John Liggett Meigs
By Mark S. Fuller
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Extraordinary people lead extraordinary lives, and John L. Meigs was an extraordinary person. Even the way John began life was highly unusual; he enjoyed telling the tale - repeating it on a regular basis - of his "kidnapping" by his father when John was but a baby.
John was born on May 10, 1916 and, early the next year, John, senior, along with his mistress, Jane Winkler, ran off with little John, who would never see his biological mother, Margaret Mary (Cookley), again. After the "kidnapping," from the Palmer House in Chicago, where John's parents were living, the family assumed the name "MacMillan." During the next several yea
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