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Theodore Newton "T.N." "Ted" Barnsdall

Male 1851 - 1917  (66 years)


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  • Name Theodore Newton "T.N." "Ted" Barnsdall 
    Born 1851  Titusville, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Jun 17, 1880  Titusville, Crawford county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Feb 28, 1917  Pittsburgh, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      "T.N. Barnsdall, Oil Operator.
      Pittsburgh, Feb. 27. -- Theodore N. Barnsdall, President of the Pittsburgh Oil and Gas Company and the Union Natural Gas Corporation, and for many years one of the most widely known oil and mining operators in the United States, died at his home here today in his sixty-seventh year.  He was born in Titusville, Penn., and began life as a poor young man in the oil fields.  He was said to be worth more than $15,000,000.
      Mr. Barnsdall was the founder of the Kansas Natural Gas Company, and as a member of the Barnsdall Oil Company he held large oil properties in Oklahoma, California, and other Southwestern States."
      The New York Times; Published Feb. 28, 1917
      Theodore Newton Barnsdall, was the largest independent oil producer of his times in the United States.  In addition to his business success, he was 6'5" and 250 pounds.  His relationship with Aline's mother was a stormy one.  He married the young music teacher just nine months before Aline's birth in 1882.  He later tried to divorce her.  When she refused, he proceeded to have a second child by another woman.  In 1904, he organized the Kansas Natural Gas Company.  In 1905, he was a partner in the founding of the Alaska-Pacific Railroad and terminal Company, formed to develop the anthracite coal deposits in Alaska.
      1910 census, PA, Allegheny, 11-WD Pittsburgh, (T624-1302, p. 234)
      Barnsdall, Theodore N., head, M, W, 58, m1, PA, Eng, Eng
        "  , Aline L., daughter, 28, single, PA, PA, PA
      Law, Francis B, daughter, 25, m1, PA, PA, PA
      " , Robert B, son-in-law, 35, m1, NE, NE, OH
      " , Robert B Jr, grandson, 3, PA, NE, PA
      one male and four female servants
      (In 1910 census, Titusville, is an Amanda M. Barnsdall, 60, b. PA, married once with no children, living in the home of her brother-in-law Andrew S. and Martha A. Ralston.  In 1920 she is living with Martha A. Ralston in Titusville. Is she related?)

      In 1921, the city of Bigheart, Oklahoma, named for James Bigheart, chief of the Osage, was renamed Barnsdall after T.N. Barnsdall, who was the founder of the refinery known as the Bareco plant at that time.
    Person ID I54983  mykindred
    Last Modified Nov 15, 2007 

    Father William Barnsdall,   b. Feb 06, 1810, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Mother Fidelia A. Goodrich,   b. Aug 1826, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Married Nov 1846 
    Notes 
    • 1870 census,  Pennsylvania, Crawford cty,  2-WD Titusville, series M593, roll 1331, p. 633, dwelling/household 53/53, lines 24-31:
      Barnsdall, William, 60,M, W, Oil Producer, $25,000 real, $6,000 personal, b. England
      ?  , Noel B, 23, M, W, Oil Producer, PA
      "  , Ferdelia, 44, F, W, Keepinghouse, PA
      "  , Theodore, 19, M, W, at home, PA
      "  , William, 17, M, W, clerk in grocery, PA
      "  , Rosa, 9, F, W, at school, PA
      Green, Kearrit (?), 27, F, W, servant, PA
      O'Neill, Maggie, 23, F, W, servant, NY
      1880 census, PA, Crawford, Titusville, p. 45, sd 10, ed 123, (T9-1121, p.262)
      June 17, 1880, Washington Ave, HH 420
      Barnsdall, Wm, W, M, 70, city treasurer, Eng, Eng, Eng
      "    , Fidelia A, W, F, 54, PA, Conn, Conn
      "    , Rose C, 19, dau, PA, Eng, PA
      Fenton, Marietta, W, F, 43, servant
      C???eless, David, W, M, 42, goarder
      Barnsdall, Theodore, W, M, 28, son, oil producer, PA, Eng, PA
      1900 census,  PA, Crawford cty,  2-WD Titusville, ed 47, 7-B, (T623-1400, p. 74)
      June 7, 1900, 112 North Washington St
      Barnsdall, William, head, W, M, Feb 1810, 90, Eng, Eng, Eng, farmer
      "  , Fidelia A., wife, W, F, Aug 1826, 6/3 children, PA, CT, CT
    Family ID F19410  Group Sheet

    Family 1 [dau] Stitt,   b. Abt 1855,   d.  
    Married Jul 1881 
    Children 
    +1. Aline Louise Barnsdall,   b. Apr 01, 1882, Bradford, Chester county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 18, 1946, Los Angeles county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F19407  Group Sheet

    Family 2 [dau] Stitt,   d.  
    Children 
    +1. Frances Vivian Barnsdall,   b. Jul 15, 1884, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 23, 1958, San Francisco county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F19409  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Barnsdall, Theodore Newton
    Barnsdall, Theodore Newton
    He was the largest independent oil producer of his time.

    Documents
    $40,000,000 oil sale
    $40,000,000 oil sale
    NYT Feb 19, 1906
    Barnsdall Bridge
    Barnsdall Bridge
    Millionaires of Pittsburgh
    Millionaires of Pittsburgh

  • Sources 
    1. [S135] 1880 US federal census, 1880 census, PA, Crawford, Titusville, p. 45, sd 10, ed 123, (T9-1121, p.262).



  
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