Michael Joseph “Joe” Gill
Lillian Jones Gill



March 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio

John Gill and Bridget Stanton

January 4th, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio

St. Colman Church

Calvary Cemetery




Funeral Mass:


July 2nd, 1890 in Canada

William H. Jones and Rachael Williams

September 18th, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Calvary Cemetery

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Mary, John, Margaret, Tom, Helen, Theresa, Frank





Our Lady of Good Counsel

Edward, William

“Michael Joseph Gill (Joe), beloved husband of the late Lillian (nee Jones), brother of Mrs. Mary McDonald, Margaret M., Thomas E., Frank L., Mrs. Joseph J. Knittel (Theresa) and the late John W. Gill and Mrs. Patrick McCafferty (Helen), Thursday, Jan. 4, 1968.  Funeral Mass Monday, Jan. 8.  St. Colman's Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call at The McGorray Funeral Home, 14133 Detroit Ave.


Obituary Notice:

“GILL, Lillian M.  (nee Jones)—Beloved wife of Michael Joseph; daughter of Mrs. R. Jones; sister of Edward and William Jones, Friday Sept. 18, 1936.  Late residence 4459 Broadview Rd.  Friends may call at McGorray Bros., Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave.  Services Monday, Sept. 21, from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 10 a.m.”

The Person




Michael Joseph Gill simply went by Uncle Joe.  He was born around March of 1890.   Uncle Joe was tall, thin, and quiet, the oldest of eight children of John and Bridget Gill and was born in Ohio of Irish parents.  Occasionally he would visit the McCaffertys, but not very often.   He married Lillian Jones (Aunt Lil).  She was born in Canada on July 2, 1890.   Aunt Lil was a person of "high society" and had a gold tooth. She died on September 18th, 1936 at age 46 of cardiac failure.  They belonged to the church of Our Lady of Good Counsel.  For much of his working career Joe was a clerk, salesman (notably at B.R. Baker's downtown), and a haberdasher.

Apparently Aunt Lil used the phrase "fol-de-rol" often.  From her picture she is stylish, especially the hat (torque) that she is wearing (family picture of Uncle John's wedding). She had a brother Edward who also lived in Cleveland on Quincy Avenue; he died in 1955.

Uncle Joe was the godfather of Tom McCafferty.

Uncle Joe died on January 4th, 1968 (at age 77), after receiving the last sacraments from Fr. Dalton.   The funeral mass was held at St. Colman Church and  he is buried at Calvary.



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