Rebecca Chandler McGloin

Daughter-in-Law of Old Empresario Succumbs at Her Home

Mrs. Rebecca McGloin, 83, daughter-in-law of the Empresario of San Patricio and mother of J. S. (Jim) McGloin of Corpus Christi, died at her home in Sinton at 4:15 o’clock this morning.

Mass will be said at the Catholic Church in Sinton at 7:30 o’clock Saturday morning and services will be conducted at Old San Patricio at 10 o’clock with David Peel in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McGloin will be buried by her late husband Edward F. McGloin, son of the James McGloin the Empresario, on of the founders of the colony from a Spanish land grant in 1828. Edward F. McGloin Died in 1896.

Mrs. McGloin is survived by the son here, another son, Edward McGloin of Sinton, five daughters, Mrs. J. M. Ford, Mrs. J. A. Hill and Miss Elizabeth McGloin, all of Sinton, Mrs. O. D. Hanley of San Diego and Mrs. C. D. Eads of Odem: a brother, A. R. Chandler of Kingsville, and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Haley of Triune, Tenn.

Until comparatively recently Mrs. McGloin had been active. She was one of the oldest of the pioneer citizens of this section and had lived at Sinton for the last 29 years.

Corpus Christi Times
June 12, 1936
P1 col. 4

Research: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Mar. 10, 2004