My second great grandfather, George Lysle, Jr. (1845 - 1900), continued in the coal business that his father had started. (See Lysle & Sons Coal.) At the age of 30, he married 25-year-old Marion Helen Alston. (See their wedding invitation.)
In 1880, the couple, with their two children, are living with his mother, Margaret Lysle, and three of his unmarried sisters at 76 Washington Street in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania.
Widowed Margret Lysle, 74, is the head of household. Note that she was born in Pennsylvania to parents who were born in Ireland.
Her children living with her include Mary A, age 52; Caroline, age 38; Elisabeth, age 33; and Ge[o]rge, age 37. George's occupation is Coal Merchant. George's wife, Mary H. (Marion Helen) and his two children, Margret, (Marguerite) age 3 and George B., age 2 are also in the household. The Lysle family is quite comfortable financially and they have three servants living with them.
The following is from an 1880 Pittsburgh / Allegheny City Directory showing that George, Jr. is still working at Geo Lysle & Sons, and living at 76 Washington in Allegheny.
This is the last federal census in which my second great grandmother, Marion Helen (Alston) Lysle appears, as she died in 1885.
See Marion Alston in earlier census records.
See George, Jr. in the 1870 census.
See notices about George, Jr. being elected to school board.
See a beautiful photograph of young Marguerite and George.