DAVID McELHINNY (SON of JOHN & JANE McELHINNEY)
Born Jan. 4, 1827 in Mifflin Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.
Died July 20, 1898 in Jefferson Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.
Married ZERUIAH McGOWAN in 1854.
ZERUIAH was the daughter of JOHN B. McGOWAN and JULIA A. COVERT.
ZERUIAH was born 1835 in Pa.
ZERUIAH died 1894.
Both buried in St. Agnes Church Cemetery, West Mifflin, Pa.
8th Child of DAVID & ZERUIAH (McGOWAN) McELHINNY
Born June 4, 1868.
Married PHILOMENA SCHWEITZER on Nov. 19, 1901 at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, Pa.
PHILOMENA was born in 1878.
PHILOMENA died in 1965.
PHILOMENA is the daughter of FRANK & ANNIE (HACKLER) SCHWEITZER.
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania personal and genealogical Vol. 1
Northwestern Historical Association (Madison, Wis.)
Madison, Wis: Northwestern Historical Association, 1904
SAMUEL McELHINEY, a citizen of Mifflin Twp., was born on a farm in Jefferson Twp., on June 4, 1868.He is the son of DAVID & ZERUIAH (McGOWAN) McELHINEY, both native of Allegheny Co…On Nov. 19, 1901, he led to the altar PHILOMENA SCHWEITZER, a daughter of FRANK & ANNIE (HACKLER) SCHWEITZER, of Mifflin Twp.One son, JOHN B., has come to bless their union.MR. McELHINEY and wife are members of St. Agnes’ Catholic church of Thompson’s Run…
Children of SAMUEL & PHILOMENA:
i. JOHN B. McELHINNY, deceased
ii. FRANCIS R. (FRANK) McELHINNY
Born Jan. 13, 1907.
Died Aug. 1, 1995 in Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co., Pa. 16403.
iii. ANTHONY J. McELHINNY
Born in Dec. 3, 1904.
Died Aug. 1, 1985 in Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa . 16125.
iv. JOHN BENEDICT McELHINNY
Married and had 3 children.
v. MERCEDES McELHINNY
Died Oct. 23, 2001 in Jefferson Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Married (last name – RUFFING).
Sons: PAUL RUFFING of McKEESPORT, DALE RUFFING of West Mifflin,
JOSEPH RUFFING of Pittsburgh and LAWRENCE RUFFING of Munhall, Pa.
Mercedes Ruffing, age 90, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Jefferson Center, Pittsburgh. She is survived by sons, Paul Ruffing of McKeesport, Dale Ruffing of West Mifflin, Joseph Ruffing of Pittsburgh and Lawrence Ruffing of Munhall; sisters, Regina McElhinney of West Mifflin and Mary Ruffing of Clairton; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Michael J. Polak as celebrant (Please meet at the church.) Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, West Mifflin.
St. Agnes Cemetery, West Mifflin, Pa
RUFFING, Mercedes, 1911-2001, s/s Frank J.
RUFFING, Frank J., 1907-1973, s/s Mercedes
vi. MARY McELHINNY
Married GEORGE RUFFING of Clairton, Pa.
vii. ANNIE, single
viii. REGINA (JEAN), single, West Mifflin, Pa
ix. EARL BENEDICT (BEN), died 1995
x. LEWIS (LOUIS)
Married PATRICIA FLAHERTY.