QUINN, MARY JOSEPHINE WHITE (1846 ~ 1930). Mary Josephine White Quinn, wife of Confederate veteran Jack Quinn, was born on May 27, 1846, in Missouri to Dan H. White and Sarah C. Crooks. After immigrating to Texas in 1853, White married Jack Quinn in Dallas County in October 1864.
After their marriage, the Quinns settled in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, where Jack Quinn worked as a laborer until April 8, 1894, when he went to live in the Confederate Men's Home in Austin. During the 16 years that he lived in the Home, it is believed that Mary Quinn lived in Fort Worth, because her application to receive a Confederate Widow's Pension was applied for in Tarrant County.
On June 13, 1910, Jack Quinn died at the Home and was buried in the Texas State Cemetery while his wife lived in Fort Worth. In either 1915 or 1916, Mary Quinn moved into the Confederate Women's Home in Austin. According to her death certificate, she had been in Austin for just over 14 years when she died on November 24, 1930.
Mary was also buried in the Texas State Cemetery, but not next to her husband. Jack Quinn was buried in Confederate Field, Section One, Row C, Plot 38.
Information taken from Widow's Application for Pension # 19863 and Death Certificate # 55594.