Michael E. Cavanaugh Obituary

Obituary of Michael E. Cavanaugh, Adams County, Illinois

Name of Deceased: Michael E. Cavanaugh
Name of Newspaper: Quincy Journal Newspaper
Date of Newspaper: 16 November 1907

BULLET WOUND CAUSED DEATH

Michael E. Cavanaugh, who was wounded during the Civil War
Died This Morning - Shot in Lung Resulted in Death

A bullet wound received through the lung during the Civil War of 1864, was
the indirect cause of the death of Michael E. Cavanaugh, which occurred at his
home, 218 North Eight Street, this morning at 5 o'clock. When the war of the
rebellion broke out, Mr. Cavanaugh enlisted in Company L, Second Iowa Cavalry,
and, while serving as sergeant of this company at the battle of Nashville,
Tenn., he was wounded.

He was discharged from the army with the rank of first lieutenant, after three
years of service, and later enlisted as a veteran. After the war was over, he
served as deputy sheriff of Jackson County, Iowa, for a number of years and
about sixteen years ago, moved to Quincy, where he had since resided.

He was born in Sabula, Iowa, August 23, 1840 and was therefore, 67 years, 2
months and 21 days old. He disengaged from the active business life a number
of years ago, since which time he had been living in retirement.

Besides a widow, he leaves five children, two daughters and three sons, as
follows: Mrs. Chio Smith, Mrs. Tom P. Carter, Eugene and John P., all of this
city, and J. M. Cavanaugh of Chicago.

 

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