On July 6, 1898, at Connellsville, Fayette County, Sarah married Edward George Chisnell (1879-1960). He was a native of Pittsburgh, and the son of David and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Thornton) Chisnell. She was age 22 at the time, and he was 19.
The Chisnells together produced a brood of six children -- Ruth Kime, David D. Chisnell, Howard Raymond Chisnell, Walter D. Chisnell, Elmer C. Chisnell and Ralph E. Chisnell.
Edward was a laborer, and Sarah, like her sisters, was a dressmaker.
They moved to New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA, where circa 1910 he was employed as an electrician in the plate glass factory. Then in 1918 he worked for Ford Motor Company in Glassmere.
The Valley Daily News of Tarentum said that "Prior to 1930 he purchased a garage in Penn Hills and moved to that area" in about 1940. They are believed to be the same family of Chisnells who escaped a fire in their two-story apartment in the winter of 1933. Said the Pittsburgh Press,
After graduating from high school, son Howard moved to Buffalo, NY to find work. Tragically, the following year, on April 22, 1936, while riding his motorcycle near some railroad tracks, Howard was struck and killed, either by a moving train or more likely another vehicle. A United Press article said he "died of a broken neck en route to a local hospital." He was only 19. The funeral was held in New Kensington.
In 1945, Sarah's unmarried sister Harriet, who was residing in their home, died there.
Stricken with leukemia, Edward suffered for six months and succumbed at the age of 80 on June 6, 1960 in their home.
Sarah passed away at home on Oct. 16, 1961, at age 85, having been burdened with hardeling of the arteries and heart disease.
They are buried at Plum Creek Cemetery in Plum Borough, Allegheny County.
~ Son Walter D. Chisnell ~
Son Walter D. Chisnell (1899-1973) was born in about 1899.
In young adulthood, he resided in New Kensington. He is known to have joined the U.S. Army during World War I, enlisting in mid-October 1917. His name was among a number of recruits to be printed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
On June 28, 1920, Walter entered into marriage with Gladys McColgin ( ? -1993).
Two daughters of this union were Margaret Snowdowne and Dorothy Stuart.
The family made news in September 1939 when attending a Chisnell family reunion held at the Braddock's Grave historic site near Uniontown.
They resided at 115 Crawford Street in Homestead Park (Munhall), PA, near Pittsburgh, in 1941-1973. When the pair marked their golden wedding anniversary in 1970, the Pittsburgh Press ran a related story, saying that the "couple was honored at a reception yesterday at Homestead Park United Methodist Church."
He passed away suddenly on Nov. 9, 1973 in Sarasota, FL.
The widowed Gladys survived her spouse by two decades and remained in Munhall. She surrendered to the angel of death at the age of 91 on April 15, 1993. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette carried an obituary which said she was survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Daughter Margaret "Peg" Chisnell ( ? -2010) was born on (?). She wed William Snowdowne ( ? -1990). Their one son was Dr. Kenneth W. Snowdowne. Their home in 1970 was in West Mifflin and Munhall, PA. Margaret was employed by Equibank and belonged to the Order of Eastern Star. William was a member of the Masons and the Homestead Park United Methodist Church. Sadly, William died on Feb. 12, 1990. His obituary was published in the Pittsburgh Press. As a widow, Margaret moved to Asbury Heights, near Pittsburgh. Death swept her away at the age of 85 on Feb. 28, 2010. Rev. Rich Phipps presided over the funeral rites. Her obituary appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Daughter Dorothy Chisnell ( ? -1998) was born on (?). She served in the U.S. Navy She married William P. Stuart ( ? - ? ). Their trio of offspring included Pamela Ann Pulliam, Cynthia L.S. Rogan and William B. Stuart. Circa 1970, they made a residence in Monroeville, PA. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and the family belonged to the the Monroeville United Methodist Church. She died at the age of 71 on Aug. 8, 1998. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed an obituary.
~ Son Elmer C. Chisnell ~
Son Elmer C. Chisnell (1900-1984) was born on March 12, 1900.
He tied the marital knot with Mary Elizabeth Potteiger (Oct. 25, 1901-1989), a native of Berks County, PA. The pair did not reproduce.
Elmer earned a living with Bethlehem Steel Corporation. They moved to Buffalo, NY and were there circa 1960-1966. He was a member of the Buffalo Consistory, Hamburg chapter of the Royal March Masons, while Mary Elizabeth belonged to a similar organization.
Death enveloped Elmer at the age of 83 on Feb. 19, 1984. Leading the funeral rites was Rev. Stephen Calos of the Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church of Boston, followed by interment in Hillcrest Cemetery in Armor, NY. His obituary appeared in the Sun and Erie County Independent.
Mary outlived her spouse by five years. She passed away in Nov. 1989.
~ Son David D. Chisnell ~
Son David D. Chisnell (1901-1984) was born on Nov. 15, 1901.
He was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Agnes "Kathryn" Farneth (1905-1974), daughter of Flora Farneth
Two known children of this union were James E. Chisnell and Margaret "Peggy Lou" Chisnell.
They lived in New Kensington, PA in 1930, where he worked as a laborer for Ford Motor Company. Sometime during the 1930s, David accepted a position as a machinist with the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), and they moved to Arnold, Westmoreland County. In 1966, they made a residence in Leechburg, PA.
His final years were spent in Prince William County, VA, at the address of 1714 Varsity Drive.
David died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 82, in Woodbridge (VA) Nursing Center, on May 29, 1984. The remains were returned to Pennsylvania for interment in Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.
Son James E. Chisnell (1924- ? ) was born in 1924. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was deployed to the European Theatre. While stationed in England, he met his future wife Mary Egerton (Dec. 23, 1923-2008), daughter of Sam and Ellen Egerton of Norwich, Cheshire. They wed in 1945 and the following year moved to the United States. James and Mary produced one known daughter, Ellen Culverwell. The Chisnells migrated to Virginia by 1961 and dwelled in Woodbridge. Sadly, James died in 1976, with burial in Fairfax (VA) Memorial Gardens. Mary survived by more than three decades and moved to North Charleston, SC. She succumbed to the spectre of death at the age of 84 on Leap Day 2008.
Daughter Margaret "Peggy Lou" Chisnell (1932- ? ) was born in about 1932.
~ Daughter Ruth Ellen (Chisnell) Kime ~
Daughter Ruth Ellen Chisnell (1905-1966) was born on Dec. 2, 1905.
Ruth was joined in wedlock with Stanley S. Kime ( ? -1982), originally from Rural Valley, Armstrong County, PA.
Together, they bore an only son, David "George" Kime.
The Kimes, along with Ruth's brothers, took part in a Chisnell family reunion in September 1939, held at Braddock's Grave historic site near Uniontown.
The Kimes lived in Penn Hills, near Pittsburgh, where Stanley was a longtime barber. By the mid-1960s, upon retirement, they made a residence in Stanley's hometown of Rural Valley.
Sadly, suffering from diabetes and hardening of the arteries, Ruth Ellen suffered an acute heart attack and died in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital on July 18, 1966. Her obituary was printed in the Pittsburgh Press. Burial was in Rural Valley Cemetery.
Stanley lived for another 16 years. The spectre of death whisked him away at the age of 83, in McKeesport Hospital, on March 12, 1982. The Press also published his obituary.
Son David "George" Kime ( ? -1993) was born in (?). He entered into marriage with Mildred McFeely ( ? - ? ), daughter of LaVerne and Martha (Hardman) McFeely and stepdaughter of Francis McNeill. Together, they bore three offspring -- Martha Kovacs, Marcia Kime and David S. Kime. George made his home in East McKeesport in 1966 and in Murrysville, PA in 1982. On the tragic day of May 22, 1993, he was crushed and killed while mowing grass when, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "his tractor overturned and rolled down an embankment in Rural Valley,... authorities said." With "extensive injuries to his chest and abdomen," the 60-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene. Funeral rites were held in the Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont.
~ Son Ralph E. Chisnell ~
Son Ralph E. Chisnell (1908-1987) was born on Nov. 8, 1908.
He was married to Jane Potts (Dec. 26, 1910-1995), daughter of James Potts of Arnold, PA.
They were the parents of Howard Barry Chisnell.
In mid-September 1939, the family attended a Chisnell family reunion at Braddock's Grave historic site near Uniontown.
The Chisnells in 1940 resided in New Kensington, where he worked as an electric welder for General Electric Company. Then during the 1940s, the family pulled up stakes and moved to Grapeville, Westmoreland County, where he owned and operated his own hardware business. Circa 1966-1987, they made a habitation in Jeanette, Westmoreland County, PA.
Ralph died in Sept. 1987.
Jane lived for another eight years and moved to nearby Greensburg. She passed away on Oct. 24, 1995. Their remains are in eternal repose in the mausoleum of Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont.
Son Howard Barry Chisnell (1939- ? ) was born in about 1939 in New Kensington.
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