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John T. Chesire
John Chesire Death Due to Heart Attack
Services Held this Morning for Native of Community
John T. Chesire, 64, life-long resident of this community, died at his home at 602 South Garnavillo Street, shortly after noon Tuesday, following a prolonged heart ailment. Mr. Chesire was born on a farm in Fairview township, just east of Anamosa, May 15, 1874, a son of the late Matthew and Margaret Chesire, both natives of Ireland. He attended the common school in Anamosa and later St. Joseph's College, Dubuque.
He was united in marriage to Miss Ellen McNamara of Wyoming, by the late Rev. Robert Powers at St. Patrick's Church here on October 1, 1900. Five children were born to this union, Misses Clara and Florence, preceding their parents in death. Mrs. Chesire died in 1921. Surviving children are: Miss Esther E. Chesire of Chicago, Milton M. Chesire of Anamosa and Mrs. Mary Bulkley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A sister, Miss Esther M. Chesire also survives. One sister and three brothers preceded him in death: Sister M. Raphael (Miss Julia), William, Dr. Mathew and Frank Chesire.
Mr. Chesire was one of the most successful farm operators in this community. An untiring worker on his own place, he also lent his energy to many worthwhile movements of the community, though never accepting any office. He was a faithful member of the Catholic faith and a charter membver of the Anamosa council of the Knights of Columbus.
Funeral services were held this morning at 9:30 at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. P.J. Behan, pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the family lot in Holy Cross cemetery. Casket bearers were: Tom Hanlon, John W. McNamara, John Rhody, B.I. McLaughlin, William Hellberg and John Neville.

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Source: The Anamosa Journal, Thursday, Aug 18, 1938

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