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Genealogical Gleanings 143 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the ancestry of families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where we left off in the column published in the December 13 issue.

Following the Earl Leisure family (detailed in last column) is the home of the Copeland family. Benjamin F. Copeland and his wife and son live at 27 Warrick Street and are still living there ten years later when the 1930 census is taken.

Ben Copeland was born in Ind. about 1868, possibly the son Samuel Copeland and Ruth J. Bowman who were married in Henry Co. on Oct. 30, 1862. They were living in the rural area near Hagerstown in 1870 and 1880. On Apr. 18, 1900 in Hancock County, Ben married Carrie M. Anderson.

Carrie was born in Ind. about 1877, the daughter of Jacob L. Anderson and Eliza Jane Whitaker. She is also the younger sister of Eldora Anderson Leisure, mother of Earl Leisure, who was detailed in the column on Dec. 13. Jacob and Eliza were married in Shelby Co. on Sept. 9, 1869.

Ben and Carrie Copeland had at least one child. In the 1920 census, they had a son William (b. about 1903). William was employed as a laborer at the fence factory at that time.

The next residence listed in the 1920 census after the Copeland house is the home of the Ramsey family at 30 Warrick Street. Hiram L. Ramsey was born in Ind. in Dec. 1893. He is the son of John H. and Sarah A. Ramsey who had lived in Washington Co., Ohio, prior to moving to Indiana as they were there in the 1880 census. By 1900, they had settled in the Spiceland area and were the parents of five children in that year, all of whom were born in Ohio except their youngest child, Hiram. The family had moved into Wayne Township by the 1910 census.

Hiram Ramsey married Bessie C. Razor in Henry Co. on Mar. 20, 1919. Bessie was born about 1897 in Kentucky. No information on her parents was found at this time. In 1920 Knightstown, Hiram had worked as an electrician. By 1930, Hiram and Bessie had moved to Portland in Jay County where they lived with their son, Hiram L. Ramsey Jr. (born about 1921). In Portland, Hiram Sr. was employed as a manager of a wholesale oil company.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The McBride and Call families are enumerated next.

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Genealogical Gleanings 144 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues to detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where we left off in last week’s column.

Following the Ramsey family at 30 Warrick Street (detailed last week) is the home owned by the McBride family. Artis A. McBride, his wife, and two children live at 24 Warrick Street. Artis was born in Jan 1886, the son of Joseph T. and Laura McBride.

His parents were living in Center Township in Rush Co. when the 1900 census was taken. Joseph was born in Nov 1862 in Ind. and his wife was born in Aug 1865. No marriage record was found to determine the last name of wife Laura. In 1900, the couple indicates they are the parents of four children, though only Artis and his brothers Virgil and Gail are living.

Artis married his wife, the former Maude Addison, probably about 1914, though no marriage record was uncovered. Maude was born in Ind. in Sept 1886, the daughter of John W. Addison and Susan J. Fall. John and Susan were detailed further in a column published here in the Nov. 15, 2006 issue when details were provided on Maude’s brother, Blaine Addison, who lives at 304 N Jefferson in 1920. In the 1910 census, Artis was living in rural Center Twp. of Rush Co. in the home of the Lewis Reddick family where he’s shown as a hired man. By the 1920 census when Artis has moved to Knightstown, he is working as machinist.

Artis and Maude had at least two children. In the 1920 census, a son, Paul (b. July 29, 1914), and a daughter, Mary Virginia (b. Jan. 11, 1916), were living in the home. The family was not located in the 1930 census in any U.S. state. However, Mary, at age 14, was found in that census living with her grandparents John and Susan Addison.

Enumerated after Artis and Maude McBride is the home owned by the Call family at 6 Warrick Street. William E. Call lives at the home with his wife, two daughters and two roomers. William was born in Ind. in about 1881. He married Maud E. Watts on Jan. 3, 1904 in Henry Co. Maud was born in Ind. about 1883.

In 1910, William and Maud lived on South Jefferson Street with their daughters, Mavis E. (b. about 1906) and Martha L. (b. about 1908). Then, William earned a living as a farmer. By 1920, William had become an insurance agent.

The two roomers living in the Call home are Valentine Hibbon and Thomas Butcher. Mr. Hibbon was born in West Virginia about 1860. He is divorced in 1920 and working as a watchman at a factory. Mr. Butcher was born in Ind. about 1881. He works as a salesman at a clothing store.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Williams and Butler families are enumerated next.

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Genealogical Gleanings 145 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues to detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where we left off in last week’s column.

Following the home of the Call family (detailed last week) is the home at 18 Warrick Street owned by the Williams family. Charles E. Williams and his wife, the former Lottie Watts, have lived in the home less than ten years.

Charles E. Williams was born in May 1854, the son of Ellison Williams and Margaret M. Oldham. Ellison was born about 1825 in Indiana and Margaret was born in Ind. about 1834. They were married in Hancock County on Apr. 28, 1852. In 1860, Ellison and his family lived near Cleveland in Hancock Co. where he worked as merchant. By 1870, the family had moved to Knightstown where Ellison is listed as a dry goods merchant. He continues to work as a merchant in Knightstown until after 1880.

Their son Charles married Charlotte “Lottie” Watts on June 12, 1878 in Henry County. Lottie was born in Aug 1852 in England, the daughter of William and Mary Watts, both natives of England. Lottie came to America in 1853 and, in 1860, she was living with her parents in Lorain Co., Ohio. By 1870, Lottie was living in the home of her brother, Henry Watts, in Knightstown. Her father was a mason and passed along those skills to his son Henry as he worked as a tile worker.

Charles and Lottie Williams were the parents of two children. Their son Carroll Ellison was born in March 1879 and their son Floyd was born in Sept 1884. Charles worked as a manager of a farm for a number of years. Except for a period around 1900, where the family lived in Center Township of Rush Co., they had maintained a residence in the Knightstown area.

Mrs. Florence A. Lyons is enumerated after the Williams family in the home she owns at 30 Warrick Street. In the 1920 census, she is living alone. The former Florence A. Downey was born in Oct 1851 in Ind. and was the daughter of Harrison and Sarah Downey. She married Charles H. Lyons on Jan. 18, 1881 in Rush County. Charles was born in Ind. in Aug 1853, the son of Elijah and Amanda Lyons.

Charles and Florence were living in Center Twp. of Rush County in 1900 with the two youngest of their three children. Nellie Lyons was born in Ind. in Nov 1883 and their son Blaine Lyons was born in Ind. in Jan 1887. The name of their older child was not found. Charles appears to have worked as a farmer for most of his life. They were still living in Rush Co. in 1910.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Butler and Collins families are enumerated next.

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Genealogical Gleanings 146 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Jan. 17 issue. (Note: There was no column published in the Jan. 24 issue.)

Following the home of Mrs. Florence Lyons (detailed in last column) is the home owned by the Butler family at 25 Warrick Street. Noah W. Butler was born in Ind. in July 1864, the son of Charles M. Butler and Miriam E. White.

Noah, his siblings and his parents were living outside Knightstown when the 1880 census was taken. Charles Butler, who was born in Ind. in Jan 1837, is listed there as an attorney. Mrs. Miriam Butler was born in Ind. in Dec 1834. They were married in 1856 in Washington Co., Ind. By 1900, Charles and family are living in the home they own at 25 Warrick St., the same home his son Noah resides in 1920. Charles continues to work as an attorney in 1900 and 1910. Charles and Miriam Butler had five other children – Eleanora, Coriana, John T., Harriet M., and Emma L.

Noah Butler married Della Line on Aug. 5, 1893 in Madison Co. Della was born in Sept 1869, probably in Huntington Co. She was the daughter of B.A. Line, a physician in Huntington Co. from at least 1870 to 1910, and Amanda E. Baker. They were married on Feb. 6, 1863 in Wabash County.

Sometime between 1896 and 1900 Noah and Della Butler moved with their two daughters to Michigan. In the 1900 census they were renting a home on 6th Street in Muskegon, Muskegon Co., Michigan. There Noah was employed as a bricklayer. But, by 1910, the family had moved back to Indiana and was living in a home they owned on Franklin Street in Knightstown. As stated previously, Noah became the owner of his parents’ home at 25 Warrick by 1920. He was still living there in 1930 with his wife Della as well as their daughter Miriam and her husband and children.

Noah and Della Butler were the parents of four children though only three lived to adulthood. Their oldest daughter, Miriam J. Butler, was born in Ind. in May 1894. She married Harry E. Johnson on Dec. 24, 1917 in Henry Co. Mr. Johnson was born about 1885 in Michigan. He earns a living as a traveling representative in the loan and finance business. Miriam and Harry were the parents of at least three children including Barbara L., Phillip, and Judith.

Louise M. Butler, the second daughter of Noah and Della, was born in Ind. in Dec 1896. Louise married Harold W. Watts on May 4, 1920 in Henry Co. In 1930, the last census year available, Louise and Harold have one child, Harold Jr., who was born earlier that year. The Watts rented a home at 123 Main Street in 1930.

Noah and Della’s youngest child, Clifford L. Butler, was born in Ind. about 1905. No further information was found on Clifford.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Collins and Williams families are enumerated next.

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Genealogical Gleanings 147 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Jan. 31 issue.

Following the Butler family (detailed last week) is the home at 466 N. Franklin Street rented by the Collins family. Librain H. Collins was born in Ind. about 1872. He married Mary Lulu Argus on Nov. 28, 1895 in Marion Co. They have at least one child, Richard H., who was born in Ind. about 1898.

In 1920, Librain was working as a machinist at the fence factory. In 1930, the family is still living at the same address and Librain is still working the same job. In 1920, son Richard is working at a tire factory but has left home by 1930. No other information on the family was able to be located prior to 1920.

The Williams family is listed next at the home they rent at 446 N. Franklin Street. Harvey D. Williams was born in Ind. about 1895. In 1920, Harvey was also a machinist at the fence factory. He was not located in the 1930 census and the only other information on his previous residences was in 1910. In that year, he was the only child living with his widowed mother, Annie E. Williams, in the Brown Township of Hancock Co.

Harvey Williams married Leta O. Kinsell in Hancock Co. on Aug. 28, 1916. Leta was born in Illinois about 1894. No other information was able to be found on her family history. Harvey and Leta were the parents of at least one child. A daughter, Leslie (b. about 1918), was living with them in 1920.

The Risk family is listed after the Williams family at the home they own at 438 N. Franklin Street. Arthur L. Risk was born in Oct 1887, the son of Oris Lee Risk and Rosa B. McNew.

Oris and Rosa Risk were married on Aug 7, 1887 in Henry Co. They were living in Knightstown in 1900 with Arthur and their two other children, Clifton (b. July 1889) and Omar (b. May 1891). Oris and Rosa were not located in the 1910 census but were listed in the 1920 census. In that year, they lived at 511 N. Adams Street, a home they owned. Oris was a farm laborer in 1900 but was working as a carpenter in a factory by 1920.

Their son Arthur L. Risk married Lulu M. Teeple on May 15, 1907. Lula was born in North Dakota about 1883. No other information on her was located. Based on viewing several census years, it appears Arthur and Lula did not ever have any children.

Arthur and Lulu rented a home on Washington Street in Knightstown in 1900. In 1920, when they lived on Franklin St., an aunt, Mary E. Oliver, was also living with them. Mary was born in Pennsylvania about 1853. By 1930, Arthur and Lulu had moved to Bloomington where they owned a home at 108 N. Union Street. Arthur was working as a carpenter from 1910 to 1930.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The families of Sample and Horn are enumerated next.

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Genealogical Gleanings 148 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Feb. 7 issue.

Following the Risk family (detailed last week) is the home owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sample at 424 N. Franklin Street. Richard Edward Sample was born in Marion Co. in Jan 1868, the son of Asa E. Sample (b. Apr 1840) and Sarah A. Kitley (b. abt. 1847). They were married in Marion Co. on Oct. 19, 1865.

In 1870, the couple was living in that county in Warren Township, near Cumberland, where Asa was employed as a school teacher. By 1880, the family had moved to Center Twp. of Rush Co. while Asa tried his hand at farming. In that year, Asa and Sarah had three other children besides Richard. They were Flora (b. abt. 1866), Frank E. (b. abt. 1869), and John N. (b. abt. 1872).

By 1900, Sarah Sample had died and Asa had remarried on Dec. 18, 1866 to Mrs. Elizabeth Caroline Jones (nee Woods). In that year, with no children still at home, Asa and Elizabeth shared a home with Jeremiah “Jerry” and Sarah Woods. The relationship between the two couples was unique as Jerry Woods was Mrs. Elizabeth Sample’s brother and Jerry’s wife, Sarah, the former Miss Sample, was Asa Sample’s younger sister. They lived in the home at 106 Jefferson St., the large home situated on the northwest corner of Jefferson and Brown streets. Asa Sample had returned to teaching by 1900.

Asa Sample was the son of George W. Sample and Susan Williams. Mrs. Sarah Kitley Sample was the daughter of John and Mariah Kitley.

Asa and Sarah’s oldest son, Richard, main subject of this column, married Ada M. “Addie” Jones in Henry Co. on Oct. 8, 1890. Ada was born in Ind. in July 1872. With far too many records for Jones available in 1880, no concrete information on Ada’s parents could be determined.

Richard and Ada were living in Center Twp. of Rush Co. when the 1900 census was taken but had moved into Knightstown by 1910. In 1900, Richard was a farmer but by 1910, his occupation was listed as a manager of a furniture store. In 1920, he’s shown as a furniture merchant. By 1930, Ada had died. In that year, Richard was still living at 424 N. Franklin and is shown as a proprietor of a furniture store. His mother-in-law, Eliza J. Todd, who is also widowed, was living in the home with him. She was born in Ind. about 1849. It appears from reviewing all census records that Richard and Ada did not have any children.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The family of Wilson and Blanch Horn is enumerated next and will be detailed next week.

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Genealogical Gleanings 149 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Feb. 14 issue. (Note: there was no column published in the last three issues of Feb. 21, Feb. 28, and Mar. 7)

Following the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sample is the home owned by Wilson and Blanche Horn at 414 N. Franklin Street. Wilson W. Horn was born in Ind., likely in Henry Co., in Apr 1866, the son of Wilson Horn Sr. and Jane A. Smith. His parents were married in Henry Co. on Aug. 1, 1865 but Wilson’s father died when he was just a toddler. His mother remarried to William Pride in 1870. It appears from looking at the census results that Wilson Horn Jr. had a twin brother, George, and they were the only children of Wilson Sr. and Jane Smith Horn.

Wilson Horn Jr. married Blanche L. Foulke in Henry Co. on Apr. 2, 1899. In 1900, Wilson and Blanche lived on Franklin St. where Wilson worked as a blacksmith. By 1910, the couple had moved to a home on Brown Street and had two children. Grace Horn was born about 1902 and Ruth Horn was born about 1905. Wilson was still employed as a blacksmith in 1910.

By 1920, the family had grown and now included four sons and another daughter - Donald S. Horn (b. abt. 1910), Francis E. Horn (b. abt. 1911), William W. Horn (b. abt. 1912), Robert D. Horn (b. abt. 1914), and Richard M. Horn (b. abt. 1916). Mr. Horn is listed as working as a blacksmith in his own shop in 1920. This 1920 census also shows that daughter Grace is employed as a stenographer at a bank. By 1930, Wilson and Blanche had moved to 436 Jefferson St. Mr. Horn is shown in that year to be a proprietor of a blacksmith shop.

Following the Horn family is the home owned by the Rees family at 228 N. Jefferson. Omar H. Rees (or Reese?) was born in Feb 1868 in Illinois and is a medical physician. He married Lydia M. George on Nov. 11, 1903 in Marion Co. Lydia was born in Ind. in June 1870.

Omar and Lydia appear to have met when they worked at the Indianapolis City Hospital and apparently lived on site. In 1900, both were found there. At that time, Lydia was a single 30-year old, working as a nurse at the hospital, and Omar was a single 33-year old doctor at the hospital. They were unable to be located in the 1910 census so it is unclear if they had any children, but they did not have any children in the 1920 census or the 1930 census. In 1920, Lydia’s sister, Clara W. George, was living with them. Clara, who is single in 1920, was born about 1878. She worked as a bookkeeper in 1920. In 1930, Dr. Rees and his wife Lydia are still living at 228 N. Jefferson.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The homes of Mrs. Crouse and of the Midkiff family enumerated next and will be detailed in the next column.

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Genealogical Gleanings 150 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Mar. 14 issue.

Following the home of Dr. and Mrs. Rees (detailed last week) is the home at 206 N. Jefferson owned by Mrs. Faye C. Crouse, a widow. She was born in Ind. about 1860. No further information about her was able to be located. Also living in the home with Mrs. Crouse is a servant, Mary Smith. She was born in Kentucky about 1894.

The Midkiff home is listed after Mrs. Crouse. Though no address is given for the 1920 census listing, the Midkiffs were living at 210 N. Jefferson in the 1910 Knightstown census.

Charles W. Midkiff was born in Jan 1870, likely in Huntington County. His parents, Wallace Midkiff and Hannah L. Woods, were living in that county in the 1870 census when Charles was just seven months old. Wallace, a farmer, married Hannah on Oct. 8, 1857 in Hancock Co. The family had moved to rural Brown Township of Hancock Co. by 1880. They had several other children besides Charles including Columbus (b. abt. 1858), Susan (b. abt. 1860), Lafayette (b. abt. 1862), Jerry F. (b. abt. 1864), Estella (b. abt. 1867), Frank (b. abt. 1872), Anna (b. Jan 1875), and John “Rosco” (b. Jan 1880). By 1900, Hannah had died and Wallace had moved to Madison St. in Knightstown where he lived with three of his children.

Charles Midkiff married Della J. Gilson on Nov. 24, 1909. Della was born in Ind. about 1877. Further information on Della’s family was unable to be located. However, in 1920 and 1930, her brother Harry J. Gilson was living in the home with her and Mr. Midkiff. Charles was employed as a poultry dealer from 1900 to 1930 in Knightstown. They apparently did not have any children.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The homes of the Woods and Ramsey family are enumerated next and will be detailed in the next column.

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Genealogical Gleanings 151 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Mar. 21 issue.

Following the home of the Midkiff family at 206 N. Jefferson is the home at 106 N. Jefferson owned by Jeremiah and Sarah Woods.

Some information was already detailed on Jeremiah “Jerry” Woods and his wife in a column published on Feb. 14, 2007 when details were given on the family of Asa and Elizabeth Sample. Elizabeth Sample was Jerry Woods’ younger sister and Asa Sample was the brother of Mrs. Sarah Woods.

Jeremiah Woods was born in May 1844 in Hancock Co., the son of John Woods and Ann Leonard. They were married on Jan. 1, 1835 in Union Co. Both John and Ann were born about 1812 in Ohio.

Jeremiah was one of least seven children of John and Ann Woods. Their other children included Sarah J. (b. abt. 1836), David F. (b. abt 1837), Margaret C. (b. abt 1839), Hannah L. (b. abt 1840; married Wallace Midkiff and was the mother of Charles Midkiff detailed in last week’s column), Nancy (b. Aug 1842), Elizabeth Caroline (b. July 4, 1846), and Eliza Ann (b. abt 1848). John and Ann Woods lived in Hancock Co. for most of their lives.

Jeremiah Woods married Sarah L. Sample on Oct. 12, 1870 in Hancock Co. Sarah was born in Oct 1849, the daughter of George W. Sample and Susan Woods. They were married in Hancock Co. on Sept. 20, 1838. Sarah appears to have been their youngest child and Asa Sample, who was detailed in the column on Feb. 14, was their oldest child. George and Susan had other children including James A. (b. abt 1843), Richard J. (b. abt 1846), John A. (b. abt 1853) and Mary C. (b. abt 1856).

It appears that Jerry and Sarah Woods did not have any children. In 1880, Jerry and Sarah lived in Knightstown where Jerry worked as a wagon maker. By 1900, the couple was living with their siblings, Asa Sample and his wife, the former Elizabeth Caroline Woods. Jerry is listed in that year as a farmer. That census also shows that Sarah had two children, neither of whom survived. In 1910, they are still living on Jefferson Street though no house number is given.

Jeremiah Woods died on July 4, 1924 and Sarah died sometime between 1920 and 1924.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Ramsey family is enumerated next and will be detailed in the next column.

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Genealogical Gleanings 152 – Knightstown 1920 Census continued

This week’s column continues detailing the information available on families enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census for Knightstown from where the column left off in the Mar. 28 issue. (Note: There was no genealogy column published in the Apr. 4 and Apr. 11 issues).

Following the home of Jeremiah and Sarah Woods is the home at 38 N. Jefferson Street owned by Mrs. Rachel McGavern, a widow of William McGavern. Mr. McGavern was a physician in Knightstown since at least 1870. He was born in Ohio in Oct 1828 and died between Apr 1910 and Jan 1920. His wife Rachel was born in Ohio in Feb 1846. They were married about 1888. Prior to Dr. McGavern’s marriage to Rachel, he was married to Anna E. (maiden name unknown). She died sometime between 1870 and 1888.

Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey and their daughter apparently live at the same address as Mrs. McGavern, though as renters. Arthur Ramsey was born in Oct 1879 in Ohio. He is the son of John H. and Sara A. Ramsey who, in 1920, live on East Morgan Street. Arthur married Cora E. Porter in Henry Co. on Dec. 23, 1903. Cora was born in Ind. in July 1880. In 1900, she was living with Mr. and Mrs. McGavern as a boarder.

Arthur, Cora and their daughter Dorothy (b. 1919) were living in Spiceland in 1910 where Arthur was a farmer. In 1920, Arthur was employed as a laborer in a factory. The family is still living in Knightstown in 1930 at 30 Warrick Street. Arthur is listed as working as a machinist at the fence factory. Also in 1930, twenty year old Dorothy Ramsey was working as a stenographer at a physician’s office.

Listed after the Ramseys is the home owned by Thomas and Orpha Millikan at 28 E. Brown Street. Thomas K. Millikan was born in Ind. in June 1846. He married the former Orpha Clark on Dec. 26, 1918 in Marion Co. Prior to his marriage to Orpha, he had been married to the former Samyra F. “Myra” Rayl for more than 40 years. They were married on Nov. 18, 1869 in Henry Co. Myra was born in Ind. in April 1851 and she likely died between 1911 and 1917.

Thomas and Myra lived in the Lewisville area shortly after they married as they were there in 1870. Then, Thomas worked as a farmer, possibly with his father William Millikan who was enumerated right after him in that census. By 1880, Thomas and Myra had moved to the Spiceland area where Thomas worked as a livery man. They had only one child, a daughter, Ora E. Millikan, who was born in July 1872. In 1900, the family still lived in the Spiceland area but Thomas was working as an insurance agent at that time. In 1910, the family lived on East Main Street in Spiceland and Thomas is listed as a real estate and insurance agent. By 1920, Thomas had remarried but was still working as a real estate agent. Neither Thomas nor Orpha was found in the 1930 census and have likely died by that time.

The next genealogy column will continue detailing information on the families listed in the 1920 Knightstown census. The Roberts family is enumerated next and will be detailed in the next column.

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  NO GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS COLUMNS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED SINCE APRIL 18, 2007

 

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