Ruth Thelma Fitzgerald1

(7 Oct 1910 - 19 Sep 2002)
Biography*Hair Dresser - Owner
Name VariationThelma Fitzgerald
Name VariationR. Thelma Fitzgerald1
Father*Edward Lawrence Fitzgerald1 b. 13 Aug 1879, d. 10 Dec 1931
Mother*Catherine Elizabeth Conville1 b. 8 Sep 1883, d. 26 Feb 1983
Birth*7 Oct 1910; Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania2,1
Marriage17 Feb 1930; Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Principal=Willard H. Johnson1,3
Marriage*Principal=Arthur Gartner
Marriage*1964; Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Principal=Norbert P. Wingerter4,5,6
Death*19 Sep 2002; Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania7,2
Burial*23 Sep 2002; Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Section 36; Mass at Sacred Heart Church7,8

Family 1

Arthur Gartner b. 20 Jul 1897, d. 31 Jan 1983
Marriage*Principal=Arthur Gartner

Family 2

Norbert P. Wingerter b. 9 Aug 1904, d. 8 Feb 1975
Marriage*1964; Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Principal=Norbert P. Wingerter4,5,6

Life's Events

Census1930*7 Apr 1930; 1305 W Eighth St, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Head of Family=Willard H. Johnson9

Biographical Notes

Bio Obit*Thelma Ruth Fitzgerald Wingerter was born Oct. 7, 1910, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Edward L. and Katherine Conville Fitzgerald. She as a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a retired beautician, having worked for Sam Rubino and the Real Beauty Shop, which was at West 26th and Liberty streets. Erie Daily Times, 22 Sep 20027
Bio Memorial*In Loving Memory of Thelma Ruth Wingerter
October 7, 1910 - September 19, 2002

"PRAYER FOR PEACE
Lord, make me an instrument of
your peace; Where there is hatred,
let me sow love: Where there is in-
jury, pardon; Where there is doubt,
faith; Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I
may seek not so much to be consoled
as to console; to be understood
as to understand; to be loved as to
love: for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are
pardoned, and it is in dying that we
are born to eternal life. Amen "
10

Research Notes

Research Comment*Unable to locate Rose or Thelma Fitzgerald in either the 1920 nor 1940 censuses. In 1920 they would have been children and are not listed with their parents in Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. For a period of time in their childhood, when their father fell on hard times, they were taken in by the Benedictine sisters in Erie. This is likely where they were and were not captured in the census.
In 1940 Rose Fitzgerald McManus and her daughter would have been living with her sister Thelma at 1404 W 30th Street in Erie. None of them appear to be captured in the 1940 census and the West 30th Street home appars to have been skipped.; Principal=Roseline Eleanor Fitzgerald
FindaGrave*67968328
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
FindaGrave MemorialVisit FindaGrave (write downl # above first)
ChartsCONVILLE, William (Descendants)
FITZGERALD, John (Descendants)
KILLINGER, Samuel (Descendants)
MOUNTAIN, Joseph (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Erie County Application for Marriage License, volume 54, page 207, Erie County Courthouse, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 2259434).
  2. Thelma Wingerter, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), online www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  3. Willard Johnson household, 1930 U.S. Census, 1305 W. 8th St, Erie (District 55), Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED 25-55, Sheet 7A, lines 38-39, dwelling 166, family 166, 7 Apr 1930, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Apr 2006.
  4. Norbert P. Wingerter Obituary, Erie Times News, Erie, Erie Co, Pennsylvania, 9 Feb 1975, page 10-A.
  5. Erie County Pennsylvania Marriage Application Grooms Index (1939-68), Erie County Courthouse, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 2208793).
  6. Erie County Pennsylvania Marriage Application Brides Index (1939-68), Erie County Courthouse, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 2208794).
  7. Thelma Ruth Fitzgerald Was Beautician, Erie Times-News, Erie, Erie Co, Pennsylvania, 22 Sep 2002, page 7.
  8. Fred King, "Calvary Cemetery (Erie PA) Memorial," dated 2002, Find A Grave Photos (viewed 3 Mar 2010) online www.findagrave.com , Thelma R. Fitzgerald Wingerter, memorial 6796832.
  9. Willard Johnson household, US Census, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED 25-55 Sheet 7A, 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com.
  10. Memorial Card, Funeral Prayer Card (19 Sep 2002); Thelma Wingerter (Erie, Pennsylvania) (Erie, Pennsylvania: Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, 2002).

Sarah Mary Fitzgerald1

(4 Nov 1897 - )
Father*Thomas Fitzgerald1 b. 21 Feb 1868, d. 18 Oct 1942
Mother*Sarah Shanley1 d. 13 Feb 1935
Birth*4 Nov 1897; County Kerry, Ireland; Sarah Fitzgerald of Tieraclea2
Baptism6 Nov 1897; St Mary's Church, County Kerry, Ireland; "Tarbert Roman Catholic Parish"2
Death*died in infancy1,3
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Noreen Lennon, "Fitzgerald family of the Steeple Road, Tieraclea, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland," e-mail messages to Walter E Fred, Jan - Mar 2012.
  2. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , Baptism Record, Sarah Fitzgerald, 6 Nov 1897, Tieraclea, viewed on 10 Mar 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , Baptism Record, Sarah Fitzgerald, 6 Nov 1897, Tieraclea, viewed on 10 Mar 2012.
  3. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1911 Census of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Household Return (Form A), Tieraclea, Lower, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland, house 15, unknown repository www.census.nationalarchives.ie.

Thomas Fitzgerald1,2

(Jun 1837 - 8 Jan 1925)
Biography*Well-known Gardner & Greenhouse Man
Father*John Fitzgerald
Mother*Mary Conway
Birth*Jun 1837; Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland3,4
Marriage*12 Jun 1863; Bride=Mary Healey5,2,6
Death*8 Jan 1925; Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; died in hospital but lived in Beaver, Pennsylvania3,7
Burial*10 Jan 1925; Saint Mary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania7

Family

Mary Healey b. Jul 1839, d. 28 Apr 1916
Marriage*12 Jun 1863; Bride=Mary Healey5,2,6
Children

Immigration

Immigration*1862; Ireland; Conflict: 1900 & 1910 censuses say 1862 for immigration to US. Son Patrick born in 1865 in Canada. 1862 is likely year immigrated to Canada (North America).6,2,5
Naturalization*18748

Life's Events

Census1870*17 Jun 1870; Dixmont, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; Patrick McManus was a laborer.; household member=Mary Healey, household member=Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald, household member=John E. Fitzgerald, household member=Thomas M. Fitzgerald, household member=James Stanislaus Fitzgerald9
Census1880*21 Jun 1880; Union, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas Fitzgerald was a gardener and his son Patrick J. a laborer.; Principal=Mary Healey, son=John E. Fitzgerald, son=Thomas M. Fitzgerald, son=James Stanislaus Fitzgerald, son=Edward Lawrence Fitzgerald, son=Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald, daughter=Mary Katherine Fitzgerald, daughter=Anna Fitzgerald1
Census1900*12 Jun 1900; 172 Elmhurst, Turtle Creek Borough, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas Fitzgerald was a Gardener and his son Edward a Machinist. Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1862 and Mary in 1864. This may be the years they immigrated to North America, given their son's 1865 birth in Canada. Mary had eight children with six still surviving.; wife=Mary Healey, son=Edward Lawrence Fitzgerald6
Census1910*28 Apr 1910; 716 Fifth Street, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas and Mary Fitzgerald owned their own home free and clear. There were no occupation listed for either and four of Mary's eight children were still living. Thomas immigrated in 1862 and Mary in 1864.; wife=Mary Healey2
Census1920*20 Jan 1920; Washington Road, Patterson Township, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas Fitzgerald was listed in household of August F. Frank. August was renting and wa the farm manager. Thomas was listed as a farm laborer. Thomas immigrarted to the United States in 1864 and was naturalized in 1874.10

Biographical Notes

Bio PublishedThe Fitzgerald family of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, traces its ancestry to the "Emerald Isle" where the forebears were for the most part engaged in agricultural pursuits. With a natural love for the beautiful particularly in nature, they devoted themselves extensively to gardening.

(I) John Fitzgerald, whose entire life was spent in Ireland married Mary Conway and had children: James and Thomas.

(II) Thomas Fitzgerald, son of John and Mary (Conway) Fitzgerald, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, 1846, and came to the United States at the age of twenty-five years. The greater part of his life has been spent in and in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was in the employ of wealthy families as a gardener. He came to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1885, resided there three years, then removed to Dixmont, where he remained for a time, and finally settled in Beaver permanently ten years ago. He married, Mary, also a native of Ireland, daughter of Anthony Healey, and they have had children: Joseph, born June 10, 1865, died June 4, 1884; John born November 3, 1866, manager of the Plumbers Supply Company in Erie, Pennsylvania; Thomas M. see forward: James, born September 16 1869, married Gertrude Potts and lives in Pittsburgh; Anna, born November 7, 1870, died, unmarried, October 20, 1909; Mary Catherine, born April 8, 1875, died in April, 1905, married Edward Kennedy; Edward Lawrence, born August 13, 1879, married Catherine McConnell; William A., born March 20, 1881, died November 27, 1884.

(III) Thomas M. Fitzgerald, son of Thomas and Mary (Healey) Fitzgerald, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1868. His school education was commenced in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a time he was sent to Ireland, and at the expiration of three years returned to this country and completed his education in this country. He has always been identified with business as a florist, and has achieved a more than satisfactory amount of success. He came to Beaver county, Pennsylvania, with a fortune consisting of one hundred dollars and from this small beginnings has attained his present prosperity, owing to his indefatigable energy, his perseverance and his excellent business methods. At first he leased the Dravo place, remaining in that location for a period of eight years. By this time he had amassed a sufficient capital to enable him to purchase the Campbell place on Fifth street. At first he devoted the greater part of his time in raising vegetables, but later turned his attention to floriculture. At the present time he has six men constantly in his employ, and at times is obliged to add to this number. He is called upon to fill orders for all parts of the United States, the superiority of his product having become recognized far and wide. He commenced with one thousand feet of glass, and now has about thirty thousand; at first he had the ordinary wooden benches to support his plants in the greenhouses, now he has model cement benches. Although he now has 12 greenhouses of large size, covering a huge tract of ground. He understands fully the needs and requirements of different plants, the soil best adapted to their growth, the temperature and all the other conditions necessary to produce the most healthful and beautiful specimens. He is a member of the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Florist Association of the United States. Mr. Fitzgerald married, July 20, 1895, Nora daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Miniham and has had children: Catherine, John, and Joseph, twins: Helen, Anna, Agnes, all still at home. The family attend the Catholic Church and Mr. Fitzgerald is Independent in his political opinions. He keeps well in touch with all important current events, and takes pleasure in forming his opinions in an unbiased manner.

Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania, under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan, LL. D. Volume II, New York; Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1914; Principal=Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Witness=John Fitzgerald, Witness=Mary Conway, Witness=Mary Healey, Witness=James Fitzgerald, Witness=Anthony Healey, Witness=Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald, Witness=John E. Fitzgerald, Witness=James Stanislaus Fitzgerald, Witness=Anna Fitzgerald, Witness=Mary Katherine Fitzgerald, Witness=Edward Lawrence Fitzgerald, Witness=William A. Fitzgerald, Witness=Nora Minihan5
Bio Obit*Well known gardener and greenhouse man, of Beaver, Pennsylvania. Mr Fitzgerald was born in County Kerry, Ireland, but had lived in Beaver 20 years. He was recognized, as an expert in his line of work. He was at home in the cultivation of shrubbery. Some years ago he was employed to put the shrubbery of the Beaver parks in shape, and was frequently called upon in the arrangement of private yards.3
Bio Note*"At home in the cultivation of shrubbery. Some years ago he was employed to put the shrubbery of the Beaver parks in shape, and was frequently called upon in the arrangement of private yards."3

Key Documents

Will*Last Will and Testament, Thomas Fitzgerald, Sr., late of Beaver, Registered January 12, 1925.

I, Thomas FitzGerald, Sr., of the Borough of Beaver, County of Beaver and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, hereby make my last will and testament as follows, viz.:

First, I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as convenient after my decease.

Second, All my property, real, personal or mixed, of whatsover character and wheresover situate, I give, devise, and bequeath to my son, Edward Leo Fitzgerald, his heirs and assigns forever.

Third, I appoint Revernd P.J. O'Flynn of Beaver, Pennsylvania, executor of this, my will.

Witness my hand and seal this third day of October, A.D. 1924.

Thomas Fitzgerald Sr. (Seal)11
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)
FITZGERALD, Rose (Pedigree)

Citations

  1. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1880 U.S. Census, Union Township (District 227), Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, ED 227, page 325, lines 23-31, dwelling 295, family 334, 21 Jun 1880, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  2. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1910 U.S. Census, Beaver Borough (Ward 2); Beaver County Pennsylvania, ED 5; Page 10B; Line 88-89, dwelling 246, family 269, 27 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Apr 2006.
  3. Obituary, Thomas Fitzgerald, Beaver Falls Review, Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, 8 Jan 1925, page 11.
  4. Anonymous, Book of Biographies, Contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Buffalo NY: Biographical Publishing Company, 1899).
  5. John W. Jordon LL.D., editor, Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania (Fitzgerald Article) (n.p.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914).
  6. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1900 U.S. Census, Turtle Creek Borough, Allegheny County, PA, ED 512, Page 11B, Line 93-95, family 172, dwelling 206, 13 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  7. Fitzgerald Records Correspondence, 8 Jul 2005, baptismal records for St Coleman Church in Turtle Creek (Henry & Joseph Fitzgerald) & St Canice in Knoxville (Rose Fitzgerald) and death records for Saints Peter & Paul Church in Beaver (Thomas & Mary Fitzgerald), Archives and Records Center, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 4721 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.
  8. August F. Frank household, 1920 U.S. Census, Patterson Township, Beaver County Pennsylvania, ED 62; Page 3A (255 stamped); Line 6-10, dwelling 36, family 36, 27 Apr 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2012.
  9. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1870 U.S. Census, McClure, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, page 77, lines 33-38, dwelling 409, family 534, 17 Jun 1870, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.
  10. Unknown household, 20 Jan 1920 unknown record type, unknown repository address, unknown repository ED 62 Page 3A.
  11. Thomas Fitzgerald Sr will (3 Oct 1924), Last Will and Testament (registered 12 Jan 1925) volume 15, page 191 and volume Y, page 290, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Fitzgerald's Will.
  12. Beaver Co., Pennsylvania Marriage License (27 Aug 1864), volume 10, #3844, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
  13. Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death File No: 112314 (filed 15 Nov 1916), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  14. James Stanislaus Fitzgerald, Ohio Certificate of Death Franklin Co., Primary Reg Dist #8187, Reg #2463, File #11700 (9 Jul 1932), Ohio Historical Center (Ohio Historical Society), 1982 Velma Ave, Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.
  15. Anna Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death File Number 91784 (20 Oct 1909), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  16. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , Baptism, Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, Tarbert, 21 Apr 1875. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , Baptism, Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, Tarbert, 21 Apr 1875.
  17. Pittsburgh Death Records, volume 38, page 406, Allegheny County Courthouse, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 0505835).

Thomas Fitzgerald1

(21 Feb 1868 - 18 Oct 1942)
Biography*Farmer
(Tieraclea, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland)4
Name VariationThomas FitzGerald5
Father*James Fitzgerald1,2,3 b. 21 Oct 1832
Mother*Mary Sandes1,2,3 b. 25 Oct 1826
Birth*21 Feb 1868; Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland1,2,3
Baptism22 Feb 1868; St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland; "Tarbert Roman Catholic Parish"2
Marriage*7 Feb 1895; St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland; Principal=Sarah Shanley1,6
Death*18 Oct 1942; Ireland7
Burial*St Mary's Church Cemetery, Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Ireland7

Family

Sarah Shanley d. 13 Feb 1935
Children
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Noreen Lennon, "Fitzgerald family of the Steeple Road, Tieraclea, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland," e-mail messages to Walter E Fred, Jan - Mar 2012.
  2. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , Baptism Record, Thomas Fitzgerald, 22 Feb 1868, Tarbert, viewed on 10 Mar 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , Baptism Record, Thomas Fitzgerald, 22 Feb 1868, Tarbert, viewed on 10 Mar 2012.
  3. "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), Thomas Fitzgerald, Tarbert, 21 Feb 1868, Electronic index to selected Ireland births and baptisms.
  4. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1911 Census of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Household Return (Form A), Tieraclea, Lower, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland, house 15, unknown repository www.census.nationalarchives.ie.
  5. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1911 Census of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, Household Return (Form A), Tieraclea, Lower, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland, house 15, unknown repository www.census.nationalarchives.ie, Thomas FitzGerald.
  6. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , marriage, Thomas Fitzgerald & Sarah Shanley, Tarbert, 7 Feb 1895. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , marriage, Thomas Fitzgerald & Sarah Shanley, Tarbert, 7 Feb 1895.
  7. Cemetery Census of Kerry & Cork (1700-2014) online http://www.kerryburials.com , gravemaker photo; St Mary's Church Cemetery, Tarbert Ireland; Thomas & Sarah Shanley Fitzgerald; daughter Mary and grandson Maurice; viewed 5 Oct 2014.
  8. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , Baptism Record, James Fitzgerald, 25 Sep 1900, Tieraclea, viewed on 10 Mar 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , Baptism Record, James Fitzgerald, 25 Sep 1900, Tieraclea, viewed on 10 Mar 2012.

Thomas E. Fitzgerald

(19 Sep 1927 - 21 Apr 2009)
Biography*Supervisor for the Parks & Recreation Department for the City of Los Angeles1,2
Father*Harry Leo Fitzgerald1 b. 11 Nov 1902, d. 11 Apr 1979
Mother*Mary Madeleine Gaudet1 b. 22 Feb 1903, d. 26 Mar 2001
Birth*19 Sep 1927; Malden, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts3,1
Death*21 Apr 2009; Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana1
Burial*23 Apr 2009; Evansville Crematory, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., Indiana1
ChartsCONVILLE, William (Descendants)
FITZGERALD, John (Descendants)
KILLINGER, Samuel (Descendants)
MOUNTAIN, Joseph (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Thomas E . Fitzgerald, Indiana Certificate of Death Vanderburgh Co., local 775, State No. 011301 (21 Apr 1928), Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.com.
  2. Thomas E Fitzgerald Death, Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville, Indiana, Evansville, Vandenburgh Co., Indiana, 24 Apr 2009.
  3. Harry Fitzgerald household, 1930 U.S. Census, Malden (District 266), Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, ED 9-266; sheet 3B, lines 87-92, dwelling 45, family 70A, 4 Apr 1930, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.

Thomas E. Fitzgerald1

(28 Nov 1931 - 10 Apr 1998)
Father*John Edward Fitzgerald1 b. 6 Apr 1905, d. 14 May 1995
Mother*Evelyn L. Rapp2,1 b. 19 Mar 1909, d. 13 Nov 2005
Birth*28 Nov 1931; Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania1,3
Death*10 Apr 1998; Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Funeral Mass at St Jude Church3,1
Burial*14 Apr 1998; Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania; Calvary Mausoleum; Inurement1,4
FindaGrave*84527684
ChartsCONVILLE, William (Descendants)
FITZGERALD, John (Descendants)
KILLINGER, Samuel (Descendants)
MOUNTAIN, Joseph (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Thomas E. Fitzgerald Obituary, Erie Times News, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 12 Apr 1998.
  2. Evelyn Rapp Fitzgerald Obituary, Erie Times-News, Erie, Pennsylvania, 15 Nov 2005.
  3. Thomas E. Fitzgerald, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), online www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  4. Bill Klauk, "Erie Cemetery Find-A-Grave Memorial (Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania)," dated Mar 2012, Find A Grave Memorial (viewed Mar 2012) online www.findagrave.com , memorial 8452768, viewed Mar 2012.

Thomas M. Fitzgerald1,2

(27 Feb 1868 - 14 Nov 1916)
Biography*Well-known Florist in Beaver, Pennsylvania
Father*Thomas Fitzgerald3,4,5 b. Jun 1837, d. 8 Jan 1925
Mother*Mary Healey3,4,5 b. Jul 1839, d. 28 Apr 1916
Birth*27 Feb 1868; Hulton, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania6,3,4,7
Birth Alt1867; cemetery marker8
Marriage*30 Jun 1895; Bride=Nora Minihan6,3
Death*14 Nov 1916; Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania8,5
Burial*16 Nov 1916; Saint Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; funeral service from S.S. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church8,5

Family

Nora Minihan b. 1862, d. 23 Aug 1942
Marriage*30 Jun 1895; Bride=Nora Minihan6,3
Children

Immigration

Immigration*1881; Thomas was in the United States before 1881 and this is likely after his return to Ireland for schooling.2

Life's Events

(household member) Census187017 Jun 1870; Dixmont, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; Patrick McManus was a laborer.; Head of Family=Thomas Fitzgerald, household member=Mary Healey9
(son) Census188021 Jun 1880; Union, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas Fitzgerald was a gardener and his son Patrick J. a laborer.; Head of Family=Thomas Fitzgerald, Principal=Mary Healey1
Census1900*4 Jun 1900; Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas M. Fitzgerald was a Florist who owned his own home with a mortgage. His wife Nora had three children all of which were living with them. Thomas' niece and nephew were also living with them. Along with a "servant" John Amer who was a gardener. Thomas immigrated to the United States in 1881 at the age of eighteen. This is likely after he returned to Ireland for schooling in gardening. There is no indication whether he was an alien or naturalized citizen.; wife=Nora Minihan, daughter=Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, son=John Leo Fitzgerald, son=Joseph Thomas Fitzgerald, niece=Annastacha Roach, nephew=Gerald Roach2
Census1910*12 May 1910; 964 Sixth Street, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; Thomas M. Fitzgerald was a Florist and Greenhouse Owner. Nora had six children all of which were living with them. Thomas owned their home with a mortgage.; wife=Nora Minihan, daughter=Helen Pius Fitzgerald, son=John Leo Fitzgerald, son=Joseph Thomas Fitzgerald, daughter=Anna Gertrude Fitzgerald, daughter=Agnes N. Fitzgerald, daughter=Mary Catherine Fitzgerald10
(Witness) Note1938; Fitzgerald Greenhouses changes hands and becomes Beaver Dahlia Gardens; Principal=Nora Minihan11,12

Biographical Notes

Bio Published*The Fitzgerald family of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, traces its ancestry to the "Emerald Isle" where the forebears were for the most part engaged in agricultural pursuits. With a natural love for the beautiful particularly in nature, they devoted themselves extensively to gardening.

(I) John Fitzgerald, whose entire life was spent in Ireland married Mary Conway and had children: James and Thomas.

(II) Thomas Fitzgerald, son of John and Mary (Conway) Fitzgerald, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, 1846, and came to the United States at the age of twenty-five years. The greater part of his life has been spent in and in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was in the employ of wealthy families as a gardener. He came to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1885, resided there three years, then removed to Dixmont, where he remained for a time, and finally settled in Beaver permanently ten years ago. He married, Mary, also a native of Ireland, daughter of Anthony Healey, and they have had children: Joseph, born June 10, 1865, died June 4, 1884; John born November 3, 1866, manager of the Plumbers Supply Company in Erie, Pennsylvania; Thomas M. see forward: James, born September 16 1869, married Gertrude Potts and lives in Pittsburgh; Anna, born November 7, 1870, died, unmarried, October 20, 1909; Mary Catherine, born April 8, 1875, died in April, 1905, married Edward Kennedy; Edward Lawrence, born August 13, 1879, married Catherine McConnell; William A., born March 20, 1881, died November 27, 1884.

(III) Thomas M. Fitzgerald, son of Thomas and Mary (Healey) Fitzgerald, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1868. His school education was commenced in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a time he was sent to Ireland, and at the expiration of three years returned to this country and completed his education in this country. He has always been identified with business as a florist, and has achieved a more than satisfactory amount of success. He came to Beaver county, Pennsylvania, with a fortune consisting of one hundred dollars and from this small beginnings has attained his present prosperity, owing to his indefatigable energy, his perseverance and his excellent business methods. At first he leased the Dravo place, remaining in that location for a period of eight years. By this time he had amassed a sufficient capital to enable him to purchase the Campbell place on Fifth street. At first he devoted the greater part of his time in raising vegetables, but later turned his attention to floriculture. At the present time he has six men constantly in his employ, and at times is obliged to add to this number. He is called upon to fill orders for all parts of the United States, the superiority of his product having become recognized far and wide. He commenced with one thousand feet of glass, and now has about thirty thousand; at first he had the ordinary wooden benches to support his plants in the greenhouses, now he has model cement benches. Although he now has 12 greenhouses of large size, covering a huge tract of ground. He understands fully the needs and requirements of different plants, the soil best adapted to their growth, the temperature and all the other conditions necessary to produce the most healthful and beautiful specimens. He is a member of the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Florist Association of the United States. Mr. Fitzgerald married, July 20, 1895, Nora daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Miniham and has had children: Catherine, John, and Joseph, twins: Helen, Anna, Agnes, all still at home. The family attend the Catholic Church and Mr. Fitzgerald is Independent in his political opinions. He keeps well in touch with all important current events, and takes pleasure in forming his opinions in an unbiased manner.

Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania, under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan, LL. D. Volume II, New York; Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1914; Principal=Thomas Fitzgerald, Witness=John Fitzgerald, Witness=Mary Conway, Witness=Mary Healey, Witness=James Fitzgerald, Witness=Anthony Healey, Witness=Patrick Joseph Fitzgerald, Witness=John E. Fitzgerald, Witness=James Stanislaus Fitzgerald, Witness=Anna Fitzgerald, Witness=Mary Katherine Fitzgerald, Witness=Edward Lawrence Fitzgerald, Witness=William A. Fitzgerald, Witness=Nora Minihan6
Bio Published*Thomas M. Fitzgerald, is descended from a line of ancestral gardeners, and is very fond of the culture of flowers, which he has made his like-work. He conducts one of the most beautiful gardens in Beaver county, situated in the borough of Beaver, and he has established a reputation as one of the best artists in his profession. He was born in Hulton township, Allegheny county, Pa., February 27, 1868, and is a son of Thomas and Mary (Healey) Fitzgerald.

The father of Thomas M. was born in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland and when a boy, learned the trade of a gardener and became an expert in the culture of flowers; for nine years he managed the grounds and hothouses of Lord Colliss, of Tarbert township, County Kerry, Ireland; he then engaged with Dr. Barrington, of Glin, County Limerick, Ireland, for fifteen years. He subsequently went to Hamilton, Canada, where he spent two years, and as he had many friends and acquaintances in Pittsburg, Pa., he located there in 1866, and worked for many prominent men of that city, who owned large and handsome properties; he was employed by Mr. Murrdick, Mrs. Denny, and Mr. Charles McGee; he now has charge of Mr. M.C. Miller’s grounds at Turtle Creek. While working in the employ of Lord Colliss, he made the acquaintance of his present wife. Both being poor and not able to buy a home in their native country, Thomas decided to come to America in the effort to seek home and fortune; his plans being crowned with success, three years later he wrote for his intended wife, and, upon her arrival here, they were happily united in marriage. A few years later the health of Mr. Fitzgerald’s mother began to fail, and he sent his wife and five children to his old home in Ireland, where they remained four years, --- returning in much better health and spirits. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald are the parents of eight children: Joseph, deceased; John; Thomas M.; James; Annie; Mary; Edward, who served at Manila in Company B, 10th Reg., Pa. Vol. Inf.; and William, deceased.

The subject of this memoir attended school, for years, at Tarbert, Ireland, and in this country, at New Castle, Pennsylvania. While a mere boy, he assisted his father in the cultivation of flowers and improved every opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of the art; in 1889, he came to Beaver to take charge of the beautiful grounds and hothouse of Hon. J.F. Dravo, but a year later he leased the hothouse, and a part of the grounds, of his employer, and now keeps one of the finest displays of flowers ever seen. The beds and plants are artistically arranged, and the choice, blooming flowers present an exquisite appearance; he is prepared to furnish flowers, on short notice, for funerals, weddings, and other occasions, and his also ships largely to other points. Mr. Fitzgerald is well deserving, and worthy of his large patronage, and he has shown the people of the vicinity that they always have at their command the most select assortment of floral beauties. He is genial and accommodating to all, and his pleasant manners and honest business methods, have won for him the esteem and good will of all who known him. He has not only adopted Beaver as his place of business, but likewise as his home, and he owns two fine lots on Commerce street, upon which he erected a handsome resident in 1893. In July, 1899, he purchased the Campbell estate, consisting of six and one-half acres on Fifth street, on which he will erect a large range of greenhouses to better accommodate his growing business.

Mr. Fitzgerald wedded Nora, a daughter of Jeremiah Minihan, of County Cork, Ireland, and three children have resulted from their union: Mary Catherine, born July 16, 1896; John Leo, born February 23, 1898; and Joseph Thomas, the last two being twins. Religiously, our subject is a member of the Catholic church; politically, his is independent in his views.

Source: Book of Biographies - Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Biographical Publishing Company (Buffalo NY, 1899), pages 314-16; Principal=Nora Minihan, Witness=Mary Catherine Fitzgerald, Witness=John Leo Fitzgerald, Witness=Joseph Thomas Fitzgerald3

Key Documents

Will*Last Will and Testament

Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Late of Beaver, Registered 5 Dec 1916

I, Thomas FItzgerald, Junior, of the borough of Beaver, in the county of beaver, and state of Pennsylvania, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made:

I direct that all my just debts be paid and discharged as soon as may be after my decease.

I give and bequeath to each of my six children, Mary C. Fitzgerald, John L. Fitzgerald, Joseph T. Fitzgerald, Anna & Agnus, and Helen P. Fitzgerald the sum of fifty dollars; and in case any other child or children should hereafter be born to me, I give and bequeath to such child or to each of such children the sum of fifty dollars.

All the rest and residue of my estate, whether real, personal or mixed, and wheresoever situate, I give, bequeath and devise to my wife, Nora Fitzgerald, her heirs and assigns, forever.

I constitute and appoint my said wife Nora Fitzgerald to be the guardian of my six children, above-named; and in case any other child or children should hereafter be born to me, I also appoint her to the guardian of such child or children, thus committing entirely and fully to the judgment, discretion and affection of my said wife, the care and custody of the estates and persons of my children during their minority.

I nominate and appoint said wife Nora Fitzgerald to be executrix of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this Dec 11 day of December on thousand nine hundred and Eleven.

Thomas M. Fitzgerald (seal)13
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)

Additional Images

Image-Portrait*3,6
Image-Home*Principal=Nora Minihan
Fitzgerald House - Nora & Tom Fitzgerald with children Catherine, Joe & John (Beaver PA, 1899)
courtesy of Daniel Dougherty
"The Fitzgerald House" & Florist Business (Beaver PA, circa 1911)
courtesy of Daniel Dougherty
Image-Other*14

Citations

  1. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1880 U.S. Census, Union Township (District 227), Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, ED 227, page 325, lines 23-31, dwelling 295, family 334, 21 Jun 1880, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  2. Thomas M. Fitzgerald household, 1900 U.S. Census, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, ED 5, sheet 4A, lines 32-39, dwelling 76, family 81, 4 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  3. Anonymous, Book of Biographies, Contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Buffalo NY: Biographical Publishing Company, 1899).
  4. Beaver Co., Pennsylvania Marriage License (27 Aug 1864), volume 10, #3844, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
  5. Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death File No: 112314 (filed 15 Nov 1916), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  6. John W. Jordon LL.D., editor, Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania (Fitzgerald Article) (n.p.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914).
  7. Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death File No: 112314 (filed 15 Nov 1916), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania, born 27 Feb 1868, Allegheny Co., Pennsylania.
  8. Grave Marker, Thomas M. Fitzgerald, St Joseph Cemetery, 1st Street, New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania; Walter E. Fred, 2001.
  9. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1870 U.S. Census, McClure, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, page 77, lines 33-38, dwelling 409, family 534, 17 Jun 1870, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 25 Aug 2006.
  10. Thomas Fitzgerald household, 1910 U.S. Census, Beaver Borough; Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, ED 5; Page 20A; Line 35-42, dwelling 469, family 504, 11 May 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2006.
  11. For Sale, Daily Times, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1 Jul 1938, Dahlia Gradens, "formally Fitzgerald Greenhouse location."
  12. "Beaver Dahlia Gardens," dated 29 Apr 2016, Bizapedia (www.bizapedia.com), viewed on 1 May 2018, Pennsylvania Fictition Company Name, filed 20 Oct 1938, still active Apr 2016.
  13. Thomas M Fitzgerald will (11 Dec 1911), Last Will and Testament (registered 5 Dec 1916) volume 12, page 52 and volume T, page 330, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Thomas M. Fitzgerald's Will.
  14. Beautiful Plants for Memorial Day, Beaver Times, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 28 May 1906, page 1 & 8.
  15. May K. Fitzgerald entry, Beaver County Registration of Births, 1893-1906, transcribed by Beaver County Genealogical Society, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. John Leo and Joseph Thomas Fitzgerald entry, Beaver County Registration of Births, 1893-1906, transcribed by Beaver County Genealogical Society, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.
  17. Anna G. Fitzgerald entry, Beaver County Registration of Births, 1893-1906, transcribed by Beaver County Genealogical Society, Beaver County Courthouse, 810 Third St, Beaver, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania.

William A. Fitzgerald

(20 Mar 1881 - 28 Nov 1884)
Father*Thomas Fitzgerald1 b. Jun 1837, d. 8 Jan 1925
Mother*Mary Healey1 b. Jul 1839, d. 28 Apr 1916
Birth*20 Mar 1881; New Castle, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania2,3
Death27 Nov 18842
Death*28 Nov 1884; Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania; died from scarlet fever1
Burial*29 Nov 1884; Saint Mary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania1

Biographical Notes

(Witness) Bio PublishedThe Fitzgerald family of Beaver county, Pennsylvania, traces its ancestry to the "Emerald Isle" where the forebears were for the most part engaged in agricultural pursuits. With a natural love for the beautiful particularly in nature, they devoted themselves extensively to gardening.

(I) John Fitzgerald, whose entire life was spent in Ireland married Mary Conway and had children: James and Thomas.

(II) Thomas Fitzgerald, son of John and Mary (Conway) Fitzgerald, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, 1846, and came to the United States at the age of twenty-five years. The greater part of his life has been spent in and in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was in the employ of wealthy families as a gardener. He came to Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in 1885, resided there three years, then removed to Dixmont, where he remained for a time, and finally settled in Beaver permanently ten years ago. He married, Mary, also a native of Ireland, daughter of Anthony Healey, and they have had children: Joseph, born June 10, 1865, died June 4, 1884; John born November 3, 1866, manager of the Plumbers Supply Company in Erie, Pennsylvania; Thomas M. see forward: James, born September 16 1869, married Gertrude Potts and lives in Pittsburgh; Anna, born November 7, 1870, died, unmarried, October 20, 1909; Mary Catherine, born April 8, 1875, died in April, 1905, married Edward Kennedy; Edward Lawrence, born August 13, 1879, married Catherine McConnell; William A., born March 20, 1881, died November 27, 1884.

(III) Thomas M. Fitzgerald, son of Thomas and Mary (Healey) Fitzgerald, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1868. His school education was commenced in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after a time he was sent to Ireland, and at the expiration of three years returned to this country and completed his education in this country. He has always been identified with business as a florist, and has achieved a more than satisfactory amount of success. He came to Beaver county, Pennsylvania, with a fortune consisting of one hundred dollars and from this small beginnings has attained his present prosperity, owing to his indefatigable energy, his perseverance and his excellent business methods. At first he leased the Dravo place, remaining in that location for a period of eight years. By this time he had amassed a sufficient capital to enable him to purchase the Campbell place on Fifth street. At first he devoted the greater part of his time in raising vegetables, but later turned his attention to floriculture. At the present time he has six men constantly in his employ, and at times is obliged to add to this number. He is called upon to fill orders for all parts of the United States, the superiority of his product having become recognized far and wide. He commenced with one thousand feet of glass, and now has about thirty thousand; at first he had the ordinary wooden benches to support his plants in the greenhouses, now he has model cement benches. Although he now has 12 greenhouses of large size, covering a huge tract of ground. He understands fully the needs and requirements of different plants, the soil best adapted to their growth, the temperature and all the other conditions necessary to produce the most healthful and beautiful specimens. He is a member of the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Florist Association of the United States. Mr. Fitzgerald married, July 20, 1895, Nora daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine Miniham and has had children: Catherine, John, and Joseph, twins: Helen, Anna, Agnes, all still at home. The family attend the Catholic Church and Mr. Fitzgerald is Independent in his political opinions. He keeps well in touch with all important current events, and takes pleasure in forming his opinions in an unbiased manner.

Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania, under the editorial supervision of John W. Jordan, LL. D. Volume II, New York; Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1914; Principal=Thomas M. Fitzgerald, Principal=Thomas Fitzgerald2
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Pittsburgh Death Records, volume 38, page 406, Allegheny County Courthouse, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 0505835).
  2. John W. Jordon LL.D., editor, Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County Pennsylvania (Fitzgerald Article) (n.p.: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914).
  3. Pittsburgh Death Records, volume 38, page 406, Allegheny County Courthouse, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 0505835). Born New Castle, Pennsylvania.

William Patrick Fitzgerald1

(9 Aug 1865 - )
Father*James Fitzgerald1,2,3 b. 21 Oct 1832
Mother*Mary Sandes1,2,3 b. 25 Oct 1826
Baptism*9 Aug 1865; St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland; "William Patrick Fitzgerald of Tarbert"2
Family BiographyFitzgerald Family
ChartsFITZGERALD, John (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Noreen Lennon, "Fitzgerald family of the Steeple Road, Tieraclea, Tarbert, County Kerry, Ireland," e-mail messages to Walter E Fred, Jan - Mar 2012.
  2. "Church Records," Irish Genealogy Website hosted by the Ireland Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht online www.irishgenealogy.ie , Baptism Record, Thomas Fitzgerald, 22 Feb 1868, Tarbert, viewed on 10 Mar 2012. Hereinafter cited as "Ireland Genealogy Website (Dept of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht)" , Baptism Record, Thomas Fitzgerald, 22 Feb 1868, Tarbert, viewed on 10 Mar 2012.
  3. "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), Thomas Fitzgerald, Tarbert, 21 Feb 1868, Electronic index to selected Ireland births and baptisms.

Thomas Fitzpatrick1

Marriage*8 Feb 1910; St John's Church, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York; Principal=Agnes Toohey1,2

Family

Agnes Toohey b. circa Feb 1885
Family BiographyToohey Family

Citations

  1. Wedded at St. John's, The Times Herald, Olean, Cattaragus Co., New York, 8 Feb 1910, page 8.
  2. Sarah Toohey will (14 Apr 1915), Probate Records volume 27, page 654 (US/CAN 1376287), Cattaraugus County Clerk, Little Valley, Cattaraugus Co., New York. Hereinafter cited as Sarah Toohey, Last Will & Testament.

Maria Flaherty1

Marriage*Principal=Joseph Carter1
Birth*Ireland1

Family

Joseph Carter
Child

Citations

  1. Delia M. Skinner, Certificate of Death Registration District 3104, Registration 2439, Cook County Clerk, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Delia M. Skinner Certificate of Death.

Susan Flynn1,2

Marriage*Principal=John McCloskey

Family

John McCloskey
Child

Citations

  1. Cambria County Application for Marriage License, volume 5, page 178, #1378, Cambria County Courthouse, 200 South Center St, Ebensburg, Cambria Co., Pennsylvania.
  2. Mrs Margaret Killinger, Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, 4 Jun 1937, page 20.

Bridget Foot1

Marriage8 Mar 1756; Delaware; "Swedes Church"; Principal=Simon Hadley2,1

Citations

  1. Collection of Family Data #35 by Gilbert Cope Delaware Quaker Records, Hadley Section, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (FHL US/CAN Film 517028).
  2. Notes on the Quaker Family of Hadley by Chalmers Hadley, 1916 (Carson-Harper Press: Denver CO), Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (US/CAN 1017403). Page 22.

Warham Foote Jr1

( - 27 Oct 1862)
Marriage*14 Apr 1860; Hanover, Chautauqua Co., New York; Principal=Rosilla Scott2
Burial*27 Oct 1862; Hampton National Cemetery (Sec C-H, Site 2027), Hampton, Virginia3
Death*27 Oct 1862; Suffolk, Virginia; died in hospital Suffolk, Virginia, typhoid fever4,3

Family

Rosilla Scott b. 18 Apr 1843, d. 30 Nov 1905

Military Service

Milit-Beg*2 Sep 1862; Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., New York; 112 NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company K5
Family BiographyConnaroe Family

Citations

  1. Nineteenth Century Marriages Reported in the Fredonia Censor, compiled by Lois Barris, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL 6111294).
  2. Nineteenth Century Marriages Reported in the Fredonia Censor, compiled by Lois Barris, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL 6111294). Transcribed as Rosilla & Rosella in seperate entries.
  3. W.S. Foot, U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006, online www.ancestry.com, CD2.
  4. William L. Hyde, History of the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment New York Volunteers (Fredonia, New York: W. McKinstry & Co., 1866), page 213.
  5. William L. Hyde, History of the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment New York Volunteers (Fredonia, New York: W. McKinstry & Co., 1866).

(?) Ford1

Marriage*31 Oct 1867; Principal=Joseph O. Robinson1

Family

Joseph O. Robinson b. 24 Aug 1845

Citations

  1. Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank Holmes, editor, History of Windsor County, Vermont (Syracuse, New York: Mason & Co., 1891), page 974.

Ellen Ford1

Marriage*Principal=Albert N. Robinson1

Family

Albert N. Robinson b. 4 Sep 1843

Citations

  1. Lewis Cass Aldrich and Frank Holmes, editor, History of Windsor County, Vermont (Syracuse, New York: Mason & Co., 1891), page 974.

William R. Forster1

Marriage*Principal=Anna Tweed1

Family

Anna Tweed
Child

Citations

  1. "Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994," digital image, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), Robert D Hilles & Zella M Forster, Tuscarawas County, 12 Oct 1911.
  2. Zella M Hilles, Ohio Certificate of Death Belmont County, State File Number: Not Marked (22 Mar 1977), Family History Library's FamilySearch, www.familysearch.org.

Zella M. Forster1

(11 Jun 1888 - 19 Mar 1977)
Father*William R. Forster1,2
Mother*Anna Tweed1,2
Birth*11 Jun 1888; Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio1,2
Marriage*12 Oct 1911; Tuscarawas Co., Ohio; Groom=Robert Darrah Hilles1
Death*19 Mar 1977; Barnesville, Belmont Co., Ohio2
Burial*23 Mar 1977; Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Belmont Co., Ohio2

Family

Robert Darrah Hilles b. 30 Mar 1887, d. 18 Jul 1949
Child
ChartsFREDD, John (Descendants)

Citations

  1. "Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994," digital image, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), Robert D Hilles & Zella M Forster, Tuscarawas County, 12 Oct 1911.
  2. Zella M Hilles, Ohio Certificate of Death Belmont County, State File Number: Not Marked (22 Mar 1977), Family History Library's FamilySearch, www.familysearch.org.
  3. Captain Dies in Airplane Crash, The Daily Times, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, 13 Sep 1944, page 5.

Barton Foulke1

( - 30 Mar 1883)
Marriage*20 Mar 1871; Principal=Fanny Maria Beans1,2
Death*30 Mar 18831

Family

Fanny Maria Beans d. 10 Feb 1901

Citations

  1. John W. Fred (15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment E Company), File No: 561441, General Affidavit, Fanny M. Foulke (mother), 6 Oct 1892, Civil War Pension Application File (Washington DC: National Archives).
  2. Ancestry.com, "Ohio Marriages 1801-1900, Belmont County (microfilm no. 0317290 - 0902149, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah)," online www.ancestry.com , Barton Foulke & Fanny M. Gardner, Belmont County, 28 Mar 1871 , Belmont County Courthouse Records, 1801-1900, St. Clairsville, Ohio,.

Anna Corey Francis1,2

(8 Oct 1867 - 1962)
Father*Hiram Francis2 b. 8 Oct 1867
Mother*Sarah Bolton2
Birth*8 Oct 1867; Corry, Erie Co., Pennsylvania3,2
Marriage4 Jan 1887; Principal=Lt Col Clyde Daniel Wilcox3
Marriage*4 Jan 1888; Principal=Lt Col Clyde Daniel Wilcox1,2
Death*1962; Ohio2
Death2 Sep 1962; Summit Co., Ohio4
Burial*Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Erie Co., Pennsylvania5

Family

Lt Col Clyde Daniel Wilcox b. 8 Sep 1865, d. 1 Apr 1929
Children

Citations

  1. Ted, "Pine Grove Cemetery Gravestone Memorial," dated Jul 2005, Find A Grave Photos (viewed 12 Sep 2010) online www.findagrave.com , memorial 11296160.
  2. Judith Wilcox Szczesny, "Solon Wilcox married Juliaette Skinner," e-mail message to Walter E Fred, Sep-Oct 2010.
  3. Benjamin Whitman, Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, Pennsylvania (Erie, Pennsylvania: S.B. Nelson, 1896), page 775.
  4. Ancestry.com, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007," online www.ancestry.com , Anna Wilcox, Summit Co., 2 Sep 1962 , Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, 2010,.
  5. Judith Wilcox Szczesny, "Solon Wilcox married Juliaette Skinner," e-mail message to Walter E Fred, Sep-Oct 2010, Pine Grove Cemetery Listing.

Hiram Francis1

(8 Oct 1867 - )
Biography*Early Pioneer of Erie County, Pennsylvania2
Name VariationSquire H.D. Franes2
Marriage*Principal=Sarah Bolton
Birth*8 Oct 18671

Family

Sarah Bolton
Child

Citations

  1. Judith Wilcox Szczesny, "Solon Wilcox married Juliaette Skinner," e-mail message to Walter E Fred, Sep-Oct 2010.
  2. Benjamin Whitman, Nelson's Biographical Dictionary and Historical Reference Book of Erie County, Pennsylvania (Erie, Pennsylvania: S.B. Nelson, 1896), page 775.

Abigail Franklin1

Marriage*Principal=Ephraim Spencer1

Family

Ephraim Spencer
Child

Citations

  1. "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954," digital image, FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), David Spencer, Brattleboro, Death, 1 Nov 1872, These digital images are of of handwritten vital records on preprinted forms from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex, Vermont. "The collection consists of vital records (births, marriages, and deaths), cemetery records, and burial and removal permits."

Anna Franz1

(circa Jun 1873 - )
Father*Peter Franz1 d. before 1900
Mother*Sophia Peters1 b. circa Dec 1844
Birth*circa Jun 1873; Pennsylvania1

Citations

  1. Sophia Franz household, 1900 U.S. Census, North East Borough, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED, 48, sheet 103 (stamped), lines 3-9, dwelling 409, family 439, 19 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 8 Apr 2006.

Catherine C. Franz1,2,3

(25 Jul 1885 - 18 Dec 1968)
Photo*Photo courtesy of Nancy Rowland Rowley (granddaughter of Thomas J. & Catherine Franz Gordon)6
Name Variation1902; Kathryn Franz7
Father*Peter Franz4 d. before 1900
Mother*Sophia Peters1,4,5 b. circa Dec 1844
Birth*25 Jul 1885; North East, Erie Co., Pennsylvania8,1,2
Marriage*27 Sep 1902; Ripley, Chautauqua Co., New York; Principal=Thomas Joseph Gordon9,10
Death*18 Dec 1968; 1157 W. 31st St, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania4,11,12,8
Burial*North East Cemetery, North East, Erie Co., Pennsylvania11,4

Family

Thomas Joseph Gordon b. 27 Nov 1882, d. 1 Jan 1921
Children

Biographical Notes

Bio Obit*Mrs. Catherine C. Gordon was born in North East, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Sophia Peters Franz.4
ChartsCONNAROE (CONROE), Darlin (Descendants)
McMANUS, Patrick (Descendants)
SKINNER, Augustus (Descendants)

Citations

  1. Mrs Gordon Obit, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Pennsylvania, 19 Dec 1968, page 42.
  2. Thomas Gordon household, 1910 U.S. Census, 2020 Cottage Ave, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED 101, Sheet 4A, dwelling 56, family 70, 18 Apr 1910, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 17 Jan 2005.
  3. Joe Nelson household, 1920 U.S. Census, 610 Whiting Ave, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, ED 99, Sheet 8A, Lines 44-50, dwelling 177, family 195, 13 Jan 1920, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 1 Mar 2006.
  4. Mrs. Gordon Obituary, Erie Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 19 Dec 1968.
  5. Sophia Franz household, 1900 U.S. Census, North East Borough, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED, 48, sheet 103 (stamped), lines 3-9, dwelling 409, family 439, 19 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 8 Apr 2006.
  6. Nancy Rowland Rowley, "Gordon Family," e-mail message to Walter E. Fred, 9 May 08, Family Files of Walter E. Fred. E-mail address available upon request. Hereinafter cited as "Gordon Family E-Mails."
  7. Richard Tefft, "North East Area Marriages - 1878 to 1922," online http://www.rootsweb.com/~paerie/ , original newspaper date 4 Oct 1902 , original source was "The Sun" Newspaper, North East, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 4 Oct 1902.
  8. Catherine Gordon, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), online www.ancestry.com, 15 Mar 2007.
  9. Richard Tefft, "North East Area Marriages - 1878 to 1922," online http://www.rootsweb.com/~paerie/ , original source was "The Sun" Newspaper, North East, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 4 Oct 1902.
  10. Thomas Joseph Gordon, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death 5218 (1 Jan 1921), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  11. Mrs. Gordon Obituary, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 19 Dec 1968, page 42.
  12. Death Notices, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 19 Dec 1968, page 42.
  13. Franz Joseph Gordon, Pennsylvania Certificate of Death 59101 (4 Jun 1922), Pennsylvania Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  14. Mildred Gordon Roland Obit, Erie Daily Times, Erie, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, 31 Jan 1985.

Charley Franz1

(circa Oct 1874 - )
Father*Peter Franz1 d. before 1900
Mother*Sophia Peters1 b. circa Dec 1844
Birth*circa Oct 1874; Pennsylvania1

Citations

  1. Sophia Franz household, 1900 U.S. Census, North East Borough, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, ED, 48, sheet 103 (stamped), lines 3-9, dwelling 409, family 439, 19 Jun 1900, viewed online at www.ancestry.com, 8 Apr 2006.