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Thomas Doyle, 1856-1925


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/10/2009 at 22:13:00


Well Known, and Good Citizen of Estherville


Had Been Ill For Several Months With Cancer—Funeral Was Held On Thursday

After many months of intense suffering and pain caused by cancer Thomas Doyle passed away at his home at 1008 east Roberts street Tuesday evening, September 22nd, at 9:20. Mr. Doyle began to fail in health last March. Everything was done in order to help him and make his sufferings easier to bear. He spent several weeks at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester and every attention possible was given him by local doctors. His wife and daughters were with him at all times and their loving and tender care helped him to bear his pain. Thomas Doyle was born September 23, 1856, at Tipton, Iowa. His early days were spent at the farm home of his parents near there. His education was received in the rural schools of Cedar county. On May 6, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Meighan, of Tipton. They lived in Tipton until March 9, 1894, when they moved to Emmet county and located on a farm nine miles north of Estherville. Twenty years ago they came to Estherville and have since made their home In this city. Five children were born to this happy couple, four of whom survive their father. Maurice, the only son, was killed during the World War. The daughters are Mrs. Norman Maine, Mrs. C. L. Keogh and Miss Josephine Doyle, all of Estherville, and Mrs. John Nolan, of Loomis, S. Dak. Mr. Doyle was one of Estherville's most highly respected citizens. He was considered by all who knew him as a gentleman of the highest type and made friends wherever he went. His home life was peaceful and he tried in every way to please his loved ones. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Catholic church, of which deceased was a life long member. Rev. C. P. Conway officiated. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were Ben West, J. Waldron, J. P. Kennedy, A. Lohman and Ed. Smith. Mr. Doyle was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of both organizations. The sympathy of many friends is extended the bereaved relatives. Besides his wife and daughters Mr. Doyle is survived by two brothers, John Doyle, of Cedar Rapids, and Tim Doyle, of Tipton, and one sister, Miss Julia Doyle, of Belle Plaine, all of whom were present at the funeral.

Source: Estherville Democrat, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; September 30, 1925.


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