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MARONEY, Thomas 1832 – 1904


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/8/2019 at 14:40:26

Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 10, 1904 Page 3

An Estimable Citizen Gone.
Under the above head the Waukon Democrat of last week pays the following tribute to the father of Mrs. F. W. Boyd and Mrs. Frank McCluskey, who died on Oct. 20th:—
Their reference was made in our last issue to the death of Thomas Maroney, who passed away at his home in Waukon at an early hour Wednesday morning last. The funeral services were held Friday at St. Patrick’s church, Fathers Walsh, Norton and Ryan officiating. In a short sermon Father Walsh paid an eloquent and worthy tribute to the manly and deeply religious character of the deceased. The church was crowded with people of all creeds, and a procession of more than a hundred carriages followed the remains to Mount Olivet.

Deceased was born in County Limerick, Ireland, June 1, 1832. He emigrated to America in 1852, and after a short residence at Elgin, Ill., he came to Allamakee county in 1856, settling first in French Creek township and from there moving in 1876 to the Maroney farm on Round Prairie, one of the finest tracts of land in the county, where he made his home until he moved to Waukon two years ago.

He was married June 7, 1864, to Eliza Fenelon. The wife and a family of nine daughters and three sons survive him, all of whom were present at the funeral except one daughter, Johanna, a member of the religious order of Presentation Nuns. He is also survived by a brother, Tim Maroney, ten years the senior of deceased.

Mr. Maroney was a splendid type of the stalwart, earnest, God fearing pioneer settler, whose energy and industry transformed this region from a wilderness into a community of prosperous homes, surrounded by the influences of Christianity and refinement. He weathered the vicissitudes of a long, active life without a trace of embitterment or discouragement. He never made an enemy, and went philosophically to his eternal rest, beloved by his family, honored and respected by the entire community and safe in the eternal friendship of his Savior.


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