William J. Fahey 1858-1945
FAHEY, DALY, BAGAN, OBRIEN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/19/2011 at 00:30:00
William Fahey Dies Following Heart Attack
William Fahey, 86, father of Mrs. D. A. Bagan of Estherville, died Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., from a heart attack.
Born in Tipperary, Ireland, July 10, 1858, Mr. Fahey came to the United States at the age of 22 and worked on a farm at Ackley until 1881 at which time he began working on the B.C.R. & N. railroad at Goldfield.
He was married to Julia B. Daly in June 1883 at Adams, Mass., and lived at Emmetsburg, Galt, Iowa Falls and Cedar Rapids. The couple came to Estherville in 1903. Two children were born to the couple, Lomena, who is now Mrs. D. A. Bagan, and Earl, who died in 1914.
Mrs. Fahey died in 1922  and Mr. Fahey worked for the Rock Island until his retirement in 1928. He has made his home with the Bagan family, going to California four months of each winter.
Four grandchildren survive, Mrs. Lyle O’Brien of Iowa City, Ensign Earl D. Bagan, Lieut. Mervin F. Bagan and Irene Bagan who attends St. Catherine school at St. Paul, Minn.; also three great-grandchildren, Dennis and Colleen O’Brien, and Carol Ann Bagan.
Funeral services for Mr. Fahey will be held Friday in St. Patrick’s church in Estherville. Requiem high mass will be at 9. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery south of Estherville.
Mrs. Lyle O’Brien of Iowa City, a granddaughter, and her two children arrived in Estherville today and Irene Bagan, another granddaughter who attends school at St. Catherine school in St. Paul, arrived home Monday night. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 1, 1945)
Dies at Long Beach
William Fahey, 86, a retired employee of the Rock Island railroad and a resident of Emmetsburg many years ago, passed away at Long Beach, Calif., Saturday, from a heart attack. His remains were brought back to Estherville, to the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. A. Bagan. Funeral services will be held Friday morning. (Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, March 1, 1945)
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