Robert McLister (1859–1934)

Robert McLister was born on the 4th May, 1859, at Prescott, Canada West (Ontario) [source nos. 1, 2]. He was the first child of Archibald McLister (1819-1896) and Mary Kilpatrick (1837-1887). [3]

Archie McLister was a native of the county Antrim, and Mary Kilpatrick spent the first ten years of her life in Lislea townland, parish of Kilrea, county Londonderry. Mary's family fled the Great Famine in 1847; two of her brothers and her aunt died during the sea voyage, or shortly after their arrival in Canada.

Archibald and Mary were married in Prescott in 1858. [4] After the births of Robert's brothers, Willie John and Daniel, the family moved to Summit County, Ohio, in 1863. [5] During the remainder of the 1860s and into the '70s, they lived near Norton Center, where Robert's father worked as a railroad labourer.  During this period, Mary was raising Willie John, Daniel, Samuel, and Charles, while Robert spent much of his childhood living in Prescott with his maternal grandparents, Samuel Kilpatrick (c.1810-1894) and Jane M'Kay (c.1806-1886). [6,7] His maternal uncle was Robert Gordon Kilpatrick (1851-1928).

When the 1880 census was enumerated, Robert's father was fifty-six years old and working as a labourer. Three more children had been added to the family, Arthur, Sarah, and Minnie. With eight children, and three working men, Robert's mother was kept very busy with running the household. Robert and his brother, William, were employed as miners, [8] almost certainly with the Norton Coal Company in the village of Dennison (later known as Sherman), where the family lived.

Disaster struck on the 29th November, 1884. For nearly two years, trouble had been brewing between Robert and a local fellow—a childhood friend, and coworker—named Joseph Welsh. In March, 1882, the two young men had come to blows in a saloon at Dennison. Since then, they had managed to keep their distance. However, over the ensuing twenty-one months, secrets and slights were parlayed by gossips masquerading as well meaning friends. Robert had taken to carrying a revolver "in case of," and so the ground work for a tragedy was laid.

On the date above mentioned, Robert was enjoying an evening of drinking and sing-along with friends at the saloon of Thomas Williams in Dennison. In spite of their respective efforts to avoid one another, Joseph Welsh arrived, to partake of a glass of beer. After downing his drink, Joseph flung the glass at Robert, narrowly missing his head. Witnesses stated that Joseph made a motion as if to reach for something from his hip pocket, upon which, Robert took out his revolver and fired three or four shots at Joseph. Just twenty-seven years of age, young Welsh expired on the spot.

Robert McLister was arrested that night at the home of his parents. He was committed to jail, to await his trial on three charges pertaining to first degree murder. The trial commenced on the 9th February, 1885, and concluded 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. [9]

Twenty-one months into his incarceration, Robert's maternal grandmother, Jane Kilpatrick née McKay, died at St. Thomas, Ontario. [10] Five months later, his mother died in Norton township. The death notice, published in The Akron Beacon Journal, lamented "another case of death from grief," in that Mary McLister had "suffered untold agony of heart" on the heels of her son's misadventure. The family was comforted not least by "the deepest sympathy of a very large circle of friends," but also by a widely held conviction that Robert had been sentenced too harshly. [11]

This public support resulted in a "numerously signed" petition to the State Board of Pardons. The Board, in turn, submitted its recommendation to Governor Foraker to grant an unconditional pardon to Robert McLister, which was issued in January, 1890. [12] This release was not without controversy, however. The petition 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. [13] Though Mary and her relatives, then living in Massillon, called for an investigation, [14] and the letter was vouched as original and correct [15], the matter seems to have faded from public view.

Without the 1890 census, which was destroyed by fire in 1921, we do not know where Robert made landfall after his release. However, on the 12th November, 1891, he married Mary Young (1870-1952), the daughter of his former boss at the Norton Coal Company. They were married by the Rev. J.F. Shepherd, probably at or near Akron. [16] The newlyweds made their home in East Liberty, just south of Akron, in Green township.

Robert Foraker McLister d1892

Robert's and Mary's first child,  Robert Foraker—undoubtedly, the child's middle name a nod to Governor Foraker—was born on the 13th April, 1892. Sadly, Robbie died of lung fever on the 3rd September, 1892. [17] The bereaved parents buried their wee infant  in East Liberty Cemetery, erecting a gravestone to his memory. [18]

Two more children were born to Robert and Mary at East Liberty: Mary Isabelle, on the 19th July, 1893, [19] and John Archibald, on the 29th July, 1895 [20]. Between these two happy events, Robert's brother, Charles, and his father, Archy, died at Sherman (formerly Dennison) within months of each other. Charles died in February, 1896, at the young age of twenty-six years, succumbing to lung trouble and arthritis, [21] while Archy lived to the venerable age of seventy-seven years, dying in August, 1896. [22] Father and son had continued to work as miners in Norton township until their deaths.

Robert's and Mary's next child, Ferne Adelle, was born on the 18th August, 1897, at Manchester, in New Franklin township [23], and Samuel Edward was born at Akron on the 21st September, 1899 [24]. When the 1900 census was enumerated, the family lived at 104 Stanton Avenue in Akron, and Robert worked as an electrician. [25] The sixth, and last, child, William Kennneth, was on the 30th January, 1902. [26]

On the 18th April, 1903, Robert started work with the Firestone Company, as one of the original group of employees. His first job was curing carriage tires, earning 16¢ an hour. [27,28,29]

The first of Robert's and Mary's children to marry was Ferne Adelle, to Russell Perry Hartz (1897-1951), in July, 1919. Russell was a native of Akron and worked as an auto mechanic [30] prior to obtaining a position at Firestone [31]. Ferne's and Russell's first child, Kenneth Russell Hartz, [32] was Robert's and Mary's first grandchild.

Next to marry was Mary Isabelle, to Joseph Lee Miller (1887-1949) in April, 1920. Joseph was a native of Washington County, Pennsylvania, and was employed by Firestone. [33] Samuel Edward married Thelma Waive King in 1924, and worked as a window trimmer in the display department of the M. O'Neil Company. [34] In 1925, William Kenneth married Mary Veronica Cully;  William worked at Firestone, [35] but would go on to own and operate the Kenmore recreation parlors. [36] John Archibald remained a bachelor, pursued graduate studies in political science at Harvard, and served as a political aide to Akron congressman, William H. Ayres. [37]

For a number of years, Robert and Mary lived at 14 Stanton Avenue, before their final move to 2242 Fourteenth Avenue in the Kenmore district. [38,39]

After an eventful life, Robert McLister died at home on the 10th September, 1934, as noticed by the following announcement published in The Akron Beacon Journal:

     McCLISTER--–Robert, age 75 years, of 2242 14th
   st., died Sept. 10. Survived by wife, Mary; sons,
   John, S.E. and W.K. McClister; daughters, Mrs. Mary
   Miller and Mrs. Ferne Hartz; three brothers, two
   sisters, eight grandchildren. He was a member of
   the Masonic lodge for 50 years. Funeral services
   Thursday, 2 p. m., from the Miller Avenue Reformed
   church, Rev. Mr. Snepp and Rev. Mr. Hennessey
   officiating. Burial Wadsworth, O. (The Campfield-
   Hickman Co.) [40]

... followed by this obituary, in the next day's edition of the same paper:

   ROBERT McCLISTER DIES WHILE READING
   Retired Firestone Employe [sic] Succumbs At Home;
     Funeral Thursday
     While he was reading his newspaper late Monday,
   Robert McClister, one of the original employes [sic]
   of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., slumped in his
   chair and died. His residence is at 2242 14th st.
   NW, Kenmore district.
     Although he had been retired for the last 10
   years, Mr. McClister was well known to Firestone
   employees, where he worked for many years. In his
   book entitled, “Men and Rubber,” Harvey S.
   Firestone, sr., wrote about Mr. McClister as one
   of the original group of Firestone employees.
     He was prominent as one of the founders and
   trustees of Miller Av. Reformed church and had
   been a member of Wadsworth Masonic lodge for more
   than half a century.
   Widow, Children Survive
     He leaves his widow, Mary McClister, two
   daughters, Mrs. J.L. Miller and Mrs. R.P. Hartz,
   three sons, William, proprietor of the Kenmore
   recreation parlors, Samuel of the M. O’Neil Co.,
   and John, former professor at Marshall college,
   three brothers, William and Arthur, of Akron,
   and Samuel of Long Beach, Cal., and two sisters,
   Mrs. George Ayliffe of Long Beach and Mrs. A.
   Keagle of Akron.
     His funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
   Thursday, at Miller Av. Reformed church with Rev.
   S.E. Snepp of Dayton, and Rev. J. Hennessy
   officiating. Burial will be in Wadsworth. [41]

Robert's wife survived him by nearly eighteen years. The following obituary noticed the passing of Mary McLister née Young:

   Mrs. McClister, Judge Emmons’ Aunt, Dies
     Mrs. Mary McClister, 28, aunt of Common Pleas
   Judge Claude V. D. Emmons, died Friday at the
   home of a daughter, Mrs. Mary I. Miller of 1403
   Geneva av.
     She had been living there since becoming ill
   about two years ago. Her home was 411 Grace av.
     A resident of Summit County 30 years, Mrs.
   McClister was a native of Venango County,
   Pennsylvania. She was the widow of Robert, one
   of the first 12 employes of the Firestone Tire &
   Rubber Co.
     For many years she was pianist and Sunday
   School teacher at Miller Av. Reformed Church.
     Mrs. McClister also leaves another daughter,
   Mrs. Ferne A. Hartz of Long Beach, Cal.; two
   sons, John A. and Samuel E.; eight (?) grand-
   children, and 11 great-grandchildren.
     Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday at the
   Hummel Funeral Home.  Burial (?) will be in
   [illegible] Cemetery, Wadsworth. Friends may
   call at the funeral home after 1 p. m. Sunday.
   [42]

mcclister mary nee young 1952

Robert McLister (1859-1934) and Mary McLister née Young (1870-1952).
Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio.
Source no. 43: Find a Grave memorial no. 38959255,
contributed by Margaret Gunn, 2009-07-01.

Sources:

  1. Kilpatrick family Bible, inscribed by Samuel Kilpatrick (c.1810-1894) and Jane McKay (c.1806-1886).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Elizabeth Hancocks, C.G., compiler and editor. County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada. Vol. XX: 20: Leeds & Grenville. Agincourt, Ontario: Generation Press, Inc., 1987.
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. U.S. 1880 Census; Archibald McLister, Mary Kilpatrick, and family, Dennison, Summit County, Ohio, op. cit.
  9. 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.
  10. St Thomas Cemetery Company, e-mail dated 16 Mar 2004: Jane died on 10 October 1886 at the home of her son, R.G. Kilpatrick; confirmed to death notice, published in the 11 October 1886 edition of the St. Thomas Daily Times newspaper (2004-03-16).
  11. 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).
  12. 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).
  13. 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).
  14. 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).
  15. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), 17 January 1890, pg. 4; digitised newspapers hosted by www.newspapers.com (accessed 2015-04-23, by subscription)
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. Find a Grave memorial no. 85966892, "Robert F., son of R. & M. McLister, died Sep. 3, 1892, aged 3 Ms. & 22Ds"; buried in East Liberty Cemetery, Green, Summit County, Ohio; contributed by Reggie Ashley Watson, 28 February 2012; online at www.findagrave.com (accessed 2014-10-04).
  19. 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.
  20. 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).
  21. Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997; Charles Mclister, died 12 February 1896, age 26 (born 1870) at Norton, Miner, white, single; LDS record search pilot, Indexing project batch no. B07104-2, ref. v 2 p 80; FHL film no. 900949: Death records, 1870-1908, Summit County, Ohio, Probate Judge; online at www.familysearch.org (accessed 2011-05-24).
  22. 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).
  23. U.S. 1910 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, op. cit.; confirmed to Marriage Record No. 30305, Ferne Adelle McClister and Russell Perry Hartz, 20 July 1919 (license), 26 July 1919 (ceremony), marriage solemnized by the Rev. H.J. Rohrbaugh, Summit County, Ohio, USA, original records: roll #24, book 35, Summit County Probate Court, Marriage Records 1918-1928, application No. 607.
  24. U.S. 1910 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, op. cit.; confirmed to Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962; Samuel Edward Mclister, born 21 September 1899; Akron, Summit County, Ohio; son of Robert Mclister and Mary Vongunton [sic]; LDS record search pilot, Indexing project batch no. C03969-6, ref v4 p169; FHL film no. 900947: Birth records 1866-1908, and index 1869-1908, v. 3-4, 1890-1908, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio; digital copies online at www.familysearch.org (accessed 2011-05-04); and, Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003; Birth records, 1866-1908, with index, 1869-1908; Samuel Edward McLister, born 31 [sic] September 1899, Akron, Summit County, son of Robert McLister and Mary Vongunton [sic], residence: South Akron, Ohio; original data: Record of Births, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio, vol. 4, pg. 169, no. 67; database hosted by familysearch.org, FHL film no. 900947, digital folder no. 004017056, image no. 420 (accessed 2014-10-04).
  25. U.S. 1900 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 9th June 1900; supervisor’s district no. 16, enumeration district no. 81, Akron ward 6; original records: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the US; archived at National Archives and Records Administration, roll T623_1324, page 14B; digitised copies held by ancestry.ca (accessed 2011-05-24, by subscription).
  26. U.S. 1910 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, op. cit.; confirmed to Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003; Birth records, 1866-1908, with index, 1869-1908; William K McClister, born 30 January 1902, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, son of Robert McClister and Mary Young of 104 Stanton; original data: Record of Births, Probate Court, Summit County, Ohio, vol. 4, pg. 175, no. 960; database hosted by familysearch.org, FHL film no. 900947, digital folder 004017056, image 426 (accessed 2014-10-07).
  27. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, index and images; Certificate of Death: Robert McClister, op. cit.
  28. India Rubber & Tire Review (journal), published by the India Rubber Review Company, Vol. XIX (1919); re: employment of Robert McLister (1859-1934) and William John McClister (1861-1940).
  29. The Magazine of Business, Vol. XLIX (A.W. Shaw Company Division of the McGraw Hill Publishing Company, 1926).
  30. Marriage Record No. 30305; Ferne Adelle McClister and Russell Perry Hartz; 20 July 1919 (license), 26 July 1919 (ceremony), marriage solemnized by the Rev. H.J. Rohrbaugh; Summit County, Ohio, USA; original records: roll #24, book 35, Summit County Probate Court, Marriage Records 1918-1928.
  31. U.S. 1920 Census; Russell Hartz and Ferne Hartz née McClister, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 7 January 1920; supervisor’s district 14, enumeration district 213, pg. 9B, image 174; source: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 (NARA microfilm T625-1440), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; digtal copies hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-22, by subscription).
  32. Akron Health Department Birth Records, Kenneth Russell Hartz, 22 May 1920, Akron, Ohio, USA, certificate no. 2168; transcribed by N.T. of Akron (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  33. Marriage License Application and Marriage Certificate; Joseph Lee Miller and Mary Isabelle McClister; 3 April 1920; Summit County, Ohio; no. 32912, roll no. 25, 1919-1920 Marriage Records, Summit County - Probate Court, book 36, pg. 308; photocopy from N.T. (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  34. Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980; Samuel Edward McClister and Thelma Waive King;  Marriage Record no. 45, pg. 123 (Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division); database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-19, by subscription).
  35. Marriage Record; William Kenneth McClister and Mary Veronica Cully; 7 October 1925; Akron, Summit County, Ohio; original records: Summit County, Ohio, Probate Court, book 47, pg 350; transcribed by N.T. of Akron (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  36. The Akron Beacon Journal, “Robert McClister Dies While Reading”, 11 September 1934, pg. 25.
  37. The President’s Report, Harvard University (1926) listed John Archibald McClister as the Ozias Goodwin Memorial Fellow, Government, second-year graduate student (pg. 107).
  38. The Akron Beacon Journal, John McLister (obituary), Akron, Ohio, USA, 12 January 1972, pg. F5.
  39. U.S. 1920 Census; Robert McLister and family, Akron, Ohio, op. cit.
  40. The Akron Beacon Journal, Robert McLister (death notice), Akron, Ohio, USA, 11 September 1934, pg. 26.
  41. The Akron Beacon Journal, “Robert McClister Dies While Reading,” 11 September 1934, pg. 25.
  42. The Akron Beacon Journal, “Mrs. McClister, Judge Emmons’ Aunt, Dies,” Akron, Ohio, USA, 24 May 1952, pg. 14.
  43. 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, online at findagrave.com, 1 July 2009 (accessed 2014-09-16); biographical details: born 10 January 1870, Venango County, Pennsylvania; died 23 May 1952, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; wife of Robert McClister; daughter of John and Isabelle Taylor Young; buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, USA. Notes: (1) Birth date and place, and names of parents, should be confirmed. (2) Robert McClister’s name and details are inscribed on this headstone, also; however, in the photograph, the shade of a shrub obscures the inscription.

This page was published on the 27th April 2015, and edited on the 15th December (to correct the year of census from 1900 to 1890, in the tenth paragraph).

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