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Michael McGuigan
Birth: 1818
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Death: Feb. 3, 1889
Ontario, Canada

Michael McGuigan was a son of William McGuigan and Mary Schoal (sometimes called School). Michael McGuigan married Bridget Quinlivan. They had the following children: William J., Mary A., James, Michael, George, Thomas F., Michael, Agnes, Margaret, Robert H., and Mathilda.

Michael McGuigan and his brother William, took part of their land in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada and built a school. They called it the Irish Schoolhouse.

His daughter Mary (McGuigan) Salkeld was called the adopted daughter of his brother William and his wife Hester (Esther) McGuigan.

OBITUARY: The Stratford Herald Monday, February 4, 1889. Another Old Settler Dies-Mr. Michael McGuigan, of concession 2, North Easthope, died on Sunday after a week's illness of inflammation of the lungs, aged 71 years. The deceased was one of the oldest, widest known and most generally respected residents of the County of Perth. He was a native of County Derry, Ireland, and came to Canada over 40 years ago and settled on the farm on which he died. Before coming to this country he lived for some years in Scotland. He was married in this country , and his wife who survives him, with a large and fine family of children, was Miss Bridget Quinlivan, of North Easthope. The children number ten, six boys and four girls, and are scattered over the continent, all having good educations and being well to-do. Thomas is city clerk of Vancouver, B.C. , where William is also a well known physician. George is a wholesale commission merchant in Chicago, and Michael is a bookeeper in Philadelphia. James is married and farming in North Easthope, and Robert, the youngest son, has adopted the farming life. The four daughters are Agnes, Margaret, Mathilda, and Mary, the latter being the wife of Joseph Salkeld of this city. The deceased was of retiring disposition and pronounced domestic habits. He was a great reader of books and newspapers and could converse intelligently on almost any topic of present or recent interest. He was a staunch Conservative in politics and a member of the Roman Catholic Church. The funeral will take place tomorrow at 9 a.m. to the Catholic cemetery.

There were 4 more children that I am aware of for this family.
Michael born 27 JUN 1858, he died before 1862, see his brother below.
George born 1859.
Michael born 22 MAR 1862.
Robert Henry born 2 JUN 1869.

We know from their father's obituary in 1889 that George was a wholesale commission merchant in Chicago.

And Michael was a bookeeper in Philadelphia.

If you are related to George, Michael or Robert, I would love to exchange family history information. Please contact me by clicking my name below. Kathleen Giusti 
Family links: 
  Bridget Quinlivan McGuigan (1832 - 1904)*
  William Joseph McGuigan (1853 - 1908)*
  Mary Antonella McGuigan Salkeld (1854 - 1927)*
  James McGuigan (1856 - 1920)*
  Thomas Francis McGuigan (1860 - 1910)*
  Agnes McGuigan Hicklenton (1864 - 1938)*
  Margaret Anne McGuigan (1867 - 1951)*
  Mathilda Theresa McGuigan Faubert (1874 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Avondale Cemetery
Perth County
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Section St. Henry, Lot 23, SubLot 1
Created by: Kathleen Giusti
Record added: Nov 11, 2007
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Michael McGuigan
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
Michael McGuigan, Interment Date 1889-02-05, Cemetery Avondale Cemetery, Section St. Henry, Grave 023
- David Bryant
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013
Rest in peace with love,
- Kathleen Giusti
 Added: Nov. 11, 2007
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