John W. Markley
- Born: Cir 1835, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Amanda E. Baumbaugh circa 1860
- Died: 10 Jun 1890, Philadelphia, PA at age 55
- Buried: 16 Jun 1890, Mechanics Cemetery, Phildelphia, PA
Cause of his death was Heart Disease.
Interment records from Lawnview Cemetery relate the deaths of Alfred R. Markley, Mary A. Markley (Harry Markley's 1st wife), and John J. Markley. A Philadelphia death record for Alfred Markley lists his parents as John W. and Amanda Markley. Assuming a relation exists from the burial records and Philadelphia death record names the parents of Alfred, John, and Harry, census records were researched and the following was uncovered that would bring this family together:
The 1870 Federal Census for Morrisville Borough, Bucks Co., PA, Fallsington P. O., page 264B, dated July 27, 1870 records W. John Markley (35 - PA) with his wife Amanda (30 - PA) and children Albert (10 - PA), Emma (8), John (4 - PA), and Harry (2 - PA). John is a laborer with a personal estate valued at $200.
The 1860 Federal Census for Philadelphia, Ward 13, Philadelphia Co., PA, page 911, dated June 28, 1860 records John W. Markley (26 - PA) with his wife Amanda E. (21 - PA) and son Alfred R. (1/12 - PA). John has Rhumetism and is a Tinner & Carver. Also in the household is Oliver J. Markley (19 - PA) who is employed as a Row Marker.
The 1880 Federal Census for Philadelphia, Ward 26, Philadelphia Co., PA, District 545, page 418A, dated June 21, 1880 records John W. Markley (45 - PA/PA/PA) with his wife Amanda (40 - PA/PA/PA) and children Emma (18 - PA), Jno J. (15 - PA), Henry W. (12 - PA), Ida (8 - PA), and Chas B. (3 - PA) living at 1218 Tasker Street. John is a Wood Carver while John J. is a Stencil Cutter.
Philadelphia Death Certificate:
Name: John W. Markley
Death date: 10 Jun 1890
Death place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Race or color (on document): W
Age at death: 51 years
Estimated birth year: 1839
Birth place: Penn
Marital status: Married
Father birth place:
Mother birth place:
Street address: 1808 South 13th Street
Burial place: U.A.M & U.D. Of A.
[United American Mechanics Cemetery (Established 5 August 1848) NE side of Ridge Ave at 22nd & Diamond St. (removed to Philadelphia Memorial Park, Malvern, PA)
Notes: "In 1845 the Union of Workers was founded in Philadelphia. Its members were working people, actually men only, who opposed immigration, most particularly of Catholics. Additionally, they provided in this pre-insurance era, a sick fund and a funeral fund which was incentive to join whether or not you were a bigot. They changed their name to the Order of United American Mechanics. Only native born, white, "Americans" who believed in a supreme being who controlled it all and kept things in order, were allowed to join. Ironically, many of the parents of these members, not being "native born," were not eligible to join and receive the insurance benefits. These people supported the separation of church and state, and members could not be involved in the liquor trade. Their basic reason for supporting this "non-sectarian" attitude was in its opposition to Catholic parochial schools. The founding of this organization and others like it coincided with the massive immigration of Irish escaping the starvation of their potato famine."
United Daughters of America was established in Pennsylvania in 1891 as the women's auxiliary of the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics
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Burial date: 16 Jun 1890
Film number: 2080618
Digital GS number: 4010480
Image number: 176
Collection: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Wood Carver.
John married Amanda E. Baumbaugh circa 1860. (Amanda E. Baumbaugh was born circa 1840 in Pennsylvania and died after 1880 in Philadelphia, PA.)