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Byrnes, Charles 1835 - 1913

BYRNES, MADDEN, MCCARVILLE, WOODS, MILZ, CONWAY

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Feb. 28, 1913, P-FP, C-4

Charles Byrnes Dies Suddenly.
The death of Charles Byrnes at his home on 3rd Ave. West on Tuesday evening came very unexpectedly although he has been in poor health for several months. Mr. Byrnes was up, sitting in his chair during the evening, visiting with his son-in-law, J. W. Conway, and others of his family. Dr. Jinderlee called about eight o’clock, as was his custom, and while waiting upon Mr. Byrnes, noticed the approach of death, and called the family into the room, but the great destroyer worked swiftly and the vital spark had fled while Mr. Byrnes was still sitting in his chair.
The funeral will take place Friday morning at the Church of the Assumption. Mr. Byrnes was a kindly old gentleman whose word, in private and business life, was as good as a bond, and his memory will be held in tender recollection by a wide circle of neighbors and friends.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Mar. 7, 1913, P-FP, C-5

BYRNES
At his home in Cresco, Iowa, Tuesday evening, Feb. 25th. 1913, occurred the death of Charles Byrnes after a lingering illness of more than a year. He had been a resident of Iowa for almost forty-three years. Born in the Vale of Avoca, County Wickelow, Ireland in April, 1835, he came to America at the age of thirteen, and after spending several years in the State of New York, during which time he served an apprenticeship in the business of watch-making in the city of Utica, which calling he was compelled to abandon for a more healthful occupation, he removed to Fox Lake, Dodge county, Wis., where he was united in marriage to Miss Ann Madden in 1860. The family removed to Iowa in May 1869, settling at Independence where Mr. Byrnes was employed upon the Iowa State hospital for the Insane, which was then under construction. In the spring of 1871 he removed to Howard county, where he resided until the time of his demise. He was one of the successful farmer of this community, but since his retirement in 1897 he has not been actively engaged in any pursuit. He is survived by his faithful wife, who has been a devoted companion for more than fifty-three years, by eight children and fifteen grandchildren. The children are John, Julia and Elizabeth Byrnes, Mrs. B E. McCarville, Mrs. R. J. Woods and Mrs. Wm. Milz, all of Cresco, Mrs. J. W. Conway, of Elma, and Chas. E. Byrnes, of Cedar Rapids. He is also survived by one brother James Byrnes of Fox Lake, Wis., and a sister Mrs. Libbie Byrnes, of Castlewood, S. D. The funeral was held Friday morning at nine o'clock from the Church of the Assumption, the Very Reverend Dean T. J. Murtagh officiating, interment being in St. Joseph's cemetery, Cresco.
The funeral was largely attended, among those from out of town were Joseph Byrnes, of Granville, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Casey, Fox Lake, Wis., Mrs. Emma Fallgatter Pardee, and Mr. and Mrs. James Stapleton, of Elma, Ia., Mrs. Dr. Torpey and Mrs. Paul Kempendorf, of New Hampton.

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