McGills Descendants of Patrick, the Pioneer, Cont’d.—The Sons and Daughters
of John and Their Offspring
McGILL, CATHARINE - Daughter of John and
Born: March 6th, 1823.
Died: July 16th, 1825.
McGILL, ANNA MARIA—.
Born: September 6th, A. D. 1824.
Died: March 8th, A. D. 1898.
Anna Maria McGill was an
important factor in the family of John McGill. She early assumed
responsibility for the honor and welfare of the house and when her mother’s
health failed Anna’s sway became absolute. She voluntarily let go every
other prospect in life and devoted her cogent energies to the care of
others, and a more efficient manager never lived. When both her parents were
laid away she bought and fitted up for herself a home in the village
adjoining my residence (The Shacks), where she lived dispensing old time
hospitality to all comers; and they were not few; for her home became the
resort where the scattered members of the old family and their children came
often together and passed many pleasant days. The death of Anna Maria was a
severance of ties that will never be restored.
McGILL, SARAH CATHARINE
Born: Sept. 14th, 1826.
Married : Robert Hunter, September, 1854.
Died: Oct. 14, 1875.
Robert Hunter died April 4, 1876.
Born: Sept. 1st, A. D. 1828 -
On the North Hundred, Good Intent Patent, Saegerstown, Pa.
Married: Sarah Peiffer, of Venango, March 21, 1855.
Sarah was born at Venango, Pa.,
Aug. 13, 1828, and died at Saegerstown, Pa., June 20, 1906.
They had four children, who
were McGills of the fourth generation in America-one son and three
McGILL, WILLIAM ROLAND
Born: May 14, A. D. 1856.
William R. McGill, above named is living in Lexington, Ohio, and has three
Born: March 22d, A. D. 1883.
Florence is living in Cleveland,
Ohio, and is bookkeeper for a manufacturing establishment.
McGILL, VIDA MAUDE
Born : Oct. 19, A. D. 1884.
Vida is a teacher in the schools
at Lexington, Ohio.
McGILL, AUGUSTUS, JR.
Born: Aug. 24, A. D. 1 888.
Augustus is a husky youth. At
the age of nineteen years he was over six feet high and weighed about one
hundred and eighty pounds. He is an athlete of no mean pretentions and with
my entire approval enlisted in the U. S. Navy for a four-year term. At last
advices his address was U. S. S. Standish, Annapolis, Md. (Is now in Erie,
McGILL, ISABELLA (Hough)
Born: May 11, A. D. 1859.
"Belle" married William Bloom
Hough at Windfall, Ind., June 25, 1884. Mr. Hough died Nov. 15th, 1894.
He belonged to a prominent
family in Central Indiana and was very much esteemed by all who knew him. He
was born Oct. 31, 1856, and died at the age of thirty-eight years one month
and fifteen days-and is buried in the Windfall cemetery.
Belle and Bloom had two
CLEO; born Feb. 15th, A. D.
1885; married ARLEY BIRD CLAWSON of Windfall, Ind., March 4, 1904.
Cleo and Arley have one child,
OLIVE JANICE CLAWSON; born July
Belle's second child is
OLIVE HOUGH; born March 24,
When Mrs. McGill died, June
20th, 1906, my daughter, Mrs. Hough, who was then living in Kokomo, Ind.,
came on to attend the funeral and has since remained at the "Shacks"-Olive
came on afterwards and they are now "at home" under the paternal roof.
(Belle died July 21, 1909.)
McGILL, LILLIAN HUNTLEY
Born: Aug. 6, A. D. 1861.
Married : M. O. Campbell, June 17, 1883.
Died: Sept. 30, 1896.
Lillian left one daughter.
ETHEL CAMPBELL; born Jan. 22,
After the death of her mother
Ethel made her home with Mrs. McGill until she also died. She then adjourned
to Philadelphia and entered an institution for instructions as a trained
nurse-graduated, took her degree and launched out in the profession. She has
pluck and plenty of brains-and moreover is muscular, strong and good
looking, and her success is well assured.
Born : May 14, A. D. 1870.
Died: May 6, A. D. 1880.
She was a loving and lovable
McGILL, ELIZA RYAN (Fleming)
Born: Sept. 26, A. D. 1830.
Married : JAMES T. FLEMING Nov. 29, 1864.
James T. Fleming died May 14,
Eliza R. (McGill) Fleming
died Oct. 2, 1904. They are both buried in the McGill lot, Saegerstown
cemetery. They had three children, to-wit:
Born : Nov. 2, A. D. 1865
Died: Minneapolis, March 2, 1894. Interment : McGill lot, Saegerstown
SADIE K. (Fleming) RUSSELL
Born: May 10, 1868.
Married: WM. P. RUSSELL, Dec. 31st, 1889.
They have two children, to-wit :
ARTHUR F. RUSSELLBorn: Oct. 14,
MARJORIE ELIZA RUSSELLBorn: Jan. 12, 1902.
JAMES E. FLEMING, son of J.
T. and Eliza; born Feb. 23, 1872; unmarried. Plumber, Coudersport, Pa.
McGILL, WILLIAM RYAN-Son of John
Born on the North Hundred,
Saegerstown, Pa., Feb. 1st, 1832.
Married to CAROLINE A. HARKINS,
July 27, 1861.
Caroline was born April 13,
They have raised a family of
eight sons and one daughter. One son (Duff) died at the age of 21 years.
The home of William R. and
Caroline is in Summerhill, beautifully situated on the Inlet to Conneaut
Lake and is about ten miles west of the historic Good Intent Patent.
Their posterity line up as
McGILL, E. E.
Born: May 5, 1862, at
Married : SUSAN KERN, who was a daughter of the late Josiah Kern, of
They were married at
Saegerstown, Pa., in March, 1887, and now reside at New Castle, Pa., where
Mr. McGill is Secretary and Treasurer of The Lawrence Savings & Trust
Company, one of the large financial institutions of the city.
They have three children,
McGILL, PAUL K.
Born: Jan. 5, A. D. 1890.
McGILL, ARTHUR H.
Born: June 24, A. D. 1892.
Born: April 22, A. D. 1904.
McGILL, JESSIE A.
Born: Sept. 27, A. D. 1864.
Only daughter of W. R. and Caroline.
Jessie graduated at the Royal
Conservatory of Music at Liepsic, Germany, in I895, where she also studied
German, 1896-i899-three and one-half years she taught music in Christian
College, Columbia, Mo. She then opened a studio in Oil City and met with
success. It became desirable for her to return home, and she did. For
genuine practical usefulness Jessie has no superiors. She is moreover
comely, graceful and intellectual.
McGILL, JOHN M.
Born: Jan. 6, A. D. 1867, at
Married : MABEL CORSON, of Ann Arbor, Mich.
John M., son of Wm. R. and
Caroline, graduated at the University of Michigan in 1892 and is an attorney
at law in general practice, with offices at Oil City, Pa.
John M. and Mabel have two
children, to-wit :
Born : At Oil City, Pa., July
Born: At Oil City, Pa., Nov. 20,
McGILL, FRANK L
Born : Sept. 4, A. D. 1869.
Married : JESSIE B. SMITH, at
Harmonsburg, Pa., Nov. 9, 1892.
Frank I. McGill is Secretary
and Treasurer of The Colonial Trust Company of South Sharon, Pa., where they
reside, and have three children, viz.:
McGILL, WILLIAM F.
Born: At South Sharon, Pa., July
McGILL, DUFF S.
Born: At South Sharon, Pa., Nov.
McGILL, BERT HARKINS
Born: At South Sharon, Pa., Jan.
McGILL, FRED C.
Born: At Saegerstown, Pa., Oct.
Married: MARGARET L. HOFFMAN, at
Franklin, Pa., April 4, 1895.
Fred C. McGill is Cashier of
The Citizens' Banking Company, at Oil City, Pa. His home is at Oil City,
where he has the reputation of being endowed with a quality that the natives
Fred C. and Margaret L. have two
children, to-wit :
McGILL, DONALD HOFFMAN
Born : Jan. 27, A. D. 1897.
McGILL, WILLIAM RAYMOND
Born: Aug. 30, A. D. 1902.
McGILL, DUFF— Son of Wm. R. and Caroline A.
was born April 8, A. D. 1874.
Died: July 10, 1895. Aged 21
years, 3 months and two days.
Among a galaxy of brilliant
youths he shone resplendent, but the Master called him hence. Interment:
McGILL, AUDLEY RAYMOND—
Born: Oct. 8, A. D. 1876.
Audley R. McGill is Auditor
for The Colonial Trust Company of Pittsburg, Pa. This is a very large
concern, having extensive transactions with many local banks throughout the
country. The position is very important, requiring expert knowledge and
other rare business qualifications.
Audley R. has them on tap.
McGILL, EARL WILLIAM—
Born: Sept. 4, 1880.
Earl William commenced
business as Cashier of the First National Bank of Conneaut Lake. After
considerable experience in the banking line he accepted the position of
private secretary for 3. D. Downing of Meadville, Pa. Mr. Downing is one of
the very wealthy men of the country, holding extensive interests in many
states of the Union, and Earl was frequently entrusted with very important
While thus employed he was
suddenly called upon to take charge of extensive street railway, mining and
manufacturing interests owned by a wealthy Pennsylvania company at
Spartanburg, S.C. It was a "hurry call" and would not admit delay. Earl was
getting ready to marry, but the company hustled him off and sent the lady on
after him. They were married in the Southern city.
McGILL, NEIL W.—
13, A. D. 1883, at Summerhill, Pa.
Neil W. of the fourth generation and
the youngest son of William R. and Caroline A. McGill, graduated with
distinguished honors at Oberlin college, Ohio, in June, 1907. He has chosen
the law for his profession and is studying in Columbia University, New York
He has lots of ability, and the
promise is fair that his career will not detract from the honors of his
William Ryan McGill must be accorded
the honor of having made a success in life. His opportunities in the outset
were not great; in fact, they were meager, but he early acquired the habit
of making the best out of every opportunity presented. He was a farmer and
always made the farm the basis of all other business operations. He reached
out, grasped opportunities in other and kindred lines with marked success
and became widely known in this and adjoining counties and wherever he had
dealings he won the respect of his fellow-men.
His personality is agreeable and
pleasant and he possesses in a marked degree that humorous trait of
character so largely developed in his forbears and in fact in all the
family. This renders him popular, generally well liked, and is no detriment
to his successful transactions in many respects.
In politics W. R. McGill is a
Democrat and adheres with great tenacity to the ancient dogmas of his party.
He has filled the office of Deputy Sheriff and served as a member of the
Pennsylvania General Assembly, but has been by no means an office seeker.
He and all of his large family are in
good circumstances. His large farm is under successful cultivation by the
most approved methods—his buildings are fine, commodious and beautifully
situated—his herds are among the best in the land, all of which he
supervises with care and sets a long table.
He is President of The First National
Bank of Conneaut Lake, Pa.
However, the greatest achievement in
the busy life of W. R. McGill is the family he has raised and with unerring
hand projected upon the highway to fortune and fame.
There are some peculiarities about
that family worthy of notice. Of the seven surviving Sons, every one is a
gentleman with the easy deportment of the cultured man. Quick of
apprehension, they are lightning on repartee and fun fairly fizzles when
they get together.
And moreover every one of them is an
accomplished musician and can play his horn or any horn for that matter with
the best manipulators of wind instruments in the country.
With Jessie at the piano—the seven
young men ranged around in proper order and the Patriarch in the center as
erect as a dancing master, quivering with time and tone—when he gives the
signal with his matchless violin you will hear a burst of music seldom
equaled by any of the great musical aggregations of the country. From
infancy they have been trained and learned to play together, and they
delight in it, and with each returning year they will travel from all points
of the compass, over mountains and rivers, to get together for the home
But there is another personage who has
just claims to attention in connection with this group. Seated in a rocker
near by, sententiously conversing with her comely daughters-in-law and their
children, is the mother, and it will be noticed that her complacent eye is
not removed for an instant from the manly array before her—all her own.
There is no solicitude upon her brow,
nor aught but pleasant pride in the scene. Cares she has had and pains, but
they have left no furrows, and there are no sinister marks to diminish the
glow of mother’s love.
W. R. McGili is not entitled to all
the credit, stately and proud as he is, for building up that family and
home. A softer, gentler hand than his molded those noble characters in
plastic youth and fitted them well for the sterner form of manhood.
That they know it well is shown by the
respectful and affectionate deference, on all occasions, bestowed upon the
McGILL, ISABELLA—Daughter of John and
Born: April 26, A. D. 1835.
Died: Dec. 23, A. D. 1851. Aged 16 years, 7 months, 26 days.
Isabella was a beautiful girL She died
of heart disease, instantly, without previous illness, premonition or
Born: May 1, A. D. 1838.
Died: June 11, A. D. 1864.
"Tinnie" was the youngest, the pet of the household. She
was never physically strong, but inteliectually she was gifted far above all
other members of the family. She died in Pittsburg, having gone there for
medical treatment. Buried at home.
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