(news item).
Mr.  Jas. Lynch, a well known and respected citizen of
South Des Moines, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning at
3 O'clock, after a brief illness of five days at his home
at l608 South Seventh Street. 

Mr. Lynch was born fifty years ago in Scranton, Pa. In
1870 he moved to Iowa and was married in 1875 to Miss Bridget 
Keefe of FT. Dodge, who survives him. 

Six children, one daughter and five sons, were born to bless
 this union, all of whom were home at the time of their Father's
 death. They are: Sadie, James, Charles, Will, Harry and Herbert.
Mr. Lynch moved his family to Des Moines, fourteen years ago,
where he has resided continously, since.
during his residence in the city he has made many friends,
by whom he is held in high esteem, possessing qualities that
endeared him to all who knew him. He was a kind, devoted,
christian husband and father; his life having been spent for
 the welfare and comfort of his family.
Mr. Lynch has served faithfully as janitor of the Howe 
School in South Des Moines for some time, and the day he was
laid to rest, the school was closed.

The funeral services took place Wednesday morning at
9 o'clock at St. Ambrose Church. High Mass was celebrated by
Father Finefield and the sermon was preached by Father Flavin, 
who referred in a very touching manner to the sudden and unexpect-
ed death of Mr. Lynch, and expressed sympathy  his beloved .
wife and children in their great bereavement. he said that one
consolation afforded Mr. Lynch in leaving his family was the
assurance that his wife would be well provided for through the
industry of his children, who are exemplary in every respect.
he also referred to the christian life led by the deceased, his
regular attendance at church, and his fervent and frequent recep-
tion of the sacraments which guarantee the hope of his spiritual
welfare and happiness.

Beside his immediate family, Mr. Lynch leaves to mourn his 
loss his father, Mr. Patrick Lynch of Fort Dodge, and four
brothers, and two sisters, Patrick and John Lynch of Fort Dodge,
Tom Lynch of Sioux Falls, S.Dak., Mrs. Will Carpenter of Fort 
Dodge, and Mrs. Patrick Shirlock of Emmetsburg. 
The Pallbearers were; Dan 0'Grady, Dan Hunter, Pat Dwyer, Owen
Hunmill, John Carron and John Brown. his remains were laid to
rest in St. Ambrose Cemetery. “Requiescat in Peace."

Handwritten is this notation

“John and Barney never married.”
Also something about Grandpa on illegible was a coal miner in colo

Note: the newspaper seems to have gotten the name of his father wrong, this James Lynch
was the son of James V. Lynch. Also he was born 49 years ago, if he was born in Scranton as this 
document and other documentation shows.