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John McMillan Hastings

John McMillan Hastings[1]

Male 1859 - 1930  (70 years)

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  • Name John McMillan Hastings  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 16 Aug 1859  Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID 968Y-BZ3 
    Lived in 13 Jun 1900  Pittsubrgh, Allegheny, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    McPherson St 
    Died 31 Jul 1930  [6, 7
    Buried Highwood Cemetery, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6956  Main
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2018 

    Father James Hastings,   b. Belfast, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret McBride,   b. Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Katherine Meriba Brown,   b. 24 Apr 1864,   d. 29 Nov 1891, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1887  [8
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Helen Hastings,   b. Nov 1891, prob. Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1925  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F2944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary E. Gillespie,   b. Apr 1864, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • The census of 1900 shows the family living on McPherson Street, Pittsburgh, PA.  Listed as: Jno M Hastings, age 38, head, occupation Lumber Dealer; Mary E.G., wife, age 36; Helen, age 8, daughter; Jean, age 1, daughter.  Mary Bond is listed as a servant, age 25.

      In the census John and Mary record their parents were born in Ireland.

      Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop notes that there were two children from this marriage Jean and a second who died in an airline accident. [9]
    Children 
    +1. Jean Hastings,   b. Nov 1898, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1985  (Age ~ 86 years)
     2. Mary Hastings,   b. Abt 1903,   d. 1944, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2007 
    Family ID F2631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Aug 1859 - Allegheny, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - McPherson St - 13 Jun 1900 - Pittsubrgh, Allegheny, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highwood Cemetery, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh, PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    John M. Hastings - Death Certificate
    John M. Hastings - Death Certificate
    John M. Hastings - obituary
    John M. Hastings - obituary
    Obit from Pittsburgh Press, p9, Aug 1, 1930

    Headstones
    Hastings Family Obelisk
    Hastings Family Obelisk
    Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    John M Hastings - Headstone
    John M Hastings - Headstone

  • Notes 
    • He purchased the E. D. Davison & Sons lumber business in 1903.  It was then renamed to the Davison Lumber company.  In 1914 his daughter Helen married Harold Doran Davison whose father was one of the original owners of the business.

      From Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop

      "Purchased E.D. Davison & Sons."

      Article on Springfield, Nova Scotia in Wikipedia:

      "The largest sawmill in Nova Scotia once was located in this village. It was built in 1902 and operated under the name the Davison Lumber Company. They built numerous railway lines in the area to haul logs. One connected with Lake Pleasant. In 1905, the company built 30 houses, a large three-story cookhouse, an office, and a school. In 1914, Hastings, (the mill site was named after owner John M. Hastings of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) continued to boom with more houses, a warehouse, a store, a doctor's office, and a large clubhouse (which contained a bowling alley, two pool tables, a dressing room and a dance hall). The mill went bankrupt in the 1920s and a fire destroyed the mill in 1928. The fire consumed all the mill buildings and 35 of the remaining 55 houses. On September 10, 2005, a history book was launched in Springfield and a monument at the old Lumber Mill site was unveiled."

      Philip Spencer notes:

      "Hastings was named after the company president , J.M . Hastings and Crossburn named after J.W. Cross who was logging superintendent at the time." [10, 11, 12]

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  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, Telephone conv. 6 Feb, 2006. (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, "Jno. M. Hastings, head, b. Jul 1861, age 38, b. PA, parents b. Ireland, Occupation: Lumber Dealer" -  Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 21, District 256, McPherson Street (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S695] 1910 U.S. Census, Miracode Index 1910 Census "District 0412, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Head, John M Hastings, age 50, W, born Pennsylvania" (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1218] Hal Lathrop, (Welland, Ontario, Canada), "McMillan" was his middle name (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1479] Philip Spencer, Philip Spencer, (http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/davison.html), email #2 to jsh 23 Aug, 2010 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1479] Philip Spencer, Philip Spencer, (http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/davison.html), email to jsh 23 Aug, 2010 (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1479] Philip Spencer, Philip Spencer, (http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/davison.html), email to JSH 24 March 2011 (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S864] 1900 U.S. Census, Allegheny, Pittsburgh Ward 21, District 256, McPherson Street (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1292] Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop, Telephone interview 6 Feb 2006 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S792] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield,_Nova_Scotia (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1479] Philip Spencer, Philip Spencer, (http://users.eastlink.ca/~pspencer/nsaeta/davison.html).