|The profound and sincere regret that touched the hearts of the many relatives , friends and neighbors of Patrick Scanlan, one of the oldest pioneers in this section of Washington Township, moves me to chronicle his death which took place on Wednesday March 18th, at about 8:30 when he suddenly but peacefully passed away in the 76th year of his age.|
The deceased was born in County Limerick, Ireland, in 1815 and in 1844 he threw off the yoke of Her Majesty’s government and sailed for America, arriving in Newark, New Jersey where he sojourned for a brief time and then taking the advice of the late Horace Greely to go west, started for the Alleghanies. He located at Plane No. 3 on the old Portage Railroad where he pursued rigging, farming and mining up to the time of his death. His estimable wife, Mary Scanlan, whose admirable disposition, charity and many other virtues endeared her to all acquainted with her proceeded him to the silent tomb about nine months ago. Mr. Scanlan leaves to survive him four children: two sons, Martin and Thomas and two daughters, Maggie, married to Mr. George Brandt, proprietor of the Brandt House in Lilly and Katie, married to Jacob Bender, all of whom reside locally. May he rest in peace.