John McMahon: 0050.0313

DEATH OF JOHN M’MAHON – At the St. Eugene Hospital at 4 o’clock Tuesday Afternoon.

            DIED. – At the St. Eugene hospital, Tuesday, October 18, 1898, at 4 o’clock, p.m., John McMahon, aged 28 years..

            Such is the brief record which is written upon the last page of the life of John McMahon, a young man of great promise in the field of business, and one of Nature’s noblest works in physical appearance.

            Just one week ago, Mr. McMahon was taken down with the prevailing fever, and becoming rapidly worse he was, on Saturday last, removed from his home in Moyie City to the St. Eugene hospital and put under the care of a physician and trained nurse.  The disease had secured too strong a hold on the patient, however, and there was no help for him.  Seeing that his case was hopeless his wife was hurriedly summoned from Moyie and reached his bedside only about an hour before his death.

            Deceased was born on the 22nd of June, 1870, at Grand Forks, North Dakota, and there he spent his boyhood and early manhood.  In June, 1897, he came to East Kootenay, accompanied by his brother Frank, and located in the then wilderness where now stands Moyie City.  Here the brothers proceeded to carve for themselves a fortune.  They erected a large building and stocked it with general merchandise, at the same time conducting an hotel.  Last summer, finding their quarters too cramped, they put up a fine hotel building, modern in design and finish, and furnished in first class style.  The brothers were in a fair way to accumulate a competence, but “Jack” as his friends were pleased to call him, cannot assist in its further accomplishment.

            The deceased leaves a wife and two children, a boy and a girl, and The Herald, in connection with many people in South East Kootenay, extends its sympathy to the bereaved wife and mother.

            The funeral took place at the St. Eugene Mission at 11 o’clock this morning.

0050.0313: John McMahon

28-year-old Moyie pioneer dies after brief fight with fever.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 20, 1898
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

death hospital fever deceased hotel funeral

Subjects:

People arrow McMahonarrow
Cities arrow Moyie arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Kootenay Hotelarrow
Health arrow Diseasesarrow
Cities arrow St. Eugene Mission arrow Hospitals, Clinics arrow St. Eugene Hospitalarrow
Cities arrow Moyie arrow Celebrities, Characters, Memorials arrow Obituaries arrow McMahonarrow

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