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Garaghty, Thomas died 1951


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 6/27/2014 at 19:33:36

Cedar Rapids Gazette, Thur., 22 March 1951.

Elkader-- Thomas Garaghty, 72, a retired farmer, was instantly killed Wednesday night when he fell down the basement stairway at his home here. He suffered a broken neck.

The accident happened about 10 p.m. when Mr. Garaghty started for the basement to bank the furnace fire. He lost his footing on the first step, plunged down the stairway and struck a post at the base.

Mr. Garaghty had farmed 10 miles southwest of Elkader until 15 years ago, when he retired and moved into town. He is survived by his wife: two daughters, Mrs. Ray Troester, Elkader, and Mrs. Milo Doser, St. Anthony; a brother, M. J. Garaghty, Elkader, and three siaters, Mrs. Catherine Connell, Elkader and Mame Garaghty and Mrs. Elizabeth Bannon, both of Waterloo.

The body is at Oelke funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


Cedar Rapids Gazette, 23 March 1951.

Elkader-- Services for Thomas Garaghty, 72, who was killed Wednesday night when he fell down a stairway, will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Church.


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