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Cahill, George D.



  • Existence: 1820 - 1893

Biographical Note

Irish nationalist.

George D. Cahill (circa 1820-1893) was born in Ireland and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1852. He worked as a bootmaker and grocer in Quincy, Massachusetts and was active in local Irish organizations, acting in a variety of positions in the Fenian Brotherhood, including Shawmut District Centre (leader), Quincy Centre, member of the financial committee, and secretary. In 1881 he helped found the Quincy branch of the Irish National Land League, and in 1883 was one of the founding members of the Irish National League of America, Quincy branch. He served as secretary for both organizations. After retiring from the grocery business, Cahill worked as the sexton of St. John's Church in Quincy. He died December 30, 1893 after collapsing at a city council meeting.

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George D. Cahill papers

Abstract The George D. Cahill papers consist of the personal papers of a Quincy, Mass. merchant active in Irish-American causes in the late nineteenth century. The collection contains correspondence, fliers, circulars, published speeches, and ephemera, as well as membership and financial records for Irish nationalist organizations including the Fenian Brotherhood, the Irish National Land League of the United States, and the Irish National League of America, among others. The papers date from 1845 to...
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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1845-circa 1921; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1890