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Henry McGuigan, A Centenarian of Omagh

Extracted from the Downpatrick Recorder
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

Extracted from the Downpatrick Recorder

May 25, 1872

A CENTENARIAN. – There is at present a poor man, named HENRY McGUIGAN, residing near Omagh, who has reached the great age of 114 years. He was born at Plumbridge, and has been living in the vicinity of Omagh for the last sixty years. He was employed as a labourer until about two years ago, when he was obliged to give up work. His faculties are quite good, and he can discourse over the passing events of the day. His father was born at Gortin, and he lived to the age of 105 years, and his father’s brother lived to the extraordinary age of 120 years, making their united ages 339 years