Doris May Beck1,2,3

F, #29405, b. 5 May 1920, d. 5 May 1920
Father*Charles Allen Beck1,2,3 b. 5 Nov 1894, d. 6 Jun 1976
Mother*Myrtle Ivy Sykes1,2,3 b. 2 May 1897, d. 20 Nov 1930
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited22 Aug 2013
     She died on 5 May 1920.1,2,3 She was born on 5 May 1920.1,2,3      Doris May Beck was buried at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,2,3
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's daughter, Doris May Beck was listed as predeceased.4

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Doris May Beck.
  2. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 47 - Children of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beck (Doris & Ernest). Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  3. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Beck, Doris May.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.

Ernest Roy Beck1

M, #29406, b. 10 January 1923, d. 3 June 1923
Father*Charles Allen Beck2,1 b. 5 Nov 1894, d. 6 Jun 1976
Mother*Myrtle Ivy Sykes2,1 b. 2 May 1897, d. 20 Nov 1930
Relationship4th cousin of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited4 Feb 2016
     He was born on 10 January 1923.3,1,4
     He died on 3 June 1923 at Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,4      Ernest Roy Beck was buried at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,1,4
     Photo on Find A Grave seems to indicate his DOD was Jun 3, not Jun2. His name was also recorded as Earnest Roy Beck.3
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's son, Ernest Roy Beck was listed as predeceased.5

Citations

  1. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 47 - Children of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Beck (Doris & Ernest). Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  2. [S3862] 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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Earnest Roy Beck.
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Earnest Roy Beck.
  4. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Beck, Earnest Roy.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.

Agnes Marie Risse1,2,3

F, #29408, b. 2 August 1898, d. 12 December 1990
Last Edited10 Dec 2016
     She was born on 2 August 1898 at Indiana, USA.1,2,4 Agnes married Charles Allen Beck on 1 June 1935.5,6,4,3
     She died on 12 December 1990 at Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, USA, at age 92.1,2,3      Agnes Marie Risse was buried on 15 December 1990 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,7,3

Census Data

     Agnes Beck and Charles Beck appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 3 April 1940, enumerated as farming. Their children Clyde, Ella Jean and Donald were listed as living with them. As was his father, John Beck.4
     Her name was also recorded as Agnes Beck.5 Agnes Beck was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of her husband, Charles Allen Beck.5
     In the obituary of Donald Charles Beck who died 10 May 2009, his step-mother, Agnes Beck was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Charles Allen Beck b. 5 Nov 1894, d. 6 Jun 1976
Marriage*Agnes married Charles Allen Beck on 1 June 1935.5,6,4,3 

Citations

  1. [S638] Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, U.S., Death Records., Agnes Marie Beck
    [Agnes Marie Risse].
  2. [S3862] 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., Agnes Marie Risse Beck
    BECK
    Agnes     1898 - 1990
    Charles     1894 - 1976
    Myrtle     1897 - 1930.
  3. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Beck, Agnes (Risse).
  4. [S4304] Charles Beck household, Apr 3, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Logan, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15-22, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  5. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Charles Allen Beck.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 47 - Agnes Beck. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  7. [S7837] Beck, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cinciinnati, OH, May 12, 2009, Page 14, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Donald Charles Beck. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.

James Sykes1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, #29409, b. 23 March 1874, d. 12 December 1934
Father*John Sykes9,6,8,7 b. 3 Nov 1834, d. 18 Jan 1899
Mother*Julia Ann Smith9,2,6,8,7 b. 11 Nov 1845, d. 23 Jan 1917
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     He was born on 23 March 1874 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,9,2,3,4,5,10,6,7 Alternatively, he was born on 22 March 1875 at Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, according to his obituary.8 James married Mabel Areta Blasdel on 10 June 1896.11,12,6,13 Alternatively, they married on 9 June 1896.14 James married Flora Ellen Blaisdell in February 1905.11,15,3,4,5,6,16
     He died on 12 December 1934 at Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 60. He was a blacksmith and worked up to the date of his death.1,6,10,7
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Eva Haley, John L. Sykes, Flora Blasdel, Mrs. Robert Grubbs, Robert Sykes and Earl Sykes. Predeceased: John Sykes, Julia Sykes and Mabel Blasdel.8      James Sykes was buried on 14 December 1934 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,6,10,7

Census Data

     James appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, John Sykes and Julia Ann Sykes.9

James Sykes appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Julia Ann Sykes.2
James Sykes and Flora Sykes appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 19 April 1910, enumerated as a blacksmith doing shop work on his "own account.". Their children Myrtle, Earl and Robert were listed as living with them.3
James Sykes and Flora Sykes appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 5 January 1920, enumerated as a blacksmith with a general shop. Their children Robert and Bonnie were listed as living with them.4

James Sykes and Flora E Sykes appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 10 April 1930, enumerated as a blacksmith with his own shop. Their daughter Bonnie J was listed as living with them. As was Maria Judd, an aunt.5
     In the obituary of Mabel Areta Blasdel who died 7 December 1899, her husband, James Sykes was listed as a survivor.13
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's father, James Sykes was listed as a survivor.17
     In the obituary of George Henry Sykes who died 28 September 1934, George's brother, James Sykes was listed as a survivor.18,19
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 14 December 1934 :
Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called
James Sykes, Aged 60, Widely Known Resident of Bright Will Be Paid Last Tribute Today
The sudden death of James Sykes, age about 60, at his home in Bright Tuesday morning was quite a shock to his family and friends. Mr. Sykes had gone for a bucket of coal and was stricken in the yard and died within a few moments.

He had complained of not feeling well the night before, but arose the next morning at his usual hour and was giving attention to the fires when he was fatally stricken.

Mr. Sykes was a member of one of Dearborn county's oldest and largest families, being a lifelong resident. He was born in Miller township, one of nine children, four daughters and five sons. One sister, Mrs. Eva Haley of Bright and one brother, John L. Sykes of Lawrenceburg, are the only survivors. His parents were John and Julia Sykes and the date of his birth March 22, 1875. He was twice married, first to Miss Mabel Blasdel and after her death to Miss Flora Blasdel, with two children the issue of each union.

He is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. Robert Grubbs, Robert and Earl Sykes, and ten grandchildren, all of Bright; one sister and one brother.

Mr. Sykes had conducted a blacksmith and machine shop at Bright for 40 years and was engaged in that occupation when suddenly called. He was a man of sturdy honesty and integrity and had the esteem of his fellowmen. He was a man of clean life, sober and discreet and eminently fair in all of his affairs of life.

Funeral and burial rites will take place at Bright this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.8



     In the obituary of Bonnie Jeanette Sykes who died 1 May 1942, Bonnie's father, James Sykes was listed as predeceased.20 In the death registration of Bonnie Jenette Grubbs who died on 4 May 1942, James Sykes was identified as her father.21
     James Sykes was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of John L. Sykes who died 26 May 1943.22
     In the obituary of Flora Ellen Sykes who died 16 June 1947, her usband, James Sykes was listed as predeceased.23

Family 1

Mabel Areta Blasdel b. 20 Aug 1874, d. 7 Dec 1899
MarriageJames married Mabel Areta Blasdel on 10 June 1896.11,12,6,13 
MarrAlt* Alternatively, they married on 9 June 1896.14 
Children

Family 2

Flora Ellen Blaisdell b. 17 Jan 1873, d. 16 Jun 1947
Marriage*James married Flora Ellen Blaisdell in February 1905.11,15,3,4,5,6,16 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., James Sykes.
  2. [S4217] Julia Ann Sykes household, 13 Jul 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366, Julia Ann Sykes household.
  3. [S4218] James Sykes household, 19 Apr 1910 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0042, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_345; FHL microfilm: 1374358.
  4. [S4219] James Sykes household, 5 Jan 1920 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 39, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 748.
  5. [S4221] James Sykes household, Apr 10, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, James Sykes: Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 10, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 704.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  6. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Sykes, James.
  7. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name: James Sykes.
  8. [S6407] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 14 Dec 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  9. [S4211] John Sykes household, June 21, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 95D; Enumeration District: 043, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0193.
  10. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 168 - James Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  11. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  12. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Sykes, Mabel Areta (Blasdel).
  13. [S4561] Obituaty - Mabel Areta Blasdel, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 4 Jan 1900 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, Mabel Areta Blasdel
    I have filled in several gaps in the copy of this obituary, indicated by square brackets [ ]. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  14. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Mabel A Blasdel Sykes.
  15. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Flora Ellen Sykes née Blasdel
    Grave marker transcription:
    Flora Sykes     1873 - 1947.
  16. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Flora Ellen Sykes
    Informant:      Robert Sykes, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  17. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  18. [S6405] (no article title - obituary for George Henry Sykes), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 05 Oct 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  19. [S6406] Well Known Contractor Assisting Moving Daughter and Family to New Home When Accident Occurs, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, Oct 5, 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  20. [S6444] (no title - re: Bonnie Grubbs), The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  21. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Bonnie Jenette Grubbs
    Informant:      Flora Sykes, Harrison, Ohio.
  22. [S6411] (no title - John L Sykes obituary), Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 04 Jun 1943 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  23. [S4896] Rites Held for Mrs. Sykes, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 12 Jun 1947 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, The Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder lists the publication the date of her obituary as Jun 12, 1947 which preceded her date of death as given on her death certificate. I assume it was more likely published on Jun 19, 1947. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  24. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Myrtle Ivy Beck
    Informant:      Chas A Beck, uilford, Ind.
  25. [S6414] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Charles Beck & Myrtle Sykes.
  26. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Earl Blasdel Sykes.
  27. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert Alvin Sykes.
  28. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Robert Sykes.
  29. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Sykes, Robert E.
  30. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Bonnie J Grubbs née Sykes
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRUBBS
    Bonnie Sykes     1912 - 1942
    Robert:TAB:]1911 - 1943.
  31. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), pg 80 & 81 - Bonnie Janette Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  32. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Grubbs, Bonnie Jeanette (Sykes).

Mabel Areta Blasdel1,2

F, #29410, b. 20 August 1874, d. 7 December 1899
Father*Charles Bailes Blasdel3,4,2 b. 19 Apr 1846, d. 16 Feb 1924
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Leming3,4,2 b. 2 Oct 1847, d. May 1933
Last Edited28 Jun 2019
     She was born on 20 August 1874 at Indiana, USA.4,1 Alternatively, she was born on 28 August 1876 at Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, . Note that the photo of gravestone shows a different birth date.3,5 Mabel married James Sykes on 10 June 1896.6,2,7,8 Alternatively, they married on 9 June 1896.3
     She died on 7 December 1899 at Bright, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 25.1,5,8,9
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): James Sykes. Her husband, Myrtle Ivy Sykes and Earl Blasdel Sykes was referenced but not by name.8      Mabel Areta Blasdel was buried on 9 December 1899 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,2,10,9

Census Data

     Mabel appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Charles Blasdel and Marey Blasdel.4
     Her name was also recorded as Mabel Sykes.6
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 4 January 1900:
Mabel Areta Blasdel was born Aug. 28, 187(4) and departed this life Dec. 7, 1899, aged 25 years 3 months 10 days.

At the age of 16 years she graduated from the public schools in district No. 6, Lawrenceburg township, and on her 18th birthday passed successfully to examination for license to teach in the common schools of Dearborn county, after which she taught for three years in succession.

She was converted to Christ during the revival meeting at the Presbyterian church in the winter of '95, afterward uniting with the M. E. Church at Bright and ever rested upon the promises of God, reading his word daily and talking with her intimate friends of the joy and comfort she found therein.

She was married to James Sykes June 10, 1896. Two children were born to them. The bereaved husband has the deepest sympathy of many friends in this hour of greatest sorrow.

Mabel was of a kind and loving disposition which endeared her to all who knew her. She was an obedient daughter [and] a faithful friend.

[She poss]essed a keen interest in mis[sions] and all other benevolent [ ] church and when in health [was a regu]lar attendant at Sunday [chu]rch services. In her ] the saying that "Death [ ]" and her untimely [ ] hearts of a host [ ] they sorrow. [ ] ,for even [ ] are sustained by [mem]ory of her life and the [re]union in the blessed beyond.5,8



     In the obituary of Charles Bailes Blasdel who died 16 February 1924, Charles's daughter, Mabel Sykes was listed as predeceased.11,12
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's mother, Mabel Sykes was listed as predeceased.13
     In the obituary of James Sykes who died 12 December 1934, James's first wife, Mabel Blasdel was listed as predeceased.14
     In the obituary of Quincy Erwin Blasdel who died 5 June 1955, Quincy's sister, Mabel Sykes was listed as predeceased.15

Family

James Sykes b. 23 Mar 1874, d. 12 Dec 1934
Marriage*Mabel married James Sykes on 10 June 1896.6,2,7,8 
MarrAlt Alternatively, they married on 9 June 1896.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Mabel A Blasdel Sykes
    Grave marker transcription:
    Mabel Areta
    Wife of James Sykes
    Born Aug. 28, 1874
    Died Dec. 7, 1895
    Aged 25 yrs 3 mo 9 Ds.
  2. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Sykes, Mabel Areta (Blasdel).
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Mabel A Blasdel Sykes.
  4. [S4220] Charles Blasdel household, 22 Jun 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 152C & 152D; Enumeration District: 047, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0306.
  5. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Mabel Areta Blasdel.
  6. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  7. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Sykes, James.
  8. [S4561] Obituaty - Mabel Areta Blasdel, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 4 Jan 1900 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, Mabel Areta Blasdel
    I have filled in several gaps in the copy of this obituary, indicated by square brackets [ ]. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  9. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Mabel A Sykes née Blasdel.
  10. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 168 - Mabel Areta Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  11. [S4537] Civil War Veteran, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 11 Feb 1924 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, Clipping from Lawrenceburg Press, annotation gives date as 11 Feb 1924. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  12. [S4538] Civil War Veteran Answers Last Roll Call, Dearborn County Register, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 28 Feb 1924 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, Clipping from Lawrenceburg Register, annotation gives date as Feb.24, 1924. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn County Register.
  13. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  14. [S6407] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 14 Dec 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  15. [S4297] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Quincy Ervin Blasdel.
  16. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Myrtle Ivy Beck
    Informant:      Chas A Beck, uilford, Ind.
  17. [S6414] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Charles Beck & Myrtle Sykes.
  18. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Earl Blasdel Sykes.

Flora Ellen Blaisdell1

F, #29411, b. 17 January 1873, d. 16 June 1947
Father*Charles Bailes Blasdel2,3,4,5,1 b. 19 Apr 1846, d. 16 Feb 1924
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Leming2,3,4,5,1 b. 2 Oct 1847, d. May 1933
Last Edited2 Mar 2021
     She was born on 17 January 1873 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,6,7,8,5,1 Flora married James Sykes in February 1905.9,2,6,7,8,10,1
     She died on 16 June 1947 at her son Robert's home at Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 74.2,4,11,1
           Flora Ellen Blaisdell was buried on 18 June 1947 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,4,12,11,1

Census Data

     Flora appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Charles Blasdel and Marey Blasdel.3

Flora E appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Chas B Blasdel and Mary E Blasdel, listed as a school teacher.5
Flora Sykes and James Sykes appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 19 April 1910, enumerated as a blacksmith doing shop work on his "own account.". Their children Myrtle, Earl and Robert were listed as living with them.6
Flora Sykes and James Sykes appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 5 January 1920, enumerated as a blacksmith with a general shop. Their children Robert and Bonnie were listed as living with them.7

Flora E Sykes and James Sykes appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 10 April 1930, enumerated as a blacksmith with his own shop. Their daughter Bonnie J was listed as living with them. As was Maria Judd, an aunt.8

Flora E Sykes appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 11 April 1940, enumerated as a widow with no stated occupation. Her daughter Bonnie was listed as living with her. As was her son-in-law Robert Grubbs and their children, an unknown person . No occupations were listed for any of them.13
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's step-mother, Flora Sykes was listed as a survivor.14
     In the obituary of James Sykes who died 12 December 1934, James's second wife, Flora Blasdel was listed as a survivor.15
     In the obituary of Anna Grubbs who died 10 February 1936, Anna's sister, Flora Sykes was listed as a survivor.16
     In the obituary of Bonnie Jeanette Sykes who died 1 May 1942, Bonnie's mother, Flora Sykes was listed as a survivor.17 She of Harrison, OH was the informant on the death registration of her daughter, Bonnie Jenette Grubbs, who died on 4 May 1942.18
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana circa 19 June 1947 :
Rites Held for Mrs. Sykes
     Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Ellen Sykes, 72, mother of Robert Sykes, Miller township trustee, and a former Dearborn county school teacher, who died Monday in the home of the son at Bright were held Wednesday at 2. p.m. in the Bright Methodist Church Rev. G.C. Housman, pastor of the church, officiated, and burial, in charge of the Moon Funeral Home, was in Gibson Cemetery.
     Mrs. Sykes was born in Dearborn county Jan. 17, 1873, a daughter of Charles and Mary Leming Blasdel, and had always lived in this community.
     She was educated in the public schools, attended the former Moores Hill College and afterward taught school for five years. She married James Sykes 42 years ago. he died in 1934.
     She had made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sykes, since August.
     Mrs. Sykes was a devout member of Bright Methodist Church, the WSCS, and Daughters of America.
     A stepson, Earl Sykes of Bright, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.11



     In the obituary of Quincy Erwin Blasdel who died 5 June 1955, Quincy's sister, Flora Sykes was listed as predeceased.19

Family

James Sykes b. 23 Mar 1874, d. 12 Dec 1934
Marriage*Flora married James Sykes in February 1905.9,2,6,7,8,10,1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name: Flora Ellen Sykes
    Informant:      Robert Sykes, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
  2. [S3862] 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., Flora Ellen Sykes née Blasdel
    Grave marker transcription:
    Flora Sykes     1873 - 1947.
  3. [S4220] Charles Blasdel household, 22 Jun 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 152C & 152D; Enumeration District: 047, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0306.
  4. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Flora Ellen Sykes.
  5. [S4446] Charles B Blasdel household, Jun 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0047, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  6. [S4218] James Sykes household, 19 Apr 1910 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0042, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_345; FHL microfilm: 1374358.
  7. [S4219] James Sykes household, 5 Jan 1920 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 39, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 748.
  8. [S4221] James Sykes household, Apr 10, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, James Sykes: Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 10, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 704.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  9. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  10. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Sykes, James.
  11. [S4896] Rites Held for Mrs. Sykes, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 12 Jun 1947 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, The Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder lists the publication the date of her obituary as Jun 12, 1947 which preceded her date of death as given on her death certificate. I assume it was more likely published on Jun 19, 1947. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  12. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 168 - Flora Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  13. [S4347] Flora Sykes household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  14. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  15. [S6407] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 14 Dec 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  16. [S4297] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Annie Mary Grubbs née Blasdel.
  17. [S6444] (no title - re: Bonnie Grubbs), The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  18. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Bonnie Jenette Grubbs
    Informant:      Flora Sykes, Harrison, Ohio.
  19. [S4297] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Quincy Ervin Blasdel.
  20. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Robert Alvin Sykes.
  21. [S4297] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Robert Sykes.
  22. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Sykes, Robert E.
  23. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Bonnie J Grubbs née Sykes
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRUBBS
    Bonnie Sykes     1912 - 1942
    Robert:TAB:]1911 - 1943.
  24. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), pg 80 & 81 - Bonnie Janette Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  25. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Grubbs, Bonnie Jeanette (Sykes).

Earl Blasdel Sykes1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, #29412, b. 4 December 1899, d. 3 December 1986
Father*James Sykes1,2,3,4 b. 23 Mar 1874, d. 12 Dec 1934
Mother*Mabel Areta Blasdel1,2 b. 20 Aug 1874, d. 7 Dec 1899
Step-motherFlora Ellen Blaisdell4 b. 17 Jan 1873, d. 16 Jun 1947
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     He was born on 4 December 1899 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,3,4,5,7 Earl married Lois Rechenbach on 22 January 1918 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.8,5,9,6,7
     He died on 3 December 1986 at Harrison, Harrison Twp., Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, at age 86.2,10
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Lois Rechenbach, Carl Sykes, Connie Kling, Phyllis Tonne, Mary Lou Fiedelman and Sharon Schaible. Predeceased: Eugene Sykes, James Sykes, Myrtle Beck, Robert Sykes, Bonnie Sykes and Robert Sykes.11      Earl Blasdel Sykes was buried on 6 December 1986 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.2,12,11

Census Data

     Earl Sykes appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Julia Ann Sykes.3

Earl appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, James Sykes and Flora Sykes.4
Earl Sykes and Lois Sykes appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 12 January 1920, enumerated as a mechanic in a garage. Their children Carl S and Earl E were listed as living with them.7
Earl B Sykes and Lois Sykes appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 8 April 1930, enumerated as an auto mechanic in a garage. Their children Carl S, Earl E and James H were listed as living with them.6
Earl B Sykes and Lois Sykes appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 11 April 1940, enumerated as an attendant at a gasoline filling station. Their children Carl, Earl Eugine and James were listed as living with them.5
     He was commonly known as Dick.13
     Earl Blasdel Sykes, her son, was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Mabel Areta Blasdel who died 7 December 1899.14
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's brother, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.15
     In the obituary of James Sykes who died 12 December 1934, James's son, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.16
     In the obituary of Bonnie Jeanette Sykes who died 1 May 1942, Bonnie's brother, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.17
     In the obituary of Flora Ellen Sykes who died 16 June 1947, her step-son, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.18
     In the obituary of Robert Elvin Sykes who died 7 June 1950, Robert's brother, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.19
     In the obituary of Earl Eugene Sykes who died 3 January 1983, Earl's father, Earl Sykes was listed as a survivor.20
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared Cincinnati Enquirer published in Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 December 1986.11
     In the obituary of Lois Rechenbach who died 12 March 1998, her husband, Earl Sykes was listed as predeceased.13

Family

Lois Rechenbach b. 19 Nov 1901, d. 12 Mar 1998
Marriage*Earl married Lois Rechenbach on 22 January 1918 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.8,5,9,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  2. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Earl Blasdel Sykes.
  3. [S4217] Julia Ann Sykes household, 13 Jul 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366, Julia Ann Sykes household.
  4. [S4218] James Sykes household, 19 Apr 1910 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0042, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_345; FHL microfilm: 1374358.
  5. [S4348] Earl B. Sykes household, 11 Apr 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; ; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_1035.
  6. [S4349] Earl B Sykes household, Apr 9, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 10, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 703.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  7. [S4351] Earl Sykes household, Jan 12, 1920 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 39, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 752.
  8. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Earl Blasdel Sykes
    Grave marker transcription:
    Sykes
    Earl B     1899 - 1986
    Lois     1901 - 1998.
  9. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Lois Rechenbach.
  10. [S638] Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018 (Publisher: Ohio Historical Society and Ohio Department of Health), unknown repository, Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018; "This database, with over 5.3 million names, lists those who died between 1908 and 2007 in the state of Ohio. Within that range the coverage is incomplete or missing for 1933-1937 and 1952-1955"; cited as "Ohio, U.S., Death Records., Earl B Sykes.
  11. [S8007] Sykes, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 04 Dec 1986, Page 75, column 9 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Earl B. Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  12. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 168 - Earl B Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  13. [S8006] Sykes, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 01 Mar 1998, Page 20, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lois Sykes née Rechenbach. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  14. [S4561] Obituaty - Mabel Areta Blasdel, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 4 Jan 1900 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, Mabel Areta Blasdel
    I have filled in several gaps in the copy of this obituary, indicated by square brackets [ ]. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  15. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  16. [S6407] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 14 Dec 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  17. [S6444] (no title - re: Bonnie Grubbs), The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  18. [S4896] Rites Held for Mrs. Sykes, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 12 Jun 1947 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, The Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder lists the publication the date of her obituary as Jun 12, 1947 which preceded her date of death as given on her death certificate. I assume it was more likely published on Jun 19, 1947. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  19. [S6424] Rites Sunday for Robert L. Sykes, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 08 JUne 1950 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  20. [S4580] Eugene Sykes, Journal Press, Aurora, Indiana, 04 Jan 1983 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library, No on-line version of this obituary is currently available (2018). Hereinafter cited as Journal Press.
  21. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Carl S Sykes.
  22. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Earl Eugene Sykes.
  23. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: James Henry Sykes.

Bonnie Jeannette Sykes1

F, #29414, b. 17 July 1912, d. 28 April 1942
Father*James Sykes2,3,4,5,6 b. 23 Mar 1874, d. 12 Dec 1934
Mother*Flora Ellen Blaisdell2,3,4,5,7,6 b. 17 Jan 1873, d. 16 Jun 1947
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited4 Mar 2021
     She was born on 17 July 1912 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,8,1,5,7,6,9 Bonnie married Robert Alvey Grubbs on 20 February 1932 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,1,11,12
     She died on 28 April 1942 at Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 29.3,1,5,13,6,14      Bonnie Jeannette Sykes was buried on 30 April 1942 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,5,1,13,6
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Robert Grubbs, Flora Sykes, Robert Sykes and Earl Sykes. Predeceased: James Sykes. Her husband, Myrtle Ivy Sykes was referenced but not by name.12 The informant on her death registration was her mother, Flora Sykes.14

Census Data

     Bonnie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, James Sykes and Flora Sykes.4

Bonnie J appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, James Sykes and Flora E Sykes.8

Bonnie appeared on the 1940 Federal Census Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of hermother, Flora E Sykes.7
     Her name was also recorded as Bonnie Janette Sykes.2,3,5 Her name was also recorded as Bonnie Jenette Grubbs on her death registration.9
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's sister, Bonnie Sykes was listed as a survivor.15
     In the obituary of James Sykes who died 12 December 1934, James's daughter, Mrs. Robert Grubbs was listed as a survivor.16
     The following obituary appeared the Lawrenceburg Press published in Lawrenceburg, Indiana 1 May 1942 :
Mrs. Bonnie Grubbs Dies At Home in Bright
The death of Mrs. Bonnie Jeanette (Sykes) Grubbs occurred at her home at Bright, Tuesday at noon. She had been in failing health for several months.

She is survived by her husband, R. Grubbs; two children, Alice June, 9, and Sidney Allen, 7, and her own mother, Mrs. James Grubbs (sic.)

Last rites were conducted at the Bright Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. Burial in Gibson Cemetery, Moon, directors, in charge.

Bonnie Jeanette Sykes Grubbs, daughter of James and Flora Sykes, was born in Bright, Ind. July 17, 1912 and passed peacefully away April 28, 1942, at the age of 29 years, 9 months and 11 days.

She was married to Robert Grubbs February 20, 1932. To this union two children were born, Alice Jean and Sidney Allen, who with their father are left to mourn their loss.

Besides these she leaves a heart broken mother and two brothers, Robert and Earl, also uncles and aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of friends. Her father and sister preceded her in death.

Under the pastorate of Rev. Redmon she united with the Bright Methodist church January 11, 1925 and continued a faithful attendance until ill health prevented.

She has lived her entire life in this community. Was graduated from high school in the year 1930. While ill health prevented her from accomplishing many things that her ambitious nature craved, she was cheerful and appreciative of any kindness. She had been in failing health many years. All that loving hands and medical skill could do for her was done, yet, neath our eyes she faded slowly growing day by day more frail, bearing sweetly all her sufferings without murmur, moan or vail (sic).

Note: the last two lines are a quotation ending in "wail", not vail.


Card of Thanks
We wish to express our appreciation ot friends and relatives who assisted us in any way during the illness and death of our loved Bonnie Jeanette Sykes Grubbs.

Especially do we thank Rev. Housman, Moon Funeral Home, pallbearers, singers, donors of floral pieces and Bonnie's loyal friends during her illness.

Robert Grubbs and Children
Mrs. Flora Sykes and Family.17,12



     The following information appeared Shopmeyer & Moon Funeral Home, Indiana 1 May 1942 :
Bonnie Janette Grubbs d 28 Apr 1942, RR#2 Miller Twp, Dearborn Co IN. Dr L R Siefferman in attendance. Funeral's at the Bright ME Church at 2:30 pm Thurs 30 Apr with burial in Gibson Cem. Rev G C Housman officiating. Born 17 Jul 1912, Dearborn Co IN; age 29 yrs 9 mos 11 dys. Spouse o Robert Grubbs. Daughter of James Sykes born Dearborn Co IN & Flora Blasdel born Dearborn Co IN. Occupation housewife. Informant Mrs Flora Sykes.5

     In the obituary of Robert Elvin Sykes who died 7 June 1950, Robert's sister, Bonnie Grubbs was listed as predeceased.18
     In the obituary of Earl Blasdel Sykes who died 3 December 1986, his sister, Bonnie Sykes was listed as predeceased.19

Family

Robert Alvey Grubbs b. 4 May 1911, d. 2 Jun 1943
Marriage*Bonnie married Robert Alvey Grubbs on 20 February 1932 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,1,11,12 

Citations

  1. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Bonnie Jeannette Grubbs née Sykes.
  2. [S3862] 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., Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Bonnie J Grubbs née Sykes
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRUBBS
    Bonnie Sykes     1912 - 1942
    Robert:TAB:]1911 - 1943.
  4. [S4219] James Sykes household, 5 Jan 1920 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 39, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_428; Image: 748.
  5. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), pg 80 & 81 - Bonnie Janette Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  6. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Grubbs, Bonnie Jeanette (Sykes).
  7. [S4347] Flora Sykes household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  8. [S4221] James Sykes household, Apr 10, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, James Sykes: Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 10, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 704.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  9. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name: Opal F Grubbs
    Informant:      Flora Sykes, Harrison, Ohio.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Robert Alvey Grubbs
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRUBBS
    Bonnie Sykes     1912 - 1942
    Robert:TAB:]1911 - 1943.
  11. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Bonnie J Sykes.
  12. [S6444] (no title - re: Bonnie Grubbs), The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  13. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 81 - Bonnie Sykes Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  14. [S6399] "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011", online Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011: Name: Bonnie Jenette Grubbs
    Informant:      Flora Sykes, Harrison, Ohio.
  15. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  16. [S6407] Man Of True Worth Is Suddenly Called, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 14 Dec 1934 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  17. [S6440] Mrs. Bonnie Grubbs Dies At Home in Bright, The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  18. [S6424] Rites Sunday for Robert L. Sykes, Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 08 JUne 1950 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  19. [S8007] Sykes, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 04 Dec 1986, Page 75, column 9 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Earl B. Sykes. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.

John Beck1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

M, #29415, b. 1 August 1869, d. 29 October 1958
Father*William Beck9
Mother*Catherine Muller9
Last Edited4 Jul 2019
     He was born on 1 August 1869 at Indiana, USA.2,3,5,7,8,9 Alternatively, he was born circa 1871 at Indiana, USA, according to the 1930 census.4 John married Lou Ina Bibee on 8 March 1893.10,2,3,8
     He died on 29 October 1958 at Homestead School Lane, Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 89.5,7,8,9 The informant on his death registration was his daughter, Mabel Sayre.9      John Beck was buried on 1 November 1958 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.5,7,8

Census Data

     John Beck and Ina Beck appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 7 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Clara, Charles, Ethel and Mabel were listed as living with them.2
John Beck and Ina Beck appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 27 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Clara, Charles, Ethel, Mabel and Roy were listed as living with them.3

John Beck appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Charles A Beck and Myrtle I Beck, listed as a farm helper.4

John Beck appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Logan Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Charles Beck and Agnes Beck.6
     In the obituary of Ina Beck who died 6 September 1926, Ina's husband, John Beck was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Myrtle Ivy Sykes who died 20 November 1930, Myrtle's father-in-law, John Beck was listed as a survivor.11

Family

Lou Ina Bibee b. 7 Oct 1870, d. 6 Sep 1926
Marriage*John married Lou Ina Bibee on 8 March 1893.10,2,3,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Myrtle Sykes Beck.
  2. [S4300] John Beck household, Jun 7, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Logan, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0044, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  3. [S4301] John Beck household, 27 April 1910 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0049, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_345; FHL microfilm: 1374358.
  4. [S4303] Charles A Beck household, Apr 2, 1930 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Logan, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 22, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 897.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi John Beck.
  6. [S4304] Charles Beck household, Apr 3, 1940 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Logan, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 15-22, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  7. [S4366] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Gibson Cemetery page 47 - John Beck. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  8. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, July 2013, unknown location. Beck, John.
  9. [S6399] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011 , Ancestry.com, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011; "Based upon the Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. NOTE: this ancestry.com database includes images of the individual death certificates"; cited as "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899 - 2011., Name:      John Beck
    Father:     William Beck
    Mother:     Catherine Muller.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Lou Ina Beck
    Transcription
    BECK
    Lou Ina Beck     Oct 7, 1870 - Sept 6, 1926.
  11. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Myrtle Sykes Beck
    Note that this memorial page contains a transcription of her obituary.
  12. [S4360] Lois Harper, Spreadsheet, Beck, Charles Allen.

Robert Alvey Grubbs1

M, #29416, b. 4 May 1911, d. 2 June 1943
Father*Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs2,3 b. 11 May 1870, d. 19 Jun 1948
Mother*Susie May Scobie4,3 b. 27 Oct 1871, d. 24 Jun 1948
Last Edited4 Mar 2021
     He was born on 4 May 1911 at Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,3,5,6 Robert married Bonnie Jeannette Sykes on 20 February 1932 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,7,8,9
     He died on 2 June 1943 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA, at age 32.1,10,11
           Robert Alvey Grubbs was buried on 6 June 1943 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,12

Census Data

     Robert A. appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Cortes W. Grubbs and Susie M Grubbs, Cortes's son.3

Robert Grubbs appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Flora E Sykes, Flora's son-in-law.6
     In the obituary of Bonnie Jeanette Sykes who died 1 May 1942, Bonnie's husband, Robert Grubbs was listed as a survivor.9
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Indianapolis, Indiana The Indianapolis Star 3 June 1943 :
Own Riot Gun Slugs Kill Dearborn Deputy
     Lawrenceburg, Ind.. June 2. (U.P.)--Robert Grubbs, 43 years old, Dearborn county deputy sheriff, accidentally shot and killed himself with a riot gun today while on a manhunt for William Ray Seiler, 33-year-old farmer accused of shooting a Cincinnati (O.) man.
     Authorities said that Seiler had shot Russell Scarber of Cincinnati as the climax of an argment (sic). Scarber was in serious condition in a Cincinnati hospital.13

     The following newspaper article appeared in the Muncie, Indiana The Star Press 4 June 1943 :
NAB CINCINNATIAN IN SHOOTING CASE
     Deputy Sheriff Accidentally Slain During Search.
     Lawrenceburg, Ind., June 3 (AP)--Prosecutor Lester O. Baker said today a charge of assault with Intent to commit a felony has been filed against a man registered as William Ray Siler, 33, of Cincinnati, who was arrested in Cincinnati 24 hours after a shooting near Harrison and the subsequent accidental killing of Deputy Sheriff Robert Grubbs, 35.
     Grubbs was killed last night while he and Sheriff Arthur Voit were searching for a man alleged to have shot Russel Scarborough, 47, of Cincinnati, near Harrison. Grubbs was handing a shotgun to the sheriff when It discharged accidentally.
     Scarborough, being treated at a hospital in Cincinnati, refused to tell how he was shot, and Cincinnati Detective Chief Clem Merz quoted him as saying. "Ill finish the matter when I get out of this hospital."
     Merz quoted Siler as saying that Scarborough threatened Mrs. Scarborough in a quarrel over money and fired at him when he went to her aid. Siler continued, Merz said, that he got his shotgun, returned and shot Scarborough, then hitch-hiked to Cincinnati. Merz added that Siler admitted serving a term in the Kentucky reformatory for transporting stolen goods.
     Merz said Scarborough owned both a rooming house in Cincinnati and the farm where the shooting occurred. Siler, he said, was a tenant on a farm near St. Leon and also maintained residence at Scarborough's rooming house.
     Siler waived extradition.13

     In the obituary of Cortes W. Grubbs who died 19 June 1948, his son, Robert Grubbs of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was listed as a survivor.14,15
     In the obituary of Susie May Scobie who died 24 June 1948, Susie's son, Robert Grubbs was listed as predeceased.16,17
     The following obituary appeared Shopmeyer & Moon Funeral Home, Indiana circa 3 June 1953 :
Robert A Grubbs d 2 Jun 1943 Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH of accidental shooting. Hamilton Co Coroner in attendance. Funeral's at the Bright M E Church at 2:00 pm Sun 6 June with burial in Gibson Cem. Born 4 May 1911, Dearborn Co In; age 32 yrs 28 dys. Spouse of Ella Loomis. Son of Cortes Grubbs born Dearborn Co IN & Susie Scobie born Dearborn Co IN. Occupation-Deputy Sherriff. Informant Ralph Grubbs.11


Family

Bonnie Jeannette Sykes b. 17 Jul 1912, d. 28 Apr 1942
Marriage*Robert married Bonnie Jeannette Sykes on 20 February 1932 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,7,8,9 

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Robert Alvey Grubbs
    Grave marker transcription:
    GRUBBS
    Bonnie Sykes     1912 - 1942
    Robert:TAB:]1911 - 1943.
  2. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Cortes Francis Grubbs.
  3. [S4335] Cortes W Grubbs household, Apr 2, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 938.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Susan Ann "Susie" Scobia Grubbs.
  5. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
    His twin brother was born in Bright, so he was also.
  6. [S4347] Flora Sykes household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  7. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Bonnie Jeannette Grubbs née Sykes.
  8. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Bonnie J Sykes.
  9. [S6444] (no title - re: Bonnie Grubbs), The Lawrenceburg Press, Lawrenceburg, IN, May 1, 1942 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Press.
  10. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Robert A Grubbs.
  11. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), Shopmeyer & Moon Funeral Home
    pg 81 - Robert A Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  12. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon, pg 81 - Robert A Grubbs.
  13. [S11292] Own Riot Gun Slugs Kill Dearborn Deputy, The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, 03 Jun 1943, Page 12, column 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Robert Grubbs accidentally killed. Hereinafter cited as Indianapolis Star.
  14. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home - Transcriptions, unknown location viewed at http://www.jkmfuneralhome.com, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home Transcriptions:
    Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  15. [S11202] Journey's End: Grubbs, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 Jun 1948, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cortes W. Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  16. [S4297] "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder", online Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page: Susie Grubbs.
  17. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Grubbs, Susie Scobie.

Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs1,2

M, #29417, b. 11 May 1870, d. 19 June 1948
Father*Otha White Grubbs3 b. 25 Jan 1834, d. 6 Apr 1920
Mother*Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin4 b. 9 Jan 1836, d. 15 Jun 1891
Last Edited9 Mar 2021
     He was born on 11 May 1870 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,5,6,7,8,9 Cortes married Susie May Scobie on 16 November 1893 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,1,5,7,8
     He died on 19 June 1948 at his home at Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 78.1,11,12
           Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs was buried on 23 June 1948 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,6

Census Data

     Cortiss appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Otha W Grubb and Margaet Grubb.9
Cortes Grubbs and Susie M Grubbs appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Albert L. and Margaret A. were listed as living with them.8
Cortes W. Grubbs and Susie M Grubbs appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 April 1930, enumerated as a carpenter (house). Their children Robert A., Ralph A. and Russell A. were listed as living with them.5
Cortes Grubbs and Susan Grubbs appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 11 April 1940.7
     In the obituary of Robert Alvey Grubbs who died 2 June 1943, his father, Cortes Grubbs was listed as a survivor.13
     The following obituary appeared Cincinnati Enquirer published in Cincinnati, Ohio 21 June 1948:
Grubbs
     Contes (sic) W., beloved husband of Susie Scobie Grubbs, beloved father of Albert L. of Lafayette, La., Mrs Margaret Smith of Cleves, Ohio, Ralph of Bright Ind., and Russell of Harrison Ohio, and the late Robert Grubbs of Lawrenceburg, Ind., at his residence Bright, Ind. Sat June 19, 1948. Friends may call at the Jackman & Bullock funeral home, Harrison, Ohio after 2 p.m. Tuesday June 22. Funeral services from the Methodist Church, Bright, Ind., Wednesday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m.11,12



     In the obituary of Susie May Scobie who died 24 June 1948, Susie's husband, Cortes W. Grubbs was listed as predeceased.14,15
     In the obituary of Ralph A. Grubbs who died 25 June 1956, his father, Cortes Wheeler Grubbs was listed.13

External link for Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.16

Family

Susie May Scobie b. 27 Oct 1871, d. 24 Jun 1948
Marriage*Cortes married Susie May Scobie on 16 November 1893 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.10,1,5,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., Cortes Francis Grubbs.
  2. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs.
  3. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Otha White Grubbs.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin Grubbs.
  5. [S4335] Cortes W Grubbs household, Apr 2, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 938.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  6. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home - Transcriptions, unknown location viewed at http://www.jkmfuneralhome.com, Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  7. [S4352] Cortes Grubbs household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  8. [S4373] Cortes Grubbs household, Jun 2, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0047, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  9. [S4402] Otha W Grubbs household, Jun 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 245C; Enumeration District: 051, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0492.
  10. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Susan Ann "Susie" Scobia Grubbs.
  11. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home Transcriptions:
    Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler.
  12. [S11202] Journey's End: Grubbs, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 Jun 1948, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cortes W. Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  13. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), Shopmeyer & Moon Funeral Home
    pg 81 - Robert A Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  14. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Susie Grubbs.
  15. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Grubbs, Susie Scobie.
  16. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  17. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Ralph Arthur Grubbs.
  18. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Cortes Francis Grubbs.

Susie May Scobie1,2

F, #29418, b. 27 October 1871, d. 24 June 1948
Last Edited9 Mar 2021
     She was born on 27 October 1871 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,4,5,6 Alternatively, she was born in October 1872 at Indiana, USA, in the 1900 census.7 Susie married Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs on 16 November 1893 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,8,4,6,7
     She died on 24 June 1948 at Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 76.3,2,1,9
           Susie May Scobie was buried on 26 June 1948 at Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,1

Census Data

     Susie M Grubbs and Cortes Grubbs appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Albert L. and Margaret A. were listed as living with them.7
Susie M Grubbs and Cortes W. Grubbs appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 April 1930, enumerated as a carpenter (house). Their children Robert A., Ralph A. and Russell A. were listed as living with them.4
Susan Grubbs and Cortes Grubbs appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 11 April 1940.6
     She was commonly known as Susie M Grubbs in the 1900 and 1930 census.4,7
     In the obituary of Robert Alvey Grubbs who died 2 June 1943, his mother, Susie Scobie was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Cortes W. Grubbs who died 19 June 1948, his wife, the former Susie Scobie was listed as a survivor.11,12
     The following obituary appeared Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio, original record circa 25 June 1948 :
Grubbs, Susie Scobie, wife of the late Cortes W Grubbs and beloved mother of Albert L of Lafayette Louisiana, Mrs Margaret Smith of Cleves O, Ralph of Bright Indiana and Russell of Harrison O. and the late Robert Grubbs of Lawrenceburg Ind. Suddenly at the residence Bright Ind Thurs June 24, 1948. Friends may call at the J & B F H Harrison Ohio after 2:00pm Friday June 25. Funeral services from the Methodist Church Bright Indiana Sat Jun 26 at 2:30pm

The Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder details indicate that she died 10 hours after attending the burial of her husband of 77 years.5,2

     In the obituary of Ralph A. Grubbs who died 25 June 1956, his mother, Susie Scobie was listed.10

External link for Susie May Scobie on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.13

Family

Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs b. 11 May 1870, d. 19 Jun 1948
Marriage*Susie married Cortes Francis Wheeler Grubbs on 16 November 1893 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.3,8,4,6,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Susie May Scobie.
  2. [S4297] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Susie Grubbs.
  3. [S3862] 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., Susan Ann "Susie" Scobia Grubbs.
  4. [S4335] Cortes W Grubbs household, Apr 2, 1930 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 24, Ancestry.com Roll: 582; Image: 938.0; FHL microfilm: 2340317.
  5. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home - Transcriptions, unknown location viewed at http://www.jkmfuneralhome.com, Grubbs, Susie Scobie. Hereinafter cited as Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  6. [S4352] Cortes Grubbs household, Apr 11, 1940 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Harrison, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 15-10, Ancestry.com Roll: T627_1035.
  7. [S4373] Cortes Grubbs household, Jun 2, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0047, Ancestry.com Roll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366.
  8. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Cortes Francis Grubbs.
  9. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  10. [S4337] Lois Lee & Fox, A Dianne Harper, compiler, Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon (n.p.: n.pub.), Shopmeyer & Moon Funeral Home
    pg 81 - Robert A Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Funeral Home Records:Shopmeyer & Moon.
  11. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home Transcriptions:
    Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler.
  12. [S11202] Journey's End: Grubbs, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 Jun 1948, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cortes W. Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  13. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  14. [S4336] "Lois' genealogy", online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14884261: Ralph Arthur Grubbs.
  15. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Susan Ann "Susie" Scobia Grubbs.

Otha White Grubbs1,2

M, #29419, b. 25 January 1834, d. 6 April 1920
Last Edited9 Mar 2021
     He was born on 25 January 1834 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,3,2 Otha married Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin on 28 March 1855 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.4,5
     He died on 6 April 1920 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA, at age 86.1

Census Data

     Otha W Grubb and Margaet Grubb appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 10 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. There were 9 children in the household. Their children Allice and Cortiss were listed as living with them.3 Otha White Grubbs appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 2 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. His widowed daughter, Anna and her two young children were in his household.2
     His name was also recorded as Otho.5
     In the obituary of Cortes W. Grubbs who died 19 June 1948, his father, Otha W. Grubbs was listed as predeceased.6,7

External link for Otha White Grubbs on his WeRelate Wiki Person Page.8

Family

Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin b. 9 Jan 1836, d. 15 Jun 1891
Marriage*Otha married Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin on 28 March 1855 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Otha White Grubbs.
  2. [S4403] Otha W Grubbs household, Jun 2, 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0047, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; FaRoll: 366; FHL microfilm: 1240366mily History Film: 1254272; Image: 0492.
  3. [S4402] Otha W Grubbs household, Jun 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 245C; Enumeration District: 051, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0492.
  4. [S3862] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin Grubbs.
  5. [S644] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Otho W Grubbs & Margaret E McCracken.
  6. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home - Transcriptions, unknown location viewed at http://www.jkmfuneralhome.com, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home Transcriptions:
    Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  7. [S11202] Journey's End: Grubbs, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 Jun 1948, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cortes W. Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Owen Wilbur Grubbs.

Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin1

F, #29420, b. 9 January 1836, d. 15 June 1891
Last Edited2 Feb 2021
     She was born on 9 January 1836.1,2 Margaret married Otha White Grubbs on 28 March 1855 at Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.1,3
     She died on 15 June 1891 at age 55.1

Census Data

     Margaet Grubb and Otha W Grubb appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, enumerated 10 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. There were 9 children in the household. Their children Allice and Cortiss were listed as living with them.2
     In the obituary of Cortes W. Grubbs who died 19 June 1948, his mother, the former Margaret McCracken was listed as predeceased.4,5

External link for Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin on her WeRelate Wiki Person Page.6

Family

Otha White Grubbs b. 25 Jan 1834, d. 6 Apr 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S3862] 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., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Margaret Elizabeth McCrackin Grubbs.
  2. [S4402] Otha W Grubbs household, Jun 10, 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 245C; Enumeration District: 051, Ancestry.com Roll: 272; Family History Film: 1254272; Image: 0492.
  3. [S644] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Otho W Grubbs & Margaret E McCracken.
  4. [S4338] Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home - Transcriptions, unknown location viewed at http://www.jkmfuneralhome.com, Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home Transcriptions:
    Grubbs, Cortes Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home.
  5. [S11202] Journey's End: Grubbs, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 21 Jun 1948, Page 17, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Cortes W. Grubbs. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.
  6. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  7. [S4336] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Owen Wilbur Grubbs.