John Joseph McClay

10 October 1875–7 January 1954 (Age 78)
Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life of John Joseph

When John Joseph McClay was born on 10 October 1875, in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, John Stewart McClay, was 33 and his mother, Alice E Pass, was 30. He married Frances Jane McClay on 6 August 1912, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan Territory, United States in 1920 and Holland Township, Ottawa, Michigan, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1875. He died on 7 January 1954, in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Holland, Ottawa, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph McClay
1875–1954
Frances Jane McClay
1880–1948
Marriage: 6 August 1912
Margaret Lucy McCLAY
1914–1921
John Jack Stewart McClay
1916–1976
Alice Emily McClay
1918–2006
Adam Crawford McClay
1922–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 August 1912
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    John Stewart McClay

    Male1841–1917Male

    Alice E Pass

    Female1845–1878Female

siblings

(4)

    Rebecca Lucy McClay

    Female1873–1891Female

    James Oswald McClay

    Male1874–1917Male

    Male1875–1954Male

    Alice Eliza McClay

    Female1877–1878Female

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 10

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Léigh ‘son of the physician’, Irish Mac an Leagha (Antrim).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John J Mcclay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John J Mcclay, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John J Mcclay, "United States Census, 1940"

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