Former Resident of Wabasha Dies at St. Paul

Mrs. Mary E. Simon, 78 years of age, who had resided for many years in Wabasha before removing to St. Paul 10 years ago, passed away at her home at 3 a.m. Friday following an illness of nine weeks. The cause of her death was bronchial pneumonia, which developed five days before her demise. She previously had been suffering from asthma.

Born in Rutland, Vermont, Aug 16, 1851, Mary MALLOY came to Wabasha with her parents when she five years of age. She spent her childhood here and on Nov. 23, 1871, she was married to Theodore W. SIMON in St. Felix Church, Rev. Fr. James Trobec officiating.

Her husband operated a blacksmith shop and livery stable at Wabasha for many years. In 1919, two years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Simon moved to St. Paul and had resided there since.

She is survived by five sons, Thomas J. of Minneapolis, and Leo X., Lawrence A., James T. and Clarence of St. Paul; two daughters, Mrs. P.H. QUIGLEY and Mrs. Frank KOHLER of St. Paul, a sister Mrs. Marcella MCDONALD of Kimberly, Wis, 15 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Her brother, Thomas MALLOY, died in October, 1929.

At 7:30 a.m. Monday, the last rites were held from the St. Francis de Slaes church in St. Paul. Then the body was shipped to Wabasha for burial and it lay in state from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Burrington's undertaking parlors. At 2 p.m. Rev Fr. John Bartholome conducted a brief service at the grave, and interment was in St. Felix cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Simon of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. P.H. QUIGLEY, Mr. and Mrs. Leo X Simon, Mr. and Mrs. Frank KOHLER, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Simon, Mr. and Mrs. James T. Simon and Clarence Simon, all of St. Paul, accompanied the body her for burial.

The death of Mrs. Simon is mourned by a host of friends in Wabasha, Reads and vicinity. She was a loving woman and will be greatly missed.

From the Dakota County Herald Standard
Thursday Jan. 02 1930


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