Caroline C. McDonnell and George W. Schuyler

Caroline 2 McDonnell (Bridget1 Blaney, DanielA) Caroline McDonald was born 26 April 1837 in St.-Basile, Carleton Co. (later Madawaska) New Brunswick, the daughter of Bridget Blaney and James McDonald. [1]

In 1853 the family moved to Delaware Co. Ohio, where in 1860 Carrie was working as a domestic at the White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Dalton. Employed at the same hotel as a waiter was George W. Schuyler. [2] Carrie and George married in 1864 in Columbus, OH. [3] George was born in the mid 1830's, making him roughly 30 at the time of their marriage, while Carrie was about 27. [4] The following year they were blessed with a daughter, Mary Louise. [5]

In 1866 the Schuylers moved with the rest of the McDonnell family to Austin, Cass Co. Missouri. There they purchased 80 acres of farmland northeast of Austin. George soon left farming to take up the trade of housepainter, however. [6] The 1870 census found him working at that occupation while the Schuylers shared a house with Carrie's mother and step-father. George personal property valued at $200, suggesting that he had sold his land. [7] Two years later their son, Eugene was born, and 1880 found them living in the village of Austin. [8] In 1900 they owned their own home, free of morgage, in Austin, and George was still working as a painter, assisted by their son. He was unemployed 6 months out of the year, perhaps due to weather limitations. [9]

George died in 1906, but Carrie outlived him by 21 years, dying on 29 September 1927 at the age of 90. She passed away in Herington, Dickinson Co. Kansas, where she had been living with son Eugene and his family for the past eight years. [10] She was buried in the Austin Cemetery.

Caroline C. McDonnell and George W. Schuyler had the following children:

+ i. Mary Louise Schuyler was born in Ohio in April 1865. [11]
+ ii. Eugene L. Schuyler was born in Austin, Cass Co. Missouri in October 1871. [12]

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