Meehan, John M
- Born: 4 Aug 1878, Blackhawk township, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
- Marriage: Malloy, Mary in 1917
- Died: 4 Dec 1929, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
- Buried: 6 Dec 1929, St Rose of Lima Cemetery, Denison, Crawford County, Iowa, USA
Crawford County Court House, Recorders Office, Denison, Iowa
NO: Book 3, page 111
DATE OF RETURN:
NAME: John M Meehan
SEX & COLOR: male, white
AGE: 51y 4m
DATE OF DEATH: 4 December 1929
SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOW, WIDOWER: single
PLACE OF BIRTH:
HOW LONG RESIDED IN STATE:
PLACE OF DEATH: Denison
CAUSE OF DEATH: cerebral hemorrhage
PLACE OF BURIAL: Catholic Cemetery
DATE OF BURIAL: 6 December 1929
NAME OF PHYSICIAN MAKING CERTIFICATE: Dr H B Wilkinson - Denison
INFORMANT: J J Meehan - Denison
BORN: 4 August 1878
FATHER: John Meehan - Ireland
MOTHER: Catherine Garvey - Ireland
STROKE FATAL TO MR JOHN MEEHAN LAST WEDNESDAY
Was Stricken at Knights of Columbus Meeting Tuesday Evening, December 3, Died Following Evening
FUNERAL SERVICES ON FRIDAY
Services Held at St Rose of Lima Church Largely Attended - Interment in Catholic Cemetery
John M Meehan, who on Tuesday evening of last week suffered a stroke while in attendance at a meeting of the Knights of Columbus in the Catholic auditorium, died Wednesday night, December 4, about 9 o'clock after suffering a second stroke. Mr Meehan had apparently been enjoying the best of health and his sickness and death came as a great shock, not only to the members of his family, but his large circle of friends as well.
John M Meehan was born Aug 31, 1877, at Milan, Ill, and when three years of age accompanied his parents to Crawford county, first settling on a farm south of Vail, where they resided for a few years, and later moving to a farm west of Denison and it was there that he grew to manhood. He received his education in the rural schools, assisting his father in the summer months with the farm work. In 1904 he accepted a position as fireman on the Milwaukee railroad out of Sioux City, but resigned a few years later to accept a position with the Hanford Creamery company and much of his time was spent in traveling in the South Dakota territory. In 1912 he accepted a position as salesman for the Pennsylvania Consumers Oil company of Council Bluffs and worked continuously for that firm with the exception of two years during the world war, when he was United States deputy marshal residing at Davenport.
In the year 1917 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Malloy and to this union were born three children, Mary Catherine, Elizabeth Ann and Margaret Reta.
Mr Meehan was a devout member of the Catholic church and was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and held important offices in that organization. He also was a member of the United Commercial Travelers association. During his several years of residence in Denison he too a prominent part in the affairs of the church and the Knights of Columbus, appearing in most of the entertainments given and gained considerable of a reputation for himself as an entertainer of ability. He was invited on a number of occasions to put on sketches from nearby radio stations. Mr Meehan was a good citizen and one who made a host of friends for himself and his happy and jovial disposition. He was a devoted husband and a kind and loving father.
Besides his wife and children he is survived by three sisters, Mrs M W Conway, of Aledo, Ill; Mrs J A Houlihan and Mrs E L Champion, of Denison, and one brother, Dr J J Meehan, of Denison.
Funeral services were held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the St Rose of Lima church. Father Casey officiating, after which interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
The out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services wee P C Hart, T J O'Brien, M J Malloy, J M Malloy and Mrs J J McCann of Davenport; Mr and Mrs M W Conway, Mrs Joseph Meehan, Miss Virginia and Joseph Conway of Aledo, Ill; Mrs Nellie Frazer, Carl Frazer, Mrs George Huffman and Mrs C D Barnes of Omaha; M Talty of Neola; Tom Talty of Atlantic; George Talty and Mr and Mrs Leo Hickey of Adair; Wm and Joseph Garvey of Des Moines; Mrs T M Behan of Chicago; John P Tinley, John Tinley Jr, Albert McGinn, C W Beem, Leonard Clinton, Walter Thorson all of Council Bluffs; and three representatives of the Consumers Oil Co, namely; President H C Meir, Secretary R E Pleree and sales manager H H Hand.
The Denison Review, Wednesday, December 11, 1929, Section 2, page 1, columns 1,2
1920 U S Census, Iowa, Scott, Davenport, T625_513
ED 169. sheet 2B, line 55, dwelling no 36, family no 44, 114 14th St
Meehan, John, head, rents, male, white, age 42, married, can read and write, born in Illinois, parents born Ireland, speaks English, salesman, construction Co, works for wages
Minnie, wife, female, white, age 33, married, can read and write, born in Iowa, parents born New Jersey, speaks English
Mary K, daughter, female, white, age 6/12, single, born in Iowa
Card number 586
Postoffice address - Denison
Card no A 748, male, white, single, can read and write, 36 years in Iowa
John M Meehan, age 37, Crawford Co, P O Denison, Denison, ward 2, representative for agents, earned $1200 in 1914
born in Illinois, Catholic, parents born Ireland
John married Mary Malloy, daughter of Michael Malloy and Mary, in 1917. (Mary Malloy was born on 15 Apr 1886 in Scott County, Iowa, USA and died in Oct 1963 in Illinois, USA.)