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Mercedes L. McGillin

Mercedes L. McGillin

Female 1886 - 1972  (85 years)

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  • Name Mercedes L. McGillin 
    Born 25 Nov 1886  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Dec 1886  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 May 1972  Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 May 1972  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1965  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Catherine "Ma" McCoy,   b. 11 Nov 1847, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1937, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1865  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William J. Hooper,   b. 1 Oct 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1972  (Age < 81 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1918  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William E. Hooper,   b. 5 Apr 1919, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 2011, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 May 1972 - Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 May 1972 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    McGillin, Mercedes (1886-1972) - Baptism
    McGillin, Mercedes (1886-1972) - Baptism
    1886 baptismal record for Mercita McGillian in the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Named as a child of William and Catherine McGillin in the obituary of Catherine McGillin.
      Full date of 25 November 1886 given in Philadelpha Birth Register for 1886, page 240, line 35. Parents named as William and Kate McGillin. Listed as Mercedes McGillen.
      Full date also given in baptismal record in church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Listed as Mercita McGillian and parents named as William [McGillian] and Catherine McCoy.
      Month and year of birth given as November 1886 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 65. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as "Modess McGillam" with parents William and Catherine "McGillam" and siblings.
      Year of birth would be 1886-1887, according to age (23 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 122, Sheet 4A, Line 38. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Mercedes "McGillen," with mother, siblings, and employees.
      Year of birth of 1886 consistent with age (33 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, E.D. 201, Sheet 4A, Line 2. Enumerated as Mercedes L. Hooper with husband William J. Hooper and son William E. Hooper in the household of her mother, Catherine McGillin.
      Year of birth would be 1888-1889, according to age (41 years) in 1930 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, E.D. 23-131, Sheet 7B, Line 62. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Mercedes Hooper, with her husband and son, her niece, in the household of her mother, Catherine McGillin.
      Year of birth would be 1888-1889, according to age (52 years) in 1940 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, E.D. 23-230, Sheet 5B, Line 75. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Mercedes Hooper, with her son and her niece.
      Full date of 25 November 1886 given in Social Security Death Index entry for Mercedes Hooper. SSN: 167-28-8180, issued in Pennsylvania.
      Maiden name of Mercedes Hooper given as McGillin in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, 17 May 1972, page 62.

      CHRISTENING: Full date of baptism of 2 December 1886 given in the Baptismal Register (Volume IV) of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 21 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Witnesses--Rev. Father Bary and Serah [sic] Kane.

      ADDRESSES:
      1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1910 U.S. Census)
      24 Rolling Road, Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1920 U.S. Census)
      744 West Cobbs Creek, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1940 U.S. Census)

      OCCUPATION:
      Artist, portraits (1910 U.S. Census)
      None (1920 U.S. Census)

      DEATH:
      Month and year of death given as July 1972 in Social Security Death Index. Place of last residence given as Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
      Full date of death of 15 May 1972 given in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, 17 May 1972, page 62.

      BURIAL:
      Full date given as 18 May 1972 in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, 17 May 1972, page 62. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
      Full date given as18 May 1972 in records of Holy Cross Cemetery provided to Robert M. Simon on 24 August 2012. Buried in Section 1, Range 2, Lot 57.

      OBITUARY: The following obituary was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wednesday, 17 May 1972, page 62.
      "HOOPER
      "May 15, 1972, MERCEDES (nee McGillin), beloved mother of Dr. William E. Hooper, also survived by 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and nephew William E. Dougherty, of Florida. Relatives, friends invited to funeral Thurs., 9 A.M. from VICTOR J. RUFFENACH FUNERAL HOME, Township Line & Burmont rd., Drexel Hill. Mass of the Resurrection St. Dorothy's Church, 10 A.M. Int. Holy Cross Cem. No viewing Wed. eve. In her memory donations may be made to St. Christopher's Children's Hospital, Phila."


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