I have located a copy of a death certificate for my GG Grandfather Patrick W.
Cadegan, long of the Lingan and Bridgeport areas.
Name: Patrick William Cadigan
Date of Death: Oct 31, 1907
Age: 87 years 1 month 21 days
Place of Death: 28 Franklin St., Woburn, Massachusetts
Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Name of father: William Cadigan
Birthplace of father: Ireland
Maiden name of mother: Mary -
Birthplace of mother: Ireland
Informant: Mrs. Charles Currier (Note: this is his daughter Ellen Cadegan b.
1858 in Lingan) Address: 28 Franklin St., Woburn Massachusetts.
Place of burial: Calvary: Woburn Nov 3, 1907
Patrick lived in the Lingan/Bridgeport area where he served as Postmaster
from 1868-1870. He and a Mr. McLeod opened what was later called the
Caledonia mine in 1858 before selling it in 1863. In 1871 he immigrated to
Woburn. In 1878 he and his wife Mary (Ronan) moved to Nebraska where they
helped settle the town of O'Connor with other Irish Catholics from the Boston
area. His wife Mary passed sometime between 1885 and 1900. Patrick then moved
back to the Woburn area where he lived with his daughter Ellen until his