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Humphrey, James Patrick 1865 - 1926


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 12/15/2018 at 18:45:08

Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Oct. 1926.

James P. Humphrey, who passed away at his home here Sunday evening, Oct. 3rd, was buried in St. Joseph's cemetery last Wednesday morning.

James Patrick Humphrey was born in Giard township July 29, 1865, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Humphrey and at the time of his death had reached the age of sixty-one years, two months and four days.

January 19, 1897, he was united in holy bonds of wedlock with Miss Colista Regan and to this union seven children were born, four sons and three daughters, all of whom survive, together with the widow, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's church with Rev. Father J. P. Taken officiating, assisted by Rev. Father Dougherty of the Cathedral at Dubuque, Rev. Father Hogan of Green, Iowa, Rev. Father Donlon of Monona, Iowa, and Rev. Father Secor. Interment was made in the St. Joseph's cemetery.

The surviving children are Kathryn, Donna, Virginia Ann, Raymond, Gregory, Jam__ and John. One brother, M. J. Humphrey of Mason City and three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Nolan of Plakington, S.D., Mrs. John McLaughlin of McGregor and Mrs. E. E. Beers of this place, also survive.

Solos, during the services were rendered by Mrs. Margaret Latham and Mr. A. Leslie and the four sons and two nephews, John and Mac McLaughlin were the pallbearers.

Mr. Humphrey had been a resident of Elkader for the past 32 years and during that time was more or less active in all of the community activities. It was through his efforts that the Humphrey and McLaughlin block was built, one of the finest business places in Elkader. His efforts also provided the Rivola Theatre building and a number of other building activities can be credited to him. In fact the deceased was one of Elkader's progressive citizens and it was ever proud of him.

As a respect to his memory most of the business places were closed during the funeral hour and the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order oof Foresters, of which he was a member, attended the funeral in a body.

Those from out of town, who came to pay their last respects were the following:

M. J. Humphrey and Mr. and Mrs. John Humphrey of Mason City.
Daniel Haggerty of Minneapolis.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. McLaughlin of Gary, Ind.
Mac McLaughlin of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nolan of Plankington, S.Dak.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Leslie of Waverly.
Wm. Flynn of Oelwein.
Helen Kilburn of Kansas City.
Mrs. R. F. Quinn of Independence.
John Burke of Marquette.
Tom Barrett of Castalia and a host of relatives from Monona, Postville, and McGregor.


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