Madden, James died 1876
Posted By: S.Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/1/2017 at 18:20:44
Death of a Stranger - One day last week a stranger made his appearance in Geneva, giving his name as James Madden and saying he came from Warren, Ill., although at another time he gave Canada as his former home. He was apparently in poor health and grew worse until Sunday night, when he died.
It was not thought necessary to hld an inquest, as it was evident that death resulted from natural causes. The deceased was evidently a man upwards of forty years of age and quite intelligent in appearance. No money was found upon his person, his pockets containing a pocket knife, a couple of crackers and a small quantity of tobacco.
The body was decently interred in the cemetery at Highland Grove*. -from the Hampton Chronicle
~The Enterprise, Ackley, Iowa; Friday, August 1, 1876
*The 1883 History of Franklin County: "...cemetery was located at Highland Grove, which in 1875, interments were removed to the Geneva village cemetery."
James Madden may have been one of the last burials in the Highland Grove cemetery. If his remains were among those reinterred, they possibly are now buried in the Lindenwood cemetery north of Geneva.
Franklin Obituaries maintained by Crystal Wilken.
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