Thomas Messerly
Sex: Male
Birth: August 1874 [1]
Father: James Messerly (1830)
Mother: Ann Moore (1847)
Spouse/Partner: Lucy E. Messerly (1878)

Thomas Messerly

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Documentation notesEdit

  • 1900 census- in Pennsylvania > York > West Manchester. (why?) Occupation: Jigger- Pottery (using a tool to form objects turned on a wheel- see wikipedia:Pottery)
    • wife Lucy born August 1878, both parents Ohio.
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Name Birthdate Birthplace Death date Death place
Children of Thomas Messerly (1874) and Lucy E. Messerly (1878)
George Messerly (1898)
George James
May 22, 1898 West Manchester, Pennsylvania No death, Military
Roy Messerly (1900) Roy T. 1900 West Manchester, Pennsylvania 25 Mar 1975 Zanesville No Military record found
Frank Messerly (1902) Frank S. 2 Feb 1902 Zanesville, Ohio Nov 1958 No military
Ray Messerly (1904) Ray W. c1905 Zanesville, Ohio 30 Jan 1962 Zanesville Was married No military
Edgar Messerly (1907) Edgar L. c1908 Zanesville, Ohio 22 Mar 1963 Columbus, OH No military
Elsie Messerly (1909) Elsie I. c1910 Zanesville, Ohio
Garnet Messerly (1913) Garnet May (f) Oct. 17, 1913 Zanesville, Ohio March 15, 2004 Zanesville
Lucille Messerly (1914) Lucille A. c1915 Zanesville
Ruth Messerly (1919) Ruth W. February 1919 Zanesville

(see article on children for footnotes on sources)

Points regarding the childrenEdit

  • very possibly currently live males in Zanesville for DNA testing.
  • Garnet's obituary has these facts: "In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, George, Roy, Frank, Ray and Ed Messerly; three sisters, Elsie Paxson, Lucille Davis and Ruth DeWees; and one niece, Elsie Paxson Barr."


  1. ^ 1900 Census