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Weir, James 1871-1948

WEIR, HIGGINS

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 12/1/2012 at 16:51:38

Algona Upper Des Moines
May 25, 1948

LAST RITES FOR JAMES WEIR, 76, HELD MAY 17
Whittemore—Jim Weir, 76, former Whittemore resident, died Friday morning, May 14, at a convalescing home in Emmetsburg. Funeral services were held Monday morning, May 17, from Assumption Catholic church in Emmetsburg. Mr. Weir had been ailing for a long time. A week ago Friday, May 7, he went to a convalescent home, since the hospital in Emmetsburg was full. His relatives still hoped that he might be moved there, but his condition became worse and it became impossible to transfer him.

James Weir was born May 25, 1871, at Peotone, Ill., the son of Patrick and Bridget Weir. In his early youth he came to Whittemore with his parents, who moved to the farm now occupied by Mrs. John Henry. The following year they moved to their farm now owned by Carl Feye. In a short time James began to attend Normal School in Algona preparatory for teaching and taught for many years in the surrounding rural schools. He served as rural mail carrier for five years. In 1911, he married Caroline Higgins in St. Michael’s Catholic church. Father Dullard performed the ceremony. They started farming on their farm now owned by Louis Germann and later moved to Bancroft, where Mr. Weir dealt in hybrid seed corn. Last January he bought a home in Emmetsburg and moved there.

He is survived by his wife and one son, William, and four brothers, Mike, Whittemore; John, Clear Lake; Pat, Emmetsburg. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Among those who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Weir, Texas; Jane and Ann Higgins, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Tim Doocy, Mr. and Mrs. William Doocy, Bancroft; Mr. and Mrs. Chan Dailey, Mrs. George Weir and family, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. George Dahlke, Rockwell City; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Higgins, West Bend; Mrs. Dillian Geelan and Margaret Fandel, Mrs. John Cullen, Mrs. Frances Kollasch, Mary, Henry, and Mr. and Mrs. Kollasch, Mike Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmidt, and Mrs. Agnes Pierce, of here.


 

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