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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I0212
  • Name: Lydia Catherine Lafferty 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: JUN 1850 in McKeesport, Allegheny County, PA 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • Death: 25 JUL 1904 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA 8 9 10 11 of tuberculosis 12 13
  • Event: Soundex Code L163
  • Burial: 27 JUL 1904 Center Church Cemetery, Peters Twp, Washington County, PA 14 15 16
  • Reference Number: 212
  • Note:
    Lydia is listed as 12 years old in the 1860 Census (living with a family named Dennison), listed as 26 in the 1870 Census (still living with Jane Dennison, as a domestic servant)

    1900 Washington County census said she had born 10 children, of whom 5 were still living.

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    Received from Bettie Morrow (2morrow@icubed.com) April 23, 2001:

    Canonsburg Herald, Thurs. 28 Jul 1904, front page:

    Lydia L. Skiles -- On Monday night, July 25, at her home on East Pike Street, Mrs. Lydia L. Skiles died of lung trouble in the 55th year of her age.

    She is survived by her husband, Jas. H. Skiles and the following children: Mrs. C. Fife, Mrs. H. Bowers, Alice and Maude. The funeral services were held in the First M. E. Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment was in the Center Presbyterian Cemetery.




    Father: Joseph Denniston b: ABT 1798 in PA
    Mother: Jane Gilkeson b: 22 APR 1818 in PA

    Father: ? Lafferty
    Mother: ?

    Marriage 1 James Hare Skiles b: AUG 1845 in Peters Twp, Washington County, PA
    • Married: ABT 1870 17
    Children
    1. Has No Children Infant Skiles
    2. Has No Children Alice C. Skiles b: DEC 1872 in PA
    3. Has Children Martha Louella Skiles b: 21 SEP 1873 in Thompsonville, Washington County, PA
    4. Has No Children James Skiles b: ABT 1876
    5. Has No Children William L. Skiles b: ABT 1876 in PA
    6. Has No Children May Skiles b: JUL 1882
    7. Has Children Sarah Jane Skiles b: 30 MAY 1884 in Thompsonville, Washington County, PA
    8. Has Children Maude Rebecca Skiles b: 17 JUN 1892 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA
    9. Has No Children Infant Skiles b: 3 MAY 1896 in Canonsburg, Washington County, PA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Delayed birth certificates, filed 1941-1970
      Author: Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Washington County)
      Publication: Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983
      Note: From the following FHL US/CAN Films:
      1318245 Items 2-4
      1318246
      1318247
      1318248
      1318249
      1318250
      1318251 Item 1
      Page: #J5464
      Text: Maude R. Skiles listed mother's middle name as "Catherine"
    2. Title: 1880 Washington County, PA Census (North Strabane Twp)
      Text: listed as 29 years old, called Liddie C. Skiles
    3. Title: 1870 Washington County, PA Census (Peters Twp)
      Text: listed as 26 (living with Jane Dennison, as a domestic servant)
    4. Title: 1860 Washington County, PA Census (Peters Twp)
      Text: Lydia is listed as 12 years old (living with Joseph and Jane Denison)
    5. Title: 1900 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: 50 years old, born June 1850
    6. Title: Record of deaths, 1893-1906
      Author: Washington County (Pennsylvania). Clerk of the Orphans' Court
      Page: Film item 2, pg 233 #31
      Text: aged 54 at death, born in McKeesport
    7. Title: Delayed birth certificates, filed 1941-1970
      Author: Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Washington County)
      Publication: Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1983
      Note: From the following FHL US/CAN Films:
      1318245 Items 2-4
      1318246
      1318247
      1318248
      1318249
      1318250
      1318251 Item 1
      Page: #J5464
      Text: Maude R. Skiles listed mother's birthplace as "Hastings", Allegheny County, PA. Cannot locate.
    8. Title: 1910 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: James H. Skiles listed as a widower
    9. Title: Samuel McMillan Manuscript
      Author: McMillan, Samuel
      Publication: 1914 (In the 85th year of his life)
      Note: Transribed into electronic format by Jean Suplick Matuson, 1997/1998, material believed to be collected from living relatives of the people listed
      Text: said she died at age 56, called her Mrs James Skiles, Jr
    10. Title: Obituary for Lydia L. Skiles
      Author: Canonsburg (PA) Herald
      Publication: Thursday, 28 Jul 1904
      Text: On Monday night, July 25, at her home on East Pike Street, Mrs. Lydia L. Skiles died of lung trouble in the 55th year of her age.
    11. Title: Record of deaths, 1893-1906
      Author: Washington County (Pennsylvania). Clerk of the Orphans' Court
      Page: Film item 2, pg 233 #31
      Text: provided location, but date was listed incorrectly as Jul 25, 1905 (although burial date is shown as 1904)
    12. Title: Obituary for Lydia L. Skiles
      Author: Canonsburg (PA) Herald
      Publication: Thursday, 28 Jul 1904
      Text: Said "Lung trouble": On Monday night, July 25, at her home on East Pike Street, Mrs. Lydia L. Skiles died of lung trouble in the 55th year of her age.
    13. Title: Record of deaths, 1893-1906
      Author: Washington County (Pennsylvania). Clerk of the Orphans' Court
      Page: Film item 2, pg 233 #31
    14. Title: Dagg, Carolyn Jones (thedaggs@libcom.com)
      Text: told me she was buried there, see notes for James H. Skiles
    15. Title: Obituary for Lydia L. Skiles
      Author: Canonsburg (PA) Herald
      Publication: Thursday, 28 Jul 1904
      Text: Interment was in the Center Presbyterian Cemetery.
    16. Title: Record of deaths, 1893-1906
      Author: Washington County (Pennsylvania). Clerk of the Orphans' Court
      Text: provided date and location
    17. Title: 1900 Washington County, PA Census (Canonsburg)
      Text: married 30 years

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