Galena Weekly Gazette
21 February 1918

John Duggan Called by Death

Respected Vinegar Hill Resident Dies Tuesday Evening

John Duggan of Vinegar Hill died at the Nash Sanitarium Tuesday evening shortly after eight o'clock, where he has been receiving treatment for several weeks, though death was caused by an incurable malady. Mr. Duggan was born in Vinegar Hill township 73 years ago and was married when a young man, his wife having preceded him in death about thirty years ago. The deceased is without a known relative, and during his long illness he has been cared for by Daniel Spillane, an old neighbor who was even present at his bedside when death came, and no better example of neighborly and brotherly love could be demonstrated than that shown by Mr. Spillane to Mr. Duggan. Mr. Duggan was a Catholic by faith and attended St. Mary's church at Vinegar Hill. The deceased has resided in Vinegar Hill practically all of his life with the exception of the time that he crossed the plains to California during the gold strike, and has followed the occupation of mining.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning with services at St. Michael's church in Galena, and interment will be made in St. Mary's cemetery at Vinegar Hill.

Submitted by Tim Doser