131. READY: PATRICK, Born in Kilrdisirt (Kiladysart?), County Clare, Ireland,
Died Aug. 27, 1888, Aged 59 Years. Co. C, 12 Reg. N. Y. Vol.
MORRIS, Son of P. & M. READY, Died Nov. 7, 1869, Aged 2 yrs. 4mos. 15d.
Aug. 29, 1888
Page 4 col. 6-7.
COLLIDING CARS. A terrible wreck on the Q. and a loss of three lives…PATRICK READY was also an Irishman by birth, and had lived in this city 22 years, an employee of the railroad company during nearly all that time. He was about 65 years of age, and a wife and two sons, lads of 15 and 17, survive him. Like the comrade who died with him, MR. READY had many warm friends here. He was a soldier in the Union army, a member of Company C, 12th New York Infantry, and was disabled in the service. Both men had acquired nice homes and leave their families in comfortable circumstances.
Jan. 2, 1923
Page 1 col. 5
MRS. MARY READY died aged 83; born May 1, 1839, County Clare, Ireland; married PATRICK READY in 1864; three children; he was killed in train wreck 1888…
(Burial Permit shows she was buried in City Cemetery.)
Page 468, Vol. 2, Fulton’s “History of Jefferson County” (1912)
JOHN F. READY, county attorney of Jefferson County; born here 14 Nov. 1872. His parents, PATRICK and MARY (COLLINS) READY, were both natives of Milltown, County Clare Ireland. The mother came to the U. S. in 1861 when about 20 years of age. MR. READY having made the trip several years before. He was in the regiment that was enroute for the front and which MRS. READY saw as it marched near the dock. He had enlisted, 51st N. Y. Inf. And served until honorably discharged on account of disability, his elbow having been shot off …He met and married MISS MARY COLLINS, wedding celebrated in Syracuse, New York. Arrived in Fairfield in 1866 or 1867. Three children: MORRIS, who was burned to death when two years of age; JOHN F.; and W. J. at home with his mother.
MR. JOHN F. READY married, 21 July 1909, MISS. ELIZABETH HAYDEN, native of Creston, Iowa, daughter of MICHAEL and MARGARET HAYDEN. They have one child, MARY MARGARET.
Jefferson County, Iowa
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