Olive McArdle – wife of Levi McArdle.  Interestingly enough I found a Census entry in 1900 for a Levi McArdle in Kansas that shows him living with the Louthard family as a servant (and widowed).  He is listed as born in April 1855 in Illinois. 

There is also a state census record that shows:

Name: Levi Mccordle
[Levi McArdle] 
[Levi McArdle] 
[Levi McArdle] 
Census Date: 5 Sep 1865
Residence County: Leavenworth
Residence state: Kansas
Locality: Stranger
Birth Location: Illinois
Family Number: 36
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Household Member(s):
Name Age
Chas Mccordle 35
Janetta Mccordle 27
Levi Mccordle 12
Nancy Mccordle 10
Edith Mccordle 8
Norman Mccordle 5
Douglass Mccordle 3

This may also be the correct Levi McArdle. Spelling errors were pretty common. From this it looks like Chas and Janetta were the parents of Levi, Nancy, Edith, Norman, and Douglass.  

I couldn’t find a record of Olive McArdle, but from what I’ve found I’m fairly certain that she was Levi’s wife between this record and the 1900 census.  To research it further, the 1890 census would be a good place to look next, but it is possible that they were not married for long and it was between the 1890 and 1900 census. 


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