Quigley, Michael Thomas (1864-1909)

Michael Thomas Quigley was the Vancouver manager of Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraphs. He lived at 1918 Haro Street from 1907 to 1909. His wife, Sara Jane Quigley, was at 2082 Haro Street in 1910 and 1960 Robson Street in 1911.

Michael Thomas Quigley (sometimes called “Thomas” or “Tom”) was born on February 15, 1864, in Quebec City, Quebec. His father was Thomas Martin Quigley (1836-1909); his mother was Mary Martha Murphy (1838-1904). The family had two other sons: John Henry William Quigley (1865-1893) (a lawyer who was active in lacrosse and other sports); Edward Albert (“Chubb”) Quigley (1870-1950).

On June 26, 1889, in York County, Ontario, Thomas Quigley married Sara Jane Lydon. She was born on January 22, 1868, in Port Hope, Ontario. Her father was John Lydon; her mother was Ellen Purcell.

The Quigley family arrived in Vancouver in the early 1890s. Thomas Martin Quigley, the father, had been a building contractor in Quebec and Manitoba, and he carried on some aspects of that business in Vancouver.

Thomas worked in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a telegraph operator for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and he continued that work in Vancouver.

John Henry Quigley had graduated from the University of Manitoba, and was a law student in Vancouver with McPhillips and Williams (Lewis Griffith McPhillips and Adolphus Williams).

Edward Albert Quigley started out as a salesman for the wholesale grocery business of Oppenheimer Brothers; he later became a clerk for the federal customs authorities and worked for Beach Avenue Shipyards as timekeeper and bookkeeper.

Throughout the 1890s and 1900s, Thomas continued to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. However, his health began to deteriorate. In 1907, he and Sara took a trip to Rochester (although the newspapers said that they were going to New York State, the trip was possibly to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota). After a month, they returned to Vancouver. Thomas eventually died in Vancouver on October 6, 1909. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Sara died in Vancouver on November 23, 1911. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Sources

Thomas Martin Quigley (1836-1909)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-31P : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Thomas M Quigley, 1901.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLV-56D : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Thomas Martin Quigley, 1909.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1907-09-083406, Thomas Martin Quigley.

Thomas Martin Quigley, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 21, 1907, page 15: “Quigley – Suddenly on the 20th inst., Thomas Martin Quigley, father of M.T. and A.E. Quigley, aged 75 years. Funeral (private) to Church of Lady of the Holy Rosary, 9 a.m., Friday. No flowers.” [Similar notices in Vancouver World, November 21, 1907, page 2; Vancouver News-Advertiser, November 21, 1907, page 5.]

Thomas Martin Quigley, obituary, Vancouver News-Advertiser, November 22, 1907, page 8: “The funeral of the late Thomas Martin Quigley will be held at 9 o’clock this morning form the Church of Our Lady of the Holy rosary. The interment will take place at Mountain View Cemetery.”

Mary Martha Murphy (1838-1904)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLV1-8JQ : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Mary Martha Quigley, 1904.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1904-09-120869, Mary Martha Quigley.

Mary M. Quigley, death notice, Vancouver Province, February 29, 1904, page 3; Vancouver World, February 29, 1904, page 8: “Quigley – On February 28, at 655 Hornby Street, Mary M. Quigley, aged 68, wife of T.M. Quigley and mother of M.T. and E.A. Quigley. Funeral on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, from the residence to the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, thence to Mountain View Cemetery. No flowers.”

Michael Thomas Quigley (1864-1909)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M428-6P2 : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Michael Quigly, Douglas, Gaspé Centre, Quebec, Canada.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMV6-TY7 : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Thomas Quigley and Sarah Lydon, 1889.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK3-346 : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Thos Quigley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-1QC : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Tom Quigley, 1901;

Automated Genealogy, 1901 Census of Canada, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59819&highlight=49&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Tom+Quigley

“Personals,” Vancouver Province, September 4, 1907, page 11: “Among those who left town yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. R.H.H. Alexander, bound for Edmonton, and Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Quigley for Rochester. N.Y. [sic].” Note: the destination may have been the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

“Personals,” Vancouver Province, October 2, 1907, page 9: “Mr. M.T. Quigley, manager of Canadian Pacific Telegraphs, has returned from an eastern trip.”

“Social and Personal,” Vancouver Province, September 7, 1909, page 9: “Mr. M.T. Quigley, who underwent a serious operation at St. Paul’s Hospital on Thursday, is reported today to be in a satisfactory condition.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLG-JP1 : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Michael Thomas Quigley, 1909.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1909-09-127650, Michael Thomas Quigley.

M.T. Quigley, Funeral Notice, Vancouver Province, October 8, 1909, page 2; Vancouver World, October 8, 1909, page 15: “Knights of Columbia, note! The funeral of Brother M. T. Quigley will take place from his late residence, 2024 Haro street, Saturday at 9 a.m., thence to Holy Rosary church, where requiem high mass will be sung at 9:30. A.G. Bagley, G.K.”

Michael Thomas Quigley, death notice, Vancouver World, October 7, 1909, page 19; Vancouver News-Advertiser, October 7, 1909, page 2; Vancouver News Advertiser, October 8, 1909, page 12.

“A Great Loss: In Death of Manager Quigley of C.P. Telegraphs,” Vancouver News-Advertiser, October 7, 1909, page 1: “With great regret the “News-Advertiser” has to record that another well known figure in the business world of this City, has passed away in the person of Mr. Michael Quigley, who for the past twelve years was identified with the Canadian Pacific Telegraph service as the company’s Local Manager. Mr. Quigley had been gravely ill for some months. Prior to his taking over the managership he was engaged as an operator, both here and at New Westminster. He was born in the Province of Quebec in 1854, and first entered the service of the Canadian Pacify Telegraphs at Winnipeg. It was from that City that he came to British Columbia, and went to the head office in the Royal City. He succeeded the late Mr. F.W. Dowling as manager of the local office, shortly after the establishment of the head office here. The deceased was extremely popular among his colleagues and also among the general public, by whom his death will be bitterly regretted.”

Michael T. Quigley, obituary, Vancouver Province, October 7, 1909, page 2: “Seldom does a community regret a death as Vancouver does the demise of the Mr. Michael T. Quigley, local manager of the C.P. R. telegraph, who passed away last night after a lingering illness. Mr. Quigley has been a resident of Vancouver for nineteen years and in his capacity as head of the telegraph system here became acquainted with a large circle of people. In his business relations he was most happy, for no one could come in contact with him without regarding him as a man of integrity, and those who were fortunate enough to be numbered among his personal friends bitterly regret the loss which has removed from them a man whose qualities made him beloved. Born in the city of Quebec in 1864, Mr. Quigley was 45 years of age and he first entered the service of the C.P.R. telegraph system at Winnipeg. He succeeded Mr. F.W. Dowling as manager of the Vancouver office twelve years ago. He leaves a wife. The funeral will take place from the residence, 2042 Haro street, at 9 o’clock on Saturday morning to the church of the Holy Rosary, where a requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 o’clock. There will be no flowers.”

M. T. Quigley, obituary, Vancouver Province, October 9, 1909, page 20: “Relatives and friends of the late M.R. Quigley today paid their last tribute of respect at the family residence, 2042 Haro street, at the Church of the Holy Rosary, where a brief service was held, and at the interment late this afternoon in Mountain View cemetery. The casket was encircled with many beautiful floral tributes from friends far and near, of the former local manager of the C.P.R. Telegraph company. The pallbearers were Mr. James Wilson, Mr. J.D. Byrne, Dr. F.X. McPhillips, Mr. Walter Walsh, Mr. Shirley Blakemore, Mr. Paul Marmett.”

Michael Thomas Quigley, Find A Grave, Mountain View Cemetery, Plot: HORNE1/3/04/001/0001, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=quigley&GSfn=michael&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GSsr=81&GRid=26281036&df=all&

Sara Jane Lydon (1868-1911)

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVN-1QZ : accessed 19 Sep 2013), Sarrah Quigley in entry for Tom Quigley, 1901.

“Social and Personal,” Vancouver Province, June 27, 1911, page 5, “Mrs. Quigley, who for a number of weeks has been a patient at St. Paul’s Hospital, was able to leave that institution today and to return to her home at Shaughnessy Heights.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLKM-W4M : accessed 19 Sep 2013), Sara Jane Quigley, 1911.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1911-09-132312, Sara Jane Quigley.

Mrs. M.T. Quigley, death notice, Vancouver Province, November 23, 1911, page 31: “Quigley—ON Thursday November 23, Mrs. M.T. Quigley, widow of the late Martin [sic] T. Quigley, at her residence on Mathews avenue, Shaughnessy Heights. Funeral notice later.” [Similar notice: Vancouver Province, November 23, 1911, page 24.

Sara Jane Quigley, obituary, Vancouver News-Advertiser, November 24, 1911, page 10: “Quigley–The death occurred yesterday morning of Sara Jane Quigley, aged 43, wife of the late M.T. Quigley. The funeral will take place on Saturday morning oat 8:45 o’clock from the family home, Mathew [sic] Avenue, Shaughnessy Heights, to the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, where Mass will be said at 9:30 by Rev. Father Lechesne.” [Similar notices: Vancouver News-Advertiser, November 25, 1911, page 7; Vancouver World, November 24, 1911, page 20; Vancouver Province, November 24, 1911, page 34.]

Sara Jane Quigley, funeral, Vancouver World, November 27, 1911, page 15: “The funeral of the late Sara Jane Quigley took place Saturday morning from the family home in Shaughnessy Heights to the Church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, where low mass was sung at 9:30. The Rev. Father Lechene officiated.”

Sara Jane Quigley, , Mountain View Cemetery, Plot: HORNE1/3/04/001/0002, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=quigley&GSmn=jane&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=26281037&df=all&

John Henry William Quigley (1865-1893)

Vancouver Daily News-Advertiser, October 7, 1893, page 8: “Mr. J.H. Quigley, who has had two severe paralytic strokes recently, on following the other at the interval of two days, was reported very low last night.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2X-3YF : accessed 17 Sep 2013), John Henry William Quigley, 1893.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1893-09-112308, John Henry William Quigley.

“Death of J.H. W. Quigley, B.A.,” Vancouver Daily World, October 9, 1893, page 8.

“Released from Pain: Mr. J.H. Quigley, the Well-Known Lacross Player, Passes Away,” Vancouver Dialy News-Advertiser, October 8, 1893, page 8.

Edward Albert (“Chubb”) Quigley (1870-1950)

Edward A. Quigley, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 317.

Edward Albert Quigley, Howay and Scholefield, British Columbia, Volume 4, pages 624-627 (includes photograph)

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWK3-3XH : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Ed Quigley, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHVJ-31R : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Edward A Quigley in entry for Thomas M Quigley, 1901.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 76 Vancouver City / page 38,

The Morning Oregonian, Tuesday, December 29, 1914, http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1914-12-29/ed-1/seq-10/ocr.txt: “SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 28. (Special.)A marriage license was issued today to Edward A. Quigley, 43, of Vancouver, B. C, and Margaret G. Bernard,44. of Portland. Or.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLP9-PPD : accessed 17 Sep 2013), Thomas Quigley in entry for Edward Albert Quigley, 1950.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number: 1950-09-006801, Edward Albert Quigley; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=9c29c2ac-ab9e-4cf0-b3c5-f14b55ce310b.

Edward Albert Quigley, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 11, 1950, page 19; Vancouver Province, July 11, 1950, page 15.

“E.A. Quigley, Lacrosse ‘Ace’ of 1900, Dies,” Vancouver Sun, July 11, 1950, page 6.

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