Francis Vincent Cole1,2

M, #11261, b. 26 November 1925, d. 8 April 2009
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born on 26 November 1925 at USA.3,4 Francis married Julia Margarett DeHart on 3 December 1948.2,5 Francis married Eunice V Benjamin on 1 December 1977.6,3
     He died on 8 April 2009 at Denver County, Colorado, USA, at age 83.3,4,7
     The following selected information is from his obituary. Survivor(s): Eunice V Benjamin and Michael Cole.7      Francis Vincent Cole was buried on 13 April 2009 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado, USA.3,7
     
Military Service - U.S. Navy, WWII

     Francis Vincent Cole began military service on 24 November 1943 at the age of 17.4,3 Francis Vincent Cole ended his military service on 24 April 1946 as GM2.
End of Military Service section.4,3

     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Denver Post published in Denver, Colorado, 11 April 2009.7
     In the obituary of Eunice V Cole who died 26 June 2015, her second husband, Francis Vincent Cole Jr was listed as predeceased.8

Family 1

Julia Margarett DeHart b. 8 Oct 1929, d. 28 Jan 1977
Marriage*Francis married Julia Margarett DeHart on 3 December 1948.2,5 
Child

Family 2

Eunice V Benjamin b. 26 Nov 1913, d. 26 Jun 2015
Marriage*Francis married Eunice V Benjamin on 1 December 1977.6,3 

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] 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., Francis V Cole
    Grave marker transcription:
    Francis V. Cole, Jr.
    GM2 US Navy World War II     Nov. 26, 1925 - Apr. 8, 2009.
  4. [S3870] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Publisher: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; "Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs."; cited as "BIRLS Death File., Name: Francis Cole
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Date:     26 Nov 1925
    Death Date:     8 Apr 2009
    Branch 1:     NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1:     24 Nov 1943
    Release Date 1:     24 Apr 1946.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    Reverse side of Francis V Cole marker, Section S, Site 3233.
  6. [S7511] FCS Family Tree (Publisher: Ancestry), Ancestry.com, FCS Family Tree; "This family tree database contains some source references but data should be validated with primary and secondary sources"; cited as "FCS Family Tree., Francis Vincent Cole, Jr and Eunice Vivian Benjamin were married Dec 1, 1977 (no source given).
  7. [S5108] Francis Cole, Denver Post, Denver County, CO, Apr. 11, 2009 viewed at Tributes, Inc., Obituary: Francis Vincent Cole. Hereinafter cited as Denver Post.
  8. [S7510] Eunice V. McVicker Cole, Berryman Funeral Home, Cozad, NE, about Jun 27, 2015, Obituary: Eunice V. McVicker Cole née Benjamin. Hereinafter cited as Berryman Funeral Home.

Charles L. Irvin1,2,3,4,5

M, #11263, b. 1873, d. 6 October 1956
Father*John Irvin4 b. c 1829
Mother*Lidia A. (?)4 b. c 1834
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born in 1873 at Indiana, USA.3,4,5 Alternatively, he may have been born circa 1872 at Benton County, Indiana, USA, since he was reported to be 84 when he died.1,2,6 Charles married Louella Miller on 19 June 1898 at Benton County, Indiana, USA.1,2,7,5,6
     He died on 6 October 1956 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.6,2,3
     The following selected information is from his obituary. Survived by his wife, the former Louella Miller. Survivor(s): Gladys Feuerstein and Mrs. Walter Ardapple.6      Charles L. Irvin was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.3

Census Data

     Charles L. appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Pine Twp., Benton County, Indiana in the household of his parents, John Irvin and Lidia A. Irvin.4
     Charles L. and Louella Irvin appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Shawnee Twp., Fountain County, Indiana, enumerated 28 April 1930, described as a farmer on his own farm.5
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 8 October 1956.6 In the death registration of Dorothy B. Ardapple, who died on 4 August 1990, Charles Irvin was identified as her father.8

Family

Louella Miller b. 26 Mar 1879, d. 3 Oct 1965
Marriage*Charles married Louella Miller on 19 June 1898 at Benton County, Indiana, USA.1,2,7,5,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  3. [S3862] 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., Charles L. Irvin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Charles L. Irvin     1873 - 1956.
  4. [S4125] John Irvin household, 18 Jun 1880 U.S. Federal census, Washington, DC, USA, Pine, Benton, Indiana; Page: 291D; Enumeration District: 003, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 266; Family History Film: 1254266; Image: 0365.
  5. [S12161] Charles L Irvin household, 28 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Shawnee, Fountain, Indiana; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0017; Family: 183, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S7568] Charles L Irvin, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN, Oct 8, 1956, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Charles L. Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  7. [S644] Indiana, U.S., 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, U.S., Marriage Index., Charles L Irvin & Lula E Miller, Marriage Date: 19 Jun 1898, Marriage County: Benton.
  8. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Dorothy B Ardapple, Death Date: 04 Aug 1990, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Age: 86, Birth Date: 22 Dec 1903, Oxford, In, Father: Charles Irvin, Mother: Luella Jackson (sic).

Gladys Gertrude Irvin1,2,3

F, #11264, b. 4 February 1899, d. 3 December 1987
Father*Charles L. Irvin1 b. 1873, d. 6 Oct 1956
Mother*Louella Miller1 b. 26 Mar 1879, d. 3 Oct 1965
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     She was born on 4 February 1899 at Swanington, Benton County, Indiana, USA.4,1,5,6,7 Gladys married John H. Feuerstein on 11 March 1921 at Crawfordsville, Union Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana, USA.1,6,8,9
     She died on 3 December 1987 at General Hospital, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, USA, at age 88.1,4,10,11
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Barbara Stover and Dorothy Ardapple.11      Gladys Gertrude Irvin was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.6

Census Data

     Gladys Feuerstein appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, in the household of Dell Irvin.5
     Her name was also recorded as Gladys Irwin (sic) according to her daughter's birth registration.7,9
     The following article appeared in the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier, 15 March 1921 :
IRWIN (sic)-FEUERSTEIN.
     The marriage of Gladys Irwin and John H. Feuerstein, both of Attica, took place Friday at Crawfordsville. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irwin, residing south of Attica, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feuerstein, of Attica. Mr. and Mrs. Feuerstein are graduates of the Attica schools.1 The bridegroom saw service in the world war overseas. The young couple will reside on the Irwin farm, south of Attica.9

     The following article appeared in the Attica, Indiana Fountain=Warren Democrat, 17 March 1921 :
Irvin- Feuerstein
     Miss Gladys Irvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irvin of Shawnee township, and John H. Feuerstein of this city, were married in Crawfordsville last Thursday. Both the bride and the groom are graduates of the Attica thigh school and their friendship dates back to their youthful school days.
     The bride is a very estimable young laity and has many admiring friends in this city. The groom is a young man of good character and clean habits. He is a World War soldier and was in the service about two years, having seen overseas service. He was among the eight Attica young men who enlisted early in the army when they were only about 18 years old. They both have a large circle of Attica friends who extend their best wishes. The young couple are now at the home of the bride's parents in Shawnee township.12
In the death registration of John Feuerstein who died on 14 September 1927, Gladys Feuerstein was identified as his wife.8
     Gladys was enumerated as single in the 1930 census. She and Barbara were living with her spinster Aunts, Dell and Alice.5
     In the obituary of Charles L. Irvin who died 6 October 1956, his daughter, Gladys Feuerstein, of Lafayette, Indiana, was listed as a survivor.13 She was referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975 at Early Acquaintances with the Jackson Relatives by Nora Bonham Jackson, quoted by Merrie Rue Smith:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."
     The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.
     Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.
     It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.
     Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.
     Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.
     Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)
     To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).
     As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.14

     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 5 December 1987.11

Family

John Henry Feuerstein b. 27 Sep 1897, d. 14 Sep 1927
Marriage*Gladys married John H. Feuerstein on 11 March 1921 at Crawfordsville, Union Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana, USA.1,6,8,9 
Child

Citations

  1. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  3. [S1419] North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996, online ancestry.com, Name: Gladys Gertrude Feuerstein. Hereinafter cited as NC Death Collection, 1908-1996.
  4. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, GLADYS FEUERSTEIN 04 Feb 1899 Dec 1987 28443 (Hampstead, Pender, NC) (none specified) 309-40-8856 Indiana. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  5. [S1418] Dell Irvin household, 08 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Attica, Fountain, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 586; Image: 973.0.
  6. [S3862] 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., Gladys G. Feuerstein née Irvin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Gladys G. Feuerstein     1899 - 1987.
  7. [S6378] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Barbara June Feurestein, Birth Date: 16 May 1923, LaFayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Father: John Feurestein, Mother: Gladys Irwin. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  8. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., John Feuerstein, Death Date: 14 Sep 1927, La Fayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Age: 29, Birth Date: 27 Sep 1897, Attica Ind., Father: Geo. Feuerstein, Mother: Mary M. Zimmer, Spouse: Gladys Feuerstein.
  9. [S12177] Weddings: Irwin - Feuerstein, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 15 Mar 1921, Page 5, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Feuerstein - Irwin (sic). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  10. [S12176] North Carolina, U.S., Death Indexes, 1908-2004 (Publisher: North Carolina Archives and Records Section), Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Death Indexes, 1908-2004; "This database is an index to deaths that occurred in the State of North Carolina, USA, between 1908 and 2004. Images are not included"; cited as "North Carolina, U.S., Death Indexes., Gladys Gertrude Feuerstein, Death Date: 03 Dec 1987, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, Birth Date: 04 Feb 1900, Indiana, USA, Father's Last Name: I, Marital Status: Widowed, Notes: Disposition: Cremation in state, Autopsy: No, Attendant: Physician, Hospital Status: General Hospital, Residence Place: Pender, North Carolina.
  11. [S12178] Deaths: Gladys G. Feuerstein, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 05 Dec 1987, Page 24, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Gladys G. Irvin Feuerstein (Aged 87). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  12. [S12183] Irvin-Feuerstein, Fountain+Warren Democrat, Attica, Indiana, 17 Mar 1921, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Marriage: Feuerstein - Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Fountain+Warren Democrat.
  13. [S7568] Charles L Irvin, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, IN, Oct 8, 1956, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Charles L. Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  14. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, 1975, Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson.

John McMichael1

M, #11265, d. before 1807
Last Edited6 Feb 2009
     John married Mary Knight before 1807.1
     He died before 1807.1

Family

Mary Knight b. 13 Jun 1788, d. 13 Apr 1860

Citations

  1. [S402] Traci Church, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/h/u/…. Hereinafter cited as FTM Traci Church.

John Henry Feuerstein1

M, #11266, b. 27 September 1897, d. 14 September 1927
Father*George Feuerstein2,3
Mother*Mary M. Zimmer2
Last Edited14 May 2022
     He was born on 27 September 1897 at Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.4,5,2,1 John married Gladys Irwin (sic) on 11 March 1921 at Crawfordsville, Union Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana, USA.6,7,2,3
     He died on 14 September 1927 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, Indiana, USA, at age 29.4,8,1 The cause of his death was given as general septicemia following a generalized peritonitis after acute appendicitis.6,2 The informant on his death registration was his father, George Feuerstein. His wife was identified as Gladys Feuerstein. His parents were identified as Mary M. Zimmer.2      John Henry Feuerstein was buried on 16 September 1927 at Riverside Cemetery, Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, USA.4,2
     
Military Service

     John Henry Feuerstein began military service circa 1917.9 John Henry Feuerstein ended his military service on 25 June 1919
End of Military Service section.1

     His name was also recorded as John H. Feurestein (sic) according to his daughter's birth registration.10 He was included on a passenger manifest for the "Finland" dated 15 September 1918 departing from Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He was with the 113th Engineers, bound for Europe. His father was George Feuerstein, and he was from Attica, Indiana.11
     The following article appeared in the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier, 15 March 1921 :
IRWIN (sic)-FEUERSTEIN.
     The marriage of Gladys Irwin and John H. Feuerstein, both of Attica, took place Friday at Crawfordsville. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irwin, residing south of Attica, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Feuerstein, of Attica. Mr. and Mrs. Feuerstein are graduates of the Attica schools.1 The bridegroom saw service in the world war overseas. The young couple will reside on the Irwin farm, south of Attica.3

     The following article appeared in the Attica, Indiana Fountain=Warren Democrat, 17 March 1921 :
Irvin- Feuerstein
     Miss Gladys Irvin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Irvin of Shawnee township, and John H. Feuerstein of this city, were married in Crawfordsville last Thursday. Both the bride and the groom are graduates of the Attica thigh school and their friendship dates back to their youthful school days.
     The bride is a very estimable young laity and has many admiring friends in this city. The groom is a young man of good character and clean habits. He is a World War soldier and was in the service about two years, having seen overseas service. He was among the eight Attica young men who enlisted early in the army when they were only about 18 years old. They both have a large circle of Attica friends who extend their best wishes. The young couple are now at the home of the bride's parents in Shawnee township.9

     John H. Feuerstein was was a mail carrier at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA.2

Family

Gladys Gertrude Irvin b. 4 Feb 1899, d. 3 Dec 1987
Marriage*John married Gladys Irwin (sic) on 11 March 1921 at Crawfordsville, Union Twp., Montgomery County, Indiana, USA.6,7,2,3 
Child

Citations

  1. [S11200] U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940; "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"; cited as "U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index., John Henry Feuerstein; Military Service record; Birth Date: 27 Sep 1897, Attica, Indiana.
  2. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., John Feuerstein, Death Date: 14 Sep 1927, La Fayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Age: 29, Birth Date: 27 Sep 1897, Attica Ind., Father: Geo. Feuerstein, Mother: Mary M. Zimmer, Spouse: Gladys Feuerstein.
  3. [S12177] Weddings: Irwin - Feuerstein, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 15 Mar 1921, Page 5, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Feuerstein - Irwin (sic). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  4. [S3862] 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., John H. Feuerstein
    Grave marker transcription:
    John H. Feuerstein     1897 - 1927.
  5. [S4104] George Feuristein household, 16 Jun 1900 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Fountain, Indiana; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0067, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 370; FHL microfilm: 1240370., George Feuristein.
  6. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  7. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Gladys G. Feuerstein née Irvin
    Grave marker transcription:
    Gladys G. Feuerstein     1899 - 1987.
  8. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Mr. John Fenerstein, Death Date: 14 Sep 1927, La Fayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Age: 29, Birth Date: 27 Sep 1897, Attica Ind., Father: Geo. Fenerstein, Mother: Mary M. Fenerstein, Spouse: Gladys Fenerstein.
  9. [S12183] Irvin-Feuerstein, Fountain+Warren Democrat, Attica, Indiana, 17 Mar 1921, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Marriage: Feuerstein - Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Fountain+Warren Democrat.
  10. [S6378] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Barbara June Feurestein, Birth Date: 16 May 1923, LaFayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Father: John Feurestein, Mother: Gladys Irwin. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  11. [S12079] U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 (Publisher: The National Archives at College Park, Maryland), Ancestry.com, U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939; "Lists of Incoming Passengers, 1917-1938; and Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Including images of lists"; cited as "U.S., Army Transport Service Arriving and Departing Passenger Lists., John H Feuerstein, Rank: Corporal, Departure Date: 15 Sep 1918, Hoboken, New Jersey, Military Unit: 113th Engrs, Ship: Finland.

Barbara June Feuerstein1,2

F, #11267, b. 16 May 1923, d. 6 March 2008
Father*John Henry Feuerstein1 b. 27 Sep 1897, d. 14 Sep 1927
Mother*Gladys Gertrude Irvin1,3 b. 4 Feb 1899, d. 3 Dec 1987
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited19 Dec 2021
     She was born on 16 May 1923 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, according to Indiana Certificate of Birth 27390.4 Alternatively, she may have been born on 10 May 1922 at Indiana, USA, according to one researcher. This birth year is consistent with the 1930 census whenshe was 7.1,3
     She died on 6 March 2008 at age 84.5

Census Data

     Barbara Feuerstein appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Attica, Fountain County, Indiana, in the household of Dell Irvin.3
     Her name was recorded as Barbara June Feurestein (sic) on her birth registration.4
     In the obituary of Gladys G. Irvin Feuerstein who died 3 December 1987, her daughter, Barbara Stover, was listed as a survivor.6
     December 2021 Research notes:
Barbara married a stover. Was her husband Willaim Albert Stover? If so, they probably had a daughter Candace. She may have married a Ware.7,8,9

Citations

  1. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  3. [S1418] Dell Irvin household, 08 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Attica, Fountain, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 586; Image: 973.0.
  4. [S6378] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Barbara June Feurestein, Birth Date: 16 May 1923, LaFayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Father: John Feurestein, Mother: Gladys Irwin. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  5. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Barbara F. Stover, Birth Date: 16 May 1923, Death Date: 06 Mar 2008, Issue State: Indiana, Issue Year: Before 1951, Last Residence: 85716, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  6. [S12178] Deaths: Gladys G. Feuerstein, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 05 Dec 1987, Page 24, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Gladys G. Irvin Feuerstein (Aged 87). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Barbara June Feurestein (sic).
  8. [S3862] 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., William Albert Stover
    Grave marker transcription:
    STOVER
    Barbara F.
    William A.     1921 - 2000.
  9. [S8430] Unknown spouses' names marriage, in U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, unknown manuscript info, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA, Candace Stover: Church: Presbyterian Church, Baptiism Date: 11 Jun 1950, Woodbury, New Jersey, USA, Father: Mr. William A. Stover, Mother: Mrs Stover. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.

Walter Ardapple1,2,3,4

M, #11268, b. 19 January 1896, d. 23 May 1958
Father*Joseph A. Ardapple5 b. 23 Feb 1870, d. 26 Jul 1931
Mother*Katherine Garrison6 b. 30 Jan 1872, d. 23 Nov 1930
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born on 19 January 1896 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.2,7,8,3,9 Alternatively, he may have been born circa 1897 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, snce he was 26 when Katherin was born and 43 in the 1940 census.10,11 Walter married Dorothy Bell Irvin on 3 April 1919.2,12,11,4      Walter Ardapple was buried at Spring Vale Cemetery, Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.3
     He died on 23 May 1958, on a chartered airplane shortly before landing at Halsmer airport, at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, at age 62.13,7,3,14,4,15
     The following selected information is from his obituary. Survived by his wife, the former Dorothy B. Irvin. Survivor(s): Warren W. Ardapple. In addition, 2 sisters survived: Mrs. H. R. Painter of West Lafayette and Mrs. L. T. Fenton of Elmhurst, Illinois.15
     
Military Service

     Walter Ardapple began military service on 3 May 1917 at the age of 21 at Indiana, USA.9
     Walter and Dorothy Ardapple appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, enumerated 15 April 1930, described as the propietor of a storage company. Their children: Warren, were listed as living with them.16
     In the obituary of Katherine Ardapple who died 23 November 1930, her son, Walter Ardapple of Lafayette, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Joseph Ardapple who died 26 July 1931, his son, Walter Ardapple was listed as a survivor.17
     Walter and Dorothy Arddapple appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, enumerated 22 April 1940, described as being in the storage business, working on his own account. Their children: Warren, were listed as living with them.11
     The following article appeared in the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier, 25 October 1941 :
Plan Wedding In December
     Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ardapple, of Hillcrest road, West Lafayette, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Katherine Jane, to Robert Franklin Kelly, son of Mrs. Gertrude Kelly, South Ninth street, and the late Frank O. Kelly.
     Miss Ardapple attended DePauw university and is now a student at Purdue, where she is a pledge of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Mr. Kelly attended Purdue and is now in the production planning department of the Aluminum Company of America plant.
     The wedding will take place in December.18

     Walter Ardapple, of West Lafayette, was referenced in the engagement announcement of Betty Ann Williams and Warren Walter Ardapple on 12 June 1943 at the newspaper the at Journal and Courier; Well-Known Local Pair Will Marry
     Mrs. Mary Celia Dickey, 106 South Eighth street, announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Miss Betty Ann Williams, to Warren Walter Ardapple, on of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ardapple, 705 Hillcrest road. West Lafayette. The wedding will take place July 10.19
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 24 May 1958.15
     In the obituary of Warren W. Ardapple who died 31 August 2009, his parent(s), Walter Ardapple and Dorothy Irving (sic) Ardapple were listed or implied as predeceased.20

Family

Dorothy Bell Irvin b. 22 Dec 1903, d. 4 Aug 1990
Marriage*Walter married Dorothy Bell Irvin on 3 April 1919.2,12,11,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S484] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S3862] 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 Ardapple
    Grave marker transcription:
    ARDAPPLE
    Walter     1896 - 1958
    Dorothy
    1903 - 1990.
  4. [S12162] Dorothy B. Ardapple, 86, widow of businessman, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 05 Aug 1990, Page 16, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Dorothy B. Ardapple (Aged 86). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  5. [S12165] Already, He Can Put His Dad in the Shade, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 09 Feb 1972, Page 24, columns 4 & 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, David W. Ardapple profile. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  6. [S12171] Mrs. Joe Ardapple Succumbs to Heart Attack on Sunday, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 24 Nov 1930, Page 9, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Katherine G. Ardapple nee Garrison (1872 - 1930). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  7. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  8. [S1472] Walter Ardapple household, Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1, Ancestry.com Roll: 630; Image: 214.0., Household Members: Name Age
    Walter Ardapple 32
    Dorothy Ardapple 27
    Elbert Caraway 45
    Warren Ardapple 8
    Cathryn Ardapple 6.
  9. [S12166] Indiana, V1: One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Development (Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Company), unknown repository, Joseph Ardapple; "Transcriptins of this book"; cited as "One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Development., Search this page for "Joseph Ardapple" of The Ardapple Storage & Warehouse Company.
  10. [S6378] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Katherine Jane Ardapple, Birth Date: 02 Aug 1923, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Father: Walter Ardapple, Mother: Dorothy Irvin. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  11. [S6680] Walter Arddapple household, 22 Apr 1940 U.S. Federal census, Washington, DC, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 79-10; Family: 471, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_1098.
  12. [S1472] Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1, ages 22 and 17 respectively at the time of marriage.
  13. [S483] Merrie Rue Smith, local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), received Oct 28, 2000.
  14. [S6681] Here...there...and...All About Town, The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, IN, May 28, 1958, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death: Walter Ardapple. Hereinafter cited as Vidette-Messenger.
  15. [S12172] Ardapple Dies On Plane, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 24 May 1958, Page 1, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Walter ARDAPPLE (Aged 62). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  16. [S1472] Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1.
  17. [S12170] Joseph Ardapple, Ex-Councilman, Expires Sunday, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 27 Jul 1931, Page 23, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Joseph A. Ardapple (Aged 61). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  18. [S12194] Plan Wedding In December, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 25 Oct 1941, Page 3, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Kelly - Ardapple. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  19. [S12175] Well-Know Local Pair Will Marry, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 12 Jun 1943, Page 3, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Williams - Ardapple. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  20. [S12163] Deaths: Warren Ardapple, 87, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 02 Sep 2009, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Warren W. Ardapple, 1921-2009 (Aged 87). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.

Warren Walter Ardapple1

M, #11269, b. 2 September 1921, d. 31 August 2009
Father*Walter Ardapple2,3,4,5,6 b. 19 Jan 1896, d. 23 May 1958
Mother*Dorothy Bell Irvin2,3,4,5,6 b. 22 Dec 1903, d. 4 Aug 1990
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born on 2 September 1921 at Lafayette, Indiana, USA.3,4,6 Warren married Harriette Ann Williams on 10 July 1943 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.6,7
     He died on 31 August 2009 at St. Anthony Health Care, Lafayette, Indiana, USA, at age 87.6
     The following selected information is from his obituary. Predeceased by his parents: Walter Ardapple and Dorothy Irving (sic) Ardapple.6      Warren Walter Ardapple was buried on 3 September 2009 at St. Mary Cemetery, Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.1,6
     
Military Service

     Warren Walter Ardapple began military service in March 1942 at the age of 20 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.8
     Warren appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Walter Ardapple and Dorothy Ardapple.3

Warren appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Walter Arddapple and Dorothy Arddapple.4
     The following article appeared in the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier, 28 March 1942 :
Warren Ardapple In Marine Corps
     Warren W. Ardapple of West Lafayette, has enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps candidates' class, a junior officer training course, according to an announcement by Capt. Ralph E. Boulton, officer in charge of marine recruiting in Indiana.
     The son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ardapple, 705 Hillcrest Road, he is a student at Indiana university and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
     After graduating from college, Ardapple will be sent to the marine base at Quantico, Va., for the .three months candidates' class course. Upon the successful completion of this course, he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps reserve. He will then attend a reserve officers' class for an additional three months, after which he will be assigned to general duty, or sent to aa advanced school.8

     The engagement of Betty Ann Williams and Warren Walter Ardapple was announced by Mary Celia Dickey on 12 June 1943 at the newspaper the, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Well-Known Local Pair Will Marry
     Mrs. Mary Celia Dickey, 106 South Eighth street, announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Miss Betty Ann Williams, to Warren Walter Ardapple, on of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ardapple, 705 Hillcrest road. West Lafayette. The wedding will take place July 10.9
     In the obituary of Walter Ardapple who died 23 May 1958, his son, Warren W. Ardapple, was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Dorothy B. Irvin Ardapple who died 4 August 1990, her son, Warren W. Ardapple, of Lafayette, was listed as a survivor.5
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 2 September 2009.6
     In the obituary of Harriette A. Ardapple, who died 14 December 2010, her husband, Warren W. Ardapple, was listed as predeceased.7

Family

Harriette Ann Williams b. 4 Nov 1921, d. 14 Dec 2010
Marriage*Warren married Harriette Ann Williams on 10 July 1943 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.6,7 
Child

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Warren Walter Ardapple
    Grave marker transcription:
    ARPDAPPLE
    Warren W.     Sept. 2, 1921 - Aug. 31, 2009
    Harriette A.     Nov. 4, 1921 - Dec. 14, 2010.
  2. [S467] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr., Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, Texas), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S1472] Walter Ardapple household, Apr 15, 1930 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 1, Ancestry.com Roll: 630; Image: 214.0.
  4. [S6680] Walter Arddapple household, 22 Apr 1940 U.S. Federal census, Washington, DC, USA, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 79-10; Family: 471, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_1098.
  5. [S12162] Dorothy B. Ardapple, 86, widow of businessman, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 05 Aug 1990, Page 16, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Dorothy B. Ardapple (Aged 86). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  6. [S12163] Deaths: Warren Ardapple, 87, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 02 Sep 2009, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Warren W. Ardapple, 1921-2009 (Aged 87). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  7. [S12168] Deaths: Harriette Ardapple, 89, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 16 Dec 2010, Page 16, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Harriette A. "Betty" Ardapple nee Williams (Aged 9). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  8. [S12164] Warren Ardapple In Marine Corps, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 28 Mar 1942, Page 5, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Warren Ardapple in Marine Corps. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  9. [S12175] Well-Know Local Pair Will Marry, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 12 Jun 1943, Page 3, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Engagement: Williams - Ardapple. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  10. [S12172] Ardapple Dies On Plane, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 24 May 1958, Page 1, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Walter ARDAPPLE (Aged 62). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.

Robert Franklin Kelly1

M, #11271, b. 13 April 1917, d. 5 April 1991
Father*Frank O. Kelly2,3,1 b. c 1875, d. b Oct 1941
Mother*Gertrude Smith2,1 b. c 1878
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born on 13 April 1917 at Williamsport, Indiana, USA, according to Indiana Certificate of Birth 61858.4,2,3
     He died on 5 April 1991 at Lafayette, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, at age 73 according to Indiana Certificate of Death 91-023295. he was a housing executive in the construction industry.3
     The following selected information is from his obituary.5      Robert Franklin Kelly was buried on 8 April 1991 at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.3
     The engagement of Robert Franklin Kelly was announced by Walter Ardapple and Mrs. Walter Ardapple on 25 October 1941 at the newspaper the, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, USA; Plan Wedding In December
     Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ardapple, of Hillcrest road, West Lafayette, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Katherine Jane, to Robert Franklin Kelly, son of Mrs. Gertrude Kelly, South Ninth street, and the late Frank O. Kelly.
     Miss Ardapple attended DePauw university and is now a student at Purdue, where she is a pledge of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Mr. Kelly attended Purdue and is now in the production planning department of the Aluminum Company of America plant.
     The wedding will take place in December.1
     In the obituary of Dorothy B. Irvin Ardapple who died 4 August 1990, her son-in-law, Robert Kelly, was listed as a survivor.6
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper Journal and Courier published in Lafayette, Indiana, 6 April 1991.5

Citations

  1. [S12194] Plan Wedding In December, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 25 Oct 1941, Page 3, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Kelly - Ardapple. Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  2. [S6378] Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, online Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Robert Franklin Kelly, Birth Date: 13 Apr 1917, Williamsport, Warren, Indiana, USA, Father: Frank O. Kelly, Mother: Gertrude Smith. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.
  3. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Robert F Kelly, Death Date: 05 Apr 1991, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA, Age: 73, Birth Date: 13 Apr 1917, Williamsport, In, Father: Frank O Kelly, Mother: Katherine Kelly, Spouse: Katherine Kelly.
  4. [S644] Indiana, U.S., 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, U.S., Marriage Index., Robt F Kelly & Kath J Ardapple, Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1941, Marriage County: Tippecanoe.
  5. [S12195] Robert F. Kelly, 73, retired housing executive, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 06 Apr 1991, Page 6, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Robert F. Kelly (Aged 73). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.
  6. [S12162] Dorothy B. Ardapple, 86, widow of businessman, Journal and Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, 05 Aug 1990, Page 16, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Dorothy B. Ardapple (Aged 86). Hereinafter cited as Journal and Courier.

Charles F Johnson1

M, #11273, b. 14 October 1880, d. 10 June 1963
Last Edited29 Nov 2008
     He was born on 14 October 1880 at Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois, USA.1 Charles married Ella B Scott on 19 November 1902 at Buchanan County, Iowa, USA.1
     He died on 10 June 1963 at age 82.1      Charles F Johnson was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Winthrop, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA.1

Family

Ella B Scott b. 8 Apr 1877, d. 24 Jul 1961
Children

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, Illinois) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA), Chart 1 & 2.
  2. [S288] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various, Chart 2.

George Winston Bridgeland1

M, #11274, b. 9 June 1917, d. 26 February 1987
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1,2 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1,3 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited26 Jun 2019
     He was born on 9 June 1917.1
     He died on 26 February 1987 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 69.1,3
     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, Brother-in-law, George Winston Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.4,5
     In the obituary of Harold Boyd Bridgeland who died 14 April 2019, his brother, George Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.6

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, Illinois) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S501] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, GEORGE BRIDGELAND; SSN 351-09-2491; Residence: 61108 Rockford, Winnebago, IL; Born 9 Jun 1917; Last Benefit: ; Died Feb 1987; Issued: IL (Before 1951). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S501] SSDI, online 1935-2014, GEORGE BRIDGELAND.
  4. [S3862] 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 Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  5. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  6. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Harold Boyd Bridgeland1

M, #11275, b. 20 February 1926, d. 14 April 2019
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited10 Jul 2022
     He was born on 20 February 1926 at Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1 Harold married Ruby J Carlson on 18 August 1946 at Middle Creek Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3,4,5
     He died on 14 April 2019 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 93.5
     The following selected information is from his obituary. Predeceased: Ruby Bridgeland, Jane Louise Bridgeland, Betty Hetrick and George Bridgeland.5
     The following biographical information was shared at a letter from Harold Bridgeland, 6 July 2001:
So you may become better acquainted with the situation here, let me tell you a little about my family. Middle Creek is merely a rural area around the Presbyterian Church. It was organized and pioneered by many of the names in our genealogy. It has always been composed of farms that are largely owned by the people that farm them. My farm is about 4 miles north of the church and If I live to 2005 it will have been in the family for 100 years. The original Bridgeland farm is about a mile west of the church and has been in the family for 150 years.

I farmed for 17 years and then went to a rural bank to be their farm representative and then ended the last 18 years of working as a controller in a very nice family (not ours) business in Rockford. We had six children all born on the farm. Ruby & I spent 15 winters enjoying the warmth of Mesa, Arizona. In 1998 she had a stroke. We are somewhat limited but are enjoying our lives. We live in a duplex that is part of a Christian Retirement Center. This winter we decided to sell our unit in AZ and move back permanently to our home in Rockford. In February we discovered that Ruby had breast cancer and are deep into chemotherapy and radiation. It takes daily trips to the hospital so my time on the computer has been reduced drastically.

Much time has been spent on our Smith family (my grandmother) and I have had two sessions with our children and with cousins from the Seward area recalling the Scotch history back to our oldest in 1692.

Our research on the Bridgeland's (or Bridgland as it was in the 1800's) has been limited because we could not establish a direct link to the Kent area. I have some requests from families in the east but they have not responded with all that I would like. Frankly I have always felt that George (Delancy) Bridgeland's middle name might give us a clew (sic) to a maternal family and then we could make the connection.
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On July 10, 2001 Harold wrote:
On Monday afternoon I mailed an envelope with five trees enclosed. The first was the oldest families of Bridgelands (similar to yours) and the following four were the descendents from each of the main members.

There are several rather glowing differences in names and some variables in dates. Most of these people who lived in the 20th century were well known by me and some were closely related. I grew up and attended church with the children of Alfred and Grace Bridgeland. (Also served as elder with Alfred). J Z Smith and Lizzey were family friends and their grandson Stuart Smith was my best man.

A strange thing occurred during those times. Many were known by their middle names. My father was John Boyd Bridgeland. He was always called Boyd. His brother was Alfred Everett and was called Everett. My brother was George Winston and was always called Winston until World War 2 changed that. Mary Elizabeth Bridgeland Ives was never called anything but Elizabeth. I sang with her husband Homer for years.

I remember William Wright Bridgeland.

Another difficult trait was calling people by their nickname. My Great Grandmother was called Jean Mc Nair Smith by everyone. When the records and even the name on her tombstone were consulted it appears her name was Jane. I talked with her last living granddaughter a few weeks ago and she asked again, "Harold, are you sure her name was Jane?"

Dates also cause some problems. Quite often the birth date might be a baptism date and the death date confused with the burial date. I told Michael Peacock I was going to use my dates in America and his dates in UK.

If we cannot get back to England with the Bridgelands then I am very much interested in the Smith clan - both English (J Z Smith) and Scotch (Lizzie Smith). Right now Stuart & I are trying to sort out his great great grandfather James Smith. I would appreciate knowing what birth and death dates you may have and where he was buried if you have that information. Stuart thinks that his father was another Edward Smith. Stuart was in Yorkshire recently but did not have time to find his home.

He did take pictures of the area of William Wright and Hannah Dobson. Once again please forgive me if it seems like I am delaying these reports. I just do not have much time away from Ruby's care. She wants me with her during the evenings so most of my time is spent during the night or when she takes her daily nap. We also have a rather strong social life despite the cancer.

One other thought. I have been intrigued with our Scotch Smith ancestors and have discovered a close relationship to the Covenanters in the 1600 and 1700's. I wrote a very short history for my grandchildren of the period and will include a copy the next time I mail. It was intended to be part one with the next part being about the three Smith brothers who migrated to America. That just hasn't gotten finished.

You mentioned my use of the computer. I was a controller in a corporation for 18 years and installed 3 during that time. When I retired my boss said, "You will surely put one in your fifth wheel." I told him I never wanted to see another computer. Eight years later I succumbed. Of course they had changed greatly in that time. My second son went with IBM two years ago after a lifetime with Kemper Insurance Company. He purchase millions in equipment every year. I have macular degeneration so we have installed Via Voice on this computer. It needs some more improvement. It will come.

Thanks again for contacting me. It is thrilling to hear from relatives like you.
Harold.6

     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, her husband, Harold B Bridgeland, was listed as a survivor.7,3
     In the obituary of Howard E. Hetrick who died 26 April 2013, his brother-in-law, Harold Bridgeland, was listed as a survivor.8
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Rockford Register Star published in Rockford, Illinois, 19 April 2019.5

Family

Ruby J Carlson b. 27 Mar 1926, d. 14 May 2012
Marriage*Harold married Ruby J Carlson on 18 August 1946 at Middle Creek Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.1,2,3,4,5 
Child

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, Illinois) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S3862] 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., Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland
    Grave marker transcription:
    BRIDGELAND
    Ruby C.     1926 - 2012...
  3. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  4. [S6597] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, Harold B Bridgeland & Ruby Jane Carlson; 18 Aug 1946. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  5. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  6. [S288] Letter, Harold Bridgeland to Rick Moffat, various.
  7. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  8. [S7556] Howard Hetrick, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, May 2, 2013 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Howard E. Hetrick. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Elizabeth Jean Bridgeland1

F, #11276, b. 28 May 1928, d. 5 September 2006
Father*John Boyd Bridgeland1 b. 22 Nov 1889, d. 16 Feb 1979
Mother*Gertrude Luella Kilker1 b. 9 Jul 1889, d. 17 Dec 1988
Last Edited26 Jun 2019
     She was born on 28 May 1928.1 Elizabeth married Howard E. Hetrick on 5 June 1948 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3,4
     She died on 5 September 2006 at age 78.4
     She was commonly known as Betty.2,4
     In the obituary of Ruby J Bridgeland who died 14 May 2012, Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jean Bridgeland was listed as predeceased.5,2
     In the obituary of Howard E. Hetrick who died 26 April 2013, his wife, the former Betty Bridgeland, was listed as predeceased.4
     In the obituary of Harold Boyd Bridgeland who died 14 April 2019, his sister, Betty Hetrick was listed as predeceased.6

Family

Howard E. Hetrick b. 22 May 1923, d. 26 Apr 2013
Marriage*Elizabeth married Howard E. Hetrick on 5 June 1948 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,3,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S288] Letter from Harold Bridgeland (Rockford, Illinois) to Rick Moffat, various; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA), Chart 5.
  2. [S4244] Ruby J Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, 22 May 2012, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Ruby J Bridgeland née Carlson. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  3. [S6597] Winnebago County, Illinois Marriages 1836-1962, online Winnebago County Marriages, Howard E Hetrick & Betty J Bridgeland; 5 Jun 1948. Hereinafter cited as Winnebago County Marriages.
  4. [S7556] Howard Hetrick, Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, May 2, 2013 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Howard E. Hetrick. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.
  5. [S3862] 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 Ruby J. Carlson Bridgeland.
  6. [S9322] Harold Boyd Bridgeland, Rockford Register Star, Rickford, Illinois, Apr 19, 2019 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Harold Boyd Bridgeland. Hereinafter cited as Rockford Register Star.

Robert C. Smith1,2,3

M, #11278, b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 December 1900
Last Edited2 Sep 2020
     He was born on 16 May 1829 at Scotland at a farm called Moy near Campbeltown.3,4 Robert married Catherine Stewart on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4
     He died on 19 December 1900 at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 71.5
     Robert C. Smith immigrated in June 1851 to Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, from Scotland.6 He lived at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, in 1855.3
     The following obituary appeared at the newspaper the Pecatonica News published in Pecatonica, Illinois 21 December 1900 :
Smith, Robert (death)
...who has been in feeble health for some time, died at his home near here (Seward) last Wed. Funeral will be Sat., at Middlecreek church, of which he was a member.7



     Robert C. Smith was identified as the father of Elizabeth C. Smith in Elizabeth's obituary after her death on 1 February 1959.8 Robert C. Smith witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001 at the James Smith family genealogy report by Michael Peacock; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.2

Family

Catherine Stewart b. 20 Jul 1824, d. 27 Jan 1909
Marriage*Robert married Catherine Stewart on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Handwritten wedding invitation - Lizzie Smith and James Z. Smith. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  2. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  3. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  4. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  5. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (death); Published in the Pecatonica News (Pecatonica, Illinois); 21 Dec 1900, Fri., Page 5, column 3.
  6. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  7. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (death).
  8. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 120 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dies.
  9. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3.
  10. [S107] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.

Catherine Stewart1

F, #11279, b. 20 July 1824, d. 27 January 1909
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 20 July 1824 at Scotland 12 miles from Campbeltown.2 Catherine married Robert C. Smith on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4
     She died on 27 January 1909 at Seward Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA, at age 84.5
     
     She was commonly known as Kate.2,6 Catherine Stewart immigrated on 14 May 1851 to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, from Scotland.2
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Pecatonica News published in Pecatonica, Illinois 29 January 1909:
Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death)
Funeral of Mrs. Robert Smith who dies at home of her daughter, Mrs. J.Z. Smith, near Middle Creek, held at Middle Creek church Wed. Also leaves 4 sons, Hugh, Archie and Andrew Smith of Seward, and Robert Smith of California.5

She witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001 at the James Smith family genealogy report by Michael Peacock; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.1

Family

Robert C. Smith b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 Dec 1900
Marriage*Catherine married Robert C. Smith on 12 October 1854 at Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, probably Cincinnati.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  2. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  3. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  4. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001.
  5. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  6. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59.
  7. [S107] Michael Peacock, online www.genealogy.com, unknown author (Family Tree Maker), downloaded Dec 13, 2000.
  8. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, P. 120 - Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Dies.
  9. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, We Remember, People of Our Past, Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death).

Hugh Smith1,2,3

M, #11280, b. 14 February 1858
Father*Robert C. Smith2,1,3 b. 16 May 1829, d. 19 Dec 1900
Mother*Catherine Stewart2,1,3 b. 20 Jul 1824, d. 27 Jan 1909
Last Edited19 Dec 2017
     He was born on 14 February 1858.3
     In the obituary of Catherine Stewart who died 27 January 1909, her son, Hugh Smith of Seward, IL, was listed as a survivor.2 He was listed in the Priarie Farmer's Directory of Winnebago County in 1917 at R1, Sec 24 O237a, Harlem Twp., Argyle County, Illinois, USA.4 He witnessed the Bio_shared of Hugh Z. Smith and Martha Smith on 14 July 2001 at the James Smith family genealogy report by Michael Peacock; Hugh took the middle initial "Z" as a young man to avoid confusion with other Hugh Smiths in the community. This information came in a letter from his son Stuart B. Smith dated 1st December 1998.

In this same letter there was a copy of a letter, from Martha Smith, to Hugh Z Smith. There was no date or address. Martha was a daughter of John Colville Smith.

Sat. P.M.
At Home
Dear Hugh
I have been looking up family history & have found a few things about your family I will pass on to you before I forget.
Robert Smith, your grandfather, was born on a farm called Moy - near Campbeltown Scotland May 16th 1829 and later moved to Bleachfield. He left Scotland in June 1851 and came to Cincinnati, Ohio. Married Kate Stewart Oct.12th 1854. In 1855 they came to Argyle Illinois & rented a farm from John Smith for 3 years - Hugh was born Feb.14th 1858. Andrew must also have been born before, but it is not recorded. Hugh, in passing the place in later years, pointed out the house where he was born. It was in ruins. After leaving the Smith farm they came to the Adam Keith farm, which joins our farm on the north. Agnes was born there in 1860 & died in Seward in 1862. They were in the Keith farm 3 years & then bought the old home in Seward from Alfred Bridgeland.
I told you wrong about Uncle Archie. He did not come from Scotland with them, just your grandfather & my father came together.
Archie was born Jan. 1st 1856 went to Australia & stayed 3 years, then came back to Scotland & spent a winter, then came to America in May 1860. Went directly to the Robert Smith home on the Keith farm & was there till setting up for himself in Seward. He bought 80 acres from Alfred Bridgeland June 7 1869. Sold the same to Robert Smith in Feb. 12th 1869 and moved back to Argyle - His wife was desperately home sick & had to get back near her folks.
This is a short history of your grandmother - Kate Stewart. She was born 12 miles from Campbeltown July 20th 1824. Left Scotland May 14th 1851 at the age of 26. She was on the ship 7 weeks. Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio soon after & stayed two years. Married to Robert Smith & then on to Argyle.
I hope you can make sense out of all this. "All the best" to you both

Sincerely Yours,
Mattie Smith.5

Citations

  1. [S7629] H. F. Kett & Co., compiler, The History of Winnebago County, Ill., Its Past and Present (Chiicago, Ill: H. F. Kett & Co., 1877), HIstory of Winnebago County, Ill., (1877); Page 59; Smith R. C.. Hereinafter cited as The History of Winnebago County, Ill.
  2. [S289] Winnebago History Writers, compiler, We Remember, People of Our Past, Vol XII, SI-thru-SQ (415 W. Cunninghan, Winnebago, IL 61088: Order from: John D. Rowley, WHW, 2002), Page 59; Smith, Robert (Mrs.) (death); The Pecatonica (Ill.) News - Vol. XXXVII #13; Fri. Jan. 29, 1909; Page 5 column 3. Hereinafter cited as We Remember, People of Our Past.
  3. [S809] Michael Peacock - The Smiths and McNairs of Campbeltown, Argyllshire, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, See notes for Hugh Z Smith; James Smith Generation Report -- July 2001. Hereinafter cited as Michael Peacock FTM Home Page.
  4. [S1463] Prairie Farmer Publishing Company, Prairie Farmer's Directory of Winnebago County Illinois (1917; reprint Evansville, IN 47715: Whipporwill Publications, 1986), Smith, Hugh Argyle R1 Harlem Sec24 O237a. Hereinafter cited as PRDW.
  5. [S809] Michael Peacock FTM Home Page, online Hollinghurst Family Tree, James Smith Generation Report -- July 14, 2001.