Archibald McLister (1819–1896)

Archibald McLister, son of Daniel and Mary, was a native of the county Antrim—where in the county of Antrim may never be known. The tithe applotments and property valuations, conducted during the first half of the nineteenth century, recorded many Archibald and Daniel McListers in this northern county of Ireland. Archibald's name was not found in the U.S. 1850 or the Canada 1851 censuses. It appears, then, that he emigrated to Canada sometime between 1850-58. As Archy's name does not appear with any other Irish born McListers of a similar age in Canada or the U.S, and his departure predated the kinds of records most useful to genealogical research, e.g., civil registrations and censuses, the task of finding his Irish townland and parish of origin would prove difficult.

In any event, by 1858, Archy was a resident of the town of Whitby, Canada West (later Ontario), about 50 km. (31 miles or so) northeast of the city of Toronto. On the 2nd August of that year, Archy married Mary Kilpatrick (1837-1887), at Prescott, in Grenville County. [source no. 1] Mary was the daughter of Samuel Kilpatrick (c.1810-1894) and Jane M'Kay (c.1806-1886). The Kilpatricks lived in Lislea townland, parish of Kilrea, county Derry, until 1847 when they were compelled to flee the Great Famine. Two of Mary's brothers and her Aunt Margaret M'Kay died during the sea voyage, or shortly after their arrival in Canada. [2]

Archy's and Mary's first child, Robert, was born on the 4th May, 1859. [3,4]

When the 1861 census was enumerated, Mary and Robert were staying with her parents in Prescott. [5] The census commenced on the 14th January, so the birth of her second son, William John, was imminent (29th March, 1861). [6,7] 

Archy was not found in either the Canada 1861 or the U.S. 1860 census, but there is an intriguing entry in the 1864 City Directory for Buffalo, New York: “McClester, Archibald, lab. h. [house] 4 Centre.” [8] We know that Archy's third son, Daniel, was born in New York state in 1863, [9] and that Robert declared, in the 1920 census, that he had immigrated to the U.S. in 1863 [10]. No other men named Archy or Archibald McLister (and all spelling variants) were found in the city directory or the U.S. 1860 and 1870 censuses for Buffalo and environs. As compilers of directories relied on the previous year’s data, this address in the 1864 Buffalo directory could well have been the location of Archy and Mary’s household during their brief sojourn in New York state.

Archy and Mary had moved to Sherman (then Dennison), in Norton township, Ohio, by the time their fourth child, Samuel Edward, was born there on the 7th March, 1864. [11,12]

One of the more interesting aspects of Archy's and Mary's decision to move to the United States in 1863 was that there was a civil war raging there. Not only was the country in turmoil, but there was a risk that Archy would be conscripted into the armed service. The Enrollment Act, passed by the Union Congress on the 3rd March, 1863, required

   all able-bodied male citizens of the United States,
   and persons of foreign birth who shall have declared
   on oath their intention to become citizens under and
   in pursuance of the laws thereof, between the ages
   of twenty and forty-five years, except as hereinafter
   excepted, are hereby declared to constitute the
   national forces, and shall be liable to perform
   military duty in the service of the United States
   when called out by the President for that purpose. [13]

Under the following clause of the Act, married men over the age of thirty-five, like Archy, would be called up only after the first class had been exhausted:

     And be it further enacted, That the national forces
   of the United States not now in the military service,
   enrolled under this act, shall be divided into two
   classes: the first of which shall comprise all persons
   subject to do military duty between the ages of twenty
   and thirty-five years, and all unmarried persons subject
   to do military duty above the age of thirty-five and
   under the age of forty-five; the second class shall
   comprise all other persons subject to do military duty,
   and they shall not, in any district, be called into the
   service of the United States until those of the first
   class shall have been called. [14. Please refer to note.]

It appears that Archy and Mary were drawn to Norton township by the prospect of work. According to the 1870 census, Archy worked as a labourer [15], and by 1880, his occupation was recorded as railroad labourer [16]. The following sentence from W.H. Perrin's History of Summit County (1881) goes a long way to explaining not only the immediate employment prospects for railroad workers, but also the longer term economic impact for the district: 

     In 1863, the Atlantic & Great Western Railway,
   now known as the New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio
   Railroad, was opened through the township from
   west to east, and while grading this, coal was
   found in a cut at Dennison, which led to the
   opening of a coal mine at that place. [17]

Not long after Archy had commenced his employment, an accident occurred which must have underscored for him the dangers of working on the railway. On the 7th November, 1864, a construction train on the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad ran over a cow in Norton township. A part of the train derailed, crashing down an embankment. Mr. J.B. Jones, of Norton, and an unnamed Irishman were killed, and several of the workmen at the site were severely injured. [18]

During the 1860s and into the '70s, the McListers lived near Norton Center (the link leads to an 1874 map of Norton township, and a discussion about where the family lived). During this period, Mary was raising Willie John, Daniel, Samuel, and their fifth son, Charles, [19] while Robert spent much of his childhood living in Canada with his maternal grandparents, Samuel Kilpatrick (c.1810-1894) and Jane M'Kay (c.1806-1886). [20, 21]

By the time the 1880 census was enumerated, three more children had arrived: Arthur, Sarah Jane (Sadie), and Minnie. [22] With eight children, and three working men, Mary was kept very busy with running the household. Archy continued to work as a labourer, while his eldest sons, Robert and William, were employed as miners, [23] almost certainly with the Norton Coal Company in the village of Dennison (later known as Sherman). The McListers had moved to Dennison, and lived either in a rented house on Samuel Burgner's farm, or in cottages in the village, near the railroad. As an indication of the growing importance of Dennison, a post-office had been established there, at the Great Western Coal Bank, in March, 1866. [24]

In August of 1884, a cyclone swept through Norton township, tearing a strip half a mile wide from the north to the southwest. Forest trees were ripped out of the ground. Many of Archy's and Mary's neighbours suffered great losses to crops, trees, fences, and livestock. Hail pounded on oats and corn and cows alike, while people scrambled for shelter. Grateful for escaping with their lives, the district presented a discouraging and embattled appearance afterwards. [25]

For the McListers, this awful storm was just a harbinger of the more terrible ordeal that they would be required to weather in a few months' time. For, on the 29th November, disaster struck. Trouble had been brewing between Archy's eldest son, Robert, and a local fellow—a childhood friend, and coworker—named Joseph Welsh. Though they tried to avoid each other, one ill-fated evening brought the two young men together in a saloon in Dennison. Tensions flared and, all too quickly, Joseph Welch lay dead, at the hands of Robert and the revolver that he had taken to carrying "in case of."

Robert took himself home and broke the news to his parents. While the "wildest of excitement" prevailed throughout the neighbourhood, the family waited, Archy and Mary growing increasingly distraught, the children hushed. Constable George Jennings arrived later in the evening, to arrest Robert and spirit him away to jail, there to bide his time until the trial.

Three long, anxious months passed before Robert's fate was sealed. Finally, on the 9th February, 1885, the trial began, concluding eight days later with a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree. On the 23rd February, the judge handed Robert a sentence of imprisonment for life in the State penitentiary at Columbus. [26]

Archy and Mary fended and coped, but the strain proved too much for Archy's wife. Two years later, Mary McLister née Kilpatrick died on the 3rd March, 1887. [27] Archy was left with three young men—Daniel, Samuel, and Charles (William had married in 1883)—to manage, and three young children to rear: Arthur was fifteen-years-old, but Sadie was just eleven, and Minnie, nine.

Three years later, then, the news that Governor Foraker had granted an unconditional pardon to Robert [28] would have been bittersweet for the family. Further, controversy swirled in the wake of Robert's release. The petition, which had been submitted to the State Board of Pardons, was purported to have been accompanied by a letter of conciliation and intercession from the dead man's sister, Mary Welsh—a claim which she denounced publicly as a forgery. [29] Though Miss Welsh and her relatives, then living in Massillon, called for an investigation, [30] and the letter was vouched as original and correct [31], the matter seems to have faded from public view.

During the 1880s and '90s, the young men of the McLister family began to make their own ways in life. William, who worked as a coal miner at Dennison, had married Cora Tinstman in 1883; Cora's father, Isaac Tinstman, was a farmer of long standing in Norton township. [32] William's and Cora's only child, Clem Isaac (1887-1951), and Archy's first grandchild, was born at Western Star, [33] mere weeks after the death of Mary McLister.

Late in 1891, Robert married Mary Young, daughter of the man who was formerly the mine boss of the Norton Coal Company in Dennison. [34]. Robert and Mary made their home at East Liberty, just south of Akron. Their first child, Robert Foraker, was born in April, 1892. Sadly, the wee infant succumbed to lung fever a scant four months later. [35]

In June of 1892, Samuel Adam went to Cleveland to enlist in the U.S. Army, 11th Infantry, E Company. [36]

In 1893, another grandchild was born, Mary Isabelle, [37] and again in 1895, John Archibald, [38], children of Robert and Mary.

Throughout this period, Archy and his son, Charles, continued to work as coal miners in Norton township. Without the 1890 census, which burnt in 1921, we do not know if Archy's son, Daniel, stayed on in Norton, but it seems likely that he did, working alongside his father and brother. Similarly, we can only surmise that the youngest three children—Arthur, Sadie, and Minnie—lived with their father. By 1890, Sadie was fifteen-years-old, an age at which she would have been expected to keep house, with help from Minnie. Thus, in the early 1890s, the household may have comprised Archy, with his unmarried adult sons, Charles, Daniel, and Arthur, and his daughters, Sadie and Minnie.

The early 1890s were difficult times. Many families in Norton township were "absolutely suffering for food." So keenly did destitution prevail at this period, that some unemployed men were compelled to raid their neighbours' fields for potatoes. [39] Such scenes must have evoked for Archy haunting memories of the lean and very hungry times in Ireland more than forty years earlier.

In spite of these troubles, the family were finding their way. Even so, yet another blow was in the offing. On the 12th February, 1896, Archy's son, Charles, died, aged just twenty-six. [40] An unfortunate incident occurred during the funeral, disrupting the funeral procession and compounding the grief of the mourners. A train ran through Dennison station, frightening the team of horses that was pulling the hearse. The tongue of the carriage penetrated the coffin, cutting and bruising the skull of the deceased young man. After hasty repairs were made to the coffin, the funeral continued to the cemetery. [41] The family, and their friends, would be forgiven, had they interpreted this indignity, no matter how accidental, as further proof of the cloud of misfortune that seemed to hover over the McListers.

Probably worn out himself, Archy died five months later, at the venerable old age of seventy-seven years. [42, 43] What did old Archy ponder in his elder years? in his final days or moments? As Irish born of Scots descent, Archy and Mary were hardy, hardworking, and resolute, yet they and their children had had to endure much—there were precious few Irish men and women living in their community, whose presence might have provided a kind of familiar kinship—and poverty had continued to be their lot. One hopes that, by the end, Archy had come to terms with his decision to leave Ireland all those years ago. [44]

The remains of Archibald McLister were consigned to the same cemetery where, thirty-eight years later, his son, Robert (1859-1934), would be laid to rest. [45]

archibald mcclister headstone

Archie McClister, born 12 February 1819, died 27 July 1896.
Source: Find a Grave memorial no. 38955617;
buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio;
contributed by Margaret Gunn, 1 July 2009;
online at www.findagrave.com (accessed 2014-09-21).

Sources:

  1. Hancocks, Elizabeth, C.G., compiler and editor. County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada. Vol. XX: 20: Leeds & Grenville. Agincourt, Ontario: Generation Press, Inc., 1987.
  2. Kilpatrick family Bible, inscribed by Samuel Kilpatrick (c.1810-1894) and Jane McKay (c.1806-1886).
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, index and images; Certificate of Death: Robert McClister; place of death: Summit County, registration district no. 1224, file no. 57167, primary registration district no. 8493, registered no. 1774, city of Akron; length of residence where death occurred: 45 years, residence: 2242 14th St SW; did not serve in U.S. Navy or Army; male, white, married, husband of Mary McClister, date of birth: 4 May 1859; age at death: 75 years, 4 months, 6 days; trade: rubber worker, industry: Firestone Rubber Co., date last worked: Jan [or June] 1925, total time spent in this occupation: 21 years; born in Ontario, Canada; father: Archibald McClister, born in Ireland; mother: Mary Kilpatrick, born in Ireland; informant: John McClister, 2242 14th St. Akron; buried at Wadsworth, 13 September 1934; undertaker: Cambield-Hickman, Akron, Ohio, body was embalmed, embalmer’s no. 2890-A; filed 13 September 1934; death occurred at 5:00 p.m., principal cause of death: apparent organic heart disease, test that confirmed diagnosis: history, no autopsy, signed by coroner [signature illegible], 12 September 1934; original records: Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics; database hosted online by familysearch.org (accessed 2014-10-05), FHL film no. 2022228, digital folder no. 004001910, image no. 976.
  5. Canada 1861 Census; Samuel Kilpatrick & Jane M’Kay, Saragh Kilpatrick, Margaret Kilpatrick, and, Mary McLister née Kilpatrick and sons, Robert and William; Prescott, County of Grenville, Canada West; enumeration district no. 2, East Ward; original records: Canada, Census returns for 1861, LAC microfilm C-1026, page 30; records held by Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-25, by subscription).
  6. Kilpatrick family Bible, op. cit.
  7. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, index and images; Certificate of Death: William J. McClister; place of death: Summit County, registration district no. 1224, file no. 13546, primary registration district no. 8493, registered no. 279; died at residence, city of Akron, length of residence where death occurred: 50 years, address: 798 Yale Street, Akron, Ohio; did not serve in U.S. Navy or Army; male, white, widowed, wife: Cora, date of birth: 29 March 1861; age: 78 years, 10 months, 12 days; retired, Firestone Tire Co., last worked at this occupation: 20 years; born in Canada; father: Archibald McLister, born in Ireland; mother: Mary Fitzpatrick [sic], born in Ireland; informant: Clem McClister, Akron, Ohio; buried at Glendale, 13 February 1940; funeral firm: The Billow Co., buried by A.K. [illegible], license no. 320, 118 Ash St., Akron, Ohio; embalmer: H.B. Cox, license no. 3002A; filed 2 February 1940; date of death: 10 February 1940; attended by physician from 2 February 1940 to 10 February 1940, death occurred at 2:00 p.m.; principal cause of death: myocarditis 1 year, chronic nephritis 10 years, diabetes mellitus, 15 years, signed by E.M. Turner[?], 12 February 1940, 1092 O. Main St.; original records: Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics; database hosted online by familysearch.org (accessed 2014-10-05), FHL film no. 2023829, digital folder no. 004035624, image no. 2407.
  8. Thomas’ Buffalo City Directory (Franklin Steam Printing House, June, 1864), pg. 245; digital copy hosted online by ancestry.ca (accessed 2015-04-23).
  9. U.S. 1870 Census; Archibald McLister and family (enumerated as McAllister), Norton township, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 9 June 1870; original records: 1870 US census, population schedules, NARA microfilm M593-1270, page 331B, image 666, records held at National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC; digital copies hosted online by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-25, by subscription).
  10. U.S. 1920 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Ohio; enumerated 13, 14, and 15 January 1920; enumeration district no. 179, supervisor’s district no. 14, sheet 12B; original records: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29 (National Archives, Washington, D.C.); 2004-10-30; confirmed to digitised copies held by ancestry.ca (accessed by subscription).
  11. Kilpatrick family Bible, op. cit.
  12. Salt Lake Telegram, 22 April 1947, pg. 15; digitised by the University of Utah, and hosted online, Utah Digital Newspapers, www.udn.lib.utah.edu (accessed 2014-10-19).
  13. "An Act for enrolling and calling out the national Forces, and for other Purposes," Congressional Record. 37th Cong. 3d. Sess. Ch. 74, 75. 1863. March 3, 1863. Online at The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, & Abolition," http://www.yale.edu/glc/archive/962.htm (accessed 2015-04-24).
  14. Ibid. Note: Local newspapers published accounts of the administration of the draft in Summit County. Several articles, mentioning Norton township, have been transcribed and posted to the newspaper extracts section of this web site.
  15. U.S. 1870 Census; Archibald McLister and family, op. cit.
  16. U.S. 1880 Census; Archibald McLister, Mary Kilpatrick, and family, Dennison, Summit County, Ohio; original records: United States, Census Office, 10th Census of the United States, film T9-1069, page 318B; National Archives, microfilm publications, ref. T0009; database hosted by Family Search, FHL film 1255069, online at www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004-03-10); confirmed to digitised copies held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-25, by subscription).
  17. Perrin, William Henry, ed. History of Summit County, with an Outline Sketch of Ohio. Chicago: Baskin & Battley, 1881.
  18. The Cleveland Daily Leader, "Neighborhood News--Summit County," 15 November 1864, pg. 4; online at www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-22, by subscription).
  19. Kilpatrick family Bible, op. cit.
  20. Canada 1861 Census; Samuel Kilpatrick & Jane M’Kay, Saragh Kilpatrick, Margaret Kilpatrick, and, Mary McLister née Kilpatrick and sons, Robert and William, op. cit.
  21. Canada 1871 Census; Samuel Kilpatrick, wife Jane, son Robert, and grandson Robert McLister, Prescott, Grenville County, Ontario; district no. 69, South Grenville, sub-district B, division, Prescott Town east of Center Street; original data: Census of Canada, 1871; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; microfilm C-10003, page 27, family no. 114; digitised copies held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-25, by subscription).
  22. Kilpatrick family Bible, op. cit.
  23. U.S. 1880 Census; Archibald McLister, Mary Kilpatrick, and family, op. cit.
  24. The Cleveland Daily Leader, "The new post-office at Dennison" 24 March 1866, pg. 2; online at www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-23, by subscription).
  25. The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Township swept by cyclone," 2 August 1884, pg. 1; online at www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-23, by subscription).
  26. Lane, Samuel Alanson. "The M’Lister-Welsh Tragedy," in Fifty Years and Over of Akron and Summit County (Akron, Ohio: Beacon Job Department, 1892), pp. 931-9.
  27. The Akron Beacon Journal, 22 March 1887, pg. 2, col. 4; "Another Case of Death from Grief" (Mary McLister née Kilpatrick (1837-1887); digital copy of death notice from the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Special Collections (2014-09-21).
  28. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 11 January 1890, pg. 5; "Murderer McLister Receives Pardon;" digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2014-10-17, by subscription).
  29. Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 15 January 1890, pg. 1; "M’Lister’s Pardon--Miss Welch Claims That The Letter to the Governor For Release Was a Downright Forgery;" digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2014-10-17, by subscription).
  30. The Salem Daily News (Salem, Ohio), 15 January 1890, pg. 1; "Crooked Work-—Pardon of a Life Convict Secured by Documents Which are Said to be Forgeries;" digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2014-10-17, by subscription).
  31. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 17 January 1890, pg. 4; digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-23, by subscription).
  32. Marriage Record: Marriage License and Return; William John McLister and Cora A. Tinstman, 10 July 1883, Summit County, State of Ohio; original records: Summit County Ohio Probate Court, book 4, pg 336, (2005).
  33. U.S. 1900 Census; William McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 2nd June 1900; supervisor’s district no. 16, enumeration district no. 73, Akron ward 5; original records: US Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the US; archived at National Archives and Records Administration, roll T623-1324, page 3A; digitised copies held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-24, by subscription).
  34. Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958; Robert McLister to Mary Young, 12 November 1891, Summit County, Ohio; LDS record search pilot, Indexing project batch no. M02344-2, ref. p 297; FHL film no. 900968; original records: Marriages records, v. 7-8, 1890-1895, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio; digital copies online at www.familysearch.org (accessed 2011-05-24); confirmed to Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997; Robert McLister and Mary Young; original record: Marriage Record, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio, vol. 7 (1890-1892), pg. 297; database hosted by familysearch.org, FHL film no. 900968, digital folder no. 004017052, image no. 256 (accessed 2014-09-27).
  35. Death index entry, FHL record search pilot, Indexing project batch no. B07104-5, ref. v2 p42, FHL film no. 900949, for Robert Forath [sic] Mclister, born 1892, died 8 September 1892, child of Robert Mclister and Mary Young (www.familysearch.org, accessed 2011-05-24); confirmed to Summit County, Ohio, Death Records, 1866-1908: Robert Foraker McLister, died 3 September 1892, single; age 4 months, 20 days; father: Robert McLister, mother: Mary Young, white, cause of death: lung fever, resided in Summit County; original records: Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Summit County, vol. 2, pg. 42, nos. 189 & 124; database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-24, by subscription).
  36. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914; Samuel Adam McLister, 11th Infantry, Company E; original records: Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls), Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; digitised copies hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-17).
  37. U.S. 1910 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumeration district 0164, visit 0420; posted by Fillows4@aol.com to the OHSUMMIT-L RootsWeb mailing list on 3 Oct 2003; original records: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm T624), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; confirmed to Akron Health Department Birth Records, Mary Isabelle McClister, 19 July 1893, East Liberty, Summit County, Ohio, USA, certificate #3/29, transcribed by NT of Akron, 2005-01-07.
  38. U.S. 1910 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, op. cit.; confirmed to Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003; John Archibald McClister, born 29 July 1895 in East Liberty, Ohio; male, white; father: Robert McClister, mother: Mary Young; residence: East Liberty; registered 10 July 1930, with notation: omitted test filed 10 July 1930; original records: Indexed Record of Births, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio, vol. 4, pg. 310; database hosted by familysearch.org, FHL film no. 900947, digital folder no. 4017056, image no. 560 (accessed 2014-10-06).
  39. The Democratic Standard (Coshocton, Ohio), "Terrible destitution," 25 August 1893, pg. 4; online at www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-23, by subscription).
  40. Summit County, Ohio, Death Records, 1866-1908: two entries: (1) Charles McLister, male, died 12 February 1896, single, age: 26 years, 10 months, 22 days’ died at Sherman, born at Norton, Miner, white, cause of death: lung trouble, lived at Sherman; (2) Charles McLister, male, died 10 March 1896, single, age 26 years, died at Norton, born at Norton, Miner, white, cause of death: arthritis, lived at Sherman; original records: Record of Deaths, Probate Court, Summit County, vol. 2, pg. 80, no. 208 (1), and vol. 2, pg. 92, no. 188 (2); database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-24, by subscription).
  41. Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, Ohio), “Skull of a Corpse Crushed,” 20 February 1896, pg. 1; and, The Salem Daily News (Salem, Ohio), “Mutilated a Corpse—A Sad Runaway at an Akron Funeral,” 18 February 1896, pg. 5; digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2014-10-17, by subscription).
  42. Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997; A. Mclister, 28 July 1896 at Sherman, Ohio; born 1820 in Canada [sic]; Miner, white, widowed; original records: Death records, 1870-1908, Summit County, Ohio, Probate Judge; digitised copies held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Indexing project batch no. B07104-2,  ref. v 2 p 92; FHL film no. 900949; online at www.familysearch.org (accessed 2011-05-04).
  43. Find a Grave memorial no. 38955617; Archie McClister, born 12 February 1819, died 27 July 1896; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio; contributed by Margaret Gunn, 1 July 2009; online at www.findagrave.com (accessed 2014-09-21).
  44. I am indebted to Linde Lunney for her insights on the hardship and heartache endured both by emigrants and the people whom they left in Ireland over the course of three centuries, which she offers in her article, "Aghadowey, Rev. James McGregor and the 1718 Emigration: Local Causes, Local Effects," in the 2014 edition of the Ulster Historical Foundation's journal, Familia.
  45. Find a Grave memorial no. 38959255; Robert McLister (1859-1934) and Mary McLister née Young (1870-1952), Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio; contributed by Margaret Gunn to Find a Grave, online at findagrave.com, 1 July 2009 (accessed 2014-09-16).

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