Daily Iowa State Press; Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA;
Apr 10, 1899
Patrick Doyle, one of the best known and most respected
residents of Parnell, died at his residence on March 27th after an
illness of several months, in the seventy-second year of his age.
Fortified and consoled by the words of Christ's holy priest,
comforted and cheered by the unremittingly and tender sympathies of
loving wife and children, death to him seemed shorn of its terrors, and
his last moments were a fitting climax to a long life well spent. For
over a quarter of a century he has lived on the farm in this vicinity;
coming thence from his former home in Iowa City.
And all who had known him were strongly impressed with his
unvarying honesty, sobriety, truthfulness and nobility of character. He
was respected by all who knew him, and one would as soon think of
impeaching the truthfulness of the Bible as to question or doubt the
veracity of Patrick Doyle.
He was of a genial, sunny disposition, warm hearted and generous,
ever ready to assist a friend or minister to distress. Yet his was not
the charity that blazoned itself abroad. His right hand spoke not to his
left. He shrank from publicity, and became shy and embarrassed at the
voice of gratitude.
In him the religious and patriotic elements were strongly and
harmoniously blended; he was a devout and practical catholic, a good
faithful citizen, a true, unflinching democrat, and an ardent lover of
He never forgot the land of his birth, but deep down in the corners
of his heart were fondly cherished its glories and traditions together
with the fervid hope of its future redemption, happiness and prosperity.
He was born in Ireland, in the county of Carlow, November 25, 1826.
He came of highly respectable parentage-scions of the "rale ould
stock"- and inherited from them all the characteristics of a brave and
noble ancestry. Pining for that freedom which was denied him at home, he
at length turned his face westward, and arrived at New York 1846.
Remaining but a short time in the Empire state, he again set out,
arriving at Iowa City, where he remained until moving to his farm.
A widow, five daughters and two sons, Mrs. Mat Lamo of Davenport,
Mrs. Frank Wheelan of Rock Island, Miss Annie ,of Davenport, Miss Maggie
at home, Charles and James of Chicago, also one brother, James Doyle of
St. Paul, Minn., survive him. Many relatives also mourn his loss.
The funeral service-a solemn requiem mass was held in St. Joseph's
Church, Parnell at 10 a.m., March 28 by Rev. H.B. Kelly. After the mass
Father Kelly spoke most feelingly and earnestly of the virtues of the
deceased. If anything, however, could speak more eloquently than another
of the life work of the man, and the esteem in which he was held in the
community, it was evidenced by the great number of persons present at
the church, and the long line of carriages that followed the remains to
St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Davenport Daily Leader; Davenport,
Wednesday, May 10, 1893
At 5:30 yesterday afternoon occurred the death
of Mr. Patrick Bolger, at his home three miles southwest of
Walcott. The deceased was 66 years of age, having been born in
County Carlow, Ireland, having emigrated to this country over
thirty-five years ago. He was well known in Davenport and had
many friends, as he had resided in this vicinity for years.
Three children are left to mourn his loss. The funeral services
will occur at Sacred Heart cathedral on Thursday at 2 o'clock,
the interment being at St. Marguerite's cemetery.
Davenport Democrat and Leader; Davenport,
Thursday, September 3, 1925
Patrick J. Dawson died at Pine
Knoll sanitarium Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock after an
illness of the past eight months.
The deceased was born in County Carlow, Ireland, on March
17, 1877, and had been a resident of Davenport for the past 31
years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Gaskin of
1102 Ripley street, Davenport and Mrs. M. Neill in Ireland and
two brothers, James and Edward Dawson in Ireland.
The funeral will be held on Saturday from the Halligan
funeral home at 8:30 a.m. to St. Anthony's church at 9 a.m.
Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery. The family
kindly request that flowers be omitted.
Curtsey of Tom LaPorte
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