Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Rosanna Kelly HANLEY

Hamilton Spectator
June 10, 1912, Page 10

The grim reaper came with startling suddeness to Mrs. Rosanna Routh, 19 Mulberry Street, yesterday morning.   Deceased was in her 70th year.  The funeral will take place on Tuesday morning from Dwyers undertaking establishment to St. Mary's Cathedral, and thence to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Four sons and one daughter survive.  Heart failure is given as the cause of death.

Hamilton Herald
June 10, 1912, Page 12

Mrs. Rosanna Routh, for many years a resident of Hamilton, died quite suddenly at an early hour this morning at her home, Mulberry street, at the age of 70 years.  Heart trouble is given as the cause of death.  Deceased was well known and highly esteemed.  Her husband predeceased her several years ago.  Five sons and one daughter survive.  The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning from Dwyer's undertaking parlors to St. Mary's Cathedral, thence to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

(same day newspaper, different page)

In this city, at her late residence, 30 Mulberry Street, Rosanna Hanley, wife of James Routh.  Funeral will take place from Dwyer's undertaking parlors Tuesday morning at 8:30 to St. Mary's Catherdral, thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery.


  1. So was it four sons or give? Which paper got it right?
    "The grim reaper" -- don't you just love it!

  2. Wendy:

    Yes, I love how the old newspapers worded things! We don't know if it is four or five. We do know that at least four of her sons did survive her but we don't have dates of death on two more! Another family mystery to solve!