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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: [IRELAND-OBITS] John McEvoy
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 08:08:06 -0500
FYI- Not related.
Decatur Republican; Decatur, Illinois; 5 Sep 1889
DEATH OF JOHN McEVOY.
One of Our Well-Known Irish Citizens Called Away
>From Thursday's Daily.
John McEvoy, proprietor of the National Hotel, near the Union depot,
died this morning at 8:15 o'clock, in the 58th year of his age, after an
illness of but three weeks, caused by malarial fever and a severe attack of
diarrhoea. It seems but a few days since he was among us in life, exchanging
hearty greetings to his friends as was his custom, and he had hosts of
personal friends in Decatur and a wide acquaintance in the state- especially
among his countrymen. His death, which was unexpected, is received with
general regret. He was the treasurer of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,
which society will have charge of the funeral. Politically the deceased was
an ardent Republican and was always active in the support of the party
John McEvoy was born in County Galway, Ireland, and came to America in
May, 1849, residing at Pittsfield, Mass., until 1856, when he came to
Decatur with his family. On April 8, 1855, he married Miss Jane Kenney, who
with seven children survive. The living children are James McEvoy, Mrs.
Julia Nolan, Richard McEvoy, Mrs. Jane Thompson of Peoria, Patrick McEvoy,
Henry McEvoy, and Katie McEvoy. The deceased children are John Patrick and
Maria Irena McEvoy. The sisters of the deceased are Mrs. Patrick Grady of
Maroa, Mrs. Bridget Cooney of Ireland, and Mrs. Catherine Farrell of
Pittsfield, Mass. The half-brothers are Flan, Thos. and Patrick McEvoy.
During the first seven years of his residence in Decatur, Mr. McEvoy
was a Wabash bridge carpenter, when he occupied property on Orchard street,
which property he sold and in 1863 he engaged in the hotel business which up
to the time of his illness engaged his attention. He owned the National
Hotel corner, 40x180 feet, and also several houses and lots in the fifth
ward. He leaves his family in good circumstances.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News
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