Gill Joyce Genealogy

Thomas Gill (1855-1895)


Thomas Gill, a son of Peter and Catherine Sullivan Gill, was baptized on October 7, 1855 in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland.

   Oughaval (Westport, County Mayo, Ireland) R.C. Register of Baptisms - October 7, 1855


Thomas Gill (aged 22), bachelor, farmer, of Tonranny, son of Peter Gill, farmer, married 10th June 1878 in Moyna church, Catherine Kelly (aged 24), spinster, of Ballinteva (civil parish of Kilmaclasser) daughter of William Kelly, a farmer (witnesses: James Waters and Bridget M. Loftus).

   Westport (County Mayo, Ireland) Civil Registration of Marriages - vol. 8, p. 8 - June 10, 1878

Both Badly Hurt
Distressing Accident in the Laurel Run Mine

Thomas Gill and his Hungarian laborer were caught under a fall of coal in the Laurel Run mine of the Algonquin Coal Co. at Parsons on Saturday morning. Gill was seriously injured and is not expected to recover. His laborer had his back broken. Mr. Gill is an old resident of Parsons living at what is known as Laurel Run Patch. He is married and has a large family.

   The Wilkes-Barre Record - December 16, 1895

Injuries Were Fatal
Thomas Gill Passes Away at the Hospital

Thomas Gill of Parsons who was injured by a fall of rock in Laurel Run mine on Saturday died yesterday at the hospital. He was about 40 years old. He has lived in Parsons for a number of years and was one of the most upright men of that place. He is survived by a widow and several children. The funeral will be on Wednesday.

   The Wilkes-Barre Record - December 17, 1895


The funeral of the late Thomas Gill occurred yesterday afternoon with services at St. Dominics Church. Reverend Father Kernan officiated. There was a large attendance of relatives from Pittston. The pall bearers were Michael Murray, James Farrel, Martin Flaherty, William Burke and Patrick McCarty.

   The Wilkes-Barre Record - December 19, 1895

Death Record

Name Thomas Gill
Color - Sex W - M
Age 38
Marital M
Born Ireland
Died Parsons
Date of Death 12-18-1895
Cause of Death Injuries
Duration of Illness 2 days
Place of Internment Mill Creek
Date of Internment 12-18-1895
Occupation Miner
Parents ”blank”
Date of Record 5-21-1896

   Transcribed at Luzerne County Court House, Wilkes-Barre - 2000

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