The 1918 diary of my great grandmother Elizabeth Neuland McFadden (1866-1949) is unusual because she was not a very consistent writer. It contains entries between 1918 to 1940. Also, at some point my grandmother Ruth McFadden Webb (1905-1984) made some entries in the diary as well.
The diary includes many names, some I know and a lot I don't. I have tried to figure out who they are but many are still a mystery.
In the back of the diary in grandmother Ruth's handwriting are a few names with addresses. One is for Mrs. McFadden.
|Mrs. McFadden 2354 Graham Terrace, Cleveland|
An entry for 23 August 1926:
|Mrs. McFadden and I went to town. We went to Kaufman's and |
goods for Ruth a dress, got matierial for Dan a Ribbi (?). These
went to Davis then got lunch then went to Grand (?) at Curley's so
it was late when we got home.
An entry for 27 June 1931:
|Started for Pittsburg 20 minutes to 1. Got to Wilkensburg in 7 hrs. Went|
to Curleys. Dan and Father Nevin and Mrs. McFadden and Al and
Catherine, Ed and a few others were there. Mrs. Curley Made everybody eat.
An entry for June 30 and July 1, 1931:
|Went to Annie's and also to Minnie's in evening. |
The young met at Annie's to see Dan. As he was
leaving on Wed. We went several places as Dan
had a few calls to make. July 1st Mrs. McFadden,
Mrs Hazel and I went to Monongahela. Joe took us up.
Went to see Mrs. Drinkwater. Went to see Bessi Adams
then went to see Valkers.
Because Elizabeth addresses her more formally, I assume Mrs. McFadden is an older woman. However, as far as I know the older McFadden women in the family had died before 1918. The only daughter who never married and became a nun was Margaret (Sister Donata) McFadden (1894-1953) and she was always referenced as Margaret in the diary.
She could be an unrelated friend or neighbor, but so far I have not found anything that will lead me to one answer or another.