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Michael Cudahy
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1841
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Death: Nov. 27, 1910
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Brother of John and Edward Aloysius Cudahy, also interred at Calvary Cemetery. Also, brother of Patrick Cudahy, Jr of meat packing fame. He was a founder of the meat packing company, Armour and Company with his brothers.

Chicago, Illinois - Michael Cudahy, founder of the packing firm bearing his name, died of double pneumonia at a hospital here. Mr. Cudahy had been ill five days. The members of his immediate family were at his bedside when death came.

Mr. Cudahy was born in Callan county, Kilkenny, Ireland, Dec. 7, 1841. He came to the United States with his parents in 1849, the family settling at Milwaukee, WI. In 1855, while a boy of 15, Mr. Cudahy became an employee in a Milwaukee packing house and this marked the beginning of his career in the industry in which he later was to take a prominent part.

From a butcher, Mr. Cudahy worked himself up rapidly to foreman, packing house manager and meta inspector. At this time he attracted the attention of the late P.D. Armour and at Mr. Armour's solicitation came to Chicago. In 1873, Mr. Cudahy was made a partner in the firm of Armour & Co. He continued in this connection until 1890, when he was instrumental in organizing the Cudahy Packing Company, of which he was made president. His brothers, John and Patrick, were associated with him. The firm established numerous branch houses and became well known in Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, Los Angeles, Sioux City, St. Louis and other packing centers.

Mr. Cudahy was also interested in various other lines of business. He was one of the chief organizers and president of the North American Transportation & Trading Company. He was well known as a club man and friend of amateur sports. He was an enthusiastic yachtsman and golfer and a member of the Union League, Chicago Yacht, Exmoor Country, Glenview Golf, and Sheridan clubs, all of Chicago and vicinity.
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  Patrick Cudahy (1810 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Cudahy Nelson (1867 - 1948)*
  Clara Agnes Cudahy (1873 - 1938)*
  Cecelia Cudahy Casserly (1874 - 1954)*
  John Patrick Cudahy (1876 - 1921)*
  Joseph Michael Cudahy (1878 - 1947)*
  Michael Cudahy (1841 - 1910)
  John Cudahy (1843 - 1915)*
  Mary Stanislaus Cudahy (1846 - 1892)*
  Patrick Cudahy (1849 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Apr 24, 2004
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Michael Cudahy
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Michael Cudahy
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Michael Cudahy
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