Obit: O’Grady, Dennis (1857? - 1937)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: O’Grady, Whitney, Flynn

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Dec. 1937

O’Grady, Dennis (1857? - 11 Dec. 1937)

Dennis O’Grady, 80, a native of Vermont, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. L. Whitney of Minneapolis, December 11, 1937, after an illness of over two years.

Mr. O’Grady began working for the Northwestern railroad company under engineer Jas. Flynn as a fireman and continued for 38 years in the employee of this company, on the run from Merrillan to Marshfield, making many friends along the route. He was widely known for his courteous manner and his ability in befriending children as well as adults.

He retired from his work in 1919, living most of the time since with his children. He is survived by his daughter, and one son, Claire O’Grady, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held at Minneapolis and the body was brought to Neillsville and laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery after a brief service at Schiller’s Funeral Home.



Re: Obit: O’Grady, Dennis (1857? - 1937)

Contact: Dale Ruby


I saved this obit some time ago but never followed up. Do you know where in Vermont Dennis was from? There is a son, Dennis, of my great grandfather, Michael O'Grady, that I have never found much information on. The first documented location for Michael was Granville, Vermont. By 1865 till his death in 1899 he lived in Northfield Vermont.

Thank you



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel