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Martin Patrick Berrigan (1871-1950)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, March 3, 1950

 Martin Berrigan passed away - 1950

    Another Old Timer, in the person of Martin Berrigan, passed away Sunday in the Whitehorse General Hospital at the age of 78 years. He entered the institution last Friday evening.

    He left his native province of Ontario and arrived in the Yukon in the early days when the Klondike gold rush was still the major topic for discussion throughout the world. After spending some years in Dawson he came to Whitehorse where he spent the greater part of his life. As a bachelor he lived a simple and industious life as a result of which he owned several cabins in town erected by his own hands. The three-storey structure on Lambert Street achieved most notoriety as an oddity and was much publicized in various national magazines.

    Requiem High Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Martin Berrigan was chanted yesterday in Sacred Heart Church of which faith and institution he was a devout and faithful adherent and supporter.