|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1852|
County Kilkenny, Ireland
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1911|
Son of Patrick Dooley and Mary Houlihan. Husband of Ludie Haynes.
Sylvester immigrated to the United States at the age of 17 (~1869), settling first in New York City and then moving to Austin in 1872 as a clerk in the Walter Tips Hardware Company. He moved to Round Rock in the early 1880s and operated the Dooley Hardware Company until it was destroyed by fire in 1902. He married Ludie S. Haynes in Round Rock in 1884 and died in Austin in 1911. Courtesy of New Encyclopedia of Texas, 1926.
Author: Annie Marie Dooley Wood
(sister of the deceased)
The death, in Austin, Friday, Dec 1, of S.V. Dooley terminated all too soon a career that will leave its impress for good on all who came in contact with his generous and social nature. His patience during his last illness was remarkable. He suffered in silence and at all times tried to be cheerful that those dear to him might take hope.
For nearly forty years, this well beloved citizen radiated sunshine and good fellowship in Austin. He won the affection of his friends and held their esteem until his soul embarked on its journey to the life beyond the tomb.
His business career in Austin began in the early 70s [1870s] under the late lamented Walter Tips, where he learned every detail of the hardware business. In the early 80s he embarked in business in Round Rock with J.J. Tobin as a partner. In this venture he was successful, and when enough of this world's goods had been accumulated, he retired, generously remarking that "the other fellow could have the rest." He then returned to Austin, where he had resided since and where his home was always open to his friends. His social nature and sense of humor afforded them entertainment and pleasure.
He was truly an honest man; charitable and unselfish in every sense of the word; a Catholic in word and deed. Faith, hope and charity were his guiding stars. Such was S.V. Dooley known to his friends, but I, the sister, who pen these lines, know of a thousand kindly deeds and numerous acts of charity the world will never hear of. I, the sister, know what a devoted husband and loving, considerate brother he was. Tears dim my eyes at the recollection of his fatherly interest in me and mine, and I can only implore God to give me grace to live a life of righteousness that we may be reunited beyond the tomb.
He was buried Sunday afternoon from St. Mary's Church. The tear stained faces and exquisite floral offerings were but testimony to the esteem in which he was held.
Farewell, kind brother;
Your trials on earth are o'er,
But with God's help I'll meet you
On Christ's eternal shore.
Once more farewell, loved brother;
I should not grieve, but pray
That God may find my soul as pure
As yours on judgement day.
Ludie S. Haynes Dooley (1858 - 1943)
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Plot: Sec. B
Maintained by: anne
Originally Created by: Fluttergirl
Record added: Aug 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40473579
Oh, the luck of the Irish.|
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