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Jeremiah Daly

Died, at his residence in Michigan City, Mr. Jeremiah Daly, Dec. 2, 1893.

"Oh what were life, if life were all? Thine eyes
Are blinded by their tears, or thou wouldest see
Thy treasure wait thee in the far off skies,
And death, thy friend, will give them all to

In such words as the above might the wife and mother receive consolation, but alas! It takes even a greater mind than that of a poet to convince them that death is a friend. When that grim messenger enters our homes and takes as it did in the case of Mr. Daly, the father, it truly comes in all its cruelty and we look only to the Almighty for consolation and guidance.

Jeremiah Daly was born in Ireland in 1851, and emigrated with his parents to the United States when he was about one year old. After a short residence in New Jersey and Ohio they came to Valparaiso. His father was engaged as railroad contractor on the Fort road and for his services received a quarter section of land in Liberty township upon which he and family settled, and adding to this land he succeeded in making some of the best farms in the county. After the father's death Jeremiah continued to live on the old homestead to which place he took his bride -- Kate Leahy, of Valparaiso, Nov. 3rd, 1880. For a few years after his marriage he continued to live there, thence moving to Valparaiso and engaging in business for a few years. He then moved to Michigan City, where he resided at the time of his death.

Mr. Daly was of a genial disposition and universally respected by all who knew him. In his home life he was an ever-indulgent husband and father, tenderly caring lest his family should feel the least of life's burdens.

The sympathy of many friends go out to his widow and four little children in this their sad affliction and trusting them to Him who has promised to succor the widow and the orphan.

The sad news of Mr. Daly's death was received with deep regret by all who knew him. The remains were brought to Valparaiso on Monday and the funeral services held Tuesday in St. Paul's church where high mass was celebrated for the repose of the soul. The remains were laid to rest in St. Paul's cemetery, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

Requiescat in pace.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: December 15, 1893
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 36
Page: 5
Column(s): 3

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
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