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Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Jan 8, 1893

     An old resident of Davenport, who had reached the
patriarchial age of 93 years, died Saturday night at 10:30
o'clock. The deceased is Mr. James Marinan and his death
occurred at residence of his daughter on West Third street,
Mrs. Bridget Cotterell. Mr. Marinan was born in the county
Clare, Ireland, in the year after the Irish rebellion of '98
and his span of life thus measures from the closing decade
of the 18th to that of the 19th century. He was married in
Ireland but emigrated with his family to America and for the
past forty-five years his home has been in Davenport. His
long residence here entitles him to a place among the old
settlers of this city. Mr. Marinan was an unusually hale old
man. Despite his ninety years he walked with erect form and
firm step and up to two months ago enjoyed unusually good
health. When stricken down by disease, however, his great
age rendered him an easy victim. Six children survive to
mourn his loss, Michael, Patrick, Cornelius, Mrs. Peter
Quinn, Mrs. Cotterell, and Martin. The son Cornelius Marinan
is the well known and respected grocer at Third and LeClaire
streets. The funeral of Mr. Marinan will take place Monday
morning at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Feb 9, 1893

     Sunday, Feb. 5, 1893, occurred the death of Mrs.
Bridget Garvey at her residence No. 1325 West Third street.
The deceased was the widow of Michael Garvey who died about
a score of years ago. She was born in the County Clare,
Ireland, and had reached the ripe old age of 75 years.
During her eighteen years residence in this city Mrs. Garvey
made many friends who sincerely deplore her death. Five
children survive to mourn her loss. They are Mrs. Derby of
Rock Island; Mrs. O'Meara of Geneseo, Ill, Martin
Garvey,Colorado Springs, Colo; James Garvey and Mrs. James
Donnelly of this city. The funeral took place Monday with
services at St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock, the pastor Rev.
J.P. Ryan officiating. Interment was made in St. Mary's


Davenport Weekly Leader Davenport,
Scott, Iowa Wednesday, March 29, 1893

GORMAN At 8 o'clock a.m. Tuesday occurred the death of an
old and respected citizen of Davenport, Thomas Gorman, at
the residence of his brother Simon, No. 313 Gaines street.
Mr. Gorman had long ago passed the traditional limit of
human life, having reached the ripe old age of 86 years. He
was born in the county Clare, Ireland, but for the past
forty years was a resident of this city. The funeral will
take place Wednesday morning with services at 9 o'clock in
St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Marguerite's


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Dec 20, 1893

    At 5:20 o'clock Monday morning occurred the death of an
old and respected resident of Davenport, Mr. John Garvey, at
his residence 1838 West Third street. Mr. Garvey was born in
the County Clare, Ireland and had reached the age of 72
years. He has been a resident here for the last 44 years.
His wife died eighteen years ago. There survive to mourn his
loss four daughters, Mary and Anna Garvey, Mrs. Minick and
Mrs. Phil O'Brien of Kansas City and two brothers Michael
and Simon Garvey. The funeral will take place Wednesday with
services at St. Mary's at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in
St. Mary's cemetery.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Jan 31, 1894

     Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. occurred the death of Mr. Simon
Gorman an old and respected citizen, at the family residence
313 Fillmore street. The cause of his death was an attack of
the grippe, from which Mr. Gorman had a relapse that
resulted fatally. While the deceased was away from Davenport
for about twenty- five years, he was one of the earliest
residents of this city, and one of the first members of the
Sodality at old St. Marguerite's church. He was born in the
County Clare, Ireland, about 65 years ago and came to
Davenport about 45 years ago, at a time when, according to
his statement, the greater part of what is now the business
district of Davenport was a cornfield. There survive to
mourn his loss his wife and three children, J.P.C. and M.F.
Gorman of Davenport and Mrs. C.M. Johnson of Albia, Iowa.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Jan 8, 1895

    Mrs. Bridget Horan died Monday at 2 p.m. at her
residence in the rear of 1214 Scott street. Mrs. Horan was
born in County Clare, Ireland, Feb. 2, 1806, and came to
this country in 1847. She was a resident of Davenport for
over 35 years. One son, Patrick Horan, survives. The funeral
takes place Wednesday morning with services at St. Anthony's
church at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 10, 1895

    The death of Thomas O'Laughlin occurred yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock at the residence 1803 West Fourth
street. The deceased was born in County Clare, Ireland, in
1820, and has been a resident of Iowa 35 years. A wife and
eleven children, nine daughters and two sons, survive, all
grown. Funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday, at St. Mary's
church, interment at St. Mary's cemetery.


Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Oct 21, 1895

     Last evening at 8:40 occurred the death of Mrs.
Catharine Hassett at her home, 1816 west Third street. The
deceased was eighty-six years of age and when attacked by
the dread disease, typhoid fever, which lasted three weeks,
her extreme years had left her physical condition too
enfeebled to withstand the shock. All the loving efforts of
relatives and friends proved unavailing and with her
children gathered around her bedside she departed this life.
Mrs. Hassett was born in County Clare, Ireland and 45 years
ago she came to Iowa. Her husband, Thomas Hassett, died some
time since. The deceased leaves four children, all of whom
were at the bedside of their mother when the final summons
came: Patrick J. Hassett, an engineer on the C.M. & St. Paul
railroad; Martin Hassett of Horton, Kan., an engineer on the
C.R.I.& P.; Mrs. Cornelius Haugh and Mrs. Michael Lamb. A
brother, Martin Burns and a sister, Mrs. Mary Walsh, also
survive the deceased. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22, with services in St. Mary's church and
interment in St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Oct 28, 1895

     The death of Martin Burns occurred at the family
residence, 1826 west Third street, yesterday morning at
10:45. For several months past he had been in feeble health
and the end was hastened by the complications of old age.
The deceased was seventy-five years of age and was a native
of County Clare, Ireland. He came to America at an early age
and settled in Davenport forty-five years ago. He has
continuously resided here since that time and was widely
acquainted throughout the city. He is survived by one
sister, Mrs. Mary Walsh and the following children: Mrs.
Richard Hermann, Mrs. Michael Manion and Mrs. William
Lavery, of this city, Thomas Burns, of Rock Island, Ellen in
St. Louis and Mary, James and Walter at home. The deceased
was a brother of Mrs. Catherine Hassett whose death occurred
on the preceding Sunday. The funeral will be held from St.
Mary's church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock with interment
in St. Mary's cemetery.


Davenport Daily Republican
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Oct 29, 1895

    At his residence, 1836 West Third street, occurred the
death of Martin Burns, at about 10:40 o'clock Sunday
morning. Martin Burns was born in County Clare, over
seventy-five years ago and has lived here ever since. He
leaves several children to mourn his loss, Mary, James, and
Walter, who are at home, Ellen, in St. Louis, Ms. Richard
Herman and Mrs. Michael Manion. A brother, Thomas Burns, of
Rhode Island, and a sister, Mrs. William H. Lavery, also
survives him.


Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Jan. 9, 1896

     While on His Way Home He Falls in the Street and Death
Ensues Almost Instantly-His Demise a Shock to His Friends
Death came quickly and unexpectedly to John Lillis last
evening, and the announcement of his sudden demise will come
as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances in
Davenport. For sometime past, Mr. Lillis had made his home
with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph F Volz, resideing at 616 east
Sixth street, and after partaking of supper there last
evening, walked down town with his son-in-law, Mr. Volz. He
was apparently in his usual health and neither himself nor
his immediate relatives had any intimation that he was so
soon to succumb to the inevitable. While returning home
about 8 o'clock, he tottered and fell upon the sidewalk on
Case street, between Iowa and LeClaire. Two young men, J.F.
McCabe and N.W. Nelson, were a short distance behind him and
seeing him fall, ran to his assistance. A glance revealed
the distressing fact that he was in the throes of death, and
in a twinkling almost the spark of life left its moral
tenement. It being apparent taht he was beyond medical aid,
word was sent to the station and in response to the summons
the body was removed to Halligan's undertaking
establishment. The remains were there examined by Coroner
McCortney, who confirmed what had been apparent-that Mr.
Lillis was beyond all earthly aid. John Lillis was one of
the oldest and best known residents of Davenport, this city
having been his home for nearly half a century. He was born
in County Clare, Ireland, June 9, 1831, and came to America
in 1842. After a residence of several years, he came to
Davenport in 1851 and shortly after engaged in the grocery
business. This he continued until eight years ago when he
retired in favor of his son, William M Lillis. Subsequently
he was engaged in the commission business in Chicago for
several years, but returned to Davenport sometime ago,
making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Volz, the greater
portion of the time. At various times he has filled
positions of municipal trust, having been city clerk in 1867
and 1868 and also having served as a member of the council.
The deceased is survived by four children-William M Lillis,
Mrs. T.F. Halligan and Mrs. J.F. Volz of this city and Mrs.
M.J. Kinnalley of Chicago. He is also survived by his aged
mother, now past her ninetieth year, who lives with his
brother, Michael, at Long Grove. A postmortem was held this
morning by Dr. McCortney and it was found that fatty
degeneration of the heart was the cause of Mr. Lillis'


Mt Pleasant Weekly News
Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co, Iowa
Wednesday Feb 5, 1896

  Mr. Peter O'Loughlin, one of the staunch business men of
Henry county, a man, who, by natural ability and untiring
energy arose from the conditions of a comparatively poor
man, to wealth and influence, died at his home in Rome on
Sunday evening about 10 o'clock. Mr. O'Loughlin has been an
invalid for a great many years, and his demise was really a
blessing to him. His case was a peculiar one, and no hopes
were entertained from the beginning that he would ever
recover. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Peter
O'Loughlin was born in the County Clare, Ireland, in 1839.
While yet a young man he emigrated to America and settled in
New Jersey in 1857. In 1858 he came west and settled in
Henry county, at Rome, then a stirring village. He received
a business education in Burlington and afterward entered the
flooring business firm of O'Loughlin Bros. His heart feeling
the emotions of love too strong to withstand, his mind
naturally reverted to Old Ireland the land of his birth, and
the home of his loved one. In 1865 he went home to Ireland
and secured his bride. He was married to Miss Margaret
Quinn. This good couple were blessed with six children. The
elder daughter, the mother's namesake, passed from life a
few years ago and left a void in the family circle. The
other children, Michael, James, Peter, Jr., Patrick and
Marie, were present at the bedside of their father. Mr.
O'Loughlin, while in health, before the sad affliction befel
him, was recognized as being one of the best financiers and
business men in the county. He was noted for his integrity
and honor. His word was as good as his bond. His friends
were many and true. His good wife, during the whole period
of his infirmity has been a noble and true support. Her life
must have been sad, but how sweet to think she did her very
best. Her reward will be great. The funeral services took
place at St. Alphonsus Catholic church this morning, Rev.
Father Bassler conducting the services. his remains were
laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Requiescat in Pace.


Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday evening, November 4, 1897

     At the family home, 1811 West Third street, at 9:30
o'clock last evening, occurred the death of Anthony COLLINS,
one of the most respected of the residents of the western
end of the city. Mr. COLLINS was stricken with paralysis
while at this work in the T.W. McCLELLAND factory, where he
had been employed continuously for thirty-six years last
Friday evening and had lain in a stupor until death
intervened. The deceased was born in Kilkee, County Clare,
Ireland, in 1834 and came to this city forty-five years ago.
With the exception of eight years he had since been employed
at the T.W. McCLELLAND factory. His wife, Margaret, and six
sons and one daughter survive-Thomas at Red Oak, Austin,
John, Anthony, Lawrence, Joseph and Mary, all at home. A
brother, John, of St. Louis, also survives. He arrived
Satruday night upon hearing news of the precarious illness
of his brother. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning
at 9 o'clock from the late residence, 1811 west Third
street, with services at St. Mary's church and interment in
the Holy Family cemetery.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Nov 29, 1897

    Mrs. Mary Flannery died at Independence last week. She
was the oldest person in Iowa, having been born in County
Clare, Ireland, Feb 2, 1791. Her husband died about 15 years
ago and their only child has also been dead many years. The
surviving relatives are nine grand-children, twenty-three
great grand-children and three great great grand-children.


Pocahontas Record
Pocahontas, Iowa
Thursday, September 15, 1898

     Michael Collins, whose axe was one of the first to ring
in the woods of the Lizard, whose stalwart form was among
the first to startle the Indian in Pocahontas county and
whose log cabin, always open to welcome and shelter and feed
the traveler when no other civilized human habitation could
be seen upon the banks of the historic Lizard creek, has
given his soul back to his Maker and gone to his eternal
reward. His demise occurred at his home in Clare at six
o'clock last Saturday evening. Friends in large numbers were
there to administer to him the last sad office for the dead,
to fittingly prepare him for burial and sympathize with and
console his mourning relatives for in all his large
acquaintance Michael Collins hand not one enemy. To know him
was to be his friend for he died as he lived- honorable and
honored.  The funeral, which took place Monday, was one of
the largest ever seen on the Lizard that community of large
funerals and eminent respect for the dead. His funeral
service was the beautiful mass for the dead of the Catholic
church and surely no more touching tribute could be paid to
one than were the prayers of the kneeling throng for the
repose of the soul of Michael Collins, the pioneer, the
patriarch, and the honest man. Michael Collins was born in
the parish of Dunbeg, County Clare, Ireland, March 10, 1821.
At an early age he came to America and settled in Pittsburg,
Pennsylvania. On June 9, 1855, he came with his wife and
three children to Pocahontas county, Iowa, and settled on
the banks of Lizard Creek about a mile north of where the
Catholic church now stands. His brother, Hugh, now deceased,
and R.P. Furlong, who had come the year before, were his
only neighbors. Walter Ford, friend and neighbor of Richard
Collins for over 40 years says of him: "In those early days
people on search of homes were directed to Collins' grove
and there found Mr. Collins always willing to assist them in
finding homes, and of the many that were welcomed under his
roof while finding or securing a home, not one was ever
charged a cent for anything. He took them over the prairies
in his wagon and showed them the choicest homesteads. He was
often called from his work several times a day when the
Lizard Creek was high to ferry travelers across the stream
in his dugout which was hewn from a basswood tree. These
services were always gratuitous." Could anything more or
better be said of the man? And Michael Collins prospered, as
he should, and leaves behind him a fine estate which has
already become famous in the historical annals of Pocahontas
county. Thus we have outlined his life as accurately as
possible from the data at hand. A more extended and complete
obituary should be written for in this world there are not
many men more greatly loved and admired and more deeply
mourned than was Michael Collins. May his soul rest in
peace. He leaves an aged widow, one son and two daughters,
Miss Bridget Collins and Mrs. John Calligan, of
Clare.--Manson Democrat.


Davenport Weekly Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Oct 17, 1899

    At 3 o'clock Saturday morning at his residence, 1743
West Fourth street, occurred the death of Robert McGrath, a
long time resident of this city and one of its oldest
citizens. He was born in County Clare, Ireland and was 91
years of age. The cause of death was old age. Deceased has
been ailing for a long time past and has been very feeble.
Mr. McGrath came to this state 47 years ago locating in this
county. He has made his home here continuously and has been
a substantial citizen. He is survived by his wife and four
sons, Dennis of Salt Lake City, Utah, John of Alamas, Colo,
Daniel of Hofton, Jas., and Michael at home, and two
daughters, Mrs. Patrick Costello and Miss Annie, at home.
The funeral will be held from the residence with services at
St. Mary's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning with interment
at St. Mary's church.


The Manilla Times
Manilla, Crawford, Iowa
Friday, January 12, 1900

     The death of Thomas Collins who passed peacefully to
rest Thursday afternoon January 4 at the home of his
daughter, Mrs J[ames] J Finnegan after a lingering illness,
the victim of complications of diseases. Mr. Thomas Collins
was born in County Clare, Ireland nearly 74 years ago
emigrated to Canada in 1850, thence to St. Louis, MO, and in
the spring of 1870 came to Crawford County, residing all of
this time in Iowa Township. Notwithstanding some
discouragements, no one ever toiled more faithfully to
provide for his family and honor his obligations than did he
and with the help of a true christian wife who preceded him
to the grave some nine years ago his work was successful and
he became wealthy but through reverses of one kind and
another, he lost all, dying a poor man. He was one of the
foremost members of the Catholic Church in this city and he
gave substantial aid and support in its erection. The
funeral services were held in the Catholic Church conducted
by the Rev. Father Tierney and the remains were laid to rest
in the silent city of the dead by the side of his wife who
had gone before surrounded by a large circle of friends some
of whom came from Charter Oak, Kenwood, Neola and Omaha to
give their last sad services to the dead and their
sympathies to the living. The deceased leaves two sons and
one daughter, Martin Collins of South Omaha, Pat Collins who
is at an asylum, and Mrs. J. J. Finnegan (Mary Ellen) of
Iowa Township with relatives and friends to mourn his loss


Daily Iowa State Press
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
Feb. 11, 1901

Death of Dennis Hogan
     Mr. Dennis Hogan died quite suddenly at his home, 831
Bowery, at half past five o'clock Saturday afternoon. He had
been sick for several months and recently confined to his
bed, but on Saturday his condition was better than usual,
and he was so much brighter and cheerier that the family
felt quite encouraged. Towards evening he fell into a quiet
sleep, and so peacefully passed across the boundary line of
this world and into the next that the watchers did not for
the moment recognize the change. Mr. Hogan was eighty-six
years of age. He was born in County Clare, Ireland, May 4th,
1815. He came to America as a young man in 1847, first
landing in Canada, thence went to Boston, and in 1853 came
to Iowa City, where he remained a short time before going in
1860 to the fine farm in Clear Creek township, where most of
his after life was passed, and his home made one of the best
in the county. He remained here until about ten years ago,
when the burden of advancing age warned him that the time
had come to give up labor and he removed to the city with
his wife and younger children. The sunset of life was passed
in restful retirement from active cares, as far as a man of
his active life could consent to lay down his participation
in passing events. Dennis Hogan had been a participant in
much of the strenuous pioneer life out of which has come the
present west. A man of positive character, strong in
purpose, and loyal to the best sentiments in public and
private affairs, he had all the courage of his convictions,
and was esteemed in city and county as a man among men. If
there was a trait more conspicuous in his life than any
other, it was his unbending and direct integrity. He was not
only "honest' in the sense that he fulfilled the commands of
the law of morals, as it is laid down by men, but he was
scrupulous in that his fine sense of honor weighed and
estimated all his words and acts by that test. - "Is it
right?" Resolute in his own convictions of what was right,
he had the greatest charity for others. He sought no hearing
and cared for no leadership. He was not ambitious and in all
his long residence in Clear Creek, could not be induced to
hold no office save that of trustee of his township. Mr.
Hogan was throughout his life a devoted member of the
Catholic church, and was a leading member of the
congregation of St. Patrick's church. His broad charity was
conspicuous throughout his long life in the open hand that
never closed against want or suffering and that ministered
in kindness and delicacy to all. He leaves a family
consisting of his widow, six sons- Dennis, John, William,
James, Richard, and Albert, the present Auditor, and three
daughters, Mrs. Smith of Des Moines, Mrs. P.W. Murphy of
Clear Creek and Miss Anna. The funeral took place this
morning from St. Patrick's church and was attended by a
large concourse of sorrowing friends, who gathered to pay
the last tribute of respect to this good man whose life has
been so fruitful in good works and noble influence.


Davenport Daily Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Aug 29, 1901

     At 9:30 o'clock last night, at his home, 418 Division
street, occurred the death of James McMahon at the age of 72
years. Deceased was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and
had resided in this city for the past 40 years, where he was
well known and popular with a large circle of acquaintances.
For a long time he was foreman for a leading construction
company and held the respect of his employers and fellow
workmen alike. Ten children survive him, five sons and the
same number of daughters, the former being Jaems, Bernard,
John, Martin, and David, and the latter, Mrs. George Murphy
of Wichita, Kan., Mrs. John Britt, of this city and Katie,
Annie and Ella, at home. The funeral will be held Friday
morning with services at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church and
interment at Holy Family cemetery.


Ottumwa Courier
Ottumwa, Mahaska, Iowa
Jan 8, 1903

Patrick Marrinan Pioneer Resident of Ottumwa Passes Away.
After Three Weeks' Illness From the Grip Death Claims
Respected Citizen - Wife and Four Children Survive. After a
three weeks' illness with the grip, Patrick Marrinan, one of
the earliest settlers of Ottumwa, passed away at about 2:30
o'clock this morning at his home, 522 West Main street. The
deceased was 70 years of age and has resided in Ottumwa for
forty-nine years. He has been ailing for several months past
but was not taken seriously ill until about three weeks ago,
when he was stricken with an attack of the grip, and
bronchial trouble from which he never rallied, passing away
this morning, his wife and four children being at his death
bed. The deceased was hightly respected and his death will
be mourned by a large circle of friends whose sympathy is
extended to the family in their bereavement. The funeral
will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's
Catholic church.

Lived Here Forty-Nine Years.
     The late Patrick Marrinan was born at Milltown, County
Clare, Ireland, March 17, 1833, and emigrated with his
parents to this country when but nine years of age. The
family settled in New York state and there he spent his
youth, moving west and settling in Ottumwa in 1854. He was
united in marriage at Ottumwa in November 1862 to Miss
Jennie Burke and lived here with his wife continuously
except a few years spent on a farm three miles southwest of
the city. Four children blessed this union, Joseph, May,
Jennie, and John, all of whom survive with Mrs. Marrinan the
death of their deceased husband and father. Mr. and Mrs.
Marinan resided continuously for thirty-six years in the
residence at 523 West Main street. Death was Expected. The
deceased always enjoyed good health until the past few years
when his increasing age sapped away his former vigor and
health. His death was not unlooked for when he was taken
seriously ill a few weeks ago as it was seen that his system
was not strong enough to withstand the ravages of the
disease. Funeral will be Saturday. The funeral services will
be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic
church, where solemn requiem high mass will be solemnized by
the Very Rev. Father F.W. Hoppman rector of St. Mary's
church. The funeral cortege will leave the late residence of
the deceased at 8:30 o'clock. The remains will be interred
in Calvary cemetery. The deceased was a member of St. Mary's
parish for forty0nine years and was a devout Christian man.


Ottumwa Daily Courier
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa
July 16, 1903

 Mrs. James King, 93 Years of Age Passes Away in South
Ottumwa Was One of the Earliest Settlers of Wapello County-
Old Resident of Ottumwa- Funeral Friday Morning at St.
Patrick's Catholic Church. Mrs. Mary King, wife of James
King, died at 5 o'clock last evening at the family
residence, 311 South Ward street. The funeral services will
be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Patrick's
Catholic church at solemn requiem mass. The services will be
conducted by Rev. Father John O'Farrell. The interment will
take place in Calvary cemetery. Was 93 Years of Age. Mrs.
King was 93 years of age and was one of the earliest
settlers of Wapello county and oldest residents of Ottumwa.
She was born in County Clare, Ireland, September 29, 1810.
In 1834 she was married to James King and in 1848 the young
couple moved to this country and to Wapello county, where
they lived for many years on a farm in Green township. A few
years ago they left the farm and moved to Ottumwa to the
family residence in South Ottumwa where Mrs. King's death
occurred. Her Death Unexpected. About six weeks ago Mrs.
King fell on the sidewalk and injured her left hip. At her
advanced age the shock was a serious one and she never fully
recovered. Her death last evening came very suddenly and was
wholly unexpected. Mrs. King was widely known and she leaves
a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband,
Jas. King, and three children, Joseph King of Omaha, Mrs.
Andrew Smith, 309 West Second street, and Miss Mary King,
who resides at the family residence.


Ottumwa Daily Courier
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa
July 23, 1903

Was 91 Years of Age- Funeral to be Held at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church Tomorrow Morning at 9 o'clock at Solemn
Requiem Mass. James King, aged 91 years died at his
residence 311 South Ward street this morning at 1:40
o'clock. The funeral services will occur tomorrow morning at
9 o'clock at the St. Patrick's Catholic church, Rev. Father
John O'Farrell will celebrate solemn requiem mass. The
interment will take place in Calvary cemetery. Mr. King was
born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1812. He was married to
Miss Mary Daily in 1834 and the young couple came to America
in 1840. They moved to Wapello county in 1848 and resided on
a farm near Mt. Zion. Five years ago they moved to Ottumwa
and have since continued to reside at 311 South Ward street.
The wife, Mrs. James King, died on July 15, and since her
demise the death of her husband has been constantly
expected. Mr. King is survived by three children, Joseph
King of South Omaha, Mrs. Andrew Smith, 309 West Second
street and Miss Mary King who resides at the family


Iowa Recorder
Butler, Greene Co, IA
Dec 16, 1903

Sudden Death of M. Lynch
     On Monday forenoon at his home in this city occurred
the death of Michael Lynch. Mr. Lynch ate his breakfast as
usual but soon after complained of feeling sick, and asked
Mrs. Lynch to help him to the bed on and on the way he fell
to the floor and expired before medical aid could be
summoned. Michael Lynch was born in County Claire, Ireland,
and would have been 84 years old in January. He came to this
country and landed in Buffalo, New York, when 27 years old.
Fifty-one years ago last September in York State he was
married to Bridget Burke. They came to Greene twenty-four
years ago, where they have since resided. Eleven children
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lynch, only one, Simon Lynch of
Aberdeen, South Dakota, surviving the father. Four of the
family have died in Greene, Martin, John and James Lynch and
Mrs. Harvey Porter, nee Katie Lynch. The funeral will be
held at the Catholic church tomorrow at 10 o'clock, Father
Sheehy conducting the services, and the remains will be
interred in the Coldwater cemetery by the side of those gone
before. Simon Lynch will arrive this afternoon to be present
at the funeral. All will regret the passing of Mr. Lynch. He
was ever a kind husband and indulgent father and although he
lived to a good old age, his sudden taking away was a severe
shock to the aged wife and the other members of the family,
who loved him dearly. All will extend sympathy to them at
this time.


Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
June 11, 1907
     Michael D. O'Brien, for over 50 years a resident of
Davenport, died at 3:05 o'clock Monday afternoon at the
family home, 1016 Ripley street, at the ripe old age of 85
years, 5 months and 27 days. Mr. O'Brien was born in County
Clare, Ireland, Dec. 16, 1821 and in 1850 came to America
and to Michigan, where he made his home for two years. He
was married in Cincinnati when he was 31 years of age to
Mary Rock. In 1854 he came to his city and has resided here
ever since. Mr. O'Brien is survived by a brother, Terrence,
and a sister Mrs. Margaret Mulvihill. The funeral will be
held at St. Anthony's church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning.


Perry Daily Chief
Perry, Dallas, Iowa
Jan 17, 1908

Last Tribute to James Graney
Many Friends and Relatives Pay Tribute to Memory of Man Well
and Favorably Known. The funeral services of James Graney
were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Catholic
church, the sermon being preached by Rev. Father Cleary.
Many friends and a large number of relatives joined in
showing the esteem in which the deceased was held and the
church was filled by those gathered to pay the last tribute
to a man well known and respected by all. James Graney was
born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1830, being 79 years,
three months and twelve days old. At the age of 19 he came
to this country and located in Indiana, where he lived for
several years. In May 1857, he was married to Mary Hogan,
who passed away a number of years ago. Four daughters and
one son are left to mourn the loss of a just and honorable
father. They are: Mrs. Ellen McCarthy, Mrs. Mary Kashbohn,
Mrs. Margaret O'Conner, Mrs. Julia Shields, Miss Kate Graney
and Edward P. Graney. There are also twenty-nine grand
children and three great grandchildren. The sister Mrs.
Margaret Dooley, and one brother, John Graney, of Des
Moines, survive him. Death was caused by old age and a
general breakdown.


Humeston New Era
Humeston, Wayne, Iowa
Aug 24, 1910

Michael Nugent, aged 99, a native of County Clare, Ireland,
and a resident of Dubuque county since 1852, passed away at
his home near Dubuque.


Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
July 7, 1911

Mrs. Margaret Cotterall Had Been Citizen of Davenport for 50 Years
     Mrs. Margaret Cotterall, wife of Abraham Cotterall, and
one of the oldest residents of the city, passed away
Thursday night at 11 o'clock at the home 1739 West Third
street, after a short illness. She was born in County
Claire, Ireland, and came to America in 1851. In 1856 she
was married to Abraham Cotterall, and has lived here ever
since. She is survived by her husband, one son, John M.
Cotterall, of Des Moines, and one daughter, Mrs. H.H.
Sievers, of St. Louis. The funeral will be held from the
residence, 1739 West Third street, with services at 8
o'clock at St. Mary's church Sunday morning. Interment will
be made at Holy Family cemetery.

I have taken a gravestone photo and her maiden name on stone


Emmetsburg Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, February 2, 1916

Catherine Markham Roach
The funeral Was Held Friday, Services Conducted at
Assumption Church Last week we made brief mention of the
rather unexpected death of Mrs. Michael Roach, which
occurred at her home in this city Tuesday evening of last
week. The funeral was held Friday. The services were
conducted at Assumption church, Rev. W Veit celebrating a
requiem high mass. There was a large attendance of old
friends and neighbors, despite the inclemency of the
weather. The day was exceptionally cold. The pall bearers
were F.P. Brady, J.P. Jennings, James P. Jones, Edward
McNally, Thos. Cullen and W.I. Branagan. The burial was in
St. John's cemetery. Catherine Markham was born at Kurlfin,
in the county of Clare, Ireland, May 5, 1847. When she was
four years old her parents came to the United States. They
lived in the vicinity of Iowa Falls, New York until 1855,
when they came west and settled in Clayton county, this
state. Miss Markham was united in marriage at Elkader, Iowa
to Mr. Michael Roach, in October, 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Roach
resided in Clayton county until 1885, when they came to Palo
Alto county and settled on a farm in Independence township.
In 1895 they bought a farm in Kossuth county, a short
distance north of Whittemore. In December, 1901, they came
to Emmetsburg and bought a home in the Third Ward, where
they subsequently resided. Mr. Roach is survived by her
husband, two sons and seven daughters. one son, Clement,
owns a drug store at Rock Rapids, Iowa and the second son,
Earl, owns a barber shop at Wyonet, Illinois. The daughters
are Mrs. W.H. Coonan, Mrs. Peter Daily, Mrs. Celia Hand,
Mrs. J.R. Martin, and Mrs. Curt Beck of Emmetsburg, Mrs.
James Pender of Waterloo, and Mrs. Wm. Pender of Dubuque.
All the members of the family were present at the funeral.
There are also two sisters, Mrs. P. Larkin of Denver,
Colorado, and Mrs. John Roach of Elkader. An only living
brother, James Markham, lives at Elkader, Iowa. Among the
relatives who came from a distance to attend the funeral
were Michael, Joseph, and William Roach and Misses Bid and
Cloe Roach, all of Elkader. The death of Mrs. Roach removes
from local domestic circles one of the most esteemed women
of our community. Like most of the good, old ladies of her
race and her time, she toiled hard during her early life and
her more vigorous years and she came to Emmetsburg to spend
the closing days of her long and active career among the
members of her respected family and her devoted friends. She
seemed rugged and hearty and for twelve years she and her
good husband enjoyed the peace and the comforts of
retirement in their substantial home on the south side.
Their yearnings for worldly things were modest and their
important cares were few. When the weather was pleasant,
they were, on week days, frequent attendants at the morning
masses at the Assumption church, wisely and fervently
seeking, in their declining years, the spiritual nourishment
which, from childhood, had given them strength and hope in
many a trying hour. Mrs. Roach was always lively and
pleasant and she believed in looking on the bright side of
life. She had a word of good cheer for the discouraged and
was every ready to give a helping hand to those who needed
assistance. She was prized as a neighbor at Elkader and
Whittemore long before coming to Emmetsburg.  She was a home
woman and she continued, until death called her, the frugal
habits she had uninterruptedly pursued through life....[rest
of article cut off]


Sun Herald
Lime Springs, Howard, Iowa
March 29, 1917
     The Christener of Clare, Iowa: M.T. Griffin, died in
the town in which he has lived since its organization, at
the age of eighty-four years. Born in County Clare, Ireland,
he came to the United States sixty-five years ago. When he
settled in the country west of Fort Dodge forty-two years
ago, he honored his birthplace in Ireland by naming the town
that sprung up on the Iowa prairies after County Clare.


Emmetsburg Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA
Wed., April 25, 1917

Was For Many Years a Resident of West Bend Township
     John Rogers, formerly a resident of West Bend township,
died at the Iowa Soldiers' Home at Marshalltown the last of
the week. The remains were brought to this city and were
taken to the home of his brother, Patrick Rogers, to await
interment. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon. Services
were conducted at St. Thomas church, Father McNerney
officiating. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The
local members of the G.A.R. attended. The pall bearers were
members of Henry Dillon Post. They were J.K. and J.L.
Martin, J.J. Kane, Myles McNally, David Starr and D.L.
Randall. Mr. Rogers was born in the county of Clare,
Ireland, in 1842. He died in his 76th year. He was married
in 1866 to Ann McManus of Henry, Illinois. Mr and Mrs.
Rogers moved to Fort Dodge in 1867. Mr .Rogers helped to
build the Illihois Central railroad west from that place to
Sioux City. They were among the early settlers of West Bend
township. Mrs. Rogers died quite a number of years ago. Some
time later Mr Rogers sold his interests in this county and
being rather advanced in age, entered the Iowa Soldiers'
Home at Marshalltown. He frequently visited his brother
Patrick of this city and he enjoyed meeting his old friends
in this locality. He is survived by his sons Jammes of
Adams, Minnesota, Ted of Wilton, North Dakota, as well as by
his brother of that place to whom he was very much attached.
When the Civil War broke out he joined the 184th Illinois
Cavalry and later he was a member of the 52nd Iowa Infantry.
He was a loyal and plucky soldier and he served his country
with the fervor and the determination of a most devoted
citizen. He was a man of good habits and was ardent and
sincere in his friendships. He was genial and obliging and
those who knew him were always glad to speak highly of his
motives and conduct as a citizen. His Palo Alto friends will
learn with profound sorrow of his death. The Democrat
extends sympathy to the sons and to the aged brother.


Iowa City Press Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa
July 15, 1920

     Sad news from Davenport tells of the death of Mrs.
Margaret Lamb, who passed away in that city, at her old
home, after a protracted illness. She was a native of County
Clare, Ireland, and came to the United States with her
parents, more than half century ago, having lived in
Davenport more than 50 years. She was a beloved and valued
member of the W.C.O.F. Surviving are her husband, Michael
Lamb, and one son, James J. Lamb, of the Scott County bar,
an alumnus of the S.U.I. college of Law, class of 1907.
Friends of the latter will grieve to learn of his sorrow,
and will tender deep sympathy.


Emmetsburg Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, March 7, 1923

She Was a Resident of Palo Alto County for 58 Years

     Mrs. Robert Carney, Sr., of this city, whose serious
condition was reported in last week's Democrat, died on
Thursday morning. The previous Sunday morning she received a
stroke of paralysis. She never rallied. Her advanced years
and worn down physical condition were against her. The
funeral was held Saturday forenoon. Services were conducted
at the Assumption church, Rev. L.J. Savage celebrating the
requiem high mass. At the close he paid a high tribute to
the worth of Mrs. Carney as an exemplary, Christian lady, as
a patient, dutiful mother and as a useful and helpful member
of society. All who heard his remarks were more than
satisfied that his estimate of her worth as a woman was not
overdrawn. The burial was in St. John's cemetery. The pall
bearers were six of her grandsons, R.J., F.J., E.F., Hugh,
Leo and Joseph Carney. Numerous relatives and old neighbors
were in attendance. Mary Gardner was born at Ennistimon,
county of Clare, Ireland, in December, 1829. Her age was 93.
When she was sixteen years old she came to the United States
and settled at Cherryfield, Maine. Later she came to
Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In November, 1857, she was united in
marriage to Robert Carney. Mr. and Mrs. Carney came to Palo
Alto county in 1865. They settled on the farm which is now
the property of Mrs. William Molloy. It is situated in Great
Oak township. Later they moved onto their place south of the
old William O'Brien homestead where they resided for many
years. In 1900 they came to this city, building a home in
the Fourth ward a short distance east of the Assumption
church. Mr. Carney passed away in 1903. Mrs. Carney is
survived by four sons and one daughter. The sons are John
J., Robert, William and James P. All live in this vicinity
except Robert, who resides at Algona. The only daughter,
Miss Mary Carney, made her home with her mother. There are
twenty-three grandchildren and four great grand- children.
For 58 years Mrs. Carney labored patiently and tirelessly
and made numerous and costly sacrifices for the members of
her household and for others with whom she came in contact
in her regular duties. She often gave wise counsel and
timely assistance to those about her. She was unusually
humble and quiet. She was charitably inclined towards all
but she made no display of her anxiety to lead a helpful,
useful life and to do what she could for the betterment of
society. The lofty aims and the substantial assurances of
her faith always encouraged her in every serious undertaking
in which she engaged. She was greatly attached to the
teachings of her church, always regarded them as
strengthening and uplifting in her trials and found them a
source of abiding comfort in her declining years. She
generally enjoyed health and strength and she lived to a
ripe old age. The influence of this mild, lovable, exemplary
Christian mother is well reflected in the lives of the four
sons and the daughter who survive her. How consoling it must
have been to her before the end came to realize that those
whom she had trained and directed in childhood and in youth
had turned to enduring benefit in her good example and the
kindly admonitions she had so often given them. The
surviving members of the family have the profound sympathy
of the many who knew Mrs. Carney and who justly honored her
for her many redeeming virtues.


Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Thursday, May 17, 1923

Aunt of Mrs. J.J. Dorgan Taken by Death Late Wednesday Evening.
     Miss Nora B. Brennan, resident of Davenport for the
last 21 years, well known in musical circles and prominent
in the work of the Sacred Heart parish, died at the home of
her niece, Mrs. J.J. Dorgan, 907 Perry street, with whom she
had resided for many years, at 11 o'clock Wednesday night.
She was 70 years of age. One week ago, Miss Brennan
sustained a heart attack from which she has never rallied.
Up to the time she was stricken, she was very active.  Miss
Brennan was born in county Claire, Ireland, and at the age
of six months came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennie
Brennan, to Bellafontaine, Ohio, where she received her
education. With her sister, Miss Mary Brennan, she came to
Indianaoplis as a young lady and remained there until 40
years ago, coming thereafter to Rock Island. Her niece, Mrs.
J.J. Dorgan made her home with Miss Brennan since childhood
and at the time of Mrs. Dorgan's marriage Miss Brennan came
to Davenport to live with her. One of the youngest of the
elder women in keeping abreast of the times, Miss Brennan
was always deeply interested in musical affairs, never
missing any of the concerts given in the Tri-cities by
prominent artists. She also was devoted to her church and
had countless friends in the Tri-cities who knew her
affectionately as Aunt Nora. Those who survive are two
sisters, Miss Mary Brennan, who lived with her, and Mrs. B.
Murphy of New York City; and the following nieces and
nephews: Mrs. J.J. Dorgan of Davenport, Mrs. Nellie Burns,
Miss Alice Murphy and Mrs. Otto Van Bachelle of New York
City, Mrs. Rena Johnson of Bellefontaine, O., the Misses
Mary and Ella Brennan of Rock Island, William P. Murphy of
Chicago and Dan and Dennis Brennan. A brother, Dan Brennan
of Rock Island died 20 years ago. The funeral will be held
Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at the Sacred Heart cathedral
and interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Emmetsburg Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Wednesday, January 14, 1925

The Remains Were Taken to Masonville for Burial
     Mrs. Martin Culligan, who was very ill for several
weeks at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Callahan of
this city, passed away on Monday morning at 5:40. Her
condition for several days was hopeless. The best of care
and medical attention were given her but owing to her
advanced years she did not gain in strength. Funeral
services were held at the Assumption church this morning at
8:00 o'clock, Very Rev. J.G. Murtagh, the rector,
celebrating the requiem mass. Many local friends and
relatives were in attendance. The remains were taken to
Masonville, Delaware county during the day for interment.
Services were also held in the Catholic church at that place
this morning, the pastor, Father Lonergan, officiating. The
burial was in the parochial cemetery. Mary Kane was born in
the county of Clare, Ireland, January 6, 1845. Her age was
77. When she was five years old her parents came to the
United States. Some time later they located at Dubuque this
state. She grew to womanhood in that city. November 15,
1870, she was united in marriage to Martin Culligan. Five
years later Mr. and Mrs. Culligan moved to Littleport,
Clayton county, where they resided for many years. Twenty
years ago they located at Masonville. Mr. Culligan died in
October, 1918. With the exception of her temporary absence
in visiting members of her family, Mrs. Culligan
subsequently made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Callahan
of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Culligan were the parents of
twelve sons and daughters. Six sons and one daughter are
living. The sons are Michael, who resides in the state of
Washington, John of Huron, South Dakota, James of Waterloo,
Jud of Manchester, this state and Simon and Frank of
Emmetsburg. The only daughter is Mrs. Callahan. Mrs.
Culligan was one of the worthy Christian ladies of Iowa. She
came to Dubuque when a small girl. She gave over 70 of the
active, useful years of her long career to the building up
of our great state. She was a helpful, devoted wife, a
provident, affectionate mother and a kind, benevolent,
sympathetic neighbor. She raised a large family of sons and
daughters, a number of whom survive to cherish her memory
and exemplify, in their daily lives, her many redeeming
qualities. Though not long a resident of Emmetsburg, she was
fairly well known to a number of our citizens. Those who had
occasion to meet her learned to prize her virtues as a woman
and to appreciate her worthy purpose. The sympathy of all is
extended to the sons and daughters and to the other


Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Monday, September 7, 1925

     Mrs. Mary Downs Martinelli, wife of John Martinelli,
died at the family home, No. 23 Courtland apartments,
Davenport, at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. She had been ailing for some
time but her death was sudden and unexpected. Born in County
Claire, Ireland, on Aug. 15, 1857, Miss Mary Downs was
united in marriage to John Martinelli, on April 27, 1880, in
St. Mary's church by the Rt. Rev. Msgr M. Flavin. She was an
exemplary Christian mother and active in church and
charitable affairs. She is survived by her husband; five
daughters, Mrs. Dr. C.V. McCormick, Mrs. T.J. McCarthy, both
of Davenport, Sister Mary Azaria of the Sisters of Holy
Cross at Fairbury, Neb., Mrs. C.G. Brown and Miss Florence,
both of Davenport; two sons, M.C. Martinelli of Seattle,
Wash., and John A. Martinelli of Sarasota, Fla., and nine
grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C.V. McCormick, 704 East Fourteenth street,
Davenport at 8 a.m. Tuesday to St. Anthony's church at 8:30
a.m. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Davenport Democrat and Leader
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Friday, Feb. 22, 1929

Was Pioneer Resident of Muscatine and Prominent in History.
     Muscatine, Ia., Feb. 22- John Wesley O'Brien, pioneer
resident of Muscatine and prominent in its early political
history, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at his home 410 East
Seventh street following a heart attack suffered two weeks
ago. Mr. O'Brien was born in County Clare, Ireland, March
15, 1840. He was a mail carrier in London, England, as a
young man and in Muscatine for 35 years. He was married to
Regina Meyers, who preceded him in death, April 15, 1900. To
them seven children were born three of whom surviving are
Mrs. C.A. Lambe, Charles, and Nellie, all of Muscatine. The
body is at the late home. Time of the funeral will be


Nashua Reporter
Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa
Wed., July 30, 1930

John Stapleton Dies at St. Anthony Home Dubuque
Deceased Was Resident of This Community More than Sixty Years
Funeral Saturday Morning.
     John Stapleton, a resident of this community for more
than sixty years, died at St. Anthony's Home in Dubuque,
Iowa, Thursday morning, July 24, 1930, to which place he had
gone about a year ago. He was sick only about a week, his
death being due to infirmities of age. Deceased was born at
Kilkee, in County Claire, Ireland, March 17, 1843, being at
the time of his death in his 87th year. He came to America
when twelve years of age, settling first in New Jersey. From
there he went to Chicago, where he remained for a few years,
then coming to Nashua. For about ten years he was employed
by the late G.T. Bellamy who was engaged in the lumber
business now owned by his son S.B. Bellamy. Mr. Stapleton
later moved to the farm north of Nashua which was his home
for more than half a century. In 1895 he was united in
marriage to Miss Bridget McMahon who passed away several
years ago. A son and daughter also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Frank, of Allentown, Penn., and
James, who lives on the old homestead. The body was brought
to Nashua, and funeral services were held from St. Michael's
Catholic church Saturday morning, Rev. B.A. Erdland

Iowa Recorder
Greene, Butler, Iowa
Wednesday, November 3, 1937

Mrs. McClure, Former Resident, Is Claimed
Widow of Late Charles V. McClure Buried Tuesday.
Passed Away in Washington, D.C. at Age of Eighty-Eight-
Lived Here 55 Years
     The remains of Mrs. Mary McClure, widow of the late
Charles V. McClure, was brought to Greene on Sunday for
burial. Funeral services were held Sunday morning at St.
Mary's Catholic church and interment was in the parish
cemetery. Mary Barrett McClure was born in County Claire,
Ireland, May 21, 1849, and when five years of age came with
her parents to America. They settled in Dubuque where she
grew to womanhood. May 30, 1871, she was united in marriage
with Charles V. McClure at Dubuque and in 1873, when the
railroad was built through Greene, they came here to live.
This was their home until Mr. McClure died in 1928 and Mrs.
McClure went to Washington, D.C. to be near her son, James.
She suffered a severe heart attack last Friday, October 29,
and passed away soon after the doctor arrived. Her age was
88 years, 5 months and 8 days. She leaves four sons to mourn
her death: William R., of Sumner; Charles A., of Iowa Falls
and James B., Washington, D.C. and a host of old friends who
regret her passing.

Iowa Recorder
Greene, Butler, Iowa
February 15, 1939

Rev. Father Sheehy, Former Local Priest 20 Years, Dies.
Served as Priest for 43 Years Since Ordained at Dublin.
     Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock at Waucoma, Iowa, for Father James Sheehy, former
pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church here. He passed away at
his home in Waucoma Sunday evening after an illness
extending over a short period. Even though he had not been
in the best of health for the past few months, his death
came as a surprise to his many friends and former
parishioners here. He was pastor of St. Mary's church in
Greene for nearly 20 years and in 1916 was transferred to
Waucoma where he served up to the time of his death. Father
Sheehy was born in county Claire, Ireland, May 28, 1873,
completed his studies in his native land. He was ordained at
All Hallows college, Dublin, Ireland, on June 20, 1896 and
immediately took up his work in the archdiocese of Dubuque.
He served as assistant at St. Patrick's church in Dubuque
and from there he transferred to the pastorate at Greene. He
is survived by a sister in New York and two sisters as well
as many other relatives in Ireland. Funeral mass will be
held at Waucoma on Thursday at 10 o'clock and burial will be
Thursday afternoon at Mt. Olivet at Dubuque. Quite a number
from Greene, including Father Hogan and Father Murphy,
expect to attend the funeral services at Waucoma tomorrow.

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