Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr

M, (1912 - 1974)
Thomas D. McCarthy, 1912-1974
Father*Daniel Waldo McCarthy (1859 - 1924)
Mother*Katherine Henrietta Ryan McCarthy (1873 - 1956)
ChartsThomas McCarthy ancestors
McCarthy/Ryan family
Name Variation Duane 
Nickname Shorty 
Birth*13 Oct 1912 Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US)1 
Christening3 Nov 1912 Holy Name church, Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US); priest=Rev. Thomas Dullard2 
Anecdote*c 1920 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); family photo
Marriage*26 Dec 1936 Saint Edward's, Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy, Witness=Daniel Waldo McCarthy, Witness=Dorothy Martha Gerber Sanders, priest=John Costello Rev3
Death*3 Mar 1974 Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee (TN), United States (US)4 
Note*4 Mar 1974 obituary Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial Appeal , Monday 4 March 1974.5 
Burial*5 Mar 1974 Calvary Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee (TN), United States (US)4 
Biography* Thomas Duane McCarthy, 1912-1974:
The third of three sons. Thomas was christened on 3 November 1912 with sponsors Wm and Emma McLaughlin. Before he was two, the family moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he grew to manhood. In Sioux Falls, the adults referred to him by his middle name, Duane. His peers called him "Shorty." Thomas always believed that he was named after his mother Katherine's brother Thomas who was considered something of a "black sheep" in the family. This was not true. Thomas was named after his mother's father Thomas not her brother Thomas.

Thomas graduated from Cathedral high school in 1929 and entered the University of Wisconsin that fall. Upon completion of his freshman year, he was initiated into Phi Eta Sigma, the high scholastic honor society for freshman. Only 59 of the 1317 in his class met the requirements for membership. Thomas won three scholarships and several other honors during his career at the university. In addition, he played in an orchestra during the summer months in Sioux Falls enabling him to work his way through college.

He liked to tell one story in particular about his career as a musician: While in University he played in a dance band. The band would arrange to play a dance at a local hall and the band would charge admission and also provide the refreshments - for a price. Refreshments consisted of grain alchohol - stolen from the University's chemistry lab - diluted with fruit juice. This was very successful financially - at least until prohibition was repealed in 1933. With their profits, the band members would patronize a local speakeasy and drink the real stuff!

After graduating with a degree in Accounting in 1935, he went to work for the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. After training at company headquarters, he was assigned subsequent positions in Saint Louis, Missouri; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City; Tulsa again, and finally Memphis, Tennessee in 1942. He worked for Firestone until shortly before his death at age 61. 
Last Edited9 Aug 2017

Citations

  1. [S145] Lyon county birth record.
  2. [S142] Holy Name christening record.
  3. [S221] Lincoln county marriage record.
  4. [S233] Thomas Duane McCarthy, Certificate of Death File No. 74-008643, 18 March 1974, Division of Vital Statistics, Tennessee Department of Public Health,.
  5. [S18] Obituary,.

Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy

F, (1911 - 2004)
Helen (Gerber) McCarthy,
1911-2004
Father*Henry F. Gerber (1870 - 1934)
Mother*Mary Katherine Clancy Gerber (1880 - 1968)
ChartsMcCarthy/Ryan family
Birth*1 Dec 1911 Lynn Tp, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Christening15 Dec 1911 Saint Edward's, Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); godmother=Georgia Augusta Snyder Devitt, godfather=Francis Richard Devitt 
Marriage*26 Dec 1936 Saint Edward's, Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr, Witness=Daniel Waldo McCarthy, Witness=Dorothy Martha Gerber Sanders, priest=John Costello Rev2
Married Name26 Dec 1936 McCarthy [Gerber] 
Residence*1999 Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado (CO), United States (US) 
Death*20 Jun 2004 Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado (CO), United States (US) 
Burial*Aug 2004 Calvary Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee (TN), United States (US) 
Biography* Helen F. Gerber McCarthy, 1911-2004:
Helen was christened in December 1911 at Saint Edward's in Worthing, South Dakota. Her sponsors were her first cousin Georgia Snyder Devitt and Georgia's husband Frank. Raised in Worthing, Helen attended local elementary school. After grade school, she commuted weekly to Sioux Falls with her mother and sister where she attended Cathedral High School.

In her sophomore year, Helen flunked Algebra (not her favorite - or best - subject). She was terrified to tell her mother. The reaction of mother must not have been too severe, Helen doesn't remember it! Helen greatly admired her high school Latin teacher, Margaret McNamara. Margaret was a graduate of Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. And so, after graduating high school, Helen attended Clarke College also, graduating in 1933.

After college, Helen taught 5th grade for the 1933/34 school year in New Albin, Iowa. Her salary was $50/month. Room and board cost $30/month. She did not have a car nor did she need one. In May of 1934, her father died. She was released from her contract with New Albin and returned home to Worthing. She remained there for the next two years, teaching history at the Worthing high shool. Helen was related to some of her students. She also taught Dorothy Warsing how to play the piano using a paper keyboard. Dorothy later rewarded her teacher by playing the real piano at Helen's wedding.

Helen, 92, died on a Sunday. 
Last Edited11 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S160] Lincoln county birth record.
  2. [S221] Lincoln county marriage record.

John M. McCarty

M, (c 1816 - 1891)
Father*Daniel McCarthy (c 1780 - b 1855)
Mother*Margaret (Mrs Daniel) (?) McCarthy (c 1784 - 1862)
RelationshipGrandfather of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsThomas McCarthy ancestors
McCarthy/???? family
Galvin/O'Donoghue family
McCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*c 1816 Cork, Ireland1 
Marriage*4 Feb 1855 Saint Mary's, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Bride=Ellen Galvin McCarty, priest=James S. O'Sullivan Rev, Witness=Eugene McCarthy, Witness=Julia McCarthy Martin2 
(godfather) Christening24 Jun 1855 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Principal=Julia Ellen Manley Tracy3 
(best man) Marriage9 Feb 1860 Saint Mary's, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Groom=Patrick C. McCarthy, Bride=Catherine Horan McCarthy2 
(godfather) Christening5 May 1861 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Christened=Eugene McCarthy3 
Death*5 Mar 1891 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,4 
Note*6 Mar 1891 obituary Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) Countryman, (unknown date).1 
Burial*8 Mar 1891 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)4,5
Biography* John McCarty, c1816-1891:
John McCarty came to the United States in 1847 and by 1848 was living in Claverack Township, Columbia County, New York. On 29 September 1852, he declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States at Justices Court in Hudson, New York and was granted citizenship in the same court on 21 October 1854. Circa 1864, married and with four small children, the family moved to Dane County, Wisconsin. There John purchased a forty-acre farm in Sun Prairie Township from James McIlwain (South East Quarter of the North East Quarter of Section 20 in Town 8 North and Range 11 East of the 5th Prime Meridian). Twenty years later, circa 1885, John sold this forty-acre farm in Section 20 to Brucsa Sabore and bought a one-hundred-twenty-acre farm in Section 27 of Sun Prairie Township from A. E. Buell. This farm consisted of the South Half (eighty acres) and the North East Quarter (forty acres) of the North East Quarter of Section 27. About a year later, his son Thomas took over the North East Quarter. A year after that, they made an adjustment whereby John took the Eastern half and Thomas took the South West Quarter. Both of these farms were still in operation in August 1989.

John, about 75, died at his home on a Thursday. The funeral was held on Sunday at Sacred Hearts Church in Sun Prairie with the Rev. A. J. Kuehne officiating. He was buried in the church cemetery.

In 1990, the farm in Section 20, where John lived for twenty years and his children grew up, is owned by Donald Pederson. It is located at 5441 Highway N, about a half mile north of the junction with Highway T. The original house of four rooms, two up and two down, is still in use although there have been additions made. John and Ellen raised six children in a four room house!

The McCarthy's were principally dairy farmers. They raised a breed called Milking Shorthorns for both milk and beef. They grew small grain for feed though some of the excess barley was sold to breweries. They shifted to more corn in the nineteen-thirties after hybrids were developed. They also raised swine for consumption and sale.

Family

Ellen Galvin McCarty b. 2 Jan 1834, d. 4 Jan 1904
Children
Last Edited14 Mar 2017

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S11] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) marriage record,.
  3. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  4. [S237] Sacred Hearts burial record.
  5. [S8] Tombstone.

Ellen Galvin McCarty

F, (1834 - 1904)
Ellen (Galvin) McCarty,
1834-1907
Father*Patrick Galvin (1800 - 1892)
Mother*Catherine O'Donoghue Galvin ( - b 1855)
RelationshipGrandmother of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsThomas McCarthy ancestors
McCarthy/???? family
Galvin/O'Donoghue family
McCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*2 Jan 1834 Tipperary, Ireland1,2 
Marriage*4 Feb 1855 Saint Mary's, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Groom=John M. McCarty, priest=James S. O'Sullivan Rev, Witness=Eugene McCarthy, Witness=Julia McCarthy Martin3 
Married Name4 Feb 1855 McCarty [Galvin] 
(Witness) Marriage29 Nov 1857 Saint Mary's, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Bride=Catherine Galvin Mulcahy, Groom=Dennis Mulcahy3 
(bridesmaid) Marriage23 Aug 1859 Saint Mary's, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Bride=Catherine McCarthy Brown, Groom=William Brown3 
(godmother) Christening28 Mar 1860 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Christened=Mary Brown4 
(godmother) Christening26 Dec 1861 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); Christened=John Henry King4 
Death*4 Jan 1904 Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)2,1 
Note*7 Jan 1904 obituary Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) Countryman, Thursday 7 January 1904.1 
Burial*8 Jan 1904 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,5
Biography* Ellen Galvin McCarty, 1834-1904:
Ellen's parents were married in Solohead Parish, County Tipperary, Ireland and five of her siblings were christened in the same parish. There is a gap in the records from 1829 to 1837 so there is no christening record for Ellen. She came to the United States circa 1852 with her widowed father and three sisters settling in Hudson, New York.

One of the witnesses at her marriage to John McCarty was a Julia Galvin6. Nine years and four children later, in the fall of 1864, Ellen and John moved to Wisconsin. Sometime after John died in 1891, Ellen sold the farm to her sons Thomas and Patrick and moved into Sun Prairie Village.

When son Patrick died without a will in 1896, leaving no spouse or issue, his parents were, by Wisconsin law, his heirs-at-law. Thus, his widowed mother Ellen was the sole heir to his estate. Patrick's estate included a half interest in a mortgage that he and brother Thomas had been given in 1894. The mortgage was paid off by 1899 and Ellen received her share of both principal and interest. However, something happened (that hasn't been figured out yet!) in 1914 that landed son Thomas back in Court.

Ellen contracted paralysis apoplexy in September or October of 1903. Despite the best efforts of Dr. S. J. Briggs, she died in her home on a Monday, two days after her seventieth birthday. Ellen died intestate. Her estate, which consisted of an uncashed draft on a foreign bank in the amount of $503, was probated with son Thomas acting as Administrator. (Wouldn't you just love to know what foreign bank? According to family lore, Ellen had a brother Patrick Galvin who emigrated Ireland for Australia) 

Family

John M. McCarty b. c 1816, d. 5 Mar 1891
Children
Last Edited16 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.
  3. [S11] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) marriage record,.
  4. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  5. [S8] Tombstone.
  6. Ellen had no known relatives named Julia Galvin and there were no other Julia Galvin's in the area. John McCarty, however, had a sister named Julia. It is possible that John's sister witnessed the marriage and that she was incorrectly recorded as a Galvin.

Margaret McCarthy Sweeney

F, (1857 - 1941)
Margaret (McCarthy) Sweeney,
1857-1941
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipAunt of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*10 May 1857 Claverack Tp, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US)1,2 
Christening24 May 1857 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); godfather=Patrick C. McCarthy, godmother=Catherine Galvin Mulcahy1 
Marriage*10 Jan 1882 Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Groom=John D. Sweeney, Witness=Daniel Waldo McCarthy, Witness=Catherine Sweeney3 
Married Name10 Jan 1882 Sweeney [McCarty] 
Death*14 Jan 1941 Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); pneumnoia, senility; Witness=Ella Mary Sweeney Dobbs4,5 
Burial*17 Jan 1941 Catholic Cemetery, Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)4 
Note*30 Jan 1941 obituary (Flandreau) Moody County (South Dakota) Enterprise, Thursday 30 January 1941.5 
Biography* Margaret McCarthy Sweeney, 1857-1941:
There is conflicting evidence that Margaret's birth occurred on the 15th of May 1857 in Hudson, New York instead of on the 10th in Claverack township. All the same, she came, with her parents, to Sun Prairie Township of Dane County, Wisconsin at age eight. By 1880, Margaret was living in Sun Prairie village as a servant in the household of George Watkinson. After her marriage in 1882, she and her husband John moved to a farm north of Colman in Moody County, South Dakota where they lived until 1910. In 1910 they moved into Flandreau, South Dakota and lived at 411 Pipestone Avenue.

Margaret, 83, died on a Tuesday at the Flandreau hospital of pneumonia and senility. Her funeral was held on Friday morning at Saints Simon & Jude in Flandreau with the Rev. G. E. Kelly officiating. Margaret was survived by her husband John Sweeney, one daughter Ella Dobbs, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one brother John McCarthy. 

Family

John D. Sweeney b. 2 Jul 1851, d. 4 Jan 1946
Child
Last Edited5 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  2. [S17] 1860 Federal Census, Columbia County, New York,.
  3. [S235] Sacred Hearts marriage record.
  4. [S137] Moody county death record.
  5. [S18] Obituary,.

Daniel Waldo McCarthy

M, (1859 - 1924)
Daniel W. McCarthy,
1859-1924
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipFather of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsThomas McCarthy ancestors
McCarthy/Galvin family
Ryan/McCabe family
McCarthy/Ryan family
Birth*11 May 1859 Claverack Tp, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US)1,2 
Christening15 May 1859 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); godfather=Eugene McCarthy, godmother=Catherine McCarthy Brown, priest=James S. O'Sullivan Rev1 
(Witness) Marriage10 Jan 1882 Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Bride=Margaret McCarthy Sweeney, Groom=John D. Sweeney3 
Marriage*27 Nov 1900 Saint Patrick's church, Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa (IA), United States (US); Bride=Katherine Henrietta Ryan McCarthy, priest=Rev. P. F. Farrelly, Witness=William Henry Ryan, Witness=Winifred Mulhern Ryan4
AnecdoteMay 1914 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); bought property at 109 South Walts.
Anecdote*c 1917 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); bought a Haynes Automobile5. Was issued license number 1110 by the city of Sioux Falls.
Anecdotec 1920 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); family photo
Death*23 Mar 1924 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); asthenia, hardening of arteries6 
Note*24 Mar 1924 obituary Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Argus Leader, Monday 24 March 1924.7 
Burial*26 Mar 1924 Saint Michael's cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)8,6,7 
Biography* Daniel W. McCarthy, 1859-1924:
Most records which identify Daniel's birthplace list it as Hudson in Columbia County, New York. However, on 1 June 1860, the family was living in Claverack Township of that county just outside of Hudson. Claverack Township is the more likely place of birth. At about four years of age, Daniel moved, with his parents, to Sun Prairie Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Little is known about Daniel's early years. He anecdotally told his sons, that he "grew up on a dirt farm in upstate New York." Since the family moved to Wisconsin when Dan was four-or-five-years-old, it's hard to believe that he had many vivid memories of that environment.

Dan was resentful of a younger sibling who had discovered a way to get of work. As Dan told it, he had a brother, "George"9, who professed to have aspirations for the priesthood. This possibility made a great impression on the mother, Ellen Galvin. She, therefore, allowed "George" to spend hot summer days inside reading the bible instead of outside working in the fields with the rest of the family.

By 1880 Dan had left the home farm to make his way in the world. By 1 June of that year he was boarding with M/M James Murphy at 76 Second Street in the 1st ward of Des Moines, Iowa and working as a laborer. M/M Murphy had 14-boarders plus ten children. It must have been a big house. Everyone in the house was either Irish or 1st generation Irish-American. No records have been found of Dan between 1880 and 1893 when he bought land in Moody County, South Dakota. In January 1893, Dan paid Maurice W. Keating and his wife Mary E. Keating the sum of $1,800 for 160 acres in Section 33 of Fremont Township, Moody County, South Dakota. In 1895, Dan was living in Ashton (Gilman township), Osceola County, Iowa and working as a saloon keeper. When Dan's brother Patrick's estate was being settled in 1896, Dane County, Wisconsin court records listed Dan's residence as Ashton. By 1900, he was in Rock Rapids, Lyon County, Iowa. Dan was living with twenty-six other people at a boarding house on 6th Street. At the time, Dan was a saloon keeper and had a partner named, T. J. Combes.10. At the time of his 1900 marriage, Dan's occupation was listed as grocer.

In January 1901, Dan paid $1,200 to Jay, Louis and Henrietta Kaplan, and assumed a mortgage of $500, for a lot & house in Rock Rapids on Tama Street between 4th & 5th (Lot 3, Block 32 of Smith's Addition to Rock Rapids, Rock Township, Lyon County, Iowa.) In August 1902, he paid $400 to F. R. and Anna Manning for the lot next to, south of, the house. (Lot 4, Block 32 of Smith's Addition to Rock Rapids, Rock Township, Lyon County, Iowa).

In June 1901, Dan paid $14,400, and assumed mortgages of $2,200 and $3,000, to M. N. and Katie Hull for 160 acres in Section 19 of Midland Township, Lyon County, Iowa plus another 160 acres in Section 20. In February 1904, Dan and his wife Kittie sold the Moody County farm to John E. Haley for $4,700. Mr. Haley also agreed to assume a mortgage of $500 on the property held by J. W. Henderson. In July 1906, he paid $16,900, and assumed a mortgage of $9,600, to A. M. and Ida Vail for 160 acres in Section 19 of Midland Township plus 100 acres in Section 30. In December 1909, Dan paid $11,680 to George, Lydia and Martin Guyan for 160 acres in Section 14 of Allison Township, Lyon County, Iowa. In December 1912 he sold this farm to William and John Kitchenmaster for $18,400 and retired a mortgage of $5,000.

Dan and Kitty decided that there were better educational opportunities for their three sons in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. So, in January 1914, they sold the two lots and the house to Peter Hickman for $4,200. They agreed to leave the range in the house with possession to be given on 1 Feb 1914. They then moved the family to Sioux Falls where they lived at 820 West 9th for a time. Dan grossed $9,320 on the Rock Rapids house, the extra lot and the farms that he bought and sold during the period between 1901 and 1914. This amount does not include disposition of the mortgages involved. In May 1914, Dan bought the property at 109 South Walts Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Christina & Andrew Kuehn in Kitty's name. The legal description of this property was Lot 4, Block 33 in Pettigrew's Addition to Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. In November 1911, this lot had no buildings on it. In May 1916 it had a two-story building. Not sure if Dan built the house or if it was on the property when he bought it. The lot and house were transferred to the three sons on 23 July 1942. The sons sold this property to Arthur and Margaret Hough on 21 Jun 1956 for $13,000. In February 1920, all of the farmland that Dan still owned in Lyon County, Iowa, i.e., three quarter sections plus the 100 acre piece, 580 acres in all, were transferred to his wife, Kitty .

On Sunday, 23 Mar 1924, Dan, who had been ill for six months, died at home of general asthenia, weakness due to long illness, hardening of the arteries, and a nervous breakdown. In addition to his widow Kitty and three sons, he was survived by one sister and two brothers. At the time of his death, Dan was a member of the local Elks Lodge. He owned no real property and did not leave a will. His funeral was held on Wednesday at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Pallbearers were J. C. Hagan, Thomas Kennedy, P. L. Trainor, Louis Spracher, J. O. Featherstone and Edw. Barron of Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Family

Katherine Henrietta Ryan McCarthy b. 1 Jun 1873, d. 19 Apr 1956
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2018

Citations

  1. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  2. [S17] 1860 Federal Census, Columbia County, New York,.
  3. [S235] Sacred Hearts marriage record.
  4. [S42] O'Brien county marriage record.
  5. Elwood Haynes, owner and founder of The Haynes Automobile Company of Kokomo, Indiana claimed to have "built the first automobile." The company, which started in 1894 and lasted until 1925, introduced a 365.3-cubic-inch V-12 at the New York Automobile Show in New York in January 1916. This may have been the model that Dan bought. In 1916, the 5 passenger touring model, Model 40/41, cost $1885. In 1917, the five passenger touring model cost $2150 and the five passenger sedan $2650.
  6. [S60] Minnehaha county death record.
  7. [S18] Obituary,.
  8. [S8] Tombstone.
  9. Dan did not have a brother "George." He did have a brother Eugene who may have been called "Gene." The given name must have gotten changed in the retelling of the story.
  10. The boarding house was operated by Richard Church. The boarding house was called the Rock Rapids House and then the Lyon Hotel. In 1922, it was converted to apartments. The building was still standing in September 1989 but, by July of 1998, it had been demolished.

Eugene McCarthy

M, (1861 - 1880)
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipUncle of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*15 May 1861 Claverack Tp, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US)1 
Christening26 May 1861 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); godfather=Dennis Mulcahy, godmother=Bridget Fagan1 
Death*12 Dec 1880 Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)2 
Burial*16 Dec 1880 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)2
Biography* Eugene McCarthy, 1861-1880:
Probably named for his father's brother Eugene who had died four-and-a-half months earlier. Eugene's brother Daniel claimed that he, Daniel, had a younger sibling "George" who had discovered a way to get of work. As Daniel told the story, brother "George" professed to have aspirations for the priesthood and that this possibility made a great impression on their mother. She, therefore, allowed "George" to spend hot summer days inside reading the bible instead of outside working in the fields with the rest of the children. Daniel further alleged that "George" turned out to be the black sheep of the family. He eventually ran away and was never heard from again. Daniel did not have a brother "George." The given name Eugene - or Gene - may have gotten changed in the retelling of the story. By the time of Eugene's death, Daniel had already left the Wisconsin nest and was living out of the state. The part of the story about "George" being a black sheep and running away may have been a fabricated embellishment.

Eugene, 19, died on a Sunday. 
Last Edited15 Jan 2012

Citations

  1. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  2. [S237] Sacred Hearts burial record.

Thomas McCarthy

M, (1863 - 1936)
Thomas McCarthy,
1863-1936
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipUncle of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*1 Jul 1863 Claverack Tp, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US)1 
Christening6 Jul 1863 Saint Mary's Church, Hudson, Columbia, New York (NY), United States (US); godfather=Thomas Galvin, godmother=Johanna Geary1 
Marriage*10 Aug 1904 Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Bride=Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy2 
Death*10 May 1936 Saint Mary's Hospital, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Witness=Daniel William McCarthy3 
Burial*13 May 1936 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)4,3 
Biography* Thomas McCarthy, 1863-1936:
There is conflicting evidence that Thomas was born on 30 June 1863 in Hudson, New York instead of on the 1st of July in Claverack township. Thomas came to Sun Prairie Township in Dane County, Wisconsin with his parents at the age of one. The family located on what is now known as the Charles Albert farm. In 1885, he moved with his parents to the present farm, on which he had resided for the past 51 years.

Thomas, 72, died at Saint Mary's Hospital, Madison on a Sunday after a week's illness. He was survived by his wife Mary Connors, two sons Daniel and Russell, a sister, Mrs. John Sweeney and a brother, John, both of Flandreau, South Dakota. The funeral was held at Sacred Hearts Church on Wednesday. Pallbearers were Herman Starker, Geo. Mitchell, Will Dolan, Charles Alberts, John Frodl, and Louis Drunasky. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were M/M Will Hayes, Mrs. Con Hayes of Janesville, M/M John McCarthy of Flandeau, South Dakota, M/M Daniel Mulcahy, Mr. Tom Mulcahy, and Mrs. John Hyslop of Dane, Mrs. Ed Wall and son, John of Verona, M/M J. P. Rogers, Mrs. T. W. Kingston, and son, Sterling of Madison. 

Family

Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy b. 20 Oct 1874, d. 2 Nov 1947
Children
Last Edited10 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S14] St.Mary's (Hudson, New York) christening record,.
  2. [S7] Dane county marriage record.
  3. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.
  4. [S8] Tombstone.

John H. McCarthy

M, (1865 - 1955)
John McCarthy,
1865-1955
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipUncle of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*3 Nov 1865 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*14 Oct 1891 Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Henrietta McCormick McCarthy3 
(godfather) Christening16 Sep 1906 Holy Name church, Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US); Christened=Daniel Waldo McCarthy4 
Marriage*8 Jun 1910 SS. Simon & Jude, Flandreau, Moody, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Rose C. McCormick McCarthy, priest=M. J. Martyn Rev, Witness=James McCormick, Witness=M. (Mrs) (?) Johnson3 
Death*12 Jul 1955 Hialeah, Dade, Florida (FL), United States (US)2 
Note*13 Jul 1955 obituary: Miami (Florida) Herald, Wednesday 13 July 1955/s.A/p.9/c.35 
Burial*14 Jul 1955 Flagler Memorial Park, Miami, Dade, Florida (FL), United States (US)2 
Biography* John H. McCarthy, 1865-1955:
Born in Sun Prairie Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, John left the home farm circa 1887 with a high school education and followed his older siblings Daniel and Margaret to Moody County, South Dakota. He farmed there in Section 4 of Jefferson Township and later in Section 33 of Fremont Township. By 1904, he moved to Pipestone Avenue in Flandreau. After John gave up farming, he taught school, and then sold monuments. Later he sold life insurance and finally became an insurance adjuster. John outlived two wives both of whom are buried in the Catholic section of the Flandreau cemetery. He married first Henrietta McCormick in 1891 and after Henrietta died in 1907 he married her sister Rose McCormick in 1910. In 1930, he and Rose owned a house (address unknown) in Flandrau valued at $4,000. In 1940, John and Rose and her widowed brother Joseph McCormick lived in house at 311 East Pipestone Avenue in Flandreau's 3rd ward. John and Rose owned the house which was valued at $1,800. They moved to this house after 1935.
After Rose died in 1951, John moved to Miami, Florida where his two children lived.

John, 89, died on a Tuesday. At the time of his death in the Hialeah Convalescent Home, his residence was on NW 65th Street in Miami. John was never in military service and never had a Social Security Number. 

Family

Henrietta McCormick McCarthy b. 1 Dec 1876, d. 25 Dec 1907
Children
Last Edited20 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S12] 1870 Federal Census, Dane Co, WI,.
  2. [S232] Dade county death record.
  3. [S133] Moody county marriage record.
  4. [S142] Holy Name christening record.
  5. [S18] Obituary,.

Patrick McCarthy

M, (1870 - 1896)
Patrick McCarthy,
1870-1896
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipUncle of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Nickname Patsy 
Birth*22 Feb 1870 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Christening9 Mar 1870 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); godfather=Daniel Mahoney, godmother=Margaret Galvin Dolan, priest=(?) Wilmes1 
Death*15 Apr 1896 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)2 
Note*16 Apr 1896 obituary Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) Countryman, Thursday 16 April 1896.2 
Burial*Apr 1896 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)3
Biography* Patrick "Patsy" McCarty, 1870-1896:
Patrick, 26, died intestate, i.e. without a will. Probate was necessary because he and brother Thomas held a mortagage and because Patrick was owner of record of the North East Quarter (of the North East Quarter of Section 27) of the family farm. How he came by this property is unknown. Since he had no wife or issue, according to Wisconsin law, his mother Ellen was his sole heir. On 3 March 1897, his mother Ellen petitioned the court to appoint her son Thomas, and Patrick's brother, as Administrator of Patrick's estate. At the time of the petition the value of Patrick's personal estate was estimated at $1,100, the value of his real estate at $1,600, and the amount of his indebtedness at $150. After Thomas was appointed administrator, a detailed inventory was made by him of Patrick's estate. This inventory was then appraised by Isaac F. Bradley and A. E. Buell as follows:
     40 acres in Section 27 of Sun Prairie Township - $840.00
     Half interest in a $1,650 mortgage, dated 25 Apr 1894, due five (5) years from date, given by Margaret McElroy to Patrick and Thomas McCarthy with interest at 6%. (one years interest paid & 2 years interest plus $200 principal since his death paid.) - $725.00
     A half interest in all the following described property:
     10 Cows at $25 each - $125.00
     1 Steer - $5.00
     3 Calves at $10 each - $15.00
     1 Horse named Prince - $7.50
     1 Horse named Tiye - $10.00
     1 Horse named Jessie - $22.00
     1 Horse named Flora - $20.00
     7 Hogs @ $3.25 each - $22.75
     6 Shoats @ $3 each - $18.00
     1 Wagon, 2 horse - $7.50
     1 Sleigh, double - $3.50
     1 Buggy, single, w/top - $4.00
     1 Cutter, le - $5.00
     1 Binder, McCormick - $6.00
     1 Mower - $2.50
     1 horse rake - $1.25
     1 Disk harrow - $5.00
     1 steel beam Plows - $1.50
     1 wood beam Plows - $1.50
     1 sulky Cultivator - $1.50
     1 walking Cultivator - $0.75
     1 bruching dbl harness - $5.00
     1 back pad dbl harness - $2.50
     1 driving dbl harness - $5.00
     1 Single Harness - $1.00
     1 Seeder - $2.50
     1 Harrow - $1.00
     300 bu Oats @ 15 cents per bushel - $45.00
     175 bu Barley @ 20 cents per bushell - $35.00
     Half of money received on McElroy mortgage - $199.00
     money in Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sun Prairie - $500.00
     money in Farmers & Merchants Bank, Sun Prairie - $100.00
     TOTAL - $2746.75

The final judgement was issued on 12 February 1898 by Judge J. H. Carpeulet. Excerpts from the judgement follow:
     ... and no claims having been presented against the estate of said deceased ... it is ... decreed that said final account is approved and allowed. That the estate of the said Patrick McCarthy, deceased, is fully and finally settled, pursuant to law ... and that there is now in the hands of said administrator belonging to said estate, the sum of Seven Hundred Sixty Seven & 75/100 Dollars ($767.75) in money, and the other personal property mentioned and described in the general inventory of said administrator, to wit: The undivided one-half part of a certain promissory note and mortgage given by Margaret McElroy to Thomas and Patrick McCarthy for sixteen-hundred fifty ($1650) Dollars dated 25 April 1894, due five (5) years after date for value received with six (6) percent interest, payable annually, upon which there is yet unpaid the sum of fourteen hundred fifty ($1450) dollars with interest from 25 April 1897; and the undivided one-half part of all the stock, farming utensils and other personal property mentioned and described in said inventory except the three hundred (300) bushells of oats, and the one hundred seventy-five (175) bushels of barley, and the money in the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Sun Prairie, all of which belongs to the estate of said deceased, and that there is real estate left by said deceased in Dane County, Wisconsin, described as follows, to wit: The North East Quarter of the North East Quarter of Section 27, in Town 8 North, of Range 11 East.
     And it now appearing to the court that the said Patrick McCarthy deceased died intestate leaving no widow and no issue and no father him surviving, ... it is furthur ... decreed that all of said real estate and personal property and money of said deceased, and all the real and personal property of the estate of the said deceased wherever situated ... is assigned and distributed to Ellen McCarthy, the mother of said deceased as his sole heir at law, and that said administrator immediately pay, turn over and deliver the same to her, and that he take her receipt therefor and file the same in this court and that upon the filing of such receipt said administrator be discharged from his said trust and that the sureties upon his bond as such administrator be released and discharged. 
Last Edited17 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. [S236] Sacred Hearts christening record.
  2. [S18] Obituary,.
  3. [S8] Tombstone.

Catherine McCarty

F, (1868 - 1869)
Father*John M. McCarty (c 1816 - 1891)
Mother*Ellen Galvin McCarty (1834 - 1904)
RelationshipAunt of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Nickname Kate 
Birth*5 Mar 1868 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,2 
Death*10 Jun 1869 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,2 
Burial*Jun 1869 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1
Last Edited20 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S8] Tombstone.
  2. [S12] 1870 Federal Census, Dane Co, WI,.

Daniel Waldo McCarthy

M, (1906 - 1964)
Waldo McCarthy,
1906-1964
Father*Daniel Waldo McCarthy (1859 - 1924)
Mother*Katherine Henrietta Ryan McCarthy (1873 - 1956)
RelationshipBrother of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Ryan family
Name Variation Waldo 
Birth*20 Aug 1906 Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US)1 
Christening16 Sep 1906 Holy Name church, Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US); godfather=John H. McCarthy, godmother=Henrietta McCormick McCarthy, priest=Rev. Thomas Dullard2 
Anecdote*c 1920 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); family photo
(Witness) Marriage26 Dec 1936 Saint Edward's, Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr, Bride=Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy3
Marriage*5 Feb 1938 Saint Joseph's, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=June Marguerite Delbridge McCarthy Rabe, Witness=John William McCarthy4 
Death*12 Dec 1964 1000 S Minnesota Av, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); coronary thrombosis5 
Note*13 Dec 1964 obituary Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Argus Leader, Sunday 13 December 1964.6 
Burial*16 Dec 1964 Saint Michael's cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)5,7 
Biography* Daniel Waldo McCarthy, 1906-1964:
Known all his life as Waldo, he moved with his family at the age of seven from Rock Rapids, Iowa to Sioux Falls where he lived the rest of his life. He graduated from Washington High School in 1924 and from the University of Wisconsin in 1930. He was the owner/manager of a gasoline service station at 10th Street and 1st Avenue from 1934 until 1963. In 1963, he moved his business to 18th Street and Minnesota Avenue. Waldo belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Saint Mary's Catholic Parish, the Elks Club and the Izaak Walton League. He lived at 1204 South Main Avenue.

Waldo, age 58, died suddenly at his place of business, 1000 South Minnesota Avenue, of a coronary thrombosis. A contributory cause of death was hypertension from which he had suffered for 10 years. He was survived by his wife June, one son, one grandson and two brothers John and Thomas. 
Last Edited2 May 2015

Citations

  1. [S145] Lyon county birth record.
  2. [S142] Holy Name christening record.
  3. [S221] Lincoln county marriage record.
  4. [S107] Minnehaha county marriage record.
  5. [S60] Minnehaha county death record.
  6. [S18] Obituary,.
  7. [S8] Tombstone.

John William McCarthy

M, (1908 - 1972)
John W. McCarthy,
1908-1972
Father*Daniel Waldo McCarthy (1859 - 1924)
Mother*Katherine Henrietta Ryan McCarthy (1873 - 1956)
RelationshipBrother of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
ChartsMcCarthy/Ryan family
Nickname Hunk 
Birth*31 Dec 1908 Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US)1 
Christening17 Jan 1909 Holy Name church, Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa (IA), United States (US); godfather=William Francis Walker, godmother=Anna Gertrude Ryan Walker, priest=Rev. Thomas Dullard2 
Anecdote*c 1920 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); family photo
(Witness) Marriage5 Feb 1938 Saint Joseph's, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Daniel Waldo McCarthy, Bride=June Marguerite Delbridge McCarthy Rabe3 
Marriage*21 Sep 1939 San Francisco, California (CA), United States (US); Bride=Alice Bernadette Cooney McCarthy4 
Death*25 Jul 1972 San Francisco, California (CA), United States (US)5,4 
Burial*Jul 1972 Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, California (CA), United States (US)4 
Biography* John William McCarthy, 1908-1972:
John grew up in Sioux falls, South Dakota. He moved to California in the late 1930s. In 1940, John was lodging at 125 San Pablo Avenue in Fresno and was working as a credit man for a finance company. He worked 16-hours the week-ending 31 March. In 1939, John had worked for 40-weeks and earned $1,400. Later he worked for the natural gas company.

John died on a Tuesday at age 63 less than nine months after his wife. He was survived by three children, three grandchildren and one brother Thomas. 
Last Edited27 Mar 2018

Citations

  1. [S145] Lyon county birth record.
  2. [S142] Holy Name christening record.
  3. [S107] Minnehaha county marriage record.
  4. [S144] Family Group Sheets, Jul 1998 Trudy O'Dea, 614 Buena Vista, Moss Beach, CA 94038.
  5. [S26] Social Security Death Index -1996 edition, version 1.30-.

Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy

F, (1874 - 1947)
Mary (Connors) McCarthy,
1874-1947
Father*Michael Connors (1827 - 1887)
Mother*Elizabeth Kingston Connors (1844 - 1923)
ChartsMcCarthy/Galvin family
Birth*20 Oct 1874 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Marriage*10 Aug 1904 Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Groom=Thomas McCarthy2 
Married Name10 Aug 1904 McCarthy [Connors] 
Death*2 Nov 1947 Verona, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Cancer of colon; Witness=Russell Justin McCarthy1 
Burial*4 Nov 1947 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)3,4 
Note*6 Nov 1947 obituary: Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) Countryman, Saturday 06 November 1947/pg.1/col.64 
Biography* Mary Connors McCarthy, 1874-1947:
Conflicting evidence lists Mary's birthdate as 23 October 1873. Mary became a Sun Prairie school teacher.

Mary, 73, life long resident of Sun Prairie and vicinty, died on a Sunday in Verona. She was survived by son Russell of Cottage Grove, one grandson, three sisters Mrs Anna Wall of Verona, Mrs Nellie Ford of Washington, D.C., and Mrs Kathryn Coffey of Sun Prairie. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Sacred Hearts Catholic church with the Rev. G. A. Hauesler officiating. Tuschen Funeral Home was in charge. 

Family

Thomas McCarthy b. 1 Jul 1863, d. 10 May 1936
Children
Last Edited16 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.
  2. [S7] Dane county marriage record.
  3. [S8] Tombstone.
  4. [S18] Obituary,.

Daniel William McCarthy

M, (1905 - 1942)
Daniel W. McCarthy, 1905-1942
Father*Thomas McCarthy (1863 - 1936)
Mother*Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy (1874 - 1947)
Relationship1st cousin of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
Birth*7 Jul 1905 Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Marriage*26 Jun 1928 Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Bride=Isabel Harriett Almond McCarthy Baumann, Witness=Russell Justin McCarthy2 
(Witness) Death10 May 1936 Saint Mary's Hospital, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Deceased=Thomas McCarthy1 
Death*16 Jul 1942 Sun Prairie Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Witness=Isabel Harriett Almond McCarthy Baumann1 
Note*16 Jul 1942 obituaries Sun Prairie (Wisconsin) Countryman, Thursday 16 July 1942 p1c1&2 and Thursday 23 July 1942.3 
Burial*18 Jul 1942 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Biography* Daniel William McCarthy, 1905-1942:
Born in Sun Prairie Village, Daniel moved with his parents at the age of one to the home farm in Sun Prairie Township where he resided for the rest of his life. Daniel graduated from the Sun Prairie high school in 1922. He belonged to Saint James Court of the C. O. F. and the Holy Name Society. Daniel was one of the leading farmers in the area and was interested in the promotion of progressive farming movements. He was Chairman of the Sun Prairie Farm Bureau Council and took an active part in the Dane County Farm Bureau.

Daniel, 37, was found dead in his overturned truck about 5:30 a.m. on a Thursday. He was returning home from Lancaster where he had gone on Wednesday to deliver one of his breeder cattle. The accident occurred at the bridge just south of the John Blaska Sr. farm. He was survived by his wife Isabel, one son, his mother Mary and one brother Russell. Funeral services were held on Saturday at Sacred Hearts in Sun Prairie with the Rev. G. A. Haeusler officiating. Pall bearers were: David Bruns of DeForest, J. W. Clark of Madison, Clarence Blaschka, George Mitchell, Vernon Manley (Daniel's 1st cousin), and Leonard Starker. 
Last Edited27 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.
  2. [S7] Dane county marriage record.
  3. [S18] Obituary,.

Russell Justin McCarthy

M, (1907 - 1999)
Russell McCarthy,
1907-1999
Father*Thomas McCarthy (1863 - 1936)
Mother*Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy (1874 - 1947)
Relationship1st cousin of Thomas Duane McCarthy Sr
Birth*3 Apr 1907 Cottage Grove, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
(Witness) Marriage26 Jun 1928 Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Groom=Daniel William McCarthy, Bride=Isabel Harriett Almond McCarthy Baumann2 
Marriage*14 Oct 1939 Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Bride=Ella Mathilda Holt McCarthy, priest=Joseph M. Koester Rev, Witness=Paul Conner, Witness=Gertrude Coffen2 
(Witness) Death2 Nov 1947 Verona, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Cancer of colon; Deceased=Mary Magdeline Connors McCarthy3 
(Witness) Death30 Oct 1983 Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Deceased=Ella Mathilda Holt McCarthy3 
Marriage*1985 Bride=Ruby Krause McCarthy1 
Death*26 Jan 1999 University Hospital, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Note*28 Jan 1999 obituary (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday 28 January 1999.1 
Burial*30 Jan 1999 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Biography* Russell Justin McCarthy, 1907-1999:
Russel graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 1924. He farmed in Sun Prairie from 1925 to 1951. Russell belonged to the American Milking Shorthorn Society and was winner of the Grand Champion Award at the Minnesota State Fair in 1951. He also belonged to the Dairy Shrine Club and served as a 4-H leader for 25 years. Russel served on the State Board of Agriculture from 1960 to 1969 and the Sun Prairie Town Board from 1960 to 1966. He also served on the Dane County Board from 1955 to 1982 representing the townships of Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, and Blooming Grove. In 1965, Russell was one of the founders of the Bank of Sun Prairie and later served on the Board of Directors of United Banks until 1976. Russel and his first wife Ella, although they never had children of their own, were very active and involved with young people. They were active as foster parents for years and donated 180 acres of farmland to the Dane County Parks Commission for development as a youth park.

Russell and his brother Daniel bought 220 acres in 1938, consisting of 80 acres in Section 27 and 140 acres in Section 34, which Russell operated. In 1943, Russell bought another 120 acres in Sections 33 & 34. The original 120 acres supported about 15 cows. With the advent of milking machines, and with an additional 40 acres for feed grains, they were able to double the size of the herd. The witnesses to Russell's first marriage, Paul Conner (sic) and Gertrude Coffen (sic), were probably his first cousins on his mother's side.

Russell, 91, died on a Tuesday at University Hospital in Madison. He was survived by his second wife, and one former foster son. His funeral was held on Saturday from Sacred Hearts with the Rev. Randy Budnar officiating. 
Last Edited27 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S7] Dane county marriage record.
  3. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.

Ella Mathilda Holt McCarthy

F, (1900 - 1983)
Ella (Holt) McCarthy,
1900-1983
Father*Torger Holt
Mother*Lena Askim Holt
Birth*14 Dec 1900 Christiana Tp, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Marriage*14 Oct 1939 Stoughton, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Groom=Russell Justin McCarthy, priest=Joseph M. Koester Rev, Witness=Paul Conner, Witness=Gertrude Coffen2 
Married Name14 Oct 1939 McCarthy [Holt] 
Death*30 Oct 1983 Madison, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Witness=Russell Justin McCarthy3 
Note*1 Nov 1983 obituary (Madison) Wisconsin State Journal, Tuesday 1 November 1983.1 
Burial*2 Nov 1983 Sacred Hearts cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Biography* Ella M. Holt McCarthy, 1900-1983:
Ella, one of four children, was a first generation Norwegian-American. In 1910 the family was living on a rented farm in Pleasant Springs township. By 1920 the family and moved into a house they owned with mortgage at 304 Manilla Street in the 4th ward of Stoughton. Ella's father Torger was working at a wagon factory. Ella's mother Lena was working at home as a furrier. By 1930, her parents had both retired. They never became citizens. Ella graduated from Stoughton High School and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She taught school for 20 years (in 1939, the year she married Russell MCarthy, Ella worked 20-weeks and earned wages of $490). She was an active 4-H leader for over 60 years. Ella was a member of the Dane County Junior Fair Board and the Dane County Emergency Medical Services Commission. After her retirement Ella joined the Stoughton Area Retired Teacher's Association. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Parish in Sun Prairie and taught religious education.

Ella, 82, died on a Sunday at Saint Mary's hospital in Madison. She was survived by her husband, one foster son and one sister. Her funeral was held on Wednesday from Sacred Hearts with the Rev Kenneth Fiedler officiating. 
Last Edited28 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S7] Dane county marriage record.
  3. [S6] Wisconsin Dane county death record.