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Richard Cahill

Richard Cahill

"Grief Over Wife's Death Hastens End of Richard Cahill,"
The Elgin Daily Courier, May 7, 1914, p. 1.

Richard Cahill, a veteran of the Civil war, and a member of the Veteran Camp No. 49, G.A.R., died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Struckman, 189 Moseley street. His death was hastened by grief over the death of his wife who died one week ago yesterday.

He was born October 3, 1838, in Ireland. When thirteen years of age he came to America. Shortly after his arrival here he came to Union, Ill., and resided there until four years ago, when he changed his residence to Elgin.

Three sons, Dennis, William and Richard, Jr., and seven daughters, Mrs. William Farley, Huntley, Mrs. James Hadley, Mrs. Patrick Gary, Mrs. Mary Santee, Mrs. Frank O'Malley, Mrs. Frank Ehorn and Mrs. Frank Struckman, all of this city, survive him.

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Farley, at Huntley, and at the St. Mary's Catholic church. Burial at Huntley.