Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyRebecca Irwin ‘Bessie’ McGaw

Parents

FatherRev. James A. P. McGaw (4 February 1835 - 13 January 1920)
MotherMary Ann Scott (30 August 1836 - 16 November 1915)

Personal Information

Record Created: 10 May 2014; Last Edited: 3 April 2016 
NameRebecca Irwin ‘Bessie’ McGaw
GenderFemale
Born 13 November 1860 in Henderson County, Illinois1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Married 1890 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio to Sidney Smyth3, 4, 7
Died 26 January 1946 in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut7

Family

Spouse 1FamilySidney Smyth
Born August 1862 in Canada
Married 1890 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio to Rebecca Irwin ‘Bessie’ McGaw
Died 26 February 1934 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
  
Children of Rebecca Irwin ‘Bessie’ McGaw and Sidney Smyth:
  
1.FamilyEdward Glenn Smyth
Born 3 June 1891 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Died 5 June 1959 in Los Angeles, California
  
2.FamilySidney Hugh Smyth
Born 23 April 1893 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Died 21 January 1966 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
  
3.FamilyDr. Francis Scott Smyth
Born 7 October 1895 in Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Died 6 February 1972 in San Mateo, San Mateo County, California
  
+4.FamilyDr. Howard McGaw Smyth
Born 6 July 1901 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
Married 1935 to Hertha ‘Oma’ Kainrath
Died 15 November 1975
  
5.FamilyAnna Lee Smyth
Born ca. 1904 in Oregon
Married to Theodore Read Dayton
Died 14 April 1974 in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut
  

Sources

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Ohio, Champaign County, Urbana City, Page No. 16, family of James A. P. McGaw (35, Ohio, clergyman); Mary A. McGaw (33, Ohio); Rebecca I. McGaw (9, Ohio); Edward G. McGaw (4, Illinois); Louis G. McGaw (2, Illinois); Margaret Pleasant (50, Virginia, servant).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Ohio, Champaign County, Urbana, Enumeration District 31, Page No. 31, family of James A. P. McGaw (44, Ohio, minister); wife Mary A. McGaw (43, Ohio); daughter Bessie McGaw (20, Illinois); son Edward McGaw (14, Illinois); son Glenn McGaw (12, Illinois); daughter Mary L. McGaw (3, Ohio); niece Alice McGaw (17, Illinois).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City, Enumeration District 78, Sheet No. 4A, family of Sidney Smyth (37, Canada, Aug 1862, civil engineer); wife of 10 years Bessie M. Smyth (39, Illinois, Nov 1860, 3 children, 3 living); son Edward G. Smyth (8, Oregon, June 1891); son Sidney H. Smyth (7, Oregon, Apr 1893); son Francis S. Smyth (4, Oregon, Oct 1895); b-in-law Glenn McGaw (29, Illinois, June 1870).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City, Enumeration District 217, Sheet No. 3A, family of Sidney Smyth (48, Canada, civil engineer); wife of 20 years Bessie Smyth (49, Illinois, 5 children, 5 living); son Edward G___ Smyth (19, Oregon); son Sidney Hugh Smyth (17, Oregon); son Francis Scott Smyth (14, Oregon); son Howard McGaw Smyth (9, Oregon); daughter Anna-Lee Smyth (6, Oregon).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City, Enumeration District 135, Sheet No. 10B, family of Sidney Smyth (55, Canada, civil engineer); wife Bessie M. Smyth (57, Illinois); son Francis S. Smyth (24, Oregon); son Howard M. Smyth (18, Oregon); daughter Anna Lee Smyth (16, Oregon); father-in-law James A. McGaw (84, Ohio).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland City, Enumeration District 26-392, Sheet Nos. 2A, family of Sidney Smyth (65, New Hampshire [sic], civil engineer, first married age 25); wife Bessie M. Smyth (69, Illinois, first married age 29); son Howard M. Smyth (28, Oregon); roomer Ben Segesman (27, California, salesman, food stuff).
  7. Obituary, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon; 1 February 1946, Mrs Sidney Smyth, died: 26 January 1946 in Wallingford, Connecticut; born: 13 November 1860 in South Henderson, Illinois [actually believed to be Henderson County, not South Henderson]. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of her husband, five children, a sister and a brother.