John McGinnis was the 3rd Great Grandfather of my husband. Son of Irish immigrants and born in Flos, Ontario, Canada on 3 Aug 1857. John was a fisherman much of his life. He moved to Collingwood, Ontario with his parents at the age of 8. He married his French Canadian wife Mary Jane Burgie 28 Dec 1877 and proceeded to have 8 children, one of whom became a ship’s captain. John was obviously well-loved and respected and his fellow fisherman nicknamed him “Daytime” due to his early rising! He was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church in Collingwood and it is in the St. Mary’s Cemetery he was laid to rest joined two years later by his wife Mary Jane. He died in Oct of 1937 at the age of 80 years.
I have yet to determine the name of John McGinnis’ mother and to trace his ancestors into Ireland. His father’s name was also John McGinnis (born abt.. 1818). Ah yes…another Irish brick wall!