Sunday, January 10, 2016

Healy Monument at St. Joseph Cemetery

John Healy was born in Ireland about 1818. By 1860 he was residing with his family in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.  In the 1860 Census, John and Bridget Healy were both age 42 (their last name was spelled Haley in the 1860 Census.) Three other individuals lived in the household at that time, Catherine, age 24;Michael, age 17; Margaret, age 14; and Ann, age 11. John Healy died on February 11, 1901. His obituary from the Sandusky Register of February 12, 1901 read:

John Healy, one of Sandusky's well-known and respected citizens, died at his home, 1121 Jefferson Street, at 1 o'clock Monday morning. Deceased was 83 years of age. The funeral will be held from the family residence, Thursday morning, at 8:30 o'clock, and from Sts. Peter and Paul's Church at 8 o'clock.

John’s wife, Mrs.  Bridget Healy, had died in 1894. John and Bridget’s daughter, Margaret Healy, died on August 10, 1921.  Her death record stated that she was born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1849, and that she came to the United States in 1852. John, Bridget and Margaret Healy are all buried at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. A lovely cross adorns the top of their tombstone.

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