Lelah Mariam Barnhisel

#5781, b. 24 Sep 1907, d. 20 Jan 1966
Last Edited:8 Sep 2017
FatherCharles Wesley Barnhisel b. 17 Jul 1875, d. 28 Jun 1968
MotherRuth Anna Morgan b. 27 Mar 1875, d. 23 Jan 1959
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Valentine Berndheisell
Great-granddaughter of Absalom Davis

Children of Lelah Mariam Barnhisel and Harley Edgar McGee

Outline of Life Events:

BirthLelah Mariam Barnhisel was born on 24 Sep 1907 (or possibly 1908?) At Akron, Fulton County, IN.1,2
Census1910, daughterMeriam Barnhisel (given age 2) was enumerated as the daughter of Charles Barnhisel (given age 34) on the 1910 Census, living at Perry Township, Miami County, IN.3
Census1920, daughterMarriam Barnhisel (given age 12) was enumerated as a daughter of Charles Barnhisel (given age 44) on the 1920 Census, living at Henry Township, Akron, Fulton County, IN. She attended school.4
Census1930, daughterMariom Barnhisel (given age 22) was enumerated as a daughter of Anna Barnhisel (given age 55) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Akron, Fulton County, IN. They both worked as dressmakers from their home.5
MarriageLelah Mariam Barnhisel married Harley Edgar McGee, son of Edward McGee and Pearl Christman, on 12 Jul 1930 at Chicago, Cook County, IL. Judge Charles B. Adams presided over the marriage.6
ResidenceIn 1935, Mariam McGee and her husband, Harley, lived in rural Fulton County, IN, with children Robert Edgar and Marcia Rae.7
Census1940Mariam McGee (given age 33) was enumerated on the 1940 Census as the wife of Harley E. McGee (given age 34), living at Carlisle, Haddon Township, Sullivan County, IN.7
Death, InformantShe was the informant on the death certificate of her mother, Ruth Anna Morgan, who died on 23 Jan 1959 at Rochester, Fulton County, IN.8
ResidenceAt the time of her mother's death in 1959, Mariam McGee lived at 607 East 9th Street in Rochester, Fulton County, IN.8
DeathShe died at age 58 of breast cancer following an extended illness, on 20 Jan 1966 at Mayo's Clinic in Rochester, Olmstead County, MN.1,2,9
BurialShe was buried at Rochester IOOF (Odd Fellows) Cemetery in Rochester, Fulton County, IN. Her grave is located in Section 18, Row 5.2


  1. [S860] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002. Website. Online http://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S489] Jean C. Tombaugh and Wendell C. Tombaugh. Fulton County Indiana Obituaries, The Rochester-Sentinel. Tombaugh House : 700 Pontiac Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975-1538, 2002.
  3. [S839] 1910 U.S. Census. IN. Miami County. population schedule.
  4. [S857] 1920 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  5. [S840] 1930 U.S. Census. IN. Fulton County. population schedule.
  6. [S863] IL. Cook County. Marriage license (image). Cook County Clerk.
  7. [S861] 1940 U.S. Census. IN. Sullivan County. population schedule.
  8. [S1777] Ancestry.com. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60716
  9. [S650] Martha Bjorkgren, interview. 23 Nov 2016.
  10. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online http://www.findagrave.com
  11. [S1810] Ancestry.com. Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60871