Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Patrick Thomas Hartnett (Maternal Great Grandfather)

Patrick Thomas Hartnett was born February 21 1876 in Fort Dodge Iowa to Patrick Hartnett and Catherine Powers (Subjects of an earlier post)Patrick was employed as a Printer and Press Operator through out his life working originally with the "Fort Dodge Messenger" in Fort Dodge Iowa.

On Christmas Day 1900, Patrick married a Nellie Reynolds who was 4 months pregnant. This marriage was to result in two children, a daughter and a son, being born in Fort Dodge. The marriage was to end within ten years possibly because of the "shotgun" marriage or the fact that his bride had mental problems due to her fathers accidental shooting death in her teen years.

Patrick moved to South Dakota in the mid 1910's and married a Florence Iverson. Patrick and Florence were to have three children, a daughter and two sons, born in South Dakota.

Around the mid 1920's Patrick would move his second family to California, taking up residence in Riverside where he would reside until about 1953. While in Riverside, Patrick was to maintained a relationship with his children by his first marriage and gave his eldest daughter away in marriage in 1927 in Riverside.

Patrick moved San Diego California around 1953, and it was in San Diego that Patrick would die on January 22 1954. Patrick was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego California

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