Arthur McAnarney, one of the aged residents of the Brown Settlement, Died November 6, at the home of his son-in-law James Brown. The deceased was born May 21, 1802 in County Sligo, Ireland and moved to America in 1854. His wife only lived two years after her arrival. He was the father of 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls. John, Patrick, Edward and Arthur are dead. James of Rice County, Kansas, Charles of Farmersville, Mrs. Wm. McCranor of Girard, Mrs. James Brown and Mrs. Pat Clarke survive him. Deceased has 62 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Farmersville.
The attendance at the McAnarney funeral was one of the largest ever seen in this vicinity. The body was taken from James Brown's residence to St. Isadore's church, where the services were conducted by Rev. Father Hoey. He took for this text, "Through Adam death came to all men," and exhorted all his hearers to live a holier life; one worthy of the profession they made. His discourse was quite good and very appropriate to the occasion. From the church, the body was taken to St. Martin's cemetery and there laid to rest. May his soul rest in peace.
|Date of Birth
|21st May 1802
|Date of Death
|6th Nov 1894