Fae Marguerite Workman née McClister (1918–1996)

Fae Marguerite McClister was born on the 21st February, 1918, at Akron, Ohio. [source no. 1] She and her twin sister, Mae, were the first children born to Clem Isaac McClister and Frona L. McClister née Malcuit. Their father worked at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. [2]

One set of Fae's paternal great grandparents were Archibald McLister (1819-1896) and Mary Kilpatrick (1837-1888). Archy and Mary emigrated to Canada from the counties of Antrim and Londonderry, respectively. Mary's family fled the Great Famine in 1847; two of her brothers and her aunt died during the sea voyage, or shortly after their arrival. Archibald and Mary were married in Prescott, Ontario, and moved to Sherman, Ohio, in 1863.

During the 1920s, Fae Marguerite's family lived at 1483 Preston Road in Akron [Ibid.], moving to 503 Dayton Street, Apt. 1, by 1930 [3]. In 1940, when the census was enumerated, Fae's father, Clem, was still working as a realtor; her mother, Frona, and Mae and Fae were employed as salesladies in retail. The family was living at 792 Aberdeen Street. [4]

During the second World War, Mae and Fae worked in the aircraft division of the Goodyear Company. [5]

On the 10th March, 1945, Fae and Russell Edgar Workman (1916-2002) were married, in Akron. [6] The son of Clarence E. Workman and Evelyn F. Gill, Russell was born in Akron on the 19th December, 1916. [7] When they married, Russell was in the U.S. Navy, and Fay was working as a clerk. [8] The couple raised two children. [9]

Fae's father, Clem Isaac McClister, died on the 21st December, 1951, and her mother, Frona L. McClister née Malcuit, on the 25th May, 1972.

Fae Marguerite Workman née McClister died on the 13th May, 1996:

     Fae M. Workman, 78, of West Akron, died May 13,
     Mrs. Workman was born in Akron and was a
   lifelong resident. Her memberships included the
   American Legion Auxiliary, Portage Lakes A.A.R.P.
   2213, and Faith Lutheran Church, where she had
   been a member for the past 20 years.
     Surviving Mrs. Workman is her husband, Russell,
   to whom she was married 51 years; daughters and
   sons-in-law, [living persons: names omittedliving persons];
   sister, Mae Shoemaker of Portage Lakes; grand-
   children, [].
     Calling hours 4 to 8 p.m. THURSDAY at the
   Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr Fairlawn Chapel,
   39 S. Miller Rd., where the Fleet Reserve
   Auxiliary will conduct services at 7 p.m.
   THURSDAY. Funeral services Friday, 11 a.m., at
   Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market St., Rev.
   Stanley C. Sneeringer officiating. Interment at
   Rose Hill Burial Park. The family suggests
   memorials to the American Cancer Society.
   (Dunn-Quigley, Ciriello & Carr, Fairlawn Chapel,
   867-7306.) [Ibid.]

Fae's husband, Russell Edgar Workman, died on the 11th December, 2002:

     Russell E. Workman, 85, passed away Wednesday
   evening, Dec. 11, 2002.
     Mr. Workman was born in Akron and was a
   lifelong resident. Russell served for 21 years
   with the U.S. Navy, beginning in 1940. At the
   time of his retirement he was a master chief.
   Mr. Workman served on the Ticondaroga and
   Oriskany as a flight engineer; his tour of duty
   took him to Japan, the Philippines, and Alaska,
   where he survived a plane crash. For four years
   he worked for Goodyear as an airplane mechanic
   before joining Dies Electric as an electrician,
   retiring after 20 years. His memberships
   included Local 306 IBEW, Navy Fleet Reserve
   Association since 1967 (past vice president),
   AARP Portage Lakes since 1981, V.F.W., and the
   American Legion.
     Preceded in death by his loving and devoted
   wife of 52 years, Fae, and brothers, Urban,
   Earl, and Clarence Jr., he leaves daughters,
   [living persons: names omittedliving persons]; grandchildren,
   []; great-grandchild, [
]; sisters, Marnetta Dies, [living persons].
     Calling hours, Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the
   Dunn-Quigley Ciriello & Carr Fairlawn Chapel
   (30 S. Miller Rd.), with a Fleet Reserve service
   at 5 p.m.., and a vigil service at 7:45 p.m.
   Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St.
   Sebastian Catholic Church, where he was a member.
   Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, where
   Firestone Post 3383 will conduct military services.


  1. Akron Health Department Birth Records; 21 February 1918; Akron, Ohio, USA; certificates #816 affidavit (Fay McClister), #8155 affidavit (May McClister); per N.T. of Akron (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  2. U.S. 1920 Census; Clem McClister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 3 January 1920; supervisor’s district 14, enumeration district 202, pg. 5A, image 314; original records: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920 (NARA microfilm T625-1441), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-22, by subscription).
  3. U.S. 1930 Census; Clem McClister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 9 April 1930; enumeration district 77-13, supervisor’s district 9, ward of city: 1, pg. 13A; original records: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (NARA microfilm T626), Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29, National Archives, Washington, D.C.; database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2014-09-22, by subscription).
  4. U.S. 1940 Census; Clem McClister and family, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; enumerated 16 April 1940; roll T627-3173, page 2A, enumeration district: 89-16B, supervisor’s district 14; original records: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940), ref. T627; database hosted by ancestry.ca (accessed 2015-04-04, by subscription).
  5. Wingfoot Clan Newsletter - Aircraft Edition (Akron, Ohio: Goodyear Company, 29 December 1944); online at Summit Memory, at www.summitmemory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/AkronNP01 (accessed 2015-04-21); administered by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
  6. Marriage Record; Fay Marguerite McClister and Russell Edgar Workman; 10 March 1945; Akron, Ohio, USA; Summit County, Ohio Probate Court; book 102, pg 119; per N.T. of Akron (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  7. Akron Health Department Birth Records; Russell Edgar Workman; 19 December 1916; Akron, Ohio, USA; certificate no. 3837; transcribed by N.T. of Akron (commissioned research), 2005-01-07.
  8. Marriage Record; op. cit.
  9. Akron Beacon Journal; "Fae M. Workman," (obituary), Akron, Ohio, USA; Wednesday, 15 May 1996, pg. D8.
  10. Akron Beacon Journal; "Russell E. Workman," (obituary) Akron, Ohio, USA; Sunday, 15 December 2002, pg. B11.

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