BRODERICK, Michael J. 1855-1920
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/5/2016 at 13:32:38
M. J. Broderick Passes Away
Death After Long Illness, Caused By Hotchkiss Disease. Resident of Grundy Center for More Than 20 Years
Passes Away While Sitting Quietly In His Chair At His Home Monday Morning
M. J. Broderick, one of the well known and most beloved residents of Grundy Center, passed away at his home in the east part of town about eight o'clock Monday morning.
For several years past Mr. Broderick had been a sufferer from what is known as Hotchkiss disease, and although he had been around and working considerable most of the time, the disease, which is one of the most rare in medical annals, was constantly wearing on his system. He seemed to realize his condition and often spoke to his friends about the approaching end of life. In his conversations on this subject, he always seemed composed and ready to go at any time. This was especially true during the past few months or weeks. Just recently he remarked to a friend that as he had witnessed the return of his three sons from service in the army, the marriage of his youngest daughter, and the birth of Arthur's baby, which occurred only a few weeks ago, he was ready to go to his future reward.
Mr. Broderick passed away peacefully as he was sitting in his chair Monday morning. His death came as a great shock to his family and friends. For nine years he was connected with the C. L. Kinney lumber yard in Grundy Center, and during his more than twenty years residence here has won a large circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom speak in highest terms of his sterling manhood and good citizenship qualities. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The funeral services will be held from the Sacred Heart church at nine o'clock this, Wednesday, morning conducted by his pastor Rev. Father Norris. The Dispatch will publish the obituary next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 May 1920, pg 1
Michael Joseph Broderick was born July 12, 1855, at Deerfield, Wisconsin.
In the year '79 with his parents he came to live in Dougherty, Iowa.
In 1883 he married Miss Catherine Lalor of Madison, Wisconsin. This union was blessed with five children, all of which are living.
As a married man he made his home near Dougherty, where he was farming. He then moved to Rockwell, Ia., where he was engaged in the livery business. He then moved to Grundy Center, where he has made his home for the past 23 years.
He had been in poor health for the past three years. He died May 17th at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 5 days.
The funeral services were held in the Sacred Heart church, Grundy Center, with Rev. Father Norris in charge. Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.
Mr. Broderick is survived by a sorrowing widow, two daughters, Mrs. John German, Webster City and Mrs. Clarence O'Connor, Clarion; three sons, William J. of Chicago; and Arthur J. and Paul J. of this city.
Three sisters, Mrs. Dorsey of Rockwell; Mrs. J. F. Coyle, of Sauk Center, Minn., and Mrs. Marley of Osage. Also one brother, Patrick of Mason City.
May his soul rest in peach and
Let Perpetual Light shine upon him.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1920, pg 1
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