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Irwin, Edward 1839-1907


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/15/2018 at 14:46:44

Died at the home of his brother Wm, in Plankington, S.D., Sept. 11, 1907, Edward Irwin, aged 68 years, 5 months and 23 days.

Edward Irwin was born in the county Lotrim, Ireland, March [19?], 1839. The family [illegible] country in 1859 and settled [illegible], Maine. In 1864 they [illegible] acquiring a farm in Washington township. In 1872, Edward, with the brother, William, struck out for themselves by the purchase of a farm in this township, southwest of the city, which was Edward's home continuously up to his joining his brother William at Plankington, S.D., a few weeks ago.

His ailment and immediate cause of his death was cancer of the stomach. The best of medical skill was employed and every effort made to stay the ravages of the disease, but to no avail. On his departure for Dakota, he gave his friends a final farewell, satisfied in his own mind, that the end was only a question of time. The news of his death, though not unexpected, was indeed a sad message to his Monona friends.

He is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Mary James, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Margaret Haughton, Brooklyn, N.Y.; John James, of Boston, Mass., and William of Plankington, S.D.

The remains were brought to Monona accompanied by his brother William, and the funeral was held at St. Patrick's Catholic church at 10 a.m., Sept. 13, Rev. Father Hogan officiating. There was a large attendance of personal friends and acquaintances of the deceased. Burial in the Humphrey cemetery, near his old home.

Edward Irwin was held in high esteem. His was a manly character; possessing an even temperament, and the soul of honor; true to friends, just to all mankind. He loved the hunt and kept a good sized kennel of favorite hunting dogs. He was at all times prepared for the hunt of wild game and no one more enjoyed an outing and the exciting chase for the habitables of the woods than Ed Irwin. His associates will miss his lead in the chase for game and in the years to come more than one recital will be heard of Uncle Ed's famous banter with the wilds of the forests.

His manly character, his noble, generous qualities of heard [sic] and mind, and his social bearings, will live in kindly remembrance with them who best knew him.

~Monona Leader, September 19, 1907


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