MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 429
submitted by Phyllis Hazen, Novmeber 26, 2007
AN OLD SETTLER DIES.
The figure of the venerable JAMES McCORMICK, sr., will never more greet the sight of his many friends and acquaintances in this community, he having departed this life Sunday, December 22, 1895, at 1 p. m. Rugged and hardy, as was characteristic of the pioneers in this vicinage, he enjoyed good health until six months since, when a sarcoma formed on his neck. This was successfully removed on Nov. 30th, and while the wound healed nicely an inflammation of the stomach set it and eventually proved fatal. Mr. McCormick reached the advanced age of 77 years, 1 month and 21 days.
He first saw the light of day in Queens county, Ireland, and came to this country in 1851, first locating in St. Louis, which place after a short residence, he left to come to Muscatine. For the past seventeen years he has lived on his farm on Muscatine Island about eight miles south of this city. In 1860 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah O’Connor, who with four sons, Patrick, William, James and Charles, survive. Deceased was a sturdy, honest and industrious citizen, who was universally esteemed for his sterling qualities, and who will be widely mourned. The Funeral is appointed to take place this morning at 11 o’clock from St. Matthias church.
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