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Sylvester Sr. MULDOON

Calvary Cemetery
Dawes County,

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4. Sylvester A.2 Muldoon (Thomas1), born 6 Aug 1850 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa; died 5 May 1904 in Table, Dawes, Nebraska; buried in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska. He married on 27 Nov 1883 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa Julia Ann Culavin, born 25 Aug 1862 in Spring Hill, New York; died 9 Dec 1917 in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska; buried in Chadron, Dawes, Nebraska, daughter of Patrick H. Culavin and Ellen (Rudy) Brady.

Sad Death of Sylvester Muldoon At an early hour on Thursday morning, May 5, Sylvester Muldoon, a well known and highly respected citizen residing on the Table twenty miles south west of here, and in the neighborhood of the Ida postoffice, met his death in a most painful and tragic manner. The first knowledge that his family had of the dreadful tragedy was the discovery of his lifeless body near his cattle shed and corral, and a double barrel shot gun close by, with which he had gone out to shoot at something which was preying upon his chickens. The charge from the gun entered his forehead a little to the left of the center and came out through the top of his head, necessarily causing his instant death. Just how the gun was discharged will always remain a mystery. Inquest was held and the verdict of the jury was that death was accidental. The body, in an elegant coffin, was removed to Chadron and laid to rest with a prayer in the Catholic cemetery. Funeral services at the church were conducted by Father McNamara who made an appropriate and touching address. Many sorrowing friends followed the reamins to the grave.
Mr. Muldoon was born in Clinton county, Iowa, in the year 1852. He removed to Dawes county about eighteen years ago and has lived here ever since. He and Julia Culavin, daughter of "grandpa" P.H. Culavin, of this city, were married at a date which we have not learned. Besides the widow, one son and five daughters and one brother and two sisters survive to mourn his loss. He was a kind husband and father, attached to life, deeply devoted to his family, always contemplating their greatest good. This editor is not a stranger to the hospitality of the Muldoon home, and he had observed with particular pleasure the tenderness of this unfortunate man for his wife and children.

Contributed on 10/20/05 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 10/20/05 • Approved: 6/15/10 • Last Updated: 2/16/13 • R1133-G0-S3

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