|Lafayette Weekly Journal, pg. 6, column 4 Friday, March 4, 1892|
DEATH OF PATRICK DONAHUE
After weeks of suffering Patrick Donahue, the ex-policeman, crossed the shadowy borderland of eternity Sunday p.m. at 6:45 o'clock. He was a victim of consumption and had been confined to the house for three months. In that period of invalidism he experienced all the deceptive phases of that fatal disease. One day he seemed much better, with restored health almost within his grasp; the next day the grave yawned at his feet. When he became conscious that his days were numbered he accepted the decree without a murmur and met his death bravely.
The deceased was born in County Limerick, Ireland, March 12, 1863, and came to this country just before he reached manhood's estate. After becoming a resident of Lafayette he married David Hurley's daughter, who, with a little daughter, survive his death. For some time he was a member of the police force and was considered an efficient officer. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was one of the active members of that organization. He had a big heart and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The remains are now lying at the residence of his father-in-law, David Hurley, the ex-councilman, at No. 72 Smith street.
The funeral occurred from St. Ann's church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
L. A. (Terry)
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