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John Brady
Died Here on Saturday
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church here Monday morning for John Brady, 71 years old, who died at his home in Anamosa at 1:20 Saturday morning after about two months illness.
Rev. P. Behan was in charge of the services and interment was in the Catholic cemetery here.
Mr. Brady suffered great shock when Mrs. Brady died suddenly two months ago, just a few days after the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. After half a century of supreme happiness with his wife, he appeared to lose interest in living without her, and he did not rally from the shock.
Mr. Brady was the head of one of Anamosa's finest families, and a man who was held in the highest esteem by everyone who knew him. Generous, kind, industrious, the perfect husband and father, John Brady was one of the best-loved men in Anamosa.
Born in Jones county, the son of Daniel and Mary Brady, he had spent his entire life here with the exception of two years in Missouri. On Feb. 11, 1890, he was married to Julia Chesire. For many years they farmed six miles east of Anamosa, retiring in 1919. Later he operated the bottling works here, and in 1929 he took a position as guard at the Reformatory, leaving that work last fall.
He was a devout member of St. Patrick's Catholic church, a member of the KC lodge, and an active worker in Democrat circles.
Surviving are two daughters and four sons: Miss Irene Brady, of Hammond, Ind.; Dan, Charles and Robert, all of Chicago; John, of Newcastle, Calif., and Miss Esther Brady, of Anamosa; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Margaret Murphy, Miss Nell Brady, Miss Mary Brady and C. D. Brady, all of Cerdar Rapids.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, May 23, 1940

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