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Edward McGillin1874 - 1896 (22 years)
Name Edward McGillin Born 2 Jan 1874 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Christened 12 Jan 1874 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Gender Male Died 15 Apr 1896 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Buried 18 Apr 1896 Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Person ID I1975 Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Simon Carr (1812-1888) Last Modified 3 Aug 2017
Father William John "Pa" McGillin, b. Jun 1827, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom , d. 29 Aug 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (Age ~ 74 years) Mother Catherine "Ma" McCoy, b. 11 Nov 1847, County Donegal, Ireland , d. 4 Apr 1937, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (Age 89 years) Married 5 Apr 1865 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Documents 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.
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Documents McGillin, Edward (1874-1896) - Baptism
1874 baptism record of Edward McGillen, from the Register of Baptisms of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia.
Full date of 2 January 1874 given in 12 January 1874 baptismal record for Edward McGillen in the Baptismal Register of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Parents named as William McGillen and Catherine McCoy.
Full date of 3 January 1874 given in Philadelphia Birth Register for 1874, page 33, on microfilm in the Philadelphia City Archives. Name given in the register is "William McGillin," son of "William and Sarah McGillin," but their address is given as 1312 Drury Street and the occupation of the father is given as "hotel keeper," so this is almost certainly William and Catherine McGillin's son, later known as Edward. Why the names were scrambled in the process of forwarding the information to the City Registrar is not known. Because of these errors, the birth date in the baptism record is followed as being from a more reliable source.
Year of birth would be 1874-1875, according to age (5 years) in 1880 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, page 397A, line 22. Enumerated as Edward McGillen, with parents William and Kate McGillen and siblings and other lodgers and workers.
Year of birth would be 1873-1874, according to age (22 years) in 1896 entry in Philadelphia Register of Deaths and in the Holy Cross Lot Inquiry List.
Full date of 12 January 1874 given in the Baptismal Register of St. John the Evangelist RC Church, Philadelphia, available on findmypast.com. Witnesses--Rev. A.D. Filan and Mary Ann Filan. The Rev. A.D. Filan presided over the marriage of William and Catherine McGillin in 1865.
ADDRESS: 2021 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1896 Philadelphia Death Register entry)
Not listed with family in 1900 U.S. Census.
Not listed as a survivor in his mother's 1937 obituary, so died before this time.
Full date of death would be 15 April 1896, according to Philadelphia Register of Deaths for 1896, p. 216, entry no. 22081. Online at www.familysearch.org. Age given as 22 years. Cause of death was Pul.[monary] Phthisis.
Date of burial given as 18 April 1896. Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, according to Philadelphia Death Register.
Consistent with entry date in Lot Inquiry List for William and Catherine McGillin family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery, provided to Robert M. Simon by the office at Holy Cross Cemetery. Listed as Edward McGillin, age 22, buried "4/17/1996," but this is a transcription error of 1896. Dates in the Holy Cross Lot Inquiry Lists are typically the day before the actual burial.