was born about 1851 in Pennsylvania.(7168)
Parents: William MCCRACKEN and
Mary Alvoria (Alvoria) MCCRACKEN was born on 24 Aug 1902 in Pennsylvania. (7169) She resided 2412 17th Ave - Altoona (5th Ward) in Apr 1930 in Altoona, Blair Co., Pa.. (7170) She died on 10 Feb 1996 in Logan Township, Altoona, Blair Co., Pa.. She was buried about 10 Feb 1996 in Blair Memorial Cemetery, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pa.. She resided 1411 23rd St., Altoona, PA when mother died. Mother Mary Brawn McCracken lived with her until Mary died. Parents: David Allen MCCRACKEN and Mary Abigail (Maime) BRAWN .
Mary E. MCCRACKEN was born about 1854 in Pennsylvania. (7172)(7173) Parents: William MCCRACKEN and Catherine ----.
Robert MCCRACKEN was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania. (7174) He was a Day Laborer in 1860 in Antis Township, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pa..(7175) Parents: William MCCRACKEN and Catherine ----.
Sam MCCRACKEN was buried in Grandview Cemetery (Blair Co.), Altoona, PA. Parents: Luther Leroy MCCRACKEN and Mary GOODMAN.
Samuel MCCRACKEN was born about 1862 in Pennsylvania. (7176) He was a Laborer on 23 Jun 1880 in Blair Co., Pa.. (7177) Parents: William MCCRACKEN and Catherine ----.
Sarah Viola (Sadie) MCCRACKEN was born on 2 Oct 1899. She died in May 1995. She was buried about May 1995 in Blair Memorial Cemetery, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pa.. She resided Altoona when mother died. Parents: David Allen MCCRACKEN and Mary Abigail (Maime) BRAWN .
She was married to George NORRIS.
Virginia MCCRACKEN Parents: David Allen MCCRACKEN Jr. .
William MCCRACKEN was born between 1808 and 1815 in Pennsylvania. (7178)(7179) (7180) Census of 1870 would place birth about 1815.
Census of 1880 would place birth about 1810. He was a Laborer between 1860 and 1880 in Antis Township, Bellwood, Blair Co., Pa.. (7181)(7182) (7183) Indicates not working in 1880 Census at age "70." See World Family Tree, vol. 2, pedigree #18.
Also, open mccrckn.fow file.
He was married to Catherine ----.(7184) Children were: Robert MCCRACKEN, Harvey MCCRACKEN, John MCCRACKEN, George MCCRACKEN, Margaret MCCRACKEN, Mary E. MCCRACKEN, William H. MCCRACKEN, Benjamin MCCRACKEN, Samuel MCCRACKEN, David Allen MCCRACKEN.
William H. MCCRACKEN was born about 1857 in Pennsylvania. (7185)(7186) (7187) He was a Laborer on 23 Jun 1880 in Blair Co., Pa.. (7188) Parents: William MCCRACKEN and Catherine ----.
Christine Kay MCDONALD (Private). Parents: Donald Charles MCDONALD and Susan Marie PFROM GAVIN.
Dawn Marie MCDONALD (Private). Parents: Donald Charles MCDONALD and Susan Marie PFROM GAVIN.
Donald Charles MCDONALD (Private). Parents: Donald Norman MCDONALD and Anne Eunice MACDONNELL.
Donald Norman MCDONALD
Mary MCDONALD was born on 18 Feb 1838 in Morrison Cove, Blair Co., Pa.. (7191) She died on 24 Sep 1928 in Belsano, Cambria Co., Pa.. (7192) She was buried on 26 Sep 1928 in Methodist Church Cemetery, Belsano, Cambria Co., Pa.. (7193)
Paula Anne MCDONALD (Private). Parents: Donald Charles MCDONALD and Susan Marie PFROM GAVIN.
She was married to Dennis SHUNK.
Felix or Philip MCQUADE(7199) was born on 12 Mar 1857 in Ireland.(7200) (7201)(7202) (7203) (7204) He resided 322 East Harrison Ave after 1927 in Altoona, Blair Co., Pa..(7205) (7206)(7207) He died on 5 Jun 1930 in Blair County Home, Allegheny Township, Hollidaysburg, Blair Co., Pa..(7208) (7209)(7210) (7211)(7212) Died in nursing home. Was ill with cancer of tongue and was no longer able to be cared for at home of granddaughter, Fred and Helen (Bunyon) Davis
Record of burial found at Fairview Cemetery, Altoona. Listed as interred on
7 June 1930 in the Reserve section (see note on "Burial").
Died at 7:45 p.m.
Harry C. Brode or Brodi, who signed the death certificate, "became steward at the Blair County Home, or almshouse, in 1927, and in April 1928 was elected superintendent. He directs the activities of the home and farm, while Mrs. Brode is matron."
"The almshouse in Allegheny Township, near Hollidaysburg, was first occupied in 1850; destroyed by fire in 1891; and new building erected in 1893. Then, the directors of the Poor were Hiram H. Pensyl, James Stiffler, and A. Lee Fleck." (It is not clear if they were directors in the 1800s or around 1931 when the reference was published.
from Tarring S. Davis, ed., "A History of Blair County Pennsylvania," Vol. 1 (Harrisburg: National Historical Association, Inc., 1931), p. 279 He was buried on 7 Jun 1930 in Fairview Cemetery, Blair Co., Altoona, PA. (7213)(7214) (7215)(7216) (7217) Information found on 15 Feb 1997 in the Fairview Cemetery book published by the Blair Co. Genealogical Society. According to this information, Felix McQuade was buried in the "Reserve" section of the cemetery without a tombstone.
The book states that the: "Reserve - was a section used as a holding place for many persons who were moved to a permanent lot later. Some remained in Reserve and tombstones were placed on some of the graves. Many remained here with no stones. These seemed to be single graves and not the eight grave plots like the rest of the cemetery."
20 Feb 1996 - According to Nancy Brown of Fairview Cemetery Co., the funeral was handled by Gilden Barton Funeral Home of Altoona, which is still in business as of this date. A written inquiry has been sent. Ms. Brown states that without a marker or stone, the actual grave would be difficult to locate. He immigrated prior to 1903 or 1905 to Wicklow or Dublin, Ireland. County unknown in Ireland or actual birthplace.
Unknown as to why Wicklow or Dublin was selected, as opposed to county Monaghan where most McQuades originate. Oral tradition?
Immigration record shows a Felix McQuade, age 59, arriving at Ellis Island from Markethill, County Armagh, Ireland, on 13 Aug 1905. Since his daughter Margaret is believed to have died between 1904 and 1907, this would certainly make sense. Investigation continues to pursue the city from which this Felix originated in Ireland, but not completed as of March 2002.
With the modified birth year of 1857, this would set his age on the above immigration date as 48. This presents a discrepancy with the above person. Suggest a new Ellis Island search be done.
Oct. 1996. Investigating possibility that his real name is John L. McQuade. A record of death of this person, 4 June 1930, is recorded under Letters of Administration in the Blair County Wills Index. A copy of the death certificate has been requested.
The death certificate was received and it does not appear that John is the person we are looking for. The person is only 49 years old, too young to have been the grandfather of Helen Bunyon Davis.
Feb. 1997 - See Burial Note. The Fairview Cemetery book (BCGS) shows his name to be Felix McQuade.
Death certificate of Felix McQuade received March 1997 and states that his date of birth was March 12, 1857, making him 72 at death, not 82. The funeral record of Gilden Barton Funeral home agrees with this date of birth. One must, however, remain open to the possibility that the obituary is correct, and not the death certificate or funeral record, but it should be noted that both expressed his age in years, months, and days. A birth year of 1857 would fit better with the birth years of his daughter Margaret, who was born about 1883.
If he is the same Felix McQuade who arrived from Markethill, County Armagh, Ireland, on 14 August 1905 and as stated at Ellis Island that he was 59 years old, then consider his birth date as possibly being 12 March 1859, if calculated from his date of death, on 12 March 1858. The ship manifest of August 1905 shows a Felix McQuade, age 59 from Markethill, County Armaugh, Ireland. Is it possible that the death certificate is incorrect and that he was actually around 82 at death?
An LDS IGI source states that Margaret's father's name was Philip, however, evidence is weak since documentation is unknown. It is possible, however, that Felix is a nickname for Philip.
Florence L. MCQUADE(7218) Florence McQuade was the aunt and ward of Helen Bunyon who was orphaned at a young age. According to an April 1997 interview with Margaret Davis Smith, daughter of Helen, her brother, Russell A. Davis, attempted to visit with Florence in a nursing home in New York between 1956 and 1960, but Florence was unable to communicate or remember much, possibly suffering from senility or Alzheimer's Disease. Parents: Felix or Philip MCQUADE and Annie HART ?.
Margaret A. MCQUADE was born about 1883 in Ireland. (7219) According to LDS IGI source, Margaret was born in New York City. While this may be possible, no previous evidence suggested this specific place of birth. In fact, oral tradition and other sources suggest Ireland as her birthplace. More primary records are needed before conclusion. She resided 2303 8th Ave. - Manhattan on 19 Jan 1903 in New York City. (7220) Supposedly, this is in the Harlem district of NYC. She died bet 1904 and 1907 (?) in New York City.(7221) Reported to have died when daughter Helen was very young. When searching for death records, it is suggested that one begin with the year 1903 and work forward. She immigrated unknown to From Ireland. (7222) Parents: Felix or Philip MCQUADE and Annie HART ?.
Barbara MEILI was born about 1586 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7226) About five miles west of Zurich.
She died after 1647.(7227) She may be Barbara Meylin recorded in the "Martyrs Mirror."
"The persecutors laid their hands also upon four pious sisters, Barbara Meylin, Ottila Mulerin, Barbara Kolbin, and Elizabeth Meylin, who also had to drink out of the bitter cup of the dreadful Zurich prison; however, the Lord preserved them so that they, unharmed in their faith, unknown to the authorities, unexpectedly also escaped unknown to the authorities, unexpectedly also escaped from imprisonment and bonds."
Elizabeth Meylin mentioned prior may have been Barbara's sister. Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
She was married to Felix LAMPBRECHT in 1610 in Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7228) Children were: Elsi LAMPBRECHT, Verena LAMPBRECHT, Hans LAMPBRECHT, Anna LAMPBRECHT, Ursel LAMPBRECHT, Toni LAMPBRECHT, Heinrich LAMPBRECHT, Jagli LAMPBRECHT, Elizabeth LAMPBRECHT, Barbel LAMPBRECHT, Trine LAMPBRECHT, Felix LAMPBRECHT.
Dorothea MEILI was born before 1584 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7229) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Elizabeth MEILI was born before 1585 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7231) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Erhard MEILI was born about 1599 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7233) John Slabaugh's research has a (1) notation beside the name of Erhard Meili's wife, Elizabeth Benz, indicating that there may have been more than one marriage. Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Hans MEILI died about 1583.(7235) He was born by 1583 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7236) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Heini MEILI(7237) was born about 1584 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.(7238) He would have died not before 1635 since there is a marriage recorded for him that year.
Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Jacob MEILI was born about 1560.(7242) Possibly Switzerland.
He resided Birmensdorf, Five miles west of Zurich in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.(7243)
He was married to Verena SCHUEPP in unknown person or place. (7244) Children were: Dorothea MEILI, Hans MEILI, Elizabeth MEILI, Heini MEILI, Barbara MEILI, Jacob MEILI, Joseph MEILI, Erhard MEILI, Margaetha MEILI.
Jacob MEILI was born about 1588 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7245) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Joseph MEILI was born about 1590 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7247) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Katharine Hochstrasser MEILI was born on 8 Oct 1612 in Stallikon, Canton, Zurich,Switzerland. (7249) She died on 9 Apr 1681 in Ober Metmennstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.(7250)
Margaetha MEILI was born on 19 Sep 1602 in Birmensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. (7252) Parents: Jacob MEILI and Verena SCHUEPP.
Austin A. MERITT
He was married to Barbara VAN SCOYOC .
Catherine MESSMER This individual was added as a result of a chance telephone conversation from Marie Stewart Gibson, a Lauver descendant, on 1 May 2000. She called the telephone number of this compiler looking for her cousin Carl Lauver (the wife of this compiler is also listed in the directory as C. A. Lauver). Marie was 91 years old at the time of the interview and volunteered family information related to this person. She stated that this Lauver family is from Juniata County, Richfield area, which makes it highly likely that there is a kin connection to other Lauvers in this database.
As of 2 May 2000, an ancestral link has not yet been found to complete the line. Knowing who the father of Jacob Lauver, husband of Catherine Messmer, was will most likely reveal the correct line.
Abraham MEYER /MOYER(7258) was born about 1770 in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., PA.(7259) He was buried in Jan 1845 in Deep Run Mennonite East Church Cemetery, Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA.(7260) He died on 13 Jan 1845 in Bucks Co., Pa..(7261) He was a Blacksmith in Bucks Co., Pa.. (7262) In "The Lauver Legacy of Life and Love," the author states that the evidence of parentage of Mary Moyer, wife of Samuel Moyer, is very strong, but not proven. Parents: John MEYER and Mary SENSENICH (?).
Abraham MEYER /MOYER(7264) Parents: Abraham MEYER /MOYER and Agnes OVERHOLT.
Abraham C. MEYER /MOYER was born on 26 Dec 1797 in Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7266) He died on 31 Dec 1868.(7267) Parents: Jacob MEYER /MOYER and Maria CLEMMER.
Barbara C. MEYER /MOYER(7269) Died single. Parents: Jacob MEYER /MOYER and Maria CLEMMER.
Christian MEYER /MOYER was born on 11 May 1800 in Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7270) He died on 9 Dec 1840.(7271) Parents: Jacob MEYER /MOYER and Maria CLEMMER.
Elizabeth MEYER /MOYER(7273) Died single. Parents: Abraham MEYER /MOYER and Agnes OVERHOLT.
Elizabeth C. MEYER /MOYER(7274) was born between 1792 and 1795 in Montgomery Co., Pa..(7275) died single Parents: Jacob MEYER /MOYER and Maria CLEMMER.
Henry C. MEYER /MOYER was born on 4 Jan 1786 in Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7276) He died on 15 Apr 1853.(7277) Parents: Jacob MEYER /MOYER and Maria CLEMMER.
Jacob MEYER /MOYER was born on 18 Apr 1754 in Upper Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.(7279) He was buried in Oct 1826 in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7280) He died on 11 Oct 1826 in Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7281) He was a Weaver in Montgomery Co., Pa.. (7282) Parents: Henry MEYER and Barbara MILLER.
He was married to Maria CLEMMER by 1784 in Montgomery Co., Pa..(7283) Children were: Maria C. MEYER /MOYER, Henry C. MEYER /MOYER, Barbara C. MEYER /MOYER , John C. MEYER /MOYER, Jacob C. MEYER /MOYER, Elizabeth C. MEYER /MOYER , Samuel C. MOYER, Abraham C. MEYER /MOYER, Christian MEYER /MOYER, Joseph C. MEYER /MOYER.