BROPHY, Thomas 1845-1917
BROPHY, TULLY, RELLIHAN
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/2/2021 at 15:20:45
Thomas Brophy, a pioneer of Lafayette township and Civil War veteran, died at his home in Rathdrum, Idaho, Sunday evening, Aug. 19, after a protracted illness.
Deceased was born in Queen's County, Ireland, Sept. 1, 1845, and came with his parents to America when a baby. The family lived in Kentucky a number of years, settling in Lafayette township in 1857.
In June, 1863, he enlisted in the 9th Iowa Cavalry and served until after the war. In the spring of 1870 he went south and engaged in railroad contracting. Later on he made a trip overland to Puget Sound and camped in the streets of Spokane, Wash., when that city was but a small village.
He located at Rathdrum, Idaho, in 1878, being the first man to take up a homestead in that county. Mr. Brophy was known well and favorably by a large circle of friends, and served a couple terms as sheriff of his county. His funeral occurs at Rathdrum today.
Decease is survived by a wife and seven children, who mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father. Mr. Brophy also leaves four brothers and three sisters, as follows: John C., Mesdames Margaret Tully and Kate Rellihan, of this city; Mike and Mrs. Tom Tully, Dubuque; Joe, Rathdrum; and P.C., Mountain Grove, Mo.
~Allamakee Journal, Wednesday, August 22, 1917; pg 2
Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion:
Enlisted at age 18, 11/1/1863 as Private, Co. B, 9th IA Cavalry; mustered out 3/23/1866.
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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