Fourth Generation

15. Ross Raymond4 McClure (Rudolph Smith3, Samuel2, unknown1) was born in Martinsburg, Butler Co, PA December 30, 1874. The affidavit attached to the pension request by Rebecca give the birth date and place of birth.

The 1900 census list Ross as being born in January 1875. Ross died June 2, 1950 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 75 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY

He married Zella Elverta Bartholomew in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, 1902. Zella was born in Pennsylvania September 1876. Zella was the daughter of Harvey H Bartholomew and Rachael E unknown. Zella died 1944 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 67 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville Allegany Co NY Ross has an occupation as a Pharmist at Halls Drug Store for E. B. Hall and bought the store in 1921. Ross died of a heart attack.

Ross was hired by E.B. Hall when he built the drug store but he wasn't a Pharmacist so he took a correspondence course to become one. In order to get his diploma and take the state boards exam he would have to go to Buffalo University. This was April 1906 . Since he didn't have the money for a round trip ticket on the train he bought a one way ticket , took his bicycle and rode it back to Wellsville, after all it was only 90 miles .......He worked in that store from that time until he and Kieth Harris ( a pharmacist ) bought it as a partnership until Ross died in 1950, at the age of 75 nearly 45 years later. Ray has the certificate that proves that he successfully passed all the qualifications in the several fields of pharmacy and that he is licensed to practice in the state of N Y

In the 1900 census 32 Grover St, Wellsville NY page 166, Ross (age 25) is recorded with his mother Rebecca.

In the 1910 census 24 Grover St, Wellsville NY page 114. Ross (age 35) is recorded with his wife Elverta (age 35), and Byron (age 6). They have been married for 8 years and have had 1 child. Ross is recorded as being a drugist and was born in PA.

In the 1920 census 20 George St Wellsville Allegany Co, NY page 50B, Ross (age 45) is living with his wife Z. Elorta (age 45), son A. Byron (age 16), daughter Jeanette (age 8) and son Thedor M (age 4). Ross has the occupation of Drug Store Clerk.

In the 1930 census 20 Grover St Wellsville Allegany Co, NY page 199, Ross (age 55) is living with his wife Zella (age 55), daughter Jeanette (age 18) and son Thedor M (age 14). Ross has the occupation of Drug Store owner.

Ross Raymond McClure and Zella Elverta Bartholomew had the following children:

child + 21 i. Byron A5 McClure was born 1903.

child 22 ii. Jeannette Emily McClure was born in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY December 27, 1911. Jeannette died May 30, 2004 in Dayton, Rhea Co, TN, at 92 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY She married Raymond A Eldridge 1934.

Raymond was born in Pennsylvania October 18, 1907. Raymond was the son of Edward B Eldridge and Emma T unknown. Raymond died January 21, 1990 at 82 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY (See Raymond A Eldridge for the continuation of this line.)

child + 23 iii. Theodore M McClure was born September 18, 1915.

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