Monday, April 7, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #14 Sarah Ann Wyllie Cushnie

Returning to my step-ancestors, this week I present Sarah Ann Wyllie Cushnie. Born in Scotland on September 26, 1875, to Hugh and Ann Soper Wyllie, Sarah emigrated in 1893. Her father had already come to Philadelphia and Sarah sailed with her younger siblings to join him and his bride in America. She married Charles Christey Cushnie on December 4, 1895.

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The Cushnies made their long-time home in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, raising five daughters and one son. Sarah sang in the choir at the First Baptist Church and was a member of various ladies groups.

Sarah died on July 26, 1945, and was buried in the Oak Spring Cemetery in Canonsburg.


  1. From Scotland to PA. I wonder what motivated them to move. I know little about Scottish history. Did they have hard times like the Irish?

    1. Colleen, I read somewhere that the Scots did not suffer as much as the Irish. They mostly came to America for the opportunities.