Obituary. Hugh Ennis
Hugh Ennis died shortly before five o'clock on Sunday morning at the residence of his son, John Ennis. He came here last March, from Chicago, intending to spend a few weeks with his son and grand-children. On his journey, however, he received an injury which hastened his death. While walking along a car to get a drink of water, he slipped and fell, his head striking against the floor with such force as to cause concussion of the brain.
Mr. Ennis was born on August 17, 1810 in County Meath, Ireland, and was one of eight brothers. He came to the United States in 1851, settling in Chicago with his family. He was by trade a carpenter and builder, and followed that business until old age came on. He retired from active work several years ago.
Mr. Ennis was a very powerful man physically, and had enjoyed remarkably good health until his final illness. He made his first visit to Stamford ten years ago, and seemed at that time very vigorous for his age. Those who knew him well speak in high terms of his character. Among his neighbors and friends in Chicago he had a reputation for sterling honesty and square dealing in business. He was a well-read man, having been studious from his younger days, and was especially familiar with the history and poetry of his native land.
The closing days of his life were spent in the midst of those who loved him dearly and deemed it a privilege to minister to him. He had also the consolation of his religion, and was ready to die. For days he patiently awaited the summons, and when it came he passed away gently and painlessly.
His widow survives him, but for a year past she has been an invalid, suffering from the effects of a paralytic stroke. There were four children. One--the eldest son--died in infancy, another died when she had attained womanhood, and two remain, John and his sister, the latter living in Chicago, and at whose house the aged mother is spending the sunset of her life.
The Stamford Advocate, December 7, 1893, Page 6
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