Nashua Reporter; Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa; Aug 11, 1904

     Michael Martin died at his home in this city last Tuesday morning after a long and painful illness.
     He was born in County Wexford, Ireland, in the year 1830. In March, 1854, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Blair, of Ohio. They came to Iowa in 1863 and to Nashua in 1869, since which time he has been a resident of this place. He was the father of fifteen children, nine of whom are living. They are: Mrs. Mary Kelsey, Charles E., John, Michael, Patrick H., Mrs. Catherine Fisher, Mrs. Lou Fuller, Delia and William.
     He was a man of grand and noble character. He merited that highest tribute that can be paid to mankind that of being an honest man. As such he was known in this community where he lived and far outside. Kind and generous, he was loved by all with whom he came in contact. His wife will mourn the loss of a loving husband, and his children the loss of a kind, indulgent father.
     The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the afflicted ones.
     The funeral services will take place at St. Michael's Catholic church at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. Father Kunkel, his beloved pastor, officiating. The remains will be laid to rest in a beautiful new cemetery, in Brooklyn, lately purchased for the City of the Dead.


Palo Alto Reporter; Palo Alto County, Iowa; Friday, August 10, 1894

Thomas Eaton, One of the Oldest Settlers of Palo Alto County Called to His Final Rest
    Mr. Thomas Eaton, one of the early settlers of this county, died at his home in Emmetsburg township, about three miles west of this city, Tuesday night.
    Mr. Eaton was born in Wexford county, Ireland, in 1819, consequently he was 75 years old at his last birthday. He emigrated to this country in 1852 and some time subsequently settled in Crawford county, Wis. He came to Palo Alto county in the month of August, 1869, and has since made this county his home.
    For the past twenty-five years his health has been poor, he being a sufferer from gravel, which finally terminated his life. During all this time he has never been able to come to this city but has been compelled to stay at home by reason of his infirmities. The last two weeks of his life he suffered very severely, and death to him was a relief, coming as it did after years of suffering.
    The funeral services occurred Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Catholic church, conducted by the Rev. J.J. Smith. The remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.


Davenport Weekly Leader; Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Wednesday, May 8, 1893


     Sister Mary Alphonsus Murphy died on Tuesday at Mercy Hospital. The cause of death was consumption. Sister Alphonsus was born in Wexford, Ireland, and came to Davenport in company with a number of other novices in the fall of 1889. Her brother Dennis Murphy, who had charge of the insane department of the hospital a couple of years ago, but who now resides in Chicago, is the only surviving relative in this country.
     The funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning in the hospital chamber.


Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA; Wednesday, June 29, 1904

Died at the Age of 84.
    At his house in this city, Tuesday morning at 4:30 o'clock occurred the death of Patrick Claer, Sr., aged 84 years, of complications of stomach trouble and general debility, from which he had been suffering for some time.
    The deceased was born in Wexford county, Ireland, March 17, 1820, where he lived until he was 27 years old. He came to America and settled at Toronto, Canada, in 1847, and worked for a number of years boating on the Grand river and afterwards gave attention to agricultural pursuits near Lucan, Ontario. In the year 1873 he moved to Palo Alto county, Iowa, and settled on what is now the Iowa site of Ayrshire. Mr. Clear has always been a thorough Christian, of Catholic faith, and a man of noble character, beloved by all who knew him. He is survived by two brothers, Chris Clear, of this county and Thos. Clear, of Ireland. Besides these, he leaves a wife, two sons and a
daughter to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held in the church of the Sacred Heart, and interment took place in the Catholic cemetery. The entire community extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.-Ayrshire Chronicle.