Obit: Gorman, Simon (1845 - 1918)

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----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1918

Gorman, Simon (19 FEB 1845 - SEP 1918)

Tuesday evening the remains of Simon Gorman were brought to this city from Thorp, Clark County, Wis. and taken to the Dennis Dwyer home on South Pearl St.

Deceased was born in Cedarburg, Iowa, Feb. 19, 1845. When a young man he came to Waupaca Co., Wis. and lived in Lebanon. In his young manhood days he taught school a few eyars and later entered the mercantile business in New London with W. D. Carr. In 1869 he married Miss Mary Dwyer and five children blessed the union. They are Mrs. J. B. Hagarty, St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. A. Albert, Thorp; Michael of Waterloo, Iowa; John G. of Milwaukee, and Walter, who is in France as a soldier. All except Walter were at the funeral. Brothers and sisters surviving him are: M. S. Gorman, New London; Mrs. Wm. Quigley, Charlestown, Mass.; Mrs. Charles Quigley, New London; Mrs. John Boyle, Prentice. Together with his widow all these are left to mourn the loss of a man beloved by all who knew him.

It was ten months ago that he was stricken with paralysis and since then he gradually weakened despite every effort to prolong his life.

Nearly 30 years ago he left New London and went to Thorp and lived a retired life in that town. He served as mayor for a time and repeatedly refused places of trust, preferring to keep out of politics.

He was a devout Catholic and on Wednesday his funeral service was conducted by Father John Kaster at the church of the Most Precious Blood. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery in Lebanon beside loved ones who have passed away. (Press, New London)



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