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William McCausland
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1846
Omagh, Ireland
Death: Nov. 17, 1909
Collingdale
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

William was buried buried 19 Nov 1909 in Fernwood Cemetery, Lansdowne, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, Lot 752, section 45.

William McCausland #41, b. 14 Feb 1846 in Omagh, Drumragh Parish, Tyrone Co, Ireland,1,70

William died 17 Nov 1909 in Collingdale, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania,
buried 19 Nov 1909 in Fernwood Cemetery (Lot 752, section 45.), Lansdowne, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania,

Immigrated 1855 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Resided 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, Resided 1900 in Delaware Co, Pennsylvania.

Occupation: 1880 Harness & Saddle Maker
His office was on Market Street and in 1990 was an Antique Fair. The original family home was at 1823 Reed Street, Philadelphia. He helped build the Reformed
Episcopal Church in Collingdale.

He married Ruth Naomi Conner, married 4 May 1871 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

William & Ruth had 9 children.

William came to this country at the age of 9. Some 5 or 6 years later he was placed with a harness and saddle manufacturer as an apprentice. In 1885 he succeeded his employer and finally became the leading riding saddle manufacturer in Philadelphia and the eastern states. He made the first leather tree English saddle that afterwards became famous in the racing world. At his death the sons inherited the business.

He was prominent in all temperance conferences and work in eastern Pennsylvania. The following is from a Philadelphia newspaper in speaking of his death.
"He was one of the most gifted and gallant men - a man who bravely stood for civic righteousness and who nobly challenged the right of the liquor traffic to live."
"McCausland, the Prohibitionist, is dead; but prohibition, the choicest flower in our public life, will spring from his grave to give fragrance and beauty to this fair State, and eternity will yet ring with the praises of those who will live in the pure atmosphere made possible by the principles of such faithful and courageous lives."

The following is from an obituary that Helen V. McCausland had.
"Dared to be a Daniel, Dared to stand alone, Dared to have a purpose firm, Dared to make it known."

All that was mortal of this truly courageous man was borne to its last resting place last Friday, the 19th. With William McCausland the one question was, "What is right?" When that was settled he went fearlessly forward, regardless of all opposition, all persecution, all criticism. The man who will face the world's opinions has more sublime courage than he who marches to the cannon's mouth.

William McCausland early in life enlisted in the fight for the cause of temperance and prohibition; first as an active Son of Temperance, then as a Good Templar. When the Prohibition Party organized he entered vigorously in its support, casting the vote for God, home and native land, though at times his would be the only vote in his precinct for the cause.

William McCausland has been called home. May there be others to espouse the great principle that he advocated in his faithful, courageous life. He is a slave who dare not be in the right with two or three. He is a slave who will in silence shrink from the truth he needs must think.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William McCausland (1810 - 1863)
  Mary Elkin McCausland (1811 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruth Naomi Conner McCausland (1849 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Ruth Lydia McCausland Rudolph (1872 - 1944)*
  William Henry McCausland (1873 - 1908)*
  Arthur "Howard" Howard McCausland (1876 - 1883)*
  Florence McCausland (1878 - 1878)*
  Alexander Newton (Newt) McCausland (1880 - 1957)*
  Edwin Louis McCausland (1882 - 1949)*
  Albert "Al" Thomas McCausland (1883 - 1936)*
  Elmer Sidney McCausland (1885 - 1914)*
  Norman Stanley McCausland (1890 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  James McCausland (1833 - 1906)**
  Mary McCausland Young (1834 - 1911)**
  Margaret McCausland McKelvey (1836 - 1913)**
  Jane McCausland Neeley (1839 - 1923)**
  John McCausland (1839 - 1928)**
  Alexander McCausland (1840 - 1878)**
  Anne "Annie" McCausland Fullerton (1844 - 1880)**
  William McCausland (1846 - 1909)
  Sarah McCausland Johnston (1847 - 1923)*
  Hugh McCausland (1850 - 1867)*
  Isabelle McCausland Rinker (1852 - 1931)*
  Robert McCausland (1852 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fernwood Cemetery
Fernwood
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 752, section 45
 
Maintained by: Bruce Andrews
Originally Created by: Nancy McCausland-Jones
Record added: Sep 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41803853
William McCausland
Added by: Nancy McCausland-Jones
 
William McCausland
Added by: Bruce Andrews
 
 
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 Added: Oct. 17, 2009
 
 
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