Irish Weekly and Ulster Examiner
May 1, 1915
Ulster Men Dead Abroad
Honoured Natives of County Down and County Antrim:
Henry Mackin, aged 75, died at his home, 601 Merchant Street, North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa., on the 9th inst. He had been only three days ill with pneumonia. His remains were removed to St Peterís Church, North Side (formerly Allegheny) on the 12th inst., where a Solemn High Mass of Requiem was offered at 9 a.m. His remains were afterwards interred in Calvary Cemetery. The late Mr. Mackin was born in the Parish of Dromore, Co. Down, 75 years ago. When he was a young man in his teens he emigrated to the United States, and settled in Pittsburgh. At that time the great Cracker and Candy Factory owned by the late Edward and Charles Maginn, of Pittsburgh, and natives of Dromore, Co Down. had a monopoly of the cracker and candy business west of the Allegheny Mountains. It was the first steam cracker factory erected west of the Allegheny Mountains and it is owned today by Mr. Daniel Maginn, a native of Dromore. His brothers died a few years ago. The late Mr. Mackin, when he settled in
Pittsburgh, entered the employ of the Maginns, and by his energy, knowledge, ability, and sterling qualities, he soon won both their esteem and confidence. He married a niece of the Maginns, Miss Annie Magee eldest daughter of the late James Magee, of Ballaney, Dromore. Shortly after his marriage he started in business on his own account as a baker and confectioner on Federal Street, Allegheny (now called North Side, as Allegheny has been annexed by the great City of Pittsburgh). He was a staunch Democrat, and a most patriotic Irishman. He was a devoted member of St. Peterís Catholic Church, the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Mutual Benevolent Association, and was director and vice-president of the Calvary Cemetery at the time of his death. He is survived by his devoted wife and his brother Michael Mackin, Rev. John Magee, C.C., of the Diocese of Dromore, is a nephew of the deceased.
At a regular meeting of the Antrim Menís Society of Philadelphia, Pa., held on Sunday, February 28, 1915, resolutions were unanimously adopted sincerely deploring the death of the esteemed secretary, William .J. Gribbon, and electing his son, William. Edmond Gribbon, an honourable member of the society for life, as a monument to the memory of his father. Other resolutions expressed deep sympathy with the widow and family of the deceased, and directed that a report of the proceedings be sent to the IRISH WEEKLY and ULSTER EXAMINER.