Mary McMasters1

#21854, (circa 1836 - 15 April 1913)
Father*Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters1 (1806 - 1882)
Mother*Elizabeth _____1 (c 1810 - 1871)
Her married name was Maxwell.2 
Birth*circa 1836She was born circa 1836 at New YorkG.1 
27 September 1850She appeared on the census of 27 September 1850 in the household of Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters at North Beaver Twp., Lawrence Co., PennsylvaniaG, age 13, b. NY.3 
10 August 1860She appeared on the census of 10 August 1860 in the household of Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters and Elizabeth _____ at Poland, Mahoning Co., OhioG, age 24, b. NY.4 
16 July 1870She appeared on the census of 16 July 1870 in the household of Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters and Elizabeth _____ at Poland, Mahoning Co., OhioG, age 34, b. NY.5 
29 June 1880She appeared on the census of 29 June 1880 in the household of Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters at Poland, Mahoning Co., OhioG, age 43, b. NY.6 
Marriage*9 September 1880She married Rev. Alexander Bennett Maxwell on 9 September 1880 at Mahoning Co., OhioG.2 
5 July 1882In Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters's will dated 5 July 1882, Mary McMasters was named as executrix.7 
7 March 1912She left a will on 7 March 1912 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PennsylvaniaG.8 
Death*15 April 1913She died on 15 April 1913 at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PennsylvaniaG.9 


  1. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S419] Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994/1997/2013, index and images, online
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Algernon (42), b. PA, clergyman OSP; Elizabeth (40), b. NY.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Algernon S McMasters (52), b. PA, clergyman; Elizabeth (50). b. NY.
  5. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. McMaster [sic] (62), b. PA, Presbyterian minister; Elizabeth (60), b. NY, keeping house.
  6. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Algernon S (72), b. and mother b. PA, father b. Ireland, minister.
  7. [S1678] Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998, index and images, online, Mahoning Co., Wills Vol. 6, pp. 61-65, imgs. 392-394/668. Last will of Algernon Sydney MacMaster, Leetonia, Columbiana Co. OH, 5 Jul 1882 [year not visible in image]. Names dau. Mary M C Maxwell, wife of Rev. Alexander B Maxwell, as executor, and to receive all books, pamphlets and manuscripts; surviving children of son Archibald Alexander, viz. Elizabeth Rebecca MacMaster and Gilbert Lee MacMaster, each to receive $1000 at the age of twenty-one; dau. Anne Netta Brownlee, to receive an equal share of the residue equally with her sister Mary M C Maxwell. Witn. William A McCready and Mrs. Neil L McCready. Receipt of notice acknowledged by the three children. Will admitted 24 Oct 1882.
  8. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online, Allegheny Co., Will Packets Vol. 121, No. 74, p. 147, imgs. 1525-1530/2170. Last will of Mary MacMaster Maxwell, wid., Pittsburgh PA, 7 Mar 1912. Names sister Mrs. Anne Netta Brownlee, of Youngstown OH; niece Isabella MacMaster Brownlee; nephew Myron Chase Brownlee; niece Elizabeth Brockway; [grand] nieces Helen Brockway and Gladys Brockway. Names as Executor friend Thomas Stephen Brown of Pittsburgh PA; witn. Anna M Steen and Lida Boarman Steen. Letters of Administration granted 19 Apr 1913.
  9. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: Year 1913, File No. 44239, Reg. No. 2987, img. 3391/3514. Mary MacMaster Maxwell, b. Poland OH Jun 1835, dau. of Rev. A S Master [sic] and unk. mother; d. Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, 15 Apr 1913, carcinoma of uterus; inf. Mrs. Maxwell, Millvale OH; bur. Poland OH 17 Apr 1913, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online