|Posted By:||Jay McAfee|
|Subject:||General John Rea McQuigg of Cleveland Awarded Medal & Hon. Memb. by S.A.R. 1922|
|Post Date:||April 15, 2013 at 01:04:30|
|Forum:||Cuyahoga County, OH Genealogy Forum|
the National Society S.A.R.
Page 68, the SAR Magazine, Volume 17, June 1922:
The Ohio Society:
Western Reserve Society of Cleveland -
A fine address on "The Civil and Military Life of George Washington" was given by
Brig.-Gen. John R. McQuigg, on the conclusion of which General McQuigg was unanimously
elected as honorary member of the Society and presented
with the bronze War Service Medal of the National Society.
the Sons of the American Revolution
end of article.
General John Rea McQuigg was born in 1865 in Wooster, Wayne Co, Ohio. The son of Samuel McQuigg and Jane McKinney. Grandson of John McQuigg Sr. & Sarah McAfee
of Wooster, Wayne Co, Ohio. Great grandson of
William McAfee Sr. & Margaret "Martha" of Dalton, Ohio.
He served in the Spanish American War & WW1.
1925 National Commander of the American Legion
3 term Mayor of East Cleveland, Ohio
Ran for US House of Representatives.
Commander of the Ohio National Guard.
Commander of the Cleveland Grays.
His wife, Gertrude Imgard, daughter of August Imgard of Wooster, Ohio, who brought the 1st decorated Christmas tree tradition to the USA.