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Dec 24, 1915

ANOTHER PIONEER CITIZEN GOES TO HIS REWARD

Daniel McAleese Passes Away at Denver Sanitarium

The larger part of the community was shocked to learn of the death of Daniel McAleese which occurred in a Denver sanitarium last Monday. His genial countenance had scarcely been missed from the streets for a single day and few new that he was vitally ill with stomach trouble and few new that he had gone a day or two previous to Denver for greater comfort. Dan McAleese was a familiar figure having lived here for thirty eight years and amassed considerable property in that time. He would take a trip and remain a year or so at intervals, going to his old home in County Antrim, Ireland, or to New York, but he always returned to Sidney where his early years had been spent. He has followed many lines of business in Sidney, being one of the earliest grocers here and was always free handed in extending credit and in giving to charity. He served two terms as sheriff in the county. He was a devout Catholic and faithful attendant at church. His funeral was held in Sidney Wednesday at 10 o'clock where high requiem mass was celebrated, Reverend Father Link officiating assisted by Father Lawler and Father Slone.

The deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Robinson of Denver, Mrs. Robb and Miss Mary Jane McAleese of New York and Miss Lena McAleese in Ireland and by two brothers, Patrick McAleese of Denver and Reverend Father McAleese of Brooklyn. The remains were accompanied from Denver to Sidney by the brother Patrick and the brother-in-law Mr. Robinson. Mrs. Robinson was not well enough to come. A large congregation paid their last respects to the dead by attending the services and following the mortal remains to the tomb. His cheery greeting and pleasant face have faded from sight and the places that knew him will know him no more.


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