STERLING STANDARD, Sterling, IL
December 21, 1928, 8;1
Funeral Rites of Matthew Halligan Held This Morning
Prophetstown - (Special) - Funeral rites for Matthew Halligan, who passed away Saturday, were held at 8 o'clock Monday in St. Mary's church in Tampico.Rev. David A. Murphy, pastor of St. Anne's church, officiated, and interment was made in the Tampico cemetery.
The pall bearers were Jerry Keefe, James Murphy, Joseph Hamblock, Kaylor Meyers, John Mosher and John Cooney.
Matthew Halligan was born in Ireland, January 9, 1839, and came to the United States in 1865. He lived in LaSalle County until 1905 and then moved to Whiteside County, which had been his hoome since that time.
The deceased is survived by three sons, James of Butte, Mont., Hugh of Chicago, and John, residing with his father on the home place, two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Titzell of Delmond, Ia., and Mrs.Charles Riley of Rock Falls, allof whom were in attendance at the funeral excepting James. Another son, Patrick, passed away October 30, 1928.
Out of town people at the funeral were Mrs. Clarence Whalen, Frank Edward and John Whalen, Michael and Arthur Conneff, Mrs. Edward Hagerty, Miss Mollie Whalen and John Hart of Streator, and Michael Noon, Matt Merrick, Miss Ella Gavin and Mrs. C. J. Amsbro of Chicago.