BRACKEN, PATRICK *
- Born: 1830 Died: 1897
Stonemason, of Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Patrick Bracken, who was born in 1830 in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, established a stonemasonry business in Templemore in 1849. He married Anne, daughter of Thomas Hennessy, of Templemore, and took up residence in a substantial house in Church Street, which belonged to the Hennessy family. He had ten children. JOSEPH K. BRACKEN , the second of his seven sons, became manager of the family business, which he carried on for seven years after his father's death in 1897.
All information in this entry is from the entry on Joseph K. Bracken by Nancy Murphy in Dictionary of Irish Biography, ed. by James McGuire and James Quinn, 9 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2009), I, 756-7.