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Joseph Agnew
February 7, 1860 – November 14, 1918
Joseph Agnew, a well-known resident and farmer of Washington township, Jones county, died at the family homestead Thursday morning, Nov. 14, after an illness, which he contracted several weeks prior to his death, and which he was unable to survive.
Mr. Agnew was born on the old homestead in Clay township February 7, 1860. He was a son of Patrick and Maria (McVana) Agnew, natives of Ireland, who settled in Jones county in 1854. Mr. Agnew was a quiet and unassuming citizen who was highly respected by all his neighbors and friends for the his unassailable character and his virtues as a Christian gentleman. He was a most devout Catholic and faithful member of St. Peter's congregation in Temple Hill. His death is sincerely mourned by his relatives and friends alike, for he possessed attributes that won the high esteem of his fellow men and his memory will endure among them.
He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Sarah J.) Fagan of Richland township, and Miss Agnes Agnew at home. His aged mother died in September of this year and his father in 1911.
The funeral took place Saturday, Nov. 16th at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's church, Rev. J. J. Farrelly officiating. The pallbearers were Thomas Sheridan, Wm. McDonald, Jas. Flannigan, Chas. Leonard, Thomas Keating, and Thomas Kelly.

Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
Source: Cascade Pioneer, Cascade, Iowa, 21 November 1918

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