Name: John Vincent McAdam
Given Name: John Vincent
Birth: 15 Sep 1843 in Brae, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Christening: 28 Oct 1843 St Brigida, Brae, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Death: 29 Sep 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1870 Chicago, Blue Island Ave listed with father Vincent McAdam.
Change Date: 13 Sep 2003 at 14:59:05
1873 Listed as engineer and boarder at 126 Henry St
1873 Feb 16 md Nellie Williamson Holy Family church 1019 S May.
1874 Foreman at McBean Bros and boarding at 135 Blue Island Ave.
1875-1876 contractor and living at 337 S Morgan. Following year listed at 541 Throop where the family remains until the early 1880s.
1877-188 Directory he already has his own co, J.V, McAdam and Co and following year listed at 162 Washington. His age both years is recorded as 51. In 1880 the firm is known as McAdam and Barnet and Peter McAdam, a contractor, is a member of the firm.
1880 census John McAdam 35 a contractor, b in New Brunswick. Wife Kelly "Nellie" is age 33 and b in Canada.
Charles V age 6 b in Ill, Mary R 4, Anne 2 and VincentL 3.5. Peter 21, a bookkeeper b in Canada is living with them.
Family Bible says John Vincent was born on 15 Dec 1844 on PEI ans was md to Ellen Willianson on 17 Mar 1866. Children: Charles 7 Dec 1873, Mary Rose 6 Jan 1876, Annnie Josephine 26 Jul 1878, Vincent Leo b 29 Feb 1880, Ellen Teresa 15 Oct 1881 and John Amberg b 3 Aug 1885.
Vincent Leo Jr, grandson to John Vincent McAdam said that the business failed and the family moved to Vancouver BC and John died there in 29 Sep 1918
McAdam letter says spouse is Ellen Williamson and her mother (probably) is in the household
It is hard to tel who the children belong to because both spouses are from Canada
1880 census Chicago says John from New Brunswick, but I have a christening record says he was born in PIE.
I do not find him on 1900 gen.com, but do find him as a boarder, widower in 1910 in Seattle. Naturalized in 1865. SO HE SHOULD BE ON 1870 CHICAGO CENSUS. WITH 1ST WIFE.
Father: Vincent McAdam b: ABT 1810 in ,,Prince Edward Island, Canada
Mother: Margaret McDonald b: ABT 1816 in St Johns, New Brunswick, Canada
Ellen (Nellie) Williamson b: 1847 in , , Canada
in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, UsA
- Charles McAdam b: 7 Dec 1873 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, UsA
- Mary Rose McAdam b: 6 Jan 1876 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, UsA
- Anne Josephine McAdam b: 26 Jul 1878 in , , Illinois, USA
- Vincent Leo McAdam b: 29 Feb 1880 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Ellen Teresa McAdam b: 15 Oct 1881 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, UsA
- John Amberg McAdam b: 3 Aug 1885 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, UsA