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Date Posted:02/19/2009 6:47 AMCopy HTML


"Welcome To The Obituary Page Of Cornelius McGee, Anna McGee, Thomas McGee & John McGee (Father)"
Captain McGee and Sister To Be Buried Friday

A double funeral will be held Friday morning for Captain Cornelius McGee, river steamship Captain, who died Tuesday in St. Louis, Missouri and his sister, Miss Anna McGee, who died Wednesday.  Both bodies are now at the Bennett and Ashworth Funeral Home.  The body of Captain McGee arrived from St. Louis, Missouri, at 2:00 o'clock Thursday morning.  The funeral will be from the Bennett and Ashworth Funeral Home to St. Raphael's Cathedral at 9:30 o'clock.  A high mass of requeim will be sung.  Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery.  Both Captain McGee and his sister were born in East Dubuque; the children of pioneer Jo Daviess County settlers.  It had previously been arranged to have the funeral of Captain McGee on Thursday morning and that of Miss McGee Friday morning.
The double funeral of Capt. Cornelius McGee and his sister, were held Friday morning from the Bennett and Ashworth Funeral Home to St. Raphael's Cathedral at 9 o'clock.  The Right Rev. Monsignor James V. Casey, pastor, sang the high mass of requiem, and preached the sermon.  Pallbearers for Captain McGee were Frank P. McCaffrey, Patrick Fury, Richard Burke, William Foley, James Doyle and Peter McCarthy.  Pallbearers for Miss McGee were Harry Cosgrove, Roy Tierney, Roy Williams, Vincent and Joseph McCaffrey and Frank Williams.  Grandnephews of Captain McGee and his sister were mass servers.


"Tom McGee, Mate of the Diamond Jo, Was Stricken on Last Friday"
Mate Thomas McGee, connected with the Diamond Jo Company for many years, was stricken with apoplexy on last Friday and lingered until Sunday morning when he passed away.  Mr. McGee is one of the best known men on the Mississippi, having run up and down the Father of Waters many seasons.  His death is a sad one. He leaves relatives who deeply mourn his loss.  One of the largest funerals ever held in East Dubuque took place on Thursday morning at nine o'clock when Mr. Thomas McGee was buried there.  Services were held at the family residence on Southern Ave. in this city, by Rev. Brown of East Dubuque.  Burial was at the East Dubuque Cemetery.
It was told by his son Ralph, that Thomas was murdered while on one of the riverboats.  To date all we have been able to find is the one newspaper obit that states he died from apoplexy.  We are not sure how Thomas died.
Thomas was the brother of Captain Cornelius McGee who died April 26, 1938.  Thomas passed away in 1903.


"John McGee Answers The Final Summons After A Long Illness"
John McGee, aged 89 years and a long time resident of Dubuque, died at the family residence, 523 Southern Ave. at eleven o'clock on Monday night after an illness of a years duration.  Mr. McGee was born in County Cavan, Ireland and came to America in his youth.  Fifty years ago he settled in East Dubuque and resided there for thirty years.  He was for many years in the employ of the Diamond Jo Lines.  He is survived by his wife and son, John of Laurel, Mississippi; Captain Cornelius McGee of the Streckfus Steamers; Mrs. Thomas Dillon and Anna McGee of Dubuque, Iowa.  The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 8:45 to the Cathedral thence to the East Dubuque Cemetery.
The death of Mr. McGee is the cause of deep sorrow in this vicinity where he was well known and where he was held in high esteem.  He was a devout member of St. Raphael's parish and of the St. Vincent De Paul Society.


The information on this page was taken
from a scrapbook that my mother had in
her possession at the time of her death.
She had put the scrapbook together as
she was growing up.  There was no dates
on any of the information that she kept in
the scrapbook.  All backgrounds and images
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