Obit: Carnaghan, William (1845? - 1890)

Transcriber: Stan


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 09/18/1890

Carnaghan, William (1845 - 15 Sep 1890)

Wm. Carnaghan, commonly known hereabouts as McGinty, was found dead in the Douglas House root house on Tuesday morning. He was about forty-five years of age and came to this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) about a year since. He was also a very hard drinker and acted in a half-insane manner when under the influence of whiskey, though being considered quite harmless at all times. Of late he has been employed at Sterling, coming her on Sunday morning last and started on his last spree. When sober he was quite industrious and a hard worker. On Monday evening about ten o'clock he was found lying intoxicated on the sidewalk in front of the Douglas House, and it being quite cold, some of the boarders at that house carried him into the root house where he was found the next morning cold in death. An inquest was held, the jury agreeing that deceased came to his death from excessive use of intoxicating liquors. The remains were interred yesterday in the Thorp village cemetery. The whereabouts of his relatives, except one cousin who resides at Ear Claire, was not ascertained.



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