Flaherty, John 'Jack' died 1917
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Date: 9/30/2021 at 12:08:50
Elkader Register & Argus, Thur., 14 June 1917. Elkport column.
The remains of Jack Flaherty were brought here from Milwaukee, where he had been in the Soldiers' Home for some time, and interred in the Catholic cemetery last Thursday, Rev. Minogue officiating.
Added by S. Ferrall 5/27/2022:
Jack Flaherty, an old soldier formerly of this place, was brought here for burial Thursday of last week from the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee. The funeral was held from St. Michael's church in Elkport and interment made in St. Michael's cemetery.
The pall-bearers were Fred Graf, George McDonald, William Costigan, John Sullivan, Samuel White and Bartley Needham.
Mr. Flaherty's death was very sudden as he was apparently in excellent health and the Wednesday preceeding his death on Saturday he assisted in decorating the graves of his comrades, marching at the head of the procession and bearing "Old Glory."
He leaves to mourn his death, two sons of Elkport, two grandsons and one granddaughter of Dubuque, one sister Mrs. Keigen of Westgate, Iowa, one brother Mike Flaherty also of Westgate and many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him as he always had a kind word for every one. He had been at the Home only six weeks. Mr. Flaherty was eighty-two years old at the time of his death.
~Edgewood JouRnal, Thursday, JuNe 14, 1917; pg 5 (Garber column)
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