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Funeral of John McEvoy AOH, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois 1890

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Funeral of John McEvoy AOH, Decatur, Macon County, Illinois 1890

Posted: 20 Mar 2005 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Mc Evoy
Decatur Daily Dispatch; September 04, 1890

"Funeral of John McEvoy
The funeral services over the remains of the late John McEvoy, held in St. Patrick's church Sunday afternoon, were largely attended, the church not being large enough to accommodate the vast crowd which desired to attend. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, to which order the deceased belonged, attended in full regalia. The occasion was a peculiarly sad one for this fraternity, as Mr. McEvoy was its local treasurer, and his death was the first to occur among the Decatur members. The services were inpressively conducted by the Rev. Father McGuire and the funeral train which followed the remains to the Catholic cemetery was the most imposing that has been seen in this city for many days, there being more than eighty carriages in the line. The pall bearers were Michael Walsh, John Dunn, Michael Holland, Marcus Walsh, John Giblin and John Holland. Among the friends and relatives from abroad who attended the funeral were Mrs. Pat Grady, of Maron, sister of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. B. Burns, of Kenney, Mr. and Mrs. James Little, of Wapella, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson and family, of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. Scanlon, of Ivesdale. The family received letters of condolence and regret from friends in Vicksburg, Miss, Pittsfield, Mass, and Fall River, Mass."

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