The Family of John Near

Submitted by Lynne Baillargeon

John Near was born 8 Jun 1846, in Shippenville, Clarion Co., PA, the son of Andrew Near and his wife Anna Catharine Gilfert.  More on Andrew and Anna Catherine Gilfert Near.

He died 22 Mar 1907, Lickingville, Clarion, PA and was buried 25 Mar 1907 in Newmansville, Clarion, PA.

In 1875, he married Mary Elizabeth Caton in Washington, Clarion Co., PA  Mary Elizabeth Caton was born in 1857 in , Somerset, PA. She died in 1933 in Newmansville, Clarion Co., PA.

John and Mary Elizabeth Canon Near became the parents of:

Charles Frederick Near, born 13 Sep 1877 in Washington, Clarion Co., PA; died 1961in Clarion, PA. He is buried in Washington, Clarion, PA.  After 1900, he married Melda M. in Clarion, PA.

Albert Near, born Nov 1880 in Washington, Clarion Co., PA, and died in 1906 in Washington, Clarion Co., PA.  He married Carrie Beckwith, abt 1899.  She was from Green, Warren Co., PA.

William M. Near, born May 1882, in Washington, Clarion Co., PA, died May 1958, in Washington, Clarion Co., PA. He married Hazel F. Carbaugh abt 1915 in Clarion Co., PA.

Anna May Near, born 26 May 1892 in Clarion Co., PA and died Jul 1968 in Lehighton, Carbon Co., PA.  She married 
Francis Oliver Wert on 12 May 1915 in Clarion, Clarion Co., PA.

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