Thomas F. Cahill

October 1878–1953 (Age 74)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Thomas F.

When Thomas F. Cahill was born in October 1878, in Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Cahill, was 22 and his mother, Katie Cahill, was 19. He married Mary Pearl Gosney in 1902, in Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Denver, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1953, in Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas F. Cahill
1878–1953
Mary Pearl Gosney
1882–1966
Marriage: 1902
Mary Lila Cahill
1908–1937
Catherine Margaret Cahill
1911–
Helen Frances Cahill
1915–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1902
Wapello, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

    Mary Lila Cahill

    Female1908–1937Female

    Catherine Margaret Cahill

    Female1911–Female

    Helen Frances Cahill

    Female1915–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Cahill

    Male1856–1899Male

    Katie Cahill

    Female1859–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas F Cahill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thos F Cahill, "United States Census, 1920"

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