On January 9, 1879, Thomas Dowd married Mary Hall (1855-1925) in Red Wing, Minnesota. The bride was twenty-three; the groom was twenty-one. Mary was the daughter of Samuel Hall (1828-1901) and Betsy, nee Marshall (1825-1897), both of who were born in Ireland. Samuel and Betsey had eight children: Jane, Mary, William, Robert, Sarah, George, Fred, and Frank. Samuel Hall listed his occupation as "Farmer".
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"When a great man dies the angels weep," the poet has said. Greatness is, however, measured by no definite standard.
And with that, they unveiled the stunning monument that still marks the grave of Thomas Dowd.