The McClintock family is extensive and three of its members belonged to the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. This will offer a brief overview of the family and the Club members, Frank Thompson McClintock, Oliver McClintock, and Walter L. McClintock – all three were associated with Oliver McClintock and Company, a mercantile house who made their fortune selling uniforms to the Union Army. Walter L. McClintock was a charter member of the Club.
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Samuel Thompson, the maternal grandfather of Oliver McClintock and his brothers, made uniforms for the soldiers in the war of 1812. Shortly after 1830, Samuel Thompson who by that time conducted a dry goods business specializing in carpet, in Pittsburgh bought, from SFF&HC member Henry Holdship, a property at the corner of Liberty and Market where the succeeding McClintock business continued throughout the 1800s.
In 1837 the firm of Samuel Thompson was succeeded by the firm of W. McClintock & Company, headed by Washington McClintock, who was Thompson’s son-in-law, in partnership with Thompson’s son, Robert D. Thompson. In 1854 Washington admitted his brothers Alexander and George Ledlie McClintock into the business, assuming the name McClintock Brothers. In 1855 the name reverted to W. McClintock and it remained that until seven years later when having bought out their chief competition in the carpeting business, it was reorganized as Oliver McClintock & Company, the partners being Washington, Oliver and George (Sr.) McClintock.
Walter Lowrie McClintock – the second son of Washington McClintock – was admitted to the firm in 1864.
Washington McClintock died July 8 1870.
Washington McClintock’s fourth son, Thompson McClintock was admitted to the business in 1874; and Frank Thompson McClintock, the fifth son of the founder was admitted in 1884 upon the retirement of George (Sr).
After the flood, in 1897, the firm was dissolved and renamed the Oliver McClintock Company.
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The three McClintock brothers who were members of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club are:
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October 20, 1839 - ?
Oliver McClintock was the eldest of seven children of Washington and Ella Thompson McClintock. He graduated from Yale in 1861. He served as corporal in Pennsylvanian Company D 15th Emergency Pennsylvania Militia, which saw action during both of Robert E Lee’s invasions of Pennsylvania. .
Oliver McClintock served as the president of the YMCA, as an elder in Second Presbyterian Church, as trustee of the Western Theological Seminary, He and his brother in law A H Childs were founders of Shady Side Academy. Director of the chamber of commerce, member of the Duquesne club (and the University Club of New York).
Oliver McClintock married on June 7, 1866, Clara Courtney Childs the daughter of Harvey and Jane Bailey Lowrie Childs. Their children:
- Norman McClintock (June 13, 1868-); Yale 1891; married Ethel Lockwood in 1906 (born circa 1845 in Massachusetts). In 1900, single and still living with his parents, Norman was enumerated as a bookkeeper. In 1910, 1920 and 1930, Norman, Ethel and family were living in Pittsburgh, Ward 7, Pennsylvania, where Norman was listed in the rugs and carpet business in 1910 (page 13B); enumerated as a lecturer in natural history in 1920 (page 6A), and as a university teacher (University of Pittsburgh) in 1930 (page 17A). Norman's field was ornithology—typing his name into your search engine will bring up some of his studies. For example...
From the Wilson Bulletin, March 1926 (Cincinnati). . .Mr. Norman McClintock, the well-known cinematographic photographer of birds and animals, has recently been added to the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. It is the University's purpose to make Mr. McClintock's lectures available to the general public. . .Also with the family in 1910, 1920 and 1930 was Ethel's mother, Ellen Lockwood, born circa 1845 in Massachusetts. Children of Norman and Ethel known from the federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania): (1) Eleanor L. McClintock born circa 1907; (2) Oliver McClintock, born circa 1908; (3) Henry McClintock, born circa 1916; and Emma McClintock, born circa 1918.
- Walter McClintock (April 2, 1870-); graduated from Yale in 1891; Walter did not marry. In 1900, Walter, single was living with his parents and enumerated as a manager of a ?tile company. In 1910 and 1920, single and with his parents, Walter was listed as an ethnologist. In 1930, single, living next to his brother Norman and family in Pittsburgh, Walter was enumerated as a lecturer and writer of ethnology. Walter was an early historian and ethnologist, who lectured at the University of Pittsburgh. He was an internationally acclaimed authority on the culture of Blackfoot society. He lived amongst the Blackfeet for several years and wrote extensively on their culture. Probably his most valuable and best known work is Walter McClintock, The Old North Trail or Life, Legends and Religion on the Blackfeet Indians (London: MacMillan and Co., 1910). The book (in paperback) is still available from book dealers, and there is an online version: (http://www.1st-hand-history.org/ONT/album1.html). Walter dedicated the book "To My Father whose interest and encouragement have been unfailing, the book is affectionately dedicated." In the Preface, Walter acknowledges his brother Norman for assistance in photographic matters and identification of birds. In the front matter is the often-reproduced painting The Sentinel: see (http://www.1st-hand-history.org/ONT/ONT00002i.jpg). The following from Browning Newspaper Notes 1948 - 1949 (http://prairiemary.blogspot.com/2005/05/browning-newspaper-notes-1948-1949.html):
April 8, 1949McClintock, Author, Dies in Pittsburgh; Indian Historian Writing to Claude Schaffer, curator of the Museum of the Plains Indian, John Ewers, former curator of the institution and now in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. said that Walter McClintock, author of “The Old North Trail,” died recently at his home in Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. McClintock continued hale and hearty in his advanced years and made his last visit to Browning last summer. “The Old North Trail” is one of the popular and authentic pieces of historic literature dealing with the Blackfeet Indians, the author spending a number of years in research in creating it. He was a likeable personality and for many years had continued his occasional visit to this section.
- Emma Childs McClintock (Sept 25, 1874-); Mrs. Thomas Darling of Wilkes Barre, PA. Four children: Thomas, Edward, Clara and Elsie. Thomas Darling; born circa 1864 in Pennsylvania. The family lived in Wilkes-Barre, Ward 7, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where Thomas was enumerated as a lawyer in 1920 (page 8B). Thomas had died by 1930, when Emma was listed as a widow, still living in Wilkes-Barre (page 16B). Children known from the 1920 and 1930 federal censuses (all born in Pennsylvania): (a) Thomas Darling, born circa 1904; (b) Edward Darling, born circa 1906; (c) Clara C. Darling, born circa 1908; and (d) Elsie L. Darling, born circa 1915.
- Harvey Childs McClintock (July 16, 1882-); Yale 1903, married Fannie Brower; two children: Harvey Childs McClintock Jr. and Bailey Brower McClintock. In 1930, Harvey, Fanny and family were living in Yonkers, Westchester, New York (page 9A), where Harvey was listed as a lawyer, general practice. Children known from the 1930 federal census: (a) Harvey C. McClintock, born circa 1913 in Pennsylvania; and (b) ?Bailey McClintock, born circa 1919 in New York.
- Elsie Thompson McClintock [twin with Jeannette] (April 19, 1886-); Mrs. Frank Dwight Nicol, Detroit MI. The family lived in Milford, Oakland County, Michigan in 1920 (page 3A), when Frank was listed as a banker, investment; in 1930 the family was in Novi Township, Oakland County, where Frank was listed as a broker, stock and bonds. Children known from the federal censuses (both born in Michigan): (a) Jeannette Nicol, born circa 1919; and (b) Clara C. Nicol. A family member has helped clarify this line for me (in "comments"), as follows...
"Frank Dwight Nicol ...had his own investment brokerage firm called "Ford & Nicol", which eventually merged with Watling Lerchen, a prominent Detroit brokerage firm, still in existence today. Frank & Elsie retired to Longboat Key, Florida in 1954, and Frank passed away in 1963 at the age of 80. My mother was their second child, Clara Childs Nicol Moore, who passed away in 1979 at 54 years old. Their older child Jeannette is still alive and just turned 90 years old. Elsie's twin sister Jeannette McClintock Osborne died in an auto accident near Sarasota around 1957."
- Jeannette McClintock (April 10, 1886-); married Wallace N. Osborne vice-president of Gemmer Manufacturing Company of Detroit MI, sometime after 1910. She and her sister Elsie were both musicians.
The family owned a cottage at Huron Mountain Club in Marquette MI.
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Walter Lowrie McClintock
1841 – March 3, 1911
The son of Washington and Ella Thompson McClintock. He graduated from Yale in 1862. W L McClintock was a charter member of the S F F & H C.
Walter Lowrie McClintock married Mary Garrison.
Their children included:
- Evan Garrison McClintock (1868-)
- Abraham Garrison McClintock; Yale 1900. Married Georgiana Armide de Saulles of St. Louis MO. Their children were: Walter L. McClintock, Mary Garrison McClintock and Katherine Garrison McClintock (1896-1982; married Franklin Henry Ellis)
- C. O. McClintock
Their home was at 929 Ridge Avenue in Allegheny. Their summer home was in Castine Maine and winter home in Ormond, Florida.
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Francis "Frank" Thompson McClintock
May 1853 - ?
The son of Washington and Ella Thompson McClintock. He graduated from Yale in 1875.
Frank Thompson McClintock married Stella Updike.
Their children included:
- Bowdin Updike McClintock (March 10, 1885 - March 1972); lawyer not know to have married.
- Frank Stockton McClintock (January 3, 1887-January 1981); mechanical engineer, not known to have married.
- Kenneth McClintock (April 26, 1890-October 1979); engineer; not known to have married.
- Madeleine McClintock (October 1893-?)
- Rodman McClintock (Sept. 26, 1986-Dec. 1957); a writer, not known to have married.
They lived at 805 Amberson Avenue in Shadyside.
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