Beattie in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Father William L. Nelligan
Priest of God • Beloved Pastor
— Dedicated to the memory of —
Born in Bangor Maine on August 15, 1884. He heard Christ's call, "Come follow me." He entered the seminary in 1906. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 3, 1914. Leaving his native Maine, he came as a missionary to serve the Church in Kansas. He became pastor of St. Malachy Church, Beattie Jan. 21, 1921. Known for his Irish warmth, wit and his keen mind, he served the people of Beattie as pastor for 46 years and as pastor emeritus for 7 more years. He died July 18, 1973 and is buried in the parish cemetery. In death he chose to remain in the Beattie community among the people he loved and served so well.
Erected by the Parishioners of St. Malachy Catholic Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1909.
Location. 39° 51.631′ N, 96° 25.31′ W. Marker is in Beattie, Kansas, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Fitzgerald Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Main Street, Beattie KS 66406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Saddle Up at Guittard (approx. 3˝ miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away); Marysville (approx. 10.8 miles away); Frankfort Grade School (approx. 10.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away); Memory of Battleship Maine (approx. 10.9 miles away); Pikes Peak Trail 1842 (approx. 10.9 miles away).
Also see . . . St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Beattie KS. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.