A very beloved inhabitant of Prairie du Rocher is Mr. Maurice Frawley. He was born in beautiful Ireland, in County Limerick, in the year 1833. Here he spent his childhood, went through the parish school, and was married to Miss Mary Crimmins on February 4, 1859. Of their children only a daughter is still alive. They came to America in 1862, residing in New York until October, 1865, when they joined the westward tide and came to St. Louis and continued their residence there until 1872. That year Mr. Frawley and family moved to Kidd, Monroe County, Illinois, and rented the Waddle farm, which they continued to till until 1913, when on account of old age Mr. Frawley retired and took up his residence at Prairie du Rocher. Mr. Frawley looks back upon a life of toil, yet filled with the happiness of having gained his livelihood by honesty and sacrifice.
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