That family is not the right family I made a major mistake which now makes me wonder whether I have the right Agnus McWade obituary.. I found Margaret McWade in the 1860 census living in New York, Ulster County, Town of Esopus with John Forsyth age 38 born NY, occupation Boatman his wife Wilhelmina age 28 born NY son, John age 9 born NY son William Henry age 6 born NY and Margaret McQuade age 11 born NY.I don’t know the relationship to this family In the 1870 census Margaret age 21 is married to William H. Terpening age 21 occupation boatman living with the John Forsyth family. I have a marriage transcript from St. Mary’s Church which also lists the last name spelling as McWade and parents as John and Agnus McWade. On my grandfathers baptismal certificate her last name as McQuade.
I also found the death of William H. Terpening June 3, 1909 in New Jersey. I have obituary and articles from the Daily Freeman "The Kingston Daily Freeman" Saturday Evening June 5, 1909 TERPENNING - In Jersey City, June 3, 1909 Captain William Terpenning aged 59 yrs. Funeral Services will be held from the Port Ewen Methodist Church, Sunday June 6, 1909 at 2 PM Relative and friends are invited.
"The Kingston Daily Freeman, Monday Evening, June 7, 1909 Two articles under the heading Port Ewen The following out-of-town persons attended the funeral of William Terpening on Sunday afternoon at the Port Ewen cemetery. The widow and son Willie of Jersey City and son Joseph of Brooklyn and daughter, Mrs. Jennie Long and her husband, of Kingston, and daughter, Miss Mary Terpening of Brooklyn, and his mother, Mrs Catherine Terpening and sister; Mrs. Richard Hotaling and her husband of May Park; his brother Alonzo of Jersey City; his sister, Mrs Estella Freer, of Brooklyn; David Parsell and and his son, Charles Parsell and wife and Mrs. Alonzo Barber of Kingston, William Terpening and James Wells of Eddyville, and Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Hotaling of New Salem.
The funeral service of William Terpening, who died in Jersey City on Thursday morning, were held in the M. E. Church, Sunday afternoon. A large number of relatives and friends from Jersey City, Brooklyn, Kingston, Port Ewen and other places attended the funeral. The Rev. I. M. Foster D. D. pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. M. L. Proper of the South Rondout M. E. Church conducted the services at the grave in the Port Ewen cemetery. Dr. Foster conducted the services. A large number of floral offerings were left on the grave, among them a large cross of beautiful flowers. The bearers were Virgil Britt, Martin Van Keuren, Nelson Ellsworth, Bert Doyle, Herman Ellsworth and Robert Houghtaling