Thursday, March 31, 2016

Carol Ann (Bustamante) Kellberg Obituary

As published in the Kitsap Sun on 6 June 2006:

Carol Ann Kellberg, 44, VETERAN, of Bremerton died May 24, 2006, at her home. She was born in Flushing, N.Y., to Joseph and Nora (Keegan) Bustamante. She graduated from Uniondale High School in 1978 and later served in the Army and Navy. She was an ammunition stock control and accounting specialist in the Army and was one of the first women to receive nuclear training. She married Robb Kellberg on June 1, 1999, in Snoqualmie. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, camping with her family, dancing, relaxing in the sun and watching NASCAR to root for No. 8.

She is survived by her husband in Bremerton; sons, Nicholas and Vincent, both of Bremerton; and sisters, Josie Starna (Frank) of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Bubie Gabel (Paul) of Port Jefferson, N.Y.

Memorial service: Was held 24 May at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Chapel.

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Kitsap Sun, 6 June 2006

2.12.8.4.2.1. Carol Ann Bustamante (1961-2006)

Carol Ann Bustamante was born on 12 October 1961 in Flushing, New York, to Joseph Bustamante and Nora Keegan. She served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.

According to her Social Security Administration filings, she married a man named Maisch about 1986 and later a man named Deconinck about 1996.

She married Robb Samuel Kellberg on 1 June 1999 in Snoqualmie, Washington.

Carol Ann (Bustamante) Kellberg, courtesy of the
Kitsap Sun

Carol's obituary includes the names of two sons -- Vincent and Nicholas -- but I do not know who their father is.

Carol Ann (Bustamante) Kellberg died on 24 May 2006 in Bremerton at her home.

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'Carol Ann (Bustamante) Kellberg,' Kitsap Sun
Kitsap Sun, 6 June 2006
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2006 Kellberg, Carol
US, Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, 2006 Kellberg, Carol Ann (Bustamante)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 2006 Kellberg, Carol A.
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: New York; Issue Date: 1977-1978 (Kellberg, Carol A.)
US, Washington Kitsap County Marriage Index, 1986-2010, 1999 Kellberg, Robb Sherman - Deconinck, Carol Ann

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2.12.8.4.2.1. Robb Sherman Kellberg (1970- )

Robb Sherman Kellberg was born on 1 March 1970 to Robert Eugene Kellberg and Janice Elizabeth Jenks. In 1989 he lived in Grantsburg, Wisconsin; in 1992, in Groton, Connecticut; and in 1993, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

He married Carol Ann Bustamante, daughter of Joseph Bustamante and Nora Keegan, on 10 June 1999 in Snoqualmie, Washington. Carol had been married previously. I do not know if Robb and Carol had children.

Carol died in 2006.

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US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1989 Grantsburg, WI (Kellberg, Robb S.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1992 Groton, CT (Kellberg, Robb S.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Virginia Beach, VA (Kellberg, Robb S.)
US, Washington Kitsap County Marriage Index, 1986-2010, 1999 Kellberg, Robb S. - Deconninck, Carol Ann

2.12.8.4.2. Robert Eugene Kellberg (1944- )

Robert Eugene Kellberg was born on 3 October 1944.

He married Janice Elizabeth Jenks on 23 October 1965 in Pine County, Minnesota. They had one child before Janice died in 1989.

Robert married Norma Jean Paulus on 1 June 1991 in Burnett County, Wisconsin. In 2002 Robert lived in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
US, Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, 1965 Kellberg, Robert E. - Jenks, France E.
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1996-2002 Kellberg, Robert (Grantsburg, WI)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Grantsburg, WI (Kellberg, Robert E.)
US, Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997 1991 Kellberg, Robert Eugene - Paulus, Norma Jean

2.12.8.4.2. Janice Elizabeth Jenks (1941-1989)

Janice Elizabeth Jenks was born on 9 April 1941 in Danville, Illinois, to Arthur Edwin Jenks and Elizabeth Caswell.

She married Robert Eugene Kellberg on 23 October 1965 in Pine County, Minnesota. They had two children during the course of their marriage. In 1982 Janice lived in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.

Janice Elizabeth (Jenks) Kellberg died on 16 September 1989 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, at the age of 48.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
US, Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, 1989 Kellberg, Janice Elizabeth
US, Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, 1965 Kellberg, Robert E. - Jenks, France E.
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1982 Grantsburg, WI (Kellberg, Janice E.)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 388-42-7442
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 388-42-7442; Issue State: Wisconsin; Issue Date: 1959-1960

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Children of Robert Samuel Jenks

2.12.8.4.1.1. Dale Arthur Jenks (1964- )

Dale Arthur Jenks was born on 6 January 1964 to Robert Samuel Jenks and Linda L. Scarlett. In 1993 he lived in Atlanta, Georgia.

2.12.8.4.1.2. Tamara Ellen Jenks (1969- )

Tamara Ellen Jenks was born on 26 July 1969 to Robert Samuel Jenks and Altecia Opal Dillinger. She married Randy Gary Bartle on 2 July 1988 in Polk County, Wisconsin.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Atlanta, GA (Jenks, Dale A.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Bartle, Randy G. (Osceola, WI)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Bartle, Tamara E. (Springbrook, WI)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Dale A (Atlanta, GA)
US, Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997, 1988 Bartle, Randy Gary - Jenks, Tamara Ellen

2.12.8.4.1. Altecia Opal Dillinger (1949- )

Altecia Opal Dillinger was born on 4 April 1949. According to Grandma Jennings' genealogy notebook, she married Robert Samuel Jenks on 26 October 1968. They had a daughter the following year.

I do not know if Altecia and Robert divorced or if they were still married at the time of his death in 1979.

On 29 May 1984 Altecia married Louis Willard Mercier, son of Joseph Mercier and Nedra Loiselle, in Washburn County, Wisconsin. Louis was nearly 20 years her senior and had been married at least four times previously. In a strange twist, he had been convicted for bank robbery in Seattle in 1964 where he worked as a barber.

Louis married again in 1987 so I assume his and Altecia's marriage was a short one. He died in 2000.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
Centralia Daily Chronicle, 31 March 1964
Centralia Daily Chronicle, 20 May 1964
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993, Mercier, Altecia O. (Spooner, WI)
US, Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997, 1984 Mercier, Louis Willard - Jenks, Altecia Opal

2.12.8.4.1. Linda L. Scarlett (1942- )

Linda L. Scarlett was born on 22 July 1942. She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, graduating in 1963 with a degree in German.

Linda L. Scarlett senior class photograph, University of Wisconsin,
1963; courtesy of Ancestry.com

She married Robert Samuel Jenks on 29 June 1963 in Washington County, Minnesota. They had a son before divorcing.

In 1993 Linda lived in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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'Linda L. Scarlett senior class photograph,' Ancestry.com
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
US, Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, 1963 Jenks, Robert S. - Scarlett, Linda L.
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Baraboo, WI (Jenks, Linda L.)
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1961 University of Wisconsin Badger, 193, 367, and 426
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1963 University of Wisconsin Badger, 432 and 443

Monday, March 28, 2016

2.12.8.4.1. Robert Samuel Jenks (1939-1979)

Robert Samuel Jenks was born on 19 August 1939 in Danville, Illinois, to Arthur Edwin Jenks and Elizabeth Caswell. He was their eldest child although his father had a son by a previous marriage. When the 1940 census was enumerated the family lived in South Danville and Robert's father worked as a coal miner.

Robert married Linda L. Scarlet on 29 June 1963 in Washington County, Minnesota. They had one son before divorcing.

According to my grandmother's genealogy notebook, Robert next married Altecia Opal Dillinger. They had a daughter. I do not know if they remained married or if they divorced before Robert's death.

In 1971 Robert lived in El Cajon, California. He was 40 years old.

Robert Samuel Jenks died in September 1979 and was interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel, Wisconsin, the same cemetery where his parents were later buried.

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1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 92-39
Alice (Muir) Genealogy Notebook, page 17
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 86539457
US, Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001, 1963 Jenks, Robert S - Scarlett, Linda L
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1971 El Cajon, CA (Jenks, Robert D)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Robert (El Cajon, CA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 265-56-7281
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 265-56-7281; Issue State: Florida; Issue Date: 1955
US, Wisconsin Find A Grave Index, 1836-2012, Memorial No. 86539457

Children of Arthur Edwin Jenks and Elizabeth Caswell

2.12.8.4.1. Robert Samuel Jenks (1939-1979)

The lives of Robert Samuel Jenks and his wives, Linda L. Scarlett and Altecia Opal Dillinger, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.8.4.2. Janice Elizabeth Jenks (1941-1989)

The lives of Janice Elizabeth Jenks and her husband, Robert Eugene Kellberg, will be covered in future posts.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth (Caswell) Jenks Headstone

Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth (Caswell) Jenks were interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel, Wisconsin.

Headstone of Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth (Caswell) Jenks; photograph courtesy
of Find A Grave volunteer, Mark Rosman

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'Headstone of Arthur Edwin and Elizabeth (Caswell) Jenks,' Find A Grave

2.12.8.4. Arthur Edwin Jenks (1906-1989)

Arthur Edwin Jenks was born on 31 March 1906 in Elkhart County, Indiana, to Samuel Edward Jenks and Bertha "Birdie" M. Krontz. When the 1910 census was enumerated the family lived on Hickory Street in Wilmington, Indiana. Arthur's father was a laborer for the railroad. In 1924 Arthur was a member of the senior class of Butler High School, in Butler, Indiana.

Arthur Edwin "Jiggs" Jenks; 1924 Butler High School
Yearbook, Tropaeum; courtesy of Ancestry.com

Arthur married Bessie Iryton Matson, daughter of L. Alonzo Matson and Rose Durst, about 1927. They had a son:
  • Bruce A. Jenks born 1 January 1928 in Indiana. The 1956 and 1958 Fort Wayne city directories indicated he was married to a woman named Gloria. His most recently documented location was Pleasant Lake, Indiana, as of 1995.
In 1930 Arthur and his family lived at 211 Walnut Street in Butler in a house the couple owned, which was valued at $1,200. Arthur worked as a machinist at a auto repair shop. It seems the couple divorced not long after 1930.

On 31 December 1932 Arthur married Mabel Lillian Koch, daughter of Martin Luther Koch, and Martha Johnson, in Van Wert County, Ohio, where Arthur resided and worked as a farmer. This marriage did not last long either. By 1935 Arthur was living in Catlin, Illinois.

Arthur married Elizabeth Caswell on 12 May 1936 in Peru, Indiana. They both resided in Danville, Illinois, at the time of their marriage and Arthur worked as a coal miner. The couple had two children during their marriage.

In 1944 Arthur got a job as policeman with the State Police. He and his family resided in Tilton, a village in Danville Township. In 1951 he was working as a dock man for Merchants Delivery in Danville.

Arthur and Elizabeth's son died in 1979 at the age of 40. Arthur died on on 23 May 1989 in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel, Wisconsin.

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'Arthur Edwin Senior Class Photograph,' Ancestry.com
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Smithfield, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T624_345; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374358
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Spencer, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T624_345; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0083, FHL microfilm: 1374358
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Wilmington, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T624_345; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1374358
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Smithfield, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T625_430; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 107; Image 927
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Spencer, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T625_430; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 945
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Wilmington, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: T625_430; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 116; Image: 1124
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Butler, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: 585; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 1091.0; FHL microfilm: 2340320
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Spencer, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: 585; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 915.0; FHL microfilm: 234320
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 92-39
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Spencer, De Kalb, Illinois; Roll T627_1036; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 17-20
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 86549384
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1939 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1940 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1944 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1945 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1947 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1951 Danville, IL (Arthur A and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1951 Fort Wayne, IN (Bruce A Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Danville, IL (Arthur A and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Fort Wayne, IL (Bruce A Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Fort Wayne, IL (Bruce A Jenks)
US, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, 1989 Jenks, Arthur E
US, Indiana Births, 1880-1920, 1908 Matson, Bessie I.
US, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, 1936 Jenks, Arther - Caswell, Elizabeth (3 pages)
US, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, 1941 McKee, Clayton - Koch, Mabel
US, Ohio County Marriages, 1789-2013, 1932 Jenks, Arthur - Koch, Mabel
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1993-1995 Jenks, Bruce A (Pleasant Lake, IN)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1963 Fort Wayne, IN (Jenks, Bruce A)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1992 Fort Wayne, IN (Jenks, Bruce)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Fort Wayne, IN (Jenks, Bruce A)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Bruce (Leo, IN)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Bruce A. (Pleasant Lake, IN)
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1923, Waterloo High School The Rosebud, page 23
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1924 Butler High School Tropaeum, pages 17 and 23
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1925 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, pages 29 and 50
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1926 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, pages 19, 24, 48-49, 61, 76, and 106
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1927 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, page 118
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1928 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, page 69
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1929 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, page 110
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, 1945 Waterloo High School The Rosebud, page 24
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 343-09-8621; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, Wisconsin Find A Grave Index, 1836-2012, Memorial No. 86539384

Saturday, March 26, 2016

2.12.8.4. Elizabeth Caswell (1914-1995)

Elizabeth Caswell was born on 13 January 1914 in Novinger, Missouri, to Robert Caswell and Margaret "Maggie" Muir. Her father was a coal miner. The family moved to Danville, Illinois, between 1922 and 1928 when they were listed in the Danville city directory living at 502 South B Street in Tilton, a village in Danville Township. Elizabeth was listed in the 1929 Danville High School yearbook as a sophomore and in 1930 as a junior. I do not know if she graduated.

Elizabeth married Arthur Edwin Jenks, son of Samuel Edward Jenks and Bertha "Birdie" M. Krontz, on 12 May 1936. He had been married twice previously and had a son by his first marriage. He lived in Danville and worked as a miner. Elizabeth and Arthur had two children.

When the 1940 census was enumerated the family lived at 25 North Jefferson in South Danville, but had moved to the Village of Tilton by 1944 where they lived at 508 South D Street. They moved to another house by 1947 at 500 South D Street, which was next door to Elizabeth's parents.

Their son, Robert Samuel Jenks, died in September 1979 at the age of 40. Elizabeth lost her husband and daughter in 1989. When she died on 5 March 1995 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, she had outlived her husband and both children. She was interred, along with her husband and son, at Lakeview Cemetery in Hertel, Wisconsin.

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1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T625_902; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 325
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: 564; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 973.0; FHL microfilm: 2340299
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 92-39
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 17
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 86538419
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1939 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1940 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1944 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1945 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1947 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 Danville, IL (Arthur E and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1951 Danville, IL (Arthur A and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Danville, IL (Arthur A and Elizabeth Jenks)
US, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, 1936 Jenks, Arthur Edwin - Caswell, Elizabeth (3 pages)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Jenks, Elizabeth C (Grantsburg, WI)
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Danville High School 1929 The Medley, page 61
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2012, Danville High School 1930 The Medley, page 59
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 329-09-5981; Issue State: Illinois; Issue Date: Before 1951

Friday, March 25, 2016

2.12.8.3. Harold A. Sivesind (1905-1985)

Harold A. Sivesind was born on 21 February 1905 in Seattle, Washington, to Henry A. Sivesind and Julia Appelton. Harold's paternal grandfather, Hans H. Sivesind, had emigrated from Norway and his mother from Sweden. Harold's mother was a widow when she married Henry and was about decade older than his father, who worked as a plumber when the 1910 census was enumerated. Harold's mother died in 1911 when he was six years old. His father married Bertha C. (Johnson) Muggy the next year.

By 1920, Harold was 15 years old and lived with his father and step-mother. He worked as a stenographer at a wholesale jewelry establishment. In 1926 he worked as a driver.

Harold married Vanetta Katherine Irwin, daugher of William Henry Irwin and Carrie Vallelta about 1926 or 1927. She had been born in Los Angeles County, California, and when the 1930 census was enumerated Harold and Vanetta lived in Pasadena, California, and had two children:
  1. Donald Ray Sivesind born 28 March 1928 in Pasadena, California and died on 4 April 2002
  2. Patricia Ann Sivesind born 18 March 1930 in Los Angeles County, California
Vanetta married Edward William Verdieck in 1937 so I assume she and Harold had divorced by that time.

When the 1940 census was taken Harold had returned to his home town and worked as carpenter. He owned his home at 8301 31st Avenue SW, which was valued at $2,400. He indicated he was a widower and had lived in Seattle since at least 1935.

Kodiak, Alaska, circa 1970; photograph courtesy of the Anchorage Museum of
History and Art, Wien Collection, Frank Whaley, Photographer

He moved to Kodiak, Alaska, by 1953 and likely met Margaret (Caswell) McLaughlin there. They were married on 26 October 1953 in Seattle. By 1979 Harold and Margaret lived in Port Richey, Florida. Harold died on 12 November 1985 in Pasco County, Florida.

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'Kodiak, Alaska, circa 1970,' Anchorage Museum of History and Art
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Seattle Ward 3, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1659; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0154; FHL microfilm: 1375672
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T265_1926; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 100; Image: 258
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 151; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0516; Image 1078.0; FHL microfilm: 2339886
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T627_4374; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 40-2
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1924 Seattle, WA (Sivesind, Harold A)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1926 Seattle, WA (Sivesind, Harold)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Pasadena, CA (Harold and Vanetta Sivesind)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1935 Seattle, WA (Sivesind, Harold)
US, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, 1985 Sivesind, Harold A
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1979 Port Richey, FL (Sivesind, Harold A)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Sivesind, Harold A (Port Richey, FL)
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 535-14-0345; Issue State: Washington; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, Washington Births, 1883-1935, 1905 Sivesind
US, Washington Marriage Records, 1865-2004, 1953 Sivesind, Harold A - McLaughlin, Margaret

2.12.8.3. Margaret Caswell (1907-1992)

Margaret Caswell was born on 10 January 1907 in Novinger, Missouri, to Robert Caswell and Margaret "Maggie" Muir. Her father was a coal miner. Between 1922 and 1928 her family moved to Tilton, Illinois, a village in Danville, Township. I do not know for sure if Margaret moved to Illinois as she was not enumerated with them in the 1930 census.

Margaret was a woman of mystery. I have been unable to find her in the 1930 and 1940 census records.

Margaret applied for and received a Social Security account in Maryland sometime before 1951.

On 26 October 1953 she married Harold A. Sivesind in Seattle, Washington. They both lived in Kodiak, Alaska, and both had been married previously; Margaret to a man named Mr. McLaughlin. I do not know if they had children, where they lived, or what type of job Mr. McLaughlin held.

Margaret's husband, Harold, died in 1985 in Pasco County, Florida. Margaret died in August 1992 but I believe not in Florida. Her last place of residence filed with the Social Security Administration was Plant City, Florida, and her name was Margaret Sivesind. Seven women born in 1907 named Margaret died in Florida in August 1992, but none of them had the correct date of birth. Removing the year of birth from the search criteria, I discovered there were over a hundred women named Margaret who died in Florida in August 1992. None of them had 10 January as the day and month of birth.

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1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T624_766; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1374779
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T625_902; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 325
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 15-16
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 215-22-6555; Issue State: Maryland; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, Washington Marriage Records, 1865-2004, 1953 Sivisind, Harold A - McLaughlin, Margaret

Thursday, March 24, 2016

MUSIC: Duo-Pianists Offering Rare Transcriptions

As published in The New York Times on 29 November 1992:

"...The organist Thomas Ogden, who is also a widely performed composer, plays an excerpt from his own Organ Sonata Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains. Two groups of songs by Mr. Ogden are also on the program, with William Maxfield conducting an eight-voice choir. The number for more information is 949-0384..."

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The New York Times, 29 November 1992

Thomas Robert Ogden, Organist

Thomas Robert Ogden was born in 1957 and was the only son of Thomas Joseph and Elizabeth Ann (Fullerton) Ogden. I met him a few times as a child when our grandmothers would visit each other.

Thomas is a gifted musician. If my memories are reliable, as a young man, sometime between 1978 and 1983, he was an organist at the Vatican in Rome. During this period he traveled to the U.S. to give a series of concerts and invited me to a private concert for a group of music lovers at a home in Maryland in the Catoctin mountains near the Pennsylvania border. The owners had installed a lovely old pipe organ in their living room, which they had purchased when an old theater was demolished.

Photographs of Thomas Robert Ogden

These photographs of Thomas Robert Ogden and me are part of my personal collection:

Schalene Jennings and Thomas Robert Ogden, 1967 in Florida; personal
collection

Thomas Robert Ogden and the Charles T. Jennings Family. Left to right:
Dorothy (Lange) Jennings; Thomas Robert Ogden holding John Edward Jennings;
Schalene Jennings; and Charles Theodore Jennings, Sr.; circa 1970 in Vienna,
Virginia; personal collection

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'Schalene Jennings and Thomas Robert Ogden,' personal collection
'Thomas Robert Ogden and the Charles T. Jennings Family,' personal collection

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thomas Joseph Ogden Obituary

As published in the The Tampa Tribune on 9 February 1998:

THOMAS JOSEPH OGDEN, 85, of New Port Richey died Friday at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville. A native of Drexel Hill, Pa., he moved to this area 30 years ago from Pennsylvania. He was a retired pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, supervisor of education at Devereux School, taught physically handicapped students and was a teacher-operator at Braeside School. He was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth. Morgan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Port Richey.

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The Tampa Tribune, 9 February 1998

2.12.8.2.1. Thomas Joseph Ogden (1912-1998)

Thomas Joseph Ogden was born on 11 July 1912 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, to Edward Francis Ogden and Estella Kelly. When the 1920 census was enumerated, the family lived in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and Thomas' father worked in a mill and his mother was a weaver at a woolen mill. The family continued to reside in Upper Darby when the 1930 census was enumerated.

In 1937 and 1938 Thomas Ogden was a right-handed pitcher for the Centreville Colts, a Class D minor league team affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies, based out of Centreville, Maryland. His height was listed as 6'1" and he weighed 180 pounds. He pitched 28 games in 1937 and 151 innings in 1938. That year, apparently his last in the league, his win-loss percentage was 0.526 with a earned run average (ERA) of 4.89.

In 1940 Thomas was a lodger at the home of Earl and Florence Reichel at 502 Ontario Street in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Thomas worked as a clerk in a steel mill.

According to my grandmother's genealogy notebook, Thomas married Elizabeth Ann Fullerton on 28 October 1955. It is possible he had been married at least once before. The couple had one child and moved to Florida in the late 1960s where Thomas taught at private schools. Thomas and Elizabeth divorced in 1971.

Thomas Joseph Ogden died on 6 February 1998 in Hernando County, Florida. At the time of his death he lived in Brooksville. He was interred at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey, Florida, with Marie L. Bennett, who died in 1992.

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1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1563; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 211; Image: 427
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Upper Darby, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2034; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0167; Image: 407.0; FHL microfilm: 2341768
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3588; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 48-8
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 16
Baseball-Reference.com, http://www.baseball-reference.com
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 29788431
US, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, 1998 Ogden, Thomas Joseph
US, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, 1971 Ogden, Thomas Joseph - Elizabeth
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 362-07-2823; Issue State: Pennsylvania; Issue Date: Before 1951

2.12.8.2.1. Elizabeth Ann Fullerton (1932- )

Elizabeth Ann Fullerton was born on 16 October 1932 in Illinois, likely in Danville Township, to William Thomas Fullerton and Roberta Irene Caswell. She was their only child and her father worked for the Wabash Railroad as a car inspector. When the 1940 census was enumerated Elizabeth and her family lived South B Street in Tilton, Illinois. By the time Elizabeth Ann was 9 years old, her family moved to Lincoln Park, Michigan.

Elizabeth Fullerton married Thomas Joseph Ogden on 28 October 1955 according to my Grandma's genealogy notebook. The couple had one child:
  1. Thomas Robert Ogden born 10 August 1957
Elizabeth and and Thomas Ogden divorced on 22 September 1971 in Orange County, Florida.

In 1996 Elizabeth lived in New Port Richey, Florida.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 15-16
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Tilton, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 92-48B
US, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, 1971 Ogden, Thomas Joseph - Elizabeth
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1996 New Port Richey, FL (Ogden, Elizabeth A)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Ogden, Elizabeth A (New Port Richey, FL)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Ogden, Thomas R (Palm Beach, FL)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wabash Railroad

The Wabash Railroad was a large railroad system serving the mid-central United States. The first railroad to use only Wabash in its name began in 1877 and was a rename of the Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway formed in 1865. In 1991 it was merged into Norfolk Southern Railroad. Its main freight advantage was its direct route between Kansas City and Detroit without having to go through Chicago or St. Louis.

Wabash Railroad train; photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

The Wabash Railroad christened the day train between Detroit and St. Louis the Wabash Cannonball, named for a popular folk song, "The Great Rock Island Route," making it the only train named for a song. The Carter Family made one of the first recordings of the song in 1929. The 1936 Roy Acuff version has sold over 10 million records. Each version included a variation of the chorus and eventually the song became known as the Wabash Cannonball.

Oh, listen to the jingle, the rumble and the roar
As she glides along the woodland, o'r hills and by the shore
She climbs the flowery mountain, hear the merry hobos squall
She glides along the woodland, the Wabash Cannonball

The Wabash Cannonball survived until the creation of Amtrak in 1971.

2.12.8.2. William Thomas Fullerton (1896-1959)

William Thomas Fullerton was born on 12 July 1896 in Carlisle, Indiana, to Clyde Fullerton, and Lila Collins. When the 1900 census was enumerated, the family lived in Haddon, Indiana, and William's father worked as a day laborer. By 1910 the family had moved to 1616 Meitzler Avenue in Danville, Illinois. William's father worked at a grain mill.

When William registered for the World War I draft on 5 June 1918, he lived with his parents at the Meitzler Avenue address and worked for Hegeler Zinc Company in Hegeler, Illinois. His appearance was described as tall and slender with blue eyes and dark hair. William continued to live with his parents in 1920 but worked as an electrician at a garage.

William Thomas Fullerton married a woman named Mildred. They likely had a son about 1923. By 1924 he worked as an oiler for the Wabash Railroad, where he continued working for the remainder of his life. William and his family lived in Tilton, a village in Danville Township. By 1926 he was working as a car inspector for the Wabash and he and his young family lived at 502 South B Street in Tilton -- the same house Robert Irene Caswell's parents lived in when they moved to Illinois.

William and Mildred Fullerton divorced on 20 July 1927. Two years later, William married Roberta Irene Caswell on 19 May 1929 in Fountain County, Indiana.

They likely moved to Detroit sometime before the 1930 census was enumerated. William worked as an inspector for the Wabash and they rented their home for $35. Living with them at the time was a 7-year-old son named Thomas. My assumption is that Thomas Fullerton was William's son by his first wife, Mildred. I am not completely positive this census record is for William and Roberta. Several things, like age, birth places, and occupations are correct, but William is listed as Thomas and Roberta as Alice. Unfortunately, we do not know who spoke to the census taker as a record of that fact was not kept until the 1940 census.

William and Roberta had a daughter in 1932 and by 1935 were back in Tilton, Illinois, where they lived at 502 South B Street, a familiar address.

Wabash Railroad Oakwood Yards, 1910; photograph courtesy of the Library
of Congress

By 1942 William had been transferred back to the Detroit area and worked at the Wabash Railroad's Oakwood Yards in Melvindale, Michigan. He was 6 feet tall, weighed 165 pounds and had gray hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. By 1947 William and Roberta had purchased a home at 2145 Morris Avenue in Lincoln Park, Michigan. William was listed in city directories as an employee of the Wabash Railroad through 1958, the year before he died.

William Thomas Fullerton died on 14 March 1959 and was interred at the Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum.

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'Wabash Railroad Oakwood Yards, 1910,' Library of Congress
1900 US Federal Census, Census Place: Haddon, Sullivan, Indiana; Roll: 405; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1240405
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T624_329; Page: 5A; Enumeration District; 0131; FHL microfilm: 1374342
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T625_411; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 230
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T625_411; Page 9A; Enumeration District: 149; Image 279
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1061; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0748; Image: 1118.0; FHL microfilm: 2340796
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Tilton, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 92-48B
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 15
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 79155822
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1924 Tilton, IL (Thomas and Mildred O Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1926 Tilton, IL (W Thomas and Mildred Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1927 Tilton, IL (W Thomas and Mildred Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Tilton, IL (Mrs. Mildred Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Danville, IL (W Thomas and Mildred Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1929 Tilton, IL (Mildred Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1930 Detroit, MI (William and Roberta Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1935 Tilton, IL (William F Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1939 Tilton, IL (William T Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1940 Tilton, IL (William T Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1947 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Lincoln Park, MI (W T and Roberta I Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Robeita Fullerton)
US, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, 1929 Fullerton, William Thomas - Caswell, Roberta Irene
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 1937 Fullerton, William Thomas
US, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Illinois; Registration County: Vermilion; Roll: 1642747; Draft Board: 2
US, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, 4th Registration for the state of Michigan; State Headquarters: Michigan

Monday, March 21, 2016

Roberta Fullerton's Doll Collection

About 1967 Grandma took me on my first plane ride. We went to someone's 50th wedding anniversary party, visited with Roberta, Grandma's first cousin, who lived on the west coast of Florida. Then Mom's oldest sister and her husband, Uncle Bob and Aunt Ruth, came to get us. We stayed with them in DeLand, Florida, for a few days before jetting off to Miami Beach. Quite the trip for a 9-year-old girl!

During the trip, I was photographed with part the doll collection of Grandma's cousin, Roberta Irene (Caswell) Fullerton:

Schalene Jennings with the doll collection of Roberta Irene (Caswell)
Fullerton, c1967; personal collection

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'Schalene Jennings with Doll Collection,' personal collection

2.12.8.2. Roberta Irene Caswell (1905-1971)

Roberta Irene Caswell was born on 19 February 1905 in Missouri, likely in Novinger, to Robert Caswell and Margaret "Maggie" Muir. Her father was a coal miner all of his working life. The family remained in Novinger until sometime between 1922 and 1928 when they moved to 502 South B Street in Tilton, Illinois, which is a village in Danville Township.

On 19 May 1929 Roberta married William Thomas Fullerton, son of Clyde Fullerton and Lila Collins, in Fountain County, Indiana. Roberta worked as a bookkeeper at the time of her marriage. William Fullerton had been married previously and had a son. He worked as car inspector for the Wabash Railroad.

When the 1930 census was enumerated, the couple, along with William's son, lived in Detroit. William continued his work as a car inspector, a job he held for the remainder of his working life. By 1940, the couple had a daughter of their own and Roberta's step-son no longer lived with them. The couple had returned to Tilton, Illinois, and owned a home valued at $800.

By 1942 the Fullerton family had returned to the Detroit area where William worked at the Wabash Railroad's Oakwood Yard. The family purchased a home at 2145 Morris Avenue. Roberta lived there until after her husband's death in 1959.

2145 Morris Avenue, Lincoln Park, Michigan; courtesy of Google Maps

She eventually moved to the west coast of Florida and died in Pinellas County, 28 December 1971. She and her husband are interred at Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Danville, Illinois, as are Roberta's parents.

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'2145 Morris Avenue, Lincoln Park, Michigan,' Google Maps
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T624_766; Page 20A; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1374779
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair Missouri; Roll: T625_902; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 325
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: 1061; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0748; Image: 1118.0; FHL microfilm: 2340796
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Tilton, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 92-48B
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 15
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 79155759
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1930 Detroit, MI (William and Roberta Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1947 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta I Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Lincoln Park, MI (W T and Roberta I Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1956 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta I Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta I Fullerton)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Lincoln Park, MI (William T and Roberta Fullerton)
US, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, 1971 Fullerton, Roberta Irene
US, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007, 1929 Fullerton, William Thomas - Caswell, Roberta Irene

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Robert Caswell, Jr., Death Certificate

This is the death certificate of Robert Caswell, Jr., which indicates a slightly different name and year of birth and death than my grandmother's genealogy notebook.

Death certificate of Robert Caswell, Jr.; courtesy of the State of Missouri,
Secretary of State

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US, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1964, File No. 3605

Children of Robert and Margaret (Muir) Caswell

For two of the children of Robert and Margaret (Muir) Caswell, the only evidence I have of their existence is the genealogy notebook kept by my grandmather, Alice (Muir) Jennings. She worked on her family's history with her first cousin, Roberta Irene (Caswell) Fullerton, a daughter of Robert and Margaret Caswell; so I believe it is mostly accurate.

Page 15 of the genealogy notebook of Alice (Muir) Jennings;
personal collection

2.12.8.1 Clifton Thurlo Caswell (1903-1903)

The only evidence I have of the existence of Clifton Thurlo Caswell is my grandmother's genealogy notebook. It indicated Clifton was born on 5 June 1903 and died on 23 September 1903.

2.12.8.2 Roberta Irene Caswell (1905-1971)

The lives of Roberta Irene Caswell and her husband, William Thomas Fullerton, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.8.3. Margaret Caswell (1907-1992)

The lives of Margaret Caswell and her husbands, 1) Mr. McLaughlin and 2) Harold A. Sivesind, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.8.4. Elizabeth Caswell (1914-1995)

The lives of Elizabeth Caswell and her husband, Arthur Edwin Jenks, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.8.5. Daisy Ellen Caswell (1916-1996)

The lives of Daisy Ellen Caswell and her husband, Charles Edgar Taylor, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.8.6. Robert Caswell, Jr. (1922-1922)

Robert Caswell, Jr. was born on 27 February in Novinger, Missouri, to Robert Caswell and Margaret Muir. He was their sixth known child.  He was born prematurely and lived only eight hours. His tiny body was interred at Novinger Cemetery in Novinger.

According to my grandmother's genealogy notebook, his name was Robert Duane Caswell and he was born a year earlier, but the death certificate does not include a middle name and clearly indicated 27 February as the date of death.

2.12.8.7 John Caswell (after 1922-after 1922)

The only evidence I have for the existence of John Caswell is the genealogy notebook of Alice (Muir) Jennings, my grandmother. She indicated John died stillborn on 3 May 1922 but this cannot be possible based on the death certificate of Robert Caswell, Jr. Therefore, I believe it occurred in 1923 or later. The State of Missouri began requiring death certificates in 1910 so there should be one for John Caswell, but I have been unable to find it. It is entirely possible he died after the family moved to Danville, Illinois, between 1922 and 1928.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 15
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 105921656
US, Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1964, File No. 3605

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Robert and Margaret (Muir) Caswell Headstone

This photograph was shared by Find A Grave volunteer, coan.net:

Headstone of Robert and Margaret (Muir) Caswell; courtesy of Find A Grave
volunteer coan.net

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'Robert and Margaret (Muir) Caswell Headstone,' Find A Grave

2.12.8. Robert Caswell (1876-1959)

Robert Caswell was born on 23 June 1876 in Rabbit City, Illinois, to John Caswell and Elizabeth Russell. I have been unable to find Rabbit City on any map. His father had emigrated from Wales as a young teenager and was a coal miner. Elizabeth Russell was born in Pennsylvania, but her parents had both been born in Scotland. When the 1880 census was enumerated, the family lived in Streator, Illinois, where his father worked as a coal miner.

By 1900 the family lived at 610 South Illinois Street, where his parents would remain for the rest of their lives. Both father and son, Robert, worked in the coal mines which surrounded Streator. Robert must have met Margaret Muir in Streator after she, her mother, and siblings emigrated from Scotland in 1887. The couple married on 3 August 1902 In St. Joseph, Michigan. St. Joseph was the county seat of Berrien County, a well-known "Gretna Green" county, a place with fewer marriage restrictions. Robert's younger sister, Mary Ann "Mallie" Caswell was one of the witnesses. The couple had seven children, though only four lived to adulthood according to my grandmother, Alice (Muir) Jennings, genealogy notebook. All of their children were likely born in Missouri.

By 1910 Robert and his family had moved to Nineveh Township, Missouri, where he continued working as a coal miner as he did his entire working life. On 11 September 1918 Robert went to the local Adair County draft board and registered for the World War I draft. The family lived in Novinger, Missouri, at the time, a town in Nineveh Township. He worked for Kansas City Midland Coal and Mining Co., which employed about 400 men. The family remained at that location when the 1920 census was enumerated.

Between 1922 and 1928, the family moved to Tilton, Illinois, a village in Danville Township, which was established to house families of the local coal miners in the 1850s. The family eventually owned a home at 501 South D Street in Tilton, which sometime between 1953 and 1955 became 501 Dellwood Avenue.

Robert died on 21 May 1959 and was interred at Spring HIll Cemetery and Mausoleum in Danville. His wife, Margaret (Muir) Caswell, died in 1966 and was buried beside her husband.

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1880 US Federal Census, Census Place: Streator, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: 222; Family History Film: 1254222; Page: 108B; Enumeration District: 055; Image: 0219
1900 US Federal Census, Census Place: Streator Ward 6, Lasalle, Illinois; Roll: 315; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1240315
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T624_766; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1374779
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T625_902; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 325
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: 564; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 973.0; FHL microfilm: 2340299
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 92-52
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 15
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 83805884
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1955, 1947 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1951 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1955 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1957 Danville, IL (Robert Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1957 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, Illinois Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012, Memorial No. 83805884
US, Michigan Marriage Certificate, State File Number: 1-300, Record Number: 820
US, Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, 1902 Caswell, Robert - Muir, Margaret
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 329-09-9807
US, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Registration State: Missouri; Registration County: Adair; Roll: 1683088; Draft Board No. 1

Friday, March 18, 2016

2.12.8. Margaret Muir (1884-1966)

Margaret "Maggie" Muir was born on 6 May 1884 in Dalserf, Scotland, to James Muir and Margaret Semple. She was born at Swinhill Farm, the farm her maternal grandfather rented. She was James and Margaret's seventh child, but only the second who lived beyond infancy.

On 30 September 1887 Maggie arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her mother, brother Robert, and half-sister Jessie. They had traveled aboard the S/S Manitoban from Glasgow, Scotland, and likely took a train to Streator, Illinois, where Maggie's father, James, worked as a coal miner. James had immigrated in June 1887.

When the 1900 census was enumerated, Maggie was a live-in servant on the farm owned by Sarah Dawson, a widow whose two sons lived with her. The farm was located in Long Point, Illinois, which was about 10 miles south of Streator, where her mother lived. Streator and Long Point were also connected by railroad.

On 3 August 1902 Maggie married Robert Caswell, son of John Caswell and Elizabeth Russell, in St. Joseph, Michigan. St. Joseph is the county seat of Berrien County, which was considered a "Gretna Green" county, a place where there are fewer marriage restrictions than in nearby counties. Maggie did not report her father's name to the civil authorities when they married, which is not perhaps unusual as he had abandoned the family around 1895.

According to the genealogy notebook kept by Alice (Muir) Jennings, Maggie's niece, Maggie and Robert had seven children with five surviving to adulthood. This was likely correct because Grandma Jennings worked with Maggie's daughter, Roberta (Caswell) Fullerton on the genealogy of the Muir and Semple families.

By 1910 Robert and Maggie lived in Nineveh, Missouri, where Robert worked as a coal miner. Maggie's half-sister lived in Novinger, which was about four miles from Nineveh. The family remained in Nineveh in 1920 when the census was enumerated.

Between 1922 and 1928, they had moved to Tilton, Illinois, a village in Danville Township, where I believe Robert and Maggie lived for the remainder of their lives. Robert died in 1959 and Maggie died on 29 August 1966. They were interred at the Springhill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Danville.

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1900 US Federal Census, Census Place: Long Point, Livingston, Illinois; Roll: 318; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0104; FHL microfilm: 1240318
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T624_766; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 0015; FHL microfilm: 1374779
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T625_902; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 325
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: 564; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 973.0; FHL microfilm: 2340299
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Danville, Vermilion, Illinois; Roll: T627_898; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 92-52
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 4 and 15
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 83805866
Scotland, Statutory Registrations, 1855-2015, 1884 Muir, Margaret (Statutory Births 638/02 0059)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1928 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1947 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1949 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1951 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1955 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1957 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Danville, IL (Robert and Margaret Caswell)
US, Illinois Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012, Memorial No. 83805866
US, Michigan Marriage Certificate, State File Number: 1-300, Record Number 820
US, Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952, 1902 Caswell, Robert - Muir, Margaret
US, Pennsylvania Passenger and Crew Lists, 1800-1962, Roll: T840_9; Line: 19
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 531-26-3649

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Children of Jerry Robert Hess and Joann (May) Tester

2.13.3.6.1.1. Anita Jill Hess (1969- )

Anita Jill Hess was born on 30 May 1969 in Buchanan County, Virginia, to Jerry Robert Hess and Joann (May) Tester. She was their eldest daughter. Anita married Anthony Brian Lester, son of Rachel Ann Lester, on 11 February 1988 in Big Rock, Virginia. The couple divorced on 20 September 2001.

2.13.3.6.1.2. Lisa Kim Hess (1971- )

Lisa Kim Hess was born on 24 March 1971 in Buchanan County to Jerry Robert Hess and Joann (May) Tester. She was their youngest daughter. Lisa married Jeffrey Clinton Wolford on 26 November 1999 in Buchanan County. They have three children:
  1. Jeffrey Wolford
  2. Matthew Wolford
  3. Gregory Dillon Wolford born on 24 July 2002 in Buchanan County
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US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1969 Hess, Anita Jill
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1970 Lester, Anthony Brian
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1971 Hess, Lisa Kim
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 2002 Wolford Gregory Dillon
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 2001 Lester, Anthony Brian - Anita Jill
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1988 Lester, Anthony Brian - Hess, Anita Jill
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1999 Wolford, Jeffrey Clinton - Hess, Lisa Kim

Joann (May) Tester Hess Obituary

Joann May Hess, 70 years of age of the Paw Paw section of Hurley, VA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Born April 14, 1943 in Grundy, VA she was the daughter of the late Edward and Hazel Dotson May. She was a homemaker, seamstress, enjoyed crafts and loved animals and a member of the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church for 56 years. A loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents Edward and Hazel Dotson May, she was preceded in death by her first husband Cecil Tester and one brother Fairley May.

Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years Jerry Hess of Hurley, VA; daughters Diana Dotson and husband Gary, Vickie Justus and Anita Jill Hess all of Hurley, VA, Lisa Kim Wolford of Greensboro, NC.

She is also survived by her grandchildren Amber Matney, Dr. Bandon Tester, Tiffany Justus, Jeffrey Wolford, Matthew Wolford, and Gregory Wolford.

Funeral service for Joann May Hess will be conducted at the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church, Hurley, VA, Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Elders Ervin Hurley, Ronnie Hurley and Kenny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church on Paw Paw Road, Hurley, VA.

The family will receive friends at the Kelsa Freewill Baptist Church, Monday October 21, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made toward the funeral expense.

Online condolences may be sent to www.shortridgeramey.com

The family of Joann May have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 119029248

2.13.3.6.1. Joann (May) Testor (1943-2013)

Jo Ann "Joann" May was born on 14 April 1943 in Grundy, Virginia, to Edward May and Hazel Dotson. On 13 May 1961 she married Cecil Paul Tester, son of Hillman Charles Tester and Addie Marie Conn. Cecil worked as a truck driver for a coal company at the time of their marriage. The couple had two daughters:

  1. Diana Gail Tester born on 25 December 1961 in Buchanan County. She married James Terry Dotson on 25 December 1981 in Hurley, Virginia. They had a daughter in 1989. The couple divorced on 27 May 2002. Diana married Cecil Gary Dotson on 8 October 2005.
  2. Vicki Lynn Tester born 13 October 1964 in Buchanan County. She married Morris Kevin Moore on 20 February 1990; they divorced on 21 July 1992. Secondly, she married Christopher Allen Justus and had a daughter. They divorced on 10 November 2008. She had a son, Brandon Paul Tester in 1983.
On 21 February 1966 Cecil Paul Tester was driving his coal truck near Kelsa, Virginia, when he was killed after he lost control of his truck and jumped, landing in the path of the truck's wheels. He was killed instantaneously.

Joann (May) Tester married Jerry Robert Hess on 25 September 1968 in Grundy, Virginia. They had two daughters.

Joann (May) Tester Hess; photograph courtesy of Find A Grave volunteer
Vernon Miller

Joann died on 19 October 2013 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, Kentucky. She was interred at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Virginia.

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'Joann (May) Tester Hess,' Find A Grave
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 119029248
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2013 Hess, Joann
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: 1959 (Hess, Joann)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1943 May, Jo Ann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1961 Tester, Cecil Paul - May, Joann
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1968 Hess, Jerry Robert - Tester, Joann May

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

2.13.3.6.1. Jerry Robert Hess (1949- )

Jerry Robert Hess was born on 26 December 1949 in Tazewell County, Virginia, to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. Jerry was 10 years old when his parents divorced in 1959.

On 25 September 1968 Jerry married Joann Mays, a widow with two daughters. They were married in Grundy, Virginia, where Jerry had attended school at the Mountain Mission School. The couple had two daughters and lived in Hurley, Virginia, in 2006.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 13
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1991 Hurley, VA (Hess, Jerry R)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Hurley, VA (Hess, Jerry R)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1949 Hess, Jerry Robert
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1968 Hess, Jerry Robert - Tester, Joann May

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Children of Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir

2.12.3.6.1. Jerry Robert Hess (1949- )

The lives of Jerry Robert Hess and his wife, Joann May, will be covered in future posts.

2.12.3.6.2. Judy Carol Hess (1952- )

Judy Carol Hess was born on 14 April 1952 in Tazewell County, Virginia, to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. She was seven years old when her parents divorced. She married Truman Odell Bradshaw, son of Boyd Bradshaw and Elizabeth Lou Bartoe, on 1 October 1971 in Tazewell County. The couple divorced on 4 November 1991. I do not know if they had children.

2.12.3.6.3. Alice Faye Hess (1954- )

Alice Faye Hess was born on 5 June 1964 in Tazewell County to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. She was five years old when her parents divorced. She married Roger Craig Galle, son of Leo M. Galle and Joyce O'Neil, on 21 December 1974 in Pulaski County, Virginia. The couple divorced sometime before 1986 when Roger married again. Alice then married Anthony Darrell Fitzwater, son of Frederick Fielding Fitzwater and Martha Lee Terry. I do not know if Alice had children with any of her two husbands.

2.12.3.6.4. Roy Cecil Hess (1955- )

Roy Cecil Hess was born on 5 August 1955 in Richlands, Virginia, to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. He was four years old when his parents divorced. He married Teresa Gail Dye, daughter of Harley Dye and Barbara Sisk, on 29 June 1979 in Honaker, Virginia. She had been married previously, but had no children. Cecil and Teresa divorced on 27 November 2002. I do not know if they had children.

2.12.3.6.5. Ronald Keith Hess (1958-1975)

Ronald "Ronnie" Keith Hess was born on 18 September 1958 in Tazewell County to Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir. He was their youngest son and was born five months after his parents separated. His mother received an absolute divorce decree on 1 December 1959. She moved to the Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia, so her children could be cared for and receive an education while she worked for the school. On 1 July 1975 Ronnie was seriously injured in an automobile accident while riding as a passenger. He died approximately two hours later at the Clinch Valley Clinic and was interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia.

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Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 13-14
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 17858572
US, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, 1985 Galle, Roger Craig - Susan
US, Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, 1987 Galle, Roger C - Susan
US, Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, 1986 Galle, Roger Craig - Yoder, Susan Dorothy
US, Florida Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, 1987 Galle, Roger Craig - Wilkowski, Laurie Pearl
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1997-2002 Bradenton, FL (Galle, Roger - Laurie)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1981 Richlands, VA (Galle, Alice F)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1987 Bradenton, FL (Galle, Roger C)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1989 Richlands, VA (Hess, Roy C)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1990 Richlands, VA (Hess, Roy C, Jr.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Norfolk, VA (Fitzwater, Alice Faye)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Norfolk, VA (Fitzwater, Anthony D)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Richlands, VA (Bradshaw, Truman O)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Richlands, VA (Hess, Teresa Gail)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1996 Norfolk, VA (Fitzwater, Anthony D)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Bradshaw, Truman O (Harman, VA)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Fitzwater, Anthony (Norfolk, VA)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Fitzwater, Anthony D (Princeton, WV)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Galle, Roger (Bradenton, FL)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1952 Hess, Judy Carol
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1954 Galle, Roger Craig
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1954 Hess, Alice Faye
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1955 Hess, Roy Cecil
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1958 Hess, Ronald Keith
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1960 Dye, Teresa Gail
US, Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014, 1975, Hess, Ronnie Keth
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 1981 Street, James Lee - Teresa Gail
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 1991 Bradshaw, Truman Odell - Judy Carol
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 1991 Fitzwater, Anthony Darrell - Jennifer Lee
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 2002 Hess, Roy Cecil, Jr. - Teresa Gail
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1971 Bradshaw, Truman Odell - Hess, Judy Carol
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1974 Galle, Roger Craig - Hess, Alice Faye
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1976 Fitzwater, Anthony Darrell - Stultz, Jennifer Lee
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1979 Street, James Lee - Dye, Teresa Gail
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1982 Hess, Roy Cecil - Dye Street, Teresa Gail

Monday, March 14, 2016

Cecil Roy Hess Obituary

Roy C. Hess, 82 of Kingsport, TN, formerly of Raven, died Aug. 6.

Born April 7, 1924 in Russell County, he was the son of the late Charles Robert and Jessie Fitzgerald Hess.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired foreman miner for Island Creek VP #2.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Jenny) Vandyke Hess; one son, Ronnie Hess; six brothers, Johnny Hess, Cleotus Hess, Paul Hess, Clarence Hess and Columbus Hess; and two sisters, Ollie Coleman and Beulah Keene.

Survivors: daughters, Ruth Ann Vandyke of Kingsport, TN, Faye Fitzwater of Norfolk, Judy Bradshaw of Richlands; sons Jerry Hess of Hurley, Cecil Hess of Richlands; brothers, Winfred Hess of Paintlick, Ervin Hess of West Kavina, CA; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

The funeral will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Singleton Funeral Service Chapel in Cedar Bluff with Rev. Stafford Compton officiating.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill.

Family and friends are request to meet at the cemetery at 10:55 a.m. Aug. 10.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the funeral home.

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US, Virginia Tazewell County, Miscellaneous Obituaries, 32 (http://www.genealogybuff.com)

2.13.3.6. Cecil Roy Hess (1924-2006)

Cecil Roy Hess was born on 7 April 1924 in Russell County, Virginia, to Charles Robert Hess and Jessie Mae Fitzgerald. When the 1930 census was enumerated the family lived in New Garden in a house his parents owned, which was valued at $1,000. His father worked as a coal miner. When the 1940 census was enumerated, the family lived in rented home in Rock Lick, Virginia. Cecil's father still worked in the mines and had worked steadily for 36 weeks in 1939 but only about 20 hours a week.

Cecil Roy Hess; source unknown

Cecil Roy Hess married Margaret Elizabeth Muir on 24 October 1942 in Buchanan County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Robert Muir and his second wife, Elizabeth Fausz. Cecil worked in the mines at the time of their marriage. The couple had five children before separating in April 1958. On 1 December 1959, Margaret was granted an absolute divorce on the grounds of desertion from the Tazewell County Circuit Court.

About 1961 Cecil married Virginia "Jenny" Pauline VanDyke, daughter of Harvey VanDyke and Macy Nipper. She had been married previously but had no children by that marriage. However, she did have a daughter who was born about the time Cecil and Jenny married.

Jenny (VanDyke) Hess died on 5 January 2004 at the Russell County Medical Center. She was interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia. Cecil died on 6 August 2006 in Kingsport, Tennessee, which was where Run Ann VanDyke, Jenny's daughter, lived. He was also interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens.

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'Cecil Roy Hess,' source unknown
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: New Garden, Russell, Virginia; Roll: 2459; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 989.0; FHL microfilm: 2342193
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Rock Lick, Buchanan, Virginia; Roll: T627_4251; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14-12
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 13
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 15183086
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2006 Hess, Roy C
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1994 Norfolk, VA (Hess, Roy C)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993, Hess, Roy C (Richlands, VA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 2006 Hess, Roy C
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951 (Hess, Roy C)
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1924 Hess, Cecil Roy
US, Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014, 1959 Hess, Roy Cecil - Hess, Margaret Elizabeth
US, Virginia Find a Grave Index, 1607-2012, Memorial No. 15183086
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1942 Hess, Roy Cecil - Muir, Margaret Elizabeth
US, Virginia Tazewell County, Miscellaneous Obituaries, 32 (http://www.genealogybuff.com)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mountain Mission School

The Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Virginia, was established in 1921 to serve at-risk children from Appalachia. Currently, 200 students from 60 countries live, study and work at the school. It has served over 20,000 children since it's founding.

Mountain Mission School was founded by Sam Hurley, a successful businessman with no formal education and a very difficult childhood. In 1888 Sam was 10 years old and his father had just died. Sam walked through the woods looking for food to feed his family. One night as he slept on a rocky outcropping he could hear mountain lions coming closer. He prayed to God for protection and promised, if spared, he would build a place for children like himself so they would not have to sleep in fear in the woods.

At the age of 22, Sam Hurley married and his wife taught him how to read and write. He became successful in business. Though Sam had seven children, he and his wife took in needy children as many as nine at one time. One day he noticed a little boy crying in the streets. The boy wanted Sam to take him into his home as the boy had nowhere else to go. Sam told him he had no room.

Mountain Mission School; courtesy of Pinterest

But he remembered his promise to God and immediately went to his lawyer's office to complete the paperwork to start Grundy Academy, which later became Mountain Industrial Institute and is now Mountain Mission School. Sam brought Dr. and Mrs. Josephus Hopwood out of retirement from Milligan College to become the academy's first president. Dr. Hopwood established the educational system but his health began to fail. So Sam Hurley became president. He and his wife moved to the school's campus and put everything they had into the school.

Today, over 20,000 children, including the five children of Cecil Roy Hess and Margaret Elizabeth Muir, have received care at Mountain Mission School since its founding in 1921.

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'Mountain Mission School,' Pinterest
Mountain Mission School, http://www.mmskids.org