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John Corrigan, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1845, Canada
Death: Mar. 1, 1911
California, USA

Husband of Mary M. Corrigan, father of John A., James R., Mrs. Jennie Peters, Mrs. Viola Gilbert and Etta Corrigan (deceased). Died from injuries caused from an auto-streetcar accident in Pasadena, CA.

PER Donna Kidder Naismith, also: The following children were not listed for John Corrigan: Baby Boy b. 8 Oct 1867; Jane "Jennie" Maria Corrigan b. 16 Apr 1869 d. 10 Aug 1957; Addie May b. 3 Oct 1870 d 4 Jul 1900; Baby boy, b. Aug 1874; Viola "Ola" Corrigan, b 10 Jun 1878, d.23 Oct 1950.

Captain John Corrigan, was a prominent business man and vessel owner. He was associated with his brother, Capt. James Corrigan, in the oil-refining business in Cleveland for many years, and had became an expert in locating the presence of oil.

His first refining operations consisted in the manufacture of lubricating oils, and it was his product that was first used successfully on railroad cars.

In 1881 he joined his brother in business enterprise in Austria and Hungary, where they purchased large tracts of oil-producing territory, and operated on a large scale, marketing their product in the larger cities of those countries. They established two refineries, one in Grabow, in Austria-Poland, on the Carpathian Mountains at Cracow, and one near Kolomea, in Galicia, the last refining operations being at the last named locality.

Capt. John Corrigan also purchased the estate of Prince Sterbey, whom he associated with him in the producing business. They remained in Austria about three years, after which they sold out their business and returned to America. Capt. John Corrigan in wholesale oil business, refined the product of his wells at Bradford and Warren, Penn.

For many years Captain Corrigan was an extensive vessel owner, his possessions from time to time including the steamer Raleigh, schooners Lucerne, Niagara, James Couch, J.I. Case, David Dows, George W. Adams, steamer Aurora (believed to be the stanchest vessel on the lakes, but destroyed by fire near Detroit, in December, 1898), and the large steel schooner Aurania, which has a capacity of 5,200 tons of ore.

Socially Captain Corrigan was an active and prominent Mason, having attained the thirty-second degree, being a member of Bigelow Lodge, Thatcher Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Lake Erie Consistory, and was a noble of Al Koran of the Mystic Shrine. His office was located at No. 720 Perry Payne building, Cleveland, Ohio. 
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  Mary M Breyley Corrigan (1848 - 1927)*
  John A Corrigan (1872 - 1956)*
  James R Corrigan (1876 - 1950)*
  Etta Irene Corrigan (1881 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake View Cemetery
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 11
Created by: Mary Blank Szekely
Record added: Apr 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19142902
John Corrigan, Sr
Added by: Mary Blank Szekely
John Corrigan, Sr
Added by: Mary Blank Szekely
John Corrigan, Sr
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 Added: Apr. 29, 2007

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