MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 233
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Sept. 8, 2007
PATRICK FAHEY, an old and esteemed citizen of Muscatine, died suddenly but painlessly, at the family residence on west 7th street, April 14, 1887. The summons of the dead Messenger, though sudden and unexpected, found him prepared for the last journey. Down the walk of life hope and charity were his companions, and together with him they entered the portals of death. He was a sincere Catholic, an indulgent husband and an affectionate father.
Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, some 70 odd years ago, he imbibed at his mother’s knee that love of native land and scorn of English tyranny that is inseparably united to the dauntless hearts of matchless Tipperary’s sons, and in the fervent tenacious memories of the Irish people. While yet a youth he stood ready to rise with the galiant band of patriots led by O’Brien, Mitchel and Meagher. The sad failure of the attempted uprising of that period is but too well known to the children of Innisfall. He emigrated to the United States at a comparatively youthful age, and after sojourning in the eastern States for a short period he removed to Muscatine over twenty-five years ago, where he has since resided. He leaves a wife and four children, faithful and affectionate, to mourn his loss. They may feel assured of the hearty sympathy and affectionate consolation of a legion of friends in their hour of sad bereavement. In his death his adopted country has lost a faithful citizen and Ireland an honest, patriotic son. It affords us a mournful pleasure to lay this slight tribute upon the grave of one whom we knew and admired amid the struggles and trials of an humble life and who never shrank from the call of duty.------ P.J.R.
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