Parents/Family of William James McCarty (b 1882 Wisconsin)

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Looking for parents of William James McCarty (b in 1882 Janesville, WI) married in Minnesota around 1909 to Metta Reem, children: Virginia Dare McCarty Armstrong, James Patrick McCarty, Robert Neil McCarty. His 2nd wife was Barbara Isom McCarty. He died in 1967 in Washington State.

He is my great grandfather. I have found lots of information about him, but can't find his parents/lineage. He ran away from home when he was younger.
asked in Genealogy Help by Shandy Perlman G2G Rookie (220 points)
I have William's birthday as Sept. 10 1882 and death July 9 1967. Bday confirmed by a few sources including draft cards and I was also told from previous research parents both born in MY but unsure if accurate. I have been searching myheitage, heritagequest,, find a grave,, etc. Who knows?

2 Answers

+1 vote

If this is the right William James McCarty, the parents are Owen and Elizabeth McCarty. The census taker may have spelled the surname wrong. 


William J Mc Carthy

United States Census, 1900

Name William J Mc Carthy
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Precinct 27 South Town Chicago city Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Age 18
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Date Jul 1882
Birthplace Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace Ireland
Mother's Birthplace Ireland






Owen Mc Carthy Head M 59 Ireland
Elizbeth Mc Carthy Wife F 60 Ireland
Mary Mc Carthy Daughter F 28 Michigan
Alice Mc Carthy Daughter F 26 Wisconsin
Ida Mc Carthy Daughter F 23 Wisconsin
William J Mc Carthy Son M 18 Wisconsin


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United States Census, 1900

District 106
Sheet Number and Letter 12B
Household ID 256
Line Number 81
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T623
GS Film Number 1240248
Digital Folder Number 004113704
Image Number 00482

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 June 2017), William J Mc Carthy in household of Owen Mc Carthy, Precinct 27 South Town Chicago city Ward 4, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 106, sheet 12B, family 256, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,248.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
+1 vote

Owen Mccarthy was born in Ireland in 1841. 

Owen Mccarthy

mentioned in the record of Margaret Mccarthy

Name Owen Mccarthy
birth_place Ireland
gender Male
Wife Elizbeth Russell Mccarthy
Daughter Margaret Mccarthy

Other information in the record of Margaret Mccarthy

from Minnesota Births and Christenings

Name Margaret Mccarthy
Gender Female
Birth Date 10 Mar 1881
Birthplace Winona City, Winona, Minnesota
Race White
Father's Name Owen Mccarthy
Father's Birthplace Ireland
Father's Age 39
Mother's Name Elizbeth Russell Mccarthy
Mother's Birthplace Virginia
Mother's Age 33
  • No image available

Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C59701-9
System Origin Minnesota-EASy
GS Film number 1377830
Reference ID v A p 183

Citing this Record

"Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Owen Mccarthy in entry for Margaret Mccarthy, 10 Mar 1881; citing Winona City, Winona, Minnesota, reference v A p 183; FHL microfilm 1,377,830.

answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)

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