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GAFFEY, Frank H., Dr. 1884-1954


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/9/2016 at 12:23:25

Dr. Frank Gaffey Dies In Hospital

Dr. Frank Harold Gaffey, 70, a former resident of Grundy county, died Thursday at Veterans' hospital at Wadsworth, Kansas, of a heart ailment.

He was born Jan. 27, 1884, at Sterling, Ill., the son of John and Ann Gaffey. When he was small his parents moved to a farm south of Grundy Center. He attended school here and later attended Loyola medical college from which he was graduated with the class of '06.

Dr. Gaffey practiced medicine in Chicago and Westmont, Ill., and later in Waterloo, Iowa.

He was a member of the American Medical association and a past commander of the American Legion post at Westmont, having served as a first lieutenant in World War I.

Surviving are one son, John Dean, a professor in the University of California, who lives in Pasadena, and a daughter, Grace Ann, a graduate of Teachers college this last June; two brothers, John of Riceville, and Dr. James W. Gaffey of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Mrs. F. H. Clark, Grundy Center; three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Services were held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Old Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Leavenworth, Kans. Rev. Father F. Faiola was celebrant.

The body was brought to the Ferree funeral home Tuesday morning to lie in state, with graveside services at Sacred Heart cemetery at 2 p.m. with Rev. Father Kress officiating.

The pallbearers, all veterans of World War I, were Glen Sanders, Raymond Mertz, E. C. Anderson, E. W. Ruppelt, Roy Daniels and Floyd DeSeelhorst, carried the flag draped casket to its final resting place.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 July 1954, pg 2


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