Sunday, February 13, 2011
p. 7, Col. 4
The death of John Slowey, pioneer farmer of Mayfield township, was announced yesterday.
John Slowey was born in Wisconsin, February 26, 1861 and was aged 67 years and two months, the day of his death. He had lived in Yankton county for 56 of those years coming here with his parents when only 11 years of age. He was married here to Miss Theresa Burns and has lived since his marriage at his farm home near Irene. He came to Yankton to visit a daughter about six weeks ago and while here was taken ill. He passed through a siege of pneumonia and was well enough so he had made plans to return to his home when he suffered a relapse and had been in grave condition since.
Mr. Slowey is survived by his wife, five sons, Peter, Thomas, John, Clarence and Clement, all of this county, and three daughters, Mrs. John Nooney, Mrs. John Gemmill, of Irene, and Mrs. Roy Stevens, of Yankton. He also has four brothers, Barney, Thomas, Patrick, and Peter, all of Yankton county and three sisters, Mrs. Patrick Cunningham, Mrs. Matt Murray on Yankton and Mrs. James Murray of Sioux Falls. Another sister, Mrs. Mike Cunningham died several years ago, and four children of Mr. and Mrs. Slowey are also deceased.
Funeral services will be held from Mayfield Catholic church, Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J. J. O'Brien officiating.