Looking for family of Belle McCauley,b. 1872; 1930 Census, age 58 Ellwood City, PA with her son John age 17

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What I can tell about Belle so far ... It seems that in 1930 that Belle, as a widow, moved to Ellwood City, PA with another son John McCauley who was 17

1930 Census  Belle Mccauley, b. 1872, Iowa
Home in 1930: Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
Belle Mccauley 58
John A Mccauley 17

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1920 Census  --- ** This isa different Belle McCauley. The Gard-Gardner Family tree says she died in 1921. (Unless there is a strange twist to this story and she somehow showed up without a husband and with a  new son in 1930 in Ellwood City, PA

Bell G Mccauley, b. 1873, Iowa, age 47, Husband W H Mccauley
Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 72, Los Angeles, California
Father's B: Canada
Mother's B: Scotland
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1910 Census

Home in 1910: Pasadena Ward 1, Los Angeles, California

Father's B: Scotland
Mother's B: Scotland

Helen M Mccauley
Forrest C Mccauley
Dorothy Mccauley
Louisa Mccauley
in Genealogy Help by Eric Eldritch G2G Crew (620 points)
edited by Eric Eldritch

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Is this her?

Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992 about William H. Mccauley

Name: William H. Mccauley
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 18 May 1893
Marriage Place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
Father: James Mccauley
Mother: Leah Nirbel
Spouse: Belle Gordan Ballantyne
FHL Film Number: 1014768


by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (166k points)

1880 United States Federal Census about Isabelle G. Balltintyne

Name: Isabelle G. Balltintyne
Age: 9
Birth Year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1880: Brooklyn, Poweshiek, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: John C. Balltintyne
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's name: Hellen C. Balltintyne
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
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Occupation: At School
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Household Members:
Name Age
John C. Balltintyne 32
Hellen C. Balltintyne 30
Jennie N. Balltintyne 10
Isabelle G. Balltintyne 9
Willie W. Balltintyne 4
John N. Balltintyne 1
Issabelle Murison 63



Yes, this is the Belle McCauley who moved out to California ... but not the Belle McCauley who moved to Ellwood City, PA.

Since your post, I found Gard-Garner Family Tree says Belle McCaulley age 49,  Death, 1921 in Los Angeles, California    Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles Co., Inglewood, CA  Spouse, William H. McCauley

My search for Belle McCauley who moved to Ellwood City, PA ... and her son John A. McCauley continues!

I will pass your information on to the Gard-Gardner Family Tree. Thank You!! 


This article is a great clue ... thank you. 

In the Spirit Lake Beacon, (Spirit Lake, Iowa) Thursday April 14, 1949 says "Mrs. Louise Ballantyne has purchased a home in Des Moines and will be joined by her mother Belle Ballantyne in the near future where they will make their home."

There is still a mystery of two women, who both have an Iowa connection and born 1872, named Belle G. (Ballintyne) McCauley (1872 -1921)  with four children ... and Belle McCauley who appears in Ellwood City in 1930 Census with one child age 17. 

LOL ... i'm beginning to think that Belle faked her death in California ... and reappeared in Ellwood City, in 1930!

I'm stumped. I appreciate your ideas





1930 Census  Belle Mccauley, b. 1872, Iowa 
Home in 1930: Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birthplace: New York  
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania  
Household Members:  
Name Age 
Belle Mccauley 58 
John A Mccauley 17



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