DONNEHUE, Joseph M. - CW - Putnam

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DONNEHUE, Joseph M. - CW

Source: Greencastle Herald 26 Sept 1923 p 1 (note the various spellings of the name)

The death of Joseph M. Donnehue age 80 years who resided at 505 East Hanna Street, occurred at his home at 9:15 o’clock, Tuesday evening, following an illness of seven years the last three of which he had been confined to his bed. Besides a widow, he leaves one daughter, Miss Ruth Donnohue (sic) who lives at home and three brothers, Charles Donnohue and Ralph Donuhue (sic) and Daniel Donnohue (sic) of Michigan City. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. John R. Miller of Greencastle, Mrs. Frank Woods of Indianapolis and Mrs. Ralph Merrill of Chicago and four granddaughters and one nephew.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home.  Mr. Donnehue was stricken of apoplexy about 7 years ago.  He rapidly improved following this stroke but never regained his former vigor. Three years ago he suffered another severe stroke and since that time had never been able to leave his bed.   Joseph M. Donnehue and Joe Donnehue, as he was better known to the people of this community was born in Bainbridge, but while a child removed with his parents, Judge and Mrs. DC Donnehue to Greencastle.  While attending Asbury (now DePauw) Universith the call for volunteers in the Civil War came. He immediately enlisted as a private. He served four enlistments during the war, being with each, the 16th Indiana; 78th Indiana; 105th Indiana and 123rd Indiana regiments.  As a reward of merit in service, Mr. Donnehue was commissioned as a captain, during the war and his last year in service was served as a ranking officer. During his life in Greencastle, Mr. Donnehue was an active worker in the Republican party ranks.  He served for many years as an officer of the law, being city marshall for many years.  

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