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Shurley, R. V. 1834 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/6/2020 at 11:37:39

Source: Decorah Republican July 14, 1898 P 1 C 4

Death of R. V. Shurley.
Old-timers will remember that along in the latter part of the sixties one R. V. Shurley came to Decorah and established a Democratic paper, the Decorah Democrat. It was a red-hot one, and in the debates this paper had with him, he was given the title of "Robert Vesuvius,” as best expresssing{sp} his constantly eruptive condition on political topics. Socially, however, “Bob" was a very agreeable follow. He was also a splendid printer; but Decorah was not then large enough to support a Democratic newspaper, and he soon removed to Lansing, and then drifted to Dubuque, We glean from the Dubuque Times that Mr. S. died at the home of his daughter in Chicago, on Friday last. The Times says of him:—
Mr. Shurley came to Dubuque from Lansing in 1871. He was foreman in the Telegraph job rooms for some time and then became city editor of the Herald. He was identified with this journal a number of years and then went to Chicago where he established a job printing office.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1834 and died July 9, 1898. He is buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, IL.


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