Photos: Spillane, Peter 1900

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File contributed by: Robert Arnold June 
21, 2011, 6:07 pm


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Peter James Spillane b. June 2, 1860, baptized Bruff 
Parish,Co.Limerick on June 3, 1860. Father: James Spillane   
Mother: Ann Sheehan

The only child of James and Ann Spillane, Peter was born on 
June 2, 1860. His father had died before his birth, only a 
short time after their marriage. Family stories say he fell 
from a horse. His widow Ann later married Robert Johnston 
from Northern Ireland, and immigrated to Toronto, Canada. 
She converted to the Church of England. They had 5 children 
born in Ontario, Canada. 

Peter immigrated to Canada at age 11 by himself to join his 
mother and step-father. He arrived in Canada on Oct 8, 1871. 
the day of the Great Chicago Fire. He did not get along with 
his step-father and later immigrated to PA, and eventually 
settled and married in Memphis, TN. He was a railroad