|Death: ||Feb. 14, 1890|
Jo Daviess County
James Rooney Obit., Galena Gazette, 2/14/1890 ( listed as James in funeral notice)
Daniel Rooney died at his home on Dodge street at 10 0'clock to-day.
His illness was very brief and was chiefly caused by heart trouble. He was an old resident, having lived on a farm near Benton many years before removing to Galena, where he has resided about twenty years. He was born in Ireland in the year 1800 being consequently in his 90th year.
His wife and a large family, all grown, survive him. The children are James and Daniel, engineers on the Northwestern living at Madison; Frank, of Benton; Mrs. John McGrain, of Leadmine; Maggie and Jennie, who are at present in Denver, Col.; Mrs. Meloy, of Dubuque county; Mrs. Wm. Gleason and Mrs. Joseph Stierman, of Galena. A brother and nephew of deceased, John and Frank Rooney, who also formerly lived at Benton now live in Peosta, Iowa, and with the absent daughters have been summoned to attend the funeral. His three sons were with him when he died.
Announcement of the funeral will appear later.
Galena Gazette, 2/17/1890
A number from abroad attended the funeral of James Rooney to-day, among them his sons Frank, of Benton, Daniel and James and the latters wife, from Madison; his brother John and wife, and his nephew Frank and sister, from Peosta, Iowa; his daughter Margaret, from Denver; and the following from Benton; Mr. and Mrs. John McGrane, Phillip Carr and family, John Swift, John McMahon, Mrs. B. Maguire and daughter Annie.
At 10 o'clock to-day the funeral services of James Rooney were held at St. Michael's church, where high mass of requiem was solemnized by Rev. Dr. O'Callaguan. The procession was a lengthy one and proceeded to the East Side cemetery, where interment was made. Mr. Rooney's daughter arrived from Denver Sunday night.
Margaret Mulligan Rooney (1818 - 1899)
Bridget A. Rooney Gleason (1851 - 1927)*
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Jo Daviess County
Created by: Jay Stienstra
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
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