52:5 Thomas Smith McClish

So far, I have concentrated on my paternal line. In the interests of not letting my mother get too jealous, today I am posting about her grandfather. Thomas Smith McClish is the son of Frederick McClish and Annie Smith. He was born in November 1894 and is a twin. He completed the 8th grade and then worked for his father and older brother on their farms. From July 1918 to July 1919, he served in the Army (American Expeditionary Forces) during the latter stages of WW1.

After returning home, he worked for Krogers (grocery chain) for several years. He married Mary Caroline Beggrow in 1921 and together they had 6 children, 5 of whom survived childhood.

While I still have more work to do and information to add, here are the basics:

Birth: 13 November 1894, Lockbourne, Franklin, Ohio, United States.[1],[2],[3],[4]

Census: 13 June 1900, Hamilton Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States.[5] Thomas S, son, w, m, Nov 1894, 5, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio in the household of his father, Frederick McLish, head, Apr 1851, 49. Other household members: Annie, wife; Frederick W, son; Amy, daughter; Fannie E, daughter; Stephen S, son; Georgie, son; Edward, son; Mabel, daughter.

Census: 16 April 1910, Hamilton Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States.[6] Thomas S, son, m, w, 15, s, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio in the household of his father Frederick McClish, head, 59, farmer. (Dill Rd., Hamilton Twp.) Other household members: Annie, wife; Fannie E, daughter; Steven S, son; George McK., son; Edward S, son; Mable V, daughter; Robert P, son; Attree R, son.

Military: from July 1918 to July 1919.[7],[8],[9] McClish, Thomas S., #3532548
23 July 1918
to 4 Nov 1918: Co M 336 Inf
to 21 March 1919 Co I 1 Provisional Regiment AEF
to 13 July 1919 Guard Co 112 AEF
Honorable discharge 22 July 1919.
Pvt. AEF Sept 9/18 to July 13/19.

Census: 15 January 1920, Madison Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States.[10] Thomas S McClish, brother, m, w, 25, s, read/write, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio, farm hand; in the household of his brother Fred W. McClish, head, 36, farmer; (Winchester Road). Other household members: Nellie M, wife; Clark W, son; Paul S, son.

Marriage: to Mary Beggrow, 11 May 1921, Pickaway, Ohio, United States.[17]

Census: 9 April 1930, Groveport Village, Franklin, Ohio, United States; on Blacklick Street.[11] Blacklick St., Groveport Village; Thomas S McClish, head, m, w, 35, m, age at marriage 26, read/write, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio, Laborer at Packing house, wage employee, veteran (home owned, value $1800, not farm); Mary C, wife, f, w, 28, m, age at marriage 19, read/write, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio; Martha A, daughter, f, w, 8, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio; Charles T, son, m, w, 5, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio; Doris I, daughter, f, w, 2, Ohio/Ohio/Ohio.

Census: 24 April 1940, Kingston Township, Delaware, Ohio, United States.[12] Thomas McClish, head, m, w, 44, m, completed 8th grade, born Ohio; 1935: Groveport, Franklin, Ohio, not farm; employed, shipping clerk, Krogers (farm, owned); Mary, wife, f, w, 38, m, completed 8th grade; Martha, f, w, 18, s, completed 11th grade; Doris, f, w, 12, s, completed 6th grade; Walter, m, w, 9, s, completed 2nd grade; Mary Ellen, f, w, 1, s, born Ohio.

Occupation: 27 April 1942, Sunbury, Delaware, Ohio, United States; Employed by Nestles Products.[13]

Death: 24 April 1976, Sunbury, Delaware, Ohio, United States.[14]

Burial: Walnut Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery (975 Rathmell Road), Hamilton Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States.[15],[16]

 

Citations

[1]. Ohio Department of Health, death certificate for Thomas Smith McClish, 24 April 1976, Delaware County; Office of Vital Statistics, Columbus.

[2]. “United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016), card for Thomas Smith McClish, serial no. 1608, Local Draft Board 1, Delaware County, Ohio; citing Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration, Records of the Selective Service System, Record Group Number 147, National Archives and Records Administration, St. Louis, MO.

[3]. “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed date 25 April 2016), card for Thomas Smith McClish, Franklin County, Ohio; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

[4]. Franklin County, Ohio, Record of Births, vol. 6 (1893-1897) p. 82-83, entry #142 for “McClish, Thos. Smith,” male child [twin] of Frederick McClish; image, “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing Franklin County Probate Court, “Birth Records, 1867-1908,” FHL film 285136.

[5]. 1900 U.S. census, Franklin County, Ohio, population schedule, Hamilton Township, ED 32, sheets 8B-9A, dwelling 175, family 178, Frederick McLish [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1266.

[6]. 1910 U.S. census, Franklin County, Ohio, population schedule, Hamilton Township, ED0012, sheet 1B, dwelling 13, family 13, Frederick McClish [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 April 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1183.

[7]. Ohio death cert., Thomas Smith McClish, 24 April 1976, Delaware County.

[8]. Ohio Adjutant General’s Department, The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War 1917-1918, 23 volumes, (Columbus, Ohio: The F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1926-1929), 11:11060; consulted as “U.S., Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976,” digital images, Ancestry (http://ancestry.com : accessed 24 April 2016), path: Ohio > 1917-1918 > The Official Roster […] Volume 11 > image 661.

[9]. “U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” card for Thomas Smith McClish, Franklin County, Ohio.

[10]. 1920 U.S. census, Franklin County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison Township, ED 15, sheet 8A, dwelling 179, family 181, Fred W McClish [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 1379.

[11]. 1930 U.S. census, Franklin County, Ohio, population schedule, Madison Township, ED 188, sheet 5A, dwelling 122, family 124, Thomas S McClish [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1793.

[12]. 1940 U.S. census, Delaware County, Ohio, population schedule, Kingston Township, ED 21-19, sheet 5B, household 108, Thomas McClish [household]; image, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3062.

[13]. “U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” card for Thomas Smith McClish, serial no. 1608, Local Draft Board 1, Delaware County, Ohio.

[14]. Ohio death cert., Thomas Smith McClish, 24 April 1976, Delaware County.

[15]. Ibid.

[16]. Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 April 2016), memorial #37247027, Thomas Smith McClish (1894-1976), Walnut Hill Cemetery, Hamilton Twp., Franklin County, Ohio; gravestone photo by “Dave” (member 46499754).

[17].¬†Pickaway County, Ohio, Marriage Records, vol. 17 p. 50, Thomas S McClish-Mary Beggrow, 11 May 1921; image, “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 25 April 2016); citing Pickaway County Probate Court, “Marriages, 1810-1952,” FHL film 1927443.

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