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Descendants of RAUSCH-ROUSH*


87. WILLIAM A.11 MCKINNEY (JOSEPHINE CLARA "J.C."10 WEST, ANN "NANCY"9 WHITAKER, MARTHA ANN8 ROUSH, NICHOLAS (ROUSH)7 RAUSCH, JOHANN* NICHOLAS6, JOHANN* ABRAHAM5, JOHANN* WILHELM4, JOHANN* SABASTIAN3, BURNHARD*2, RAUSCH-ROUSH*1) was born Sep 1870 in Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, and died 16 Oct 1951 in McKean, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. He married EMMA MAY DOUT, daughter of JOHN DOUT and MARY LAW. She was born in Possibly New Castle, Pennsylvania, and died 24 Sep 1960 in Ormond Beach, Florida.

Notes for W
ILLIAM A. MCKINNEY:
Was listed in the 1900 Census as a farmer, living with his mother in the second precinct of Shenango, Lawrence County.

Died at home in McKean, Pa. He was a farmer and had been an employee of General Electric at one time. He'd been born in Braddock, Pa. The nieces and nephews listed in his obituary included Sr. Mary Bridget S.J., of Ambridge, Pa., Josephine Mulck and Dorothy McKinney, both of New Castle, Pa., and William A. McKinney of Pittsburgh.
William and his wife, Emma, at various times, bought, moved into and then sold a number of homes and farms in Erie County. They lost three of their five children before either of them died -- Josephine Clara who died within days of her first birthday and is buried in New Castle, Pa., and Elizabeth McKinney Waldinger and John McKinney, both of whom died when they were young adults. Elizabeth was the musician in the family, able to play piano and, I believe, violin.

See also notes under Martha, William's sister.

Had lived in New Castle. Moved with his wife to Erie County. According to Erie County Deed Book Vol. 192, Page 585, in a deed dated Dec. 5, 1912, William and Emma bought their first home in this county. They bought a property at E. 9th and Holland streets from G. Daniel Baldwin and his wife, Mabel. G. Daniel Baldwin became one of the largest private property owners and established a real estate empire in Erie in the early to mid-20th century, a business which his sons J. Robert (Bob) and Arthur Baldwin would continue through the remainder of the century.

     
Children of W
ILLIAM MCKINNEY and EMMA DOUT are:
  i.   ELIZABETH12 MCKINNEY, d. 08 Feb 1932; m. UNKNOWN WALDINGER; d. Unknown.
  Notes for ELIZABETH MCKINNEY:
Fact 1: Elizabeth died of kidney failure in 1930s
Fact 2: husband worked for Bucyrus Erie
Fact 3: husband remarried and relocated to Kansas City, Mo.
Fact 4: no children
Fact 5: husband was brother of Leo Waldinger, Erie Police officer killed in line of duty



  Notes for UNKNOWN WALDINGER:




  ii.   WILLIAM JOHN MCKINNEY, b. 22 Feb 1901; d. 09 Jul 1934.
  Notes for WILLIAM JOHN MCKINNEY:
Although first name was William, he went by and was known as "Johnny." His brother, Wilmer, went by William.

Fact 1: Never married
Fact 2: Died of brain aneurysm
Fact 3: Worked for General Electric; hit in head at work
Fact 4: Went by middle name -- "Johnny"


  iii.   JOSEPHINE CLARA MCKINNEY, b. 09 Mar 1903, Shenango Township, Pennsylvania; d. 01 Mar 1904, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
  Notes for JOSEPHINE CLARA MCKINNEY:
Josephine Clara died at nearly one year old. She is buried beside her grandmother, Josephine Clara West McKinney, in cemetery at New Castle. Cause of death listed as "congestion in lungs."

  iv.   CHARLES MCKINNEY, b. 10 Nov 1907; d. 10 Apr 1988, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.
  Notes for CHARLES MCKINNEY:
Charlie never married. He had worked in laundries much of his life, perhaps partnering in a McKinney Laundry on Liberty Street with a Roy Daugharty in 1923. Charles' brother, John, might also have been a partner. He lived with his mother, Emma, until she died after storm in Florida shook their mobile home in 1960. He returned to Erie after his brother, William (Wilmer) died but he was less than lucid at times, paranoid at other times. Lived with William's wife, Mary, and daughter, Mary, for a time then moved out and went to live with his cousin, Sylvia Reed. Ultimately, he died in nursing home in Edinboro, a short distance from Erie.

Fact 1: Worked in laundries most of his life
Fact 2: Had warped sense of humor; close to brother, William
Fact 3: Lived with his mother his entire life, until her death in Florida
Fact 4: Lived near Daytona Beach, Fla., for about 25 years
Fact 5: Sent back to Erie by court in old age to live with relatives; reason unknown





139. v.   WILMER "WILLIAM" AGATHA MCKINNEY, b. 22 Feb 1910, New Castle, Pennsylvania; d. 02 Jul 1971, Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, New York.


88. CHARLES B.11 MCKINNEY (JOSEPHINE CLARA "J.C."10 WEST, ANN "NANCY"9 WHITAKER, MARTHA ANN8 ROUSH, NICHOLAS (ROUSH)7 RAUSCH, JOHANN* NICHOLAS6, JOHANN* ABRAHAM5, JOHANN* WILHELM4, JOHANN* SABASTIAN3, BURNHARD*2, RAUSCH-ROUSH*1) was born Mar 1869 in Baddock, Pennsylvania, and died 19 Apr 1918 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He married MARGARET "MAGGIE" S. BOTT, daughter of ANDREW BOTT and MARY (BOTT). She was born Feb 1872 in Perry, Butler Co., Pennsylvania, and died 31 Oct 1949 in RD 9 Savannah Road, Shenango Township, Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania.

Notes for C
HARLES B. MCKINNEY:
In the census for 1900, Charles is listed as a farmer living in the second precinct of Shenango, Lawrence County.

Charles B. McKinney's obituary lists him as a "wellknown and highly respected resident" of East New Castle. He died at 2:15 a.m., April 19,1918, at the home of his sister, Martha E. McKinney. According to the obituary, "He had been sick for four months and his illness finaly resulted in pneumonia, which caused his death." He was 49 years old when he died. Formerly a farmer, he had more recently been employed at the Shenango Tin Mill. Buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Castle.



Notes for M
ARGARET "MAGGIE" S. BOTT:
The census in 1900 lists her father as having been born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Maryland.
     
Children of C
HARLES MCKINNEY and MARGARET BOTT are:
  i.   EUGENE12 MCKINNEY, d. Unknown; Stepchild.
  Notes for EUGENE MCKINNEY:
Unclear where George R. comes in. Charles McKinney's obituary lists a Eugene but no George. Margaret's lists a George but no Eugene. No indication in her obituary of any other marriage. It states that Margaret lived in New Castle for 57 years and had been married for 59 years to Charles McKinney who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in New Castle.

  ii.   GEORGE R. MCKINNEY, d. Unknown.
  Notes for GEORGE R. MCKINNEY:
Unclear where George R. comes in. Charles McKinney's obituary lists a Eugene but no George. Margaret's lists a George but no Eugene. No indication in her obituary of any other marriage. It states that Margaret lived in New Castle for 57 years and had been married for 59 years to Charles McKinney who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in New Castle.

  iii.   MARY MARCELLA (SISTER) MCKINNEY, b. 17 Aug 1892, Braddock, Pennsylvania; d. 02 Aug 1952, Baden, Pennsylvania; Stepchild.
  Notes for MARY MARCELLA (SISTER) MCKINNEY:
Full name seems to have been Mary Marcella McKinney (according to a certification from the pastor at St. Thomas Rectory, Braddock, in 1915). Mary Marcella would, because of the certification, probably be the correct full name at birth, though she might have gone by just Marcella early on.

Never married. Marcella McKinney was a Roman Catholic nun who died suddenly at St. Joseph's Convent, Baden, Pa. Took the religious name Sr. Mary Bridget.

According to a letter from sister Helen Marie Shrift, CSJ, congregational archivist at Baden, "Sister was a nature lover. She identified and marked the trees on the Motherhouse grounds. She was a fine artist. Sister taught upper elementary grades. She was a diabetic and died suddenly on August 2, 1952 here in Baden. Hur burial was August 5th here in the Sisters' cemetery.

"The following is a list of the Sister's residences and missions:
1921-22 St. John, Uniontown, Pa.
1922-23 St. Richard, Hill District, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1923-25 Sacred Heart, Altoona, Pa.
1925-28 St. Canice, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1928-29 St. Brigid, Lilly, Pa.
1929-30 St. Patrick, Gallitzin, Pa.
1930-34 Holy Rosary, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1934-35 St. Canice, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1935-41 Annunciation, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1941-45 St. Veronica, Ambridge, Pa.
1945-51 Nativity, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1951-52 St. Veronica, Ambridge, Pa.
"Sister came to Baden and died suddenly on August 2, 1952."

Also noted: "At the time of her death the Mother Superior, Mother Mary Grace Gilboy, wrote in the Vow Register under the date of death: 'Sister M. Bridget was a lovable character, kind and thoughtful. May her soul rest in peace.'"

The convent records note Sister was born Aug. 17, 1892 in Braddock; made her "entrance" on Dec. 8, 1915; had her "reception" July 3, 1916; and made her "profession" on Aug. 16, 1921. Date of death is listed as Aug. 2, 1952.

The record -- Book 2, pp. 398F-398G -- states: "Thirty-seven years marked Sister Mary Bridget's span of religious life in the service of the Lord and her Community. She was a grade school teacher and a fine artist. Any time there was any decoration to be done Sister was always there to do it, always ready to assist where needed either in the convent or in the school.
"Sister was a prayerful religious who was noted for her deep spirituality and had great devotion to her saint."

Sister Helen, who sent the information, said she vaguely remembers Sr. Mary Bridget. Sister Helen said she was just becoming a nun when Sr. Mary Bridget died and remembers being told that Sister simply said she was feeling that well and went to bed. When someone checked on her, they found she had died in bed.

There is also a copy of a hand-written note from Robert (or Robart) McDriver (?), pastor at St. Thomas Rectory, Verona Street, Braddock, Pa., dated Jan. 11, 1915, stating: "This is to certify that Mary Marcella McKinney daughter of Charles McKinney and Margaret Bott was born the 17th day of August 1892 and was baptized on 4th day of September 1892 by Fr. E.D. Murphy.


Burial: August 05, 1952, Sisters' cemetery, Baden, Pa.
Fact 1: See notes for Mary Bridget10


  iv.   JOSEPHINE A. MCKINNEY, b. May 1894; d. Unknown.
  Notes for JOSEPHINE A. MCKINNEY:
Lived in New Castle at time of mother's death in 1949.

  v.   BIRDIE MCKINNEY, b. 14 May 1894; d. Unknown; Stepchild.
  Notes for BIRDIE MCKINNEY:
This name was found in a court document and was at first assumed to be Sr. Mary Bridget. Later learned that Sr. Mary Bridget was Marcella McKinney, or Mary Marcella McKinney (according to a certification from the pastor at St. Thomas Rectory, Braddock, in 1915). Mary Marcella would, because of the certification, probably be the correct full name at birth, though she might have gone by just Marcella early on.

  vi.   WILLIAM E. MCKINNEY, b. Jul 1898; d. Unknown; Stepchild.
  vii.   DOROTHY MCKINNEY, d. Unknown.
  Notes for DOROTHY MCKINNEY:
Lived with mother in New Castle at time of mother's death in 1949. Birth records in New Castle list the spelling of her first name as Dortha, not Dorothy.



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