John Ansel McGinnis

9 July 1910–15 April 1974 (Age 63)
Campobello, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Ansel

When John Ansel McGinnis was born on 9 July 1910, in Campobello, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Tipton McGinnis, was 49 and his mother, Nancy Jane Swain, was 41. He had at least 1 son with Olla Pauline Bridges. He lived in Campobello Township, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Tryon, Polk, North Carolina, United States in 1974. He died on 15 April 1974, in Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Green Creek, Polk, North Carolina, United States.

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John Ansel McGinnis
Olla Pauline Bridges
Charlie Walden McGinnis

Spouse and Children


    Olla Pauline Bridges




    Charlie Walden McGinnis


Parents and Siblings

    William Tipton McGinnis


    Nancy Jane Swain




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 6

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 17

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish (also Galloway in western Scotland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aonghuis ‘son of Aonghus’ ( see Angus ). Compare Scottish McInnis . This is the surname of a chieftain family in western County Down.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Mc Ginnis in household of William Mc Ginnis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Mcginnis in household of William L Mcginnis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Mcginnis in household of William T Mcginnis, "United States Census, 1920"

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