Person:Catherine McCarthy (1)

Catherine Sidney McCarthy
b.27 Oct 1844 Pennsylvania
  • HIra A. McLain1838 - 1894
  • WCatherine Sidney McCarthy1844 - 1913
m. 18 Apr 1861
  1. Harry H. McLain1862 - 1947
  2. Alva McLain1863 - 1919
  3. Jeremiah McLainAbt 1866 -
  4. John E. McLain1869 - 1871
  5. Charles Ezra McLain1871 -
  6. Richard W. McLain1874 - 1961
  7. Carl McLain1876 - 1876
  8. Frederic McLain1878 - 1922
  9. Alfred Pherris McLain1881 - 1963
  10. Robert K. McLain1890 - 1980
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Catherine Sidney McCarthy
Gender Female
Birth[4] 27 Oct 1844 Pennsylvania
Marriage 18 Apr 1861 Camden, Hillsdale County, Michiganto Ira A. McLain
Death[5][6] 1 Mar 1913 Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio
Burial[7] Pleasant View Cemetery, Nettle Lake, Northwest twp, Williams Co, OH

1900 Census of Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio

            Name                                  sex    birth       age   married    kids  live      Born   FB     MB

76-76 McLain, Catherine Head F Oct. 1844 55 wd 10 8 PA PA PA

               Fredrick                  Son    M   July 1878  21         S                               OH      PA     PA
               Robert K.                Son    M   Mar 1890   10         S                               OH     PA     PA

1910 Census of Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio p. 122A

              Name                                sex  age  married   kids  live          born  FB    MB    occupation

12-13 McLain, Sidney C. head F 64 Wd 10 8 PA PA PA

                        Fred               son      M    30        S                                  OH    PA    M         FarmerI
                        Robert K.       son      M    20        S                                  OH    PA    MI        Farm Labor

Called her Aunt Sid.

Louise McLain Shambaugh has that her last name was McCarty

Marion Watt has: SOURCE CITATION:

  Page: Page 19 - 20
  Date: 11 Jul 1997
  Text: !Catherine Sidney McCarthy, born in Lewiston, October 27, 1844, came to Northwest Township with her parents at eight years of age .  She attended District Number 7 School near the original Jacob Kintigh home and store."
          She was married at the age of sixteen to Ira Alzinus McLain, a neighbor farm boy, and immediately embarked on a serious career as homemaker, mother, nurse and manager of a comples household.  For the first twelve years she was never without extra dependent relatives in her home, and was never to live entirely alone.
          She never enjoyed the pleasure and convience of any modern household utility. She never had a mechanical washing machine of any type, and patiently rubbed each piece clean on a common washboard.
          There was no telephone in her home.  Fuel was universall y wood and the ashes were stored in a discarded cracker barrel out in the yard where they were watersoaked and gradually leached out,      producing a lye solution used in  making of soap.
          She mothered ten sons - her productive period extending over twenty eight years - all of whom were never home at the same time.
          Her entire life was fraught with adversity, poverty, illness and grief, but with innate resourcefullness, she surmounted the obstacles which plagued the routine existence of most pioneer rural housewives.
    As the wife of an itinerate preacher, she was a dependable, confident and forthright councellor.  A calm, tactful individual, she gained the respect of all with whom she made contact."
  Title: THE HILLS of HOME
  Author: Robert K. Mclain

Richard Turnock has that she was born Oct. 27, 1844 in Lewiston, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania and that she died March 2, 1914.

  1. Gail McLain.
  2. GenServ file smid7nr individual 4795.
  3. Cecelia Headley Hinkle. Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio Cemetery Records
    p. 137.
  4. Cecelia Headley Hinkle. Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio Cemetery Records
    p. 137.
  5. Cecelia Headley Hinkle. Northwest Township, Williams County, Ohio Cemetery Records
    p. 137.
  6. Ohio Death Certificate Index at
  7. Information received from Louise McLain Shambaugh.