Clinton Herald; Tuesday April 7,1942 p. 8; Cornelius H. Boyle, DeWitt native and resident of this vicinity for many years, died about 10 p.m. Monday in his home in Davenport. The body reposes in the Halligan Funeral home in Davenport. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning in Sacred Heart cathedral, after which burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery in DeWitt. Mr. Boyle was born Aug. 5, 1963 in DeWitt. He was married to Miss Mary Verstreet Jan. 14, 1882 in St. Joseph's church in DeWitt. She preceded him in death about 18 years ago. For about 35 years, he has been a resident of Davenport. Surviving are eight children, Mrs. M.J. Kearney of DeWitt, Mrs. J.V. McManus, Miss Nell Boyle and Mrs. C.H. Miller, Davenport, William A. Boyle, Missoula, Mont., Mrs. C.J. St. Onge, E. Moline, Ill., Mrs. Maurice Burkhart, Peoria, Ill., and Joseph c. Boyle, Cedar Rapids, also 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and by one daughter, Stella who died in infancy. The Clinton Herald Friday April 10, 1942 p. 10 Last rites for Cornelius H. Boyle of Davenport, former resident of DeWitt and father of Mrs. M.J. Kearney of this city were held at 9 a.m. Thursday in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev. L.M. Boyle of Davenport, a nephew of the deceased. Pallbearers included six grandsons, James McManus, Joseph Kearney and John Miller, Davenport, Charles St. Onge, East Moline, Ill., William Burkhart, Peoria, Ill., and Vincent Kearney, DeWitt. Burial was in St. Joseph's cemetery DeWitt.
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