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Laura Vincent (Wagner) MacColl (abt. 1881 - abt. 1912)

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Laura Vincent MacColl formerly Wagner
Born about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of [private husband (1880s - 1940s)]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Laura was born on 1 June 1881, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Frederick Wagner and Ellen Callahan.[1]

On 25 December 1904, she married Bertram Elmer MacColl. They apparently had at least five children: [2]

Ellen MacColl (1908-2001)
Roslyn MacColl (1909-1909)
Alan MacColl (1909-?)
Ruby MacColl (1910-1973)
Bernard MacColl (1912-1912)

She died on 27 June 1912, at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of pulmonary tuberculosis. She was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on 1 July 1912. [3]

Research Note

The available evidence suggests she was born after 1880. Is she the Laura MacColl living with her parents in the 1880 census? Or did that Laura died, and her parents reuse the name?


  1. marriage license application, 1900 census (July 1888)
  2. marriage certificate, 1910 census
  3. death certificate, cemetery records, death notice
  • 1880 United States census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 6, ed 105, T9, film 1169, page 397 C = 18 [?] handwritten, FamilySearch
  • 1900 United States census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 39, enumeration district 991, page 213A = 10 handwritten, family 196, FamilySearch
  • 1910 United States census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Darby Borough, ward 3, enumeration district 135, page 136 = 1 [?] A handwritten, FamilySearch
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania, marriage license application and certificate, Bertram E MacColl and Laura V Wagner
Bertram E MacColl, born Philadelphia on 11 May 1881, lives at 2213 Pemberton St Philadelphia, stone cutter, never married before
Laura V Wagner, born Philadelphia 1 June 1881, lives at 2208 South Rosewood St, Philadelphia, dressmaker, never married before
application sworn 24 December 1904
married 25 Dec 1904 by Rev O P McManus [?]
  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania marriage license indices, Bertram and Laura
  • death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 June 1912, Laura MacColl, FamilySearch; see also the same information in Pennsylvania death certificate, Philadelphia, 27 June 1912, file 61117, Ancestry
Laura McColl, female, w hite, married, occupation: housework
29 years old (date of birth is blank), born Philadelphia, to Frederick Wagner (born NY) and Ellen Callahan (born Ireland)
died 27 June 1912, of pulmonary tuberculosis, at Philadelphia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
buried 1 July 1912, Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Cemetery records, Laura MacColl, in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, on Ancestry and Ancestry
Laura MacColl, 29 years old, 1 July 1912, section V lot 7 range 9 grave 2
  • death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Saturday 29 June 1912, page 7, GenealogyBank
'MacCOLL--26th inst., LAURA, wife of Bertram MacColl and daughter of the late Frederick and Ellen Wagner. Relatives and friends invited to funeral, Mon, 8.30 A M, residence of brother-in-law 2221 S 11th st. High mass of Requiem at Epiphany, 10 A M. Interment Holy Cross.'

See also

Laura Vincent Wagner, on FamilySearch's Family Tree

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