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McGrane, John 1864-1925


Posted By: Geo Clinton (email)
Date: 9/16/2016 at 15:03:48

April 30, 1925 - Carroll Times - John McGrane died at Rochester, Minn., Friday morning; following an operation of an extremely dangerous nature. Always happy and contented when busy working in his garden or caring for his lawn, his neighbors and friends were surprised to learn that it was necessary for him to go to Rochester for medical aid. He was a large man of a jovial nature and was very uncomplaining about his ailments.

The uncertainty of life was again felt when his remains were brought back home Saturday morning, as but a few days before he had attended to business affairs as usual and few of the people of the city knew he was not in the best of health.

John McGrane was born in Lyons, Clinton county, Ia., June 7, 1864, and moved to Carroll county with his parents when he was 12 years old. He was married June 5, 1888, to Miss Catherine Fitzsenry at Arcadia, Ia., and to this union were born eight childern, namely; Annie (Mrs. George Caldwell) of Gurley, Neb.; James McGrane of Carroll; John McGrane of Gurley, Neb.; Lizzie, (Mrs. George Brooke) of Belleville, Kan.; Catherine (Mrs. Hubert Tacke) of Lesterville, S.D.; Frances (Mrs. William Schenkelberg), who preceded her father in death, having died five years ago; Clarence McGrane and Charles McGrane of Carroll.

The McGrane family have been residents of this city but a few years, having moved here from Omaha. They were prosperous farmers in the vicinity of Arcadia and when they took up their residence in this city bought a beautiful substantial home on South Maple street. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the St. Joseph church with a requiem high mass. The pallbearers were Charles Williams, Frank Ruddy, M.J. Thelen, John Duffy, T. Carey, M. Casey, M.F. Kerwin and L.G. Meinhart.

The following relatives attended the funeral from a distance: Mrs. George Caldwell of Gurley, Neb; Mr. and Mrs. John McGrane of Gurley, Neb.; Mrs. George Brooks of Belleville, Kan.; Mrs. Hubert Tacke of Leaterville, S.D.,; Mr. and Mrs. Henry McGrane of Sioux City; Matt McGrane of Sioux City; Mrs John Dougherty and son, Jesse, of Omaha, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. George Donlevy of O'Conts, Wis.

The following friends attended the funeral from a distance: Mrs. Jake Wagner of Omaha; Misses Anna and Rose Ruddy of Early; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelly of Early; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Scranton; Homer Kelly of Des Moines; Pat Dougherty and family of Manilla and Hugh Dougherty of Manilla.


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