MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 418
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
B. C. CASHMAN and MRS. J. MORAN.
The venerable B.C. Cashman, of Seventy-six township, has completed his earthly pilgrimage, and all that is mortal of him was consigned to the last resting place Saturday. The deceased was a pioneer in the southern part of Muscatine county and for a half century was a familiar figure in this community. Though his hair was white with the frost of eighty winters he continued in robust health until about two years ago, when his faithful helpmate answered the final summons. After the death of his good wife he began to fail in health and he succumbed to general debility on the evening of the 2d inst., at the home of his son. .
Thomas, whose household is indeed in mourning, for on the same date his sister, Mrs. J. Moran, also died. She resided in Williamsburg, Iowa county, and with her sister, Mrs. Lizzie Shanahan, started for Muscatine on New Year’s day, intending to be at the bedside of their aged father to comfort him in his last hours. Mrs. Moran shortly after her arrival was suddenly seized with a severe pain in the head and before medical attendance could be secured, she breathed her last, passing away before her father. Mrs. Moran leaves a husband and a large family of children. Her remains were transported to Williamburg for interment, Mrs. Shanahan and Mr. P. O’Brien accompanying the body. .
Mr. Cashman, her father, was a native of the Emerald Isle and on coming to this country in the 40’s first located in Kentucky, and moving to Muscatine county about fifty years ago, had resided here continuously since. He was a sturdy and honest man and by his unflagging industry gained a comfortable competence. He is survived by three sons, Thomas, of this county; Henry, in Nebraska, and William, in California, and two daughters, Mrs. L. Shanahan, of Iowa county, and Mrs. John Daiber, of this city. The many friends of the doubly bereaved relatives will condole will them in their sad affliction.
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