James William Sigler1,2,3

ID# 20673, (1861 - 1917)
FatherJohn H. Sigler4,5,6 (22 Dec 1837 - 15 Mar 1901)
MotherMargaret E. Young4,5,6 (3 Aug 1842 - 27 Feb 1895)

Key Events:

Birth: 22 Jul 1861, Maryland7,8,9
Marriage: 29 Aug 1883, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, Margaret Eva Chesnut (22 Jun 1860 - 5 Feb 1922)10,11
Death: 21 Feb 1917, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania3
Burial: 23 Feb 1917, Richland Cemetery3
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     James William Sigler was born on 22 Jul 1861 in Maryland although many records show him as born in West Virginia (it would have been Virginia at the time.)7,8,9 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, in the household of his parents, John H. Sigler and Margaret E. Young.12 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, in the household of his parents.13
     James married Margaret Eva Chesnut, daughter of John Chesnut and Elizabeth Jane Flora, on 29 Aug 1883 in Berkeley Co., West Virginia, with John Landstrect officiating.10,11
     James and Margaret Eva Chesnut moved to Pennsylvania soon after their marriage. Some of their younger children reported they were born in McKeesport, in Allegheny Co.. But by 1900 the family was in central Pennsylvania. James and Margaret appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Connellsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, reporting that they were renting their home. Their children Mabel, Edith, Roy, Viola and Olive were listed as living with them.14
     James and Margaret may have moved to Maryland shortly after 1900. At least she was there in 1902 when her son was born across the state line, in Cumberland, Maryland. Whether or not they ever lived in Maryland, they did move back to Allegheny Co. before 1910.
     James and Margaret appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of East Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, at 209 Beach St., enumerated May 1910, renting their home, in a multi-family building with nine other families. Their children Edith, Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, Harold and James were listed as living with them.15
     He was a day laborer at the age of 19, in 1800. He was a teamster at the time of his marriage in 1883, and a day laborer again by 1900. By 1910 he was a laborer working in a shop.16,17,18,19
     James died on 21 Feb 1917 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, at age 55.3 He was buried on 23 Feb 1917 in Richland Cemetery.3

Children:
     Children with Margaret Eva Chesnut

James and Margaret had an additional child, whose name is unknown, and who died before 1900. There is reason to suspect that the last three children listed here were not actually their children. The 1900 census shows her as mother of six, with five living and lists the first five children. The 1910 census shows her as mother of seven, with five living, indicating she had one additional child, and one had died. Mabel is not listed so would appear to be the one who had died, and Lester, who was listed and shown by other sources to be her son, would appear to be the one added. Harold and James are also listed has his sons, but no other record has been found of them. They may actually have been the sons of Mabel, if in fact she had died. In 1920 Lana (also read as Lua) is listed as her daughter, but does not appear in 1910 when she would have been age four. No other record of her has been found. Given other errors in the 1910 census listing, she may have been omitted in error, or may have been adopted or a relative.23,24,25
  • Mabel L. Sigler14 (Nov 1885 - )
  • Edith E. Sigler14,15,20 (11 Dec 1887 - 13 Feb 1943)
  • Roy Raymond Sigler14,15 (2 Mar 1890 - 11 Jun 1952)
  • Viola M. Sigler14,15 (25 Oct 1896 - 12 Oct 1965)
  • Olive M. Sigler14,15 (Jul 1899 - )
  • Lester Herbert Sigler15,21 (7 May 1902 - Sep 1984)
  • Harold Sigler15 (abt 1905 - )
  • James Sigler15 (abt 1906 - )
  • Lana Sigler22 (abt 1906 - )

Citations

  1. [S6789] John H. Sigler household, 1870 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows name as James W. Sigler.
  2. [S6790] John Siegler household, 1880 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows name as William Seigler.
  3. [S6781] Jamrs William Sigler, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S6789] John H. Sigler household, 1870 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6790] John Siegler household, 1880 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate.
  7. [S6781] Jamrs William Sigler, Certificate of Death, shows date and state, as Maryland.
  8. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate, shows age 22 at marriage 29 Aug 1883, and state, as Maryland.
  9. [S6789] John H. Sigler household, 1870 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows age 8 and state, as West Virginia.
  10. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate, shows date, county, state, and officiant.
  11. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows married 16 years.
  12. [S6789] John H. Sigler household, 1870 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  13. [S6790] John Siegler household, 1880 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  14. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.
  15. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania.
  16. [S6790] John Siegler household, 1880 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows occupation as day laborer.
  17. [S6741] James W. Sigler and Margaret E. Chesnut, marriage license and certificate, shows occupation as teamster.
  18. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as day laborer.
  19. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows occupation as laborer, industry as shop.
  20. [S6785] Edith Petty, Certificate of Death.
  21. [S6787] Lester Herbert Sigler and Eleanor Margaret Hitchens, Application for Marriage License and Return.
  22. [S6786] Margaret Sigler household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows the girl as daughter of his widow with surname Sigler.
  23. [S6782] James W. Sigler household, 1900 U.S. Census, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as the mother of 6, with 5 living, and lists Mable, Edit, Ray, Viola, and Olive as his sons or daughters.
  24. [S6784] James W. Sigler household, 1910 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, shows her as mother of 7, with 5 living, and lists Edit, Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, Howard, and James as his sons or daughters.
  25. [S6786] Margaret Sigler household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, lists Roy, Viola, Olive, Lester, and Lana as her sons or daughters.