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Richard O'Neill

Posted 2017-02-15 by Judy Wight Branson
Prescott Morning Courier, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Monday, November 10, 1902, page 3, column 5

Richard O’Neill, aged about 60 years, died after 4 o’clock Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 1902, at the bridge camp, on the side track, near Kirkland.

He was on his way to Hillside the day before, and had stopped at the camp for the night.

He was noticed moving around the camp fire during the night, and did not go to sleep until about 4 a.m. When the campers were up and around in the morning, someone asked about O’Neill, when the reply came that the old man did not go to sleep until late and not to bother him.

Later on, some one went over to look at him and found that his sleep was the sleep of death. The old man had apparently died painlessly.

He was well known all over northern Arizona, and had lived at Flagstaff, Jerome and Prescott, and other points. For a long time, he was janitor in the Lawler block, in this city.

He was a native of New Orleans; was married when he was 15 years old, and at 16 years was a father. His son is now living. He was a sailor, and for years followed a seafaring life.

Transcriber's note: The location of Mr. O'Neill's burial place is unknown.

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