DUBUQUE CATHOLIC BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
DUBUQUE CATHOLIC BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Dubuque Catholic Benevolent Society was established on January 1, 1872, with a limited membership. John O'Neill was the president. The object of the Society was social and in 1899 there were 175 members.
In 1899 the officers were D. Riorden, President; Joseph Rowan, VicePresident; Patrick J. QUIGLEY, Treasurer; M. J. Farley and F. McGinnes, Secretaries ; M. F. Carey, Marshal, and Father Murphy, Spiritual Director.
Meetings were held weekly, on Sunday afternoon, in Mulligan's Hall, and the treasury in 1899 contained a relief fund of an estimated $800.
Oldt, Franklin T. The History of Dubuque County