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Mahoney, Eben died 1870

MAHONEY

Posted By: Audrey Haught, volunteer
Date: 8/20/2015 at 17:39:49

Died in Elkader, October 24th, 1870, Eben Mahoney, aged 71 years.

The deceased was the father of L.A., George and E. W. Mahoney, and had lived in the County nineteen years. He was a native of Banger, Maine.

In 1862, fired with that patriotism which so successfully combated the wicked Southern rebellion, he, old as he was, enlisted in the 37th Iowa Infantry (Grey Beard Regiment) and served until 1864, when he was discharged on a count of palsies dilatability, owing to a disease contracted in the army. It is this disease that carried him finally form this earth.

May his lot in yonder brighter world from when no traveler has ever returned, be a happy one. He was a good old man, respected and beloved by all.

Although advanced in years, had it not been for the exposures of army life, he might yet, with his former robust constitutions, have walked the streets of Elkader these many years. But, he is gone, and we drop a sympathetic tear ever an old settler friend, a good citizen, and a kind man.

Clayton County Journal: October 26, 1870

Note: He and his wife Mary are buried in the Eastside Cemetery, Elkader


 

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