Saturday, Oct. 25, 1902
Death of Dan Reilly
When it was announced on the streets of Merced Thursday evening last, that Dan Reilly had died at his ranch near Merced suddenly, his death came to his friends as a shock, for he had been seen on the streets of Merced the day before in his usual good health. Dan Reilly's name is a household word with the citizens of Merced.
Everybody knew pleasant and honest Dan Reilly. He has been a farmer in this county for many years and his death comes to us with many sentiments of regret. Mr. Reilly was a man who had the respect and confidence of everyone who knew him, and as a straight forward business man, there was no man who stood better.
Mr. Reilly was a native of county Down, Ireland, and was married about five years ago. He leaves a wife and two children; also a brother, Frank Reilly, who is a well-known farmer residing near Merced, and also a sister in Ireland. The funeral will take place from the Catholic church this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Transcribed by Alma Stone