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

James McElrath  



James McElrath [Mc Elroth] Birth Year: abt 1817 Birthplace: New York Death BEF 1860 Marshall County, Indiana Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806-1861
Name: Thankful Orpha Griffin
Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1839
Marriage Place: La Porte, Indiana, USA
Spouse: James M Mc Klawrath

Married Orpha Thankful "Orphy" Griffin Birth: 05 May 1820 (5 May 1820) Death: 13 Jan 1901 - Union, Marshall, Indiana, buried: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana daughter of Samuel Griffin & Philatheah Leaming

Year: 1850; Census Place: My Division, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M432_160; Page: 481B; Image: 71 Name: James McElrath
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: My Division, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 485
Household Members: Name Age
James McElrath 33
Orpha McElrath 30
Amanda McElrath 10
Niles McElrath 8
Phebe McElrath 6
James McElrath 4
Mary Jane McElrath 0

Year: 1860; Census Place: West, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M653_278; Page: 680; Image: 246 Name: Orphy McElrath
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Gender: Female
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: West, Marshall, Indiana
Post Office: Sligo
Family Number: 703
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Netis McElrath 17
Orphy McElrath 40
Amanda McElrath 19
Phoebe McElrath 16
Jonas H McElrath 13
Mary Jane McElrath 10
Synthia McElrath 8
Catharine McElrath 6

Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Image: 75368
Name: Orphia Mcelrath
Age in 1870: 50
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Argos
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
James Mcelrath 23
Orphia Mcelrath 50
Jane Mcelrath 19
Cynthia Mcelrath 18

Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 194D; Enumeration District: 108 Name: Orpha T. Mcelrath
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob S. Mcfarland 27
Mary J. Mcfarland 30
Orpha Mcfarland 2
Robert T. Mcfarland 9m
Orpha T. Mcelrath 60
Charles M. Houghton 7

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Orpha Mc Elrath
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 80
Birth Date: abt 1821
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 13 Jan 1901
Death Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Marital Status: Widow
Father: Samuel Grippin [Griffin]
Mother: Elizabeth Learning

Children of James McElrath and Opha Thankful Griffin:

1 Amanda McElrath abt 1840

2 Niles McElrath Birth: 1842 Birth Place: Indiana Death: 6 Mar 1864 burial: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana

3 Phoebe McElrath Birth ABT 1845 Pulaski County, Indiania Death: 9 Dec 1901 Bourbon, Marshall, Indiana married Austin M. DOWNING Sr. Birth 19 JUL 1843 Pulaski County, Indiania Death 1 FEB 1934 Bourbon, Marshall County, Indiana son of Talafaro (Toliver?) DOWNING & Mary ---

5 James Henry McElrath birth about 1846

6 Mary Jane McElrath Birth: 1850 Death: 1903 burial: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana married 19 Apr. 1875 Jacob Speck McFarland Births 1853 Death 1903 son of Robert McFarland ( and Eliza Eleanor Speck both buried: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana

7 Cynthia A. McElrath Birth DEC 1851 Indiana Death 1894 married 20 Sep 1874 Marcus Fayette [De Lafayette] MOSHER was born in 1850 in Erie New York d. 1923 Gypsum, Eagle,Colorado buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado.

6 Catharine "Kate" McElrath birth abt 1854

4 Mary Jane McElrath Birth: 1850 Death: 1903 burial: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana

married 19 Apr. 1875 Jacob Speck McFarland Births 1853 Death 1903 son of Robert McFarland ( and Eliza Eleanor Speck both buried: McElrath Cemetery Marshall County, Indiana

From one Townships YesterYears on the McFarland's

    JACOB SPECK MC FARLAND was the first of the children to join the deceased parents in the spirit land. He and his wife died within two days of each other. He passed away July 5, 1903, at the age of fifty. His wife, MARY JANE MCELRATH, died July 7, 1903, aged fifty-three. He had been in very poor health for a year. He had lost the sight of his right eye some time before, and he went through intense sufferings to­wards the end. He died on a Sunday, July 5th, and she passed suddenly, Tuesday morning, July 7th. As she arose for the day, she fell prostrate and died before a physician could reach her. Jacob had been building a new residence that summer, and it was almost completed at the time of their deaths. Both were buried in McElrath Cemetery. The home of Jacob's birth was situated just east of Lake Maxinkuckee in what is known as the Washington neighborhood. As a boy he was educated in the common school and lived in his father's home until he was married. To this union ten children were born. The three eldest died in infancy. The remaining seven, in the order of their births were: .... CHARLES HOUGHTON a nephew, but a son and heir by family adoption, from infancy, is to be named among the children of the MC FARLAND home


THE GRIM REAPER.
    Two of Our Oldest Citizens Called to Their Reward Beyond.

    WERE REARED IN THIS COMMUNITY.

    Death Called Mr. McFarland on Sunday and Tuesday His Widow Followed.

    The death of J. S. McFarland Sunday night and the death of his wife Tuesday morning has cast a gloom over this entire community. Mr. McFarland has been in very poor health for a year. He lost the sight of his right eye some time ago and his sufferings were intense. Several months ago, what is supposed to be cancer of the liver appeared, since which time he has failed very rapidly, till his death at 8:30 p. m. Sunday, July 5th.

    Mrs. McFarland has been in her usual health, her death resulting from heart disease of which she has been afficted for some time. Her death was sudden—about 4 o’clock Tuesday morning, when| she arose for the day, she fell prostrate and was dead before a. physician could reach her.

    They have built a splendid new residence this summer, it having been almost completed at the time of their death. The funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the U. B. church and interment in the McElrath cemetery

    Jacob Speck McFarland, son of Robert aud Eleanor McFarland, was born April 15,1853, in Marshall county, Indiana, Union township. The home of his birth was situated just east of Lake Maxinkuckee, in what is known as the Washington neighborhood. Jacob was the third of five children, Theodore, John, Jacob Speck, Mrs. Adelia McFarland Jones and Robert Clayton McFarland. Jacob S. is the first one of the children to join the deceased parents in the spirit land. John, who lives in Dakota, will not be present to join with Theodore, Adelia and Robert in mourning the departure of the first of this family of children

    Jacob was reared in a Methodist Christian home. His father was a minister of the gospel, in the denomination known as the Methodist Protestant church. The boy was educated in the common school and lived in his father's home until his marriage, engaging his time proportionately beween the school and the farm.

    Mary Jane McElrath, daughter of James and Orpha Thankful McElrath, was born Feburary 5, 1850, in Marshall county near the city of Plymouth. She was the fifth of seven children. Six of these seven children are on the other shore. Mrs. Kate Sophronia Mosher is the sole survivor, living in Colorado, she will not be present to witness the laying to rest of all her father’s family but herself. A lonely day will come to her when she receives the news of the double death in the McFarland home

    Mr. and Mrs. McFarland were the parents of ten children, the three eldest having died in infancy. The remaining seven in the order of their births are as follows: Orpha L., residing in Chicago; Robert T., Chauncy. Edwina, Scott, Eugenia and Mary Eleanor Charles Houghton, a nephew, but a son and heir by family adoption, from infancy, is to be named among the children of the McFarland home.

    These doubly bereaved and orphan children have the warmest sympathy of this entire community. I t is seldom that the stroke of death falls so suddenly and with such far reaching con sequences. But these mourning children have many things in love and memory, to comfort, and assuage their grief, as we all have to admire and regret the lives of this couple so lately fallen in their own home.

    Not a more comforting fact than this: These children bear a name that has been honored by several generations, but never more by those who have bourne it than by their own father, who has made the McFarland name the synonym of integrity and whose father love, care and native gentility of character was the governing and moulding principle of all in the home in which they have been reared with espetaal care for manhoood aud womanhood and splendid citizenship.

    Mr. McFarland had been an invalid for about two years, improving somewhat last fall, but this spring again falling into the power of the disease that finally ended his mortal life, he gradually 'sank until the end came. The heroism with which he bore the most intense sufferings and the imminent present of death, is a mark of the stronger characteristics of the man. His cheerfulness and happy disposition could not be over come by these adverse circumstances. He was himself to the very last, thoughtful of the comfort of the dear ones he was about to leave, but especially of his wife that she might survive the shock of their separation, and when hand and tongue were still he breathed out the anxious solicitude of his sympathetic soul.

    Mrs. McFarland has for a number of years been quite out health. The seeds of death were sown in her mbrtal frame. The fears of her children were sadly realized when they baptised mothers face with their tears and laid the lifeless form of mother by father, who waited the last sad rites of the sepulcher.

    In many respects Mr. McFarland was a remarkable man. These honoring respects, we are confident that all who had the privilege of knowing him will readily acknowledge. He was an honest man, “ the noblest work of God.” This goes for the saying because he was Jacob S. McFarland, and that is the end of all controversey. He was a friendly man and as such, justly and universally acknowledged, he had friends in number as his acquaintance was wide. He was friendly to every man and every man was a friend to him. No higher enconium than this can be paid to any man living or dead. This confidence and general esteem, in which he was held, was evinced in the position given him in the social, political and business affairs of the township in which he lived.

    Mrs. McFarland was a woman of sterling ability in the realm of home aud mother life. Her entire life was one of generous self sacrifice and the toil of love to those of her heart and life. With the care of her children came the care, also, of her aged mother, who so recently preceded her daughter into the hush of eternity. But she shall have the reward of the noble mother, her children will rise up and call her blessed.

    It is now just twenty-eight years, two months and nineteen days since these two souls stood at the hymeneal altar and pledged their mutual lives. They are not separated in death. Together they will be laid beneath the roses where they laid their three little ones in the years agone - THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1903.


They had ten children together-- 1 an infant daughter born in 1876, 2 Orpha McFarland (b.1878) she married George Washington Overmyer
    Alice T. Overmyer (b.1902), Clifford Overmyer (b.1904), and Mildred Violet Overmyer (b.1908).
3 Robert Theodore McFarland (b.1879), 4 Chauncey McFarland (b.1881), 5 Edwinna McFarland (b.1883), 6 Winfield Scott McFarland (b.1884), 7 Eugenia McFarland (b.1890), 8 Eleanor McFarland (b.1896), and 9-10 two unidentified children that died before 1900. 6 Catharine "Kate" Sophronia McElrath birth abt 1854

married 1st --- Gould married 2nd --- Brown marrried 3rd 26 Aug 1899 Madison, Iowa,Marcus Fayette [De Lafayette] MOSHER was born in 1850 in Erie New York d. 1923 Gypsum, Eagle,Colorado buried Cedar Hill Cemetery Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado.

1899 Mar 17 Mrs. Catherine Brown, who has been keeping house for M. F. Mosher and family the past winter., left, Tuesday for Patterson, Iowa, where she will permanently reside. She was accompanied by her children.

From her sisters obituary - 1903
    Mary Jane McElrath, daughter of James and Orpha Thankful McElrath, was born Feburary 5, 1850, in Marshall county near the city of Plymouth. She was the fifth of seven children. Six of these seven children are on the other shore. Mrs. Kate Sophronia Mosher is the sole survivor, living in Colorado, she will not be present to witness the laying to rest of all her father’s family but herself. A lonely day will come to her when she receives the news of the double death in the McFarland home


Catherine S Mosher
1851–1924
Birth DEC 1851 • Indiana, United States
Death 1924.

Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937
Name: M. F. Mosher
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1850
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Madison, Iowa, USA
Father: Jeremiah Mosher
Mother: Sarah M. Moher
Spouse: Catherine S. Brown
Name: Catherine S. Brown
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1853
Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1899
Marriage Place: Madison, Iowa, USA
Father: Daniel Brown
Spouse: M. F. Mosher

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Name: Catherine S Mosher Birth Date: 1854 Death Date: 1924 Cemetery: Cedar Hill Memorial Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Gypsum, Eagle County, Colorado, USA

1900 United States Federal Census Name Catharine S Moshes
Age 45
Birth Date Aug 1854
Birthplace Indiana
Home in 1900 South, Madison, Iowa
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Wife
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Marquis F Moshes
Marriage Year 1900
Years Married 0
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Birthplace New York
Mother: number of living children 5
Mother: How many children 5
Household Members Name Age

Household Members Name Age Marquis F Moshes 48
Catharine S Moshes 45
James L Moshes 21
Edna Moshes 14
Aden Moshes 11
Iva M Gould 18 step daughter
William H Gould 6 step son

Year: 1910; Census Place: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado; Roll: T624_114; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0038 Name: Catherine S Mosher
Age in 1910: 56
Birth Year: abt 1854
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1910: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: M F Mosher
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Native Tongue: English
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 10
Number of Children Born: 3
Number of Children Living: 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
M F Mosher 59
Catherine S Mosher 56
Lawrence Mosher 29
Edna Mosher 24
Aden Mosher 21
Willie Gould 16

Year: 1920; Census Place: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado; Roll: T625_157; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 28 Name: Catherine Mosher Age: 64 Birth Year: abt 1856 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1920: Gypsum, Eagle, Colorado Street: No Streets and no house numbers Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: M F Mosher Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: New York Able to Speak English: Yes Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age M F Mosher 69 Catherine Mosher 64

Year: 1900; Census Place: South, Madison, Iowa; Roll: 446; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0034 Name: William H Gould
Age: 6
Birth Date: Oct 1893
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: South, Madison, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Step Son[Stepson]
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Catharine S Moshes
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana

U.S., WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918
Name: Gould, William Henry
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1894
Birth Place: Indiana
City/County: Eagle
State: CO
Ethnicity: W

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: William Henry Gould
Age: 48
Height: 5 11
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray
Weight: 190
Complexion: Gray
Birth Date: 28 Oct 1894
Birth Place: Walkerton, Indiana, USA
Residence Year: 1942
Residence: Gypsum, Colorado

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-
Name: William Henry Gould
Spouse: Mary Eleanor Gould
Birth: 28 Oct 1893 - Indiana, USA
Death: Jul 1976 - Gypsum, Eagle County, Colorado, USA






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