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James B. Alcorn

Male 1837 - 1919


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  • Born  11 Oct 1837  Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Apr 1919  Apollo, Armstrong County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Household: 1880 Census
      Marital Father's Mother's
      Name Relation Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Birthplace Birthplace
      James B. ALCORN Self M Male W 42 PA Carpenter PA PA
      Lucind ALCORN Wife M Female W 38 PA Housekeeper PA PA
      William John ALCORN Son S Male W 15 PA Student PA PA
      Lemuel ALCORN Son S Male W 13 PA PA PA
      Maggie D. ALCORN Dau S Female W 11 PA PA PA
      Adam H. ALCORN Son S Male W 9 PA PA PA
      Catherine M. ALCORN Dau S Female W 7 PA PA PA
      James C. ALCORN Son S Male W 5 PA PA PA
      Lida B. ALCORN Dau S Female W 1 PA PA PA


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      Source Information:
      Census Place Washington, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
      Family History Library Film 1255204
      NA Film Number T9-1204
      Page Number 408D
    Person ID  I0747  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  27 May 2009 

    Father  George Alcorn,   b. 27 Oct 1809, Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1845, Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Margaret Bowman,   b. 1 Feb 1813, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1869, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Mar 1836  Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F292  Group Sheet

    Family  Lucinda Huffman,   b. 15 Feb 1841, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1918, Apollo, Armstrong County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Aug 1863  St. James Lutheran Church, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From an unknown newspaper clipping found at the Apollo Historical Society, undated: (based on the date of marriage, I assume the article was published in August, 1913)

      JB Alcorn and Wife Celebrate Golden Wedding

      The Affair Was Largely Attended And Proved A Most Joyous Occasion

      Beautiful Presents Received

      “Fifty years ago last Wednesday, Mr. And Mrs. J.B. Alcorn were united in marriage by the Rev. Yetter, of Delmont. Their golden wedding celebration at their home last Wednesday was a happy event in the lives of the couple when their children and grandchildren all gathered around them to honor the occasion.

      The home was beautifully decorated, the color scheme being carried out with clematis, sunflowers, golden glow, golden rod and lady slippers, which was artistically arranged and made a beautiful and appropriate decoration.

      At the noon hour the guests gathered around the festive board for the wedding feast. The table fairly groaned with good things to eat and presented a scene long to be remembered by the guests. One end of the table was occupied by the wedding cake which was heart shaped and on the top was inscribed in gold, “50th Anniversary, 1863 to 1913”. The cake was made by the celebrated caterers, Kuhn, of Pittsburgh and was a beautiful specimen of the caterers art.

      At the wedding fifty years ago, Mary Ann Hoffman, of Murraysville, was bridesmaid and Jacob Bowman, now of Oregon, acted as best man.

      Mr. and Mrs. Alcorn have been blessed with eight children and one of the happy incidents of the celebration was the fact that all the children and grandchildren are living and were present at the anniversary. They are N. J. Alcorn, wife and children, Misses Venie and Ruth and Margaret Jones, of East End, Pittsburgh; J.K. Raub, wife and children, Miss Glesson and Clifford, and J.C. Alcorn, wife and children, Kinter and Paul, all of Vandergrift; A.G. Jack, wife and children Pauline, Arthur, Lucine and Carl, of Brackenridge; E.E. Cochran, wife and children, Margaret, Gilmore and Forest; A.H. Alcorn, wife and children, James and Robert, and H. O. Burkett, wife and children, all of Apollo; Lemuel [copy is cut off here]

      Other guests present were Rev. and Mrs. Brockway and son, David, of Apollo, Pa; John Dorn and wife, Lynn Hoffman and L.D. Hoffman, of New Alexandria; Mrs. Anderson, of Greensburg; Bert Hoffman and wife, of Latrobe; Mrs. Elizabeth and Miss Lydia Kuhns, of Salina; Miss Julia Kuhns, of Brackenridge, and miss Helen Lytle, of Apollo.

      The couple were the recipients of a handsome sum of gold and many other useful gifts.
    Children 
    >1. William John Alcorn,   b. 29 Dec 1864, Alcorns Crossroads (intersection of rte 286 & 819), Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1954, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Lemuel Alcorn,   b. 5 Oct 1866, Alcorns Crossroads (intersection of rte 286 & 819), Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1956, Vandergrift, Westmoreland Co, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Maggie Duella Alcorn,   b. 20 Oct 1868, Westmoreland County, PA Alcorns Crossroads (intersection of rte 286 & 819), Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Adam Hoffman Alcorn,   b. 22 Sep 1871, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1957, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Catherine Myrtle Alcorn,   b. 10 Feb 1873, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1914, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. James Calvin Alcorn,   b. 26 Sep 1875, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1970, Canton, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lydia B. Alcorn,   b. 22 Jul 1878, Westmoreland County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Myrtle A. Alcorn,   b. 25 Aug 1881, Washington Twp, Westmoreland County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1964, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F293  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1837 - Washington Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Aug 1863 - St. James Lutheran Church, Westmoreland County, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Apr 1919 - Apollo, Armstrong County, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S016587] Alcorn Family Tree, Alcorn, Michael.