Arvilla Jackson

F, b. 17 March 1860, d. 30 April 1949
Last Edited10 Feb 2003
Birth*Arvilla Jackson was born on 17 March 1860 at Fulton, Indiana.1 
Married Name As of 15 July 1880,her married name was O'Daffer.2 
Marriage*She married Richard Jacob O'Daffer, son of Samuel O'Daffer and Lydia Ann Hurdle, on 15 July 1880 at Fulton, Indiana.3 
(Witness) CensusArvilla Jackson appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.4 
(Witness) CensusArvilla Jackson appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.5 
(Witness) CensusArvilla Jackson appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; Ed 263, Sheet 11, Portage Twp., renting, occupation carpenter, Myrtle & Robert King, Boyd Bidwell living with him.6 
Census*Arvilla Jackson appeared on the census of 17 April 1930 at Rochester Twp., Fulton, Indiana, ED 25-13, sheet 9B, living with Ross and Myrtle (ODaffer) Howell.7 
Death*She died on 30 April 1949 at Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, at age 89; at the home of her daughter, Myrtle Howell, buried in Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana.1 

Family

Richard Jacob O'Daffer b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
Children

Citations

  1. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 2 May 1949.
  2. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  3. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, D - 156.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh).
  9. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages, Index to Supplement.

Mary Jane O'Daffer1

F, b. December 1852, d. circa 25 January 1920
FatherSamuel O'Daffer2 b. 15 Sep 1820, d. 25 Feb 1885
MotherLydia Ann Hurdle2 b. 28 Sep 1821, d. 11 May 1881
Last Edited24 Aug 2004
Birth*Mary Jane O'Daffer was born in December 1852 at Pickaway, Ohio.3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 23 July 1860 Beaver Creek Twp., Greene, Ohio, in the household of Samuel O'Daffer; page 69, farmer with land valued at $1,200, three children; both b. MD, Lydia apparently learned how to read and write English since 1850.2 
(Witness) MovedMary Jane O'Daffer moved with Samuel O'Daffer on 9 June 1864 to Fulton, Indiana; purchased land for $2,300.4 
(Witness) CensusMary Jane O'Daffer appeared on the census of 6 June 1870 Kewanna, Union Twp., Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Samuel O'Daffer; page 140b, occupation farmer, land valued at $4,000, three children, Lydia could read but not write.5 
Married Name As of 1 January 1880,her married name was Norton.6 
Marriage*Mary Jane O'Daffer married Charles B. Norton on 1 January 1880 at Fulton, Indiana.7 
Census*Mary Jane O'Daffer appeared on the census of June 1880 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, ED 42, Sheet 14, living with husband Charles Norton and six children from his prior marriage.8 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Rochester Twp., Fulton, Indiana, ED 40, Sheet 3, husband farming, renting, 5 children, 2 living.9 
Married Name As of 1 January 1907,her married name was Steen.10,6 
Marriage*She married Samuel Steen on 1 January 1907 at Fulton, Indiana; not confirmed, see Tombaugh Cemeteries Volume 3.11,10 
(Witness) CensusMary Jane O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Alfred J. Chatten; ED 59, sheet 10A, occupation riveter-bridge factory, renting, married 5 years, 2 children, 0 living, Mary J. Norton was living with them; she reported 5 children, 2 living.12 
(Witness) CensusMary Jane O'Daffer appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 Lima, Allen, Ohio, in the household of Alfred J. Chatten; ED 46, sheet 6A, occupation signal maintenance-railroad, owned home, no children, Mary J. Norton, widowed, living with them.13 
Death*Mary Jane O'Daffer died circa 25 January 1920 at Lima, Allen, Ohio; buried at the Kewanna I.O.O.F. Cemetery; no date on monument.14,15 
ObitMary Jane's obituary was published in the Rochester Sentinel on 26 January 1920:

The following persons were in this city Sunday attending the funeral of the late Ben NORTON: Joe NORTON, Cincinnati, O., Mr. and Mrs. Perry NORTON, Peru, Ind., Hugh [NORTON] and Hector NORTON, all of South Bend, Wm. NORTON and Harry NORTON of Kokomo, Mr. and Mrs. Dor McSEDIN and John NORTON of Wisconsin and Schuyler NORTON of Peru. Paul NORTON of Louisville, Ky., arrived too late for the funeral.

Word was received in this city Monday morning of the death of Mrs. Mary NORTON, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. J. CHATTEN, in Lima, Ohio. Her husband was a former assessor in this county and the family was well known. Besides the daughter, she leaves one son, Perry NORTON. The body will be brought to Kewanna and burial will be at that place Thursday.16 

Family 1

Charles B. Norton b. May 1829, d. 27 Dec 1903
Children

Family 2

Samuel Steen b. c 1852, d. 2 Apr 1908

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1860-70-80.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1860, 1900.
  4. [S224] Deed-Troutman to Odaffer, 1864.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  6. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  7. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, D - 110.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1880.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  10. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh).
  11. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, Book I< page 1.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  13. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  14. [S1] Census of Population 1920, 1930.
  15. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh), Kewanna Cemetery.
  16. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 26 January 1920.

Charles B. Norton1

M, b. May 1829, d. 27 December 1903
Last Edited18 Jun 2001
Marriage*Charles B. Norton married Mary Sours.2 
Birth*Charles B. Norton was born in May 1829 at Ohio.3 
Marriage*He married Mary Jane O'Daffer, daughter of Samuel O'Daffer and Lydia Ann Hurdle, on 1 January 1880 at Fulton, Indiana.4 
Death*Charles B. Norton died on 27 December 1903 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, at age 74.5 

Family 1

Mary Sours

Family 2

Mary Jane O'Daffer b. Dec 1852, d. c 25 Jan 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  2. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh).
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  4. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, D - 110.
  5. [S50] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Deaths, C-5, 34.

Ethel M. O'Daffer1,2

F, b. 1 December 1888, d. 16 October 1918
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer1 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1,2 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Ethel M. O'Daffer was born on 1 December 1888 at Fulton, Indiana.3,1,4 
Note* Appeared in Fulton County school records 1896-1909.5 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.2 
(Witness) CensusEthel M. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.6 
Married Name As of 23 September 1911,her married name was Bidwell.7 
Marriage*Ethel M. O'Daffer married Boyd Benson Bidwell on 23 September 1911 at St. Joseph, Indiana.7 
Death*Ethel M. O'Daffer died on 16 October 1918 at Fresno, Fresno, California, at age 29; of Spanish influenza on the train in New Mexico en route to visit her parents in Los Angeles.8 
ObitEthel M.'s obituary was published in the Rochester Sentinel on 18 October 1918:

By International News Service
Indianapolis, Oct 18 -- Dr. J. N. HURTY, secretary of the State Board of Health, announced today that the ban on schools, churches and all public meetings in Indiana would not be lifted until midnight of October 26. The ban was to have been lifted Sunday night, but following receipt of reports from 43 counties, Dr. Hurty said he was convinced that influenza epidemic was not well enough in hand to permit the opening of public places on Sunday. New cases reported Thursday totalled 2,688.

One more death occurred in Fulton county as a result of the Spanish influenza, that of Mrs. Milo COPLEN, 26, of this city. Mrs. Boyd BIDWELL, a former resident of this city, was also a victim. Her death occurred in New Mexico. City and county physicians Friday were much cheered by the drop in temperature, the general concensus of their opinion being that clear frosty weather would do more towards crushing the influenza epidemic than anything else. It was again emphasized, however, that too much care cannot be taken to avoid the malady, nor can persons afflicted, or those caring for the sick, take too many precautions against spreading the disease. Particular stress is being laid upon the absolute necessity for using gauze breathing masks when near those who are ill.
__________
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Boyd BIDWELL, formerly Miss Ethel O'DAFFER, of this city. Mrs. Bidwell was enroute from her home to Los Angeles, California, to South Bend, for a visit with her parents, when she became ill with Spanish influenza on the train. She was in New Mexico at the time of her death. Besides her husband, she leaves a mother, father, two brothers and two sisters. The body will probably be brought to this city for burial.9 

Family

Boyd Benson Bidwell b. 1881, d. 9 May 1946

Citations

  1. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages, Index to Supplement.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900 Indiana Rochester Twp., Fulton Co., ED 41, Sheet 6 shows Dec 1890 date of birth--less reliable.
  4. [S47] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Births.
  5. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages.
  8. [S50] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Deaths, At C-20 - 6; Why Fresno?
  9. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 18 October 1918.

Boyd Benson Bidwell1

M, b. 1881, d. 9 May 1946
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Boyd Benson Bidwell was born in 1881 at Indiana.2 
Marriage*He married Tessie Eley on 21 June 1900 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.3 
Marriage*Boyd Benson Bidwell married Ethel M. O'Daffer, daughter of Richard Jacob O'Daffer and Arvilla Jackson, on 23 September 1911 at St. Joseph, Indiana.1 
Census*Boyd Benson Bidwell appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 263, Sheet 11, widowed, living with R.J. O'Daffer, occupation auto factory.4 
Death*He died on 9 May 1946 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.5 

Family 1

Tessie Eley

Family 2

Ethel M. O'Daffer b. 1 Dec 1888, d. 16 Oct 1918

Citations

  1. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1920 St. Joseph County, ED 263, Sheet 11.
  3. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages, G-89.
  4. [S1] Census of Population.
  5. [S74] South Bend Tribune.

Nola W. O'Daffer1,2

M, b. 15 December 1883, d. 27 March 1909
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer1 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited24 Aug 2004
Birth*Nola W. O'Daffer was born on 15 December 1883 at Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana; cemetery record is 1884, census record is Dec 1882, school records vary.1,3 
Note* He appears in Fulton County school records between 1896 and 1903.4 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.1 
Marriage*Nola W. O'Daffer married Eva G. Feiser, daughter of Solomon Feiser and Catherine Alderfer, in December 1904 at Indiana.5 
Death*Nola W. O'Daffer died on 27 March 1909 at Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico, at age 25; Nola Odaffer, 125 East Tutt street, died of tuberculosis in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Saturday. The body will be brought to South Bend for burial, arriving probably Wednesday.
The deceased, who was 25 years old, left the city for Las Vegas several weeks ago with the hope of benefiting his health. He did not gain, however, but failed gradually from the time of his going away. The parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Odaffer, Rochester, Ind; the wife, Mrs. Eva Odaffer a bride of four months; and two sisters and one brother survive. The brother and sister reside at Rochester. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Buried at Riverside Cemetery.)6,7,8 
ObitNola W.'s obituary was published in the South Bend Weekly on 9 April 1909:

Nola Odaffer, 125 East Tutt street, died of tuberculosis in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Saturday. The body will be brought to South Bend for burial, arriving probably Wednesday. The deceased, who was 25 years old, left the city for Las Vegas several weeks ago with the hope of benefiting his health. He did not gain, however, but failed gradually from the time of his going away. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Odaffer, Rochester, Ind; the wife Mrs. Eva Odaffer, a bride of four months; and two sisters and one brother survive. The brother and sister reside at Rochester. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Nola Odaffer died Saturday at Las Vegas, N.M., word to that effect having received by his wife, Mrs. Eva Odaffer, 125 East Tutt street, Sunday morning. He has been ill with tuberculosis for several months and went to Las Vegas in the hopes of regaining his health. Besides his widow he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Odaffer, and two sisters and a brother, all of whom reside at Rochester, Ind.9 

Family

Eva G. Feiser b. 24 Dec 1886, d. 1 Mar 1955

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S49] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, St. Joseph Co. Cemeteries.
  3. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917, 1901-1904.
  4. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917.
  5. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Nola Odaffer, 9 April 1909.
  6. [S49] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, St. Joseph Co. Cemeteries, Riverview Cemetery.
  7. [S74] South Bend Tribune, South Bend Weekly Tribune, 3 April 1909-9.
  8. [S41] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph County Marriages, Eva Odaffer's marriage certificate to Louis Meilke contains date of death.
  9. [S74] South Bend Tribune, South Bend Weekly, 9 April 1909.

Alvin Lee O'Daffer1

M, b. 5 August 1890, d. 16 March 1950
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer2 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited21 Aug 2004
Birth*Alvin Lee O'Daffer was born on 5 August 1890 at Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.1 
(Witness) CensusAlvin Lee O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.4 
Marriage*Alvin Lee O'Daffer married Ida Mae (May) Towne on 4 July 1912 at Fulton, Indiana; listed as "Mary" in 1920 census.5,2 
Census*Alvin Lee O'Daffer appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 262, Sheet 8, Portage Twp., renting, occupation moulder-foundry; brother-in-law Cecil Towne living with them.6 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 50, sheet 16A, occupation assistant foreman-auto factory, owned home valued at $3,200, no radio, 2 children.7 
ObitAlvin Lee's obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 16 March 1950:

Coroner T.C. Goraczewski reported that a heart attack caused the death of Alvin Lee O'Daffer, aged 59, 802 East Sorin street, who was discovered in the doorway of the building at 126 1/2 North Michigan street, at 3:24 a.m. today by Patrolman Frank Pinterics. He was born in Kewanna, Ind., Aug. 5, 1890, and came here from that city in 1910. He was employed by the Studebaker corporation for 37 years. He married Ida Mae Towne, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Edward J. Rogan; a son, Everett O., and two grandchildren, all of South Bend; a brother, Ernest, of Kewanna, and two sisters, Mrs. Ross Howell, of Plymouth, Ind., and Mrs. Earl Wicks, of Logansport, Ind. Friends may call in the Hickey funeral home after 7 p.m. today. He was a member of South Bend aerie No. 435, Fraternal Order of Eagles.
17 March 1950. Funeral services for Alvin L. O'Daffer, 802 East Sorin street, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hickey funeral home. Rev. B.G. Thomas, pastor of Grace Evangelical United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home.8 
Death*He died on 16 March 1950 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, at age 59; buried at Riverview Cemetery.9 

Family

Ida Mae (May) Towne b. 15 Oct 1891, d. 4 Aug 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1] Census of Population.
  3. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 16 March 1950 edition.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, I - 418.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 16 March 1950.
  9. [S74] South Bend Tribune.
  10. [S48] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph Co. Births, Ch-34 - 1.

Ernest Davis O'Daffer1

M, b. 20 November 1892, d. 28 July 1972
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer2 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited2 Nov 2006
Birth*Ernest Davis O'Daffer was born on 20 November 1892 at Union Twp., Fulton, Indiana.3,4,5,6 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.1 
(Witness) CensusErnest Davis O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.7 
Note*Ernest Davis O'Daffer his wife Harriet had a son, Clarence Hensel, b. 4 Nov 1916, by her first marriage. 
DraftWW1* On 4 June 1917 Ernest Davis O'Daffer registered for the draft at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana; at the time, he was employed by Crow Motor Car Works, Elkhart Indiana as a mechanic, and was single.8 
Marriage*He married Harriet Ellen Shenenberger, daughter of John Shenenberger and Emma Hagley, on 16 August 1919 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.9,10 
Census*Ernest Davis O'Daffer appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 263, Sheet 1, Portage Twp., renting, occupation inspector, auto factory, one stepson living with them.11 
Marriage*He married Erwine Huck on 20 April 1939 at Fulton, Indiana.12 
Marriage*Ernest Davis O'Daffer married Pearl Marie Ross on 7 June 1947 at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana.6 
Death*Ernest Davis O'Daffer died on 28 July 1972 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, at age 79; buried at the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.13,14,15 
ObitErnest Davis's obituary was published in the Rochester Sentinel on 28 July 1972:

Ernest D. O’DAFFER, 79, R.R. 4, Rochester, died at 5:45 a.m. today at Woodlawn hospital where he had been a patient four days. Born Nov. 20, 1892, in Union township, he was the son of Jacob and Arvilla JACKSON O’DAFFER. His marriage was June 7, 1947, in Indianapolis, to Pearl M. WHITESIDE. She died in March, 1959. He was a retired carpenter and had lived the majority of his life in this area. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are one step-daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Nancy) EVERS, R.R. 4, Rochester; one step-son, Clarence HENSEL, South Bend; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle HOWELL, R.R. 4, Rochester; Mrs. Maude BORTEN, South Bend; twenty-one step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Final rites will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Foster & Good funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery here. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Sunday.16 

Family 1

Harriet Ellen Shenenberger b. 13 Nov 1894, d. 21 Apr 1927

Family 2

Erwine Huck

Family 3

Pearl Marie Ross b. 10 May 1901, d. 13 Mar 1959

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1] Census of Population.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1900 says August 1894-incorrect.
  4. [S44] Social Security Death Index,Shows date of birth 20 Nov 1892 - unresolved.
  5. [S47] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Births.
  6. [S72] Ernest D. O'Daffer Obituary, Jul 1972.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1920 St. Joseph County ED 263, Sheet 1.
  10. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 21 April 1927 edition.
  11. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  12. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, 6 - 31.
  13. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  14. [S50] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Deaths, Courthouse record.
  15. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh).
  16. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 27 July 1972.

Maude H. O'Daffer1

F, b. 28 August 1896, d. 27 August 1981
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer2 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited24 Aug 2004
Birth*Maude H. O'Daffer was born on 28 August 1896 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.2,3,4 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 41, Sheet 6, renting, occupation farmer; 8 children, 6 living.1 
(Witness) CensusMaude H. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.5 
Married Name As of 8 May 1915,her married name was Wicks.6 
Marriage*Maude H. O'Daffer married Earl Wicks on 8 May 1915 at Fulton, Indiana.7 
(Witness) CensusMaude H. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Earl Wicks; ED 76, sheet 8B, occupation illegible, renting, 1 child.8 
(Witness) CensusMaude H. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Earl Wicks; ED 11, sheet 10B, occupation truck driver-milling company, owned home valued at $8,000, radio, 3 children and his father.9 
Married Name As of 20 December 1960,her married name was Borton. 
Marriage*Maude H. O'Daffer married Earl Borton on 20 December 1960 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.10,11 
Death*Maude H. O'Daffer died on 27 August 1981 at Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, at age 84; buried at Riverview Cemetery.12,4 
ObitMaude H.'s obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 28 August 1981:

Mrs. Maude Borton, 84, at the Ridgedale Nursing Home, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday at the home after a lengthy illness. She was retired from the Logansport State Hospital, where she worked as a supervisor. She was born on Aug. 28, 1896 in Rochester, and had lived in South Bend for 25 years coming from Logansport. In 1915, in Fulton County, she married Earl Wicks. He died in 1957. One Dec. 20, 1960 in South Bend, she married Earl Borton. He died in 1962. She is survived by three daughters, Ms. Lois A. Wicks of Mishawaka, Mrs. Charlene Speed of Newark, N.J. and Mrs. Ila Lewillen of Logansport; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Violet Hensel of South Bend; a stepson, Russel Borton of Mishawaka; and a grandchild. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at the Forest G. Hay Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood. Rev. Edgar Erskin, pastor of the Harris Prairie Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.4 

Family 1

Earl Wicks b. 21 Jul 1871, d. 29 Oct 1957
Children

Family 2

Earl Borton b. 22 Nov 1892, d. 1 Jun 1962

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S1] Census of Population.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 28 August 1981, page 26.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  6. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  7. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, J - 31.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  9. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  10. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Maude Borton, 28 August 1981, page 26.
  11. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Earl Borton, 2 June 1962.
  12. [S44] Social Security Death Index,zip code 46544, SSN 34-03-9355.

Walter Devane Field1

M, b. 6 June 1897, d. 9 October 1899
FatherWalter Carpenter Field2 b. 15 Nov 1875, d. 24 Nov 1899
MotherJessie Leota O'Daffer2,1 b. 6 Aug 1880, d. 28 Jul 1908
Last Edited19 Oct 2001
Birth*Walter Devane Field was born on 6 June 1897 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.2,1 
Death*He died on 9 October 1899 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, at age 2; buried at Moon Cemetery.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S47] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Births.
  2. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  3. [S125] Jean C. & Wendell Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries, Vol. 3, page 124.

Guy Edward Sewell1

M, b. 15 July 1900
FatherAndrew J. Sewell1 b. Nov 1876, d. 31 Dec 1952
MotherJessie Leota O'Daffer1 b. 6 Aug 1880, d. 28 Jul 1908
Last Edited4 Nov 2006
Birth*Guy Edward Sewell was born on 15 July 1900 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.1 
NoteB On 28 July 1908, his mother died and he lived in foster homes in the South Bend and Rochester areas. 
Census*He appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 164, Sheet 8B, living with John Toner family (foster parents.)2 
NoteB In 1916, he lived with the Ross Moore family in German Twp., Fulton County.3 
NoteB* Lived with Robert D. Mow family in Richland Township, Fulton County.4 
Milit-End*He ended military service circa 1919; U.S. Army, records on request. 
Moved*He moved to Hoover Dam, Nevada, circa 1931; to work on the construction of the dam; never heard from again.5 

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S1] Census of Population.
  3. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917, 1916.
  4. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917, 1917.
  5. [S150] Interview, Jean Plonski, 1 June 2001.

Sylvia Marie Sewell1

F, b. 15 July 1899, d. 28 July 1959
FatherAndrew J. Sewell1 b. Nov 1876, d. 31 Dec 1952
MotherJessie Leota O'Daffer1 b. 6 Aug 1880, d. 28 Jul 1908
Last Edited24 Jun 2012
Birth*Sylvia Marie Sewell was born on 15 July 1899 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.1 
NoteB On 28 July 1908, her mother died and she went to live with Grandma O'Daffer and her half-brother Ernest Field in Rochester. 
NoteB* In 1915, she was living with her Grandmother, Leota Lunsford, and her half-brother, Ernest Field, at 1212 Pontiac Street in Rochester, according to school enrollment records.2 
Married Name As of circa 1919,her married name was Taft.1 
Marriage*She married Alverdo Thomas Taft, son of Frank Taft and Elizabeth Pickering, circa 1919.1,3 
(Witness) CensusSylvia Marie Sewell appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, in the household of Alverdo Thomas Taft; ED 277, sheet 19A, occupation real estate broker-own business, owned home valued at $9,000, radio 2 children.3 
Death*Sylvia Marie Sewell died on 28 July 1959 at Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio, at age 60; death certificate is 28 Jul; bible has 27 Jul.1,4 
ObitSylvia Marie's obituary was published in the Cleveland Press on 30 July 1959:

Taft, Sylvia M. (nee Sewell), beloved wife of Al; mother of Dorothy Sauberbrel, Mary Jeanne Fisher, and grandmother; sister of Grace Cooper, Ernest Field and the late Guy and Hugh; passed away Tuesday. Friends may call at the Baker Funeral Home, Berea, where services will be held Friday, July 31, at 2 p. m. (Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #160.)5 

Family

Alverdo Thomas Taft b. 2 Jan 1894, d. 22 Apr 1970
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917, 1915.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  4. [S81] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Death 1958-98, Cuyahoga, Vol. 15860, Cert 54926.
  5. [S796] Cleveland Obituaries, 30 July 1959.

Alverdo Thomas Taft

M, b. 2 January 1894, d. 22 April 1970
FatherFrank Taft1 b. 1869
MotherElizabeth Pickering2 b. 19 Feb 1871, d. 1959
Last Edited24 Jun 2012
Birth*Alverdo Thomas Taft was born on 2 January 1894 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.3,4 
Census*He appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Avon Twp., Lorain, Ohio, ED 13, Sheet 4, page 42A, living with his grandparents, John and Ellen (Smith) Pickering.5 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 Avon Twp., Lorain, Ohio, in the household of John Pickering; ED 66, Sheet 4, page 42A, owned home, occupation landlord (formerly butcher), immigrated 1849, wife immigrated 1851, married 42 years, 10 children, 9 living, two children at home and Grandson Al Taft.5 
(Witness) CensusAlverdo Thomas Taft appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 Avon Twp., Lorain, Ohio, in the household of Bert Robert Moon; ED 85, Sheet 10 A, Visit 203, occupation farmer, owned farm, married two years, two stepsons and his mother Albeda living there.6 
DraftWW1* On 5 June 1917 Alverdo Thomas Taft registered for the draft at Avon, Lorain, Ohio; at the time, he was employed by himself as a farmer, single, described as short, slender, blue eyes, light hair.4 
Marriage*He married Sylvia Marie Sewell, daughter of Andrew J. Sewell and Jessie Leota O'Daffer, circa 1919.7,8 
CensusAlverdo Thomas Taft appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, ED 277, sheet 19A, occupation real estate broker-own business, owned home valued at $9,000, radio 2 children.8 
Residence*He lived on 30 July 1943 at Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio; resided at 146 Front Street when he applied for his Social Security account number, employed by Garden Homes, Inc.3 
Marriage*He married Irene Hillary on 4 January 1960 at Ohio.7 
Death*Alverdo Thomas Taft died on 22 April 1970 at Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, at age 76.9,10 
ObitAlverdo Thomas's obituary was published in the Cleveland Press on 7 May 1970:

Al T. Taft, husband of Irene (Hilleary), father of Dorothy Ralls and Mary Jeanne Fisher, stepfather of James N. Hilleary and Jean Anne Vogt, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Apr. 22 at Sarasota, Fla. Memorial services will be held at Baker Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea Friday, May 8, At 2 P.M. The family suggests contributions to The Al T. Taff Memorial Fund, First Church of Christ Scientist, Berea. (Id#: 0750069, Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #160.)10 

Family 1

Sylvia Marie Sewell b. 15 Jul 1899, d. 28 Jul 1959
Children

Family 2

Irene Hillary

Citations

  1. [S44] Social Security Death Index,Al Taft application on Form SS-5.
  2. [S46] The Franklin County Genealogical Society, Franklin Co. Cemeteries, Al Taft application on Form SS-5.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index,Application on Form SS-5.
  4. [S758] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  7. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  8. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  9. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  10. [S796] Cleveland Obituaries, 7 May 1970.

Dorothy Taft

F, b. 11 October 1920, d. June 1982
FatherAlverdo Thomas Taft b. 2 Jan 1894, d. 22 Apr 1970
MotherSylvia Marie Sewell b. 15 Jul 1899, d. 28 Jul 1959
Last Edited3 Mar 2003
Birth*Dorothy Taft was born on 11 October 1920 at Cuyahoga, Ohio.1,2 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, in the household of Alverdo Thomas Taft; ED 277, sheet 19A, occupation real estate broker-own business, owned home valued at $9,000, radio 2 children.1 
Married Name As of between 1938 and 1942,her married name was Sauerbrei.2,3 
Marriage*Dorothy Taft married Harold Sauerbrei between 1938 and 1942 at Ohio.2,3 
Death*Dorothy Taft died in June 1982 at age 61.2 

Family

Harold Sauerbrei b. 28 Mar 1916, d. Sep 1974
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  2. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S81] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Death 1958-98, Cuyahoga, Vol. 21845, Cert. 073149, residence given as Summit.
  4. [S2] Florence (Wagoner) Field, "Ancestral File of Florence Field", Ancestral File.

Mary Jeanne Taft1

F, b. 26 May 1925, d. 5 December 2009
FatherAlverdo Thomas Taft1 b. 2 Jan 1894, d. 22 Apr 1970
MotherSylvia Marie Sewell1 b. 15 Jul 1899, d. 28 Jul 1959
Last Edited24 Jun 2012
Birth*Mary Jeanne Taft was born on 26 May 1925 at Cuyahoga, Ohio.2,3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, in the household of Alverdo Thomas Taft; ED 277, sheet 19A, occupation real estate broker-own business, owned home valued at $9,000, radio 2 children.2 
Married Name As of 21 July 1945,her married name was Cox.1 
Married Name As of 24 February 1951,her married name was Fisher.1 
Death*Mary Jeanne Taft died on 5 December 2009 at Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio, at age 84; buried at Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery.3 
ObitMary Jeanne's obituary was published in the News Sun on 20 December 2009:
Mary Jeanne Fisher, 84, of Berea, died Dec. 5. She was the former owner of C. S. Johns Jewelry Store in Berea. She was the mother of Holly Jeanne Carpenter-Fisher (deceased); grandmother of Ashley Carpenter; sister of Dottie Sauerbrie (deceased); aunt of Thomas Sauerbrie. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment was at Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Berea Animal Rescue Fund, P. O. Box 544, Berea, 44017. Arrangements were byBaker-Osinski-Kensinger Funeral Home, Berea.4 

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  3. [S44] Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S1861] Selected United States Newspapers.

Grace Avon Sewell1

F, b. 18 December 1906, d. 27 July 1996
FatherAndrew J. Sewell1 b. Nov 1876, d. 31 Dec 1952
MotherJessie Leota O'Daffer1 b. 6 Aug 1880, d. 28 Jul 1908
Last Edited24 Jun 2012
Birth*Grace Avon Sewell was born on 18 December 1906 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana.1 
NoteB* On 28 July 1908 her mother died and she was adopted by the Diver family, who changed her name to Dorothy Grace. She did not learn about her birth parents and siblings until she was a young adult.2 
Name Change On circa 1910 her name was legally changed to Dorothy Grace Diver. 
Census*She appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 163, Sheet 16, living with adoptive parents, Ellis and Lola Diver.3 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 3 February 1920 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, in the household of Ellis D. Diver; ED 220, sheet 8B, occupation city policeman, 1 child "Dorothy" at home.4 
Married Name As of circa 1923,her married name was McWain.1 
Marriage*Grace Avon Sewell married Russell McWain, son of John McWain and Ionia Bellinger, circa 1923 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.1,2 
Married Name As of 1 September 1928,her married name was Cooper.1 
Marriage*Grace Avon Sewell married Guy Raymond (Jack) Cooper on 1 September 1928 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.1,5 
Death*Grace Avon Sewell died on 27 July 1996 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, at age 89.6,7 

Family 1

Russell McWain b. 1904
Child

Family 2

Guy Raymond (Jack) Cooper b. 28 Jul 1898, d. 4 Sep 1965
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S150] Interview, Jean Plonski, 1 June 2001.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Guy R. Cooper, 5 September 1965.
  6. [S44] Social Security Death Index,Zip code 46628.
  7. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 28 July 1996.

Arnie W. Fisher1,2

M, b. 29 September 1915, d. 4 February 1995
FatherOliver C. Fisher b. 13 Nov 1894, d. 11 Dec 1964
MotherLottie M. Petty b. 28 Nov 1892, d. 28 Dec 1974
Last Edited13 May 2016
Birth*Arnie W. Fisher was born on 29 September 1915 at Wagoner Station, Miami, Indiana.1,3 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 Denver, Miami, Indiana, in the household of Oliver C. Fisher; ED 12, sheet 1A, occupation laborer-railroad, owned home valued at $950; no radio, 1 son and Jacob R. Petty, widowed.4 
Marriage*Arnie W. Fisher married Jessie Marilyn O'Daffer, daughter of Edgar Ray O'Daffer and Rosalind Viola Wagoner, on 23 April 1942 at Denver, Miami, Indiana.1,5 
Death*Arnie W. Fisher died on 4 February 1995 at Denver, Miami, Indiana, at age 79.1,3 
ObitArnie W.'s obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 5 February 1995:

Arnie W. Fisher Sept. 29, 1915-Feb. 4, 1995 DENVER - Arnie Wilson Fisher, 79, of West Washington Avenue, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Mr. Fisher was a maintenance trackman for Penn Central Railroad, having retired in 1975 after 34 years. He was born Sept. 29, 1915, in Wagoner Station, Ind. On April 23, 1942, in Macy, he married Jessie Marilyn O'Daffer. She died on March 18, 1989. He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Schrader of Peru, Ind., and Martha Connell of Columbia City, Ind; a son, Paul of Denver; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rose Ellen Fisher, preceded him in death. Mr. Fisher was a member of Denver Brethren Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in McClain Funeral Home. Burial will be is Westlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.6 

Family

Jessie Marilyn O'Daffer b. 16 Oct 1922, d. 18 Mar 1989
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  3. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Arnie W. Fisher, 5 Feb. 1995, page A15.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  5. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, 7 - 108.
  6. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 5 February 1995, page A15.

Guy Raymond (Jack) Cooper1

M, b. 28 July 1898, d. 4 September 1965
Last Edited24 Jun 2012
Birth*Guy Raymond (Jack) Cooper was born on 28 July 1898 at Patoka, Gibson, Indiana.1,2 
Milit-Beg*He began military service in 1918 at Hawaii U.S. Army, 17th Cavalry.2 
Milit-End*He ended military service in 1921.2 
Marriage*He married Grace Avon Sewell, daughter of Andrew J. Sewell and Jessie Leota O'Daffer, on 1 September 1928 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.1,2 
Death*Guy Raymond (Jack) Cooper died on 4 September 1965 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, at age 67; buried at Riverview Cemetery.3 
ObitGuy Raymond (Jack)'s obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 5 September 1965:

Guy R. Cooper, 67, of 2227 Portage Ave., died at noon Saturday at Beatty Memorial Hospital, Westville, after an illness of 10 years. He retired from the Studebaker Corp. in 1955. He was born July 28, 1898, in Patoka, Ind. and lived in South Bend 40 years. He was married on Sept. 1, 1928 in South Bend to Dorothy Diver, who survives with a son, Guy R. Cooper Jr., at home; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Plonski, of South Bend; and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Welsheimer Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Charles Hahn, former first first reader of First Church of Christ, Scientist, will read the service, and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Cooper was in the U.S. Army in Hawaii with the 17th Cavalry from 1918 to 1921.3 

Family

Grace Avon Sewell b. 18 Dec 1906, d. 27 Jul 1996
Child

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Guy R. Cooper, 5 September 1965.
  3. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 5 September 1965.

Guy Cooper Jr.

M, b. 11 April 1934
FatherGuy Raymond (Jack) Cooper b. 28 Jul 1898, d. 4 Sep 1965
MotherGrace Avon Sewell b. 18 Dec 1906, d. 27 Jul 1996
Last Edited3 Jun 2001
Birth*Guy Cooper Jr. was born on 11 April 1934 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana.1 
Note* Never married.2 

Citations

  1. [S42] Field/O'Daffer Family Bible.
  2. [S150] Interview, Jean Plonski, 1 June 2001.

Earl Wicks1

M, b. 21 July 1871, d. 29 October 1957
Last Edited9 Aug 2004
Birth*Earl Wicks was born on 21 July 1871 at Luscola, Illinois.2 
Marriage*He married Maude H. O'Daffer, daughter of Richard Jacob O'Daffer and Arvilla Jackson, on 8 May 1915 at Fulton, Indiana.3 
Census*Earl Wicks appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, ED 76, sheet 8B, occupation illegible, renting, 1 child.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, ED 11, sheet 10B, occupation truck driver-milling company, owned home valued at $8,000, radio, 3 children and his father.5 
Death*He died on 29 October 1957 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, at age 86; buried at Riverview Cemetery.6 
ObitEarl's obituary was published in the Rochester Sentinel on 30 October 1957:

Earl WICKS, 86, South Bend, husband of the former Maude [H. ODAFFER] of Rochester, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at a South Bend nursing home after an illness of several months. Born in Luscola, Ill., on July 21, 1871, he moved to South Bend from Logansport six months ago. Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Miss Lola WICKS, Anchorage, Alaska; Mrs. Charles SHIRLEY, Newark, N.J., and Mrs. Ila Jean LEWELLEN, Huntington, and one grandson. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Forrest G. Hay funeral home in South Bend with the Rev. Donald TAYLOR officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

South Bend Tribune, 30 October 1957. Earl Wicks, of 329 E. South St., died at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Hall Nursing Home, 702 S. Columbia St., after an illness of several years. He was in Tuscola, Ill., July 21, 1871, and came to South Bend six months ago from Logansport. On May 8, 1915 in Rochester, Ind., he married Maude Odoffar, who survives along with three daughters.2 

Family

Maude H. O'Daffer b. 28 Aug 1896, d. 27 Aug 1981
Children

Citations

  1. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  2. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 30 October 1957.
  3. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, J - 31.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  6. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Earl Wicks.
  7. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 28 August 1981, page 26.

Myrtle D. O'Daffer1,2

F, b. 23 June 1885, d. 12 February 1973
FatherRichard Jacob O'Daffer1,2 b. 3 Aug 1848, d. 17 May 1925
MotherArvilla Jackson1,2 b. 17 Mar 1860, d. 30 Apr 1949
Last Edited24 Oct 2006
Birth*Myrtle D. O'Daffer was born on 23 June 1885 at Fulton, Indiana.3,4 
Note She appeared in Fulton County school records between 1896 and 1905.5 
CensusShe appeared on the census of 8 June 1900 at Rochester Twp., Fulton, Indiana, ED 41, Sheet 5, listed as a servant in the household of L. Thomas, near her parents home.1 
Note* In 1907, she was elected an officer of the Rochester Knights & Ladies of Honor, a social organization.6 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Richard Jacob O'Daffer; ED 60, Sheet 2B, occupation carpenter, renting, Arvilla operated a boarding house, married 30 years, 8 children, 5 living, all single at home.7 
Note In June 1910, she purchased Mrs. E.A. Hughston's millinery business in Rochester.8 
Married Name As of 7 October 1911,her married name was King.9 
Marriage*Myrtle D. O'Daffer married Robert B. King on 7 October 1911 at Fulton, Indiana.9 
Census*Myrtle D. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, ED 263, Sheet 11, married, living with parents.10 
Married Name As of 1922,her married name was Howell.11 
Marriage*She married Ross Howell in 1922 at Logansport, Cass, Indiana.11 
(Witness) CensusMyrtle D. O'Daffer appeared on the census of 17 April 1930 Rochester Twp., Fulton, Indiana, in the household of Ross Howell; ED 25-13, sheet 9B, occupation farmer, renting, second marriage, no children, mother in law and a lodger named Jack Daugherty living with them.12 
ObitMyrtle D.'s obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 12 February 1973:

Mrs. Myrtle D. Howell, 87, of Rt. 4 Rochester, formerly of South Bend, died at 3 a.m. today in the Rochester Nursing Home after several years' illness. She was born June 23 1885, in Fulton County Ind. and lived in Rochester for the last seven years, moving there from South Bend. In 1922 in Logansport, as Myrtle Odaffer, she was married to Ross Howell, who died in 1961. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Maude Borton, of South Bend; and three nieces. Friends may call in the Forest G. Hay & Son Funeral Home, 435 S. Ironwood Dr. from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. James D. Jones, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.4 
Death*She died on 12 February 1973 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, at age 87; last residence was in Burlington, Carroll County, buried in Riverview Cemetery, South Bend.13,14 

Family 1

Robert B. King b. 1874, d. 21 Jan 1921

Family 2

Ross Howell d. 6 Sep 1961

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  3. [S1] Census of Population 1920 St. Joseph County, ED 263 Sheet 11.
  4. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 12 February 1973.
  5. [S211] Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County School Records 1896-1917.
  6. [S213] Rochester Sentinel, 12 April 1907.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  8. [S213] Rochester Sentinel, 7 June 1910.
  9. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, I - 367.
  10. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  11. [S74] South Bend Tribune, Myrtle D. Howell, 12 Feb 1973.
  12. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  13. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 12 Feb 1973.
  14. [S44] Social Security Death Index.

Ida Mae (May) Towne1

F, b. 15 October 1891, d. 4 August 1951
Last Edited1 Mar 2003
Birth*Ida Mae (May) Towne was born on 15 October 1891 at Marshall, Indiana.2,3 
Married Name As of 4 July 1912,her married name was O'Daffer.1 
Marriage*She married Alvin Lee O'Daffer, son of Richard Jacob O'Daffer and Arvilla Jackson, on 4 July 1912 at Fulton, Indiana; listed as "Mary" in 1920 census.4,2 
(Witness) CensusIda Mae (May) Towne appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, in the household of Alvin Lee O'Daffer; ED 262, Sheet 8, Portage Twp., renting, occupation moulder-foundry; brother-in-law Cecil Towne living with them.5 
(Witness) CensusIda Mae (May) Towne appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, in the household of Alvin Lee O'Daffer; ED 50, sheet 16A, occupation assistant foreman-auto factory, owned home valued at $3,200, no radio, 2 children.6 
Death*Ida Mae (May) Towne died on 4 August 1951 at South Bend, St. Joseph, indiana, at age 59; buried in Riverview Cemetery.3 
ObitIda Mae (May)'s obituary was published in the South Bend Tribune on 4 August 1951:

Mrs. Ida M. O'Daffer, 820 East Sorin Street, died at 12:30 a.m. today in her residence. She was born in Marshall county, Indiana, Oct. 15, 1890. She was married to Alvin O'Daffer, who died in March, 1950. She is survived by two children, Everett and Mrs. Edward Rogan; three grandchildren; a brother, C.H. Towne, Pamona, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kesey, Mrs. V.N. Fairchild and Mrs. Belle Webb, all of South Bend, and Mrs. Albert Fenstermacker, Rochester, Ind. Friends may call in the Hickey funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
August 5, 1951. Funeral services for Mrs. Ida O'Daffer, 802 East Sorin street, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hickey funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home.7 

Family

Alvin Lee O'Daffer b. 5 Aug 1890, d. 16 Mar 1950
Children

Citations

  1. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages.
  2. [S1] Census of Population.
  3. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 4 August 1951 edition.
  4. [S39] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages, I - 418.
  5. [S1] Census of Population 1920.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  7. [S74] South Bend Tribune, 4 August 1951.
  8. [S48] Indiana Works Progress Administration, St. Joseph Co. Births, Ch-34 - 1.
  9. [S74] South Bend Tribune.

Elizabeth Bailey1

F, b. circa 1802
FatherLewis Bailey Sr.1 b. 1778, d. 15 Aug 1841
MotherElizabeth D. Ball1 b. 1782, d. 15 Oct 1840
Last Edited10 Sep 2001
Married NameHer married name was Corey.1 
Marriage*Elizabeth Bailey married Aaron Corey.1 
Birth*Elizabeth Bailey was born circa 1802 at Lincoln, Kentucky.1 

Family

Aaron Corey b. 1798, d. 1862

Citations

  1. [S38] Paul Bailey, "Ancestral File of Paul Bailey", Ancestral File.

Aaron Corey1

M, b. 1798, d. 1862
Last Edited21 Oct 2000
Marriage*Aaron Corey married Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Lewis Bailey Sr. and Elizabeth D. Ball.1 
Birth*Aaron Corey was born in 1798.1 
Death*He died in 1862.1 

Family

Elizabeth Bailey b. c 1802

Citations

  1. [S38] Paul Bailey, "Ancestral File of Paul Bailey", Ancestral File.

Lewis Bailey Jr.

M, b. 1814, d. 12 December 1870
FatherLewis Bailey Sr. b. 1778, d. 15 Aug 1841
MotherElizabeth D. Ball b. 1782, d. 15 Oct 1840
Last Edited1 Sep 2004
Birth*Lewis Bailey Jr. was born in 1814 at Lincoln, Kentucky.1 
Marriage*He married Eve Henry on 15 October 1837 at LaPorte, Indiana.2,3 
Census*Lewis Bailey Jr. appeared on the census of 1840 at Fulton, Indiana, page 344, two males under 10, husband 20-29, wife 15-20.4 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 12 August 1850 at Union Twp., Fulton, Indiana, page 437, occupation farmer with land valued at $500, five children.2 
Marriage*He married Louisa Adams on 15 May 1853 at Fulton, Indiana.5,6 
CensusLewis Bailey Jr. appeared on the census of 6 August 1860 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, page 662, occupation farmer with land valued at $600, four children and three stepchildren.6 
Marriage*He married Jane Felty on 3 September 1868 at Fulton, Indiana.7,8 
CensusLewis Bailey Jr. appeared on the census of 28 June 1870 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, page 132B, occupation farmer, renting, 1 child at home.7 
Death*He died on 12 December 1870 at Rochester, Fulton, Indiana;
Three deaths have occurred in Rochester this week. After a diligent inquiry we learn the names of the persons to be Lewis Bailey, Wallace True and Chancy True, all old residents of this county.9 

Family 1

Eve Henry b. 1821, d. bt 1850 - 1853
Children

Family 2

Louisa Adams b. 20 Jan 1819, d. 21 Oct 1864
Children

Family 3

Jane Felty b. 1822

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1850-1860.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.
  3. [S2295] Genealogy Division Indiana State Library, Indiana Marriages Through 1850.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1840.
  5. [S158] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages--Tombaugh.
  6. [S1] Census of Population 1860.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1870.
  8. [S158] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages--Tombaugh, Book B, page 494.
  9. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, Rochester Union Spy, December 16, 1870.
  10. [S162] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Cemeteries (Tombaugh).

Charles Nelson Bailey1

M, b. 18 September 1888, d. circa 12 December 1957
FatherWilliam Bailey1 b. 8 Oct 1816, d. 12 Dec 1901
MotherEmeline Kirkendall2 b. Aug 1849, d. 25 Mar 1912
Last Edited1 Sep 2004
Birth*Charles Nelson Bailey was born on 18 September 1888 at Leiters Ford, Fulton, Indiana.3 
Marriage*He married Flossie V. Enyart on 6 October 1906 at Fulton, Indiana.4,5 
Census*Charles Nelson Bailey appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Liberty Twp., Fulton, Indiana, ED 54, sheet 5B, occupation odd jobs, married 3 years, 1 child, 1 living.4 
Residence*He lived on 12 March 1930 at South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana; divorced - Flossie lived in Fulton County with four children; I have not found him in the 1920 or 1930 censuses.6,7 
Death*He died circa 12 December 1957 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois; obituary published 19 December 1957 said "last week."8 
ObitCharles Nelson's obituary was published in the Rochester Sentinel on 19 December 1957:

Charles Nelson BAILEY, 69, native of Fulton county, died in Chicago last week and burial was made in the Mt. Hope cemetery, Chicago. Born near Leiters Ford on Sept. 18, 1888, he was the son of William and Emma KIRKENDALL BAILEY. He had spent most of his life in the insurance business, working in several cities in Indiana and Illinois. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John MOULTON, Deedsville; six sons, and one sister, Mrs. Anna MILLER of Indianapolis.8 

Family

Flossie V. Enyart b. 1885
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Census of Population 1900.
  2. [S38] Paul Bailey, "Ancestral File of Paul Bailey", Ancestral File.
  3. [S47] Indiana Works Progress Administration, Fulton County Births.
  4. [S1] Census of Population 1910.
  5. [S158] Jean C. and Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Marriages--Tombaugh.
  6. [S124] Rochester Sentinel.
  7. [S1] Census of Population 1930.
  8. [S124] Rochester Sentinel, 19 December 1957.

Margaret (?)

F, b. 1783, d. 23 April 1830
Last Edited14 Dec 2006
Birth*Margaret (?) was born in 1783 at Pennsylvania.1 
Married Name As of circa 1800,her married name was Foust. 
Marriage*She married David Foust circa 1800 at Pennsylvania
DeathMargaret (?) died on 23 April 1830 at Pickaway, Ohio; buried at Tarlton Cemetery.1 
Death*She died on 23 April 1830 at Salt Creek Twp., Pickaway, Ohio; Buried in Tarlton Cemetery.1 

Family

David Foust b. 4 Jul 1777, d. 28 Oct 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] D.A.R., Pickaway County Cemeteries, Tarlton Cemetery.
  2. [S1] Census of Population 1850.

David H. O'Daffer1

M, b. 24 February 1845, d. 4 June 1845
FatherSamuel O'Daffer1 b. 15 Sep 1820, d. 25 Feb 1885
MotherChristena Foust1 b. 15 Aug 1822, d. 24 Feb 1845
Last Edited22 Oct 2000
Birth*David H. O'Daffer was born on 24 February 1845 at Salt Creek, Pickaway, Ohio.1 
Death*He died on 4 June 1845 at Salt Creek, Pickaway, Ohio.1 

Citations

  1. [S27] D.A.R., Pickaway County Cemeteries.

Sarah A. S. O'Daffer1

F, b. 22 January 1850, d. 24 April 1851
FatherSamuel O'Daffer1 b. 15 Sep 1820, d. 25 Feb 1885
MotherLydia Ann Hurdle1 b. 28 Sep 1821, d. 11 May 1881
Last Edited31 Jul 2004
Birth*Sarah A. S. O'Daffer was born on 22 January 1850 at Salt Creek, Pickaway, Ohio.1 
Death*She died on 24 April 1851 at Salt Creek Twp., Pickaway, Ohio, at age 1; buried at Tarlton Cemetery.1 

Citations

  1. [S27] D.A.R., Pickaway County Cemeteries.