FLYNN, Patrick 1820-1912
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Date: 4/3/2017 at 08:42:13
Death of Patrick Flynn
Patrick Flynn died at his home in this city Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, at 3:30, at the advanced age of 92 years lacking ten days. Mr. Flynn had been feeble for a number of years, but on the Monday before his death was taken with broncho-asthma and pneumonia and was unable to combat the disease.
Patrick Flynn was born in Thurles, county of Tiperary, Ireland, on Oct. 15, 1820, and came to America in the fall of 1847, living at Buffalo and Albany, New York, for a time, when he went to Ohio. In May, 1853, he was married to Miss Mary Quinn, and to this union were born eight sons and one daughter, all of whom are living except the daughter, Mrs. Anna Flynn-Doorley, who died about seven years ago. The sons are T. D. of Sioux City; J. L. of Rothsay, Minn.; Richard, of New Hartford, Iowa; M. P., E. J., M. F., P. W. and J. E., all of Buffalo Center.
Mr. Flynn came to Iowa in 1857 settling first in Dubuque, and the following year went to Waterloo and engaged in railroad building as contractor, until 1863 when he took up farming which pursuit he followed until old age called a halt. In the spring of 1869 the deceased moved to Grundy county and rented a farm and the following year bought the place of 200 acres and continued to reside upon it till about five years ago, when he came to Buffalo Center and made his home with his sons. His wife preceded him to the great beyond having died in July, 1888.
The remains were taken to New Hartford, accompanied by the sons residing here and where they were met by the other sons. The funeral services were held at St. Mary's Catholic church, conducted by Rev. P. J. Hogan, a long time friend, and were largely attended by old neighbors and friends, and afterwards were laid to rest by the side of his wife in the church cemetery adjoining the old farm which for so many years was his home. Six of the sons served as pall bearers and tenderly consigned the remains of a loving father to their final resting place.--Buffalo Center Tribune.
--The Grundy Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 October 1912, pg 1
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