Michael Corrigan

Male 1855 - 1913  (58 years)


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  • Name Michael Corrigan 
    Born 21 Jun 1855  Mara Township, Ontario County, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Nov 1913  Elma, Chehalis, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I0648  Peter Duffy (1791) Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father William Corrigan,   b. 1823, New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1876, Mara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary McCann,   b. 1828, County Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1884, Mara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1848  St.. Gregory's Mission, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances Hogan,   b. 3 Feb 1863, Mara Twp, Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1900, Ashland County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1879  St. Columbkilles, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. May Corrigan,   b. ABT. 1880,   d. 2 Jul 1884, Hayward, Sawyer County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     2. John Corrigan,   b. 12 May 1885, Hayward, Sawyer County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Eva Corrigan,   b. 12 Jan 1887, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Frances'"Fanny' Etta Corrigan,   b. 12 Jun 1888, Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1900  (Age 11 years)
     5. Daniel M. Corrigan
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jullia Collins 
    Married 2 Mar 1908  Bayfield County, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mike's father is listed as William Corrigan born in PA and his mother Mary McCann of Ireland. Julia is listed as Julia Collins Sumnerville, daughter of Michael Sumnerville born IR and Mary LaBella born IR. She was born in IL and this is also her second marriage. Witnesses were Loretta Corrigan and William Corrigan, both of Sanborn, WI.
    Family ID F443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birthdate comes from the 1900 census

      Immigrated to the USA about 1881.

      1900 Census, he is a blacksmith living alone in Sanborn. Fannie had just died the month before. Daughter Etta (age 11) is also living in Sanborn, as a "servant" to a lumber manufacturer, Mr. Lampson. Son John (age 16) and daughter Eva (13) are living with their uncle Mathias Hogan and his family iun the town of Mason, Bayfield County, WI. Son Daniel M., only one month old, is listed as a "boarder" with the Leopold Bartley family in the town of Sanborn.

      1902: Michael is in Bibon, WI. Michael's brother, Patrick dies and leaves a widow and 5 children. In his book, "Calked Boots and Cant Hooks," George Corrigan states that his widowed mother joined Michael: "At the urging of my uncle, Michael Corrigan, we moved to Bibon, another sawmill town, where Mike has a thriving saloon and restaurant. My mother rant he restaurant and we settled down to life in Bibon for almost three years."

      1910 census: Michel is living in Cable, Bayfield County, WI with his second wife, Julia C. They have been married for two years. Her daughter Lucy M. Collins, age 16, is living with them. He is again listed as a blacksmith. His daughter Etta is 21 and still living withe the Lampsons. She is now listed as their daughter. His daughter Eva is 21 and living with Michael's brother, Thomas J. in Sanborn.

      Later: George Corrigan's book stated that Michael "went to the far west in Washington State after several years in northern Wisconsin.

      Iron River Pioneer newspaper April 5, 1906:
      PAY HEAVY FINES
      Two Bibon "Blind Pig" conductors hauled up and court deals severely with them.
      Michael Corrigan and WD White, of Bibon, were arrested last Saturday adn charged with selling intoxicating liquoir in the town of Mason without a license. Corrigan plead guilty and paid fine and costs amounting to $122. White entered a plea of not guilty and went on the stand and testified that the beverage he was dispensing was what he called "Gold Foam"--a strictly non-intoxicating drink. A sample bottle of the liquid was produced in court and witnesses for the state testified that it was nothing more than lager beer. He was bound guilty and as this was his second conviction upon a similar charge the court imposed a fine of $100 and costs, and sentenced White to 6 months imprisonment in the county jail.

  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Washington- DEATHS.
      Name: Micheal Corrigan
      Event Date: 22 Nov 1913
      Event Place: Elma, Chehalis, Washington
      Gender: Male
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      Age (Formatted): 58 years 6 months 1 day
      Birth Year (Estimated): 1855
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      Father's Name: William Corrigan
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      Mother's Name: Mary Mccann
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      GS Film number: 1992078
      Digital Folder Number: 4221139
      Image Number: 2348
      Reference ID: 318



      Citing this Record:
      "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N3LC-9Z9 : 5 December 2014), Micheal Corrigan, 22 Nov 1913; citing Elma, Chehalis, Washington, reference 318, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,078.