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Joseph A. McGillin

Joseph A. McGillin

Male 1888 - 1921  (32 years)

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  • Name Joseph A. McGillin 
    Born 6 Mar 1888  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Mar 1888  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1921  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Feb 1921  Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1972  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 Margaret M. "Donna" Deveney,   b. 16 Apr 1887, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Dec 1909  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph A. McGillin, Jr.,   b. 8 Jun 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1977, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Thomas W. McGillin,   b. 3 Feb 1919, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1969, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Documents
    McGillin, Joseph (1888-1921) | Deveney, Margaret - Marriage
    McGillin, Joseph (1888-1921) | Deveney, Margaret - Marriage
    1909 marriage record for Joseph A. McGillin and Margaritam Deveney, from the church records of Assumption B.V.M. RC Church, Philadelphia.
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Feb 1921 - Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McGillin, Joseph (1888-1921) - Baptism
    McGillin, Joseph (1888-1921) - Baptism
    1888 baptismal record for Joseph Cornelius McGillian, from the church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia. He apparently did not use this middle name in later life.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Full date given as 6 March 1888 in "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births," online at www.familysearch.org. Parents named as Wm. and Kate McGillin.
      Full date also given as 6 March 1888 in baptismal record in church records of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, available on findmypast.com. Listed as Joseph Cornelius, son of (in Latin) Gulielmus McGillian and Catharina McCoy. He apparently did not use this middle name in later life.
      Month and year of birth given as March 1888 in 1900 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 147, Sheet 1B, Line 66. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as "Joseph McGillam" with parents William and Catherine "McGillam" and siblings.
      Full date of 6 March 1888 given in 1909 Affidavit for a Marriage License No. 246588 (1909), on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives. Listed as Joseph A. McGillan.
      Consistent with age (22 years) in 1910 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 981, Sheet 12A, Line 8. State of birth given as Pennsylvania. Enumerated as J.A. McGillin, with wife Donna M. McGillin.
      Full date of 6 March 1888 given in 1917 World War I Draft Registration Card No. 3003 for Joseph A. McGillin. Online at www.ancestry.com. Place of birth given as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Linked to the Joseph who was the son of William and Catherine McGillin by virtue of the correspondence in birth dates between this card and the 1900 Census information, and the fact that he was in the retail liquor business.
      Year of birth would be 1888, according to age (31 years) in 1920 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, E.D. 1134, Sheet 15B, Line 76. State of birth given as Pennsylvania, with both his parents born in Ireland. Enumerated as Joseph A. McGillin, with wife Margaret M. and two sons.
      Full date of birth also given as 6 March 1888 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 13624 (1921), a copy of which is in the possession of Robert M. Simon. Place of birth given as Pennsylvania. Parents named as William McGillin and Catherine McCoy.

      CHRISTENING: Full date of baptism of 15 March 1888 given in the Baptismal Register (Volume IV) of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 21 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Witnesses--Rev. Francis Quinn and Jane Moss (his grandmother).

      MARRIAGE:
      Full date of 30 December 1909 given in the return associated with the 1909 Affidavit for a Marriage License No. 246588 (1909), on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives. Couple listed as Joseph A. McGillan and Margt M. DeVeney. Return signed by the priest, James J. Smith.
      Full date also given in marriage record in church records of Assumption B.V.M. RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Thomas McGillin and Mercedes McGillin. Record signed by James J. Smith.
      Wife also referred to as Donna, as in the 1910 U.S. Census record and his obituary.
      Listed as married with one child in 1917 Draft Registration Card. Wife not named.
      Wife identified as Margaret M. McGillin in 1920 U.S. Census.
      Wife identified as Margaret M. Deveney in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online at www.familysearch.org. License no. 246588 (1909).

      ADDRESSES:
      1312 Drury Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1909 Affidavit for Marriage License)
      2035 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1910 U.S. Census)
      248 North 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1913 birth record for son)
      S.E. corner of Ella and Clearfield Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1917 Draft Registration Card)
      222 East Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1920 U.S. Census)
      1148 South 60th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1921 Death Certificate)

      OCCUPATION:
      Clerk (1909 Affidavit for Marriage License)
      Keeper, saloon (1910 U.S. Census)
      Retail liquor dealer (1917 Draft Registration Card)
      Proprietor, saloon (1920 U.S. Census)
      Saloon keeper (1921 Death Certificate)

      DEATH:
      Full date of death given as 4 February 1921 in Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 13624 (1921). Place of death given as Philadelphia. Cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis. Informant was Donna McGillin, 1148 South 60th Street, Philadelphia.
      Full date also given as 4 February 1921 in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 February 1921, page 19.

      BURIAL:
      Full date of burial given as 5 February 1921 in records of Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pennsylvania. Buried in Section 7, Range 13, Lot 9, owned by Catherine McGillin, with cousin Bridget Carr Gorman.
      Full date of burial given as 7 February 1921 in 1921 Death Certificate.
      Full date of burial given as 7 February 1921 by description of date (Monday) in obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 February 1921, page 19.

      OBITUARY: The following obituary was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 5 February 1921, page 19
      "McGILLIN.--Feb. 4. Joseph A., husband of Dorma [sic] M. McGillan (nee Deveney). Relatives and friends are invited to funeral Mon., 8:30 A.M. from his late residence, 1148 S. 60th st. Solemn requiem mass at St. John's Church at 10 o'clock. Int. Holy Cross Cem. Trenton, N.J. papers please copy."


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