Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Patrick E. Grannan
History of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Logansport, Ind: A.W.Bowen Co., 1898. Vol 2, pp653-654
Patrick E. 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. He was 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. Mr. Grannan 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.
Contributed by: John D. McMullen