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Catherine "Ma" McCoy

Catherine "Ma" McCoy

Female 1847 - 1937  (89 years)

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  • Name Catherine McCoy 
    Nickname Ma 
    Born 11 Nov 1847  County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Apr 1937  Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Apr 1937  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1964  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888)
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2014 

    Father Thomas McCoy,   b. Bef 1827, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 33 years) 
    Mother Jane Carr,   b. Abt 1814, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1911, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years) 
    Married Abt 1846  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William John "Pa" McGillin,   b. Jun 1827, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1865  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann Josephine McGillin,   b. 7 Jun 1865, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1895, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. James Bernard McGillin,   b. 17 Jul 1867, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1886, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. Peter C. McGillin,   b. 28 Jul 1869, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Janet Loretta "Lottie" McGillin,   b. 8 Dec 1871, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1891, Lancaster City, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. Edward McGillin,   b. 2 Jan 1874, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1896, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. Catherine "Kate" McGillin,   b. 11 Feb 1876, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1900, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     7. William John McGillin, Jr.,   b. 30 Jul 1878, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1899, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     8. Michael Joseph McGillin,   b. 22 Nov 1880, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Thomas Robert McGillin,   b. 29 Nov 1883, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1917, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     10. Francis McGillin,   b. 15 Nov 1884, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1893, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     11. Mercedes L. McGillin,   b. 25 Nov 1886, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1972, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     12. Joseph A. McGillin,   b. 6 Mar 1888, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    Documents
    McGillin, William | McCoy, Catherine - Marriage
    McGillin, William | McCoy, Catherine - Marriage
    The top image shows the crossed out entry in the Register of Marriages for Assumption BVM Church, Philadelphia, for the marriage of William McGillin and Catherine McCoy on 5 April 1865, the date that is also given in Philadelphia City Records. The bottom image shows the marriage being shoehorned in between two entries in April 1864, so as to make it seem that the marriage was celebrated on 5 April 1864. However, the record is clearly contemporary to 1865, as there is no sequence number to the 1864 record, but there is for the 1865 record.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1937 - Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Apr 1937 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    McGillinsAleHouse - 1941
    McGillinsAleHouse - 1941
    McGillin's Old Ale House, circa 1941. Note that it had three stories. The top story was destroyed in a fire and the current building only now has two stories
    McCoy, Catherine
    McCoy, Catherine
    Catherine (nee McCoy) "Ma" McGillin in later life. Picture from 1941 postcard of McGillin's Old Ale House in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    McGillinsAleHouse - 2014
    McGillinsAleHouse - 2014
    McGillin's Old Ale House, Philadelphia, in 2014. The top story was removed after a fire.
    McCoy, Catherine - Death
    McCoy, Catherine - Death
    1937 Pennsylvania Death Certificate for Catherine (nee McCoy) McGillin, also known as "Ma" McGillin.

    Documents
    McCoy, Catherine
    Obituary Article on "Ma" McGillin
    Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 April 1937, page 3
    McGillin, William John; Catherine McCoy McGillin
    McGillin, William John; Catherine McCoy McGillin
    1941 Postcard for McGillin's Old Ale House with pictures of "Pa" and "Ma" McGillin. Original in the collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Year of birth would be 1847-1848, according to age (17 years) given in Philadelphia Marriage Register for 1865, page 14, line 31, on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives (Cabinet 7, Drawer 1 , Reel 2). Maiden name given in marriage record is Cath. McCoy.
      Year of birth would be 1847-1848, according to age (22 years) in 1870 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 108, line 24. Location of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Cath. McGillian, with husband William McGillian, along with other relatives and employees.
      Year of birth would be 1839-1840, according to age (40 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 397A, line 17. Location of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Kate "McGillen" with husband William, children, and 4 servants, three of whom were listed as bartenders by occupation.
      Month and year of birth given as November 1848 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 60. Location of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as "Catherine McGillam" with husband William and children and grandchildren.
      Year of birth would be 1849-1850, according to age (60 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 122, Sheet 4A, Line 35. Location of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as "Williametta McGillen," with children and employees.
      Year of birth would be 1848, according to age (71 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, E.D. 201, Sheet 3B, Line 100. Age in the 1920 U.S. Census was determined as of 1 January 1920. Place of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Catherine McGillin, with daughter Mercedes L. Hooper and her family and granddaughter Katharine L. Dougherty.
      Year of birth would be 1848-1849, according to age (81 years) in 1930 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, E.D. 23-131, Sheet 7B, Line 60. Place of birth given as Ireland. Enumerated as Catherine McGillin, with daughter Mercedes Hooper and her family and granddaughter Catherine Dougherty.
      Year of birth would be 1847-1848 according to age ("in her 90th year" -- i.e., 89 years old) in her 1937 obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, 8 April 1937, page 33.
      Full date of birth would be 11 November 1847, according to age (89 years, 4 months, 23 days as of April 4, 1937) in Pennsylvania Certificate of Death No. 40891 (1937), a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Place of birth given as Donegal, Ireland. Parents named as Thomas McCoy and Jane Carr, both born in Donegal, Ireland.

      IMMIGRATION:
      Year of immigration given as 1860 in the 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 U.S. Censuses.
      In her 1937 obituary, it was stated that she was born in 1848 and that she came to the United States with her parents when she was 11. This would translate to an immigration year of 1859-1860. Not found to date in the 1860 Census, so immigration must have been after the census date that year.
      In the 1920 U.S. Census, her year of naturalization was given as 1864, but since women were not often naturalized prior to receiving the right to vote in the 1900s, this might refer to her year of marriage.
      Jane Moss and Catherine McCoy, Jane described as "wife" and Catherine under "children," both listed as traveling in the same family to Philadelphia on the Ship Zered, from Londonderry, Ireland, arriving on 11 May 1860, according to passenger record in "Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945" on www.ancestry.com. Original passenger list in "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1882." Microfilm M425, RG036, in the National Archives, Washington, D.C. This date meets the above criteria of being in 1860, but after the census date.

      ADDRESSES:
      1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1910 U.S. Census)
      24 Rolling Road, Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1920 U.S. Census)
      115 Rolling Road, Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1930 U.S. Census, 1937 Death Certificate, 1937 obituary)
      Pennsylvania Death Certificate states that she was a resident of Springfield Township for 20 years, indicating that she moved there in 1917.

      OCCUPATION:
      Saloon, liquors (1910 U.S. Census)
      None (1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses)

      CHILDREN:
      1900 U.S. Census states that she was the mother of 12 children, 6 of whom were still living at the time of the 1900 U.S. Census.
      In a quote attributed to her in an obituary article on her, 8 of her children were alive at the time of her husband's death in 1901.

      DEATH:
      Full date of 4 April 1937 and location of Springfield, Pennsylvania, given in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, 8 April 1937, page 33.
      Full date of 4 April 1937 and location of Springfield Township, Delaware County given in Pennsylvania State Death Certificate No. 40891 (1937). Cause of death was terminal broncho-pneumonia on top of myocardial degeneration. Informant was her daughter, Mercedes McGillin Hooper.

      BURIAL:
      Full date of 10 April 1937 given in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, 8 April 1937, page 33. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

      OBITUARY:
      The following obituary was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, 8 April 1937, page 33.
      "McGILLIN.-- Of 115 S. Rolling rd., Springfield, Del. Co., Pa., on April 4, CATHARINE, wife of the late William McGillin, in her 90th year. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral, Sat., 8:30 A.M., from the Oliver H. Bair Bldg., 1820 Chestnut st. Solemn requiem mass, St. John's Church, 13th st. above Chestnut, 10 A.M. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Relatives and friends may call at 1820 Chestnut st. Fri., from 8 until 11 P.M."


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