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McWhirter - Bridges Family

Chapter 4
James S. McWhirter
of
Marion County, Illinois



             James S. McWHIRTER, born in 1825, Wilson County, Tennessee, son of Charles and Nancy (GRIFFIN) McWHIRTER. He died 18 Dec 1897, Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    James married first Martha CLUCK in Tennessee. She was born 1823/24, Tennessee. She died before July of 1866.
    James married Second Mrs. Sarah Charity ( _______ ) WINKLER 16 July 1866, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 1833/34, Indiana.
    Between 1844 and 1848, James moved to Marion County, Illinois between with his brother, Samuel H. McWHIRTER.
    After 1850 and before 1852-53, James and his brother moved back to Tennessee.
    Before 1854/55, James and his brother moved back to Marion County, Illinois.
    In 1860, the census shows James McWHIRTER living in Foster Township with an Alma Post Office.
    In 1870, the census shows James McWHIRTER living in Foster Township, but now had a Lester Post Office. (Lester was a little spot in the road and no longer exists today. It had Arnold Chapel a Methodist-Episcopal Church-South, a school and a general store. The church burned down. The school was eventually torn down. The store, which was two-story, fell in on itself after years of no use. Lester stood on the crossroads of Vermundy and Jones Roads.)
    In 1872, James bought land in Section 18 of Stevenson Township, which was near the city of Salem to the east and a distance from Foster Township. Their neighbors were James WINKLER and family. James was the son of James' second wife, Charity.
    On 7 Jun 1880, the census shows James (55) and Charity (46) McWHIRTER living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. James and his parents were said to have been born in Tennessee. Charity was said to have been born in Indiana, her father in Kentucky and her mother in Indiana. James was a farmer. With them were children: Elija McWHIRTER age 18, born Missouri, his father in Ohio (Note: Elija was a WINKLER); Thomas McWHIRTER age 13, born IL. Elijah and Thomas were farmers. (Note: They were living next to James WINKLER and family. The main reason I mention this is because the search for James McWHIRTER doesn't come up on ancestry.com, but James WINKLER does.)
    On 13 Nov 1884, James purchased 40 acres on the NE of Section 10 of Tonti Township. This was pretty close to where his nephew, Charles Pitts McWHIRTER lived.

Children of James S. and Martha (CLUCK) McWHIRTER:

1. Samantha A. McWHIRTER, born 14 Oct 1843, Tennessee. She died 21 Jan 1857, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. She is buried in the Jones Cemetery on Jones Road, just south of the Kinoka Road.

2. Elizabeth McWHIRTER, born 1847/48, Marion County, Illinois. She died after 1850 census and before 10 Aug 1860.

3. Jasper Newton McWHIRTER, born 1853, Tennessee.
    Jasper married Margaret "Maggie" CROWELL.
    (See #3 following)

4. Elizabeth "Eliza" McWHIRTER, born 1854/55, Marion County, Illinois.
    Eliza married Theodore W. "Sode" JONES.
    (See #4 following)

5. Josephine "Josie" McWHIRTER, born Apr 1858, Marion County, Illinois.
    Josephine married John Moses SANDERS.
    (See #5 following)

Children of James S. and Sarah Charity (____?____) (Winkler) McWHIRTER:

6. Thomas J. McWHIRTER, born 4 May 1867, Marion County, Illinois.
    (See #6 following)

7. Ann "Annie" McWHIRTER, born 1868, Marion County, Illinois.
    Annie married Isaac GOINS.
    (See #7 following)

8. Hattie McWHIRTER, born 1871, Marion County, Illinois.
    Hattie married James Thomas DORRIS.
    (See #8 following)

9. James A. (?Allie) McWHIRTER, born 1875/76, Marion County, Illinois.




#3
Jasper Newton McWhirter

of
Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois

Jasper Newton McWHIRTER, born 22 Apr 1853, Marion County, Illinois, son of James S. and Martha (Cluck) McWHIRTER. He died Feb 1919, Marion County, Illinois.
    Jasper married Margaret Jane "Maggie" CROWELL 31 Dec 1876, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 15 Oct 1854, Ohio, daughter of James and Martha Jane (KINCAID) CROWELL. Maggie’s parents were from England. Margaret died 30 Oct 1915.
    They were among the original members of Givens Chapel Baptist Church in Tonti Township. Jasper was a major contributor to building the church.
    On 14 Jun 1880, the census shows Jasper (27) and Margaret J. (26) WHIRTER living in Salem, Marion County, Illinois. With them are their children James N. age 2; and Martha J. 2 months born in Mar 1880. Jasper was a laborer. Census says that he was born in Illinois and both parents born in Tennessee. It says that Margaret was born in Ohio and that both of her parents were born in England.
    On 28 Apr 1910, the census shows Jasper M. (66) and Margrett (66) McWHIRTER living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. Living with them were their children Pearl age 18; and Leslie age 14. Margaret had given birth to 5 children with only 4 living at time of census. Jasper was a farmer. He owned his own farm, with a mortgage. The census says Jasper was born in Illinois and both of his parents in Tennessee. It says that Margaret was born in Ohio, her father in Germany and her mother in Ireland.

Children of Jasper Newton and Margaret Jane (CROWELL) McWHIRTER:

3-1. James Newton McWHIRTER, born 6 Dec 1877, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
    Newton married Mary Elizabeth "Mae" HENNING.
    (See #3-1 following)

3-2. Martha Jane "Jenny" McWHIRTER, born 28 Mar 1880, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
    Jenny married Emmett Elmer ALBERT.
    (See #3-2 following)

3-3. Carrie McWHIRTER, born 15 Feb 1884, Marion County, Illinois. Carrie died 22 Feb 1894.

3-4. Pearl L. McWHIRTER, born 1891, Marion County, Illinois.
    Pearl married 1st William SMITH.
    Pearl married 2nd ___?___ WAGGONER.
    (See #3-4 following)

3-5. John Leslie McWHIRTER, born 18 May 1895, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Leslie married Marinda Jane EAGAN.
    (See #3-5 following)




#3-1
James Newton McWhirter

of
Salem, Marion County, Illinois

James Newton McWHIRTER, born 6 Dec 1877, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, son of Jasper Newton and Margaret Jane (CROWELL) McWHIRTER. He died 3:15 P.M., 16 Oct 1955, Salem, Marion County, Illinois at the age of 77 years, 10 months and 10 days of age. His funeral was held 18 Oct 1955 at McMackin Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral was conducted by Fr. Joseph STRYELEE. He died from a heart attack. Newton and Mae are buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, Lot 202, graves 3 and 4.
    Newton married Mary Elizabeth "Mae" HENNING 16 Sep 1912, Wayne County, Illinois. She was born 19 Nov 1882/1884, Hathorne Township, White County, Illinois, daughter of Charles Warren and Bertha Ann (BOWLDS) HENNING. She died 1967.
    On 20 Apr 1910, the census shows Newton McWHIRTER age 32, living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. He was a hired hand on a farm. He was on the STEITZ farm. Next to their farm was the Thomas RYAN farm. May HENNING was living with them as a hired girl. She was 25 years old and was born in Illinois. Her parents were listed as being born in Kentucky.
    On 12 Sep 1918, his Military Registration Card has, James Newton McWHIRTER age 40, born 6 Dec 1877, was living at 508 South Maple, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. He was a machinist helper for U. S. R. R. Administration for the C&EI Railroad. His closest relative was his wife, Mary E. McWHIRTER. He was medium height and stout build. He had light brown eyes and brown hair.
    On 2 Jan 1920, the census shows James (42) and Mary Elizabeth (35) McWHIRTER living at 508 South Maple, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Fredrick age 5; and Margaret age 3; and Frances age 1. Newton was a laborer, mechanic's helper.
    On 2 Apr 1930, the census shows James (52) and Mary E. (45) McWHIRTER living at 508 South Maple, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Fred N. age 1; Margaret M. age 13; and Frank L. age 11. Also living with them was Mae's widowed mother, Bertha A. HENNING age 70, born in Kentucky, as were both of her parents. Newton owned his own home and it was valued at $2,000.00. Newton was a fireman.
    At one time, Newton was employed at Brown Shoe Company in Salem. At the time of Newton's death, he was listed as a fireman.

Children of James Newton and Mary E. (HENNING) McWHIRTER:

3-1-1. Fred “Tiny” McWHIRTER, born 27 Nov 1914, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
    Tiny married Maurine GOURLEY.
    (See #3-1-1 following)

3-1-2. Margaret McWHIRTER, born 8 Nov 1916, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She died 26 Jan 1986. Last place of residence was Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois. Margaret and Glen are buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois.
    Margaret married Glen Eugene McCOLPIN 11 May 1943. He was born 21 Sep 1919, son of Thomas and Ella (WESLEY) McCOLPIN. He died 10 Dec 1995.
    In 1934, Margaret was Salutatorian of the Salem High School graduating Class.

3-1-3. Frank Leslie McWHIRTER, born 21 Oct 1918, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. He died 1 Oct 1963, Crestline, San Bernardino County, California. Self inflicted gun shot wound to the head with a 22 caliber rifle. He was buried in Mt. View Cemetery.
    Frank married Shirley ___?___ .
    Frank was a carpenter at time of death. At time of death, Frank had been in California for 4 years.




#3-1-1
Fred McWhirter

of
Salem, Marion County, Illinois

Fred "Tiny" McWHIRTER, born 27 Nov 1914, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, son of James Newton and Mary E. (HENNING) McWHIRTER. He died 25 Sep 1990, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. He is buried at East Lawn Cemetery in Salem.
    Tiny married Maurine GOURLEY 29 Dec 1947, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.
    Tiny worked for the Salem Police Department as a dispatcher. He retired after working as a driver for the Salem Fire Department. He had also been a bus driver for 7 years.
    Tiny was a member of the Moose and Elks Lodges. He was also a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Salem.

Children of Fred and Maurine (GOURLEY) McWHIRTER:

3-1-1-1. Sharon McWHIRTER,
    Sharon married ___?___ PARISH.
    In 1991, Sharon lived in Lake Land, Florida.

3-1-1-2. Sandy McWHIRTER,
    In 1991, Sandy lived in Belleville, Florida.

3-1-1-3. Gladys McWHIRTER.
    Gladys married ___?___ SMITH.
    In 1991, Gladys lived in Vandalia, Illinois.




#3-2
Martha Jane McWhirter Albert

of
Marion County, Illinois

Martha Jane "Jenny" McWHIRTER, born 28 Mar 1880, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Jasper Newton and Margaret Jane (CROWELL) McWHIRTER.
    Jenny married Emmett Elmer ALBERT 20 Dec 1896, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She was 17 and he was 24 when they married. He was born 13 Sep 1872, son of William Andrew and Lutishia Francis (FARTHING) ALBERT.
    On 26 Jun 1900, the census shows Elmer (26) and Jennie (20) ALBERT living in Salem Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Linnie age 2; and Hazel age 5 months. Elmer was a farmer.
    On 4 May 1910, the census shows Elmer E. (36) and Jennie (30) ALBERT living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Linnie N. age 12; Hazel G. age 10; and Lena age 1.
    On 26 Jan 1920, the census shows Elmer (47) and Jennie (39) ALBERT living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Lena age 10; Loren age 7; and Raymond age 4 years and 10 months. Elmer was renting his farm.
    On 25 Apr 1930, the census shows Elmer E. (57) and Jennie (50) ALBERT living in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Loren age 17; and Raymond age 15. Also with them was Elmer's widowed father, Andrew ALBERT age 80, born in Illinois.
    On 29 Apr 1943, the Kinmundy Express has, "Shriver School: Elmer ALBERT and son, Loren, attended the funeral of Mr. ALBERT’s granddaughter, Miss Juanita DUNCAN at Cubbage Chapel, Saturday."

Children of Emmett Elmer and Martha Jane (McWHIRTER) ALBERT:

3-2-1. Linnie Mae ALBERT, born 17 Feb 1898.
    Linnie married Oliver T. DUNCAN.
    (See #3-2-1 following)

3-2-2. Hazel Gladys ALBERT, born 10 Aug 1899.
    Hazel married Gordon Aaron SHREFFLER.
    (See #3-2-2 following)

3-2-3. Lena Marie ALBERT, born 10 May 1909.
    Lena married Loren BULLARD.
    (See #3-2-3 following)

3-2-4. Loren Orner ALBERT, born 21 Oct 1912. He died 15 Feb 1991.
    Loren married Emogene Fay CALDWELL, daughter of Rose (WILLIAMS) CALDWELL.
    (See Chapter 13, #3 of McWhirter Family)

3-2-5. Raymond Lee ALBERT, born 24 Mar 1915, Marion County, Illinois. He died 23 Jun 1935 and is buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. He was a farmer.




#3-2-1
Linnie Mae Albert Duncan

of
Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois

Linnie Mae ALBERT, born 17 Feb 1898, daughter of Emmitt Elmer and Martha Jane (McWHIRTER) ALBERT. She died 12 Mar 1978. Last place of residence was Salem, Marion County, Illinois.
    Linnie married Oliver T. DUNCAN 27 Dec 1913, Marion County, Illinois. She was 16 and he was 23 when they married. Oliver was born 25 Feb 1890, son of James and Alice (HALFACRE) DUNCAN. He died Dec 1967. Last place of residence was Salem, Marion County, Illinois. He is buried in Allmon-Boring Cemetery, Section 14, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    On 9 Feb 1920, the census shows Oliver (29) and Linnie (21) DUNCAN living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children, Herman age 5; Velma age 2 years and 5 months; and Alice age 1. Oliver was a farmer. He rented his farm.
    On 4 Apr 1930, the census shows Oliver T. (40) and Linnie M. (32) DUNCAN living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Herman A. age 15; Velma Louise age 12; Agnes Alice age 11; Rita Mae age 9; Warren Ray age 7; Eva Pearl age 5; and Juanita Marie age 10 months. Oliver was renting his home and farm.

Child of Oliver T. and Linnie Mae (ALBERT) DUNCAN:

3-2-1-1. Herman Admiral DUNCAN, born 1814/15, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-2. James E. DUNCAN, born 15 Oct 1915, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. James died 23 Dec 1915. Buried in Allmon-Boring Cemetery, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-3. Velma Louise DUNCAN, born 1917, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-4. Agnes Alice DUNCAN, born 1918, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-5. Rita Mae DUNCAN, born 1920/21, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-6. Warren Ray DUNCAN, born 1922/23, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinos.

3-2-1-7. Eva Pearl DUNCAN, born 1924/25, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

3-2-1-8. Juanita Marie DUNCAN, born 13 May 1929, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. Juanita died 22 Apr 1943. She is buried at Allmon-Boring Cemetery, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.




#3-2-2
Hazel Gladys Albert Shreffler

of
Marion County, Illinois

Hazel Gladys ALBERT, born 10 Aug 1899, daughter of Emmitt Elmer and Martha Jane (McWHIRTER) ALBERT. Hazel died 25 Nov 1979. Hazel and Gordon are buried in Alma Cemetery, Alma, Marion County, Illinois.
    Hazel married Gordon Aaron SHREFFLER 16 Jan 1918, Marion County, Illinois. She was 18 and he was 29 when they married. Gordon was born 1 May 1888, Marion County, Illinois, son of Aaron Irving and Luella (CHANDLER) SHREFFLER. Gordon died 6 Aug 1976.
    Hazel and Gordon lived near Alma in Marion County, Illinois. He was a farmer and orchard worker.
    Gordon served in the United States Army during World War 1.

Children of Gordon Aaron and Hazel Gladys (ALBERT) SHREFFLER:

3-2-2-1. Gladys Luella SHREFFLER.
    Gladys married Earl Arnold YUND.
    (See #3-2-2-1 following)

3-2-2-2. Gordon Edwin SHREFFLER.
    Gordon graduated from the Alma Junior High School on Friday, 7 Jun 1935, along with his cousin, Helen McWHIRTER.




#3-2-2-1
Gladys Luella Shreffler Yund

of
Illinois

Gladys Luella SHREFFLER, Daughter of Gordon Aaron and Hazel Gladys (ALBERT) SHREFFLER.
    Gladys married Earl Arnold YUND 29 Oct 1938. He was an educator.

Children of Earl Arnold and Gladys Luella (SHREFFLER) YUND:

3-2-2-1-1. Barbara Fay YUND, born 10 Jul1940, daughter of Earl Arnold and Gladys Luella (SHREFFLER) YUND.
    Barbara married Jerry Lee INGRAM 20 Jan 1962, Carrier Mills, Illinois.

    Children of Jerry Lee and Barbara Fay (YUND) INGRAM:

    3-2-2-1-1-1. Katrina Marie INGRAM, born 20 Nov 1962, daughter of Jerry Lee and Barbara Fay (YUND) INGRAM.
    Katrina married Dwight GOWIN 11 Sep 1982, California.
    They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Dwight is in the United States Air Force.

       Children of Dwight and Katrina Marie (INGRAM) GOWIN:

       3-2-2-1-1-1-1. Shaitra Shanelle GOWIN, born 1 May 1985, Oahu, Hawaii.

       3-2-2-1-1-1-2. Brionna Chantelle GOWIN, born 17 Mar 1988.



    3-2-2-1-1-2. Kevin Lee INGRAM, born 3 Dec 1963, son of Jerry Lee and Barbara Fay (YUND) INGRAM.
    Kevin married Janet BURRIS. They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

       3-2-2-1-1-2-1. Amber Marie INGRAM, born 1991.



3-2-2-1-2. Ronald Keith YUND, born 17 Oct 1942, son of Earl Arnold and Gladys Luella (SHREFFLER) YUND.
    Ronald married Janice REED, Danville, Illinois. They now live in Crawfordsville, Indiana.




#3-2-3
Lena Marie Albert Bullard

of
Stevenson Township, Marion County, Illinois

Lena Marie ALBERT, born 10 May 1909, daughter of Emmitt Elmer and Martha Jane (McWHIRTER) ALBERT. Lena died 18 Jan 1983.
    Lena married Loren BULLARD 28 Nov 1926, Marion County, Illinois. She was 17 and he was 21. He was born 30 Jul 1905, Illinois, son of son of Elmer and Ethel (___?___) BULLARD, of Wayne County, Illinois. Loren died 8 Aug 1996. Last place of residence was Salem, Marion County, Illinois. Loren was the brother of Lester BULLARD who married Lena's cousin Frances SMITH (See #3-4-3 following). Elmer was the son of Samuel and Sarah BULLARD of Clay County, Illinois.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows Loren (24) and Lena (20) BULLARD living in Stevenson Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them was their daughter Lila age 2 years and 1 month. Loren was a farmer.

Daughter of Loren and Lena Marie (ALBERT) BULLARD:

2-3-1. Lila BULLARD, born 1928, Marion County, Illinois.




#3-4
Pearl L. McWhirter Smith Waggoner

of
Salem, Marion County, Illinois

Pearl L. McWHIRTER, born 1891, Salem, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Jasper Newton and Margaret Jane (CROWELL) McWHIRTER. She died 1962.
    Pearl married 1st William SMITH of Salem, 3 Oct 1911, Marion County, Illinois. She was 20 and he was 34 when they married. He was born 1876/77.
    Pearl married 2nd ___?___ WAGGONER.
    On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed Pearl SMITH age 38, as head of the family, living in Salem, Marion County, Illinois. With her were her daughters Verdia age 16; Elsie age 13; and Francis age 10. Pearl was an inspector at the Brown Shoe Company. Verdia also worked at the Brown Shoe Company.

Child of William and Pearl L. (McWHIRTER) SMITH:

3-4-1. Verdia SMITH, born 1813/14, Marion County, Illinois.

3-4-2. Elsie SMITH, born 1916/17, Marion County, Illinois.

3-4-3. Frances Elouise SMITH, born 10 May 1919, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She died 17 Aug 1967. She is buried at Allmon-Boring Cemetery, Marion County, Illinois.
    Frances married Lester BULLARD. He was born 1914/15, Illinois, son of Elmer and Ethel (___?___) BULLARD. Brother of Loren BULLARD who married Frances' cousin Lena ALBERT (See #3-2-3 above).

    Child of Lester and Frances Elouise (SMITH) BULLARD:

    3-4-3-1. Edward Vernace BULLARD, born 25 Jun 1939. He died 30 Jun 1939. Buried in Allmon-Boring Cemetery.




#3-5
John Leslie McWhirter

of
Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois

John Leslie McWHIRTER, born 18 May 1895, Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois, son of Jasper Newton and Margaret Jane (CROWELL) McWHIRTER. Leslie died 2 Nov 1979. Last place of residence was Farina, Fayette County, Illinois. John and Marinda are buried in Martin Cemetery in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Leslie married Marinda Jane EAGAN 30 Aug 1918, Marion County, Illinois. He was 23 and she was 19 when they married. She was born 20 Jul 1899, daughter of Donald and Seneth Helen “Nellie” (GARNER)(BLURTON)(McWHIRTER) EAGAN. (See Chapter 11 of McWhirter Family) She died 21 Dec 1975. Nellie was the daughter of William GARNER.
    Leslie served as a Private in the United States Army.
    On 14 Apr 1930, the census shows John L. (35) and Marinda J. (30) McWHIRTER living in Alma Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them was their daughter Helen M. age 8. Also living with them was Marinda's widowed mother Nellie EAGAN age 63. John was manager of a fruit farm.

Daughter of John Leslie and Marinda Jane (EAGAN) McWHIRTER:

3-5-1. Helen Margaret McWHIRTER, born 14 Jul 1921, Alma, Marion County, Illinois.
    Helen married Francis June COOPER 15 Aug 1940, St. Charles, Missouri. He was born 25 May 1915, Oskaloosa, Clay County, Illinois. He died 24 Apr 2000. Last place of residence was Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois.
    Helen worked for the newspaper in Farina where she lived. She graduated from the Alma Junior High School on Friday, 7 Jun 1935.
    In 2006, Helen was living in Altamont, Illinois.

    Daughter of June and Helen (McWHIRTER) COOPER:

    3-5-1-1. Carol COOPER, born 1941/42. She died Saturday, 24 Jun 2006, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois.
    Carol was the Typesetter for the Farina News.
    Carol was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Farina.
    Burial was in the Farina Cemetery.
    Carol never married.




#4
Elizabeth McWhirter Jones

of
Salem, Marion County, Illinois

Elizabeth "Eliza" McWHIRTER, born 1854/55, Marion County, Illinois, James S. and Martha (CLUCK) McWHIRTER.
    Eliza married Theodore W. "Sode" JONES of Salem 5 Apr 1874, Marion County, Illinois.

Child of Theodore W. and Eliza (McWHIRTER) JONES:

4-1. Ida JONES, born Jul 1875, Marion County, Illinois.
    Ida married George T. PIGG.
    (See #4-1 following)

4-2. Lesley JONES, born 1876/77, Marion County, Illinois.

4-3. Frederick JONES, born Apr 1880, Marion County, Illinois.

4-4. Eliza JONES, born Marion County, Illinois.
    Eliza married Ernest PIGG of Odin 24 Jul 1915. She was 27 and he was 23.
    (See #4-4 following)




#4-1
Ida Jones Pigg

of
Odin, Marion County, Illinois

Elizabeth "Eliza" McWHIRTER, born Jul 1875, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Theodore H. and Elizabeth (McWHIRTER) JONES.
    Ida married George T. PIGG 31 Oct 1895, Marion County, Illinois. He was born Jun 1874, Illinois, son of William and Mary A. (___?___) PIGG. He died 13 Sep 1930, Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. George ws the brother of Earnest Earl PIGG who married Eliza JONES, Ida's sister (See #4-4 following).
    On 9 Jun 1900, the census shows George (26) and Ida (24) PIGG living in Odin, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Lyla age 2; and Donald age 11 months. Also living with them was George's sister Clara STEELE age 20, born Apr 1880, Illinois.They also had two boarders living with them.
    On 27 Apr 1910, the census shows George (37) and Ida (34) PIGG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Lyla age 12; Donald age 10; and Eva age 3. George was a farmer.
    On 16 Jan 1920, the census shows George F. (46) and Ida (44) PIGG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Donald age 20; and Eva age 13. George was a farmer. He owned his home with a morgage.

Children of George T. and Ida (JONES) PIGG:

4-1-1. Lyla PIGG, born Jun 1898, Marion County, Illinois.
    Lyla married .
    (See #4-1-1 following)

4-1-2. Donald PIGG, born 30 Jun 1899, Marion County, Illinois. He died 13 Jul 1988. His last place of residence was Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois.
    Donald married B. Alta ___?___ .
    On 12 Sep 1918, his Military Registratin Card has, Donald PIGG age 19, born 30 Jun 1899, was living in Odin, Marion County, Illinois. He was a farmer, employed by George PIGG of Odin. His nearest relative was Ida PIGG. He was tall and slender with blue eyes and light color hair.
    On 22 Apr 1930, the census shows Donald (30) and B. Alta (24) PIGG living in Carrigan Township, Marion County, Illinois. Donald was a farmer.

4-1-3. Eva PIGG, born 1906/07, Marion County, Illinois.




#4-1-1
Lyla Pigg Young

of
Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois

Lyla PIGG, born Jun 1898, Marion County, Illinois, son of George T. and Ida (JONES) PIGG.
    Lyla married Benjamin F. YOUNG.
    On 18 Jan 1920, the census shows Benjamin F. (26) and Lyla (22) YONG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. They owned their home free of morgage. Benjamin was a farmer.
    On 16 Apr 1930, the census shows Benjamin F. (37) and Lyla (33) YOUNG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Mary L. age 9; Glenn L. age 7; Rosalie age 5; and Dale R. age 2. Also with them was a ward, John L. EAST age 17. They owned their home, valued at $1,200.00. They owned a radio. Benjamin was a farmer.

Children of Benjamin F. and Lyla (PIGG) YOUNG:

4-1-1-1. Mary L. YOUNG, born 1920/21, Marion County, Illinois.

4-1-1-2. Glenn L. YOUNG, born 1922/23, Marion County, Illinois.

4-1-1-3. Rosalie YOUNG, born 1924/25, Marion County, Illinois.

4-1-1-4. Dale R. YOUNG, born 1927/28, Marion County, Illinois.




#4-4
Eliza Jones Pigg

of
Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois

Eliza JONES, born 5 Nov 1888, Marion County, Illinois, daughter of Theodore H. and Elizabeth (McWHIRTER) JONES. She died Nov 1972. Last place of residence was Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois.
    Eliza married Ernest Earl PIGG 24 Jul 1915, Marion County, Illinois. She was 27 and he was 23 when they married. Ernest was born Nov 1892, son of William and Mary A. (MEREDITH) PIGG. He was the brother of George who married Eliza's sister Ida (See #4-1).
    On 5 Jun 1917, his Military Registration Card has, Ernest Earl PIGG age 25, born 14 Nov 1892, Odin, Illinois. He was living in Odin, Illinois. He was a coal miner in the Odin Coal Mine. He was married and also had a child. He had a crippled foot, because of a missing toe. He was medium height and build with blue eyes and light color hair.
    On 5 Jan 1920, the census shows Earl (26) and Eliza (31) PIGG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Nella age 13; and William age 1. They owned their home with a morgage. Ernest was a coal miner.
    On 11 Apr 1930, the census shows Ernest E. (40) and Eliza (41) PIGG living in Odin Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them are their children William P. age 12; and Dortha Jean age 4 years and 1 month. They owned their home, valued at $1,200.00. They owned a radio. Ernest was a foreman in a coal mine.

Children of Ernest E. and Eliza (JONES) McWHIRTER:

4-1-1. Nella PIGG, born 1906/07, Marion County, Illinois.

4-4-1. William P. PIGG, born 6 Feb 1918, Marion County, Illinois. He died Nov 1979.

4-4-2. Dortha Jean PIGG, born 1926, Marion County, Illinois.




#5
Josephine McWhirter Sanders

Josephine "Josie" McWHIRTER, born Apr 1858, Marion County, Illinois.
    Josie married John Moses SANDERS Sep 1881, Marion County, Illinois.

If anyone has any info on this family...
Please email me, I would love to know more about them.





#6
Thomas J. McWhirter

of
Marion County, Illinois

Thomas J. McWHIRTER, born 4 May 1867, Marion County, Illinois. He died 30 Jul1897 at the young age of 31. Thoas and Della are buried in Martin Cemetery in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Thomas married Della Z. SULLENS. She was born 10 Feb 1873, daughter of Francis M. and Sarah E. SULLENS. (Francis is the younger brother of Jesse SULLENS, husband of Frances Elizabeth (McWHIRTER) SULLENS. She died 26 Sep 1899 at the young age of 26.
    Their children went to live with Della's parents after her death. The whole family was tragic.

Children of Thomas J. and Della Z. (SULLENS) McWHIRTER:

6-1. George E. McWHIRTER, born 23 Jul 1891 and died 3 Jul 1907. Hit by a train. His total property value at his death was $812.75, which wasn't bad for a 16-year-old. I suppose he was in possession of his parent's property. Buried in Martin Cemetery.

The news article about him:
June 27. 1907: ... Found Unconscious: Last Saturday morning about 4:30, Geo. McWHIRTER, a 17-year-old lad of Alma, was found lying on the railroad tracks near the depot in that village. He was taken to the office of Dr. S. L. LASWELL where he was given surgical attention by Drs. LASWELL, Noah DEAN, and Hugo MILLER. The skull was fractured in the back of the head and a part of the skull removed. The left eye was torn out and he was otherwise bruised. It is supposed the accident occurred while attempting to get off a moving train, but just how it happened is not known and probably never will be as he was alone at the time alone. He was in Kinmundy the night before about 10 o'clock and it is thought he caught a freight train to ride home. He was unconscious when found and has been in that condition up to this time."

6-2. Roland Ernest McWHIRTER, born 5 Aug 1894 and died 23 Sep 1902, at the age of 8. Buried in Martin Cemetery.




#7
Ann McWhirter Goins

of
Poplar Bluff Township, Butler County, Missouri

Ann "Annie" McWHIRTER, born 1868, Marion County, Illinois.
    Ann married Isaac GOINS 23 May 1888, Marion County, Illinois. She was 20 and he was 22 when they married. He was born 1866, Missouri.
    In 1910 they were living in Poplar Bluff Township, Butler County, Missouri. He was a farmer.

Children of Isaac and Ann (McWHIRTER) GOINS:

7-1. Roy GOINS, born 1890/91, Missouri.
    He was a railroader.

7-2. Carl GOINS, born 1893/94, Illinois.
    He was a railroader.

7-3. Pearl GOINS, born 1897/98, Missouri.

7-4. Leo GOINS, born 1899/1900, Missouri.

7-5. Aynee GOINS, born 1902/03, Missouri.

7-6. Luther GOINS, born 1905/06, Missouri.






#8
Hattie McWhirter Dorris

of
Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois

Hattie McWHIRTER, born 1871, Marion County, Illinois. Hattie died before the 1910 census.
    Hattie married James Thomas DORRIS 27 Feb 1895, Marion County, Illinois. She was 23 and he was 30 when they married. He was born Feb 1864, Illinois.
    James Thomas' brother, John DORRIS, was living with them in the 1900 census. He was born Feb 1855.
    On 14 Jun 1900, the census shows Thomas (36) and Hattie (29) DORIS living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With them were their children Haley E. age 3; and Lena age 1. Also with them was J. T.'s brother, John DORIS age 45. T. J. was a farmer and owned his own farm, with a morgage.
    On 5 May 1910, the census shows the widowed James T. DORRIS age 45, living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With him were three of his children Carl age 13; Lena age 11; and Ruth age 9.
    On 22 Jan 1920, the census shows Thomas (55) and Flora (48) DORRIS living in Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois. With him were his children: Earl DORRIS age 23; Ruth DORRIS age 19; and Helen DORRIS age 8.
    On 24 Apr 1930, the census shows the widowed James T. DORRIS age 66, living with his son-in-law and daughter, Cleveland and Lena McWHIRTER in Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    Thomas owned a store.

Children of James Thomas and Hattie (McWHIRTER) DORRIS: 8-1. Haley E. DORRIS, born Jun 1896, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

8-2. Carl DORRIS, born 1898/99, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

8-3. Lena DORRIS, born Aug 1898, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.

8-4. Ruth DORRIS, born 1900/01, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.







Charles McWhirter
Chapter 1




Compiled by:
(Great-Great-Grandson of Charles Pitts McWhirter)

Stephen P.H. Frakes
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Salem, Illinois 62881-2120
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Updated:
12 March 2017


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