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1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« on: Tuesday 12 October 10 19:31 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any information in the 1910 census records for James Scott Irvine McGonigal born about 1885 in Wilmington, Delaware. His father, William, was born in Delaware and his mother, Jeanette, was born in Delaware. In the 1900 census he was living at 207 West 11th Street in Wilmington. In the latter months of 1910 he married a Louise. I do not know what his occupation was. I cannot find his date of death but I think it was 1913-1914. Louise then married a man by the name of Charles Horner in 1917. Any information pertaining to James S. I. McGonigal would be very much appreciated.

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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 19:49 BST (UK) »
Could this be him under Ervin - age just slightly out but I think living with the correct parents  ???

1910 Census Wilmington Ward 7, New Castle, Delaware

William J Mcgonigal 60. Driver Fire Co
Jeanette Mcgonigal 60 Had 10 children and 9 survive
Joseph Mcgonigal 39 Roofer
William J Mcgonigal Jr 33 Marriage 1 for 6 years. drover Fire Co
George W Mcgonigal 31 Shipping Clerk
Ervin Mcgonigal 23 Electrician. Metal Sorter Foundry
Alvin Mcgonigal 17 Upholsterer
Sylvester Courtney 37 Son-In-law. Marriage 2 - 12 years.
Mary Courtney 33 Daughter.  Marriage 1 for 12 years.
Jeanette E Courtney 11 Grand-Daughter
Dorothy Courtney 5 Grand-Daughter
Anna Courtney 2 Grand-Daughter
Jane Loffman 38 Daughter. Widowed.
 
 
 
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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 19:59 BST (UK) »
There is a birth record for Irvine McGonigal born Sept 13th 1914 Wilmington. Delaware. Father listed as Irvine McGonigal. Aged 27 years. Electrican. Mother Maiden Name:-  Louise Courtney. Aged 21 years.
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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 20:22 BST (UK) »
Thank you for confirming the family in the 1910 census records and the occupation of Ervan. I had also found the birth record for Irvine McGonigal on the FamilySearch site. My problem is that the cemetery in which James or Ervan is buried in (Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington) has his death as September 29, 1913 which is one year before baby Irvine is born. I am trying to determine if the birth record is wrong or the cemetery record.

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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 20:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Punch

Yes, have you seen the entry for Charles Ervin/Irvine Horner - same date of birth   ??? 13 Sept 1914 Father Charles Horner  - Mother Louise Courtney

The above signature was made in my presence. Evidence submitted was child's birth record No 1087 giving place of birth and age last birthday. 21 years in April 1936
Child's birth record No 1558 same as above filed December 3 rd 1942

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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 20:46 BST (UK) »
SSDI Record

Charles E. Horner
Born: 13 Sep 1914
Died: 23 Jun 2000
221-07-6307
Last Residence: 19947  Georgetown, Sussex, Delaware,.
SSN issued: Delaware (Before 1951)


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Possible match for a wife  ???

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Marion Horner
Born: 6 Dec 1911
Died: Dec 1984 
Last Residence: 19947  Georgetown, Sussex, Delaware.
SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 21:32 BST (UK) »
Sandra,
The only thing I can come up with is that the cemetery record is wrong. When I tried to find out information about the cemetery to write them and confirm their original date of death for James I found out that they had gone bankrupt and the whole cemetery has gone to ruin. Originally Riverview told me that James was killed by a train on September 29, 1913 but maybe they were off by a year. When Louise (him mother) remarried to Charles Horner in 1917, Charles possibly adopted James and gave him his name.

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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 21:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Punch,

Thats probably the scenerio because he was Charles Horner on the 1920 Census we found for Charles and Louise.  The originally birth cert stated Irvine as the father, the other entry for Charles was probably made if they/he had lost the originally birth cert and needed a duplicate.
All these little mysteries make it very interesting (or frustrating)  ;)


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Re: 1910 Census Look Up James McGonigal
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 November 10 14:31 GMT (UK) »
Friends of Historic Riverview Cemetery
P.O. Box 2173
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 762-4705


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