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Posted By: Carla Hillgren (email)
Date: 3/18/2019 at 12:17:10

Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, July 2l, l904
JAMES E. SULLIVAN, one of the most popular conductors in the employ of the "Q" railroad, died at the Depot Hotel Wednesday afternoon, July 13, at l:50 o'clock, from kidney trouble. MR. SULLIVAN has been an employee of the C.B. & Q. Railroad Co. for 20 years, and few men enjoyed so wide an acquaintance and so great popularity. He was genial and kind, and made friends wherever he went. For many years he was conductor on the St. Joe branch, and had his headquarters at Chariton, but of late years had been on passenger trains on the main line.
He was born at Iowa City on April 16, l855, and shortly afterward his parents moved to Ottumwa, where he grew to young manhood, and where he first became an employee of the railroad. His parents moved from Ottumwa to Georgetown, their present home. His headquarters have been at various places, including Ottumwa, Burlington, and Chariton, and a short time ago he was given the St. Joe run for the second time, with headquarters at Chariton. His parents, MR. and MRS. MARTIN SULLIVAN, were at his bedside during his illness. Besides his parents he leaves four sisters: Mesdames GEORGE ROBERTS and GLENTZER, of Hiteman, and THOMAS PHENEY, of Council Bluffs, and MISS KATHERINE SULLIVAN, and four brothers: J.A., of Chariton, M.T., of Council Bluffs, M.M., of St. Louis, and H.H., of Burlington, to mourn his death.
The remains were taken to the home at Georgetown on No. 10 this morning, and the funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Church at 11 o'clock, a.m. Friday, conducted by Father Gaul, of the Catholic Church, of which the deceased was a member.
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May 28, 2003


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