O'Day, Micheal 1835-1919
ODAY, CAIN, MURPHY, SCHRIVER, EMERSON, CONBOY
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/3/2015 at 19:19:24
Micheal, son of Micheal and Catherine Cain, O'Day, was born in County Clair, Ireland, on Jan. 6, 1835, and died at his home near Littleport, Iowa, on Feb. 13, 1919.
He was married to Margaret Murphy on October 16, 1875. To this union 9 children were born, 2 dying in infancy, and James Henry and Mrs. Catherine Schriver also preceeding him in death.
Those left to mourn his loss are: Mary Emerson, Strawberry Point; John at home; Maragret Conboy, Elberts, Mich.; and Mike, with the U.S. Army in France. Also ten grandchildren.
Mr. O'Day was an old soldier, having served in the war of the Rebellion and always entertained a warm spot in his heart for any of his old comrades and loved to tell of his experiences while working for Uncle Sam.
While a young man he worked several different points in the south and saw a good deal of country. The above is a brief synopsis of the life of our old friend who has gone to join those whom he loved and who preceeded him to the Great Beyond.
M. O'Day an old resident here died at his home south of town last Wednesday night from diseases incident to one of his advanced age. He was buried in St. Joseph's cemetery south of town, the funeral service being held from the Catholic church
Mr. Murphy of Elkport was in town a few days last week incident with the death and burial of Mr. O'Day.
~Elkader Register, Thursday, February 20, 1919 (Elkport Personals & Littleport column)
Burial is in Sacred Heart cemetery, Littleport
Gravestone is inscribed with a DOB - 1840, rather than 1835 as in the obituary. The obit contributor does not know which is correct.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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