Aged And Well Known Public Man of Lawler Passes Away
Mr. Peter O'Byrne, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Lawler passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eugene Canty, in that town last Thursday morning at half an hour past midnight.
Mr. O'Byrne had been ill two weeks and death was due to a general breaking down from extreme age.
Deceased was a man of public spirit and of rare qualities as a neighbor and friend. He was for many years a justice of the peace for Stapleton township.
The funeral was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Lawler last Saturday, services being conducted by Rev. Fr. Ryan. A large concourse of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased.
The death of Peter O'Byrne of Lawler occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.T. Canty, Thursday evening, Oct. 26th. He was seriously ill but a short time.
The deceased was one of the county's oldest citizens. He was a splendid Christian gentleman, who has done his worldly well and who leaves behind a sweet memory of a life well spent.
Miss Loretta O'Byrne of Iowa City came Friday to be present at her grandfather's funeral, Mr. O'Byrne.
Mr. and Mrs. John Tooley and children attended the wake and funeral of Mr. O'Byrne.
Clem Galligan of Minneapolis came home Friday to attend the funeral of his grandfather, Mr. O'Byrne.
Mrs. Henry Hanlon of Charles City attended the O'Byrne funeral here last Saturday morning.
Peter O'Byrne of Vivian, S.D., came last Wednesday, having been called home by the illness of his father.
The Mullen Bros. of Britt visited friends here over Sunday.
Miss Rose Reilly of New Hampton was present at the funeral here Saturday.