Anna Catherine Minogue (June 1870, Calisle, Kentucky – 24 December, 1958, Covington KY)

Minogue was born in Kentucky in 1870 to her mother Jane and her father John Minogue, a former Confederate officer. According to a Kentucky Post article about the writing of Minogue’s novel, Cardome: a Romance of Kentucky, Minogue’s father had requested his daughter write a book detailing the works of John Morgan. Minogue’s father read the book but did not live long enough to see its publication in 1905. When she wasn’t working on her novels, Minogue worked as a journalist for The Catholic Telegraph newspaper. In addition to her first novel Cardome, she also wrote another three other works, all concerned with the Catholic faith. Minogue died at the age of 93 on the 24 of December 1958, leaving no family behind.

Works Available at KCPL

Cardome: a Romance of Kentucky – MINOG A
Loretto: Annals of the Century – KR 271.9 M666L
Pages From a Hundred Years of Dominican History: the Story of the Congregation of St. Catherine of Sienna – KR 271.972 M666p 1921
The Blind Priest: a Thrilling Story of the West – K MINOG A


“Father of a Novelist Dead,” Kentucky Post, September 30, 1904, 3.

“Makes Ex-Governor Hero of Novel (Covington Writer Has Novel Published, ‘Cardome’ is the Title,” Kentucky Post, February 15, 1905, 8.

“Kentucky Deaths,” Kentucky Enquirer, December 27, 1958, 2K.

“Latonia – Death of Mrs. Jane Minogue Mother of Writer Anna C. Minogue,” Kentucky Post, March 27, 1913, 5.

Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Divisision of Epidemiology and Health Planning. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-present.


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