Person:Michael Corrigan (1)

Michael William Corrigan
m. Abt 1842
  1. Michael William CorriganAbt 1843 - 1917
  2. Hugh Corrigan1846 - 1894
  3. Rose Ann Corrigan1849 - 1896
  4. John Patrick Corrigan1851 - 1920
  5. William Patrick Corrigan1854 -
  6. Patrick Corrigan1855 - 1872
  7. James W. Corrigan1858 - 1925
  8. Ellen Corrigan1860 - 1936
  9. Joseph Corrigan1862 - 1944
  10. Peter William Corrigan1865 - 1944
  • HMichael William CorriganAbt 1843 - 1917
  • WMary Ann TyrellAbt 1849 - Abt 1897
m. 26 Jul 1870
  1. Patrick Joseph Corrigan1871 - 1959
  2. Katie Corrigan1872 - 1928
  3. John C. Corrigan1874 - 1935
  4. Mary Ellen Corrigan1876 -
  5. Michael J Corrigan1878 - 1925
  6. Minnie Corrigan1879 - 1916
  7. Charles Corrigan1883 - 1971
Facts and Events
Name[1] Michael William Corrigan
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4] Abt Nov 1843 Mara, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 26 Jul 1870 Mara, Ontario, Ontario, Canadato Mary Ann Tyrell
Death[5] 30 Apr 1917 Prescott, Ogemaw, Michigan, United States
Reference Number? 2127

In a letter from Naomi Stonehouse, 2 Sep 2002: story found in "Sociological Surveys of Iosco County, Michigan, 1948, Reno [twp]: "The Corrigan School was named after Michael Corrigan, an Irish Catholic who lived in Section 30.

"The feuds between Pete Sawyer and Mikie wre humerous. Pete Sawyer had a young pig that roamed with the neighbors cattle. When the pig came up missing, Pete suspected Mikie. It was rumored that Mikie had captured the pig, slaughtered it , and fed it to his men in the lumber camp. Mikie didn't deny the fact, only offered Pete any young pig in his pen to replace Pete's.

Pete still didn't get his pig but, later on, Mikie's white sow broke out, and wandered to Sawyer's. Pete shut up the sow, but soon butchered it, when he heard that Mikie had gone to the Sheriff to report his hog. When the sheriff arrived at Sawyer's, Mikie looked at the fresh pork hanging in the barn and said, "There's me sow!" "I'm sorry sir" the sheriff replied, "but this calls for a live white sow."

The fussing and feuding continued so far that Pete blew up a dam on the upper AuGres so that the high water would wash out Corrigan's shingle mill a few miles below. Pete wasn't a bit backward, for he even told the above tale to my father, who moved into the neighborhood near the Sawyer's and Corrigans."

  1. Census Records
    1852 Census of Mara and Rama Twps; p. 1 # 23.

    QUAY 3 Stated age was 8 at census.

  2. Patrick Corrigan family group record by Hugh Corrigan IV (Apr 2001).

    Christened on 25 Feb 1844.

  3. Census Records
    1851-2 Canadian Census, Ontario Co., Mara & Rama Twps.; p. 1 # 23.

    QUAY 3 age 8 at census

  4. Church marriage record
    Church of the Guardian Angels, Orillia, Ont.; p. 5.

    QUAY 3 Stated age at marriage was 27.

  5. obituary
    Tawas Herald; May 11, 1917.

    QUAY 3 "Iosco County lost another one of her pioneers in the death of Michael Corrigan, which occurred at the home of his son, Patrick, at Prescott, on Monday April 30, 1917. Michael Corrigan was born in Canada in 1843. In 1870 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Tyrell, who preceded him in death some twenty years ago.
    In 1879 they came to Michigan and settled at Grand Rapids, where they lived for two years and then came to Bay City [Michigan]. Mr. Corrigan was in the employ of various lumber companies for a great many years and for some time ran a mill of his own. In 1893 he brought his family to Iosco County and settled on a piece of land in Reno township where they made a home, and where Mr. Corrigan has since lived, his daughter, Hattie [sic] [should be Katie], keeping the house since the death of his wife.
    Deceased leaves to mourn his loss, four sons, Charles of Detroit, Patrick of Logan township, Ogemaw County, John and Michael Jr. of Tawas City, and two daughters, Katie and Mary.
    The funeral was held from the Catholic church in Whittemore on Wednesday, May 2, Rev. Albin of Tawas officiating. The remains were taken to the Catholic cemetery for burial. The many friends of the family extend their sympathy"