Francis L. Gill

Ursula Cusick Gill


September 10th, 1894 in Cleveland, Ohio


in Cleveland, Ohio

John Gill and Bridget Stanton


August Ilg and Antoinette Dillhoefer

August 3rd, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio


December 29th, 1983 in Cleveland, Ohio

Calvary Cemetery Lot 890 Sect. 22


Calvary Cemetery

St. Malachi



Joe, Mary, Margaret, Tom, Helen, Theresa, Frank


William, Marie, Joseph, Alphonse

“GILL, John W., 2231 Lincoln Ave., beloved husband of Clara F. (nee Ilg), dearest father of John A., brother of Thomas E., Margaret, Frank and Theresa Knittle, Michael Joseph and late Sister Helen. Friends received at McGorray's Funeral Home. 14133 Detroit Ave.  Time of visitation and funeral to be announced later.”

Obituary Notice:


“GILL, Clara F., (Nee Ilg), beloved wife of the late John W., dear mother of John A., grandmother of four, sister of William, Marie Smith, Joseph and Alphonse (all

deceased).  Thursday, Dec. 29, 1983.  Funeral Mass Saturday, Dec. 31, St. Clement's Church (Lincoln and Madison) at 12 noon.  Interment Holy Cross.  Friends may call at the McGorray Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.”

Written Records

Military Records

Served in WWI, Co B 324 Machine Gun Battalion to Discharge Corporal 20 Nov 1917. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 31 Jan 1919. Honorable discharge 15 Feb 1919.

Family Records


John A. Gill


Marriage Records

Married September 2nd, 1926 by Fr. Joseph Gerz at St. Stephen Church, witnesses were Thomas Gill and Leonard Dillhoefer.

The Person







John Wilson Gill was born on Sept. 10 of 1894.   He was the third child born to John and Bridget Gill.   He was a clerk, laborer, soldier, fireman, teller (Cleveland Trust),  auditor, and worked for the Wheeling and Lake Erie Nickel Plate Railroads.  As a child he lived in the near vicinity of St. Malachi, so it is probable that he went there for schooling.

Uncle John was married on September 2, 1926 by Fr. Joseph Gerz, pastor of St. Stephen at the time, to Clara Frances.  They had one child,  John A. Gill, born February 14, 1932.  John married Christine Irmen (parents Eunice and Charles Irmen; they in turn had 4 children:  John Patrick (Dec. 7, 1962), Michael Joseph (May 18, 1964), Christina Marie (Oct. 23, 1969) and Kathleen Anne, (Jan. 23, 1972).

Uncle John served in the armed forces.  His enlistment number was 1950897 and he entered the service when the family was living on 64th street.  He entered the National Army from Cleveland, Ohio, on October 3, 1917.

Uncle John assisted Patrick McCafferty in the financial aspects of his business, the Wilson Construction Company.  At that time in Cleveland, owners of  businesses could not work as laborers and go to work on their own jobs.  For this reason the title of the company included Uncle John's middle name.  When he would come to visit, the dining room table was usually strewn with papers as both he (Uncle John), Patrick McCafferty, and Helen McCafferty would go over the financial aspects of the Wilson Construction Company business.

Uncle John and Aunt Clara were baptismal godparents for Joe McCafferty.  It is said of Uncle John that he always selected a rainy day for the K of C picnic. Uncle John died August 3, 1966 and Clara died December 29, 1983.



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John A. and John W. Gill



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