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J. D. Quillin, Sr.

Obituary Date: 7/20/1939

Information in this record:
Quillin, J. D., Sr.
age 64 years, prominent citizen and business leader of Berlin, died at his home on Bryan Avenue, in that town around 3:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for several months.
Born at Berlin, the deceased was a son of the late Samuel M. Quillin, Sr., and wife Amanda K. Dirickson. When a young man, Mr. Quillin became associated in the business life of Berlin, owning a mercantile store on the corner of Main and Pitts Streets, present site of the Kozey Korners. Later he became a member of the firm of Burbage, Powell & Company selling out his interest in 1899, Mr.Quillin went to Philadelphia, where he joined a firm in that city.
A few years later, he returned to Berlin, purchased the Powell Mercantile Store, conducting business there for several years, after which Mr. Quillin and the late Chester M. Gumby founded a garage business.
Thirty-four years ago, Mr. Quillin and his brother, Samuel M. Quillin, Sr., now deceased, founded the Berlin Milling Company, at Berlin. Five years later, they expanded, erecting another flour mill at Salisbury. At one period of his life, Mr. Quillin dealt in timber.
He was a director of the Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, of Berlin; was president of the Berlin Milling Company, and was a faithful member of the Stevenson Methodist Church.
Nearly forty years ago, Mr. Quillin married Miss Bertie A. Bowen of Newark, his county, who survives him.
He is also survived by two sons and two daughters. They are: Mr.E. Bowen Quillin, Mr. J. Dirickson Quillin, Jr., Mrs. O. Sheldon Chandler and Miss Constance Quillin, all of Berlin.
Two brothers, Mr. Clinton E. Quillin, of Salisbury; Mr. Raymond T. Quillin of Berlin. One sister, Mrs. Harvey Long of Federalsburg, Maryland, and a half brother, Mr. Jennings B. Quillin, of Saint Michaels, Maryland, also survived.
Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock last Saturday afternoon from the Quillin residence in Berlin, conducted by Rev. O. H. Connolly, Methodist minister of Berlin. Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery near Berlin. Democratic Messenger, Snow Hill, Maryland, Thursday July 20,

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