Charles McPhail

(1865-1931)
FatherJames McPhail
MotherMaria Sackett (1836-)
Charles McPhail, son of James McPhail and Maria Sackett, was born near Walshville, Montgomery County, IllinoisG, on 18 October 1865.1,2 He died by suicide at home near Ingalls, Payne County, OklahomaG, on 29 May 1931.2 He married in Grayson, Carter County, KentuckyG, on 31 July 1906, Geneva Sackett, his first cousin, daughter of Jasper Newton Sackett and Emily Jane Corlew.3
     In 1870 Charles was living in WalshvilleG in the household of his parents James and Maria, and was recorded in the census as Chas McPhail, aged five and born in Illinois.4
     In 1880 he was living in WalshvilleG in the household of his parents James and Maria, and was recorded as Charles McPhail, a farm laborer, aged 14.5
     In 1900 he was living in South Litchfield, Montgomery CountyG, in the household of his widowed mother Maria, and was recorded as Charles McPhail, aged 32.6
     In 1910 he was living in Cimarron Township, Payne County, OklahomaG, and was recorded as Charles McPhail, a farmer, aged 45. Living with him were his wife Geneva, 35, and their daughter Emma, aged one month. Also in the household, as a boarder, was James W Sackett, 63, who was an uncle of both Charles and Geneva.7
     In 1920 he was living in CimarronG and was recorded as Charles McPhale, a farmer, aged 53. His wife Geneva, 44, was living with him.8
     In 1930 he was living in CimarronG and was recorded as Charles McPhail, aged 64. His wife Geneva, 55, was living with him. They owned their home.9

Chas. McPhail Suicide at Farm Home Friday
Sat Down Under Tree and Shot Self Through Heart with Pistol; Burial Set for Friday
     Charles McPhail, 66, farmer living three miles south of Ingalls, committed suicide near his home early Friday morning, May 29, 1931, by shooting himself through the heart with a .45 caliber U.S. government automatic pistol.
     The suicide's body, propped against a tree about 200 yards from his farm house, was found by Mrs. McPhail, who heard the shot.
     Poor health and despondency are thought to be responsible for his suicide, believes Sheriff M. J. Bradley, who with County Attorney Ernest Jenkins, investigated the case early Friday.
     The theory that financial matters may have caused the death was discounted by Sheriff Bradley who said McPhail was a prosperous farmer with considerable acreage in cultivation.
     The decedent is said to have returned home from Ingalls late Thursday in a dejected condition and to have got his gun. Mrs. McPhail removed the cartridges but some time during the night or early morning they were discovered by the decedent. He was seen to leave the home between 5 and 6 o'clock Friday morning and sat down under the tree where he shot himself.
     Charles McPhail was born near Walshville, Ill., October 18, 1865. He was married to Geneva Stallings July 31, 1906. He came to Oklahoma in 1905 and settled on the farm where he lived until his death.
     The decedent is survived by his widow, two brothers, Tead McPhail, Walshville, Ill., and Hall McPhail, Litchfield, Ill; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Barlow, Walshville, Ill; and Mrs. Mattie Hudspeth, Walshville, Ill; a half-brother, Lon McPhail, Litchfield, Ill.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Strode Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Stillwater Gazette, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 5 Jun 1931, p 1.

Charles McPhail (1865–1931), Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
(Src: Find A Grave, David James)

Children of Charles McPhail and Geneva Sackett

 Notes & Citations

  1. Marriage record.
  2. Obituary.
  3. "United States Marriages", digital image, Findmypast, "31 Jul 1906, Grayson, Kentucky, Chas. McPhail, of Litchfield, IL, age 40, 1st m., farming, b. IL, father Jas. McPhail b. IL, mother Mariah Sackett b. IL; to Mrs Geneva Stollings, of Penn Co, OK, age 32, 2nd m., b. Litchfield, IL, father Jasper Sackett, mother Emma Corlew."
  4. 1870 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll M593_262, p 263B, FHL film 545761
    Walshville, Montgomery, Illinois
    McPhail, Jas, 45, farmer, real estate $9000, personal estate $7000, b. IL
    McPhail, Maria, 33, keeping house, b. IL
    McPhail, Marietta, 10, b. IL
    McPhail, Martha, 15, b. IL
    McPhail, Chas, 5, b. IL
    McPhail, Hardin, 7, b. IL
    McPhail, C L, 12, b. IL.
  5. 1880 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll 237, p 422D, Enumeration District 157
    Walshville, Montgomery, Illinois
    McPhail, Jas., head, 52, farmer, b. IL, father b. Scotland, mother b. KY
    McPhail, Maria, wife, 44, keep house, b. IL, father b. NY
    McPhail, Hardin, son, 17, farm laborer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Charles, son, 14, farm laborer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Teedy, son, 11, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, William, son, 7, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, George, son, 4, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Holland, son, 3, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  6. 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 6, Enumeration District 0091, FHL microfilm 1240331
    South Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, 15 Jun 1900
    McPhail, Marie, head, b. Jan 1836, 64, wd, 9 ch, 7 living, farmer, b. IL, mother b. IL, home owned free of mortgage
    McPhail, Charles, son, b. Oct 1867, 32, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, William, son, b. Jun 1874, 25, farmer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Hollie, son, b. Dec 1877, 22, farm laborer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  7. 1910 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T624_1269, p 12A, Enumeration District 0185, FHL microfilm 1375282
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 6 May 1910
    McPhail, Charles, head, 45, m1. 4y, farmer, home farm, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, home owned on mortgage
    McPhail, Geneva, wife, 35, m2. 4y, 4 ch, 3 living, farmer, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhail, Emma P, dau, 1/12, b. OK, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    Sackett, James W, boarder, 63, single, farm laborer, working out, b. IL, father b. US, mother b. US.
  8. 1920 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll T625_1482, p 9A, Enumeration District 170
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 27 Jan 1920
    McPhale, Charles, head, 53, farm, general farm, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL
    McPhale, Jeneva, wife, 44, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
  9. 1930 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Page 1A, Enumeration District 0002, FHL microfilm 2341659
    Cimarron, Payne, Oklahoma, 2 Apr 1930
    McPhail, Charles, head, 64, m. at 40, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL, home owned
    McPhail, Geneva, wife, 55, m. at 16, b. IL, father b. IL, mother b. IL.
ChartsLine 3a (American) (#1)
Line 3a (American) (#2)
Sackett line8th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
Generation.Tree9Q.3
Last Edited15 Dec 2020
 

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