Larkin, Thomas J. 1843-1909
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Date: 8/27/2018 at 20:31:08
Thomas Joseph Larkin was born in New York City, May 25, 1843. died at his home in Minneapolis, Minn., August 4, 1909, aged 66 years, 2 months and 11 days.
At the age of 12 years, in 1855, he came to Prairie du Chien, Wis., thence after a year or so, to Iowa, residing at Elkader and McGregor, the latter place his residence for better than 22 years.
At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in Co. D, 21st Iowa Volunteers, and served through all the campaigns in which his regiment was engaged until the close of the war. Returning home on the 15th day of July, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Love.
To this union five children were born, only one, the oldest son Frank, is living, [illegible] with his esteemed wife are company for the mother in her sad bereavement.
In 1888 the family moved to Minneapolis, which has since been their home, owning a cottage home at No. 3012, on 24th St. south.
The funeral was held at McGregor Saturday afternoon, under the auspices of Hervey Dix Post, G.A.R., the ritual service rendered by the officers of that post, Rev. Wyatt pronouncing the benediction. The casket was laden with flowers, a tribute from Minneapolis friends.
Mr. Larkin was a charter member of the Hervey Dix Post, G.A.R. and a member of the Iowa Legion of Honor, affiliating with Pocket City lodge, No. 37.
Thomas Larkin was a brave patriotic soldier, his services highly commended by his comrades. He was an honest upright citizen, of a genial disposition, a true and tried friend. His death is sincerely mourned by the family and a large circle of intimate friends.
~Monona Leader, Thursday, August 12, 1909
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