A Christmas present for you from Kerry McGrath:
Coon Rapids Enterprise vol 46 no 2424 October 19 1928
Col 1 p. 1
patrick carroll died Sunday, came to this neighborhood near fifty years ago, father of 8 children, retired many years ago because of failing health
Died at mercy hospital des moines
Had been living alternately with daughter Margaret patrick in coon rapids and daughter mrs t.j. Mahoney at Randolph beraska.
Came to carroll county 50 years ago, purchased land and made his home on a farm where he raised his family.
Coder did undertaking, funceral services at annunciation church, buried catholic cemetery
Born in louth county Ireland dec 21 1849. Came to american in 1870, locating in Mass, moved to Muscatine iowa in 1877, and to carroll county in 1880. Died October 14 1928. His wife died 1917.
Survived by 7 children
Mother m. bonovelin of council bluffs
Mrs t.j. Mahoney Randolph neb
James and Laurence carroll bayard iowa
Margaret Patrick of coon rapids iowa
Deceased was a twin, his twin brother was Thomas carroll