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Beattie in Marshall County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Father William L. Nelligan

Priest of God • Beloved Pastor

 

—Dedicated to the memory of —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
1. Father William L. Nelligan Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saddle Up at Guittard (approx. 3.5 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); David Smith's Pony Express and Stage Station Overland Trail
Father William L. Nelligan Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
2. Father William L. Nelligan Marker
(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.)
 
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Father William L. Nelligan Marker and St. Malachy's Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
3. Father William L. Nelligan Marker and St. Malachy's Church
St. Malachy's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 31, 2014
4. St. Malachy's Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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