THE PARENTS OF FRANK
Frank (Alda) Sallinger
FRANK ALDA SALLINGER---
There is little known about "Alda"
Sallinger. He is listed as the father in a biography of his son Frank
Sallinger that appears in the history of Hall County, Nebraska. The
biography indicates that Alda was born in Westmoreland County, Pa
and was a farmer all his active life. He was a quiet, industrious
man, fair in all dealings, a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church and Republican in Politics. An exhaustive search has been made throughout
Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Pa for any information on Alda
Sallinger without any results so far. The death certificate of his
son Frank indicates that Alda's name is also "Frank Sallinger" without
any mention of the name "Alda". The cerficate was completed
by Charles Wesley Sallinger, the first son of Frank and Margaret. The back
of the picture above indicates he was 80 yrs old at his death but does
not indicate where his death occured or when. The search for
information continues and will be noted when it is received.
Mary is the daughter of Daniel and Barbara Jordan Cochenour,
was born September 4, 1822 in Rockingham County, Va. and died April 6,
1908 in Allegheny County, Pa. She was first married before 1850 to Alda
Sallinger. In the 1850 Pennsylvania census, Mary "Sullinger" appears
with her parents, Daniel and Barbara, in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland
County. Two children are also listed in the census as being Lucinda
A. Maxwell age 8 and Franklin B. age l. Franklin B. is evidently
the son of Mary. Mary and Alda must have separated and divorced prior
to 1850-1852. Mary remarried about 1852 to Jacob B. McMarlin and
moved to McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa. To this marriage was born
William Penny McMarlin; Mary E. McMarlin; Jane McMarlin and John McMarlin
giving Frank Sallinger four half brothers and sisters.
The obituary of Mary Cochenour Sallinger McMarlin that appeared
in the McKeesport Newspaper reads:
CALLED TO ETERNITY-MRS. MARY A. McMARLIN
At 86 years of age, of ailments incident to her advanced years,
Mary A. McMarlin long a resident of McKeesport died at 7:20 this
morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary E. McCully, o Braddock.
She had been ill for five weeks.
Mrs. McMarlin was the widow of J.B. McMarlin, once an alderman
of McKeesport and for a longer time a constable. She lived
daughter since her husband's death, which took place April 15, 1896.
was born in Virginia her parents being Daniel and Barbara Cochenour,
and was twice married her first husband being named Sallinger.
leaves one daughter Mrs. McCully and one son, Frank
Sallinger of Grand
Island, Ne. John Cochenour of this city is a brother and Mrs.
Shepherd of Leechburg, a sister.
The internment will be made at Fairview Cemetery this city on
Wednesday morning. The funeral sevice will be held at the
home of Mrs.
Mcully tomorrow evening.
THE PARENTS OF MARGARET
The biography of Frank Sallinger indicates that Margarets
father passed away during the voyage to the U.S. from Northumberland County
England in 1854 and was buried at sea. However, another family researcher
has provided additional information that it was his toddler son James who
was scalded with hot coffee, died and was buried at sea. He apparently
passed away prior to 1870 as his wife Elizabeth is shown on an 1870 census
report as living with August Knittle.
ELIZABETH ELLIOTT CAIRNS KNITTLE--
Elizabeth Elliott was born about 1824, probably in England and
traveled to the U.S. from Northumberland County, England with her husband
and four children; Jane, Annie, Maragaret and James and arrived in America
in July1854. It is not yet known what ship they sailed on or where
they entered the U.S. An 1870 Western Pennsylvannia Census shows
Elizabeth had later August Knittle. Jane Cairns appears on this census
also as being 22 yrs old and from England. Jane had gone on to marry
James Norton and passed away Dec 15, 1896. Annie married David C.
Crawford and they made their way to the Grand Island Nebraska area in 1879
as did Frank and Margaret.
Elizabeth apparently traveled to Grand Island, Ne with
her daughter and son-in-law in 1879, and passed away shortly thereafter
She is buried in Grand Island Cemetery in Lot 25-Row 1.
Elizabeth Knittle was 56 yrs old at the time of her death July 4,
Elizabeth was formerly married to John Cairns
MOTHER OF MARGARET
This stone was found lying in the
grass at Grand Island, Ne Cemetery---mostly covered with grass and dirt.
It was cleaned and placed upright in a concrete foundation in Sept of 2000.