Person:Hugh McLaughlin (10)

  1. Susan McLaughlinEst 1808 - 1850
  2. Margaret McLaughlinAbt 1810 - 1885
  3. Luke McLaughlinEst 1817 - 1849
  4. Patrick McLaughlinAbt 1819 - Bef 1899
  5. James McLaughlinAbt 1821 - Bef 1899
  6. Unknown McLaughlin
  7. Unknown McLaughlin
  8. Anne McLaughlinAbt 1821 - 1880
  9. Cornelius McLaughlinEst 1827 - 1899
  10. Hugh McLaughlin1828 - 1904
m. 11 Sep 1862
  1. Hugh Harvey McLaughlinEst 1864 - 1878
  2. Mary Grace McLaughlinAbt 1866 - 1868
  3. Helen A McLaughlin1868 - 1936
  4. Laura J. McLaughlin1871 - 1928
Facts and Events
Name Hugh McLaughlin
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3] 1825 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Alt Birth[4] 9 Apr 1826 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Birth[2] 2 Apr 1828 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Marriage 11 Sep 1862 Lafayette, Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesto Sarah Ellen Kays
Other 12 Sep 1896 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United StatesWedding anniversary reported
with Sarah Ellen Kays
Death[1] 7 Dec 1904 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Burial[1] 8 Dec 1904 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United StatesCemetery of the Holy Cross

Year of Birth for Hugh McLaughlin

The birth year for Hugh McLaughlin, Brooklyn's long term political leader, is reported as early as 1825 and as late as 1828. In the vanity sketch published in Peter Ross's "History of Long Island," Vol. 2, 1902 edition, Hugh McLaughlin's birth year is recorded as 1825.

Cornelius McLaughlin, Hugh's older brother, died 21 Mar 1899. In his two obituaries, it is noted that Cornelius was 2 years older than Hugh. The NYT's obituary gives Cornelius' age was 72, and The Sun's obituary gives his age as 74, making Cornelius' birth year as 1827 or 1825. Either of these dates places Hugh's birth year as 1825 or earlier.

The Brooklyn Standard Union on 2 Apr 1897 in its article, "Hale at Seventy - Ex-Register Hugh McLaughlin," stated that Hugh "may or may not be 70." In answer to a reporter's question about his age, Hugh replied "Well, if the newspaper say so [70], what is the good of denying or affirming it?"

He was apparently a stamp collector, since the Valentine (Neb.) Democrat of 12 July 1904 reported that he had collected 1,024,000 stamps.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Silinonte, Joseph Michael, and New York) Cemetery of the Holy Cross (Flatbush. Tombstones of the Irish born : cemetery of the Holy Cross, Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1994).
  2. "The Late Hugh M'Laughlin", in Irish World (New York, NY)
    p. 2, 17 Dec 1904.
  3. Birth year of Hugh McLaughlin, in Ross, Peter. A history of Long Island: from its earliest settlement to the present time. (New York and Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1902)
    Vol 2, 1825.

    Hugh McLaughlin was born in 1825, on Furman street, (then called Everett street), this city [Brooklyn].

  4. The National cyclopedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time : [Permanent series]. (New York, New York: James T. White, 1898-).