Date of Death: 5 April 1887
Subject: Patrick Kelly
Source: St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 7 April 1887, p. 5.
The funeral of Patrick Kelly will occur this morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house, and at 9:00 o'clock from the Cathedral. Members of St. Patrick's society will meet at their hall at 8 o'clock and will attend the funeral in a body.
Source: St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 8 April 1887, p. 5.
From the Daily of Wednesday, April 6.
Yesterday evening at 6 o'clock, Patrick Kelly, a well known citizen of St. Joseph, died at his residence, 909 Edmond street, after a lingering illness. He was taken with pneumonia two years ago, from the effects of which he never recovered. He was much better last week and able to be out. On Sunday he was taken severely ill and never rallied. He leaves a wife and many friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of St. Patrick's Benevolent society. Notice of the funeral will be given in to-morrow morning's paper.
Source: St. Joseph Daily Herald, 6 April 1887, p. 4.
Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock Patrick Kelly died at his home, No. 413 South Eighth street after an illness of note quite two days. Sunday afternoon he was down town, and was seen by a number of his friends. At that time he was not feeling well, and returned home after a little while. He was taken to his bed and did not leave it. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Deceased was 41 years old, and was born in County Clare, Ireland. He has lived in this city 16 years. In 1877 he returned to Ireland and was married to Miss Mary Flannigan, who still survives him. He was a brother to Mrs. Joseph McInerny, and has a married sister in Chicago. His mother is dead and his father and two brothers live in Ireland. About two months ago Mr. Kelly first complained about not being well. He kept at work, however, regularly, and his death created a great surprise over the city. Deceased was a powerfully built man, weighing 260 pounds, and looking the picture of perfect health and strength. The time of the funeral will be announced later. The services will be at the residence, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Father Ignatius, and the remains will be interred in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Kelly was a member in good standing of St. Patrick's Benevolent society. He was for a number of years a power in local politics, and influenced a large number of votes. No man was better known in the city than he, or had more friends. His widow has much sympathy in her affliction.