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The Philadelphia McQuade's Family Tree

Updated March 13, 2004

Brian Scott McQuade
PO Box 380
Elmer, NJ 08318
United States

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All of the research has been done by me and my father Ralph McQuade Jr. Evidence to support our findings comes through death certificates, birth certificates, census records, wills, city directories, cemetery records, PA Death Index, and many other resources.

I've been in contact with Michael Ayoub who apparently has lots of information on Rachel and Bernard. When I have the chance to sit down and get all of the information I will report it here. Bernard was apparently an indentured servant to the Brooke family and amid a family scandal they eloped. This is quite exciting news as we have struggled to get information on these two! Michael is a descendant of Annie D. McQuade so he should be able to blow that line wide open for us.

Contact has been made with the Ziegenfuss line! I found Winfield and LaVerne Ziegenfuss living near me and have lots of information on the Ziegenfuss lines. They will be helping me more with this in the future.

I've set up a Yahoo! group for the McQuade family, you can join by visiting

Family Photos

  • Sarah Ruth (McQuade) Davis (452 KB)
    This photo is of Sarah Ruth Davis, daughter of Samuel Butlin McQuade and Emma Jane Richard. She was born in 1906 and I have a wedding photo of her as well. She married Walter Davis and had daughters Gale and June and a son Leland.
  • Gravestone: John E. Yeager and Annie D. McQuade (241 KB)
    This is the gravestone of Johne E. Yeager and Annie D. McQuade with some of their children. They are buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
  • Samuel with the Philadelphia City Bureau of Water (277 KB)
    This photo was taken September 29th, 1923, 3 years before Samuel past away, he retired in 1924 making 4.80 a day. Most of the 20 years previous he had been making 3 dollars a day. He is seen here 5th from the right side with 11 other coworkers.
  • Emma Jane Richard (18 KB)
    This is my great-grandmother Emma Jane Richard, the picture says on back "taken in 1898, later Emma Jane McQuade." They did marry sometime after this date though I am not sure when, I speculate around 1900. Born May 15, 1869 in Zion's Grove, PA. Died July 9, 1958 in Philadelphia, burried in Montrose Cemetery with Samuel and daughter Emma L.
  • Ralph Richard McQuade Family (52 KB)
    This picture is of Ralph Richard McQuade, Steele Irene Harlan, and their son Ralph Richard McQuade Jr.
  • Samuel Butland McQuade (34 KB)
    This is my great-grandfather Samuel Butland McQuade. He was born January 29, 1860, died November 25, 1926 both in Philadelphia, PA. He is buried in Montrose Cemetery.
  • Ralph Richard McQuade's Basketball Team (125 KB)
    This is a team photo of Ralph Richard McQuade's basketball team, he is seated on the bottom left.
  • Ralph Richard McQuade National Guard 1923 (14 KB)
    This is a photo of Ralph Richard McQuade when he was in the National Guard of Pennyslvania, 1923. He was a Corporal.
  • Bernard McQuade in the 1820 Federal Census (490 KB)
    This is the oldest existing record of our McQuade Family that we currently have found. It has Bernard listed as being between 26-45 yeards of age (column 5), one female under 10 years of age (column 7) - this is our unknown female daughter of Bernard, and 1 female between 26 and 45 yeard of age (column 10), this is Rachel. It also has marks in columns 12 and 13 which represent that Bernard was not naturlized and that he was engaged in agriculture.
  • Gravestone: Baby Elaine Adair McQuade (83 KB)
    The daugther of Ralph Richard McQuade Jr. and Elaine Adair Rader. Born July 19, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. Died July 21, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. She is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hurffville, NJ.
  • Gravestone: Ralph Richard McQuade (72 KB)
    Ralph Richard McQuade was the son of Samuel Butlin McQuade and Emma Jane Richard, he was born June 7, 1903 in Philadelphia, PA. Died in November 18, 1959 in Philadelphia, PA. He is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hurffville, NJ.
  • Gravestone: Samuel, Emma J., Emma, L. McQuade (113 KB)
    This is the gravestone of Samuel Butland McQuade, Emma Jane Richard, and their daughter Emma L. McQuade. They are buried in Montrose Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Gravestone: Sharon Lee McQuade (199 KB)
    Sharon Lee McQuade was the daughter of Ralph Richard McQuade and Steele Irene Harlan. She was born November 19, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA. Died November 6, 1965 in San Francisco, CA. She is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hurffville, NJ. She was married to Ronald Gottschling.
  • Gravestone: Steele Irene Harlan (170 KB)
    Steele Irene Harlan was married to Ralph Richard McQuade, her parents were Ira Crane Harlan and Laura Isabelle Fletcher both from Harford County, MD. Steele was born in Swan Creek, MD on June 11, 1907. She died in Woodbury, NJ on November 13, 1996. She is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Hurffville, NJ.
  • The Ralph Richard McQuade Jr. Family (191 KB)
    Back Left to Right: Kent Tyler McQuade, Brian Scott McQuade, Ralph Richard McQuade III, Sean Tyler McQuade, Ralph Richard McQuade Jr., Chris Scott McQuade, Brett Richard Ralph McQuade, Terry Wayne McQuade. Front Left to Right: Corrinne Nicole McQuade, Morgan McQuade, Romsin McQuade. Christmas 2002.

Related Files

  • Fernwood Cemetery (1 KB)
    This file contains all John McQuade family members buried at Fernwood Cemetery in Yeadon, PA. It also has listed burial dates, location in the plot, and a section I added that has the members relation to John.

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