Palo Alto Reporter
March 29, 1895
Patrick Coin died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Joseph Peterman, at Lisbon, N. Dak., Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 a.m.
His illness was of short duration, he having been able
to walk down town but four days previous to his demise. The cause of his death
was pneumonia, and he being such an aged man, his system could not long resist
such a disease.
Mr. Coin was born in the County of Roscommon, Ireland,
in the year 1802, consequently had reached the ripe age of 93 when Death
summoned him hence. He subsequently emigrated to this county and at different
periods of his life lived in New Orleans, St. Louis and in the state of
Wisconsin. He came to this county in the early seventies and resided here until
last fall, when failing health and old age made it necessary for him to go to
Lisbon, N. Dak. to reside with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Peterman, in order that
she might tend his declining years. Her loving task was of short duration for in
five short months he had passed from the burdens and cares of this life.
His remains arrived here Tuesday evening and the
funeral obsequies took place Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the
Catholic church, Rev. Father Costello conducting the services.
His remains were brought here by Mrs. Peterman, and his
son Charles came up from St. Louis, and brother and sister together performed
the last sad rites to him who had sheltered and protected in their youthful