CADWALLADER, Albert

CADWALLADER, Albert

Male 1841 - 1912  (70 years)

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  • Name CADWALLADER, Albert 
    Born 11 Oct 1841  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education 1858  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    the Milton Classical Institute 
    Biography
    • From Bell's History of Northumberland Co. 1891: ALBERT CADWALLADER was born in Milton, Pennsylvania, October 11, 1841, was reared and educated in his native town, and was engaged in the grocery and provision business until 1879. October 20 1868, he married Annie L., daughter of Andrew Supplee, of Philadelphia, and by this union they have seven children; Gertrude H.; Austin S.; Seth Iredell; Mary Louisa; Kate E.; Bertha May, and Albert. During the Rebellion he volun­teered in Company A, Third Pennsylvania Militia, and later in Company E, Twenty-eighth Emergency Men, and was afterwards appointed agent for the United States sanitary commission to distribute supplies to the sick and wounded soldiers at the front. In politics he is a Republican, and was elected county treasurer in 1871, the first Republican ever elected to that office in this county. He served five terms as chief burgess of Milton, and has also been a member of the town council. He is secretary and treasurer in the Milton Knitting Factory, and has been a director of the Milton National Bank for several years. Mr. Cadwallader is a member of Henry Wilson Post. G. A. R., and served as quartermaster of the same four years. He and family attend the Presbyterian church.
    Biography
    • BIOGRAPHY: Albert Cadwallader was born in Milton, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1841. He was the son of Seth Cadwallader and Elizabeth Hammond, who married on February 3, 1824.

      During the Civil War, Albert enlisted in Company A of the Third Pennsylvania Militia. He later was appointed agent for the United States Sanitary Commission to distribute supplies to sick and wounded soldiers at the front.

      Albert's father, Seth Cadwallader, was engaged in the mercantile business in Milton from 1812 to 1854, when he retired. He was a prosperous merchant. Albert may have succeeded to the family business because he was engaged in the grocery and provision business in Milton until 1879. After the great Milton fire, he conducted a grocery business in the Cadwallader block on Broadway for some years.

      Albert Cadwallader married Annie Louisa Supplee on October 20, 1868 in Germantown, PA. Albert and Annie had eight children.

      In 1905 he moved out of the family home at 250 Center Street. In May of that year, his youngest daughter Bertha, who was visiting in Philadelphia, received a letter from her mother which indicated that Albert, Annie, and their son James Albert were living in the Broadway House Hotel. Annie had been in poor health and perhaps they had decided it would be better for her not to try to keep up their big house.

      In June, 1905, Bertha received a letter from her mother saying that she and Albert were leaving for a visit to their son Iredell. It turned out that Albert had planned to take Annie to California to spend the rest of the year with their son Austin in Los Angeles. Their first stop was to be a visit with Iredell and his family in Kinzua, Pennsylvania.

      Unfortunately, before they started, Annie fell on the stairs and injured her side. After she got to Kinzua, she developed an abscess, which got progressively worse. Iredell was a medical doctor so she got the best of care. But nothing helped and Annie died in Kinzua on September 15, 1905.

      Family tradition says that after her mother died, Bertha, who was still unmarried, lived with her father and kept house for him.

      Albert Cadwallader remarried in May of 1909 to Louisa A. Crawford, who was a good bit younger than he was. His children were strongly opposed to this marriage. In response to this, Louisa signed an ante-nuptial agreement in which she waived any claim to Albert Cadwallader's estate but was guaranteed an annuity after his death for the rest of her life. Louisa survived Albert by many years and died in 1949.

      Probably also in response to his children's feelings, Albert wrote a will and signed it on August 20, 1909. This was a ten-page will and went into great detail. Basically it stipulated three things:

      (1) After Albert's death, all of his lands and real estate, with the exception of real estate located at the corner of Broadway and Front Street in Milton, and all of his personal estate were to be liquidated. After his debts and funeral expenses had been paid, the remainder of the proceeds was to be divided share and share alike among his six surviving children. His daughter Gertrude H. Spindell was specifically not to receive a share of this money.

      If any of his children died before the will became effective, their share was to be divided share and share alike among any children they might have. If there were no children, the share was to be divided share and share alike among their brothers and sisters.

      He further directed that "in no event shall either the present or any future husband of either or any of my daughters take any share or interest or benefit from my estate." He apparently did not trust his daughters' husbands.

      Finally, he said that several of his children were indebted to him for monies that he had advanced to them and that the amounts of their indebtedness, without interest, were to be deducted from their shares in the estate.

      (2) The lands and real estate at Broadway and Front Street in Milton were to be held in trust for his children. His executors were to distribute the net proceeds from this trust each year share and share alike among his seven children. [In this case, Gertrude was to receive her share.]

      The property held in this trust was not to be sold until the last of his seven children had died.

      If any of his children died, their share was to be divided equally among their children. If they did not have children, their share was to be divided share and share alike among their brothers and sisters.

      (3) Albert's second wife, Louisa A. Cadwallader was to receive out of the income of this trust, before any payments to his children, the sum of sixty dollars each month for the rest of her life, if she did not remarry.

      Albert Cadwallader lived only three years after he remarried. His obituary said that he had been in ill health for years and that the cause of his death was hardening of the arteries. He and Louisa were living in the Hotel Milton at the time of his death. It would seem that this remarriage was largely one of convenience and that Louisa probably earned her annuity.

      Albert Cadwallader died on May 2, 1912 and was buried next to his first wife, Annie Louisa, in the Milton Cemetery. He left an estate that was estimated at $100,000.

      Two notes about Albert Cadwallader's will are interesting:

      (1) Albert's daughter Gertrude died in 1909 about the same time that Albert wrote his will. She therefore did not miss receiving her share in the first part of her father's estate. Her two children, Hammond and Catherine, started receiving their shares from the trust in 1912.

      (2) Albert's daughter Bertha lived to be almost ninety and outlived all of her brothers and sisters. The trust was therefore not liquidated until 1972, almost sixty-three years after Albert established it in his will. Albert's grandson, James Albert Cadwallader, Jr., took over from the original trustees, Seth Iredell and Austin Supplee, who died in 1957 and 1960.
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his parents 
    Draft 11 Jul 1863  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1 Sep 1864 
    • He was on the first Civil War draft list, and was enlisted Sep. 1, 1864, into the Third Regiment, Company A. He was discharged Jan. 29, 1866.
    Biography 27 Jul 1867 
    • Sunbury American, July 27, 1867 (Saturday)

      On Wednesday a man, who assumed the name of Edward Spencer, and who said his home was in Harrisburg, was taken to jail by the constable of Milton. He was charged, on oath of Albert Cadwallader, with committing a burglary in Cadwallader’s house, in Milton, early on Wednesday morning. He was caught in the act of robbing the house by Mr. Cadwallader’s mother, an old lady, (64) who seized him and cried for help, and had the prisoner secured. His person was searched, and a pair of gold spectacles belonging to the plaintiff were found. He confessed his guilt.
    Census (desc) 1870  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his wife and mother and working as a grocer 
    Occupation UNTIL 1879  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    was in the grocery and provision business 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    listed as a retired grocer at age 38 
    Residence From 1885 to 1905  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 250 Center St. 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 250 Center St. and working as a capitalist 
    Widowed 15 Sep 1905 
    Sold 2 Apr 1909  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    the family home at 250 Center St. to George N. Krause 
    Will 20 Aug 1909 
    Census (desc) 1910  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    living at 6012 Chestnut St. 
    Illness epilepsy as a child  [6
    • This was told to Elizabeth Rife by Austin Supplee Cadwallader. The family generally tried to keep such things quiet, and they were seldom discussed.
    Residence May 1912  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the Hotel Milton (formerly the Hotel Haag) 
    _FSFTID LWXM-GXZ 
    _UID 62F750887C7BBA45A477CC893DECD4730754 
    Died 2 May 1912  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He died of hardening of the arteries.
    Buried 6 May 1912  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Milton Cemetery 
    Person ID I81  Ancestry
    Last Modified 20 May 2016 

    Father CADWALLADER, Seth,   b. 11 Oct 1796, Horsham, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1863, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother HAMMOND, Elizabeth,   b. 24 Jul 1803, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1824  Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • They were married by Reverend George Jenkins.
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

    Father CADWALLADER, Hammond,   b. 5 Aug 1828, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1905  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother MURRAY, Mary Nesbit,   b. 7 Jul 1831,   d. 7 Sep 1878  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1852  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sunbury American, December 25, 1852

      MARRIED

      In Milton, on Thursday last (Dec. 16th), by the Rev. David Longmore, D. D., Mr. Hammond Cadwallader, to Miss Mary N. Murrray, both of that place.

      NOTE: They were married at the residence of her father, John Murray.
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet

    Family 1 SUPPLEE, Anna Louisa,   b. 12 Apr 1849, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1905, Kinzua, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1868  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Church of the Advent Episcopal 
    • They were married at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 12 Byberry Avenue, Hatboro, PA by Reverend Enoch Hooven Supplee.

      We do not know for sure how they met, but can speculate. Albert Cadwallader, then twenty-seven years old, was engaged in the grocery and provision business in Milton, Pennsylvania. During the Civil War he had served as an agent responsible for getting supplies to soldiers at the front. Two of Anna's uncles were businessmen in Philadelphia and J. Wesley Supplee was head of his own commission merchant firm and a bank president. Philadelphia was the logical supply source for a firm in Milton, and Albert Cadwallader probably had business connections with the Supplees. Opportunities must have occurred for him to meet their attractive young niece.
    Residence May 1905  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the Broadway House Hotel 
    Children 
     1. CADWALLADER, Gertrude Hammond,   b. 7 Feb 1870, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1909, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     2. CADWALLADER, Austin Supplee,   b. 8 Oct 1871, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1960, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. CADWALLADER, Seth Iredell M.D.,   b. 5 Dec 1874, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1957, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. CADWALLADER, Andrew Hooven,   b. 27 Jun 1876, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1877, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. CADWALLADER, Mary Louisa,   b. 21 Feb 1878, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1962, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. CADWALLADER, Katherine Elizabeth,   b. 16 Jan 1880, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1961, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. CADWALLADER, Bertha May,   b. 10 May 1882, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1972, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. CADWALLADER, James Albert,   b. 9 Oct 1889, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1948, Mount Lebanon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet

    Family 2 CRAWFORD, Louisa A.,   b. 4 Mar 1872, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1949, Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married May 1909 
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F333  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1841 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - the Milton Classical Institute - 1858 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his parents - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft - 11 Jul 1863 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    Church of the Advent Episcopal - 20 Oct 1868 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his wife and mother and working as a grocer - 1870 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - was in the grocery and provision business - UNTIL 1879 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - listed as a retired grocer at age 38 - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at 250 Center St. - From 1885 to 1905 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 250 Center St. and working as a capitalist - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at the Broadway House Hotel - May 1905 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSold - the family home at 250 Center St. to George N. Krause - 2 Apr 1909 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 6012 Chestnut St. - 1910 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at the Hotel Milton (formerly the Hotel Haag) - May 1912 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1912 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Milton Cemetery - 6 May 1912 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Death Certificate.

    2. [S1121] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 977.

    3. [S1070] Writings of Albert Cadwallader Worrell.

    4. [S1073] Deed, Northumberland County records.

    5. [S1119] Census, PA, PHILADELPHIA, Roll 1413 Book 1, Page 240, 46th Ward, image 333.

    6. [S1043] Letter - Elizabeth Rife, Page 4.