John McQuillan

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John McQuillan

  • Birth 10 Feb 1840 County Louth, Ireland
  • Death 21 Apr 1905 Shortsville, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Burial Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 40198781

Son of Laurence McQuillan and Margaret Kirwin both from County Lough, North Ireland.

Brother to:
Mary Ann McQuillan born 1843.
Patrick McQuillan born 1838.
Bridget McQuillan born 1843.
All siblings born and raised in Lough, Ireland.

John McQuillan, age 26, born 1840 in County Louth, Northern Ireland. with wife Sarah Gavin, age 24 born 1843 Northern Ireland. Together with their infant baby daughter Margaret " Maggie " McQuillan, born 1865 in Ireland. Boarded the Ship S.S. Queen in 1866. Sailing from Liverpool, England, arriving Port of New York on August 23, 1866. Place of Origin, Ireland.

Settled in:
Shortsville, Manchester, Ontario County, New York. Upon arrival he filed his naturalization papers in Ontario County in 1968. Worked at a paper mill in Shortsville, New York.

Daughter, Margaret "Maggie," McQuillan, born 1865 in Ireland.

Son James McQuillan, born November 1866. James was the first of John McQuillan's children to be born a U.S. citizen.

Then in 1868 other son John Edward McQuillan.

By October of 1869 another son Lawrence McQuillan. was born.

By the 1870 census they already have four children.

Another daughter born May 1871 which they named Mary McQuillan.

A son born named Mark McQuillan, year 1872.

Daughter Sarah McQuillan, born 1874.

By May 18, 1876 a son Venantius McQuillan.

Born 1877, Thomas McQuillan.

Son born April 09, 1879 Philip Findley McQuillan.

Son Peter McQuillan, born 1880.

Daughter Jane Francis McQuillan, born March 08, 1885.

Eleven of their children was born in Shortsville, Manchester, Ontario County, New York.

Geneva Daily Times, dated 25 April 1905.Shortsville,Ontario, New York.

The funeral of John Mcquillan, a well known - citizen of this village, who died at his home on Sheldon Street. After a long illness. Mass held at Saint Dominic Church. By Rev. Father Evangeline of Saint Bernard's Seminary.

Survived by his wife Sarah Gavin McQuillan,

Five grown sons and a daughter.

Son James McQuillan, of Lyons.

Son John Edward McQuillan, of Jersey City, New Jersey.

Son Venantius McQuillan of Dover New Jersey.

Son Mark McQuillan, of Shortsville, New York.

Son Philip Findley McQuillan. United States Army Signal Corps, Alaska. Wife Gladys Blanche Nichols.
Daughter of John E. Nichols and Nellie Grace Roberts.

Daughter Jane Francis McQuillan, of Shortsville, New York.

Brother Patrick McQuillan, of County Louth, Ireland.

Two Sister's Mary Ann McQuillan Russell. And

Bridget McQuillan O'Keefe, of Canandaigua New York.

Brother's in Law Matthew Russell.

And Patrick O'Keefe.

Six of his children presided him in death.

Daughter Margaret "Maggie," McQuillan, age seven died 1872.

Son Lawrence McQuillan, age five died 1874.

Daughter Mary McQuillan, age six died 1877.

Daughter Sarah McQuillan, age six died 1880.

Son Thomas McQuillan, died 1899 at age 22.

Son Peter McQuillan died in infancy 1881.

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It should be noted the family name on the grave stone marker has been mispelled. The proper spelling is: McQuillan.





  • Maintained by: blkshu
  • Originally Created by: Noname
  • Added: 2 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40198781
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John McQuillan (10 Feb 1840–21 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40198781, citing Calvary Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by blkshu (contributor 47163619) .