Daily Times, Davenport, Scott, Iowa, May 17, 1897

     At the family residence, 1136 east Locust street at 3:15 o'clock this
morning occurred the death of Thomas Dillon, a retired Yorktown, Illinois,
farmer, in the seventy-ninth year of his life.
     The deceased was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, and came to this
country sixty-two years ago locating at Providence, Rhode Island, where he
remained until 1859 when he removed to a farm at Yorktown, Illinois, where
he resided until a short time ago when he came to Davenport to spend the
years of his retirement.
     The deceased is survived by his wife, Mary, and five children, three
daughters-Katie, now Mrs. Mathew Renihan, Mrs. John McKenzie of Yorktown,
Ill., and Miss Isabella, at home, and two sons-Thomas F. of Tampico, Ill.,
and J.P., of Iliff, Col.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 from his late residence on
east Locust street with services at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 8 o'clock with
interment at St. Marguerite's cemetery.


Davenport Democrat; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Thurs., Nov 5, 1925

Fractured Hip Causes the Death of Mrs. Bridget Dolan, Last Night.

     Mrs. Bridget Dolan of LeClaire, Ia., 80 years old and a well known
resident of that town, died at Mercy hospital at 13:30 o'clock last night as
a result of a fractured hip sustained in a fall in the yard of her home in
LeClaire two weeks ago.
     Despite her advanced age Mrs. Dolan lived in her own little home at
LeClaire and was known and loved by all of the people of the town.
     Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, on September 24, 1845, she came to
America when but 16 years of age. She was married to Thomas Dolan in St.
Louis in 1878. They moved to LeClaire 38 years ago and her husband preceded
her in death 30 years ago.
     The survivors are one son James F. Dolan of Chicago and one daughter
Mrs. Mary Brough of Davenport, as well as one grand-daughter Mary Margaret
Brough of Davenport. The funeral will be held Saturday morning, further
arrangements to be announced later.


Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Jan 13, 1899


    Mrs. Rose Dwyer, died at her home in this city on Saturday, January 7, 1899, shortly after twelve o'clock. The cause of her death was undoubtedly old age, as she had no specific disease that would result in death. Mrs. Dwyer was born in Tipperary county, Ireland, and had arrived at the advanced age of  eighty-six years, when she was summoned from earth. Her husband died in Ireland a number of years ago and thirteen years ago Mrs. Dwyer came to this country, and settled in this county. The greater share of this time she was a resident of this city, residing with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Dobensky. Mrs. James Carmody was another daughter, and Mr. M. Dwyer, her son. The funeral took place from Assumption church, on Monday, at 10:00 a.m. and the body was interred in St. John's Cemetery.


Emmetsburg Democrat
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Nov 2, 1898


On Thursday evening occurred the death of Mr. E. W. Kelly at his home in this city after an illness of about two weeks. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon and was largely attended, many having been present from a distance. Services were conducted at the Catholic church by Rev. M. J. Costello, who offered up a requiem high mass. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The pallbearers were W. E. Cullen, E. F. Kelly, Alex Jennings, Wm. O'Brien, John Mohan and John Donovan. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery.
Mr. Kelly was born in the county of Tipperary, Ireland, in 1821. He came to the United States when quite young and was among the first few and sturdy pioneers of Palo Alto county. He was a pleasant, kind, neighborly, warm-hearted gentleman and enjoyed the good will of all who knew him. He was quite and unassuming and was contented with his sphere in life. The surviving mourners consist on one son, W. H., and six daughters. The latter are Mesdames John and Louis Maguire, of Ayrshire; John McNally, T. W. Brandley and T. B. Wash, of this city, and Miss Aggie who lives with her mother. The general sympathy of all who know them is extended to those whose heads are bowed in sorrow.

Palo Alto Reporter
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa
Friday, November 4, 1898

E.W. Kelly Called Home
Thursday evening of last week occurred the death of Mr. E.W. Kelly, at his home in this city, after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Kelly was one of the old settlers in this county, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was born in Tipperary county, Ireland, in 1821, where he resided until 1857, when he emigrated to this country and settled at New York. Three years later he was married at Albany, N.Y. to Miss Margaret O'Brien, and soon after came west and was employed on the old Galena & Freeport Railroad which subsequently became a part of the Illinois Central system. In June, 1864, he came to Palo Alto county and took up as a homestead what is known as the old Grier farm, adjacent to this city. Here he continued to reside until 1878, when he built the residence in this city, in which he resided at the time of his demise. Mr. Kelly was a generous hearted man, a splendid neighbor and a whole souled man. He leaves a loving wife, one son and six daughters to mourn his death. The funeral took place from the Catholic church, Saturday forenoon, October 30th, and was largely attended.
The services were conducted by Rev. J.M. Costello, who offered up a requiem high mass. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, coming from the hands of loving friends. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery.


Iowa City Press Citizen; Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; 18 June 1921


     Marengo's oldest resident was called to her last reward when Mrs. Joanna Dwyer passed away on Saturday morning at seven thirty o'clock. She was the daughter of Daniel and Bridget Russell Maher and was born August 17, 1824 at Tipperary, Ireland. She came in 1890 to Iowa county where she has resided continuously with her son, Daniel Dwyer, marshall of local police and formerly a member of the Queen's constabulary. Besides her son Mrs. Dwyer is survived by one sister, Mrs. Patrick Delaney of Marengo and her funeral was attended by two hundred relatives within the second degree of kindred besides a host of friends and neighbors. Mrs. Dwyer was a high type of Christian woman hood and a citizen of enviable ideals. She was laid to rest on Monday morning in Calvary cemetery following a mass of solemn high requiem at St. Patrick's church. Father Carroll, pastor of the church sang the Mass and the deacon, sub-deacon and master of ceremonies were Rev. Maurice Hannon of Grinnell, Rev. W.E. Barron of Brooklyn and Rev. Maurice Morris Kissane of Nichols. The Gregorian mass of requiem was sung by the choir with Mrs. Ernesting Zopf Franey at the organ. During the offertory Mrs. Ed Hogan sang an Ave Maria and following the service Mrs. E.J. Sullivan sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Representatives from every bank and business house in the city were present and the pall bearers were three grand-nephews, Sylvester and Edward Organ and Peter Kelly and three young friends, John, Lloyd and Robert Martin.


Iowa City Press Citizen; Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; 13 Aug 1921


     Funeral services were held on Monday morning for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Michael Muen, one of Marengo's oldest inhabitants. She would have been ninety-three years old on Tuesday of this week had she lived, being born in County Tipperary, Ireland, on August 9, 1828. She was Mary, the daughter of Peter and Mary Maher, and is the last of a family of 6 children. She came to America in 1856 and resided for about a year in New Jersey coming from there to Muscatine, Iowa, in 1856 where she lived until 1875 when she married Michael Muen, civil war veteran of Company C, Third New York Light Artillery with whom she came to Iowa County and lived on the Muen farm until twenty-nine years ago when they came to Marengo where they have lived continuously since. Mrs. Muen was a devout member of St. Patrick's parish and a valued member of the Altar and Rosary society of that parish. She was a woman of many splendid qualities of mind and heart and had endeared herself to a host of friends by her long life of service and beauty. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss two children, Mrs. Mary Lonergan of Marengo and Mrs. F.W. Wells, of Caspar, Wyo., who was here with Mr. Wells for the obsequies, and six grandchildren, Winifred, Leo, Lucien, Mildred and James Lonergan and Mrs. William Cooney.
     A solemn high mass of requiem was sung at nine o'clock on Monday by Rev. Carroll, pastor of the deceased, with Rev. Maurice Hanson of Grinnell as deacon and Rev. Edward Barron of Brooklyn as sub-deacon. The choir sang the Georgian requiem and during the Offertory Mrs. E.J. Sullivan and Mrs. E.P. Hogan, Jr. sang Rosewig's Ava Maria in duet form. Following the Mass Mrs. Hogan sang "I Would Not Live Away," and after the prayers for the dead St. Patrick's male quartette, composed of Messrs. Michael McGivern, Herman Meis, Frank McGiver, and Gerald Glenn sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Father Carroll paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of Mrs. Muen and she was laid to rest in Calvary cemetery by family friends, Messrs. J.J. Glenn, W.D.F. Hogan, John Delany, William Griffin, Leo Franey and Mark Simmons. Out of town relatives who were present for the funeral were Mrs. Mary Maher of Chicago; Dennis Dwyer of Wilton; Mrs. Ella Moynihan of Muscatine; Michael Maher of Iowa City; Mrs. Anne Maher, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Maher of Wilton and Judge L.J. Horne of Muscatine.


Daily Iowa State Press; Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; 23 Nov 1899

William Hunt
     The death of Councilman William Hunt has brought a deep sorrow to his many friends and to the people of Iowa City where he was so well known and highly esteemed. His long and active business life, his unblemished character and kindly personality had surrounded him with a greater number of warm friends than it falls the lot of most men to secure, and to them his sudden and tragic death comes with all the weight of personal grief.
     Mr. Hunt was born in Tipperary county, Ireland, July 21, 1839. He came to America, a boy of sixteen, landing at New Orleans and the same year made his way to Iowa City. Here he went to work with the energy and industry that marked his entire life. He entered upon business as a butcher, and was for many years engaged in the market trade, on his own account, and associated with the late Frank Kimball and Mr. Stebbins. On the dissolution of the firm he went into the hotel business and erected the large house on College street known as the Hunt Hotel, which he conducted with special success for many years. He was a member of the city council in 1878-9. In March last he was again elected to the council, and the strength of his popularity and high standing was clearly shown in the exact reversal of the political majority of his own ward.
     Few men were better known in Iowa City and none held in higher estimation than Mr. Hunt. His long and active life of 45 years in this place was full of good works. In his business prosperity he never lost sight of kindliness and charity, and there are scores and scores who today mourn the death of a true friend who was to them a friend indeed.
     Mr. Hunt was married August 19, 1866, to Miss Annie Boylan, of this city. The children are Mary, wife of John Reynolds, of Windham, John W., a prominent attorney of this city, Misses Maggie and Nellie. His home was one where love and affection held full sway, and in the great pall of sorrow that has fallen upon them so suddenly the stricken widow and children have the sincere sympathy of the public who share with bowed hearts their grief.
     Mr. Hunt was a prominent member of St. Patrick's church, and from its organization had been active in all its work in Iowa City. He was also a leader in the founding and building of St. Patrick's school. In the work of the parish, as in his own business affairs, he was always zealous for the best and enduring, looking to the solid and lasting qualities of all with which he was associated.
     The funeral services of this good man and honored citizen will take place at St. Patrick's church at ten o'clock tomorrow morning.


Iowa City Citizen; Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa; 10 Dec 1918

     John Carroll died yesterday at his home at 11:20 o'clock.
     Mr. Carroll was 77 years of age and was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland. He came to America after reaching manhood, and was a resident of Iowa City for 43 years.
     He leaves three sons and two daughters, John J., of Iowa City, Rev. William E. Carroll, Marengo, James, at home, and Mrs. Schnoeblen, Bullvlle, New York, and Isabella, at home.
     In the time that Mr. Carroll lived in Iowa City he won many friends, who will miss the genial companionship of the aged resident.
     The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 from his residence 208 Cook street. Interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.


From the Palo Alto Tribune, Wednesday, Nov 4th, 1914:

Patrick Leahy
Mr. Patrick Leahy died at his home in Emmetsburg township at five o'clock Wednesday morning October 28 after a long siege of illness. Funeral services were conducted at Assumption church on Friday morning and a solemn high mass was celebrated. Very Rev. P.F. Farrelly officiated assisted by the Rev. McNerney, Kelly and Authofer. The remains were interred in St. John Cemetery.

The deceased was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland on March 17, 1852. In the year 1871 he came to America and for twelve years worked in the coal mines in Hazelton, Penn. In 1883 he returned to Ireland and came to America again in 1884, coming then to this county. On Nov, 25, 1886 he united in marriage with Miss Cecelia Agnes Brennan. To this union two daughters and five sons were born. The daughters, Mary and Nora survive their father but the five sons all died while very young. During his thirty years residence in this county Mr. Leahy has always been recognized as honest, industrious, energetic and frugal. He was a man of integrity and veracity and those who have had occasion to deal with him will speak of him only in terms of praise. In the family circle he was kind and gentle. He was true to his trust as husband and father. His presence will be sadly missed in the home. Besides his wife and two daughters, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Powers, who lives at Sidney, Australia, and two brothers, John and James Leahy, who reside in Ireland. To them all we extend sincere sympathy.


Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa; August 3, 1904

Another Pioneer Passes
      Saturday afternoon Mrs. James Tobin, of this city, received a telegram stating that her father, William E. Cullen had died the night previous at one of the Sister's hospitals in Dubuque where he had been for several months. The remains arrived in this city Monday morning and were at once taken to the home of his daughter to await interment. The funeral was held yesterday. The usual services were conducted at Assumption church by Very Rev. A.J. Smith. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. There was a large procession. The pall bearers were E.P. McEvoy, Myles McNally, M. Roach, Alex Jennings, Michael Conlon and Owen McNulty.
      The deceased was a native of County Tipperary, Ireland, where he was born in 1823. He came to the United States when quite young. In 1852 he was married in New York city to Katherine Culen. Soon after they moved to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, and later were residents of Chicago, Freeport and Joliet, Illinois. In 1861 they moved to this county and settled on a farm southwest of town. Eight sons and daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cullen, only four of whom survive. They are John, William, Michael, and Mrs. James Tobin. Mrs. Cullen died September 23, 1902.
      For 40 years William E. Cullen was a prominent character in Palo Alto county. He was intellectually bright and was unusually capable as an accountant. He served the county for several successive terms as auditor, recorder, clerk and supervisor. He was  shrewd, ready and obliging and was strongly attached to those in whom he had confidence. He made friends easily and was, as a rule, very successful as a political worker. He was loyal to his friends and he was very frank in making known his likes and dislikes. He was a close student of current affairs. He had strong and well funded convictions on the issues of the day. He never pretended to be a perfect man, for none, alas, never attain the ideal. But he was always ready to give and take and was ever glad to give a helping hand and a word of hope and cheer to those who needed comfort and encouragement. His death will be mourned, not only by those who knew him as a fond, indulgent father, but
also by the many who mingled with him in official and other affairs for nearly half a century.