Galena Daily Gazette
20 January 1930

John Hurley Found Dead in His chair

John Hurley, who resided on High street, was found dead in his home Sunday morning. Mr. Hurley had been living alone in his home, and neighbors John Ward and Earl Casserly, who did not see any smoke coming out of the chimney, went to his house and called to him. Receiving no answer, they looked in a window and saw Mr. Hurley sitting in a chair, from all appearances, dead.

They notified Chief of Police Barnett who went to the house, and in company with Mr. Ward and Mr. Casserly broke open a rear door and gained entrance.

Finding the man apparently dead, Officer Barnett then notified the coroner, W. H. Nash and a physician. The body was then taken to Uehren & Furlong's mortuary where an inquest was conducted by Coroner Nash. The following jury rendered a verdict of death from heart failure: James E. Furlong, foreman, William Dooling, Edward Malone, John Sanderson, Henry Winter, Jonas Koempel.

Mr. Hurley was born in Galena 69 years ago and has lived in this city all of his life. His sister, Miss Margaret, died recently, and since that time he has been living alone. He is survived by a niece, Miss Margaret Byrne of Galena.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, at eight-thirty from Uehren & Furlong Chapel and nine o'clock at St. Michael's Catholic church. Burial will be made in the family lot in St. Michael's cemetery.

Galena Daily Gazette
21 January 1930

Funeral of John Hurley is Held This Morning

The funeral of John Hurley was held Tuesday morning from Uehren & Furlong chapel to St. Michael's Catholic Church where services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Donahue, commencing at 9 o'clock. Burial was made in St. Michael's cemetery, the following acting as bearers: Clyde Moyer, Andrew Ivory, Earl Casserly, Sherwin Williams, Irwin Larey and George Moyer.

Submitted by Tim Doser