Tec 5 Linus Elba Skidmore1,2,3

M, #12381, b. 28 August 1909, d. 27 February 1967
Father*John Wilse Skidmore3 b. 29 Mar 1875, d. 17 Nov 1938
Mother*Serena Ann Miller4 b. 8 Jul 1880, d. 9 Jul 1950
Last Edited13 Apr 2013
     He was born on 28 August 1909 at Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA.5,3 Linus married Pauline Lucille Jackson on 31 October 1931 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA.6,7
     He died on 27 February 1967 at Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA, at age 57.5,3 Tec 5 Linus Elba Skidmore was buried at Scranton Cemetery, Scranton, Osage County, Kansas, USA.5,3

Family

Pauline Lucille Jackson b. 6 Aug 1911, d. 29 Sep 1987

Citations

  1. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, unknown author (unknown location), Linus Elba SKIDMORE b. Saturday, August 28, 1909 in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS d. Monday, February 27, 1967 at 57 Years 5 Months 30 Days of age in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO and was buried at Scranton Cemetery, Scranton, Osage Co., KS.; RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Linus E Skidmore.mht.
  2. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site Genealogy Report Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Pauline L Jackson.mht. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Linus E Skidmore.mht.
  6. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Pauline L Jackson.mht.
  7. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Ralph William Miller1,2,3

M, #12383, b. 9 June 1916, d. 16 April 1984
Last Edited13 Apr 2013
     He was born on 9 June 1916 at Arrington, Atchison County, Kansas, USA.1,3 Ralph married Pauline Lucille Jackson on 3 January 1948 at Oskaloosa, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.4,5,3
     He died on 16 April 1984 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA, at age 67.1,3 Ralph William Miller was buried at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA.1,3

Family

Pauline Lucille Jackson b. 6 Aug 1911, d. 29 Sep 1987

Citations

  1. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, unknown author (unknown location), RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Ralph W Miller.mht.
  2. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site Genealogy Report Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Pauline L Jackson.mht. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Pauline L Jackson.mht.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Mildred Jean Conser1,2

F, #12384, b. 30 September 1920, d. 19 October 1986
Last Edited13 Apr 2013
     She was born on 30 September 1920 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA.1,3 Mildred married James Lewis Jackson on 7 June 1940 at Oskaloosa, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.4,3 Mildred married Irven F Jacobs on 23 April 1955 at Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.5
     She died on 19 October 1986 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA, at age 66.1,3 Mildred Jean Conser was buried at Valley Falls (Rose Hill) Cemetery, Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA.1,3

Family 1

James Lewis Jackson b. 20 Dec 1913, d. 30 May 1988
Child

Family 2

Irven F Jacobs b. 26 Dec 1923, d. 9 May 1985

Citations

  1. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, unknown author (unknown location), RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Mildred J Conser.mht.
  2. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site Genealogy Report Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Roy J C Jackson.mht. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- James L Jackson.mht.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  6. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Thompson McCracken1

M, #12387
Last Edited21 Jan 2017
     Thompson married Elizabeth (?).1

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, unknown author (unknown location), RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Maude E McCracken.mht.
  2. [S1515] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekial J Jackson Sr, Merrie Rue Smith (Texas), downloaded updated Aug 20, 2001 viewed Mar 9, 2007, Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr. - Earl Charles Fredrick JACKSON.

Elizabeth (?)1

F, #12388
Last Edited21 Jan 2017
     Elizabeth married Thompson McCracken.1

Family

Thompson McCracken
Child

Citations

  1. [S963] Donna J Skidmore Barlow, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, unknown author (unknown location), RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project Descendants of Ezekiel J_ Jackson, Sr -- Maude E McCracken.mht.
  2. [S1515] Merrie Rue Smith, online Descendants of Ezekial J Jackson Sr, Merrie Rue Smith (Texas), downloaded updated Aug 20, 2001 viewed Mar 9, 2007, Descendants of Ezekiel J. Jackson, Sr. - Earl Charles Fredrick JACKSON.

Lester Ashley Nowlin1,2,3

M, #12389, b. 12 March 1908, d. 10 August 1978
Father*Silas Rueben Nowlin4,5,6,7 b. 6 Apr 1875, d. 16 Jun 1946
Mother*Pearl Ann Rau4,8,5,6,7 b. 20 Nov 1877, d. Sep 1975
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited2 Nov 2016
     He was born on 12 March 1908 at Macon, Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.8,4,6,7 Alternatively, he was born circa 1905 at Illinois, USA, in the 1940 census.9 Lester married Hazel Tom Scott on 22 January 1933.8,9
     He died on 10 August 1978 at Pheonix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, at age 70.4,5,10,11

Census Data

     Lester A appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Silas R Nowlin and Pearl A Nowlin.6

Lester appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of his parents, Silas R Nowlin and Pearl Nowlin.7
Dr Lester A Nowlin and Hazel I Nowlin appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Davenport, Davenport Twp., Scott County, Iowa, enumerated 12 April 1940, enumerated as an osteopathic physician in private practice.9
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 12 June 1930 :
L. Ashley Nowlin is Osteopathy Graduate
Dr. L. Ashley Nowlin is passing a few weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs S. R. Nowlin, 1376 North Main street. He was graduated in May from the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy, and expects to return to Des Moines to practise. A brother, Dr. I. John Nowlin, has been practising in Des Moines for three years.12

     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's son, Dr L A Nowlin was listed as a survivor.13
     Lester Ashley Nowlin was referenced in a newspaper article about Silas Rueben Nowlin on 2 November 1946.14

Family

Hazel Tom Scott b. 10 Jul 1901, d. Oct 1986
Marriage*Lester married Hazel Tom Scott on 22 January 1933.8,9 

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, Lester Ashley; Father: Nowlin, Silas Reuben; Mother: Rau, Pearl Anna; Birth Date: 12 March 1908 City: Macon; County: State: IL.
  2. [S345] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location), Lester A Nowlin.
  3. [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., Lester Ashley Nowlin; Birth: 12 March 1908-- , Macon, IL; Death: 10 August 1978 -- ; Spouse: Wyllys King Ingersoll; Parents: Silas Reuben Nowlin, Pearl Anna Rau; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Lester A Nowlin.mht.
  4. [S391] "Family Data Collection - Individual Records", online Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Search page: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool -- Individual -- Lester A Nowlin.mht.
  5. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, Ancestry_com - Social Security Death Index Search Results -- Lester Nowlin.mht. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  6. [S1991] Silas R Nowlin household, April 21, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 101, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_308; Image 160.
  7. [S1992] Silas R Nowlin household, Jan 15, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 156, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_385; Image: 363.
  8. [S345] William Kritz.
  9. [S7102] Lester A Nowlin household, Apr 12, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Davenport, Scott, Iowa; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 82-45, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1203.
  10. [S345] William Kritz, August 1978 -.
  11. [S345] William Kritz, Phoenix, Arizona.
  12. [S5831] L. Ashley Nowlin is Osteopathy Graduate, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 12, 1930, page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 12 Jun 1930, Thu; page 8, column 4
    L. Ashley Nowlin is Osteopathy Graduate. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  13. [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.
  14. [S5828] Nowlin Estate, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Nov 2, 1946, page 2, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 2 Nov 1946, Sat; page 2, column 7
    Nowlin Estate. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.

Lucille Fern Nowlin1,2,3

F, #12390, b. 20 October 1905
Father*Silas Rueben Nowlin4,5,6 b. 6 Apr 1875, d. 16 Jun 1946
Mother*Pearl Ann Rau4,5,6 b. 20 Nov 1877, d. Sep 1975
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited2 Nov 2016
     She was born on 20 October 1905 at Macon, Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois, USA.4,5,7 Lucille married William Renner.8,9

Census Data

     Lucile F appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Austin Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Silas R Nowlin and Pearl A Nowlin.5

Lucille appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Maroa Twp., Macon County, Illinois in the household of her parents, Silas R Nowlin and Pearl Nowlin.6
     In the obituary of Silas Rueben Nowlin who died 16 June 1946, Silas's daughter, Mrs William Renner was listed as a survivor.10
     Lucille Fern Nowlin was referenced in a newspaper article about Silas Rueben Nowlin on 2 November 1946.11

Family

William Renner b. 7 Feb 1892, d. 26 Oct 1950

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, Lucille Fern; Father: Nowlin, Silas Reuben; Mother: Rau, Pearl Anna ; Birth Date: 30 October 1905 City: Macon ; County: State: IL; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 24.mht.
  2. [S345] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location), Lucille F Nowlin.
  3. [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, Lucille Fern; Spouse: Brammell, Glenn -- No Other Data.
  4. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 24.mht.
  5. [S1991] Silas R Nowlin household, April 21, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Austin, Macon, Illinois; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 101, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_308; Image 160.
  6. [S1992] Silas R Nowlin household, Jan 15, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 156, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_385; Image: 363.
  7. [S1992] Jan 15, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Maroa, Macon, Illinois; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 156, Household Members: Name Age
    Silas R Nowlin 45
    Pearl Nowlin 42
    Buelah Nowlin 22
    Carroll Nowlin 19
    John I Nowlin 16
    Lucille Nowlin 14
    Lester Nowlin 11.
  8. [S345] William Kritz.
  9. [S5827] Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 18 Jun 1946, Tue; page 4, column 3
    Silas Nowlin, Auto Man, Dies. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  10. [S5827] Decatur Herald, Jun 18, 1946, page 4, column 3.
  11. [S5828] Nowlin Estate, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Nov 2, 1946, page 2, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 2 Nov 1946, Sat; page 2, column 7
    Nowlin Estate. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.

Mary Eliza Nowlin1

F, #12391, b. 31 May 1830, d. 30 January 1844
Father*Jeremiah H Nowlin2,3 b. 23 Nov 1806, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Pamelia Blasdel2,3 b. 19 Nov 1809, d. 22 Oct 1880
Last Edited7 May 2007
     She was born on 31 May 1830 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2
     She died on 30 January 1844 at age 13.3

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, Mary Eliza; Father: Nowlin, Jeremiah H; Mother: Blasdel, Pamelia; Birth Date: 31 May 1830 City: Dearborn; County: State: IN; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 27.mht.
  2. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 27.mht.
  3. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.

Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin1,2

M, #12392, b. 27 September 1900, d. 10 April 1973
Father*Dr. Jont A Nowlin1,2,3,4 b. 18 Jul 1878, d. 14 Aug 1928
Mother*Emma Jane Rau1,2,3,4 b. Dec 1880, d. 20 Oct 1960
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 27 September 1900 at Macon County, Illinois, USA.5,6 He was born on 27 September 1900 at Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, USA.1,2,7,8,9,6 Owen married Ann Margaret Carson on 19 December 1925 at Bellflower, McLean County, Illinois, USA.10,11,8,4,12,5
     He died on 10 April 1973 at La Mesa, San Diego County, California, USA, at age 72.3,13,7,4,9,5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Margaret Carson and Mrs James Fuller. Predeceased: Dr Wilford Nowlin, Dr J A Nowlin and Emma Rou (sic).5 Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin was buried on 15 April 1973 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, USA.4
     
Military Service

     Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin began military service on 14 September 1942 at the age of 41 commissioned as lieutenant commander in the Medical Corps.9 Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin ended his military service on 27 December 1945
End of Military Service section.9

Census Data

     Owen W Nowlin and Margaret A Nowlin appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, enumerated 12 April 1930, enumerated as a medical doctor working on his own account.14
Owen Nowlin and Margaret Nowlin appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Farmer City, Santa Anna Twp., DeWitt County, Illinois, enumerated 19 April 1940, enumerated as a medical doctor in private practice. Their children Patsy were listed as living with them.6
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 10 December 1925 :
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.15

     In the obituary of Dr. Jont A Nowlin who died 14 August 1928, Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin was listed as a survivor.16
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Decatur, Illinois Decatur Herald 3 October 1942 :
Farmer City Doctor Called to U.S. Navy
Farmer City (staff)

Dr. Owen Nowlin will leave Monday fo San Diego, Calif., where he will serve as lietenant commander in the medical corps. He will assume his duties Oct. 12. Mrs. Nowlin will accompany him and after a visit of about three weeks in Los Angeles she will return here to live while her husband is in service.17

     In the obituary of Dr. Wilfred Jonathan Nowlin who died 11 August 1960, his brother, Dr. Owen Wendel Emen Nowlin of La Mesa, CA, was listed as a survivor.18
     In the obituary of Emma Jane Rau who died 20 October 1960, Emma's son, Dr Owen E Nowlin was listed as a survivor.19 He had previously passed away at the time of the death of Patricia Ann Nowlin on 25 March 2013.20,21
     October 2016 Research notes:
look up the 1940 census.22

Family

Ann Margaret Carson b. 12 Aug 1905
Marriage*Owen married Ann Margaret Carson on 19 December 1925 at Bellflower, McLean County, Illinois, USA.10,11,8,4,12,5 
Child

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, 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.
  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., 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.
  3. [S345] William Kritz, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location).
  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. [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.
  6. [S7081] Owen Nowlin household, Apr 19, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Farmer City, Santa Anna, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 20-16; Family: 331, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_794.
  7. [S537] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online 1935-2014, OWEN NOWLIN; Birth: 27 Sep 1900; Death: Apr 1973; Last residence: 92041 (California); Last benefit: (none specified); SSN 570-60-1093; Issued: California. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  8. [S1502] Owen Nowlin household, Apr 12, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Santa Ana, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 14, Ancestry.com Roll: 509; Image: 964.0, Owen W Nowlin household.
  9. [S4208] 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: Owen Nowlin
    Birth Date:     27 Sep 1900
    Death Date:     10 Apr 1973
    SSN:     570601093
    Branch 1:     NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1:     14 Sep 1942
    Release Date 1:     27 Dec 1945.
  10. [S345] William Kritz, Name: Owen W. E. NOWLIN...Margaret Ann CARSON...Married: 19 Dec 1925.
  11. [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, Owen; Spouse: Carson, Ann Margaret -- No other data.
  12. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  13. [S386] California Death Index, online California Death Records, Name: NOWLIN OWEN W; Birth: 09/27/1901; Mother Maiden: ; Father: ; Sex: M; Birthplace: ILLINOIS; Detah Place: SAN DIEGO(80); Residence: ; Death Date: 04/10/1973; SSN: 570-60-1093; Age: 72 yrs. Hereinafter cited as California Death Index.
  14. [S1502] Apr 12, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Santa Ana, Dewitt, Illinois; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 14.
  15. [S7077] Announce Engagement, The Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Dec 10, 1925, Page 11, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  16. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  17. [S5840] Farmer City Doctor Called to U.S. Navy, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Oct 3, 1942, page 8, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 3 Oct 1942, Sat; page 8, column 3
    Farmer City Doctor Called to U.S. Navy
    Farmer City (staff). Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  18. [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.
  19. [S5816] Mrs. Emma Nowlin, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Oct. 22, 1960, page 16, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  20. [S4535] Patricia Ann Nowlin Fuller | 1932 - 2013 | Obituary, Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, SC, about 26 Mar 2013, viewed on-line viewed at http://www.shellhousefuneralhome.com/, Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home
    Obituaries
    Patricia Ann Nowlin Fuller
    (March 1, 1932 - March 25, 2013). Hereinafter cited as Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home.
  21. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  22. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  23. [S345] William Kritz, Name: Living NOWLIN; Sex: F - no other data.
  24. [S4535] Shellhouse & Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, about 26 Mar 2013, viewed on-line.
  25. [S5830] Nowlin - Fuller, Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL, Aug 13, 1954, page 21, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, The Decatur Herald (Decatur, Illinois); 13 Aug 1954, Fri; page 21, column 1
    Nowlin - Fuller
    Farmer City, Aug. 12. Hereinafter cited as Decatur Herald.
  26. [S7080] Farmer City, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Mar 7, 1932, Page 13, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.

Ruth Eleanor Nowlin1

F, #12393, b. 27 July 1837, d. 29 October 1843
Father*Jeremiah H Nowlin2,3 b. 23 Nov 1806, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Pamelia Blasdel2,3 b. 19 Nov 1809, d. 22 Oct 1880
Last Edited7 May 2007
     She was born on 27 July 1837 at Kentucky, USA.2
     She died on 29 October 1843 at age 6.3

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, Ruth Eleanor; Father: Nowlin, Jeremiah H; Mother: Blasdel, Pamelia; Birth Date: 27 July 1837 City: ; County: State: KY; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 31.mht.
  2. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 31.mht.
  3. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.

Susanna Nowlin1

F, #12394, b. 23 June 1834, d. 28 February 1836
Father*Jeremiah H Nowlin2,3 b. 23 Nov 1806, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Pamelia Blasdel2,3 b. 19 Nov 1809, d. 22 Oct 1880
Last Edited7 May 2007
     She was born on 23 June 1834 at Kentucky, USA.2
     She died on 28 February 1836 at age 1.3

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, Susanna; Father: Nowlin, Jeremiah H; Mother: Blasdel, Pamelia; Birth Date: 23 June 1834 City: ; County: State: KY; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 34.mht.
  2. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 34.mht.
  3. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.

Lavina Avis Simpson1

F, #12395, b. 8 September 1912, d. 1977
Father*Robert George Simpson1
Mother*Mary Louise Desjardine1
Last Edited20 Mar 2017
     She was born on 8 September 1912 at Caldwell's Mills, Lavant Twp., Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 029631.2,3,1
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
His parent(s) were listed as Alexander Becker and Elsie Heise. Her parent(s) were listed as Robert George Simpson and Mary Louise Desjardine.1
Lavina married Walter Eric Becker on 4 August 1934 at Arnprior, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada, (according to Ontario Marriage Registration 019365.)2,1
     She died in 1977.2

Family

Walter Eric Becker b. 21 Nov 1907, d. 1987

Citations

  1. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Walter Eric Becker & Lavina Avis Simpson; Witnesses: Florence Burt, Ottawa; and Flora McDonald, Arnprior.
  2. [S570] Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (obsolete) , Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (See Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project), Search page for Canada Gen Web's Cemetery Project; "After July 31, 2017, links were broken. Search Canada GenWEB since content is being indexed and moved to this site. I will replace links as time permits"; cited as "Canadian Gravemarker Gallery., http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~murrayp/…
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Lavina Avis Simpson. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.

William Nowlin1

M, #12396, b. 1 May 1829, d. 29 May 1829
Father*Jeremiah H Nowlin2,3 b. 23 Nov 1806, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Pamelia Blasdel2,3 b. 19 Nov 1809, d. 22 Oct 1880
Last Edited7 May 2007
     He was born on 1 May 1829 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2
     He died on 29 May 1829.3

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, William; Father: Nowlin, Jeremiah H; Mother: Blasdel, Pamelia; Birth Date: 1 May 1829 City: Dearborn; County: State: IN; Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 36.mht.
  2. [S80] "Family Data Collection-- Births", online Family Data Collection-- Births: Ancestry_com - Gene Pool - Births - Nowlin 36.mht.
  3. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.

Clara Nowlin1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, #12397, b. 24 October 1875, d. 2 July 1938
Father*Jacob Zachariah Nowlin8,6 b. 16 Mar 1846, d. 3 Jul 1881
Mother*Annie Elizabeth Boatman8,6,7 b. 28 Jul 1849, d. 19 Jan 1917
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 24 October 1875 at Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.8,3,4,5,6 Alternatively, she was born in September 1875 at Indiana, USA, in the 1900 census.7 Clara married John L Sykes on 20 March 1901 at Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, USA.8,9,1,3,4,10,11
     She died on 2 July 1938 at Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 62.8,5,11
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): John Sykes, Ada Lee Nowlin and Emma Forrester. Predeceased: Jacob Nowlin and Anne Eliza Nowlin.11 Clara Nowlin was buried on 5 July 1938 at Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.5,11

Census Data

     Clara appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Jacob Z Nowlin and Anne E Nowlin.6

Clara appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana in the household of her mother Anna Nowlin.7
Clara Sykes and John L Sykes appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, enumerated 29 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. Clara's cousin, Nora Boatman lived with them.12
Clara Sykes and John L Sykes appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 8 January 1920, enumerated as a farmer. As was their foster daughter, Emma Forester, although no relationship is not specified on the census sheet.3
Clara Sykes and John L Sykes appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 April 1930, enumerated as a farmer. As was their married foster daughter, Emma Weaver who was listed as a lodger, with her son, Robert E Weaver.4
     Clara Nowlin was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Jacob Zachariah Nowlin who died 3 July 1881.13,14
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 8 July 1938:
Mrs. John Sykes, Who Has Long Been an Invalid, Fell Asleep Saturday at Her Home In Greendale
A final tribute of respect was paid Mrs. Clara Nowlin Sykes, beloved wife of Mr, John Sykes. In the funeral services conducted at the hone in Greendale Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C. D. Wilson, assisted by Rev. H. R. Page and Rev, E. E. McConnell, with ritual services by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Interment was in the family lot at Greendale Cemetery. Fitch, Bros. in charge of the burial.

Clara Nowlin, daughter of Jacob and Anne Eliza Nowlin, was born in Miller Township, Dearborn county, Indiana, on October 24, 1875 and died at her home in Greendale on July 2, 1938, at the age of 62 years, 8 months and 8 days.

At an early age she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Bright, later transferring her membership to Hamline Chapel, Lawrenceburg. where she remained a faithful adherent throughout her life.

She was married to John L, Sykes at Kentland, Newton County, March 20 1901, and lived on a farm in that county until 1912 when she again became a resident of her native county, and lived in Greendale until her death, which by a strange coincidence occurred exactly 57 years after the death her father, whose funeral was held on Tuesday, July 5, 1881. To this union was born one son who died in infancy. After the loss of her own child, Mrs. Sykes with her husband gave devoted attention to other little ones, especially to Emma Forrester, whom they cherished and reared to young womanhood.

Her father having died when she was but five years of age. Clara was denied the companionship of this parent, always so greatly craved by a little girl. Living down through the years with a most devoted mother and sister greatly compensated for this loss. Her mother, Mrs. J. Z .Nowlin, died January 19, 1917, since which time the devotion and beautiful companionship existing between Clara and her sister, Ada contributed much to her own gratification.

Mrs. Sykes has been seriously afflicted for many years with a certain lack of muscicolous co-ordination, which caused much suffering, but through it all her kind and loving disposition always led her to show the deepest appreciation to her faithful husband, to her sister and to other members of the household who administered to her relief. She frequently told those who knew her best many beautiful stories relative to the devotion of her husband, and she took great pleasure in emphasizing how much his efforts meant to her.

Until her heaqlth began to fail, Mrs. Sykes was a faithful and devoted member of the Ladies Aid Society, the Women's Home Missionary, and the Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and took great interest in attending all meetings of an educational, historical, or social nature, as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Sykes became very ill Wednesday, June 9, and lapsed into a coma until the following Saturday afternoon when she passed peacefully into the arms of her Redeemer.

She leaves to mourn. her loss her husband, her sister, Miss Ada Nowlin, many cousins, and a host of faithful friends whom she grew to appreciate more and more as her life ebbed away.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs Evans and son Donald, Reilly, 0; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Boatman, Logansport, Ind; Mrs. Flora Dye, Kentland, Ind; Mrs. Ralph. Carbaugh, Brookston, Ind; Roscoe Boatman. Sheldon,Ill; Mr. and, Mrs. G.. C. Cole, daughter Georgia, Terre Haute; Mr. and, Mrs. Milton Taylor, Greensburg ; Roscoe Baker, Indianapolis; Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Nowlin, Sayler Park, 0; Mr. and Mrs.. Emmert Nowlin, Indianapolis. and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Grey, Indianapolis.11



     In the obituary of John L Sykes who died 26 May 1943, John's first wife, Clara Nowlin was listed as predeceased.15

Family

John L Sykes b. 9 Jun 1870, d. 26 May 1943
Marriage*Clara married John L Sykes on 20 March 1901 at Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, USA.8,9,1,3,4,10,11 
Child

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66, Clara Nowlin Birth: 24 Oct 1875 Death: 2 Jul 1938. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.
  3. [S1558] John L Sykes household, Jan 8, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ridge Ave, Greendale, Lawrenceburg (township), Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 43, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 836.
  4. [S1559] John L Sykes household, April 2-3, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Lawrenceburg (township), Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 768.0.
  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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Clara N. Sykes.
  6. [S4724] Jacob Z Nowlin household, June 3, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 240B; Enumeration District: 051, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0483.
  7. [S4725] Anna Nowlin household, Jun 15, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson, Newton, Indiana; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0076;, Ancestry.com Roll: 394; FHL microfilm: 1240394.
  8. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66
  9. [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., Clara Nowlin & John L. Sykes.
  10. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi John L. Sykes.
  11. [S6862] Mrs. John Sykes, Who Has Long Been an Invalid, Fell Asleep Saturday at Her Home In Greendale, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jul 8, 1938 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  12. [S6865] John L Sykes household, April 29, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson, Newton, Indiana; Enumeration District: 0132; Page: 6b; Family: 109, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_344; FHL microfilm: 1374357.
  13. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Jacob Zachariah Nowlin.
  14. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Jacob Z Nowlin.
  15. [S6876] (no title - John L Sykes obituary), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jun 4, 1943 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.

John L Sykes1,2,3,4,5,6

M, #12398, b. 9 June 1870, d. 26 May 1943
Father*John Sykes7,8 b. 3 Nov 1834, d. 18 Jan 1899
Mother*Julia Ann Smith7,8 b. 11 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jan 1917
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 9 June 1870 at Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, What are the odds that L stands for Langdale? Maybe one day we will know -- Rick -- Sept 6, 2001.1,3,4,9,7,5,10,11,6 Alternatively, he was born in June 1869 at Indiana, USA, according to the 1900 census.12 John married Clara Nowlin on 20 March 1901 at Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, USA.1,13,2,3,4,9,14 John married Ada Lee Nowlin on 10 October 1940.15,16,9,10
     He died on 26 May 1943 at Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 72.9,8
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Ada Nowlin. Predeceased: John Sykes and Julia Smith.8
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Ada L Nowlin. Predeceased: Clara Nowlin. His wife, Isabelle Sykes, Perly Sykes, Eva Sykes, George Henry Sykes, James Sykes, Josie Sykes, William A Sykes and Rhoda Sykes was referenced but not by name.6 John L Sykes was buried on 29 May 1943 at Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.9,8

Census Data

     John appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, John Sykes and Julia Ann Sykes.7

John L appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, in the household of Anna Nowlin, listed as a laborer. He was Anna's future son-in-law.12
John L Sykes and Clara Sykes appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, enumerated 29 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. Clara's cousin, Nora Boatman lived with them.11
John L Sykes and Clara Sykes appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 8 January 1920, enumerated as a farmer. As was their foster daughter, Emma Forester, although no relationship is not specified on the census sheet.3
John L Sykes and Clara Sykes appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 April 1930, enumerated as a farmer. As was their married foster daughter, Emma Weaver who was listed as a lodger, with her son, Robert E Weaver.4
John Sykes appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Greendale, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, at Ridge Avenue, enumerated 26 April 1940, enumerated as a widower, living in the same house he had occuppied in 1935. Ada Nowlin, his sister-in-law, was enumerated as the next household on this census page. They married later in 1940. The value of his property was $5,000..5
     John Sykes attended the funeral of Jont's 1st cousin, Dr. Jont A Nowlin on 4 September 1928 at Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, USA.17
     In the obituary of George Henry Sykes who died 28 September 1934, George's brother, John Sykes was listed as a survivor.18,19
     In the obituary of James Sykes who died 12 December 1934, James's brother, John L Sykes was listed as a survivor.20 John L Sykes was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Clara Nowlin who died 2 July 1938, Husband.1,21,14
     In the obituary of Clara Nowlin who died 2 July 1938, Clara's husband, John Sykes was listed as a survivor.14
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 28 May 1943:
John L. Sykes Dies At 73 Years
Life-Long Resident OF Dearborn County; Services To Be Saturday At Ridge Ave. Home.
The community was saddened to learn of the death of one of its most esteemed citizens, John L. Sykes, who suddenly passed away at his home on Ridge avenue at one o'clock, Wednesday afternoon, May 26. He has been in failing health for some time.

Mr. Sykes, a life-long resident of Dearborn County, was born June 9, 1870, the son of John and Julia Smith Sykes. He is the last of seven children and has been farming most of his life.

Mr. Sykes was an active member of of the Christian Church, where he was treasurer, and a K. of P. His only survivor is his widow, Mrs. Ada Nowlin Sykes.

Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p. m. Saturday. Interment will he in Greendale cemetery.8



     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 4 June 1943:
John L. Sykes, son of John and Julia Smith Sykes, was born in Harrison township, Dearborn county, Indiana, on June 9, 1870, and departed this life at his home on Ridge Ave., Greendale, Wednesday, May 26, 1943, at the age of 72 years and 11 months.

He was among the oldest of nine children, and was the last of his immediate family to go, his parents, and, all his brothers and sisters preceding him in death.

In 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Nowlin, The couple resided on a farm, near Sheldon, Ill., until 1912, when they moved to the present home in Greendale. Here Mrs, Sykes health began to fail, and her husband cared for her tenderly and devotedly through years of invalidism until her death.

In October 1940, he married Miss Ada L. Nowlin, and for two and half years enjoyed the happiness and tranquility he so richly deserved. Although in failing health, he attended to routine duties about the home, continued the management of his farm, and participated actively in church work.

The end came without warning on Wednesday as he finished his noon-day meal. Apparently as well as usual, he suddenly slumped in his chair, and, after a few minutes, breathed his last — quietly, painlessly. His passing was characteristic of his entire life; he accepted quietly and bore patiently the trials and sufferings of lite. When death came, he was ready, and submitted without a murmur to the call of his Master.

At an early age he united with the Christian church at Bright, later transferring his membership to the Christian Church at Lawrenceburg. He was a faithful, and consistent church worker, always doing his duty as he saw it -- quietly, and without, display. At the time of his death, and for many years previous he was a member of the Official Board of the church, and the church treasurer.

Left to mourn his death, are his widow, nephews, nieces, cousins, and a host of friends.

Mr. Sykes was a devoted husband, a kind neighbor, a never-failing friend. He lived a good Christian life, and died at peace with God and man. Of him, it may truly be said : "I have fought a good fight.. I have finished my course. I have the faith." (Timothy 4:7)

Funeral services were held at the home on Ridge Ave., Greendale, Rev. E. E.. McConnell of the Christian church officiating, assisted by Rev. C. T. Alexander of the Methodist church. Burial was in Greendale cemetery, Fitch Bros in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Lewis Jarrell, Ernest Conrad, Alfred Bentle, William Heitkamp, Leonard Bentle and Joe Elzy.6


Family 1

Clara Nowlin b. 24 Oct 1875, d. 2 Jul 1938
Marriage*John married Clara Nowlin on 20 March 1901 at Kentland, Jefferson Twp., Newton County, Indiana, USA.1,13,2,3,4,9,14 
Child

Family 2

Ada Lee Nowlin b. 29 Oct 1879, d. 21 Apr 1961
Marriage*John married Ada Lee Nowlin on 10 October 1940.15,16,9,10 

Citations

  1. [S81] Nowlin's Homestead, The, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/andapende/66. Hereinafter cited as Nowlin's Homestead.
  2. [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.
  3. [S1558] John L Sykes household, Jan 8, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ridge Ave, Greendale, Lawrenceburg (township), Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 43, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 836.
  4. [S1559] John L Sykes household, April 2-3, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Lawrenceburg (township), Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 768.0.
  5. [S4730] John Sykes household, Apr 26, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Greendale, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 15-15, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  6. [S6876] (no title - John L Sykes obituary), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jun 4, 1943 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  7. [S4621] John Sykes household, June 21, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 95D; Enumeration District: 043, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0193.
  8. [S6873] John L. Sykes Dies At 73 Years, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 28, 1943 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  9. [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 John L. Sykes.
  10. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., John L Sykes.
  11. [S6865] John L Sykes household, April 29, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson, Newton, Indiana; Enumeration District: 0132; Page: 6b; Family: 109, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_344; FHL microfilm: 1374357.
  12. [S4725] Anna Nowlin household, Jun 15, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Jefferson, Newton, Indiana; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0076;, Ancestry.com Roll: 394; FHL microfilm: 1240394.
  13. [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., Clara Nowlin & John L. Sykes.
  14. [S6862] Mrs. John Sykes, Who Has Long Been an Invalid, Fell Asleep Saturday at Her Home In Greendale, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Jul 8, 1938 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  15. [S796] "Family Data Collection - Marriages", online Family Data Collection - Marriages: Ada Lee Nowlin & John L Sykes.
  16. [S413] Shirley Fagundes, online www.ancestry.com, unknown author (unknown location), John L. SYKES & Ada Lee NOWLIN.
  17. [S7076] Dr. J. A. Nowlin, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Sep 4, 1928, Page 2, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  18. [S6870] (no article title - obituary for George Henry Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 5, 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  19. [S6871] Well Known Contractor Assisting Moving Daughter and Family to New Home When Accident Occurs, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 5, 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  20. [S6872] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Dec 14, 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  21. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Clara N. Sykes.