BROPHY, John 1877-1898
BROPHY, SWEENEY, PARRELL
Posted By: Stephen (email)
Date: 6/29/2021 at 06:35:35
The funeral of John Brophy, of the 52nd Iowa, who died in hospital of typhoid pneumonia, took place at Harper's Ferry on Monday Sept. 25th. His remains were brought home by his sister Annie who went to attend her brother at the hospital. The body of John was laid beside the grave of his mother [Mary Sweeney Brophy] in Paint Rock Church cemetery.
This brave young soldier whose life was sacrificed in the "War for Humanity" was an only son, the nephew of the venerable Mrs. John Parrell, of Harper's Ferry, Iowa. He was only 21 years of age. These frequent funerals of the young Cuban soldiers make us realize in our own flesh and blood the terrible results of war.
Added by S. Ferrall 7/2/2021:
A telegram received Friday evening announced the death of John Brophy of the 52nd Iowa at Des Moines of typhoid pneumonia. The deceased was a young man about 21 years old and a son of Thos. Brophy.
His remains arrived on Monday and were laid to rest in Paint Rock cemetery beside his mother, who died many years ago when he was a mere child.
Thus another young life has gone out that the glories of our beloved government may live respected at home and abroad. Of Harper's Ferry and Waukon it can be truly said they are the most patriotic towns in the county - not patriotism on paper, but that of the genuine kind that rallied their boys at duty's call to face danger and sickness without a murmur until the foe was met and vanquished.
The heartfelt sympathies of a grateful people go out to the friends and relatives of those brave boys who have done their full duty to their country and bowed to the will of Divine Providence.
~Allamakee Journal, Wednesday, September 28, 1898 (Harper's Ferry Haps column); pg 4
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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