NameThomas Mague
Birth9 Jun 1813, Ireland228,231
Death20 Mar 1899, West Boyleston, MA12,228,232
Birth29 Oct 1817, Sterling, MA227,228,229
Death17 Mar 1897, West Boyleston, MA228,230
FatherPhineas Campbell (~1793-1833)
MotherLaura Brown (1797-1871)
Marriage8 Nov 1841, Cumberland, RI228,12,233,234
ChildrenNorman (1843-1901)
 Mary Campbell (1844-)
 Henry T. (1846-1882)
 Francis A. (~1848->1899)
 Laura Estelle (1850-1912)
 Clara (1852-1934)
 Edwin Gerry (1854-1918)
 Grace (1857-1928)
 Harriet (1860-1860)
 George Charlton (1862-1865)
*New [OCCU] Notes for Thomas Mague
Misc. Notes
Death of an Aged Citizen of Oakdale
Thomas Mague of Oakdale died last night at 8 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Clara Dorr, of heart failure, following a complication of diseases. Mr. Mague would have been 86 years old in June. He had been for 25 years a resident of Oakdale.
He went to that place from Worcester and at one time, ran a large baking establishment in Woonsocket, R.I. He leaves seven children living, Mrs. Clara Dorr of Oakdale, Mrs. D.H. Kenyon of Oakdale, Mrs. Grace Chamberlin of Oakdale, Edward (sic) Mague of Oakdale, Frank A. Mague of New Bedford, Norman C. Mague of Plainfield, N.J., and Miss Stella Mague of Oakdale. The funeral will be at the house Thursday, at 1 o'clock. Rev. William Adams will preach the sermon. Mr. Mague has been a lifelong member of the Methodist church.230
Misc. Notes
Death of One of the Oldest Residents of Oakdale

Special to the Telegram

OAKDALE, March 21 - Thomas Mague died at the home of his daughter, Miss (sic) Clara Dorr, last night at 7:45, of heart failure, after an illness of one week. Mr. Mague had been in failing health for some time and has been attended by Dr. Alfred Tyler of Sterling and Dr. E. D. Williams of Oakdale.
Mr. Mague was born in Boston* in June 1813. In 1841 he married Miss Laura Campbell of Lunenburg. Seven children are living. Mr. Mague had lived in Danielson, Ct, Providence and Woonsocket, R.I., where he was in the bakery business. Twenty-five years ago he came in Oakdale, where he lived until his death. Ten years ago he retired from business.
March 17, 1898 Mr. Mague lost his wife, since which time he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Clara A. Dorr. The funeral will be from his home, Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. W.H. Adams, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mr. Mague was a member, will officiate.230
Misc. Notes
There are several stories concerning the origins of Thomas Mague, none of which are verifiable.
One story related to his Grandson, Roscoe Mague, was that he was shipwrecked on the New England coast as an infant, and was subsequently adopted by a Mague family.

Another story reported by his Great Granddaughter, Barbara Peabody, was that he was abducted from a mansion and never saw his parents again.

Yet another story related by Barbara Peabody, as passed down from her Grandmother, was that originally, Thomas' name was spelled McHugh. It was spelled incorrectly on civil war records as Mague. In order to collect his pension, he retained the spelling Mague.235
Misc. Notes
On December 10, 1857, Thomas Mague filed bankruptcy over his bakery business in Killingly, CT. There had been an economic depression that year and many small businesses went under and Thomas' was no exception. One of the witnesses on the actual document was Daniel Campbell. Would that have been the same Daniel Campbell who was Laura Ann's younger brother, born in 1830?236
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