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J.C. Flynn
J. C Flynn and Family
Katherine, Jackie, Tommy, Margaret, Con and Dan

Lakeview Oregon, Thursday, August 3, 1939


Services Held At Catholic Church
For Prominent Stockman

Bishop McGrath Conducts Service

   Funeral services for J. C. Flynn prominent stockman and businessman of Lakeview who died Sunday morning after an illness of about two months, were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Tuesday, with almost 200 friends in attendance. The church was so packed that many of those attendant could not gain admittance. Friends were here from all parts of the county and many were present from California.
   Born in Kingwilliamstown, County Cork, Ireland, Mr. Flynn would of reached the age of 56 years August 27 of this year. He came to the United States 36 years ago coming immediately to Lake County.
   He was the son of Corneilius and Margaret Flynn of Kingwilliamstown and was one of eight children born to them. Two brothers are deceased and one sister, the rest of the family is still living in Ireland, with the exception of his mother died five years ago.
    Mr. Flynn returned to Ireland in 1916 and married in August of that year. The couple returned to Lakeview in September where they have made their home ever since, with the exception of three years in San Francisco.
   Three years ago Mr. Flynn purchased the 7T ranch, where he built a summer home for his family.
   Mr. Flynn became ill two months ago and underwent treatment at the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, Minn and at the St. Vincent's hospital in Portland Oregon. Three special nurses attended him in his last illness.
   Bishop McGrath recited the Rosary at the home of the deceased Monday evening and private masses were said for him on Monday and Tuesday.
   The most Rev. Joseph F. McGraft, Bishop of Baker, Oregon, pontificated at the burial Tuesday Morning at ten o'clock. Rev. James Casey, pastor of Alturas, was the deacon of the mass and Rev. Michael Aherne of Klamath Falls was the sub deacon.
Rev. John J. Delahunty, Chancellor of the Diocese, was the master of ceremonies while the pastor of St. Patrick's Church was the assisting priest and delivered the sermon. Thomas and Daniel Flynn were the acolytes and Russell Duffy was the censer bearer. the choir was made up by the sisters of Sacred Hart Academy of Klamath Falls. The Church was filled with friends of the deceased and many of the stores were closed during the time of the funeral. Father Geis presided at the grave in Sunset Cemetery.
   This occasion was probably the first in which a Pontifical Mass was celebrated in the local Catholic Church. Rev. John O' Conner first pastor of Merrill assisted in the Sanctuary. The Bishop came from Baker to officiate at the funeral and returned in the afternoon. It is the custom to conduct the burial of his Priest, and their parents. The two eldest sons of the deceased are students in the ecclesiastical seminary in Seattle, Washington.
   Pall bearers were Denis O' Conner, Leo Denlo, Tom Sullivan, Stanley Hanson, M. M. Barry and Jack O' Conner of Klamath Falls.
   Several years ago Mr. Flynn was Vice President of the Commercial National Bank before it sold to the First National Bank of Portland. At the time of his death he was president of Home Supply company and on the advisory board of local citizens for the First National Bank of Portland.
   He had been a successful operator in the sheep business in this county for more than 28 years and was associated in partnership with Dennis O' Conner. He was also a grand knight in the order of the Knights of Columbus.
   In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father, 91 years of age, who lives in Ireland; and the following children, Tommy, Margaret, Dan, Con, Kathleen, Jerome, John, Joseph and Maureen Ann.

Lakeview Oregon
January 20, 1972

Katherine Flynn O'Conner
Dies Jan 16 in California
   Mrs. Katherine Flynn O' Conner, 78, a member of a pioneer Lake County ranching and business family, died at San Rafael, California., on Sunday January 16, 1972. She was Born December 30, 1893, at Ballydesmond, County Cork, Ireland and came to Lake County in 1916.
   A Rosary was read in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, January 18, and local members of her family went there for that services.
   At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19, a Rosary was read at St. Patrick, Catholic Church in lakeview, and Requiem Mass was Scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Thursday January 20) with Father John Phelan officiating. Local arrangements were directed by Ousley-Osterman Mortuary and interment at Sunset park Cemetery.
   Katherine Crowley was married in Ireland on August 8, 1916, to John C. Flynn who Previously had come to Lake County and established himself in the sheep business. Mr Flynn died at lakeview on July 30, 1939.
    In October, 1946, Mrs Flynn was married to Dennis O' Conner, her husband's partner in sheep ranching. Mr. O' Conner died here on April 15, 1951, and since that time Mrs. O' Conner made her home in the San Francisco Bay area, with frequent visits to her family at Lakeview and Plush.
   Survivors include six sons, Thomas J. Flynn and Cornelius Flynn of Lakeview, D. Jack Flynn and Joseph Flynn of Plush, Jerome Flynn of Bayside, Calif, and Daniel Flynn of Brisbane, Australia; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Dunne of Pleasanton, Calif, Cathlen D. Flynn of San Francisco and Maureen O'Callaghan of Sonoma, Calif, and 33 grandchildren.

J.C. Flynn and J. D. O'Conner 1920's