McHENRY McCOLLOCH, "Mac" or "Jim" the son of
Abraham and Susan (Burns) McColloch, was born in
Ohio County, West Virginia, February 12, 1855, where he was
raised and educated.
Jim came to Pettis County, in 1877 where he was
principal of the schools of Sedalia, Missouri. He spent his life teaching while at the same
time engaging in farming.
On August 21, 1878 James married Miss Mary Alice Wharton,
"Allie" in Johnson County, Knob Noster, Missouri. Mary
Alice was the daughter of Silas W. and Elizabeth Ellen
(Bruner) Wharton of Ohio Co., West Virginia. Mary Alice was born
June 18, 1859, Ohio Co., West Virginia where she was raised and
attended The Female College at Wheeling, West Virginia.
While Jim and Alice were in Pettis County they had two children:
Olive P., born August 28, 1879, Pettis County, Missouri, died as
a young child, and Ettie M., born August 7, 1881, Pettis County,
Missouri, also died as a young child. By the year 1884, they had moved to Jasper Co., Missouri, where
Jim became the
Principal of Schools in Neck City. The remainder of their lives
were spent in the Oronogo, Carthage and Web City areas of
Jasper County. Mrs. McColloch also taught school, was a piano
teacher, and very active in church and civic duties as well
as actively participating in farming with Jim.
Three more children were born, all daughters being: Edna Leona,
born May 9, 1884, Jasper Co., Missouri, married Walter Kannier,
Mary Leila, born December 1, 1886, Jasper Co., Missouri, married
Charles C. Redmon and Daphne Dale, born September, 1889, Jasper
Co., Missouri, married John N. Davis.
Jim also worked for the Deering Machine Co. in 1900. In
August of 1900, Archie North McColloch was visiting his Uncle Jim
and Aunt Allie in Oronogo, Missouri. **In a letter that Archie wrote to Mahala Rebecca Jacob,
back home in Wheeling, West Virginia, dated August 25, 1900, he states that:
"Uncle Jim is traveling for the
Deering Machine Co; but as soon as he heard I was here, he
skipped out and came home to see that I would have a good time.
He went back after two days. I am looking for him home this
evening and that is the reason I am staying so long."
It appears that there was a close relationship between Jim and Mary Alice,
and her parents, Silas and Elizabeth (Bruner) Wharton, both of whom
were born and raised in West Virginia, then moved to Jasper Co.,
Missouri around 1890. They owned a farm in Marion Township, Jasper Co., Missouri,
about two and a half miles west of Carthage.
Wharton Missouri Farm)
Wharton, died in
October of 1913, and in the newspaper clipping reporting his
death it states "He is survived by the widow and two
children, Mrs. J. M. McCullough who made her home with her
parents and J. F. Wharton of Parsons, Kansas". I found
Silas and Elizabeth Wharton in the 1910 census living alone on
their farm near Carthage, except for a hired hand who lived at the
farm also. The farm is further described as a "grain
farm" in the census. It appears that the statement in the clipping is correct,
and that some time between 1910 and 1913, Jim and Alice moved in with
Alice's parents and helped with the farm. By 1910 Jim and Alice's
three girls were married with homes of their own and the
Whartons were elderly.
Jim died in October, 1919, Jasper County, near Carthage, Missouri.
The 1920 census shows that Mary Alice and her mother, both
widowed, were still living on the farm alone. At some point after
1920 they sold the farm and bought a house at 1129 W. Broadway, in
the town of Webb City, Missouri.
The 1930 census shows that the "Two Grandmas" were
still living in Webb City.
At the time of Mary Alice's death in November of 1936, she and her mother
Elizabeth Wharton were living in a house next door to
her daughter and son-in-law, Daphne and Jack N. Davis of Picher,
Oklahoma. The "Two Grandmas" moved there some time after
NOTES: I have an envelope with directions in my mother's
handwriting to the Silas Wharton
burial plot in Park Cemetery, Carthage, Missouri, where Silas and Elizabeth
Wharton are buried. James
Mc Henry and Mary Alice McColloch are probably buried there
also in the Silas Wharton plot along with Mary Alice's brother
William N. Wharton.
1900 U. S. CENSUS, Missouri, Jasper Co., Mineral TWP, Oronogo
Div, Ward 2, Sheet 19A, Enumeration Dist. 64
Address: 388 Central Avenue
MCCOLLOCH, Alice, Head/W/F/June/1859/40/M/22/5/3, WV/V/WV/Y,Y,Y,O,M,H
MCCOLLOCH, Edna L., Daughter, W/F/May/1884/16/S, MO/WV/WV
MCCOLLOCH, Mary L., Daughter, W/F/Dec/1886/13/S, MO/WV/WV
MCCOLLOCH, Daphne D., Daughter, W/F/Sept/1889/10, S, MO/WV/WV
*James was working for the Deering Machine Co. in 1900 which
required him to travel. This is probably the reason he is not
listed on the 1900 Census.
1910 U. S. CENSUS, Missouri, Jasper Co., Marion TWP, May 11th
& 12th, 1910, Sheet 18B, Enumeration Dist. 69
WHARTON, Silas W, Head/M/W/75/M1, -,-,-, VA/US/US, -,-,
/Farmer/Grain Farm/Employer, -,-, Y/Y, -, O/?/F/245/No/0/0
WHARTON, Elizabeth E., Wife/F/W/67/M1/5/3/2/WV/P/V, -,-,
English/None, -,-,-,-, Y/Y
______ , Frank (?), Hired Man/M/W/55/Wd, -,-,-, MO/MO/MO, -,-,
English/Laborer/Grain Farm/W/N/0/Y/Y, -,-,-,-, 2/1/0/0
1920 U. S. CENSUS, Missouri, Jasper Co., Marion TWP, February
5, 1920, Sheet 7B, Enumeration Dist. 79
WHARTON, Elizabeth E., Head/O/M/F/W/77/W, -,-,-,-,
Y/Y/WV-PA-WV-, Y/Farmer/General Farm/OA
McCOLLOCH, Mary A., Daughter, -,-, F/W/60/W, -,-,-,-,
1930 U. S. CENSUS, Missouri, Jasper Co., Joplin TWP, Webb
City, Ward 5, Sheet 1A, Enumeration Dist. 49-32
Address: 1129 West Broadway
MCCOLLOCH, Mary A., Head/O/$1250, -, N/F/ W/70/Wd, -,
WV/V/WV, Y, None
WHARTON, Elizabeth E., Mother, -,-,-,-, F/W/87/Wd, -, WV/PA/WV
City Home of Mary Alice McColloch and Elizabeth Wharton)
See Mary Alice
McColloch's short journal
that she kept during the months of
February, March, and beginning of April, 1916.
By Liz (Frankel) Gunderson, Great Granddaughter of
James McHenry McColloch and Mary Alice (Wharton) McColloch.
**Source: Samuel McColloch, Grandson of Archie North and Mahala
Rebecca (Jacob) McColloch.
Sam is the real McColloch Family genealogist and was generous
enough to share the above quoted letter with me. Archie and
Mahala later came to view each other in a different light and
married in October of 1902.
McHenry McColloch and Mary Alice (Wharton) McColloch in tree
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