MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 446
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
AN OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY
May 8 1897 (hand written)
MICHAEL FAHEY, for 44 years a resident of Muscatine, died Saturday night at 11:20, at the home of his son, Patrick, 1915 Lucas street, after an illness of five days, from senility. Mr. Fahey was born October 4, 1816, in Parish Athenry, County Galaway, Ireland, where he remained untial attaining man’s estate, when he resolved to leave the Green Isle. In 1842 he sailed for America and first located in Massachusetts, in which State he resided for eleven years before coming to Muscatine, he following the occupation of farmer on his tract of land in and near the city limits.
He was noted for his honesty, sobriety and industry, and esteemed by all on account of these qualities. Mr. Fahey was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Rooney in Massachusetts, who preceded him to the other world in 1881. The surviving children are Mary, wife of James B. Walsh, William, Patrick and Michael E., all of this city. One sister also survives, Mrs. B. Hogan, of Nichols, who was present when her brother breathed his last. Deceased was a member of the Catholic church.
The funeral will be from St. Matthias church to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 9 o’clock.
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