This is from the Daily Enterprise Nov 9, 1911. Strange thing is on his official death notice he is listed as 61 years old. I don't know how he all of a sudden became 80 years old. Did he look older than he really was, or did he lie about his age?? He supposedly came to the US at age 6 in 1851. Hmmm, the math does not match!!
This was the front page article on the Brockton Enterprise Nov. 8, 1911. This lists him as Patrick and age 68 years old.
This article in Times from Nov. 8, 1911 lists him as John Crowley which really was his son whom he lived with.
This is the death notice. I like the part about him having a "genial nature and kindly manners". It also had some more information about his Civil War service. I would love to find his military record. It is sad that he died in such a horrific manner. My father was just a little over one year old when this happened. I am grateful the rest of the family survived the fire. I'm grateful for the archives that allow us to find such interesting information about ancestors!!