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George Findlay Junior Tait[1]

Male 1851 - 1922  (70 years)


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  • Name George Findlay Junior Tait 
    Gender Male 
    Born 11 November 1851  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • On board barque "Junior" from Scotland to New York, NY
    Alias/AKA George Finley Tait; George F. Tait; George Findley Tait , Jr  [2, 4, 5
    Immigration 15 November 1851  [6
    Occupation 1900-1910: Driller, oil field  [4, 7
    Residence 1900: McDonald, Washington Co, PA; 1910: Smith Twp, Washington Co, PA  [4, 7
    Died 11 September 1922  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I70903  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 August 2007 

    Father Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Missouri Fouts,   b. 23 October 1847, Indiana Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 April 1926, McDonald, Washington Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married about 1881  [7
    Children 
    +1. Jesse M Tait,   b. May 1883, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth Tait,   b. 16 October 1884, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 December 1945, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +3. Hazel A Tait,   b. November 1888, Tarport, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Family ID F49488  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]
      George was born on the ship "Junior" three days before landing. Named after George after the Captain, and Findlay after a man aboard of ship. They both wanted him so named. Junior was the name of the ship. Findlay was a rich man in Chicago, who promised to tend to his schooling if he was baptized. Never saw him again --account of his death in civil war-army.

      Full of fun & jokes--always cutting up--teased Annie & Agnes always when they came near. Worked for grandfather [Thomas Tait] till he was married---(can't make out the next word--is it "took" ?) & Annie with him & Aunt Sis before they were married--- 4th July--- bag of peanuts unroasted & roasted & fooled them with the raw ones. Geo. Tom, & janet on hill in front of grandfather's for buckleberries---thunderstorm soaked---sat under trees &some fell near them. Geo. said "peper away" (sic) but Jane ponyed ( ?) . George went to business school in Rochester--good writer--pretty writer----. Married Missouri Pfouts (Aunt Sis) after going some time with Hat (had ? can't tell. T & D. if they are are written over each other). Dolloff (Now dead) Lived where Harry lived. Jessie & Lizzie born there---moved to Tarport [near Bradford, PA]---sold out to Harry---Hazel born there. Wild catting [freelance speculative oil drilling] & lost money in Sabina, Ohio. Away from home lots. Lived in Grandfather's [Harry Fox’s] house awhile once after his death went to McDonald, PA. Uncle George worked in Indiania for Uncle Joe a while---Uncle George went back to Mcdonald, PA---died in 1923.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: George Tait
      Home in 1900: McDonald, Washington, Pennsylvania
      Age: 47
      Estimated birth year: 1852
      Birthplace: At Sea
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Occupation: View Image
      Immigration year: 1852
      On June 15, 1900 George Tait (47, oil well driller) b. Nov. 1852 at sea of Scottish parents, was renting at North McDonald St., McDonald, Washington Co, Pa. He immigrated 47 years earlier in 1852 and was a naturalized US citizen. His wife of 19 years was Missouri Tait (51) b. Oct 1848 in PA of PA parents had given birth to three children, all of whom were living. Children, all b. in PA were Jessie (17) b. May 1883, Lizzie (15, at school) b. Nov 1884, and Hazel (11, at school ) b. Nov 1888.

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: George F Tait
      Age in 1910: 58
      Estimated birth year: abt 1852
      Birthplace: New York
      Home in 1910: Smith Twp, Washington, Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      On April 19, 1910 George F Tait (58, driller, oil field) b. in New York of Scottish parents was living in Smith Twp, Washington, PA. With him was his wife of 29 years, Missouri Tait (64, none) b. in PA of PA parents who had given birth to three children, all of whom were living. With them was daughter Hazel A. Tait (21, School teacher) b. in PA of PA parents., , , [3, 4, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1368] Family Member - Michelle Ann Robinson [Fox].

    3. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.

    4. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1910: Smith Twp, Washington Co, PA.

    5. [S1350] Family Trees search, Ancestry.com, Patricia Warrick.

    6. [S1372] Barque Junior, arrived from Glasgow to New York Harbor on November 15, 1851.

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1900: McDonald, Washington Co, PA.

    8. [S1354] Family Member - Carole Alley Sims - Majer Colegrove Genealogy.


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