Galena Daily Gazette
10 May 1910

James Kane Called By Death

Old Resident of Galena Dies at Dubuque Monday Evening

Mr. James Kane, for many years a resident of Galena, and for twenty-five years a section foreman on the Illinois Central road, died at eight o'clock Monday evening at a hospital in Dubuque. For several months Mr. Kane had been in poor health, and death came as a result of the infirmities of advancing years.

Mr. Kane was a native of Ireland, having been born in Limerick about 1835. While a young man he came to the United States and to the then western state of Illinois. He secured a position as section man on the Illinois Central road and helped with laying of the extension from Chicago to Dunleith, now East Dubuque. He was the second oldest foreman on the Central system. For several years Mr. Kane lived at Council Hill, removing from that station to Galena. Of late he had been making his home with his children at Dubuque.

The deceased is survived by one son, Edward, of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. W. Campbell and Mrs. Edward Grate of Dubuque. Mrs. Kane passed away two years ago next September.

The remains will be brought to Galena on the 7:30 train thursday morning. Funeral services will be held at eight o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church.



Galena Daily Gazette
12 May 1910

Funeral Services Held

Interment of the Late James Kane Made Today

The remains of the late James Kane arrived in Galena on the 7:20 Central train from Dubuque, and were taken to St. Michael's Catholic church where funeral services were held. The service was conducted by Rev. Fr. Shannahan who delivered a very impressive sermon and paid a tribute to the Christian life of the deceased, as well as his home life. The bearers were: John Cloran, Thos. Barry, John Geiger, John J. Thode, Mr. Wentlender and Mr. Shea. The remains were laid away by the side of the mother who had died a few years since, and the son and daughter, John B. and Miss Theresa, who had preceded the parents to the life beyond. Mr. J. W. Kane, chief train dispatcher of the Northern Pacific road who left Livingston, Mont., on a fast coast limited, failed to make connections at St. Paul, and arrived in Galena too late to attend the funeral. J. R. Kane, Illinois Central operator at Dubuque, and Mrs. Kane, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Campbell, solicitor for the Chicago Great Western railway at Dubuque, and Mrs. Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grote of Dubuque accompanied the remains to Galena, as did Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kane of this city.


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