Charles Hullon Rowe1

M, #10025, b. 13 February 1866, d. 6 March 1928
Father*William A Rowe2,3 b. 22 Jul 1843, d. 1914
Mother*Nancy E Jackson2,3 b. 1 Nov 1844, d. 23 Jan 1911
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
     He was born on 13 February 1866 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2 He was born on 15 February 1866.3
     He died on 6 March 1928 at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA, at age 62 He had a beautiful home and large level farm near Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. He never married, but had a close friend, Miss Martha PATTERSON for 40 years. At his death he left her $5,000.00. He also divided $160,000.00 among his close families, cousins, hospitals, schools, etc.3,2
     His name was also recorded as Charles A Rowe according to Merrie Rue Smith.4 Charles Hullon Rowe was a witness according to the Genealogy of the John Jackson Family, she spent 11 years with her Aunt Ruth Jackson Smith and Uncle Calvin A. "Cal" Smith and at Charlie Rowe's (Charles A.)5
     The following obituary appeared Pantagraph published in Bloomington, Illinois 9 March 1928:



     The following newspaper article appeared in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph 17 March 1928 :
Farmer Charles Rowe Leaves to Passavant His $200,000 Estate
The Daily Pantagraph recorded the recent death of Charles A. Rowe, Jacksonville farmer, prominent as a seed corn student and grower and hog raiser, closely identified with the winter short courses at the U. of I. college of agriculture for more than 30 years and widely known for his work in agriculture.

Mr. Rowe left an estate of about $250,000 and by his will four-fifths of this goes to the Passavant Memorial hospital, Jacksonville. He also gave $10,000 to the Illinois college at Jacksonville; $5,000 to the Woman's college of that city; $1,200 to Ebenezer Methodist church; $10,000 to Chadduck school for boys at Quincy; and $5,000 to the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. Small sums were bequeathed to friends and relatives. It is provided that after the several sums named are paid, all the rest and residue of his estate shall go to the Passavant hospital as a memorial to his father and mother, William H. and Nancy E. Rowe. The will also specified that any final remaining portions of small sums left in trust to individuals shall go to the hospital, which is named as his residuary legatee.

Rowe "Lived For Community"
The Jacksonville Daily Journal says in an editorial: "Charles A. Rowe has left the bulk of his large estate to educational or philanthropic purposes. The terms of the will give abundant proof of Mr. Rowe's belief that man is but a steward of the possessions that may come into his hands. Certainly he (sic) was a faithful stewardship.

"Mr. Rowe lived plainly and unselfishly. His accumulations came partially through inheritance but in a large measure as a result of intelligence, industry and economy.

"the will reveals that after all this citizen lived for the community and certainly the generosity displayed in the estate instrument has builded an imperishable monument. Mr. Rowe has made it possible for Passavant hospital to continue and expand the splendid service for humanity in which the institution has engaged for so many years."

Figure It Up
Such was the man, Charles A. Rowe, ever studious of his business, ever ready to impart to others any helpful information, always energetic in his own work and a worker with his fellows in several fields of service. Yes, he "lived for the community;" and the total of his life work and the property he left to go on working for many years to come--These are things to ponder. One man can go far when he trains all his powers steadfastly upon a definite high goal.
A.J.B.7
Hewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."

The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.

Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.

It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.

Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.

Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.

Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)

To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).

As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.
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Mary Vandolah married James WHITE on August 30, 1869 after Elijah Bonham's death on December 17, 1853.
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Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson; Internet Resource: http://orvf.com/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=orvf?I35176.5

Citations

  1. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Charles Hullon Rowe; http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1/data/6699. Hereinafter cited as Dunavan & Associated Families.
  2. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Charles Hullon Rowe; Birth: 13 Feb 1866 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 6 Mar 1928 in Jacksonville, IL; http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1/data/6699
  3. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  4. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail to Rick Moffat, CHARLES A. ROWE - yes, as far as I know it is an A. for the middle initial. I checked my sources and I must have had a typo where I had recorded the E.
  5. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  6. [S8247] Chas A. Rowe Taken By Death, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Mar 9, 1028, Page 17, columns 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Charles A. Rowe Taken By Death. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.
  7. [S8246] Farmer Charles Rowe Leaves to Passavnt His $200,000 Estate, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Mar 17, 1928, Page 17, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Farmer Charles Rowe Leaves to Passavnt His $200,000 Estate. Hereinafter cited as The Pantagraph.

Ronald Eugene McKean1,2

M, #10030, b. 19 March 1944, d. 12 October 1977
Father*Ray Clunis McKean3,2 b. 5 Oct 1918, d. 2000
Mother*Evelyn Norene Sheridan3,2 b. 30 Jul 1922, d. 5 Apr 1993
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited18 Dec 2017
     He was born on 19 March 1944 at General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.3,2
     He died on 12 October 1977 at Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, at age 33.4,2,5,6 Ronald Eugene McKean was buried at Sant Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada.7
     The following biographical information appeared , 12 October 1977 (reproduced with permission):
Sergeant Ronald Eugéne McKean
Collingwood Police Service
Ontario
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 12, 1977
Cause: Gunfire

Biographical Info
Age: 33
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Sergeant McKean and fellow officer Constable Clifford Lippsett were on routine patrol. When they checked a location in front of a downtown hotel a shot rang out killing Sergeant McKean.

Collingwood Police and the Ontario Provincial Police had the area closed off and were searching for suspects.

An escaped convict from Collins Bay maximum security penitentiary, who was serving time for armed robbery was charged and convicted of the crime.

Sergeant McKean was a native of Collingwood had been with the town police for 11 years. He had served with the Metropolitan Toronto Police before returning to Collingwood 48 kilometres southeast of Owen Sound.

Sergeant McKean is survived by his wife and 3 children.8

Citations

  1. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Feb 13, 2001 (unknown compiler address). Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Ronald, one of three children of Evelynn and Ray McKean; Page 2. Hereinafter cited as "Vamplew Family Tree."
  2. [S1607] Ruby D Marlatt, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/…, unknown author (unknown location), Ron Eugene McKean; Birth 19 Mar 1944, General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, On; Marriage: Ann McLaughlin Cooper, 4 Jan 1964, St. Mary's Catholic, Collingwood; Death: 12 Oct 1977, Killed on Police duty, Collingwood, On; McKean Family.
  3. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Ronald McKean born March 1944; Page 3.
  4. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Ronald McKean died Oct 12, 1977; Page 3.
  5. [S4224] James N. Thatcher, compiler, Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004 (Thornbury, Ontario: The Blue Mountains Library, 9 Sep 2011), McKean, Evelyn Noren (sic) and Ron. Hereinafter cited as Index to obituaries in Thornbury, Ontario newspapers, 1960-2004.
  6. [S4353] Collingwood Public Library, online http://www.collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca/?p=237. Hereinafter cited as Collingwood Public Library.
  7. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Ronald McKean buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada; Page 3.
  8. [S5771] The Officer Down Memorial Pages, Inc., online http://canada.odmp.org/officer/…, Sergeant Ronald Eugéne McKean
    http://canada.odmp.org/officer/…. Hereinafter cited as The Officer Down Memorial.

Ray Clunis McKean1,2,3,4

M, #10032, b. 5 October 1918, d. 2000
Last Edited19 Mar 2016

Family

Evelyn Norene Sheridan b. 30 Jul 1922, d. 5 Apr 1993
Child

Citations

  1. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Feb 13, 2001 (unknown compiler address). Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Evelynn Sheridan married Ray McKean; Page 2. Hereinafter cited as "Vamplew Family Tree."
  2. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 84, Ref # 1878. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  3. [S1607] Ruby D Marlatt, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/…, unknown author (unknown location), McKean Family.
  4. [S4338] Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project, online Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project - Thornbury, Ray Clunis McKean & Evelyn Norene Sheridan
    Photos courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White
    Indexed by Bonnie Lee Breadner
    Transcription:
    McKEAN
    Ray Clunis McKean
    Oct 5, 1918
    His Beloved Wife
    Evelyn Norene Sheridan
    July 30, 1922- Apr 5, 1993. Hereinafter cited as Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project.
  5. [S4352] McKean Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/28300665, Ray Clunis McKean. Hereinafter cited as McKean Family Tree.
  6. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Ronald McKean born March 1944; Page 3.
  7. [S1607] Ruby D Marlatt, Ron Eugene McKean; Birth 19 Mar 1944, General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood, On; Marriage: Ann McLaughlin Cooper, 4 Jan 1964, St. Mary's Catholic, Collingwood; Death: 12 Oct 1977, Killed on Police duty, Collingwood, On; McKean Family.

Clinton E. Loyd1,2

M, #10035, b. 31 May 1883, d. 25 September 1969
Father*Solomon Loyd3
Mother*Sarah Allen3
Last Edited8 Sep 2020
     He was born on 31 May 1883 at Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, USA.4,3 Clinton married Alta L. Guard on 15 May 1912.1,4,3
     He died on 25 September 1969 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, Saint Albans, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA, at age 86.5,4,3
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Predeceased: Alta Loyd.3 Clinton E. Loyd was buried on 29 September 1969 at Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA.4,3
     In the obituary of Alta L. Loyd who died 9 April 1969, her husband, Clinton Loyd was listed as a survivor.6
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared The Jacksonville Daily Journal published in Jacksonville, Illinois, 26 September 1969 .3

Family

Alta L. Guard b. 26 Feb 1890, d. 9 Apr 1969
Marriage*Clinton married Alta L. Guard on 15 May 1912.1,4,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S514] Merrie Rue Smith, local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), received Oct 28, 2000.
  3. [S11226] Clinton Loyd, Former Local Resident, Dies, The Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois, 26 Sep 1969, Page 28, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, A class="ext" href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58840856/obituary-clinton-lovd-aged-86/">Obituary: Clinton Lovd (Aged 86)/A. Hereinafter cited as Jacksonville Daily Journal.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., A class="ext" href="https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65608267">Clinton E. Loyd/A
    Grave marker transcription:
    LOYD
    Mother Alta L. Guard Feb. 26, 1890 - April 9, 1969
    Father Clinton E. May 31, 1883 - Sept. 25, 1969.
  5. [S11229] Deaths and Funerals: Clinton E. Loyd, The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, West Virginia, 26 Sep 1969, Page 13, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, A class="ext" href="https://www.newspapers.com/clip/58901630/obituary-clinton-e-loyd-aged-86/">Obituary: Clinton E. Loyd (Aged 86)/A. Hereinafter cited as Charleston Daily Mail.
  6. [S11228] Deaths and Funerals: Alta L. Loyd, Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, West Virginia, 09 Apr 1969, Page 47, column 2 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Obituary: Alta L. Loyd. Hereinafter cited as Charleston Daily Mail.

Paul Evert Loyd1,2

M, #10036, b. 31 July 1915, d. 1 July 1920
Father*Clinton E. Loyd2 b. 31 May 1883, d. 25 Sep 1969
Mother*Alta L. Guard2 b. 26 Feb 1890, d. 9 Apr 1969
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited9 Jun 2015
     He was born on 31 July 1915.2
     He died on 1 July 1920 at age 4 Died in accident.2

Citations

  1. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S514] Merrie Rue Smith, local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), received Oct 28, 2000.

Ruth Eloise Loyd1,2

F, #10037, b. 16 March 1918, d. 16 March 1918
Father*Clinton E. Loyd2 b. 31 May 1883, d. 25 Sep 1969
Mother*Alta L. Guard2 b. 26 Feb 1890, d. 9 Apr 1969
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited9 Jun 2015
     She died on 16 March 1918.2 She was born on 16 March 1918.2

Citations

  1. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  2. [S514] Merrie Rue Smith, local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), received Oct 28, 2000.