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Genealogical Gleanings 13 – Main Street 1900 continued

In the previous four columns, information has been given on the people living in 33 residences on Main Street in Knightstown as shown in the 1900 Census. This column continues with more Main Street households.

Following the family of Elmer Holloway (detailed in last week’s column) is Harry Stowhig (or Stowaig, as spelled on the marriage record). Mr. Stowhig, a groceryman, was born in Indiana in Jan. 1876. On Aug. 20, 1895 in Henry Co., he married Ethel Williams, who was born in July 1879 in Indiana. They have one child, Marie, who was born in June 1899.

Ohio native Peter Wagoner lives next. Mr. Wagoner is a saloon keeper. He was born in Apr. 1850. On Mar. 28, 1878 in Henry Co. he married Rosella Grow. She was born in Indiana on Jan. 1860. They are the parents of four children, but only three, all daughters, are still living – Elsie, born May 1879; Ada, born Feb. 1882; and Pink, born May 1887.

Next to the Wagoner family was hotel keeper Rufus Walton and his wife Teresa. Mr. Walton was born in North Carolina in Apr. 1841 and his wife, the former Mrs. Coffin (nee Hinshaw), was born Indiana in July 1841. They were married in Henry Co. on Aug. 1, 1867 and are the parents of two children, both living but no longer at home. In the 1880 Census, Mr. Walton was listed as a farmer. Their children names were provided in this census as Claudius Coffin, a son born about 1863 during Mrs. Walton’s first marriage to Thomas Coffin, and Linnie Walton, a daughter born about 1869.

Listed as living in the hotel are the following (all born in Indiana and single unless otherwise noted): servant Maggie Johnson, a widow born Apr. 1869 in England; servant Reida Morris, born in June 1878; servant Lizzie Eston, born Feb. 1875 in Illinois; servant Catherine Smith, a widow born in Jan. 1864; servant Serilla Mitchell, married mother of four who was born in Nov. 1853; hotel porter Eugene Healey, born Nov. 1854; boarder Norman Reeves, a dealer in patient medicines, who was born in June 1855 and is widowed; boarder J. Albertson, a machinist born Dec. 1859; boarder Guy Wagoner, a mechanic born Dec. 1870; boarder Jones Willis, telephone operator  born Nov. 1868; boarder Charles Forwinkle, born Feb 1875; boarder Ella Buchtell, born Dec. 1863 and working in millinery; boarder Lou Foust, a drugstore clerk born in Aug. 1864; boarder Frank Montague, a tailor born in France in Oct. 1870; and boarder Bryant Hawkins, a foundry man born in Oct. 1878.

The home of Charles and Susan Risk, both Hoosier natives, is enumerated next. Mr. Risk was born in Feb. 1865 and works as a grocery man. On Nov. 30, 1893 in Henry Co. he married the former Miss McClammer. She was born in Nov. 1866. They have no children.

Tennessee native Lizzie Hauser, a widow and mother of three all still living, is listed after the Risk’s. Mrs. Hauser was born in Feb. 1849. Two boarders are also in the home: Harry Sawsau, a bakery clerk born in Indiana in Jan. 1879 and Jessie Swain, a teamster born in Indiana in Oct. 1879.

The residence of Kentucky native Mary Ball, a widow of Henry Ball is shown next. Mrs. Ball was born in Jan. 1826 and is mother of two with just one child still living. Mrs. Ball also has a boarder. Miss Maimie Griffin, a school teacher, lives in the home. She was born in Indiana in Mar. 1867.

Following the Ball home is that of Milton Chappell, a dentist. Mr. Chappell was working as a dentist in Knightstown in 1880 as well. He was born in Indiana in Aug. 1841. On Dec. 14, 1861 in Henry Co. he married Caroline (Malinda) Elliott. She was born in Ohio in Feb. 1844. They are the parents of six children with the following still living at home: Evangeline (born Feb. 1872), Adriane (born Aug. 1873), Robert (born Aug. 1877 and working as a clerk at a dry goods store), and Milton (born Apr. 1885). They also have two other sons, Vere (born about 1876) and Reuben (born about 1879). The 1900 census shows only five of their children are still living and it is unclear at this time whether Vere or Reuben has passed away.

There are still 17 Main Street residences to detail from the 1900 census. Next week’s column will continue with information on these families.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 14 – Main Street 1900 continued

In the previous four columns, information has been given on the people living in 41 residences on Main Street in Knightstown as shown in the 1900 Census. This column continues with more Main Street households.

Following the Chappell family (detailed in last week’s column), is North Carolina native Laura Commack, a widow. Mrs. Commack was born in Mar. 1837. Living in her home is her son-in-law, James O. Addison who married her daughter Leila on Oct. 1, 1890 in Henry Co. Mr. Addison, a merchant, was born in Indiana in Dec. 1860 and Mrs. Addison was born in Indiana in Feb. 1865. They do not have any children at this time. Mrs. Commack’s son Jesse, born in Indiana Feb. 1876, also lives in the home.

Living next is the Whittaker family, all born in Indiana. Charles Whittaker, a day laborer, was born in 1866 and on Oct. 2, 1890 in Henry Co. he married the former (Mary) Olda Meredith, who was born Dec. 1868. They are the parents of three children, all still at home – Charles (born July 1891), Ada (born June 1896), and Elbert (born Jan. 1899).

Alexander McCarty, a widow living alone, is enumerated next. Mr. McCarty was born in Indiana in June 1861 and currently works as a bartender. Later in the year, on Aug. 1, 1900 in Henry Co., he will marry Mary J. Powell.

The Hollingsworth family lives next. Allen Hollingsworth, also a bartender, was born in Indiana in Sept. 1859 and in about 1879 he married the former Susan Riggs, who was born in Indiana in Dec. 1860. They are the parents of five children, all still living. Three of their children are still in school and living at home – Ella (born Sept. 1881), Elmer (born Sept. 1883), and Ida (born Apr. 1885).

The widow and children of Daniel Thayer live after the Hollingsworth family. Mr. Thayer, who died sometime between 1880 and 1900, married the former Sarah Bell in Henry Co. on Mar. 12, 1857. Mrs. Thayer was born in Indiana in Sept. 1838. Four of her six children are still living and all – her sons Hart (born 1857) and Grant (born Feb. 1869) and her daughters Alice (born Apr. 1871) and Lena (born June 1874) – are living at home.

William McMullen and his son Leo McMullen live next. Mr. McMullen, a widow, was born in Indiana in June 1856. He works as a day laborer. His son Leo was born Feb. 1876 and is employed as a baker.

Enumerated next is farmer Nathan Nixon. He was born in Indiana Nov. 1855 and married the former Sophia Parker about 1893. They have one daughter, Joanna, born in Apr. 1895. Also living with them is Sophia’s widowed mother Joanna Parker, who was born in Indiana about 1821.

James Fleener and family follow. Mr. Fleener was born in Indiana in May 1851. On Aug. 22, 1874 in Rush Co. he married Mary A. Florea, who was born in Indiana in Feb. 1857. They are the parents of two children though only their daughter Dolla is still at home. She was born in Apr. 1881.

Merchant and long-time Henry Co. resident William Bell and family are listed next. Mr. Bell was born in July 1836. On Feb. 8, 1859 in Henry Co. he married Adalaide Noble, who was born in Ohio in June 1841. They are the parents of seven children, though only six survive. Only their daughter Clara (born Aug. 1878) and their son Reggie (born July 1882) are still at home. Other children listed in the 1880 Knightstown Census include Louis (born about 1860), Lizzie (born about 1869), Harry (born about 1871), and Frank (born about 1875).

Next week’s column will complete the information on the remaining eight Main Street residences in Knightstown from the 1900 census then the eleven residences on Jackson Street will be detailed. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 15 – Main Street 1900 final

In the previous five columns, information has been given on the people living in 50 residences on Main Street in Knightstown as shown in the 1900 Census. The remaining Main Street households are detailed this week.

Making their home after the family of William Bell (detailed in last week’s column), is the family of Virginia native James Troxell, who was born in Aug. 1857. Mr. Troxell, a day laborer, has been married for 15 years to his wife Rachel who was born in Ohio in Aug. 1862. They are the parents of three children, all born in Indiana and still living at home – Herbert (born July 1886), Jennie (born June 1888), and James T. (born Dec. 1890). Also living in the home is boarder Fred Santenschlager (sp.?) who was born in Germany in Oct. 1876 and works as a florist.

Following the Troxell family is Tobias and Fanny Hoover. Mr. Hoover was born in Maryland in Oct. 1828 and his wife of 49 years was born in Virginia in Sept. 1830. Though no occupation is given for Mr. Hoover, he was working as a harness maker in the 1880 Knightstown census. The Hoover’s are the parents of two children, both living but no longer at home.

Richard and Mary Tyner live next. Mr. Tyner was born in Indiana in Nov. 1840. On Sept. 26, 1871 he married the former Mary Holliday in Marshall Co., Indiana he married. Mary was born in Ohio in Mar. 1854. They are the parents of five children, though only three still survive. Their daughter Grace (born Jan. 1873) is still living at home and works as a millinery.

Following the Tyner’s is Granville Waddill, a widow. Mr. Waddill, who was born in Kentucky in Apr. 1845, lives alone and works as a baker.

Living nearby is Tilghman and Margaret Fish. Mr. Fish, a Maryland native, was born in Nov. 1824 and married the former Miss Bell on Sept. 21, 1854 in Henry Co. Mrs. Fish was born in Virginia in Dec. 1829. This census shows they do not have any children. Though apparently retired now, Mr. Fish was working as a hardware dealer in the 1880 Knightstown census.

Enumerated next is Isadore Hiatt, widow of Henry Hiatt and daughter of John Hibben, a wagon maker in the 1880 Knightstown. Mrs. Hiatt was born in West Virginia in Dec. 1847 and was married June 23, 1868 in Rush Co. Her husband died sometime between 1872 and 1880 as she and her daughters are living with her father in the 1880 census. At that time she worked as dress maker. Living with Isadore in 1900 is her brother Val Hibben (John V. in the 1880 census) who was also born in West Virginia in Oct. 1859, her daughter Ida (Mary I. in the 1880 census) who was born Mar. 1869, and her daughter Laura who was born in July 1870. Laura is working as a bookkeeper in this, the 1900 census.

Following the Hiatt family is Maria Authur, another widow, and her son Clyde. Mrs. Authur was born in Ohio in June 1848 and is the mother of three children, all still living. Clyde was also born in Ohio in Mar. 1873 and works as a printer.

Alma McCarty, who was born in Indiana in Jan. 1861, lives next. This census shows she is divorced and living alone. A limited search was unable to determine if McCarty is Alma’s married name or maiden name.

The last family enumerated as living on Main Street in 1900 is that of Kentucky native Ora D. Green. Mr. Green was born in Jan. 1868 and currently works as a saloonkeeper. About 1894, was married to his wife Cora, who was born in Indiana in Feb. 1875. They are the parents of four children, though only three survive – Marie (born Nov. 1895), Maude (born Feb. 1896) and an infant son Frank (born Sept. 1899).

Next week’s column will detail the eleven residences on Jackson Street. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 16 – Jackson Street 1900

This week’s column outlines the eleven Jackson Street residences shown in the 1900 Knightstown census.

The Stage residence is the first listed on Jackson Street. Ohio native Arthur Stage, a bank clerk, was born in Jan. 1872. On Dec. 28, 1898 in Henry Co., he married the former Nellie Harris who was born in Indiana in Nov. 1874. They do not yet have any children.

Pennsylvania native Joseph Deem and his wife live next. Mr. Deem, a machinist, was born in Mar. 1825. On July 3, 1849 in Henry Co. he married Hannah E. Stratton, who was born in May 1828. They are the parents of three children, all living, but no longer at home.

John Hudelson lives in the next residence. Mr. Hudelson, carpenter, was born in Indiana in Oct. 1831. Living with him are his two sisters, Martha and Isephine. Martha was born in Indiana in Aug. 1837 and Isephine, who works as a dressmaker, was born in Indiana in Feb. 1850. All are shown as being single.

Following the Hudelson family is Maximilian King (shown in the census as “Mix King”). Mr. King was born in England in Aug. 1836. On Dec. 25, 1870 in Henry Co. he married the former Martha Smith, who was born in Indiana in May 1847. They are the parents of six children though only three still survive and no longer live at home.

Katie Spencer (or Catherine in other records), a widow of Oliver Spencer, lives next. Mrs. Spencer, a dressmaker, was born in Indiana in Sept. 1858. She is the mother of four children, all born in Indiana and still living at home. Her son, Lawrence, was born in Apr. 1879 and works as a grocery clerk. Her daughter, Maude, is a school teacher and was born in Dec. 1880. Her daughter, Vern, was born in Dec. 1883 and her son, Earnest, was born in May 1886.

The McCorkle family is enumerated next. Joseph McCorkle, a teamster, was born in Indiana in Sept. 1855. On July 2, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Florence DeGolyer, who was born in Pennsylvania in Aug. 1866. They are the parents of three children – Clint (born in Mar. 1893), Eva (born Oct. 1895), and Ethel (born Sept. 1896).

Alabama native Hensley Thomas lives next. Mr. Thomas was born in Oct. 1848 and works as a white washer. On Sept. 5, 1870 in Henry Co. he married Samarimus (sp?) Scott, who died between 1889 and 1900. Just two of his children are still living at home – Rosa, who was born in Dec. 1878, and Arma, who was born Feb. 1889. The Thomas family is one of just a few black families living in Knightstown in 1900.

Following the Thomas family is John Lowery. Mr. Lowery, a railroad carpenter, was born in Feb. 1858 in Indiana. He married Leeta Ball in Henry Co. on Aug. 22, 1880. Mrs. Lowery was born in Indiana in Sept. 1863. They are the parents of three children, all girls, who still live at home – Bell (born Sept. 1880), Josie (born Oct. 1883), and Pearl (born Oct. 1889).

Stephen and Clara Powers live next. Mr. Powers, a farmer, was born in Indiana in 1866 and on Nov. 16, 1888 he married the former Miss Stone in Henry Co. Mrs. Powers was born in Feb. 1873 in Indiana. They have no children.

After the Powers residence is the Ernest Sherburn home. Mr. Sherburn was born in Indiana in Apr. 1861. On Oct. 24, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Cora Davy, who was born in Indiana in June 1862. They have one child, a daughter, Myrle, who was born in Nov. 1884.

Aldus and Cora Harold live next. Mr. Harold, a dry goods clerk, was born in Indiana in Apr. 1872. He married the former Miss Charles on June 5, 1895 in Henry Co. Mrs. Harold was born in Indiana in Oct. 1870.

Next week’s column will detail the residences on Pine Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 17 – Pine Street 1900

This week’s column outlines the thirteen Pine Street residences shown in the 1900 Knightstown census.

Listed first on Pine Street is Elizabeth Crockett, a widow of Edgar Crockett, who died sometime between late 1881 and 1900. The former Miss Allison, who was born in Indiana in Feb. 1854, married Mr. Crockett on Jan. 5, 1881 in Henry Co. They had just one child, Edna, who was born in Oct. 1881.

Following the Crockett’s is the Woods family. Henry C. Woods, a farmer, was born in Indiana in Mar. 1839. On Oct. 24, 1865 in Henry Co. he married Jane E. White, who was born in Indiana in Sept. 1839. They are the parents of four children though only two survive. Their son, Robert M. (born Oct. 1869), and their daughter, Fanny M. (born Nov. 1873), both still live at home. Robert’s occupation is listed as an artist.

Living next is the Scott family, who were all born in Ohio. James Scott, a farmer, was born in Sept. 1844 and his wife of 25 years, Gelina, was born in Apr. 1855. They are the parents of ten children though only six are still living – Lulie (born May 1880), Willie (born Mar. 1888), Paul (born Feb. 1889), John J. (born Nov. 1891), Joe (born Mar. 1894), and Margaret (born Oct. 1899).

Thomas Wagoner, a dentist, is shown next. Mr. Wagoner was born in Apr. 1840 in Iowa and is a widow. His daughter Anna, who was born in Indiana in June 1877, still lives at home. A housekeeper, Emma Strawberry is also enumerated as living in the home. She was born in Indiana in Sept. 1873 and has one child from her marriage of five years.

James Powers, a merchant, is listed after the Wagoner’s. Mr. Powers was born in Indiana in Mar. 1851 and his wife of 26 years, Mary E., was born in Indiana in Sept. 1853. They are the parents of two children, but just their daughter Gertrude (born Jan. 1892) still survives.

Kentucky native Wyatt Braden, a teamster, lives next. Mr. Braden was born in Mar. 1861 and lives with his wife of 11 years, Maggie D., and their one child. Mrs. Braden was born in Kentucky in Mar. 1870 and their daughter Tillie was born in Indiana in Oct. 1889.

The Trishman family follows. John Trischman, a day laborer, was born in Ohio in May 1873. His wife of four years, Retta, was born in Indiana in Feb. 1874. They are the parents of two sons, Berry (?), who was born in June 1897, and Wade, who was born in Jan. 1899.

Ohio native Samuel McBride and family are shown next. Mr. McBride was born in Feb. 1827. On Aug. 5, 1845 in Rush Co. he married Rachel Zion, who was born in Indiana in Apr. 1826. They are the parents of five children though just three survive. Living with them is their daughter Rella, a widow, who was born in Sept. 1859.

Following the McBride family is Dayton L. Heritage, a farmer born in Ohio in Sept. 1836. On Jan. 24, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Ann Elizabeth Morris. She was born in Indiana in Dec. 1848. They do not have any children at this time.

The Watson family lives next. William Watson, a merchant, was born in Indiana in July 1853. On Mar. 4, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Cora Nugem, who was born in Ohio in May 1863. They are the parents of four children, all still at home – John W. (born May 1883), Gertrude M. (born Oct. 1884), Mary M. (born Oct. 1887), and Harold (born Sept. 1895). Also living in the home is a boarder, Gilbert A. Aldredge, who was born in July 1864 in Indiana and is working as a salesman.

Ireland native William Carson and family is shown next. Mr. Carson, a clergyman, was born in Feb. 1847 and lives with his wife of 22 years, Jennie, and their five children who were all born in Ohio. Mrs. Carson was born in Pennsylvania in June 1849. Their children are Martha (born Jan. 1879), John (born Sept. 1881) who works as a salesman, William (born Dec. 1882), Mary (born Apr. 1887) and Jennie (born May 1890).

Norm Kipp is enumerated after the Carson family. Mr. Kipp is single and lives alone. He was born in Indiana in Oct. 1870 and works as a bartender.

The last family listed in this census as living on Pine Street is that of William Means. Mr. Means, a day laborer, was born in Indiana in Feb. 1840. Also living with him is Mary Means, who was born in Indiana in May 1832, Isaac Means, who was born in Aug. 1843, and Lurita Means, born Dec. 1882.

Next week’s column will detail the residences on Cross Street and possibly begin with those on Grant Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 18 – Cross Street 1900

This week’s column provides information on the six residences of Cross Street as shown in the 1900 Knightstown census.

The home of John P. Pike is the first enumerated on Cross Street. Mr. Pike, a day laborer, was born in Iowa in Feb. 1852. On June 24, 1874 in Henry County he married Louisa Brinkman, who was born in Indiana in July 1856. They are the parents of five children, though four are still living. Two of their children are still living at home – Raymond (born Dec. 1874) and Charles (born Oct 1885).

Following the Pike home is that of James H. Keener. Mr. Keener, a day laborer, was born in Ohio in Jan. 1850. On Nov. 6, 1889 in Henry County he married Martha “Mattie” Laster, who was born in Indiana in May 1858. Living with them is a son from a previous marriage, Raymond Keener, born Dec. 1878, and their daughter Hazel M., born Aug. 1894.

Ohio native Ed Lyons and family are listed next. Mr. Lyons, also a day laborer, was born in Sept. 1866. On Apr. 27, 1890 in Franklin County he married Sarah E. Brock, who was born in Indiana in Mar. 1868. They are the parents of five children, though just four survive – Blanch (born June 1891), Maude (born Mar. 1843), Charles (born Apr. 1894), and Herbert (born Jan. 1896).

Following the Lyons family is widow Mary Laster, likely the mother of Mattie Keener detailed above. Mrs. Laster was born in Virginia in Feb. 1834. She is the mother of nine children, but only three are still living. Her son Frank, born Dec. 1850 in Indiana, lives with her.

Pennsylvania native Elizabeth Woods, also a widow, lives next. Mrs. Woods was born in Oct. 1827. On Jan. 26, 1858 in Henry County the former Ms. Zimmerman married Joseph Woods. The 1880 Knightstown census shows Mr. Woods as a retired merchant born about 1818 in Indiana. They are the parents of five children though only three are still living at the time of the 1900 census. The 1880 census lists the children as George, Greeley, Wilber, Eliza, and Samuel. Eliza is still living at home with her mother in the 1900 census. She was born in June 1865.

The last family enumerated on Cross Street in 1900 is the Stephen family. Mr. E. Stephen, a day laborer, was born in Indiana in Dec. 1866 and his wife of 12 years, Fanny, was born Indiana in Nov. 1869. They are the parents of five children – William (born Apr. 1889), Samuel (born Aug. 1892), Alta (born Aug. 1894), Paul (born Jan. 1897), and Elmer (born Mar. 1899). All of the children were born in Indiana except Samuel and Alta who were both born in Iowa.

Next week’s column will detail the thirteen residences on Grant Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 19 – Grant Street 1900

This week’s column provides information on the twelve residences of Grant Street as shown in the 1900 Knightstown census.

The first family listed as living on Grant Street is that of widow Margaret McCormack. Mrs. McCormack was born in Ind. in Feb. 1854. She is the mother of five children, all still at home – Pearl (born Mar. 1883), Earl (born Aug. 1884), Vera? (born May 1887), Ruby (born Oct. 1890), Raymond (born Aug. 1892).

Living nearby is the Pitts family. George M. Pitts, a farmer, was born in North Carolina in Dec. 1835. On Feb. 4, 1861 in Forsyth County, North Carolina he married the former Mary L. Stack. She was also born in North Carolina in July 1844. They are the parents of nine children, though only five are still living. Still at home is their daughter, Maude, who was born in June 1880 in Ind. Other children listed in the 1880 Rush Co., Ind. Census include Laura (born about 1862 in N.C.), Ervin (born about 1865 in N.C.), Rosa (born about 1869 in Ind.), and Herman (born about 1879 in Ind.).

The Dent family is enumerated next. George Dent, a teamster, was born in Ind. in May 1850. On Mar. 1, 1895 in Henry County he married Eliza E. White who was born in Ind. in July 1854. The census shows she is the mother of seven children, all still living. The number of children from previous marriages is uncertain. However, two children are living in the home – Harry Dent (born Aug. 1877) and Howard Dent (born Oct. 1895).

Following the Dent family is Mary Hays, a widow. Mrs. Hays was born in Ind. in Sept. 1834. She is the mother of three children, though just two survive. Living with her is her daughter Mary and her husband William James with their child. Mary was born in Nov. 1861 and on Apr. 9, 1890 in Henry Co. she married Mr. James, a teamster, who was born in Ind. in June 1858. Their only child, Glenn, was born in July 1891.

Henrietta Maxwell, widow of James M. Maxwell, is listed next. The former Miss Blessinger was born in Ind. in Apr. 1845 and married Mr. Maxwell in Hancock Co. about 1873. She is the mother of four children though only one is still living. Her son Charles Maxwell and his family live with her. Charles, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1878. His wife of one year, Alta M., was born Feb. 1877. They have one child, Claude, born in Apr. 1900.

Emaline “Emma” Hinshaw, widow of Elias Hinshaw, is shown next. The former Miss Hall was born in West Virginia in Aug. 1835 and on July 3, 1856 in Henry Co. she married Mr. Hinshaw, who was shown in the 1880 Knightstown census as a retired farmer, born in North Carolina about 1831.  Emma is the mother of seven children though only two still survive and are living with her in 1900. Charles, born in Ind. in Aug. 1858, was a bookkeeper in 1880 and is now an attorney. His brother Earl, born in Ind. in Oct. 1867, is a printer.

Following the Hinshaw residence lives Jessie Reddick. Mr. Reddick, who is single, was born in Indiana in June 1863. His occupation is listed as a saloon keeper.

North Carolina native J. M. Callahan and his wife Sarah A. are shown next. Mr. Callahan was born in Aug. 1835 and his wife of 39 years was born in Ind. in June 1840. They are the parents of five children, but just four survive.

Living next is Emila Thornton, a widow of Barton Thorton who was working as a gardener in the 1880 Knightstown census. Mrs. Thornton is living alone in 1900. She was born in North Carolina in Oct. 1840 and is the mother of two children, though just one child survives. A son, Julius, who was born about 1865, is listed in the 1880 Census.

Enumerated next is Lewis Alexander, a day laborer. Mr. Alexander was born in Ind. in Aug. 1847. On Jan. 11, 1878 in Hancock Co. he married Arnetta J. “Nettie” Saxon, who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1861. They are the parents of four children, though only three are still living but no longer at home. Mrs. Alexander’s sister Maggie Saxon who is shown as being a divorced mother of one child. Maggie was born in Ind. in Sept. 1875.

Maria Hunt, a widow, is listed after the Alexander home. The former Miss Alice Maria Eagle was born in Ind. in Mar. 1862 and married James Hunt in Wayne Co. on July 17, 1877.  She is the mother of five children, though just three survive and are all still at home – James W. (born July 1879), Hudie? (born Sept. 1881), and Daisy (born Apr. 1884).

The Gough family is the last shown living on Grant Street. Joseph Gough, a day laborer, was born in Feb. 1847 in Ind. and his wife of 18 years, Laura, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1866. They have one son, Albert, born in Apr. 1886.

Next week’s column will begin outlining the residences on Adams Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 20 – Adams Street 1900

There were 53 residences shown as living on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census. This week’s column provides information on those persons in the first ten homes on that street.

The Arnold family is the first listed as living on Adams Street. Charles A. Arnold, a day laborer, was born in Ohio in Sept. 1860. On Jan. 13, 1886 in Madison Co. he married Sarah C. Collins, who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1869. They are the parents of three children – Dora (born Oct. 1888), Charles E. (born Feb. 1891), and Ralph N. (born Oct. 1892).

Another Ohio native, Joseph Hottenbrock, and family follow. Mr. Hottenbrock was born in Feb. 1860 and works as a driller for gas. His wife of 10 years, Nellie, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1870. They have just one child, Harry, who was born in Illinois in Dec. 1891. A brother-in-law, Albert M. Palide (?), a day laborer, who was born in Ind. in Dec. 1868 lives with them. Also living in the home is a boarder, John Arbuckle, a music teacher, who was born in Pennsylvania in Oct. 1858.

Living next is Mrs. Winona Reddick, a widow of Eli J. Reddick who died between 1886 and 1900. The former Miss Elliott married Mr. Reddick on Oct. 17, 1878 in Henry Co. Winona was born in Iowa in June 1856 and is the mother of five children, only three of whom survive and are still at home – Wayne (born Aug. 1882), Mary (born Nov. 1884), and Ina (born Dec. 1886). Another child, Warren, born about 1879, is shown in the 1880 census.

Following the Reddick’s is the family of Pennsylvania native Frank Bartle. Mr. Bartle, a day laborer, was born in Feb. 1871. On Dec. 24, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Pearl McConnell who was born in Missouri in Mar. 1874. They are the parents of two children – Edna (born Oct. 1897) and Hazel M. (born Aug. 1899).

William and Luvenia Leonard live next. Mr. Leonard was born in Virginia in May 1825. On Nov. 25, 1897 in Henry Co. he married the former Mrs. Putnam who was born in Kentucky (birthdate is listed as unknown).

Smith (?) Stites and his wife of two years, Elsie, are enumerated next. Mr. Stites, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in June 1875 and Mrs. Stites was born in May 1879. They do not have any children.

Following the Stites home is that of Sarah J. Newby, a widow of Jabez Newby. Mr. Newby died between late 1881 and 1900 and was shown in the 1880 Knightstown Census working as a tailor. The former Sarah Stiles was born in Ind. in Dec. 1841 and married Mr. Newby on Dec. 29, 1862 in Henry Co. She is the mother of six children, all living. At home are William (born Apr. 1865 and working as a printer), Ada (born Sept. 1869), Morton (born Sept. 1872 and working as a plumber), and Harry (born Mar. 1879 and working as a plumber). The names of her other children, daughters Stella (born about 1864) and Cora (born about 1868), were shown in the 1880 Census.

After the Newby’s is the Davey family. John William Davey, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1860. On June 6, 1883 in Hancock Co. he married Eliza J. Leary who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1862. They are the parents of six children, though only five still survive. Their children – Claude (born June 1883), Lawrence (born June 1884), Mylo (born Aug. 1890), Marthia (born Nov. 1892), and Hazel (born Sept. 1897) – are all still living at home.

Tennessee native Isaac N. Earnest lives next. Mr. Earnest, a widow, was born in Aug. 1819. Living with him is his son William Earnest and his wife and daughter. William, a veterinary surgeon, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1851. On May 8, 1894 in Henry Co. he married Hattie Stuart who was born in Ind. in July 1857. They have just one child, Susie, who was born in Oct. 1896. A boarder, George W. Manlove, also a veterinary surgeon, is included in the home. He was born in Ind. in Oct. 1854.

The Scovell family follows. Ezra B. Scovell, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1857. On Apr. 7, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Minnie E. Furr who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1866. They are the parents of one child, Loyd, born in Feb. 1898.

Next week’s column will continue outlining the residences on Adams Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 21 – Adams Street 1900 continued

Last week’s column outlined the families living in the first ten homes on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census. There were 53 residences on Adams Street in 1900 according to that census. This week’s column provides information on ten more homes on that street.

Following the Scovell family (detailed in last week’s column), is the family of William Hudelson. Mr. Hudelson was born in Indiana in Apr. 1835. His wife of 33 years, Jane, was born in Indiana in Oct. 1846. They are the parents of six children though just five are living. Still at home are Daisy (born July 1872), Harry (born Nov. 1877), Ralph (born Oct. 1882), and (?) Linder (born Oct. 1888). No occupation is listed for William, but his son Harry works as a harness maker and Ralph is a day laborer.

Enumerated next are Mrs. Elizabeth Mills and her brother M. Jones, both immigrants from Wales. Mrs. Mills is the widow of James Mills, a Knightstown grocer in 1880 who was also born in Wales. Mrs. Mills was born in Nov. 1840 and immigrated to America in 1858. Her brother was born in Dec. 1834 and came to the states in 1853.

Brice D. Fort and family live next. Mr. Fort, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1844. On Aug. 4, 1870 in Henry Co. he married Alice “Allie” Woods who was born in Ind. in Oct. 1850. They are the parents of three children, two of whom still live at home – Minnie (born Nov. 1874) and Harry (born Dec. 1881). Minnie works as a saleswoman and Harry is a day laborer.

Listed next is the Woods family. Robert Everett (or Emmett) Woods, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1847. On Mar. 19, 1868 in Henry Co. he married Delphina Stuart (or Stewart). Della was born in North Carolina in Oct. 1847. They are the parents of three children – Annie (born about 1870), Nellie (born about 1872), and Laura who was born in Aug. 1875 and is still living at home. Also living with the family is Della’s sister, Mary Stewart, who was born in N.C. in July 1840.

Ohio native Mrs. Sarah Martin, widow of Warren Martin, is shown next. Mrs. Martin was born in July 1842 and is the mother of six children, though only three still survive. Her daughter, Myrta, who was born in Apr. 1872, lives with her.

Ninety-year old John Shipman and his 88-year old wife Sarah, also Ohio natives, live after Mrs. Martin. John Shipman was born in Apr. 1808 and in the 1880 Knightstown census was working as a farmer. Mrs. Shipman was born in Nov. 1811.

Insurance agent Z. T. White is listed next. Mr. White was born in North Carolina in Feb. 1858. His wife of 15 years, Maria, was born in Ohio in Sept. 1863. They are the parents of one child who is still living at home. Elden, their son, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1887.

Following the White’s is Aaron Reeves. Mr. Reeves was born in Ind. in Jan. 1862. On Apr. 7, 1880 in Rush Co. he married Laura Trowbridge who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1862. They are the parents of two children though only their daughter Vena still survives. Vena is also living in the home with her husband Benjamin Keith and their three-month old son Millard. Vena was born in Dec. 1880. On Apr. 27, 1899 in Henry Co. she married Mr. Keith who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1872.

Pennsylvania native John Powers and his wife Jane live next. Mr. Powers, a carpenter, was born in Aug. 1818. On Oct. 2, 1849 in Hancock Co. he married the former Elizabeth Jane Taggert who was born in Ind. in Apr. 1834. They are the parents of three children, all still living.

Living next is George Deem and family. Mr. Deem, a painter, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1850. On Dec. 17, 1874 in Henry Co. he married Amanda “Anna” Chew who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1856. They are the parents of three children. Only two children are living and both are still at home. Their son Charles, who was born in Feb. 1879, now works as a clerk at the post office. Their daughter Hazel was born in Feb. 1881 and is still in school.

Next week’s column will continue outlining the residences on Adams Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 22 – Adams Street 1900 continued

The last column continued detailing the families living on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census. There were 53 residences on Adams Street in 1900 according to that census. This week’s column provides information on ten more homes on that street.

Following the Deem family (detailed in March 3 column), lives the Steiner family. Earl P. Steiner, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1867. On Sept. 30, 1891 in Henry Co. he married Nannie Newcomer who was born in Ind. in June 1869. They are the parents of one child, Helen, who was born in July 1894.

The Walls family lives next. Henry Walls, who was born in Ind. in Apr. 1856, works in a livery stable. On May 23, 1877 in Henry Co. he married Fannie F. Weaver. Mrs. Walls was born in Ind. in July 1858. They are the parents of two children – Bertha (born July 1878) and Mable (born Dec. 1883).

Madison Bass and family are listed after the Walls home. Mr. Bass, a cook, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1858. He married Ophelia Brooks in Henry Co. on Oct. 31, 1883. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1861. Also living with them are two nephews, Floyd Keener (born Sept. 1880) and Edgar Keener (born June 1879). The Keener men both work as barbers.

Pennsylvania native Solomon Hittle is enumerated next. Mr. Hittle, who has worked as a baker in Knightstown for more than 20 years, was born in July 1831. His wife of 45 years, Nancy, was born in Kentucky in Nov. 1838. They are the parents of three children. Their daughter Levia (born about 1870) is still at home. Another daughter, Carrie (born May 1859) also lives with them along with her children and husband Charles Wilkins, an engineer who was born in Ind. in Apr. 1855. They have one child, George H., who was born in Jan. 1885.

Jerry Midkiff lives alone nearby. Mr. Midkiff was born in Ind. in June 1864 and works as a mechanic.

Samuel P. Hiatt and family are shown next. Mr. Hiatt was born in Ind. in Dec. 1850 and lists his occupation as a veterinary surgeon. On Dec. 23, 1879 in Henry Co. he married Ida Newby who was born in Ind. in Dec. 1858. They are the parents of two children, both still at home – Florence (born Feb. 1884) and Willard (born Sept. 1897).

The Gourley family, all born in Pennsylvania, lives after the Hiatt’s.  Wilford Gourley was born in Jan. 1860 and is a manufacturer. His wife of five years, Katie, was born in Apr. 1859. They have one child, Laura, who was born in Sept. 1880.

William M. Edwards, an optician, follows. Mr. Edwards was born in Ind. in May 1846. On Sept. 18, 1867 in Henry Co. he married Emma L. Bell who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1847. They are the parents of four children, though only three survive. Two sons live at home – Frank, who was born in May 1877 and works as a life insurance agent, and Russell, who was born in July 1882.

The Walling family home is next. William Walling was born in Ohio in Jan. 1862 and works as meat dealer. His wife of 16 years, Emma, was born in Ohio in Jan. 1863. They have one child, Leah, who was born in Ind. in May 1892.

Following the Walling family are Benjamin “Frank” Stratton and his wife, the former Mary M. Dewey. Frank was born in Ind. in Oct. 1842 and Mary was born in Ohio in Mar. 1857. They have one child who is no longer at home. There is no occupation listed for Frank, but Mary is listed as a dressmaker.

Next week’s column will continue outlining the residences on Adams Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 23 – Adams Street 1900 continued

Last week’s column continued detailing the families living on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census. There were 53 residences on Adams Street in 1900 according to that census. This week’s column provides information on nine more homes on that street.

Following the Stratton family (detailed last week), lives the Fletcher family. James E. Fletcher, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1861. On Mar. 15, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Amanda Harrold who was born in Ind. in July 1862. They are the parents of three children, all still at home – Edna (born Sept. 1884), Harvey (born July 1886) and Stella (born Feb. 1896).

James and Mary Hutson are shown next. Mr. Hutson, also a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1843. His wife of 31 years was born in Ind. in Dec. 1843. They are the parents of four children, though only two survive.

The Bess family follows. Red Bess, also a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1864. His wife of 16 years, Della, was born in Ind. in May 1870. They are the parents of two children – Charles (born Feb. 1885) and Georgia (born July 1881).

Ohio native James Peterson is enumerated next. Mr. Peterson’s occupation is listed as a dectective. He was born in July 1865. His wife of 11 years, Lola, was born in Illinois in Dec. 1873. They are the parents of four children – Goldie (born in Montana May 1891), Ruby A. (born in Missouri July 1894), Silvia (born in Ohio Dec. 1898), and Frank (born in Ind. Jan. 1900). Also living in the home is Lola’s mother, Mary A. Cooper, who was born in Illinois in July 1854.

Another Ohio native, John W. Wright, is listed next. Mr. Wright, a day laborer, was born in Oct. 1847. On July 5, 1870 in Henry Co. he married Elizabeth Doran who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1844. They are the parents of two children, both still living. Their daughter Bernus, who was born in Apr. 1876, remains at home.

Silas Burt and family follow. Mr. Burt, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1842. On Jan. 6, 1861 in Henry Co. he married Clarissa Bricker who was born in Pennsylvania in Nov. 1844. They are the parents of four children, though just two survive. Also living in the home is their daughter Cora (born Nov. 1880) and the wife of their son Harry, the former Hattie Leonard (born in Ind. in July 1879), as well as a grandson, Roy Burt (born Dec. 1883).

North Carolina natives William and Elizabeth Kearns live next. William, a day laborer, was born in Oct. 1834 and his wife of 44 years was born in May 1831. They are the parents of two children, though only one survives. Their daughter Rebecca “Becca” and her husband Columbus Midkiff also live in the home. Becca (born in N.C. Aug. 1862) and Columbus (born in Ind. July 1858) were married in Henry Co. on Sept. 23, 1885. He works as a poultry dealer. They have one child, Flora E., who was born in Sept. 1886.

Arthur W. Foxworthy, a widow, is shown next. Mr. Foxworthy, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1846. His widowed mother, 80-year old Armildia, lives with him. She was born in Virginia in Feb. 1820 and is the mother of four children, three still living.

Living next to Arthur Foxworthy is William Foxworthy and his family. William, also a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1853. On Dec. 16, 1873 in Henry Co. he married Althea Wysong who was born in Ohio in Dec. 1845. They are the parents of two children both still living. Their son Omer (born June 1880) lives at home. Also living in the home is Pearl Lee, listed as a servant. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1886.

Next week’s column will continue outlining the residences on Adams Street in 1900. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.