GEORGE SUTTON HABERFIELD
Company "A" First West Virginia Infantry
By Linda Cunningham Fluharty
George Sutton Haberfield, born in Wheeling 28 May 1840, was the son of Andrew Karle Haberfield and Margaret (Margarette) Clark*. According to a published biography, Andrew and Margaret were married 18 Dec 1817 at Norfolk Borrough, England. They immigrated to America circa 1825 and lived in Baltimore before finally settling in Wheeling. He had been in the Order of Odd Fellowship in England and he took steps to establish an order in Wheeling, which was done in 1830. Andrew died in Wheeling in 1862.
The first wife of George Haberfield was Louisa Ann Carr, born about 1841. She died of consumption 25 Mar 1868 at age 27.
In 1869, George married Jane St. Clair Phillips, born 18 Aug 1847 in Wheeling, the daughter Jean St. Clair and Peter Phillips.
In the 1870 Federal Census, George and Jane had a 6 month old daughter, Maggie. This would be daughter, Margaret/Margarette Ann, who later married James Peter Wallace, an employee of Westinghouse in Pittsburgh.
By 1880, while residents of Market Street in Wheeling, George was working as a boiler. He and Jane were the parents of Maggie 16, and James W., age 9.
In 1900, George "Sutton," was a "Pudler" and Jane was a nurse. They were residing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on Federal Street.
George died 10 Jan 1908 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Jane died 26 Feb 1929 in Wheeling. They are buried at Uniondale Cemetery, Northside, Pittsburgh*.
*George S. Haberfield's death certificate info, provided by son, James Haberfield, indicates that George's mother was Margarette Mitchell, not Clark.
*George's funeral arrangements were by the William A. Aeberli Funeral Home. Mr. Aeberli's wife was Mary Ella Porter, of Wheeling, daughter of First West Virginia Cavalryman, Andrew Porter.