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Stephen Walsh
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1851
Quebec, Canada
Death: Mar. 13, 1939
New Rockford
Eddy County
North Dakota, USA

Stephen Walsh, Pioneer of Eddy, Dies on Monday.
Death Comes From Old Age and Complications After Several Months Failing Health.
Funeral Services Held Wednesday Morning at St. John's Church.
Many Present.

Another of the early builders of Eddy county came to the end of a useful life Monday morning at four o'clock when Stephen Walsh, 87, passed away at his home in this city, death resulting from the infirmities of age and complications. Funeral services were conducted at St. John's Catholic church on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock with Rev. Father J.J. O'Donovan officiating and burial was in Calvary cemetery north of this city. A large concourse of the sorrowing friends of the deceased attended the last sad rites and pallbearers were Thomas Welsh, Daniel McCrank, Henry H. Ewals, Fred Marcotte, James Casey and Henry Hennings. Among the out-of-town relatives and friends present at the obsequisies were Martin Walsh, nephew of the deceased, Minot; Geral Roush, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gwenn, Mrs. Frank Bergandy, Carrington, and Benedict Walsh, a nephew, of Harvey. Stephen Walsh was born in Quebec, Canada, on December 24, 1852, and came to Eddy county in the fall of 1886 and filed on a homestead on the northeast quarter of Section 12-149-64 where he followed the profession of farming until 1926 when the family moved to New Rockford and he has resided here ever since. On February 20th, 1900, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary J. McAvoy at Lindsey, Ontario, who preceded him in death in July, 1932. To this union two children were born, Fabian S. of New Rockford and Leona, Los Angeles, California, who survive. A stepson, Thomas Gainey, Van Nuys, Californa, a sister, Mrs. John McAvoy, Lindsey, Ontario, and seven grandchildren also survive. Coming to Tiffany township during the early pioneer days, deceased took his place among those who toiled conscientiously to subdue the virgin soil, never failing to assume his responsibilites as a neighbor and a friend in those days of hardship and also facing those civic duties which are a part of the activities of every loyal American citizen and he served many years on the township and school board of his township during his residence there. A fine Christian character has gone on in the person of Stephen Walsh and not only the pioneer residents with whom he worked shoulder to shoulder in the early days will regret his passing, but the younger generation will also miss the passing of a good and loyal friend. (This obituary, likely in the New Rockford newspaper of the day, was in a scrapbook of Stephen's niece, Florence Walsh of Spokane, Washington). Note Regarding birthdate: Stephen and the other siblings in Edward Walsh and Bridget Delaney's family all had their birthdates slightly off. Quebec Catholic Church baptism records from Saint Catherine de la Jacque Cartier, Port Neuf, Quebec clearly show his birth as 25 Dec 1851 and baptism on the 28 Dec 1851 and not on 24 Dec 1852 as in the obituary. 
Family links: 
  Edward Walsh (1809 - 1892)
  Bridget Delaney Walsh (1814 - 1898)
  Mary Jane McEvoy Walsh (1860 - 1932)
  Stephen F Walsh (1901 - 1968)*
  Richard Welsh (1846 - 1918)*
  Andrew Walsh (1849 - 1936)*
  Michael Walsh (1849 - 1906)*
  Stephen Walsh (1851 - 1939)
  John Walsh (1855 - 1921)*
  Ellen Walsh Farrell (1858 - 1891)*
  Mary Walsh (1860 - 1891)*
  Martin Walsh (1862 - 1934)*
  Edward NED Walsh (1865 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
New Rockford
Eddy County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: RB Welsh
Record added: Jun 04, 2014
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Stephen Walsh
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Stephen Walsh
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