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Michael J. Foley 1892-1957

FOLEY

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/23/2011 at 20:34:55

Michael J. Foley Dies of Heart Ailment
Michael J. Foley, 64, a resident of Estherville since 1923, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Holy Family Hospital. He had been hospitalized for the past several weeks with a heart ailment.

Born in Galway, Ireland [per WWI draft registration Spiddal County], in September 1892 [per WWI draft registration September 22, 1892], Mr. Foley came to the United States as a young man. He spent several years traveling about the United States, working at various places with the Rock Island railroad company.

While with the company, he attended a boilermaker’s school in Duluth, Minn.

Mr. Foley was active in Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus work here. He served with the army during World War I and was a member of St. Patrick’s church here.

He worked with the Rock Island railroad here as a boilermaker from 1923 until retirement several years ago.

Survivors include his wife, two brothers living in Ireland and several nieces and nephews living in New York.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s church with the Rev. Father J. H. Duhigg officiating. Rosary will be recited for Mr. Foley at 8:30 pm. Tuesday at Sternborg’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 25, 1957)


 

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