FRANK HORTON McPHERSON

Frank H. McPherson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. September 12, 1898 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. 1963
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  • Father: Frank Martin McPherson born March 19, 1878 in Beardstown, Cass County, IL; married (1) Amy Horton (1873-1935) on October 16, 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married (2) Mary Agnes “Mamie” Scully (1890-1949), daughter of Richard Scully and Sarah (Toohey) Scully ; Frank died June 11, 1943 in Elmwood Park, Cook County, IL; Frank and Mary are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Cook County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, June 13, 1943, page 18:

“McPHERSON – Frank M. McPherson, beloved husband of Mary, nee Scully; dear father of Evelyn Heyn, Frank, James, and Ruth Kobis.  At funeral home, 4048-50 W. Harrison street.  Funeral Tuesday, 1:45 p. m.  Burial family lot.  Member of Covenant lodge, No. 426, A. F. & A. M. Nevada 2818.”

  • Mother: Amy (Horton) McPherson born July 12, 1873 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Amy died in January 25, 1935 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of John Horton and Mary (Huttons) Horton; buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, January 27, 1935, page 16:

“McPHERSON – Amy Horton McPherson, beloved wife of Frank M., fond mother of Mrs. Evelyn Heyn, Frank H., Ruth M. and James H., sister of Mrs. J. Toy of Burbank, Cal., and John R. Horton.  Services at funeral home, 3100 Irving Park blvd., Monday at 2 p. m.  Interment Montrose cemetery.”

  1. Gloria A. (McPherson) Secor born July 7, 1925 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married George Secor on February 3, 1956 in Round Lake Park, Lake County, IL; Gloria died August 15, 2019 in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, IL; buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL

According to the Hamsher Lakeside Funerals & Cremations, Fox Lake, Lake County, IL website obituary:

   “Gloria A. Secor (nee McPherson), 94, a resident of the Round Lake area for 65 years, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Round Lake Beach.
   Born in Chicago on July 7, 1925, to the late Frank and Bertha (nee Krull) McPherson, she married George Secor February 3, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Round Lake Park.
   She attended Steinmetz High School in Chicgo, and went to work for Hartford Insurance Company in Chicago.  While attending her cousin’s wedding, she met the love of her life, and future husband, George Secor.
   Survivors include her husband of 63 years, George; daughter, Linda; and granddaughter, Katie.
   The visitation will be Tuesday, August 20, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m., at Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake.  The burial will follow in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gloria’s name may be made to the Fox Lake Fire Protection District Memorial Fund, PO Box 237, Ingleside, IL 60041.
  To send flowers to Gloria’s family, please visit our floral section.”

  • Siblings:
    • Eveline “Evelyn” M. (McPherson) Heyn born November 16, 1894 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married Edmund Peter Heyn (1896-1941); Evelyn died March 31, 1972 in Arlington, Tarrant County, TX; buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, Cook County, IL

According to the Elk Grove Herald (Elk Grove Village IL) Monday, April 3, 1972, page 2:

“Evelyn M. Heyn – Mrs. Evelyn M. Heyn, 77, nee Mcpherson, of Arlington, Tex., formerly of Prospect Heights, died Friday in her home.  She was born Nov. 16, 1894 in Chicago.  Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 411 N. Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights.  Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines.  Preceded in death by her husband, Edmund P. and a daughter, Mrs. Marion Gaddini of Prospect Heights, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Doris (Joseph) Taaffe of Arlington, Tex.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Mrs. Ruth Grant of Dallas; brother, James McPherson of Chicago, and a son-in-law, Anthony Gaddini of Prospect Heights.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.”

    • Ruth Mary (McPherson) (Kobus) Grant born December 3, 1908 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, married (1) Joseph Laws Kobus (1905-1942) on July 3, 1933 in Indiana, he died August 29, 1942 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; Ruth married (2) Thomas Grant; last residence in Duncanville, Dallas County, TX; Ruth died January 11, 1989 in Dallas County, TX; buried in Little Bethel Memorial Park, Duncanville, Dallas County, TX

According to the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010:

“Name: Ruth Grant; Birth Date: 3 Dec 1908; Death Date: 11 Jan 1989; SSN: 345102596; Branch 1: ARMY; Enlistment Date 1: 6 Aug 1943; Release Date 1: 3 Dec 1945”

    • James McPherson born about 1911 in Illinois

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 3401 W. North Ave., the household members were:

“Frank M. McPherson, head, age 39, married once for 16 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: clerk – railroad office; Amey McPherson, wife, age 37, married once for 16 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Evelyn M. McPherson, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Frank H. McPherson, son, age 11, single, born in Illinois; Ruth M. McPherson, daughter, age 1 6/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Frank Horton McPherson; Permanent Address: 1542 N Avers, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Age in Years: 20; Date of Birth: Sept 12 1898; Race: White; Citizen by Father’s Naturalization Before Registrant’s Majority; Present Occupation: Meter Reader; Employer’s Name: People Gas Light & Coke Co; Place of Employment: 122 So Michigan, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Nearest Relative: Amy McPherson; 1542 N Avers, Chicago, Cook County, Ill; Height: Medium; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Brown; Color of Hair: Black; Signed: Sept 12-1918”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1542 Avers Ave., the household members were:

“Frank McPherson, head, age 44, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland, occupation: superintendent – railroad; Anne McPherson, wife, age 44, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Ireland; Frank McPherson Jr. son, age 21, single, born in Illinois, occupation: clerk – office; Ruth McPherson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Illinois; James McPherson, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4145 N. Sacramento Ave., the household members were:

“Frank McPherson, head, married, age 35, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: clerk – steam railroad; Bertha McPherson, wife, age 27, married at age 21, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Gloria McPherson, daughter, age 4, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 6228 Waveland, the household members were:

“Frank H. McPherson, head, age 41, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: clerical clerk – steam railroad company; Bertha E. McPherson, wife, age 37, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: cook – private family; Gloria A. McPherson, daughter, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Frank Horton McPherson; Place of Residence: 6218 Addison St., Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Mailing Address: Same; Telephone: None; Age in Years: 43; Date of Birth: Sept. 12 1898; Place of Birth: Chicago, Ill.; Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Bertha – wife; Employer’s Name and Address: John Doddle; Place of Employment: 400 W. Kinsie St, Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5′-11″; Weight: 170; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Gray; Complexion: Ruddy; Signed: Feb. 16, 1942”