Elizabeth Rebecca McMasters1

#21863, (circa 1866 - 14 January 1958)
Father*Archibald Alexander McMasters2 (1840 - 1893)
Mother*Sophia Lee2 (c 1842 - )


Bion W Brockway b. 1856, d. 1942
Children 1.Mary Helen Brockway10 (1891 - )
 2.Gladys Brockway11 (1893 - )
Her married name was Brockway.3 
Birth*circa 1866She was born circa 1866 at OhioG.2 
19 July 1870She appeared on the census of 19 July 1870 in the household of Archibald Alexander McMasters and Sophia Lee at Poland Twp., Mahoning Co., OhioG.4 
5 June 1880She appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 in the household of Archibald Alexander McMasters and Sophia Lee at Windsor, Ashtabula Co., OhioG, as Elizabeth R, age 14, b. IA [sic].5 
5 July 1882She was named in the will of Rev. Algernon Sydney McMasters on 5 July 1882 at Leetonia, Columbiana Co., OhioG, as Elizabeth Rebecca, one ot two surviving children of son Archibald.6 
Marriage*circa 1890She married Bion W Brockway circa 1890.3 
1 June 1900She and Bion W Brockway appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 at Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OhioG.7 
7 March 1912She witnessed the will of Mary McMasters on 7 March 1912 at Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PennsylvaniaG, as niece Elizabeth Brockway.8 
Death*14 January 1958She died on 14 January 1958 at Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OhioG.9 


  1. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1819] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, index and images, online FamilySearch.com, Year 1942, State No. 18435, File No. 82684, Reg. No. 483, img. 782/3250. Bion W Brockway, b. OH 13 Oct 1856, parents unk.; husb. of Elizabeth McMaster, retired real estate agent, res. 1402 South Ave., Youngstown, Mahoning Co. OH; d. at res. 23 Mar 1942, age 85y 5m 10d, old age infirmities; inf. J Ray Scho[illeg.], res. Youngstown OH; bur. Riverside 26 Mar 1942.
  4. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Alexander [sic] (30), b. PA, farm hand; Sophia (34), b. OH, keeping house.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Archibald A (40), b. and father b. PA, mother b. NY, First Universal Church minister; Sophia (44), b. and parents b. OH, keeping house, palsy.
  6. [S1678] Ohio, Wills and Probate Records, 1786-1998, index and images, online Ancestry.com, 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.
  7. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Bion (43, b. Oct 1856, father b. NY, mother b. OH, commission merchant; Elizabeth (33), b. Oh Sep 1866, father b. NY, mother b. OH, 2 children, both living; marr. 10 yrs.
  8. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online Ancestry.com, 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. [S401] Ohio Deaths 1908-1932, 1938-2007, online Ancestry.com, Elizabeth R Brockway, wid., d. Youngstown, Mahoning Co, 14 Jan 1958, age 92; cert. no. 05302.
  10. [S1285] Ohio County Births, 1841-2003, images, online FamilySearch.org, Mahoning Co. Vol. 5, Record of Births, sh. 105, no. 6. Mary Helen Brockway, b. Youngstown 28 Aug 1891, dau. of Bion W Brockway and Elizabeth R MacMaster.
  11. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.