For twenty years Mr. Fitzpatrick has resided at his present home near the town of Bradley and seventeen miles from Chickasha. Here he is devoting his energies to agricultural pursuits, which he carries on extensively.
He is a native of the green Isle of Erin, his birth having occurred in that country on the 19th of June, 1830. He pursued his education in Ireland, and when about eighteen years of age came to the United States, locating in Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained for a year, after which he went to Florida.
He continued in that state for a similar period and in 1851 came to the Indian Territory, settling in the Choctaw Nation, where he resided until 1854, when he came to the Chickasaw Nation. Here he has since remained, devoting his time and energies largely in farming and stock raising. He
now has about fifteen hundred acres of land, of which four hundred and fifty-five acres is under cultivation. A man of resourceful business ability, he has also directed his efforts to other lines, and was at one time engaged in merchandising in Chickasha. He erected the first four
brick buildings in that place, and was at one time vice-president of the Citizens Bank of that city. Energetic and determined, he has carried forward his business interests with energy, guided by sound judgment, and his labors have therefore brought to him good success.
On the 15th on November, 1853, Mr. Fitzpatrick was united in marriage to Miss Maria Tirey, who was born in the Choctaw Nation July 3, 1838. Her mother bore the maiden name of Mary Ward and first married John Hall, of the Choctaw Nation, where he died. Subsequently she became the wife of Mr. Tirey.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Fitzpatrick has been blessed with thirteen children, namely: James, born December 4, 1854; Thomas, born August 23, 1857; Silas, born December 30 1860; Mary, born March 1, 1862; Ellen, born March 9, 1863; John, born August 23, 1865; Margaret, born February 25, 1866; Cornelia, born June 22, 1867; Michael born April 9,
1869; Jane, born November 16, 1871; Robert, born January 5, 1873; Annie, born September 13, 1875; and William, born April, 1878. Of this number, Thomas, Ellen, Cornelia and Michael are now deceased.
Socially Mr. Fitzpatrick is connected with Erin Springs Lodge, No. 7, F. & A. M.
In 1849 and 1850 he served in the Seminole war in Florida and was with General Sidney Johnston in Utah in 1857, 1858 and 1859, at the time of the trouble with the Mormons. As a citizen he has been progressive and his enterprise has contributed in large measure to the support of all measures and movements which he believed would prove of general good.
Tadgh "Theodore" Fitzpatrick 1830 - 1910
Submitted by Sandi Carter
GG granddaughter of Theodore and Maria [TIREY] Fitzpatrick