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Geraghty, John, Sr. died 1932


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/16/2018 at 11:02:56

Clayton County Register, Thur., 29 Sept. 1932.

MONONA: John Geraghty, Sr., aged 85, passed peacefully away in his sleep early Tuesday morning after several weeks' illness and suffering. He was tenderly cared for by his faithful daughter, Kathryn. Until several weeks ago he was apparently getting better, but his Maker called him home September 20, 1932.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ann Geraghty, one daughter, Kathryn, and six sons, John F. Geraghty and Joseph Geraghty of McGregor, Thomas Geraghty of Great Falls, Mont., Michael Geraghty of Eagle Grove, Iowa, Patrick Geraghty of St. Paul, Minn., and Edward Geraghty of Monona; one brother, Patrick Geraghty of Monona, one sister, and two grandchildren, Patricia and Emmett Geraghty of McGregor.

Funeral services were held on Thursday morning from St. Patrick's Catholic church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father M. J. Hogan of Greene, Iowa, and many years pastor of St. Patrick's parish and an intimate friend of the deceased, read the mass and officiated at the grave, assisted by the local pastor, Father Luke Donlon. Mr. Geraghty joined the K.C. at Dubuque twenty-six years ago and when the Elkader council was organized, transferred to Elkader. The members of the K.C. marched in a body, and also bank directors, officers with whom he was associated, having been a director of the Farmers State Bank. Mr. Geraghty led an unusually active life and spent most of his life on the farm, where his son Joe now lives, for about 30 years was assessor for this township and usually walked about six miles a day with his book under his arm. He said he needed the exercise, which no doubt was the secret of his good health and longevity. He also clerked farm sales and has over 400 to his credit. He was one of the pioneers and it was a struggle for him to make a living for his family during his early life. He visited the sick and attended all funerals if at all possible, especially of late years. He was a good neighbor and a kind friend to all, good to his family. The sympathy of the community is extended the family.


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