John Alexander Todd, Sr.

John Alexander Todd (6 August 1870 – 13 November 1953)

John A. Todd signature from SS-5 form, 1938

John A. Todd signature from SS-5 form, 1938

Born:

6 August 1870 in Govan, Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom1,2,3
Married:
30 March 1891 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States to Olivia Rush Moore4
Died:
13 November 1953 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States3
Parents:
James Todd (12 Jul 1843 – 20 Jan 1927)1,2
Elizabeth Martin (30 Nov 1840 – 10 Feb 1907)1,2
Spouse:
Olivia Rush Moore (8 Oct 1869 – )
Children:
Frank Alexander Todd, John Alexander Todd, Clayton Moore Todd, Robert James Todd, Lucy Honour Todd, James Todd, Susan Lippencott Todd, Elizabeth Martin Todd, Olivia R. Todd, Margaret Anna Todd, Thomas Charles Todd, Eliza Ellen Todd.

Ancestors
John Alexander Todd is a descendant of James Todd & Elizabeth Martin.

Biography
John Alexander Todd was born on 6 Aug 1870 in Govan, Lanark, Scotland, United Kingdom.1,2 He was known as Alexander to his family. My father and grandmother both called him Alexander, and his birth certificate and the 1880 census have Alexander for his name.1,6,11 All of the documentation I have found after 1880 has listed him as John A. or John Alexander, including his Social Security Application.2 John Alexander immigrated in 1872.5 On 1 June 1880, he lived at 959 Emlen Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.6 John Alexander Todd and Olivia Rush Moore were married on 30 Mar 1891 in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States.4 Olivia Rush Moore was the daughter of Charles D. Moore and Lucy H. Ogle. Between 1900 and 1920 he was a Machinist at a Ship Yard.5,7,8 On 1 Jun 1900 John Alexander lived at 2447 Tulip in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.7 He lived at 2423 Almond Street in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on 15 Apr 1910.8 From 1920 until his death in 1953 he lived at 2075 E Tioga Street in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.3,5,9,10 In 1930 he was an Estimator in a Hardwood Floor Shop.9 My father told me that John Alexander and his son, John Alexander, Jr., ran a hardwood flooring business together.11 John Alexander died on 13 Nov 1953 at the age of 83 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.3 He was buried on 17 Nov 1953 at North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.3

Last updated: 27 February 2014

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Citations

  1. Govan, Lanark, Scotland, Statutory Birth Registers, p. 247, Alexander Todd, 1870; digital images, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ : accessed 5 December 2012).
  2. John Alexander Todd, 163-16-6104, 1938, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration.
  3. Pennsylvania, Department of Health, death certificate 101214 (1953), John A. Todd Sr; Division of Vital Records, New Castle.
  4. New Jersey, Index to records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1848-1900, Marriages Atlantic-Hudson v. 22 1891-1892, LDS Film No. 495713: p. 185, John Todd & Olivia Moore marriage, 1891;New Jersey State Library, Trenton, New Jersey.
  5. 1920 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 45, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 1707, sheet 4B, line 63, dwelling 61, family 61, John A. Todd; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411 : accessed 25 June 2013).
  6. 1880 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 680, p. 15, line 12, dwelling 136, family 148, James Todd; digital images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683 : accessed 25 February 2014).
  7. 1900 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 31, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 788, sheet 7B, line 90, dwelling 144, family 146, A John Todd; digital images, FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221 : accessed 25 June 2013).
  8. 1910 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 31, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 732, sheet 2B-3A, line 93, dwelling 45, family 45, John A. Todd; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033 : accessed 25 June 2013).
  9. 1930 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 45, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 51-1128, sheet 23B, line 75, dwelling 404, family 404, John A Todd; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1810731 : accessed 25 June 2013).
  10. 1940 U.S. Census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Ward 45, Philadelphia, enumeration district (ED) 15-1884, sheet 2B, line 43, household 28, John A. Todd; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2000219 : accessed 7 June 2013).
  11. Personal knowledge via family stories.
Citation for this post:
Conrad, Alexander, "John Alexander Todd, Sr.," Conrad-Todd-Garrison-Carman genealogy, News about dead people, 27 February 2014 (https://www.ctgcgenealogy.com/2014/02/27/john-alexander-todd-sr/ : accessed 30 November 2020)
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