Galena Daily Gazette
24 March 1909

Boy is Called by Death

Willie Donnelly Dies at Home on the East Side

Willie Donnelly, son of Peter Donnelly, local agent of the American Express company, died this morning at his home on Third street, after a short sickness. Besides his father, a brother, Howard, and an uncle, Jas. Donnelly survive.

The death of the boy is particularly sad inasmuch as it is the third to occur in the home within a few years, Mr. Donnelly dying in 1906, and the only daughter passing away a few months later. In poor health almost since childhood, the lad endured the pain and suffering that fell to his lot with a brave spirit and with never failing fortitude.

The funeral services will be held from St. Michael's Catholic church on Friday morning.

Submitted by Tim Doser