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Abigail Quigley McCarthy
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1915
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 2001
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Wife of former United States Senator, Eugene J. McCarthy (D) Minnesota. Novelist, magazine columnist, biographer. Eugene J. McCarthy and Abigail Quigley were married on June 5, 1945 in St Paul Minnesota. They first lived in Watkins, Minnesota at an agricultural commune formed by Catholic couples. During Gene's years in politics they had a home in St. Paul and Washington D.C. After they seperated in 1968, Eugene lived in Woodville, Virginia and had an apartment in Washington D.C. Abigail lived in an apartment on Connecticut Avenue in the District of Columbia. They never divorced. They had three daughters and one son from their marriage. Abigail graduated Phi Beta Kappa from St. Catherine's College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1936. The Abigail McCarthy Women's Research Scholarship Center was established at St Catherine's College in her honor. She received a Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota in 1942 and did postgraduate work at the University of Chicago and the Middlebury School of English. Abigail was a well-known Catholic Author, educator and advocate for women. She wrote several books(Private Faces/Public Places 1972) and was a regular writer for "Commonweal" magazine from 1974-1999. She also wrote for the Washington Post and the New York Times. She was the founder and president of Church Women
She was born in Wabasha, Minnesota into the prominent Quigley family that was active in the Minnesota(Democrat-Farmer-Labor) Party.
She is buried in the St. Felix Church Cemetery, Wabasha, Minnesota. 
Family links: 
  Stephen Michael Quigley (1875 - 1949)
  Mary O'Leary Quigley (1879 - 1924)
  Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916 - 2005)
  Abigail Quigley McCarthy (1915 - 2001)
  Elizabeth Anne Quigley (1916 - 1991)*
  Ellen Patricia Quigley (1918 - 1998)*
  Stephen Timothy Quigley (1920 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Felix Cemetery
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section B, Block 71
Created by: Arthur F. Meincke
Record added: May 14, 2007
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Abigail <i>Quigley</i> McCarthy
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