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Genealogical Gleanings 37 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 40 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features ten more.

Following the Eldridge family (detailed last week) is the Leonard home. H.H. Leonard, a farmer, was born in Ind. in July 1847. His wife of 14 years, Laura B. was born in Ind. in Feb. 1858. They do not have any children though living with them are two nieces, Osia Godard and Hattie B. Godard. Both were born in Ind., Oisa in Nov. 1878 and Hattie in June 1880.

Pennsylvania native Merbin Horner, a horse dealer, lives next. Mr. Horner was born in Jan. 1872. Also living in the home is his sister, Ida Horner, and a boarder, John Wolf. Ida was born in Penn. in May 1874. Mr. Wolf, also a horse dealer, was born in Ohio in Apr. 1870.

Enumerated next is Mrs. Elsie Cunningham, a widow of Frank Cunningham, whom she married in Henry Co. on May 18, 1887. Elsie, formerly Miss Johnson, was born in Ohio in Jan. 1864 and now works as a saleswoman. She is the mother of two children though only her son Floyd (born Feb. 1888) is living.

Morton E. Reagan (or Reggan, on the marriage record) is shown next. Mr. Reagan, a lumber dealer, was born in Ind. in July 1864. On Nov. 18, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Grace Watts who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1870. Together they have one child, Mary M., who was born in Ind. in May 1899. Also living with them is a son from a previous marriage, Earl F. Reagan, who was born in Nebraska in May 1886. A servant, Rosa Knight, is also listed as living in the home. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1877.

Mrs. Linda Hinchman, a widow, follows. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1844 and is a mother of seven, though only four survive. Living in the home with her is her daughter Mary Florence and her husband Samuel V. Ham. Florence was born in Ind. in May 1873. She married Mr. Ham on Jan. 29, 1896 in Henry Co. He was born in Ind. Dec. 1867. His occupation is listed as a government official.

The McBride family is listed next. Orno H. McBride, a traveling salesman, was born in Ind. in July 1869. On Dec. 25, 1887 in Hancock Co. he married Ada E. Vance. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1872. They are the parents of three children – Ethel (born May 1890), Verna B. (born May 1892) and Cody (born July 1894). Also living in the home is Orno’s mother Mary A. McBride, formerly Miss Zion. She was born in Ind. or Ohio in Aug. 1832, a widow of Joseph McBride and mother of eight children.

 Milton and Alma B. Reddick follow. Mr. Reddick, a lawyer, was born in Ind. in July 1850. On Jan. 18, 1883 in Henry Co. he married the former Miss Byrket who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1866. They do not have any children.

Ohio native William McGravern, a physician, is shown next. Mr. McGravern was born in Oct. 1828. His wife of 12 years, Rachel was born in Ohio in Feb. 1846. They had one child who is no longer living. A boarder, Cora E. Porter, is also shown as living in the home. She was born in Ind. in July 1880 and works as a housekeeper.

The Johnson family follows. Henry C. Johnson, a merchant, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1865. On July 17, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Nancy L. Lakin. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1866. They are the parents of two children – Ethel B. (born Dec. 1887) and Earnest O. (born Feb. 1889).

The Hudelson family lives next. Luther “Emery” Hudelson, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1850. On Sept. 7, 1871 in Henry Co. he married Deborah Lapton. She was born in Ohio in Dec. 1853. They are the parents of six children, all of whom survive. Still at home are Otis (born Mar. 1878), Etta (born June 1880), Ada (born May 1883) and son Lynn (born Sept. 1887). Both Otis and Etta work as salespeople. The older two children no longer at home in 1900 were listed in the 1880 census as Cecil (born abt. 1873) and Laura (born abt. 1875).

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 38 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 50 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features ten more.

Following the Emery Hudelson family (detailed last week) is Mrs. Jennie Roberts, a widow of James S. Roberts, whom she married in Henry Co. on Feb. 3, 1878. James was born in Ind. about 1840 and died between 1883 and 1900. In 1880, James was working as a school teacher in Wayne Township of Marion Co. Jennie, formerly Miss Dungan, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1850 and is also a school teacher. They have two children – Clara (born Apr. 1880) and Grace (born Aug. 1882).

Ohio native Elmer W. Lawrence is shown next. Elmer, a school teacher, was born in Oct. 1863. On Aug. 1, 1889 in Randolph Co. he married Dora Thornburg. She was born in Sept. 1866 in Ind. They are the parents of one child, Mildred, who was born in Dec. 1895.

England native Francis “Frank” Dovey follows. Mr. Dovey, house painter, was born in May 1837 and came to the United States in 1848. His wife of 32 years, Emaranda P. was born in Ind. in Jan. 1842. They are the parents of three children – Otis (born abt. 1868), Bert (born Aug. 1870), and Anna (born abt. 1878). Only their son Bert is survives and is still living at home. He also works as a house painter. Listed as a boarder in the home is Ida Dovey, a saleswoman. She was born in Aug. 1865.

Following Frank Dovey is Mr. Isae Dovey, likely Frank’s father. Mr. Dovey was born in England in Mar. 1833 and came to America in 1848. He is also a house painter.

Silas and Cora A. Shipley are listed next. Mr. Shipley, a cigar maker, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1871. Cora, his wife of two years, was born in Ind. and works in a millinery. Also living in the home is Cora’s sister Laura M. Jones. Laura was born in Ind. in Jan. 1879. She also works as a milliner.

Shown next are two men from China, Sam Luag (born Aug. 1850) and Sing Lam (Jan. 1865). They both came to America in 1880 and both currently work as laundrymen.

Mrs. Jennie Hillard, a widow, follows. Jennie was born in Ind. in Feb. 1862. She has one daughter, Marie, who was born in Apr. 1892. Also living in the home is her mother Matilda Howard, who was born in New York in July 1820 and is also widowed. Three boarders live in the home as well - Frank K. Smith (born Mar. 1853 in Ind.), Frank Briddill (born in Sept. 1875 in Mich.), and Henry W. Warrick (born in May 1843 in Ind.). Mr. Briddill works as a florist and Mr. Warrick is a day laborer.

Asa C. Sample lives next. Mr. Sample, a school teacher, was born in Apr. 1840 in Ind. On Dec. 18, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Elizabeth C. Jones. She was born in Ind. in July 1846. They are the parent of two children, both living. Asa also has four children with his first wife, Sarah Kitley.

Jerry Woods, a farmer, is enumerated after the Sample’s. Mr. Woods was born in Ind. in May 1844. His wife of 29 years, Sarah L. was born in Ind. in Oct. 1849. They do not have any children, but a housekeeper, Ruby Rogers, lives with them. Ruby was born in Ind. in Apr. 1882.

Ohio native Henry M. Crouse follows. Mr. Crouse, a physician, was born in July 1833. On Mar. 4, 1858 in Henry Co. he married Helen M.N. “Nancy” Woods. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1836. They are the parents of one child who survives.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 39 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 82 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 60 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features eleven more.

Following the Crouse family (detailed last week) is the Morris home. Mrs. Susannah Morris, a widow, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1828. In the 1860 Knightstown Census, it shows her husband had died leaving her with three young children and at that time she was running a boarding house. Her children, all living in 1900, were listed in the 1860 census as Almaretta “Mattie” (born Feb. 1851), Sarah E. (born abt. 1853) and William (born abt. 1857). Her daughter Mattie is living at home in the 1900 census. Two boarders are also shown as living in the home in 1900 – Wayne Kerwood, a salesman who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1876, and Omar Roberts, a laborer who was born in Missouri in Aug. 1872.

William B. Smith and family live next. Mr. Smith, a miller, was born in Ind. in May 1862. On June 27, 1887 in Henry Co. he married Hannah E. Russell. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1858. They are the parents of four children, though only three survive – Charles (born Oct. 1888), Thomas (born Sept. 1890) and Harry (born May 1894).

West Virginia native Perry G. Nay follows. Mr. Nay was born in July 1843. His occupation is difficult to read but appears to be jewelry repair. His wife of 23 years, Elbaria J. was born in Ohio in Dec. 1852. They are the parents of two children – Jessie (born Oct. 1877 in Ohio) and Elmer (born Apr. 1880 in Ohio). Their daughter Jessie is a school teacher.

The Morgan home is next. Charles Ray (or Roy) Morgan, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1868. His wife of three years, Bertha was born in Ind. in Mar. 1873. Ray and Bertha have two children – Charles (born Aug. 1896) and Donald (born Sept. 1899). Also living in the home is Mattie Smith, a servant, who was born in Ind. in June 1882.

The Reeves family is shown next. Abner D. Reeves, a lumber dealer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1860. On Nov. 4, 1880 in Henry Co. he married Alice Burkitt, who was born in Ind. in Jan. 1873. They are the parents of two children – Roy (born Sept. 1881) and Flossie (born June 1885).

Pennsylvania native James M. Troxler follows. James, a day laborer, was born in Feb. 1855. On Mar. 15, 1891 in Hancock Co. he married Mary Johnson. Mary was born in Tennessee in July 1858. They are the parents of three children – George (born Apr. 1891), Garold (born Nov. 1895) and Adah Gephart (born June 1876), probably from a previous marriage.

Mrs. Eliza J. Steele, a widow, is listed next. Eliza was born in Ind. but no further information is provided about her. However, an Eliza J. Steele (born about 1845) was listed in the 1880 Knightstown census as living with husband James Steele, a blacksmith, and three sons Charley, Niter, and Frank (all likely from a previous marriage of James’). James married the former Eliza J. Hurst on Mar. 17, 1880. Living with Eliza in 1900 is her granddaughter, Arrelia Steele. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1890.

Ohio native James M. Wilson follows. James, a shoemaker, was born in Oct. 1848. On June 28, 1873 in Henry Co. he married Lettie Munden (whose name appears as Celestina in the 1900 census). Lettie was born in Ind. in Sept. 1853. They are the parents of three children, all living and shown in the 1880 census as Wallace (born abt. 1874), Lizzie (born Mar. 1876) and William (born abt. 1877).

Following James Wilson is the home of his daughter and her husband, George Hardy. Mr. Hardy, a machinist, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1868. He married Elizabeth H. Wilson on Nov. 30, 1898 in Henry Co. They do not yet have any children.

Thomas R. Woodard, a dentist, lives next. Thomas was born in Ind. in Jan. 1853. On Aug. 17, 1880 in Wayne Co. he married Carrie Townsend. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1855. They are the parents of one child, Mable, who was born in June 1885.

John F. Murphy is enumerated next. Mr. Murphy, a meat dealer, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1861. On May 13, 1886 in Dekalb Co. he married Francis “Fanny” Glenowich. She was born in Germany in Oct. 1861 and came to America in 1866. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive. Still living at home is their daughter, Alice, who was born in Ind. in June 1891.

Next week’s column will complete the information on the final 11 residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 40 – Jefferson Street 1900 final

This week’s column completes the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 82 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 71 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features the final eleven homes.

Following the Murphy family (detailed last week) is Ohio native Mrs. Susan Lemon, a widow. She was born in Oct. 1849 and is the mother of one child, no longer living. A boarder, Sarah Flooke, is also in the home. Sarah was born in Ind. in Dec. 1870 and works in a millinery.

James Inis Bowen lives next. Mr. Bowen, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1863. His wife of 12 years, Helen, was born in Ohio in Nov. 1866. Also living with them Huldie Waynewaugh (last name difficult to read), who is listed as “mother” though research could not determine if she is the mother of Inis or Helen. Huldie was born in Ind. in June 1827.

Virginia native Frank Hatfield follows. Frank, a day laborer, was born in Aug. 1860. On Apr. 23, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Flora Furgason who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1867. They are the parents of two children – Marie (born Sept. 1892) and Wayne (born Mar. 1899).

William L. Williams lives next. William, also a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1872. On Aug. 7, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Adelia M. “Minnie” Ramsey. Minnie was born in Ind. in Apr. 1873. They do not have any children at this time.

George Watts and family are shown next. George was born in Ind. in Oct. 1872. His wife of five years, Laura M. was born in Ind. in Mar. 1873. They are the parents of two children – Margaret D. (born July 1895) and Harry W. (born June 1896). Also living with them is Capia Burtian, a servant. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1881.

Mrs. Nancy Barrett, a widow, is enumerated next. Nancy was born in Ind. in July 1826 and is the mother of five surviving children. Living at home is her son John Barrett, a day laborer. He was born in Ind. in Apr. 1854.

Omar H. Barrett, son of Harvey and Caroline Barrett, lives next. Omar, a physician, was born in Rush Co. in Mar. 1860. On Sept. 26, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Rose E. Furgason. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1858. They are the parents of two children – Pauline (born Aug. 1884) and Max (born Mar. 1889).

Following the Barrett’s is Joseph M. Goble, a dealer in patient medicine. Mr. Goble was born in Ind. in Apr. 1851. On Sept. 4, 1879 in Rush Co. he married Ida A. Saunders who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1856. They are the parents of three children – Paul (born June 1880), Mertia (born Dec. 1886) and Raymond (born Sept. 1882).

Joshua L. Holland and his wife of 27 years, Lucina, are shown next. Mr. Holland, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1850. Mrs. Holland was born in Ind. in July 1850. They are the parents of two children, though one survives and no longer is at home.

John T. Butler lives next. Mr. Butler, a dealer in patient medicine, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1865. On June 29, 1898 in Henry Co. he married Anna B. Woods. She was born in Ind. in July 1864. They do not yet have any children.

The last family shown as living on Jefferson Street in 1900 is the Ratliff family. Marcus Ratliff, a lumber dealer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1857. On Aug. 22, 1878 in Henry Co. he married Adalaide Woolen. Adalaide, whose name is shown as Hannah in the 1880 census, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1861. They are the parents of six children, only five of whom survive. Still living at home are three sons and one daughter - Hershel (born Apr. 1883), Carl (born Aug. 1886), Jessie (born Aug. 1889) and Ruby (born July 1893). Another son, William (born in 1880), was shown with Marcus and Adalaide in the 1880 Knightstown census.

Next week’s column will begin detailing the information on the families of Franklin Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 41 – Franklin Street 1900

This week’s column begins with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Franklin Street in 1900. There were 44 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first nine homes are detailed below.

The first family enumerated on Franklin Street in 1900 is the Brosius family. George Brosius, a house painter, was born in Pennsylvania in Jan. 1856. On Oct. 13, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Rosa Bresland. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1865. They do not have any children.

The Bolen family is shown next. Eugene C. Bolen, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in May 1870. His wife of nine years, Etta, was born in June 1873. They are the parents of three children – Chester (born Oct. 1891), Clarence (born June 1893) and Virginia (born Dec. 1896).

The Junkins family follows. Henry Junkins, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1845. On Oct. 19, 1872 in Rush Co. he married Mary S. Murphy. She was born in North Carolina in Oct. 1851. They have just one child, Edward “Eddie”, who was born in July 1876 in Ind. He also works as a day laborer.

The Fulton family is next. Robert Fulton, also a day laborer, was born in Ind. in May 1861. About 1881 he married his wife of 18 years, Rosa. She was born in Ind. in June 1860. They have one child, Cora J., who was born in Apr. 1884.

Charles P. James and family are shown after the Fulton’s. Mr. James, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1854. On June 29, 1875 in Henry Co. he married Emma Estal (or probably Estell). She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1853. They have one child, Harry C., who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1877. He works in a grocery. Also living in the home is Harry’s wife, the former Anna D. Foulke. They were just married on Mar. 14, 1900.

Mrs. Mary F. Shaw, a widow, lives next. Mrs. Shaw was born in Ind. in July 1878. She is the mother of two children. Her daughter Lola was born in Feb.1882 in Iowa. Her oldest daughter Ida, who is divorced from Oliver Sebring, also lives in the home with her daughter Helen Sebring, who was born in Apr. 1899. Ida was born in Apr. 1880 and married Mr. Sebring on Oct. 27, 1897.

The Crandall family follows. Howard Crandall, a drayman, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1867. On Nov. 15, 1888 in Henry Co. he married Anna L. Rhodes. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1867. They have one child, Clarence, who was born in Sept. 1889.

The Armstrong family is listed next. Harry Armstrong, a grocery man, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1877. On June 23, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Pearl Rogers. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1877. They have two children – Mildred (born Jan. 1898) and Claude (born May 1899).

Virginia native Henry B. Hibben is next. Mr. Hibben, a wood worker, was born May 1857. Though his birthplace is listed as Virginia in the 1900 census, it is shown as West Virginia in the 1880 census. He married Mary M. Estell on Nov. 30, 1880 in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1856. They have one child, Pearl, who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1882.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Franklin Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 42 – Franklin Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Franklin Street in 1900. There were 44 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first nine homes are detailed in a previous column on August 4 and the families of nine more Franklin St. homes are detailed below.

Following the Hibben family (detailed in previous column), is Osia Woodard, a groceryman. Mr. Woodard was born in Ind. in May 1873. His wife of five years, Minnie, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1877. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive – Ralph (born May 1896) and Willard (born Mar. 1900).

Shown next is German-born George P. Graf, a blacksmith in Knightstown for more than 20 years. Mr. Graf was born in Nov. 1844 and came to America in 1854. On Dec. 23, 1868 in Henry Co. he married Phebe E. Wallace, who was born about 1843 in Ohio and passed away between 1880 and 1900. They had four children – Orion (born about 1870), Linna (born Aug. 1871), Leona (born about 1873), and Morton P. (born Nov. 1877). Living at home with their father in 1900 is Morton and Linna along with her husband, Frank B. Meckel who she married Oct. 6, 1897 in Henry Co. and their daughter Edna Meckel. Mr. Meckel, a groceryman, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1870 and Edna was born Aug. 1898.

The Overman family follows. Robert Overman, a carpenter in Knightstown for more than 20 years, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1847. On June 7, 1871 in Rush Co. he married Mary F. Foxworthy. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1850. They are the parents of four children, only three of whom survive. Living at home is their daughter Anna M. Overman who was born in Dec. 1884. Two other children living in the home in 1880 were James H. (born about 1875) and Delbert (born Aug. 1879).

Virginia native William Pride and family are listed next. Mr. Pride, a retired farmer, was born in Apr. 1812. On June 26, 1870 in Henry Co. he married Mrs. Jane A. Horner. She was born in Virginia in July 1831. It doesn’t appear they have any children together, though Jane has two sons from a previous marriage – George Horner and Wilson Horner (both apparently born in Apr. 1866). George, a farmer, is still living at home.

Mrs. Martha A. Cameron, a widow of John D. Cameron, is shown after the Pride household. Mrs. Cameron, formerly Martha Fort, was born in Ind. in July 1840. On Nov. 14, 1860 in Henry Co. she married Mr. Cameron. He was born in Virginia about 1830 and was working as a blacksmith in 1880 Knightstown. J. D. Cameron died sometime between 1881 and 1900. They are the parents of eight children, though only five are living in 1900. Still at home in 1900 is son Gurtis Cameron (born Mar. 1880) and Eddie Cameron (born Dec. 1881). Gurtis works as a traveling salesman. Other children listed 1880 include Maggie (born abt. 1863), son Marble (born abt. 1867), son J. Lee (born abt. 1871), and Bessie (born abt. 1873).

Pennsylvania native Fred J. Sherrod follows. Mr. Sherrod, a day laborer, was born Mar. 11, 1850. About 1881, he married his wife Alice, who was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 4, 1865. They apparently renewed their marriage vows as an Indiana marriage record exists for them but shows their marriage date as Oct. 17, 1907. They have one child, Fred G. Sherrod, who was born in Pennsylvania in July 1882.

Elbert M. Johnson and his wife are shown next. Mr. Johnson, a dealer in patient medicine, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1858. On June 25, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Jennie Shields. She was born in Ind. in June 1859. They do not have any children.

Following the Johnson’s is James L. Shelton and his wife. Mr. Shelton, a lawyer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1856. On Dec. 2, 1891 in Henry Co. he married Josephine Smith. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1868. They do not have any children.

The family of William St. Clair, a butcher in Knightstown for more than 20 years, follows. Mr. St. Clair was born in Ind. in Nov. 1851. On Nov. 1, 1877 in Henry Co. he married Mary J. Oldham. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1853. Also living in the home with them is William’s daughter from a previous marriage and her husband. Lora St. Clair, who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1869, married William T. Holland on June 26, 1895 in Henry Co. Mr. Holland, a traveling salesman, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1869.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Franklin Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 43 – Franklin Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Franklin Street in 1900. There were 44 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 18 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of nine more Franklin St. homes are detailed below.

Following the Holland family (detailed last week), is the Reddick family. Peter Reddick, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in July 1835. On Nov. 3, 1864 in Henry Co. he married Sariffee Wagner (also shown as Waggoner). She was born in Ind. in May 1842. They are the parents of two children, but only their son Harry B. Reddick survives. He was born in Feb. 1883.

Eric Morgan, a banker, is listed next. Mr. Morgan was born in Ind. in Sept. 1871. On Oct. 4, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Emma Dale McCann. She was born in Ind. in May 1871. They have one child, Rowland, who was born in May 1896. Also living in the home is Emma’s sister Hallie McCann, who is only shown as age 20, born in Ind.

Connecticut native Edward B. Edmonds and his partner, J. Moffett, are shown after the Morgan’s. Both are printers. Mr. Edmonds was born in Jan. 1846 and Mr. Moffett was born in Ind. in June 1855. Neither man is married.

Illinois Oral (or Arvil) W. Dilkey (or Delkey) follows. Mr. Dilkey, a drayman, was born in Jan. 1875. On May 14, 1899 in Henry Co. he married Grace M. Jackson. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1879. They do not yet have any children. Also living in the home is Grace’s widowed father John Jackson, who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1831.

Emory E. and Blanche White are listed next. Mr. White, stock dealer, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1867. On Oct. 4, 1899 in Wayne Co. he married the former Miss Bilby. Blanche was born in Ind. in Sept. 1868. They do not have any children.

Pennsylvania native Milton Peden is shown after the White’s. Mr. Peden, a lawyer, was born in Mar. 1823. On July 26, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Mary A. Furgason. She was born in Ohio in Jan. 1827. They are the parents of three children though only one child survives and is no longer living at home.

The Talbert family follows. Daniel H. Talbert, a salesman, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1860. On Sept. 9, 1886 in Henry Co. he married Caroline Wilson. She was born in Iowa in Apr. 1863. They are the parents of six children – Mable (born in July 1887), Anna (born in Dec. 1889), Ruby (born Jan. 1892), Frank D. (born in Dec. 1894), Mary B. (born Jan. 1896), and Ruth E. (born June 1898).

Ohio native Frank E. Glass is listed next. Mr. Glass was born in Mar. 1822. His wife of 56 years, Mary E. was born in Pennsylvania in June 1826. They are the parents of seven children, though only four survive. Still living at home is their daughter Margaretta. She was Pennsylvania in Mar. 1848.

James W. Wagoner, an Iowa native, lives after the Glass family. Mr. Wagoner, a salesman, was born in Jan. 1836. His wife of 43 years, Martha J. was born in England in June 1839, immigrating to America in 1850. They are the parents of eight children, only of five of whom survive. Still at home is their son John W. (born Sept. 1867 in Ind.), daughter Marsia (born May 1879), and son Richard (born May 1870) as well as Richard’s wife, the former Bertha Miller, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1897 in Henry Co.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Franklin Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 44 – Franklin Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Franklin Street in 1900. There were 46 residences (a correction from previous columns stating there were 44) on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 27 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of ten more Franklin St. homes are detailed below.

Following the Wagoner family (detailed last week), is the McMurnery family. John McMurney, a shoemaker, was born in Mar. 1848 in Ireland. He emigrated from that country to America in 1850. On Apr. 14, 1883 in Henry Co. he married Easter Clinton. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1859. They are the parents of three children, though only their daughter Mary E. (born Mar. 1886) and their son S. C. McMurney (born Feb. 1889) survive, both still living at home.

After the McMurney family is Mrs. Mary E. Wiggins, a widow of Aaron Wiggins whom she married on Dec. 24, 1863 in Rush Co. Mrs. Wiggins, formerly Miss Pugh, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1833. Mr. Wiggins, who died between 1870 and 1880, was born in Ind. about 1836. They are the parents of three children – William Leander Wiggins (born Sept. 1865), Benjamin Marshal Wiggins (born Sept. 1866) and Abram L. Wiggins (born Nov-Dec 1869). Mary’s two older sons are still living at home in 1900 but her youngest son passed away between Aug. 1870 and June 1880. Also living in the home in 1900 is Nora Jackson, listed as a servant. She was born in Nov. 1880 in Ind.

North Carolina native Mrs. Mary Wilkinson, a widow, is shown next. Mary was born in June 1832 and is the mother of one child who is no longer living.

Charles A. Brittenham and family follow. Mr. Brittenham, an engineer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1848. On Feb. 23, 1876 in Henry Co. he married Martha Fifer. She was born in Ind. in July 1859. They have one child, Myrtle. She was born in Mar. 1877 and is living at home in 1900.

Miss Hattie E. Reeves is listed next. Hattie, a dressmaker, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1867.

Mrs. Annie McManis, a widow, is enumerated after the home of Miss Reeves. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1850. No further information could be found on her husband. She does not have any children.

The Edmondson family follows. Bert Edmondson was born in Ind. in Feb. 1865. He recently married Mrs. Ella Copeland, a widow of Jesse Copeland whom she married on Mar. 1, 1888 in Henry Co. Though no exact date for Bert and Ella’s marriage was found, the 1900 census indicates it was in 1900. Also living in the home is Edna Edmondson, a daughter from an earlier marriage of Bert’s. Edna was born in Ind. in Jan 1887. Ella’s father, William Mann, also lives in the home as well as William’s 7-year old granddaughter Mary Mann. Mr. Mann was born in Virginia in Mar. 1828 and Mary was born in Oct. 1892.

Ohio native William P. Foulke lives next. Mr. Foulke, a life insurance agent, was born in June 1845. On June 23, 1877 in Vigo Co. he married Eliza J. Donham. She was born in Ind. in May 1860. They have four children – Anna D. (born about 1879), Nellie M. (born June 1880), Mable A. (born June 1887) and son Carroll L. (born Mar. 1895). All of the children except Anna are still living at home. Another daughter, Laura B. Foulke, was shown living with the family in the 1880 Census. She was born about 1872, likely a child from a previous marriage.

Following the Foulke family is Mrs. Cornelia Dille, a widow of Luther Spencer Dille who died between 1881 and 1900. The former Miss Cornelia Cameron married Mr. Dille on Dec. 25, 1867 in Henry Co. They did not have any children.

Pennsylvania native Henry Fredrick is listed next. Henry, a blacksmith, was born in Mar. 1837. Sarah, his wife of 15 years, was born in England in June 1842. She came to America in 1865. They are the parents of six children, only five of whom survive and all now live on their own.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Franklin Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 45 – Franklin Street 1900 final

This week’s column concludes the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Franklin Street in 1900. There were 46 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 37 homes were detailed in previous columns and the families of the last nine homes are detailed below.

Following the Fredrick family (detailed last week) is the home of Mrs. Phebe J. Earnest, widow of William Earnest. Phebe, formerly Miss Siler, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1848 and married Mr. Earnest on Nov. 25, 1871 in Rush Co. William was born in Ind. about 1850 and died between 1881 and 1900. They are the parents of three children, all surviving. Still at home are Bert (born May 1877) and Arthur (born Feb. 1881). Their daughter Hattie (born about 1874) is no longer at home.

The home of Frank Brooks is shown next. Mr. Brooks, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1874. On Aug 4, 1897 in Henry Co. he married Elizabeth S. Bailey. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1878. They have one child, Marie, who was born in Mar. 1899.

John Rhodes is listed after the Brooks home. Mr. Rhodes, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in May 1847. His wife has passed away, but living with him is his daughter Rosa, her husband and son. Rosa was born in Ind. in Sept. 1878. On Feb. 23, 1899 in Henry Co. she married Edgar (or Edward, as shown in 1900 census) Jackson. Mr. Jackson, a teamster, was born in Ind. in July 1874. Their son Carkew was born in Mar. 1899.

Wilson and Blanche Horn follow. Mr. Horn, a blacksmith, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1866. On Apr. 2, 1899 in Henry Co. he married Blanche Foulke. She was born in Ind. in July 1871. They do not yet have any children.

Pennsylvania native Thomas Fredrick is listed next. Mr. Fredrick, a farmer, was born in Jan. 1831. On Oct. 16, 1874 in Cass Co. he married Jane Dille. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1842. They are the parents of two children, both living, though only their daughter Nellie is still at home. Nellie was born in Oct. 1878. Also living with them is Jane’s brother George W. Dille who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1864.

Maryland native Leonidus Winston follows. Mr. Winston, a physician, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1841. He is widowed but no other information could be found about his wife.

The McCormack family is shown next. Noah McCormack, a grocery man, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1842. On Aug. 28, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Sarah Amanda Leavell. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1844. They are the parents of five children, all of whom survive. Living with them is their married daughter Dalta Bryant with her daughter Ruth. Dalta was in Nov. 1872 and married Howard Bryant on Aug. 6, 1891 in Henry Co. Their daughter Ruth was born in Mar. 1893. Two other grandchildren live in the home – Roy Whitten (born July 1885) and Ruby Whitten (born Mar. 1890). They are the children of daughter Maggie McCormack and her husband Ora Whitten whom she married on July 4, 1883 in Madison Co.

Willard George and Andrew J. George follow. Willard, a grocery man, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1853. Andrew, who is listed as Willard’s partner but could possibly be his brother, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1857.

The last family shown as living on Franklin St. is the Stage family. William R. Stage, a railroad ticket agent, was born in Ohio in Oct. 1849. On June 17, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Mrs. Martha Ada Reid. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1851. Living with them is Ada’s daughter Millie Reid who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1872.

Next week’s column will begin with information on the families of Harrison Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 46 – Harrison Street 1900

This week’s column begins with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Harrison Street in 1900. There were 27 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 13 homes are detailed below.

Mrs. Alice Archibald, living alone, is in the first home enumerated on Harrison St. in 1900. The former Miss Alice Barnes was born in Ind. in June 1868. She married Ed Archibald on Feb. 18, 1895 in Henry Co. but they are now divorced. She does not have any children.

The Kriner family is shown next. Frank Kriner, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1877. In 1899 in Henry Co. he married Cora Lamore. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1877. They have one child, a son. Burton Kriner was born in Mar. 1900.

Virginia native Nathan E. Wilkinson follows. Mr. Wilkinson was born in June 1830. Around 1855, he married his wife Rebecca, who was born in North Carolina in Mar. 1828. They are the parents of three children, all living, though only their daughter Eva is still at home. Eva was born in Ind. in Jan. 1871.

Mrs. Clara Pennington, a widow of Amos Pennington, lives next. The former Miss Clara Hully was born in Ohio in June 1844. On Jan. 20, 1869 in Henry Co. she married Mr. Pennington. They are the parents of six children, all living. Only her daughter Callie (born May 1874) is still at home.

Leona Scott, living alone, is shown next. Leona, who is divorced, was born in Ind. in June 1868.

Mr. and Mrs. Brothers follow. Ora B. Brothers, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in May 1877. Eva O., his wife of two years, was born in Ohio in Nov. 1877. They do not yet have any children.

After the Brothers home is the Poe home. Edward A. Poe (or Edgar as shown on his marriage record) was born in Ind. in Nov. 1877 and works as a teamster. On Feb. 6, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Lola L. Adams. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1873. They have one child, a daughter, Myriman (difficult to read), who was born in Oct. 1896.

Mr. Frank E. Freeman, a widower, follows. He was born in Dec. 1848. Also enumerated in his home is a housekeeper, Virginetta Ducket. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1853. She is also a widow and mother of eight children, though only four survive.

Kentucky native Charles L. Abrams lives next. Charles, a day laborer, was born in Mar. 1874. On Sept. 2, 1899 in Henry Co. he married Bertha M. Price. She was born in Ind. in Apr. 1882. They do not yet have any children.

The Collins family follows. Albert Collins, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1875. On Sept. 28, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Frances Kerr. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1878. They are the parents of four children – Robert (born Sept. 1894), Donald (born Feb. 1897) and Sadie (born Aug. 1898).

Mrs. Mary A. Hardy, a widow, lives next. She was born in Virginia in Dec. 1824 and is the mother of four children, three of whom survive. Living at home is her son Terry, a day laborer. He was born in Ind. in Sept. 1869.

Ohio native Nathan Grey is shown next. Mr. Grey, a clergyman, was born in July 1842. Mary F. Grey, his wife of 27 years, was born in Ohio in Sept. 1847. They are the parents of six children, all living. Still at home is their daughter Edith (born Mar. 1883 in Ohio) and their son Lewis (born Dec. 1891 in Ind.).

The home of Charles C. Smith and family follows. Mr. Smith, a junk dealer, was born in Ind. in May 1853. On Mar. 10, 1885 in Brown Co. he married Rebecca J. Dine. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1866. They have three children – Lizzie (born in Missouri in May 1881 from a previous marriage), Pearl (born Oct. 1886) and Chester C. (born Mar. 1892).

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Harrison Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 47 – Harrison Street 1900 continued

This week’s finishes with the information on the final 14 residences shown on Knightstown’s Harrison Street in 1900. There were 27 residences on this street in that year’s census. Information on the first 13 families was provided previously.

Following the Charles C. Smith family (detailed last week), is the home of Jacob Bodmer, a native of Switzerland. Mr. Bodmer, a day laborer, was born in Feb. 1841 and came to America in 1856. On June 8, 1896 in Henry Co. he married Elizabeth Latshaw. She was born in Pennsylvania in Mar. 1832 and is the mother of three children, all living, but no longer at home.

Another Pennsylvania native, Mrs. Mary Kurtz, is shown next. Mrs. Kurtz, a widow, was born in June 1844. She is the mother of one child, a daughter named Jessie, who is still at home. Jessie was born in Ohio in Apr. 1871.

Clinton Hawhee, a real estate dealer, lives next. Clinton was born in Ind. in Oct. 1847. Also living in the home is Clinton’s sister Eliza. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1845.

Isaac N. Dennis follows. Mr. Dennis, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1841. The 1900 census shows he is divorced from his wife, the former Fanny Pickett, whom he married in Henry Co. on Nov. 26, 1890.

Jacob and Rebecca Kennard live after Mr. Dennis. Mr. Kennard was born in Ohio in Feb. 1825 and his wife was born in North Carolina in 1828. They have been married for 52 years.

John W. White, a dentist, is shown next. Mr. White was born in Ohio in June 1833. On Nov. 22, 1855 in Henry Co. he married Harriett Edwards. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1837. They are the parents of five children, all living but no longer at home.

James L. Ferguson (or Furgason), a lawyer, lives after the White home. Mr. Fergason was born in Ind. in Aug. 1839. On June 14, 1865 in Henry Co. he married Mary F. Welborn. She was born in Ind. about 1846. They are the parents of one child, Florence Leona who was born in June 1868. She is still living in the home of her parents along with her husband Lewis A. Bell. Mr. Bell, a hardware merchant, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1859.

George W. William and family follow. Mr. William, a dry goods merchant, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1846. His wife of 30 years, Sarah E. was born in Ind. in Mar. 1848. They are the parents of two sons – Charles (b. Oct. 1871) and Edward (b. Sept. 1878). Both Charles and Edward are employed as salesmen.

The Leavell family is shown next. Anderson S. Leavell, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in July 1843. On July 14, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Louisa Bond. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1844. They are the parents of four children though only three survive. Their sons Donald (b. Dec. 1872) and Robert R. (b. July 1876) are still at home. Both work as day laborers also. In the 1880 Census, there was an older son, William, living with the family. He was born about 1868.

Following the Leavell home is that of Perry L. Newby. Mr. Newby, a lawyer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1856. On Dec. 20, 1876 in Henry Co. he married Mary Elizabeth Breckenridge. She was born in Iowa in June 1857. They are the parents of two children. Their daughter Flossie (b. May 1877) is still living at home. Their son Floyd (b. about 1879) is no longer at home.

Charles J. Davis and family are shown next. Mr. Davis, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1876. Julia E. Davis, his wife of more than a year, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1880. They have a four-month old son, Augustus, who was born in Feb. 1900.

Mrs. Jane Sims lives next. She was born in Ind. in Nov. 1834. Also living in the home is Zalsa Bouslodge who is listed as a servant. She was born in Ind. in July 1880.

Wait M. Heaton, a farmer, follows. Mr. Heaton was born in Ind. in Nov. 1839. Viola, his wife of 33 years, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1840. They are the parents of three children, only two of whom survive. Their youngest child Alice (b. Aug. 1875) is still at home. Two other children listed in the home in 1880 were Robert (b. about 1869) and Mary (b. about 1872). Also living in the home in 1900 is Margaret Carson, a housekeeper who has lived with the family for more than 20 years. She was born in Dec. 1844 in Ohio. A servant, William Myers, also lives with them. He was born in Tennessee in Jan. 1883.

The last family listed as living on Harrison St. in 1900 is the Cammack family. Vestal J. Cammack, a railroad agent, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1860. On Jan. 1, 1887 in Kosciusko Co. he married Amanda Rhorer. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1868. They are the parents of two children – Norald (b. Aug. 1887) and Donald (b. Feb. 1890).

Next week’s column will begin with information on the families of Madison Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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 48 – Madison Street 1900

This week will feature the start of information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Madison Street in 1900. There were 47 residences on this street in that year’s census. Information on the first nine families listed is detailed below.

The first family enumerated as living on Madison St. is the Taylor family. Mrs. Nettie Taylor, widow of George Washington Taylor who died between 1881 and 1900, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1857. The former Miss Brooks married Mr. Taylor on Jan. 7, 1875 in Henry Co. George (born about 1859 in Kentucky) was working as a barber in the 1880 Knightstown census. Nettie is the mother of seven children, though only four survive. Living at home are Harry (born Dec. 1876), Verna (born Feb. 1878), Grace (born Dec. 1880) and Adale (born Nov. 1884). In 1900, Harry is working as a barber.

The Wilson family is shown next. Frances S. Wilson, an engineer at a saw mill, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1863. On Sept. 30, 1885 in Henry Co. he married Sarah E. Carpenter. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1867. They are the parents of three children – Russell (born June 1887), Orrel O. (born Dec. 1890) and Effie P. (born Feb. 1892).

Benjamin F. James, a carpenter, and his wife of 48 years, Jane W., are listed after the Wilson home. Mr. James was born in Ind. in Oct. 1826. Jane was born in Virginia in Sept. 1830. They are the parents of six children, only five of whom survive. Living at home is their son Walter who was born in Feb. 1860. Their daughter Mable is also living with them along with her second husband, John E. Copeland and her two children. John was born in Ind. in Aug. 1864 and married Mable on June 21, 1896 in Henry Co. They have one child, Margerie, who was born in Oct. 1897. Mable has another child, Gladus Talbert (born Sept. 1889), with her first husband Frank Talbert whom she married on Oct. 10, 1888 in Henry Co.

The Collins family follows. William Collins, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1850. His wife of 37 years, Sarah E. Collins, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1847. They are the parents of seven children, only five of whom survive. Living at home in 1900 is son Charles (born in May 1873) and son Elbert (born July 1875). Charles is also a teamster.

Thomas Wilson and wife are shown next. Mr. Wilson, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in July 1859. On Dec. 10, 1896 in Hamilton Co. he married Nora A. Brittain. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1871. They do not have any children.

Leander “Lee Woods and Ella F., his wife of one year, are listed next. Lee, a traveling salesman, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1871. Ella was born in Ind. in Dec. 1870. They do not yet have any children.

The Whitesell family follows. Charles R. Whitesell, a plumber, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1835. On June 10, 1857 in Henry Co. he married Emma Smart. She was born in Ohio in Sept. 1840. They are the parents of six children, though only five survive. All six children were living with them in the 1880 Knightstown census – Carrie (born abt. 1858 in Iowa), Louise (born May 1860 in Iowa), Nellie (born abt. 1862 in Iowa), May (born abt. 1864 in Iowa), Alice (born abt. 1868 in Ind.) and Joseph A. (born abt. 1870 in Ind.). Only their daughter Louise or “Louie” is living with them in the 1900 census.

Mrs. Lucinda Terry, a widow, is listed after the Whitesell family. Lucinda was born in Jan. 1854 in Ind. She is the mother of five children, all of whom are living but no longer at home. Lucinda’s sister, Jamona (?) St. Clair, lives with her. She was born in Ind. in July 1852 and is single.

The family of William C. Leavell is shown next. William, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1869. On Feb. 17, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Jennie Rhodes (also shown as Rhoades). She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1874. They are the parents of two children – Ruby (born Apr. 1893) and Albert (born June 1897). Also living in the home is Jennie’s brother Allen Rhodes. He was born in Ind. in Feb. 1869.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the families of Madison Street in 1900 Knightstown. 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.