He was married to Anne Collins, born in 1860.
The couple were unable to have children.
They adopted the illegitimate son of Charity Brennan in 1882.
They named him Bernard.
Shortly after his adoption,
the family emigrated to Manchester, England.
Michael was a talented musician.
He was influential in the music industry,
and was engaged in the Amalgamated Musicians Union, formed in 1893.
This union fought for just pay,
and improvement in working conditions for musicians.
Why do we have to fight so hard
for a living wage and healthy working conditions?
What part do we play in the poor working conditions of others
when we demand cheap consumer items manufactured in sweat shops overseas?