Martin Byrnes died at the County Home sept. 29 and was buried at the
catholic Cemetery. (Tama). He had arrived at the age of 84 years.
More on Martin Byrnes:
From a visit to the Tama County Poor Farm
Martin Burns, age 74, came to Poor farm in 1884 from Tama City. He is a native of Ireland. He has been in America forty years. He worked several years in stone quarries in eastern Pennsylvania. We have his statement to the effect that he handled every stone that is in the Canada side abutment of the suspension bridge. He has been in Iowa nine years during which time he "walked around."