1 October 1859–10 April 1942 (Age 82)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Means L.

When Means L. MCGILL was born on 1 October 1859, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Hiram Warren McGill, was 37 and his mother, Emily Sweet, was 38. He had at least 2 daughters with Jennie Florence Huntley. He lived in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Wellsburg Magisterial District, Brooke, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 10 April 1942, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States.

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Jennie Florence Huntley
Florence A Mcgill
Cora Belle McGill

Spouse and Children


    Jennie Florence Huntley




    Florence A Mcgill



Parents and Siblings

    Hiram Warren McGill





    Frank L Mcgill



    Berenice McGill


World Events (8)


Age 4

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 4

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (Galloway) and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the stranger’ ( see Gall 1).2 Irish: short form of Gaelic names beginning with Mac Giolla ‘son of the servant (or devotee) of’ ( see for example McElroy ).3 Scottish: Anglicized form of Mac Ghille Mhaoil, otherwise Anglicized as McMillan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Means L Mcgill in household of H W Mcgill, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Means L Mcgill, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Means Mcgill in household of Hiram W Mcgill, "United States Census, 1900"

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