Patrick Flanagan arrived in Chicago from Port Huron, Michigan in 1883 after his father James passed away. Patrick met his wife Anna Kane in the current Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. They were married at Sacred Heart Church in 1886. Their son Martin and his two brothers and six sisters grew up near 35th and Paulina on the south side of Chicago.
Michael M. Byczek is the great-grandson of Patrick and Anna Flanagan and has a collection of family photographs including their wedding portrait.
Patrick Flanagan spent the majority of his career in the construction trades, and passed away in 1908. His wife Anna and the children lived at 3525 S. Paulina until 1918. Martin Flanagan was a World War I veteran and returned home to the family after military service. He married Marie Talbot in 1922. Anna spent her remaining years with her daughter Agnes and passed away in 1941.