James Birchall (Great, great grandfather) came to western Pennsylvania (Johnstown area) from Lancashire, England with his wife and 3 month old son (James). I believe he was a coal miner in England. Year unknown - guess is in the mid 1800s.
James Birchall, Jr. (great grandfather) and his wife (great grandmother - Anna?) lived in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She died in 1918 during the Spanish Influenza epidemic after giving birth (child died too). He died from a motor vehicle accident in 1935 or 1939.
Bernard Birchall (grandfather) was born in either 1913 or 1918 (can't remember at this time) and still is alive and living in Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania. He married Anna McIllwain where they lived on a farm and he also worked in the coal mines. Children: Bernard, Mary Ann, Charles (father), Karen, and Gary.
The other messages refer to a James Birchall, but I am unsure if there is a match which is why I am posting a new message versus replying to an existing one.
Any help with a James Birchall from Lancashire, England? He was probably born somewhere between in the 1830s - 1870s.
Charles Birchall, Jr.
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