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The Descendants of
John Wentworth McAllister and Lovina M. Jones
of Hancock, Rochester and Whiting, Vermont

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William Ira McAllister
(1805-1866)

William Ira McAllister was the first child of John Wentworth McAllister and Lovina M. Jones.  She was born in 1805 at Antrim, New Hampshire and died in 1866 at Champaign, Illinois.  He married Orlena Brown and lived at Whiting, Vermont until moving to Illinois in 1864.  Ira and Orlena had 10 children and 22 grandchildren.

NOTE: 2012 additions and corrections show in RED, 2013 in PURPLE.



Generation No. 1

1.  William Ira4 McAllister (John Wentworth3 , John2 , Richard1 ) was born 20 Sep 1805 in Antrim, Hillsborough Co., NH, and died 17 Feb 1866 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL (Source: Gravestone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois).  He married Orlena Brown 24 Apr 1827 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of Esquire Brown and Mary Munger, and sister of Olive Brown, wife of his brother Hiram McAllister.   She was born 20 Oct 1807 in Whiting, and died 18 Mar 1871 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Death Certificate, Sherburne Co., Minnesota).

No birth is recorded for William in New Hampshire, but his father was listed as being "of Antrim" at the time of his marriage in June of 1805, and again in a deed dated 26 Nov. 1805.  The first record of William Ira himself was in Hancock, VT on 18 Dec 1809 when the family, including young Ira, were ordered "to depart this town." 

William Ira probably used the name Ira most of his life.  The 1840 federal census lists him as Ira W. McAllister, and in deeds up through the 1850's he always signed his full name. 

In the 1820s he moved to Whiting, VT where he married and became a successful farmer.  On 1 Oct 1835 he purchased the 86 acre Amos E. Walker farm in Whiting (Whiting Deeds 4-315), and by 1860 had increased the acreage to 100 acres.  At that time he owned 3 horses, 5 cows, 2 oxen and 100 sheep.  The farm produced 50 bushels of rye, 100 of Irish potatoes, 100 of Indian corn, and 125 bushels of oats.  His merino sheep produced 500 lbs. of wool.

W. I. McAllister Home, Whiting, VT

William Ira McAllister Home
Whiting, Addison Co., Vermont

On 18 Aug 1864 William and Orlena sold "the farm we have been living on for a number of years" to Fanny Sweet and gave possession on 1 Dec 1864 (Whiting Deeds 6-76).  The farm was later sold by Sweet to the Wells family.  A Wells granddaughter, Mrs. Harold B. Webster, was still residing in the farmhouse in the early 1980s.

William McAllister retired from farming and moved to Illinois in the fall of 1864 where he purchased lot #10 on West Park Street in the city of Champaign near West Side Park (Champaign Co. Deeds X-413).

Drawing of location of McAllister home

Drawing of location of McAllister home

1869 Map of West Side Park and Park St., Champiagn, IL showing McAllister home

1869 Map of West Side Park and Park St., Champiagn, IL showing McAllister home

Location of McAllister home, Champaign, IL in 1979

Location of McAllister home, Champaign, IL in 1979

William Ira McAllister died In Champaign less than two years later and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL.

Eli N. McAllister was appointed administrator of his father's estate on 21 Apr 1868.  The inventory taken on 22 July 1868 showed real estate valued at $3,000, a personal estate at $289, and notes to sons William H. and Isaac I. valued at $4687.74.  William H., Isaac and their brother Lyman relinquished their rights to the personal estate of their father on 2 June 1869 "in consideration of advancements heretofore received by us respectively from said William I. McAllister, decd."  The remainder of the personal estate was shared by the other family members.  The house on Park Street eventually came into the possession of Eli (Champaign Co. Probate Records).

Orlena McAllister and her youngest daughter Mary Jane moved to Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN before 1870 to live with her eldest daughter Lucy Vienna Haven.

An 1876 biographical statement for Eli N. McAllister states that his father, William Ira McAllister, was "a man of strict honesty, esteemed for his moral worth.  His word was as good as his note, and his counsel was sought and followed."  A member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1847, he also held "many positions of trust in the town and county."

William Ira McAllister is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign Co., IL.  His widow Orlena Brown McAllister is buried in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN.

McAllister Lot, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL (1979 image)

McAllister Lot, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL (1979 image)

William Ira McAllister Gravestone (1979 image)

William Ira McAllister Gravestone (1979 image)

The gravestone reads:  William I. / McAllister / Died / Feb. 17, 1866 / Aged / 60 y's / 4 m's / & 28 d's.

Children of William Ira McAllister and Orlena Brown, born in Whiting, Addison Co., VT:
 

i.

Daughter5 McAllister b. bet. 1827-1830; 1830 census shows two children under age 5 living in household, but not with the family in 1840, and not recorded in later records that show a family of eight not ten children; prob. died young
 

ii.

Son McAllister

b. bet. 1827-1830; 1830 census shows two children under age 5 living in household, but not with the family in 1840, and not recorded in later records that show a family of eight not ten children; prob. died young

2.

iii.

Lucy Vienna McAllister b. 26 Jun 1831; m. John Ormsbee Haven
3.
iv. Sidney C. McAllister

b. abt 1832

4.
v. Eli N. McAllister

b. 13 Oct 1836

  vi. William Henry McAllister

b. 16 May 1839 (Source: Gravestone, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois); d. 17 Nov 1878 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL ae. 39 yrs., (Source: Gravestone); m. Cynthia L. Olcott, dau. of Timothy Olcott and Cynthia Lavonia Sherman, bet. 1860 - 1870; b. abt. 1833 in Essex County, NY; d. 12 Aug 1895 in Moriah, Essex Co., NY.
   William, who was called Henry in early census records, was in Champaign by Feb. 1864 when he purchased land from James Wright for $4000 (Deeds Y-205).  Five days earlier, on 8 Feb he signed a note to his father promising to repay a $3623 loan.  In 1870 he was a farmer living on Springfield Rd. on a farm valued at $8000.  William and Cynthia bought and sold numerous pieces of property until 1876 when the Champaign transactions ended.  The U.S. Biographical Dictionary for Illinois in 1876 states William was a "real estate dealer of Chicago who married Miss Cynthia L. Olcott." No children are listed in the biography.
   William is buried with his father at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana.  His gravestone reads that he was born in Whiting, VT 16 May 1840, and died in Chicago. 17 Nov 1878, ae. 39 yrs.   The 1840 birth year is incorrect, however, since his age of 39 yrs. would place the birth in 1839.   Census records also infer that his birth year was 1839.
An obituary appeared in the Inter Ocean, (Chicago, IL) Friday, November 22, 1878:

Champaign, Ill.  Nov. 21 - An old and well-known resident of this city, but more recently of Chicago, Mr. Wm. H. McAllister, brother of our highly esteemed Postmaster Eli N. McAllister, Esq. died very suddeny of diptheria in Chicago, and was brought here by his friends to-day.  He was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  His death awakened much interest in this community, where he was widely known and respected.  The Rev. W. G. Pierce officiated at the funeral which occurred from the Doane House.

 Gravestone of William H. McAllister
Gravestone of William H. McAllister
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL 

By 1880 Cynthia was back in Moriah, NY living with her widowed mother, niece and nephew.  On 21 Feb 1896 Cynthia sold property in Champaign County to Walter E. Price for $50 (Deeds 106-279).  Her will, however, was signed on 8 Aug 1895, and probated in Essex Co., NY on 28 Oct of that year.  In it she makes no mention of any connection to Illinois or the McAllister family.  Her estate was left to her Olcott relatives (Essex County Clerk's Office, L475).  She is buried with her parents in Union Cemetery, Old Ground #84, Moriah, Essex Co., NY.

5.
vii. Lyman E. B. McAllister b. Feb 1841
6.
viii. Isaac Israel McAllister b. 1842
7.
ix. Lucina Verona McAllister b. June 1846; m. A. Hiland Newell, and Joshua Ferguson
8.
x. Mary Jane McAllister b. Oct 1848; m. Joseph M. Crawford




Generation No. 2

2.  Lucy Vienna5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 26 Jun 1831 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: (1) 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota, (2) Johnson, Donald A., Interview), and died 31 Mar 1912 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married John Ormsbee Haven 21 Aug 1852 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Joel Haven and Experience Monroe.  He was born 3 Oct 1824 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT (Source: (1) 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota, (2) Johnson, Donald A., Interview), and died 1 Sep 1906 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Burial Index 1886-1910).

A great deal of information is available on this branch of the family because of two documents. One is an extensive biographical statement prepared by the family for newspapers at the time of John Haven's death. The other is a paper entitled The Early History of Big Lake, written by their daughter Lucy Haven Johnson and presented to the Friday Study Club of Big Lake on 18 Mar 1929. 

Vienna McAllister was raised in Whiting, VT and taught school at the early age of 15 years.  John Haven graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont, Class of 1852.  After their marriage they moved to western New York where they both taught, then returned to Vermont so that John could teach at Newton Academy in his native Shoreham.  Then, because of his failing health, they moved to Minnesota, settling on a 160 acre homestead in Big Lake in 1854, although census records for 1855 show them living in Monticello, Wright County.

Lucy Johnson said that her father had the "land fever" so they left Big Lake and he used his homestead right and took a mile-long, narrow, 169 acre piece of land along the Mississippi River in Silver Creek Township. He built a log cabin and their first child was born there in 1857.  In the early 1860's, fearing Indian attacks and suffering at the mouths of crop eating grasshoppers, they left farming at Silver Creek and returned to teaching.  John taught first at Monticello in Wright County, then in Lansing, Iowa, and also in Champaign, IL.  Again, the 1860 censu shows the family in Monticello, Wright County.

In the spring of 1866 John and Vienna returned to Big Lake where they remained for the rest of their lives. For a while John was principal of St. Anthony's School in what is now Minneapolis and returned to Big Lake only on weekends. 

Vienna set up her own private school, the first school in Big Lake, and taught for a number of years. Students paid to attend, but to supplement the tuitions she baked cakes and doughnuts which her son John sold from a basket to passengers on the 6 o'clock train each day during the half hour layover in Big Lake.  The money she made was used to buy a brass bell with a wooden handle and to hire a carpenter to build tables and benches.   She also kept a hotel and boarding house during the years that her husband was away during the week. 

According to her daughter, Vienna's cooking was known far and near.   She said that Vienna welcomed all new born babies in the vicinity, nursed the sick, and laid out the dead.  Vienna taught Sunday School nearly every week for 38 years, and wrote articles for newspapers and magazines. 

John O. Haven served Sherburne County as county surveyor, register of deeds, county superintendent of schools, county auditor and clerk of the district court.  He also was elected to the State Senate in 1872 and 1873.  His 1906 obituary read:

Hon. JOHN O. HAVEN
DEATH OF A PIONEER----
John O. Haven Passes Away--A Pioneer Citizen of Wright
and Sherburne Counties--Was Married Fifty-Four
Years--Was State Senator and Held Many
Postions of Honor and Trust.
   Hon. John Ormsbee Haven was born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont, Oct. 3rd, 1824. He was reared and educated in his native town, graduated from Middlebury College in August 1852 at the head of his class.
He taught a High School in Western New York for two years, and one year at Newton Academy in his native town. His health failing he decided to come west to the territory of Minnesota.
   In 1854 he landed in Minneapolis, and pushed forward to Big Lake, stopping at Joseph Brown's hotel, where in a very few days he was elected county surveyor of what now comprises a number of counties. He settled in Wright county where he opened up a farm, and was county surveyor and county auditor. In 1860 he took up his old profession of teaching. He taught two years in Monticello High school, four years in Lansing, Iowa, two years in Champaign, Ill.
   He was a man of rare educational ability, and many men who have reached the highest places in the Political, Professional and Financial world, remember him as one who fitted them for college and encouraged them to struggle for the mastery.
  His health again failing he came to Big Lake in 1866, where he has lived ever since except the first winter when he taught school in Minneapolis. During his residence in this county he has been county surveyor, register of deeds, county superintendent of schools, county auditory and clerk of the district court. He was also senator in 1872 and 1873. He was married in August 1852 to Miss L. Vienna McAllister, a native of Whiting, Vermont, who still survives him, and has tenderly cared for him and anticipated every wish during his last two years of sickness. They have two children now living: Hon. John M. Haven and Mrs. Lucy B. Haven Johnson, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Nellie Haven McCartney, Jennie M. Haven and Lillian V. Johnson.
   Mr. Haven died Sept. 1st, 1906 aged eighty-one years and eleven months. Although never strong he has outlived nearly all his classmates and most of the friends of his youth. He made many fast friends, many of them prominent in the world, who recognizing his ability urged him to accept positions that would have brought him power and wealth, but he chose instead the simple quiet life, never thinking of himself, but helping many a weary brother along lifes pathway. His name was a standard of integrity and he closed a long life of quiet unassuming usefulness, loved and respected by all who knew him.

John and Vienna are buried in Big Lake.  A great grandson, Donald A. Johnson, has photographs of them which are reproduced here.
Lucy Vienna McAllister Haven
John Ormsbee Haven
Lucy Vienna McAllister Haven
1831-1912
John Ormsbee Haven
1824-1906

Children of Lucy Vienna McAllister and John Haven:

9.

i.

John Monroe6 Haven b. 19 Sep 1857 in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN
 

ii.

Vienna Haven

d. at 9 mos. (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview)

 

iii.

William Haven b. Aug 1866; d. at 9 mos. (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview)
10.

iv.

Lucy Brown Haven b. 20 Aug 1868 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN; m. Albert James Johnson


3.  Sydney C. 5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born about 1832 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT, and died 10 Feb 1888 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922 ).  He married (1) Josephine Herbert 26 Apr 1854 in Orwell, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the Sate of Vermont), daughter of Reuben and Zilpha Herbert.  She was born 2 May 1829 in Orwell, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1850 Census, Orwell, Addison Co., Vermont), and died 10 Sep 1863 in Champaign Co., IL.  He married (2) Mary A. _______ Watts 2 Mar 1864 in Marion Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900).  She was born between 1842 - 1845 in Ohio. He married (3) 18 May 1882 in Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WS, Mary J. Chadwick, daughter of James Chadwick and Catherine Yeats (Source: FamilySearch: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930).

Sydney, sometimes Sidney, McAllister left his native Whiting in the 1850s and settled in Champaign County, Illinois.  He was there at least as early as 1858 when he and others were listed in a bill for injunction (Champaign County Circuit Court Chancery Case 111).

On 10 Sept 1856 he purchased two lots of land there from J. A. Farran for $100 (Champaign Co. Deeds K-77).  The 1860 census for West Urbana (Champaign) shows Sydney as a laborer, with wife Josephine and young sons George and Willie.  Also in the house was Josephine's brother Elmer Herbert.  Syidney bought additional land in 1862 and on 1 Jan 1863 he and his brother Eli purchased lots in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Urbana.

S. C. McAllister's second marriage is recorded in Illinois records, however his wife was married as Mrs. Mary Watts. It is probable that she may is the Mary Ann Morgan who married James F. Watts 22 Sept 1859 in Clinton Co., IL.  Watts died on 16 July 1863.

On 20 Apr 1864 Sydney and Mary A. McAllister sold the land he had purchased in 1862.  The 1865 Illinois State Census recorded him in West Urbana.   His brother Eli was also living in West Urbana at the time.

In the 1870 census for the 18th ward of Chicago, Sidney, Mary and his son George were sharing a house with his cousin Horace A. Brink.  Sydney was a city express man, undoubtedly for his cousin Perry Brink's company.  The 1871 Chicago Merchants Census Report lists him as S. C. McAllister, born in Vermont, teamster, residing at 1 West Hinsdale, Ward 18.  In the house were two males and one female.  Also at that same address was a James McAllister, born in Vermont, expressman, with three males and one female. The identity of this James is not known.

The Chicago City Directory 1874-76 shows Sidney as a teamster living at 159 Mather.  He is also listed there in the 1876-78 directory.  Sydney was a charter member at the founding of the Sons of Vermont in Illinois in 1877.  S. C. McAllister is listed in the Roll of Members as having been born at Whiting.

The Cook County Death Index lists the death of "Sydney C. McAllister, Feb 10, 1888, 53 yr., Chicago, #7233."  His first wife Josephine is buried with her husband's father and brother in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, IL.




GRAVESTONE:

GRAVESTONE:

Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois

Josephine
Wife of
S. G. McAllister
DIED
Sep. 10, 1863
AGED
34 y's 4 m's
& 8 d's

Children of Sydney McAllister and Josephine Herbert:
11.

i.

George Herbert6 McAllister b. 28 Apr 1857 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL
 

ii.

William McAllister

b. abt. 1859 in Champaign Co., IL; d. bef. 1870; listed as Willie, ae. 1 yr. in the 1860 census; no further record

Children of Sydney McAllister and Mary (_____) Watts::
 

iii.

Charles Henry6 McAllister b. 1871 Chicago, Cook Co., IL; d. Mar 1872, Chicago, aged 6 mos., 6 days, listed as their youngest son (Source: Ancestry.com: Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003)

4.  Eli N.5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 13 Oct 1836 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: The United States Biographical Dictionary for Illinois (1876)), and died 7 Sep 1903 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Deaths Index 1900-1908).   He married in 1856 Rachel Jane Barlow, adopted daughter of Jabez Hammond and Rebecca Reynolds (Source: The United States Biographical Dictionary for Illinois (1876)).   She was born 27 Mar 1837 in Ticonderoga, Essex Co., NY (Source: Sherburne History Center Deaths Index), and died 12 Nov 1907 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Deaths Index).

Eli McAllister was the subject of a lengthy biography in The United States Biographical Dictionary for Illinois, 1876, which states that he was born at Whiting, Vt. on 13 Oct 1836.  It gives his father's and grandfather's full names and includes brief information on each of his brothers and sisters.  The biography is as follows:

ELI N. McALLISTER

CHAMPAIGN

   ELI N. McALLISTER was born at Whiting, Vermont, October 13, 1836. His family is of Scotch descent, and came to America with the early settlers of the New England colonies. His grandfather, John Wentworth McAllister, was born at Amherst, New Hampshire; moved to Rochester, Vermont, and subsequently to Whiting, where he died in 1849. He was a stonemason by trade, and was highly esteemed by the community.
    His father, William Ira McAllister, was born at Amherst, and, while yet a lad, removed with his parents to Rochester, and finally settled in Whiting, Vermont, where he engaged in agriculture. Here he held many positions of trust in the town and county, and later was a member of the legislature. He came to Champaign in the fall of 1864, where he died in February, 1866. He was a man of strict honesty, esteemed for his moral worth. His word was as good as his note, and his counsel was sought and followed. He married Orlena Brown, of Vermont, and by her had eight children, as follows: Lucy V., who married John O. Havin, of Big Lake, Minnesota, ex-member of the State Senate; Sidney C., of Chicago, who has been twice married, and has one son; William H., a real-estate dealer of Chicago, who married Miss Cynthia Olcott; Eli N., the subject of this sketch; Lyman E., a farmer of Whitney, Vermont, who married Ellen French, and by her has three children; Isaac I., of Champaign, who married Martha Newell, and has two children; Lucina Verona, wife of F. Newell, of Big Lake, Minnesota; Mary Jane, who married a Mr. Crawford, and resides at Big Lake, Minnesota.
    Mr. McAllister remained at Whiting, Vermont, till 1855. He spent his childhood and youth in the public schools, and at the age of thirteen entered one of the Union stores of New England as clerk, and continued - with the exception of the winters of 1850-51 and 1851-2, during which time he was engaged in teaching - until the spring of 1852, when he was appointed agent for the establishment, and intrusted with the entire control of the business, discharging his duties to the satisfaction of the company. His first public office was that of town agent for the sale of spirituous liquors under the Maine law of 1854. In 1855, having heard glowing accounts of the West, he determined to try his fortune in that land of promise, and accordingly immigrated to Illinois, and settled in Champaign. His first employment was in aiding the surveyors on railroad lands, in which business he continued three months. He then became clerk in the dry-goods store of J. W. Baddely, and continued till 1856, when he returned to his old home in Vermont. Here he married, and subsequently retraced his steps to Illinois, and commenced clerking again in Champaign. In August, 1856, he went to Minnesota, preempted a quarter-section of land, put up a log cabin and engaged in surveying and farming. October 18, 1857 he left Minnesota and returned to Champaign; and on November 7 he was appointed, by John Mills, as clerk in the post-office at Champaign. He was retained in this position by J. W. Scroggs, and also by Joshua Dickerson (the present mayor of Champaign). On the 16th of July, 1867, he was appointed postmaster by President Johnson, and subsequently reappointed by President Grant. He still holds the position to the entire satisfaction of the citizens of Champaign, regardless of political party. During eighteen years he has been out of the office but two business days, the 18th and 19th of June, 1875.
    Mr. McAllister married Jane Barlow Hammond, of Ticonderoga, New York, and has had three children: Minnie A., whose education in the English branches, music and painting, is of a high order; Minette C., who is a member of the Industrial University of Champaign; Adell H., who died when thirteen months old.
    Mr. McAllister was elected city clerk of Champaign about 1858, and .held that office ten years. He was also elected city treasurer about 1860, and held that position eight years. He is now treasurer of a building association in Champaign, and a member of the Masonic fraternity, having been honored with offices there as long as he would accept them.

Eli first bought land in Champaign on 16 July 1859, for $200 (Champaign Co. Deeds), and on 1 Jan 1863 bought a lot at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Urbana.  In 1860 the census shows him in Champaign as deputy postmaster.  The 1865 Illinois State Census lists him in West Urbana (now Champaign), heading a household comprised of his wife and two daughters under age 10.  His brother Sidney also lived in West Urbana at the time.  On 21 Apr 1868 Eli was appointed administrator of his late father's estate.  On 18 Apr 1870 Eli bought out his brothers and sisters for $1000 and became sole owner of the family home on Park Street in Champaign (Champaign Co. Deeds 19-578).

In July 1867 he was appointed postmaster of Champaign by President Andrew Johnson, a position he held for at least twenty years.  He also served as city clerk of Champaign from about 1858 to 1868, was elected city treasurer about 1860 and held that position eight years, and was treasurer of a building association in Champaign.   He lived on Neil Street in Champaign and was listed there in the 1885 city directory.  He left Champaign about 1889 and was not listed there in the 1893 directory.

By 1895 Eli and his wife, who was called Jennie, were living in Big Lake, MN where his mother and sisters had moved.   The State census listed him as age 58 years with no occupation.   The 1900 census listed him as a bank cashier. Their granddaughter Ethel Robarts was living with them in both censuses.

In religious belief Eli was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Champaign.

In the 1850 census Rachel Jane Barlow is listed Jane Barlow in the household of Jabez and Rebecca Hammond of Ticonderoga, NY. The Sentinel newspaper (Ticonderoga, Essex Co., NY) of Thursday, November 15, 1894 carried the obituary for Mrs. Rebecca Hammond which stated: "She had no children of her own, but had cared for two by adoption - Mrs. Jennie McAllister, of Big Lake, Minn. and Mrs. H. A. Hadley of this place..."

Eli McAllister's will was written and signed on 2 Sept 1903, five days before his death, in the presence of his nephew John M. Haven and his grandson-in-law Charles F. Knapp.  In it he left his house and lot in Big Lake to his wife Jennie B. McAllister.   The remainder of his estate, 210 acres of land in Sherburne Co., and two lots and houses in Champaign, IL, was left in equal shares to his wife and two daughters, Minnesota A. Robarts and Minnette C. Miller.   His watch and chain were left to his grandson Hubert M. Miller.   His daughter Minnette was named executrix (Sherburne County Court Administrator's Office).

The will reads:

In the Name of God, Amen.

I, E. N. McAllister of Big Lake in the County of Sherburne and State of Minnesota being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, so therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament.

First, I order and direct that my Executrix hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.

Second, After the payment of sich funeral expenses and debts, I give, devise, and bequeath to me beloved wife Jennie B. McAllister any house and lot and contents of same in fee simple being my homestead in the Village of Big lake described as follows Lot One (1) Block One (1) of J. O. Havens addition to Village of Big Lake.  The income of the remainder of my property real and personal to be divided share and share alike between my wife Jennie B. McAllister my daughter Minnesota A. Robarts and my daughter Minnette C. Miller during the lifetime of their mother, at her death the property is to be divided between my too daughters Minnesota A. Robarts and Minnette C. Miller share and share alike, but my Executrix Minnette C. Miller hereinafter named shall not be required to give any bond or security as such Executrix nor to make any inventory of the estate and she may settle the estate in her own way and her own time sell or exchange any of the property real or personal as in her judgment would be to the best advantage at public or private sale without being compelled to account to the Probate or any other court.

To my grand son Hubert M. Miller I bequeath my watch and chain.

Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint my daughter Minnette C. Miller to be Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the 2nd day of September in the year of opur Lord one thousand nine hundred three.

E. N. McAllister

THIS INSTRUMENT was, on the day of the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in our presence, who, at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses, in his presence and in the presence of each other.

John M. Haven residing at Big Lake
Chas. F. Knapp residing at Big Lake

______________________________________________
In the Matter of the Estate of E. N. McAllister Deceased:

To the Probate Court in and for said County:

The Petition of Minnette C. Miller of Big Lake in the County of Sherburne and State of Minnesota, respectfully represents that E. N. McAllister late of the village of Big lake in the County of Sherburne and State of Minnesota, died Monday the Seventh of September A. D. 1903 at the County of Sherburne testate, as Petitioner believes; that the instrument in writing herewith presented to this Court is the Last Will and testament of said deceased, as petitioner believes; and that your Petitioner is the identical Minnette C. Miller named and appointed in and by said Last Will and Testament as executrix thereof.

That the names, ages and residences of the heirs and devisees of the decedent, so far as known to your Petitioner, are as follows:

Jennie B. McAllister, Age 66 yrs. Big Lake, Minn.
Minnesota A. Robarts Age 47 yrs St. Louis, Mo.
Minnette C. Miller Age 44 yrs Big Lake, Minn.
Hubert M. Miller 17 yrs Big Lake, Minn.

That the probable value of the personal property of the estate is Two Thousand ($2,000) Dollars.
That the probable value of the real property of the estate is Nine Thousand ($9,000) Dollars.; and its character is as follows: Lot 1 Block 1, J. O. Haven's Addition to Village of Big Lake -
210 acres land partly improved in Sherburne Co.
2 lots and houses in city of Champaign, Ills.
That the name of executrix named in the Will Minnette C. Miller and her residence Big Lake Sherburne Co. Minnesota
Your petitioner therefore prays that said Will may be proved and allowed as the Last Will and Testament of said E. N. McAllister deceased, and that Letters Testamentary be granted to Minnette C. Miller
Dated at Elk River this 11th day of September A. D. 1903
Minnette C. Miller

Minnette C. Miller the person who made the foregoing Petition, being duly sworn, says that the same is true to her own knowledge, except as to those matters stated on her information and belief, and as to those matters that she believes them to be true
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11th day of Sept 1903, Albert Bailey, Judge of Probate

Eli and Jennie McAllister are buried in Big Lake.

Children of Eli McAllister and Jane Barlow:
12.

i.

Minnesota Amelia6 McAllister b. 1857 in Minnesota; m. Dr. Heber Robarts
13.

ii.

Minnette Cleora McAllister

b. 8 Dec 1859 in Champaign Co., IL; m. John Henry Miller and Charles W. Armstrong

 

iii.

Adell H. McAllister d. at ae. 13 mos.; bur. Mt. Hope Cem., Urbana, IL; gravestone reads "Adell McAllister."



5.  Lyman E. B.5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born was born Feb 1841 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Monticello, Wright Co., Minnesota), and died 28 Aug 1905 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).   He married Frances Ellen French 29 Jun 1860 in Sudbury, Rutland Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), daughter of Elam French and Rebecca Allyn.  She was born Jul 1842 in Brandon, Rutland Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Monticello, Wright Co., Minnesota), and died 2 Dec 1932 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source:Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).

Lyman was born and raised in Whiting.  There is some confusion as to the year of his birth.  Some records point to 1840, but when the 1840 census was taken, Lyman was not included in the number of males listed as under age 5.  When the 1900 census was taken his birthdate was given as February 1841.

Lyman appears to have stayed in Vermont at least until March of 1863 when his son Frank was born.  Like his brothers however, he too moved to Champaign, IL.  Lyman and his wife, called Ellen in many documents, purchased land there on 10 Mar 1864 from Simeon Cade for $450 (Champaign Co. Deeds Y-328).  They sold that land on 19 June 1865 for $1000 and returned to Whiting (Champaign Co. Deeds 4-58).

At this time, on 8 Apr 1865, Lyman, along with his brother Isaac, purchased 164 acres of land in the southwest part of Whiting.  In January 1866 they purchased another 24 acres adjoining the first (Whiting, Vt. Deeds).  On 7 Apr 1866 Isaac and his wife Martha gave Lyman and Frances an undivided one half interest in the above property.  They reserved use of the house and garden for one year.  By 1868 Lyman and Ellen sold that farm and purchased a small farm of 13 acres near the South School House (Whiting Deeds).  At the same time they also bought 58 acres in adjoining Orwell, VT.

Lyman appears as a farmer in Whiting in the 1870 census on a farm valued at $2000.  On 12 Dec 1871 they gave John Hammond of Orwell a mortgage on all of their property and on 16 Dec 1880 Hammond foreclosed and took possession of their home.  In the 1880 census for Whiting Lyman is still listed as a farmer.  In the 1880/1 Addison County Directory he appears as a farmer and a breeder of merino sheep.

Lyman McAllister Home, Whiting, VT
Lyman McAllister Home, Whiting, VT

Lyman and Ellen remained in Whiting at least until January of 1881 when their youngest child was born.   The Minnesota state census for 1895 states that Lyman and family had been in Minnesota since 1883 (in State 12 years and 4 months), and that they had lived in Monticello, Wright County for 3 years and 1 month. In 1885 the Minnesota State Census lists the family in Baldwin, Sherburne Co., MN.  There is no record of their whereabouts during the period from 1881 to 1892.  In 1895 Lyman was a laborer, and was still in Monticello in 1900 when he was a day laborer, living in a rented house. The 1905 State Census on 21 June shows L. E. and Mrs. L. E. McAllister living at 208 4th St. NW in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.  He was a janitor.  He died two months later.

In 1910 Ellen was living at 4137 Abbot Avenue South, Minneapolis, sharing a house with her married son Roy.  In 1920 and 1930 she was living with her daughter Emma Satterlee in Minnesapolis.

Lyman McAllister is buried in Big Lake, MN.

Children of Lyman McAllister and Frances Ellen French:
14.

i.

Frank J.6 McAllister Mar 1863 in Vermont
15.

ii.

Adnah F. McAllister

b. 6 Mar 1867 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT

16.

iii.

Harry L. McAllister b. 10 Jan 1873 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT
17.

iv.

Roy Emerson McAllister b. 5 Oct 1874 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT
 

v.

Erwin Waldo McAllister b. 18 Jan 1879 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. bet. 1930 and 1969 when his wife’s death record listed her as a widow; m. Lelah M. Bullard abt. 1902, dau. of Charles Frederick Bullard and  Marilla Ann Snow; b. 4 Mar 1880 in Martin Co., Minnesota (Source:Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980); d. 19 Mar 1969 in Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX (Source: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976).  Her sister Zoa married Erwin’s second cousin Roy Arthur Brink (see the descendants of Permilla McAllister Brink).
    He was born as Irving Waldo, but all other records call him Erwin Waldo. He was a timer, rooming in Minneapolis in 1900. By 1905 he was married to Leah and was a plumber living in Monticello, Wright Co., MN. The 1910 census recorded them in Mapleton, Blue Earth Co., MN where he was a rural letter carrier. By 1918 when he completed his WWI Draft Registration Card he was living in San Benito, Cameron Co., TX. He has not been located in the 1920 census, but in 1930 they were in San Benito, Cameron Co., TX where he was again a plumber. His 1942 WWII Draft registration card shows him in San Benito working for himself.  When asked for the name of a person who would always know his whereabouts he provided the name of Mrs. R. A. Brink, 882 No. Crockett, San Benito, TX.  Mrs. Brink was Zoa Bullard Brink, wife of Roy Arthur Brink, Erwin’s second cousin once removed, and sister to his wife Lelah.
18.

vi.

Erma L. McAllister b. 8 Jan 1881 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont.); m. Ora Ossian Satterlee



6.  Isaac Israel5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in 1842 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT, and died 19 Dec 1892 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).  He married about 1865 in Vermont, Martha L. Newell, daughter of Edward Stephen Newell and Julia Foote.  She was born in May 1842 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota), and died 15 Nov 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  Her brother Hiland Newell married Isaac's sister Verona.

Isaac Israel McAllister had a first cousin born the same year and named Isaac I. McAllister.  This second Isaac, son of Ira McAllister’s brother Hiram, lived only a few months.  It is interesting to note that two brothers living in Whiting, VT named sons Isaac I[srael] about the same time.

Isaac was raised in Whiting.  He was living in Whiting in 1860, but a 20 July 1862 letter from Asahel Hubbard in Whiting to Frank Hubbard regarding a farm remarks "...Charles Seymour, Leroy Needham, Isaac McAllister have gone West." (University of Vermont Special Collections).   He returned to Whiting, however, and on 8 Apr 1865 Isaac and his brother Lyman purchased 164 acres of land in the southwest part of town.   In January 1866 they purchased another 24 acres adjoining the first (Whiting, VT Deeds). 

On 7 Apr 1866 Isaac and Martha gave Lyman and his wife Frances an undivided one half interest in the above property.  They reserved use of the house and garden for one year.  At the end of that year, in April 1867, Isaac, who called himself a "speculator", purchased property in Whiting Village which they kept for only a year and a half, selling on 13 Nov 1868 (Whiting, VT Deeds).

They remained in Whiting at least until February 1869 when their son was born, but were in Champaign County, IL by March 1870 when they bought land (Deed 17-568).  The 1870 census lists him as a policeman.   The 1870-71 Champaign County Directory lists him as "city police," residing on the east side of Neil, 2 doors south of Springfield Ave.  He is erroneously listed as "J. J. McAllister" instead of "I. I. McAllister."  A J. J. McAllister appears in the Chicago City Directory for 1876-78 as a baggage check maker, home at 88 Lake, but the Champaign and Urbana, Illinois Directory for 1878/9 shows Isaac as a teamster, residing again on the east side of Neil, 3 south of Springfield Ave.  In June of 1880 Isaac (called Israel in the 1880 census record) was a livery man, living at 75 Neil Street, Champaign.   He is not listed in the 1883/4, 1885 or 1893 Champaign/Urbana Directories.

Estate papers for his father show that Isaac owed two notes to his father for money totaling $1064.00 borrowed in 1865.  An 1870 statement by Eli McAllister, administrator of the estate of William I. McAllister says that both notes are "worthless by reason of the said I. I. McAllister going into Bankruptcy" (Champaign County Probate).  Isaac took only $1 from his father's estate. 

In 1885 the Minnesota State Census shows I. I. and Martha McAllister in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN where his siblings had relocated.  On 12 Oct 1886 Isaac and Martha sold a cemetery lot at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Urbana to his brother Eli for $250 (Champaign Co. Deeds 76-102).   They had bought it in 1875 for $15 (Deeds 40-386).  His 1892 death certificate lists his occupation as fuel dealer in Minneapolis.

In 1900 Martha McAllister was widowed and living with her daughter Gela at 3228 16th Ave., Minneapolis.  The 1909 Minneapolis Directory shows McAllister Martha L. (wid Isaac I) r 3228 17th av S.  The 1910 census still shows her at the 3228 16th Ave. address but for some reason calls her John M.  She was listed as a Female, but Male was written over.   Her death record does record her as Martha L. McAllister.

Children of Isaac Israel McAllister and Martha Newell:
 

i.

Gela May6 McAllister b. 24 Jul 1867 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 17 Sep 1924 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990); m. 20 Dec 1905 in St. Croix Co., WS (Source: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930), Arthur P. Shumway, s. of Herbert R. Shumway and Celia McCarty; b. Nov 1869 in Orleans, Winneshiek Co., IA.
   In 1895 Gela was a seamstress, in 1900 a saleswoman, and in 1905 a finisher in a shirt factory. The 1910 census lists her marriage to Arthur Shumway as her second, but no record has been located of a previous marriage although the 1900 census lists her as divorced. In that census Shumway is listed as a house carpenter, and in 1920 he was a foreman – house.
 

ii.

William D. McAllister

b. 27 Feb 1869 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont); d. 15 Jan 1938 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947); m. Christine Schade in Illinois on 10 Dec 1898 (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900); b. abt. 1874 in Illinois.
    He was called George in his birth record in Vermont, but William D. in all subsequent records.  He and wife 'Tena' were living in Chicago In 1920 where he was an oil clerk and she was an electrical clerk. His death record lists his occupation as bookkeeper.  He is buried in Ashton, IL.




7.  Lucina Verona5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in June 1846 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota), and died 30 Mar 1913 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married (1) A. Hiland Newell 18 Sep 1864 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), son of Edward Newell and Julia Foote.  He was born about 1839 in Shoreham, Addison Co., VT, and died 29 Nov 1879 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Index of Deaths 1870-1885).  Hiland's sister Martha married his wife's brother Isaac McAllister.   She married (2) Joshua Ferguson 26 Jan 1886 in Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Marriage Index 1856-1886), son of Richard and Margaret Ferguson.  He was born 12 Jul 1835 in Canada, and died 5 Jun 1910 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).

She is called Verona in the 1850 census, Lucy V. in the 1860, L. V. in the 1875 state census, Verona again in the 1880 and 1895, and Lucina V. in 1900.

Verona and Hiland Newell were married just at the time her family was leaving Vermont and moving to Illinois. There is no record of their whereabouts until they appear in the 1875 State census in Big Lake, MN. It appears, however, that they were not in Champaign, IL at the time her father's estate was being divided, because a 7 July 1868 document signed by Hiland Newell and Verona L. Newell stating that they had received $150 as heirs, bears a handwritten note "We are all well and are much obliged for the Money." They may have been in Big Lake earlier than 1875, but were at least somewhere in the State as their son Charles was born in Minnesota in 1872/3.

In 1880 Verona was widowed and living in Big Lake with her 7-year-old son, and they were listed there as well in the 1885 State census. In 1900 Verona and her second husband Joshua Ferguson were farming in Big Lake, and in 1910 they were still there but listed as Frederickson instead of Ferguson.

Hiland Newell was a joiner at the time of his marriage. He is buried in Big Lake Cemetery (Shelburne History Center).

Joshua Ferguson was a farmer in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN in 1870 and 1880, married to his first wife Elizabeth who died between 1880 and 1885. Joshua immigrated to the United States in 1848 and was a naturalized citizen. He is buried in Big Lake Cemetery (Shelburne History Center).

Child of Lucina McAllister and A. Newell:
 

i.

Charles E.6 Newell b. abt. 1872 in Minnesota; d. by 1900 census; in 1880 he was ae. 7 yrs., not at school and could not read



8.  Mary Jane5 McAllister (William Ira4 McAllister, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in Oct 1848 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota), and was living in 1920.  She married Joseph M. Crawford 13 Apr 1871 in Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Marriage Index 1856-1886), son of Noble Crawford and Lucinda Smith.  He was born in Nov 1847 in New York (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota), and died between 1910 and 1920 in Minnesota.

Mary Jane moved from her native Vermont to Champaign, IL with her family late in 1864 when she was about 16 years old.  She appears as an heir in her father's estate papers in 1868 - 1870, signing statements that she received her share of the estate.

By July of 1870 she had moved to Big Lake, MN with her mother where they boarded with her sister Vienna Haven. Mary Jane, listed as aged 20 years in the 1870 census, was a teacher.  Her future husband was listed as a farm worker, aged 22 years, living on a farm with his parents.  His family had been in Big Lake since at least 1865.

Mary Jane and Joseph were living in Becker, Scott Co., MN with his parents in the 1875 State census was taken, but were in Big Lake in 1880.  Her sisters Vienna Haven and Verona Newell lived in adjacent houses. Her brother Sidney's son George also lived nearby.  All the families were involved in farming.

By 1900 the Crawfords were living at 1113 4th Street S.E. in Minneapolis.   Joseph was a carpenter.  Their nephew Frank McAllister and his family lived in the same house.  In 1910 Joseph was a steamfitter.   In 1920 Mary Jane was listed as a friend/house keeper in the Eugene Baker house in Minneapolis.  She was a widow.

Children of Mary McAllister and Joseph Crawford :
 

i.

MarthaJane6 Spence b. May 1866 in Virginia (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota); d. 13 Feb 1949 in Minneapolis (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990); Mattie was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Spence who were living in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN in 1870; was raised by the Crawfords as a foster child, unm.
 

ii.

William Noble M. Crawford

b. 20 Apr 1872 in Becker, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899); d. 18 Aug 1953 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Medina Cemetery, Marshall, Wisconsin); m. Jennie Gronnerud 25 Sep 1901 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950); b. Norway abt. 1865; d. 2 Apr 1948 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Medina Cemetery).
   William was listed as a student in 1900, but was a lawyer in Minneapolis in 1910, a salesman of farm machinery in Rochester, Olmstead Co., MN in 1920, and by 1930 had moved to Chicago where he was an insurance executive.

 

iii.

Baby Crawford b. 1881 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Burial Index 1855-1885); d. 1881 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Burial Index)
 

iv.

John Francis Crawford b. 3 Feb 1883 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899); d. bef. 1900 (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota)




Generation No. 3

9.  John Monroe6 Haven (Lucy Vienna5 McAllister, William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 19 Sep 1857 in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN (Source: 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota), and died 19 Jun 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).   He married (1) Rebecca Lois Ferguson 23 Dec 1879 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview), daughter of Henry and Leticia Ferguson.  She was born Jan 1860 in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN (Source: 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota), and died Aug 1934 in Flushing , Queens Co., NY while visiting her daughter (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview).  He married (2) in 1935 Anna C. Meyer, daughter of William J. Meyer and Katherine Sweetser, and widow of _______ Wilcox.  She was a former Big Lake resident, who was born in 1879 and died 7 Dec 1945 in Minneapolis (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).


John Monroe Haven

John Monroe Haven

John Haven lived in Big Lake from 1866 on.  In the 1880 census he was listed as a farmer in Big Lake, in 1900 as a bank official, in the 1910 census, a bank president, and in 1920 a banker.  In the 1930 Minneapolis census he was listed as a real estate salesman.  According to a great nephew, Donald A. Johnson, "John M. served in the Minnesota State Legislature for a number of years.  He was also engaged in the mercantile business and later in the banking business for many years.   He moved to Minneapolis in 1925.  He was a member of the Shriners in Minneapolis."

Children of John Haven and Rebecca Ferguson, born in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN:
 

i.

Lettie Vienna7 Haven b. and d. 25 Oct 1880 (Source: Sherburne History Center Burial Index 1855-1885)
 

ii.

Nellie F. Haven b. May 1883 (Source: 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota); d. Nov 1962; m. William Shadburne McCartney 24 Jun 1903 in Big Lake (Source: Sherburne History Center Marriage Index 1902-1910); b. 25 Jul 1878 in Canada (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card.); d. 20 Feb 1963 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); no children.
   In the 1910 census they were in Minneapolis where he was engaged in banking and insurance. William’s WWI Draft Registration Card in 1918 gives his complete name and birth date and lists his residence as the Leamington Hotel, Minneapolis and gives his occupation as “Asst Secretary Fred L. Gray Co., 332 Security Bldg, Minneapolis”. In 1930 he was an insurance agent.
 

iii.

Jane Monroe Haven b. 6 Aug 1889 (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 28 Dec 1974 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. Vernon Widdington Knapp 29 Apr 1908 in Big Lake (Source: Sherburne History Center Marriage Index 1902-1910), s. of Frank Knapp and Nellie Snow; b. 8 Mar 1885 in Baldwin, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: One World Tree); no children.
    In 1910 they were living in Bovey, Itasca Co., MN where Vernon was a banker. Vernon’s WWI Draft Registration Card in 1918 gives his complete name and birth date and lists his residence as 600 E. 15th St. Apt. 21, Minneapolis and gives his occupation as “factory inspector - London Guarantee Accident Co.” BY 1930 they were living in Forest Hills, Queens, NY and he was listed as an engineer for an insurance company.
  Vernon Knapp's brother Charles married his wife's cousin Ethel Robarts [see #23], and his brother Clinton married his wife's cousin Cora McAllister [see #22].



10.  Lucy Brown6 Haven (Lucy Vienna5 McAllister, William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 20 Aug 1868 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: (1) Johnson, Donald A., Interview, (2) Obituary), and died 3 Apr 1951 at St. Barnabas Hospital, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: (1) Minnesota Death Certificates Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).   She married Albert James Johnson 23 Dec 1889 in Big Lake, son of Hans Christian Johnson and Celia Anna Pederson.  He was born 15 Jun 1856 in Spitzbergen, Norway (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview), and died 8 Apr 1944 at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).


Johnson Home, Big Lake, Minnesota

Johnson Home, Big Lake, Minnesota

Lucy Brown Haven Johnson

Lucy Brown Haven Johnson

Lilian and Albert Johnson

Albert and Lilian Johnson

Lucy lived in Big Lake her entire life. An extensive obituary appeared in the Sherburne County Star News, Elk River, MN on Thursday, 12 Apr 1951.

Mrs. Lucy B. Haven Johnson
Was Native of Big Lake

   Lucy Brown Haven, 82, youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ormsbee Haven, early pioneer residents of. Big Lake, was born August 20,1868, at Big Lake on the site now occupied by the Hadden residence, where the Havens lived for many years, upon their arrival from Vermont.
   She attended school at Big Lake, where her father served as one of the early teachers, and later finished the high school course at Monticello. Continuing her education, she followed the teaching profession like her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Haven, who were teachers.
   At the age of 21 years she was united in marriage to Albert James Johnson, son of Mr. and Hans Christian Johnson, of Big Lake, on December 23, 1889. Upon their marriage they moved to their new home across the street from her parental home, the present Johnson home, where she resided continuously for over 61 years. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson celebrated their 50th anniversary here, on December 23, 1939.
   Mrs. Johnson passed away at St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 3, 1951, at 5:15 p.m. following an illness of four months.
   Mr. Johnson preceded his wife in death on April 8, 1944, following an illness of two and one-half years.
   Survivors include two children Mrs. Lillian Naig and Albert Haven Johnson, and three grandsons, viz. Albert Donald Johnson, Richard Wilbur Johnson, and Gerald Douglas Johnson.
   Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John O. Haven, two brothers, the late John M. Haven and William Haven and one sister, Vienna Haven, preceded her in death.
   Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 6, at 1:30 at the residence and 2 p.m. at the Big Lake Union church where Rev. Vernon Ekerholm paid fitting tribute to the departed. Mrs. Libbie Groustra, soloist, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset." She was accompanied by Mrs. V. Ekerholm at the piano.
   Those serving as pallbearers were: John Kolbinger, Harold Aubol, Harold Nelson, Scott Mitchell, Glen Johnson, and George P. Brown.
   Interment took place in the family lot in the Big Lake cemetery following the funeral services.
   The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
   Among those from out of town who attended the funeral services, were Mrs. Vernon N. Knapp, Mrs. Mabel Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Buck and son, Leroy, Mrs. Oliver Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Moshier, Miss Dorothy Miller, all of Minneapolis, Kenneth Nelson, Miss Ella Sass and Russell Sass, of Elk River, Mrs. Elmer Nelson, of Anoka, Miss Gina Naig, of Buffalo, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence White, of St. Cloud.
   Mrs. Johnson was a charter member of the Big Lake Union church, where she and her husband, Albert J. Johnson, were faithful members through the years, until age and illness made it impossible for them to attend. Mrs. Johnson taught the class of young ladies at the Big Lake Union Sunday school for many years.
She was a charter member of J the Friday Study club (a member of the State Federation of Women's Club), which was established in Big Lake in 1916. Due respect was paid her memory by a group of this organization attending in a body.
At the Minnesota Territorial celebration of 1949 Mrs. Johnson was one of the "honored guests" being a pioneer of this community and the oldest resident of Big Lake, having been born at Big Lake and a resident here entire life.
During her lifetime, Mrs. Johnson was the authoress of five books in magazine form, viz.,
"The Brown Family," stories for girls from the age of 16 to 12. She was a regular correspondent for a number of magazines now out of print, namely, "The Modern Priscilla," "Home Decoration," I "The Housekeeper," "The Home," "The Ladies World," and "Farm, Stock, and Home."
   An article appeared in the February 1939 issue of "Better Homes and Gardens' under "Whims and Hobbies," as well as other similar articles at a later date.
   For 20 years or more she was the Big Lake correspondent for the Sherburne County Star News and wrote a weekly column in the Clear Lake Times for a number of years.
   At an early age Mrs. Johnson was especially interested in needle work and in her lifetime made many fine murals, in applique and crosstitch, and two original patterns in embroidery which were published in color in 'Needlecraft," several years ago.
   Mrs. Johnson underwent two cataract operations and there was a period of a number of years of blindness. Her courage never failed her. She kept up to date with the affairs of the world by listening to her radio.
   Upon regaining her sight, she wrote other articles for magazines, several as yet to be published, and made many crosstitch murals, the most intricate of which was "The Lord's Supper" which now hangs above the fireplace in the Johnson home.
   Always interested in literature and books she became an active member of the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. It was possible for her even to read the finest biblical print.
  "The Little Shop on Main Street," an antique shop, was another hobby of Mrs. Johnson, who started the study of antiques before she was thirty, vases and pottery claiming her special attention. Through knowledge and study she became an expert in that field.
   The love of beautiful shades of color and rare bric-a-brac was a hobby shared also by her late husband, Albert J. Johnson. During their travels which included visiting twenty states and Canada, they had an opportunity to visit many historic museums and view many fine specimens in pottery, jade, and porcelain.
   Mrs. Johnson will be greatly missed by her family for whom she was an inspiration and joy. Her fine character, her outstanding personality and her love and understanding will always be cherished in our hearts.

We cannot say, and we will not say
That she is dead - she is just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
She has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since she lingers there,
And you, O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return, -
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here;
Think of her still as the same, we say;
She is not dead - she is just away!
(James Whitcomb Riley)

Tribute to Mrs. Lucy B. Johnson
(By a friend)
Big Lake and vicinity mourn today the passing of one of its beloved citizens and extend to her family sincerest sympathy. Mrs. Johnson was not only interested in the things of worth and benefit to her neighbors and her town and vicinity, but in her earlier life was an earnest and unselfish worker. She was devoutly religious and proved it by her force and vitality in her everyday life. She possessed a gracious personality and strong faith not only in love of the heavenly father, but in the inherent goodness of most people. She was an inspiring leader in good deeds. She had the patience and grace that endeared her service not only to those of her own home, as wife and mother, whom she greatly blessed, but to the community. She gave willing aid to what was of general benefit. in co-operation with those of her church and of the town. Mrs. Johnson had that kindly appreciation of her neighbors that gave them hope and a braver spirit. An inspirer of good efforts to many who knew and admired her, she filled an important place in the history of Big Lake and her memory will be held in kindest regard by the entire community who loved and honored her.
This true and tender woman in early storm of life was rock and oak, but in the declining sunshine she was vine and flower. She was the friend of the oppressed; she sided with the weak, the poor, the wronged, and in return was loved by all. Speech cannot contain our love. There was, there is, no gentler woman. The record of a blessed life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead and every act is now a perfumed flower.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the friends, relatives and neighbors, who kindly assisted us in many ways and for the beautiful floral offerings and kind expressions of sympathy in the loss of our dear mother, Mrs. Lucy B. Haven Johnson. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. Vernon Eckerholm for his comforting words, Mrs. Libbie Groustra, soloist, and Mrs. Vernon Eckerholm, accompanist, members of the Eastern Star (Big Lake group), members of the Friday Study Club, Harold Peterson and the friends who served as pallbearers. - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Naig, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson and sons.

Albert Johnson came to the United States with his parents at the age of 12 in 1868 and was a naturalized citizen.   He farmed with his father until his marriage when he entered the hardware business.  He also had a successful undertaking business.   Both of these businesses remained in the family until 1940.  The censuses for 1900, 1910 and 1920 for Big Lake show Albert as a hardware dealer.  In 1930 his business was given as hardware and furniture.  His two children worked in the store with him.

Lucy and Albert are buried in Big Lake, MN.

 

i.

Lilian Vienna7 Johnson b. 28 Oct 1897 (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); d. 19 Jun 1963 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmstead Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. Alfred Palmer Naig, s. of Paul Marcelius Naig and Anna Thompson, 26 Nov 1942 in Big Lake; b. 22 Aug 1902 in St Ansgar, Mitchell Co., IA (Source: (1) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, (2) One World Tree); d. 17 Apr 1973 at the Buffalo Rest Home, Buffalo, Wright Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); no children
   Lilian was active in local civic affairs and wrote articles and was a news reporter for local papers. They are buried in Big Lake Cemetery
19.

ii.

Albert Haven Johnson b. 22 Dec 1906



11.  George Herbert6 McAllister (Sidney C.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 28 Apr 1857 in Champaign, Champaign Co., IL (Source: Death Certificates Cook County, Illinois GenWeb), and died 4 Dec 1925 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Death Certificates Cook County, Illinois GenWeb).  He married Augusta [Gussie] Von Horn 30 Apr 1878 in Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of John Von Horn and Mary Schneider.  She was born 8 July 1856 in Chicago (Source: Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922), and died 11 May 1922 in Chicago (Source: Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922).

George was raised in Champaign County, IL, but moved to Chicago with his father before 1871.  In 1880 George, his wife and son were living in Big Lake, MN next to his father's sisters Vienna Haven, Verona Newell and Mary Jane Crawford.  George was listed in the 1880 census as a farmer.

By 1888 the family had returned to Chicago and in 1900 was living at 863 Central Park Ave. and George was working as a city fireman.  His wife Augusta was a teacher in the public school system.  In 1910 they were living at 5907 Wabash Ave., and by 1916 at 5644 Maryland Ave., where he was listed as Chief – Fire Control.


George Herbert McAllister

George Herbert McAllister

At the time of Augusta's death in 1922, they were living at 2708 E. 77th St.   When George died three years later his address was 640 E. Marquette Rd.   They are buried in Evergreen Cemetery

Children of George McAllister and Augusta Von Horn:
20.

i.

Sydney George7 McAllister b. 3 Feb 1879 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL
21.

ii.

Louise Mary McAllister b. 3 Feb 1881 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN; m. George Edward Tebbetts
22.

iii.

Cora Minnette McAllister b. 11 Dec 1883 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN; m. Clinton Francis Knapp
 

iv.

Female McAllister b. 31 Dec 1886 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899); d.y.
 

v.

Female McAllister  b. 13 Jan 1888 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922); d.y.



12.  Minnesota Amelia6 McAllister (Eli N.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in 1857 in Monticello, Wright Co., MN, and died in 1912 (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview).  She married Heber Robarts 7 Sep 1876 in Campaign Co., IL (Source: Champaign County, Illinois Marriage Licenses), son of James Robarts and Sarah Marie Crandall.   He was born 18 Oct 1853 in Godfrey, Madison Co., IL (Source: Book of St. Louisans (1912)), and died 1 May 1922 in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950). 

Heber Robarts was a well-known physician and surgeon specializing in radiology.   In 1880 the family was living in Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL, and by 1900 were in St. Louis, MO at 1009 N. Compton Ave.  In 1910 Heber was living with his second wife Julia C. Hermann at 5899 Cates Ave.  In 1920 he and his wife Julia were living in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL.  Julia Robarts died in 1938 in Bellville.

MD'S of Carbondale records Heber Robarts:

Heber Robarts was b in 1857 and came to Carbondale, IL when he was 24. He stayed there until 1882 when he moved to St Louis and became a radiologist. He died in Bellville in 1922. Note in the St Louis Post Dispatch (01 May 1922) there is a long article on Dr Robarts. The New Castle News of New Castle, PA for 17 May 1922 recorded information about his death including the facts that he died from x-ray burns sustained during experiments with radioactive substances. His slow death involved the loss of four fingers one by one.

The Book of St. Louisans (1912) carried the following information on Heber Robarts:

ROBARTS, Heber, physician and surgeon; born Godfrey, Ill., October 18, 1853; son of James and Sarah (Crandall) Robarts; educated at University of Illinois, McKendree College, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1877-78, Missouri Medical College, 1879-80, M. D.; married, Champaign, Ill., 1876, Minnie A. McAllister; children, Ethel, Jennie, Minnette, Heber, Jr.; married, 2d time, Belleville, Ill., March 9, 1905, Julia Hermann. Local surgeon, Illinois Central R. R., Carbondale, Ill., 1880; secretary Board of United States Examining Surgeons, 1880-82; appointed by Governor Hamilton of Illinois, 1881, to pass medica1 opinion upon sanity of convicts applying for pardon; surgeon to Northern Pacific R. R., 1884-87; coroner Park County, Mont., 1888; health officer, Butte City, Mont., two terms, 1888-91; established, 1890, house-to-house inspection, weather record and mortuary record, and was able to publish in advance approximate deaths from local causes; practicing in St. Louis since 1895; announced therapeutic properties of X-rays, 1896; established, 1897, and edited American X-Ray Journal (first of kind in the world), which still exists; organized, 1901, American Roentgen Ray Society, and was president of same at New York, 1901, and Buffalo, 1902; in 1904-5, visited Mons. and Mme. Curie, of Paris, concerning radium, and afterwards studied, in Naples, Vienna, Paris and London, the uses of radium in disease; contributor of monographs to medical journals on radio-therapy; engaged by several railroad company legal departments as expert in interpretation of radiographs. Member Southern Illinois Medical Society, American Roentgen Ray Society, Roentgen Ray Society of London. England. Mason and Member Algiers Shrine. Republican (Silver). Methodist. Office: Euclid and McPherson Aves.

The following web site http://www.xray.hmc.psu.edu/rci/ss1/ss1_6.html contains the following:

I-43 In May of 1897, Heber Robarts, M.D., of St. Louis, launched the American X-Ray Journal, with a more eclectic approach to the field than its British counterpart. Originally the official organ of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the periodical reflected the diversity in U.S. radiological practice from the back rooms of small-town general practitioners to the laboratories of major universities.

Cover of X-Ray Journal, editied by Heber Robarts
Cover of X-Ray Journal, editied by Heber Robarts

Children of Minnesota McAllister and Heber Robarts are:
23.

i.

Ethel McAllister7 Robarts b. Oct 1877 in Carbondale, IL; m. Charles Francis Knapp
 

ii.

Jennie Robarts b. 14 Oct 1879 in Champaign Co., IL (Source: Champaign County, Illinois Register of Births - Urbana Free Library Web Site)
 

iii.

Minnette Robarts b. Dec 1881 (Source: 1900 Census, St. Louis, Missouri)
 

iv.

James Heber Robarts b. 25 Sept 1883 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922); d. 3 Jan 1899 in St. Louis, MO ae. 15 yrs. from heart failure due to aortic regurgitation (Sources: (1) St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1908, (2) Missouri Death Records, 1834-1931)



13.  Minnette Cleora6 McAllister (Eli N.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 8 Dec 1859 in Champaign Co., IL (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002), and died 31 Dec 1957 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married (1) John Henry Miller 27 Oct 1881 in Champaign Co., IL (Source: Champaign County, Illinois Marriage Licenses), son of Dyson Miller and Harriett Beardsley.  He was born in June 1856 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Big Lake, Sherburne Co., Minnesota), and died 28 Sep 1924 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).  She married (2) Charles W. Armstrong in 1925.  He was born about 1868 in Minnesota, and died 16 Dec 1949 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).

Minnette attended the Industrial University of Champaign. The 1913 Alumni Record of the University of Illinois shows the following under the Class of 1879:

#218 MINNETTE CLEORA McALLISTER (MILLER)
B.L.; b. Dec 8 1859, Champaign, Ill.; d. Eli N. (b. Oct 13, 1826, Whiting, Vt.) & Rachel Jane (Barlow) McAllister
(b. Mar 27, 1837, Ticonderoga, N.Y.) prepared in Champaign H. S. Alethenai; Illini Bd.; Valedictorian.
Co. Supt. of Sch., Sherburne Co., Minn., by appointment in 1903; elected 1904 for 2 yrs. Member Eastern Star; W.C.T.U. Married John H. Miller, Oct. 27, 1881, Champaign, Ill.
Child Hubert McAllister, b. Mar 17, 1886.
Address. Big Lake, Minn.

In 1880 Minnette was a bookkeeper. In 1900 the Millers were living in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN where John was a farmer. In 1910 he was a retail merchant and in 1920 a real estate dealer.  In 1930 Minnette and her second husband Charlie Armstrong were living in Minneapolis where he was a cook in a syrup factory.

Child of Minnette McAllister and John Miller:

24.

i.

Hubert McAllister7 Miller b. 17 Mar 1886 in Illinois



14.  Frank J.6 McAllister (Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born in March 1863 in Vermont, and died 15 Jan 1929 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  He married Edith G. Pratt 26 Dec 1889 in Kane Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of George and Adeline Pratt.  She was born in August 1865 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota).  Edith married first 6 Oct 1885 in Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), Frank Brink, son of Marshall D. Brink, and cousin to Frank McAllister.  Frank Brink was a grandson of Permelia McAllister Brink.

In 1900 Frank was a street car conductor, and resided at 1113 S. E. 9th St., Minneapolis; in 1910 he was a farmer in Monticello Twp., Wright Co., MN.  In the 1920 census he kept a grocery store in Minneapolis, but was not listed with his family.  He was instead living with his brother Roy and sister-in-law Margaret.  Edith was listed in Millward, Aitkin Co., MN living with her son Donald and family.  Although they were living apart Frank and Edith were both listed as married.  The 1930 census shows Edith in Bloomington, Hennepin Co., MN, a widow.

Child of Frank McAllister and Edith Pratt:
25.

i.

Donald Bruce7 McAllister b. 12 Oct 1891 in Monticello, Wright Co., MN



15.  Adnah F.6 McAllister (Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 6 Mar 1867 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 4 Apr 1944 in Ramsey Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  He married Anna Henerita Taubert 7 May 1895 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950).  She was born in Aug 1869 in Minnesota (Source: 1900 Census, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota), and died 17 Jul 1952 in Ramsey Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).

In the 1895 Minnesota State census Adnah was listed as a teamster in St. Paul, Ramsey Co. and the 1900 and 1905 censuses show him at 849 Case St., St. Paul.  By 1910 the family was at 832 Rose St., and Adnah was a driver – working out. 1920 shows him as a truck driver for a wholesale house, living at 1025 Jenks St. and in 1930 he was a laborer for Ramsey County.

Child of Adnah McAllister and Anna Taubert:
 

i.

Clarence Charles7 McAllister b. 20 Mar 1897 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card); d. 11 Jan 1980 in Ramsey Co., MN (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. Lillian E. _______ about 1927 in Minnesota; b. 4 Sep 1900 in Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Death Index); d. 15 Feb 1972 in Ramsey Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index).
   His 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card shows him in St. Paul, employed by Nichols, Dean & Greg.  In 1930 Clarence and family were in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN where he was a clerk in a hardware store; one child.



16.  Harry L.6 McAllister (Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 10 Jan 1873 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source:Vital Records of the State of Vermont which give June, not January, but most other records provide the month as January), and died 19 Aug 1914 in Hastings, Dakota Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990).  He married Alice Clara Bertram 7 Oct 1897 in Monticello, Wright Co., MN (Source: FamilySearch - International Genealogical Index v5.0), daughter of Andrew Hamilton Bertram and Clara Bryant.  She was born 3 Jun 1875 in Minnesota (Source: Social Security Death Index), and died 17 Dec 1966 in Multnomah Co., OR (Source: Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998). 

Harry L. McAllister was called Henry B. on his birth certificate, but Harry from the 1880 census on.  In 1900 he and Alice were living in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT where he was listed as a manager.  They may have returned to Minnesota shortly after as their son Andrew was born there in 1902>.  They were in Utah for a time as two children were born there in 1905 and 1907, but by 1908 they were in Denver, CO and in 1910 he was a publishing clerk.  In 1914 at least Harry was back in Minnesota in Dakota Co. where he died.  By 1920 Alice and the children were living in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR with her mother, sister and brother-in-law. Harry is buried in Monticello, Wright Co., MN.

Children of Harry McAllister and Alice Bertram:
 

i.

Clara F.7 McAllister

b. abt. 1900 in Montana; m. _______ Elbon abt. 1923
   In 1930 Clara was divorced and living with her mother in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR where she was a teacher in the public schools; one child

 

ii.

Andrew Lyman McAllister b. 6 Oct 1902 in Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980); d. 22 Dec 1970 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998); m. Emma Jean Dohring, dau. of Charles F., Dohring and Mary Kuhns; b. 12 Jun 1900 (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 26 Nov 1989 in Portland (Source: Social Security Death Index)
 

iii.

Lois A. McAllister b. abt. 1905 in Utah
 

iv.

Leone H. McAllister b. abt. 1907 in Utah
 

v.

Harry K. McAllister b. 14 Oct 1908 in Denver, Denver Co., CO (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 28 Oct 1993 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (Source: Social Security Death Index)



17.  Roy Emerson6 McAllister (Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 5 Oct 1874 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 31 Mar 1955 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  He married his second cousin (1) Adeline May Brink 8 Jan 1895 in Cook Co., IL (Source: (1) Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900, (2) Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900), daughter of Horace and Julia Brink.  She was born in Dec 1875 in Illinois (Source: 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois).  He took out a marriage license (2) on 6 Nov 1916 with Margaret E. Stipe (Source: FamilySearch: Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949).  She was born 27 Feb 1889 in Michigan (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002), and died 3 Oct 1955 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married (2) Fred Elbert Rogers between 1910 and 1920, son of Elbert Rogers and Adeline Brink.  Fred Rogers was her cousin and he was also a cousin to her first husband Roy McAllister.

In 1900 Roy was a motorman in Chicago.  About 1902 the family moved to Minnesota where Roy shows in the 1905 Minnesota State census as a bartender living at 2511 25th Ave, Minneapolis.  In 1910 they were sharing a home with his mother in Minneapolis.  By 1918 Roy and Adeline were divorced and he was married to Margaret.  They were farming in Hopkins, Hennepin Co.  In 1920 they were living with his brother Frank and Roy was listed with no occupation.  In 1930 Roy was a patient in Hopewell Hospital (now Parkview Sanitorium).  His wife Margaret a clerk for Western Union Telegraph in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI living with their daughter Marjorie.

Child of Roy McAllister and Adeline Brink:
 

i.

Lawrence Howard7 McAllister b. Dec 1896 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: 1900 Census, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois).
   In 1920 he was a bank bookkeeper living with his cousin Robert Brink in Aldrich, Wadena Co., Minnesota.

Child of Roy and Margaret McAllister:
 

ii.

Marjorie E.7 McAllister  



18.  Erma L.6 McAllister (Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 8 Jan 1881 in Whiting, Addison Co., VT (Source: Vital Records of the State of Vermont), and died 21 Apr 1964 in Multnomah Co., OR (Source: Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998).  She married Ora Ossian Satterlee about 1901, son of Richard Satterlee and Eunice Jones.  He was born 2 Mar 1878 in Wisconsin, and died 3 Dec 1949 in Cameron Co., TX (Source: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000). 

In 1910 and 1920 they resided in Minneapolis where Ora was a brakeman for the railroad.  In 1920.  In 1930 he was a railroad baggageman.  They later loved to Texas where Ora died, and Erma moved on to Oregon.

Child of Erma McAllister and Ora Satterlee:
 

i.

Frances7 Satterlee b. 16 Feb 1904 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980); d. 10 Feb 1928 in Minneapolis (Source: Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990); m. Otto Peterson.




Generation No. 4

19.  Albert Haven7 Johnson (Lucy Brown6 Haven, Lucy Vienna5 McAllister, William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 22 Dec 1906 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002), and died 17 Nov 1971 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: (1) Minnesota Death Certificates Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).   He married Florence Emily White 26 Oct 1927 in Clear Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Johnson, Donald A., Interview), daughter of Wilber White and Kitty Campbell.  She was born 22 Mar 1903 in Clear Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002), and died 14 Aug 1998 in Monticello, Wright Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).

Albert attended South Dakota State School of Mines and the University of Minnesota.  He worked with his father in the hardware and furniture business until 1940, then as an electrical engineer in Minneapolis, commuting from Big Lake.  Florence attended St. Cloud School of Business and worked as a secretary in Big Lake before her marriage.

Children of Albert Johnson and Florence White:
 

i.

Donald Albert8 Johnson  
 

ii.

Richard Wilber Johnson  
 

iii.

Gerald Douglas Johnson  



20.  Sydney George7 McAllister (George Herbert6, Sidney C.5, William Ira4, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1) was born 3 Feb 1879 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL ((Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957), and died 25 Dec 1946 in Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).  He married (1) Mayme Williams 24 Sep 1903 in Chicago (Source: Cook County, Illinois Marriages 1871-1920).  She was born about 1886 in Ohio (Source: 1910 Census, Auburn, Cayuga Co., New York).   He married before 1926 (2) Grace Virginia Winstandley, daughter of Isaac Winstandley and Ella Heyward.  She was born 27 Nov 1873 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN (Source: Civey, Laura Stewart), and died 26 Feb 1966 in California (Source: Civey, Laura Stewart).

Sydney (born as Sidney) was president of International Harvester from 1935 to 1940.  He graduated from Crane Technical High School in 1897 and that year began work as an office boy at McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. which became part of International Harvester in 1902.  He then became timekeeper, then assistant production manager, and in 1903 was named assistant superintendent of the International Harvester plant at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  In 1908 he was transferred to the Auburn, NY plant and became superintendent there in 1911.  The 1910 census shows Sydney and Mayme in Auburn and him as assistant superintendent.


Sydney George McAllister

Sydney George McAllister
President of International Harvester

In May 1914 he was sent to Europe as assistant inspector general of the European plants and resided in Brussels, London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. (Source: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925).   In 1916 Sydney and Mayme returned from Eurpoe aboard the ship Hellig Olav which sailed to New York from Copenhagen on 21 September.  Their permanent home was listed as 606 Michigan Ave., Chicago (Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957).  He was again in Europe from March 1917 to September 1920, in Moscow and Brussels.  He stayed in Europe as inspector general of all of the Company's European manufacturing.   In 1926 he arrived home once again on the Leviathan with his second wife Grace and in 1929 another European trip concluded with Sydney, Grace and their adopted son Herbert arriving in New York on 18 Dec 1929 from Southampton, England (Source: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957).

In 1931 he came back to the US as a vice president, and in May 1934 was named first vice president of the company and joined the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  On 25 Apr 1935 he succeeded to the presidency, retiring five years later, but remained active as chairman of the Executive Committee until ill health forced him to move to California in 1945.  He retired in May 1946.

Harvester World - May/June 1935

S.G. McALLISTER
SU C C E E D S
A.E. McKINSTRY

By CYRUS H. McCORMICK,
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

I am glad to have this opportunity of paying a further tribute of honor and regard to Mr. McKinstry and of welcoming Mr. McAllister as his successor in the presidency of the International Harvester Company.
The deep and sincere regret with which the Board of Directors received and reluctantly accepted Mr. McKinstry's resignation as president is unquestionably shared by the entire Harvester organization. That feeling is tempered, however, by the knowledge that his retirement from active service was imperatively necessary for the preservation of his health, by ...
***
Mr. McAllister, newly elected president of the Company, was born in Chicago, February 3,1879, and began service as an office boy at McCormick Works in 1897. Having been promoted first to timekeeper and later to assistant production manager, he was made assistant superintendent of the Harvester Company's works at Hamilton, Ontario, in 1903. In 1908 he was transferred to Auburn Works as assistant superintendent and in 1911 was made superintendent of that plant.
His foreign service began in 1914 when he was sent abroad as assistant inspector general of manufacturing in Europe, and in 1919 he was appointed inspector general of manufacturing in the European factories. Early in 1925 he was designated chairman of the Brussels Conference, continuing as inspector general of manufacturing in Europe.
Recalled to the United States in 1931, he was elected a vice president and put in charge of the engineering, traffic, fiber and patent departments, and in 1932 he was given charge of the manufacturing and engineering departments. On May 4, 1934, he was elected first vice president, and was also elected a director and appointed a member of the Board's Finance Committee. On April 25,1935, he was elected president of the Company succeeding Mr. McKinstry.

Sydney was also a director of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, the Illinois Bell Telephone Co., and the Crane Co. He was a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

The McAllisters were staying at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena at the time of his death, but their family home was at 2754 Deer Park Drive in Chicago.

Harvester World - 1947

AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY PRESIDENT JOHN L. MCCAFFREY

IT IS MY SAD DUTY to report the death, late in the afternoon of Christmas Day at Pasadena, California, of Sydney G. McAllister, former president of our Company, former chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, and a member of the Board of Directors at the time of his death. He had been in failing health for many months, and had gone to California seeking a more agreeable climate.
Mr. McAllister was one of the strong and capable leaders developed in our Company over its long history. He was a Harvester man in the fullest sense of the word. Beginning as an office boy with the old McCormick Harvesting Machine Company in 1897, and becoming a part of Harvester with the formation of the Company in 1902, he served no other employer in his long career. His rise from the bottom of the ladder to the very top was a striking example of ability to take advantage of opportunities offered him, and will serve for a long time to come as an inspiration for thousands of others of our employes.
Starting at McCormick Works as an office boy, he was successively a stock clerk, a timekeeper, and an assistant production manager. In 1903 he went to the Hamilton, Ontario, Works as assistant superintendent. Five years later he was transferred to Auburn Works in a similar capacity, and in 1911 became superintendent of that works.
He was catapulted into his first emergency situation in 1914, when he was sent to Europe as assistant inspector-general of the European plants, just in time for the outbreak of the First World War, which disrupted all normal operations in Europe. During that war his tact and skill was of great assistance in holding our European business together and, in 1919, as the armies disbanded and inflation stalked several of the combatant nations, he was named inspector-general in charge of all European manufacturing operations. To those duties was added, in 1925, that of chairman of the Brussels Conference, the group of Harvester officials which handled all European activities of the Company. He saw at close range the Russian revolution, the rise of Italian fascism, and the other political movements which were the forerunners of the Second World War. He performed the very difficult task of keeping the plants running and the business going in spite of exchange restrictions, political upheavals, and rising tariff barriers.
In 1931 he was called back to the United States as vice president in charge of engineering, patents, fiber, and traffic. In 1932, manufacturing was added to his responsibilities. In May 1934 he was named first vice president and was elected to membership on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. He succeeded to the presidency one year later upon the retirement of the late Addis E. McKinstry.
He served as president through five difficult years when the threat of war was creating a constant stream of problems in the operation of our business. Retiring as president in May 1940, he remained active as chairman of the Executive Committee until ill health overtook him.
He was always calm and imperturbable when the confusion and uncertainty of events about him were greatest. He was strong and fearless and firm in his convictions, but was unfailingly kindly and understanding in his daily association with his colleagues. Countless Harvester men and women all over the world recall with gratitude instances of his personal kindliness and consideration. He remained deeply interested in the welfare of the Company and its men and women to the very end.
The Company suffers a deep and abiding loss in his death. His calm, good judgment was always of great assistance to his colleagues and of great value to the Company throughout the long period when he was _____ in our council.

The following obituary appeared in the Chicago Daily Tribune 26 December 1946.

S. G. McAllister Dies; Ex-head of Harvester firm

Started with Company as office boy
Sydney G. McAllister, 67, who rose from office boy to president of International Harvester Company, a position he held from May 1935 to May 1940, died late yesterday in the Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, Cal.
Mr. McAllister whose family home is 2754 Deer Park Drive, S. E. Highland Park, had been in failing health several years. he went to Pasadena 18 months ago for his health.
When he left the presidency of the company he became chairman of the executive committee of the Board of Directors, a position he held until May 1946. He remained a member of the company's Board of Directors. He also was a director of the Harris Trust and Savings Bank, the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and the Crane Co. he was a trustee of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Born in Chicago
Mr. McAllister was born in Chicago Feb. 3, 1879. His family lived on a Minnesota farm several years and returned to Chicago when he was 10 years old. Mr. McAllister finished grade school in Chicago and graduated from Crane Technical High School in 1897.
He started work that year, at 18, as an office boy in the McCormack works of the McCormack Harvesting Co. He was assistant production manager of the McCormack workers when it became a part of International Harvester in 1902.
He was assistant superintendent of the company's Hamilton, Ontario, Canada plant from 1903 to 1908 and of the plant in Auburn, N.Y. from 1908 to 1911. From 1911 to 1914 he was superintendent at Auburn.
Served in Europe
In 1914 he went to Europe serving as assistant inspector general of European Manufacturing Operations until 1919, inspector general until 1925, and chairman of the company's European advisory council until he returned to the United States in 1931 to become a company vice-president. he was elected to the Board of Directors in May 1934, a year before he became president.
Surviving are his widow, Grace, and a son Herbert, who were with him when he died. Friends said services will probably be held in Pasadena.

And the follow-up appeared in the Chicago Daily Tribune 27 December 1946.

S. G. McAllister
Rite Tomorrow
On West Coast
Services for S. G. McAllister, 67, director and former president of the Executive Committee of the International Harvester Company, will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn memorial Park, Glendale, Cal.
Mr. McAllister died Wednesday in the Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, Cal. His family home is 2754 Deer Park Drive.
* article repeats family information of previous day.

An obituary also appeared in The Pasadena Star News for Friday, December 27, 1946.

McALLISTER - Sydney George McAllister, beloved husband of Grace W. McAllister, father of Herbert S. McAllister, brother of Cora McAllister Knapp and Louise McAllister Tebbetts. Services Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Church of the Recessional, Forest lawn Mortuary in charge.Knapp
Sydney George McAllister was buried in Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA.

Child of Sydney McAllister and Grace Winstandley:

 

i.

Herbert Sydney8 McAllister [adopted son] b. London, England 27 Mar 1923; d. 23 Sep 2001 Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR (Source: Social Security Death Index)



21.  Louise Mary7 McAllister (George Herbert6, Sidney C.5, William Ira4, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1) was born 3 Feb 1881 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899), and died 27 Apr 1953 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).   She married George Edward Tebbetts 29 Oct 1903 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Alumni Record of the University of Illinois), son of Henry Tebbetts and Anna Clark.  He was born 6 Mar 1877 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: (1) WWI Draft Registration Card, (2) One World Tree), and died 13 Dec 1933 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950).

In 1910 the Tebbetts were living in Chicago and George was a civil engineer.   In 1918 they were in Philadelphia and he worked for the U. S. Shipping Board.  By 1920 they were in Montclair, Essec Co., NJ where he was listed as a bridge engineer.  In 1930 the family was in Los Angeles and he was a civil engineer for the railway.

The 1913 Alumni Record of the University of Illinois - Class of 1899 lists the following for George Tebbetts.

1274. GEORGE EDWARD TEBBETTS
B. S. in C. E.; Civ. Engr.; b. Mar. 6, 1877 Chicago, Ill.; s. H. H. & Anna (Clark) Tebbetts. Kappa Sigma; Theta Nu Epsilon. With Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, Bridge Engineer, Kansas City, Missouri, 1912. Married Mary Louise McAllister Oct. 29, 1903, Chicago. Address Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, Twenty-third and Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.

Children of Louise McAllister and George Tebbetts:

 

i.

Cora Louise8 Tebbetts b. 10 Oct 1904, Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922); d. 15 Oct 1983, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997); m. Frank H. Sieber; b. 1 Dec 1885, Mexico (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997); d. 1 Oct 1970, Los Angeles Co., (Source: California Death Index, 1940-1997).
  Cora was secretary at the Museum of Science in Chicago in 1925.
 

ii.

George McAllister Tebbetts b. 28 Nov 1906 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922); d. 21 Mar 1989 in Oceanside, San Diego Co., CA (Source: Social Security Death Index).
   He attended the University of Illinois and served in the US Air Force.
 

iii.

Frederick Clark Tebbetts b. 24 Apr 1910 (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922); d. 27 Aug 1997 in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA (Source: Social Security Death Index)



22.  Cora Minnette7 McAllister (George Herbert6, Sidney C.5, William Ira4, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1) was born 11 Dec 1883 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899).  She married Clinton Lawrence Knapp 5 Jun 1905 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: One World Tree), son of Frank Knapp and Nellie Snow.  He was born 21 Mar 1881 in Baldwin, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index).  His brother Charles married Cora’s cousin Ethel Robarts [see #23] and his brother Vernon married his wife’s cousin Jane Haven [see #9iii].

In 1910 they were living in Ogilvie, Kanabec Co., MN where Clinton was cashier at the Bank of Ogilvie.  By 1918 they had moved to Chicago and Clinton’s WWI Draft Registration Card listed him as a clerk at International Harvester.  His wife Cora was the Registrar that signed his card.  In 1930 the census listed him as a superintendent of farm implements.

Children of Cora McAllister and Clinton Knapp:

 

i.

Lawrence McAllister8 Knapp b. 23 Sept 1906; Minnesota (Source: U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006); d. 14 Dec 1967, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. (1) Ivy Rozine Dyer 1 Dec 1930 in Washington, D.C. (Source: Ancestry.com: Dwight Nutting Tree), dau. of Noah John Dyer and Lillian Maude Youngs, b. 31 Aug 1907, Aullville, Lafayette Co., MO (Source: Nutting Tree), d. 6 Nov 1935, Lee Co., FL (Source: Nutting Tree); 2 ch.; he m. (2) Magdalene Christina Clelland 1 Dec 1936, b. 21 Dec 1904, Allerstock Farm, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO (Source: Nutting Tree), d. 12 Nov 1979, Green City, Sullivan Co., MO (Source: Dwight Nutting Tree).
   In the 1930 Census Lawrence was in Arlington, VA, lodging with the Grayhill family.  His occupation was given as ‘engineer – federal’.  His burial record lists him as a Colonel in the US Army in WWII with a service start date of 27 Nov 1940. Lawrence and Magdelene are buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, MN.
 

ii.

Sydney Francis Knapp b. 14 Dec 1910; Ogilvie, Kanabec Co., MN (Source: Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959); d. 4 Nov 1969, Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI (Source: FamilySearch - Ancestral File v4.19); m. 28 June 1935, Allen Co., IN, Martha E. Boucher (Source: Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959), dau. of Wilson H. Boucher and Effie M. Clabaugh; b. 21 Dec 1910, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.
  Sydney, alternately spelled Sidney, is buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore, Wyandot Co., OH.

  
 

iii.

Augusta LauraKnapp b. 31 Dec 1911, Chicago, Cook Co., IL as Laura Knapp (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922).
 

iv.

Jean Louis Knapp b. 3 Nov 1919, Chicago, Cook Co., IL (Source: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922).



23.  Ethel McAllister7 Robarts (Minnesota Amelia6, Eli N.5, William Ira4, John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1) was born in Oct 1877 in Carbondale, IL, and died 3 Dec 1951 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  She married Charles Francis Knapp 30 Jun 1900 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Marriage Index 1887-1901), son of Frank Knapp and Nellie Snow.  He was born 3 May 1879 in Baldwin, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Sherburne History Center Births Index 1870-1899), and died 16 Jan 1964 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index).  His brother Clinton married Ethel’s cousin Cora McAllister [see #22], and his brother Vernon married his wife’s cousin Jane Haven [see #9iii].

At least at some point Ethel was raised by her maternal grandparents in Champaign, IL, and Big Lake, MN. She is listed twice in the 1880 census, with her grandparents in Champaign on June 1 and with her parents in Carbondale, IL on June 14.  The Champaign record lists her as Ethel McA. Robarts.   Helena Montana directories for 1889-91 list Ethel Mc Robarts as a student at the Montana Business College, boarding at Dr. H. Robarts.

The 1900 census, taken 1 June 1900, a month before their marriage, shows Charles Knapp, a store clerk, boarding with Ethel and her grandparents in Big Lake.  In 1910 they were in Big Lake where Charles was a bank cashier.  In 1920 he was a banker.  The 1930 census shows the family in Montivideo, Chippewa Co., MN as receiver for the first national bank.

Children of Ethel Robarts and Charles Knapp:
 

i.

Percival Robarts8Knapp b. 24 Oct 1902 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Social Security Death Index); d. 13 Nov 1968 in Ramsey Co., MN (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. Virginia Rose Werner, dau. of Charles Werner and Lillian Lettsau; b. 8 Feb 1914 in Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Death Index); d. 18 Oct 1992 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index)
   Percival was a radio operator on the ship Lillian which arrived in New York on 14 Dec 1935 from Mayagues, Ruerto Rico, and again on 21 Mar 1936 (New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957).  He enlisted as a private in the Army Air Corps on 18 Nov 1942 in Fort Snelling, MN. At that time he was single and had one year of college. (U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946).  His enlistment ended on 26 June 1945 and he attained the rank of staff sergeant.  He was buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis on 15 Nov 1968; one child.
 

ii.

Rachel R. Knapp b. abt. 1905 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN; a teacher in Milan, Chippewa Co., MN in 1930
 

ii.

Isabel Roberta Knapp b. 16 Sep 1908 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); d. 1 Dec 1989 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); m. Frederick Arthur Strong, s. of Fred Strong and Margaret McDonald; b. 3 May 1908 in Williams Co., ND (Source: (1) Minnesota Death Index, (2) 1910 Census, Williams Co., North Dakota); d. 11 Feb 1992 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index).
  In 1930 Isabel was a high school teacher lodging with the Lien family in Blackduck, Beltrami Co., MN.; two children.



24.  Hubert McAllister7 Miller (Minnette Cleora6 McAllister, Eli N.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 17 Mar 1886 in Illinois (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card), and died 29 Sep 1925 in Stearns Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  He married (1) Edith Elizabeth French 4 Jun 1908 in Minnesota (Source: Ancestry.com, figtree1 Posting), daughter of Clarence A. and Loretta G. French.  She was born in Aug 1882 in Minnesota (Source: 1900 Census, Monticello, Wright Co., Minnesota), and died 6 Mar 1909 in Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).  He married (2) Martha Elizabeth Mooers between 1910 - 1918, daughter of Calvin Mooers and Mary Jane Northrup.   She was born 8 Aug 1892 in North Dakota (Source: (1) 1900 Census, Rockford, Wright Co., Minnesota, (2) Social Security Death Index), and died 30 Apr 1989 in Hennepin Co., MN (Source: (1) Social Security Death Index, (2) Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002).

In 1910 Hubert was living at home with his parents in Big Lake, MN where he was a grain dealer.  The 1920 census for Big Lake shows him with his second wife Martha and as a seeds man at a seed store.  A cousin Donald A. Johnson, says that Hubert was killed in 1925 by a car while crossing the street in front of his house. Johnson also says that his first wife Edith died in childbirth.

The 1930 census for Minneapolis shows Martha Mooers Miller as the proprietor of a creamery. She listed herself as married.

Child of Hubert Miller and Edith French:
 

i.

Dorothy8 Miller b. 27 Feb 1909 in Minnesota (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002); d. 26 Dec 1971 in Wright Co., MN (Source: Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002)
   She was raised by her maternal grandparents

Child of Hubert Miller and Martha Mooers:
 

ii.

John Calvin8 Miller b. 8 Apr 1918 in Big Lake, Sherburne Co., MN (Source: Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956)



25.  Donald Bruce7 McAllister (Frank J.6 , Lyman E. B.5 , William Ira4 , John Wentworth3, John2 , Richard1 ) was born 12 Oct 1891 in Monticello, Wright Co., MN (Source: WWI Draft Registration Card); and died 15 May 1967 in Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (Source: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976).  He married (1) Clara Standish about 1910.  She was born about 1891 in Minnesota (Source: 1920 Census, Millward, Aitkin Co., Minnesota).  He married (2) Louisa A. _______ between 1920 - 1930.   She was born about 1901 in Missouri (Source: 1930 Census, Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri).

In 1917 and 1920 they were farming in Millward, Aitkin Co., MN.  In 1930 they were in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO and Donald was grading fence posts for a creosote company.  His second wife was a stenographer for a produce house. He was listed as a chef in Fort Worth at the time of his death.

In 1930 Donald’s first wife Clara and children were living in Lyford, Willacy Co., TX where she was a chief telephone operator.  The census listed her as widowed.

Children of Donald and Clara McAllister:
 

i.

Roderick8 McAllister

b. b. abt. 1912 in Minnesota (Source: 1920 Census, Millward, Aitkin Co., Minnesota)

 

ii.

Zoa McAllister

b. abt. 1914 in Minnesota (Source: 1920 Census, Millward, Aitkin Co., Minnesota); d. 7 Jul 1974 in Hildago Co., TX (Source: Texas Death Index, 1903-2000); m. (1) Charles Travis Stallings, abt. 1929 in Lyford, Willacy Co., TX, s. of B. and Ollie Stallings; b. abt. 1913 in Texas (Source: 1930 Census, Precinct 4, Willacy Co., Texas).  She m. (2) Ray W. Lofton in 1937 (Source: Obituary), s. of John Lofton and Ida Gillit; b. 14 Aug 1908 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX (Source: Obituary); d. 2 Jul 2004 in Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX (Source: Obituary).
Ray Loften';s obituary appeared in the Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, Texas.

Funerals

Ray W. Lofton

HARLINGEN — Ray W. Lofton, 95, passed away Friday, July 2, 2004 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, TX.
He was born August 14, 1908 in Baird, Texas to John and Ida Nell (Gillit) Lofton. Ray graduated from Lyford High School in 1930, Ray and his first wife, Zoa MacAllister Stallings were married in 1937, Ray worked as a plant superintendent for Texas Planting Seed Association.
In Bryan, he married Evelyn Redlund Vassberg in 1977 until her death in November 2003.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Monday, July 5, 2004 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lyford with John Huegel officiating.
Burial will follow at the Lyford Evergreen Cemetery.
He is survived by his son, Miles Stallings of Corpus Christi; three stepsons, David (Liliane) Vassberg of McAllen, Paul (Hilda) Vassberg of Raymondville and Stephen (Dorothy) Vassberg of Harlingen; two brothers, Jim Lofton of Nogales, NM and Dale Lofton of Lyford and one sister, Kay Lofton Rogers of Harlingen.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dudlesten Funeral Home.

 

iii.

Donald Bruce McAllister b. abt. 1918 in Minnesota (Source: 1920 Census, Millward, Aitkin Co., Minnesota)
 

iv.

Howard Lewis McAllister b. 2 June 1920 in Arthyde, Aitkin Co., MN (Source: Obituary); d. 23 Mar 2005 in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., TX. (Source: Obituary).
   His obituary appeared in the Victoria Advocate, Victoria, TX on 25 Mar 2005.

GONZALES - The Rev. Howard Lewis MacAllister, 84, of Gonzales, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005.
He was born June 2, 1920, in Arthyde, Minn., to the late Donald and Clara Standish MacAllister. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and a Methodist Minister for Freyburg United Methodist and Gonzales United Methodist Church. He was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Gonzales Masonic Lodge, and a former member of the American Legion.
Survivors: wife, Marjorie N. MacAllister; sons, Dwight Lewis MacAllister of Cost and Sidney Ray MacAllister of Austin; brother, Donald Bruce MacAllister of Lane, Okla.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: sister, Zoe Lofton; brother, Roderick MacAllister; and one grandson.
The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. tonight at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home chapel.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, the Revs. Jay Brown and Paul Smith officiating. Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, Gonzales, 830-672-3232.
Memorials: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, First United Methodist Church in Gonzales, or Monthalia United Methodist Church.


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