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Mr. Thomas Connolly died 1874

CONNOLLY, COUNTRYMAN

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 8/18/2018 at 22:52:38

Dubuque Daily Times, Saturday, Nov 14, 1874, Dubuque, IA, Page: 4

Mr. Thomas Connolly, a farmer living near LaMotte, in Jackson County, fell dead from apoplexy, while plowing in a field, on Thursday. He had not been discovered until he had probably been dead half an hour, and when discovered the team was standing near him, not having moved after he had fallen. His funeral took place yesterday at St. Theresaís Church.

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Dubuque Daily Times, Sunday, Nov 15, 1874, Dubuque, IA, Page: 4

The Mr. Thomas Connolly, of LaMotte, whose sudden death was noticed in the Times yesterday, was a prominent citizen of Jackson County, having resided there many years. He was educated for a Catholic priest, and had a fine education, which, he has chosen some professional, pursuit 2wiould have brought him into more than local prominence. Renouncing his idea of embracing the priesthood early in life, he chose agricultural pursuits, married, and settled quietly down to farming life, in which he was quite successful, and had brought about him, in his home, many evidences of and means to gratify his cultivated scholarly tastes. He was buried yesterday, Rev. Asa Countryman, of the Universalist Church of this city, preaching the funeral sermon. Peace to the good manís ashes.


 

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