Saturday, January 10, 2009
SUCH A SAD STORY I HAD TO PRINT IT.
ANOTHER COAL REGION TRAGEDY
MOTHER DIED FROM GRIEF
UPON LEARNING OF THE DEMISE OF HER SON.
An aged and esteemed resident of Mahanoy Plane, follows closely in the wake of a member of the family that met a sad end.
Mrs. Mary Joyce, the widowed mother of James Joyce, the young man who was killed the day before Christmas by a heavy timber falling on him at the Draper Colliery, died at her home in Mahanoy Plane of illness super induced by the shock at the terrible new of her son’s tragic death.
Deceased was 59 years of age and was believed and esteemed by a wide circle of friends. She had been a resident of that place for many years. A family of six children, three sons and three daughters survive. They are almost distracted with grief over their bereavement, in which they have sympathy of everyone.
Her funeral occurred on Wednesday morning and was largely attended. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Holy Rosary.
Pottsville Journal January 4, 1902