Declaration for Dependent Pension of a Mother prepared on 3 January 1891. Bridget Lynch stated that she was 81 years of age and that she was the mother of Michael Lynch jr. who enlisted in Lyons, Iowa on 29 June 1862 in Co. A. 21 Regt. Iowa Infantry and who died at St. Louis on 19 August 1863 in Hospital from Chronic Diarrhea, caused by exposure while in active service with his Regiment. It said that Bridget Lynch was married to the father of Michael Lynch jr. on 15 July 1840 by a Catholic Priest. The father died on 1 July 1851. Her claim was numbered 342790. She lives at 337 16th Avenue Clinton, Iowa and her post office address is Clinton, Clinton Co. Iowa. She signed with her mark. Witnessed by T.C. Mitchell and E.Cavallier.
Obituary: Clinton Daily Age Sunday April 12, 1891 Mrs. Bridget Lynch, who died in Clinton Friday morning, was an old resident of Lyons, having lived on a farm a short distance north of town since 1849. The funeral will occur at St. Patrick's church in Clinton at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with interment in the catholic cemetary at mill creek. Clinton Age LYNCH Bridget 05/05/1891 Death-Clinton-04/1-/80y Lyons Mirror Saturday April 18, 1891 At her home in Clinton Mrs. Bridget Lynch, aged 82 years.
BURIAL: Holy Cross Cemetery (previously known as St. Mary's) LYNCH BRIDGET 04/10/1892 Mother; Wife of Michael; Aged: 82yrs (Tombstone photo); See Appendix B 10
DEATH: Clinton County; 1336 Number 3038; Book 2; p. 16 (#1336 p.33) Bridget Lynch 81 yr. 5 mo. 10 d. Female 539 DeWitt Street April 10, 1891 LaGrippe Physician P.J. Farnsworth Funeral Home O.S. Knowlton.
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