Tordiff

Descendants of Joseph Tordiff

Submitted by Barbara SheaBarbar

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH TORDIFF was born January 06, 1811 in Holme Cultram, Cumberland County, England, and died March 05, 1877 in Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio. He married SARAH BURROWS July 11, 1830 in St. Bees/ St. Bega Priory Church Cumberland County England. She was born 1810 in Whitehaven, Cumberland County, England, and died September 20, 1875 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOSEPH TORDIFF:
Immigration: 1864, England to Quebec to New York Then about 1854 to Ohio
Interesting item: George Washington’s grandmother lived and is buried in Whitehaven

Children of JOSEPH TORDIFF and SARAH BURROWS are:
i. WILLIAM2 TORDIFF, b. Bet. 1831 – 1832.

More About WILLIAM TORDIFF:
Christening: March 11, 1832, Saint James Church Whitehaven, Cumberland County England
Immigration: 1849, England to Quebec to New York
Residence: New York His daughter sang in the Metropolitan Opera

ii. ELIZABETH TORDIFF, b. 1832, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England; d. Bet. 1832 – 1837, England.

More About ELIZABETH TORDIFF:
Christening: March 04, 1832, St. James Church Whitehaven, Cumberland, Engalnd

2. iii. ELIZABETH TORDIFF, b. January 25, 1837, Auckland, St. Andrew, Durham, England; d. June 28, 1915, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.
3. iv. JOHN TORDIFF, b. May 23, 1841, Cumberland County, England; d. June 24, 1924, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio.

Generation No. 2

2. ELIZABETH2 TORDIFF (JOSEPH1) was born January 25, 1837 in Auckland, St. Andrew, Durham, England, and died June 28, 1915 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio. She married JOHN MCGOWAN SR July 11, 1857 in St. Mary’s Church Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio. He was born November 19, 1818 in Kilmegan Parish County Down Ireland, and died November 19, 1896 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About ELIZABETH TORDIFF:
Burial: St Mary’s Cemetery Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Christening: St James, Whitehaven, Cumberland Engand
Immigration: 1849, England to Quebec to New York Then about 1854 to Ohio

More About JOHN MCGOWAN SR:
Burial: St Mary Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Occupation: Coal Miner

Children of ELIZABETH TORDIFF and JOHN SR are:
4. i. JOHN MCGOWAN3 JR, b. March 13, 1858, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 26, 1926, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.
5. ii. SARAH MCGOWAN, b. March 04, 1860, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 13, 1941, Lawrence County, Ohio.
iii. LORIMUM MCGOWAN, b. September 01, 1863; d. October 02, 1863.
6. iv. JOSEPH X. MCGOWAN, b. Bet. 1864 – 1866, Kentucky; d. 1942, Ohio.
v. JAMES MCGOWAN, b. April 16, 1867; d. 1947.
vi. ELIZABETH MCGOWAN, b. November 07, 1869; d. 1947.

vii. HENRY MCGOWAN, b. September 06, 1872; d. January 19, 1903.

More About HENRY MCGOWAN:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Smallpox
Occupation: Coal miner

7. viii. BERNARD MCGOWAN, b. March 01, 1875, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 24, 1962, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.
ix. WILLIAM XAVIER MCGOWAN, b. November 27, 1880; d. January 26, 1881.
x. WILLIAM MCGOWAN JR, b. 1882.

3. JOHN2 TORDIFF (JOSEPH1) was born May 23, 1841 in Cumberland County, England, and died June 24, 1924 in Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio. He married MARY ANN WOODY January 10, 1865 in Greenupsburg, Kentucky. She was born September 24, 1842 in West Virginia, and died April 09, 1906 in Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOHN TORDIFF:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Pulmonary embolism
Immigration: 1849, England to Quebec to New York Then about 1854 to Ohio
Military service: 1861, Drummer boy Union Army Civil War
Naturalization: August 06, 1868, Lawrence County Ohio
Occupation: Coal miner–Scherer-Hughes

More About MARY ANN WOODY:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

Children of JOHN TORDIFF and MARY WOODY are:
i. ANNE M.3 TORDIFF, b. December 18, 1865, Coalto, Kentucky; d. May 22, 1919, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About ANNE M. TORDIFF:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

ii. JOSEPH FORD TORDIFF, b. August 01, 1867; d. October 23, 1923, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. AMY GAYE KELLOGG, March 12, 1910; b. May 25, 1881, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. June 13, 1930, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOSEPH FORD TORDIFF:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton Ohio

More About AMY GAYE KELLOGG:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

iii. SARAH EFFIE (SADIE)TORDIFF, b. October 08, 1869, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. February 10, 1951, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky; m. NATHAN ISIAH CULBERTSON, 1898, New Castle Ohio; d. October 24, 1912.

More About SARAH EFFIE (SADIE)TORDIFF:
Burial: Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky

iv. HATTIE MAE TORDIFF, b. September 03, 1871, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. September 12, 1949, Hanging Rock, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. WILLIAM T. KLEINMAN, 1890; b. January 01, 1868; d. December 24, 1947, Hanging Rock, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About HATTIE MAE TORDIFF:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

More About WILLIAM T. KLEINMAN:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

v. JOHN EVERETT TORDIFF, b. June 08, 1874; m. MARY E. HASKINS.
vi. CHARLES FRANKLIN TORDIFF, b. June 15, 1876, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. July 26, 1950, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. ORA FIENNA DAVIDSON, March 30, 1898; b. October 18, 1881, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. April 24, 1957, Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About CHARLES FRANKLIN TORDIFF:
Burial: Woodland Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

vii. MARY EMMA TORDIFF, b. October 20, 1880, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. Ironton Ohio, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SCHERER; b. Hanging Rock, Lawrence County, Ohio.

Generation No. 3

4. JOHN MCGOWAN3 JR (ELIZABETH2 TORDIFF, JOSEPH1) was born March 13, 1858 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio, and died May 26, 1926 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio. He married MARY THERESA HOLTZ May 20, 1879 in St. Mary’s Church Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio, daughter of MICHAEL HOLTZ and THERESA WEBER. She was born March 19, 1860 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio, and died January 28, 1939 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOHN MCGOWAN JR:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Congestive Heart Failure (Dropsy)
Occupation: Coal Miner

More About MARY THERESA HOLTZ:
Burial: St Mary Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Interesting item: Marriage license gives name as Nart Loetz

Children of JOHN JR and MARY HOLTZ are:
i. JOHN4 MCGOWAN, b. May 21, 1879, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 21, 1879, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOHN MCGOWAN:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Stillborn

ii. JOSEPH MCGOWAN, b. July 16, 1880, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. June 08, 1881, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOSEPH MCGOWAN:
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

iii. JAMES MCGOWAN, b. May 14, 1882, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. February 25, 1883, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.
iv. MARY ELIZABETH MCGOWAN, b. March 27, 1884, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. January 31, 1977, Millersburg, Ohio.

More About MARY ELIZABETH MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Heart Attack

v. ROSE ANNE MCGOWAN, b. August 16, 1886, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. October 11, 1921, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. LEONARD FERDINAND SCHWAB JR, September 29, 1908, St. Mary’s Church, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; b. August 16, 1883, Ironton Ohio; d. 1956.

More About ROSE ANNE MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Hemmorage from miscarriage

vi. SARAH URSULA MCGOWAN, b. December 15, 1888, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. February 27, 1965, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About SARAH URSULA MCGOWAN:
Additional Information: Bought the property of John McGowan Jr. for $500 in the 1920’s
Burial: St Mary Cemetery Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Sun Stroke

vii. ELIZABETH CATHERINE (AUNT LIZZIE) MCGOWAN, b. June 15, 1891, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 31, 1967, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About ELIZABETH CATHERINE (AUNT LIZZIE) MCGOWAN:
urial: St Mary Cemetery Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Stroke
Foster Parent: Granted guardianship of children of Anna/Killian McGowan after Anna’s death.
Occupation: Clerk Hannan’s Grocery
Special Talent: Played organ St. Mary’s Church

viii. ANNA CLARE MCGOWAN, b. October 15, 1893, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. March 08, 1928, Marting Hospital, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio at 1 AM; m. KILLIAN AMBROSE LUTZ, June 27, 1917, St. Mary’s Church Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; b. March 04, 1890, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. April 13, 1953, Hamiliton Park Nursing Home, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

More About ANNA CLARE MCGOWAN:
Burial: St Mary Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Gangrene Bowel Obstruction

More About KILLIAN AMBROSE LUTZ:
Additional Information: Anne Clare McGowan was his first wife.
Burial: April 17, 1953, St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Stroke Death cert informant Killian Francis Lutz
Military service: World War I Private 1st Class 68th Infantry
Occupation: Miner Belfort Mill

ix. AGNES CECILIA MCGOWAN, b. February 19, 1899, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. April 28, 1901, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio.
x. GERTRUDE FRANCES MCGOWAN, b. June 20, 1902, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. January 16, 1988, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. FREDERICK A. KLINE SR, October 24, 1928, St. Mary’s Church, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; b. 1902, Pine Creek, Ohio; d. 1985, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About GERTRUDE FRANCES MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Heart Attack

More About FREDERICK A. KLINE SR:
Burial: Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

5. SARAH3 MCGOWAN (ELIZABETH2 TORDIFF, JOSEPH1) was born March 04, 1860 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died May 13, 1941 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She married JOSEPH MICHAEL HOLTZ May 06, 1884 in Lawrence County, Ohio, son of MICHAEL HOLTZ and THERESA WEBER. He was born December 11, 1857 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died July 26, 1937 in Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About SARAH MCGOWAN:
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

More About JOSEPH MICHAEL HOLTZ:
Burial: July 28, 1937, Calvary Cemetery Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Dysentery
Occupation: Coal Miner

Children of SARAH MCGOWAN and JOSEPH HOLTZ are:
i. ELIZABETH H.4 HOLTZ, b. August 1885, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. 1928, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

More About ELIZABETH H. HOLTZ:
Date born 2: August 1885
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

ii. JOHN JOSEPH HOLTZ, b. July 15, 1890, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. September 15, 1975, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio; m. MARY ELLEN COMPLIMENT; b. May 30, 1891, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. July 02, 1970, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOHN JOSEPH HOLTZ:
Date born 2: July 15, 1890
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio

iii. MARY AGNES HOLTZ, b. September 05, 1897, Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. July 1990, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio; m. WILLIAM CANNON, Aft. 1915; b. September 1897.

More About MARY AGNES HOLTZ:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Cancer

6. JOSEPH X.3 MCGOWAN (ELIZABETH2 TORDIFF, JOSEPH1) was born Bet. 1864 – 1866 in Kentucky, and died 1942 in Ohio. He married ROSE HOLTZ, daughter of MICHAEL HOLTZ and THERESA WEBER. She was born 1865 in Kentucky, and died April 27, 1912 in Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOSEPH X. MCGOWAN:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Sclerosis

More About ROSE HOLTZ:
Date born 2: 1864
Burial: St Mary Cemetery Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Mitral insufficiency

Children of JOSEPH MCGOWAN and ROSE HOLTZ are:
i. JOHN M.4 MCGOWAN, b. June 29, 1888, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. October 05, 1918, Camp Sherman Ohio; m. EDNA MARTIN.

More About JOHN M. MCGOWAN:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Broncho Pneumonia
Military service: 13th Company 4th Training Battallion Private Camp Sherman. Died while serving his country

ii. JOANNA MCGOWAN, b. 1889; m. EDWARD CECIL MARTIN.
iii. JOSEPH ALBERT MCGOWAN, b. July 25, 1890, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. March 18, 1891, Lawrence County, Ohio.

More About JOSEPH ALBERT MCGOWAN:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Measles

iv. CHRISTOPHER W. MCGOWAN, b. January 07, 1892, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. June 22, 1942, Wellson Ohio.

More About CHRISTOPHER W. MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Coal Mine Collapse
Military service: Corporal Company D 39th Infantry Entered service September 19, 1917, Camp Taylor, served in France, wounded twice.
Occupation: Coal Miner

v. ANDREW JACKSON MCGOWAN, b. November 06, 1893, Ohio; d. 1951, Ohio.

More About ANDREW JACKSON MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Military service: Private 1st Class Company B 28th Infantry
Occupation: Laborer

vi. FREDERICK A. MCGOWAN, b. August 01, 1896, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. July 02, 1964, Ohio.

More About FREDERICK A. MCGOWAN:
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio
Military service: WW I 25 Company 7 Training Bn 158
Murder Trial: Age 19, acquitted in the murder of mine boss George Gallagher 1915. 3 other men convicted
Occupation: Coal Miner

vii. CATHERINE MCGOWAN, b. December 13, 1898, New Castle Ohio; d. Buckholtz Ohio.
viii. DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCGOWAN, b. September 01, 1902; d. March 29, 1969, Wellson Ohio; m. WALTER CORNELIUS HUNLEY; b. 1897; d. 1944, Wellson Ohio.
ix. CHARLES FRANCIS MCGOWAN, b. December 23, 1906, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 05, 1978; m. ANNA MARIE GRIESTER.

7. BERNARD3 MCGOWAN (ELIZABETH2 TORDIFF, JOSEPH1) was born March 01, 1875 in Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio, and died May 24, 1962 in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. He married ALICE BARRETT September 29, 1914 in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio. She was born 1884, and died June 24, 1950.

More About ALICE BARRETT:
Burial: June 27, 1950, St Mary’s Cemetery Pine Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio

Child of BERNARD MCGOWAN and ALICE BARRETT is:
i. INFANT4 MCGOWAN, b. September 04, 1924; d. September 04, 1924.

vii. CATHERINE MCGOWAN, b. December 13, 1898, New Castle Ohio; d. Buckholtz Ohio.
viii. DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCGOWAN, b. September 01, 1902; d. March 29, 1969, Wellson Ohio; m. WALTER CORNELIUS HUNLEY; b. 1897; d. 1944, Wellson Ohio.
ix. CHARLES FRANCIS MCGOWAN, b. December 23, 1906, New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio; d. May 05, 1978; m. ANNA MARIE GRIESTER.

10. MICHAEL4 HOLTZ (THERESA (WEAVER)3 WEBER, MARTIN ( WEAVER)2, NICHOLAS1) was born July 07, 1867 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died February 08, 1937 in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. He married ELIZABETH GHEARING 1894, daughter of WILLIAM GHEARING and ELIZABETH RUEKAT. She was born February 28, 1875 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died June 12, 1928 in Wellston, Ohio.

More About MICHAEL HOLTZ:
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Coronary thrombosis, hypertensive heart disease, arteriosclerosis
Occupation: Coal Miner

More About ELIZABETH GHEARING:
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wellston, Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Cerebral Hemorrhage

11. CHRISTIAN OR CHRISTOPHER4 HOLTZ (THERESA (WEAVER)3 WEBER, MARTIN ( WEAVER)2, NICHOLAS1) was born August 10, 1869 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Ohio, and died November 01, 1937 in Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio. He married CATHERINE L. 1897. She was born November 1877 in Kentucky, and died 1946.

More About CHRISTIAN OR CHRISTOPHER HOLTZ:
Burial: Mt Calvary Cemetery Wellston Ohio
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Cerebral Hemorrhage
Occupation: B. & O. Railroad-car repair

More About CATHERINE L.:
Additional Information: Parents born in Ohio
Burial: Mt Calvary Cemetery Wellston Ohio

12. FRANK4 HOLTZ (THERESA (WEAVER)3 WEBER, MARTIN ( WEAVER)2, NICHOLAS1) was born 1875 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died 1961. He married ANNA B.. She was born 1879 in Ohio.

More About FRANK HOLTZ:
Burial: Mt Calvary Cemetery Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio
Parents (Facts Pg): From Germany

More About ANNA B.:
Additional Information: Gravestone has only year of birth, not year of death
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wellston, Ohio
Parents (Facts Pg): From Ohio

13. CLARA4 HOLTZ (THERESA (WEAVER)3 WEBER, MARTIN ( WEAVER)2, NICHOLAS1) was born August 25, 1878 in Lawrence County, Ohio, and died 1960. She married FREDERICK ARMBRUSTER 1899. He was born February 1878, and died 1961.

More About CLARA HOLTZ:
Additional Information: !900 census shows she had one child who was not living at time of death
Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wellston Ohio
Residence: Wellston or Amsterdam Ohio

More About FREDERICK ARMBRUSTER:
Burial: Mt Calvary Cemetery Wellston Ohio
Occupation: Coal Miner
Parents (Facts Pg): Father born in Germany, mother in Ohio

14. AUGUST JOSEPH4 WEBER (AUGUST JACOB3, MARTIN ( WEAVER)2, NICHOLAS1) was born July 20, 1872 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, and died February 24, 1933 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. He married KATHERINE COMPLIMENT in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, daughter of JOHN COMPLIMENT and CATHERINE COYLE. She was born February 25, 1878 in Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio.