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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Funeral of Mr. Flanagan

Funeral of Mr. Flanagan
   Napa has lost a good citizen in the death of Patrick Flanagan, whose funeral took place at 11 o'clock Tuesday from the Catholic church.
   Mr. Flanagan not long ago moved with this family from Carneros school district to town occupying a house on Seminary street.  He had for several months suffered from dropsy of the heart and died Sunday night.  He was a native of Ireland, aged 65 years.  His wife, a daughter and six sons survive in the community, and in the last polititical campaign was was the candidate of his party of Supervisor from his District.  His death will be generally regretted. 
   There was a large attendence at the funeral Tuesday.  Father Slattery officiated and the pall-bearers were:  M. O'Connell, W. H. Laughlin, J. Simmons, E. Brennan, M. Brown, and P. Foley.
(Probably the Napa Daily Journal, 1896)
Again, this is a photo copy from microfiche and does not have the date on the page.  My family records specifically indicate that Patrick Flanagan died on January 26, 1896.  The Flanagan Letters also include this information about Patrick death and what he died of.  His own letter to Ireland expresses clearly his struggle with his illness. 
I see where the Seminary Street house is indicated and can pinpoint the Flanagan's living there in 1896.  This is a piece of my timeline for their actual location in Napa.

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