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Death of Timothy A. Driscoll



Since our last issue death has removed from among us one of Watertown's best-known and most esteemed citizens in the person of Timothy A. Driscoll, who departed this life at his home in the Fourth ward on Friday morning, March 20th, 1891, in the forty-eighth year of his age, of cancer and dropsy, at the close of an illness of about eight months duration.


Deceased was born in Springfield, Mass., May 21st, 1843, and came west with his parents some 45 years ago, locating on a farm in the town of Clyman, Dodge Co.  He resided in Clyman up to 18 years ago, when he removed to this city, and has made it his home ever since.  During the late war, in October, 1864, he was enrolled in Company G of the First Wisconsin heavy artillery, and was mustered out of service at Ellsworth, Virginia, June 28th, 1865. 


He had an extensive acquaintance in this section of Wisconsin, being employed most of his lifetime in selling farm machinery.  For some years previous to his late illness he was traveling salesman for the farm machinery house of D. M. Osborn & Co., of Chicago.


He was greatly beloved in this community, and in every walk of life was regarded as a model citizen, being a most affectionate husband and father, and a genial, whole-souled neighbor.  Hosts of friends sincerely mourn Tim's death and extend their sympathy to his bereaved wife, two sons and one daughter.  Deceased was a member of the Watertown/branch of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, under whose auspices his funeral was held on Monday morning from St. Bernard's church.  Rev. Father Condon preached an excellent funeral sermon, and paid a glowing tribute to his memory.  The large number of people that followed his remains to their final resting place in St. Bernard's cemetery testified in a measure the high esteem in which he was held here.




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