|Katie Annie McClaskey||Born: 1875-07||Died: 1923|
|Father: Unspecified||Mother: Unspecified|
|Children: Franklin John McClaskey Jr. , Laura Sarah Lee McClaskey , Benjamin G. McClaskey , Alvin E. McClaskey , William F. McClaskey|
|Spouse: Franklin J. McClaskey|
Katie Annie was born in Pennsylvania in July of 1875.
Information about Katie Annie McClaskey taken from the 1900 U.S. Census:
As of this census on June 5, 1900, Katie ( incorrectly spelled, Kattie ) Annie was 24 years old. She would turn 25 in July of that year. She lived with her husband, Franklin McClaskey, and thier 3 sons. As of this census, they lived on Spring Street, in Millvale Borough, Ward 2, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Katie Annie had been married to Franklin J. McClaskey 4 years; so they married about 1896.
Kate Annie’s father was born in Ohio, and her mother was born Ireland.
Information about Katie Annie McClaskey taken from the 1910 U.S. Census:
Katie Annie mistakenly listed her age as 35. As of this Census on April 28, 1910, she must have still been 34 years old, since she was not due to turn 35 until July of 1910. Her five children must have been driving her nuts. At this time, Katie Annie and Franklin had five living children, although six had been born. Apparently, our beloved Katie Annie had lost a child. But after four boys, she finally had a baby girl. They named their daughter Laura, after Franklin’s mother.
As of this census, they still lived in Millvale Borough, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Katie and Franklin J. McClaskey had now been married 14 years.
Information about Katie Annie McClaskey taken from the 1920 U.S. Census:
Katie Annie McClaskey was 44 years old. As of this Census on January 10, 1920, Katie Annie still lived with her husband, Franklin, and their 5 children. But now they had a much larger household. Their household now included a daughter-in-law, Lillian, who was probably married to Franklin’s son, William F. McClaskey. William and Lillian had a 2-month-old newborn baby named W.F. McClaskey, whom also lived in their household. This W.F. McClaskey must have been Katie Annie’s and Franklin’s first grandchild. Wait, there’s more.
Katie Annie’s “in-laws” had also moved in. Ahhh, the dream of any housewife. Franklin’s parents, Isaac O. and Laura McClaskey, were living with Franklin and Katie. Also, Franklin’s sister, Maude, lived with them. There were 12 McClaskeys living under one roof in 1920. It’s known as the “Roaring Twenties” for a reason.
At this point, they had moved to Westview Borough, still in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
According to her tombstone, pictured at findagrave.com, Katie Annie McClaskey died just 3 years later, in 1923. She is buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Millvale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Her husband outlived her by 20 years. They now share a gravestone.