The Shelbyville Republican
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.
Monday January 9, 1933
FORMER SHELBY WOMAN, 83, DIES
Mrs. Isabelle Magill Passes Away
Funeral There Tomorrow
CAME TO INDIANA IN 1853
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
who passed away in 1915, were born to this union. Five step-daughters also
survive. They are: the Misses Mary and Margaret Magill and
L. Sullivan, all living in Los Angeles; Mrs. M. O. Sullivan, of
Shelbyville, and Miss Idabell Magill of Indianapolis. A stepson
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
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.
March 2, 1893
MRS. MARY MAGILL
Of the Aged Lady Late Last Evening.
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