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Matthew Colgan
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 24, 1918
Sandy Hook
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Civil War
Co. E
17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

From: The Bridgeport Times and Evening Farmer
August 27, 1918 page 10

Another of St Rose's aged parishioners, Matthew Colgan of Walnut Tree Hill, passed away Saturday afternoon after an illness of two years' duration which made him a helpless invalid most of the time under the watchful care of a devoted daughter Mrs. Henry Lang. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, a soldier in Company E, Seventeenth Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers. He enlisted for three years, was a prisoner of war for more than one year in Libby prison, where he contracted the disease which eventually ended his life. After the war he was a valued employee of the rubber works until a score of years ago when he retired to his farm. Besides his daughter Mrs. Lang, he is survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral occurred from St Rose's church yesterday morning at 9:30, internment being in St Rose's cemetery. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of St Rose's parish, being one of the original founders in 1859. 
 
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 Children:
  Bartholemew Colgan (1867 - 1891)*
  James Colgan (1870 - 1915)*
  Mary F Colgan Lang (1872 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Rose Cemetery
Newtown
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Marsha Mitchell
Record added: Apr 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127537659
Matthew Colgan
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Matthew Colgan
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Matthew Colgan
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