FLAHERTY, Nate 1872-1931
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/25/2015 at 10:14:59
Flaherty, Member Noted Whitten Ball Team, Died Sat.
Was Sick For Year With Bright's Disease and Heart Trouble
Nate Flaherty, a member of the widely known crack Whitten baseball team during the early years of this century, died at Whitten last Saturday. He had been suffering for a year with heart trouble and Bright's disease. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. F. C. Griewe of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Benson cemetery. Mr. Flaherty during the past four years was manager of the Farmers Elevator at Alden. He gave up the position at Alden last fall and returned to Whitten.
Nathaniel Everett Flaherty was born at Centralia, Nemaha county, Kansas, on November 15, 1872, and died Feb. 21, 1931, at the age of 58 years, 3 months and 6 days.
His college education was obtained at St. Mary's and at Holton, Kansas.
He was married to Jessie Viola Brooks of Whitten on Oct. 6, 1898. After a residence of 1 1/2 years at Havensville, Kansas, they lived at Whitten until May, 1926, when they went to Alden where Mr. Flaherty was manager of the Farmers Elevator for four and a half years.
They returned to their home at Whitten on Nov. 1, 1930. He had been in failing health for two years. He grew rapidly worse since sometime in January.
His early occupation was farming. He continued this work until he bought the meat market at Whitten. Later he was in the stock business and for a number of years operated the Farmers elevator at Whitten. From a child he was of the Catholic faith. Upright in all his dealings, he won the respect of all who knew him. He was a devoted husband and a loyal friend. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, a sister, Miss Ellen Flaherty of Seneca, Kansas, two brothers, John of Havensville and George of Seneca, Kansas, 3 nieces, 5 nephews, his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Brooks, and a brother-in-law, Chester Brooks of St. Paul, Minn.
Funeral services were held Monday at the home at 2 p.m. Rev. F. C. Griewe, pastor of the M.E. church, officiated. Burial was in the Benson cemetery.
Relatives and friends from a distance were George, John and Edward Flaherty and Micheal Rogers of Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Bradford of Jewell, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hollman of Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Greany of Wellsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greany of Dike; Willard Miller, L. O. Watson and Lee Heslop of Alden; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Eggleston of Grundy Center.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 February 1931, pg 12
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