have be careful about my blood pressure. ) The story is that he was bending down to tie his shoe, when he died without any warning. His burial was at Arlington. I have visited his grave and have a picture. The place of the grave is just a few yards from than of JFK’s in a place with a wonderful view. Note that Richard was there first! Due to family money issues, my mother and others could not come to his burial. But I heard it was with full Army honors. It was only many years later that I was able to take my mother to the burial site.

I remember only meeting Richard once. (I am sure he met me more than that once, but I would be too young to recall it.) In the early 1950’s., He and his second wife came for a visit to Long Beach California to a beach front hotel. I recall a rather large man, who smoked cigars who had a loud voice, and always seem to have a glass of some dark colored liquid nearby.

On the visit he spent some time talking to me. It was only later that I knew I was his oldest grandson. I recalled he told me he would get me an appointment at West Point. However, he died before that could be possible. He did will me his family ring that is said to date back to President James Monroe. (We have no facts to back this up, and there appears to be no Monroe in the family tree.) I still have this ring on my left hand, and plan to pass it to my son when I die.

I think I would have liked to know him better. Like all of us, he had his good points and the bad. But I know he would be happy with most of his grandchildren. It is sad that I only talked to him once.

Garland Holt Jr. after 1 May 1957 at OBIT.1

Family 1

Patti Inez Atkisson b. 4 Oct 1899, d. 4 Mar 1983

Family 2

Wife #2 Rena Mariani (no children) b. 7 Feb 1904, d. 18 Nov 1991

Patti Inez Atkisson1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 4 October 1899, d. 4 March 1983
Marriage*Patti Inez Atkisson married Richard Randall Brady, son of Thomas Edmund Brady and Pearl Evangeline Randall.1
Marriage*?Patti Inez Atkisson married #2 Charles D Edgington in ?2
Marriage*?Patti Inez Atkisson married #3 Alex E "Al" Holmgren in ?3
Birth*4 October 1899Patti Inez Atkisson was born on 4 October 1899 at Enid, Garfield, OK, USA.4
Death*4 March 1983She died on 4 March 1983 at Was 83 years old. Findagrave.com/44505241, Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT, USA, at age 83.4
Burial*after 4 March 1983She was buried after 4 March 1983 at Resurrection Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT, USA; Information from findagrave.com record:
Patti Inez Atkisson Brady Edgington Holmgren
Birth      4 Oct 1899
Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, USA
Death      4 Mar 1983 (aged 83)
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Burial      
Resurrection Cemetery
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID      44505241 ·.4
Note*after 4 March 1983She Note: If you have information, photos or memories that you would like to contribute to this memorial, please contact Garland Holt. Following is a story that I, Garland Holt wrote about Patti:

The Story of Patti Inez Atkisson
By Garland L. Holt Jr.

This is the story of my mother’s mother as told the best I can. There are others who know her better, yet it is time for me to do this.

Patti was born on November 4, 1899 in Enid OK. Enid was then part of Indian lands, and I have not been able to locate a record of her birth. The family story is that at the time her father was posted to Enid working for the Railroad.

Her father was Milton (also often spelled as Minton) S. Atkisson and mother was Lily Mae Robinson. There is a large public tree on the Atkisson family, but yet little data is known about Lily Mae.

Although born in Enid, the family moved back to Omaha NE as she appears in the 1910 census there. She also had a number of siblings.

She married Richard Randall Brady, also of Omaha on April 23, 1921. Richard later became a medical doctor.

Her first child, Patricia Ann Brady (my mother) was born on February 9, 1922 in Omaha. Sometime between 1922 and the 1926 birth of her son John, she, Richard and Patricia moved from Omaha to Livingston MT. There her son, John Richard Brady, was born on January 30, 1926. His last child, a girl (who is still living) was born after the 1930 census.

Livingston was and is still a small town. I understand that Richard was one of the few doctors in town. But the Depression was hard on all people, even doctors. It is my understanding that Richard fell in love with his nurse and a divorce resulted. John R and the younger girl remained with Patti but the oldest girl, Patricia, would live with Richard and his new wife. Patti married a man by the name of Charles D. Edgington about 1940 and had child Charles D. Edgington Jr. (about 1944-1962). Charles Sr died due to becoming trapped in a freezer at work. Charles Jr was Child adopted my her family, name changed to Charles D. Atkisson. Charles Jr was killed in 1962 when he was an young adult leaving a wife and maybe a child. Some years later, Patti remarried a man named Al Holmgren and that is the surname she went by until she died. Al died some years before her. There were no children of this last marriage.

In time, before her marriage to Al, Patti moved to Helena Montana and went to work as an auditor for the State Liquor Control Board. She retired, but I do not have the date.

Somewhat after her retirement she suffered a stroke and had to be placed in the Cooney Convalescent home. I have been told by my mother than she wasn’t really “here” meaning, I think, she was unable to speak, talk or understand. She died related to the stroke and Pneumonia on March 4, 1983 and was buried at the Resurrection Cemetery on March 8, 1983 in Helena. At least once, I sent her roses for her birthday as roses were her best flowers, but was told my mother that she did not know what they were and it was a waste of my money. Still, I am glad I sent them.

There is a family story about what Patti called her “Rose Lady”. When something important was about to happen, Patti would smell roses. This has happened to me a few times too.

Her and Richard's only son, John, joined the USMC and fought in Iwo Jima and was badly hurt. He was never the same. Richard got John a job as a guard in Germany. John was killed as a result of gun play there on June 13, 1948. After some years, due to the help of his younger sister and friends, burial was in Livingston Montana.

When my father, mother, I and siblings moved to Montana in 1961, we camped out at Patti apartment for a few days before moving on to Lewistown.

In September 1962, I was accepted to Carroll College there in Helena. Although I lived in off campus dorms, I would visit Patti at her apartment about once a week. She and I would talk much. Later, when my family was unable to pay the college bills, I think Patti paid it, without my knowledge.

I still miss those talks.

The following was written by my sister Karen.
As told by Karen Christine Holt Sherrill
Her Granddaughter
Sept 2009

"I have very fond memories of my grandmother, playing dress up and tea parties with her. She was so interesting and fun. She used to take me to the local ice cream parlor in Helena, MT and buy us both wonderful sundaes and banana splits! She also taught me how to embroider and I am the keeper of many of her pillow cases, doilies, dresser scarves and table cloths. She used to tell me about her brother Arthur who lived in Portland. When I was in high school and came to Portland with some girlfriends to see The Beatles, I called Arthur per my grandmother's request and talked to him. He invited me over to meet his family but, alas, I was a young girl interested in much different things than that. I now wish I had gone over to meet him.

Near my 13th birthday my father dropped me off at grandmother’s apartment while he ran some errands. We had tea together, wearing hats, shawls, white gloves and jewelry. I think she had more than just tea in her cup as it smelled strangely to a little girl! She gave me a check for my birthday present and it was for $50! She didn’t want me to tell any of the other kids that she gave me that much as I was her very favorite grandchild. We were pretty poor in my family but that money bought me some nice new clothes and for the first time, I wasn’t wearing thrift store clothes to school!

Every Christmas, Grandmother put up her aluminum tree in her apt. It had a light that sat on the floor and spotted on to the tree and the light had a revolving disk with the colors of red, blue, gold and green. When the light shone through the disk, the tree turned that color. She was always so proud and amazed at that and every time we would go over there during the Christmas season, she would point out this wonderful thing and how great it was!

When I was 19, I moved into my first apt there in Helena. Grandma called me and asked me to come over as she had some things I could use. When I got there, she had her china set I always admired as it was so pretty, sitting on the couch for me to take. I was shocked that she was giving this to me! She also had lots of towels, linens, sheets, dresser scarves, table cloths and two chairs. I still have all these items today. Some years later, my aunt Beverly gave me a dressing table that was Grandma’s. This was after Patti was in the nursing home. It was the one I remembers so well when I used to visit Grandma and it always had all her jewelry in the drawers and stacked in boxes on top. It always smelled of lavender and it still seem to today. Lavender is one of my very favorite scents and I grow lots of it now, and then dry it for others to enjoy.

When my family lived in California, one summer my mother, I and my little sister rode the train up to Helena to visit Grandma for a few months. I remember the train trip as very exciting but long. One of the days we were at her apartment and she was out doing some errands, my mother was cooking in the kitchen and somehow, the kitchen curtains caught fire! Mom managed to put the fire out but we were worried sick that Grandma would notice the curtains burned up! She always thought my Mom was not a good cook and I think this event made my Mom feel she would again be criticized for her lack of talent. So we rushed out to Woolworth’s downtown to find curtains as close as we could to what burned up. Woolworths was really the only place in Helena at that time to get such things and it was also within walking distance as we didn’t have a car. Mom bought curtains that looked somewhat like the old ones and we rushed back to the apt. to put them up. We were horrified that they didn’t really look at all much like the old ones and prayed Grandma would not notice. Now I realize that she must have noticed but didn’t say a thing. My Mother was so relieved and really believed Grandma didn’t notice.

Grandma came from the times when women ironed everything, even underwear! She taught me how to iron sheets and pillow cases, with lots of starch and steam. After the clothes were washed and dried, she would sprinkle the items with water from a plastic sprinkler shaker; roll the items up in a roll which she piled on to the couch. Then with the ironing board on and the iron hot, she would unroll the items one at a time and iron them until they were smooth and crisp. She taught me to follow very strict procedures on how to iron. I also remember when we did the tablecloths; they had to be sprayed with a lot of spray starch while ironing them. I never could quite get the hand of spraying the starch, ironing, folding the cloth just right so that when it was unfolded to be put on the table, the creases were nice and sharp with no other wrinkles! All this instruction helped me in later years when I took in ironing to earn money and the rich ladies were always impressed by the nicely ironed linens! I also ironed men’s shirts (10 cents) and pants (25 cents) which were made of the toughest old khaki! I still have calluses on my hands from all that ironing!

One year for her birthday, we were going to have a big family sit down dinner at our house for her, with all the family, cake, etc. When the time came for Mom to go pick her up, Grandma was not at her house! She looked all over town for Grandma but didn’t find her. It turned out that Grandma didn’t want a big party so she just took off walking to a park and spent the day reading and feeding the birds!

In the old days, Sunday dinner was a big event. All the family had to sit down at the table and a huge meal of roast, potatoes, gravy, cooked vegetables, rolls, etc. was served. My brother and I used to dread these dinners as it was always pot roast. It seems strange that we didn’t look forward to the pot roast as we didn’t really have a lot of money for food. But every Sunday, it just began to get boring! My Grandmother had lived through the depression so the chance to have this wonderful pot roast with all the other fixings was something she was proud to be able to serve our family. It was a very special treat showing we had enough money to eat well!
In 1970 I was engaged to a man I met at the Univ of Mt, in Missoula Mt. Grandma started to embroider a huge table cloth for me for my hope chest. Our engagement was then cancelled and the table cloth was never finished. Whatever happened to the table cloth (which I did not know she was making) is a mystery. After she died, my mother was able to get the table cloth and put it away. When I got engaged to be married to Dave in 1976, my Mother got the table cloth out and finished the embroidery then presented it to me to be put under the wedding cake. I was so moved! I still have that table cloth and it was put on the table under my son’s cake when he married. Someday, it will move on to the next generation. But one can feel the love that was put into the cloth by two dynamic and loving women of a generation that is now almost gone.

After my Grandmother and her husband Al had to move from the wonderful old apartment building they lived in near main street to a small house to far from downtown to walk, my Grandmother seemed very sad and lonely. I tried to visit her at least once or twice a week, after school or after work. She said many times how proud and amazed she was that I was a shoe store manager, saying that I was always so shy growing up. This was also about the time I noticed the decline in her thinking and in her health. She was always so clean and smelled so nice of lavender that when I noticed she started to smell bad, I was shocked. I told my Mother who checked with Grandma to see what was wrong and was horrified to learn that Grandmother was afraid or forgetful about bathing and her underwear was in tatters. It broke my Mother’s heart to finally put Grandma in a care home and discuss the medication needs that she thought should be phased out as Grandma was having multiple strokes and just wanted to die. I have a cassette tape letter that she recorded to send to my brother in which she cried and cried about making that decision. She just didn’t know at the time that someday the same decision had to be made about her…by myself." after 4 March 1983 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.4

Family 1

#3 Alex E "Al" Holmgren b. 22 Mar 1897, d. 24 Jun 1974

Family 2

#2 Charles D Edgington b. 25 Dec 1889, d. 13 Jun 1941

Family 3

Richard Randall Brady b. 15 Jul 1900, d. 1 May 1957

Wife #2 Rena Mariani (no children)1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 7 February 1904, d. 18 November 1991
Birth*7 February 1904Wife #2 Rena Mariani (no children) was born on 7 February 1904.2
Marriage*1939She married Richard Randall Brady, son of Thomas Edmund Brady and Pearl Evangeline Randall, in 1939.1
Death*18 November 1991Wife #2 Rena Mariani (no children) died on 18 November 1991 at Was 87 years old. Findagrave.com/137117531 at age 87.2
Burial*after 18 November 1991She was buried after 18 November 1991 at Glenwood Cemetery, Afton, Chenango, NY, USA; Information from findagrave.com record:
Rena M. Mariana Brady
Birth      7 Feb 1904
Death      18 Nov 1991 (aged 87)
Burial      
Glenwood Cemetery
Afton, Chenango County, New York, USA
Memorial ID      137117531 ·.2

Family

Richard Randall Brady b. 15 Jul 1900, d. 1 May 1957

#2 Charles D Edgington1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 25 December 1889, d. 13 June 1941
Marriage*?#2 Charles D Edgington married Patti Inez Atkisson in ?1
Birth*25 December 1889#2 Charles D Edgington was born on 25 December 1889 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA.1
Death*13 June 1941He died on 13 June 1941 at Was 51 years old. Findagrave.com/17955238, Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA, at age 51; Charles D. Edgington, 53, bartender, who was suffocated today when he accidentally locked himself in the cooler of the bar where he was employed.
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Note*after 13 June 1941He The Havre Daily News
Saturday, June 14, 1941
page one

KALISPELL BARTENDER SUFFOCATES
WHEN LOCKED IN BAR COOLER

Kalispell, June 13 - Funeral services were being arranged here tonight for Charles D. Edgington, 53, bartender, who was suffocated today when he accidentally locked himself in the cooler of the bar where he was employed.
Coroner Harry H. Campbell said Edgington apparently entered the cooler shortly before he was to open the bar for the day. The door slammed shut behind him and he died before he could attract help, although he worked desperately to escape by removing the bolt which held the lock.
Ray Miller, porter in a local hotel, and E. C. Lee found Edgington's body when they investigated, after the bar was not opened on time. after 13 June 1941 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.1
Burial*after 13 June 1941He was buried after 13 June 1941 at Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead, MT, USA; Charles D. Edgington
Birth      25 Dec 1889
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death      13 Jun 1941 (aged 51)
Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Burial      
Conrad Memorial Cemetery
Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Plot      Section G, Lot 13 1/2, Grave 2
Memorial ID      17955238.1

Family 1

Patti Inez Atkisson b. 4 Oct 1899, d. 4 Mar 1983

Family 2

Child

Charles Daniel Edgington (adopted by Patti Atkisson and he used that last name)1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 30 April 1940, d. 6 February 1976
Father#2 Charles D Edgington1 b. 25 Dec 1889, d. 13 Jun 1941
Marriage*?Charles Daniel Edgington (adopted by Patti Atkisson and he used that last name) married Judith Carol Woodrow in ?2
Birth*30 April 1940Charles Daniel Edgington (adopted by Patti Atkisson and he used that last name) was born on 30 April 1940 at MT, USA.1
Death*6 February 1976He died on 6 February 1976 at Was 35 years old. Findagrave.com/84789612, FL, USA, at age 35.1
Note*after 6 February 1976He Father Charles Danial Edgington and mother Patti Inez Atkisson. Adopted by her family. Killed in Fl. Wife known as Judith C. Woodrow. Her grave location is unknown although records show her ashes were sent to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Douglas County, Omaha NB. But records there are Marked CRM - Cremains Returned to Mortuary. Find a grave #73062124.

Note: If you have information, photos or memories that you would like to contribute to this memorial, please contact Garland Holt. after 6 February 1976 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.1
Burial*after 6 February 1976He was buried after 6 February 1976 at Cremated, location unknown. Ashes not buried..1

Family

Judith Carol Woodrow b. 26 Aug 1947, d. 15 Dec 1998

Judith Carol Woodrow1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
F, b. 26 August 1947, d. 15 December 1998
Marriage*?Judith Carol Woodrow married Charles Daniel Edgington (adopted by Patti Atkisson and he used that last name), son of #2 Charles D Edgington, in ?1
Birth*26 August 1947Judith Carol Woodrow was born on 26 August 1947 at Sutherland, Lincoln, NE, USA.1
Death*15 December 1998She died on 15 December 1998 at Was 51 years old. Findagrave.com/176107670, Omaha, Douglas, NE, USA, at age 51.1
Note*after 15 December 1998She Wife of Charles Daniel Atkisson. Little is known about her. Records show her ashes were sent to Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Douglas County, Omaha NB but their records show CRM - Cremains returned to Mortuary. after 15 December 1998 at Write-Up on findagrave.com.1
Burial*after 15 December 1998She was buried after 15 December 1998 at Cremated, location of ashes, unknown; Judith Carol Woodrow Brady
Birth      26 Aug 1947
Sutherland, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA
Death      15 Dec 1998 (aged 51)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial      Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID      176107670 ·.1

Family

Charles Daniel Edgington (adopted by Patti Atkisson and he used that last name) b. 30 Apr 1940, d. 6 Feb 1976

#3 Alex E "Al" Holmgren1

Last Edited13 Dec 2020
M, b. 22 March 1897, d. 24 June 1974
Marriage*?#3 Alex E "Al" Holmgren married Patti Inez Atkisson in ?1
Birth*22 March 1897#3 Alex E "Al" Holmgren was born on 22 March 1897 at Marshall, MN, USA.1
Death*24 June 1974He died on 24 June 1974 at Was 77 years old. Findagrave.com/50057780, Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT, USA, at age 77.1
Burial*after 24 June 1974He was buried after 24 June 1974 at Resurrection Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark, MT, USA; Axel E. “Al” Holmgren
Birth      22 Mar 1897
Marshall County, Minnesota, USA
Death      24 Jun 1974 (aged 77)
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Burial      
Resurrection Cemetery
Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID      50057780 ·.1

Family

Patti Inez Atkisson b. 4 Oct 1899, d. 4 Mar 1983

Simon Hawn1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
M, b. 16 November 1858, d. 30 March 1932
FatherHenry William Hawn Jr.1 b. 4 Jun 1829, d. 17 Jul 1904
MotherCatherine Brady1 b. Jan 1830, d. 11 Jul 1909
Birth*16 November 1858Simon Hawn was born on 16 November 1858 at Chesterville, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada.1
Marriage*13 April 1882He married Mary Ann "Minnie" O'Meara on 13 April 1882 at They had 11 children., Wesphalia, IA, USA.1
Death*30 March 1932Simon Hawn died on 30 March 1932 at Was 73 years old. Findagrave.com/28047507, Oto, Woodbury, IA, USA, at age 73.1
Burial*after 30 March 1932He was buried after 30 March 1932 at Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury, IA, USA; Info. from findagrave record:
Simon Hawn
Birth      16 Nov 1858
Chesterville, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death      30 Mar 1932 (aged 73)
Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery
Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      28047507 ·.1

Family

Mary Ann "Minnie" O'Meara b. 1863, d. 5 Feb 1940

Mary Ann "Minnie" O'Meara1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
F, b. 1863, d. 5 February 1940
Birth*1863Mary Ann "Minnie" O'Meara was born in 1863 at Delmar, Clinton, IA, USA.2
Marriage*13 April 1882She married Simon Hawn, son of Henry William Hawn Jr. and Catherine Brady, on 13 April 1882 at They had 11 children., Wesphalia, IA, USA.1
Death*5 February 1940Mary Ann "Minnie" O'Meara died on 5 February 1940 at Was 76-77 years old. Findagrave.com/28047516, Oto, Woodbury, IA, USA.2
Burial*after 5 February 1940She was buried after 5 February 1940 at Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury, IA, USA; Info. from findagrave record:
Mary Ann “Minnie” O'Meara Hawn
Birth      1863
Delmar, Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Death      5 Feb 1940 (aged 76–77)
Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery
Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      28047516 ·.2

Family

Simon Hawn b. 16 Nov 1858, d. 30 Mar 1932

John Henry Hawn1

Last Edited14 Dec 2020
M, b. 4 January 1864, d. 10 December 1935
FatherHenry William Hawn Jr.1 b. 4 Jun 1829, d. 17 Jul 1904
MotherCatherine Brady1 b. Jan 1830, d. 11 Jul 1909
Marriage*?John Henry Hawn married Kathryn Elizabeth Griffin, daughter of John Griffin and Ellen Augusta Courtney, in ?2
Birth*4 January 1864John Henry Hawn was born on 4 January 1864 at Ontario, Canada.1
Death*10 December 1935He died on 10 December 1935 at Was 71 years old. Findagrave.com/175250956, Woodland Hills, Polk, IA, USA, at age 71.1,3
Burial*after 10 December 1935He was buried after 10 December 1935 at Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Harrison, IA, USA; Info. from findagrave record:
John Henry Hawn
Birth      4 Jan 1864
Ontario, Canada
Death      10 Dec 1935 (aged 71)
Woodland Hills, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
Woodbine Cemetery
Woodbine, Harrison County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      176250956 ·.1

Family

Kathryn Elizabeth Griffin b. 1870, d. 1945