John Patrick was born in Lockport, Will, Illinois on 28 February 1872. In 1902, he married Rena Clara BLANCHARD. Together they had 11 children:
- John Louis
- Virginia Mary
- Joseph Blanchard
- Bernice Mary
- Joan Rosemary
- George Blanchard
John worked in the specialized construction trade of structural iron working. A number of the children were born in Chicago, where the family moved as John labored on some of Chicago's early skyscrapers.
|John and Rena, c 1940|
They made their way back to Lockport in the 1920's where they remained. They had many grandchildren to spoil as well.
John died on 4 June 1955. He is buried in a large family plot in South Lockport Cemetery in Lockport. He wife, sister Elizabeth, and several of his children are buried with him.
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