Patrick Henry Marriott’s Obituary: The Gardner Gazette, July 13 1932
Headline: JUST SHORT OF 90 YEARS, P.H. Marriott Passes From the Picture Life
P.H. (Uncle Pat) Marriott, who would have attained the 90th anniversary of his birth had he lived until last Monday, died at his home on Highway 7, about two miles south of Pleasant Hill, Friday afternoon at 2:30. He had definitely and steadily declined in health since the death of Mrs. Marriott two years ago last May, but the climax came within the last three weeks. Complications due to age caused his death.
Services for Mr. Marriott were conducted at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Father Lester Wallace in charge. Singing was by a choir from St. Mary’s Church, Lee’s Summit, chorus parts being sung by Mrs. James Mulligan. The service was most impressive; the remarks by Father Wallace were approved by this auditors as he paid tribute to the memory of “Uncle Pat,” and the singing was nothing less than beautiful.
The congregation gathered was too large for the church building. Many had to stand.
From the church the body was removed to Pleasant Hill Cemetery and there carried to the grave by three of the dead man’s sons, R.C., T.J. and P.H. (Jack) Marriott, James. P. Marriott a grandson, and N.W. Sloan and Julius Scheer, sons-in-law. The college was a very long one.
Mr. Marriott is survived by children as follows: George A Marriott, Gardner Kansas, Terrance J. Marriott, Kansas City, Patrick H. (Jack) Marriott, Stilwell Kansas, Mrs. Taylor (Rose) Carroll, Glendale, Ky., Mrs. N. W. (Cynthia) Sloan and Mrs. Julius (Rena) Sheer, near Pleasant Hill, R.C. Marriott, Misses Mary and Frona Marriott of the home, Mrs. Matthew (Cecilia) Garry, another daughter, died in Oklahoma City, Genevieve, an infant died in 1888. Then there are these brothers and sisters: J.W. Marriott, Norman, Oklahoma, J.W. Marriott, Glendale, Ky., Mrs. Lou Rhodes, Glendale, and Sister Sylveria, a member of the Loretto Order, East St. Louis.
Son of Jackson and Cynthia Marriott, Mr. Marriott was born June 27, 1842, in Hardin County, Ky. He was reared in that region served in the Civil War as a Federal soldier and was married to Miss Josephine Boarman in Meade County, Ken., Jan. 8, 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Marriott located in Bated County, Missouri, in the fall of 1869, coming to Cass County in 1870. For the last 53 years the family had been located on the farm near this city on Highway No. 7.
Mr. Marriott, who had always farmed was reared in the Catholic Church and all his life has been a steadfast member of that great Christian body. He did not give mere lip service to the conventions of kindness and honesty and charity, but lived such a life, and he was a fitting subject for the inspiring remarks made over his body by Re. Father Wallace, a tribute which was echoed in every heart in the congregation.
Two Years ago when Mrs. Marriott “went the way of all the earth”, “Uncle Pat” began to decline. Just a few months ago he remarked to this writer, in effect that he was old and tired and through-he was ready, even eager, to go. The light of life for him was growing dimmer and dimmer. Entry into rest would be welcomed and he would be unafraid. And so he drifted away, conscious almost to the last-no murmur, no repining. Mid-afternoon of Friday came and with it “Uncle Pat” sighed and breathed his last—a fine old gentleman gone to his reward.
The services on Sunday were followed on Monday morning by a high mass for the dead said at St. Bridget’s Church, Father Wallace again presiding. At this high mass two granddaughters of the dead man sang. They were the Misses Frances and Virginia Marriott, daughters of George Marriott, of Gardner. ~ Pleasant Hill (Mo.) Times.
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