Daily Herald, Wednesday,
21 Feb 1917.
( The following obituary was hard to read, will give what I found)
After an illness of four months, death came to Mr. Patrick Masterson, at North Farley, Tuesday, at 7 o'clock.
Deceased was born in county Cab---, Ireland , 84 years ago and as a young man came to this country settling at New Orleans where he remained for several years, in 1861, came north and settled in Dubuque County, in May of the same year was united in marriage to Rose Duggan at Dubuque.With the exception of three or four years in Butte, Montana, he made his home in Dubuque county up to the time of death.
Mr Masterson entered in farming and during his lifetime experienced all the pioneers trials and troubles. He made the trip to Montana together with other young men with teams of horses and enough provision to last the trip.
He was held in high esteem by all who knew him and his passing is of sincere regret.
Deceased is survived by his wife , two sons Joseph and Leo, of Chicago and two daughters, Mrs J. Cooney, of Dubuque and Margaret of Chicago.
Funeral will be held at St. Joseph's church Thursday at 9 o'clock.
Thursday, 22 Feb 1917
Special to the Times Journal.
Farley, Ia., Feb 21-- Mr Patrick Masterson, a pioneer, died Tuesday, aged 84, after a four month illness. His wife, formerly Miss Rose Duggan of Dubuque, two sons Leo and Joseph of Chicago and two daughters, Margaret of Chicago and Mrs J. Cooney of Dubuque, survive. He will be buried Thursday morning from St Joseph's Catholic Church.
Monday, 26 Feb 1917
Farley, Ia., Feb 26- Special: Mrs Patrick Masterson, widow of the late Patrick Masterson, aged 76 years old, expired at the family residence in this city Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock following an illness of long duration.
The deceased came to America with her parents from County Leath, Ireland, when a little girl, first residing at New Orleans. Her maiden name was Rose Duggan. In 1861 she was married to Patick Masterson. Three years later they came to Dubuque county, settling at Farley. Last Tuesday morning Mr Masterson passed away. Funeral arrangments have not been made.
Deceased is survived by two sons, Joseph and Leo, of Chicago, Mrs J. Cooney of Dubuque and Miss Margaret of Chicago.
Will check at courthouse on death certificates at the courthouse, but most of the 1917 records are in Des Moines.