Hiram G. McCleskey1

b. 5 July 1913
Father*George B. McCleskey1 b. 1889, d. 1935
Mother*Gertrude E. Fisher1 b. 7 Dec 1887, d. 29 Dec 1973
Birth*5 July 1913Hiram G. McCleskey was born on 5 July 1913 in Texas.1,2
(Son) Census US 19206 February 1920Hiram G. was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 6 February 1920 in the household of his parents in Justice Precinct 5, Lubbock County, Texas. He was 6 years old and not yet attending school.2
(Son) Census US 19309 April 1930Hiram G. was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 9 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Precinct 5, Lubbock County, Texas. He was 16 years old, had attended school within the census year, and worked as a laborer on the family farm for no pay as a member of the family.3

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram G. McCleskey, Memorial# 25458311. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of G. Bennie and Gertie E. McCleskey, Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Lubbock, Texas; Roll: T625_1829; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 177. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Gertie and G. Ben McCleskey, Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 5, Lubbock, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 2342106. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.

Mary E. McCleskey1

b. 1925
Father*George B. McCleskey1 b. 1889, d. 1935
Mother*Gertrude E. Fisher1 b. 7 Dec 1887, d. 29 Dec 1973
Birth*1925Mary E. McCleskey was born about 1925 in Texas.1
(Daughter) Census US 19309 April 1930Mary E. was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 9 April 1930 in the household of her parents in Precinct 5, Lubbock County, Texas. She was 5 years old and had not attended school within the census year.1
(Daughter) Census US 19404 April 1940Mary E. was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 4 April 1940 in the household of her parents on Highway 57, Eastland County, Texas. She was 14 years old, had completed her education through the 7th grade of elementary school, and had attended school within the census year. She had lived with her parents in rural Roosevelt County, New Mexico in 1935.2

Citations

  1. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Gertie and G. Ben McCleskey, Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 5, Lubbock, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0027; FHL microfilm: 2342106. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Gertie McCleskey, Year: 1940; Census Place: Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 67-6. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.

Oma Lee McCleskey1

b. 26 May 1936
Father*Chester Lee McCleskey1,3 b. 28 Jan 1911, d. 2 Jul 1949
Mother*Anna Inez Craig1,2 b. 1914, d. 1942
Birth*26 May 1936Oma Lee McCleskey was born on 26 May 1936 in Elida, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.1
(Daughter) Census US 194017 April 1940Oma Lee was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of her parents in Pinal County, Arizona. She was 4 years old.4
(Daughter) Death1942She was about 6 years old when her mother died in 1942 at about age 28.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Oma Lee (McCleskey) Creighton, Memorial# 64049451. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Anna Inez “Oma” (Craig) McCleskey, Memorial# 177464015.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Chester Lee McCleskey, Memorial# 14800813.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Chester and Oma McCleskey, Year: 1940; Census Place: Pinal, Arizona; Roll: m-t0627-00113; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 11-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.

Granville McClure1

Marriage*He married Rachael Mannen.1

Family

Rachael Mannen
Child1.Mary Hannah McClure+1 b. 1 Oct 1854, d. 8 Aug 1934

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Hannah (McClure) House, Memorial# 94168924. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Mary Hannah McClure1

b. 1 October 1854, d. 8 August 1934
Father*Granville McClure1
Mother*Rachael Mannen1
Birth*1 October 1854Mary Hannah McClure was born on 1 October 1854 in Middletown, Montgomery County, Missouri.1
Marriage*She married Oscar F. House, son of Rockwell W. House and Sally Maria Trask.1
(Wife) Death9 May 1925Mary became a widow when Oscar F. House died on 9 May 1925 at age 75.2
Death*8 August 1934She died on 8 August 1934 in Wellsville, Montgomery County, Missouri, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Presbyterian Cemetery, Vandalia, Audrain County, Missouri.1

Family

Oscar F. House b. 24 Aug 1849, d. 9 May 1925
Child1.Earl William House1,3 b. 15 Mar 1875, d. 25 Feb 1967

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Hannah (McClure) House, Memorial# 94168924. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Oscar F. House, Memorial ID# 94168873.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Earl William House, Memorial# 94189055.

Anne McCluskey1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1800She married Thomas Hinds, son of Thomas Hinds and Anne Slator.1
(Wife) DeathAnne became a widow when Thomas Hinds died.1,2
Will1811Her husband left a will, which was probated in 1811, appointing his wife Anne as Executrix.2,1
(Widow) Deed Memorial30 June 1821Anne was party to a Memorial Deed of lease and release dated 29 and 30 June 1821 regarding the conditions and release of the Hinds family's lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy, County Cavan, made between Walter Hinds Esq. of the city of Dublin, eldest son and heir at law of Walter Hinds late of Bruce Hall Esq. in the county of Cavan deceased, and also administrator of the estate of his sister Martha Hinds, also deceased, of the first part, George Warner of College Green in the city of Dublin, his uncle and one of the aldermen of that city, and his mother Anne (Hinds) Hinds of Blessington street in or near the city of Dublin, widow of Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall, deceased, who were named as trustees and executors in the last will and testament of Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall deceased, of the second part, George Hinds of the city of Dublin Esq., youngest son and one of the legatees named in the last will and testament of Walter Hinds of Bruce Hall deceased of the third part, Isaac Hinds of the city of Dublin, watchmaker, sole executor named in the last will and testament of his mother, Anne (Slator) Hinds, the elder, hereinafter which the said Anne Hinds the elder was the sole executrix named in the last will and testament of her son Alexander Hinds deceased, hereinafter also named Samuel Kennedy of Killeshandra in the county of Cavan, apothecary, and Elizabeth Kennedy otherwise Hinds his wife, and Anne McCluskey of the city of Dublin, widow and executrix of the last will and testament of Thomas Hinds late of the city of Dublin, gentleman deceased and which said Isaac Hinds, Alexander Hinds, Elizabeth Kennedy and Thomas Hinds were four of the children of Thomas Hinds the elder, thereinafter named of the fourth part, and Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore of Stradone House, County Cavan, Benarth, Wales and Bruton Street, London, respectively, of the fifth part.

The deed began by outlining the Hinds family's history with the lands, reciting first that Walter Hinds, formerly of Corrakane in the county of Cavan, was seized in fee of and in the lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy previous to the year 1770, and that, being so seized, had conveyed the lands to his son Thomas Hinds as a child's portion in the marriage settlement agreement he made in August 1770 with Alexander Slator of Whitehill, County Longford, father of Thomas' wife Anne (Slator) Hinds. And reciting that, as a part of that agreement, after the death of Thomas, his widow Anne was to receive a jointure of £50 a year payable out of the lands. The agreement also directed that, after the death of Thomas, the lands should descend to his male issue and that, after the death of his widow Anne, her jointure should revert to the couple's male issue. The agreement also permitted Thomas, at any time he thought proper, to raise the sum of £1000 as a portion for each of his younger children, whether males or females.

The 1821 deed then recited that the marriage between Thomas Hinds and Anne Slator was duly had and solemnized and that Thomas entered into possession of the lands and remained seized thereof until the time of his death. It recited that he died in 1794 leaving Anne Hinds otherwise Slator his widow, also since deceased, and seven children of the marriage, namely Walter Hinds, his eldest son and heir at law, Alexander Hinds, his second son since deceased, Thomas Hinds, his third son since deceased, Isaac Hinds, Martha Warner, now the wife of George Warner, Elizabeth Kennedy and Mary Hinds. It recited that previous to his death, Thomas Hinds duly made and published his last will and testament whereby he left to his eldest son Walter the lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy, and to each of his six younger children the sum of £1000. His will had appointed his wife Anne Hinds, his son-in-law George Warner, and his second son Alexander Hinds his executors.

The 1821 deed next recited that Thomas Hinds the younger was also dead, having first duly made his will whereof he appointed his wife Anne McCluskey his executrix, and that his second son Alexander Hinds was also dead but, previous to his death, had duly made and published his last will and testament by which he appointed his mother, Anne Hinds the elder, his sole executrix, and that Anne Hinds the elder was also deceased and that she had by her last will appointed her son Isaac Hinds her sole executor. The death of Mary Hinds, another of the children of Thomas and Anne Hinds the elder, was also recited, with the statement that her brother Isaac had obtained letters of administration for all of her properties.

The 1821 deed went on to recite that Walter Hinds, upon the death of his father Thomas, entered into possession of the lands and premises of Gortnatrieve and Behy and that by deeds of lease and release, followed by a deed of common recovery, both in 1795, had become seized in his demesne, as of fee, of and in the lands and premises of Gortnatrieve and Behy. And that being so thereof seized, he duly made and published his last will and testament whereby he gave and bequeathed to his wife Anne Hinds and his brother-in-law George Warner, as trustees, the said towns and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy. To hold the same unto the said George Warner and Anne Hinds and the survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor forever subject to his just debts and chargeables as therein mentioned upon trust to levy and pay out of said lands unto his widow Anne Hinds a sum of £50 and also one annuity of £100 in lieu of all dower and the will gave his son George Hinds the sum of £1500 payable as therein mentioned and to any other child he might have by his wife Anne the sum of £1000 provided however that if he should have such other child, his son George should only be paid a sum of £1000 instead of the legacy of £1500 and subject to such annuity and legacies the will directed his trustees should stand seized and possessed of such lands for and to the use of his eldest son Walter Hinds Esq., party to the indenture of release first herein mentioned, his heirs and assigns forever, and of his said will he appointed his wife Anne (Hinds) Hinds and George Warner executors and died leaving his widow Anne and three children, namely Walter Hinds Esq., his eldest son and heir at law, George Hinds, and Martha Hinds. And then also reciting the death of Martha Hinds intestate and unmarried and that Walter Hinds, her brother, had obtained letters of administration of her goods and chattels, and also reciting that the said George Warner in right of his wife Martha Warner, otherwise Hinds, the said Isaac Hinds in his own right, and also as executor of the said Alexander Hinds, and also as administrator of the said Mary Hinds, the said Anne McCluskey and executrix of Thomas Hinds Junior, and the said Samuel Kennedy and Elizabeth Kennedy his wife , parties to the said first mentioned indenture of release were under the marriage articles of the first day of August 1770 and the will of the said Thomas Hinds, entitled to what remained of the said sum of £1000, and which then amounted to a sum of £769,12s,6p, and that the said George Hinds was then entitled to the sum of £1500 for principal and interest on the sum of £1000 bequeathed to him by his father the said Walter Hinds, and that there was nothing due to Walter Hinds the younger as administrator of his sister Martha Hinds, of her legacy of £1000.

Finally, after reviewing all of the pertinent past history regarding the family and the lands, the 1821 deed recited that Robert Burrowes, late of Bolton Street in the county of Middlesex, England, deceased, by his last will and testament in writing, directed the residue of his fortune to be laid out in lands, as contiguous as practicable, to Stradone in the county of Cavan and he appointed Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore his executors. And further reciting that in order to discharge the several demands of Walter Hinds Esq., by and with the consent and approbation of his mother Anne (Hinds) Hinds, proposed to the executors of Robert Burrowes deceased, Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore, to sell to them the lands and premises freed and discharged of the annuity of £100 to his mother Anne Hinds, and that Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore had agreed to such proposal. The deed next witnessed that, in consideration of the sum of £769,12s,6p to George Warner, Isaac Hinds, Anne McCluskey and Samuel and Elizabeth Kennedy, in hand well and truly paid by Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore, in full discharge of their several and respective demands against the lands and premises, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged, and of the further sum of £1500 by Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore to George Hinds well and truly paid, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged in full discharge of his, George Hinds', claims against the lands and premises, and of a further sum of £5009,1s,6p, being the residue of the purchase money by Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore well and truly paid to Walter Hinds Esq. and his mother Anne Hinds, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged, and for and in consideration of the further sum of 10 shillings registered by Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore to George Warner and Anne Hinds, the trustees named in the last will and testament of Walter Hinds, the receipt thereof was also thereby acknowledged, they, Walter Hinds Esq., George Warner and Anne (Hinds) Hinds, by and with the consent and approbation of Isaac Hinds, Anne McCluskey and Samuel and Elizabeth Kennedy, and also of George Hinds, testified by their being parties to and executing the deed of release according to their several and respective interests did, and each and every of them did, thereby grant, bargain, sell, alien, release, and confirm unto Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore in their actual possession then by virtue of a bargain and sale to them thereof made by Walter Hinds Esq., his uncle George Warner and mother Anne Hinds therein recited, and to their heirs and assigns, all that and those the towns and lands of Gortnatrieve and Behy, or by whatever other names and descriptions they may be known or called by, situate, lying and being in the parish of Killeshandra, barony of Tullyhunco, county of Cavan, to hold unto Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore, their heirs and assigns forever, to the use and behalf of Thomas Burrowes, Arnold Robinson Burrowes and John Woolmore, their heirs and assigns upon the trusts and to the uses expressed and declared in and by the will of Robert Burrowes. And Anne (Hinds) Hinds did thereby remise release exonerate and discharge the lands and premises from the annuity of £100 payable to her as aforesaid and the indenture also canceled covenants of good title of quiet possession and of further assurance and also a schedule of the tenants leases then in being. The deed was duly executed with signatures of all parties, witnessed by a variety of individuals, and registered on 01 October 1821.1

Family

Thomas Hinds

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1821; Film number 467074; Volume 765; Page 539; Deed number 519474. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S1623] Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858.

Lucinda McCommon1,2,3

b. 2 June 1837
Father*William McCommon3 b. 1813
Mother*Edna __?__3 b. 1815
Birth*2 June 1837Lucinda McCommon was born on 2 June 1837 in Indiana.1,4
Marriage*3 September 1855She married first William Marshall on 3 September 1855 in Fulton County, Illinois.2,4
Marriage*2 May 1858She married second Ithamar Adamson on 2 May 1858.1,5
Census US 1870*16 June 1870Lucinda and Ithamar Adamson were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 June 1870 in Lee, Fulton County, Illinois. Ithamar was 37 years of age, unable to read or write, and was a farmer with a personal estate valued at $500; and Lucinda was able to read and write, and was 33 years of age and keeping house. Five children were enumerated with the couple in 1870. William N. Marshall, Lucinda's son from her first marriage, was recorded with the surname Adamson. He was 14 years old, able to read and not yet to write, and had attended school within the census year; Zachariah Adamson, the couple's eldest, was 10 years old, able to read and write, and had attended school within the census year; Franklin and Edna were ages 4 and 2 years, respectively; and the couple's baby boy, who had been born in May and was not yet named, was one month old.1
Census State KS 1885*1 March 1885Lucinda and Ithamar Adamson were listed on the 1885 Kansas State census taken on 1 March 1885 in Grant Township, Jewell County, Kansas. Ithamar was recorded as 52 years of age and a farmer, and Lucinda was 45 years of age and keeping house. Three of their children were listed with them. Frank was 18 years old and farming, likely with his father; Melissa was 13 years old and helping with the housekeeping; and Jonas A. was 11 years old. The couple's married daughter and her husband, Edna and John Emanuel, were listed in the next household on the same census page.6

Family 1

William Marshall
Child1.William N. Marshall1 b. 1856

Family 2

Ithamar Adamson b. 1833
Children1.Zachariah Adamson1 b. 1860
2.Franklin Adamson1 b. 1866
3.Edna Adamson+1 b. Mar 1867, d. May 1942
4.Baby Boy Adamson1 b. May 1870
5.Melissa Adamson6 b. 1872
6.Jonas A. Adamson6 b. 1874

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ithamar and Lucinda Adamson, Year: 1870; Census Place: Lee, Fulton, Illinois; Roll: M593_223; Page: 125A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lucinda McCammon and William Marshall on 3 September 1855 in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Edna McCommon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Warren, Illinois; Roll: 131; Page: 52b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2408] Lucinda Adamson 1929 Missouri Obituary, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Tri-County News, (King City, Missouri), Friday, 26 April 1929, page 10, reporting funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Adamson, age 91, who died at the home of her son, Albert Adamson, near Fairport, burial in Fairport Cemetery; born June 2, 1937 in Indiana, married William Marshall in Illinois in 1855, one son, married Ithamar Adamson on May 2, 1858, eight children, five boys and three girls, survived by two sons, Zachariah and Jonas Albert, of near Maysville, two daughters, Edna Whisler, Elm Creek, Nebraska, and Melissa Moss, Jerico, Missouri, two sisters, Edna Snively of San Bernardino, California and Sarah Bird, Liverpool, California. Hereinafter cited as Lucinda Adamson 1929 Missouri Obituary.
  5. [S2408] Lucinda Adamson 1929 Missouri Obituary, online at www.newspapers.com, Tri-County News, (King City, Missouri), Friday, 26 April 1929, page 10, reporting funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Adamson, age 91, who died at the home of her son, Albert Adamson, near Fairport, burial in Fairport Cemetery; born June 2, 1937 in Indiana, married William Marshall in Illinois in 1855, one son, married Ithamar Adamson on May 2, 1858, eight children, five boys and three girls, survived by two sons, Zachariah and Jonas Albert, of near Maysville, two daughters, Edna Whisler, Elm Creek, Nebraska, and Melissa Moss, Jerico, Missouri, two sisters, Edna Snively of San Bernardino, California and Sarah Bird, Liverpool, California.
  6. [S1693] Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, household of I. and Lucinda Adamson, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_62; Line: 14. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925.

William McCommon1

b. 1813
Birth*1813William McCommon was born about 1813 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*He married Edna __?__.1

Family

Edna __?__ b. 1815
Child1.Lucinda McCommon+1 b. 2 Jun 1837

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Edna McCommon, Year: 1850; Census Place: Warren, Illinois; Roll: 131; Page: 52b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Charles Gray McComsey1

b. 22 April 1838, d. 25 November 1920
Birth*22 April 1838Charles Gray McComsey was born on 22 April 1838 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.1
Marriage*28 May 1860He married Mary E Godfrey, daughter of Henry S. Godfrey and Armina Godfrey, on 28 May 1860 in Lafayette, Stark County, Illinois.1,2
Death*25 November 1920He died on 25 November 1920 in Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, at age 821
Burial* and was buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Gering.1

Family

Mary E Godfrey b. 15 Aug 1840, d. 30 Oct 1922

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Gray McComsey, Memorial# 79392981. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Elizabeth (Godfrey) McComsey, Memorial# 79394159.

Elizabeth Louise McConin1

b. 1910
Father*Joseph McConin1
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1
Birth*1910Elizabeth Louise McConin was born about 1910 in Caseyville, Union County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*4 August 1928She married first, as his first wife, Clair A. Mallo, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, on 4 August 1928 in Shelby, Toole County, Montana.1

Family

Clair A. Mallo b. 7 Dec 1907, d. 11 Apr 1962

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 August 1928 in Shelby, Toole, Montana, USA, for Clair Mallo, age 21, not previously married, born about 1907 in Chetek, Wisconsin, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, married Elizabeth Louise McConin, age 18, not previously married, born about 1910 in Caseyville, Kentucky, daughter of Joseph McConin and Elizabeth ______, citing Certificate# 869, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.

Joseph McConin1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth __?__.1

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 4 August 1928 in Shelby, Toole, Montana, USA, for Clair Mallo, age 21, not previously married, born about 1907 in Chetek, Wisconsin, son of Frank Mallo and Della Grenier, married Elizabeth Louise McConin, age 18, not previously married, born about 1910 in Caseyville, Kentucky, daughter of Joseph McConin and Elizabeth ______, citing Certificate# 869, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.

Peter McConnell1

b. 1833, d. 18 June 1908
Birth*1833Peter McConnell was born about 1833 in Ireland.1,2
Marriage*19 July 1866He married, as her second husband, Ann (Courtney) McGovern, daughter of Owen Courtney and Catherine Connolly, on 19 July 1866 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois.1,2
Census US 1870*4 August 1870Ann and Peter McConnell were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 4 August 1870 in Oneida, Knox County, Illinois. Peter was 37 years of age and worked as a day laborer. His real estate was valued at $1,000 and his personal estate at $100. Ana was 39 and keeping house. The three youngest of Ana's children lived in the home. George was 16, James 15 and Mary E., who attended school, was 11.3
(Husband) Death19 November 1886Peter became a widower when Ann (Courtney) McGovern McConnell died on 19 November 1886.4,2
Death*18 June 1908He died on 18 June 1908.1,2

Family

Ann Courtney b. 1827, d. 19 Nov 1886

Citations

  1. [S955] Stan Courtney, "E-Mail from Stan Courtney," e-mail message from e-mail address to LHB, 08 December 2011, follow-up email dated 03 December 2016. Hereinafter cited as "E-Mail from Stan Courtney."
  2. [S1553] Courtney Family Tree, researched and presented by Stan Courtney, online at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/71124728/family, Peter McConnell, http://person.ancestry.com/tree/71124728/person/46551463981/…. Hereinafter cited as Courtney Family Tree.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Peter McConnell, Oneida, Knox, Illinois; Roll: M593_241; Page: 359B; Image: 52651; Family History Library Film: 545740. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann (Courtney) McConnell, Memorial# 156908666, information created by Stan Courtney. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

William McConnell

(Witness to Deed) Land Transfer16 September 1823John Bolton and Rachel Bolton of Berkley, in the County of Bristol, yeoman, signed a deed agreement on 16 September 1823 to sell land in Berkley, Massachusetts, to Tamerlane Burt and Thomas J. Burt, both of Berkley, yeoman, for the sum of $160. The deed was recorded on 27 Nov 1823 and described the tract and lot of land situated in Berkley as follows: Beginning at a stone set in the ground with stones about it in the line of land owned by Tamerlane Burt, thence South twenty-four degrees, West sixteen rods and twenty links to a stone set in the ground at the root of a maple tree marked in the line of Thomas Briggs land, then Northwesterly by land of Thomas Briggs, Clarissa Burt and Serena Babbitt fifty-three rods to the River Creek so called, thence by said creek Northerly to land of Thomas J. Burt thence by his land and land of said Tamerlane Burt South sixty-two degrees, East about sixty rods to the first ___________bounds containing about six and a quarter acres ________. The deed was signed by John Bolton and Rachel Bolton on 16 Sep 1823, with Abiathar Phillips, Levi French and William McConnell as witnesses.1

Citations

  1. [S597] Bristol County (Mass.) deed records, v. 1-556, (1686-1900 and 1686-1956) index -, 1686-1956. Microreproduction of original records in the registrar's office, Taunton, Massachusetts. Includes index. Note: Part I of Volume 7, pages 1-654 of this series was found on Film# 1405193 and has been referenced separately in this project as Source# 597. volume 114, pages 139-140; on microfilm volume 113-114 for 1823-1824, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Bristol County, Massachusetts Deeds: Taunton Registry (1686-1900).

Elisha McCool1

b. 1797, d. 1844
Birth*1797Elisha McCool was born in 1797 in Newberry County, South Carolina.2
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sarah Haworth, daughter of James Wade Haworth and Ann Emily Coppock.1
Death*1844He died in 1844 in Miami County, Ohio.2

Family

Sarah Haworth b. 18 May 1798, d. 1859

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah "Sally" (Haworth) Heaton, Memorial# 92261089. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elisha McCool, Memorial# 92376666.

Michael McCormick1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandMichael McCormick witnessed the will of John Bell of Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland, on 14 June 1786.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Ella M. McCoy1

b. 24 June 1865, d. 15 March 1942
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*24 June 1865Ella M. McCoy was born on 24 June 1865 in Lee County, Iowa.1
Marriage*3 February 1886She married Stillman Brown Edwards, son of Lathan Edwards and Celia Jane Heaton, on 3 February 1886.1,2,3
Residence*After their marriage they established their home in the township of Nodaway, Taylor County, Iowa.1
Relocation*1924 In the spring of 1924, Stillman and Ella moved to Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa, with other members of their extended families.1
Death*15 March 1942She suffered a heart attack and died at age 76 on 15 March 1942 at the Rialto Theater, Villisca, while attending a matinee with her husband.1
Burial*She was buried in Villisca Cemetery, Villisca.1

Family

Stillman Brown Edwards b. 15 Jan 1862, d. 7 Jan 1947

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ella M. (McCoy) Edwards, Memorial# 15013550. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Stillman Brown Edwards, Memorial# 15013519.
  3. [S1508] Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film Number: 1035210 Reference ID: 2:3ZCPW5S. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996.

Huldah McCoy1,2

b. 20 December 1869, d. 19 June 1946
Birth*20 December 1869Huldah McCoy was born on 20 December 1869 in Knox County, Missouri.3,4
Marriage*17 December 1885She married Hiram E. Funk on 17 December 1885 in Novelty, Knox County, Missouri.1,2
Census US 1930*15 April 1930Huldah and H. E. Funk were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 15 April 1930 in Protection, Comanche County, Kansas. Hiram was 70 years of age and worked for wages as a salesman in a nursery, and Huldah was 60 years of age and worked for wages as a nurse in a private home. They had been ages 27 and 17 years, respectively, when they married and rented their home, which was not on a farm, for $11 per month. Three of their children were enumerated with them in 1930. Their son, Delbert was 18 years old and worked for wages as a laborer for a telephone company; and their younger daughter, Edna, was 15 years old and had attended school within the census year. Their elder daughter, Myrtle, who had been married two years earlier, was recorded as Myrtle Funk. She was 20 years old, recorded as single, and worked for wages as a housekeeper in a private home. Her husband, Melvin J. Walker, who was enumerated in the household of his brother in Omaha, Nebraska, was recorded as married. Everyone in the Funk family was able to read and write.3
(Wife) Death11 July 1942Huldah became a widow when Hiram E. Funk died on 11 July 1942 at age 83.5
Death*19 June 1946She died on 19 June 1946 in Protection, Comanche County, Kansas, at age 764
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Protection Cemetery, Protection.4,5

Family

Hiram E. Funk b. 18 Feb 1859, d. 11 Jul 1942
Children1.Lula May Funk6,4 b. 10 Oct 1886, d. 13 Nov 1894
2.Clyde Virgil Funk7,4 b. 26 Apr 1890
3.Nellie Bird Funk8,4 b. 2 Dec 1891
4.John Floyd Funk9,4 b. 25 Oct 1893
5.Sylvia Lee Funk10,4 b. 11 Oct 1896
6.Claud Dewey Funk11,4 b. 22 Apr 1898
7.Ina Gladys Funk12,4 b. 10 Feb 1900, d. 7 Nov 1922
8.Verna L. Funk13,4 b. 11 Apr 1904
9.Georgia Marie Funk14,4 b. 3 May 1906
10.June Funk15,4 b. 10 Jun 1908
11.Myrtle Funk+1,16,4 b. 10 Apr 1910, d. 30 Apr 1952
12.Delbert Edison Funk3,17,4 b. 11 Feb 1912
13.Edna Blanche Funk3,18,4 b. 6 Mar 1915

Citations

  1. [S1700] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Melvin Walker of Omaha, Nebraska, age 23, his second marriage, born in Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri, son of E A Walker and Bertha Coffer, married Myrtle Funk of Omaha, Nebraska, age 19, her first marriage, born in Yelton, Harper County, Oklahoma, daughter of H E Funk and Hulda McCoy, married on 24 July 1928 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, referencing Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa, Series Title: Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1947.
  2. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 December 1885 in Novelty, Knox County, Missouri, USA, of Miss Huldah McCoy and Hiram E Funk, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  3. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of H. E. and Huldah Funk, Year: 1930; Census Place: Protection, Comanche, Kansas; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0009; FHL microfilm: 2340432. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Huldah (McCoy) Funk, Memorial# 21564607. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram Elijah Funk, Memorial# 21564600.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lula May Funk, Memorial# 55008767.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clyde Virgil Funk, Memorial# 97752865.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nellie Bird (Funk) Hosier, Memorial# 21552090.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Floyd Funk, Memorial# 44005000.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvia Lee (Funk) Metzger, Memorial# 21219703.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Claud Dewey Funk Sr., Memorial# 21788193.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ina Gladys (Funk) Moore, Memorial# 21236402.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Verna L. (Funk) Williams, Memorial# 116127829.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Georgia Marie (Funk) Dorsey, Memorial# 64284385.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, June (Funk) Edmonds, Memorial# 131566715.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Myrtle (Funk) Hopkins, Memorial# 21551963.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Delbert Edison Funk, Memorial# 19966512.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edna Blanche (Funk) Melcher, Memorial# 146610619.

Rachel McCoy1

b. circa 1823
Birth*circa 1823Rachel McCoy was born circa 1823 in Ohio.1
Marriage*30 October 1842She married David Ball on 30 October 1842 in Columbiana County, Ohio.1,2

Family

David Ball b. 1813
Child1.Jonathan C. Ball1 b. Nov 1850, d. 20 Jun 1931

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jonathan C. Ball, Memorial# 90074425. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Rachel Mccoy and David Ball on 30 October 1842 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927766. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Sallie McCoy1

b. 1813
Birth*1813Sallie McCoy was born about 1813 in Grayson County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*14 June 1832She married John Figgins on 14 June 1832 in Perry County, Indiana.1,2

Family

John Figgins b. 1810, d. a 1870
Child1.Miranda Figgins3,1 b. Jun 1840, d. 27 Dec 1914

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LBP8-3NG. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LBP8-HBS
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LVHX-T5G

______ McCoy1

Marriage*He married, as her sixth husband, Bessie Mae (Jordan) Long Fahnholz Wilkinson Gilstrap Pittman, daughter of John B. Jordan and Clara Cash.1,2

Family

Bessie Mae Jordan b. 16 Feb 1914, d. 5 May 2000

Citations

  1. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Bessie Mae Long, born on 16 February 1914 at Rockwall, Texas, child of John B Jordan and Clara M Cash, died in 5 May 2000, agency notes: Dec 1947: Name listed as BESSIE MAE LONG; Jan 1948: Name listed as BESSIE MAE FAHNHOLZ; Jun 1960: Name listed as BESSIE MAE GILSTRAP; Jun 1964: Name listed as BESSIE MAE PITTMAN; Jan 1967: Name listed as BESSIE MAE MCCOY; Aug 1972: Name listed as BESSIE FINNEY. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S2208] Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 28 June 1968 in Jackson County, Arkansas, USA, of Mrs. Bessie McCoy of Bradford, Jackson County, age 54, born on 16 February 1914 in Texas, nurse, and H. J. Hamby of Bradford, Jackson County, age 48, born 27 August 1919 in Missouri, retired RR, citing Certificate# 007670, Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, Year 1968, Film# 3. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969.

Catherine McCray1

b. 16 August 1784, d. 26 March 1834
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*16 August 1784Catherine McCray was born on 16 August 1784 in Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*25 March 1802She married Abraham Heaton, son of Ebenezer Heaton and Joannah Sutton, on 25 March 1802 in Preble County, Ohio, or perhaps in Mason County, Kentucky.1,3,2
Residence*Abraham and Catherine spent about 15 years in southeastern Ohio before settling first in Fayette County, Indiana and then in Henry County, Indiana. He was a large land owner in those days and had the only grist mill in the region.1
Death*26 March 1834She died on 26 March 1834 in Henry County, Indiana, at age 491,2
Burial* and was buried in Proctor Cemetery, Elkhart County, Indiana. Proctor Cemetery was also known as the Heaton Baptist Cemetery.2,4

Family

Abraham Heaton b. 12 May 1779, d. 12 Sep 1849

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 10, pages 416-417. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Catherine (McCray) Heaton, Memorial# 37249021. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Heaton, Memorial# 37248935.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 10, pages 416-417, noting that both Catherine and Abraham Heaton were buried in the Oakridge Cemetery near Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Florence McCrery1

b. 1883, d. 1959
Birth*1883Florence McCrery was born about 1883.1
Marriage*20 July 1906She married, as his second wife, Henry Chapman, son of Thomas J. Chapman and Hannah R. Smith, on 20 July 1906 in Gentry County, Missouri.1,2,3
(Wife) Death13 January 1948Florence became a widow when Thomas Henry Chapman died on 13 January 1948 at age 78.2
(Aunt) Death18 November 1950Florence's deceased husband's niece, Viola Irene Cooper, younger daughter of Henry Chapman's brother, Price Chapman, shot and killed her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper, during an argument on 18 November 1950 in their home near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Price's granddaughter, Dolores J. (Walker) Buck, and her husband, James A. Buck, who had been staying with the Coopers for about six weeks, witnessed the killing. Whitney Logan Cooper was 66 years of age.4,5,6,7
(Aunt) Murder18 November 1950Coverage of Cooper's murder appeared in newspapers in Stanberry and Albany, Gentry County, Missouri, and as far south as Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, with much of the reporting overlapping with the same information, especially in Gentry County. We've selected two articles that, in spite of some duplicate information, appear to provide as much of the complete story as we've found. Our transcriptions of those two articles follow:


Springfield Leader and Press, Springfield, Missouri, Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11


Woman Faces Murder Charge
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Shoots Her Husband Following Argument


OSCEOLA. November 20 (Special) -- A 46-year old farm wife is being held in St. Clair County jail here today, accused of the gun slaying of her 58-year-old husband during a Saturday night argument in their home seven miles west of Collins.

Prosecuting attorney E. W. Mills said a second degree murder charge had been filed against Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, Whitney Logan Cooper.

The charge was drawn against Mrs. Cooper, Mills said, after the woman signed a statement admitting the slaying.

An inquest has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in the courthouse. Mills said Mrs. Cooper won’t be arraigned until after the inquest.
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According to Sheriff Logan Perry, the shooting occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday after the Coopers and Mr. and Mrs. James Buck, (James A. Buck and Dolores J. (Walker) Buck), son-in-law and daughter of Mrs. Cooper, returned to their 80-acre hill farm after a drinking party in Humansville and nearby Collins.

Perry said the Coopers and Bucks drove to Humansville early Saturday evening and spent some time in a tavern there. They also stopped in Collins for more drinks, Mrs. Cooper told the sheriff.

Mrs. Cooper, authorities added, said her husband became jealous over a man she was talking to at one of the taverns.
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And after they returned to their farm home, Cooper allegedly threatened to kill his wife. Mrs. Cooper then related she ran into a bedroom to get her husband’s .38 caliber revolver. When Cooper, the woman said “came at her” threateningly she pulled the trigger. The bullet went through the left side of his chest and out his back. Cooper died instantly.

The Bucks, who had lived with the Coopers for the past six weeks, confirmed Mrs. Cooper’s account of the slaying.

Surviving Cooper, who had lived near Collins “for a couple of years”, Perry said, are a daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Lester, of Kansas City, and a sister.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Goodrich of Osceola.
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The Albany Ledger, Albany, Missouri, Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1


Whit Cooper Was Buried Here Last Friday Afternoon
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Remains Brought to Albany for Interment Following Inquest
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Funeral services for Whitney Logan Cooper, a former citizen of this community, were held here last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Brooks Funeral Home. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. Lee Hughes, pastor of the Albany Methodist Church, and interment was in the Grandview cemetery.

The remains reached Albany last Thursday morning from Collins, Missouri, where Mr. Cooper had lived. The body was held there pending an inquest held on Tuesday of last week.

Mr. Cooper was shot in the chest at 11:15 o’clock on Saturday night, November 18. The shooting took place in his home and he was killed instantly. His wife, Mrs. Viola Irene Cooper, who formerly lived near Stanberry, gave herself up to St. Clair County authorities.

Members of the family knew little of the murder. Some of the relatives who were there for the funeral knew that Mrs. Cooper had surrendered but none of them knew the circumstances leading up to the fatal shooting. It was said that Mrs. Cooper refused to testify at the inquest.

Mr. Cooper will be remembered by many persons here. He had lived in this vicinity over a period of several years. He was associated with his brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck, who now lives in Denver, Colorado.

The two brothers had worked over a period of several years at the time the Cousins Lumber Company was in operation here. Whit Cooper had charge of the construction of the present Gentry County jail here and, as far as his brother knew, it was about his last construction work in this vicinity.

The following obituary was read at the funeral here last Friday:

Whitney Logan Cooper, the son of the late Coleman and Josephine Cooper, was born on December 12, 1883 in Appleton City, Missouri, and departed this life at his home near Collins, Missouri, on November 18, 1950. He was past 65 years of age.

He lived in and near Albany the early part of his life, leaving here about 25 years ago. Most of that time since he has lived in the southern part of Missouri.

He was converted when a young man at a revival at the old Gentryville church and was baptised, taking membership in the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, by one daughter born to that marriage, by one brother, Walter V. Cooper, Charles E. Buck and Lewis Deloyd Buck of Denver, Colorado, and by two sisters, Ida, Merle, Gertrude, Thelma, Docia, Luella and Ethyl, wives of Leslie R. Griffith, Walter E. Smith, John Pleasant Warden, Thomas Arthur Johnson and Fred C. Cox, respectively, of Englewood, Colorado, and Maryville. There are other relatives and friends left to morn his tragic death.
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Death*1959She died in 1959 at about ag 761
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Greenridge Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri.1,2

Family

Thomas H. Chapman b. 15 Mar 1869, d. 13 Jan 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Florence (McCrery) Chapman, Memorial# 46918717. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Henry “Henry” Chapman, Memorial# 47292664.
  3. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 20 July 1906 in Gentry County, Missouri, USA, of Henry Chapman and D F Mccrery, both of Gentry, Gentry County, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
  4. [S2178] Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 18 November 1950 in St. Clair County, Missouri, USA, of Whitney Logan Cooper, age 66, carpenter, building industry, married to Irene Cooper, born 12 December 1883 in Missouri to Coleman Cooper and Josephine Logan, autopsy, cause of death homicide in home, rural Collins, Washington Township, St. Clair County, gunshot wound, gun fired by Irene Cooper, informant Merle Smith, Maryville, burial on 24 November 1950 in Albany, referencing Missouri Office of the Secretary of State, Jefferson City, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1969, Certificate# 38190. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Death Certificates, 1910-1969.
  5. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11, reporting the location of is death as seven miles west of Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  6. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1, reporting his place of death as near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Whitney Logan “Leck” Cooper, Memorial# 18233247, reporting his place of death as Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri.
  8. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, Springfield Leader and Press, (Springfield, Greene County, Missouri), Monday, 20 November 1950, page 11.
  9. [S2312] Newspaper Stories Regarding the 1950 Murder of Whitney Logan Cooper near Collins, St. Clair County, Missouri, online at www.newspapers.com, The Albany Ledger, (Albany, Gentry County, Missouri), Thursday, 30 November 1950, page 1.

Jane McCroskey1

Marriage*She married James Ewing.1

Family

James Ewing
Child1.John McCroskey Ewing1 b. 13 Jul 1830, d. 5 Feb 1901

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John McCroskey Ewing, Memorial# 59734820. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Wandas V. McCullough1,2,3

b. 2 November 1888, d. 11 July 1954
Birth*2 November 1888Wandas V. McCullough was born on 2 November 1888 in Oakwood, Paulding County, Ohio.1,4
Name VariationHer full name was Wandas Victoria McCullough.2,1
Marriage*14 September 1907She married, as his second wife, John M. Lighthill, son of Robert Hendrickson Lighthill and Lydia McMannis, on 14 September 1907 in Paulding County, Ohio.1,2,5,3
(Sister-in-Law) Census US 191021 April 1910Wandas V. was enumerated with her husband and children on the 1910 census taken on 21 April 1910 in the household of her brother-in-law, William N. Lighthill, in Brown, Paulding County, Ohio. Wandas was 21 years of age and had given birth to one child, Oscar J. Lighthill, who was one year old. Her husband, John, was 30 years of age and worked as a laborer doing odd jobs. His two surviving daughters from his first marriage, Lydia E. and Orpha M., were ages 10 and 4 years old, respectively, and Lydia had attended school within the census year.6
Death*11 July 1954She died on 11 July 1954 in Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan, at age 652,3
Burial* and was buried in Block 120, Grave 191 of Riverside Cemetery, Albion.2

Family

John M. Lighthill b. 6 Jun 1880, d. 2 May 1960
Child1.Oscar J. Lighthill6 b. 1909

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John M. Lighthill, laborer, age 27 on 6 June 1907, residence Oakwood, Ohio, born in Paulding County, Ohio, parents Hendricks Lighthill and Lydia McManus, was married once before and no wife living, and Wandas V. Mc Cullough, housekeeper, age 19 on 2 November 1907, residence Oakwood, Paulding County, Ohio, born in Paulding County, parents Grant McCullough and Rosa Edwards, not previously married, not a widow or divorced woman, married on 14 September 1907 in Paulding County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000925302. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Wandas Victoria (McCullough) Lighthill, Memorial# 13061391. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Battle Creek Enquirer, (Battle Creek, Michigan), Monday, 2 May 1960, page 5, from Albion, reporting the death of John M. Lighthill, retired Union Steel Products Company boilerman, died morning of 2 May 1960 at home of daughter, Mrs. Harold Shaffer of 600 Hillcrest Street where he had made his home, born in Oakwood, Ohio, son of Robert and Lydia (McManus) Lighthill, moved to Albion 50 years earlier, married Wandas McCullough on 10 September 1907 in Paulding, Ohio, she died in 1954; he was survived by five daughters, Mrs. LaVern (Lydia) Einhart of Augusta, Mrs. Frank (May) Collins of Battle Creek, Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Winchell of Albion, and Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Shaffer of Albion, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wandas Victoria (McCullough) Lighthill, Memorial# 13061391, reporting her place of birth as Oakwood, Montgomery County, Ohio.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John McManus Lighthill, Memorial# 13061367.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William N. Lighthill, Year: 1910; Census Place: Brown, Paulding, Ohio; Roll: T624_1220; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0050; FHL microfilm: 1375233. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

William McCullough1

b. 18 May 1828, d. 30 December 1902
Birth*18 May 1828William McCullough was born about 18 May 1828 in New Jersey.1,2,3
Marriage*31 March 1853He married first Martha Ann Campbell, daughter of John Berry Campbell and Cynthia Beard Black, on 31 March 1853 in Scott County, Illinois.1,3,4
(Husband) Death3 November 1860William became a widower when Martha Ann (Campbell) McCullough died on 3 November 1860 at age 25.4
Marriage*16 October 1862He married second Emily Jane Camp, daughter of George Camp and Nancy Felton, on 16 October 1862 in Scott County.5
Death*30 December 1902He died on 30 December 1902 in Scott County at age 743
Burial* and was buried in Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County.3

Family 1

Martha Ann Campbell b. 31 Mar 1835, d. 3 Nov 1860

Family 2

Emily Jane Camp b. 19 Mar 1837, d. 28 Apr 1912

Citations

  1. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, William McCullough and Martha Ann Campbell, Scott County, 31 March 1853. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Martha A. McCullough, Township 14 Range 12, Scott, Illinois; Roll: M653_227; Page: 929; Family History Library Film: 803227. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William McCullough, Memorial# 130730886. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Ann (Campbell) McCullough, Memorial# 133500877.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emily Jane (Camp) McCullough, Memorial# 130730969.

Ella May McCullum1

b. 24 May 1881, d. 12 December 1929
Birth*24 May 1881Ella May McCullum was born on 24 May 1881 in Canada.2,3,4
Marriage*5 July 1897She married William Collins on 5 July 1897 in Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan.1,2
Death*12 December 1929She died of cancer of the uterus on 12 December 1929 at her home in Bedford, Calhoun County, Michigan, at age 484
Burial*14 December 1929 and was buried on 14 December 1929 in Lot 129, Grave Space 4, of Mount Olivet Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County.4

Family

William Collins b. 4 Apr 1872, d. Sep 1946
Children1.John W. Collins3 b. Jul 1898
2.Frederick Collins3 b. Nov 1899
3.Sylvia Collins5 b. 1902
4.Josephine Collins5 b. 1904
5.Bessie Collins5 b. 4 Apr 1905, d. 4 Jun 1911
6.Julia Collins5 b. 1907
7.Peter Collins5 b. 1909
8.Edward W. Collins5 b. 1910
9.Elizabeth Collins6 b. 1913
10.James Collins6 b. 1915
11.Jeanette E. Collins6 b. 26 Aug 1919
12.Theodore Collins7 b. 1922
13.Frank A. Collins1 b. 17 Feb 1923, d. 14 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S2096] U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, Battle Creek Enquirer, (Battle Creek, Michigan), Saturday, 15 November 2008, page 4, reporting the death of Frank A. Collins of Battle Creek, age 85, passed away on Friday, 14 November 2008 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek; born February 17, 1923 in Pennfield Township, Michigan, son of William and Ella May (McCullum) Collins, married Orpha Mae Lighthill who preceded him in death on February 26, 1991; survived by his caregiver, Dorothy German; preceded in death by parents and brothers and sisters, Edward, Jim, Ted, John, Fred and Pete Collins, Josephine and Frances Collins, Janet Ingersoll and Elizabeth Treat; served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Coxswain; retired from Clark Equipment Company in 1979 after 33 years. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current.
  2. [S2090] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Collins of Bad Axe, age 25, born about 1872 in Michigan, father George Collins, and Ella Mc Cullum of Grant, age 16, born about 1881 in Canada, father Malcolm McCullum, married on 5 July 1897 in Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan, USA, first marriage for each, record# 112, citing Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, MI, USA, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Film# 59, "1897 Arenac-1897 Kalkaska". Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Ella M. Collins, Year: 1900; Census Place: Verona, Huron, Michigan; Roll: 715; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0026; FHL microfilm: 1240715. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, M Ella Collins, Memorial# 87506059, with information from her death certificate attached to her memorial page. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Ella M. Collins, Year: 1910; Census Place: Battle Creek Ward 2, Calhoun, Michigan; Roll: T624_640; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 1374653. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Ella M. Collins, Year: 1920; Census Place: Emmet, Calhoun, Michigan; Roll: T625_760; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 70. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Collins, Year: 1930; Census Place: Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 2340713. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.

Margaret Francis McDaniel1

b. September 1846, d. 2 September 1902
Birth*September 1846Margaret Francis McDaniel was born about September 1846 in Andrew County, Missouri.1
Name VariationShe also used her middle name Francis.2
Marriage*16 May 1871She married, as his third wife, Samuel Stewart Russell, son of Alexander Russell and Catherine Stewart, on 16 May 1871 in Mills County, Iowa.1,3
Death*2 September 1902She died on 2 September 1902 in Mills County, Iowa, at about age 561
Burial* and was buried in Martin Chapel Cemetery, Pacific City, Mills County.1

Family

Samuel Stewart Russell b. 29 May 1826, d. 4 Feb 1911
Children1.William Russell2 b. 1872
2.Andrew J. Russell2 b. 1874
3.John Ault Russell4 b. 5 Feb 1877, d. 30 Dec 1937
4.Julia F. Russell2 b. 1879
5.Rose J. Russell5 b. Sep 1884
6.Loretta Catherine Russell6,1 b. 1 Dec 1886
7.Alfred M. Russell5 b. Sep 1888

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Francis (McDaniel) Russell, Memorial# 134967136. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel S. and Francis Russell, Year: 1880; Census Place: East Plattsmouth, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 356; Page: 280A; Enumeration District: 128. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Stewart “Sam” Russell, Memorial# 120203127.
  4. [S2342] Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Ault Russell on 30 December 1937 in Pacific Junction, Mills County, Iowa, USA, age 60, single, born on 5 February 1877 in Pacific Junction, Plattville, Mills County, Iowa, son of Samuel S Russell, born in Monroe County, Virginia, and Margaret McDaniel, born in Missouri, informant Frances Sterr, Nebraska, burial in Martin Chapel, Pacific Junction, referencing State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, Iowa Death Records, 1888-1904. Hereinafter cited as Iowa, U.S., Death Records, 1880-1904, 1921-1952.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel S. and Frances Russell, Year: 1900; Census Place: Plattville, Mills, Iowa; Roll: 448; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1240448. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Loretta Catherine (Russell) Pfeffer, Memorial# 120825093.

Mary Etta McDermot1

b. 1870, d. 1930
Birth*1870Mary Etta McDermot was born in 1870.1,2
Marriage*She married Frederick M. Womack, son of John J. Womack and Ann M. Thompson.1,2
Death*1930She died in 1930 at about age 601,2
Burial* and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York.2

Family

Frederick M. Womack b. 1869, d. 1 May 1945

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Frederick M. Womack, Memorial# 154903746. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Etta (McDermot) Womack, Memorial# 154903731.

Andrew McDermott1

b. 1854
Father*Michael McDermott1 b. 1813, d. 4 Dec 1894
Birth*1854Andrew McDermott was born about 1854 in County Roscommon, Ireland.1,2,3
(Nephew) Will15 June 1876His uncle Edward McDermott left a will dated 15 June 1876 at Carrowduff, County Roscommon, which named his brother Michael, his two nephews, Edward McDermott and Andrew McDermott, and his nieces, Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, all daughters of his brother Michael.

The District Registry's copy of Edward's will was prepared without paragraphs or commas, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:

This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edward McDermott of Carraduff in the County of Roscommon, gentleman. I hereby revoke all other wills or testamentary instruments by me at any time here before made.

I give and devise unto my brother Michael McDermott my house in Main Street, Roscommon in the possession of Messieurs Russell, and also all my farm and lands, save the lands of Carrane and Peak hereinafter mentioned, to hold to him, his heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns absolutely for the residue of all my estate and interest therein.

I give and devise unto my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named all my other houses in the town of Roscommon and all my estate and interest therein and in the lands of Carrane in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Edward McDermott, and to permit him to hold, use, occupy or enjoy same and to receive the rents, issues and profits thereof for and during his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, so far as any such appointment shall not extend, then to the children of the said Edward McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there shall be but one child or other issue as aforesaid then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, if a son on his attaining Twenty-one years of age or if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of my said nephew Edward McDermott, then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his heirs, Executors and Administrators absolutely.

I give, devise and bequeath unto my said Trustees the lands of Peak in the Barony of Ballymoe and County of Roscommon in trust for my nephew Andrew McDermott and permit him to hold, use, occupy and enjoy the same or receive the rents, issues or profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life with remainder to and amongst his lawful issue in such shares and proportions, and payable at such ages, days or times as he shall by Deed or Will appoint, and for want of such appointment, in so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to the children of the said Andrew McDermott and the issue of any deceased child or children of his who shall respectively be living at the time of his decease, the issue of a deceased child to take his or her share only, and if there be but one child or other issue as aforesaid, then the whole to such one child or other issue as aforesaid, and if a son on his attaining twenty-one years of age and if a daughter on her attaining that age or day of marriage, and in case there shall be no such issue living at the time of the decease of said Andrew McDermott then upon trust for my brother the said Michael McDermott and his right heirs absolutely.

I empower and direct my Trustees and Executors, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to sell and convert into money all my stocks, crops, goods, chattels, and personal effects of every nature and kind whatsoever or wheresoever situate and out of the proceeds thereof, and out of all my monies in Bank or elsewhere, or lent upon mortgages, Bills of Exchange, promissory notes or other securities whatsoever, either to pay over unto each of my said nephews Edward and Andrew McDermott the respective sums of Five hundred pounds or to invest the same in the names of my said Trustees upon such securities as they shall approve of and pay the income arising therefrom unto my nephews equally for the term of their respective lives and, after each of their respective deaths, to transfer or pay over such Trust finds unto such of their respective lawful children at such ages or times as they, the said Edward and Andrew McDermott shall by Deed or Will appoint and, for want of such appointment and so far as any such appointment shall not extend then to each of such children if more than one in equal shares and if but one child the whole to such one child, if a son on attaining twenty-one years and if a daughter on attaining that age or day of marriage and in case there shall be no such issue at the time of the decease of both or either of my said nephews then the whole of the share of the nephew or nephews dying in said, the principal and interest to my said brother Michael, his Executors or Administrators.

I nominate, constitute and appoint each of my nieces, the children of my said brother Michael McDermott, namely Kate, Mary, Margaret, Winifred, Eliza, Anne and Marcella, the residuary devisees and legatees of any property hereby left undisposed of and if any of them shall die leaving issue in my lifetime, the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to and amongst such issue and if any of them shall die without issue in my lifetime I direct that his or her share shall inure to the benefit of the survivors or survivor but shall not be paid to them until, being males, they shall attain the age of twenty-one years or, being females, until they shall attain that age or marry with the consent of my said trustees and thereupon the share of any such female so marrying shall be put in settlement by such Deed or instrument containing such limitations as my said Trustees shall approve of and the share of the said Marcella, now the wife of Patrick Gordon, and of Mary, now the wife of Daniel Hughes, to be paid to them on their sole receipt and free from the control, debts or engagements of their present or future Husband or, if my Trustees and Executors should so wish, the shares of my said nieces Marcella and Mary or the share of either of them to be invested in such securities as my said Trustees and Executors shall approve of and the annual produce thereof to be paid to them respectively during their lives and, after the death of said nieces or either of them, that their respective shares to their issue in such shares as they shall respectively appoint and, in default of appointment, share and share alike.

And I hereby direct that my said Trustees and Executors, in dividing amongst all my said nieces or their issue as aforesaid the residue of my property with a view to an equal provision being made for my said nieces, to take into account such marriage portions or fortunes as may have been paid or settled on the marriage of such of my said nieces as shall be married at the time of my decease.

I appoint my said brother Michael and Martin McDonnell of Roscommon, merchant, Trustees and Executors of this my Will.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of June in the year of our Lord 1876… and the Will was signed by Edward McDermott

Signing as witnesses were Farrell McDonnell, Solicitor, Roscommon, and James A. Conroy, Roscommon.4
(Son) Probate10 August 1895His father's will, which named his deceased brother, Edward McDermott, his son, Andrew McDermott, his six surviving daughters, Margaret McDermott, Marcella Gordon, Anne McDermott, Kate Flynn, Winifred McDermott and Eliza Rorke, and three of his sons-in-law, John Flynn, Edward McDermott and Mark P. McDermott, was proved on 10 August 1895. His father's wife or wives had predeceased him so we haven't identified the mother or mothers of any of the seven children named in his will, and we believe his eldest daughter, Mary (McDermott) Hughes, had also died before he wrote his will because she was not mentioned. Additionally, his home in Carrowduff, County Roscommon, during his lifetime and possibly longer, was most often spelled "Carraduff" by those who wrote it. It is now spelled "Carrowduff". As a result of our research, we've included it spelled both ways in our report of this County Roscommon McDermott family.

The District Registry's copy of Michael's will was prepared without paragraphs, so we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts where we thought appropriate for ease of reading. We have not modified any spelling that we are aware of, and made only minor punctuation adjustments. Our transcription of the registry's copy follows:


I, Michael McDermott of Carraduff in the county of Roscommon, hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint my sons-in-law, John Flynn and Edward McDermott and my daughter Margaret McDermott (hereinafter called “my Trustees”) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.

I will and direct that all my farming stock of horses, cattle and sheep shall be sold as soon after my death as to my Trustees shall think fit. I direct that my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including all arrears of rent due by me out of my farms up to the last gale day next before my decease, shall be paid there out.

I bequeath to my daughter Marcella Gordon the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Trustees in installments of fifty pounds each year, the first of such installments to be payable twelve months after my decease and I hereby declare that payments heretofore made by me to her, or for her benefit, at her request at various times amounting to about the sum of £600 were paid by me on account of, and in discharge of, her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott under his will, and her said share amounting to the sum of five hundred pounds of said residue has been, by said payments, paid off and satisfied.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Margaret McDermott all my estate and interest in my farms and lands of Carraduff and Carrane Bog in the Barony of Ballymoe and Carrowrough in the Barony of Castlerea and that part of the lands of Highlake held by me under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £24.15.0 and now herded by Peter Finan, all in the County of Roscommon together with the furniture and household effects and implements of husbandry in at or about my residence at Carraduff, and my car, mare and harness, and I also bequeath her the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) and I declare this bequest to be in discharge and satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my said deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath to my daughter Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in that other part of the lands of Highlake in the County of Roscommon and held under Lord De Freyne at the yearly rent of £43.15.4 and now herded by the family of the late John Farrell. I also devise and bequeath to said Anne McDermott wife of Edward McDermott all my interest in the farm and lands of Kinitty in Parish of Kilbride and County of Roscommon and the sum of two hundred pounds (£200) and I declare this to be in satisfaction of whatever balance is still due her of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will having already paid her the sum of £400 (four hundred pounds).

I bequeath to my daughter Kate Flynn the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) and I declare that the sum of £1200 paid her on her marriage included and was in satisfaction of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward McDermott.

I bequeath to my trustees for my daughter Winifred McDermott, wife of Mark P. McDermott, the sum of one hundred pounds (£100) to be invested by my said Trustees for her benefit, or to be paid to her, or for her use in such way as they think fit, and I declare that her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will was paid off and satisfied by the sum of one thousand pounds paid to her by me on her marriage.

I bequeath to my daughter Eliza Rorke the sum of five hundred pounds (£500) which I declare to be in satisfaction of her share of the residue of the estate and effects of my deceased brother Edward under his will.

I devise and bequeath all my house property in the town of Roscommon and interest in houses and premises in said town to my Trustees upon Trust that my said Trustees shall receive the rents, issues and profits thereof and shall apportion and pay same after payment there out of all incidental expenses and outgoings amongst all my children in equal shares.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, means and effects of every nature and kind, I devise and bequeath to my Trustees in Trust for all my said daughters and my son Andrew McDermott in equal shares, and I hereby direct and it is my will that any of my said daughters who shall make any claim hereafter against the estate and effects of my said brother Edward or any part thereof over and above the sum mentioned and hereinbefore bequeathed shall forfeit and be deprived of every benefit, devise and bequest under this my will.

I will that the several money bequests hereinbefore mentioned, namely £200 to Marcella Gordon, £500 to Margaret McDermott, £200 to Anne McDermott, £100 to Kate Flynn , £100 to Anne McDermott, and £500 to Eliza Rorke shall be paid out of proceeds of the farm stock first above directed and out of such money as shall be to my credit in Bank or elsewhere at my decease, and that should such proceeds of farm stock or money elsewhere to my credit be not sufficient to pay such money legacies or bequests that same shall be paid up in full out of the rents and profits of the house property in Roscommon hereinbefore left to my Trustees, each legatee to have annually a share of the rents proportionate to the amount of her bequest.

I bequeath to the Parish Priest of my parish the sum of ten pounds to have masses said for the repose of my Soul and for the Soul of my brother Edward and the other deceased members of my family, such sum to be free of legacy duty and to be paid in priority to the other bequests herein, out of the proceeds of the farm stock or money in Bank.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my will this Thirteenth day of April 1894 (four)…. and the will was signed by Michael McDermott

Signing as witnesses were John M. Whelan, Solicitor, of Roscommon, and Patt Conlon of Rathnalulleagh.1
(Brother-in-Law) Census Ireland 19011901Andrew was enumerated on the 1901 census in the household of his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott, in House# 2, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Andrew was 48 years of age, single and a farmer.3
(Brother-in-Law) Census Ireland 19111911Andrew was enumerated on the 1911 census in the household of his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Edward Thomas McDermott, in House# 1, Rahardagh, County Roscommon. Andrew was single, 56 years of age and his occupation was farmer.2

Citations

  1. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, will of Michael McDermott dated 30 April 1894 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved 10 August 1895; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record. Hereinafter cited as Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920.
  2. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Edward Thos and Anne McDermott, house# 1 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003198534/. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  3. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Edward Thomas and Anne M.J. McDermott, house# 2 in Rahardagh, Castleteheen, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai003846300/. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  4. [S1654] Ireland Original Will Registers, 1858-1920, online at www.findmypast.com, will of Edward McDermott dated 15 June 1876 at Carraduff, County Roscommon, proved in 1876; viewed at https://search.findmypast.com/record/browse

Anne McDermott1,2

b. 1848, d. 24 October 1921
ChartsDescendants of Timothy Rorke, grandfather of Brick Wall John Joseph Rorke
Father*Hugh McDermott2 d. b Jul 1872
Birth*1848Anne McDermott was born about 1848.3
Name VariationShe was usually known as Annie.4
Marriage*She married first ______ Connor.2
(Wife) Deathbefore 20 July 1872Anne became a widow when ______ Connor died before 20 July 1872.2
Marriage*20 July 1872She married second. as his first wife, Timothy Rorke, son of Thady Rorke and Eleanor Boyd, on 20 July 1872 in the Roman Catholic Chapel of Tulsk, County Roscommon.1,2
Census Ireland 1901*1901Anne and Timothy Rorke were enumerated on the 1901 census taken as of the night of 1901 in Camogue, County Roscommon. Timothy was 47 years of age and a farmer, and Annie was 52. The couple lived with their three children in 1901. Hugh j. was 27 and recorded as married, although a wife was not with him, Charles was 23, and Michael P. was 20. Julia Barrett, age 55, was a visitor in the household and Bedelia "Morriss", age 19, was a domestic servant, and also resided with the family in 1901. Everyone in the household could read and write with the exception of Bedelia, who could read only. Everyone spoke English.5
Census Ireland 1911*1911Anne and Timothy Rorke appeared on the 1911 census in Camogue, County Roscommon. Timothy was a farmer, and his age was recorded as 54, although he was actually about 58. Annie's age was 63. The couple had been married for 35 years, and Annie had given birth to four children, three of whom were living. Their son Charles, age 30, lived with his parents in 1911. Also residing with the family in 1911 were Patt McDermott, age 56, a clerk and probable relative of Annie's, and two servants, Bridget Hill, age 25, and Michael Lyall, age 49.6
Residence*Anne and Timothy lived with their family at Boro-View, Camogue, County Roscommon.7,8,1
Death*24 October 1921She died at Boro-View on 24 October 1921, without the presence of a medical attendant, of old age for one year at about age 73. Mary Rorke, her daughter-in-law, was present at her death and the Informant for the record. She gave her mother-in-law's age as 75.8,3
Burial*She was buried in Tulsk Cemetery, County Roscommon.4
Gravestone Memorial*Annie's husband Timothy erected a memorial in Tulsk Cemetery "in fond remembrance of his dear child" Helena Mary Rorke who died at the age of 5 years, 7 months. The memorial stone also recorded the deaths of Timothy, himself, and his wife Annie. A photo of the memorial, with many thanks to Michael Kearney, is available at the camera icon.9,4,10

Family 1

______ Connor d. b 20 Jul 1872

Family 2

Timothy Rorke b. Apr 1853, d. 22 Sep 1925
Children1.Hubert Rorke11 b. 1 Jun 1873
2.Helena Mary Rorke12 b. 3 Jan 1875, d. 12 Aug 1880
3.Timothy Charles Rorke13 b. 22 May 1877
4.Michael Patrick Rorke14 b. 5 Feb 1881

Citations

  1. [S1786] Patrick Hume, "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1", received by LHB on 7 July 2019. (The author may be contacted at e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as "Family Group for Thaddeus O'Rorke - Wife 1."
  2. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, marriage registration of the Roman Catholic marriage of Timothy Rorke, age 19, a bachelor, farmer of Camogue, County Roscommon, son of Thady Rorke, a grazier, and Anne Connor, alias McDermott, full age, a widow farmer of Rathcave, County Roscommon, daughter of Hugh McDermott, deceased, a farmer, on 20 July 1872 at the Roman Catholic Chapel of Tulsk, and witnessed by John Connor and Jane Rogers, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.
  3. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Timothy and Anne Rorke, House# 15 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed online at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Ireland Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Annie Rorke, Memorial# 119982069, reporting her date of death as 25 October 1921. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S1522] 1901 Ireland Census, online at the National Archives of Ireland, www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Timothy and Annie Rorke, House# 1 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/…. Hereinafter cited as 1901 Ireland Census.
  6. [S1536] 1911 Ireland Census, online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, household of Timothy and Anne Rorke, House# 15 in "Cammoge", Cloonyquin, County Roscommon, viewed at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/…
  7. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 3 October 1925 of the certified death of Timothy Rorke, widower, age 71, a farmer, of Boro-view, who died at home on 22 September 1925 of a hernia of 4 months with paralysis, with his son Michael Rorke present at his death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  8. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, death registration on 2 January 1922 of the uncertified death of Anne Rorke, married, age 75, a farmer's wife, of Boro-view, Camogue, who died at home on 24 October 1921 without a medical attendant of old age for a period of one year, with her daughter-in-law Mary Rorke present at her death, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Helena Mary Rorke, Memorial# 119981988, her memorial stone reporting her date of death as 13 August 1880.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Timothy Rorke, Memorial# 119982020.
  11. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 14 June 1873 of the birth of Hubert Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 1 June 1873 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  12. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 12 March 1875 of the birth of Helena Mary Rorke, daughter of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 3 January 1875 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  13. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth registration on 6 June 1877 of the birth of Timothy Charles Rorke, son of Timothy Rorke, a farmer, and Anne McDermott, born on 22 May 1877 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…
  14. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Civil Records, birth of Michael Patrick Rorke on 5 February 1881 in Rathcave, County Roscommon, son of Timothy Rorke, farmer, and Anne McDermott, registered on 12 March 1881 in the registration district of Strokestown, County Roscommon, viewed online at https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/…