Father Bernard Ambrose Kerrigan

15 March 1921–7 January 2013 (Age 91)
New Hartford Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Bernard Ambrose

When Father Bernard Ambrose Kerrigan was born on 15 March 1921, in New Hartford Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States, his father, Frank Ambrose Kerrigan, was 34 and his mother, Ellen Flanigan, was 27. He lived in Pleasant Hill Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States in 1930 and Wabasha, Minnesota, United States in 2013. He died on 7 January 2013, in Wabasha, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Winona, Minnesota, United States.

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Frank Ambrose Kerrigan
Ellen Flanigan
Father Bernard Ambrose Kerrigan
Leo Francis Kerrigan
Ellen Rita Kerrigan
John Joseph Kerrigan
R Denis Kerrigan
Eugene Kerrigan

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 10

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaragáin ‘descendant of Ciaragán’, a byname from a double diminutive of ciar ‘black’, ‘dark’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • A Bernard Kerrigan in household of A Frank Kerrigan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernard Kerrigan in household of Frank Kerrigan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernard Ambrose Kerrigan, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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