|Michael English, Sr
Born March 28 1828
|Last week the Pioneer briefly mentioned the death of Michael English, Sr., who died at the residence near Garry Owen in Jackson County, Wednesday forenoon, October 9th, after a protracted illness of several months duration.
Mr. English was one of those many hardy men from abroad who in their youth turned their faces to the land of promise and with little of this world's goods, emgrated to the shores of Columbia and my hard, honest toil and frugal habits, accumulated a comfortable estate, and enjoyed many years of happiness before the autumn harvest of Father Time numbered him among the ripened grain.
Mr. English was born in county Galway, Ireland the 24th day of March, 1828, and at the age of 21 years or in 1849 came to the United States and took up his residence in New York City, where he remained for several years. He later removed to Syracuse, New York and in 1864 in that town he was married to Susan (?) Grogan, sister of Bernard Grogan of Clay township, and the next year again turned his face westward with the Mississippi valley as the objective point of travel to locate at Dunleith, IL (now E. Dubuque). He lived there two years and then removed to Jones Co., Iowa, where he purchased a farm and where he resided up to last year when having sold the old homestead farm, he bought another near Garry Owen and lived thereon with his son, D. J., and his daughter, Mary A. English, Mrs. English having died on Charistmas Day, 1897.
Mr. English was very popular among his neighbors and was held in highest respect as a citizen and friend.
Mr. English is survived by two daughters and three sons: Mary A. English at home; Michael English of Stanberry, MO; D. A. English of Cascade; Dominic J. English at home and Susan (Mrs. Wm. Leonard) of Temple Hill. The funeral was held last Friday at St. Patrick's church, Garry Owen. Solemn High mass was celebrated in which ceremony Father Kelly was assisted by Rev. Convery of Temple Hill, Lonergan of Fillmore, and McNamara of S. Garry Owen. At the conclusion of the services the remains were conveyed to the cemetery at St. Peter's church, Temple Hill and interred beside the last resting place of the beloved wife of the deceased.
Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
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