Bridget Tighe (Mrs. Martin Tighe), obituary

submitted by Lorena Sweeney


Grafton Leader
Thursday, March 4, 1915, p.1

Mrs. Martin Tighe

Early last Thursday, Mrs. Martin Tighe, of the South Side, passed away after a long illness from Brights disease. The deceased was in her 78th year, was a native of Ireland, but came to America at an early age and has resided in Grafton over half a century. She was a good wife and mother and was highly regarded by her neighbors.

Her husband and six children survive her. The children are as follows: Martin J., of Parkersburg; Stephen, of Palmer, W. Va.; Thos. of Grafton; Mrs. Robert Burnett, of Fairmont; Mrs. Ella Robeck, of Wheeling, and Mrs. Francis Lazell, of Pittsburg.

The funeral took place from the Catholic Church on Saturday morning. After the solemn services for the dead, Rev. Father McElligott paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased lady. Burial took place in Mt. Cavalry cemetery with undertaker McCabe in charge.

Additional Information

1900 Census, Taylor County WV
Grafton, Ward 3; ED:131, Sheet 8A
Lines 1-4; Enum-Dwelling #138; Enum-Family #151
TIGHE, Martin (head) born Nov-1837; age 62; married-40-yrs; Ire-Ire-Ire; immigrated 1862/Na; Engineer Fireman
", Bridget (wife) born June-1837; age 62; 9-children / 8-living; Ireland-Ireland-Ireland
", Martin (son) born Dec-1873; age 26; single; WV-Ireland-Ireland; Locomotive Engineer
", Gertrude (gr-dau) born Jan 1883; age 17; single; WV-WV-England