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Michael J. Gorman
February 17, 1885–October 3, 1910
Obituary of Michael J. Gorman
from the Davenport Times

At the home of his father, John Gorman, 107 Rusholme street on Monday morning, October 3, occurred the death of his son, Michael J. Gorman, preceded by an illness of three weeks. The deceased had been practicing his profession as a lawyer in South Dakota, and three weeks ago came here to visit his parents and friends, as he had not been feeling well. He gradually grew worse until the end came.
He was born February 17, 1885, in Wyoming, Jones county, Iowa and was at the time of his death 25 years, 7 months and 17 days old. He came to the city with his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Gorman in the month of March 1908 from Anamosa, Iowa.
He graduated from the high school in that city, and took a classical course in St. Joseph’s college in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated from the law department of Iowa State university with honors, June, 1910. After graduation he came to Davenport for a visit with his parents before leaving for South Dakota to venture upon his business career. He made a wide circle of friends by his congenial manner while practicing his profession in the west and his many associates in this city are grieved to learn of his death, which comes as a shock to many who did not know that he was ill. He had a bright future before him, and was respected by all who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gorman, three sisters, Mary M. Gorman and Nellie E. Gorman at home, Sister M. Danielita Gorman, of the Mother House, Mount Carmel, Dubuque, Iowa, and four brothers, George C. Gorman, Anamosa, Iowa, Daniel C. Gorman and Raymond F. Gorman at home and John C. Gorman, Belle Plaine, South Dakota.
The body, accompanied by Very Rev. D. M. Gorman, Dubuque, Rev. C.I. Donohoe of Davenport, and family and a score of other relatives and friends, was taken to Toronto, Iowa over the C.M. & St. Paul railroad at 5:45 o’clock Thursday morning where services were held at the St. James church at 10 o’clock.
Rev. D. M. Gorman, president of St. Joseph’s college in Dubuque, uncle of the deceased, celebrated Requiem High Mass. Interment was made in the Toronto cemetery.—Davenport Times<./i>

Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig
Source: Anamosa Journal, 13 Oct 1910, page 2, col. 2

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