Boyle, Martin died 1884
BOYLE, BOYLES, FITZGERALD
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/15/2019 at 17:24:27
On the 16th, at his residence, in this city, departed this life, Martin Boyle, aged about 58 years.
Deceased was born in Ottowa, Canada. His parents emigrated from Ireland in an early day. At the age of thirteen with his parents he came to the states, the home being at Erie, Pa., where in 1840 he was married to Nora Fitzgerald.
In this union eight children were born, six of which are living, Milo, John, William, Charles, Ella and Emma.
In the excitement of 1852 Mr. Boyles made an overland trip to California, where he remained two years; returning he brought his family west, landing at McGregor in the fall of 1854. He engaged in railroading and built very considerable of the line between Council Bluffs and Black Hills country.
He served in the army, a member of Co. L., 6th Iowa Cavalry, serving three and a half years.
Since the war has followed railroading and engaged in quarrying stone. Lately he has had an interest in the Pipestone quarries, at Pipestone, Minn., and contracts in grading at the Black Hills, and arrived home from there only a few weeks ago too sick to work longer.
He was troubled with the Kidney disease, giving up life after a severe struggle and a most patient forbearance.
Mr. Boyles was an industrious, energetic laborer, a man given to many noble qualities; a faithful soldier, who has laid down his arms, withdrawing from the uneven battle of life, to accept a promotion in the army on the other shore.
The funeral took place on Monday at the Catholic church, Rev. Father Nagle officiating. A large concourse of citizens and friends attended the mourning family in these last sad rights to the departed, accompanying the remains to the resting place in the Catholic cemetery.
~North Iowa Times, Thursday, August 21, 1884
Note: He and his wife Honora 'Nora' have a gravestone in Pleasant Grove cemetery, where their surname is spelled BOYLE, rather than Boyles. The obit may be wrong so interested researchers should verify burial place.
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