John McAleese
(1851-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary A. Patterson

John McAleese 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 10 Mar 1851, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 2 3 5
  • Marriage (1): Mary A. Patterson
  • Died: 12 Jul 1916, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 65 2 3
  • Buried: 15 Jul 1916, Pittsburgh: Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LJBM-T64.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Ross and Diamond Streets, Pittsburgh, PA on 6 Aug 1896 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 4

2. Book: Biographical Review Volume XXIV, 1897. 5
JOHN McALEESE, warden of the Allegheny County jail, was born in Pittsburgh, March 10, 1851, son of JAMES and JACOBINA (ZEBLER) McALEESE. The father, who was born in Scotland in 1811, emigrated to the U. S. when about 15 years old .He and his brother JOHN were the only members of the family to come to America. He settled in what is now the Thirteenth Ward of Pittsburgh. After following the trade of blacksmith for a time, he worked in the coal mines. He retired from active labor during the Civil War, and died in 1881 .He was one of the earliest supporters of the Republican party in this section, joining the organization during the Fremont campaign. His wife, JACOBINA, who was born in Germany in 1822, daughter of JACOB ZEBLER, was brought by her parents to the U. S. when she was two years old. JACOB ZEBLER settled in Pittsburgh, and was a gardener by occupation .Both parents were reared in the Methodist faith, and became members of that church. JAMES and JACOBINA McALEESE had five sons and five daughters. Of these seven are living, namely: JAMES, a member of the Pittsburgh Fire Department; DANIEL, who for many years has been foreman for Evan Jones, a contractor; MARY, the wife of THOMAS JONES, of Mount Washington, Pa.; CAROLINE, the wife of HENRY GAITHER, a machinist and millwright of Youngstown, Ohio; LOUISA, who married JOHN ROBB BLOOMFIELD, a carpenter of this city; ELIZABETH, the wife of GEORGE T. FLEMING, who resides upon a farm in New Florence, Westmoreland County, and is a bookkeeper; and JOHN, the subject of this sketch.

JOHN McALEESE was educated in the public schools. When a young an he learned the carpenter's trade, and afterward worked at it as a journeyman for about five years .Then he served in the fire department for 16 years, having charge of Engine Company No. 5. Afterward he was Inspector of Police of the First District .Since October, 1891, he has been warden of the Allegheny County jail.

On June 1, 1871, MR. McALEESE wedded MARY A. PATTERSON, daughter of JAMES and MARY PATTERSON, of Pittsburgh .His children are: JAMES, TILLIE, CAROLINE, and JOHN .CAROLINE is now the wife of WALTER BEECHER, a bookkeeper at the Duquesne Bank .In politics MR. McALEESE is a Republican .He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and of the Heptosophs.


John married Mary A. Patterson. (Mary A. Patterson was born on 13 Sep 1853 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA,6 7 died on 1 Oct 1936 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA 6 7 and was buried on 3 Oct 1936 in Pittsburgh: Allegheny Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 6 7.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 48524. Caroline McAleese Beecher. Father John McAleese. Mother Mary A. Patterson.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65156785.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 76367. John McAleese. Father James McAleese. Mother Jacobine Jieble.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHX2-YHZ George R Beecher and Frances Walton Halla, 1949.

5 Biographical Review Volume XXIV, Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Pittsburgh and the Vicinity Pa (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company 1897), Page 90, biography of John McAleese.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65156800.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 88041. Mary Patterson McAleese. Father James Patterson. Mother Mary Calhoun. Spouse John McAleese.



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