Biography of Patrick Driscoll
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Patrick Driscoll, who was for many years a well known farmer and esteemed citizen of Caledonia township, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1848, son of Patrick Driscoll. Coming to America when young, he grew to manhood in Houston county, and was married in Caledonia, Oct. 10, 1882. to Catherine O'Leary, who was born in this township, Dec. 15, 1859, daugFter of Michael and Margaret (Murry) O'Leary. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll located on a rented farm two miles east of the preseiu homestead, and on the township line. From there they moved to a farm of eighty acres, which they purchased in section 1, on which they erected buildings. In 1916 they moved to the present homestead in section 1, but had been here only a few days when Mr. Driscoll died, on Oct. 21, 1916. He haa been an active, industrious man, and had attained a fair measure of success, being a shareholder in the creamery and in the Caledonia Grain & Stock Company. He and his wife were the parents of nine children Michael, now a resident of Gt. Falls, Mont.; William, on the home place; Edward, who served in the United States army in France; John, residing in Montana; Annabel, who is at home; Catherine, a nurse; Robert, who attended school at La Crosse is now a telegraph operator at Fargo, N. D.; and Archer, of Caledonia. The family are members of St. John's Catholic church.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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