It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather George W. Houdeshell of Centre and Clearfield counties.
Happy birthday, Lovina (Force) Houdeshell! “Lovey” was born 28 Jan 1872 in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania to Jefferson and Susan (Mulhollan) Force. She married George W. Houdeshell 20 Jun 1890. She died 28 Oct 1964 in Pine Glen and was buried with her husband in Advent Cemetery. She was my 2x great grandmother through my paternal grandmother’s mother.
So, for a twist on the Matrilineal Monday blogging meme, I thought I’d post my matrilineal lines back to the earliest female ancestors. My Mom’s Matrilineal Line Mildred “Mims” Esther Wieder, daughter of Edwin J. Wieder and Mary Catherine Waage, was born 23 Dec 1912 in Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and died 30 Jun 2002… read more
My Force family connection is through Jefferson Force (aka Forcey). He was born 9 Dec 1833 in Centre County, Pennsylvania and died 20 Oct 1910 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen. When his wife, Susan (Mulhollan) Force, provided information for his death certificate, she did not know the names of his parents, nor where they were born. To this day, it’s still a mystery. One I’d really love to solve!
Robert Alexander Askey, son of James Burton and Harriet (Wycoff) Askey, was born 3 Jul 1853 and died 22 Nov 1940 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania at age 87. He was buried in the Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He married Wilhelmina Force, daughter of Jefferson and Susan (Mulhollan)… read more
John W. FORCE, the oldest son of Martin S. and Delilah N. (HAMILTON) FORCE, was born 23 Jan 1785 and was killed in action on 9 Nov 1918 in the Argonne Forest, France during World War I. He served in Company H, 314th Infantry, 79th Division.
George W. HOUDESHELL, son of Benjamin and Phoebe (MAYES) HOUDESHELL, was born 28 Dec 1868 in Snow Shoe, Snow Shoe Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania and died 29 Nov 1941 in Philipsburg, Rush Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Advent Cemetery in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania on 2 Dec 1941. George… read more
Susan MULHOLLAN, daughter of John and Emily (BOILEAU) MULHOLLAN, was born 14 Jul 1841, according to her death certificate and 17 Jul 1840, according to her gravestone. She died 17 Oct 1917 in Pine Glen, Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. She married Jefferson FORCE on 22 Mar 1857. Jefferson was born 9 Dec 1883 and… read more
Jefferson FORCE was born 9 Dec 1833, possibly in Centre county, Pennsylvania and died 20 Oct 1910 in Pine Glen, Burnside township, Centre county, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Advent Cemetery on 23 Oct 1910. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers, Company E IX, 1st Brigade,… read more