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Patrick O'Boy & family

OBOY, DUFFINA

Posted By: allamakee co iagenweb (email)
Date: 3/4/2004 at 04:46:54

Patrick O'Boy & family

Patrick and Rose O'Boy were both born in Ireland. They were residents of Iowa since 1882. They first lived at Postville, Allamakee Co. Iowa, and later moved to Castalia, where they were listed in the 1900 Census. Patrick and son, Fred, were employed as section hands for the railroad. Patrick was born in August, 1852 and Rose was born in May of 1853. They were married in 1875. Their children were: Patrick, John, Tony, Mary, Fred and Rose.

Patrick later lived at Seattle, Washington; John later lived at Miles City, Montana; Tony lived at New Bedford, Mass.; Mary who was born May 14, 1886, at Postville, Iowa -- for several years she was the telephone operator at the Castalia switchboard. She died on May 14, 1928; Rosey O'Boy was born in Feb. 1889. She became Mrs. Duffina and was living at Newport, Rhode Island at the time of her sisters death. Later lived at St. Paul, Minn.

Fred O'Boy was a true friend, admired by all his acquaintences, which has been a remembrance handed down to the younger generation, by all who knew him personally. Described as a tall, lanky, quiet fellow, he showed an interest in all community activities. He was a member of the Castalia baseball team. He operated a grocery store in Castalia, where he had the reputation of handing out some treats to the children of his patrons. In 1931, Fred O'Boy left Castalia to live in Decorah, having accepted the appointment of Winneshiek County Deputy Sheriff. He served for 14 years as Deputy Sheriff. He died at the home of his sister Rose, in St. Paul Minn. on June 20, 1956. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Ossian.

- source: Bloomfield Township Family Histories, A Supplement to "And so they came... to Bloomfield Township", by The Bloomfield Township Historical Society, Winneshiek County, Iowa; pg 62
- transcribed by S. Ferrall


 

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