Patrick E. Grannan, 1858-1931
Also see 1860s and 1890s pages
for other information on Patrick E. Grannan.
Patrick E. Grannan
was born 27 January 1858 in Corning,
Indiana and died 15 Jun
1931. He was baptized 21 February 1858 in St. Patrick's Church in Reeve Township.
He married Bridget Tucker (pictured here) on 5 June 1883 in Daviess County. Bridget Tucker was
born 21 Nov 1858 in Loogoottee,
Indiana and died 14 Aug
to Sandra Kenkel (great-granddaughter of Rose Catherine Grannan and Loy Courtney Leuty) for this great picture. I am estimating this is from approximately
1910 or possibly earlier.
Row Standing: Clara, Leo, Nell (Mary
Ellen), Vincent, Cleophas, Rose, George, Anna.
Front Row: Children Standing
Helen, Eugene, Frank. Seated: Patrick E.
Grannan, Bridget Tucker
also many thanks to Pat (Patrick James) Grannan (great grandson of Patrick and
Bridget and grandson of Francis Grannan) for the images below, taken from the
family bible, of Patrick and Bridget's marriage certificate and family register
Grannan is mentioned in "History of the Catholic Church in Indiana" Logansport,
Ind: A.W.Bowen Co., 1898. Vol 2,
pp653-654. quoted as follows:
GRANNAN, junior member of the hardware and agricultural implement firm of
Fanning Co., of Montgomery,
Ind., is a native of Daviess
county, was born January 28, 1858, and is a son of Patrick and Phebe A.
(MULLEN) GRANNAN. Patrick Grannan was born in Longford County, Ireland,
December 25, 1810. In 1840 he came to Daviess County,
was here married to Miss Mullen, a native of the county, and lived a farmer
until his death, November 1, 1894, a member of St. Patrick's congregation.
Mrs. Phebe A. Grannan is still a resident of St. Patrick's parish. The family
born to Patrick Grannan and wife consisted of four sons and four daughters, of
whom seven are still living, viz: Mary E., widow of Owen Clarke, and a resident
of Loogootee; Bridget, wife of Michael Cahill, an undertaker in Montgomery;
George, a farmer of St. Patrick's parish; Margaret, wife of John Fanning,
hardware merchant of Montgomery; Patrick E., whose name opens this article;
Peter J., a farmer in St. Patrick's parish, and Anna, wife of James Murphy,
also of St. Patrick's parish. Patrick E. Grannan was reared on his
father's farm, and was educated in the common school of his district.
confirmed in the first class of confirmation in the new church
of St. Peter's at Montgomery, by Bishop de St. Palais, and was
the youngest male member of that class. He commenced his business life in
1883 as a farmer, and followed the vocation about twelve years, and met with
very fair success.
June 5, 1883,
he married Bridget TUCKER, a native of Daviess county, and a daughter of
William and Margaret (McDONALD) Tucker. Mrs. GRANNAN was also confirmed
by Bishop de St. Palais, and was the youngest female member of the class, the
event taking place the same day her husband was confirmed, they being members
of the St. Patrick's parish, but confirmed in St. Peter's church. To the
marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Grannan have been born eight children, all of whom
still live to bless the household of the parents, viz: Leo, who received his
confirmation from Bishop Chatard; Mary E.; Clara M., George, William V.; Anna
B.; Rose and Cleophas.
came to Montgomery
and engaged in his present business with his brother-in-law, John Fanning, and
toward the success of this firm he has proven to be a vital factor. In
politics Mr. Grannan is a firm democrat, and in 1897 served his party as well
as his fellow citizens as treasurer of the town of Montgomery, the duties of which office he
performed to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. In religion he is
a devout Catholic, and he and family are among the prominent members of St.
Peter's congregation, to which they contribute of their means very
freely. Since the advent of Father Rowan, of this congregation, over three
years ago, improvements were made to the extent of nearly $11,500, and toward
the furnishing of this sum Mr. Grannan has not hesitated to contribute his
quota. Mr. Grannan has an elegant home in Montgomery, and he and family are among the
most highly respected citizens of the thriving little village.
and Bridget had 13 children:
James Grannan was born 25 Mar 1884 and died 7 Feb 1970. He
received his confirmation from Bishop Chatard according to "History of
The Catholic Church in Indiana", page 653-654. He was married
on 17 May 1910 to Mary W. Kroeger. They had 12 children.
more info on Leo J. Grannan and his children, see his page here.
Mary Ellen Grannan was
born 21 Aug 1885. She married William N. Ryan on 17 Oct
1908 in Martin County and died on 26
Mar 1944. That's all the information I have on her.
3) Clara Margaret
Grannan 12 Feb
1887 - 27 Jul 1970. Cemetery records show her buried in Holy Cross
317, Sect 9-G. Her address was listed as Providence Retirement Home, New Albany. Parish was
listed as Our Lady of Lourdes.
George Joseph Grannan
8 Dec 1888 - 23 Apr 1945. All I have on him is that he is buried in
Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN, Lot 317, Sect 9-G. His address was listed as 3618 Kenwood Ave
and he was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish.
William Vincent Grannan 3
Apr 1890 - 3 Sep 1960. He married Margaret T. Walters, 21 Jun
Joan Grannan, born 14 Mar 1936
Ruth I. Grannan born 24 May 1927
William W. Grannan
6) Infant 28
May 1891 - 28 May 1891
7) Anna Blanche
Grannan 17 May
1892 - 3 Oct 1963. She married Charles P. DeVoss.
8) Rose Catherine
Grannan 14 Oct
1893 - 11 Jul 1982 She married Loy "Boots"
Leuty, 9 Nov 1921 in Indianapolis, IN and had 8 children.
Click here for more info on the Rose Grannan line.
9) Catherine Grannan 31 Jan 1895 - 2 Mar 1895
10) Cleophas Grannan 24 Sep 1896 - Nov 1981. She
married Frank Huber, date unknown.
Francis Grannan 11 Jan 1899 - 9 Apr 1976. He married Antoinette
Weber and had 6 children
Richard W. Grannan, 9 Sep 1926 - 1 Oct 2001
John "Jack" Grannan
Betty Jane Grannan
Grannan 6 Dec 1900 - Dec 1987. She married Frank Kinney on 5 Jun 1926.
13) Eugene P. Grannan 14 Nov 1903 - 10 Apr 1973.
He married Norma F. Unknown. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery,
Lot 400, Sect 7-G. His address was 5465 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy, South
Drive. He was a member of Cathedral Parish.
again to Sandra Kenkel for the photo below which was taken at the wedding of
Helen Grannan and Frank Kinney on June 5, 1926.
Patrick E. died 5 years later on 15 Jun 1931 and is buried in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN. Lot 317,
Sect 9-G. 3 feet from North line. Cemetery records show his address as 244
Parkview. Bridget Grannan (Tucker) died 14 Aug 1942, and is also buried
in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Cemetery records show her address as 3618 Kenwood Ave (her son George’s home)
and she was a member of St Thomas Aquinas Parish.