Does anyone have the line on Patrick McEntee (1846-1921)? Census records show him to be born in Ireland, wife's name Mary (born in Ireland) and children, Maggie, mary, Jim, owen & John. the son John was born in 1872 and census shows him to be born in wyoming...the others in Texas. Below is an article about this Patrick McEntee:
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Second Catholic church organized in Dallas County, Sacred Heart owes its origins to the
devotion of an Irishman, Patrick McEntee (1846 - 1921), who came to Texas in 1874.
Farmer and merchant, McEntee helped build the railroad in this area. Tradition holds that
services were conducted at his home before this church was built. The parish's first
baptism in 1898 was that of his grandchild. McEntee provided the land for Sacred Heart
Church and cemetery. Built in 1899, this structure was dedicated in 1900 by Bishop E. J.
Dunne. The thirteen stained glass windows were reputedly imported from Germany as
memorial tributes. One near the altar was donated by Bishop Dunne. In 1922 parishioners
resolved that their building should face the new Bankhead Highway. They turned it around
and reset it on the original foundation. The cedars backing the church once stood in front.
Ladies of the Altar Society raised the funds for substantial remodeling of the Gothic
Revival style edifice in 1955-56. Population loss threatened to close the church, but the
membership grew as newcomers settled in the community. Weekly mass is celebrated now
for a fellowship which includes descendants of the earliest families. --
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