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Pettis County, Mo., Obituary

Sedalia Daily Democrat
Tuesday, July 13, 1875


At his residence in this city, at fifteen minutes to twelve o'clock last night, of acute dysentery, Patrick Lynch, in the 40th year of his age.

It is with unfeigned regret we chronicle the death of one so well known and so universally beliked. For the past ten days he has been lying quite ill, but hopes of his recovery were sustained up to five o'clock last evening, when he was taken with a collapse, and despite the efforts of skilled physicians, and affectionate friends he passed peacefully from this vale of tears.

The deceased was born in Lowinduff, County Carin, Ireland. He had been a citizen of Sedalia a half score or more years. During this term his conduct has been such as to win the warm esteem, and friendship of many. Identifying himself freely with public interests, he became quite a leading man.

He leaves a family and a large number of friends to mourn his death, and Sedalia has lost one of her most devoted citizens. Peace to his ashes.


Wednesday, July 14, 1875

The funeral of Patrick Lynch took place from the Catholic Church, last evening at 5 o'clock. It was numerously attended by the friends of the deceased, and was one of the largest funerals that ever took place in this city.

The Sedalia Catholic Benevolent Society took part in the ceremonies and part of their number acted as pall-bearers. The funeral services were conducted, both at the Church and at the Cemetery by Rev. Father Graham, who delivered a very interesting discourse.