Julia (Hyland) Keating (c.1825 – 1907)


At the residence of John Counihan, this place, Thursday evening, August 22, 1907, Mrs. Julia Keating, aged 82 years. Mrs. Keating, born in Ireland, came to this country in 1852, and here she reared several daughters and sons, surviving as follows – Mrs. John Counihan and Mrs. Patrick Cronin, of this place; Misses Agnes, of Stamford, Conn., and Julia, of Seattle, Washington – the two latter being Sisters of the Order of Good Shepherd, and Messers. John Keating, of this place, and Thomas P., of Newport News, Va. A devoted communicand of St. Michael’s Church many years, she was held in high esteem for her many Christian qualities. The latter years of her life brought suffering, but she bore it with the Christian’s resignation and the Christian’s faith. The funeral, held at St. Michael’s Monday, was largely attended. In the cemetery she was laid beside her husband, 13 years gone before.

Source: Died, Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, Maryland, 31 August 1907.

Death of Mrs. Keating.

Many expressions of sorrow and sympathy were heard upon receipt of the intelligence of the death of Mrs. Keating, better known as “Grandma” Keating, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Cunningham [sic], Thursday-evening from old age and general debility. The deceased is a life-long member of St. Michaels Catholic Church and was one of its oldest and most respected members. The funeral took place this morning at 9 o’clock from the Catholic Church on Main street. Rev. S. J. Clark conducted the services and celebrated mass, speaking in a touching manner of the affliction of the deceased in recent years and the true christian fortitude with which she bore the same. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband, who died many years ago, in the Catholic cemetery, the funeral being largely attended.

The deceased is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mr. John Keating, Mrs. John Cunningham [sic], and Mrs. William Cronin, all of this place; Mr. Thomas Keating, of Newport News, Va.; and Miss Agnes, who went to be a sister of charity in New York.

Source: Death of Mrs. Keating, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 26 August 1907, p. 6.

Julia (Hyland) Keating was my great-great-grandmother.

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