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James Henry Maloney 1852-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/10/2011 at 02:09:04

James Maloney Passed Away Thursday Morning
James Maloney passed away at his home on East Robert Street Thursday morning from results of a paralytic stroke which overcame him in May, 1922, and since that time had been helpless. At the time the stroke paralyzed him, he was in the employ of the Rock Island in Estherville in their supply department.

At the time of his death he was seventy-eight years of age and had made his home in Estherville for sixteen years. He was born in Essex county, New York, October 1, 1852. After living in Maryland a few years he moved to LeMars, where he married Miss Mattie Benedict in 1884. Ten children were born to the couple, all living except two, who died in infancy. Besides raising their own children they adopted a girl, Mary Lucille, who is staying with Mrs. Maloney.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. Wm. Veit officiating, and burial made in the Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Maloney is survived by his wife and the eight children who are: Mrs. Mary Krahmer, Mrs. Frances Reynolds, and Vincent Maloney of Estherville, Mrs. Genevieve Kelly of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Lauretta Amundson, Vail; Joseph B. Maloney, Chicago; Mrs. Veronica Pessica, Fort Dodge, Mrs. Gertrude Diedrich, Chicago. Also four brothers living in Farmington, Minn.; sister in Helena, Mont., and thirty grandchildren. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, September 24, 1930)

Rites Held For Jas. H. Maloney
Was Engineer Forty Years on R.I.
James H. Maloney, 77, died last Thursday at his home in Estherville after a prolonged illness of nine months, caused by paralysis. Mr. Maloney was engaged for forty years as stationary engineer at the Rock Island railroad yards, retiring from this work in1922.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick’s church, with the Reverend Father Veit officiating.

James Henry Maloney was born Oct. 1, 1852, in Essex county, New York. The family later moved to Maryland where Mr. Maloney attended school. In 1881 they moved to Le Mars where Mr. Maloney was married to Mattie Benedict. To this union were born ten children, eight of whom were girls. Two died in infancy.

Those who survive him are his wife and nine children: Mary Krahmer, Estherville; Genevieve Kelly, Emmetsburg; Lauretta Omundson, Vail; Joseph B., Chicago, Ill.; Frances Reynolds, Estherville; Veronica Pessica, Fort Dodge; Vincent, Estherville; and Gertrude Diedrich, Chicago; also an adopted daughter, Mary Lucille, who lives at home. There are thirty grandchildren. Mr. Maloney was one of thirteen children, four brothers and one sister living in Farmington, Minn., and one sister in Helena, Mont.

Mr. Maloney has lived in Estherville since 1914. He suffered a stroke of paralysis May 2, 1922, and has been helpless ever since. During the last nine months he was confined to his bed.
Attending his funeral services from out of the city were Mrs. Maloney’s sister, Mrs. Eddie Steward of Cherokee, and her sons, Dempster and Deforest Steward, and their wives; a sister, Mrs. Eddie Roan, of Sioux City; and two brothers, J. T. Maloney of Farmington, Minn., and Andrew Maloney of St. Paul, Minn. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, September 25, 1930)


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