Phillip J. O'Reilly
|Phillip J. O'Reilly|
|Place of birth:||County Cavan|
|Place of death:||Chicago, Ill.|
|Year of birth:||1865|
|Year of death:||After 1930|
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Phillip J. O'Reilly was not mentioned in O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians (1913), nor was he present in the famous c. 1903 photograph of the Chicago Irish Music Club. However a member of the club was fiddler Philip J. O'Reilly, a native of County Cavan and a "good player [who] had many old manuscripts" [1906 letter from O'Neill to Alfred Percival Graves published in the Journal of the Irish Folk Song Society]. A 1930 census record indicates Phillip J. O'Reilly was born in 1865 in the Irish Free State and was living in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.