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Laura R. Fitzgerald

Female 1857 - 1932


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  • Name  Laura R. Fitzgerald  [1, 2
    Born  3 May 1857  Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  1911  Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  Jan 1922  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Jun 1929  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  20 Sep 1932  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune 
    • Wapello Woman Taken by Death
      Mrs. Laura Chaney Dies at Home of Sister at Age of 75 Years.

      (Journal News Service)
      Wapello (IA) -- Mrs. Laura Chaney aged 75, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Syphrit. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, conducted, by the pastor, the Reverend J. R. Frasar.

      She was the daughter of Ezekiel and Eliza Fitzgerald, early Louisa county pioneers, and was born in Muscatine county May 3, 1857, coming to Louisa county with her parents when a small child. She was married in 1876 to Richard Chaney of Louisa county. They lived at Rexforth (sic: Rexford), Kansas, until his death 21 years ago, after which she returned to Wapello and has made her home since with various relatives.

      She is survived by a brother, Fosdick Fitzgerald and a sister, Mrs. J. R. Syphrit of Wapello and two stepchildren, Mrs. L. L. Swarns of Caldwell, Idaho, and Orville Chaney of Cargillis, Oregon.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Chaney, Laura; Sex: F; Born: 1857; Died or Buried: 1932; Age: 75; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-35; Notes: 1857-1932
    Died  20 Sep 1932  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried  21 Sep 1932  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I33298  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Jan 2014 

    Father  Ezekiel Fitzgerald,   b. 2 Sep 1823, Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1883, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eliza A. Predmore,   b. 26 Mar 1832, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1916, Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Apr 1850  Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Moved  1859  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Ohio 
    Family ID  F6947  Group Sheet

    Family  Richard O. Chaney,   b. Jan 1846, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1911, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1876  [4
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12256  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S8977] Dotson, Mary Ellen (Fitzgerald) - Obituary, (originally published in The Davenport Democrat and Leader, June 18, 1929; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 165-168 (Reliability: 3).
      Republished online at the Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society committee of the Louisa County Historical Society at URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialcgs/bio_st.htm (2/2008)

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S4537] Chaney, Laura R. (Fitzgerald) - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, page 12, September 20, 1932; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S5998] Fitzgerald, George L. - Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 10, January 18, 1922; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S12693] Family Tree Makers Genealogy Site - Ancestors of Judy Kay (Reed) Lake of Muscatine, Iowa, (Published by Judy Lake, Muscatine, Iowa, 52761; See URL: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/a/k/Judy-Lake-Muscatine/index.html (1/2014)) (Reliability: 3).