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Peter C. McGillin

Peter C. McGillin

Male 1869 - 1933  (64 years)

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  • Name Peter C. McGillin 
    Born 28 Jul 1869  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Aug 1869  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Dec 1933  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Jan 1934  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1969  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888)
    Last Modified 15 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 Helen Beatrice Horisk,   b. 4 Aug 1872, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jan 1907  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    McGillin, Peter C | Horisk-Tompkins, Helen - Marriage
    McGillin, Peter C | Horisk-Tompkins, Helen - Marriage
    1907 marriage record for Peter C. McGillin and Helen (nee Horisk) Tompkins, from the church records of Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, Philadelphia.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Jan 1934 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McGillin, Peter C. (1869-1933) - Baptism
    McGillin, Peter C. (1869-1933) - Baptism
    1869 baptism record of Peter McGillien, from the Register of Baptisms of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date of birth given as 28 July 1869 in 8 August 1869 baptismal record for Peter McGillien in the Baptismal Register of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Parents named as William McGillien and Catherine McCoy.
      Year of birth would be 1868-1869, according to age (11 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 397A, line 20. Enumerated as Peter McGillen, with parents William and Kate McGillen and siblings and other lodgers and workers.
      Month and year of birth given as July 1869 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 61. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as "Peter McGillam" with parents William and Catherine "McGillam" and siblings.
      Full date of birth given as 28 July 1869 in Philadelphia Marriage Certificate No. 209413 (1907) on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives (Microfilm No. 1089). Location of birth given as Philadelphia.
      Year of birth would be 1869-1870, according to age (40 years) in the 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Ward 28, Page 1. Enumerated as Peter C. McGillen, along with a wife Helen B. McGillen and 3 children, all surnamed Tomkins.
      In the 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the same family is also enumerated. Peter C. McGillin has an age of 50 years, consistent with a birth in 1869.
      In the 1930 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Springfield, E.D. 131, Sheet 7B, Line 55, Peter and Helen McGillin are again enumerated, with a stepdaughter Marie Tomkin.
      Full date of 28 July 1869 given in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 112336 (1933), a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Place of birth given as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Parents named as William McGillin and Catherine McCoy.

      CHRISTENING:
      Full date of baptism given as 8 August 1869 in the Baptismal Register of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Bernard McGillien and Grace Moore.

      MARRIAGE:
      Wife named as Helen Horisk Tomkins in Philadelphia Marriage Certificate No. 209413 (1907) on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives (Microfilm No. 1089). This was her second marriage, and an earlier marriage of Helen Beatrice Horisk to John Barcus Tomkins is evidenced by Philadelphia Marriage Certificate No. 65905 (1894). Full date of 23 January 1907 given in this record. Married by Rev. Gerald P. Coghlan, who lived at Broad and Susquehanna Streets, but unclear which parish this refers to.
      Full date also given as 23 January 1907, and wife named as Helen Tompkins (but her parents named as James Horisk and Mary Falvey) in 1907 marriage record in the church records of Our Lady of Mercy RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Joseph A. McGillin and Agnes Marseilles.
      Wife named as "Helen Horisk-Tomkin" in his 1933 death certificate.
      Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online at www.familysearch.org, show a marriage between Helen Beatrice Horisk and John Barcus Tomkins in 1894. This is consistent with other records that indicate that Peter McGillin was the second husband of Helen Horisk, and she brought children by her first marriage into the second.

      OCCUPATION:
      Laborer (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1894, p. 1267)
      House painter (1900 U.S. Census)
      Clerk (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1901, page 1554)
      Clerk (1907 Marriage Certificate)

      ADDRESS:
      1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1891, p. 1189)
      1512 Pearl Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1894, p. 1267) [Probably a misprint]
      1312 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1901, page 1554; 1907 Marriage Certificate)
      121 South Rolling Road, Springfield, Pennsylvania (1933 Death Certificate)

      DEATH:
      Full date of death of 31 December 1933 given in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 112336 (1933). Died at Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia. Cause of death was pulmonary hemorrhage from fractured ribs suffered from a collision on Market Street between 48th and 49th Streets in Philadelphia. Informant was his mother, Catherine McGillin.
      Consistent with not being listed as a survivor in his mother's 1937 obituary.


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