George Andrew T. MCCARTNEY

Male 1855 - 1890  (34 years)


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  • Name George Andrew T. MCCARTNEY 
    Born 16 Apr 1855  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1890  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "He was a very well-educated man." His father left the money for Flora's education. George McCartney's parents lived in Iowa but before Flora was born they moved to California. The clock at George and Hazel's belonged originally to Flora's grandpa. Flora is 12 yrs. older than I am and Flora's father died when she was a baby. She said that when her grandparents moved from Iowa to California, this clock was an old clock that they didn't want to take with them so they gave it to Flora's parents. It had no hands, no face, split at the top. So I fixed it up. It's an eight day clock. Every Sunday I wind it. "

      George McCartney's father was called Judge McCartney. I don't know if he was a judge or a lawyer or what.

      George McCartney died when Flora was 6 months old.

      John F. Lowell family bible lists death date as "March 24, 1890."

      George A. T. McCartney, from Vinton, Iowa, attended Notre Dame 1868/69, per student register lists. While a Junior at Notre Dame, he was one of the individuals who received, from the St. Cecilia Philomathean Association, a gold medal: "Prize Gold Medals for Good Conduct and for marked Improvement in Elocution during the scholastic year of 1868-1869 were awarded to the following young gentlemen of the Junior Collegiate Department:... First Honors: G. McCartney, Vinton, Iowa. [This society, one of the oldest and best at Notre Dame, is, at the same time, a Debating, Dramatic, and Musical Association. Its exercises include Public Reading, Declamations, Essays and a Moot Court. It has a good library and numbers forty members--the elite of the Junior Collegiate Department.]

      George Anderson McCartney, from Vinton, Iowa, listed as a sub-freshman in Monmouth's 1873-74 Catalog; he is listed as a freshman in the 1874-75 Monmouth College Catalogue, Monmouth, Illinois, in their Classical Course.

      U.S. Passport Applications 1795-1925:
      State of Iowa
      County of Benton
      I, Geo. Andrew McCartney do swear that I was born in the City of Vinton, State of Iowa in or about the 16th of April, A. D. 1855; that I am a native and loyal citizen of the United States and about to travel abroad in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, and Ireland,
      Sworn to before me this twenty-third day of October, 1877
      Alfred Haines, Notary Public

      George McCartney was in Gottinghen, Germany, studying, during a period of time that included March 1878.

      From the University Archives at the University of Leipzig, a list of American students who have studied at Leipzig:
      "George Andrew McCartney
      geboren in VintonVaterland: AmericaLebensalter: 24
Datum der Immatrikulation: 16.10.1879
Semester: 1878/79
Studium: Jura
Stand der Eltern: Gutsbesitzer
Religion: Prot.
Letzter Aufenthalt vor Studienbeginn: Leipzig
Wohnung in Leipzig: Nürnberger No. 1, I. Et."

      From the Benton County Herald, July 19, 1881:
      "George McCartney returned from Germany, last week, after an absence of several years."

      From The New Era, Nov. 28, 1885:
      “Mr. McCartney is writing up abstracts for Vale P. Thielman.”

      Marriage records of Minnehaha County 1879-1892 list marriage as Dec. 17, 1888.

      From The New Era, Dec. 22, 1888:

      “Mr. George A. McCartney, of this city, and Miss Minnie Lowell, of Minnehaha county, were united in marriage at Sioux Falls on Monday, December 17th, 1888, Rev. F. M. Robertson officiating.

      “The bride, Miss Minnie Lowell, is the accomplished daughter of Mr. John Lowell, who resides near Sioux Falls. She is a young lady of rare graces of mind and person, who has won a large circle of warm, true friends not only at her home, but elsewhere where she is known.

      “The groom, Mr. McCartney, has long been a resident of this city, where his sterling moral qualities and fine business ability have won for him the confidence and esteem of all.

      “Mr. and Mrs. McCartney have settled down to housekeeping in their neat home in this city, and The New Era joins with their host of friends in wishing them all possible joy and prosperity.”

      From The New Era, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, March 29, 1890:

      “The whole community was saddened Wednesday morning to hear of the death of George A. McCartney, one of Parker’s best and most highly esteemed young men. The deceased came here from Vinton, Iowa, about five years ago and accepted a position as clerk in Thielman’s real estate and loan office, where he remained in employment till about two years ago, when he was appointed clerk of the circuit and county courts for this county. These positions he filled intelligently, honourably and acceptably to his employers and the public. A year ago last fall he was married to Miss Minnie Lowell of Sioux Falls, and now leaves his estimable young wife and infant daughter husbandless and fatherless. The deceased was aged 33 years. He had been an invalid of diabetis for a year or more, and has been nearing death’s door for several weeks past. On Monday morning he responded to the fire alarm and aided in rescuing the effects of his office from the burning building. The excitement and exposure of the occasion was too much for his weakened condition, and final dissolution came speedily. The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. T. B. Boughton preaching the funeral sermon, and interment was given in the village cemetery. Mrs. McCartney has the sympathy of the whole community in her sad affliction.”, , [1]
    Person ID I658  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2016 

    Father Judge John MCCARTNEY,   b. 18 Apr 1823, Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1899, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Cynthia Ann DODDS,   b. 7 Apr 1823, Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1862, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1854  Monroe Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet

    Family Minnie E. LOWELL,   b. 27 Feb 1865, Ostrander, Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1951, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1888  Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Flora Georgia MCCARTNEY,   b. 24 Sep 1889, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1974, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Headstones
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    McCartney, George and Minnie Lowell McCartney
    Histories
    Stories.  The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Stories. The Lowell-McCartney-Luker Women.
    Looks at Minnie Lowell, her marriage to George A. McCartney, and their daughter, Flora Georgia McCartney, and her marriage to Benjamin Luker. Describes both women's decline after the deaths of their husbands, leading to hermit-like existences for both women at their farm west of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F231  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1855 - Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1888 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 1890 - Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, Turner, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    McCartney, George Andrew T.  Notary Seal.
    McCartney, George Andrew T. Notary Seal.
    Clerk of the circuit and county courts for Turner County, South Dakota.

    Documents
    Death. McCartney, George.  Funeral memorial.
    Death. McCartney, George. Funeral memorial.
    Died 25 Mar 1890, in Parker, South Dakota.

    Headstones
    McCartney, George
    McCartney, George

    Histories
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge.  Letter to son George A. McCartney.
    Correspondence. McCartney, John, Judge. Letter to son George A. McCartney.
    Written in Vinton, Iowa on 25 Sep 1888.
    Education.  McCartney, George.  Class list and course catalog.
    Education. McCartney, George. Class list and course catalog.
    From Vinton, Iowa, George McCartney studied at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois, as a freshman, in 1874-75. He was enrolled in Monmouth's Classical Course.

    Recordings
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    Country Life Revisited: Part 09: Recording
    A driving tour of southeastern South Dakota in August 1987. Contents include: a) John Fairfield Lowell property deeded to daughter Minnie Lowell McCartney; b) Minnie McCartney's farm inherited by daughter, Flora McCartney Luker; c) Grandpa Lowell's farm and farming done by him and his son, G. James Lowell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Interview..