Wondering if the older Patrick is related to the younger Patrick, I looked to other records. From what was readily available: * I couldn't find any marriage record for Patrick Brophy (b. 1879). * There was a marriage for a Michael Brophy to Ann Wall. Timewise, this Michael is a contemporary of Thomas Brophy. * However, Thomas and Susan(nah), have other children, including Michael (b. 1873). *This* Michael marries Mary Kiely on 3 June 1906.