CADWALLADER, James Albert

CADWALLADER, James Albert

Male 1889 - 1948  (59 years)

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  • Name CADWALLADER, James Albert 
    Born 9 Oct 1889  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence May 1905  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at the Broadway House Hotel with his parents 
    Census (desc) 1910  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living at 6012 Chestnut St. with his father and stepmother 
    Graduated from 1912 
    the University of Pennsylvania 
    Occupation Between 1912 and 1948 
    was an electrical engineer for Bell Telephone Co. for 36 years 
    Census (desc) 1920  New Cumberland, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as an electrical engineer for the telephone company 
    Census (desc) 1930  Dormont, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as an electrical engineer 
    Obituary
    • OBITUARY: J. Cadwallader, Bell Telephone Engineer, Dies
      Mt. Lebanon Man Served 36 Years
      Funeral services for James A. Cadwallader, Bell Telephone Co. engineer for 36 years, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Beinhauer Mortuary, 2630 West Liberty Ave.
      The 59-year-old electrical engineer died suddenly yesterday morning in Allegheny GeneraI Hospital. His home was at 111 McCann Place, Mt. Lebanon.
      Mr. Cadwallader, whose official title was engineer of transmission and outside plants, helped plan the new State Police communication system which was installed two years ago.
      Joined Firm In 1912
      Born in Milton, Pa., Mr. Cadwallader joined the Bell Telephone Co. in 1912 at Philadelphia as a student engineer after his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania.
      He came to Pittsburgh in 1922 as a transmission engineer.
      Mr. Cadwallader was a fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and a member of the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania; Telephone Pioneers of America; Mt. Lebanon Presbyterian Church; Chamber of Commerce; Euclid Lodge 698, F. A. A. M.; Harrisburg Consistory, and Zenbo Temple of the Mystic Shrine, Harrisburg.
      Survived by 12
      Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mae E. Schreyer Cadwallader; a son, James A. Cadwallader Jr. of Syracuse, N. Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Florence M. Bowman of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Austin S., South Pasadena, Cal. and Dr. S. I. Cadwallader, Harrisburg; three sisters, Mrs. P. B. Worrell, Mrs. Norman Rife, both of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Harry Hill, Milton, Pa., and four grandchildren.

      Friends are being received at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
    Residence 1 Dec 1948  Mount Lebanon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at 111 McCann Place 
    _UID 8D3F3BFFD293BF47861D786292290ED38A33 
    Died 20 Dec 1948  Mount Lebanon, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He had blood clots in his right leg which necessitated amputation. He had a heart attack, and finally succumbed to a clot in his lung. He was an engineer of transmission for the Bell Telephone Company.
    Person ID I640  Our Ancestry
    Last Modified 8 May 2020 

    Father CADWALLADER, Albert,   b. 11 Oct 1841, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1912, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SCHREYER, Mae Elizabeth,   b. 8 Jan 1891,   d. 27 Aug 1979, Utica, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1912  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. CADWALLADER, James Albert Jr.,   b. 18 Jul 1914, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2002, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. CADWALLADER, Florence Mae,   b. 1 Aug 1918, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2009, Northbrook, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Death Certificate.