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Michael McCabe

Michael McCABEAge: 71 years18411913

Name
Michael McCABE
Given names
Michael
Surname
McCABE
Birth August 17, 1841 36 26
Note: Michael's death certificate states his birth date was Aug 17, 1842, but the informant probably had t…
Birth of a brotherThomas McCABE
about 1845 (Age 3 years)
Note: The 1901 census in Ops, Victoria Co Ont says that Thomas was born in Dec 1842. That is earlier than other records indicate.
Birth of a brotherPatrick McCABE
April 14, 1847 (Age 5 years)
Note: Sponsors were Thomas Martin and Betty McCabe.
Birth of a brotherFrancis Thomas McCABE
January 1851 (Age 9 years)
Note: The date of Francis' birthday is questionable. The only possible entry in the Magheracloone Parish …
Birth of a brotherJohn McCABE
June 23, 1856 (Age 14 years)
Note: Entry from the parish records of Magheracloone Monaghan: June 23, 1856. Joannes McCABE, Doagh. Son of Francisci et Margarita MARTIN. Sponsor Michael McCram and Francisca Lamb.
Emigration October 1859 (Age 18 years)

Death of a brotherJohn McCABE
1861 (Age 19 years)
Note: John was not with the family when they came to Canada in 1861, which probably means he had died before then.
Death of a paternal grandfatherFrancis McCABE
August 9, 1862 (Age 20 years)
Note: Entry from BRITISH PENSIONERS ABROAD by Norman Crowder: pp 243 "Fra McCabe, pension awarded 7 June…

MarriageMary Rebecca McCABEView this family
February 8, 1864 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Thomas McCABE
December 18, 1864 (Age 23 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas MARTIN
about 1865 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret Jane McCABE
January 1, 1867 (Age 25 years)
Death of a brotherPatrick McCABE
November 1867 (Age 26 years) Age: 19
Note: This is most likely record for Patrick's death.
Birth of a son
#3
James Bernard McCABE
February 10, 1869 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Elizabeth Ann “Annie” McCABE
December 3, 1870 (Age 29 years)
Note: Records of St Mary's Parish in Lindsay (hard to read) state that Elizabeth Ann was born on 3 Dec 1870, baptized on 12 Dec 1870, born to the lawful marriage of Michael McCabe and Mary McCabe. It is assumed that this is the baby called Elizabeth in the 1871 census but called Annie in the 1881 census.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary “Minnie” McCABE
September 7, 1872 (Age 31 years)

Note: Mary and Minnie may be the same peron. Minnie is known to have been a young girl in the family in N…

Birth of a son
#6
Michael John McCABE
December 18, 1873 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Patrick Henry McCABE
October 23, 1875 (Age 34 years)
Aka (Facts Page)
Baptism of a sonPatrick Henry McCABE
October 24, 1875 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Francis Peter McCABE
August 10, 1877 (Age 35 years)
Francis McCabe Birth Record, Ops Ontario 1877
Francis McCabe Birth Record, Ops Ontario 1877

Note: Grandpa Frank always claimed Aug 10 as his birthday. The official record in Ontario has Sept 5 as his birth day. This was probably the day the birth was reported, not actual birth day.




Birth of a daughter
#9
Catherine McCABE
November 1880 (Age 39 years)
Baptism of a daughterCatherine McCABE
November 28, 1880 (Age 39 years)
CensusMary Rebecca McCABEView this family
1881 (Age 39 years)
Note: Micheal McCabe M 40y Ireland
Emigration April 1882 (Age 40 years)

McCabe Entry in Grand Forks Heritage Book
McCabe Entry in Grand Forks Heritage Book

Note: Michael and Mary McCabe's story is told in the Grand Forks Heritage Book. There are some errors how…
Homestead 1884 (Age 42 years)
Note: Michael filed for a Timber Culture Homestead in 1884. As part of this type of homestead he was required to plant trees on his treeless 160 acres.

Death of a motherMargaret MARTIN
1885 (Age 43 years)
Note: Margaret is known to be alive in 1885 because her name appears in the 1885 census of Eddy County ND.
Census 1885 (Age 43 years)
Note: The entry for Michael's family in the 1885 census is cryptic. The family is labeled All McCabe in…
Event
Elected Town Officer 1887
1887 (Age 45 years)
Note: In 1887 Michael McCabe was elected Town Officer in Hegton ND, according to announcement in Grand Forks paper.
Birth of a son
#10
Arthur Ben McCABE
August 17, 1888 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#11
Arthur Ben McCABE
August 17, 1888 (Age 47 years)
Death of a fatherFrancis “Red” McCABE
December 27, 1892 (Age 51 years)
Note: Date of death is reported in the papers filed by Francis' son Francis Jr. in order to get the patent on Francis' homestead in Eddy Co. ND. The papers are part of the Homestead file for Francis, located in the National Archives in Washington DC.
Death of a daughterMary “Minnie” McCABE
before 1895 (Age 53 years)

Note: Some have claimed that Minnie was buried on the original farm in Hegton Township.
Death of a wifeMary Rebecca McCABE
November 15, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Cause: Typhoid fever
Death of a wifeMary Rebecca McCABE
November 15, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Burial of a wifeMary Rebecca McCABE
November 15, 1897 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore
Death of a sonThomas McCABE
January 7, 1898 (Age 56 years)

Marriage of a childJames Bernard McCABETheodora Louise McILLHARGEYView this family
January 24, 189910:14:59 (Age 57 years)
Death of a brotherThomas McCABE
July 11, 1902 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childFrancis Peter McCABEDolores Jane Isabel GRIFFINView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 20, 1907 (Age 66 years)
Note: From Grand Forks Evening News, Nov 21 1907, \"Mrs. WJ Watt and Misses Lottie and Margaret Griffin returned last evening from Larimore where they were guests yesterday at the wedding of Miss Dolores Griffin and Mr Frank McCabe, popular young people of that city.\"


Census April 15, 1910 (Age 68 years) Age: 68
Death May 29, 1913 (Age 71 years)
Note: Death Announcement(May 30, 1913):

ResidenceMary Rebecca McCABEView this family
1915 (19 months after death)
Note: The 1915 census of North Dakota shows that Pat and Ben's familes still lived in Hegton township, as did their sister Annie MCCABE Krause. Frank and Jim's families lived in Larimore at that time. Uncle John was living in Arvilla, just south of Hegton Township. Aunt Kate MCCABE Crowley and her husband Thomas were living in Ray ND, west of Minot ND.
Burial
Note: The plots where Harry, Annie and Gerald are listed as being buried are on a card under the name of Frank McCabe. The perpetual care was paid by Mrs. Dolores McCabe on Aug 5, 1949. Under the name of Frank McCabe is \"Rio Hondo, Texas 1917.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before April 1840Monaghan Ireland
17 months
himself
9 years
younger brother
Francis Thomas McCABE
Birth: January 1851 46 36Corlea Township, Magheracloone Parish, Monaghan Ireland
Death: October 21, 1923Tiffany Township Eddy Co North Dakota
-5 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Patrick McCABE
Birth: April 14, 1847 42 32Magheracloone, Monaghan, Ire
Death: November 1867OPS Victoria Co Ontario
9 years
younger brother
Family with Mary Rebecca McCABE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 8, 1864St. Mary's Church, Lindsay, Ontario
10 months
son
Thomas McCabe in Grand Forks PhotoThomas McCABE
Birth: December 18, 1864 23 21Lindsay, Ontario Canada
Death: January 7, 1898Grand Forks, ND
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
22 months
daughter
21 months
daughter
15 months
son
Michael John "Jack" McCabeMichael John McCABE
Birth: December 18, 1873 32 30Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 31, 1950Seattle, King. Washington State
22 months
son
22 months
son
3 years
daughter
8 years
son

Birth

Michael's death certificate states his birth date was Aug 17, 1842, but the informant probably had the wrong year. Michael himself, in the 1900 census, stated he was born in 1841. The following letter from noted Monaghan researcher Theo McMahon has an entry for a Michael McCabe's baptism in Magheracloone (Aug 17) that supports our claim that Michael was from Magheracloone.

Dear Mr McCabe .... The Magheracloone registers of baptism commence, as you will be aware, in 1836. They are entered in English but and at times are quite difficult to read. I did index the baptisms up to 1850. These were all reasonably legible.

I only found a few entries that linked to a Francis McCabe as follows:

Baptised 14 April 1847 Patt McCabe son of Frank McCabe and Margaret McCabe of Magheracloone. The sponsors were Thomas Martin & Betty McCabe.

Baptised 25 January 1851 Francis McCabe son of Francis McCabe and Margaret Martin of Corlea. The sponsors were James Ward and Mary Martin.

Baptised 23 June 1856 John McCabe son of Francis McCabe and Margaret Martin, of Doagh. The sponsors were Michael McCran & Francis Lamb.

No other children are listed to the union but one entry may be incorrectly entered and reads as follows:

Baptised 17 August 1841 Michael McCabe son of Frank McCabe and Nelly(sic) McCabe of Magheracloone. The sponsors were Tom McGarvy and Biddy McCabe. (My note: This absolutely establishes the birthplace of Michael in Magheracloone since his death certificate in ND also has his birthday as 17 Aug . Second Note: Reading the parish records in the NLI, it is clear that the mother's name is NOT Nelly. It certainly could be Peggy but it is difficult to read. )

.......The Magheracloone headstones were never recorded or published.

Yours sincerely Theo McMahon

Census

Micheal McCabe M 40y Ireland Mary McCabe F 30y Ontario Thomas McCabe M 16y Ontario Margret McCabe F 14y Ontario James McCabe M 12y Ontario Anney McCabe F 9y Ontario John McCabe M 7y Ontario Mary McCabe F 6y Ontario Patrick McCabe M 4y Ontario Francis McCabe M 2y Ontario Cathrine McCabe F 3m Ontario

Homestead

Michael filed for a Timber Culture Homestead in 1884. As part of this type of homestead he was required to plant trees on his treeless 160 acres.

Census

The entry for Michael's family in the 1885 census is cryptic. The family is labeled All McCabe in Enumeration District 11, page 2. This entry is clearly for Michael McCabe because we know he was working on the Harriman Farm until his homestead application was granted. Michael's son Tom was born in 1864 and went to ND with his father in 1883 where they worked on the Harriman farm.

All . Mc Cabe County: Grand Forks Town/City: Enumeration District 11 State/Territory: Dakota Territory, USA Census Date: 1 Jun 1885 Birth Year: abt 1864 Birth Place: Canada Relation to Head of House: Servant Page: 2 LINE: 42 Household Members:
A. R. Herrinan 48 Mabel Herrinan 47 R. A. Herrinan 17 All. Mc Cabe 21 Servants Canada Fenna Olson 18

Event

In 1887 Michael McCabe was elected Town Officer in Hegton ND, according to announcement in Grand Forks paper.

Death

Death Announcement(May 30, 1913):

ARVILLA PIONEER HAS PASSED AWAY

M. McCabe Dies of Pneumonia After an Illiness of But a Week - Funeral Arrangements Not Complete.

M. McCabe, one of the pioneer residents of Arvilla, died yesterday afternoon of pneumonia after an illness of but a wek. Until Sunday, he appeared to be getting along well, but Sunday he suffered a relapse and steadily grew worse, despite medical atention. Mr. McCabe was one of the earliest and most highly respected residents of Arvilla. Owing to the fact that relatives from a distance are coming to attend, funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Residence

The 1915 census of North Dakota shows that Pat and Ben's familes still lived in Hegton township, as did their sister Annie MCCABE Krause. Frank and Jim's families lived in Larimore at that time. Uncle John was living in Arvilla, just south of Hegton Township. Aunt Kate MCCABE Crowley and her husband Thomas were living in Ray ND, west of Minot ND.

Burial

The plots where Harry, Annie and Gerald are listed as being buried are on a card under the name of Frank McCabe. The perpetual care was paid by Mrs. Dolores McCabe on Aug 5, 1949. Under the name of Frank McCabe is \"Rio Hondo, Texas 1917.

Media object

Photo taken in 1999 of remodeled home on original homestead in Hegton Township. Only a few months after family moved in they all came down with typhoid. Mary the mother, Tom and perhaps Minnie died from the illness.

Shared note

Since Michael's grandfther came from Magheracloone Monaghan it is likely that he too was born in Magheracloone (near Carrickmacross) Monaghan and parish records confirm that.

Michael came by himself from Monaghan through Liverpool to NY. The ship John Bright was on the ocean for 6 weeks, and landed in New York Oct 10, 1859. He went on to Lindsay where, according to family lore, his grandfather McCabe, was already settled.

He lived with his grandfather Francis McCabe in Ops (Census 1861) and later moved with his parents to Laxton North of Lindsay when they arrived from Monaghan in 1861. He was living in Laxton wehn he married Mary McCABE in 1864, in the Catholic church in Lindsay.

The 1871 Census of Ontario lists Michael, (age 30, b Ontario(sic), Roman Catholic, Irish, Farmer, Subdist Ops) with his wife and children living close to her parents.

In the Summer of 1882, Michael and his son Tom came to Arvilla, Dakota Territory. He then took a claim about 18 miles east of New Rockford. In Grand Forks he also had bought a wagon, a team of oxen, a breaking plow, a tin stove, and lumber for a \"claim shanty\" . That fall he came back to Arvilla and worked on Dr. Harriman's farm for the harvest. Leaving his oldest son Tom behind with Mary's brother Pat in Minnesota, he returned to Lindsay and returned with his family to Dakota in the Spring of 1883, as he had rented the Harriman farm. Afterwards he applied for a homestead in Hegton Township near Arvilla.

Michael and his wife, Mary, brought 9 children with them from Lindsay Canada to Hegton Township close to Arvilla ND in 1883. Their youngest, Ben, was born in Arvilla. All the others were born in Ontario.

ND Naturalization records list a Michael McCabe, from Ireland, declaring on 4/15/1882 in GFC (vol D4 p257) and receiving citizenship 6/16/1890 (vol F23, pg215).

Headstone in Bellevue Cemetery says : \"Papa\" . Is buried with Tom(son), Mary(wife), Annie(daughter), Gerald(?) and 3 year old Harry (d:1917) Harry was Michael's grandson - son of Ben McCaBE.

A few years before he died Michael moved off the farm and lived in Arvilla with is daughter Annie. His sons - Francis, Patrick, and Ben took over farming his land in Hegton.

According to the THE PIONEER of Larimore, in an article written on June 5, 1913, \" The funeral of Michael McCabe took place here Monday morning from the Catholic church and was largely attended. Mr. McCabe died at Arvilla last Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The remains were interred in Bellevue Cemetery.\"

EmigrationPartial Passenger List for Ship John Bright, Oct 10, 1859
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EmigrationNew York Times announcements of ship arrivals. Look at "By Telegraph" section.
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MarriageMichael and Mary McCabe Marriage Entry in Parish RecordsMichael and Mary McCabe Marriage Entry in Parish Records
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EmigrationIndex to Declarations for Intention to become Citizen, April 1882Index to Declarations for Intention to become Citizen, April 1882
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EmigrationMcCabe Entry in Grand Forks Heritage BookMcCabe Entry in Grand Forks Heritage Book
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HomesteadMcCabe Properties in Hegton ND in 1893McCabe Properties in Hegton ND in 1893
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HomesteadCopies of Some Papers from Homestead File from US Archives.
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EventThomas Griffin/Michael McCabe Elected Town Officers in 1887Thomas Griffin/Michael McCabe Elected Town Officers in 1887
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CensusMichael McCabe, Annie & Margaret McCabe Connolly in 1910 ArvillaMichael McCabe, Annie & Margaret McCabe Connolly in 1910 Arvilla
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DeathDeath Certificate for Michael McCabe in 1913Death Certificate for Michael McCabe in 1913
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DeathObituary in THE PIONEER, Larimore ND
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BurialObituary, Grand Forks Herald
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Media objectMichael and Mary circa 1890Michael and Mary circa 1890
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Media objectJack McCabe and fancy friendsJack McCabe and fancy friends
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Media objectTom, Jim, Maggie and Annie McCabe as young adultsTom, Jim, Maggie and Annie McCabe as young adults
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Media objectJack, Frank, Maggie and Kate McCabe circa 1949Jack, Frank, Maggie and Kate McCabe circa 1949
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Media objectMichael and Mary McCabe circa 1890Michael and Mary McCabe circa 1890
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Media objectListen to Frank McCabe name the children of Mary and Michael.
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Media objectPhoto of home built on homestead (remodeled)Photo of home built on homestead (remodeled)
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Media objectMichael and Mary McCabe circa 1870Michael and Mary McCabe circa 1870
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Media objectHegton Land Map From 1909Hegton Land Map From 1909
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Note: A map of Hegton shows the properties owned by various members the McCabe family near Michael McCabe's original homestead on Section 14.