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date: 08 March 2021

Cavanaugh, John Josephlocked

(23 January 1899–28 December 1979)
  • Thomas E. Blantz


Cavanaugh, John Joseph (23 January 1899–28 December 1979), priest and educator, was born in Bennington Township, Shiawasee County, Michigan, the son of Michael Francis Cavanaugh and Mary Ann Keegan, farmers. His father died when John was five years old, and his mother was forced to sell their small farm and move with four young children to nearby Owosso, taking in boarders for a time to meet expenses. After completing parish grammar school, young John enrolled in an accelerated commercial course of typing, shorthand, and bookkeeping and, at thirteen, entered the work force, eventually serving as a business secretary....

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