1854–1931

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 1, 1854, Bail­lies­ton, Old Monk­land, Lan­ark, Scot­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 24, 1931, Park Ridge, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Town of Maine Ce­me­te­ry, Park Ridge, Il­li­nois.

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Biography

Matthew was the son of Hugh Mc­Phail, Sr., and Ma­ry Bir­rell, and hus­band of Ca­tha­rine Kel­ly.

When he di­rect­ed the choir at the First Me­thod­ist Church in Can­ton, Ohio, he be­came a per­son­al friend of Am­er­i­can pre­si­dent Will­iam Mc­Kin­ley, who at­tend­ed there.

Sources

Music