Thomas Comer (1813 - 1901) - Obit #3
COMER, MULLIGAN, COLLINS, MCCARTY, BROTHERS, SCIESZINSKI
Posted By: DJ Scieszinski
Date: 11/27/2020 at 18:53:04
The Albia Republican
November 19, 1901
Thomas Commer* Sr., of Guilford Tp., Monroe Co., Iowa, died and was buried at Stacyville Catholic cemetery.
One of the old and substantial pioneer citizens of Monroe Co., Iowa. He left his home and parents in old Ireland in 1833. Sailed from British flag take up the stars and stripes in America. And there to be a good citizen and hew out an honest living. He worked at all kinds of labor in the various States. And in 1851 he left Burlington and walked and crossed creeks best he could, through an almost trackless country to where he entered one hundred and sixty acres in Guilford Tp. On which he improved and resided until death.
Mr. Comer was a man much admired by all who knew him for his up-right way of doing business, his word was gold. He stayed by it let the consequences be what they might.
He left to wait a while a wife and five children. John, Thomas, Joseph*, Mary and Michael. Boys and girls whose career to present manhood is not unlike that of their father, honest and up-right, always standing for the right under all circumstances. Such a family is what makes a county and state famous.
Mr. Commer* died in full embrace of the Catholic church, in which he was a faithful member, and one of the strong supporters and builders of the magnificent church at Stacyville, which now stands as a mark to his liberal donation with others.
May his soul rest in peace. FRIEND.
NOTE: Commer should be Comer; Son Joseph is Daniel Joseph "Joe" Comer (1864 - 1941). Predeceased by sons James S. Comer (1870 - 1882) and Jacob Stephen Comer born April 21, 1875. Thomas Comer married Bridget Mulligan (1830 - 1906) October 13, 1856 at Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa.
Monroe Obituaries maintained by Susan Claman.
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