Old and Respected Citizen of Jackson Township
|Dominick Boyle, an old and respected citizen of Jackson township, this county, died at his house at 6:10, Wednesday morning, August 27, of a complication of diseases brought on by at an attack of la grippe about a year ago.
Mr. Boyle was in his 53rd year. He would have passed that milestone on the 6th of the current month.
He was a native of Syracuse, New York; came west in 1854, with his parents, who settled near Elgin, Illinois. The family remained there two years and then removed to Jones county. The first three years of their residence in the county, was in Rome township, and afterwards, they were two years in Cass and went from there to Jackson.
Mr. Boyle's father died while the family was living near Elgin and his mother passed away 5 years ago, in Anamosa.
In 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Julia Halligan, a sister of Dan Halligan, formerly of this county. Nine children were the fruit of their union, two of whom are dead.
On the morning of his death, he called his children as usual. In response to the inquiries of his wife, he said he had passed an exceptionally good night, and felt quite well. Then he laid back upon the bed, and in a sudden pain that came over him, he rolled off upon the floor, and was found to be dead.
In politics, the deceased was a democrat, in religion, a devoted Catholic, in every duty of life faithful and honorable.
The funeral was held Friday at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Power officiating. The ashes were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends. Messrs. Malech Gavin, Matt Chesire, Patrick Hayes, James Dorsey, James Brown and Patsy Connors, officiated as pall bearers.
Submitted by: Tim Boyle
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