MITCHELL, Patrick 1838-1908
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/12/2016 at 13:05:40
Pat Mitchell Dead
Patrick Mitchell died at his home in this city Friday morning after a short sickness. Mr. Mitchell had the distinction of having been in the railway service probably as long as any man in Iowa. He entered the service forty-five years ago and remained in the work up to a short time before his death. During the most of that time he was a section man. He entered the employ of the old B.C.R. & N. which is now the Rock Island, thirty-nine years ago and remained with the company since that time.
Patrick Mitchell was born in Castlebai, county Mayo, Ireland Nov. 3, 1838 and died in Grundy Center Oct. 9, 1908.
He emigrated to America in 1862 and resided for some time in New York City. From there he went to Ohio where he engaged in the construction of the B. & O. Ry; he then went to Vermont and continued railroad work.
He was married to Miss Margaret Tunney in Vergennes, Vermont, Nov. 15, 1863. With his wife he came to Waterloo, Ia. in 1869 and resided there until 1881 when they moved to Spirit Lake. After living there two years he moved his family to Grundy Center where he has lived until the time of his death.
There are left to mourn his death a wife and eight children, Thomas of Traer, John of Waterloo, Martin, William, Lewis and George of this city, Mrs. C. F. Castle of Gladys, N.D. and Frank of Little Rock, Ark.
The funeral services conducted by Father Hogan were held at the Sacred Heart church in this city Monday. Interment was made at the St. Joseph Catholic cemetery.
Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were John Mitchell and family from Waterloo, Tom Mitchell and family from Traer, and Frank from Little Rock, Ark.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 October 1908, pg 1
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