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Michael Joseph McGillin

Michael Joseph McGillin

Male 1880 - 1954  (73 years)

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  • Name Michael Joseph McGillin 
    Born 22 Nov 1880  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Dec 1880  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jul 1954  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Jul 1954  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1968  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 Jennie M. (aka Doris J.),   b. Abt 1879, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1918 
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Jul 1954 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McGillin, Michael Joseph (1880-1954) - Baptism
    McGillin, Michael Joseph (1880-1954) - Baptism
    1880 baptismal record for Michael Joseph McGillian from the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia.
    McGillin, Michael Joseph (1880-1954) - Death
    McGillin, Michael Joseph (1880-1954) - Death
    1954 Pennsylvania Death Certificate for Michael J. McGillin.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Named as son of William and Catherine McGillin in the obituary of Catherine McGillin.
      Full date given as 22 November 1880 in baptismal record for Michael Joseph McGillian in the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. arents named as Gulielmus and Catherina Moss (Moss was the surname of Catherine McGillin's stepfather).
      Month and year of birth given as November 1881 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 62. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Michael J. McGillam with parents William and Catherine McGillam and siblings.
      Year of birth would be 1880-1881, according to age (29 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 122, Sheet 4A, Line 36. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Michael "McGillen," with mother, siblings, and employees.
      Full date given as 22 November 1880 in 1918 World War I Draft Registration Card No. 3171 for Michael Joseph McGillin, online at www.ancestry.com.
      Consistent with age (39 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 1762, Sheet 6B, Line 97. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Michael J. McGillin, with wife Jennie M. McGillin and 2 boarders.
      Consistent with age (49 years) in 1930 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 51-506, Sheet 21A, Line 1. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Michael J. McGillin, with wife Doris J. McGillin and 2 boarders.
      Consistent with age (59 years) in 1940 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 51-1953A, Sheet 16B, Line 52. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Michael J. McGillen with wife, nephew and his wife, and cousin and his wife.
      Full date given as 22 November 1880 in 1942 World War II Draft Registration Card No. U499 for Michael Joseph McGillin, online at www.ancestry.com. Place of birth given as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Linked to this person by virtue of the address given as his place of business: 1310-14 Drury Street, Philadelphia.
      Full date given as 22 November 1880 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 61745 (1954), online at www.ancestry.com. Parents named as William McGillin and Catherine McCoy. Place of birth given as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

      CHRISTENING:
      Full date of baptism of 9 December 1880 given in the Baptismal Register (Volume IV) of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 21 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as abstracted by the parish secretary, A. Reilly, and communicated to Robert M. Simon in November 2011.
      Record also available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Rev. Michael Filan and Maria McCullagh. Rev. Filan had presided over William and Catherine's marriage.

      MARRIAGE:
      Wife identified as Jennie McGillin in 1918 and 1942 Draft Registration Cards.
      Wife identified as Jennie M. McGillin in 1920 U.S. Census.
      Wife identified as Doris J. McGillan in 1930 U.S. Census, but given that the State of birth and relative age is the same as for Jennie McGillin in the 1920 U.S. Census, it seems that this is the same person.
      Wife identified as Jennie M. McGillin in his 1954 Pennsylvania Death Certificate.

      ADDRESSES:
      1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1910 U.S. Census)
      1314 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1918 Draft Registration Card)
      5608 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1920 U.S. Census)
      5622 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1930 U.S. Census)
      5608 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1940 U.S. Census; 1942 Draft Registration Card; 1954 Death Certificate)

      OCCUPATION:
      Usher, theatre (1910 U.S. Census)
      Manager and part-owner of restaurant at 1314 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1918 Draft Registration Card)
      Manager, restaurant (1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses)
      Proprietor, Restaurant (1940 U.S. Census)
      Self-employed at 1310-14 Drury Street, Philadelphia (1942 Draft Registration Card)
      Tavern owner (1954 Pennsylvania Death Certificate)

      DEATH:
      Full date given as 2 July 1954 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 61745 (1954), online at www.ancestry.com. Died at Misericordia Hospital of arteriosclerotic heart disease. Informant was wife, Jennie M. McGillin.

      BURIAL: Full date and location given in Pennsylvania Death Certificate. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

      ADDITIONAL McGILLIN RELATIVES:
      In his 1940 U.S. census record, Michael J. McGillin is listed as living with a cousin, James McGillin, age 56 (thus, born 1883-1884) and his wife Ava, age 44 (thus, born 1895-1896). The marriage record for this couple (Philadelphia Marriage License no. 647459 (1935)) shows that this James McGillin is the son of Patrick McGillen and Elizabeth McClernan, and thus the grandson of Bernard McGillin of Glenroan Township in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. This adds to the evidence that William J. McGillin was also originally from this locality in County Tyrone.


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