PATRICK MC CLEMONS AT REST
Body Arrived From Cleveland, N. Dak Saturday Evening.
FUNERAL HELD AT ST. PATRICK'S MONDAY. On Wednesday, May 7th at about 10:00am, Patrick McClemons, a farmer old resident of this community passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ben Gamble at Cleveland, N. Dak. The remains were brought here Saturday evening and on Monday morning the funeral was held from the Frank Miller home to St. Patrick's Church where Father O'Reilly celebrated Mass and preached the funeral sermon. Interment was afterward made at the cemetery near by. The deceased was recovering from an attack of the lagrippe and was beginning to feel in good spirits when he was seized with a sudden attack of asthma and bronchitis from which he had been a sufferer for over twenty years. He gradually became weaker and on Wednesday, may 7th death relieved him of his suffering.
Patrick McClemons was born in County Antrim Ireland on January 25, 1844 and came to America with his parents in 1853. The resided in Pennsylvania for four years, moving to East Dubuque in 1877 where he made his home with his parents until his marriage to Ellen Standridge, who preceded him in death seventeen years ago. He came to Iowa in 1876 and resided on his farm just south of Dougherty until June 28, 1912 when he went to Cleveland, N. Dak where he made his home with his daughter Mrs. Ben Gamble.
The decesed was the father of seven children, five of whom remain to mourn his death. They are Mrs. Roy Sweeny, Mrs. Charles Titus, Mrs. Frank Miller and Will McClemons of Doughtery, and Mrs. Ben Gamble of Cleveland, N.Dak. He was a kind man and will be missed by his children and many old friends and neighbors among whom he dwelt. The bereaved relative have the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors.
(Submitted by: Pat Palmer)