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Timothy Hannon

Posted 2017-09-04 by Judy Wight Branson
Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Wednesday, August 25, 1915, page 4, column 5

Pioneer circles throughout Arizona, and for that matter the
Southwest, will regret to learn of the death of Timothy Hannon,
which occurred in this city yesterday, at the ripe age of over 88
years. He was born in Ireland in 1827, and emigrated to the United
States before he had reached his majority. He served throughout the
Civil war and was naturalized as a citizen at the first opportunity
after reaching his majority, over 65 years ago.

His early day life was an eventful one. With a party of five
Americans he was held as a captive in the interior of Brazil at the
instance of a foreign government, and all were sentenced to be shot,
being accused of filibustering. Hannon secured firearms from an
American, however, when diplomacy failed to give them a remedy, and
the party fought their way to the coast, where a sailing vessel
rescued them from further danger, and later they were landed at
Caracas, Venezuela.

For over a third of a century Mr. Hannon had resided in Arizona,
originally locating in Ferguson valley, where he reclaimed lands and
made his home for several years, selling out later and coming to
this city to reside. For the past five years he led a secluded life,
and was but frequently seen, remaining at Mercy Hospital in feeble
health. His citizenship in Arizona was exemplary, and in every
transaction, large or small, his every act was honorable. Personally
the deceased was of a jovial and kind disposition, and he had many
friends who will mourn his loss.

The remains are at Ruffner's to be laid away later. No known
relatives survive, except a brother who is said to be in Washington,
an attache of the treasury department.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Hannon is buried in an unmarked grave at the
Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona

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