1916 – Michael J. Cantwell Dies

On this date pioneer printer and founder of Madison’s Cantwell Printing Company died. Born in Ireland, Cantwell arrived in Madison in 1849. After serving in Company E of the 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, he started his printing business in 1867. For many years this company published the . He served as city treasurer and alderman from Madison’s 2nd ward. [Source: by Resurrection Cemetery Committee of Historic Madison, Inc., p.45]