14. James3 McGhee (Elizabeth2 Linn, Andrew1)(202) was born in Liberty Twp., Centre Co., PA October 26, 1823. James died August 8, 1912 in Beech Creek, PA, at 88 years of age. His body was interred in Beech Creek, PA, Hays-Fearon.(203)
He married Frances 'Fannie' Gunsallus. Frances was born 1836. Frances(204) was the daughter of James Gunsallus and Rachel Masden. Frances died 1892 at 56 years of age. Her body was interred in Beech Creek, PA, Hays-Fearon.(205) Frances was their eldest daughter (01409:6). __________________________Further Research Required Source 01409:6 questions whether the name of Frances' mother was Rachel or Sarah. Maybe her given name as Sarah Rachel or Rachel Sarah: whatever the case, the question as to her proper name needs an answer.
James's occupation: Carpenter.
By 1860, James McGhee had become a journeyman carpenter (00853:31). James died at the Bellevue Hotel and is buried in the Hays-Fearon cemetery (01409:6). Also, according to source 01409:6, he had made his home with his daughter [editor's note: probably after his wife's death some twenty years precedent to his own]. __________________________Further Research Required Source 01409:6 references the History of Beech Creek, page 81, the Lock Haven Express of August 10, 1912 and #3191 Clinton Co., Wills index. If the preceding reference to the History of Beech Creek is indeed referring to the 1981 book by Harry and Vera Lingle, then it should be noted that Brian Linn has looked that up and there is no mention of James and Frances McGhee; however, there is a reference to Frances' parents on page 80. Source 01409:6 states that "according to James' death notice he was the eldest son of four children." A copy of the death notice should be obtained and an attempt to identify the fourth child should be made.
James McGhee and Frances 'Fannie' Gunsallus had the following children:
72 i. William4 McGhee(206) was born circa 1856. William died before 1913.
+ 73 ii. Robert Rothrock McGhee was born February 2, 1859.
+ 74 iii. Oscar McGhee was born July 19, 1864.
+ 75 iv. Clara Emma McGhee was born 1869.
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