MITCHELL, Martin 1871-1950
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/8/2015 at 14:54:32
Barney Mitchell Dies Saturday
Martin (Barney) Mitchell, who had made his home in Grundy Center upwards of 60 years, died Saturday night in the Harrison Convalescent Home in Marshalltown. He was taken to St. Francis hospital in Waterloo for care and treatment about two months ago. Two weeks later he was removed to the convalescent home in Marshalltown. He had been in failing health for more than a year and continued to get weaker until the end came.
The body was brought to the Coffman funeral home in Grundy Center where it was prepared for burial. Services were held in the Catholic church in Grundy Center Wednesday morning. They were conducted by Rev. Fr. Justin Kress. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery in Grundy Center.
Lost Leg On Railroad
Barney Mitchell was born in Waterloo Sept. 1st, 1871. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Mitchell. The family moved to Grundy Center about 60 years ago. After Barney grew up he was given a job as brakeman on a freight train. It was while he was so employed that he met with an accident which resulted in the loss of one leg. That ended his work on the railroad. He later learned the printing trade and was engaged in that work during the remainder of his active years.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Charles Castle from Britt; two brothers, Frank from Salt Lake City and Louis, Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 August 1950, pg 6
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