John T. McCullough legal, financial, and insurance papers
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John T. McCullough legal, financial, and insurance papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McCullough, John T., 1879-1930.
Title: John T. McCullough legal, financial, and insurance papers
Dates: 1920-1932
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 1460

Biographical/Historical Note

John T. McCullough was born December 22, 1879 and was employed since 1909 as a clerk at the Central of Georgia Railway in Savannah, Georgia. His wife was Mary Agnes McCullough, and the couple had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. McCullough's wife died on December 18, 1919 at the age of 40. McCullough died suddenly on December 12, 1930 at his desk in his office at the Central of Georgia Building. At the time of his death, he was an assistant statistician in the Vice-President's office. He was 50 years old when he died. His daughter was also a clerk at the Central of Georgia Railway. Both McCullough and his wife are buried in Catholic Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains legal, financial, and insurance papers of John T. McCullough. His legal papers include a typed copy of his will made February 12, 1924, a copy of the final decree of a lawsuit challenging McCullough's will, and some other legal papers relating to the settling of McCullough's estate. His daughter, Mary Elizabeth McCullough was one of his executors and his main heir. McCullough's will was challenged by his sister-in-law, Josephine McGinley, wife of Joseph P. McGinley, her son, Joseph P. McGinley, Jr. (b. 1909), and her daughters, Margaret J. Reed (b. 1906) and Dorothy McGinley (b. 1918). The rest of the collection contains insurance papers and financial papers which include canceled checks, a bank statement, loan agreements, a copy of a 1929 tax return, bills, insurance policies and receipts.

Index Terms

Bank statements.
Checks (bank checks)
Estate records.
Families--Economic aspects.
Insurance policies.
McCullough, John T., 1879-1930.
McCullough, Mary Elizabeth.
McGinley family.
Receipts (financial records)
Tax returns.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Removed from the Georgia Historical Society's Central of Georgia Railway records, MS 1362.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John T. McCullough legal, financial, and insurance papers, MS 1460, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Legal papers, 1920-1932


2Financial papers, 1920-1932


3Insurance papers, 1920-1932