Adams County Free Press
Friday, July 17, 1925
OBITUARY - THOMAS W. McGRATH
The funeral services of the late Thomas W. McGRATH were held at the Catholic church in Corning Thursday morning at 9:30.
Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Thomas W. McGRATH was born Dec. 14, 1868 and died July 13, 1925, being 56 years, 6 months and 29 days old at the time of
his death. He was born in Wenona, Ill., in LaSalle county. He came to Iowa in 1904 and located east of town on the REESE
farm. He later moved to Diagonal, Ia., where he purchased a farm and lived there nine years. His wife preceded him in
death two years ago.
He leaves five children. These are: Mrs. E. EMERSON, Omaha, Nebr.; P. J. McGRATH of Mt. Ayr; Mrs.
Jack McDONALD, Diagonal; Thomas V. McGRATH of Philadelphia and Georgia C. McGRATH of Diagonal. Two sisters and two
brothers survive. The sisters are Mrs. Thomas GRIMES and Mrs. Williams SCHULTZ of Streator; the brothers are John of
Corning and George of Streator.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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