Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Robert Lockerbie McQuat  

H. C. Chandler & Co.'s Business Directory For Indiana 1868
Stove Manufactories.
McOuat R L & A W, 61 and 63 w Washington
H. C. Chandler & Co.'s Business Directory For Indiana 1868
Stove Manufactories.
McOuat R L & A W, 61 and 63 w Washington

Indianapolis City Directory, 1889. Indianapolis, IN: R.L. Polk and Co., 1889 & 1890.

Name: Eugenia B McOuat (widow Robert L)
City: Indianapolis
State: IN
Year: 1889 & 1890
Location 2: 162 N Meridian

Sketches of prominent citizens of 1876 : with a few of the pioneers of the city and county who have passed away Indianapolis: Tilford & Carlon, printers, 1877, pg. 198-9

Robert Mc Quat - Was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on the 8th of August, 1827, and came with his father's family to Indianapolis in the fall of 1830. After a fair English education he learned the tinning business, and is at this time one of the largest manufactures of tin ware and dealers in stoves and other heating apparatus in the city. He has been in business continously in the same block for twenty-six years.

He was married in April 185_, to Miss Helen, daughter of B. F. Wallace, Esq., and niece to the late Governor David Wallace. She died October 10, 1863. In August 1865, he was married to Miss Eugeneia Burford, of Missouri. By this last marriage he has two children. The lot upon which Mr. Mc Quat's business house is located was purchased by his father at the first sale of lots in October, 1821, and is one of the few pieces of property in the city that is owned by the heirs of the orginial purchaser.

Robert L. Mc Quat - The family of Mc Quats are of Scotch ancestry.

Thomas Mc Quat, the father of the subject of this biographical sketch, having in 1830 removed from Lexington, Ky., to Indianapolis, he married Miss Janettee Lockerbie, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and had children: William, Thomas, George, Anne, Robert L., Mary Andrew W., Martha and Jennie.

Their son Robert L. was born at Lexington, Ky., Aug. 8, 1827, and was but three years of age when Marion coounty became his home. He was educated under the tutorship of Thomas Gregg, William S ullivan, and James Kemper, of the Marion County Seminary. At the age of seventeen he abandoned school to enter an aprentiship at the tinner's trade with Samuel Wainright. Having served his time as an apprentice, he was placed in charge of the business at the old stand by Mr. Wainright, who opened another store. In 1850, during the golf excitement in California, he with a firend made the trip, overland, to the gold mines, walking all the way from Salt Lake City, and carrying his provisions and baggage on his back, most of the time camping and travelling. Arriving in San Franscisco, he immediately secured employement at his trade with one of the largest establishments, but finding the climate uncongenial he returned to Indianapolis, and opened a stove and tinware store with a small captial. Soon finding the room to small, his brother George built a room on the opposite side of the street, which was occupied for many years under the firm anme of R. L. & A. W. Mc Quat, during which time he was successful and acquired a little fortune. During the year 1880 he sold his interest in the buisness to his brother and partner, Andrew W. Mc Quat, to engage in the manufacture of car-wheels, forming a partnership with John May, under the firm name of Mc Quat & May, and for a period of two years met with success. Having sold large bills to a manufacturing company outside the State who were unfortunate in teir business operations, the firm was compelled to suspend. Mr. Mc Quat subsequently secured or paid all claims, and also protected parties who were joint indorsers on paper with him.

In 1882 he received the nomination for clerk of the court of Marion County at the hands of the Democratic party, whose principles he supported, and although the county was largley Republican, lacked but a few votes of an election.

He married in 1850, Ellen C. Wallace, whose death occured in 1863. He was a second time married on the 1st of August, 1865, to Eugeneia F. daughter of Miles W. Burford, of Missouri. Their children are: Effie B., Robert, and Burford. Mr. Mc Quat was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Felows. In religion he was an Episcopalian, and formerly senior warden and later a vestryman of St. Paul 's Catherdral, Indianapolis, of which he was one of the originators, having first suggested the organization and personally presented the first subscription-paper to raise necessary funds for the salary of the rector of the parish that afterwards built the catherdral, in which he continued an earnest worker and liberal supporter. He was a man of large and liberal views and indomitable energy, a close applicant to business, but always taking pleasure in fishing and hunting, of which he was very fond. He was strongly attached to his family and home, where his evenings were invariably passed. In all his relations, both at home and abroad, he was the Christain gentleman. Mr. Mc Quat's death occured June 28, 1883, in his fify-sixth year.> History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884, pg. 160-1

Herron-Morton Place
Herron-Morton Times
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 1905
100 years ago column - On June 24, 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Robert McQuat of 1718 (later 1702-040 N. Talbot Avenue (no longer standing) departed for Lake Maxinkuckee to spend the summer at their family cottage.

Robert Lockerbie McQuat Birth 1827 in Lexington-Fayette,Kentucky Death 28 6 1883 son of Thomas McQuat & Janet Smith LOCKERBIE married 1st 4 Aug 1852 ,Jasper, Indiana Ellen C Wallace died 1863

married 2nd. 8 feb. [August], 1865 Jackson City,, Missouri Eugenia Francis Burford Birth: 6 Jul 1842 Death: 23 Apr 1919 - Blue, Jackson, Missouri daughter of Miles Washington Burford, Nancy Jane [-?-] They had:
    1) Effie Burford McOuat Birth 8 Dec 1866 in Laporte, IN Death 7 Feb 1943 in Chevy Chase, Montgomery, MD married 2 Nov 1887 Jasper city, Indiana Walker Holcombe Birth 18 Nov 1853 in Laporte, IN Death 9 Feb 1940 in Indianapolis, IN son of John Warwick Holcombe & Harriet Bisbee Walker they had:
      William Henry Holcombe Birth 21 Sep 1891 in Washington, D.C. Death Nov 1980 in Mount Vernon, Fairfax, VA married 22 Mar 1916 Washington, D.C. Dorothy Gray Brooks Birth 19 Aug 1892 in Newark, New Castle, DE Death 2 Jun 1976 in Mt. Vernon, Fairfax, VA daughter of Edward Cranston Brooks & Margaret Anna Gray

      Eugenia Burford Holcombe born 16 Oct 1896 in Washington, D.C. married Roy William Baker Birth 11 Mar 1883 in Buffalo, Erie Cty., NY

    2) Robert Lockerbie McQuat Birth 24 Sep 1872 in IN Death 28 Jul 1942 Rochester Fulton county Indiana burial: MAR 15,1948 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana
      Robert McQuat, Pioneer Coattager Passes Away

      Robert McQuat, age 71, pioneer East side cottager, died Tuesday night at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, after an illness of several months.

      He was born in Indianapolis, and spent his summers at Lake Maxinkuckee for many years.

      He atteneded New York Military Academy. He was a retired executive of a life insurance company.

      Surviving are the widow, a sister, Mrs John Holcombe of Washinton, D.C., a nephew, Col. Henry Holcombe of Washington D.C. and a niece Mrs. Roy Baker of Washington D.C.

      The remains will be taken to the Flanner and Buchannan Funeral Home in Indianapolis, but no details have been announced regarding the funeral services. - 1942 - July 29, - Citizen.

    1st married 22 dec 1897 Marion county Indiana Maud Barton Laycock Birth 30 Aug 1871 - Indiana in IN Death 18 Dec 1918 Chicago, Cook, Illinois Burial 18 Dec 1918 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Ind. daughter of F Fred L. Laycock and Laura Hays

    married 2nd Jul 29 1921 Edith Van Sant Hubbard b. April 4 1884 Indiana Death April 12. 1969 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Evansville Vanderburgh County Indiana married 1st 7 Nov 1910 Vanderburgh Co., Indiana Robert P Vernon son of James A Vernon & Sarah Mildred Mcarthur daughter of Jesse "Jes" G Hubbard and Anna Jane Carney
      Former Lake Resident Dies At Evansville Mrs. Robert McOuat, a former Lake resident, died at St. Margaret's Hospital in Evansville on Saturday April 12. She had celebrated her 87th birthday on April 4th.

      After the sale of her Lake property on East Shore Dr. to Dr. Charles Crowe, Mrs. McOuat lived with Mrs. Margaret O'Conner until 1957. A home was reestablished in Newiurgh, Ind. where she had lived before her marriage to Robert McOuat in 1921.

      She descended from a pioneer family, the Angel family, on whose grounds Indiana University established an experiment laboratory studying Angel Mounds. She attended the Methodist Church.

      Mrs. McOuat leaves two nieces, Mrs. Teodore Nuhing of Evansville and Mrs. Arthur Springer of Chicago, Ill.; two great nieces, Mrs. Dewey Poland of Indianapolis, and Mrs. John Ritter of Evansville; and three great-great nieces.

      Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery Evansville, Ind. on Tuesday April 15.

      Mrs. McOuat was one of the most popular women at the Lake where she was loved by everyone APRIL 24, 1969

    3) Burford McOuat Birth 5 Aug 1877 in ,Jasper, Indiana Death 24 Aug 1909 in Bonnie Doon Cottage, Lake Maxinkuckee, Marshall, Indiana
      BURFORD McOUAT STRICKEN BY DEATH WHILE ON OUTING Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis, Ind. Date: Aug 25, 1909 Start Page: 12 Pages: 1

      Death of A Cottager
        Burford McQuat, aged 30 years died at the McQuat cottage on the East side Thuesday night following an excessive does of moprhine taked to allay the pains of acute gastritis. The body was take to Indianapolis yesterday.

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