Obit: Kearney, Barney (1848 - 1913)


Contact: Ann Stevens



Surnames: Kearney, Lance, Hudson


----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Jan 9, 1913


Kearney, Barney (6 Jan 1848 - 6 Jan 1913)


Barney Kearney, another of the early settlers of Clark County, passed away early Monday morning at his home in this city.  He was taken suddenly ill during the night with heart trouble and died about 5 o’clock in the morning.


Mr. Kearney was born in Ireland on Jan. 6, 1848.  He came to this country with his parents when a baby, they locating in Michigan.  When he was but a small boy his parents died and since childhood he had been compelled to care for himself.  He came to Wisconsin about 40 years ago and located in Neillsville about 35 years ago.  He enlisted in the army during the Civil War and was a member of Co. G, 19th Reg. U.S. Infantry.  He was united in marriage to Anna Lance in Chicago 23 years ago and to this union four children were born.  Three of them, Mary, Katherine and Arthur, remain to comfort the bereaved wife.


Mr. Kearney was a well known character in this city for he was possessed of a ready wit and a keen intelligence and observation which made him many friends here.  He was always cheerful and pleasant in demeanor and was of a charitable and kindly disposition.  For the past 13 years he held the position of janitor of the north side school.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen lodges and also of the G.A.R. post.  Funeral services were held yesterday, services being conducted by the Woodmen and interment being made in the Neillsville cemetery.  Wm. Lance of Oconto, a step-son of Mr. Kearney, was here to attend the funeral.  Deceased is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Ed Kearney of Oak Park, Ill., James Kearney and Mrs. Anna Hudson of Michigan.



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