Francis Peter McCABE, 18771977 (aged 99 years)

Name
Francis Peter /McCABE/
Birth
Baptism
Birth of a sister
Baptism of a sister
Death of a paternal grandmother
Note: Margaret is known to be alive in 1885 because her name appears in the 1885 census of Eddy County ND.

Margaret is known to be alive in 1885 because her name appears in the 1885 census of Eddy County ND.

Frank McCABE's application for homestead patent in 1887 states that his wife (Margaret) was dead. Other details indicate, but are not conclusive, that she was dead for at least 18 months before the application.

Birth of a brother
Birth of a brother
Death of a maternal grandfather
Burial of a maternal grandfather
Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery
Note: Burial record is recorded in latin in the records of St. Mary's in Lindsay. Remains were moved to St Mary's Cemetery in Lindsay.
Death of a paternal grandfather
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 sister
before 1895 (aged 17 years)
Note: Some have claimed that Minnie was buried on the original farm in Hegton Township.
Death of a mother
Cause: Typhoid fever
Death of a mother
Burial of a mother
Cemetery: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore
Death of a brother
Property
Homestead in Deep River ND
1904 (aged 26 years)
Note: About 1900 Frank McCabe and his brothers began to look for land of their own. Frank and John homesteaded land in the Minot ND area. Frank to the east and John to the west near Berthold. Frank received his land patent in 1904. Early 1900's articles in the Grand Fork's newspaper pointed to Frank having land in Deep River ND. For example an article in 1910 stated "Frank McCabe and Jos Lynch of Arvilla are spending some time on their farms in the Deep River.

About 1900 Frank McCabe and his brothers began to look for land of their own. Frank and John homesteaded land in the Minot ND area. Frank to the east and John to the west near Berthold. Frank received his land patent in 1904. Early 1900's articles in the Grand Fork's newspaper pointed to Frank having land in Deep River ND. For example an article in 1910 stated "Frank McCabe and Jos Lynch of Arvilla are spending some time on their farms in the Deep River.

According to newspaper article from Minot ND, Frank Mccabe sold his farm east of Glenburn for $2500 in Nov 1904.

Religious marriage
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."
Birth of a son
Immigration
1910 (aged 32 years)
Note: Frank and his brother Ben bought land in Alberta. Later Frank moved to Alberta to farm the wheat land there. Life was tough on the prairie -the family sod house burned down, Frank's father died while they were in Canada and finally, Dolores had to return to Larimore in 1913 to have their third child Frances. Soon after, Frank also returned to the farm in Hegton township outside Larimore. The land records for Frank and Ben's purchases can be found at the Glenbow Museum in Canada.

Frank and his brother Ben bought land in Alberta. Later Frank moved to Alberta to farm the wheat land there. Life was tough on the prairie -the family sod house burned down, Frank's father died while they were in Canada and finally, Dolores had to return to Larimore in 1913 to have their third child Frances. Soon after, Frank also returned to the farm in Hegton township outside Larimore. The land records for Frank and Ben's purchases can be found at the Glenbow Museum in Canada.

http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx

Frank had SW 15-39-15-W4 (160 acres) and NW?SW 19-38-12-W4 (320 acres)

Birth of a son
Christening of a son
Emigration
Note: This record of border crossings at Gretna, Manitoba shows Frank McCabe (last entry on page) of Arvilla, ND crossing with Settlers Supplies on his way to Castor Alberta. The next page shows his brother A(rthur) McCabe and their friend Bud Geyer on the same train. The McCabe Brothers bought part several parcels of land near Castor, according to the CPR land Sales Records of the Glenbow Museum:

This record of border crossings at Gretna, Manitoba shows Frank McCabe (last entry on page) of Arvilla, ND crossing with Settlers Supplies on his way to Castor Alberta. The next page shows his brother A(rthur) McCabe and their friend Bud Geyer on the same train. The McCabe Brothers bought part several parcels of land near Castor, according to the CPR land Sales Records of the Glenbow Museum:

  1. 1905 NOVEMBER 24
    ZIMMER, LOUIS / BYE, O. W. / McCABE, FRANK, ARVILLA, N.D.
    SW-15-39-15-W4
    Acres: 160
    Price per Acre: $8.00 PAID IN FULL
    ASSIGNED TO McCABE DECEMBER 5, 1913

  2. 1910 MARCH 15
    McCABE, MICHAEL (probably Michael John McCabe, aka Uncle Jack)
    NW / NE / SE / SW-23-36-14-W4
    Acres: 640
    Price per Acre: $13.00

  3. 1910 MARCH 15
    McCABE, JAMES BERNARD / JUHLKE, WILLIAM
    NE / SE-19-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $11.00
    NW / SW-19-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $12.00
    NE / SE-7-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $11.00
    NW / SW-7-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $12.00

  4. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN / McCABE, FRANCIS P.
    NW / SW-19-38-12-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $13.00
    ASSIGNED TO F. McCABE - 1912 APRIL 3

  5. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN
    SE-31-38-12-W4 Acres: 160
    Price per Acre: $11.00

  6. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN
    NE-31-38-12-W4 Acres: 159
    Price per Acre: $13.00

Death of a father
Note: Death Announcement(May 30, 1913):

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.

Birth of a daughter
Census
Note: The ND state census on April 1, 1915 shows that the Frank McCabe family was back in the US, living in the city of Larimore.
Death of a sister
Note: Annie's Obituary: Larimore, ND , Feb 2, - (Special)

Annie's Obituary: Larimore, ND , Feb 2, - (Special)

Mrs. Edward Krause, 60 years old, prominent wester Grand Forks county woman since 1883, died at her home in Arvilla today after a short illness.

She appeared to be in good health until Sunday when she became seriously ill. Diabetes was the cause of her death.

Mrs Krause was born in Lindsay, Ont, and lived there until coming with her parents to a farm north of Arvilla, April 19, 1833. After her marriage to Edward Krause the couple moved in 1907 into the village of Arvilla. Her husband, two sisters and five brothers survive. There were no children. The sisters are Mrs. M.J. Connelly and Mrs T.J. Crawley both of Seattle and James B. and Patrick McCabe of Larimore, Ben McCabe of Arvilla, J.J. McCabe of Castor, Alberta, and Frank McCabe of Rio Hondo, Tex., are her brothers.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9 A.M. in St. Stephens Catholic church in Larimore with Rev. J.F. Simpson officiating.

Occupation
Postmaster
1936 (aged 58 years)
Note: Frank McCabe was a prominent Democrat and was appointed postmaster at Rio Hondo Tx from 1936 to 1951.
Death of a brother
Death of a brother
Note: From Washingon State Digitized state records:

From Washingon State Digitized state records:

John McCabe - Michael McCabe, Mary McCabe
Collection: Washington State Death Records
Da Reference Number:
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Image Number: 386
Document Number: 63
Document Reference Id: 2277
Name: John Mccabe
Date Of Death: 31 Jan 1950
Age: 76
Gender: Male
Father Name: Michael McCabe
Mother Name: Mary McCabe
Batch Id: 277858
Batch Locality: Washington, United States
Death Place: Seattle, King, Washington

Death of a sister
Note: Maggie was buried with her husband and young children in Larimore cemetery.
Death of a sister
Note: From Washington State Digitized Records:

From Washington State Digitized Records:

Catherine Crowley - Washington State Death Records
Da Reference Number:
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Image Number: 205
Document Number: 167
Document Reference Id: 12167
Name: Catherine Crowley
Date Of Death: 6 Jul 1954
Age: 73
Gender: Female
Father Name: Michael McCabe
Mother Name: Mary McCabe
Batch Id: 278259
Death Place: Seattle, King, Washington

Death of a brother
Death of a wife
Death of a brother
Source citation: @
Text:

Official Death Record, ND Vital Records

Burial of a brother
Cemetery: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore
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Burial of a father
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.
Fact 3
Farmer, vegetable shipper, postmaster Rio Hondo TX
Fact 12
Devout Catholic, played dominoes, gin rummy
Death
Burial
Family with parents
father
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18411913
Birth: August 17, 1841 36 26 Magheracloone, Monaghan, Ireland
Death: May 29, 1913Arvilla, Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
mother
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18431897
Birth: December 2, 1843 34 22 Lindsay, Ops Twp, Ontario, Canada
Death: November 15, 1897Hegton Township, Grand Forks County, North Dakota
Marriage MarriageFebruary 8, 1864St. Mary's Church, Lindsay, Ontario
10 months
elder brother
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18641898
Birth: December 18, 1864 23 21 Lindsay, Ontario Canada
Death: January 7, 1898Grand Forks, ND
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
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18691964
Birth: February 10, 1869 27 25 Lindsay, Ontario Canada
Death: December 10, 1964
22 months
elder sister
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18701932
Birth: December 3, 1870 29 27 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: 1932Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
21 months
elder sister
16 months
elder brother
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18731950
Birth: December 18, 1873 32 30 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: January 31, 1950Seattle, King. Washington State
22 months
elder brother
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18751945
Birth: October 23, 1875 34 31 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: December 7, 1945Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
22 months
himself
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18771977
Birth: August 10, 1877 35 33 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 16, 1977Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
3 years
younger sister
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18801954
Birth: November 1880 39 36 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: July 6, 1954Seattle WA
8 years
younger brother
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18881966
Birth: August 17, 1888 47 44 Arvilla Twsp, Grand Forks County, Dakota Territory
Death: January 4, 1966Larimore, North Dakota
Family with Dolores Jane Isabel GRIFFIN
himself
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18771977
Birth: August 10, 1877 35 33 Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Death: February 16, 1977Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
wife
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18801965
Birth: November 15, 1880 28 26 Grand Forks Co, North Dakota
Death: September 27, 1965San Benito, Cameron, Texas
Religious marriage Religious marriageNovember 20, 1907Larimore, Grand Forks, North Dakota
11 months
son
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19081996
Birth: October 9, 1908 31 27 Arvilla, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Death: February 5, 1996Universal City, Bexar, Texas
3 years
son
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19121981
Birth: February 18, 1912 34 31 Arvilla, Grand Fork Co., ND, USA
Death: October 27, 1981Brownsville, Cameron, Texas
18 months
daughter
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19132010
Birth: August 17, 1913 36 32 Larimore, Grand Forks, ND
Death: April 2, 2010Houston, Tx
Property

About 1900 Frank McCabe and his brothers began to look for land of their own. Frank and John homesteaded land in the Minot ND area. Frank to the east and John to the west near Berthold. Frank received his land patent in 1904. Early 1900's articles in the Grand Fork's newspaper pointed to Frank having land in Deep River ND. For example an article in 1910 stated "Frank McCabe and Jos Lynch of Arvilla are spending some time on their farms in the Deep River.

According to newspaper article from Minot ND, Frank Mccabe sold his farm east of Glenburn for $2500 in Nov 1904.

Religious marriage

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."

Immigration

Frank and his brother Ben bought land in Alberta. Later Frank moved to Alberta to farm the wheat land there. Life was tough on the prairie -the family sod house burned down, Frank's father died while they were in Canada and finally, Dolores had to return to Larimore in 1913 to have their third child Frances. Soon after, Frank also returned to the farm in Hegton township outside Larimore. The land records for Frank and Ben's purchases can be found at the Glenbow Museum in Canada.

http://ww2.glenbow.org/search/archivesCPRSearch.aspx

Frank had SW 15-39-15-W4 (160 acres) and NW?SW 19-38-12-W4 (320 acres)

Emigration

This record of border crossings at Gretna, Manitoba shows Frank McCabe (last entry on page) of Arvilla, ND crossing with Settlers Supplies on his way to Castor Alberta. The next page shows his brother A(rthur) McCabe and their friend Bud Geyer on the same train. The McCabe Brothers bought part several parcels of land near Castor, according to the CPR land Sales Records of the Glenbow Museum:

  1. 1905 NOVEMBER 24
    ZIMMER, LOUIS / BYE, O. W. / McCABE, FRANK, ARVILLA, N.D.
    SW-15-39-15-W4
    Acres: 160
    Price per Acre: $8.00 PAID IN FULL
    ASSIGNED TO McCABE DECEMBER 5, 1913

  2. 1910 MARCH 15
    McCABE, MICHAEL (probably Michael John McCabe, aka Uncle Jack)
    NW / NE / SE / SW-23-36-14-W4
    Acres: 640
    Price per Acre: $13.00

  3. 1910 MARCH 15
    McCABE, JAMES BERNARD / JUHLKE, WILLIAM
    NE / SE-19-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $11.00
    NW / SW-19-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $12.00
    NE / SE-7-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $11.00
    NW / SW-7-36-13-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $12.00

  4. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN / McCABE, FRANCIS P.
    NW / SW-19-38-12-W4 Acres: 320
    Price per Acre: $13.00
    ASSIGNED TO F. McCABE - 1912 APRIL 3

  5. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN
    SE-31-38-12-W4 Acres: 160
    Price per Acre: $11.00

  6. 1910 MAY 30
    McCABE, ARTHUR BEN
    NE-31-38-12-W4 Acres: 159
    Price per Acre: $13.00

Census

The ND state census on April 1, 1915 shows that the Frank McCabe family was back in the US, living in the city of Larimore.

Occupation

Frank McCabe was a prominent Democrat and was appointed postmaster at Rio Hondo Tx from 1936 to 1951.

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This is probably the wedding picture of Frank and Dolores with their marriage witnesses - Ben McCabe and Maria Connolly

Shared note

Tom McCabe says "Francis left for TX in 1918 with his family. The ND McCabes would visit Grandpa in South TX from time to time. I met Tine once, and spoke with her on the phone in the 1980's before I visited Ireland, but she didn't really have much info on the McCabes in Ireland. Both Grandpa Frank and Grandma Dolores were very intelligent people. Grandpa was a heck of a domino and gin player - even until he died at 99!"

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Engagement Photo for Vin and Tootsie with His Parents
Engagement Photo for Vin and Tootsie with His Parents
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Frank, Dolores, Vin and Gene McCabe with His Kids
Frank, Dolores, Vin and Gene McCabe with His Kids
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Frank and Dolores with Ben McCabe and (probably) Maria Connolly
Frank and Dolores with Ben McCabe and (probably) Maria Connolly
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Vincent, Frank, Gene McCabe About 1930
Vincent, Frank, Gene McCabe About 1930
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Frank McCabe Article About Coming To Valley
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Frank McCabe Family In Campsite on Beach in S Texas
Frank McCabe Family In Campsite on Beach in S Texas
Note: Frank, front, left

Frank, front, left
Dolores, back, middle
Vin, center, front
Gene, right, front
Frances, behind Gene