Dennis McCarthy
(1836-After 1900)
(1834-After 1900)
Matthew McCarthy
(1859-After 1900)
Jane Reynolds
(Cir 1858-Bef 1900)
Julia A. McCarthy


Family Links

1. William Thomas McMahon

2. Leo Albert Swan

Julia A. McCarthy

  • Born: 17 Aug 1886, Elmira, New York
  • Marriage (1): William Thomas McMahon circa 1907
  • Marriage (2): Leo Albert Swan circa 1945 in Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania
  • Died: 19 Oct 1947, Sayre, Bradford Co., PA. at age 61
  • Buried: 21 Oct 1947, Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford Co., PA

bullet   Cause of her death was Adams - Stokes Disease / Heart Syndrome.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1910 Federal Census for the Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, District 31, page 263A, dated April 20, 1910 records Julia McMahon (27 - NY/NY/NY) with son Mathew (2 - PA) boarding at 304 Maple Street in the home of Charles W. (26) and Mary A. (23) Hunsinger. Julia is listed as married for 3 years with one child and employed as a book keeper at a laundry.

The 1920 Federal Census for Athens Township in the Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, District 31, page 11B, dated January 27, 1920 records the widow Julia McMahon (34 - NY/Ireland/Ireland) boarding at 219 Desmond Street in the home of her brother-in-law Robert E. Lynch (31 - PA/Ireland/Ireland) and his wife Mary J. Lynch (29 - Delaware/Ireland/Ireland) and their daughter Marjorie Lynch (8 - PA) living at 219 Desmond Street. Julia is employed as a clerk in a Rail Road Office while Robert is a Machinist at an Automobile Factory. Her son, Mathew, is not listed here. Note: The "sister-in-law" reference is to the fact that Mary J. Lynch is Julia's sister.

The 1930 Federal Census for the Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, District 34, page 14B records Julia A. McMahan (43 - New York) with son Mathew W. (22) living at 122 North Elmer Ave. Julia is not employed and Mathew works as a draftsman at the steam railroad.

.... Also in 1930 living nearby at 216 North Elmer is Thomas J. O Neil (54 - PA/PA/PA) with wife Anna (47) and son Robert (17). Also in the household is sister-in-law Mary McMahan (54 - widow). Thomas and Anna have been married for 25 years. Mary is said to have been married to James McMahon. However, the 1900 census for Sayre records a Thomas ONeil (Feb 1874) living as a son-in-law in the household of Jacob (April 1853) and Mary (April 1857) Loux. Thomas is married to Anna (April 1881) and she has a sister Mary (Sept 1875). They are living on Elmer Avenue. Well ... the 1910 census for Sayre (District 29, page 226A) records Jacob Laux (widower) living at 216 Elmer Ave. Also in the household are daughters Anna Oneil (28) and Mary McMahon (32 - widow) with her child, Maria McMahon (6) and son Leo Laux (15). Apparently this McMahon is not our McMahon because James Thomas McMahon is listed as living with his mother in his WWI Draft Record - although perhaps Mary [Laux] McMahon perferred to report her status as widowed rather than divorced ... more reserach is needed !!! For reference: The 1920 Federal Census for Sayre (District 31, page Jacob A. Laux (64) as head of a household with Mary McMahon (43), Anna O'Neil (36), Dr. Leo Laux (25), Thomas O'Neil (45 - NY/Ireland/Irelnad, Bookeeper for LVRR), Marie McMahon (15), and Robert O'Neil (7). Jacob is still an Engineer for a Steam Railroad and living at 216 North Elmer Street.

The 1940 Federal Census for the Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania, District 8-34, page 330B, dated May 7, 1940 records the widow Julia Mc Mahn (sic) (55 - NY) renting a place at 310 S Lehigh Avenue at $20 / month in the home of Michael (65) and Alma (55) Walls. Julia has completed 8 years of schooling and has no employment.

Julia is buried next to her 2nd husband, Leo Swan.

bullet  Medical Notes:

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963
Name: Mrs Julia A Swan [Mrs Julia A Mccarthy]
Residence: 230 Desmond Street, Sayre, Bradford Co., PA
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 61
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1886
Birth Place: Elmira, New York
Death Date: 19 Oct 1947
Death Place: Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania
Burial: 10/21/1947 at Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford Co., PA
Father Name: Matthew Mccarthy
Father Birth Place: Ireland
Mother Name: Jane Reynolds
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
Spouse Name: Leo A Swan
Certificate Number: 86495
Informant: Anna E. Boyle (sister) of Sayre, PA


Julia married William Thomas McMahon, son of Patrick (Michael) McMahon and Barbara (Mary) Burke, circa 1907. (William Thomas McMahon was born on 8 Jan 1887 in Sayre, Pennsylvania, died on 30 Apr 1912 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA. and was buried on 3 May 1912 in Sayre Epiphany Catholic Cemetery, Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.) The cause of his death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.


Julia next married Leo Albert Swan, son of Unknown and Hannah C. Swan, circa 1945 in Sayre Borough, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania. (Leo Albert Swan was born on 8 Oct 1888 in Lemon, Wyoming Co., PA, died in 1974 in Sayre, Bradford Co., PA. and was buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Bradford Co., PA.)

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