"The Ancestors of Betsy Lynch Ahlborn":Information about John Joseph Scannell, Sr.
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John Joseph Scannell, Sr. (b. December 29, 1872, d. December 13, 1954)John Joseph Scannell, Sr. (son of John Scannell and Mary Lane) was born December 29, 1872 in Tredegar, Wales, and died December 13, 1954 in Tredegar, Wales.He married (1) Ellen O'Neill on January 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.He married (2) Mary Anne Weech on April 28, 1919 in Tredegar, South Wales.He married (3) Emily Ann Benkins Baldwin on March 14, 1933 in Tredegar, South Wales.
Notes for John Joseph Scannell, Sr.:
There is a conflict with birth certificate dates.The original from the GRO states 1/19/1873...however apparently the birth records from church states 12/29/1873 with baptism taking place on 1/5/1874??Parents John & Mary nee Lane with William Williams, Priest.On John's marriage certificate he states that he was born on 12/29/1872.So go figure!
John was referred to as Uncle Jack.
on 1891 Census at 8 George Street; Tredegar; fireman/furnace man
at 24 George Street at time of birth
from family history:John came to States from Wales but went back with brother Edward/Ned and left wives here in Pittsburgh.Edward's sons went to wales to bring their father back but John stayed there.
3rd (Militia) Battalion South Wales Borderers
Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
Scannell, John 3-SWB/2827 Private
Born at Bedwelty, Monmouthshire.Resided at Bedwelty.Employed by Mr. Abraham of Tredegar as an iron worker.Attested for the Militia March 20, 1890 aged 17 years 4 months.Served in G company.
Sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour for being absent from traning in 1897 (married Ellen O'Neill in USA!) and 1898 (birth of son, John!).
Embodied January 23, 1900; Volunteered for Overseas Active Service and embarked for South Africa February 14, 1900; Embarked for England March 24, 1903 time expired. (ref PRO WO96/465).Queen's South Africa Medal clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal(ME35).
from Gertrude Gordon letter:John and Ned "Edward" went back to Wales to get rid of the property and they were drafted into the army, can't remember which war.Then they didn't come back.William and Thomas (Edward's sons) went to wWales when they got older and brought their father (Ned/Edward) back John stayed there.John never did see his father, John.
More About John Joseph Scannell, Sr.:
Birth Certificate: Birth Certificate:yes.
Burial: Buried in Cefn Golau Cemetery.
More About John Joseph Scannell, Sr. and Ellen O'Neill:
Marriage: January 1897, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
More About John Joseph Scannell, Sr. and Mary Anne Weech:
Marriage: April 28, 1919, Tredegar, South Wales.
More About John Joseph Scannell, Sr. and Emily Ann Benkins Baldwin:
Marriage: March 14, 1933, Tredegar, South Wales.
Children of John Joseph Scannell, Sr. and Ellen O'Neill are:
- +John Scannell, b. November 07, 1898, d. September 17, 1947, Lapier, Michigan.
- Mary Scannell.