Magner / Mary O’Neal
Magner (great‑grandfather of John, James, Ross, Mary, Teresa and Rose
Magner) was born near Cahir Ireland about 1787.
His wife, Mary O'Neal Magner, was also born near Cahir, Ireland, and year
unknown. They were the parents of 6
children (4 boys and 2 girls), one of whom was John Magner, Sr. (grandfather of
the said John, James, Ross, Mary, Teresa and Rose Magner).
1848 great grandfather Thomas Magner and his wife Mary O'Neal Magner, brought
their 4 living children (2 boys and 2 girls) to the United States.
The said Thomas Magner died at Portland, Maine on May 24, 1857 at the age
of 70 years. His wife, Mary O'Neal
also died at Portland, Maine on August 3, 1881.
son of the said Thomas and Mary O'Neal Magner had come to the United States
before his parents, arriving in New York on May 1, 1847. This was John Magner,
Sr., who was born at Clare, County Tipperary, Ireland on December 26, 1819, and
died January 2, 1910 at Jacksonville, Illinois and is buried In Catholic
Cemetery in Mt., Sterling, Illinois.
Magner Sr.’s wife was Bridget Begley, daughter of Thomas and Mary O'Donnell
Begley. She‑was born near the
City of Clare, County of Tipperary, Ireland on January 19, 1826, and died
October 4, 1906 at Clayton, Illinois, with burial in Catholic Cemetery in Mt
Begley was born in Tipperary, and died there. His wife, Mary O'Donnell Begley,
was also born at Tipperary, but died In Cincinnati on December 19, 1860s, and Is
buried in Cincinnati.
Magner, Sr. and Bridget Begley were married April 20, 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio,
by a Father Purcell. They lived In Cincinnati until 1857 when they came to Keokuk,
Iowa via boat. Lived there a week
and then went by boat to Quincy and down to Camp Points, Illinois where new
railroads were being laid. He
worked on the railroad there until 1864 (March) when the family moved to
Clayton, Illinois. The home was there, and there Bridget Bagley Magner passed
away on October 4, 1906. Mr. Magner
together with his son, James, and daughter, Catherine, moved to Jacksonville on
June 1 1907 where Grandpa Magner died on January 2, 1910 in his home at 1218
South Clay Ave. (property owned by the Duffner Family).
of John and Bridget Magner were: Thomas Williams born Jan. 16, 1852; Nancy, born
Nov. 24, 1853 and died in infancy on Aug. 13, 1854; Mary Ann, born July 5, 1855;
Catherine, born July 28, 1863; James, born August 10, 1857; and Margaret Ann,
born Oct. 26, 1865.
William Magner (father of John, James, Ross, Mary, Teresa & Rose) was
married to Anna Elizabeth Rossiter on January 8, 1878 in the Catholic Church at
Carthage Ill. They had 6 children:
John William, born July 4, 1879; James Thomas, born Jan. 25, 1882; Rossiter
Francis, born Aug. 3, 1885; Mary Ellen, born Mar. 18, 1888; Teresa, born July
25, 1890; and Rose. Born Feb. 8, 1894.
William died at his home, 838 N. Prairie St., Jacksonville, Ill. on Monday, Feb.
1, 1932 at 6:30 P.M., and buried in Calvary Cemetery on Feb. 4, 1932.
Age 80 years and 16 days.
Elizabeth Rossiter, wife of Thomas William Magner, was born In Cincinnati, Ohio
on Oct. 16, 1854, daughter of John and Elizabeth Sinnott Rossiter.
She died at her homes 838 N. Prairie St., Jacksonville, Ill. on May 27,
1955, at age of 100 years and 7 months. Buried
in Calvary Cemetery on May 30, 1955.
Rossiter and Elizabeth Sinnott Rossiter, his wife, were both born in County
Wexford, Ireland; he about 1829, and she about 1817.
They were married in Ireland about 1852 and came to America via sailing
vessel on their wedding trip, which they took about three months after their
marriage. They located in Cincinnati, Ohio and it was there that the
Magner and Rossiter families became acquainted.
Cincinnati the two families came via boat to Keokuk, Iowa in 1857.
They stayed there a very short time and went by boat to Quincy, and down
to Camp Point, Illinois where new railroads were being laid.
The two men got work on the railroads. About 1873 the Rossiter moved to
Denver, Illinois. They moved back
to Camp point in 1878, and came to Jacksonville, Illinois to live in 1885.
and Elizabeth Rossiter were the parents of two children Anna Elizabeth, born in
Cincinnati, Ohio on October 16, 1854; and Ellen, born in Illinois in 1857.
The Rossiter's came to Jacksonville, Illinois to live in order to be near
their two daughters; Anna, who had married Thomas William Magner in 1878 and had
located in the City of Jacksonville, and Ellen, who had come to Jacksonville to
work in a hospital.
Rossiter died September 19, 1904 in Jacksonville, Illinois and his wife died
January 17, 1904 in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Both are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Louise Magner, fifth child of the said Thomas William and Anna Rossiter Magner,
was married on April 22, 1914 to Thomas Joseph Flynn, son of Lawrence Flynn Sr.
The Ceremony was performed by the Reverend Father John W. Crowe, Pastor, in the
Church of Our Saviour, Jacksonville, Illinois.
were the parents of two children; namely, Anna Catherine, Born September 6,
1915, in the farm home of her parents, northeast of Jacksonville, Illinois and
Paul Joseph, born August 26, 1917, in the farm home of his parents, northeast of
Jacksonville, Illinois (both births being in Morgan county.)
Louise Magner Flynn (Mrs. Thomas Flynn) died in the same country home on October
25, 1918, with flu and pneumonia. Burial
was in Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois.
Joseph Flynn (husband of Teresa Louise Magner Flynn) died on August 21, 1939 of
tuberculosis. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Jacksonville, Illinois.
Submitted by: email@example.com (Paul Flynn)