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Jeremiah J Coakley
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1848
Death: Mar. 27, 1916

From Nokomis, IL newspaperDied On March 27th, 1916, Jeremiah J. Coakley, aged 67 years, 6 months and 10 days.Jeremiah J. Coakley, better known as Jerry, was born in Montreal , Canada, Sept. 14, 1848, his parents having come from County Kerry, Ireland. In early youth, he went with his parents to Brazil, Ind where he lived until about 14 years ago, when he moved to Linton, IN. About one year ago, he came to this city and since made his home with his son John, where he died on Monday evening of pneumonia, from which he had suffered about ten days.For over 30 years, as a boy and man, he had worked as a coal miner. About 9 years ago, while working in a mine in Linton, IN, he was caught between a motor and a wall and suffered severe internal injuries, beside a dislocated hip and a maimed foot, from which he never entirely recovered and which incapacitated him from work ever since. At times he suffered severely, besides being very lame. He was a kindly and inoffensive gentleman, well liked and respected by all who knew him.About 33 years ago, he was united in marriage at Brazil, IN to Miss Catherine Sullivan, who preceded him in death about 20 years ago. He leaves to mourn his demise, four sons and one daughter, namely: Frank and John of this city; Mrs. James Dickerson of Clinton, IN, and Arthur and James, same state. Also four brothers and two sisters, all residents of Indiana, 5 grandchildren and many friends, who will long cherish his memory. the funeral services were held yesterday morning at St. Louis Catholic church by the Pastor, Rev. C. Johantes. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. The deceased was a Redman and Eagle, both orders attending the funeral in a body.Three obituaries were found which contained 3 different conflicting bits of information. The one I believe is the most reliable source is from the Nokomis Progress, Nokomis, IL Mar 30, 1916 P. 1 (Roll A 8365):1. J.J. died at the home of his son John. Had lived in the area (Nokomis) about a year ago. (1915).2.Born in Indiana.{ Probably wrong. All census reports show Canada/Eng as place of birth). States he had spent practically all of his life in IN, coming to Nokomis from Linton, IN.3. Survived by 4 sons and one daughter. Frank and John of Nokomis, Arthur and James of Linton, IN, and Nellie, wife of James Dickerson of Clinton, IN.4.Also survived by four brothers and two sisters. Mary Fitzgerald of Clinton, IN;Lizzie Coakley, Timothy, Con and John Coakley, all of Linton: James Coakley of Terre Haute.5. Life's work was that of mining coal, but injured about eight years ago (1908)and was never able to resume work.5. Funeral services conducted from St. Louis Catholic Church.Hillsboro Journal, Friday March 31, 1916 p. 4:1. States he leaves four sons.Montgomery County News Friday, March 31, 1916 p. 1States he came from IN several years ago and worked in the mine until compelled to retire because of old age. Survived by 2 sons, John and Frank of Nokomis, a daughter and two sons in Indiana. 
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Record added: Nov 22, 2005
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