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DEENEY, Patrick died 1865


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/20/2024 at 19:50:14

DROWNED - One of those sad occurrences which appall every heart and cause sadness over an entire community, was manifest here on Saturday evening last. Patrick Deeney, one of the most worthy and pleasant of all of Lansing's young men, met with a sudden death by drowning while bathing in the river, near the Steamboat Landing.

Patrick has been in the employ of J.W. Page, in the harness manufacturing business, for about three years. He was a faithful, honest, industrious young man, a regular attendant at the M.E. Church Sabbath School; an ardent temperance advocate, and a most beloved member of the Independent Order of Good Templars, in this place.

"Good evening, Mr. Haislet," said Patrick, on Saturday, a smile stealing over his genial, good-natured countenance - as we passed him on the street. In thirty minutes he was sleeping in a watery grave.

The social qualities and manly conduct of this young man had endeared him to us, and a shudder, only like that which steals over us when we have lost a brother, manifested itself when the announcement was made that Patrick was drowned.

How true the words, "In the midst of life we are all in death." The parents and friends of the deceased have our sincere condolence.

The body was recovered yesterday, below Lafayette, on a sand bar, brought to this city, and given to his sorrowing friends for burial.

~The Weekly Union, Lansing, IA, Tuesday, September 5, 1865, pg 3
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Patrick Deeny, of Lansing, was drowned at that place last week while bathing.

~Weekly North Iowa Times (McGregor), Sept. 13, 1865; pg 3

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At a meeting of Lodge 196 I.O. of G.T., held at their hall, Sept. 1st, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
1st, That in the sudden death, by drowning, of our brother, Patrick Deeney, our Order and Lodge have been again admonished and bereaved of God.
2d. That our Lodge has lost a most worthy brother, possessing principles of temperance and habits of industry and business, which promised well for himself, his family, his friends and the community.
[followed were 4 additional resolutions of a similar nature about the character of deceased the loss to the Lodge]

~The Weekly Union, Lansing, IA, Tuesday, October 3, 1865, pg 2


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