1.4.2 James McLaughlin


James Leo McLaughlin


August 1886 in Cleveland, Ohio


Michael McLaughlin and Nora Moran


See parent sheet


Married to Mary O’Brien bet. 1915-1917 in Cuyahoga County.


· Robert b: ~ 1917 m: Mary Kelly

· Marguerite b: Sept. 23, 1918 m: John Bettner

· James Dec. 26, 1919

· Thomas b: ~ 1926 m: Geraldine Albers, m: Sally Turner

· Bernard b: Jan. 30, 1929 m: Charlotte Camille, m: Georgia Wilson, m:?


·         Died July 10, 1961 in Berea, Ohio

Birth and Baptism

·         Baptized at St. Malachi

Census Records

·         1890 Census: Unavailable

·         In the 1900 United States Census, James is at 378 Detroit Street in Cleveland, Ohio with his parents Michael and Nora McLaughlin and three siblings: Thomas, Robert, and Elizabeth.  James is the oldest and was born in August 1886, is 13 and attends school.

·         1910 Not found

·         In the 1920 United States Census, at 3448 W. 120th Street in West Park Village, Ohio, James L. and Mary T. McLaughlin are living with three of their children; Robert, Marguerite, and James.  James is a machinest in an auto parts factory, is 33 years, and was born in Ohio while his parents were both born in Ireland.  Mary  is 30 years old and was also born in Ohio while her parents were born in Ireland.  Their son Robert is 2 years 11 months, daughter Marguerite is 1 ˝ years old, and baby James was just born a month ago.  The Census is dated January 21, 1920.  They own the house they live in. 

·         In the 1930 United States Census, James McLaughlin and his wife Mary are living at 3418 W. 120th Street in Cleveland, Ohio along with five of their children.  James is 43 years old, was born in Ohio, and was 29 years old when he married.  Both of his parents were born in Ireland.  Mary is 40 years old, was married when she was 26 years old, and was born in Ohio while her parents were born in Ireland. They own their home which is valued at $6500.  Their son Robert is 13 years old and is a newspaper boy and attends school.  Marguerite is 11 years old, James is 10, Thomas is 4 ˝, and Bernard is ?.

City Directories


Church Records

·         St. Vincent DePaul Church

Marriage Records


Death & Funeral Records

·         Buried July 14, 1961 in Holy Cross Cemetery

·         McGorray Bros. Funeral Home


Date: Jul 13 1961 Cleveland Plain Dealer

·         McLaughlin, James L.  Beloved husband of Mary (nee O'Brien); father of Robert V., Mrs. John I. Bettner (Marguerite), James L., Thomas J. Bernard M. and grandfather, brother of Elizabeth J. and Mrs. Herman Klaehn (Agnes); Monday, July 10, 1961; residence, 3418 W. 120th St. Friends may call at McGorray Bros. Lakewood Home, 14133 Detroit Ave. Funeral mass Friday, July 14 St. Vincent de Paul Church, at 9:30 a. m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.





·         W. 88th

·         3418 W. 120th St

Other Documentation

·         Have several photos of Jim and Mary

·         Baby buried in McLaughlin plot at Calvary probably belongs to James and Mary.  Grave #1 (Baby) April 6, 1922.  Check Ohio historical records, I think I looked for this DC but was told that it wasn’t found.

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