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Mary Jane (McClain) Walter (1869 - 1938)

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Mary Jane Walter formerly McClain aka Masters
Born in Sabillasville, Frederick County, MD, U.S.map
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD, U.S.map
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Highfield, Washington County, MD, U.S.map
McClain-431 created 15 Mar 2012 | Last modified
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Categories: Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade, Maryland.

Contents

Biography

Daughters Leila and Beulah were children of Mary Jane and her first husband, James M. Masters. Following her first husband's death, Mary Jane married Felix M. Walter, and they became the parents of Lawrence, Nina, Lucille, Helen, Sidney, and Margaret. Leila and Beulah were half-sisters of each of the children of Mary Jane and Felix.

There were, in addition, four step-children who would have shared the same household. John W. Walter, Paul Walter, Mary Agnes Walter, and Mary Lucy Walter were children of Felix M. Walter and his first wife, Mary L. Warthen. These four were step-siblings of Leila and Beulah and half-siblings of each of the children of Mary Jane and Felix.

Death Records

● Interred at Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade, Frederick County, MD. [1]

Text of obituary: [2] [3]

"Mrs. Mary Jane Walter, aged 69 years, widow of Felix M. Walter, died Friday evening at 7:45 o'clock at the home of her son, Lawrence Walter, near Highfield, after a lingering illness of the last six years. Death was due to diabetes. She had been critically ill since June 3.

"Mrs. Walter was born near Sabillasville, Md., the daughter of John and Sarah Rebecca (Cline) McClain and lived practically her entire life in the Blue Ridge Summit section. Her husband died in 1925.

"She was a member of the St. Stephens Reformed Church at Highfield.

"Surviving are the six daughters and one son: Mrs. Guernon Barton, Blue Ridge Summit; Mrs. Louis Cunningham, Altoona; Mrs. Angelo Kary, Baltimore; Mrs. Carl Ritzinger, Collingdale, Pa.; Mrs. Robert Gettings, Baltimore; Mrs. Mervin Zimmerman, Chadds Ford, Pa.; Lawrence Walter, Blue Ridge Summit; and three step-children John Walter, Emmitsburg; Paul Walter, Baltimore and Miss Agnes Walter, Blue Ridge Summit. Eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Flohr, Blue Ridge Summit and Mrs. H. E. Zeigler, Mill Valley, California and two brothers, William McClain, Baltimore and John McClain, Collingsville. Pa., also survive.

"The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon from St. Stephens Reformed Church, Highfield at 2:30 o'clock in charge of the Rev. Darwin X. Gass. Interment will be made in Bethel cemetery.

"The body may be viewed this evening between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock at the Grove Funeral Home and also at the church Sunday from 2 until 2:30 p. m."

Marriage Records

Data base, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668 - 1995" (Mary J. McClain). Marriage of Mary J. McClain, female, to James M. Masters, 16 Oct 1890. Hagerstown, Washington County, MD, United States. (Accessed 18 Dec 2016. No image available.) [4]

[D06] Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970. Marriage of Mary J. McClain to James M. Masters, 16 Oct 1890, Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD. (Accessed 31 Aug 2013. No image available.) [5]

Census Data

[D01] U.S. 1930 Census (Mary J. Walter). Residence, East Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County, PA. Age 60, widowed, born PA, father born MD, mother born PA. Able to read and write, Yes. Occupation, None. In household of step-daughter Mary A. Walter (33), with daughter Helen E. Walter (23), daughter Margaret C. Walter (18), daughter Lucille M. Zimmerman (25), son-in-law Mervin Zimmerman (25), and granddaughter Doris M. Zimmerman (2). (Enumerated 11 Apr 1930. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [6]

[D01] U.S. 1920 Census (Mary J. Walter). Residence, Ringgold, Washington County, MD, Election District 14, Highfield Road. Age 49, married, born PA, father born PA, mother born PA. Able to read, Yes. Able to write, Yes. Occupation, None. In household of husband "Phelix" (67), with daughter Nina E. (16), daughter Lucille M. (14), son Sidney E. (10), daughter Margaret (8), and daughter Helen E. Walter (2). (Enumerated 08 Jan 1920. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [7]

[D01] U.S. 1910 Census (Mary "Walters"). Residence, Washington County, MD, Election District 14. Age 40, married (second, 9 years), born PA, father born PA, mother born MD. Able to read, Yes. Able to write, Yes. Occupation, Keeper (Boarding House). Mother of 7 children, 7 living. In household of husband Felix M. "Walters" (56), with daughter Beulah Masters (17), son John "Walters" (18), son Paul "Walters" (16), daughter Agnes "Walters" (15), son Lawrence "Walters" (7), daughter Nina "Walters" (6), daughter Lucy "Walters" (4), daughter Helen "Walters" (3), and son Sidney "Walters" (2). (Enumerated 15 Apr 1910. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [8]

[D01] U.S. 1900 Census (Mary J. Masters). Residence, Washington Township, 1st Election District, Franklin County, PA. Age 30, widowed, born MD (Aug 1869), father born MD, mother born MD. Able to read, Yes. Able to write, Yes. Occupation, Day Laborer. Mother of 2 children, 2 living. Own home, no mortgage. Head of household, with daughter Leila (10), daughter Beulah (7), father John McClain Sr. (54), and brother John E. McClain (20). (Enumerated 01 Jun 1900. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [9]

[D01] U.S. 1880 Census (J. Mary McClain). Residence, Hauvers District (No. 10), Frederick County, MD. Age 11, single, born MD, father born MD, mother born MD. Occupation, At home. In household of parents John (34) and Rebecca McClain (29), with sister E. Susan (10), brother S. William (3), sister B. Rosa (1), and boarder F. Henry Williar (24). (Enumerated 22 Jun 1880. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [10]

[D01] U.S. 1870 Census (Mary J. "McLain"). Residence, Hauvers District, Frederick County, MD, Post Office, Mechanicstown. Age 1, single, born MD. In household of John "McLain" (25), with Rebecca "McLain" (20) and Susanna "McLain" (4/12). (Enumerated 22 Jul 1870. Accessed 18 Dec 2016.) [11]

Miscellaneous

● Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1922, p. 243 (Mary J. Walter). Walter, Felix (Mary J.), plmbr, Highfield. [12]

Descendants Chart

[There is some additional private information, available to family members, regarding the lineage of Mary Jane (McClain) Walter (aka Masters) and James M. Masters and Felix M. Walter. That data is compiled in the family Descendants Charts that supplement these profiles.]

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Sources

  1. [D04] Find A Grave Memorial 10440919, 07 Feb 2005. (Accessed 26 Feb 2012.)
  2. [N03] Waynesboro (PA) Record Herald, obituary, Saturday 23 Jul 1938, p6.
  3. [N01] Frederick (MD) Post, obituary, Tuesday 26 Jul 1938.
  4. Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4NY-3Y1 : 24 February 2016), James M. Masters and Mary J. Mcclain, 16 Oct 1890; citing Marriage, Hangerstown, Washington County, Maryland, United States, various libraries, churches, historical and national societies, private and public records; FHL microfilm 893,707.
  5. Citing this Collection: "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 5 July 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City. [Profile Manager's Note: This record appears to have been deleted from this collection at http://FamilySearch.org/ sometime between July and December 2016.]
  6. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHS8-FBH : accessed 18 December 2016), Mary J Walter in household of Mary A Walter, East Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 61, sheet 8B, line 88, family 176, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2030; FHL microfilm 2,341,764.
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M679-3RN : accessed 18 December 2016), Mary J Walter in household of Phelix Walter, Ringgold, Washington, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 185, sheet 5A, line 10, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 676; FHL microfilm 1,820,676.
  8. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2N7-ZM7 : accessed 18 December 2016), Mary J Walters in household of Felix M Walters, Election District 14, Washington, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 137, sheet 2B, family 47, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 569; FHL microfilm 1,374,582.
  9. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3SR-K8T : accessed 18 December 2016), Mary J Masters, Washington Township, District 1, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61, sheet 1B, family 23, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,413.
  10. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNQL-DKW : 14 July 2016), J Mary Mc Clain in household of John Mc Clain, Hanvers, Frederick, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district ED 82, sheet 351B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0510; FHL microfilm 1,254,510.
  11. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN3X-45Q : 17 October 2014), Mary J Mclain in household of John Mclain, Maryland, United States; citing p. 23, family 161, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,086.
  12. Ancestry.com U.S. City Directories, 1822 - 1995, online at https://interactive.ancestry.com, a subscription service. (Accessed 01 Aug 2017.)




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