Peter Loughe, Belgian Farmer, Dies following Stroke
Peter Loughe, a farmer living thirteen miles
north of Sheffield and who lived alone, suffered a stroke sometime Tuesday
night or Wednesday morning of last week and was found lying on the kitchen
floor, unconscious. He lived some hours but did not regain consciousness,
and his passing was a great shock to the family, as he had not complained
and on Sunday had visited his wife at the East Moline State Hospital where
she was a helpless invalid. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Loughe Jr. took him to the farm
that night and he was in the best of spirits when they left him. He was 63
years old and a native of Belgium.
Surviving are his wife and seven children.
Peter, Theodore, Charles, and John of Sheffield. William of Rock Falls, Miss
Anna of Kewanee, and Mrs. Ida Wellnitz, Minnesota.
The remains were taken to St Patrick's Church
Friday night and the Rosary recited by a large number. The funeral was held
Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock. Rev. M. Murtaugh celebrating the requiem
high mass and reading the burial service in the Catholic cemetery.
(The Sheffield Times, Thursday, June 16,
1927, submitted by Kenneth Olson)