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William Daniel Kane 1894-1965


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/5/2012 at 18:58:54

Kane, 70, Dies Here After Illness
William Kane, 70, retired conductor of the Rock Island Railroad, died yesterday about 10 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital. His death was attributed to a heart condition from which he suffered for the past nine years.

William Daniel Kane, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Kane of Emmetsburg, was born Nov. 28, 1894. [Per WWI draft records, Nov. 28, 1895]

Mr. Kane was a veteran of World War I, two years of which he served overseas as a member of the 12th Engineers, a railroad battalion.

He was married Dec. 11, 1926, to Ruth Crowl here in Estherville. Mr. and Mrs. Kane lived here all their married life. He was a conductor on the Rock Island for 41 years, but retired in September, 1956, because of poor health.

Mr. Kane was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Survivors include his widow and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gardiner of Hawthorne, Calif., and two nieces, Sister Mary Bernadette DeLourdes of Baker, Ore., and Mrs. Mary Anderson of Rancho Cordova, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services for Mr. Kane are to be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. James H. Duhigg officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. A Rosary will be this evening at 8 o’clock at Fuhrman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ed Rost, Guy Nicholson, W.H. Hunt, Matt Scholtes, Dr. L.F. Hoffman and Henry Neppl.

Friends may call at the funeral home until time of services. A memorial has been established. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, June 14, 1965)


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