Rowe, Rev Father Thomas 1854-1904
Posted By: Leann (Ann) Arlen (email)
Date: 7/26/2008 at 22:03:58
On microfilm at the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
Monday, July 25, 1904, P3, C2 - OBITUARY.
Rev. Father Rowe of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died suddenly in the Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago last Saturday. News of his death caused profound regret among the Catholic clergy of this city, where Father Rowe was well known. The priest was on his way home from St. Louis, where he saw the World's Fair and was stricken in Chicago. He was a very large man and the excessive heat taxed the powers of endurance. Death finally resulted from exhaustion. Arrangements have been completed for the funeral, which will take place Wednesday morning from Strawberry Point. A large number of priests from Dubuque and other surrounding towns will be in attendance.
Tuesday, July 25, 1904 Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, IA.
DEATH OF REV. THOS. ROWE
The Deceased Was a Faithful Priest and a Public Spirited Citizen.
Strawberry Point, July 24.--A telegram was received here Saturday evening announcing the death of Rev. Thomas Rowe of heart disease in a hospital in Chicago. He was returning from a visit at the World's Fair at St. Louis and was taken sick at Chicago and removed to a hospital, where expired. He had lived in this place twenty-two years, having had charge of St. Mary's church here and of the Sacred Heart church at Cox Creek, seven miles north, and for some time past went to Greeley, sixteen miles southeast of this place every other Sunday to conduct services. His has been a life filled with usefulness. Being very liberal and democratic in his views he was a public-spirited man, always one of the first in a public enterprise that would benefit the town which had been his home for so many years. We can say that perhaps no man would be so greatly missed from among us, as every one considered him friend whether Catholic or Protestant. The body will arrive here Tuesday and will be laid at rest in the beautiful cemetery prepared by his own hand. Rev. Father Daly of Monti will conduct the services Wednesday forenoon. Father Rowe leaves a sister and a brother in the old country. He was 50 years of age June 21.
Contributor note: my grandmother came on an Orphan Train, with Father Rowe involved. She was adopted in Volga, Clayton, IA by the Edward and Mary (1st) and (2nd Bridget Shea/O'Shea family with another Orphan Train boy - Theodore "Timothy" BELL/Shea.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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