Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #9341, b. 2 April 1841, d. 17 December 1931
Father*Silas Emerson Nowlin7,4,8,9,10,6 b. 22 Jun 1809, d. 25 Mar 1891
Mother*Elenor Cooper Blasdel7,9,8 b. 16 Sep 1816, d. 8 Jun 1846
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     Jonathan was born on 2 April 1841 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, on his death registration, his birthplace was recorded as Lawrence, Kentucky.7,8,10,6,11 Alternatively, he was born on 5 April 1841.12 Jonathan married Jane Elizabeth Sykes on 30 August 1862 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, or the 20th according to Find A Grave memorial page, but this was before the date that the marriage license was issued.13,14,15,16,17 Jonathan married Louisa J Marsh on 5 September 1898, they were first cousins.1,18,6,14,19,20 He died on 17 December 1931 in Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, USAG, at age 90.9,8,6,21,22 Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin was buried on 20 December 1931 in Wrights Grove Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.6,21,22

     Military Service:
     Cpl Jonathan Nowlin began military service on 16 August 1862 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, enlisted on August 16, 1862 as a corporal. He served in H Company 83rd Indiana Infantry.

Regimental History
Eighty-third Infantry INDIANA
(3-YEARS)

Eighty-third Infantry. -- Cols., Benjamin J. Spooner, George H. Scott; Lieut.-Cols., James H. Cravens, Benjamin H. Myers, George H. Scott, William N. Craw; Majs., James S. Jelley, Jacob W. Eggleston, George H. Scott, Eli F. Scott.

This regiment was organized at Lawrenceburg and was mustered in Sept. 9, 1862. It was composed of nine companies of enlisted men and one company of drafted men, the drafted menbeing discharged from service at the end of nine months from Nov. 15, 1862.

The regiment moved to Memphis, where it was assigned to the army operating in western Tennessee, and participated in the march to the Tallahatchie and the December campaign against Vicksburg, being actively engaged in the assault at Chickasaw Bluffs. It then joined the Arkansas expedition and was engaged in the storming and capture of Arkansas Post, after which it joined Grant's army and took part in the operations about Vicksburg.

Moving to the rear of the city, it was engaged at the battle of Champion's Hill, then entered the trenches at Vicksburg and was constantly on duty, often under fire, until its capitulation, taking part in the assaults of May 19 and 22.

It was in the siege and capture of Jackson, and at the close of the Vicksburg campaign accompanied Sherman's army to Memphis, marched thence to Chattanooga and participated at Missionary Ridge. It passed the winter in camp near Cleveland, Tenn., then joined the forces entering upon the Atlanta campaign, being actively engaged at Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kennesaw Mountain, near Atlanta, and at Jonesboro, and then moved north in pursuit of Hood in October.

It was with Sherman on the march to Savannah took part in the assault upon Fort McAllister, then moved to Beaufort S. C., whence it accompanied the army on its march through the Carolinas to Goldsboro, being in the battles of Columbia, S. C., and Bentonville, N. C. After Johnston's surrender, it marched to Washington by way of Raleigh, Petersburg and Richmond, and participated in the grand review in May.

It was mustered out June 3, 1865 and the recruits were transferred to the 48th Ind.

The original strength of the regiment was 973 and it gained by recruits, 120; total, 1,093. Loss by death, 249; desertion, 19; unaccounted for, 116.

Source: Union Army, vol. 3, p. 162

Battles Fought
Fought on 28 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS.
Fought on 11 Jan 1863 at Arkansas Post, AR.
Fought on 25 Mar 1863 at Ford Farm, MS.
Fought on 16 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 19 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 28 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 29 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 26 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 31 Aug 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 22 Nov 1864 at Macon, GA.23,21,24,25,22,26 Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin ended military service on 2 June 1865 discharged as a private; he was demoted as a result of accidentally injuring a fellow soldier while doing some "horse play". His service included the march through Georgia with General Sherman..
End of Military Service section.15,22

     In the obituary of Silas Emerson Nowlin who died 25 March 1891, Silas's son, Jonathan B Nowlin was listed as a survivor.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald Dispatch 11 July 1891 :
An Insane Case
The attention of Judge Nelson was occupied Monday with the trial of a case wherein J. B. Nowlin petitioned for the appointment of a conservator for his brother, E. B. Nowlin, alleged to be of unsound mind. The petitioner was represented by Attorney J. W. Redmond and the defendant by Attorney I. D. Walker. The defendant has been making his home in Custer county, Neb., where his family resides, but he has been living with his brother for the past six months. Mr. Walker set up the defense that Nowlin had been declared insane in Custer county, Neb., that a guardian had been appointed for him there and that as he was a resident of that county the local court had no jurisdiction in the matter. Judge Nelson after hearing evidence on this point decided that he had jurisdiction in the matter and proceeded to hear the petition for the appointment of a conservator. J. B. Nowlin testified that the defendant would sit for hours at a time without speaking and would answer all questions by shaking his head. If told to do anything he would obey much as a child would. Mr. Nowlin considered his brother unable to control his own business affairs. The jury returned a verdict that Nowlin was insane and the judge will appoint a conservator.27
Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin who died 9 December 1896.28
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's husband, J B Nowlin was listed as a survivor.29,30
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's husband, Jonathan B Nowlin was listed as a survivor.30
     Applied as an invalid for his Civil War pension.31
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Daily Review 18 June 1898 :
Jonathan B. Nowlin of Austin township has divided 240 acres of land among three of his children in a way that gives them the land while it assures to him an income of $720 a year as long as he may live.

The division was completed Tuesday by the filing in the circuit clerk's office of three deeds making the transfer of the land to the three sons. There were three deeds, all alike, except that the property described and the names of the sons are different.

Jonathan B. Nowlin transfers to each one of the three sons eighty acres of land in consideration of $1 in hand paid and the further consideration of the payment by the son of $240 a year to Jonathan B. Nowlin as long as he shall live. It is further agree that the son shall pay all taxes and other assessments on the place. If he fails to make any of the payments agreed upon the property is to revert to the father.

The sons to whom the land is transferred and the descriptions of the land follow:
- Silas R. Nowlin, the east half of the northeast quarter of section 20, 18, 1 east,
- John B. Nowlin, the east half of the southeast quarter of section 17, 18, 1 east.
- Cortez D. Nowlin, the west half of the southwest quarter of section 8, 18, 1 east.

In addition to those deeds another deed was recorded as follows:
Jonathan B. Nowlin to Cortez D. Nowlin, the east half of southwest quarter, of section 8, 18, 1 east; $5,000.32

     In the obituary of Dr. Jont A Nowlin who died 14 August 1928, Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin was listed as a survivor.33
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 7 April 1931 :
Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside
Maroa - J. B. Nowlin, of Farmer City, was in Maroa Sunday, the 90th anniversary of his birth, to visit his son, Cortez D. Nowlin, who is ill. April 2 was the birthday anniversary of his grandson, Oscar Nowlin.

J. B. Nowlin is a veteran of the Union army. When in Farmer City he walks from his home to the business center of the city almost every day. His daughter, Mrs. Applegate, with whom he makes his home, accompanied him to Maroia, Sunday.12

     In the obituary of Cortez Dewey Nowlin who died 10 May 1931, Cortez's father, J B Nowlin was listed as a survivor.34 He, Cortez's father was one of the heirs to of the estate of Cortez D Nowlin on 23 May 1931 in Decatur, Decatur Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.35
     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's father, Jonathan B Nowlin was listed as predeceased.36

The following biographical information was shared in a Find A Grave memorial page, created, 14 January 2008:
Jonathan at one time owned at least 320 acres in Austin Township, Macon County, IL; namely; the E1/2, NE1/4 of Section 20 (where he lived) and the E1/2, SE1/4 of Section 17 and the SW1/4 of Section 8. The Section 20 property was sold to his son Silas R. Nowlin on June 28, 1898 and the Section 17 property was sold to his son Jont. A. Nowlin on June 28, 1898. Louis Emery (a grandson of Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin) was born in the Section 20 property. As of 2011, the W1/2, SW1/4 of Section 8 was owned by the Nowlin Family Farms, LLC and this 80 tract has been designated as a Century Farm by the Illinois Department of Agriculture in that it has been continuously owned by the same family for at least 100 years. This LLC was formed following the death of then title holder, Oscar JB Nowlin, who was born on this 80 acre tract and who is a grandson of Jonathan B. Nowlin. When Jonathan retired, he moved to Farmer City, IL. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and during the later years of his life traveled extensively attending the Grand Army of the Republic National and State Encampments and visiting relatives. Jonathan married his first wife, Jane Elizabeth Sykes on 20 Aug 1862 in Dearborn County, IN; they had nine children. Jonathan's second wife was Louisa J. (Marsh) (James) Nowlin; they were married 05 Sep 1898. While she was his first cousin, they did not have any children. As first cousins, the common grandparents shared by Jonathan and Louisa Nowlin were Jonathan Blasdel and Nancy E. (Cooper) Blasdel. Jonathan is buried in the same plot as both of his wives.
Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin was buried on December 20, 1931 in Wrights Grove Cemetery, west of Maroa, IL, in Lot 14 of Block 2. He served as a Private in H Co. 83rd Ind. Inf. during the Civil War; he enlisted on August 16, 1862 as a corporal and was discharged June 2, 1865 as a private; he was demoted as a result of accidentally injuring a fellow soldier while doing some "horse play". His service included the march through Georgia with General Sherman. His death certificate No. 0200225 was filed with the State of IL on December 19, 1931.21

Census Data

     Jona appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Silas Nowlin and Martha J Nowlin.10

Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 4 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Elenor E, Martha L, Emma J, Cortez D, Silas Rueben and Jont A were listed as living with them. As was his nephew, Silas E Nowlin.Their daughter Martha had mumps at the time of the census.16

J B Nowlin appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, enumerated 3 April 1930, enumerated as a widower. As was his widowed daughter, Emma J Nowlin both John and his daughter.11

Family 1

Jane Elizabeth Sykes b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Marriage*Jonathan married Jane Elizabeth Sykes on 30 August 1862 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, or the 20th according to Find A Grave memorial page, but this was before the date that the marriage license was issued.13,14,15,16,17 
Children

Family 2

Louisa J Marsh b. 17 Dec 1845, d. 6 Jan 1923
Marriage*Jonathan married Louisa J Marsh on 5 September 1898, they were first cousins.1,18,6,14,19,20 

Citations

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    Parents: Silas Emerson Nowlin, Elenor Cooper Blasdel; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Jonathan B Nowlin.mht.
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  10. [S1557] Silas Nowlin household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 137, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 138.
  11. [S6960] John B Nowlin household, Apr 3, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Farmer City, Santa Ana, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 14, Ancestry.com Roll: 509; Image: 958.0.
  12. [S5814] Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Apr 7, 1931, page 12, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 7 Apr 1931, Tue; page 12, column 7
    Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
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    License issued but not completed with marriage info.
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  17. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 19 Dec 1896, Sat; page 1, column 4
    Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin
    Burial Near the Blue Ridge Church - The Services. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  18. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Louisa J. Nowlin
    [Louisa J. Marsh].
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  20. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Louisa Nowlin.
  21. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin
    Transcriptions:
    Jonathon B. Nowlin     Born Apr. 2, 1844     Died Dec. 17, 1881
    Jane E. wife of J. B. Nowlin     Born Oct. 29, 1844     Died Dec. 16, 1896

    Military Marker:
    Jonathan Nowlin     Co. H 83 ?ND.INF.
  22. [S4486] U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx, Name: Jonathan Nowlin. Hereinafter cited as Headstone Applications for Military.
  23. [S3516] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx, Name: Jonathan Nowlin. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Civil War Soldier.
  24. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Jonathan Nowlin
    This memorial is virtually useless. The transcription excludes his name and has the regiment number incorrect.
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    Eighty-third Infantry INDIANA
    (3-YEARS). Hereinafter cited as American Civil War Regiments.
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  27. [S5829] An Insane Case, Herald Dispatch, Decatur, IL, Jul 11, 1891, page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Herald Dispatch.
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    Death in Austiin. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
  29. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  30. [S5815] Decatur Daily Republican, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4.
  31. [S4487] U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, online U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Name: Jonathan B Nowlin. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Civil War Pension Index.
  32. [S5826] Land To Sons, Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Jun 29, 1898, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois); 29 Jun 1898, Wed; page 2, column 2
    Land To Sons
    Jonathan B Nowlin's way of Dividing Up a Farm. Hereinafter cited as Daily Review.
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  35. [S5813] Two Wills Filed For Probate Saturday, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, May 24, 1931, page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  36. [S5827] Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
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  47. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Cortez Dewey Nowlin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Cortez D     1870 - 1931.
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Mary Eliza Nowlin1,2,3,4

F, #9342, b. 12 March 1843, d. 24 February 1910
Father*Silas Emerson Nowlin5,3,6 b. 22 Jun 1809, d. 25 Mar 1891
Mother*Elenor Cooper Blasdel5,3 b. 16 Sep 1816, d. 8 Jun 1846
Last Edited16 Sep 2016
     Mary was born on 12 March 1843 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.5,7,6 Mary married John Gardner Shinkle on 26 September 1864 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.7 She died on 24 February 1910 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USAG, at age 66.7
     In the obituary of Silas Emerson Nowlin who died 25 March 1891, Silas's daughter, Mary E Shinkle was listed as a survivor.8

Census Data

     Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Silas Nowlin and Martha J Nowlin.6

Citations

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    Silas Nowlin 50
    Martha J Nowlin 30
    Jona Nowlin 19
    Mary Nowlin 17
    Emma Nowlin 10
    Perry Nowlin 7
    Witfield Nowlin 5
    Wm Nowlin 3
    Anna Nowlin 3.12.
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    Spouse: John Gardner Shinkle
    Parents: Silas Emerson Nowlin , Elenor Cooper Blasdel
    Birth Place: Dearborn, IN
    Birth Date: 12 Mar 1843
    Death Place: Portland, OR
    Death Date: 24 Feb 1910.
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Susanna Nowlin1,2,3

F, #9343, b. 9 April 1845, d. 21 May 1845
Father*Silas Emerson Nowlin4,5 b. 22 Jun 1809, d. 25 Mar 1891
Mother*Elenor Cooper Blasdel4,5 b. 16 Sep 1816, d. 8 Jun 1846
Last Edited9 Jul 2012
     Susanna was born on 9 April 1845 in Cambridge, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, It is not clear if her birth place was Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana or some other location known as Cambridge, Indiana.4 She died on 21 May 1845.6

Citations

  1. [S78] Dave Mitchell, online Dave Mitchell - Obsolete web site. Hereinafter cited as Dave Mitchell.
  2. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Nowlin, Susanna; Father: Nowlin, Silas Emerson; Mother: Blasdel, Elenor Cooper; Birth Date: 9 April 1845 City: Cambridge; County: State: IN; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 34.mht.
  3. [S103] Martyn Hood, online www.ancestry.com, Martyn Hood (Australia), downloaded Jun 4, 2001.
  4. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 34.mht.
  5. [S104] F.E. Weakley & Co., compiler, History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana (Chicago, IL: F.E. Weakley & Co., 1885), Not referenced as a living child in 1885; Bio- Silas Nowlin - p. 858. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana.
  6. [S391] Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Individual Records., Name: Susanna Nowlin
    Parents: Silas Emerson Nowlin , Elenor Cooper Blasdel
    Birth Place: Cambridge, IN
    Birth Date: 9 Apr 1845
    Death Date: 21 May 1845.

Eleanor Cooper Nowlin1,2,3

F, #9344, b. 4 June 1846, d. 4 July 1846
Father*Silas Emerson Nowlin4,5 b. 22 Jun 1809, d. 25 Mar 1891
Mother*Elenor Cooper Blasdel4,5 b. 16 Sep 1816, d. 8 Jun 1846
Last Edited9 Jul 2012
     Eleanor was born on 4 June 1846 in Kentucky, USAG.4 She died on 4 July 1846.6

Citations

  1. [S78] Dave Mitchell, online Dave Mitchell - Obsolete web site. Hereinafter cited as Dave Mitchell.
  2. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Nowlin, Eleanor Cooper; Father: Nowlin, Silas Emerson Mother: Blasdel, Elenor Cooper; Birth Date: 4 June 1846 City: ; County: State: KY; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 11.mht.
  3. [S103] Martyn Hood, online www.ancestry.com, Martyn Hood (Australia), downloaded Jun 4, 2001.
  4. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 11.mht.
  5. [S104] F.E. Weakley & Co., compiler, History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana (Chicago, IL: F.E. Weakley & Co., 1885), Not referenced as a living child in 1885; Bio- Silas Nowlin - p. 858. Hereinafter cited as History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana.
  6. [S769] Family Data Collection -- Deaths (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection -- Deaths; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection -- Deaths., Name: Eleanor Cooper Nowlin
    Death Date: 4 Jul 1846.

Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,2

M, #9345, b. 13 September 1837, d. 13 August 1915
Father*Michael Shinkle1 b. 1815
Mother*Sarah A Gardner1 d. 15 Oct 1891
Last Edited2 Nov 2016
     Walter was born on 13 September 1837 in Shinkle Ridge, Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,2,3 Walter married Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin on 30 November 1856 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, suppress.4 Walter married Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin on 30 November 1858 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.5,3,6 He died on 13 August 1915 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG, at age 77 There is a death registered in the Ohio Death Certificate Index for Walter L Shinkle on 4/13/1915 in Brown County; Vilume Numer: 1616 and Certificate Number 20148.4,2 Walter Leonidas Shinkle was buried in Shinkle Ridge Cemetery, Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.2

     External link for Walter Leonidas Shinkle on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.7

Census Data

     Walter L Shinkle and Nancy Shinkle appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio, enumerated 7 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Ella, Stella, Charley and Everet were listed as living with them.3

Family

Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Marriage*Walter married Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin on 30 November 1856 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, suppress.4 
Marriage Walter married Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin on 30 November 1858 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.5,3,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002
    Walter L. Shinkle -- Birth: 13 Sep 1837 in Shinkle Ridge, Brown Co., Ohio -- Death: 13 Aug 1915 in Higginsport, Ohio.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Walter Leonides Shinkle.
  3. [S4824] Walter L Shinkle household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lewis, Brown, Ohio; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012, Ancestry.com Roll: 1242; FHL microfilm: 1241242.
  4. [S491] Erica Keith, Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin Shinkle.
  6. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Walter L Shinkle & Nancy E Newlin.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Shinkle Metzger.
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Sally Elenor Shinkle.
  10. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Estella Maria Shinkle Butler.
  11. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Guy Everett Shinkle.
  12. [S4460] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, G. E. Shinkle. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index.

Mary Elizabeth Shinkle1,2

F, #9346, b. 19 February 1860, d. 8 August 1940
Father*Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,2 b. 13 Sep 1837, d. 13 Aug 1915
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin1,2 b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Last Edited3 Apr 2014
     Mary was born on 19 February 1860 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,2 Mary married David Watson Metzger.3 She died on 8 August 1940 in West Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, USAG, at age 80.1,2 Mary Elizabeth Shinkle was buried in McKendree Cemetery, Buena Vista, Scioto County, Ohio, USAG.2

Family

David Watson Metzger b. 28 Dec 1852, d. 12 Jan 1929

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Shinkle Metzger.
  3. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi David Watson Metzger.

Sallie Eleanor Shinkle1

F, #9347, b. 6 October 1861, d. 18 January 1932
Father*Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,2,3 b. 13 Sep 1837, d. 13 Aug 1915
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin1,2,3 b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Last Edited3 Apr 2014
     Sallie was born on 6 October 1861 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,2,3 She died on 18 January 1932 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG, at age 70.1,2 She was buried in Shinkle Ridge Cemetery, Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.2

     She also went by the name of Ella.3 Her name was also recorded as Sally Elenor Shinkle.2

Census Data

     Ella appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio in the household of her parents, Walter L Shinkle and Nancy Shinkle.3

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Sally Elenor Shinkle.
  3. [S4824] Walter L Shinkle household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lewis, Brown, Ohio; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012, Ancestry.com Roll: 1242; FHL microfilm: 1241242.

Estella Maria Shinkle1,2

F, #9348, b. 23 December 1867, d. 20 September 1941
Father*Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,2,3 b. 13 Sep 1837, d. 13 Aug 1915
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin1,2,3 b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Last Edited3 Apr 2014
     Estella was born on 23 December 1867 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.2 Estella was born on 23 December 1867 in Shinkle Ridge, Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,3 Estella married Henry Ellsworth Butler.4 She died on 20 September 1941 in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG, at age 73.1 She died on 20 September 1941 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USAG, at age 73.2 Estella Maria Shinkle was buried in Shinkle Ridge Cemetery, Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, USAG.2

     She also went by the name of Stella.3

Census Data

     Stella appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio in the household of her parents, Walter L Shinkle and Nancy Shinkle.3

Family

Henry Ellsworth Butler b. 1863, d. 1919
Marriage*Estella married Henry Ellsworth Butler.4 

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Estella Maria Shinkle Butler.
  3. [S4824] Walter L Shinkle household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lewis, Brown, Ohio; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012, Ancestry.com Roll: 1242; FHL microfilm: 1241242.
  4. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Estella Maria Shinkle Butler.

Charles Thomas Shinkle1

M, #9349, b. 4 August 1869, d. 4 January 1964
Father*Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,2 b. 13 Sep 1837, d. 13 Aug 1915
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin1,2 b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Last Edited3 Apr 2014
     Charles was born on 4 August 1869 in Shinkle Ridge, Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,2,3 He died on 4 January 1964 at age 94.1
     He also went by the name of Charley.2

Census Data

     Charley appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio in the household of his parents, Walter L Shinkle and Nancy Shinkle, listed as a farmer.2

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  2. [S4824] Walter L Shinkle household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lewis, Brown, Ohio; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012, Ancestry.com Roll: 1242; FHL microfilm: 1241242.
  3. [S4460] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, Charles Shinkle. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index.

Guy Everett Shinkle1,2,3,4,5

M, #9350, b. 24 December 1879, d. 19 October 1979
Father*Walter Leonidas Shinkle1,5,6,7 b. 13 Sep 1837, d. 13 Aug 1915
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Nowlin1,5,6,7 b. 7 Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1934
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     Guy was born on 24 December 1879 in Shinkle Ridge, Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio, USAG.1,2,4,5,6,7,8 Guy married Lona W White circa 1902, married 8 years in the 1910 census.9,10,8 He died on 19 October 1979 in Temple, Bell County, Texas, USAG, at age 99.2,3,5 Guy Everett Shinkle was buried in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USAG.5

     He also went by the name of Everet.7 He registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USAG. He was selling life insurance for the Ohio State Life Ins Co.. He listed his next-of-kin/contact person as Lona W Shinkle.10
     I was unable to find a patent reference to the cigarette rolling machine mentioned on the Find A Grave memorial page, but did find United States Patent US1465963, for a Re & De Railing Device for coal cars in mines. In this document, Henry A Brown describes the device and assigns 1/3 interest to Guy E Shinkle and 1/3 interest to Frank M White (who may have been related to Guy's wife, Lona White.)

Re and De Railing Device Patent 1,465,963. Guy Everett Shinkle registered for the "Old Man's" draft in 1942 in West Virginia, USAG. He was self employed and married.4

The following biographical information was shared in a Find A Grave memorial page, originally published, 15 August 2010:
Invented & patented the first cigarette rolling machine.

Began his insurance career as an agent in Huntington, W VA, at age 17. At age 95, he was recognized as the nation's oldest active insurance salesman.

occupations: schoolteacher & life insurance agent
(worked for the OH State Life Insurance Co. & Estate Life Insurance Co. of FL during his career.)5


External link for Guy Everett Shinkle on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.11

Census Data

     Everet appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Lewis Twp., Brown County, Ohio in the household of his parents, Walter L Shinkle and Nancy Shinkle, listed as a farm laborer.7

Everett Shinkle and Lona W Shinkle appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, enumerated 16 April 1910, enumerated as "life insurance". Their daughter Dorothy was listed as living with them.8

Family

Lona W White b. 1881 or 1882, d. 1971
Marriage*Guy married Lona W White circa 1902, married 8 years in the 1910 census.9,10,8 
Child

Citations

  1. [S491] Erica Keith, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/ekeith/1, Erica Keith (unknown location), downloaded Viewed Sept 24, 2002, Date of Import: Sep 24, 2002.
  2. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Guy Shinkle. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Guy Shinkle.
  4. [S2775] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Guy Everett Shinkle.
  5. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Guy Everett Shinkle.
  6. [S4460] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, G. E. Shinkle. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index.
  7. [S4824] Walter L Shinkle household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lewis, Brown, Ohio; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0012, Ancestry.com Roll: 1242; FHL microfilm: 1241242.
  8. [S4825] Everett Shinkle household, Apr 16, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ward 3, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0162, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_382; FHL microfilm: 1374395.
  9. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Lona White Shinkle.
  10. [S4448] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Guy Everett Shinkle. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  11. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).

Jane Elizabeth Sykes1,2,3

F, #9351, b. 29 October 1844, d. 17 December 1896
Father*John Sykes4 b. 1809, d. c 1849
Mother*Elizabeth Langdale5,6,4 b. c Nov 1809, d. 21 Jan 1877
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Jane was born on 29 October 1844 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USAG, on her son Silas' death registration, her birthplace was recorded as Indiana.5,7,8,9,6,4 Jane married Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin on 30 August 1862 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, or the 20th according to Find A Grave memorial page, but this was before the date that the marriage license was issued.10,11,12,9,3 She died on 16 December 1896 in Macon, Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 52.13,8
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Jonathan B Nowlin and Cortez Nowlin. Predeceased: Mrs Clarence F Emery.14
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Martha L Nowlin, Emma J Nowlin, Cortez D Nowlin, Mary I Nowlin, Silas R Nowlin, Dr. Jont A Nowlin, J B Nowlin and James Sykes. Predeceased: Mary J Nowlin, Eleanor E Nowlin, John Sykes and Elizabeth Sykes.4,14 Jane Elizabeth Sykes was buried on 19 December 1896 in Wrights Grove Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23964429.13,8

     Jane Elizabeth Sykes was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Elizabeth Langdale who died 21 January 1877.15,16,17,18 Jane Elizabeth Sykes was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin who died 9 December 1896.19
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 15 December 1896 :
Dangerously Ill
Friends of Mrs. J. B. Nowlin will regret to hear that she is confined to the home of her son in Austin township and that her condition is such that it is feared that she will never recover. Last week she was called to Austin township by the fatal illness of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Emery who died a few days ago, Mrs. Nowlin in travelling to the country was seized with a severe cold which has affected her lungs and yesterday her condition was such that the physicians did not think it was possible for her to recover.20

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Republican published in Decatur, Illinois 17 December 1896:
Ill Only A Week
Death of Mrs. J. B. Nowlin in Austin Township

On Wednesday Dec. 16, Mrs John B Nowlin of West Ring street, this city, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Clarence Emery, in Austin township. She had gone to Austin to attend her daughter in an illness. The daughter died Wednesday, Dec. 9, just one week before the death of her mother. Mrs. Nowlin took a cold on the way to her daughter's, and it developed in an illness that finally caused her death.

Mrs. Nowlin leaves a husband and five children, two daughters and three sons. The funeral will be held at the Ridge chapel at noon Saturday. The services will be conducted by the Rev. Mr Hatfield of the U. B. church, of which Mrs. Nowlin was a member. The interment will be at the Ridge chapel burying ground near the church.

Mrs. Nowlin had a host of friends who will join with the members of her family in mourning her death. Mr. and Mrs. Nowlin had not recently moved to Decatur from Austin township.21



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Herald published in Decatur, Illinois 17 December 1896:
Death of Mrs. Nowlin
Passed Away Yesterday Morning at the Home of Her Son in Austin Township - Other Mortuary Matters

Mrs. J. B. Nowlin died yesterday morning at 1 o'clock at the home of her son, Cort Nowlin in Austin township. The decease was the wife of J. B. Nowlin, formerly a supervisor from Austin township, but had recently moved to Decatur to make her home. A week ago she was called to Austin township to see her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Emery whose death occurred on Wednesday and who was buried on Saturday last. in making he trip, Mrs. Nowlin contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into a case of pneumonia. From the very start it was evident that the chances were against her recovery. Her death had been expected for the past few days. Mrs. Nowlin was about fifty years of age and is survived by her husband and five children, three sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held on Saturday from the Ridge church in Maroa township. The funeral cortege will leave the residence at 12:30 o'clock.22



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Republican published in Decatur, Illinois 19 December 1896:
Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin
Burial Near the Blue Ridge Church - The Services

The funeral of Mrs. Jane S. Nowlin, wife of J. B. Nowlin, of West King street, this city, who died at the home of her son, Cortez Nowlin, in Austin township, on Dec. 16, after a week's illness, took place this afternoon from the Blue Ridge church, in Austin township, Rev. Z. T. Hatfield of the U.B. church, officiating.

It was on Dec. 9 that the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Clarence F. Emery, was called from this life, and the anxious care during her daughter's sickness and the terrible blow inflicted at her death, was more than Mrs. Nowlin could bear. She was unable to leave the house at the time of her daughter's funeral last Saturday, and was taken to the home of her son, and was given the best of care and medical attention, but she gradually grew weaker until her spirit took its flight.

Miss Jane Sykes was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her early life was spent. She moved with her parents o Dearborn county, Indiana, and there became acquainted with Jonathan B. Nowlin, to whom she was united in marriage, August 30, 1862. Shortly afterwards Mr. Nowlin joined the Union army and fought through the civil war. In March, 1867, the family moved to Morgan county, Illinois, where they resided until March, 1874, when they moved to Austin township, Macon county. Here they bought a farm and resided until a short time ago when they moved to Decatur. They retired from the farm last spring and in May started on an overland trip in a buggy to Indiana and Ohio to visit the scenes of their younger days. They remained about four months, and both Mr. and Mrs. Nowlin were of the opinion that the trip was beneficial to them. After visiting among their children a few weeks they moved to Decatur and were just becoming settled in their new home when it was broken by death. Mrs. Nowlin was a devoted wife and mother and her life was pure and upright.

She had long been a consistent member of the United Brethren church. Mrs. Nowlin was the mother of nine children, five of whom, with a sorrowing husband, are lefty to mourn her death.14



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Daily Review 22 December 1896:
NOWLIN, Mrs. J.B.
The funeral of Mrs. J.B. Nowlin was held at the Ridge church Saturday at noon, being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hatfield of the U.B. church. The following relatives were present: J.A. Nowlin and family, S.R. Nowlin, Robert Johnston, Latham; G.D. Applegate and family, A.G. Curry and family, Holdridge, Neb; William Rowe and family, Jacksonville; John Sykes, Bright, Ind; Mrs. Lou James, Farmer City; Charles Applegate, Maroa. Mrs. Mary Sprinkle, another relative, could not get here for the funeral, but arrived from Higginsport, O., yesterday.13



     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Daily Republican 22 December 1896 :
Local News
...The relatives present at the funeral of the late Mrs. J. B. Nowlin in Austin township on Saturday were J. A. Nowlin and family, S. R. Nowlin, Robert Johnson of Latham, G. D. Applegate and family, A. G. Curry and family of Holdredge, Neb., William Rowe and family of Jacksonville, John Sykes of Bright, Ind., Mrs. Lou James of Farmer City, Charles Applegate of Maroa. Mrs. Mary Shinkle, another relative, could not get home for the funeral, but arrived from Higginsport, Ohio, Monday.23

     The following obituary appeared in the weekly newspaper the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 14 January 1897:
Jane E. Sykes, daughter of John and Elizabeth Sykes, was born in Cincinnati, O., Oct. 29, 1844. Her father died in 1849, and she moved with her mother to near Lawrenceburg, Dearborn county, Ind. Her mother died in 1877. On Aug.30, 1862, she was united in marriage with J. B. Nowlin. To them nine children were born:Eleanor E., Martha L., Emma J., Cortez D., Mary I., Silas R., Jont A., and two who died in infancy, Mary J. died in 1873, and Eleanor E. preceded her mother only only one week. In 1867 she with her husband located in Morgan county, Ills., and in 1873 they went to Richland county, and in 1874 settled in Austin township, Macon county, Ills. In 1877 she united with the U. B. church and remained a consistent member until her death, Dec. 26 (sic) 1896, aged 52 years, 1 month, and 18 days. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and five surviving children together with 15 grandchildren and two brothers, James Sykes of Shelbyville, Ind., and John Sykes of Bright, Dearborn county, Ind., with a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The Warrensburg, (Ill.) Enterprise.

Note that using the age of 52 years, 1 month and 18 days from her birth date yields a date of death of Dec 17, 1896.4



     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's mother, Mrs Jonathan B Nowlin was listed as predeceased.24
     May 2017 Research notes:
Need to watch for evidence that would link Jane Elizabeth Sykes to the Sykes that married Elizabeth Langdale (1810-1877) -- June 2000.25

Census Data

     Jane E appeared on the 1850 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Thomas Langdall.5

Jane appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her mother Elizabeth Sykes.6

Jane E Nowlin and Jonathan B Nowlin appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 4 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Elenor E, Martha L, Emma J, Cortez D, Silas Rueben and Jont A were listed as living with them. As was his nephew, Silas E Nowlin.Their daughter Martha had mumps at the time of the census.9

Family

Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Marriage*Jane married Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin on 30 August 1862 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, or the 20th according to Find A Grave memorial page, but this was before the date that the marriage license was issued.10,11,12,9,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S78] Dave Mitchell, online Dave Mitchell - Obsolete web site. Hereinafter cited as Dave Mitchell.
  2. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Jane E Sykes.
  3. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 19 Dec 1896, Sat; page 1, column 4
    Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin
    Burial Near the Blue Ridge Church - The Services. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  4. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  5. [S1473] Thomas Langdall household, Sept 19, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 302, Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 175.
  6. [S4622] Elizabeth Sykes household, July 17, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 147, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 151; Family History Library Film: 803252.
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  8. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  9. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  10. [S796] Family Data Collection - Marriages (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Marriages; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Marriages., Nowlin, Jonathan Blasdel Spouse: Sykes, Jane Elizabeth -- No Marriage Date Given.
  11. [S6879] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Jonathan B Nowlin & Jane E Sikes
    License issued but not completed with marriage info.
  12. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  13. [S1553] Macon County Web Page, online Macon County Web Page, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/obits_n.html. Hereinafter cited as Macon County Web Page.
  14. [S5815] Decatur Daily Republican, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4.
  15. [S213] Rootsweb Posting by Dawna Fassler, online www.rootsweb.com, The following Obituary was posted in the Rootsweb Message Board for Dearborn County, Indiana; Elizabeth Sykes Obituary. Hereinafter cited as Posting by Dawna Fassler.
  16. [S10] Langdale Family Record per P. Sine, Family group sheet, c 1964, Rick Moffat Personal Papers, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Elizabeth Langdale Sykes consort of ___ Sykes, born 1810, died 1877, June 21.; Page I.
  17. [S4708] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Elizabeth Sykes.
  18. [S5592] Died, Decatur Weekly Republican, Decatur, IL, Jan 25, 1877, Page 11, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Decatur Weekly Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 25 Jan 1877; Thu; Page 11, column 5
    Died. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Weekly Republican.
  19. [S5990] Mary Rinehart Dies Wednesday, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Feb 13, 1919, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 10 Dec 1896, Thu; Page 5, column 1
    Death in Austiin. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
  20. [S5997] Dangerously Ill, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, dec 15, 1896, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 15 Dec 1896, Tue; Page 2, column 4
    Dangerously Ill. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
  21. [S5833] Ill Only A Week, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 17, 1896, page 3, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 17 Dec 1896, Thu; page 3, column 4
    Ill Only A Week
    Death of Mrs. J. B. Nowlin in Austin Township. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  22. [S5821] Mrs. Emma Nowlin, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Dec. 17, 1896, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois), 17 Dec 1896, Thu., Page 2, column 4
    Death of Mrs. Nowlin
    Passed Away Yesterday Morning at the Home of Her Son in Austin Township - Other Mortuary Matters. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  23. [S5817] Local News, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 22, 1896, page 3, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 22 Dec 1896, Tue; page 3, column 3
    Local News. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  24. [S5827] Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  25. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
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  33. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Cortez D. Nowlin.
  34. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Cortez Dewey Nowlin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Cortez D     1870 - 1931.
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  39. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Jont A Nowlin; Birth: 18 July 1878-- , Maroa, IL; Death: 28 August 1928 -- Battle Creek, MI; Spouse: ; Parents: Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin, Jane Elizabeth Sykes; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Jont A Nowlin.mht.
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Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin1,2,3

F, #9352, b. 4 August 1863, d. 9 December 1896
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin4,5 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes4,5,6 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited19 Sep 2017
     Eleanore was born on 4 August 1863 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.4,3,5 Eleanore married Clarence Foster Emery on 22 August 1880 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG.7,8,9,10,3 She died on 9 December 1896 in Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 33.11 She died on 9 December 1896 in Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 33.12,3,13 Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin was buried in Wrights Grove Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.14

     An article about a major tornado causing devastation in several counties, including the farm of Clarence Foster Emery published on 21 May 1883 in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Republican referenced Mrs Clarence F Emery, as Clarence's unnamed wife present at the time of the tornado.15

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Herald-Despatch 16 June 1888 :
Austin.
...Born: To Mr and Mrs Clarence Emery, on Tuesday, June 12, a son...16

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Herald published in Decatur, Illinois 10 December 1896:
Death in Austin
Mrs. Clarence Emery died at her home in Austin township yesterday morning about 38 years. She is survived by a husband and eight children, the oldest being about 16 years. Mrs. Emery was the eldest daughter of J. B. Nowlin, formerly supervisor from Austin, but now a resident of this city. She was taken ill a couple of weeks ago with pneumonia and her death followed. Her mother who went to care for her was taken ill at the home of her daughter, but her condition is not considered serious.11



     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's daughter, Mrs Clarence F Emery was listed as predeceased.17
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's daughter, Eleanor E Nowlin was listed as predeceased.6,17

External link for Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.18

Census Data

     Elenor E appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin.5

Family

Clarence Foster Emery b. Sep 1856, d. 20 May 1917
Marriage*Eleanore married Clarence Foster Emery on 22 August 1880 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG.7,8,9,10,3 
Children

Citations

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  5. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  6. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  7. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  8. [S796] Family Data Collection - Marriages (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Marriages; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Marriages., Nowlin, Eleanore Elizabeth; Spouse: Emery, Clarence Foster -- No other data.
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  10. [S1553] Macon County Web Page, online Macon County Web Page, NOWLIN, ELEANOR E - EMERY, CLARENCE - 08/22/1880
    NOWLIN, EMMA J - APPLEGATE, GEO D - 12/31/1885
    NOWLIN, JOHN W - HAWKS, SUSAN - 02/19/1860
    NOWLIN, JOUT A - RAN, EMMA J - 02/22/1899
    NOWLIN, LOUISA - CURRY, ALBERT E - 02/22/1888
    NOWLIN, SILAS - RACE, PEARL A - 02/17/1897
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/marrg_n.html. Hereinafter cited as Macon County Web Page.
  11. [S5990] Mary Rinehart Dies Wednesday, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Feb 13, 1919, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 10 Dec 1896, Thu; Page 5, column 1
    Death in Austiin. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
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  13. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois); 19 Dec 1896, Sat; page 1, column 4
    Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin
    Burial Near the Blue Ridge Church - The Services. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
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  15. [S5996] The Deadly Cyclone!, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, May 21, 1883, Page 3, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Link to the full transcription of this article.". Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  16. [S5998] Austin, The Herald-Despatch, Decatur, IL, Jun 16, 1888, Page 8, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as The Herald-Despatch.
  17. [S5815] Decatur Daily Republican, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4.
  18. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  19. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births.
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  21. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Alvin E Emery.mht.
  22. [S1501] Clarence Emery household, 8 June 1900 US census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 44, Ancestry.com T623 323, Clarence Emery household.
  23. [S560] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Louis Levi Emery; Sex: M; Birth: 18 SEP 1882 in Austin Twp,Macon,IL. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  24. [S1501] 8 June 1900 US census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 44, Household Members: Name Age
    Clarence Emery 43
    Annie E Emery 18
    Louis L Emery 17
    May L Emery 16
    Clarence W Emery 14
    Lawrence C Emery 10
    Charles W Emery 9
    Katie L Emery 7.
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    [Ida May Emery].
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  29. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Name: Katie Louise Galloway
    [Katie Louise Emery].
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Martha Louisa Nowlin1,2,3,4

F, #9353, b. 5 April 1866, d. 17 December 1946
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin5,6,7,4 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes5,6,4,8 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited15 Mar 2017
     Martha was born on 5 April 1866 in Guilford, York Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,2,9,4 Martha married Albert Grant Curry on 22 February 1888 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG.10,11,9,12,13,14 She died on 17 December 1946 in Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, USAG, at age 80.2,14 Martha Louisa Nowlin was buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, USAG, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36882659.14

     She also went by the name of Louisa.12
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's daughter, Martha L Nowlin was listed as a survivor.8,15
     In the obituary of Dr. Jont A Nowlin who died 14 August 1928, Martha Louisa Nowlin was listed as a survivor.16
     In the obituary of Cortez Dewey Nowlin who died 10 May 1931, Cortez's sister, Mrs A G Curry was listed as a survivor.17
     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's sister, Mrs A G Curry was listed as a survivor.18

Census Data

     Martha L appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin.4

Martha Curry and Albert G Curry appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan Twp., Phelps County, Nebraska, enumerated 27 June 1900 Their children Seth and Ralph were listed as living with them.9

Martha Curry and A G Curry appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Sheridan Twp., Phelps County, Nebraska, enumerated 19 January 1920.19

Family

Albert Grant Curry b. Aug 1865, d. 30 Oct 1959
Marriage*Martha married Albert Grant Curry on 22 February 1888 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG.10,11,9,12,13,14 
Children

Citations

  1. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Name: Martha Louisa Nowlin.
  2. [S391] Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Individual Records., Name: Martha Louisa Nowlin.
  3. [S1487] Seth R Curry, Jan 19-21, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Phelps, Nebraska; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 179, Ancestry.com Roll: T625-999; Image: 60, Household Members: Name Age
    A G Curry 54
    Martha Curry 53.
  4. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  5. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 25.mht.
  6. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Martha L Nowlin.mht.
  7. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Holdredge, Nebraska, USA should be Holdrege; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Martha L Nowlin.mht.
  8. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  9. [S1485] Albert G Curry household, June 27 & 28, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Phelps, Nebraska; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 146, Ancestry.com Rill: T623 936.
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  12. [S1553] Macon County Web Page, online Macon County Web Page, NOWLIN, ELEANOR E - EMERY, CLARENCE - 08/22/1880
    NOWLIN, EMMA J - APPLEGATE, GEO D - 12/31/1885
    NOWLIN, JOHN W - HAWKS, SUSAN - 02/19/1860
    NOWLIN, JOUT A - RAN, EMMA J - 02/22/1899
    NOWLIN, LOUISA - CURRY, ALBERT E - 02/22/1888
    NOWLIN, SILAS - RACE, PEARL A - 02/17/1897
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/marrg_n.html. Hereinafter cited as Macon County Web Page.
  13. [S1561] Decatur, Illinois, 1940 Historial Records Survey, compiler, Macon County Marriage Records 1881-1890 Volume V (Decatur, Illinoiis: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1972, reprinted 1979), Page 92; 1888 Albert E Curry - Louisa Nowlin Feb 22 Isaac Kritzinger M.G. 39. Hereinafter cited as MCMR Vol V.
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  15. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
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  17. [S7277] C. D. Nowlin of Maroa Succumbs, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, May 11, 1931, Page 4, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  18. [S5827] Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  19. [S1487] Jan 19-21, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Sheridan, Phelps, Nebraska; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 179.
  20. [S386] California Death Index, online California Death Records, Surname: CURRY; Given Name(s): SETH REUBEN; Birth Date: 05/05/1890; Mother Last: CURRY; Sex: M; Birth Place: ILLINOIS; Death Place: LOS ANGELES(19); Death Date: 10/23/1959; SS#: 564-14-2545; Age 69 yrs. Hereinafter cited as California Death Index.
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Emma Jane Nowlin1,2,3

F, #9354, b. 27 March 1868, d. 4 May 1950
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin4,5,3,6 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes4,5,3 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited28 Feb 2017
     Emma was born on 27 March 1868 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USAG.4,5,7,8,3 Emma married George Douglas Applegate on 31 December 1885 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG, married 14 years at the time of the 1900 census.9,10,11,8 She died on 4 May 1950 in Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, USAG, at age 82.12 She died on 4 May 1950 in Naponee, Franklin County, Nebraska, USAG, at age 82.5 Emma Jane Nowlin was buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege, Phelps County, Nebraska, USAG.12

     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's daughter, Emma J Nowlin was listed as a survivor.13,14
     In the obituary of Dr. Jont A Nowlin who died 14 August 1928, Emma Jane Nowlin was listed as a survivor.15
     In the obituary of Cortez Dewey Nowlin who died 10 May 1931, Cortez's sister, Emma Applegate was listed as a survivor.16
     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's sister, Emma Applegate was listed as a survivor.17

Census Data

     Emma J appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin.3

Emma Applegate and Douglas Applegate appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Prairie Twp., Phelps County, Nebraska, enumerated 19 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children E Roy, E Maude, B Jennie and E Josie were listed as living with them.8

Emma J appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, in the household of J B Nowlin.6

Family

George Douglas Applegate b. Jul 1863, d. 19 Jul 1919
Marriage*Emma married George Douglas Applegate on 31 December 1885 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG, married 14 years at the time of the 1900 census.9,10,11,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Nowlin, Emma Jane; Father: Nowlin, Jonathan Blasdel; Mother: Sykes, Jane Elizabeth;
    Birth Date: 27 March 1868 City: Jacksonville; County: Morgan State: IL; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 12.mht.
  2. [S391] Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Individual Records., Emma Jane Nowlin; Birth: 27 March 1868-- Morgan, Jacksonville, IL; Death: 4 May 1950 -- Napanée, NE ; Spouse: George Douglas Applegate; Parents: Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin, Jane Elizabeth Sykes; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Eleanore E Nowlin.mht.
  3. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  4. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 12.mht.
  5. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Eleanore E Nowlin.mht.
  6. [S6960] John B Nowlin household, Apr 3, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Farmer City, Santa Ana, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 14, Ancestry.com Roll: 509; Image: 958.0.
  7. [S1463] John B Applegate household, Apr 3, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Santa Ana, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 14, Ancestry.com Roll: 509; Image: 958.0.
  8. [S4505] Douglas Applegate household, June 19, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Prairie, Phelps, Nebraska; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0149, Ancestry.com Roll: 936; FHL microfilm: 1240936.
  9. [S796] Family Data Collection - Marriages (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Marriages; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Marriages., Nowlin, Emma Jane; Spouse: Applegate, George Douglas -- No other data.
  10. [S1553] Macon County Web Page, online Macon County Web Page, http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/marrg_n.html. Hereinafter cited as Macon County Web Page.
  11. [S1561] Decatur, Illinois, 1940 Historial Records Survey, compiler, Macon County Marriage Records 1881-1890 Volume V (Decatur, Illinoiis: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1972, reprinted 1979), Page 64; 1885 Geo D Applegate - Emma J Nowlin Dec 31 Geo Jackson J.P. 213. Hereinafter cited as MCMR Vol V.
  12. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Roy Emerson Applegate.
  13. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  14. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  15. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  16. [S7277] C. D. Nowlin of Maroa Succumbs, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, May 11, 1931, Page 4, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  17. [S5827] Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  18. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births.
  19. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Emma J Nowlin.mht.
  20. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Cora E Applegate.mht.
  21. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Cortez Dewey Nowlin1,2,3,4,5

M, #9355, b. 28 July 1870, d. 10 May 1931
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin6,7,8,2,5,3 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes6,7,2,3,5,9 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Cortez was born on 28 July 1870 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USAG.6,7,10,2,3,4,5,11 Cortez married Minnie Belle Jump on 15 March 1893 in Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.12,13,14,15,10,2,3,4,16 He died on 10 May 1931 in Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, at age 60.17,8,2,3,11
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Minnie Jump, Mrs C A Wilson, Mrs Clayton Rogers, Oscar Nowlin, J B Nowlin, S R Nowlin, Mrs A G Curry and Emma Applegate.11 Cortez Dewey Nowlin was buried on 13 May 1931 in Maroa Townshihp Cemetery, Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.2,3
     His estate was probated on 23 May 1931 in Decatur, Decatur Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG, to his wife, Minnie Nowlin and Jonathan B Nowlin, Oscar J B Nowlin and Alice Wilson.18
     He also went by the name of Cort.19
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Daily Review 13 June 1891 :
Austin
...Cortez Nowlin, who has been attending Brown's Business college at Decatur for some time, returned home last Thursday.20

     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's son, Cortez Nowlin was listed as a survivor.21
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's son, Cortez D Nowlin was listed as a survivor.9,21
     An article about the marriage of Silas R Nowlin and Pearl A Rau published on 18 February 1897 in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Republican referenced the attendance of C O (sic) Nowlin.22

     Cortez D Nowlin was referenced in a newspaper article about the division of Jonathan B Nowlin's land among three of his sons: Silas, John and Cortez published on 18 June 1898 in the newspaper the Decatur Daily Review.23
Cortez Dewey Nowlin was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Clarence Foster Emery who died 20 May 1917, brother-in-law.24,25 Cortez Dewey Nowlin was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Clarence Walter Emery who died 28 January 1918, uncle.26,27
     C D Nowlin was expected to attend the funeral of his niece, Mary (sic) Rinehart who died 12 February 1919 in Shaws Point Twp., Macoupin County, Illinois, USAG.28
     An article about Bevins Jump's 83 birthday celebration published on 6 January 1922 in the newspaper the Decatur Herald referenced C D Nowlin, Bivens's son-in-law, who was a guest at the celebration.29

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 19 March 1922 :
Cort Nowlin Will Be New Cicuit Clerk
Judge Baldwin Announces He Will Lake Appointment Monday
City Clerk in Maroa


Cortez (Cort) D. Nowlin, city clerk of Maroa, will be named by Judge Baldwin Monday to serve as clerk of the circuit court until one is chosen in the election to be called for that purpose by Governor Small.

...Familiar with Detail
Cort Nowlin is familiar with much of the detail of the circuit clerk's office. For five years prior yo 1917 he was one of the clerks in the office when John Allen was circuit clerk, and for several years since that time has served as city clerk in Maroa. He has an extended acquaintance throughout the count, and is generally well liked.19

     In the obituary of Dr. Jont A Nowlin who died 14 August 1928, Cortez Dewey Nowlin was listed as a survivor.30
     C D Nowlin attended the funeral of Jont's brother, Dr. Jont A Nowlin on 4 September 1928 in the newspaper the, Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, USAG.31
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 7 April 1931 :
Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside
Maroa - J. B. Nowlin, of Farmer City, was in Maroa Sunday, the 90th anniversary of his birth, to visit his son, Cortez D. Nowlin, who is ill. April 2 was the birthday anniversary of his grandson, Oscar Nowlin.

J. B. Nowlin is a veteran of the Union army. When in Farmer City he walks from his home to the business center of the city almost every day. His daughter, Mrs. Applegate, with whom he makes his home, accompanied him to Maroia, Sunday.32

     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Herald & Review published in Decatur, Illinois circa 11 May 1931:
C.(Cortez) D.(Dewey) Nowlin, Maroa, Dies. Well Known, Throughout County.
C.D. Nowlin, one of Maroa's most prominent citizens and known throughout Macon county, died at 6:45 o'clock Sunday evening (10 May 1931) at his house in Maroa. He would have been 61 years old in July. He had been in failing health for the last two years and for some time it was known there was little chance of recovery. He had served as city clerk in Maroa a number of terms. He also was employed for a few years in the county recorder's office in Decatur and when Circuit Clerk Coral Taylor passed away Mr. Nowlin was appointed to fill the unexpired term. He was later employed in Decatur clothing stores and was probably known to more people in Decatur than in his home town. In his younger days he attended Brown's Business college in Decatur. Mr. Nowlin was born in Morgan County July 28, 1870. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.(Jonathan) B.(Blasdel) Nowlin and came with his parents to Macon County when he was three years old. He and Miss Minnie B.(Belle) Jump were married in Maroa in 1893. Mr. Nowlin was engaged in farming until 1912 when he retired and moved to Maroa and has since resided here. He moved back to Maroa in 1914 but rode back and forth to and from Decatur attending to his duties here until 1915 when he resumed the management of his farm. During the World war he was a member of the Macon county registration board during the draft period. He was a member of the Methodist church in Maroa and a member of the official board of the church. Mr. Nowlin was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason. He was a member of Maroa lodge No. 454, A. F and A. M., Maroa chapter No. 192, R. A. M; Clinton commandery No. 66 Knights Templar; the Consistory in Bloomington; Ansar Shrine, Springfield; Rose Acacia chapter No. 266; O.(Order of) E.(Eastern) S.(Star) Maroa and Magdala shrine No. 18, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Clinton. He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. Cecil A. Wilson (Alice), Decatur; Mrs. Clayton Rogers (Gladys), Maroa; and Oscar Nowlin, a student at the University of Illinois. He also leaves his father, J. B. Nowlin, Farmer City; a brother, S.(Silas) R.(Reuben) Nowlin, Decatur, and two sisters, Mrs. A.(Albert) G.(Grant) Curry, Holdredge, Neb. and Mrs. Emma Applegate, Farmer City. There are four grandchildren…..Besides the many friends and relative from Decatur and Farmer City who attended the funeral, others from a distance were S. (Samuel) C. (Curtis) Jump (brother of Cortez' wife) of Freeport, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. (sic) Curry (Albert Grant Curry and Martha Louise Nowlin Curry), of Holdredge, Nebr., Dr. R. (Ralph) E. (Everett) Curry of Sycamore, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jessup (he married Mary Ann Allison whose maternal grandfather was Bivens T. Jump; Bivens is the father of Cortez' wife), Mr. Allison and Mrs. Emma Preston of Buckingham."3



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Herald published in Decatur, Illinois 11 May 1931:
C. D. Nowlin of Maroa Succumbs
Former Employee of County Ill Two Years

C. D. Nowlin. formerly an employe (sic) of the Macon county recorder's office, died at 6:45 o'clock Sunday evening in his home in Maroa. Death followed an illness of two years. Mr. Nowlin was 60 years old.

He was born in Morgan county on July 28. 1870. He came to Macon county with his parents when he was three years old, settling in Austin township where the family engaged in farming.

Mr. Nowlin came to Decatur in 1912. He was employed in the recorder's office for several years. He was married in 1893 to Miss Minnie Jump of Maroa. In 1914 he returned to Maroa, but continued working in Decatur.

During the World war Mr. Nowlin was a member of the draft registration board. He was prominent in Masonry and a member of the board of the Maroa Methodist church.

He leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Wilson. Decatur. and Mrs. Clayton Rogers, Maroa; and a son. Oscar Nowlin, now attending the University of Illinois.

He also leaves his father, J. B. Nowlin of Farmer City; a brother. S. R. Nowlin of Decatur, and two sisters. Mrs. A. G. Curry of Holdrege, Neb., and Mrs. Emma Applegate of Farmer City.

Funeral services are to be conducted in the Methodist church in Maroa at a time to be arranged.11



     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 24 May 1931 :
Two Wills Filed For Probate Saturday
Wills of the late William D. Showers and Cortez D. Nowlin were filed for probate in county court Saturday. That of Mr. Nowlin, who lived in Maroa, provides that all the estate shall be placed in the possession of the widow, Minnie Nowlin, during her lifetime, with the provision that she provide for the education of their minor son, and that she make an annuity of $240 a year to the father of the affiant, Jonathan B. Nowlin. At the death of the widow, it is provided, the property shall go to the son, Oscar J. B. Nowlin, Champaign., and a daughter, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Decatur...33

     In the obituary of Gladys May Nowlin who died 2 July 1984, Gladys's father, Cortez Nowlin was listed as predeceased.34

Census Data

     Cortez D appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin.5

Cortez D Nowlin and Minnie B Nowlin appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 4 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their daughter Alice Eva was listed as living with them.4

Court D Nowlin and Minnie Nowlin appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 21 April 1910, enumerated as a retired farmer. Their children Alice E and Gladys M were listed as living with them.10

Cortez D Nowlin and Minnie B Nowlin appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 10 January 1920 Their children Gladys and Oscar J B were listed as living with them.15

Cortez D Nowlin and Minnie B Nowlin appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 23 April 1930, enumerated as an agent for an auto insurance company. Their son Oscar J B was listed as living with them.14

Family

Minnie Belle Jump b. 5 Mar 1875, d. 13 May 1954
Marriage*Cortez married Minnie Belle Jump on 15 March 1893 in Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.12,13,14,15,10,2,3,4,16 
Children

Citations

  1. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Nowlin, Cortez Dewey; Father: Nowlin, Jonathan Blasdel; Mother: Sykes, Jane Elizabeth; Birth Date: 28 July 1870 City: Jacksonville; County: Morgan State: IL; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 9.mht.
  2. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Name: Cortez D. Nowlin.
  3. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Cortez Dewey Nowlin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Cortez D     1870 - 1931.
  4. [S4560] Cortez D Nowlin household, June 4, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0044, Ancestry.com Roll: 323; FHL microfilm: 1240323.
  5. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  6. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 9.mht.
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  8. [S769] Family Data Collection -- Deaths (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection -- Deaths; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection -- Deaths., Nowlin, Cortez Dewey; Death Date: 10 May 1931 City: Maroa; County: State: IL.
  9. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  10. [S1993] Court D Nowlin household, Apr 21, 1910 US Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 101, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_308; Image: 160, Court D Nowlin household.
  11. [S7277] C. D. Nowlin of Maroa Succumbs, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, May 11, 1931, Page 4, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  12. [S323] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, unknown url; cited as "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900., NEWLIN, CORTEZ JUMP, MINNIE B 03/15/1893 / MACON.
  13. [S524] Rolf Wilson, "Wilson, Rolf - gencirlces info," e-mail message from email address withheld for privacy (unknown address) to Rick Moffat, Oct 29, 2002, Minnie Belle Jump... married Cortez Dewey Nowlin on 15 Mar 1893.; Email Oct 29, 2002.
  14. [S1550] Cortez D Nowlin household, Apr 23, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 50, Ancestry.com Roll: 538; Image: 1062.0.
  15. [S1551] Cortez D Nowlin household, Jan 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 157, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_385; Image: 390.
  16. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  17. [S319] Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com, Nowlin, Cortez D; Sex/Race - M/W; Age - Unk; Cert # - 0580083; Death Date - 1931.05.10; County - Macon; City - Maroa. Hereinafter cited as IL deaths.
  18. [S5813] Two Wills Filed For Probate Saturday, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, May 24, 1931, page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  19. [S5814] Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Apr 7, 1931, page 12, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 19 Mar 1922, Sun; page 3, column 4
    Cort Nowlin Will Be New Cicuit Clerk
    Judge Baldwin Announces He Will Lake Appointment Monday
    City Clerk in Maroa. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  20. [S5811] Austin (twp?), Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Jun 13, 1891, page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Review.
  21. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  22. [S5841] Matrimonial, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Feb 18, 1897, page 3, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  23. [S5826] Land To Sons, Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Jun 29, 1898, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Daily Review (Decatur, Illinois); 29 Jun 1898, Wed; page 2, column 2
    Land To Sons
    Jonathan B Nowlin's way of Dividing Up a Farm. Hereinafter cited as Daily Review.
  24. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  25. [S5990] Mary Rinehart Dies Wednesday, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Feb 13, 1919, Page 3, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 13 Feb 1919, Thu; Page 3, column 6
    Mary Rinehart Dies Wednesday
    Fifth Member of Emery Family to Die Within the Last Two Years. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
  26. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Clarence Walter Emery; Birth: 17 October 1885-- Macon, Austin Twp, IL; Death: 28 January 1918 -- Camp Cody, NM; Spouse: ; Parents: Clarence Foster Emery, Eleanore Elizabeth Nowlin.
  27. [S5991] Walter Emery Dies At Camp Cody, N.M., The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jan 30, 1918, Page 3, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 30 Jan 1918, Wed; Page 3, column 5
    Walter Emery Dies At Camp Cody, N.M.
    Former Resident of Austin Township Enlisted in Ambulance Corps Last July.. Hereinafter cited as The Decatur Herald.
  28. [S5990] The Decatur Herald, Feb 13, 1919, Page 3, column 6.
  29. [S7278] B. T. Jump 63 Years Old, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jan 6, 1922, Page 8, columns 5 & 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  30. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  31. [S7076] Dr. J. A. Nowlin, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Sep 4, 1928, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  32. [S5814] Decatur Herald, Apr 7, 1931, page 12, column 7, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 7 Apr 1931, Tue; page 12, column 7
    Aged Farmer City Man Visits Son's Bedside.
  33. [S5813] Decatur Herald, May 24, 1931, page 3, column 6, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 14 May 1954, Fri; page 19, column 5
    Mrs. Cortez Nowlin, Maroa, Dies at 79.
  34. [S5862] Gladys Rogers, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Jul 3, 1984, Page 26, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.
  35. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Cortez Nowlin.mht.
  36. [S524] Rolf Wilson, "Wilson, Rolf - gencirlces info," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Oct 29, 2002, She died 12 Feb 1982, and is buried in Friends Creek Cemetery, Macon Co, IL; Email Oct 29, 2002.
  37. [S1993] Apr 21, 1910 US Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 101, Household Members: Name Age
    Court D Nowlin 39
    Minnie Nowlin 35
    Alice E Nowlin 14
    Gladys M Nowlin 9.
  38. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 15.mht.
  39. [S560] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Gladys M Nowlin; Sex: F; Birth: 28 JUN 1900 in Austin Twp,Macon Co,IL. Hereinafter cited as Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy.
  40. [S345] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  41. [S524] Rolf Wilson, "Wilson, Rolf - gencirlces info," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Oct 29, 2002, Her sister Gladys May Nowlin died 2 Jul 1984.; Email Oct 29, 2002.
  42. [S560] Pat Johnson's Family Genealogy, online www,ancestry.com, Name: Gladys M Nowlin; Death: 2 JUL 1984 in Clinton,DeWitt Co,IL.
  43. [S524] Rolf Wilson, "Wilson, Rolf - gencirlces info," e-mail to Rick Moffat, Oct 29, 2002, Alice and Eva also had a younger brother who is still living.; Email Oct 29, 2002.
  44. [S5849] Oscar JB Nowlin | 1911 - 2004 | Obituary, Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Holton, KS, About Feb. 23, 2004, viewed on-line viewed at http://charolaisbanner.com/newcbsite/,, Obituary: Oscar JB Nowlin. Hereinafter cited as Chapel Oaks Funeral Home.

Mary J Nowlin1

F, #9356, b. 10 December 1872, d. 4 September 1873
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin2,3 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes2,3,1 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited25 Aug 2016
     Mary was born on 10 December 1872 in Indiana, USAG.4 She died on 4 September 1873.3
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's daughter, Mary J Nowlin was listed as predeceased.1,5
     According to her mother's obituary there were two daughters named Mary:
Mary J who died in 1873, and Mary I.1

Citations

  1. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  2. [S80] Family Data Collection-- Births (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection-- Births; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection-- Births., Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 26.mht.
  3. [S769] Family Data Collection -- Deaths (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection -- Deaths; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection -- Deaths., Nowlin, Mary Isabel; Death Date: 4 September 1873 -- No Other Data.
  4. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Nowlin, Mary Isabel; Father: Nowlin, Jonathan Blasdel; Mother: Sykes, Jane Elizabeth; Birth Date: 10 December 1872 City: ;County: State: IN; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 26.mht.
  5. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.

Jane Hume1

F, #9357, b. 1848
Father*Adam Hume2 b. 1808, d. 1863
Mother*Jane S Murray2 b. 1817 or 1818, d. 8 Dec 1890
Last Edited22 Sep 2008
     Jane was born in 1848 in Puslinch Twp., Wellington County, Ontario, CanadaG.2

Citations

  1. [S237] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page, Hume, Jane; Born: 1848, Puslinch, Wllngtn, Ont. Hereinafter cited as Hume Family Home Page.
  2. [S237] Hume Family Home Page, online Hume Family Home Page.

Dr. Jont A Nowlin1,2,3,4,5

M, #9358, b. 18 July 1878, d. 14 August 1928
Father*Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin1,2,5 b. 2 Apr 1841, d. 17 Dec 1931
Mother*Jane Elizabeth Sykes1,2,5 b. 29 Oct 1844, d. 17 Dec 1896
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Jont was born on 18 July 1878 in Maroa, Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USAG.1,2,3,4,5 Jont married Emma Jane Rau on 22 February 1899 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG, married 1 year in the 1900 census.6,7,8,9,10,3,4 He died on 14 August 1928 in a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USAG, at age 50.2,11,12
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin, Emma Jane Rau, Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin, Dr. Wilfred Jonathan Nowlin, Cortez Dewey Nowlin, Silas Rueben Nowlin, Martha Louisa Nowlin and Emma Jane Nowlin.4 Dr. Jont A Nowlin was buried on 18 August 1928 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, USAG.13,4

     He also went by the name of Bert.4
     In the obituary of Jane Elizabeth Sykes who died 17 December 1896, Jane's son, Dr. Jont A Nowlin was listed as a survivor.14,15
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Daily Republican 22 February 1899 :
Nowlin - Rau
At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Rau, in Austin township, on Wednesday, February 22, occurred the marriage of Miss Emma J. Rau and J. A. Nowlin. Miss Flora james of Farmer City acted as bridesmaid and Robert L. Morris of Maroa as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by Rev. ZS. T. Hatfield of this city. A sumptous wedding dinner was served, after which the couple left for Chiccago for a short visit. They received a large number of handsome and useful gifts. The guests from a distance were Miss Lizzie Watts of Springfield, the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nowlin, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis James and the Misses Katie and Flora James, all of Farmer City.16

     April 2017 Research notes:
Jont and Silas were enumerated as neighbouring households in the 1900 census. Christian and Ida Rau were enumerated on the same page. However, Christian's parents were from Germany, while Silas' wife Pearl's parents were from Illinois and Missouri, respectively. Jont's wife's parents were also from Illinois and Missouri. Is there a relationship between the above wives, and Christian Rau?17

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 30 November 1910 :
Nowlin Not Guilty
"The jury is instructedto find the defendant not guilty, so say ye all gentlemen." announced the court yesterday afternoon after a brief session in the case of the People of Illinois against Dr. J. A. Nowlin of Farmer City. The case was filed last March against Dr. Nowlin, charging him with practising medicine wihtout a license, one case being mentioned specifically in the declarationa dn others referred to in a general way. State's Attorney V. F. Brown brought the prosecution on the order of the state board of health byt after examining a few witnesses it was evident that he had been misinformed concerning the case and so stated to the court, no evidence being brought out to sustain the declaration.

In the opening statements to the jury it was stated that Dr. Nowlin had treated patients with drugs and had practised surgery contrary to treatment allowed under the state laws. Attorney L. R. Herrick in his opening remarks stated that it was a case brought for spite growing out of the quarrel that is on between the allopaths and homeopaths against the doctors of the osteopath schools. That there are no osteopaths on the state board of health and that the suit was merrely for the purpose of driving his client out of business. Dr, Nowlin was graduated from the Still College of Ostepathy at Des Moines in 1903, has licenses to practise in California, Michigan and Illinois and for nearly eight years has been practicing in Farmer City.

Philip Holloway was put on the stand and stated that Dr. Nowlin had been called to adminsiter to him but that he had administered no medicine nor practiced any surgery. the surgical work having been done with a razor by a friend. The other witnesses could not recall any surgical or medical treatment. The absence of any evidence made it unnecessary for Attorney Herrick to produce a witness or the license or diploma of the doctor, and only the first witness was cross-examined by the defense. When seen after the verdict the doctor pleaded that he had been vindicated and he stated that he hoped that this would be the end of the fight of the old schools on osteopathy.18

     Dr. Jont A Nowlin was referenced in the engagement announcement of an unknown person on 10 December 1925 in the newspaper the in Decatur Herald; Announce Engagement
The engagement and approaching marriage of Dr. Owen W. E. Nowlin, of Farmer City, ot Miss Anna Margaret Carson, of Belleflower, was made recently by the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Carson. The date of the wedding has not been made known.

Dr. Nowlin is the son of Dr. Jont A. Nowlin who has been an osteopathic physician in Farmer City for more than 18 years. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois receiving a bachelor of science degree from that college and also graduated from the Physicians' and Surgeons' college of Chicago receiving his M.D. degree there. He has spent the past two years as an interne (sic) in the California hospital located at Los Angeles, Cal.

Miss Carson comes from a very prominent family in Belle flower. She is also a graduate of the U. of I. with the class of 1922.

The couple will probably locate in California following the wedding.19
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Farmer City Journal published in Farmer City, Illinois 20 August 1928:
Dr. J. A. Nowlin, pioneer osteopathic physician is dead. He passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 14, 1928 in a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. He had been in failing health for several years. A few weeks ago he went to Chicago Osteopathic Hospital for treatment and later was removed to Battle Creek. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the M. E. Church with burial at Maple Grove cemetery.

Dr. Nowlin was born July 18, 1878 in Macon County IL, the s/o Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nowlin. He attended country schools and later graduated from the Still College of Osteopathy in Des Moines IA. He married Emma Rau of Maroa on February 22, 1899. Two years later they moved to Farmer City. Besides his wife, Dr. Nowlin leaves two sons: Dr. Owen W. E. Nowlin (1900-1973), who with his wife and baby daughter have recently come to Farmer City to make their home; and Dr. Wilfred Nowlin (1902-1960) of Des Moines. Both sons are graduates of Medical College and school of Osteopoathy. Dr. Nowlin also leaves his father, nearly ninety years of age; two brothers: C. D. Nowlin of Maroa; and S. R. Nowlin of Decatur; and two sisters: Mrs. A. G. Currie of Holdridge, NE; and Mrs. Emma Applegate of Farmer City.

Mrs. Nowlin and the two sons were at his bedside at the end. They reached home late Tuesday night. Harlow and Lester Stensel left with the ambulance at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon for Battle Creek and returned with the body at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Dr. Nowlin came to Farmer City when there were no pavements, no automobiles, no modern stores or office building. His delight was to see Farmer City grow. He was interested in the social welfare of the town as well as its civic upbuilding. He never met a stranger and was always ready for the humorous side of life. He is one who will be missed by the entire town and surrounding communities and heartfelt sympathy is extended to the bereaved.

Dr. Nowlin had told several friends a short time before he became ill that just as soon as his son, Owen, returned from California he expected to retire and turn over his practice to his son. He, however, waited too long and continued coming to his office even though he was seriously ill at the time and did not give up until he just had to. Farmer City has lost a good citizen, the community a good doctor and the home a kind and loving husband and father.

FCJournal – August 20, 1928.4



     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Decatur Herald published in Decatur, Illinois 29 August 1928:
Dr. J. A. Nowlin of Farmer City died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in a Battle Creek, Mich., sanitarium, friends here learned Tuesday evening.

Dr. Nowlin had been ill several weeks. He was first taken to Chicago, then to Battle Creek.

J. A. Nowlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nowlin, was born July 18, 1878, in Austin township. He attended rural schools and completed his education in Sill college of Osteopathy in Des Moines, Ia. He was married to Miss Emam (sic) Rau, also of Austin township, Feb. 22, 2899. They have lived in Farmer City during the last 25 years.

Surviving Dr. Nowlin are his widow, two sons, Dr. Owen Nowlin of Los Angeles, Cal., and Dr. Wilford Nowlin of Des Moines; his father, two brothers, C. D. Nowlin of Maroa and S. R. Nowlin of Decatur and two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Currie of Holdridge, Neb., and Mrs. Emma Applegate of Farmer City.11



     The following account of the funeral of Dr. Jont A Nowlin appeared in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph 4 September 1928 :
Dr. J. A. Nowlin.
(Special to The Daily Pantograph.)
Farmer City, Sept. 4
Service for Dr. J. A. Nowlin, 50, pioneer osteopathic physician, who died Aug. 28 in a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Mich., were held from the Methodist church at Farmer City Saturday with the Rev. J. E. Evans of Farmer City and the Rev. Dr. J. B. Martin, district superintendent of Chicago southwestern area, River Forest, Ill. in charge.

Mrs. A. M. Wilkes sang two songs with Mrs. F. F. Nichols organ accompanist. The honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles H. Davis, Hubbard Woods: Dr. J. H. Hayden, Chicago: Dr. W. S. Fuller. Bloomington; Dr. L. R. Barnum, Attorney L. R. Herrick, J. E. Hyatt. E. It. Rinehart and G. M. Kincaid. Active pallbearers were M. B. Kincaid. Allie Hender, Carl Nichols, Dr. A. M. Wilkes, J. W. Hammer and Harry S. Farmer.

Flower bearers were Mrs. Dean Lowman, Mahomet; Miss Lenore McTyre, Champaign; Miss Bessie Moore, Miss Ethel Wilson, Miss Virginia Wilkes, Miss Evelyn Helmick and Mrs. Cassius Towell.

The following friends and relatives from a distance attended the funeral: F. L. Crosby, Mexico. Mo; Dr. R. E. Curry, Sycamore, Ill; Dr. Charles H. Davis and family of Hubbard's Woods.

Dr. J. H. Hayden, Chicago: Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Curry, Holdrege, Neb; Mrs. Maude Gepford, Loomis, Neb; J. E. Jackson, John Sykes, S. W. Nowlin, Mrs. Emma Jackson, Lowrensburg (sic), Ind., Richard Ewbank. Indianapolis, Ind; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ross, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Martin and family, Chicago; L. W. Emory, Barnett, Ill., Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Fuller, Bloomington; C. D. Nowlin and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Raw, Glenn Raw and family, Linn Raw and family, Orville Raw and family, Ross Raw, Robert Raw, D. M. Dewhirst, all of Maroa; S. R. Nowlin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Nowlin. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Nottleman, Mr. and Mrs. David Patterson, all of Decatur; Dr. Irvin Nowlin, Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. Mary Bary, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hegan, Henry Heiserman and daughter, Helen, and Oma Heft, all of Latham; Henry Raw and Mrs. Bauman, Blue Mound; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Shaw, Clayton Rogers. Will Rogers, Lewis Rogers, Maroa; State's Attorney and Mrs. Wirt Herrick, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rock, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. John Beckenholdt anti Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gould, Normal.12
In the obituary of Dr. Wilfred Jonathan Nowlin which printed 11 August 1960, his father, Dr J A Nowlin was listed but not as a survivor, implying that he was predeceased.20
     In the obituary of Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin who died 10 April 1973, Owen's father, Dr J A Nowlin was listed as predeceased.21

Census Data

     Jont A appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Jonathan B Nowlin and Jane E Nowlin.5

Jont A Nowlin and Emma J Nowlin appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, enumerated 6 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer.22

Family

Emma Jane Rau b. Dec 1880, d. 20 Oct 1960
Marriage*Jont married Emma Jane Rau on 22 February 1899 in Macon County, Illinois, USAG, married 1 year in the 1900 census.6,7,8,9,10,3,4 
Children

Citations

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  2. [S391] Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Individual Records., Jont A Nowlin; Birth: 18 July 1878-- , Maroa, IL; Death: 28 August 1928 -- Battle Creek, MI; Spouse: ; Parents: Jonathan Blasdel Nowlin, Jane Elizabeth Sykes; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Jont A Nowlin.mht.
  3. [S1996] Jont A Nowlin household, June 6, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 1B, Ancestry.com Roll: T623 323, Jont A Nowlin household.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S4561] Jonathan B Nowlin household, June 4, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 271A; Enumeration District: 145, Ancestry.com Roll: 229; Family History Film: 1254229; Image: 0008.
  6. [S323] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900 , Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, unknown url; cited as "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900., NOWLIN, JOUT A RAN, EMMA J 02/22/1899 / MACON.
  7. [S345] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location), J. A. NOWLIN...Emma Jane RAU...Married: 22 Feb 1899.
  8. [S796] Family Data Collection - Marriages (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, Family Data Collection - Marriages; "Compiled by Edmund West for a genetic research database. Considered an unreliable source of information due to the lack source citations"; cited as "Family Data Collection - Marriages., Nowlin, Jont A; Spouse: Rau, Emma Jane -- No other data.
  9. [S1553] Macon County Web Page, online Macon County Web Page, NOWLIN, ELEANOR E - EMERY, CLARENCE - 08/22/1880
    NOWLIN, EMMA J - APPLEGATE, GEO D - 12/31/1885
    NOWLIN, JOHN W - HAWKS, SUSAN - 02/19/1860
    NOWLIN, JOUT A - RAN, EMMA J - 02/22/1899
    NOWLIN, LOUISA - CURRY, ALBERT E - 02/22/1888
    NOWLIN, SILAS - RACE, PEARL A - 02/17/1897
    http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/marrg_n.html. Hereinafter cited as Macon County Web Page.
  10. [S1565] Decatur, Illinois, 1940 Historial Records Survey, compiler, Macon County Marriage Records 1891-1900 Volume VI (Decatur, Illinoiis: Decatur Genealogical Society, 1976), 1897 Jout A Nowlin - Emma J Ran Feb 22 Z. T. Hatfield M.G. 92. Hereinafter cited as MCMR Vol VI.
  11. [S5824] Dies in Battle Creek, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Aug 29, 1928, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois), 29 Aug 1928, Wed, Page 2, column 2
    Dies In Battle Creek
    Dr. J. A. Nowlin, Native of Austin Township, Succumbs Tuesday
    (Special to The Herald)
    Maroa, Aug. 29. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  12. [S7076] Dr. J. A. Nowlin, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Sep 4, 1928, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  13. [S345] William Kritz.
  14. [S5324] Obituary (Jane E Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jan 14, 1897 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  15. [S5815] Funeral of Mrs. Nowlin, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Dec 19, 1896, page 1, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  16. [S5837] Nowlin - Rau, Decatur Daily Republican, Decatur, IL, Feb. 23, 1899, page 7, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Republican.
  17. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  18. [S5832] Nowlin Not Guilty, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Nov 30, 1910, page 7, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 30 Nov 1910, Wed; page 7, column 1 & 2
    Nowlin Not Guilty. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  19. [S7077] Announce Engagement, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Dec 10, 1925, Page 11, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  20. [S7925] Farmer City Doctor Dies, Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, IL, Aug 11, 1960, page 31, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Dr. Wilfred J Nowlin. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Daily Review.
  21. [S7078] Former Farmer City doctor Nowlin dies, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Apr 12, 1973, Page 6, columns 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  22. [S1996] June 6, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 1B.
  23. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Nowlin, Owen; Father: Nowlin, Jont A; Mother: Rau, Emma Jane; Birth Date: 27 September 1900 City: Farmer City; County: Dewitt State: IL; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 29.mht.
  24. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin; Birth: 27 September 1900-- Dewitt, Farmer City, IL; Death: -- ; Spouse: Ann Margaret Carson; Parents: Jont A Nowlin, Emma Jane Rau; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Jont A Nowlin.mht.
  25. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
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  27. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Wilfred Jonathan Nowlin; Birth: 26 September 1902-- , Des Moines, IA; Death: 11 August 1960 -- Bloomington, IL; Spouse: ; Parents: Jont A Nowlin, Emma Jane Rau; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Jont A Nowlin.mht.