John Thomas McCafferty


John Thomas McCafferty

Death 12 Mar 1919 (aged 67)
Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Plot Section B, Lot 8
Memorial ID 105824141 View Source

From left:
Sarah G. McCafferty (-----1989)
Unmarked grave
J.T. McCafferty (----1919) and Sarah Ann McCafferty (----1939)


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John Thomas McCafferty was born on 25 October 1851 at LA.1 He was the son of Patrick McCafferty and Fanny McDonald. John Thomas McCafferty married Sarah Ann McDonald, daughter of John McDonald and Ann McDonnell, on 19 October 1882 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.2 John Thomas McCafferty died on 12 March 1919 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, at age 67. He was buried at Catholic Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

from the Mobile Register: "Rev. Father R. O. Gerow conducted the services at the funeral of John t. McCafferty that took place on Friday morning. The funeral occured from the family home, 103 North Conception street, at 8:30 o'clock and at 9 o'clock from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with requiem mass. The burial took place in the Catholic cemetery and the tomb of the well known man was covered with floral designs. The following were the pallbearers: Messrs. Fred Norman, J.E. Skinner, T.A. Yeend, E.A. Doody, T.J. Bender, T.J. Burns and Gordon Smith."

John was born in Louisiana but lived almost his entire life in Mobile above his father's dry good shop at 103 Conception Street. As a young man he clerked at his father's store and then went to work clerking for Fitzgerald & Stevens and later for L. Hammel & Co. By 1900 he had his own auctioneer and general merchandise business at 106 North Water Street.

John and Sallie A. were enumerated in the 1900 Mobile city, Mobile Co., AL, federal census, ED 97, stamped page 274. He was 58, she was 51. Children in the household were Mary 16, Annie 14, Muggie 11, John 9, and Sallie 6.

John T. and Sarah were enumerated in the 1910, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, federal census, ED 82, sheet 2A. He was a dry goods salesman. Children in the household were Mamie 22, Margaret 2?, John 18, and Sallie 15.

Widow Sarah was enumerated as the head of the household in the 1930 Mobile, Mobile Co., AL, federal census, district 76, living at 22 South Monterey St. She was 70 (all the women in this family have been known to fudge a little bit with their age.) Her daughter Sarah was also in the household, age 26 (just like her mother). Widowed son-in-law Joseph Skinner, age 49 was in the household with his family.

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