5959Re: Our own Who Do YOu Think You Are challenge
- May 6 1:01 PMSent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 6:08 PM
Subject: Our own Who Do YOu Think You Are challenge
The article was titled, "Mayor's great-niece tries to connect
with Calgary's history". The letter came from Margaret Nagle
of Missoula, Montana.
The letter reads: From 1915 to 1919, Michael Copps Costello
was the mayor of Calgary, after holding earlier positions in
city government. He was a founding member of the Southern
Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers' Association and served as Grand
Knight on the Calgary Council of the Knights of Columbus. He
died in 1936, leaving three sons, Frank, Jack and Thomas. He
was married to my great-aunt, Pearl Corrigan. I have run up
against a brick wall trying to find any living relatives of
Michael and Pearl Costello. I would be most grateful if
someone related to them would respond to my letter.
found a obituary/biography write up in the Lethbridge Herald.
It mentions some additional relatives.
The OCR copy is a little messy but you probably can make out
the information. Please let me know if you want the original
PDF file image.
Peter at familyrecordfinder.com
Dr.M.C.Costelio, Former Mayor Of Calgary, Is Dead First
Linotype Operator on Calgary Herald—Wartime Mayor CALGARY.
March 23.— <tfi>— Dr. M, C. Costello, mayor ol Calgary during
the v.'iir years, died at his homo hero. Sunday, following: a
short illness, Ho WPS 60 years oln. He \v«f; mayor of Calgary
from 1915 to 19i8. Eorn in Montreal, Dr. Costi-llo ctinic west
v:ith his father. J. W. Cuotcim iii IBoo. He ttiia the fii'ht
linotype ojicnucn' at The Canary }Ierald. He left there to
attend Queen's University. Kingston. \vher,i
he. era duateri in medicine in 1908. Although lie went to the
Old Country to lake a past-pradir.itc course in" medicine. Dr.
Costello never practised hfa profession. He wa.s olec'iod an
alderman in 1914. Next year he was elected mayor and was the
first man to contest tho mayoralty successfully two years in
An organizer of the Southern Alberta Old Timers' Association,
he was el-cied president in 1931. He also was n member of the
Knights of Columbus.
When in Kingston he married Miss Pearl Corrigan of that city.
Surviving are his widow; two sons. Frank ond Jack of Calgary:
two sisters. Mrs. S. F. McDonald and Mrs. T. A. McManus. both
of Calgary: and two brothers, Dr. Thomas J. Costello.
St.Kitts, British West Indies, and William of Calgary.
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