Hi! My grandmother was a Neville and grew up right outside of Scranton, as did most of my Neville family. Thomas and Bartholemew are related to my line according to research found at the Sterling Historical Society in Wayne County PA.
I am not positive but if they weren't born until 1881 and 1887 They would have only been about 11 and 16 years old during the time of the Spanish American War. It ended about 1898-1899.
My Nevilles were in the Civil War and WWII That I know of currently off the top of my head.
Here is a note from the Neville Wiki site by Rosemary Palermo.
There's more info on the family on the website
Hope this helps :-)
Note N5601891- birth son Thomas Patrick to Bartholomew J adn Sara Jane Barratt. They are residing at 213 Fairview Ave, Scranton per
Scranton business directory listing:
B J Neville; Peter W Tague 202 N Main Avenue, Neville & Tague furniture dealers and undertakers located at 202 N Main St.When Michael Donnelly left the firm he partnered with Peter W. Tague. The business became very successful and eventually they owned both the undertaking establishment and a livery stable across the street. B.J. and Sarah's son, Thomas Neville ran the undertaking business. B.J. always had an interest in local politics and often made comment through the newspapers on concerns of the citizens of the city of Scranton and of his business interests. He also played an active role in the local Catholic Church in West Scranton. He had become so well known and popular in the area that there was an effort to draft him as a candidate for the U.S. Congress from the 12th District, but Mr. Neville declined to run.
1896-Neville and Law - 202 N Main - Furniture, undertakers and livery service
1899 - brother William is a senior at Yale and became seriously ill with appendicitis. His father, BJ, employed as a tea merchant with Bronson (Robinson?) Brown and Co based in NY and Sarah, his mother immediately came to New Haven for the operation. William came through the operation and was returned to Scranton to recuperate but was slow to recover. BJ, after staying by his bed day and night for weeks, apparently suffered a nervous breakdown in Scranton. His brother William (of Binghamton, NY) came to Scranton to accompany him to Granger Sanitarium in Bronxville, NY for treatment. A policeman 'Meuls' of Scranton accompanied them. While on the ferry across the Hudson, BJ became violent and had to be restrained with shackles. He was taken to Bellevue and it was feared he would not recover. He later spent time at Granger Sanitarium. Son William was alllowed to graduate without taking final exams as he was qualified for Phi Beta Kappa prior to his illness. BJ apparently returned home following treatment as he was noted in the 1910 census in Scranton.
By this time BJ and Sarah have seen 5 children die (1900 census notes Sarah had 11 children - 6 living) so it is natural that he would be very fearful about William.
1900 - 8-9 June census - dwelling 240- family 279 - 213 Fairview Ave, Scranton, PA
Sarah Neville (47) head,11 born, 6 living, no income, father born NY, mother born PA, William (22) salesman - tea + coffee, Thomas (18) undertaker, Mary (16) at school, Joseph (13) at school, Sarah (10) at school, Agnes (5)
Alice McGarrah (22) niece - milliner, Sarah McGarrah (19) niece, at school are living in the home.
B J must at this point be in a sanitarium following his breakdown as he is not listed in the home. It must have been a very difficult time for Sarah and the children, considering that as a commissioned salesperson, BJ's income would have ceased when he was no longer working. It appears that William took up his father's business with the coffee and tea sales, and Thomas stepped in to run the business of undertaking, furniture and livery, and they were able to remain in their home at 213 Fairview Ave.
1910 - 28-29 April census - dwelling 217- family 245 - 213 Fairview Ave - Scranton, PA
Bartholomew J, head (68) (own trader - tea and coffee), Sarah (57) married at 22, 11 children, 6 living, keeps house, William (32) Comm travel - tea + coffee,Thomas (28) detective on RR, Mary (26) teacher - public school, Joseph (22) stenographer - office, Sarah (20) none, Agnes (15)
1911 - 30 Oct - father Bartholomew J dies
He spent the final years of his life in a sanitarium called the Hillside Home in Clarke's Summit. He died in 1911 of apoplexy (stroke) after this lengthy illness. He is buried in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
1918 - per WW1 registration
Thomas P is living at 311 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA. He is a freight labor investigator with DLW RR.
next of kin is wife Mammie Neville living at the above address.
1919 - Sarah Neville dies
After her husband's death, Sarah Neville eventually moved to a home at 1012 Myrtle Street in Scranton. Mrs. Neville was described as "perhaps one of the best known women in the city".
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