Died, at his residence corner Seventeenth street and Mitchell avenue, yesterday morning at 11:30 o'clock, Mr. Patrick Farrell, aged 68 years. Mr. Farrell came to St. Joseph in 1859, and has resided here since that time. He had a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago, from which he never recovered. He leaves four sons and two daughters, all grown. The funeral will occur from the residence at 8 o'clock Friday morning. Friends of the family are invited to be present. The remains will be buried at the Catholic cemetery.
He was a member of St. Patricks [sic] Benevolent Society, and all members of the society are requested to meet at their hall on Friday morning at 7 o'clock, in full uniform, to attend the funeral of the decased.
Source: St. Joseph Daily Herald, 14 July 1887, p. 4