Age: 35, credited to Rutland, VTVITALS
Birth: 03/19/1827, County Clare, IrelandADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Del Norte Cemetery, Del Norte, CO
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Comrade Michael O'Laughlin DepartsThe Creede Candle, May 4, 1907 [City of Creede, Mineral County, Colorado]
The spirit of Michael O'Laughlin answered the bugle call from the realms above and departed its mortal coil Wednesday of this week and all that was left of a respected and honored citizen, a soldier and patriot was consigned to mother earth yesterday in the cemetery at Del Norte to where the remains were taken from here Thursday.
Deceased had passed the 80th milestone and his life's story besides being a useful one is filled with many interesting events. He served his country in the Civil war a volunteer from Vermont, enlisting in 1862 and was mustered out with honors at the close of the war In 1879 he emigrated with his family to Colorado, first locating at Leadville and ten years later moved to the San Luis valley. With the discovery of mineral at Creede, he came here fifteen years ago and has since made this his home. He was a member of Jim Bowie post G.A.R. of Creede and the Ladies of the G.A.R. conducted their funeral services over the remains of the departed comrade before they were taken to Del Norte for interment.
He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Patrick and John O'Laughlin, two daughters, Mrs. McBreen and Miss Margurite, and a nephew Wm. O'Laughlin, all of whom are here except John who is in Nevada and unable to get here in time for the funeral. To the bereaved family, the entire community extend deepest sympathy in the loss of a kind and affectionate father.
Contributed by Steve Dow