WATSON ANNEX

 

 Harriet Ann (Watson) Biles Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Watson:”

 

 

Generation

 

4  

 

3   (?) Watson

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died .

 

2. Wife: Edna (?)

 

Born about 1782.  Died .

 

3. Child: (perhaps others)

 

a. James D. Watson: See generation 2, below.

 

2   James D. Watson

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1811 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. MD).  Was a boat builder and stone cutter.  Resided at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church there.  May have moved to Belle Vernon Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania by about 1871.

 

1850 US Census: James Watson, age 39 (b. PA) and employed as a stone cutter, was heading a household in the City of McKeesport, McKeesport Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Mary Watson, age 35 (b. PA); daughter, Hannah Watson, age 14 (b. PA); daughter, Harriet Watson, age 10 (b. PA); son, James Watson, age 8 (b. PA); daughter, Adna Watson, age 6 (b. PA); daughter, Mary Watson, age 4 (b. PA); and mother, Adna Watson, age 68 (b. MD).

 

1860 US Census: No record found.

 

2.  Wife: Mary Stewart

 

Born about 1815 in the City of McKeesport, McKeesport Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. MD).

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Hannah/Joanna Watson: Born July 1837 in Pennsylvania.  Never married.

 

1850 US Census: Hannah Watson, age 14 (b. PA) resided with her parents in the City of McKeesport, McKeesport Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: Of possible interest, there was a Hannah Watson, age 24 (b. PA) and employed as a domestic servant, residing in the household headed by West Hyde, age 64 (b. NJ) and employed as a farmer in Clay Township (Clay Post Office), Washington County, Iowa.

 

1870 US Census: Hannah Watson, age 32 (b. PA) and employed as a house keeper, resided in the household headed by her brother-in-law, Harrison Biles, age 35 (b. PA) in Monongahela City, Allen Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. (see Henry Biles page)

 

1880 US Census: No record found.

 

1900 US Census: Hannah Watson, age 63 (b. Jul 1837 in PA) and single, with no occupation recorded, resided in the household headed by her brother, James E. Watson, age 58, in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: Hannah Watson, age 73 (b. PA), single, and not employed, resided as a lodger in the household headed by Philip Shepler, age 74 (b. PA), a retired farmer, in the City of Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included Hannah's sister, Kate Watson, age 57 (b. PA), single, and employed as a house keeper for the Sheplers.

 

1920 US Census: Joanna Watson, age 83 (b. PA) and single, resided with her widowed sister, Margret Crawford, age 69 (b. PA) in South Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

b. Harriett Ann Watson: See generation 1, below.

 

c. James E. Watson: Born February 1842 in Pennsylvania.

 

1860 US Census: James Watson, age 18 (b. PA) and employed as a farm hand, resided in the household headed by Edward Cook, age 53 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, in Washington Township (Fayette City Post Office), Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

1870 US Census: James Watson, age 30 (b. PA) and employed working in a mine, was heading a household in Greenfield Borough (Bentleyville Post Office), Washington County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $400, and his personal property was valued at $200.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Watson, age 20 (b. PA); and daughter, Ann Watson, age 1 (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: James E. Watson, age 38 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household in California Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Watson, age 31 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Bertha A. Watson, age 12 (b. PA); Kate Watson, age 10 (b. PA); daughter, Elizabeth Watson, age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Olive B. Watson, age 4 (b. PA); and daughter, Ella Watson, age 1 (b. PA).

 

1900 US Census: James E. Watson, age 58 (b. Feb 1842 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a coal weigh-man, was heading a household in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his daughter, Ella Watson, age 21 (b. Mar 1879 in PA); and sister, Hannah Watson, age 63 (b. Jul 1837 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: James E. Watson, age 69 (b. PA), married (once), and not employed, resided in the household headed by his son-in-law, George J. West, age 40 (b. England) in Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  No record of James' wife.

 

James Watson married Sarah (?) (b. abt 1849 in PA) and had the following children:

 

(1. Bertha Ann Watson: Born about 1868 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: William Green, age 69 (b. Jul 1830 in VA; parents b. VA) and employed as a laborer in a mill, was heading a household in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 35 years, Martha Greene, age 50 (b. Aug 1849 in MD; parents b. MD), who had had 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Joseph Green, age 30 (b. VA; father b. VA; mother b. MD), single, and employed as a hod carrier; and son, Fredrich Green, age 10 (b. PA; father b. VA; mother b. MD).  Under the same roof, William's son, Edward Green, age 28 (b. Oct 1871 in VA; father b. VA; mother b. MD), married, and employed as a day laborer, was heading a separate household, which included his wife of 10 years, Lona Green, age 24 (b. Dec 1875 in PA; father b. VA; mother b. MD), who had had no children.

 

1910 US Census: Frank E. Austin, age 39 (b. PA; father b. NYS; mother b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household on Railroad Street in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Lona Austin, age 33 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 5 children, all still alive; son, James Austin, age 17 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a coal miner; son, Marian Austin, age 16 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a trapper in a coal mine; daughter, Mary G. Austin, age 11 (b. PA); daughter, Olga R. Austin, age 9 (b. PA); son, Gaylord W. Austin, age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Ethel M. Austin, age 4 (b. PA); and son, Arthur E. Austin, age 3 months (b. PA).

 

1920 US Census: Frank E. Austin, age 48 (b. PA; father b. NYS; mother b. PA) and employed as a laborer on a boat, was heading a household on Fredericktown Road in Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Lona Austin, age 41 (b. PA; parents b. PA); son, Gaylord W. Austin, age 16 (b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer in a coal mine; daughter, Ethel M. Austin, age 12 (b. PA); son, Arthur E. Austin, age 10 (b. PA); son, Norman R. Austin, age 7 (b. PA); and son, John Stone, age 23 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer in a coal mine.

 

1930 US Census: Lona Austin, age 51 (b. PA; parents b. PA), widowed, and not employed, was heading a household in Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her son, Gaylord Austin, age 27 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a laborer for a gas company, who married 1st at age 24; son, Arthur Austin, age 20 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a janitor for a public school; daughter-in-law, Sarah Austin, age 28 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 24; and granddaughter, Dorothy Knicely, age 9 (b. PA).

 

1940 US Census: Bell M. Pencoast, age 69 (b. PA) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, was heading a household on McKeesport Road in Elizabeth Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Her residence was valued at $6,000, and she resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  The household also included her sister, Lona Austin, age 62 (b. PA) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, who resided at Brownsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 22, while a resident of Bridgeport, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Bertha Watson married, as his 1st wife, Franklin "Frank" Ellsworth Austin (b. 16 Mar 1871 at Midway, Washington Co., PA, d. 25 Mar 1929 in Centerville Borough, Washington Co., PA; interred there in Taylor Church Cemetery), age 20 and also a resident of Bridgeport, son of Charles V. (b. 1840, d. 1897) and Caroline (Ross) Austin (b. 1845), on 15 March 1891 at Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (license issued there 11 Feb 1891) and had/raised the following children:

 

(a. James Horton Austin: Born 21 December 1892 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died before 1985.  Married Mary Marshall (b. abt 1892), daughter of Anthony and Isabella "Bella" (?) Marshall, on 19 August 1913 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Marian Thaddius Austin: (male) Born 29 January 1894 in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 7 April 1954 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

 

Widower Frank E. Austin married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Lona (McCarty) Green (b. 29 May 1878 at New Geneva, Fayette Co., PA/Nicholson Twp, Fayette Co., PA, d. 5 Jul 1941 at Denbo, Centerville Borough, Washington Co., PA; interred there in Taylor Cemetery), daughter of James Henry (b. 25 Nov 1833 in Georges Twp, Fayette Co., PA, d. 22 Jul 1893) and Elizabeth (Schnatterly) McCarty (b. 5 Jul 1838 in Nicholson Twp, Fayette Co., PA, d. 25 Sep 1885), on 16 March 1901 (license issued 10 March 1901) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Lona had married (1st) Edward Green (b. Oct 1871 in VA), son of William and Martha (?) Green of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, about 1890; apparently no children.

 

Frank and Lona (McCarty)(Green) Austin apparently raised/had the following children:

 

(c. John Stone: Born about 1897 in Pennsylvania.  Referred to as the son of Frank and Lona Austin in the 1920 US Census (see above).

 

(d. Mary Grace Austin "Grace": Born 27 November 1898 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 16 January 1963, age 64, in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  In her 1913 marriage license application, she gave the maiden name of her mother as Lona G. McCarty, though she was born about 2 years before Frank and Lona were married.

 

1900 US Census: William Knicely, age 48 (b. Jan 1852 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a miner, was heading a household in Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 28 years, Mary A. Knicely, age 47 (b. Jan 1853 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 11 children, all still alive; son, William L. Knicely, age 23 (b. Jan 1877 in PA), single, and employed as a miner; son, John F. Knicely, age 21 (b. Jun 1879 in PA), single, and employed as a miner; James N. Knicely, age 18 (b. May 1882 in PA), single, and employed as a miner; son, Peter C. Knicely, age 17 (b. Jul 1883 in PA), single, and employed as a miner; daughter, Sarah E. Knicely, age 15 (b. Dec 1885 in PA); son, Grover C. Knicely, age 12 (b. Jul 1888 in PA); son, Allen T. Knicely, age 10 (b. Aug 1890 in PA); daughter, Mary F. Knicely, age 7 (b. Jun 1893 in PA); and daughter, Margaret Knicely, age 5 (b. Sep 1895 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: Allen T. Niceley, age 19 (b. PA), single, and employed as a coal miner, resided in the household headed by his brother-in-law, William H. Ewing, age 33 (b. MO) at Rices Landing, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Allen Knisley, age 30 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household on Fredericktown Road in Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Grace Knisley, age 21 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Lillian Knisley, age 6 (b. PA); son, Thurman Knisley, age 3 years and 4 months (b. PA); daughter, Marion Knisley, age 1 year and 4 months (b. PA); and brother, Pete Knisley, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. PA), married, and employed as a coal miner.

 

1930 US Census: Allen Knisely, age 39 (b. PA; parents b. US) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household in Vista #6town [a village of abt 100 homes named for the Vesta 6 Mine, one of 8 mines owned & operated by the Vesta Coal Co.], Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 23.  The household also included his wife, Grace Knisely, age 31 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 15; daughter, Lillian Knisely, age 15 (b. PA); son, Therman Knisely, age 13 (b. PA); son, Marion Knisely, age 11 (b. PA); daughter, Dorothy Knisely, age 9 (b. PA); and daughter, Allene Knisely, age 3 years and 5 months (b. PA).

 

1940 US Census: Allan Knisely, age 49 (b. PA) and employed as a dayman for a coal mine, was heading a household at Vesta Six, Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Mary G. Knisley, age 41 (b. PA), who had completed 2nd grade; son, Therman Knisely, age 23 (b. PA), single, and employed as a coal loader for a coal mine, who had completed 8th grade; son, Marion Knisely, age 21 (b. PA) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Dorothy Knisely, age 19 (b. PA) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 1 year of high school; daughter, Alene Knisely, age 13 (b. PA); son, Gaylord Knisely, age 9 (b. PA); and daughter, Mirna Knisely, age 6 (b. PA).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration: Allen Thurman Knisely, age 51 (b. 24 Sep 1890 at Waynesburg, PA) and employed by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company of Richeyville, Pennsylvania, resided with his wife, Mary Grace Knisely, at Denbo, Centerville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Mary Austin married Allen Thurman Knisely (b. 24 Sep 1890 at Marsville, PA/Waynesburg, Greene Co., PA, d. Mar 1964 in PA; interred with Mary), son of William C. and Mary Ann (Park) Knisely, in 1913/14 (license issued 15 Nov 1913) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Lillian Belle Knisely: Born 21 August 1914 at Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died about 1988 at Beallsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married (1st) (?) Kuhn; subsequently divorced.

 

At age 24 Lillian Knisely married (2nd) Leonard Thayer Gill (b. Roscoe, PA), age 29, son of William and Martha (Fowler) Gill, on 2 November 1937 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Kaye R. Gill: Born 14 April 1932 at Braznell, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 30 November 1972 at Silver Springs, Montgomery County, Maryland.

 

(2) Thurman Knisely.

 

(3) Marion Knisely.

 

(4) Dorothy Knisely: Born about 1921 in Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Givens.

 

(5) Allena Knisely: (female) Married (?) Sabo.

 

(6) Gaylord Knisely.

 

(7) Myrna Knisely: Married (?) Bolin.

 

(e. Olga Rita Austin: Born 18 December 1901 at Coal Center, Washington County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Brownsville Borough, Fayette Co., PA).  Died 17 September 1984, age 83, at Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred there in Monongahela Cemetery.

 

1910 US Census: Olga R. Austin, age 9, resided headed by her father in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Leon Watson, age 59 (b. PA; father b. England; mother b. PA) and employed as , was heading a household in Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Dot R. Watson, age 59 (b. PA; parents b. PA); son, Harry E. Watson, age 23 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and daughter-in-law, Olga R. Watson, age 18 (b. PA; parents b. PA).

 

1930 US Census: Harry E. Watson, age 34 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a loader for a coal mine; was heading a household at Courtney, Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 23, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his wife, Olga R. Watson, age 28 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 17; daughter, Ethel M. Watson, age 9 (b. PA); son, Harry E. Watson, Jr., age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Olga R. Watson, Jr., age 5 (b. PA); daughter, Lona R. Watson, age 2 years and 9 months (b. PA); and son, Franklin E. Watson, age 7 months (b. PA).

 

1940 US Census: Harry Watson, age 44 (b. PA) and employed as a coal miner, was heading a household on Courtney Hill Road, Courtney, Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Olga Watson, age 38 (b. PA), who had completed 8th grade; son, Harry E. Watson, age 17 (b. PA), who had completed 3 years of high school; daughter, Olga R. Watson, age 15 (b. PA), who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Lona R. Watson, age 12 (b. PA), who had completed 7th grade; son, Eugene F. Watson, age 10 (b. PA); daughter, Ladonna Watson, age 8 (b. PA), who had completed 3rd grade; and son, Melvin R. Watson, age 6 (b. PA).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Olga Austin married Harry Elmer Watson (b. 22 Jan 1896 at Coal Bluff (earlier known as Limetown), Union Twp, Washington Co., PA, d. 17 Aug 1978 at Courtney, Washington Co., PA; interred with Olga), son of Leon and Dorothy R. (?) Watson of Union Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, on 2 July 1919 at Courtney, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1) Ethel May Watson: Born 6 April 1921 in Courtney Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 May 1994 at Leonardtown, Maryland.

 

At age 21 Ethel Watson married John T. Rippel, age 22, son of William C. and Gertrude (Tarr) Rippel, on 20 September 1939 (license files 14 Sep 1939) in Forward Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

Ethel Watson also married (?) Mitchell (from her sister, Ladonna's obituary).

 

(2) Harry E. Watson, Jr.: Born about 1923 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Olga Rita Watson: Born 4 October 1924 at Monongahela, Pennsylvania.  Died 28 November 2009 at Civista Medical Center, LaPlata, Maryland.  In 1986 resided at Indianhead, Maryland.  Married (1st) James Fred DeYuliis, Sr. (b. 1922, d. 1998) on 5 September 1942 at Cumberland Canal, Allegany County, Maryland.  Married (2nd) James Earl DeYuliis, Sr. on 29 April 1947 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Lona Rachael Watson: Born 5 June 1927 at Centerville, Boro County, Pennsylvania.  Died 24 August 2004 at Callaway, Florida.  Married (?) Cox.

 

(5) Franklin Eugene Watson: Born 18 September 1929 at ShoeTown, Pennsylvania (near Brownsville).  Died 7 May 1997 at home from complications of lung cancer; interred Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

 

(6) Ladonna Marie Watson: Born 13 October 1931 at Courtney, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 May 2002 at home in Compton (near Leonardtown), St. Mary's County, Maryland from complications of lung cancer.  Married Daniel R. Hinz.  Ladonna raised/had the following children:

 

(a) Darryl Weaver: (from his mother's obituary)

 

(b) Kathi Lynn Payne: (from her mother's obituary)

 

(7) Melvin Ray Watson: Born 18 February 1934 at Courtney, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 24 June 1990 at Leonardtown, Maryland; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(8) Patricia Watson: (perhaps; from sister, Ladonna's obituary) Married (?) Stansbury.

 

(f. Gaylord "Sharpie" Wilshire Austin: Born 28 March 1903 at Coal Center, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Brownsville Borough, Fayette Co., PA).  Died 8 July 1985 at Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Taylor Church Cemetery, Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Sarah E. Lyons (b. 25 Dec 1901 at Newell, Fayette Co., PA, d. 27 May 1968 in Brownsville Borough, Fayette Co., PA), daughter of Freeman Grant (b. 1867, d. 1930) and Lucinda Ellen (McDonough) Lyons (b. 1881, d. 1955), about 1926 and had the following children:

 

(1) Bernice J. Austin: Born 1931.

 

(2) Sarah L. Austin: Born 1933.

 

(g. Ethel May Austin: Born 2 March 1907 at Albany, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 December 1984 at Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Beallsville Cemetery, Beallsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Clifford Densmore (b. 2 May 1905 in Fayette Co., PA, d. 8 Jan 1969 in Brownsville Borough, Fayette Co., PA; interred with Ethel), son of John Henry and Maude B. (Harvey) Densmore, about 1926.

 

(h. Arthur Eugene Austin: Born 15 February 1910 in West Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 2 March 1952 at Denbo, Centerville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Taylor Cemetery, Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

At age 26 Arthur Austin married Ruth Simon (b. abt 1915, d. ), age 21, daughter of William and Nancy (Bircher) Simon, in 1936 (license issued 18 January 1936 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(i. Norman Russel Austin: Born 30 April 1912 in West Bownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 18 March 1970 in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Taylor Cemetery, Centerville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Mary Ellen Gill (b. 21 Jul 1912 in Fayette/Washington Co., PA, d. 1 Jan 1989 in Bay Co., FL; interred Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Panama City, Bay Co., FL), daughter of William and Martha (Fowler) Gill, about 1928 and had the following children:

 

(1) Norman Russel Austin, Jr.

 

(2. Kate Watson: Born about 1870 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Elizabeth Watson: Born about 1873 in California Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

At age 20, while a resident of Coal Center, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Watson married Thomas O. Wells (b. Brownsville, PA), age 22, of Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1893 (license issued 2 Aug 1893) in Washington Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Olive B. Watson: Born about 1876 in Pennsylvania.  Was age 4 in the 1880 US Census for California Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania

 

(5. Ella E. Watson: Born March 1879 at Coal Center, Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: George J. West, age 40 (b. England; parents b. England) and employed as a stationary engineer [operates industrial machinery and equipment], was heading a household in Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  He immigrated to the US in 1885 (subsequently naturalized) and had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Ella West, age 30 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 3 children, all still alive; son, James E. West, age 6 (b. PA); daughter, Sarah E. West, age 3 (b. PA); son, Fredrick West, age 1 year and 5 months (b. PA); and father-in-law, James E. Watson, age 69 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and not employed, who was married, and had been married once.

 

At age 27, while a resident of Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Ella Watson married George J. West (b. abt 1870 in England), age 37 and also a resident of Brownsville, son of Frederick and Elizabeth (?) West, on 31 May 1906 (license issued same day) at Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a. James E. West: Born about 1904 in Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Sarah E. West: Born about 1907 in Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Fredrick West: Born about 1909 in Pennsylvania.

 

d. Edna Ann Watson: Born about 1844 in Pennsylvania (named for her paternal grandmother).  Died 15 May 1885, age 41, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Fells Church Cemetery, Fellsburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

1850 US Census: Samuel Shepler, age 49 (b. MD) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $11,820.  The household also included his wife, Mary Shepler, age 43 (b. PA); and son, Philip Shepler, age 18 (b. PA).

 

1860 US Census: Samuel Shepler, age 62 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township (b. Webster Post Office), Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $9,000, and his personal property was valued at $525.  The household also included  his wife, Mary Shepler, age 61 (b. PA); son, Philip Shepler, age 24 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, who had no real estate, but his personal property was valued at $1,150; daughter-in-law, Sarah Shepler, age 20 (b. OH); granddaughter, Mary Belle Shepler, age 2 (b. PA); grandson, James W. Shepler, age 11 months (b. PA); and Rebecca Scott, age 29 (b. PA) and employed as a servant.

 

1870 US Census: Sam'l Shepler, age 73 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township (Rostraver Post Office), Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $17,000, and his personal property was valued at $1,350.  The household also included his wife, Mary Shepler, age 72 (b. PA); son, Philip Shepler, age 30 (b. PA) and employed working on the farm; grandson, James Shepler, age 11 (b. PA); grandson, Samuel Shepler, age 9 (b. PA); son, George Shepler, age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Eliza Shepler, age 5 (b. PA); and son, Frank Shepler, age 3 (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Philip Shepler, age 44 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Edna Shepler, age 33 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. MD); son, James Shepler, age 20 (b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Samuel Shepler, age 19 (b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, McClellan Shepler, age 17 (b. PA), single, and employed as farm laborer; daughter, Lizzie Shepler, age 15 (b. PA) and single; son, Frank Shepler, age 12 (b. PA) and employed as a farm laborer; son, Adolphus Shepler, age 5 (b. PA); daughter, Ella M. Shepler, age 3 (b. PA; parents b. Wales); daughter, Emma Shepler, age 2 (b. PA; parents b. Germany); mother, Mary Shepler, age 84 (b. PA), widowed, and at home; and Cassie Roberts, age 18 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), single, and employed as a servant.

 

1900 US Census: Philip Shepler, age 64 (b. Mar 1836 in PA; parents b. PA) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Webster District, Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his son, James W. Shepler, age 41 (b. Jul 1859 in PA; father b. PA; mother b. OH), single [married 23 Sep 1886, so perhaps divorced], and employed as a farmer; son, Adolph B. Shepler, age 24 (b. Aug 1875 in PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed in a battlertin? mill ; daughter, Ella M. Shepler, age 23 (b. Oct 1876 in PA) and single; daughter, Elma S. Shepler, age 21 (b. Jun 1878 in PA; parents b. PA) and single; son, Lloyd H. Shepler, age 18 (b. Apr 1882 in PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; son, Lucius W. Shepler, age 16 (b. Aug 1883 in PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a snapper in a glass house; sister-in-law, Kate Watson, age 47 (b. Mar 1853 in PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a house keeper; and boarder, Thovant F. Maxwell, age unknown (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a fireman in a wire mill.

 

1910 US Census: Philip Shepler, age 74 (b. PA; parents b. PA), widowed, and a retired farmer, was heading a household at 312 Schoonmaker Avenue in Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his sister-in-law ("housekeeper"), Kate Watson, age 57 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single; sister-in-law ("lodger"), Hannah Watson, age 73 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and not employed; and son, Adolph Shepler, age 34 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a roller in a tin plate mill.  Of interest, under the same roof, Philip's son, Watson Shepler, age 26, was also heading a household.

 

Edna Watson married, as his 2nd wife, Phillip Lemuel Shepler (b. 23 Mar 1836 in Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 23 Jan 1918 at Monessen, PA; interred Belle Vernon Cem., North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland Co., PA), son of Samuel (b. 1795, d. 1875) and Mary (Davis) Shepler (b. 1796 in PA to parents b. Germany, d. 1884) on 10 September 1874.  Philip Shepler had married (1st) Sarah Huston/Houston (b. 1839 in Columbiana Co., OH, d. 13 Apr 1870, age 30 yrs, 10 mos., 5 days, in Pennsylvania; interred Fells Church Cem. Fellsburg, Westmoreland Co., PA), daughter of William and Isabella (Pancake) Huston, on 7 August 1856 in the City of Columbiana, Columbiana and Mahoning Counties, Ohio and had the following children:

 

(1. Mary Belle Shepler: Born about 1858 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2. James Wesley Shepler: Born July 1859 in Pennsylvania.  Died 24 February 1928 at Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (also seen: interred Westmoreland Co., PA).

 

1910 US Census: James Shepler, age 50 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and divorced, with his own income, resided as a boarder in the household headed by Glenn Shepler, age 24 (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. OH) and employed as an electrician in a steel mill, in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Glenn had been married once.  The household also included Glenn's wife of 3 years, Kate Shepler, age 18 (b. PA; father b. England; mother b. PA), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; Glenn's daughter, Catharine Shepler, age 2 months (b. PA; parents b. PA); and Glenn's niece, Lena Bloch, age 7 (b. PA; father b. Germany; mother b. PA).

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

At age 27 years, 2 months, and 27 days James Shepler married Mary B. McMillin, age 35, daughter of Rolston and Eliza (?) McMillin, on 23 September 1886 (license issued same day) at Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; subsequently divorced.

 

(3. Samuel D. Shepler: Born 9 July 1861 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 20 November 1904; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (also seen: interred Westmoreland Co., PA).

 

1870 US Census: Jacob Zimmer, age 32 (b. Bavaria) and employed as a (?) packer, was heading a household in East Bennington Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  His real estate was valued at $4,000, and his personal property was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Lizzie Zimmer, age 27 (b. PA); daughter, Louisa Zimmer, age 8 (b. PA); son, Charles Zimmer, age 5 (b. PA); and son, Henry Zimmer, age 6 months [hard to read] (b. PA).

 

1880 US Census: Elizabeth Zimmer, age 37 (b. Hessen; parents b. Hessen), widowed, and employed keeping house, was heading a household at 27 Eighteenth Street in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her daughter, Louise Zimmer, age 18 (b. PA; father b. Bavaria; mother b. Hessen), single, and at home; son, Charles Zimmer, age 10 (b. PA); daughter, Emma Zimmer, age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Alma Zimmer, age 3 (b. PA); and boarder, Eduad Neithart, age 40 (b. Hessen; parents b. Hessen) and employed as a book binder.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel D. Shepler, age 39 (b. Jul 1861 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Louise Shepler, age 39 (b. Jan 1861 in PA; father b. Germany; mother b. PA), who had had 4 children, all still alive; son, George E. Shepler, age 17 (b. Aug 1882 in PA) and employed as a catcher in a tin mill; daughter, Ora E. Shepler, age 16 (b. PA); son, Paul D. Shepler, age 9 (b. PA); and daughter, Sarah M. Shepler, age 4 (b. PA).  Of interest, the household headed by his father, Philip Shepler, age 64 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and widowed, was enumerated next door.

 

1910 US Census: Louise Shepler, age 49 (b. PA; parents b. Germany), widowed, and employed as a laborer in a coke works, was heading a household at 313 Pacific Avenue in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her son, Paul D. Shepler, age 19 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a signal helper for the railroad; and daughter, Margaret S. Shepler, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and not employed.

 

Samuel Shepler married Louisa Zimmer (b. 3 Jan 1861 in PA, d. 15 May 1912 in Allegheny Co., PA; interred with Samuel; interred with Samuel), daughter of Jacob (b. Bavaria, Germany) and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (?) Zimmer (b. Bavaria, Germany), about 1882 and had the following children:

 

(a. Earl George Shepler "George": Born 13 August 1882 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 August 1950 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania (also seen: interred Westmoreland Co., PA).

 

1910 US Census: Earl G. Shepler, age 27 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a roller in a tin plate mill, was heading a household in Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 7 years, Ethel Shepler, age 26 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once, and had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Herbert Shepler, age 7 (b. PA); son, Curtis Shepler, age 3 (b. PA); Margaret Hess, age 20 (b. PA; father b. Germany; mother b. PA) and employed as a servant for a private family; and roomer [Earl's 1st cousin], Adolph Cowan, age 18 (b. PA; father b. OH; mother b. PA), single, and employed as a weigh man in a tin plate mill.

 

Earl Shepler married Ethel M. Swauger (b. Apr 1884 in PA, d. 1960; interred with Earl), daughter of James P. and Margaret T. (Frye) Swauger, in 1902 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1) Herbert Earl Shepler: Born 4 April 1903 in Pennsylvania.  Died 15 April 1955 at St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; interred Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Edith (?) (b. abt 1907 in PA) on 1 June 1929 in Pennsylvania; divorced 14 October 1948 in Berrien County, Michigan.

 

(2) Curtis George Shepler: Born 26 March 1907 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 15 July 1972 at Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida; interred Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Ora Emma Shepler: Born 1883.  Died 15 August 1956; interred McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married John McCowin (b. 1880, d. 1956) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Gladys Irene McCowin: Born 1906.  Died 1967.

 

(c. Paul Davis Shepler: Born 19 December 1890 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 23 May 1959 at Woodville, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Paul D. Shepler, age 26 (b. 19 Dec 1890 in Rostraver Twp, PA) and employed as a signal maintainer for the railroad) resided with his wife at 102 First Street in the City of Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Paul Shepler, age 29 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a signal man for the railroad, was heading a household on First Street in the City of Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Minnie Shepler, age 29 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and not employed.

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration: Paul Davis Shepler, age 51 (b. 19 Dec 1890 in Westmoreland Co., NY) and employed by the P&L.E. Railroad of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, resided with his wife, Minnie G. Shepler, at 3116 Stewart Street in the City of McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

Paul Shepler married Minnie G. Stokes (b. 8 Jan 1891 at McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA, d. there 13 Feb 1955; interred with Paul).

 

(d. Sarah Margaret Shepler "Margaret": Born 1895.

 

(4. Marion McClellan Shepler "McClellan": (male) Referred to as "George" in the 1870 US Census.  Born 19 December 1863/64 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 12 November 1930 at Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania; interred Economy Cemetery, Economy, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Merrien M. Shepler, age 35 (b. Dec 1864 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a machinist helper, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Mame Shepler, age 22 (b. Apr 1878; parents b. PA), who had had 1 child, still alive; and daughter, Almeda L. Shepler, age 1 (b. Jul 1898 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: Merion M. Shepler, age 44 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 12 years, Mame Shepler, age 32 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Lorna Shepler, age 11 (b. PA); daughter, Ruth Sehpler, age 9 (b. PA); daughter, Devona Shepler, age 6 (b. PA); son, Eugene Shepler, age 4 (b. PA); daughter, Sarah F. Shepler, age 11 months (b. PA); hired man, Thornt Maxwell, age 41 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer; and hired man, John A. Boyd, age 34 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1920 US Census: Marion M. Shepler, age 56 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. OH) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Shepler Hill Road in the Webster District of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Mame M. Shepler, age 42 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Lorna A. Shepler, age 21 (b. PA), single, and not employed; daughter, Devona H. Shepler, age 15 (b. PA); son, Eugene P. Shepler, age 13 (b. PA); daughter, Fay S. Shepler, age 10 (b. PA); daughter, Dorothy G. Shepler, age 7 (b. PA); son, Wayne M. Shepler, age 5 (b. PA); and son, Monte P. Shepler, age 2 years and 1 months (b. PA).

 

1930 US Census: Marion M. Shepler, age 63 (b. PA; father b. PA; mother b. OH) and an invalid, was heading a household at 997 Merchant Street in Ambridge Borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 31, and his residence was valued at $5,500.  The household also included his wife, Martha M. Shepler, age 53 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and not employed, who married 1st at age 21; daughter, Dorothy Shepler, age 18 (b. PA), single, and employed as a stenographer in a law office; son, Wayne Shepler, age 15 (b. PA), single and not employed; and son, Mont Shepler, age 12 (b. PA).

 

1940 US Census: Mary Shepler, age 63 (b. PA), widowed, and not employed, was heading a household at 301 Center Street in Baden Borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  She had completed 8th grade.  The household also included her daughter, Ruth Shepler, age 39 (b. PA), single, and employed as cool for a restaurant, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Dorothy Shepler, age 27 (b. PA), single, and employed as a stenographer for a garage, who had completed 2 years of high school; son, Wayne Shepler, age 25 (b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer for a steel company, who had completed 1 year of high school; son, Monte Shepler, age 22 (b. PA), married, and employed as a chauffeur for a private family, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Shepler, age 26 (b. VA) and married, who had completed 2 years of high school; and granddaughter, Linda Shepler, age 1 (b. PA).  On 1 April 1935 they resided in Ambridge Borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

 

Marion Shepler married Martha Mary Rue "Mamie" (b. 3 Apr 1878 in Sunny Side, PA) on 9 February 1898 (license issued 8 Feb 1898) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Lorna Almeda Shepler "Almeda": Born July 1898 in Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Ruth Myrtle Shepler: Born 25 August 1901 at Salt Lick, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 19 July 1967 at Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Devona H. Shepler: Born about 1905 in Pennsylvania.

 

(d. Eugene P. Shepler: Born about 1907 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 14 October 1929 at Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

(e. Sarah Fay Shepler: Born about 1909 in Pennsylvania.

 

(f. Dorothy G. Shepler: Born about 1913 in Pennsylvania.

 

(g. Wayne McClelland Shepler: Born 4 November 1914 in Pennsylvania.  Died 15 November 1985 at Burbank, Los Angeles County, California; interred there.

 

(h. Phillip Monte Shepler "Monte": Born 9 November 1917 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 20 May 1982 at Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California; interred there 11 October/10 November 1982.  Married Evelyn Marie Wright (b. 14 Jun 1913 in VA, d. 11 Dec 2000 at New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA) and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Linda Shepler: Born about 1939 in Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Elizabeth "Eliza"/"Lizzie" J. Shepler: Born December 1865 in Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Spencer Cowan, age 36 (b. Jan 1864 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a blacksmith, was heading a household in the Lagrange District of Rostraver Township, North Belle Vernon Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 16 years, Elizabeth J. Cowan, age 35 (b. Dec 1865 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 7 children, 4 of whom were still alive; son, Thurman C. Cowan, age 15 (b. Oct 1884 in PA), single, and employed as a clerk in a store; son, James P. Cowan, age 12 (b. Jul 1887 in PA); son, Adolph Cowan, age 6 (b. Aug 1893 in PA); son, Noah Cowan, age 4 (b. Jul 1895 in PA); and boarder, John W. Ford, age 45 (b. Mar 1855 in PA), divorced, and employed as a blacksmith.

 

Eliza Shepler married Spencer I. Cowan (b. Jan 1864 in PA) and had the following children:

 

(a. Thurman C. Cowan: Born 12 October 1884 in Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: Thurman H. Cowan, age 25 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a salesman in a grocery, was heading a household in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Beryl M. Cowan, age 21 (b. IN; father b. KY; mother b. IN), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; daughter, Helen M. Cowan, age 3 months (b. OH; father b. PA; mother b. IN); and brother, Noah Cowan, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and not employed.

 

At age 23, while a resident of Warren County, Ohio and employed as a boiler maker, Thurman Cowan married Beryl M. Mercer (b. 5 Dec 1888 in IN), age 19, daughter of John T. and Maud (Hubbard) Mercer, on 3 February 1908 (license issued same day) in Columbiana County, Ohio.

 

(b. James Philip Cowan "Philip": Born July 1887 at Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania.  At age 21 married Laura Hixenbaugh (b. Fayette City, Fayette Co., PA), age 19, daughter of John W. and Ella (?) Hixenbaugh, on 28 January 1905 (license issued same day) in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 

 

(c. Adolph H. Cowan: Born 13 August 1893 in Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: Adolph Cowan, age 18 (b. PA; father b. OH; mother b. PA) and employed as a weigh man in a tin plate mill was rooming in the household headed by his 1st cousin, Earl G. Shepler, age 27 (b. PA) in Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Adolph H. Cowan, age 26 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a brakeman for the railroad, was heading a household at 485 Somer Street in the Village of Leetonia, Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  The household also included his wife, Marie Cowan, age 26 (b. OH; parents b. OH); and son, Donald R. Cowan, age 3 years and 2 months (b. OH).

 

1930 US Census: Adolph H. Cowan, age 36 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a conductor for the railroad, was heading a household at 2407 10th Street North West in the City of Canton, Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio.  He married 1st at age 21, and his residence was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his wife, Marie Cowan, age 36 (b. OH; father b. OH; mother b. PA), who married 1st at age 21; son, Donald Robert Cowan, age 13 (b. OH); and father, Spencer I. Cowan, age 68 (b. PA; birth of parents unknown), widowed, and employed as a blacksmith.

 

1940 US Census: Adolph H. Cowan, age 46 (b. PA) and employed  as a freight conductor for the railroad, was heading a household at 207 10th Street Northwest in the City of Canton, Canton Township, Stark County, Ohio.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $7,000.  The household also included his wife, Marie Cowan, age 46 (b. OH), who had completed 4 years of high school; and son, Donald R. Cowan, age 23 (b. OH) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 3 years of college.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 22, Adolph Cowan married Marie Craig (b. 24 Aug 1893 at Leetonia, Columbiana Co., OH), age 21, daughter of William and Alice (Alton) Craig, on 15 April 1915 (license issued same day) in Columbiana County, Ohio and had the following son:

 

(1) Donald Robert Cowan: Born about 1917 in Ohio.

 

(d. Noah George Cowan: Born 6 July 1895 in Belle Vernon Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Died 13 February 1948 in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama; interred there in Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

 

1910 US Census: Noah Cowan, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA) resided in the household headed by his brother, Thurman Cowan, age 25, in Unity Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.

 

1910 US Census: Sallie O'Gwynn, age 31 (b. AL; parents b. AL) and not employee, was heading a household in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.  She had been married once and had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive.  The household also included her husband of 10 years, John O'Gwynn, age 34 (b. AL; parents b. AL) and employed as a conductor for the railroad, who had been married once; daughter, Georgia O'Gwynn, age 9 (b. AL); son, John O'Gwynn, age 7 (b. AL); son, Charlie O'Gwynn, age 5 (b. AL); and niece, Annie Kocler, age 17 (b. AL), single, and not employed.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Noah G. Cowan, age 21 (b. 6 Jul 1895 at Belle Vernon, PA), single, and employed as a railroad clerk, resided in the Grand Hotel, Monessen, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: Noah G. Cowan, age 35 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a foreman for the railroad, was heading a household at 217 Goldthwaite Street in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, Georgia Cowan, age 29 (b. AL; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 19; and son, George Cowan, age 8 (b. AL).

 

1940 US Census: Noah G. Cowan, age 44 (b. PA) and employed as yard foreman for the railroad, was heading a household at 221 Wellington Street in the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Georgie B. Cowan, age 39 (b. AL), who had completed 3 years of high school; son, George O. Cowan, age 18 (b. AL) and employed as an apprentice in a railroad shop, who had completed 4 years of high school; lodger, L. Wilton Wright, age 27 (b. SC) and employed as a traveling salesman of patent medicine; and Wilton's wife, Sylvia G. Wright, age 24 (b. AL).  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 24 Noah G. Cowan married Georgia Bennett O'Gwynn (b. abt 1901 in AL, d. abt 1991 at Montgomery Co.,, AL), age 19, daughter of John Henry and Flora "Sallie" Virgie (Free) O'Gwynn, on 22 December 1919 in Montgomery County, Alabama and had the following son:

 

(1) George O'Gwynn Cowan: Born 19 November 1921 in Montgomery County, Alabama.  Died 7 December 2008 at Newport News, Virginia.  Married Loraine C. (?) (d. before 2008).

 

(6. Frank Shepler: Born 22 June 1868 (also seen: b. 1865) in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 1892; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

(7. Irving Shepler: Born 28 March 1870 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 September 1945 in Wayne County, Pennsylvania; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

Phillip and Edna A. (Watson) Shepler had/raised the following children:

 

(8. Adolphus "Adolph" Baxter Shepler: Born 14 August 1875 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 20 June 1953; interred Rehoboth Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

(9. Ella Mae Shepler: Perhaps adopted; born 27 October 1876 in Pennsylvania to parents born in Wales (per 1880 US Census).  Died 24 May 1969 at Monessen, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

(10. Elma/Emma Inez Shepler: Perhaps adopted; born 1 June 1878 at West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to parents born in Germany (per 1880 US Census).  Died 19 April 1977 at Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon.  At age 22 married William M. Githens (b. 20 Dec 1876 in NJ, d. 4 Nov 1949; interred with Elma), age 24, son of Samuel E. (b. 1849, d. 1923) and Sarah Elizabeth (Margerum) Githens (b. 1854, d. 1891), on 25 December 1900 (license issued 17 Dec 1900) in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(a. Elizabeth Mae Githens: Born 1917.  Married Dr. Arthur Joseph McSteen and resided at Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  Elizabeth and Joseph had the following daughter:

 

(1) Kay Elizabeth McSteen: Born 28 Febebruary 1941.  Married (?) Jones.

 

(11. Lloyd "Bunk" Hampton Shepler: Born 10 April 1882 in South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (also seen: b. Rostraver Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA).  Died 2 June 1961 at Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Agnes Mae McLuckie (b. Sep 1882 in South Huntingdon Twp, Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 25 May 1937 at Monessen, Westmoreland Co., PA; interred Alverton Cem., Alverton, Westmoreland Co., PA) and had the following son:

 

(a. Harold Walter Shepler: Born 1910.  Died 25 October 1965; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Alice V. Smallwood (b. 6 Apr 1911 in PA, d. 18 Feb 1998 in Westmoreland Co., PA; interred with Harold), daughter of William W. and Georgeanna (Crouch) Smallwood, in 1928.

 

(12. Lucius Watson Shepler "Watson": Born 6 August 1883 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Died 1959.

 

1910 US Census: Watson Shepler, age 26 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a roller in a tin plate mill, was heading a household in Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 3 years, Mrs. Nellie Shepler, age 24 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Philip Shepler, Jr., age 2 years and 8 months (b. PA).  Of interest, they resided under the same roof with the household headed by Watson's father, Philip Shepler, age 74.

 

Watson Shepler married Melvina Nellie Byers (b. 18 Jan 1886 in Westmoreland Co., PA, d. 18 Jan 1937 at McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA; interred with Lucius), daughter of George (b. 1863, d. 1937) and Martha S. (?) Byers (b. 1869, d. 1934), and had the following children:

 

(a. Philip W. Shepler: Born 18 September 1907 in Pennsylvania.  Died November 1967 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married Mabel Allen (b. 22 Sep 1908 in PA, d. 12 Feb 1955 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA; interred wit Philip).

 

(b. Alvin Lawrence Shepler: Born 10 May 1911 in Pennsylvania.  Died 13 May 1981 at Leesburg, Lake County, Florida; interred Monongalhela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

(c. Eleanor Shepler: Born 6 August 1911.  Died 3 February 1988 in Pennsylvania; interred Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Haury.

 

(d. Warren David Shepler: Born 12 June 1916.  Died 15 December 1998; interred Belle Vernon Cemetery, North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

e. Mary Watson: Born about 1846 in Pennsylvania.

 

f. Anna Margaret Watson "Margret": Born 5 December 1850 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (per her 23 Jul 1919 application for a widow's pension) (of interest: her death certificate says b. Belle Vernon, Fayette Co., PA; her son, Watson Crawford, as informant on the certificate, was likely the source of that info).  Died 16 March 1928 at West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1880 US Census: Joseph Crawford, age 35 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a laborer, was heading a household in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Margret Crawford, age 30 (b. PA; parents b. PA); daughter, Carrie Crawford, age 8 (b. PA); son, Jessie Crawford, age 6 (b. PA); daughter, Sarah Crawford, age 4 (b. PA); and daughter, Hannah Crawford, age 10 months (b. Aug 1879 in PA).

 

1900 US Census: Joseph Crawford, age 55 (b. Feb 1844 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household in Bridgeport Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 29 years, Margaret A. Crawford, age 49 (b. Dec 1850 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had 6 children, all still alive; daughter, Hannah M. Crawford, age 20 (b. Aug 1879 in PA); son, Oliver B. M. Crawford, age 14 (b. Dec 1885 in PA); and son, Watson E. Crawford, age 9 (b. Mar 1891 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: Joseph G. Crawford, age 66 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a laborer for a coal works, was heading a household on Water Street in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 39 years, Margaret Crawford, age 59 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 6 children, all still alive; son, Watson Crawford, age 19 (b. PA), single, and employed as a grocery merchant; and granddaughter, Margaret Crawford, age 15 (b. PA), single, and employed as a grocery clerk.

 

1920 US Census: Margret Crawford, age 69 (b. PA; parents b. PA), widowed, and not employed, was heading a household at 1119 Water Street in South Brownville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her sister, Joannah Watson, age 83 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and single.

 

Anna Watson married Joseph G. Crawford (b. Feb 1844 in Luzerne Twp, Fayette Co., PA) on 18 April 1871 in Belle Vernon Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  Joseph was a veteran of the American Civil War; enlisted 15 September 1861 in the 1st Regiment of West Virginia Cavalry; discharged 8 July 1865 at Wheeling, Ohio & Marshall Counties, West Virginia.  Joseph and Anna (Watson) Crawford had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Carrie Crawford: Born about 1872 in Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

1880 US Census: Alfred Starr, age 40 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a ship carpenter, was heading a household in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Mary E. Starr, age 40 (b. PA; parents b. PA); son, John Thos Starr, age 16 (b. PA) and employed as a coal miner; daughter, Allice A. Starr, age 15 (b. PA); daughter, Ophelia O. Starr, age 11 (b. PA); son, Oliver B. Starr, age 8 (b. PA); and son, William Starr, age 4 (b. PA).

 

1900 US Census: Oliver Starr, age 28 (b. May 1872 in PA) and employed as a ship carpenter, was heading a household in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of 7 years, Carrie Starr, age 28 (b. Feb 1872 in PA), who had had 3 children, all still alive; daughter, Freda Starr, age 7 (b. Jul 1893 in PA); son, Carl Starr, age 5 (b. Sep 1895 in PA); and son, Harry Starr, age 2 (b. Nov 1898 in PA).

 

1910 US Census: Oliver Starr, age 38 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a carpenter in the dock yards, was heading a household on Washington Avenue in Dravosburg Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Cary Starr, age 38 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive; daughter, Frieda Starr, age 16 (b. PA); son, Harry Starr, age 11 (b. PA); son, John Starr, age 8 (b. PA); daughter, Thelma Starr, age 4 (b. PA); and boarder, Claude Everly, age 31 (b. PA).

 

1920 US Census: Oliver B. Starr, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household in Dravosburg Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Carrie G. Starr, age 47 (b. PA; parents b. PA); son, Harry Starr, age 21 (b. PA), married, and employed as a roller in a coal fired steel mill; daughter-in-law, Ella F. Starr, age 20 (b. PA) and married; son, John T. Starr, age 17 (b. PA), single, and employed as a laborer in a coal fired steel mill; daughter, Thelma M. Starr, age 13 (b. PA); daughter, Freda A. Barnhart, age 26 (b. PA), married, and ; grandson, Daniel W. Barnhart, age 6 (b. PA); and granddaughter, June G. Barnhart, age 4 (b. PA).

 

At age 21, while a resident of Bridgeport, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Carrie Crawford married Oliver B. Starr, age 21 and a resident of West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania, on 10 May 1893 (license issued 4 May 1893) at West Brownsville, Pennsylvania.  Oliver was the son of Alfred and Masry E. (?) Starr of West Brownsville Borough and at that time was employed as a boat builder.  Carrie and Oliver had the following children:

 

(a. Freda A. Starr: Born about 1894 in Roscoe Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Daniel William Barnhart, age 28 (b. 14 Jul 1888 in Greene Co., PA) and employed as a steel worker for the Carnegie Steel Company, resided on 2nd Street in the City of Wilson, Pennsylvania.  He had a dependant wife and 2 children.

 

1930 US Census: Edward C. Thompson, age 32 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as locomotive fireman for the steam railroad, was heading a household on Railroad Street in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st at age 26.  The household also included his wife, Freda A. Thompson, age 37 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 31; son, Edward Thompson, Jr., age 4 years and 5 months (b. PA; parents b. PA); step-son, William D. Barnhart, age 16 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and step-daughter, June G. Barnhart, age 14 (b. PA; parents b. PA).

 

Freda Starr married (1st) Daniel William Barnhart (b. 14 Jul 1888 in Carmichaels Borough, Greene Co., PA) and had the following children:

 

(1) Daniel William Barnhart, Jr.: Born about 1914 in Pennsylvania.

 

1940 US Census: Daniel W. Barnhart, age 26 (b. PA) and employed as a policeman in a steel mill, was heading a household at 406 Walnut Avenue in the City of Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 4 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Margaret L. Barnhart, age 26 (b. PA), who had completed 4 years of high school; and daughter, Judith Barnhart, age 4 (b. PA).  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

Daniel Barnhart married Margaret L. (?) (b. abt 1914 in PA) and had at least the following daughter:

 

(a) Judith Barnhart: Born about 1936 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2) June G. Barnhart: Born 13 July 1915 in Dravosburg Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died there 16 February 2007; interred Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills Borough, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania.  At age 22 married Dean Hays Campbell (b. 20 Dec 1911 at Elizabeth, PA, d. 26 Oct 2012; interred with June), age 25, son of Victor Hubert (b. Los Angeles, CA) and Sara Etta (Hann) Campbell (b. Pleasant Hill, PA) of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, on 22 November 1937 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and had the following at least the following daughter:

 

(a) Diane Campbell: Born 29 August 1942 at Clairton, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 27 June 1998 in Pennsylvania; interred Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Married (?) Knapp.

 

Freda (Starr) Barnhart married (2nd) Edward C. Thompson (b. abt 1898 in PA) and had at least the following son:

 

(3) Edward C. Thompson, Jr.: Born about 1925 in Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Carl Starr: Born about 1895 in Pennsylvania.  Died before 1910.

 

(c. Harry Starr: Born about 1899 in Pennsylvania.  Married Ella F. (?) (b. abt 1900 in PA).

 

(d. John T. Starr: Born about 1903 in Pennsylvania.

 

(e. Thelma M. Starr: Born about 1907 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Jesse E. Crawford: (male) Born 3 May 1873/74 in Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

1900 US Census: Jesse E. Crawford, age 26 (b. May 1874 in PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a cooper, was heading a household in Bridgeport Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife of less than 1 year, Coralie P. Crawford, age 25 (b. Mar 1875 in PA; parents b. PA), who had had no children.

 

1910 US Census: Jesse E. Crawford, age 35 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a cooper in a cooperage, was heading a household at 1879 Main Street Cow. in O'Hara Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 10 years, Coralie P. Crawford, age 35 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who had been married once and had had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive; daughter, Olive F. Crawford, age 14 (b. PA), single, and employed as a package wrapper in a dry goods store; son, Joseph W. Crawford, age 7 (b. PA); daughter, Laura J. Crawford, age 5 (b. PA); and son, Charles R. Crawford, age 2 (b. PA).

 

1920 US Census: Cora Crawford, age 44 (b. PA; parents b. PA), widowed, and not employed, was heading a household at 1107 Water Street in South Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included her son, Joseph W. Crawford, age 17 (b. PA; parents b. PA), single, and employed as a machinist helper; daughter, Laura J. Crawford, age 15 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a telephone operator; son, Charles R. Crawford, age 11 (b. PA; parents b. PA); son, George Crawford, age 7 (b. PA; parents b. PA); and son, W. Miller Crawford, age 6 (b. PA; parents b. PA).

 

1930 US Census: Cora P. Crawford, age 55 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her son, Charles R. Crawford, in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

1940 US Census: Cora Crawford, age 65 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and widowed, resided in the household headed by her son, Charles R. Crawford, in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

 

Jesse E. Crawford married Coralie "Cora" P. Boreland (b. 17 Mar 1875 at Pittsburgh, PA) on 17 March 1900 (license issued same day) at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and raised the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Olive F. (?) Crawford: Born about 1896 in Pennsylvania, several years before her mother married Jesse Crawford; apparently adopted by Jesse Crawford.

 

(b. Child: Died young.

 

(c. Joseph W. Crawford: Born about 1903 in Pennsylvania.  Married (?) (d. before 1940) and had the following children:

 

(1) Geraldine Crawford: Born about 1924 in Pennsylvania.

 

(2) Joseph Crawford, Jr.: Born about 1931 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3) Marcella Crawford: Born about 1932 in Pennsylvania.

 

(4) Joan Crawford: Born about 1937 in Pennsylvania.

 

(d. Laura J. Crawford: Born about 1905 in Pennsylvania.

 

(e. Charles R. Crawford: Born about 1908 in Pennsylvania.

 

1930 US Census: Charles R. Crawford, age 22 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as , was heading a household on Water Street in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his mother, Cora P. Crawford, age 55 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and widowed, who married 1st at age 25; brother, George E. Crawford, age 17 (b. PA) and single; brother, William m. Crawford, age 16 (b. PA) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Charles Crawford, age 32 (b. PA), single, and employed as a machinist for the steam railroad, was heading a household on Railroad Street in West Brownsville Borough, Washington County, Pennsylvania.  He had completed 7th grade.  The household also included his mother, Cora Crawford, age 65 (b. PA) and widowed, who had completed 4th grade; brother, William Crawford, age 27 (b. PA), single, and employed as a truck driver in the road construction industry, who had completed 7th grade; brother, Joseph Crawford, age 38 (b. PA), widowed, and employed as a coal cutter in a coal mine, who had completed 8th grade; niece, Geraldine Crawford, age 16 (b. PA) and single; nephew, Joseph Crawford, age 9 (b. PA); niece, Marcella Crawford, age 8 (b. PA); and niece, Joan Crawford, age 3 (b. PA). Charles, Cora, and William resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.  Joseph and his children resided elsewhere in West Brownsville Borough on 1 April 1935.

 

(f. George E. Crawford: Born about 1913 in Pennsylvania.

 

(g. William Miller Crawford: Born about 1914 in Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Sarah Crawford: Born about 1876 in Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Hannah M. Crawford: Born August 1879 in Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Oliver B. M. Crawford: Born December 1855 in Pennsylvania.

 

(6. Watson E. Crawford: Born 3 March 1891 in South Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: Watson E. Crawford, age 26 (b. South Brownsville, PA) and employed as a drug clerk, was married and resided at 416 Water Street in South Brownsville Borough, Pennsylvania.

 

1920 US Census: Watson Crawford, age 28 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as owner of a drug store, was heading a household at 20 Elm Street in South Brownsville Borough, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.  The household also included his wife, Lillian Crawford, age 27 (b. PA); daughter, Lillian L. Crawford, age 2 years and 4 months (b. PA); and father-in-law, M. Hugney Desera, age 61 (b. PA; parents b. France), widowed, and employed as a machinist for a coal mine.

 

1930 US Census: Watson Crawford, age 39 (b. PA; parents b. PA) and employed as a drug clerk in a drug store, was heading a household at 816 Andrew Avenue Northeast in the City of Massillon, Stark County, Ohio.  He married 1st at age 25.  The household also included his wife, Lillian M. Crawford, age 38 (b. PA; parents b. PA), who married 1st at age 24; daughter, L. Lucille Crawford, age 12 (b. PA); and son, G. Dearight Crawford, age 1 (b. PA).

 

Watson Crawford married Lillian Desera (b. abt 1893 in PA), daughter of M. Hugney Desera, and had the following children:

 

(a. Lillian Lucille Crawford "Lucille": Born about 1918 in Pennsylvania.

 

(b. M. Dearight Crawford: Born about 1929 in Pennsylvania.

 

g. Katherine "Kate" Watson: Born March 1853 in Pennsylvania.  Died 31 May 1930.  Never married.

 

1900 US Census: Kate Watson, age 47 (b. PA), single, and employed as a house keeper, resided in the household headed by her brother-in-law [sister, Edna's widowed husband], Philip Shepler, age 64 (b. PA) and employed as a farmer, in Monessen Borough, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

 

1910 US Census: Kate Watson, age 57 (b. PA), single, and employed as a house keeper, resided in the household headed by her brother-in-law [sister, Edna's widowed husband] Philip Shepler, age 74, in the City of Monessen, Monessen Borough, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.  Of interest, the household also included her older sister, Hannah Watson, age 73 (b. PA), single, and not employed.

 

1920 US Census: No record found; would be about age 67.

 

1   Harriet Ann Watson:

 

Born 3 December 1839 at McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Died 25 June 1910.  On 29 April 1860 married Harrison Biles, 1st child of John Biles, who was the 4th child of Charles Biles, who was the 2nd child of Henry Biles, who was generation 6 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles.

 

See Henry Biles Page for More Info

 

 

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