Tuesday, July 14, 1992


1914 May
Campbellsport News, May, 1914
James Mahoney, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Eden, died Sunday morning at 6:45 o'clock at his home in the village of Eden. He had been in excellent health until last Thursday when the first symptoms of his illness appeared. He was confined to his bed Friday and Saturday. Mr. Mahoney was born in County Cork, Ireland, ninety years ago and came to this country in 1844, settling first in New York state. Two years later he came to Wisconsin and made his home continuously from that time on. His widow and twelve children survive him. The children are Mrs. T. Buckley and M. J. Mahoney of Chicago, James H. Mahoney of Nashua, Ia., Mrs. J. T. Cunningham of Empire, S. B. Mahoney of Fond du Lac, Mrs. John Killilia, Mrs. John O'Brien, Mrs. George Flood, Mrs. Wm. Carr, De. E. Mahoney, Patrick H. Mahoney and Wm. F. Mahoney of Eden. The deceased was one of the best known and and most highly respected residence of the county. It was his boast that he had never sued a person, had never been sued, and has never even acted as a witness in a law suit nor had any legal paper of any nature whatsoever served upon him.

1916-Campbellsport News, May 4, 1916
The death of Patrick H. Mahoney, one of the most prominent residents of Eden, occured at St. Agnes hospital at Fond du Lac, at 3:25 o'clock last Friday morning, following a comparatively short but severe illness. Four weeks ago Mr. Mahoney was engaged in loading some boxes of paint on a wagon at Eden station. As he was carrying one of the boxes, the corner of it struck him in the side, causing apparently only a slight bruise. An abscess however, developed and Mr. Mahoney was taken to the hospital, where he could have every possible medical assistance. On April 4th an operation was performed and for a time his condition was not such as to be alarming, but later on complications set in and he gradually weakened, the end coming at an early hour on Friday morning. Mr. Mahoney's death came as a great shock to a large circle of acquaintances and friends. He was a man who made friends easily and who had the faculty of keeping them, it being said that he was without an enemy. He was born in the town of Eden and was 59 years of age. He had made Eden his home practically all his life. Besides a devoted wife, he leaves to mourn, a stepmother, five brothers, James H., of Nashua, Is.; M. J., of Chicago; Daniel E. and William F., of Eden; and Stephen B. Mahoney of Fond du Lac; also six sisters, Mrs. Timothy Buckley, Chicago; Mrs. J. F. Cunningham, Empire; Mrs. John Killillia, Mrs. George Flood, Mrs. John O'Brien and Mrs. William Carr of Eden. The remains were taken to his late residence just north of Eden and the funeral services were held Monday morning at ten o'clock from the St. Mary's Catholic church at Eden, the Rev. Father McFarland officiating. Interment was held in St. Mary's cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended, many being unable to get into the church. Many beautiful floral offerings were sent by friends and relatives from near and far. The pall bearers were: Michael Castello, Edward Kelly, Timothy Sammons, Valentine Hillebrand, James Smith and E. J. Hayes. St. Mary's Court, Catholic Order of Foresters, of which Mr. Mahoney was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Besides the hundreds of relatives and friends that came to attend the funeral, the following sisters and brothers came from out-of-town, M. J. Mahoney, Mrs. Timothy Buckley of Chicago; J. H. Mahoney of Nashua. Iowa; and Stephen Mahoney of Fond du Lac.