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|Thomas William Sheridan
Lifelong Resident in His 67th Year
|Thomas William Sheridan died at the family residence in Richland township, Jones County, at 10:40 am Saturday, May 15th, after an illness of several months, although until recently he was able to move about the home, he had not been in good health for a number of years.
Thomas W. Sheridan was a son of James Sheridan and Rosana Boyle, who were natives of Ireland and pioneer settlers of Jones County. The deceased was born on the old homestead in Richland Township, Jones County, and was in his 67th year, and all his life was spent upon the farm where he was born.
He leaves to survive him his brother, Stephen Sheridan, at home; his sisters, Mrs. Mary A Seymour of Seattle, Wash.; who came here several weeks ago when his illness became serious, and Miss Abbie Sheridan, at home.
Three nieces, daughters of the late John. A. Sheridan, and their husbands of Cameron and Monmouth, Ill, namely Mr. and Mrs. Axel Ahlstrand, Mr. and Mrs., Henry Isaacson and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nelson, were here to attend the funeral.
"Tommy" Sheridan as he was familiarly called by his lifelong friends in this community, was a man of high character in every respect. A Christian gentleman in the true sense of the word. He was honest and straight -forward in all his dealings with his fellow men, and died honored and respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Catholic Church and of St. Peter's parish at Temple Hill.
At one time he had the distinction of having been known as one of the foremost swine breeders of the middle states and visited all the big state fairs with specimens of his herds and was personally known among the high-class breeders of the country. However, the inland situation of his farm was a handicap and he retired from the business.
Mr. Sheridan was on of the charter members of the Cascade Council, Knights of Columbus and a faithful member to the day of his death.
The funeral services were held Monday morning at 9:00 from the residence to St. Peter's church, Temple Hill. The Rev. John Hehir, pastor, celebrated the Requiem Mass and preached a notable sermon upon the virtues of the exemplary life of the deceased. A delegation of the Knights of Columbus attended the service. John Koppes, John McDonald, George Flinkner, Eugene Fagan, Jr., William Martin and Victor Maternach, neighbors of the deceased, acted as pallbearers.
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