Decendants of Charles McClafferty
Name and Location:
Cliff and Peggy Finney - California
Charles McClafferty and Ellen Clark
Below is an account of all that I know about the McClafferty clan. I got most if not all of this information from my cousin Jack who is also doing research on the McClafferty family.
The McClafferty's, near as I can figure, came from County Donegal, Clondahorkey, Ireland. I beleive that 2 brothers, Charles and his brother Cornelius came to the United States together in the mid 1800's but I am not positive regarding this.
The only information I have on Cornelius is that he married Mariam (Mary) Annam (Ann or Anna) Donnelly of County Tyrone, Cappagh, Ireland P.M.G.(?) on 1/26/1862 per the records of St. John Gualbert Church. The witnesses were Cornelius McHugh and Ellena (Ellen) McCormick.
I am presuming that Charles and Cornelius are brothers as family lore has it that the 2 brothers came to the United States together. Their marriage dates were only 4 years apart and the records for both are at St. John Gualbert Church.
If anyone has corrections or additions to add to this page, please feel free to let me know. This page is ongoing as there is never a true end to family.
b. abt. 1835 in Ireland
d. 7/27/1896 in Johnstown, PA
m. 9/6/1858 in Johnstown, PA
Father: ? McClafferty
b. 11/21/1835 in County Cavan, Ireland
d. 12/25/1907 in Johnstown, PA
Father: Thomas Clarke
Mother: Catherine ?
Mary A. McClafferty
b. 12/9/1859 in Johnstown, PA
m. Michael Charles Hawks
b. 5/5/1861 in Johnstown, PA
d. 7/4/1930 in Youngstown, Ohio
m. 12/28/1890 in Johnstown, PA Patrick James Conway - He was a mill hand.
Father: Michael Conway born in Ireland
Mother: Catherine Welsh born in Ireland
Bur: Patrick & Catherine are both buried in Calvary Cemetary in Youngstown, Ohio.
b. 5/2/1863 in Johnstown, PA
d. 2/2/1930 in JOhnstown, PA
m. 4/12/1929 in Johnstown, PA Alice Lambert
Father: James Benson
Mother: Rachel Benson
She was previously married and had a son John B. Lamber?- When they married he was 65 and she was 60
b. 3/10/1865 in Johnstown, PA
m. 8/23/1892 in Johnstown, PA John Peter Kintz-he was a teamster and she was a servant girl. Winifred was his 2nd wife.
Father: John Kintz born in Germany d. 9/1880
Mother: Anna Mary Nitch born in Germ. d.9/1888
He had 5 siblings all born in Cambria City, Cambria, PA
b. 11/27/1866 in Johnstown, PA
b. 5/25/1868 in Johnstown, PA
d. 2/27/1928 in Youngstown, Ohio of paralysis
Obit mentions no wife or children.
b. 11/22/1869 in Johnstown, PA
d. 3/18/1897 in Johnstown, PA
m. 2/5/1895 in Johnstown, PA Ellie/Nellie Collins
Father: John Collins
b. 9/12/1873 in Johnstown, PA
d. 3/12/1919 in Youngstown, Ohio
Bur: in Johnstown.
Joseph James McClafferty
b. abt. 1875 in Johnstown, PA
d. 1/10/1911 in Johnstown, PA
m. 11/15/1898 in Johnstown, PA Helen Marrs Cole
Father: James Cole
Mother: Nancy Cole
I do not know where the following fits in. I found it on LDS.
b. 1859 in Donegal, Ireland
d, ? in Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA
Bur: Calvary Cemetary, Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA
m. . Mary Sweeny
b. 1863 in Donegal, Ireland
d. 1824 in Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA
Bur: Calvary Cemetary, Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA
Hugh Francis b. 2/28/1893 in PA
Cora b. 1891 in PA
Martha b. 1885 in PA
Rose b. 1887 in PA
John b. 1889 in PA
William b. 1895 in PA
I also know that Joseph James and Helen had a son John C. b. 10/4/1907 d. 5/19/1962 m. 8/29/1931 Thelma M. Wargo b. 11/12/1908 d. 5/20/1994. Their children: John C. Jr., James J., Lois. and Thomas L.
Joseph James and Helen also had the following children Mary M. McClafferty; James Joseph d. 6/14/1901 at 1 yr. 10m 14 da; Thomas Leo d. 8/13/1901 at 6m 5da; Helen d. 8/10/1921 at about 16 yrears old.
Below is a listing of all the McClafferty names that I have come across in my research. Some of them may or may not be related to my line. Only some have been verified.
Anna b. 11/2/1866 in Londonderry Ireland
Anna Gertrude Flaherty. Bur: Calvary Cemetary in Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA. (This was submitted
by Hugh Clarke Sickenburger-4046 Main St, Route 9 Motel-Warrensburg, NY 12885.
Anne b. 9/10/1895 in Rosguill, 0271, Donegal, Ireland Par: Dominick & Margy McBride
Annie b. 2/5/1839 in Donegal, Ire
Anthony b. 12/3/1865 in Donegal, Ire.
Anthony b. 5/10/1866 in Donegal, Ire
Bernard b. 5/28/1864 in Ire.
Bernard b. 8/4/1865 in Scotland
Biddy b. 12/10/1866 in Ireland
Bridget b. 3/1821 in Antrim, Ire.
Catherine b. 5/14/1869 in Scotland
Catherine b. 1/14/1863 in Scotland
Catherine/Kate b. 5/5/1861 in Johnstown, PA d. 7/4/1930 in Youngstown, Ohio bur: Calvary
Cemetary m. 2/28/1890 in Johnstown, PA Patrick James Conway b. 1/25/1863 in England d.
6/7/1918 in Youngstown, Ohio. Bur: Calvary Cemetary. Parents: Michael Conway and Catherine Welsh. His occupation is listed as millhand. Her parents are Charles & Ellen McClafferty
Charles b. 11/22/1866 in Crossroads, 0062 Donegal, Ire. Par: Brian and Magaret McClafferty
Charles b. 9/19/1866 in Rosguell, 0264 Donegal, Ire. Par: Charles & Bridget Doherty McClafferty
Charles b. 3/8/1866 in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbarton, Scotland Par: Michael & Ellen Duffy
Charles b. 9/12/1873 in Johnstown, PA d. 3/12/1919 in Youngstown, Ohio Bur: in Johnstown,PA. Parents Charles & Ellen McClafferty. Charles died at the home of his brother John, 930 Vernon Street, Youngstown. He was ill for 2 years from a complication of diseases. He had resided in Youngstown for 12 years at the time of his death. Member of Immaculate Conception Church. Body shipped to Johnstown for burial.
Charles b. abt. 1835 in Ireland d. 7/27/1896 in Johnstown, PA m. 9/6/1858 in Johnstown, PA
Ellen Clarke b. 11/21/1835 in Ireland d. 12/25/1907 in Johnstown, PA her parents: Thomas
Clarke and Catherine ?
Cora b. abt. 1891 in Pitts, Alleghany, PA Her par: John & Mary Sweeney McClafferty
Daniel b. 7/13/1811 d. unknown Par:
Denis b. 9/5/1874 in Ireland Par:
Dennis Ennis b. 11/1846 in Donegal, Ire. Par:
Denis b. abt. 1856 in Donegal, Ire Par:
Edward b. 2/18/1867 in Scotland Par:
Edward b. 11/27/1874 in Scotland Par:
Edward b. 5/14/1866 in Scotland Par:
Eleonora b. 3/24/1867 in Donegal, Ire Par:
Elizabeth Jane b. 2/22/1922 in Alleghany PA
Ellen b. 11/27/1866 in Johnstown, PA Her parents are Charles & Ellen McClafferty
Ellen A. b. abt. 1833 Ontario Par:
Hannah b. 2/22/1864 in Crossroads, Donegal, Ire. d. unknown Par: Frank & Catherine Benson
Helen b. 6/15/1867 in Scotland Par:
Helena June b. 10/1918 in Pits. Alleghany, PA Par:
Helen Angela abt. 1905 b. d. 8/30/1921 d/o Joseph J. & Helen M. Cole McClafferty-her father
Joseph died previously. Internment Lowwer Yoder. Conway Funeral Home.
Hugh Francis b. 2/28/1893 in Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA d. 1940 m. 6/22/1915 in Sheradon,
Alleghany, PA. He was Christened at St. Maryís in Pitts., Alleghany, PA. His parents are John &
Mary Sweeney McClafferty.
James Joseph b. abt. 8/31/1899 d. 6/14/1901 s/o Joseph James & Helen Cole McClafferty.
Internment Lower Yoder Cemetary. 1yr 10mo 14days
James Leslie b. abt. 1891 in unknown Par:
James J. b. s/o John C. & Thelma Wargo-resided in California at the time of his motherís death.
John b. abt. 1889 in Pitts, Alleghany, PA Par:
John b. 5/2/1863 in Johnstown, PA d. 2/2/1930 in Johnstown, PA m. 4/2/1929 in Johnstown, PA
Alice Lambert (Benson) b. 9/11/1868 in England d. 2/23/1853 in Johnstown, PA. This was her
second marriage bringing a son John B. Lambert. Her par: James & Rachael Benson His parents
are Charles and Ellen McClafferty He worked for the Cambria Plant and then Lorain Steel before
moving to Youngstown, Oh where he worked for Republic Iron & Steel Company. He returned to
Cambria a year before he died. She was a member of First Brethern Church in JOhnstwon, Ed Davis Funeral Home, Conemaugh. Internment Grandview.
John b. abt. 1859 in Donegal Ireland d. unknown in Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA m. Mary Sweeny b.
abt. 1863 in Donegal, Ireland d. abt. 1924. Bur: Calvary Cemetary, Pittsburg, Alleghany, PA (I
have no idea where he fits into the family. Possibly a brother?? of Charles. There are 24 years
between them.) (I have family sheet) Par:
John C. Sr. b. 10/4/1907 in Johnstown, PA d. 5/19/1962 at Mercy Hospital. m. Thelma Wargo b.
11/12/1908 in Shade Gap. Her parents: Albert S and Larue L. Lake Wargo. d. 5/20/1994 in Cambria after a long illness. She was a member of St. Benedictís Catholic Church, Internment Grandview Cemetary, Johnstown. Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home. His parents: Joseph J. and Helen M. Cole McClafferty.
John C. Jr. b. s/o John C. & Thelma Wargo-resided in Johnstown at the time of his motherís
John Jr. b. 1889 in Pitts., Alleghany, PA Par: John & Mary Sweeney McClafferty
John b.between 1895 and 1895 d. s/o Thomas & Ellie/Nellie Collins McClafferty-he resided in
Homestead in February 1942 at the time of his motherís death.
Joseph James b. abt. 1875 in Johnstown, PA d. 1/10/1911 in Johnstown, PA m. 11/15/1898 in
Johnstown, PA at St. Columbaís Church by Fr. John C. Farran, Pastor, Helen M.(Marrs) Cole b.
abt. 1883. Viewing at John A. Conway & Son Funeral Home Internment Granview Cemetary.
Her parents: James & Nancy Cole. His parents: Charles & Ellen McClafferty. He is lisrted as
James sometimes. 3 children, Mary, Helen and John. He was a baber in Cambria.
Lois d/o John C. & Thelma Wargo m. Rudolph Kosanovich resided in Johnstown at the
time of her motherís death.
Martha b. abt. 1885 in Pitts, Alleghany, PA Par: John & Mary Sweeney McClafferty
Mary A. b. 12/9/1859 in Johnstown, PA d. ? m. Michael Charles Hawks Her parents are
Charles & Ellen McClafferty
Mary d/o Joseph & Helen Cole McClafferty m. Cloyd Martin
Mary Clarke Mooney sister of Ellen Clarke-McClafferty
Mary b. abt. 1880 in Butler Co., PA
Mary b. abt. 1897 in NJ
Patrick b. 5/25/1868 in Johnstown, PA d. 2/27/1928 in Youngstown, Ohio of paralysis-obit does not mention a wife or children. His parents are Charles & Ellen McClafferty. He worked a number of years as a miner for Haws Brick Company. He had been sick since 1921.
Rose b. abt. 1887 in Pitts., Alleghany, PA. Par: John & Mary Sweeney McClafferty
Rose b. 7/26/1916 in Pitts, Alleghany, PA Par:
Sarah E. b. 1854 in PA Par:
Thomas L. - s/o John C. & Thelma Wargo McClafferty-resided in California at the time of his motherís death.
Thomas b. 11/22/1869 in Johnstown, PA d. 3/18/1897 in Johnstown, PA m. 2/5/1895 in
Johnstown, PA at St. Columbaís Church by. Fr. John G. Beane, Ellie/Nellie Collins.b. abt. 1871
Her par: John & Johanna Collins. He is listed as a millhand and his parents are Charles & Ellen
McClafferty. He fell off a tresle at Cambria Blast Furnaces Nos. 5 and 6 on 3/18/189 and died
that evening. He was viewed at his home in the 14th Ward. Funeral was at St. Columbaís Church
in Johnstown, PA. Internment Lower Yoder Cemetary. He died at 4:40 p.m. at 27 years old.
Thomas Leo b. abt. 2/8/1901 d. 8/13/1901, s/o Joseph J. & Helen Cole McClafferty. 6mo 5days -Internment Lower Yoder Cemetary.
Wilbur Francis b. 4/18/1892 in East Ferry, Digby, NS Par:
William b. abt. 1895 in Pitts., Alleghany, PA Par: John & Mary Sweeney McClafferty
Winnifred b. 3/10/1865 in Johnstown, PA d. m. 8/23/1892 in Johnstown, PA at St. Columba
Church by Fr. M.L. Lynch, John Peter Kintz b. 1862 in Cambria City, Cambria, PA He was
married previously and she died in 1889. His occupation is listed as teamster. Parents: John &
Mary Ann Kintz.
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