James McMahon 1883-1938
MCMAHON, HAYES, KAUFFMAN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/13/2012 at 20:17:07
James McMahon Dies Suddenly
James McMahon, son of Mrs. Al Hayes of this city, passed away suddenly Sunday [August 14, 1938] morning following an illness of only a few hours. Death was caused by a stroke. Funeral services were held in St. Thomas church here Tuesday morning, with Rev. Father Nicholas Becker offering a requiem high mass. The pallbearers were Matt Brennan, David Joynt, P.C. Jackman, Bert Montgomery, Joe P. Hand and Dennis Martin. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Mallard near the graves of relatives. The Foy Funeral home was in charge.
The deceased was born in this vicinity 56 years ago and spent all his life here. He is survived by his mother and one brother, John, of Estherville. He was a generous and kindhearted person and will be greatly missed in the home from which he was suddenly taken. Throughout his several years he made friendships readily, and news of his death was received with expressions of sadness on the part of the many who knew him. One of his outstanding characteristics was a cheerful willingness to help in every way possible in his home. Sincere sympathy is extended to the surviving relatives. (Emmetsburg Reporter, Emmetsburg, IA, August 18, 1938)
James McMahon, 55, well known Emmetsburg citizen, died Sunday as a result of a heart attack. Mr. McMahon had attended church during the morning. Later in the day he suffered a heart attack which caused his death.
The funeral services were held from St. Thomas church in this city Tuesday. Rev. N.J. Becker officiated. Special vocal music was rendered by Wm. Dunigan. Interment was in the Mallard Catholic cemetery with the Foy Funeral home in charge. The pall bearers were J.P. Hand, Dennis Martin, M.W. Brennan, David Joynt, Bert Montgomery and P.C. Jackman.
The deceased was born at Carbinhill, Ohio, July 1, 55 years ago. He spent his youth in that locality. When he was 10 years of age he moved from Ohio to Ayrshire, where he lived for some time. He later came to Emmetsburg, where had since made his home. Since his residence in Emmetsburg he was employed in various capacities. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Al Hayes, and by the following brothers and sisters: John McMahon, Estherville, Jos. Hayes, Washington and Mrs. Frank Kauffman, Laurens. A brother, Peter McMahon, passed away some time ago. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, August 19, 1938)
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