MCILWAIN Family

First Generation

1. Charles Edward1 McIlwain (#13249) was born in Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Al 24 Jul 1901. Charles died May 1975 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Al, at 73 years of age. His body was interred in Pratt City Cem., Jefferson Co., Al.

He married Nellie Isbell. (Nellie Isbell is #13248.) Nellie was born in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al 27 Nov 1903. Nellie was the daughter of Jason A. 'Jack' Claude Isbell and Ada Isbell. Nellie died Dec 1941 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Al, at 38 years of age. Her body was interred in Pratt City Cem., Jefferson Co., Al. At 17 years of age Nellie became the mother of Robert Leonard 'R. L.' McIlwain in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al, 15 May 1921. At 19 years of age Nellie became the mother of Margaret Christine McIlwain in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al, 7 Jan 1923.

At 19 years of age Charles became the father of Robert Leonard 'R. L.' McIlwain in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al, 15 May 1921. At 21 years of age Charles became the father of Margaret Christine McIlwain in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al, 7 Jan 1923. Birth and death dates taken from the Social Security Death Index; SS #704-14-5260. Stated that he was a long-time or retired railroad worker which coincides with following statement by the family. Charles worked in the mines when he was young, but he retired from the Birmingham Southern Railway. He checked the cars.

Charles Edward McIlwain and Nellie Isbell had the following children:

child 2 i. Robert Leonard 'R. L.'2 McIlwain (#13250) was born in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al 15 May 1921. ADDRESS-AL: Vestavia; 205-822-2677

Talked to R. L. 25 April 1998 and told me a few things about his family. Said his sister might know more. Betty said he had been married twice. Both wives are deceased and he had no children.

child 3 ii. Margaret Christine McIlwain (#13251) was born in Henry Ellen, Jefferson Co., Al 7 Jan 1923. She married Wilbert Earl "Danny" Daniels in Pratt City, Jefferson Co., Al, 1945. (Wilbert Earl "Danny" Daniels is #13252.) ADDRESS-MI: Wayne; 313-721-0725

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