Category Archives: Benton County

Albert Miller

Albert Miller
birth: 14 Feb 1871 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana to Elwood Miller and Judy Ann Porter
death: 15 Jan 1961 in Montpelier, Blackford Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

marriage: 16 Sep 1890 in Howard Co., Indiana
Vilena Jane Pickering
birth: 4 Sep 1867 in Alto, Harrison Co., Indiana to Phillip Mosenberg Pickering and Prudence Elizabeth Jackson
death: 22 Nov 1939 Center, Benton Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

Children of Albert Miller and Vilena Jane Pickering:

Ancestor Albert Miller Lived In:

Albert Miller lived in Indiana all his life.

Other Information:

He was a very soft-spoken man, but handsome if I can brag. He was a farmer and hard worker.
His grandfather, David Miller came with his family in 1808, to help pioneer our state.

Submitted by:
Pamela J. Sullivan

George Paul Calvin Gladding

George Paul Calvin Gladding
b. 22 January 1895, Hoopeston, Vermillion County, Illinois, to Samuel and Augusta (Wehr) Gladding
d. 8 November 1924, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

m. 28 January 1917, Potomic, Vermillion County, Illinois
Georgia Gladys Stults
b. 14 February 1896, Muncie, Vermillion County, Illinois, to George William and Tacy Dora (Riley) Stultz
d. 13 October 1973, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Children with Georgia Gladys Stults:
• Viron Keith (1917-1919)
• Bernice May (1919-1931)
• Samuel William (b. 1921) married Lois Faye VanDeripe

George came to Benton County, Indiana about 1916 in order to quit working in a foundry. He rented a farm of 240 acres, south of Fowler on R.R. 4, from George Edmunds. Sometime between 1917 and 1922 he contracted tuberculosis. Since the only treatment for tuberculosis prior to 1940 was an environmental change, George and Georgia left their Indiana home in 1922 to move to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they remained until his death in 1924.

Submitted by:
David Gladding Vanderipe
Ft. Wayne IN

Rosalie A Lawson

Rosalie A Lawson
b. 16 September 1922, Fowler, Benton County, Indiana
d. 31 August 1994, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio

m. 22 December 1946
Wilbur Henry Huber
b. 10 January 1919, Lawrenceville, Ripley County, Indiana, to Charles Frederick and Marie “Mary” Christine (Thielking) Huber

Children with Wilbur Henry Huber:

  • Elizabeth Ann (1949-1950)
  • Kathrin Rose (1952-2004) married David Blubaugh
  • Carl Fredrick (b. 1954) married Sarah L. Smith

Rosalie’s husband was a chemist at RCA. She is buried at Knollcrest Gardens Cemetery in Ohio.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN

Perry Edwin “Pat” Clark

b. 23 May 1899, Oxford, Oak Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana, to Edwin Hiram and Leeta (Bannon)Clark
d. 15 September 1955, Boise, Ada County, Idaho

m/1. 16 June 1919, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Mary Ellen McDaniel
b. Oxford, Benton County, Indiana

m/2. 17 June 1939, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
Betty Jean Boqua (born Jean Severance Montgomery)
b. 5 January 1906, Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie County, Iowa
d. 31 July 1992, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California

Children with Betty Jean Boqua:

  • Barbara Lee (b. 1942) married Thomas E. Myall

Pat Clark enlisted in the American Expeditionary Forces in Detroit, Michigan in 1917. He was a tail gunner in the 147th and 139th Aero Squadrons in France. Returning home from the war, he enrolled at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1926 with a degree in Business and Railroad Management. He worked for General Motors Insurance Co. in several offices on the west coast. In 1948 he, his wife, and another couple purchased a hunting and fishing lodge in Boise National Forest, Valley County, Idaho.

Submitted by:
Barbara Clark Myall
Goleta CA


Edwin Hiram Clark

b. 24 June 1859, St. Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota
d. 13 June 1945, Norfolk, Princess Anne County, Virginia

Leeta Bannon
b. 8 August 1871, Pine Village, Warren County, Indiana
d. 31 July 1920, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana

Children with Leeta Bannon:

  • Glenn R. (1897-1962) married (1) Catherine Matilda Morse, (2) Mrs. Belle Meek
  • Perry Edwin (1899-1955) married (1) Mary Ellen McDaniel, (2) Betty Jean Severance Montgomery
  • Irma (b. 1901) married Sidney Baker

Edwin was a carpenter and telephone electrician. He lived in Warren and Benton counties in Indiana for most of his life. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. in Oxford. The family was in Minnesota at the time of its 1857 territorial census. His body was returned to Oxford, Indiana, for burial.

Submitted by:
Barbara Clark Myall
Goleta CA

Sarah Elizabeth Statton

b. 15 July 1846, Virginia, to James and Catherine (Bobo) Statton
d. 9 November 1927, Shelton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 8 September 1867, White County, Indiana
George Washington Kersey
b. 20 December 1830, Marion County, Ohio
d. 12 November 1904, Union Township, Jasper County, Indiana

Children with George Washington Kersey:

  • Effie Alice (b. 1869) married [—?—] Stanley
  • James (b. 1871)
  • Isaac (b. 1871)
  • Earl (b. 1873)
  • Kathryn Statton (b. 1875)
  • George Orval (b. 1877)
  • Curtis Roy (b. 1880)

While in Indiana, Sarah lived in Chalmers, White County; Remington, Jasper County; and Fowler, Benton County.

Submitted by:
Orville Kersey
Crown Point IN