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Matthew Joseph, Patrick J., Rose Anna M.,
James & Michael T. Cavanaugh


 

Matthew Joseph Cavanaugh was born December 10, 1853 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the son of Matthew Cavanaugh and Susan McCabe, who had immigrated from Ireland in 1847. He was early in his adult life a Cordwainer, in business with his father Matthew. He then was for 40 years with the fire department of Saint John, first with No. 3 Hook and Ladder station at Portland, then as the chemical driver for No. 4 hook and ladder at No. 2 engine House on Union Street Saint John.

At the church of the Immaculate Conception, on July 21, 1901 he married Annie Ethelwaine Rodgers, daughter of James Rodgers and Florence Steele. They had two sons, John James, born June 10 1902, who was a worker in amateur theatricals. Their second son, Matthew Herbert, was born February 4 1904. He was a noted Dentist in the city of Saint John.

Matthew Joseph died December 18, 1937 in Saint John, New Brunswick.


Patrick J. Cavanaugh was born February 1, 1856 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He was the son of Matthew Cavanaugh and Susan McCabe who emigrated from Ireland in 1847. He was a Cordwainer by trade.

Patrick married Elizabeth McNaught on April 9, 1883 in Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A. She was the daughter of James McNaught and Margaret McDade of Whites Mountain, Newtown, New Brunswick. Elizabeth was the sister of Mary McNaught who married Patrick’s brother Michael T. They had seven children, four boys and five girls. There is a Draft Registration Card for their youngest son, James Mathew Cavanaugh for 1917-1918 for Boston Massachusetts.

Patrick died August 1917 and is buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Rose Anna M. Cavanaugh was born April 6, 1847 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. She was the daughter of Matthew Cavanaugh and Susan McCabe who emigrated from Ireland in 1847.  Rose Anna married Patrick McGinn on May 6, 1866 in Saint John, N.B. He was born in Ireland in 1838 and was a Teamster. They had four sons and one daughter.

Rose Anna died after 1901.


James Cavanaugh was born September 15, 1849 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He was baptized September 19, 1849 and his sponsors were Martin Quirk and Michael McNulty. He was the fourth of nine children born to Matthew Cavanaugh and Susan McCabe, both of whom immigrated from Ireland in 1849. He had five brothers, Francis born in Ireland, John C., Michael T., Matthew Joseph, Patrick J., and Thomas. He also had two sisters, Rose Anna and Susan. James married Margaret Cahill on August 20, 1872. She was the daughter of Patrick Cahill and Mary Rowan. They had thirteen children, seven boys and six girls. At the time of Margaret’s death in 1938, there were eighteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

James died June 10, 1915 in Saint John, New Brunswick and is buried in St. Joseph’s cemetery in that city.


Michael T. Cavanaugh was the fifth of nine children born to Matthew Cavanaugh and Susan McCabe, both of whom immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from Ireland in 1849. He was born October 30, 1851 in Saint John. For many years he conducted a shoemaking business on Brussels Street, Saint John. A few years before his death he was stricken with blindness and the affliction had caused the undermining of his health.

On April 21, 1873 he married Mary McNaught, daughter of James McNaught and Margaret McDade of Whites Mountain, Studholm Co. N.B. They had four children. Their first child, Mary Agnes married James Ward. Their second, Michael Henry married Jane but died at the age of twenty. Their third child, Fidelis Burnetta died at the age of six of Scarlet Fever, and the last child was a male however both he and his mother died during childbirth in 1893. Michael married Jennie (Jane) Theresa McAndrews November 26, 1894. they had no children.

Michael died August 31 1913 at his residence 90 Brussells Street, Saint John. He was buried New Catholic cemetery (St. Joseph’s) September 2, 1913, Lot 68 B