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Francis William Duffy
Another Young Man Called
Francis William Duffy Died of Influenza Sunday Morning
Francis William Duffy, a young farmer and married man, of Washington township, died Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock, after an heroic struggle with the dread influenza and its resultant disease of Pneumonia. Both Mr. Duffy and his young wife of less than one year were deathly sick, and for days it was unknown which might first be called, or that both might fall victims of the inexorable epidemic. Mr. Duffy succumbed, and his wife continued in a precarious condition for days. But is improving daily and may fully recover.
Francis William Duffy was a son of Mr. John (and Jane) Duffy, the father having died Oct. 30, 1909. He was born Oct. 1, 1896 and lived at the home in Jones county. He was married to Miss Jettie Shanahan of Butler township, Jackson county, January 29, 1918. She survives him, along with his mother and sister, Mrs. Mary B (John A) Finn.
Mr. Duffy was an excellent young man, devoted to his family and beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was a faithful Catholic and died fortified by the last sacrament.
The funeral took place Monday morning from the residence to St. Peter's church, Rev Farrelly officiating.

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Source: Cascade Pioneer, 28 November 1918

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