The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 9, 1933
Mrs. Isabelle Magill Passes Away
in Indianapolis;
Funeral There Tomorrow
          Mrs. Isabelle Magill, eighty-three years old, stepmother of  Mrs. M. O. Sullivan of this city and former Shelby County resident, died at her home, 1238 Parker Avenue, Indianapolis, on Saturday evening.
          Mrs. Magill was the daughter of  Hopkins and  Margaret McDougall and was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, January 1, 1850.  She was the eighth of a family of nine children, only one of whom survives.  She came to America with her family in 1853, settling in Shelby county, and has been a resident of Indiana for eighty years.  In her early life she taught school for several terms.
          In 1883 she was married to  James Magill of Shelbyville, who died in 1906.  Two daughters,  Katherine Elizabeth, who survives, and  Effie Jean, who passed away in 1915, were born to this union.  Five step-daughters also survive.  They are: the  Misses Mary and Margaret Magill  and  Mrs. Anna L. Sullivan, all living in Los Angeles;  Mrs. M. O. Sullivan, of Shelbyville, and  Miss Idabell Magill  of Indianapolis.  A stepson  James Magill, preceded her in death. S Mrs. Magill also leave a sister,  Mrs. Mary McDougall, and three grandchildren;  Mrs. C. F. Auman of Indianapolis,  James and  Dan Sullivan, of Shelbyville and Los Angeles, respectively, and  Marynelle Auman, of Indianapolis.
          The funeral services will be held in the residence at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with Dr. W. W. Kendall of the Memorial Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in the New Palestine cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
March 2, 1893
Of the Aged Lady Late Last Evening.
          Mrs. Mary Magill  died at the residence of her son,  James Magill,  No. 70 Jackson street, Tuesday night shortly after 10 o'clock.  Her end was peaceful and without pain and consciousness, while not continuous, was apparent until a few hours before dissolution.
          Mrs. Magill was born near Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, Ireland, March 10, 1810, and she would, therefore, have been 83 years old had she lived until next Friday.  She came to America in the spring of 1871 with her husband, Edward, and went to live with James Magill at Pinhook.  There her husband died and was buried.  She subsequently accompanied her son to this city where she has resided for many years.  Three sons and a daughter remain ---  James,  Edward,  Joseph,  Christopher and  Mary Ann.  The latter lives in Liverpool, England, Joseph arrived from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a few days ago.
          The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and a most devout Christian from girlhood.  In her youth she became attached to the Wesleyan Methodist society and remained strong in faith until her passing away.  She was a profound student of scripture and her remarkable memory aided in preserving a thorough knowledge of sacred history.  She was a good, Christian woman, which, after all, is the sum of earthly greatness.
        The funeral will take place from the M. E. church at 1:30 o'clock Thursday.  The interment will be at Pinhook, where her husband and son John, were buried.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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