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1830–January, 29, 1908
|The venerable Patrick Mulvehill, whose death occurred Wednesday, January 29, 1908, was one of the earliest settlers of Jones county, where he resided for 64 years, coming there when a boy of 14 years.
Mr. Mulvehill was born in county Limerick, Ireland, in 1830. At the age of 12 years he emigrated to the United States with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mulvehill, who first settled in Maryland, where the family found employment in the cotton mills for two years. Then they removed to Iowa and settled on the present Mulvehill homestead in Clay township, Jones county.
Patrick Mulvehill was married to Miss Ann Curley in 1859, and nine children were born to them, namely: Thomas, Bernard, William, Mrs. M. Hughes, Mrs. J.W. Foulkes, Mrs. Thomas Moran, Mrs. John Duffy, Mrs. William Duffy, and Hannah who died when 6 years old.
Mr. Mulvehill was universally respected and honored in the locality of his long and continous residence, and esteemed for his Christian virtues and uncompromising manhood. He was a consistent Catholic and passed to his final reward fortified by the sacraments of his faith.
The funeral services were held at St. Peter's church, Temple Hill, on Friday last, and were conducted by the Rev. P.J. Coffey.
The decedent's five sons-in-law and brother-in-law, William Drummond, acted as pall-bearers and the funeral was very largely attended.
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