MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 370
submitted by Neal Carter, October 13, 2007
The late EDMUND O’CALLAHAN, who died Thursday morning shortly after the midnight hour, was an old resident of Muscatine, and his demise removes a familiar figure from our midst. Mr. O’Callahan was born March 25, 1829 in the county of Cork, Ireland, but like many of his countrymen, decided to emigrate to America. He first located in Rock Island, but in 1856 came to this city and here he has resided ever since.
A shoemaker by trade he followed his business until impaired health compelled him to desist. Three years ago the prevalent epidemic of grip affected him and from its effects he never fully recovered. During the winter the ailment became aggravated and developed into dropsy which was the immediate cause of his demise. Nearly 42 years ago he was united to Miss Mary Barry and their union was blessed with ten children, of whom seven, with their widowed mother, survive to mourn his loss. The children are Minnie, John, Mrs. Anna Benedict, Edward, Mrs. Emma E. Rose, of New York city, William, of Rock Island, and Bert, of this city. Mr. O’Callahan was an upright and industrious citizen and his death will be regretted by numerous friends and acquaintances.
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