Agnew, John Chambers

Male 1847 - 1926  (78 years)


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  • Name Agnew, John Chambers  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Birth 1847 
    Born 24 May 1847  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • SAR application of John W. Kingen
    Gender Male 
    CAUS lobar pneumonia 
    Census 1870 
    • 1870 Agnew John C. Allegheny County PA 699 Baldwin Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1870 Federal Census Index PA536526

      Name: John C Agnew
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
      Age in 1870: 23
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1870: Baldwin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Value of real estate: View Image
      Post Office: Surgeons Hall
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John C Agnew 23
      Viollie Agnew 19
    Directory 1872  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Agnew John C., of Agnew & Son, Baldwin tp, Pittsburgh & Allegheny, Pennsylvania City Directory for 1872-73. Pittsburgh: George. H. Thurston, 1872.
    Census 1880  Baldwin Township, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 United States Federal Census
      about John Agnew
      Name: John Agnew Home in 1880: Baldwin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Age: 32 Estimated birth year: abt 1848 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to head-of-household: Self Spouse's name: Ollie Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Manager Glass Works Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Cannot read/write: Blind: Deaf and dumb: Otherwise disabled: Idiotic or insane: View image Household Members: Name Age John Agnew 32 Ollie Agnew 28 Willie Agnew 6 Murray Agnew 1 Susan Friel 12
    Occupation 1880 
    • Manager, Glass House
    Residence Bef 1891  Streator, LaSalle Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per Verona U.P. church records
    Census 1900  Baldwin Township, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mother born at sea

      Name: John C Agnew
      Home in 1900: Baldwin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Age: 52
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Spouse's Name: Viola R
      Race: White
      Occupation: View Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John C Agnew 52
      Viola R Agnew 48
      Wm W Agnew 26
      Murry Mc C Agnew 20
      Laura R Agnew 17
      John R Agnew 15
      Edward R Agnew 9
      Archibald C Agnew 6
    Occupation 1900 
    • real estate dealer
    Census 1910  Carrick, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1915 Brownsville Road, wholesale glass mfr., Mother born in Canada
      Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
      PENN Allegheny 0037 John C Agnew Husband W 61 PENN 0111 Wife Viola 67, PENN
      Son Archie 16, Illinois
      Son Edward 18, Illinois
      Son John 25, PENN
      Daughter Laura 27, PENN
      Name: John C Agnew
      Age in 1910: 61
      Estimated birth year: abt 1849
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Home in 1910: Carrick, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Image Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Carrick, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Series: T624; Roll: 1293; Page: 245A; Enumeration District: 37; Part: 1; Line: 6.
    Residence 1912  Hulton, Oakmont, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Carrick, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1915 Brownsville Road, foreman, furnace builders, Mother born in Canada
      Viola, William, Archie
    Alt. Death 1926 
    _UID 6A69A8AF8A18496BB7404832BEC12B7E1928 
    Died 26 Mar 1926  Greenville, Mercer Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • SAR application of John W. Kingen
    Buried Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • South Side Cemetery, Carrick
      Lot 11, Range 2, Sec. G
      no stone
    Person ID I1167  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Father Agnew, John,   b. Apr 1819, Beaver Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1905, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Chambers, Mary Ann,   b. 1820, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1889, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1845  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alt. Marriage 10 Jul 1845  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 7C4E1B49D6424839AFB259B6646719284349 
    Photos
    Agnew home in Oakmont
    Agnew home in Oakmont
    The photo below is from Oakmont Library. It shows the former Agnew home when it was the paint laboratory for the Thompson Paint Co. in the 1940s. The original house is on the left, with a later addition built by Thompson. (source: Oakmont Carnegie Library)
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Photos taken August 2003 in Carrick, near intersection of Brownsville Road and E. Agnew Ave. This land was once owned by John Chambers, and passed on to Mary Ann Chambers Agnew and her husband John Agnew, who established his first glass factory there.
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Documents
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    Agnew John, site of family home and glass factory, Carrick
    1876 map
    Agnew John and Mary Ann 'at home' card
    Agnew John and Mary Ann "at home" card
    Southern Avenue = the Brownsville Road
    Young vs. Hunter decision Pittsburgh_legal_journal.pdf
    Young vs. Hunter decision Pittsburgh_legal_journal.pdf
    Headstones
    Agnew Plot at South Side
    Agnew Plot at South Side
    Plot: section G-2
    Agnew Plot
    Agnew Plot
    Plot: section G2
    Histories
    Agnew and Hunter Families
    Agnew and Hunter Families
    Agnew John bio
    Agnew John bio
    from Samuel Durant's 1876 History of Allegheny County (on the Historic Pittsburgh site)
    The Brownsville Road
    The Brownsville Road
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    Links to some Google Maps to illustrate specific family locations
    some external maps showing specific locations, addresses, etc.:

    Patterson, Stier, and Related Families in Maryland and Virginia

    European Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    U.S. Locations for Buyer, Stein, Michael, Hamerschlag, Brummel and related families

    Pittsburgh Family Locations-Agnew,…
    Agnew Baldwin Twp.pdf
    Agnew Baldwin Twp.pdf
    FOLIOS
    Verona United Presbyterian Church Records
    Verona United Presbyterian Church Records
    Family ID F200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ramsey, Viola Hays,   b. 2 Jan 1851, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1921, Carrick, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1869  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 4C4ADABF8CD14CA9A3353F8D83FD16D48FF2 
    Children 
     1. Agnew, William Wood,   b. 20 Jan 1874, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1926, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Agnew, Murry McClung,   b. 5 Jun 1879, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1951  (Age > 73 years)
     3. Agnew, Laura Reamer,   b. 7 Jun 1882, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 Jul 1958  (Age > 76 years)
     4. Agnew, John R.,   b. Mar 1885, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Agnew, Edward Reamer,   b. Dec 1890, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1918  (Age ~ 27 years)
     6. Agnew, Archibald,   b. Jun 1893, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1847 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1869 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1872 - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Baldwin Township, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1891 - Streator, LaSalle Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Baldwin Township, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Carrick, Allegheny Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1912 - Hulton, Oakmont, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Carrick, Allegheny Co, PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1926 - Greenville, Mercer Co., PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Agnew glass factory site in Oakmont
    Agnew glass factory site in Oakmont
    The Agnew glass factory was on the site of the later Thompson Paint Co., near or at this present day building along the railroad tracks.
    Agnew John, Carrick, Baldwin Twp, 1916
    Agnew John, Carrick, Baldwin Twp, 1916
    Agnew Apartments

    Documents
    Bryce Higbee operating a glasshouse in Oakmont in 1882???
    Bryce Higbee operating a glasshouse in Oakmont in 1882???
    This is the location of the Agnew glasshouse.
    Agnew John Chambers death cert.jpg
    Agnew John Chambers death cert.jpg
    Young vs. Hunter decision Pittsburgh_legal_journal.pdf
    Young vs. Hunter decision Pittsburgh_legal_journal.pdf

    Histories
    The John Agnew Companies
    The John Agnew Companies
    from the Society for Historical Archaeology www.sha.org
    by Bill Lockhart, Carol Serr, Beau Shriever, and Bill Lindsey

    FOLIOS
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    excerpts about John Agnew
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Glasshouses And Glass Manufacturers Of The Pittsburgh Region: 1795 - 1910 by Jay W. Hawkins
    Chambers glass companies

    News
    Agnew glass
    Agnew glass
    NY Times Nov 2 1893
    agnew john assault.jpg
    agnew john assault.jpg

    Albums
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh
    Agnew and Chambers Glassmaking in Pittsburgh (52)

  • Notes 
    • according to McKearin American Glass, John S. Agnew, son of John Agnew, entered John Agnew and Co. glass firm about 1866. It then became Agnew, Son, & Co., until 1876, when it became Agnew & Co. Firm was still operating in 1886.

      1870 AGNEW JOHN C. Allegheny County PA 699 Baldwin Township Federal Population Schedule PA 1870 Federal Census Index PA536526

  • Sources 
    1. [S45] American Glass, McKearin, Helen and George S., (1941, Crown Publishers, New York).

    2. [S594] PA 1850 Census, Roll 746, Page 356, [Q:3].

    3. [S183] Davidson, Carl.

    4. [S687] Sons of the American Revolution.

    5. [S629] Prominent Families, Pittsburgh, 1912.

    6. [S712] Swett, Martina Cooper.