Samuel Christy

Samuel Christy was born on 11 Sep 1819 in Indiana, United States.13

He lived in Jasper Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States on 21 Sep 1850.45

He sold land on 9 Oct 1850 in Fayette, Ohio, United States.6

Samuel H. Christy is listed as a 31 year old farmer on the 1850 census in Jasper, Fayette County, Ohio. Acording to the census, Samuel owned $541 in real estate and was born in Ohio. Also listed in the census was a 26 year old female, Lydia; a 7 year old female, Emily J; a 5 year old female Elmidia, a 3 year old female Rhoda E and a 2 year old male, Eli S. All were born in Ohio.

Samuel lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States on 1 Aug 1860.7

Samuel Christy was listed as a 40 year old male born in Indiana on the 1860 census. Samuel’’s occupation was farming. He owned $1600 in real estate and $200 in personal estate. Also listed in the household was Lydia, aged 36 and born in Ohio; Emily, female age 17 and born in Ohio; Rachel E, female age 15 and born in Ohio; Shela M, female age 8 and born in Ohio; Ebenezer, male age 7 and born in Indiana; Samuel M, male age 5 and born in Indiana; Lydia A, female age 2 and born in Indiana; and Hester female age 6/12 and born in Indiana.

He registered for the military draft  in Jul 1863 in Indiana, United States.8

He lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States on 6 Jul 1870.9

Samuel Christy was listed as a 51 year old farmer born in Ohio on the 1870 census living in Jefferson, Tipton County, Indiana. According to the census, he owned $2000 in real estate and $200 in personal property. Also listed in the household was a 34 year old female, Mary S.; a 17 year old male, Ebenezer; a 14 year old male, Milton; a 12 year old female Lyda; a 10 year old female, Esther; a 3 year old female, Samantha; an 1 year old male, George and a 7/12 year old female, Nancy. All besides Samuel were born in Indiana.

Samuel lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States on 22 Jun 1880.10

Samuel H Christy is listed a a 53 year old farmer and cabinet maker who was born in Ohio on the 1880 census living in Tipton County, Indiana. Also listed in the census was his 49 year old wife, Maria; a 24 year old son, George, an 11 year old daughter, Nancy, an 8 year old son, Henry and a 76 year old mother, Rachael.

He signed a will in 1887 in Tipton County, Indiana.11

He lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States in 1900.12

Samuel Christy was listed as an 80 year old male farmer on the 1900 census living in Tipton County, Indiana. According to the census, Samuel was born Sept 1819 in Ohio. Also listed in the household was his wife, born Dec 1830 in Indiana, a son, Henry, born Feb 1872 in Indiana; a grandson, Vern Plough born March 1888 in Indiana; a grandson Hurshel born Aug 1890 in Indiana.

Samuel died on 24 Mar 1904 at the age of 84 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.23,13

He was buried on 25 Mar 1904 at Hills Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States.23

He had his will proved on 30 Mar 1904 in Tipton, Indiana, United States.11

Samuel had his estate probated on 23 Nov 1904 in Tipton, Indiana, United States.11

1st Wife – Lydia Gallimore

Samuel Christy and Lydia Gallimore were married on 3 Mar 1842 in Fayette, Ohio, United States.1416

Lydia Gallimore17, daughter of Isom Gallimore and Judith Bentley, was born on 25 Mar 1824 in Ohio, Kentucky, United States.1,1718

She lived in Jasper Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States on 21 Sep 1850.4

She lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States on 1 Aug 1860.7

Lydia died on 1 Feb 1864 at the age of 39 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.1819

She was buried after 1 Feb 1864 at Hills Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States.20

2nd Wife – Mary Amos

Samuel Christy and Mary Susan Amos were married on 18 Nov 1866 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.19,2122

Mary Susan Amos2,19,23 was born on 1 Aug 1837 in Indiana, United States.2,2425

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 27 Jul 1860.25

She lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States on 6 Jul 1870.9

Mary died on 21 Oct 1872 at the age of 35.2,24

She was buried at Hills Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States.24

3rd Wife – Mariah Burk

Samuel Christy and Mariah Burk were married on 14 Oct 1871 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.2627

Mariah Burk2 was born on 27 Dec 1830.2,28

She lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States in 1880.10

She lived in Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States in 1900.12

Mariah died on 18 Dec 1907 at the age of 76 in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.2,28

She was buried.28

Samuel and Lydia were the parents of

  • Emily Jane Christy (1843-1864)
  • Rachel Elmeda Christy (1845-1927)
  • Rhoda Elizabeth Christy (1850-1851)
  • Eli Salathiel Chirsty (1848-1851)
  • Shelamiah Christy (1850-1861)
  • Ebenezer Christy (1853-1941)
  • Samuel Milton Christy (1855-1924)
  • Lydia Alice Christy (1858-1888)
  • Esther Christy (1860-1924

Samuel and Mary were the parents of

  • Samantha Christy (1867-1873)
  • George Christy (1868-1938)
  • Nancy Christy (1869-1934)
  • William Henry Christy (1872-1906)

ENDNOTES:

1. 1860 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 189, family 1384, Samuey H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 July 2022); NARA microfilm publication M653.

2. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Samuel Henry Christy (1819-1904), Find a Grave Memorial no. #13717296, created by Judy, citing Hills Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickard, Clinton County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by Judy, Samuel Henry Christy.

3. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Samuel H St G Christy, 1904; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).

4. 1850 U.S. Census, Fayette County Ohio, population schedule, Jasper Township, Fayette County, Indiana, page 156, household 1293, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.

5. U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880, Samuel Christy, 20 September 1850; database with images, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com : viewed online 23 July 2022).

6. Ohio, Fayette County. Deeds, v. P 1850-1853.  Film #292618 DGS 8141941. Samuel H. Christy, 9 Oct 1850 Vol. P: page 51 (image 35); digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 24 July 2022.

7. 1860 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 189 Image 15 of 34, household 1425, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

8. “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,”Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com:  accessed July 2017), card for Samuel H Christy, Sub dist No 88,Tipton County, Indiana; citing Consolidated Listsof Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865, NM-65.

9. 1870 U. S. Census, Tipton County Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 15, household 110, Christy, Samuel; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132.

10. 1880 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, ED 135, page 44 Image 33 of 40, household 394, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017)

11. Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, Samuel H. St. G. Christy, 1887; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 December 2021).

12. 1900 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, ED 124, Sheet 6 Image 11 of 32, family 115, Samuel Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 20 January 2022)

13. “By Star Special Service,” The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana), 26 March 1904, page 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 3 September 2020).

14. “Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), Lydia Galimore – Samuel H. Christy.

15. Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, Samuel H Christy – Lydia Galimore, 3 March 1842; database with images, (www.familysearch.org : viewed online October 2017).

16. Ohio, Fayette County. Marriage Records, v. A-C 1810-1855.  Film #292630 DGS 4016243. Samuel H Christy, 3 Mar 1842 Vol. B: page 197; digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 23 July 2022.

17. Mrs. Rachel E. RIcketts, death certificate #2011237 (27 January 1917), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

18. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Lydia Gallimore Christy (1824-1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 13717108, created by Judy, citing Hills Baptist Chruch Cemetery, Pickard, Clinton County, INdiana; accompanying photograph by Judy, Lydia Gallimore Christy.

19. 1870 U. S. Census, Tipton County Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 15, family 110, Samuel Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 July 2022); NARA microfilm publication T132.

20. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Lydia Gallimore Christy (1824-1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 13717108,

21. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : County Court Records at Williamsport, IN, Clinton County, Indiana, viewed onine (5 January 2022), Samuel H Christy.

22. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019,” database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : viewed onine 23 July 2022), Samuel H. St. G (or Y) Christy.

23. Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000), Book C-4, OS Page 524

24. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 5 January 2022), memorial for Mary Susan Amos Christy (1837-1872), Find a Grave Memorial no. #13717123, created by Judy, citing Hills Baptist Church Cemetery, Pickard, Clinton County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by Judy, Mary Susan Amos Christy.

25. 1860 U.S. Census, Clinton County Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, pae 143, family 1043, John C Amos.

26. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,” Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : County Court Records at Williamsport, IN, Clinton County, Indiana, viewed online (13 December 21), Samuel H Christy.

27. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” digitized images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : viewed online 23 July 2022), Samuel H. Christy.

28. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Maria Christy, 18 December 1907; .

Two Samuels

Do you have ‘favorite’ lines in your tree? I’m referring to those lines that you have spent the most time researching compared to other lines. I have to admit that I do have at least one favorite line – my CRAWFORD line.

Thus, I might conclude that I did not do a very good job of researching my third great grandfathers for my other lines. However, when I look at the sourcing I added to these lines in comparison to what was available during that time, I did fairly well at adding sources. These sources included census records and published history and genealogies. While I made two trips to Salt Lake where I obtained quite a few deeds for my ancestors, I did not have time to search for these deeds for all of my lines.

So, when I began reviewing my information for Samuel H. Christy, I found that I don’t have any land records for Samuel, even though the census indicates he owned real estate in both Fayette County, Ohio in 1850 and in Tipton County, Indiana in 1860. [Samuel Christy in my Ancestry tree]

1850 U.S. Census, Fayette County Ohio, population schedule, Jasper Township, Fayette County, Indiana, page 156, household 1293, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.
1860 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 189 Image 15 of 34, household 1425, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

Unfortunately, the Tipton County, Indiana land records are locked and will have to be searched at a later date. However, the Fayette County, Ohio land records are available. Thus, I started searching for land records for Samuel Christy in Fayette County.

That initial search showed quite a few grantor records for Samuel Christy.

Fayette County Ohio, Grantor Index, A-K 1810-1913, Film 292607 DGS 7900590, page 224 (Image 129)

These first entries in the grantor index for Samuel Christy are a major clue to the existence of a second Samuel Christy owning land in Fayette County, Ohio. The clue is the date of the deeds. Since my Samuel H. Christy was born about 1819, he would not have been old enough to own let alone sell land in 1834. Thus, there has to be a second, older Samuel Christy.

Fortunately, there is one entry in the index for a Samuel H. Christy.

Fayette County Ohio, Grantor Index, A-K 1810-1913, Film 292607 DGS 7900590, page 224 (Image 129)

As a deed for the sale of land, Samuel’s wife must also sign the deed. Since the wife’s name on the deed is ‘Lydia Christy’ I believe this deed is for my ancestor, Samuel H. and Lydia (Gallimore) Christy.

Another clue is found by comparing the Oct 1850 deed for Samuel H Christy to the June 1851 deed for Samuel Christy. Both of these deeds are for land that was part of survey 1342. Thus, it is possible they are for the same Samuel Christy. The deed for Samuel H. Christy in Book P on page 51 appears to have been signed by Samuel H. Christy and Lydia Christy.

The 1851 Samuel Christy deed does not include a wife. The signature also indicates that Samuel Christy could not sign his name since it says ‘his mark’.

Thus, I believe my original conclusion that there are (at least) two men named Samuel Christy selling land in Fayette County, Ohio. Much additional research will be required to figure out who this second Samuel Christy is. For now I’m concentrating on my ancestor, Samuel H. Christy.

Below is the deed where Samuel H. Christy and his wife, Lydia, sold land in Fayette County, Ohio.

Oct 5 1850 Christy Samuel H to David Cramer Book P page 51

Image 35 – page 51

Samuel H Christy
To Deed
David Creamer
$750 – 50 – 1342

Know all men that I Samuel H. Christy and
Lydia Christy wife of said Samuel H. Christy of the
County of Fayette and State of Ohio in consideration of
the sum of seven hundred & fifty dollars in hand paid
by David Creamer of the County & State aforesaid have bargained and sold
and do hereby grant bargain sell and convey unto the said David Creamer
his heirs and assigns forever, the following premises, situate in the County of Fay
ette in the State of Ohio and in Jasper Township and bound and described
as follows. Beginning at a stone & Hickory northwest corner to David Christy
thence S 142 poles to a large Elm the southwest corner to said Christy. Thence W
56 1/4 poles to a honey locust 7 elm corner to Samuel Fifth home thence N 142
poles to three elms & Bur oak corner to Fifth home. Thence E 56 1/4 poles to the begin
ning containing fifty acres of land be the same more or less being part of a
survey made in the name of Thomas Shaw No 1342. To have and to hold
said premises with the appurtenances unto the said David Creamer his he
irs and assigns and the said Samuel H. Christy & wife for themselves and
heirs do hereby covenant with said David Creamer his heirs and assigns that
they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid, and that the premises are
free and clear from all encumbrances whatsoever, and he will forever war
rant and defend the same with the appurtenances, unto the said David Cream
mer & his heirs and assigns against all lawful claims of all persons whom so ever
In Testimony whereof the said Samuel H. Christy and Lydia his wife have
hereunto set their hands and seals this fifth day of October the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Fifty.
Samuel H.. Christy (seal)
Lydia Christy (seal)

page 52 (image 36)
Signed sealed & Acknowledged
in presence of us
J. B. Creamer
David D. Christy

The State of Ohio Fayette county SS
Before e J. B. Creamer a Justice of the Peace
in and for said County personally appeared the
above named Samuel H. Christy and Lydia
Christy his wife and acknowledged the signing
and sealing of the above conveyance to be their voluntary act and deed; and the
said Lydia Christy being at the same time examined by me separate and apart
from her husband and the contents of said instrument made known to her by me
she then declared that she did voluntarily sign seal and acknowledge the same
and that she is still satisfied therewith; this fifth day of Octr A. D. 1850
J. B Creamer JP
Recd 20th Recorded 21st Nov 1850

Ohio, Fayette County. Deeds, v. P 1850-1853. Film #292618 DGS 8141941. Samuel H. Christy, 9 Oct 1850 Vol. P: page 51 (image 35); digitized images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 24 July 2022.

Christy Desdendants

Descendants of Samuel Christy of Clinton County, Indiana

1-Samuel Christy-7734
b: 11 September 1819, Indiana, United States
d: 24 March 1904, Clinton, Indiana, United States
+Lyda Gallimore-7735
b: 25 March 1824, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
m: 3 March 1842, Fayette, Ohio, United States
d: 1 February 1864, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . . 2-Emily Jane Christy-8838
          b: 15 April 1843, Indiana, United States
          d: 11 October 1864
. . . . . +Thomas D. Henderson-20729
          b: 22 August 1844
          m: 19 March 1864, Tipton, Indiana, United States
          d: 5 November 1905

. . . . . 2-Rachel Elmeda Christy-2734
          b: 28 April 1845, Clinton, Indiana, United States
          d: 27 January 1927, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . +James Marshall Ricketts-2733
          b: 28 November 1847, Clinton, Indiana, United States
          m: 12 July 1866, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
          d: 28 November 1920, Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts-2707
                    b: 7 April 1868, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 28 April 1947, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Edward Grant Briles-2065
                    b: 18 July 1869, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                    m: 19 February 1890, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 23 July 1951, St. Mary’s Hospital, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edward Osmond Briles-9795
                              b: 21 June 1891, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                              d: 28 May 1956, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ethel Frances Briles-2708
                              b: 2 June 1893, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                              d: 15 August 1982, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glen Briles-4508
                              b: 6 March 1895, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 30 June 1983, Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lulu Belle Briles-2067
                              b: 2 November 1899, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                              d: 8 October 1987, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Hulda May Ricketts-2748
                    b: 24 April 1870, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 29 October 1958, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Albert James Cokeley-5406
                    b: 7 February 1868, Iowa, United States
                    m: about 1892
                    d: 19 June 1935, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Annabelle Ricketts-2952
                    b: 9 November 1871, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 26 July 1951, Oakland, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Walter John Howell-2754
                    b: 8 March 1873, Arkansas, United States
                    m: 6 September 1893, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 18 April 1952, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Roy Howell-7620
                              b: 14 December 1894, Crandall, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                              d: 20 February 1964, Alameda, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Daisy Pearl Ricketts-2751
                    b: 29 July 1873, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 19 September 1930, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Grant Israel-2755
                    b: 28 June 1872
                    m: 15 April 1894, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                    d: 30 January 1950
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Manford Milton Ebesnor Ricketts-2749
                    b: 17 March 1875, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 25 May 1949, SBA Hospital, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Lulu Beam-2836
                    b: 27 February 1878
                    m: 10 October 1902, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 17 August 1931, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Charles Desmond Ricketts-2750
                    b: 17 June 1877, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 8 July 1938, Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Anna Bell Myers-2757
                    b: 1 October 1885, Kansas, United States
                    m: 2 February 1904, Coffey, Kansas, United States
                    d: 8 December 1977, Lyons, Rice, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Irene Ricketts-2758
                              b: 25 September 1905, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 13 November 1995, Sacramento, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Roscoe Esmond Ricketts-2759
                              b: 12 October 1910, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 17 June 1984, Halstead Hospital, Halstead, Harvey, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Max Ricketts-2760
                              b: 18 June 1919, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 20 September 1997, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jennie Lucille Ricketts-2761
                              b: 25 September 1923, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 10 December 2010, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Minnie Ricketts-2753
                    b: 7 October 1880, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 31 October 1881, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Dora Ricketts-2752
                    b: 7 October 1880, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 31 January 1881, Woodson, Kansas, United States

. . . . . 2-Rhoda Elizabeth Christy-8847
          b: 22 February 1850, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
          d: 23 July 1851

. . . . . 2-Eli Salathiel Christy-8848
          b: 18 September 1848, Ohio, Kentucky, United States
          d: 16 July 1851

. . . . . 2-Shelamiah Christy-8839
          b: 5 November 1850, Indiana, United States
          d: 25 September 1861

. . . . . 2-Ebenezer Christy-8840
          b: February 1853, Indiana, United States
          d: 1941
. . . . . +Luretta Butcher-11170
          b: 9 July 1864
          m: 2 December 1893, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
          d: 6 March 1934, Ekin, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Mabel Imeda Christy-11172
                    b: 6 January 1895, Indiana, United States
                    d: 8 June 1975, Orange, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Adoniram Banker Thompson-11183
                    m: 20 September 1928, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Arthur Thomas Kelton-17849
                    b: 21 July 1894, Henderson, Kentucky, United States
                    m: 20 September 1950, Indiana, United States
                    d: 29 December 1971, Orange, California, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +John Louis Paris-17851
                    b: 7 November 1886, Montgomery, Indiana, United States
                    m: 31 March 1917, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
                    d: 1951, Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ezra Harold Parish-17852
                              b: 26 November 1915, Baker, Sullivan, Indiana, United States
                              d: 21 August 1982, Cypress, Orange, California, United States,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Christy Paris-20731
                              b: 19 September 1914, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 19 September 1914, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Ezra E Christy-11173
                    b: 25 December 1896, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 21 December 1965, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Hazel M. Jacobs-20733
                    b: 1910
                    d: 29 September 1958, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Richard A. Christy-20734
                              b: 9 February 1931, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 15 March 1991
. . . . . . . . . . +Audrey Gail Kelly-20735
                    b: 23 March 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ester Rosemond Christy-20736
                              b: 17 December 1918, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Sylvia A Christy-11174
                    b: 7 January 1899, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 14 November 1971, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Clarence Boyer-17847
                    b: 5 December 1901, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 24 May 1927, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana
                    d: 20 September 1975, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Donald Alexander Boyer-17848
                              b: 9 November 1927, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 24 August 1979, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Joyce Opal Christy-11177
                    b: 16 December 1900, Indiana, United States
                    d: 4 March 1943, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Harold Waggoner-11180
                    b: 4 August 1904, Indiana, United States
                    m: 2 May 1923, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 2 August 1985, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Veronnna Mae Waggoner-11181
                              b: 26 August 1925, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 16 June 2018, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Orville Cleon Waggoner-11182
                              b: 3 December 1928, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Christie Leon Waggoner-20742
                              b: 23 October 1923, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 21 October 1924, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-John Milton Christy-11178
                    b: 22 October 1903, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 17 December 1991, Carmel, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Martha Pauline Moore-17889
                    b: 30 November 1905, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 4 August 1924, Indiana, United States
                    d: 19 February 2000, Carmel, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Russell Ebmoore Christy-17892
                              b: 1 January 1925, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 12 August 1975, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-John Frederick Christy-17891
                              b: 3 March 1931, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 14 October 1952, South Korea
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dale Christy-17890
                              b: 14 January 1935, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Benjamin Ross Christy-11179
                    b: 17 December 1908, Indiana, United States
                    d: 23 June 1961, Benton, Tennessee, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Amanda R Cawthorn-17844
                    b: 3 September 1913, Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States
                    m: 21 December 1929, Indiana, United States
                    d: 13 June 1986, Hendricks, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Barbara Jean Christy-17845
                              b: 2 October 1930, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 2 October 2002
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ross Edwin Christy-17853
                              b: 27 July 1932, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith Joan Christy-17854
                              b: 24 December 1936, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 15 July 1991
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elmeda June Christy-17855
                              b: 2 April 1942, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 3 September 2001, Community Hospital South, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carol Jane Christy-17856
                              b: 1947
                              d: 2001
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert Christy-17870
                              b: 2 January 1934, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ronald Christy-17871
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Private Christy-17951
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Jesse O Christy-17843
                    b: 1901, Indiana, United States
                    d:

. . . . . 2-Samuel Milton Christy-8841
          b: October 1855, Clinton, Tipton County, Indiana
          d: 7 February 1924, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana
. . . . . +Florinda Jane Suits-17974
          b: 5 August 1866, High Point, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
          m: 17 December 1885, Tipton, Indiana, United States
          d: 15 March 1944, Geetingsville, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Theodore Basil Christy-17983
                    b: 18 January 1886, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 15 October 1918, Likely, Indiana
. . . . . . . . . . +Della May Ross-17991
                    b: 4 July 1888, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 20 February 1909, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 8 August 1963, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith  Evelyn Christy-17996
                              b: 16 August 1910, Indiana, United States
                              d: 1 May 2004, Norwood Nursing Center, Huntington, Huntington, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rena Rachel Christy-17995
                              b: 13 May 1912, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 7 January 1984, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Opal Christy-17994
                              b: 5 April 1914, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 25 February 1995, Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lowell Warren Christy-17992
                              b: 4 April 1916, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 11 November 1927, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jean Rosamond Christy-17993
                              b: 25 July 1918, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 25 September 2000, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Henry Everett Christy-17982
                    b: 17 December 1887, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 19 May 1943, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Nellie A. Shockley-20870
                    b: 22 June 1888, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    m:
                    d: 2 April 1949, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorris Lilburn Christy-20872
                              b: 2 November 1910, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 8 August 1974, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Magdalen Christy-20871
                              b: 20 September 1912, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 27 September 2010, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Gertrude Alice Christy-17980
                    b: 4 March 1890, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 5 July 1975, of Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Orla Marvin Butcher-18001
                    b: 5 July 1892, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 5 March 1910, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 4 August 1972, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hobart Eugene Butcher-18006
                              b: 18 September 1912, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 25 September 1965, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alfretta Walker Butcher-18005
                              b: 24 February 1915, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 17 October 2015, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Milton Leon Butcher-18003
                              b: 6 June 1920, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 27 November 1975, Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Oscar Morris Butcher-18002
                              b: 3 December 1922, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 10 November 2012, Kirklin, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elnora B. Butcher-18004
                              b: 24 March 1927, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 3 February 1998, Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Edith Ethel Christy-17978
                    b: 4 August 1891, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
                    d: 26 February 1929, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Ernest Evert Stoops-17984
                    b: 28 June 1894, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 6 November 1912, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 1 October 1988, Groomsville, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Sylvester Eugene Stoops-17990
                              b: 25 May 1913, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 29 April 1963, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Juanita Stoops-17989
                              b: 8 February 1915, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 20 October 2002, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lois Evelyn Stoops-17987
                              b: 16 May 1917, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 28 April 1999, Hendricks, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Everett  Wayne Stoops-17985
                              b: 19 February 1919, Clarksville, Indiana
                              d: 7 July 2006
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Charles Irvin Stoops-18011
                              b: 25 June 1922, Howard, Indiana, United States
                              d: 28 June 1976, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Olas Harold Stoops-17986
                              b: 14 February 1924, Ridgeway, Howard, Indiana, United States
                              d: 4 May 2000, Geetingsville Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Iola Jean Stoops-17988
                              b: 4 July 1925, Ridgeway, Howard, Indiana, United States
                              d: 5 January 1994, Cass, Michigan, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Lydia Alice Christy-17977
                    b: 11 May 1894, Indiana, United States
                    d: 15 April 1977
. . . . . . . . . . +Basel V Henderson-17997
                    b: 18 March 1893, Indiana, United States
                    m: 28 August 1912, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Gladys Rebecca Henderson-17998
                              b: 6 September 1914, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 4 November 2005, Mulberry, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Henderson-20939
                              b: 3 October 1913, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 3 October 1913, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Ernest Evert Stoops-17984
                    b: 28 June 1894, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 3 October 1932, Indiana, United States
                    d: 1 October 1988, Groomsville, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Leonard Christy-17975
                    b: 1897, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Glennie Hurbert Christy-17976
                    b: 1 January 1897, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 6 May 1966, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Dorothy Moore-17999
                    b: 1 August 1895, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 29 September 1914, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eva May Christy-20763
                              b: 28 May 1917, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: August 1977
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Iolene Christy-20947
                              b: about 1918, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Robert Dane Christy-18000
                              b: 10 November 1919, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 20 June 1961, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Phillis Christy-20949
                              b: about 1933, Indiana
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Dewey Franklin Christy-17979
                    b: 17 September 1899, Indiana, United States
                    d: 14 April 1909, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Asenath Loraine Christy-17981
                    b: 16 March 1906, Indiana, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . +Byron VanBuskirk-20873
                    b: 26 February 1901, Fortville, Hancock, Indiana, United States
                    m: 15 August 1925, Indiana, United States
                    d: 28 October 1967, Maricopa, Arizona
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ilo E VanBuskirk-20951
                              b: 11 November 1926, Indiana, United States
                              d: 14 May 2001
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dale VanBuskirk-20952
                              b: 18 March 1928, Indiana, United States
                              d:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-George VanBuskirk-20953
                              b: about 1939, Indiana, United States

. . . . . 2-Lydia Alice Christy-8842
          b: 1858, Indiana, United States
          d: 1888
. . . . . +William R. Goff-12173
          b: 8 May 1850
          m: 11 February 1876, Tipton, Indiana, United States
          d: 27 December 1932
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Bertha Viola Goff-18075
                    b: 26 January 1877, Indiana, United States
                    d: before 1885
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Harry E. Goff-18074
                    b: 11 December 1879, Kansas, United States
                    d: before 1885
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Edith Agnes Goff-18072
                    b: 24 September 1882, Pleasant View,Woodson,Kansas
                    d: 19 January 1960, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Vestus Seward Cantrell-18076
                    b: 8 March 1881, Kansas, United States
                    m: 6 October 1902, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 11 April 1959, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Alice Patricia Cantrell-18081
                              b: 18 July 1903, Near Vernon,Woodson,Kansas
                              d: 4 May 1989, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd Elmore Cantrell-18080
                              b: 13 June 1907, Near Vernon, Woodson, Kansas
                              d: 14 November 1961, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joseph Loren Cantrell-18079
                              b: 18 February 1914, Kansas, United States
                              d: 4 April 2006, Derby, Sedgwick, Kansas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-W Lynn Cantrell-18077
                              b: 18 February 1914, Kansas, United States
                              d: 23 August 2003, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Shirley Margaruite Cantrell-18078
                              b: 27 April 1916, Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                              d: 24 October 2001, Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Flora Ethel Goff-13077
                    b: 1885
                    d: 1964
. . . . . . . . . . +William Earnest Kerfoot-20972
                    b: November 1889, Bogle Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States
                    m: 1 May 1917, Wiley, Prowers, Colorado, United States
                    d: 8 February 1958, Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Leonard Manford Kerfoot-20975
                              b: 29 May 1918, Wiley, Prowers, Colorado, United States
                              d: 30 July 1981, Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wiliam Kenneth Kerfoot-20974
                              b: 11 May 1920, Prowers, Bent, Colorado, United States
                              d: 21 May 2016, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dale Leon Kerfoot-20973
                              b: 9 January 1925, Colorado, United States
                              d: 19 November 2010, Jefferson, Louisiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Roscoe Webster Goff-18073
                    b: 18 November 1888, Vernon, Woodson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 9 August 1980, Wiley, Prowers, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Ethel Elise Thomas-20954
                    b: 21 January 1888, Kansas, United States
                    d: 12 November 1974
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hazel Goff-20983
                              b: about 1913
. . . . . 2-Esther Christy-8843
          b: 17 January 1860, Tipton, Indiana, United States
          d: 5 April 1924, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . +Wyatt Harding Rector-11146
          b: 1854
          m: 27 August 1879, Indiana, United States
          d: 1902
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Gertrude R Rector-17873
                    b: 26 June 1880, Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 14 October 1964, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Homer H. Severance-20730
                    b: 4 January 1883
                    m: 1904
                    d: 30 August 1949
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Guy Harding Rector-17880
                    b: 15 February 1881, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 7 May 1961, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Otto Muratt Rector-17879
                    b: 15 April 1884, Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 20 February 1959, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Mary Campbell-20985
                    b: 1890, Kentucky, United States
                    m: 3 June 1922, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
                    d:
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Bertha Etheland Rector-17877
                    b: 13 May 1886, Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 11 May 1962, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Jessie M Rector-17875
                    b: 10 May 1888, Pratt, Kansas, United States
                    d: 5 October 1975, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Jerome Claude Rector-17874
                    b: 9 June 1890, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 17 December 1899, Jackson, Kansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Esther Rector-17876
                    b: 7 November 1895, Jackson, Kansas, United States
                    d: 5 September 1978, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Verne V. Goodknight-17953
                    b: 16 September 1891, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 28 January 1919
                    d: 17 December 1969, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carl Dane Goodknight-17957
                              b: 8 December 1919, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 12 March 2001, Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Betty J Goodknight-17956
                              b: 25 October 1921, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 17 April 2010, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norman Goodknight-17958
                              b: 22 July 1922, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 26 August 1998, Lee, Florida, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Richard Bryce Goodknight-17954
                              b: 22 January 1927, Indiana, United States
                              d: 9 March 1999, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Carolyn Janiece Goodknight-17959
                              b: 26 January 1929, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Byron Clair Goodnight-17955
                              b: 22 June 1933, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 24 October 2010, Auburn, DeKalb, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Don Forester Rector-17878
                    b: 1 June 1901, Holdin, Kansas, United States
                    d: 26 July 1954, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Audrey Weaver-20984
                    b: 3 April 1911, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 1 May 1943, Indiana, United States
                    d: 1 June 1995, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Aneta Rector-20993

+Mary Susan Amos-8844
b: 1 August 1837, Indiana, United States
m: 18 November 1866, Clinton, Indiana, United States
d: 21 October 1872

. . . . . 2-Samantha Christy-8845
          b: about 1867, Indiana, United States
          d: 27 January 1873, Indiana, United States

. . . . . 2-George Christy-8846
          b: 26 September 1868, Indiana, United States
          d: 3 December 1938, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . +Viola Emmarine Southard-13078
          b: 1868
          m: 15 December 1889
          d: 1945
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Marvin Leroy Christy-18179
                    b: 29 July 1890, Indiana, United States
                    d: 17 January 1900, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Artie Mae Christy-13079
                    b: 5 August 1892, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 23 November 1961, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Arnold Johnson Bailey-17858
                    b: 9 October 1891, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 26 August 1911, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 31 December 1970, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Rena Bernice Bailey-18172
                              b: 31 January 1912, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 8 June 1988, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Wilma Beatrice Bailey-18116
                              b: 4 May 1914, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 16 January 2009, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lloyd George Bailey-18171
                              b: 30 August 1915, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 6 August 1999, Kirklin Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Jerrold Morton Bailey-18169
                              b: 1 August 1917, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 25 September 1996, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Mae Bailey-18167
                              b: 11 December 1918, Indiana, United States
                              d: 15 June 2003, Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Hollis Lorene Bailey-18166
                              b: 23 February 1920, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 2002, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Violet Rosamond Bailey-18165
                              b: 23 February 1922, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 24 April 2001, Riddle, Douglas, Oregon, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joe Zenith Bailey-18163
                              b: 19 August 1924, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 6 August 1999, Pinetop-Lakeside, Navajo, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Guy Arnold Bailey-18164
                              b: 11 December 1925, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 28 August 2003, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ferral Warren Bailey-18168
                              b: 5 October 1927, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 2 January 1994, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Floyd Eugene Bailey Sr-18170
                              b: 5 January 1929, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 17 February 2018, Erwin, Harnett, North Carolina, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lavina  Ruth Bailey-18180
                              b: 25 September 1930, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Barbara E Bailey-18176
                              b: 18 June 1932, Boxley, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 22 January 2020
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mildred Bailey-18181
                              b: 3 December 1933, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Elizabeth Ann Bailey-18182
                              b: 14 December 1935, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Samuel Roy Christy-18178
                    b: 19 November 1893, Indiana, United States
                    d: 18 September 1894, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Ora Henry Christy-18177
                    b: 19 July 1895, Sheridan, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 29 July 1957, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Dona P Freeman-18188
                    b: 3 June 1900, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 20 March 1918, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
                    d: 6 June 1981, Richmond, Georgia, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Richard Leon Christy-18189
                              b: 4 November 1919, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 22 March 1994, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Clifford Christy-20994
                              b: 30 May 1924
                              d: 30 May 1924, Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States

. . . . . 2-Nancy Christy-11169
          b: 10 November 1869, Tipton, Indiana, United States
          d: 6 September 1934, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . +Isaac Jeremiah Ploughe-17902
          b: 27 September 1865, Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States
          m: 20 February 1886, Clinton, Indiana, United States
          d: 22 December 1943, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Samuel Herschel Ploughe-17903
                    b: 13 August 1890, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 5 January 1962, Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Bertha Don Weaver-18112
                    b: February 1894, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 4 February 1964, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-James Glenn Ploughe-18115
                              b: 9 July 1915, Indiana, United States
                              d: 8 March 1979, Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Garnet Maxine Ploughe-18114
                              b: 5 December 1917, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 12 August 2002
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Delores Marguerite Ploughe-18113
                              b: 11 December 1920, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
                              d: 26 September 1998, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lylitha L Ploughe-18154
                              b: 6 April 1911
                              d: 20 June 1916, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Luther Vernon Plough-17904
                    b: 10 March 1888, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 3 November 1929, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Verna M Harvey-21054
                    b: 15 July 1890, Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 1 December 1907
                    d: 27 Dec 19691969, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Nola K Ploughe-21059
                              b: 21 November 1908, Pickard, Clinton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 13 March 1960, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Norma Ploughe-21058
                              b: 5 July 1910, Adams, Indiana, United States
                              d: 22 August 1996, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Dorotha Ploughe-21056
                              b: 23 October 1913, Washington Township, Adams, Indiana, United States
                              d: 18 August 1992, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Raymond Ploughe-21055
                              b: 16 October 1915, Indiana, United States
                              d: 7 March 1963, Martinsville, Morgan, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Violet V Ploughe-21057
                              b: 15 January 1920, Mercer, Ohio, United States
                              d: 27 May 2007, Fairfax (city), Virginia, United States
. . . . . +Isaiah E Jackson-17905
          b: 1871, Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
          d: 1927, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Cora Edith Jackson-17906
                    b: 22 January 1895, Indiana, United States
                    d: 29 October 1918, Jefferson Township, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +John Roma Straley-21050
                    b: 13 March 1894, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 29 July 1913, Indiana, United States
                    d: 19 January 1949
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Katherine Straley-21051
                              b: 3 June 1916, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 3 March 1991, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Inez Mae Straley-21052
                              b: 13 May 1917, Indiana, United States
                              d: 20 December 1936, Union, Arkansas, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Edith P Staley-21053
                              b: 1 July 1914, Tipton, indiana
                              d: 1914, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . 3-Carrie Ethel Jackson-17907
                    b: 25 March 1893, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
                    d: 13 November 1955, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . +Arthur A. Samuels-18058
                    b: 21 July 1887, Kempton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                    m: 15 February 1912
                    d: 14 January 1941, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Paul Arthur Samuels-18065
                              b: 28 November 1912, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 11 April 1966, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-William Edward Samuels-18064
                              b: 25 August 1914, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 15 November 1983, Tipton, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Beatrice Pauline Samuels-18063
                              b: 25 March 1917, Indiana, United States
                              d: 17 July 1998, Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Ralph Alfred Samuels-18060
                              b: 25 August 1918, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 13 May 2001, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Martha L Samuels-18059
                              b: 26 January 1920, Indiana, United States
                              d: 4 August 1985, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Glen M Samuels-18061
                              b: 21 June 1922, Indiana, United States
                              d: 28 June 2003
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Mary Elizabeth Samuels-18068
                              b: 7 January 1924, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 3 June 2013, Tipton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Anna Jean Samuels-18069
                              b: about 1925, Indiana, United States
                              d: 22 July 2016, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Joe Allen Samuels-18070
                              b: 19 June 1927, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 30 April 2015, Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Lylith June Samuels-18071
                              b: 24 June 1930, Tipton, Indiana, United States
                              d: 1 January 2006, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-Eva Mae Samuels-18062
                              b: 20 October 1932, Hamilton Co., Indiana
                              d: 2001
. . . . . +James William Philander Southard-17908
          b: 12 June 1862, Hancock, Illinois, United States
          m: 4 May 1932, Indiana, United States
          d: 18 February 1954

. . . . . 2-William Henry Christy-13080
          b: 12 February 1872
          d: 9 December 1906, Tipton, Indiana, United States
+Mariah Burk-13073
b: 27 December 1830
m: 14 October 1871, Clinton, Indiana, United States
d: 18 December 1907, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States

Otto Rector Career Military

Do you ever feel like some of the genealogy records are deceptive? That’s how I’m beginning to feel about the database, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. According to that database, a person named Ctor Otto R enlisted 28 Dec 1945 in California.

Even though the name that was indexed does not match, the details regarding birth and residence fit a Christy cousin, Otto Muratt Rector. If this record is for Otto M. Rector, then one might assume that Otto enlisted in the military in December 1945 when in reality it was likely a re-enlistment. The first clue that this might be for a re-enlistment instead of an enlistment is the Source information.

National Guard in Federal Service, within 3 months of Discharge

A careful analysis of the census records for Otto Rector also supports his being in the military prior to 1945. The 1920 census for Bexar county Texas shows an Otto M Rector in the list of those residing at Kelly Field.

In 1930, an Otto M Rector and wife Mary are shown on the census in Pearl City village in Hawaii. This census lists Otto’s occupation as ‘Soldier U.S. Army.’

In 1940, there is an Otto M Rector listed on the census in Santa Clara county, California. The occupation shown for this Otto M. Rector was Master Sergeant U.S. Army.

Various news articles from Indiana where his extended family lived help to fill in the blanks about where he was stationed during his military career. A check of newspapers near the bases where he was stationed turned up some interesting details. One of those articles places him at Hickman Field in Hawaii in 1940.

Fourth Reconnaissance squadron, Hickam Field
The Fourth Reconnaissance squadron of the Fifth Bombardment Group Hickam Field, formerly stationed at Luke Field, was organized at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1917. It came to Hawaii in 1919, and was known as the Fourth Observation Squadron until March, 1938, when its name was changed to the Fourth Reconnaisance Squadron. As a part of the Eighteenth Wing, it has a dual purpose: to act as a long range reconnaissane when necessary, and as a bombardment squadron at other times, performing either duty equally well.

picture includes: Master Sgt. Otto M. Rector (first row, second from right)

“Fourth Reconnaissance Squadron, Hickam Field,” The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), 18 February 1940, page 44; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

Since the census records place Otto Rector in California in 1940, he was likely transferred to California shortly after the photo was taken. Thus, he wasn’t in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

Then, a 1942 article provides a few details about his service during World War I.

World War I Comrades Reunited in World War II

Fresno, Cal. — The doorbell rang at the home of Master Sergeant Otto M. Rector at Hammer field and outside stood Maj. D. G. Herring, who was making his first inspection tour of the range. They stared, shook hands, and went into a long confab. Both had served under Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker in France, had not seen each other since the armistice.

“World War I Comrades Reunited in world War II,” The Edinburg Daily Courier (Edinburg, IN), 17 August 1942, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

Based on the census records and newspaper articles, I believe that Otto M Rector enlisted during World War I and was career military.


Otto Muratt Rector was born on 15 Apr 1884 in Holton, Jackson, Kansas, United States.15 He was the child of Wyatt Harding Rector and Esther Christy.2 He lived in Grant Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1885.6 Otto lived in Grant Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1895.7 He lived in Grant Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1900.8 He served in the military under Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in 1917 in France.9 Otto was a member of the 90th Aero Squadron who returned home aboard the Orduna landing in New York, New York, United States on 27 Oct 1917.10 He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1919.11 He lived at Kelly Field in Bexar, Texas, United States in 1920.12 On 14 Jan 1921, Otto served in the military in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States  in the aviation corps.1314 He married Mary Campbell on 3 Jun 1922 in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.1516 He attended electrical school and inspected air planes in May 1923 at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United States.1718 He lived in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1926.19 Otto lived in Ewa, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States in 1930.20 In 1930 he was an a soldier in the U.S. Army in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.20 He lived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1932.21 Otto served in the military on 13 May 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii.22 He was a member of the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron posted on 18 Feb 1940 at Hickam Field in Hawaii.23 In 1940 he was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army in Santa Clara, California, United States.24 Otto lived in Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1940.24 He served in the military in 1942 at Hammer field.9 He enlisted in the  Army Air Corps on 28 Dec 1945 at Hamilton Field in Hamilton, California.4,25 Otto was discharged from the military on 31 Jan 1947.4 He died on 20 Feb 1959 at the age of 74 in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States.1,45,26 He was buried on 24 Feb 1959 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, United States.2627

ENDNOTES

1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Esther Christy Rector (1860-1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. #142414753, citing Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Tipton County, Indiana;, Esther Christy Rector.

2. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online 15 December 2021), Otto Muratl Rector.

3. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 4 January 2022), memorial for Otto Muratt rector (1884-1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 33367496, created by 2Honour&Remember and Originally created by US Veterans Affairs Office, citing Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado; accompanying photograph by 2Honour&remember, Otto Muratt Rector.

4. National Cemetery Administration, “U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006,”Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed oline (4 January 2022), Otto Muratt Rector; National Cemetery Administration.

5. “U.S. Obituary Collection, 1930-Current,” database online, http://www.oregonlive.com/obituaries, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022), Otto Muratt.

6. 1885 Kansas Census, Jackson County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Grant Township, Jackson County, Kansas, page 97 Image 49 of 98, family 191, W H Rector; digital imags, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 15 December 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

7. 1895 Kansas Census, Jackson County, Kansas, Kansas state census, Grant Township, Jackson County, Kansas, page 25 Image 37 of 113, family 2, W H Rector; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 15 December 2021); Kansas State Historical Society

8. 1900 U.S. Census, Jackson County, Kansas, population schedule, Grant Township, Jackson County, Kansas, ED 56, Sheet 13 B Image 27 of 29, family 258, Wyatt Rector; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 20 November 2020); NARA microfilm publication T623

9. “World War I Comrades Reunited in world War II,” The Edinburg Daily Courier (Edinburg, IN), 17 August 1942, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

10. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, Otto M Rector, 27 October 1917; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

11. “Kempton,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 12 September 1919, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

12. 1920 U.S. census, Bexar County, Texas, population schedule, Bexar County, Texas, ED 109, Sheet 4B Image 7 of 77, line 80, Otto M Rector; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022); NARA microfilm publication T625

13. “Jefferson Township,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 8 January 1921, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

14. “Kempton – Two,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 1 January 1921, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

15. Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, Otto M Rector, 3 June 1922; database with images, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : viewed online 4 January 2022).

16. “Marriage LIcenses,” The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), 6 June 1922, page 11; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

17. “Kempton,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 14 May 1923, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

18. “Kempton News,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 9 July 1923, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

19. “Pickard,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 13 April 1926, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

20. 1930 U.S. Census, Honolulu Hawaii, population schedule, Ewa. Oahu Island, Honolulu County,Hawaii, ED 2-107, Sheet 3A Image 5 of 10, family 45; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022); NARA microfilm pubblication T626

21. “Auto LIcenses,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii), 30 December 1932, page 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

22. “52 Commended at Luke Field,” Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii), 13 May 1937, page 10; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

23. “Fourth Reconnaissance Squadron, Hickam Field,” The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii), 18 February 1940, page 44; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

24. 1940 U.S. Census, Santa Clara County, California, population schedule, Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California, ED 43-10, Sheet 61B Image 24 of 32, line 59, Otto Rector; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022); NARA microfilm publication T627

25. Natioanl Archives, “World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946,” database on-line, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022), Rector Otto R.

26. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Guy Harding Rector, 7 May 1961; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022).

27. U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962, Otto Muratt Rector, 3 March 1959; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 4 January 2022). Original Source: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General.

Obituary Misdirection

Have you ever struggled to figure out parent-child relationships when multiple marriages are involved? If so, do you turn to an obituary of a parent to help figure out the children?

While researching the descendants of my third great grandfather, Sameul Christy, I’ve encountered the family of Ernest Evert Stoops. Ernest was first married to Edith Ethel Christy and later married to Edith’s sister, Lydia Alice Christy. Prior to Lydia’s marriage to Ernest Stoops, Lydia was married to Basel Henderson. These multiple marriages can make it difficult to figure out who the mother of the children is.

So far, I haven’t located an obituary for Edith Christy Stoops who died in 1929. I have located an obituary for her sister, Lydia, who was also married to Ernest Stopps

Obituaries
Lydia Stoops

Lydia A. Stoops, 82, Rt. 1, Frankfort, died at 1:30 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph’s memorial Hospital,, Kokomo. She had been ill for six years.
Born May 11, 1894 in Tipton County, she was the daughter of Milton and Florinda Suites Christy.
She was married on Oct 3, 1932 to Earnest Stoops, who survives.
Mrs. Stoops was a member of the Geetingsville Presbyterian Church and Chapter No. 491 of the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving with her husband are: four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Gladys) Unger of Sedalia, Mrs. William (Juanita) Bolinger of Smyrna, Tenn., Mrs. Marvin (Lois) Click of Brownsburg, and Mrs. Iola Rodenbarger of Niles, Mich.; two sons, Wayne Stoops of Albany, Ore. and Olas Stoops of Frankfort; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lorain VanBuskirk of Wickenberg, Ariz.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Stout Funeral Chapel in Russiaville. Rev. Oral Duckworth and Rev. Dennis Ladd will officiate and burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Obituaries,” Tipton County Tribune (Tipton, Indiana), 16 April 1977, page 7; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 1 January 2022).

Based on the above obituary, one would likely assume that all of the children named in the obituary were Lydia’s. While Ernest Stoops’ obituary names his first wife, Edith Christy, it does not help figure out the identity of the children’s mother. In fact, it just adds to the confusion by claiming a child of Lydia’s from her first marriage as his own.

Ernest Stoops
Rossville, Ind. — Enrest E. Stoops, 94, Rossville R.R. 1, died at 1:33 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 1988, in Saint Joseph Hospital & Health Center, Kokomo.
Born June 28, 1894, in Tipton County, he was a son of Irvin and Martha (Peters) Stoops. In 1912, he married Edith Ethel Christy, who died in 1929. On Oct. 3, 1932, he married Lydia Alice Christy, who died April 15, 1977.
Surviving are two sons, Wayne Stoops of Albany, Ore., and Olas Stoops of Frankfort; four daughters, Mrs. Cleatis (Juanita) Zook of Rossville, Mrs. Marvin (Lois) Click of Brownsburg, Mrs. Robert (Iola) Rodgers of Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Raymond (Gladys) Unger of Sedalia, Ind.; 28 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
He was resident of the Geetingsville area since 1927. He was a member of Geetingsville Presbyterian Church, the Beard Order of Eastern Star, Moose Lodge 1529 at Lafayette.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville with the Rev. Oral Duckworth officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemeter in Tipton county. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. A twilight Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Ernest Stoops,” The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 2 October 1988, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 November 2020).

Fortunately, the obituary of Ernest’s son, Olas Harold Stoops helps figure out who the mother is of Ernest’s children.

Olas H. Stoops, 76
Geetingsville — Olas H. Stoops, 76, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, in his residence following an illness of several months.
he was born on Feb. 14, 1924, in Howard County near Kokomo. He resided in the Geetingsville area most of his life, and had resided in Lafayette for several years.
He was a 1943 graduate of Rossville High School,. In 1989, he retired from Richard Huffer Construction Co.
On Nov. 9, 1957, he married Carole Ann Biggs in Lafayette, and she died April 11, 1997.
He was a member of Rossville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Sheldon H. “Butch” Stoops of Mulberry, and Andrew H. Stoops of Forest; two daughters, Ava Melton (husband: Stephen) of Bedford, and Avonne Krug (husband: Steven) of Lafayette; a brother, Wayne Stoops (wife: Wilma) of Albany, ore.; a sister, Juanita Zook (husband: Cletus) of Rossville; and a stepsister, Gladys Unger (husband: Raymond) of Sedalia.

“Olas H. Stoops, 76,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 7 May 2000, page 12; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

With the addition of this third obituary, additional sources are needed to verify the family relationships. For this family the 1930 census record is very helpful.

In the 1930 census for Clinton County, Indiana, the household of Ernest Stoops has a Lydia Henderson listed. Lydia is identified as Ernest Stoops sister-in-law. Also listed in the household is Gladys Henderson. Gladys is listed as a niece of Ernest Stoops.

1930 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana, enumeration district (ED) ED 12-17, Sheet 1B, family 19, Ernest Stoops; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed onlnie 22 November 2020); NARA microfilm publication T626.

This census record provides a lot of clues to the family structure. Based on all of the above records, i have concluded that Ernest and Edith (Christy) Stoops are the parents of Sylvester Eugene, Juanita, Lois Evelyn, Everett Wayne, Charles Irvin, Olas Harold and Iola Jean. After the death of his first wife, Ernest married his sister-in-law and merged her family with his own. Thus, his obituary listed Gladys as a surviving daughter even though the census record identifies Gladys as Gladys Henderson, niece of Ernest Stoops.

While I don’t do extensive ‘digging’ when researching the descendants of my 3rd great grandfathers, I realize that I need to locate as many sources as I can. Sometimes an abundance of sources is needed to figure out a family structure.

Chief Master Sergeant

Have you ever celebrated when you find an obituary that details a military career? Well, I’m celebrating today! As I’m researching cousins, I’ve finally found an obituary that provides quite a few details about the military career of my second cousin twice removed, Everett Wayne Stoops.

Obituaries
Wayne Stoops

Feb. 19, 1919 — July 7, 2006
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Everett Wayne Stoops, U.S. Air Force, of Albany died Friday, July 7, after a valiant fight against complications of heart and lung disease. He was 87.
Born in Hamilton County, Ind., to Ernest and Edith (Christy) Stoops, he was one of eight children.
Graduating from high school at 16, he worked in the family grocery store. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1940, he attended aircraft maintenance schools and participated in submarine patrol missions until crashing in a B-26 aircraft on Dec. 18, 1941. He served 34 months in Australia, New Guinea, Dutch Ne Guinea and Owi Island, maintaining and, in some cases, rebuilding planes before returning to the United States. He then married Wilma Ridenour of Indiana, whom he had met on a blind date before he went overseas and ask to marry him on their third date. He left the service in 1945 as a master sergeant, but after three years re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he remained for 30 years of active service.
He was stationed all over the world from England to Labrador, Canada, to Vietnam and the Philippines, and traveled to Scotland, Bermuda, Guam, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Greenland and points in between. As often as possible, his family and their dogs accompanied him.
He was one of the first men to attain the rank of chief master sergeant, the highest a non-commissioned office can hold. Upon retirement, the family moved to Albany, where Wayne worked as parts manager for Dorsey Bus Company and then for J and J Electric until his final retirement in 1984. He continued to work part time until 1998.
He enjoyed camping neighborhood and family get-togethers, and taking his friends flying. He was a voracious reader, enjoying mysteries, westerns, war novels, nonfiction and the occasional Danielle Steel. An avid dog lover, he also discovered the joy of being owned by cats during the last 30 years of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Lydia and siblings. Survivors include Wilma, his wife of 61 years; his daughter, Elizabeth “Libby” Stoops, her husband, Vernon Smith, and Grandson Connor Stoops-Smith; niece Nancy Gressler of Springfield; several nieces and nephews east of the Rockies; and many many friends.
Wayne will be remembered as a quiet man who valued his family and friends, loved animals, and was always available to lend a hand. He is missed.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the American Legion, 1215 Pacific Blvd. S.E. Albany.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Safe-Haven Humane Society or Heartland Humane Society.

“Obituaries,” Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon), 21 July 2006, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

Although I haven’t found another source to corroborate the airplane crash, I have been able to find items in the local Indiana newspapers that provide details about where Wayne Stoops was stationed during his military career.

Everett  Wayne Stoops1 was born on 19 Feb 1919 in Clarksville, Indiana.15 He was the child of Edith Ethel Christy and Ernest Evert Stoops.1,67 He lived in Wayne Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1920.8 Everett lived in Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana in 1930.9 He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 5 Jan 1940.4,7,10 He served in the military in May 1940 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.1112 Everett served in the military in Staten Island, New York.12 He served in the military in Dec 1942 at Lincoln Air Base in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.13 He served in the military in Jun 1944 at Lowry Field in Denver, Colorado, United States.14 Everett served in the military in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina.14 He was discharged from the military on 20 Sep 1945 at Camp Atterbury.4,7,12 He registered for the military draft  on 26 Sep 1945 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States.5 Everett enlisted in the Air Force on 24 Dec 1948.4,7 He served in the military witha a rank of Technical Sergeant in 1951 in Merced, California, United States.15 He lived in Salina, Saline, Kansas, United States in 1953.16 Everett served in the military in 1963 in Goose Bay, Alaska.1718 He was discharged from the military on 30 Jun 1973.4 He lived in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States in 1988.67 Everett lived in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1999.19 He lived in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States in 2002.20 He died on 7 Jul 2006 at the age of 87.14,7 The funeral of Everett was held on 2 Aug 2006 in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States.7

ENDNOTES:

1. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online 21 November 2020), Everett Wayne Stoops.

2. Oregon, Death Index 1898-2008, Everett Wayne Stoops, 7 July 2006; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

3. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 31 December 2021), Everett W Stoops, 307-16-3375, before 1951.

4. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 31 December 2021), Everett W Stoops.

5. “U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 31 December 2021), Everett W. Stoops.

6. “Ernest Stoops,” The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 2 October 1988, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 November 2020).

7. “Obituaries,” Corvallis Gazette-Times (Corvallis, Oregon), 21 July 2006, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

8. 1920 U.S. Census, Hamilton County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana, ED 114, Sheet 5A Image 9 of 11, family 109, Earnest Stoops; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 21 November 2020); NARA microfilm publication T625

9. 1930 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana, enumeration district (ED) ED 12-17, Sheet 1B, family 19, Ernest Stoops; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 22 November 2020); NARA microfilm publication T626.

10. “Local News,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 11 July 1942, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

11. “Local News,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 30 May 1940, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

12. “Burlington,” The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 20 September 1945, page 12; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

13. Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN), ; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed ).

14. “Local News,” Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN), 21 July 1944, page 9; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

15. “Local News,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 30 May 1951, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

16. “Local News,” The Kokomo Tribune (Kokomo, Indiana), 1 January 1953, page 17; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

17. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 30 December 2021), memorial for Sylvester Eugene Stoops (1913-1963), Find a Grave Memorial no. #8528622, created by Judy, citing Geetingsville Cemetery, Geetingsville, Clinton County, Indiana; accompanying photograph by Judy, Sylvester Eugene Stoops.

18. “Christy Family Has 17th Reunion,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 17 August 1963, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

19. “Lois E Click, 81,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 30 April 1999, page 22; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 November 2020).

20. “Juanita Eleanor Zook,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 21 October 2002, page 18; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 December 2021).

Another Military Mystery

Do the fragments of information about an ancestor or distant cousins military service frustrate you? I know that even though my dad shared some of his military experience with me, he got some of the dates confused. Since he served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of World War 2, I was fortunate to be able to get his military file from NARA. However many of the records for those who served in the Army and Air Force are more difficult to find.

Even though I likely would not spend the time or money to seek out a military file for a second cousin, I do get frustrated when very little information exists about their military service. Thus, when I come across an obituary indicating that a cousin was at the Battle of the Bulge in Europe and then part of the transfer of power form the United States to the Philippines in the Pacific, I’m intrigued and trying to locate additional information.

That’s the case with one of my Christy cousins: Oscar Morris Butcher.

Tipton County Tribune (Tipton, IN)
13 Nov 2012
page 2

Oscar Butcher

Oscar Butcher, 89, Kirklin, a World War II veteran, farmer and patriot, fought his last battle on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

Oscar Morris Butcher was born Dec. 3, 1922, to Orla and Gertie (Christy) Butcher in Hamilton County. He died in his Pickard area home.

He married Mary D. (Ploughe) Butcher on May 22, 1943 and she survives.

Mr. Butcher started school in Kempton and graduated from Sugar Creek High School in 1940. He attended Purdue University short-course agriculture classes on the GI Bill after returning from World War II. Pfc. Butcher was awarded the Bronze Star in Europe for engagement in the Battle of the Bulge. Motor Sgt. Butcher drove the lead vehicle escorting High Commissioner McNutt in the parade recognizing the transfer of military control from the United States to the Filipino government in 1946.

Oscar and Mary farmed in Sugar Creek Township for almost 70 years.
He was a member of Hills Baptist Church, the Pickard Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite and the Shriners. He served on the Board of Directors of Agmax (now Co-Alliance) for 18 years and as the Clinton County committeeman for FSA (Farm Service Agency), formerly ASCS (Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service), for 15 years. He belonged to the Michigantown Lions and Kirklin American Legion.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he is survived by daughter Glenda (Garry) Frey of Frankfort and sons Morris (Betty) Butcher and Mark (Sherie) Butcher of Kirklin; grandsons, Brian Butcher and Brent (fiancée Linda Kim) Butcher, and granddaughters, Stacey (Matt) Viars, Heather (Kent) Waddelow, Laura (Mark) Greathouse and Libby (Scott Satterthwaite) Frey. Great-grandchildren include Aubrey and Evan Waddelow; Adison, Carley and Jocelyn Viars; Mariana Greathouse and Oscar Satterthwaite. A sister, Alfretta Walker Schekel of Florida, also survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Hobart and Milton Butcher and sister Elnora Lamb.

Memorials may be made to Hills Baptist Church or the Murat Shrine Transportation Club.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan, with the Rev. Robert Louden officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

“Oscar Butcher,” Tipton County Tribune (Tipton, Indiana), 13 November 2012, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 29 December 2021).

Since Oscar Butcher died in 2012, he is not included in the Department of Veterans’ BIRLS Death File. When I checked Fold3, he did have a ‘Memorial’ page,

According to Army Enlistment Records, Oscar M Butcher enlisted 2 Sept 1944. However, this record indicates that he was single.

Name: Oscar M Butcher
Race: White
Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single)
Rank: Private
Birth Year: 1922
Nativity State or Country: Indiana
Citizenship: Citizen
Residence: Clinton, Indiana
Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: General farmers
Enlistment Date: 2 Sep 1944
Enlistment Place: Indianapolis, Indiana
Service Number: 35907671
Branch: No branch assignment
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Oscar’s Find a Grave memorial and his obituary indicate he married Mary Ploughe in 1943. An article listing marriage licenses was published in the 20 May 1943 issue of The Indianapolis Star.

“Marriage Licenses,” The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana), 20 May 1943, page 19; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 30 December 2021).

Even though the marriage status on the enlistment record may be incorrect, there are other newspaper articles that support the enlistment of Oscar Morris Butcher in Sept. 1944.

Many Clinton Boys to Enter Service

Frankfort, April 14. – Approximately 50 per cent of the large group of Clinton county selectees taking pre-induction physical examinations in Indianapolis Thursday were seniors of high school or students approaching the 18-year age limit. The group was composed of 67 city and county men with the remainder of the 72 including five men transferred from other boards.
William Philip Dorner was leader of the group, assisted by his brother-in-law, Carl Robert Frederickson. Other selectees were … Oscar Morris Butcher.

“Many Clinton Boys to Enter Service,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 14 April 1944, page 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 30 December 2021).

Clinton Co. Group Enters Service
Frankfort, Sept.. 2, – Following Clinton county selectees left here by bus Friday for Indianapolis, to be inducted into the armed forces:
Oscar Morris Butcher, leader; …

“Clinton Co. Group Enters Service,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 2 September 1944, page 9; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 29 December 2021).

Then in June 1945, a short article not only indicates that Oscar Butcher was home on furlough but identifies the unit he served with.

On Furlough
Pvt. Oscar M. Butcher of the 86th division (Blackhawk) lately returned to this country, has arrived at the home of his parents on Kirklin route 2, for a 30-day furlough.

“On Furlough,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 21 June 1945, page 18; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 29 December 2021).

Besides the local piece, an area paper, The Indianapolis News, published a list of all the soldiers coming home on furlough with the 86th Division that included Oscar Butcher’s name.

Here Is List of Indianapolis and Indiana Men Coming Home on Furlough with 86th Division
Indianapolis and other Hoosier members of the 86th division who are en route to their homes for thirty-day furloughs are listed below:
Indiana
Pvt. Oscar M. Butcher, Kirkland

“Here Is List of Indianapolis and Indiana Men Coming Home on Furlough with 86th Division,” The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, IN), 18 June 1945, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 29 December 2021).

A July 1945 article about the 86th division indicates that after furlough, the soldiers reported to Camp Gruber in Oklahoma for training for service in the Pacific theater.

Troops of the 86th division first back from Europe, will assemble Aug. 1 at Camp Gruber, Okl., to learn how to kill Japanese as well as they polished off nazis.

Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 20 Jul 1945, page 2 on Newspapers.com

Then a May 1946 article in the Des Moines Tribune confirms the roll of the 86th division as the honor guard escorting Commissioner Paul V. McNutt during the diplomatic turn over of the Philippines at the close of World War 2.

Guard Roxas Taking Oath
Manila, Philippines — Ringed by submachineguns against a reported assassination plot, Manual A. Roxxas Tuesday becomes president of the Philippines commonwealth.

A United States 86th division honor guard escorted High Commissioner Paul V. McNutt to the rostrum a few minutes after Roxas’ arrival, and the consular and diplomatic corps turned out en masse for the ceremony.

Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa) 28 May 1946, page 2 on Newspapers.com

The Holocaust Museum has a page devoted to the 86th Division. The Sons of Liberty also have a page on the 86th Division. A battle map for the 86th Division is for sale on several sites including Army Divisions.com

John Frederick Christy

Killed in Action

Do you know much about the Korean War? I have to admit that I don’t. Thus, when I learned that a second cousin twice removed was killed in action in Korea, I had to learn more.

An Ancestry hint for John Frederick Christy took me to the article about his funeral service.

The body of Fred Christy, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Christy of Carmel who was killed in action in Korea on Oct. 14, will arrive home Wednesday and services will be held at the Carmel Friends church at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Rev. Stacy Wesner, pastor, will officiate and members of the Carmel Post 155, American Legion, will assist in the service. The body will be entombed in the mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Friends may calla t the Christy home in Carmel until noon, Saturday. Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home.
Hamilton County’s 8th fatality in the Korean fighting, Christy was killed less than five months after he entered combat early last June with an infantry division. He received the combat infantryman’s badge for valor under fire shortly before his death.
A graduate of Carmel high school and a member of the Friends church at Carmel, he entered military service on Oct. 4, 1951, and left for the Pacific Theater last May 26.
Survivors in addition to the parents include two brothers, Russell and Dale Christy, both of Carmel.

“Last Rites for Fred Christy on Saturday,” The Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 23 December 1952, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 19 December 2021).

Hoping to learn more about how John Frederick Christy’s death, I turned to my normal source — newspapers. I did find an article from when the parents were notified about his death.

Fred Christy, Carmel Alumnus, Killed in Korea

The Carmel community mourns with the John Christys the loss of their middle son, John Frederick Christy. Word came to Mr. and Mrs. Christy at the Halloween Festival last Friday night concerning the death of their son, and the festive mood was killed for all who heard the unwelcome news.
Fred Christy started school in the first grade at Carmel shortly after his parents moved into the community. His older brother, Russell, started his fifth grade at Carmel and both boys were held in high esteem by faculty and students throughout their High School career. Dale Christy, the younger brother is at present a very popular Carmel High School senior. John Christy has given much to the community and the school. Besides the attendance and contributions of his boys in school, he has figured prominently in physical changes of the school with his electrical and plumbing “know how” from the time the cafeteria was moved from the second floor of the school to the basement, to the present when he has been engaged in moving the cafeteria to the new annex.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Christy have settled in Carmel since his service in the second world war when he served overseas in India in the Signal Corps. He ws drafted into service on June 10, 1943, and gave 35 months of his life to the army. Fred was drafted Oct 4, 1951 and according to the point system, should have returned to Carmel in March or April of 1953.
Russell works at Stewart warner and Dale will graduate form Carmel High School next spring. The Christys are very much a part of Carmel, and many will remember that Fred was in the first Senior class to publish the Pinnacle, the first Senior Class to go to Washington, D.C. and the first Christy to be lost to the community.

“Fred Christy, Carmel Alumnus, Killed in Korea,” The Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 7 November 1952, pge 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 19 December 2021).

Going back in time, I found an article from when John Fred Christy was inducted.

Nine Hamilton County Men Are Drafted into Army

Nine Hamilton County men were drafted into the Army Thursday.
They Were:
Cleo Dean Frank
John Russell Wechsler
John Frederick Christy
Norman Allen Merriman
Thomas Lee Williamson
Walter Lewis Anderson
Richard Lee Harvey
John DeHart
Wendell Joy Dillinger

They left Noblesville by bus early in the morning for Indianapolis. They were expected to leave that city, probably for Fort Custer, Mich., late that afternoon.
On Wednesday 22 local men were in Indianapolis for physical examination. Results of these exams are not expected until later this month.
November’s draft quota is expected to be about the same as those received this month. Yesterday Adjutant Gen. Robinson Hitchcock, director of Indiana Selective Service announced that only 628 Hoosiers would be drafted in December. This is about half the normal monthly quota.
He said 60 per cent of the draftees would be summoned in the first week of the month, 20 percent in the second week and the remaining in the third week. None will be drafted in the holiday period.

“Nine Hamilton County Men Are Drafted into Army,” The Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, Indiana), 5 October 1951, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 19 December 2021).

Since none of these articles provided information about which unit he served in, I turned to Google. Thankfully, Google came thru with some valuable information. On the American Battle Monuments Commission site, I found a ‘certificate’ that lists John Frederick Christy’s unit

https://www.abmc.gov/korean-honor-roll/422450

Another page on the American Battle Monuments Commission lists the awards that John F. Christy received, including the Purple Heart.

Having identified John Fred Christy’s unit as the 31st Infantry Regiment of the 7th Division, Google and Wikipedia came thru with information about where the regiment was fighting in October 1952. The regiment was part of Operation Showdown in the attack on Triangle Hill.

The Wikipedia article likely describes the battle where John F. Christy was killed.

Opening moves

At 04:00 on 14 October 1952, following two days of preliminary air strikes,[25] the ROK-American bombardment intensified across the 30 km (19 mi) front held by the PVA 15th Corps. At 05:00, the 280 guns and howitzers of the IX Corps extended their firing range to allow for the ROK-American infantry to advance behind a rolling barrage.[33] The concentrated bombardment succeeded in clearing the foliage on Triangle Hill and Sniper Ridge, destroying most of the above-ground fortifications on the two positions.[33] The intense shelling also disrupted PVA communication lines, eliminating all wired and wireless communications in the area.[34]

As the US and ROK forces approached the PVA defenses, they were met with grenades, Bangalore torpedoesshaped charges, and rocks.[35][36] Unable to safely advance, US/ROK troops were forced to rely on close-support artillery to subdue PVA resistance,[35][36] but the network of bunkers and tunnels allowed the PVA to bring up reinforcements as the above-ground troops were depleted.[36][37] Although the 31st Infantry Regiment was equipped with ballistic vests in the first mass military deployment of modern personal armor;[12] its 1st and 3rd Battalions nevertheless suffered 96 fatalities, with an additional 337 men wounded in the first attack – the heaviest casualties the 31st Infantry Regiment had suffered in a single day during the war.[12][38]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Triangle_Hill

I’m thankful that I looked for additional information about John Frederick Christy’s death! If I hadn’t done my simple Google search, I doubt I would have found out that he had been award the Purple Heart.

Christy Will

I found the will for my 3rd great grandfather, Samuel H. St. G. Chirsty, on Ancestry in the database, Indiana, US Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999.

Page 147 (Image 610 of 884)

Last Will and Testament of Samuel H. St. G. Christy

State of Indiana Tipton County
January 28 1887

I Samuel H. St. G. Christy of the
County of Tipton and the Sate of Indiana
do make this my last will
first 1st I want my wife Mariah Christy
to have the one third of the rents and profits
of my farm so long as she may live
I want my sons to attend the farm they
consist of Ebenezer, Samuel M George and
William H Christy they to share the two
thirds of the Profits Equally between
themselves
2nd At the Death of my wife Mariah I
want the farm and all moneys I may be
possessed of equally divided among my children
3rd I want my sons to pay my debts
From the property I now possess
4” After my debts are paid I want the rema
inder of my property to remain on the farm
and be controlled by my sons

Samuel H. St. G Christy

Witness
A C Littleton
John C. Amos

Proof of will
Over on next page

See page 149 for renunciation of will
By Widow

Page 148
Proof of Will
State of Indiana Tipton County SS
Be it remembered that on the 30” day of
March 1904 A C Littleton one of the
Subscribing witnesses to the within and fore
Going last will and testament of Samuel
H. St. G. Christy late of said county deceased
Personally appeared before D H Kemp clerk of the
Circuit court of Tipton county in the state
of Indiana and being duly sworn by the
clerk of said court upon his oath declared
and testified as follows that she say that
on the 28” day of January 18887 he saw the
said Samuel H St G Christy sign his name to
said instrument in writing in and for his
last will and testament and that this deponent
at the same time heard the said Samuel H St G
Christy declare the said instrument in writing
to be his last will and testament and that the
said instrument in writing was at the same
time at the request of said Samuel H St. G.
Christy and with his consent attested and
subscribed by the said A C Littleton and
John C Amos in the presence of said testator and
in the presence of each other as subscribing
witnesses thereto and that the said Samuel
H St. G Christy was at the time of the signing
and subscribing of said instrument in
writing as aforesaid of full age (that is more than
twenty one years of age) and of sound and
disposing mind and memory and not under
any coercion or restraint as the said deponent
verily believes and further deponent says not
A C Littleton
Sworn to and subscribed by the said A C Littleton
before me D H Kemp Clerk of said court at Tipton
Indiana the 30” day of March 1904
D H Kemp Clerk

In attestation whereof I have hereunto subscribed
my name and affixed the seal of said court
D H Kemp Clerk

Page 149
The State of Indiana Tipton County SS
I D H Kemp Clerk of the circuit court of
Tipton County Indiana do hereby certify that
the within annexed will and testament of
Samuel H. St. G. Christy has been duly admitted
to probate and duly proved by the testa-
money of A C Littleton one of the subscribing
witnesses thereto that a complete record of
said will and the testimony of the said
A C Littleton in proof thereof has been
by me duly made and recorded in Book 3
at page (147) (148 149) of the Record of Wills
of said county
In attestation whereof I have hereunto
subscribed my name and affixed the seal
of said court at Tipton this 30” day of
March 1904
D H Kemp
Clerk Circuit Court of Tipton

Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, Samuel H. St. G. Christy, 1887; database with images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 14 December 2021).

Then, in November 1904, Samuel Christy’s widow renounces the will.

Renunciation of Will by widow
State of Indiana Tipton County SS In the matter of
the estate of Samuel St G Christy deceased
comes now Mariah Christy and being duly sworn
says that she is the widow of the said Samuel St. G
Christy and being a subsequent childless wife
That she has this day been informed that there has been
probated an alleged will of the decedent that she was never
informed that said alleged will had been probated by the
administrators Samuel m Christy or any other person until
this date That she now renounces the said will and
all provisions therein made in favor of her the said
Mariah Christy and that she hereby demands
all her rights under the law as such to her
interest in her deceased husband’s estate
Mariah Christy
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
the 23rd day of November 1904
David McMath
My term exp Oct 15 1908

The fact that a widow might ‘renounce’ a will was new to me. When I searched The Genealogy Squad group on Facebook, I found a comment that explained the process. According to this comment, by renouncing the will, Mariah Christy was choosing to take her “Spousal Elective Share”

Searching Google to find out how Indiana defines a spouse’s elective share resulted in a page that defines elective share:

  • Limited to 50 percent share
  • Lower if spouse previously married and you did not have children with deceased spouse
  • Limited to 1/3 if spouse previously married and surviving spouse did not have children with deceased spouse
  • Limited to 1/4 if spouse previously married and one did not have children with deceased spouse and children survive from deceased spouse’s previous marriage

I don’t know what the elective share was in 1904. However, if the above definitions were in place then I’m not sure what Mariah Christy was hoping to gain by renouncing the will.

  • Mariah was Samuel’s 3rd wife
  • Mariah and Samuel did not have children
  • Several children survived from Samuel’s previous two marriages
  • Samuel’s will provided for Mariah to receive 1/3 of the rents and profits

To figure out what happened to this will after Mariah’s renunciation, I will likely need to access court, land and/or probate records for Tipton County, Indiana. I might be able to access the Probate records at a family history center. However, a trip to Tipton county will be required to study the land records.

Rachel Christy

Rachel Elmeda Christy1 was born on 28 Apr 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.2–8

She was the child of Samuel Christy and Lyda Gallimore.9

She was listed as Elmedia Cristy, a 5 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of Samuel Cristy in Jasper Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States on 21 Sep 1850.10

Rachel E. Christy was listed in the household of Samuel H Christy on the 1860 census living in Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana. According to the census, Rachel was 15 years old and born in Ohio.11

She married James Marshall Ricketts on 12 Jul 1866 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States.4–5,7,12–25

On 7 Apr 1868, Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 24 Apr 1870, Hulda May Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

Rachel A Rickets was listed in the household of James M Rickets on the 1870 census living in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana. According to the census, Rachel was 25 years old and born in Ohio.26

On 9 Nov 1871, Annabelle Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 29 Jul 1873, Daisy Pearl Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 17 Mar 1875, Manford Milton Ebesnor Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 17 Jun 1877, Charles Desmond Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

Rachel A Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M Ricketts on the 1880 census living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 34 years old and born in Ohio.27

On 7 Oct 1880, Minnie Ricketts was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.23

On 7 Oct 1880, Dora Ricketts was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.23

R. E. Ricketts was listed in the household of James M. Ricketts on the 1885 Kansas census living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, R. E. Ricketts was 39 years old.1

R. E. Ricketts was listed in the household of J. M. Ricketts on the 1895 Kansas census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, R. E. Ricketts was 50 years old and born in Ohio.8

Rachel E. Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M. Ricketts on the 1900 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was born April 1845 in Ohio. Rachel and James had been married 35 years in 1900. Rachel was the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were living in 1900.28

Rachel was listed as Rachel Ricketts, a 60 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of J. M. Ricketts living in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1905.29

Rachel E. Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M Ricketts on the 1910 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 64 years old and born in Ohio. Rachel was the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were living in 1910.30

She was listed as R. E. Ricketts, a 69 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of J. M. Ricketts living in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.31

Rachel E Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M. Ricketts on the 1920 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 74 years old and born in Ohio.32

She lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Dec 1920.19

Rachel received pension as a widow of James M Ricketts for his service in K 7 Indiana Cavalry on 23 Feb 1921 .33

She lived in Topeka, Kansas, United States in 1924.9

Rachel Ricketts was listed as the 80 year old mother in the household of Edward G. Briles living in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was born in Indiana.34

She died on 27 Jan 1927 at the age of 81 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.2–4,6–7,35–36

Rachel was buried on 29 Jan 1927 in Liberty (Dutro), Woodson County, Kansas.3–4,37

ENDNOTES:

  1. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 11 Image 16 of 96, household 49, James M. Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society
  2. , (Ricketts.KS.003), Dutro Cemetery, , .
  3. Mrs. Rachel E. RIcketts, death certificate #2011237 (27 January 1917), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  4. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died” Frday, Feb. 4, 1927, page 7 col. 4 (Ricketts.Notebook); ,
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 446.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  6. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  7. “Obituary – Mrs. J. M. Ricketts,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 4 February 1927, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 August 2020).
  8. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 18 of 76, family 74, J M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Society
  9. “Long Illness Ended,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 7 February 1924, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 November 2020).
  10. 1850 U.S. Census, Fayette County Ohio, population schedule, Jasper Township, Fayette County, Indiana, page 156, household 1293, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.
  11. 1860 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 189 Image 15 of 34, household 1425, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653
  12. Marriage Record, Vol. 5, # 1, page 12 (Ricketts.IN.006).
  13. Clinton County Indiana Marriage Records 1830-1852 (Owensboro, KY: Cook-McDowell Publications, 1980), p. 10 #879 (Ricketts.IN.008). Hereinafter cited as Clinton County Indiana Marriage Records.
  14. , Marriage Record, Book 4 page 498 (Ricketts.Notebook) ().
  15. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died” Friday Dec. 3, 1920, page 4, col 3 (Ricketts.Notebook); ,
  16. James M. Ricketts file; James M. Ricketts; (: ), (Ricketts.Notebook).
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  18. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (August 2018), James M Ricketts.
  19. “Died,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 December 1920, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).
  20. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : viewed online 6 October 2020), James N Ricketts.
  21. James Marshall Ricketts, Military and pension record of James Marshall Ricketts (: U.S. Government), Ricketts Notebook.
  22. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1898 Bureau Pensions Questions James RIcketts.
  23. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1915 Pension Questionnaire James Ricketts.
  24. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1921 Declaration for Widow’s Pension Rachel Ricketts.
  25. “Obituary – Ricketts,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 24 December 1920, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 8 April 2021).
  26. 1870 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 9 Image 9 of 25, family 66, Ricketts James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132
  27. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 58, page 7 Image 7 of 15, household 53, James M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9
  28. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, KS, ED 186, sheet 3B Image 6 of 18, household 162, Ricketts James; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503
  29. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 10 Image 19 of 70, family 76, J M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Socity
  30. 1910 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 147, Sheet 2B Image 4 of 16, household 47, Ricketts James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624
  31. 1915 Kansas Census, Woodson County, 1905 State Census, Liberty Township, page 20 Image 39 of 71, dwelling 4, J. M. Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016); Kansas State Historical Society
  32. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 156, Sheet 2B Image 4 of 13, household 41, James M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625
  33. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, James M Ricketts, 20 April 1870; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018). Original Source: NARA micorfilm publication T288.
  34. 1925 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, page 20 Image 19 of 70, family 172, Briles Edward G; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2019); Kansas State Historical Society
  35. “Death of Mrs. R. E. Ricketts,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 27 January 1927; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 August 2020).
  36. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1927 Drop Report Rachel Ricketts.
  37. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online September 2016), memorial for Rachel Elmeda Christy Ricketts (1845-1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. #16190923, created by Bertha Avery-Hood, citing Liberty Dutro Cemetery, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Donna Londeed, Rachel Elmeda Christy Ricketts.