On December 17, 1868, Mr. Gannon was married to Eliza Jane Davis, born at Jackson County, Ohio, September 15, 1841, a daughter of Henry and Mary (Tyler) Davis who came to Prairie Township in 1847. After his marriage Mr. Gannon went to live on his farm, and spent eight years there, and after improving it, he bought a farm in the timber of Prairie Township, on which he lived, improving the farm thoroughly. In 1880 he moved to Ferris, Ill., having rented the farm. He then bought eighty acres of land adjoining Ferris on the west, but later sold this last farm.
All his life he was a heavy buyer of land, and made a great deal of money in his transactions. The beautiful family residence at Ferris was built by him. There Mrs. Gannon resided till her death. Patrick and Eliza had one son, James H. Gannon, b. 1871, in Illinois. She owned three farms, one of 160 acres, one of ninety acres and one of eighty acres, the ninety acre farm being in Prairie Township, and the others in Rock Creek Township, and all were rented out.
Mr. Gannon died May 3, 1916 and is buried in Moss ridge Cemetery. For many years he served as a school director and always was a friend of the public schools for he relaized the need of education for the young, he never having any educational adantages. Mr. Gannon and Rev. Fayette Doud, as directors, built the public school at Ferris, and he was otherwie public spirited and a man of fine character."
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