Winifred P. Monagahn (married Ruvane)1848

Winifred P. Monagahn (married Ruvane) 1848

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Winifred Penelope MONAGAHN was born in Winfield, County Galway on September 12, 1848.  At the age of 15, she emigrated to the United States of America with friends, settling in New York City for several years. Eventually, she moved to Freeport, Illinois where she married Matt RUVANE on June 8, 1866. He was a plasterer by trade.

By 1870 the couple was living in Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa, USA. At the time of the 1885 Iowa State Census Winifred "Winnie" and Matt Ruvane were listed there with their eight children: William, Mary, Edward, Nellie, John, Winifred, James and Martin.

Winifred (Monagahn) Ruvane died on August 2, 1902, from a heart condition. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery, East Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa.  Her husband, Matt died in 1926 and is also buried in that cemetery.



The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, August 8, 1902, p.5 [obituary of Winifred "Winnie" (Monagahn) Ruvane].

Find a Grave dot com [cemetery Memorial for Winifred (Monagahn) Ruvane and other family members at Fairview Cemetery, East Waterloo, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa [USA] [see picture showing detail of Ruvane family listing]


Note: This is not my ancestor--JMS


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Date of Birth 12th Sep 1848
Date of Death 2nd Aug 1902

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