John Andrew Gaughan

M, (18 June 1884 - 26 February 1920)
Father-Biological*Thomas Gaughan b. Jan 1842, d. 30 Oct 1910
Mother-Biological*Winifred Noble b. Mar 1840, d. 12 Jun 1918
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Last Edited=16 Aug 2022
     John Andrew Gaughan was born on 18 June 1884 at Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3 He was the son of Thomas Gaughan and Winifred Noble. John Andrew Gaughanappeared on the US Census of 1900 in the household of Thomas Gaughan and Winifred Noble at 5 Hickory Street, Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.1 John Andrew Gaughanappeared on the US Census of 1910 in the household of Thomas Gaughan and Winifred Noble at History Alley, Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.4 According to the census in 1910, John was a hotel keeper.4

John Andrew Gaughan married Mary A. Burg, daughter of Nicholas Burg and Katharina Schemel.2 John registered for the draft giving his age as 34, his address as Laurel Street, Archbald, Pennsylvania and he was self-employed as a wholesale liquor dealer on 12 September 1918 at Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.3 John, age 35 years, and Mary, age 27 years, appeared on the US Census of 1920 at Laurel Street, Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.5 According to the census in 1920, John was a self-employed merchant.5 He died on 26 February 1920 at Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, at age 35.6,7 John's obituary of 28 February 1920, reads:

Well Known Ball Player Dies

John Gaughan who held down first base for the Archbald base ball club ,111 the days when they were Carbon' dale's leading rival for base ball supremacy in the upper valley died at !his home on Laurel street Archbald after a few days illness of pneumonia.

Gaughan was 35 years of, age and was one of the popular men In Archbald borough. Several times the residents of Archbald proved the esteem in which they held him by electing him to office and at the time of his death he was borough councilman having won the Republican and Democratic nominations last September.

He is survived by his wife and one child, also three brothers Michael of Archbald, William of Atlantic City and Patrick of Kingston.

Carbondale fans who were followers of the gabe prior to 1916 will best remember Big John as the man who use to pole out the long ones for the Archbald club. He was field captain and was always there with the Arch-bald fighting spirit. Gaughans heaving hitting ability winning many games for the down valley club. Gaughan is the second member of the club to die within the last year, Wee Willie Dougher. who won many a been killed in an accident.6

He was buried on 29 February 1920 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Archbald, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.7

Compeller's Notes:
Birth: His World War I draft registration card gives his birth date a 18 June 1884. His death certificate gives his birth date as 20 January 1885. On the 1900 US Census return his birth date is listed as May 1884. I am using the Draft Registration as he was giving the information to the recorder, rather than a third party.1,7,3

Child of John Andrew Gaughan and Mary A. Burg


  1. Census Bureau. 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2004.
  2. Pennsylvania, U.S., Marriages, 1852-1968. Lehi, Utah: Operations, 2016.
  3. United States, Selective Service System. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2005.
  4. Census Bureau. 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Lehi, Utah: Operations, 2006.
  5. Census Bureau. 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2010.
  6. Carbondale Daily News, "Well Known Ball Player Dies" Carbondale, Pennsylvania, 28 February 1920.
  7. Department of Health, Record Group. Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2014.