Born in Ireland in 1857. MacCarthy appears to have settled in Fresno, CA in the 1880s. He decorated homes and churches there until his demise on June 28, 1914.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Art and Artists of 19th Century Fresno
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