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The Irish World And American Industrial Liberator
The Irish World And American Industrial Liberator
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Description: News from Iowa

Date: February 25 1899

Newspaper published in: New York, NY

Page/Column: 2/7

News from Iowa

From our Dubuque Correspondent. Patrick McNULTY, one of Dubuque's best known citizens, died at his home on Dodge Street Feb 9. He was a kind and loving husband and father and his many friends regret to hear of his death. Mr. McNULTY was born in the County Fermanagh, Ireland, 53 years ago, and came to America when a youth. He has resided in Dubuque the last 32 years. He was at one time park custodian, and has held several other good positions since that. He leaves besides his widow and one daughter, three brothers and two sisters, Charles and Thomas of Dubuque; John of Sioux City; Mrs. Frank ABERIE of Chicago, and Mrs. John HENNESSY (Hennessey?) of Camargo, Ill. The funeral was held at the Cathedral where Requiem Mass was celebrated. That he was held in high esteem was shown by the large cortege that followed his remains to Key West. Deceased belonged to the Dubuque Benevolent Society and the Modern Woodmen of America. The pall bearers were Patrick McCOLLINS, Patrick POWERS, Patrick TRAINER, Patrick O'MEARA, Patrick Neary, and Patrick McCANN.

From our Dubuque Correspondent. Mr. Patrick CAVANAUGH, superintendent of the Cloquet Lumber Company and one of Davenport's pioneers, died suddenly at Cloquet, Minn., Feb. 4. Patrick CAVANAUGH was born in Queen's County [County Laois], Ireland, Aug. 6, 1827, so that he was in his 72d year. He came to this county and was married in Louisville, coming to Davenport a couple of years later, on July 2, 1856. He was an upright and respected citizen and had the esteem of all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Mary CAVANAUGH, one daughter, Mrs. W. P. HALLIGAN, and one son, John E. CAVANAUGH. Four sisters also survive, Miss Ann CAVANAUGH, Mrs. Patrick SHEAHAN and Mrs. Henry HANSEN, all of this city, and Mrs. Robert MORAN of Waterbury, Conn. His funeral was held at the Cathedral, where a Solemn High Mass of Requiem was celebrated by the Very Rev. Father DAVIS.

From our Dubuque Correspondent. Mr. P. C. JONES, an old time resident of this city was called to his eternal reward Feb. 6. His death was due to an attack of the grip primarily. Mr. JONES was born in Crosswell, County Galway, Ireland, and would have been 64 years old on March 17, next had he lived. He came to America in 1865 and engaged with the Mississippi and Missouri Railway Company. The following year he assisted in bringing over the river the first locomotive engine that ever landed on Iowa soil - the locomotive was brought over the river on ice, being mounted on sledges and drawn by horses. At the breaking out of the war he was caught at Holly Springs and there engaged in the Confederate arsenal, where he remained until 1862 when an opportunity to get through the lines offered itself and he succeeded in getting into the Union camp at Rolina, Tenn., then in command of General ROSS. He remained with the army until 1863, when he came North and was given back his old position with the railway company, which he retained until 1891. Mr. JONES is survived by two sons, Oliver P. JONES, chief clerk of the motive power department of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway, residing at Denver, and Christopher M. JONES, locomotive engineer in the employ of the C. R. I. and P., residing at Kansas City, and three daughters, Mrs. J. H. KANE of St. Paul; Mrs. Frank HARRISON, and Mrs. Marie COSGROVE of this city. The funeral took place from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Father DAVIS celebrated a High Mass of Requiem, with the Right Reverend Bishop presiding. Bishop COSGROVE gave the absolution.

Submitted: 09/18/07 (Edited 09/18/07)

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