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THE WESTERN STAR, 11 January 1901
From the Ashland Clipper.

Michael Sughrue; born February 17, 1844, in County Carey, Ireland, died at his home in Ashland, Clark co., Kansas, at 12:55 o'clock p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 1901. Aged 56 years, 10 months and 15 days.

Deceased was one of a family of three children of Humphrey and Mary Sughrue, his twin brother, Patrick, and his sister, Mrs. Mary Riley, surviving. His mother departed this life in Ireland 54 years ago on January 6 - the date of the burial of her son. His father died in the
court house in Dodge City on the 20th day of April, 1887, honored and respected for his sterling worth.

Humphrey Sughrue came over from Ireland with his children in 1854, locating in Washington, where they lived for three years, when in 1857 they removed to Harvard, Illinois. In 1853 they removed to Kansas where they have lived since.

Michael Saghrue and Miss Anna Walters were married at Atchison, Kansas, on the 3d day of June, 1875, at St. Bendict's church. Of this union ten children were born, all of whom survive him except one. Mr. Sughrue was
a deputy sheriff under his brother, Pat, of Ford co. in 1884, and when Clark co. was organized in 1885 was its first sheriff. He was elected sheriff five times and was serving his ninth year at the time during his death; he was also the only republican sheriff ever elected. He was the
first marshal of the city of Ashland and was marshal at the time of his death.

His army service, as shown by thr records of the G. A. R. Post, was as follows: Michael Sughrue, (when mustered into G. A. R. ) age 42; Co. E. 7th Kansas Cav.; Private; enlisted August, 1861; dis, July 1865. Term of service, 47 months. Mustered in G. A. R. April 22, 1887; charter member; first name on the list.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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