John McGlade

John McGlade

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  • Name John McGlade 
    Born 8 Dec 1882  Bessbrook, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Carrickbrackan, Bessbrook, County Armagh, Ireland 
    • Birth registered in Mullaghglass Registrar's office on - 09 Dec 1882 by father: John McGlade.
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Jun 1900  Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 17y 
    Address:
    48 S 10th Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA 
    • In the 1900 census John is a Day Labourer.
    Occupation 7 Jun 1900  Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer 
    Age: 17y 
    • In the 1900 census John is a Day Labourer - daily or short term employment.
    Census 21 Apr 1910  Pittsburgh, Pennslvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    115 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, Pennslvania, USA 
    • The 1910 census; Pittsburgh, PA USA finds John McGlade in the household of his older sister Bridget and Bridget’s husband Owen Quinn. The census enumerator entry for Bridget reads “Bertha”. This Bridget is formerly Bridget McGlade from Levelamore, Co Armagh. Residing at their home are children Mamie C (Mary), Edward and niece Catherine Quinn. The entry "McGlade Annie, Mother in Law" is Bridget's mother Ann McGlade (formerly Ann McGinnis from Levelamore) who emigrated from Co Armagh after her husband died in 1886. Also resident are Bridget's brother John (aged 24) and her sister Annie. JohnMcGlade lost both arms in a railway accident but later went on to work in the legal profession. Owen is a Grocery Merchant and they appear to employ a female Servant and a Stableman. © Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census.
    Residence 10 Aug 1916  Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    421 Fifth Street, Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, US 
    • John's residence is recorded on his 1916 Petition for Naturalisation (US citizenship).
    Military Draft-Registration 12 Sep 1918  Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 35y 
    • John Alphonsus McGlade is a Law Student living on Fifth Ave., Donora. The Draft Registration Card records in Section 29: if Physically Disqualified "Both arms off near shoulders". Nearest Relative: "Mrs Anna McGlade, 33 Eleventh Ave, Newark"
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    421 Fifth Street, Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, US 
    • John's residence is recorded on his 1918 US Military Draft registration card.
    Census 5 Apr 1930  Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 47y 
    Address:
    723 McKean Avenue, Donora, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA 
    • In the April 1930 census, John McGlade is a "Lawyer" in General Practice. By 1940 he has his own Private Practice.
    Census 8 Apr 1940  Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    143 McKean Avenue, Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA 
    • In the 1940 census John McGlade is a "Lawyer" in Private Practice. His wife Matilda is a Stenographer & Under Clerk in the Court House. Also resident is John's mother-in law Eva Schwartz. Eva, aged 70, is a widow born in Maryland USA and married aged 20 years.
    Military Draft-Registration 1942  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 60y 
    Address:
    723 McKean Avenue, Donora, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA 
    • John had to register for military draft in both WW1 and WW2 - even though he was physically disabled.
    Person ID I1338  Hannaway
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father John McGlade,   b. Abt 1836, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1886, Newry, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Ann McGinnis,   b. Apr 1839, Levalamore, Lislea, Co Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1924, Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1862  Bessbrook, County Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    Lislea, (RC) Church of the Sacred Heart, Co Armagh, Lislea, Co A 
    • Witnesses; Patrick MaGlade (McGlade) and Mary McKay (McCoy?).
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Patrick MaGlade (McGlade)
      Witness Role: Witness Name: Mary McKay (McCoy?).
    Family ID F436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda Schwartz,   b. Abt 1899, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1930  [11
    • John McGlade married Matilda Schwartz on 25 Jun 1930 (Gwen McGlade [Aul] - John's great-niece).
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    McGlade,John(JohnMcGl &AnnMcGinniss)_b1882
    McGlade,John(JohnMcGl &AnnMcGinniss)_b1882
    Picture Note: John McGlade, born 1882 in Bessbrook of Levalamore parents. Became a lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph is courtesy of his great-niece Gwen McGlade (Auel), Arkansas USA.
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    McGlade,John_C'ckbracken,B'brook_b1882
    McGlade,John_C'ckbracken,B'brook_b1882
    Picture Note: Birth of John McGlade - 8 Dec 1882 in Carrickbrackan townland, Bessbrook- near Newry, Co Armagh. For births of earlier children, parent John McGlade had been a "Farmer" in Levelamore townland (ie a tenant of a house or land). Here in 1882 John is now a "Labourer"; no longer a tenant of house or land. He is living in someone's house in Carrickbracken, Camlough (near Newry), about 3 miles from Levelamore. © https://www.irishgenealogy.ie - Civil Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths & Church Records.
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    McGlades x7(AnnMcGinnis)_to USA 1887
    McGlades x7(AnnMcGinnis)_to USA 1887
    Picture Note: Extract from an 1887 Passenger List recording Ann McGlade (née McGinnis) and 6 of her 8 children: Mary, Kate, Owen, Patrick, Annie and John. They are emigrating from Ireland to the USA to join Ann’s son, Bernard McGlade. Ann and her six children were Passengers aboard ss British King from Liverpool. They arrived in the port of Philadelphia on 23 May 1887. © Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962
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    McGinnis,Ann(McGlade)_Pittsb,PA_1900 census
    McGinnis,Ann(McGlade)_Pittsb,PA_1900 census
    Picture Note: Census extract of 7 Jun 1900. Ann McGlade, her sons Owen & John and daughter Annie. They are residing at 48 S 10th St, Pittsburgh PA USA. They immigrated to USA in 1887 and Ann has lost one of her 8 children. © Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census.
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    McGlade,Annie(67)_Pittsburgh_1910
    McGlade,Annie(67)_Pittsburgh_1910
    Picture Note: Extract from the 1910 census; Pittsburgh, PA USA. It is the household of Owen Quinn and his wife Bridget-formerly Bridget McGlade from Levelamore, Co Armagh (the enumerator entered "Bertha"). Residing at their home are children Mamie C (Mary), Edward and niece Catherine Quinn. The entry of resident "McGlade Annie, Mother in Law" is Bridget's mother, Ann McGlade (formerly Ann McGinnis from Levelamore) who emigrated from Co Armagh after her husband died in 1886. Also resident are Bridget's brother John (aged 24) and sister Annie. John lost both arms in a railway accident but later went on to work in the legal profession. Owen Quinn is a Grocery Merchant and they appear to employ a female Servant and a Stableman. © Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census.
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    McGlade,John_USA_1917-18 WW1 draft
    McGlade,John_USA_1917-18 WW1 draft
    Picture Note: WW1 Draft Registration Card (1917-18) - John Alphonsus McGlade born 14 Dec 1882 in Ireland. John is a Law Student, residing 421 Fifth Avenue, Donora (near Pittsburgh) Pennsylvania. Details match John's 1916 application for Naturalisation/US citizenship. Nearest relative: "Mrs Anna McGlade" is his mother, Anne McGlade (formerly McGinnis). John lost both arms in a rail accident - as recorded on the right-hand page. © Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
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    McGlade,John_USA_PetitionNat'lisation 1918
    McGlade,John_USA_PetitionNat'lisation 1918
    Picture Note: John McGlade (born Bessbrook Co Armagh in 1882) - USA Petition for Naturalization in the Pennsylvania District Court in Pittsburgh 10 Aug 1916. In 1916 John is a Law Student, living in Donora, Washington County, Pennsylvania (20 miles south of Pittsburgh). The bottom section Witness Affidavit is countersigned in Dec 1918 when US citizenship is approved following the Oath of Allegiance. © Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931
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    McGlade,John &Matilda_1940
    McGlade,John &Matilda_1940
    Picture Note: John McGlade & Matilda Schwartz - 1940 census, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. John, aged 57, is a "Lawyer" in "Private Practice" despite losing both lower arms in a rail accident as a teenager. He has a Valet; occupation: "Care of Invalid". Matilda's mother (Eva Kriglein) and John's sister Ann McCartan, also live at the residence - 143 McKean Avenue. Ann is a widow at the time of the census. © Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census
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  • Notes 
    • "The John McGlade that lost his arms was the baby brother of my grandfather Bernard. John was only about 4 years old when Ann (McGinnis-John's mother) immigrated. He went to St. John's school in Birmingham, today it is the south side of Pittsburgh PA (Pennsylvania). Then John attended and graduated from Duquesne University, then known as Holy Ghost College.  John wanted to become a priest and started college at St. Vincent Seminary. This school even today is way out in the country. John would jump a train, probably to save money, to get to school. One day in 1915 he missed and lost the lower part of both arms. The Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council awarded him a full scholarship at Catholic University in Washington DC. He graduated, June 11th 1919, receiving a degree of Bachelor of Laws. That year he was admitted to the Washington, PA County Bar and to the Supreme Court of PA. At some point he retired to private practice. To do this he had a remarkable memory.  I have a copy of his memorial services; he died in June 1962.  It recounts how wonderful a man he was" (notes from Gwen McGlade [Auel], grand daughter of Bernard McGlade).
      John had to register for military draft in both WW1 and WW2 - even though he was physically disabled. He married Matilda Shwartz on 25 June 1930 (notes from Gwen McGlade [Auel].

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] irishgenealogy.ie, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs ., Birth registered in Mullaghglass Registrar's office on 09Dec1882 by John's father: John McGlade. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S118] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Pittsburgh Ward 29, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0302; FHL microfilm: 1241364. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S95] 1910 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S176] Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Federal Naturalization Records, 1795-1931 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S178] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Reliability: 3).
      John had to register for military draft in both WW1 and WW2 - even though he was physically disabled.

    6. [S178] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S61] 1930 United States Federal Census (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S62] 1940 United States Federal Census, (Ancestry.co.uk) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S177] Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S37] Catholic Parish Records online (Nat'l Library of Ireland), URL: http://registers.nli.ie/., Copy of Bessbrook parish entry-marriages. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S145] Family member (Reliability: 2).