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William Carney 1827 - 1924

CARNEY, SHANIHAN, TILLMAN, NASH, CLAYTON, GILLIS, VAN SKY

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Date: 11/15/2017 at 15:05:52

June 6, 1827 July 28, 1924

WILLIAM CARNEY

After an Illness of five months due to the infirmities of old. age, Wm. Carney departed this life Monday afternoon, July 28, 1924, at the home of his daughter. Mrs. A. G. Tillman of this city, where he had lived for the past seven years.

Mr. Carney was born June 6. 1827, near Montreal, Canada, coming to the states when a young man in the employ of a ship on the St. Lawrence river. In 1849, he was married to Miss Mary Shannahan at Saratoga Springs. N. Y., where they resided until coming to Madison, Wis., in 1855. Here they engaged in farming until 1868 when they moved their family by ox team to Grundy county, Iowa, coming through Chicago when it was but a village. In 1882 they moved to Osceola county where they resided until the death of Mrs. Carney at Ocheyedan in 1892. Since that time he has made his home with his children.

Mr. Carney lived to see a great many changes in transportation, farm implements, etc., and liked nothing better than to ride about in an automobile until the last few years. He also regarded the air plane as a flying wonder.

Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Carney all of whom are living except Mrs. Harvey Nash who died in January 1916. The other children are Mrs. D. W. Clayton. Mrs. 0. J. Gillis, Sibley. Iowa; Mrs. Ed. Van Sky and Jas. Carney, Broadview, Mont., Geo. Carney, Moville, Iowa, and Mrs. A. G. Tillman, Clarion. Besides his children he leaves thirty-two grandchildren and forty-seven great grandchildren, many of whom were present at his funeral. Mr. Carney possessed a keen sense of humor and it was this together with his ability to look upon the bright side of life that won him many friends wherever he went and which made it easier for his loved ones to care for him during his decline in health.

Short services were held at Clarion Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. H. L. Lews, pastor of the Church of Christ, after which the remains were taken to Sibley. After services the burial was made In the Goewey Cemetery Wednesday morning beside those of his loved ones who had gone before him.

Wright County Monitor - Clarion, Iowa
August 06, 1924


 

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