Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lydia Ann Marquis McDanel

Lydia Ann Marquis McDanel
born: 19 Feb. 1842 in New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
died: 18 Nov. 1928 in Detroit, Michigan
buried: Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, PA
father: James M. Marquis (1814-1880)
mother: Elizabeth Sawyer (1813-1846) 
husband: Richard Baxter McDanel (1844-1912), married 19 March, 1868
children: Frederick (1868-1926), Lewis (1870-died young), Bertha (1871-1957), Frank (1873-1932), Orrin Palmer (1879-1932), Richard Baxter Jr. (1880-1956), Elizabeth Lydia (1882-1925), Anna (1887-1948)

Lydia is my great-great grandmother. Here is information about her father and grandfather:

“James Marquis, a farmer and coal dealer, was a son of Joseph Marquis, a native of England, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a printer, the latter occupation being necessary to eke out the small and uncertain salary of the member of the clergy in that day. James Marquis married (first) Elizabeth Sawyer, (second) Mary Knowles.  [SOURCE: John W. (John Woolf) Jordan. Genealogical and personal history of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Volume 2). page 47 of 7] 

After Baxter’s death, she lived in Detroit with her daughter Anna until her death in 1928. 

Lydia (oldest woman, seated at right) is shown here with her husband and her children.

Detail from family shot above.

I believe Lydia could be the oldest woman in the back, in the hat, in this photo. Her son, Frederick, my great-grandfather, is the man in the back.