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Thomas Robert McGillin

Thomas Robert McGillin

Male 1883 - 1917  (33 years)

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  • Name Thomas Robert McGillin 
    Born 29 Nov 1883  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Dec 1883  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1917  Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Nov 1917  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1970  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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Nov 1917 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McGillin, Thomas Robert (1883-1917) - Baptism
    McGillin, Thomas Robert (1883-1917) - Baptism
    1883 baptismal record for Thomas Robert McGillian from the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia.

    Headstones
    McGillin - Dougherty - Moss Tombstone
    McGillin - Dougherty - Moss Tombstone
    Tombstone for Thomas R. McGillin, Horace T. Dougherty, and Jane (née Carr) Moss, in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date of 29 November 1883 given in baptismal record for Thomas Robert McGillian in the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Listed (in Latin) as Thoma Robertus McGillian, son of Gulielmus and Catharina McCoy.
      Month and year of birth given as November 1883 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 63 State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as "Thomas McGillam" with parents William and Catherine "McGillam" and siblings.
      Year of birth would be 1881-1882, according to age (28 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 122, Sheet 4A, Line 37. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as Thomas "McGillen," with mother, siblings, and employees.
      Year of birth would be 1882-1883, according to age (34 years) in bur29 ial record in the records of Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
      Full date of birth of 27 November 1883 given in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 117143 (1917), 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. Date in baptismal record followed, as it was more contemporary.

      CHRISTENING:
      Full date of 9 December 1883 given in baptismal record for Thomas Robert McGillian in the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Rev. Thomas J. McGlinn and Maria McGillian.

      ADDRESSES:
      1312 Drury Street, Philadelphia (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1901, page 1554)
      1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1910 U.S. Census)
      Avenue A, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (1917 Death Certificate)

      OCCUPATION:
      Clerk (Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1901, page 1554)
      Cashier, theatre (1910 U.S. Census)
      Clerk (1917 Death Certificate)

      DEATH:
      Full date given as 8 November 1917 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 117143 (1917). Cause of death was phthisis pulmonalis. Informant was his mother, Catherine McGillin, of Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
      Consistent with not being listed as a survivor in his mother's 1937 obituary, and not being listed in 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania.

      BURIAL:
      Full date given as 9 November 1917 in records of Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania, provided to Robert M. Simon on 24 September 2012. Buried in a lot owned by Catharine McGillin, along with his nephew Horace Dougherty and Jane Moss, perhaps his grandmother. Buried in Section 7, Range 13, Lot 10.
      Full date given as 10 November 1917 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 117143. This date is used, as dates in the records of Holy Cross Cemetery often reflect the date the cemetery was contacted about a burial, and thus are a day or two different from the dates given in other records.


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