Thomas E. Farrell, whose funeral was held at the First Presbyterian church on Thursday, April 6, was a true son of Erin, born at Scotstown, County Monaghan, Ireland, the 17th of September, 1887. His father William also had been born in Scotstown and his mother, Jane Gilbert Farrell, in the same county at Castleblainey. Coming to this country at 21 years of age, he was united in marriage with Miss Elsie M. Farnsworth and set up his home. The Farrells had three sons and a daughter. Mr. Farrell found employment with the Union Pacific railroad and had been stationed at Stromsburg and at Platte Center in addition to his sixteen years here in Madison. Many railroading friends, including the assistant division superintendent from Omaha, were present at his funeral. Source: excerpts from Madison Star-Mail Thursday, April 13, 1950 on page 1.
Sister of Tom Farrell Dies in Lincoln Hotel
Mrs. T. E. Farrell accompanied her husband’s brother-in-law, R. F. Wilson, to Minneapolis Saturday for the funeral of Mrs. Wilson sometime this week.
The death of Mrs. R. F. Wilson of Minneapolis occurred just nine days after she had attended the funeral of her brother, Tom Farrell, here at Madison. With her husband she had gone on to Lincoln and was taken by a heart attack while staying at the Hotel Cornhusker. Source: Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, April 20, 1950 on page 1.