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 Abigail <I>Quigley</I> McCarthy

Abigail Quigley McCarthy

Birth
Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Feb 2001 (aged 85)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section B, Block 71
Memorial ID 19375681 · View Source
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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
United.
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.


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  • Created by: Arthur F. Meincke
  • Added: 14 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19375681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Quigley McCarthy (16 Apr 1915–1 Feb 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19375681, citing Saint Felix Cemetery, Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Arthur F. Meincke (contributor 46825980) .