Daily Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, February 15, 1897

Mrs. Mary Haley, widow of the late Michael Haley, died at her home, 320 east
Second street last evening after a brief illness from heart failure. The
deceased had been in poor health for several months past but yesterday she
was feeling unusually well. In the evening she retired and was taken
seriously ill about 11 o'clock and death resulted almost immediately.
Mrs. Haley was sixty-three years of age and was born in Queens County,
Ireland. She came to this country early in life and has been a resident of
this city for the past thirty-five years. Her husband, Michael Haley, died
about four years ago. Until the seventh of March, 1896, the deceased lived
at 1511 Gaston street. She was a devout member of the Roman Catholic church
and in full communion with that faith. She is survived by four sons,
Michael, Thomas, Dennis and Matthew, of this city and two sisters, Mrs.
Eliza Delaney and Mrs. Kate Lamb, both of this city.
The funeral will be held from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Eliza
Delaney, 320 east Second street, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock with services
at St. Anthony's church and interment at St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Waterloo Sunday Courier
Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa

Jan 16, 1950
Patrick McCoy of Cedar Falls Taken by Death
     Cedar Falls- Patrick H. McCoy, a resident of Cedar Falls for nearly 88
years, died at the Christie Convalescent home, 601 West 12th street, at 2 a.m.
Monday, where he had been for about three weeks. Death was due to ailments
incident to advanced age.
     He was born in Queen's county, Ireland, Jan. 21, 1862, and was brought to
America and directly to Cedar Falls by his parents, John and Jane McCoy, who had
relatives residing here.
     They made the trip on a sailing ship that took seven weeks to make the
passage. Patrick was but three weeks old when they left Ireland.
    Mr. McCoy married Johanna Cahill in Cedar Falls, Oct. 10, 1893, and they
resided here the rest of their lives, with the exception of a few years at Shell
     Mr. McCoy was employed by the Rock Island railroad in the maintenance
department until he retired at the age of 65.
     The couple had no children. Mrs. McCoy died here 26 years ago and Mr. McCoy
resided alone in the family home at 303 Walnut street until a few weeks ago.
     He was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Catholic church here and was also
a member of the Holy Name society of St. Patrick's church. He was the last
member of his family and is survived only by a few nieces and nephews.
     These are Charles J., Mary and Margaret Connell and John McCoy, all of this
city, and George McCoy of St. Louis, Mo.
     Funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick's church. The
rosary will be recited at 7:30 Tuesday evening at the Dahl funeral home where
the body now is.


Davenport Daily Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Sunday, February 5, 1899 pg 12

Death of Old Resident of Davenport at Cloquet Minn.
     Saturday morning W.P. Halligan received a telegram from Cloquet, Minn., conveying the sad tidings of the death of Patrick Cavanaugh, superintendent of the Cloquet Lumber Company. Mr. Cavanaugh's home was in this city, and he spent the Christmas vacation here being then apparently in excellent health. The cause of death was heart failure.
     Patrick Cavanaugh was born in Queen's County, Ireland, Aug. 6, 1827, so that he was in his seventy second year. He came to this country and was married in Louisville, coming to Davenport a couple of years later, on July 2, 1856. He was an engineer and was first employed at the old J.M.D. Burrow's mill at the foot of Perry street, well known to all old residents of this city. After he was engineer of the French and Davies saw mill, later the J.L. Davies mill. After Mr. Davies' death, he went to the Renwick, Shaw and Crossett mill, where he remained until the firm retired from business. Then he went with Geo. S. Shaw to Cloquet, Minn., for the Cloquet Lumber company. This was about fifteen years ago. For the last five or six years Mr. Cavanaugh was superintendent of the mill.
     Mr. Cavanaugh was a very active and energetic in his chosen field of labor. 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, who was in Cloquet at the time of his father's death, he also being connected with the lumber interests in that region. 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.
     The remains will arrive in Davenport Monday morning via the Rock Island railway at 5:42 o'clock. The funeral will take place Tuesday morning from the family home, 702 Farnum street with services at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Davenport Daily Republican (Davenport, IA);
Tuesday, June 24, 1902:


At his home, 408 East Eighth street, Sunday morning at 8:30 o’clock, occurred the death of Patrick Grady at the age of 78 years. He has been suffering from the effects of an accident which occurred five weeks ago.

He was born in Mountmellick, Queen’s county, Ireland Oct. 31, 1824 and came to the United States in 1848 and remained in the east in the employ of an uncle, Michael Malone, in the construction of the New York & Erie Railway. He came west in 1853, making his home in Davenport, where he has since resided. In 1858, he was married to Miss Rose Reignan who survives besides three children, John C., Sadie and Thomas Grady, all of Davenport. Two sisters, Mrs. Gervase Dawson, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. M. Conway, of St. Louis, Mo., also survive.

Mr. Grady was a member of the police department during the years of 1874-1878, under mayors Rose and Dow. He was affiliated with the A. O. H., under whose auspices the funeral will be held at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning from the late residence, 408 East Eighth street, with services at the Sacred Heart cathedral, and interment at St. Marguerite’s cemetery.