|Birth: ||May 4, 1861|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 1928|
SUNDAY MORNING – THE DAVENPORT DEMOCRAT AND LEADER – OCTOBER 14, 1928
Thomas Barron Obituary
LIFE LONG RESIDENT PASSES;
WAS PUPIL IN ST. ANTHONY'S
SCHOOL OF REV. PELAMOURGES
Thomas Barron, one of the well known and highly respected citizens of East Davenport, succumbed to an attack of heart trouble Saturday afternoon at 2:15 after being in ill health for the past five months.
Born in Davenport and residing here all his life, Mr. Barron had made a host of friends who will be deeply grieved at the passing of one whose life work was a long succession of kindly deeds. His friendly disposition and jovial nature will long be remembered.
Two years ago last spring, Mr. Barron was a candidate for alderman at large on the Democratic ticket. Altho, this was his only active participation in politics he was keenly interested in this subject and had hoped to live until election day next month, that he might have the opportunity for casting his ballot for Governor Smith, the Democratic standard bearer.
Thomas Barron, the son of sturdy Irish emigrant stock, was born in Davenport, May 4, 1861. He was sent by his parents to Old St. Anthony's Parochial School and received his education under Father Pelamourges, the pioneer spiritual advisor and head of that parish.
On July 4, 1887, the deceased was united in marriage to Miss Ellen McBride by the Reverend James Foley at Stuart, Iowa. To this union was born three sons and three daughters, Leo, Vincent and George Barron of Davenport, Mrs. Ray Schieser, and Mrs. E. H. Chappell, also of this city, and Miss Rose Barron. The latter passed away the 12th of last May and her death hastened the demise of her father, he having been in poor health for some time previous. Survivors are the wife, all of the children except the deceased daughter; a sister Mrs. Mary Josinger of Davenport, and two brothers, Peter and William, both of Davenport.
A painter by trade, Mr. Barron was a member of the Painter's Union Local 676. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and was a prominent member of the Sacred Heart parish. The body will be returned to the late home, 1630 Belle Avenue, this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but burial will probably take place Tuesday morning.
Ellen Therese McBride Barron (1871 - 1939)
Rose Agnes Barron (1901 - 1928)*
Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
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