I am searching for any information on the individuals in the following obituary from Ventura, CA. In 1860 John & Margaret were living in Willow Springs.
DEATH OF PIONEER WIDELY MOURNED
Mrs. Margaret Flanagan, who was a native of Smithboro, County Monaghan, Ireland was the eldest daughter of a large family, possessed a rugged, sterling character. She was married in early womanhood to the late John Flanagan, in Chicago. The first years of their married life were spent in farming on the, until then, unbroken ground at Willow Springs, in south Wisconsin. Her husband was attracted by the reports of the arable, virgin lands of California. Leaving his wife....[While he was gone] An epidemic of scarlet fever robbed them of their four children.
Joining her husband in California a few years were passed in Sonoma county, when they removed to Ventura and persistently followed farming. ..."
I checked the death certificate in Santa Barbara, CA
Date of birth: 5/10/1829;
Date of death 1/15/1913.
Father: Peter Coyle, Ireland
Mother: Katherine Clark, Ireland
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