Isaac O McClaskey

Isaac O McClaskey Male View treeBorn: 1842-01-01 Died: 1933-07-18
Father: Unspecified Mother: Unspecified
Children: Maude McClaskey , Franklin J. McClaskey
Siblings:
Spouse: Laura McClaskey

I discovered that Isaac O. McClaskey was the father of Franklin John McClaskey by looking at the 1920 U.S. Census record. On the 1920 census, Franklin J. McClaskey names “I O” as his father.

Information about Isaac O. McClaskey taken from the 1890 Veteran Schedule, U.S. Census:

1890 Veteran Schedule, Isaac O. McClaskey, Civil War Veteran, enlisted April 25, 1861, days after the Civil War began. Discharged March 14, 1863

1890 Veteran Schedule, Isaac O. McClaskey, Civil War Veteran, enlisted April 25, 1861, days after the Civil War began. Discharged March 14, 1863

This 1890 Veteran Schedule is a “Special Schedule for Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows“. It is for “Persons who served in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the United States during the war of the rebellion (who are survivors), and widows of such persons, in Millvale Borough, County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania.” This is part of the 1890 U.S. Census. The “war of the rebellion” is what they called the U.S. Civil War. You can see the scanned copy of this Schedule at the very top of this page. Click on it to zoom in.

This 1890 Veteran Schedule shows that Isaac served in the Civil War. Our Isaac O. McClaskey is on line 2 of this veteran record. He enlisted in the Army on April 25, 1861, just days after the Civil War officially began. His rank was that of “Private.” He was in Company I (or J?), the 13th Regiment, New York Infantry. Isaac must have been about 20 years old when he enlisted in the Army.

He was discharged on March 14, 1863. But apparently, our beloved Isaac O. did not leave the army by choice. According to the notes at the bottom of this veteran schedule, Isaac O. McClaskey incurred a disease of the left knee. An additional note says (as best as I can decipher), “Thumb on left hand was useless on account of being hit [ shot ? ] with a shell”.

Now, all notes aside, I am extremely proud to say that my children’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Isaac O. McClaskey was a U.S. Civil War veteran who fought for the North.

According to this 1890 census-Veteran Schedule taken on June, 1890, his House number was 78. I am going to cross-reference that house number with the rest of the 1890 census to try to find his parents. I’ll post here any updates.

Information about Isaac O. McClaskey taken from the 1920 U.S. Census:

Franklin J McClaskey Jr and Katie Annie, 1920 US Census, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Franklin J McClaskey Jr and Katie Annie, 1920 US Census, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

As of that census taken on January 10, 1920, I. O. McClaskey was 78 years old. From that, we figure that on January 10, 1842 he did not yet have his 1st birthday. So he was born sometime between January 11, 1841 and January 10, 1842. He was born in New York.

In 1920, Isaac O. McClaskey and his wife, Laura, lived under the roof of their son, Franklin J. McClaskey, along with Franklin’s wife and children. Their residence was:

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Township: Westview Borough
House number: 362

Information about Isaac O. McClaskey taken from the 1930 U.S. Census:

Isaac McClaskey, Laura and Maude McClaskey, 1930 US Census

Isaac McClaskey, Laura and Maude McClaskey, 1930 US Census

By 1930, Isaac McClaskey and his wife, Laura, lived in the household of their son-in-law, Henry G. Pomrenke, who was married to their daughter, Maude.

As of this Census on April 15, 1930 they lived at 217 Harrison Avenue, Avalon Borough, Ward 1, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

As of this Census taken on April 15, 1930, Isaac was 89 years old, and his wife Laura was 79 years old.

Since Isaac McClaskey was 89 as of April 15, 1930, I figure that on April 15, 1841, he did not yet have his 1st birthday. So, putting this data together with what I deducted from the 1920 census (see above), his birth date must have been between April 16, 1841 and January 10, 1842.

Isaac and his wife, Laura, were married when Isaac was 30 and Laura was 20. This is only valid if we assume that they were each other’s first spouses, because the census asks for their “age at first marriage.” They were married about 1872. I know of only two children that they had: Franklin J. McClaskey and Maude McClaskey.

Isaac McClaskey’s mother and father were born in New York. Isaac is here again properly listed as a Veteran of the U.S. Military.

Note: I will research more on Henry G. Pomrenke and Maude ( McClaskey ) Pomrenke to try and find the death dates of Isaac and Laura McClaskey.

Update

According to his tombstone pictured at findagrave.com, Isaac McClaskey’s was born on Januray 1, 1842. He died on July, 18, 1933. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio. His military rank was “PVT. CO. I 13TH N.Y. INF”.

2 Comments

  1. I love your family page! I’ve got a bunch of slides from the ’60s and very little information on the McClaskey branch of my wife’s family. I’ve spent a few minutes on your page, filling in blanks, and can’t wait to read more of what you’ve posted.
    One family historian has given me the following for Isaac O McClaskey: b 1/1/1842, d 8/16/1933, which is confirmed on his grave stone at Find A Grave (Memorial# 77289465)

  2. Margaret McClaskey

    April 25, 2015 at 4:29 am

    Your page is very interesting. My great grandfather was Isaac Octavius McClaskey married to Laura Gilbert. But my grand father was William Clock McClaskey. So either your Isaac O had a son by the same name who also married a Laura or your Isaac O. and my great grandfather are one in the same and he had three children .
    My Granfather, William Clock was born in 1884 and died in 1967.
    Very interesting. Must be the same family since I can not imagine there is more than one Isaac Octavius McClaskey especially that married a Laura.
    Would be interested in further conversation, but must be honest that I don’t know much about this generation.
    Thanks for all your wonderful information.
    Meg

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