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Mary McGonigal (#47855317)
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Bio Photo I am a retired professional woman in her sixties living in Scotland. My four children are mature adults now and I have six grandchildren.

I have been working on my family history,and that of my husband,for over ten years now.

I run Patrick's People, a free web site where I post the information I find in my research, but I make public only information on people born 100 years or more ago.

The main focus is on Scots and Irish families because that is our background, but since many of those families travelled far and wide, the net has spread.

Our family histories can be found at
but more name, not in our family as far as I know as yet, are at
They will be merged soon.
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Janice Handsaker
James Quigley Follow Up
I went to Mt. Calvary and found the grave of Jane Quigley and their son John. (Probably James too),
it is unmarked. I took a picture of the plot, if you would like it please let me know your e-mail address.

Thanks and hope this was helpful.

Added by Janice Handsaker on Jul 08, 2012 5:05 PM
Janice Handsaker
James Quigley
I have done quite a bit of research since your last message.

James Quigley was originally buried at St. Mary's Cemetery. I have a copy from a book done by the DAR showing him buried there, as well as his wife Jane Miller Quigley (Died Oct 16, 1880) and their son John Quigley (Died Jan 18, 1879). They all belonged to Cathedral Parish. James is listed as a Farmer. He died from lobar pneumonia.

In 1930 the Catholic Church closed St. Mary's Cemetery because it had run out of space and had become run down. In 1931 advertisements in the Catholic Sentinel newspaper advised plot owners and relatives that those interred in St. Mary's were to make arrangements for removals to Mt. Calvary or other cemeteries. Because of the depression the final closure was delayed until 1937. During that time additional brush and grass had grown and covered many of the flat stones and monuments. By 1937 almost 1000 remains had been moved by family members to Mt. Calvary and other cemeteries. The remaining 2000 graves were then carefully exhumed and placed in the St. Mary's section of Mt. Calvary.

It should be noted that only about 30% of the 2000 graves were identified or marked. The rest of the burials are unknown, due to being originally unmarked, stone was lost, overgrown, or fallen apart (common with wood markers). Mt. Calvary placed them in a large plot called "St. Mary's Section".

I know James Quigley was buried at St. Mary's but have not been able to find out where he was re-buried. I have talked with Lone Fir Cemetery (across the street from the original St. Mary's), and with Mt. Calvary. Neither one of them have a record for him. His wife and son are buried at Mt. Calvary so I believe he is there also. When I get some time in the next few days I will go there and check his wife's grave and see if there is anything about him.

I also spoke with the Oregon Cemetery Board and she told me that back in the 1930's there were no regulations on cemeteries yet and it was up to the cemetery owner to keep track (The Catholic Church). There is a woman at Mt. Calvary who has the original records but he was not listed. She also indicated that the family may have moved him to another cemetery.

So, I hope this is helpful, and I will let you know what I find at the cemetery.


Added by Janice Handsaker on Jul 03, 2012 7:31 PM

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