George and Sarah McAdams

George and Sarah McAdams

George McAdams was born in Scotland. Sarah was born in Pennsylvania in June 1858. In the 1900 Census, Sarah was living with her children on Fountain Street in Allegheny City. The fact that she was head of household suggests that she was widowed at that time. The birthdate of the youngest child, James, makes the date of George's death uncertain, but George was certainly deceased by 1919 when the City Directory lists only one family spelled McAdam without the "s":

McAdam, Harry, glass wkr, r 1304 Buena Vista
" Jas, uphol, r 1304 Buena Vista
" Sarah (wid Geo), h 1304 Buena Vista

George and Sarah had ten children, all born in Pennsylvania.

  1. George and Sarah's oldest child was May, born in August 1880.

  2. George and Sarah's second child was Louis, born in August 1882.

  3. George and Sarah's third child was George, born in August 1884. He married Catherine Davis 1905 in Allegheny County. Their Marriage License was recorded in the Allegheny County Marriage License Docket.

    In 1920, George and Catherine were living at 9 Lanark Street in Pittsburgh. Source: 1920 Federal Census Table, Allegheny County, Enumeration District No. 719, Page 3. George and Catherine had four daughters, all born in Pennsylvania:
    1.     Helen M., born about 1909.
    2.     Catherine A., born about 1912.
    3.     Edith G., born about 1915.
    4.     Ruth M., born in February 1918.

    Ruth married Anthony Richard McClone had four children.
    1.     George MacAdam McClone
    2.     Richard Davis,
    3.     John "Jack" William
    4.     Ruth Ann.

    Source: George MacAdam McClone's wife, Margaret McClone

    Ruth died in 1997. Her obituary read:

    Ruth MacAdam McClone, of Ohio Township, died Sunday, April 6, 1997. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony R. McClone. She is survived by four children; a sister; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boros). Funeral service will follow the visitation in the Church of the Epiphany, Avalon (nest to the funeral home).
  4. George and Sarah's fourth child was Sadie, born in August 1886.

  5. George and Sarah's fifth child was Nellie, born in August 1888. In 1910, Nellie and her family were living at 1519 Monterey Street. Nellie's occupation is listed as "Inspector - Lamp Maker." Her mother's birthplace was listed as "PA" but her father's was listed as "Scotland."
  6. George and Sarah's sixth child was Harry T., born in October 1890. Harry married Minnie McClintock in 1911. Harry may be the H. T. McAdams of H. T. McAdams & Co., Plumbing and Gas Filtering, 5856 Baum Street, East End, Pittsburgh PA. on this 1912 postcard:

    Harry and Minnie had four children:
    1.     Alfred H., born about 1913, who married Grace E. Snitzer.

    Grace died in 1990. Her obituary read:
    On Friday, Nov. 23, 1990, Grace E. Snitzer of West Deer Twp., wife of Alfred McAdams, mother of Ronald K., Larry A., Ellis P., Dale H. McAdams and Norene E. Fortuna; sister of Nora Zimmerman, Clara Miersch and Vera Armstrong; also survived by 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Friends received Sunday 12 noon - 4 and 7-9, Monday 11 am until the time of the service at 1 pm at the Brock Funeral Home, Ltd., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw.
    Source: Pittsburgh Press
    November 25, 1990
    2.     George and Minnie's second child was James J., born about 1915.
    3.     George and Minnie's third child was Mary, born about 1917.
    4.     George and Minnie's fourth child was Dorothy M. born in January 1918.

    Harry T. McAdams died on February 14, 1973. His obituary read:

    On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1973 Harry T. of Gibsonia, husband of Minnie McClintock; father of Marion F. Aupke, Dorothy M. McCall, H. Alfred and James J. McAdams; brother of Frank C. and William J. McAdams; also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the HENRY C. BOCK FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw where services will be held on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.

    Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Friday, February 16, 1973
    Page 21

    Minnie McClintock McAdams died on March 24, 1979. Her obituary read:
    On Fri., Mar 23, 1979, Minnie McClintock, formerly of Gibsonia, wife of the late Harry T. McAdams, Mother of Marion E. Aupke, Dorothy M. McCall, Alfred and James McAdams; sister of Ruth Corbett. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, where services will be held on Mon. afternoon at 1 o'clock.

    Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    March 24, 1979
    page 8

  7. George and Sarah's seventh child was William, born in February 1892.

  8. George and Sarah's eighth child was James, born in October 1894.

  9. George and Sarah's ninth child was Laura, born in January 1898.

  10. George and Sarah's tenth child was Frank C., born after 1900.

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