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Dennis Edwin Kehoe
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1864
Union Township
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 20, 1918
Jones County
Iowa, USA

Source: Joseph Cahill

A Good and Generous Man Gone.

The Hopkinton Leader, referring to Dennis Kehoe, who died May 14, has the following to say concerning him:

"No citizen of the community was better or more widely known than Denny Kehoe, and he was popular and highly esteemed in all circles. He was born upon the old homestead in Union township, November 16, 1860, and therefore only in his prime as to years.

He was the son of Patrick Kehoe, who settled in the Castle Grove neighborhood, in 1850. Born of sturdy pioneer parents, and in his youth undergoing the vicissitudes of pioneer life, he retained the sturdy characteristics and unimpeachable honesty that was a mark of distinction in them. Passing his boyhood days, he launched into business, and for thirty-five years had been known far and wide as a stock buyer of large dealings. For a number of years he was engaged with C. N. Hull in that line, again for himself, and for twenty-three years previous to the death of the late H. M. Johnson, the firm of Johnson & Kehoe was known to every resident within a day's travel.

"Denny Kehoe was known as a man of large heart and generous impulses. No appeal to him was vain. His services and his pocketbook were open for the relief of suffering and he would travel many a mile out of his way to oblige a friend. These attributes endeared him to a wide circle of friends and it is not strange that the word goes forth that he will be missed with a feeling of genuine sorrow.

"Mr. Kehoe was twice married. His first wife was Miss Katie Sullivan, their wedding occurring September 20, 1886. On July 26, 1887, a daughter, Katie, was born to this union and the mother passed on the same day, a few hours following the ordeal. Katie lived until August 3, 1904, when she too answered the summons. He was again married February 4, 1891, to Miss Mary McElmeel, who survives him, and whose devotion was untiring during the years of their companionship and those last months of illness. Of the immediate family four brothers and three sisters are living. They are Mrs. Lizzie Drummy, of Ryan, Mrs. James McDonald, of Hazel Green, Miss Maggie Kehoe, W. T. Kehoe, James Kehoe and Frank Kehoe, of the Castle Grove community, and John Kehoe, an attorney at law, at Cando, N. D.

"The funeral service was held, this (Thursday) forenoon from the Church of Immaculate Conception at Castle Grove, where his fealty had been from the days of childhood. Rev. M. S Murphy, the pastor, delivered an inspiring sermon and tribute to the life and character of Mr. Kehoe, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. The large outpouring of friends and neighbors attested the high esteem in which he had been held; while banks of flowers were mute testimony of sympathy and sorrow as potent as words." 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick Kehoe (1824 - 1907)
  Catharine Kehoe (1835 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth McElmeel Kehoe (1863 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Kehoe Drummy (1857 - 1922)*
  Patrick Kehoe (1858 - 1887)*
  Margaret Ellen Kehoe (1863 - 1940)*
  Dennis Edwin Kehoe (1864 - 1918)
  William T. Kehoe (1866 - 1961)*
  James N Kehoe (1868 - 1949)*
  Anna Kehoe McDonald (1876 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Immaculate Conception Cemetery
Jones County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: mbm1311
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98298157
Dennis Edwin Kehoe
Added by: Joseph Cahill
 
Dennis Edwin Kehoe
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