Guthrie Genealogy

GENETIC GENEALOGY of GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A

Ira Jackson Guthrie & Susannah Motter

GFG2A - BRANCH G - CLUSTER 2

Ira Jackson Guthrie

Son of James B. Guthrie & Elizabeth Bish

Birth: 14 April 1835

Location: Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Marriage: 1859

Occupation: Laborer

Death: 31 July 1913

Location: Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Burial: Ohl Cemetery

Susannah Motter

Daughter of George Daniel Motter & Frances Bailey

Birth: Dec 1841

Location: Heathville, Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Sons: Calvin Lee, Van Buren, Abner Jackson, Joseph I, John Wilson

Daughters: Priscilla Jennie, Emma A, Lillie Mae

Death: 1917

Location: Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Burial: Ohl Cemetery   

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS:

 

1835: BIRTH of IRA JACKSON GUTHRIE

Ira was born on 14 April 1835 in Beaver Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He was the 3rd child and 2nd son of James B Guthrie and Elizabeth Bish. 

1840: CENSUS of JEFFERSON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

James B. Guthrie Household: 1M 30-39, 1F 20-29, 1M & 1F 5-9, 3M <5. 1 in agriculture.

These individuals would be James B Guthrie, Elizabeth Bish Guthrie, George W Guthrie, Julia Ann Guthrie, Ira Jackson Guthrie, Thomas Guthrie, and Phillip David Guthrie. 

1841: BIRTH of SUSANNAH MOTTER

Susan was born in December of 1841 in Pennsylvania. 

1850: CENSUS of BEAVER, JEFFERSON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

Guthrie Household: James 38 farmer; Elizabeth 37; George 19; Juliann 17; Ira 15; Thomas 13; Philip 11; Daniel 9; Sarah 7; Catharine 4; Calvin 1. 

1858: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, PRISCILLA JENNIE GUTHRIE

Her tombstone lists Jennie P's birth year as 1858. The 1900 census lists it as December 1858. Jennie married Ellis M Shoemaker on 27 August 1884. Ellis was born 1841 and died 1919. Jennie died in 1951. They had no children. Nephew Claud M Guthrie was living with them at the time of the 1900 census. Ellis and Jennie are buried at Smith Cemetery in Reynoldsville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.

1859: MARRIAGE of IRA JACKSON GUTHRIE and SUSANNAH MOTTER

The dates of marriage might be off by a year. According to the 1900 census, Ira and Susannah married about 1859. No marriage record found as of yet.

1860: CENSUS of BEAVER, JEFFERSON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA

Guthery Household: Ira Guthery 24 laborer, personal estate: $100, PA; Susan Guthery 18 PA; Pricilla J Guthery 1 PA. 

1860: BIRTH of SON, CALVIN LEE GUTHRIE

Calvin Lee Guthrie was their eldest son. He was born on 9 July 1860 in Heathville, Knox, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. He married Susanna Catherine 'Katie' Colkitt. They moved to Sandy Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. Parents of 5 sons and 5 daughters: Lester Howard, Mabel, Parl Frank, David (Claude?), Olive, Carrie (Katherine?), Lee, Carl L, Margaret, and Edith. Katie died in 1926 and Calvin in 1946. Calvin & Katie are ancestors of DNA Project Participant Norman Lester Guthrie.

Obituary: The Courier-Express, 15 November 1946 

Courier-Express, Nov. 15, 1946.

" Calvin Lee Guthrie, venerable resident of Clear Run, died on Thursday afternoon after an extended illness due to the ravages of advancing years. He was in his eighty-seventh year, having been born on July 9, 1860, at Heathville, Pa., and had been a resident of DuBois for forty-six years, coming here at the turn of the century.
He had been active in fraternal affairs and was a past grand of the DuBois Odd Fellows Lodge. 
His wife, Katherine Guthrie, preceded him in death twenty years ago. He is survived by ten sons and daughters, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. His surviving sons and daughters are Lester of Clear Run; Mrs. Mabel Straub of Pittsburgh; Pearl Guthrie of New Bethlehem; Claude Guthrie of Youngstown; Mrs. Olive Peare of Sewickley; Mrs. Katherine Kennedy of Buffalo; William Lee Guthrie of Pittsburgh; Carl Guthrie of Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret Smoyer of DuBois; and Miss Edith Guthrie of Galveston, Tex.
He had been active in fraternal affairs and was a past grand of the DuBois Odd Fellows Lodge. 

"Calvin Lee Guthrie, venerable resident of Clear Run, died on Thursday afternoon after an extended illness due to the ravages of advancing years. He was in his eighty-seventh year, having been born on July 9, 1860, at Heathville, Pa., and had been a resident of DuBois for forty-six years, coming here at the turn of the century. 

His wife, Katherine Guthrie, preceded him in death twenty years ago. He is survived by ten sons and daughters, twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. His surviving sons and daughters are Lester of Clear Run; Mrs. Mabel Straub of Pittsburgh; Pearl Guthrie of New Bethlehem; Claude Guthrie of Youngstown; Mrs. Olive Peare of Sewickley; Mrs. Katherine Kennedy of Buffalo; William Lee Guthrie of Pittsburgh; Carl Guthrie of Buffalo; Mrs. Margaret Smoyer of DuBois; and Miss Edith Guthrie of Galveston, Tex. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Paul J. Short Funeral Home, with Rev. Lynn A. Shindledecker, of the Lakeside Methodist Church officiating, and burial will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery." (Clear Run) 

1861: BIRTH of SON, VAN BUREN GUTHRIE

Van was born on 12 January 1861 in Heathville, Knox, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. He was listed with his parents in the 1870 census at age 8, but by age 19, he was working on the Brocious farm in Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. He married Annie Hinderliter on 16 September 1886 when he was 25. They were the parents of 5 sons and 1 daughter: Earl, Albert Franklin, Harry, Willis, Walter M, and Hazel. The family is listed together in the 1900 census of Washington Township, but in 1910, neither Van nor son Willis are listed with the rest of the family. In 1920, Van and Willis are back home with Anna, and now living in Mahoning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Van died in Distant, Armstrong, Pennsylvania on 29 Nov 1934 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. Annie survived him by about 17 years. She died in 1951 and was also buried at Oakland Cemetery.

Leader Vindicator newspaper, New Bethlehem, Pa., December 5, 1934. 

Van B. Guthrie, an aged and highly respected citizen of Distant, Armstrong County, died in the Maple Avenue hospital at DuBois, Pa., Thursday, November 29th, 1934, following an operation for the amputation of his left leg. He had been a sufferer from hardening of the arteries for some time, and was removed to the hospital the first of last week when his condition became critical. The operation was performed on Tuesday, and he passed away the following Thursday. 

Deceased was born in Jefferson county, January 12, 1861, and was aged 72 years, 10 months and 18 days. He was a son of Ira and Katherine ( Motter ) Guthrie. Many years ago he moved to Distant where he had since resided. He was united in marriage to Anna Hinderliter, who survives. The following children survive their union: Earl, Frank and Willis Guthrie of DuBois, Pa.; Harry and Walter of Distant, and Mrs. Hazel Mahen of Apollo, Pa. Of his father's family three brothers and one sister survive: Calvin and John Guthrie, DuBois, Pa.; A.J. Guthrie, Falls Creek, and Mrs. Jennie Shumaker of near Reynoldsville, Pa. Sixteen grandchildren also survive. 

Leader Vindicator newspaper,New Bethlehem, Pa., December 5, 1934.


Van B. Guthrie, an aged and highly respected citizen of Distant, Armstrong County, died in the Maple Avenue hospital at DuBois, Pa., Thursday, November 29th, 1934, following an operation for the amputation of his left leg. He had been a sufferer from hardening of the arteries for some time, and was removed to the hospital the first of last week when his condition became critical. The operation was performed on Tuesday, and he passed away the following Thursday.
Deceased was born in Jefferson county, January 12, 1861, and was aged 72 years, 10 months and 18 days. He was a son of Ira and Katherine ( Motter ) Guthrie. Many years ago he moved to Distant where he had since resided. He was united in marriage to Anna Hinderliter, who survives. The following children survive their union: Earl, Frank and Willis Guthrie of DuBois, Pa.; Harry and Walter of Distant, and Mrs. Hazel Mahen of Apollo, Pa. Of his father's family three brothers and one sister survive: Calvin and John Guthrie, DuBois, Pa.; A.J. Guthrie, Falls Creek, and Mrs. Jennie Shumaker of near Reynoldsville, Pa. Sixteen grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church of Distant, by Rev. Colwell, the pastor, assisted by Rev. G.E. Sample, pastor of The First Church of God, South Bethlehem, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment under the direction of R.F. Mateer & Son took place in the Distant cemetery. 

NOTES: The obit names his mother as Katherine rather than Susan Motter. Some online trees list Van as "Martin Van Buren Guthrie" instead of just "Van Buren Guthrie".

1866: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, EMMA A GUTHRIE

Emma was born on 15 May 1866 in Heathville, Knox, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. She died on 23 January 1892 at the age of 29 years, 9 months and 8 days. She never married. COD: Unknown. Emma is buried in Ohl Cemetery in Ohl, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

1867: BIRTH of SON, ABNER JACKSON GUTHRIE

Abner was born on 15 June 1867 in Heathville, Knox, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. He married Laura Lavina Hinderliter on 3 September 1889. They lived in Jefferson County, PA at least thru the 1930s. Parents of: 2 sons and 3 daughters: Nellie L, Charles Erwin, Viola Belle, Jennie Idella, and Edward. Laura died on 8 April 1951. Abner died 26 January 1952.

Obituary of A.J. Guthrie, Daily Express 

A.J. Guthrie, Daily Express

"Abner J. Guthrie, retired stonemason and member of a pioneer Falls Creek family, died early today at his home after an illness of a week, due to heart trouble. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Guthrie and was born at Heathville, Jefferson County, on June 15, 1867, being 84 years of age at the time of death. He had resided in Falls Creek for sixty-five years and was a member of the Eagles Club of that town. 

A.J. Guthrie, Daily Express
Abner J. Guthrie, retired stonemason and member of a pioneer Falls Creek family, died early today at his home after an illness of a week, due to heart trouble.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Guthrie and was born at Heathville, Jefferson County, on June 15, 1867, being 84 years of age at the time of death. He had resided in Falls Creek for sixty-five years and was a member of the Eagles Club of that town.
His wife, Laura, died on April 8, 1951. Surviving him are two sons and two daughters. Charles of Falls Creek; Edward of Los Angeles; Mrs. Dell Hack of Los Angeles and Mrs. Jane Mosback, of Carlisle, Ill. Three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
 A.J. Guthrie, Daily Express
Abner J. Guthrie, retired stonemason and member of a pioneer Falls Creek family, died early today at his home after an illness of a week, due to heart trouble.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Guthrie and was born at Heathville, Jefferson County, on June 15, 1867, being 84 years of age at the time of death. He had resided in Falls Creek for sixty-five years and was a member of the Eagles Club of that town.

His wife, Laura, died on April 8, 1951. Surviving him are two sons and two daughters. Charles of Falls Creek; Edward of Los Angeles; Mrs. Dell Hack of Los Angeles and Mrs. Jane Mosback, of Carlisle, Ill. Three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. 

Funeral services will be held from the bereaved home on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. H.S.D. Shimp of Falls Creek. Friends are being received at the Guthrie home." 

1870: BIRTH of SON, JOSEPH I GUTHRIE

Joseph was born on 20 May 1870. He was enumerated as a 10-year old with his parents in the 1880 census of Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. He died at 18 in 1888, COD unknown. 

1876: BIRTH of SON, JOHN WILSON GUTHRIE

John Wilson Guthrie was born on 2 October 1876 in Heathville, Knox, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, although his headstone gives a date of 1875. He was married three times. First to Hannah Hinderliter on 24 December 1894 with whom he had three daughters: Elsie Irena, Goldie Agnes, and Helen M. Next to he married Minnie May Diltz on 21 May 1920. Lastly to Mrs Clara Heemer. John died on 21 March 1946 in the Maple Avenue Hospital, DuBois, Pennsylvania and was buried on the 23rd at Falls Creek Cemetery (now known as Taylor Cemetery) in Falls Creek, Washington, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.

Obituary published in the Courier-Express, 22 March 1946: 

Courier-Express, March 22, 1946. "

John W. Guthrie, of DuBois street, died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday morning in the Maple Avenue Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment following a stroke of paralysis from which he suffered for one month. 

The deceased was born in Heathville, Pa., on October 2, 1876, and resided practically all of his life in Falls Creek and DuBois. He was an employee of the B. R. & P. and B. & O. shops and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. He also was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and has been very active in church work, being held in high esteem by his many co-workers.

He is survived by his wife who was Mrs. Clara Heemer, of Punxsutawney, one daughter, Mrs. Russell Palmer of Union City; two step-children, C.A. Heemer of Detroit and Mrs. James B. Rhodes of Reynoldsville; one sister, Mrs. Jennie P. Shoemaker of Falls Creek; two brothers, Calvin Guthrie of Pittsburgh, and A. G. Guthrie of Falls Creek; and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Paul J. Short Funeral Chapel with Rev. S.D. Sigler and Rev. M.J. Boyd officiating, and burial will be made in the Falls Creek Cemetery. " 

Courier-Express, March 22, 1946. "
John W. Guthrie, of DuBois street, died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday morning in the Maple Avenue Hospital, where he had been receiving treatment following a stroke of paralysis from which he suffered for one month.
The deceased was born in Heathville, Pa., on October 2, 1876, and resided practically all of his life in Falls Creek and DuBois. He was an employee of the B. R. & P. and B. & O. shops and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. He also was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and has been very active in church work, being held in high esteem by his many co-workers.
He is survived by his wife who was Mrs. Clara Heemer, of Punxsutawney, one daughter, Mrs. Russell Palmer of Union City; two step-children, C.A. Heemer of Detroit and Mrs. James B. Rhodes of Reynoldsville; one sister, Mrs. Jennie P. Shoemaker of Falls Creek; two brothers, Calvin Guthrie of Pittsburgh, and A. G. Guthrie of Falls Creek; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Paul J. Short Funeral Chapel with Rev. S.D. Sigler and Rev. M.J. Boyd officiating, and burial will be made in the Falls Creek Cemetery. "

1883: BIRTH of DAUGHTER, LILLIE  MAE GUTHRIE

Lillie was born in 1883 in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. She married John Boyd Reitz on 6 November 1905 at Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. She died in 1909. 1 daughter. 

1888: DEATH of SON, JOSEPH I GUTHRIE

Joseph died at the age of 18, COD unknown at this time. 

1890: DEATH of FATHER, JAMES B GUTHRIE

Ira's father, James B. Guthrie died in Heathville, Jefferson, Pennsylvania on 13 June 1890.

Obituary in the Jefferson Democrat: 

Jeffersonian Democrat
The funeral services of James Guthrie, Sr., who died last Friday, June 13th, were held in the Pleasantville M.E. Church, last Sabbath, and were conducted by Rev. Feitt of this place. There was a large attendance, and many were made to weep by the loss of such a friend. The deceased was 79 years old, and died of cancer of the tongue, which some time ago presented itself in the form of a small lump and gradually increased in size until finally it caused his death.

Jeffersonian Democrat

"The funeral services of James Guthrie, Sr., who died last Friday, June 13th, were held in the Pleasantville M.E. Church, last Sabbath, and were conducted by Rev. Feitt of this place. There was a large attendance, and many were made to weep by the loss of such a friend. The deceased was 79 years old, and died of cancer of the tongue, which some time ago presented itself in the form of a small lump and gradually increased in size until finally it caused his death." 

1892: DEATH of DAUGHTER, EMMA A GUTHRIE

Emma died at the age of 29 years, 9 months and 8 days. She is buried in Ohl Cemetery, Ohl, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA. 

1904: DEATH of MOTHER, ELIZABETH BISH GUTHRIE

Ira's mother died at the age of 91 in Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania on 24 July 1904.  

1913: DEATH of IRA JACKSON GUTHRIE

Ira died on 31 July 1913 in Beaver, Jefferson, Pennsylvania. He shares a tombstone with his wife Susannah. They are buried in Ohl Cemetery, Ohl, Jefferson, PA. 

1917: DEATH of SUSANNAH MOTTER GUTHRIE

Susan died in 1917 and is buried with her husband Ira in Ohl Cemetery.