Category Archives: Hamilton County

John Wesley Osburn

John Wesley Osburn
birth: 29 Apr 1839, Rush County, Indiana to Harmon and Elizabeth “Eliza” Jane Packard Osburn
death: March 27, 1903, Pueblo, Colorado
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Indiana

marriage: 23 Dec 1868, Hamilton County, Indiana
Juliet Johnson
birth: Abt. 1850, Hamilton County, Indiana to Phineas and Sarah Dehart Johnson
death: August 28, 1881, Hamilton County, Indiana
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Indiana

Children of Juliet Johnson and John Wesley Osburn:

  • Estelle Quail Osburn, 1871-1949, married (1) George W. Kent, Jr. (2) Raymond Paul Martz
  • Carrie Lee Osburn, 1873-1939, married John Kyle Smiley

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Rush County and Hamilton County, Indiana 1839-1886.
  • Wichita and Burrton, Kansas, 1886-1893.
  • Corning, Arkansas, 1893-1903.

Other Information:

 John Wesley Osburn (“J. W.”) was the fourth of nine children born to Harmon and Eliza Jane Packard Osburn. His brother, Edward Walker Osburn, wrote: “He was educated in the public schools and taught for a number of years. Most of his life was spent in farming and dealing in stock. He was a great lover of fine horses.” On the 1860, 1870 and 1880 U.S. censuses, his occupation is listed as “Farmer” and as “Milch Dary” (sic). He married (1) Juliet Johnson in 1868. She died in 1881. They had two daughters. He married (2) Eliza J. Howard in 1882. They had no children. In 1886, the family moved to Wichita, Kansas, where J. W. worked as real estate and loan agent. Later that year, the family moved to Burrton, Kansas, where he became owner and editor of the Burrton Weekly Graphic. Eliza Howard Osburn died in 1887. In April, 1890, J. W. Osburn was elected to the Burrton city council on the Citizens Party ticket. The main issue in the election was installation of electric lights in the town. He was in favor of it. In March 1893, J. W. sold the newspaper and moved to Corning, Arkansas, to marry Dr. Joyce Fredrica Richards Hobson. Mrs. Dr. Hobson, as she was addressed, had practiced eclectic medicine in Noblesville, Indiana, until 1891, when she had moved to Corning. The couple lived in Arkansas, along with J. W. Osburn’s daughters, until 1903. For reasons of health, John Wesley and Joyce F. Osburn moved to California. The climate reportedly did not agree with him, and they began their journey home in March 1903. J. W. Osburn’s health deteriorated, and they were forced to stop at the home of his nephew, Oliver Lincoln Reed, in Pueblo, Colorado. There, he died on March 27, 1903. His body was brought to Noblesville, Indiana, and interred in Crownland Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Alexander Blair Smith

Mark Rudman

Mark Rudman
birth: 19 Jan 1878, Sosice, Croatia, Austria-Hungary to Nick Rudman and Ana Hranilovic
death: 15 Jan 1958 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN

First marriage: 8 Nov 1909, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
Maud Harrison
birth: 1 Feb 1890, at Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN to Henry Melvin Harrison and Alice Susanna Teeters
death: 4 oct 1932, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN

Second marriage:
Alice Margaret Compton
birth: 29 Dec 1908, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN to Wesley Albert Compton and Lillian May Toole
death:22 Aug 1997 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN

Children of Mark Rudman and Maud Harrison:

  • Francis Mark Rudman, b. 14 May 1910, d. Jan 1982, m. Claribel Evans
  • Alice Rudman, b. 11 Dec 1914, d. 11 Dec 1914
  • Carl Rudman, b. 29 Oct 1916, d. 3 jan 2012, m. (1) Imogene Cunningham, (2) Ruth Elizabeth Westerman, (3) Ann R. Ford

Children of Mark Rudman and Alice Compton:

  • Janet Anne Rudman, m. (1) Norman Eldred Lee, (2) William Ray Webb

Mark Rudman lived In:

  • 1878- 1895: Sosice, Croatia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • 1902- Kansas City, MO
  • 1902-1904: Des Moines, IA
  • 1909- Indianapolis
  • 1910- Noblesville
  • 1912-1914: Indianapolis
  • 1914- Fort Wayne
  • 1915-1958: Indianapolis

Other Information:

Mark Rudman was a shoemaker. He owned and operated his own shoe repair shop in several places in Indiana. The place he had the shop the longest was at 52nd St & College Ave.

Mark and his first wife held a patent for a type of women’s heel (shoes).

Mark also had invented a type of a rubber cement and sold it under the business name of Rudman Manufacturing. (No proof of a patent for the rubber cement has been found.)

He played with various bands including the Vonneguet Hardware Band, and the Irvington Orchestra. He played the clarinet and the violin. His daughter Janet remembers going with him while he played with people along Massachusetts Ave in Indianapolis, Indiana in the 1940’s.

Submitted by:
Cheryl Cockrum

Alice Margaret Compton

Alice Margaret Compton
birth: 29 Dec 1908 at Indianapolis, Indiana to Wesley Albert Compton and Lillian May Toole
death: 22 Aug 1997 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN

First marriage: 25 Nov 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
Harold Rickabaugh
birth: 23 Sep 1904 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN to William M. Rickabaugh and Laura B. Palmer
death: 14 Jun 1991 in Gary, Lake Co., IN
burial: Northwest Indiana Cremation Services, Crown Point, IN

Second marriage:
Mark Rudman
birth: 19 Jan 1878, Sosice, Croatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
death: 15 Jan 1958, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN

Third marriage:
Hershel Verne Arney
birth: 14 Dec 1891 at Danville, Vermillion Co., IL
death: 19 Sep 1968 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

Children of Alice Margaret Compton and Mark Rudman:

  • Janet Anne Rudman, b. 31 Jul 1938 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, d. 2 Jan 2011, m. (1) Norman Eldred Lee, (2) William Ray Webb

Alice Margaret Compton lived In:

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Cheryl Cockrum


Rueben Arletha Francis Horn

Rueben Arletha Francis Horn
birth: 15 Jul 1898, Alto, Howard County, Indiana to Jacob W. Horn and Indiana Lewrhetta Didana Rodman
death: 10 Oct 1956, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana

marriage: 18 Apr 1923, Kokomo, Howard county, Indiana
Ida Lucielle Hull
birth: 1 Oct 1905, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana to Moses Leander Hull & Laura Ellen Hushaw
death: 27 Jan 1985, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
burial: Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Jackie Dodd

Edward D. Rushton

Edward D. Rushton
b. 1831, Hamilton County, Indiana, to George and Sarah (Needham) Rushton
d. Labette County, Kansas

m/1. 20 November 1852, Hamilton County, Indiana
Martha Devaney
b. 1838, Hamilton County, Indiana, to Abner and Martha Devaney
d. about 1872, Hamilton County, Indiana

m/2. 31 July 1872
Mary A. Titus
dv/2. 1877, Tipton County, Indiana

m/3. 10 July 1879, Tipton County, Indiana
Charlotte May

Children with Martha Devaney:
• John Justin (1855-1931) married Elizabeth Endicott
• Sarah (b. 1857) married Eli Martin
• Martha (b. 1859) married Alfred Bennett
• Eliza (b. 1862)
• Zeno (1865-1918) married Mary Harold
• Anna (b. 1867) married Charles Bole
• Edward (b. 1869)

Children with Mary A. Titus:
• Ida May (b. 1874)
• Grace (b. 1876)

Children with Charlotte May:
• Lovey (b. 1879)
• Cleveland (b. 1886)
• Charles (b. 1890)

Edward was a farmer, and he moved to Labette County, Kansas in about 1879. A brother, John Parker, had previously moved his family to Kansas as well.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN

John Parker Rushton

John Parker Rushton
b. 1823, North Carolina, to George and Sarah (Needham) Rushton
d. Crawford County, Kansas

m. 25 September 1845, Hamilton County, Indiana
Alice Ann Horn
b. 1828, Ohio

Children with Alice Ann Horn:
• Sarah Ann (1847-1851)
• Mary H. (1849-1890) married Amby Teters
• Rachel Ellen (1852-1882) married George Fippen
• Joseph O. (b. 1854) married Catherine Conner
• Catherine S. (b. 1857) married John Mullin
• Francis V. (b. 1859)
• Irene Alice (1861-1956) married John R. Clark
• John N. (1864-1952) married Ellen Taylor
• George Wilson (1864-1952) married Esther Dix
• Charles A. (b. 1866)
• William P. (1869-1940) married Bessie Phelan

John came to Hendricks County, Indiana, with his parents in 1824 and moved to Hamilton County with them in 1830. He was a farmer.

He left Indiana about 1877 when he moved to Crawford County, Kansas, with one of his brothers. While the rest of the family and some of the older children remained in Indiana, John and his brother Edward’s family moved on to Kansas.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN

Evan “Curly” Dierlein

Evan “Curly” Dierlein
b. 20 January 1894, Indiana, to Charles and Margaret (Darr) Dierlein
d. 28 December 1958, Mobile, Alabama

m. 5 May 1917, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana
Ruth Weber
b. 15 March 1894, Tipton, Tipton County, Indiana, to Johann Heinrich and Louisa A. (Losey) Weber
d. 16 August 1985, Tipton, Tipton, County, Indiana

Evan grew up in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana but moved to Tipton in 1912 with his family. He remained in Tipton after his marriage until 1925 when he and his bride moved to Mobile, Alabama. During World War II, he served with the Navy as an electrician on a submarine. Upon return to civilian life, he continued to work as an electrician.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN

Herbert Laurence Whitehead

Herbert Laurence Whitehead
b. 17 August 1863, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to Moses Stuart and Anna Jane (Griffith) Whitehead
d. 3 March 1936, Monrovia, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 30 October 1889, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Lavina Conner
b. 25 October 1869, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana, to John Fayette and Elizabeth A. (Gill) Conner
d. 27 May 1910, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

m/2. 16 September 1914, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Winnifred Irene Smith
d. ca. 1916

m/3. 2 April 1919, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
Nelle Elizabeth Shaver
b. 14 January 1881, Michigan
d. 1929, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Lavina Conner:
• Laurence Conner (1894-1971) married Lucie Amelia Keblinger
• Helen Stuart (1897-1996) married John Louis Goldthwaite
• Stuart (1899-1996) married Margaret Tosetti
• Jean (1900-1995)
• Marion (1901-1983) married Frank Cleveland Southgate

Herbert left Indiana in 1917.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

Elias Rich

Elias Rich
b. 15 March 1828, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Joseph and Anna (Moore) Rich
d. 10 June 1900, Neosho Township, Kingfisher County, Nebraska

m. 28 March 1849, Randolph County, North Carolina
Anna Winslow
b. 12 May 1823, Randolph County, North Carolina
d. Liberty Township, Grant County, Indiana

Children with Anna Winslow:
• Sophia Ann
• Elizabeth
• Ruth Ann
• Nathan
• Mary
• Amanda
• Elias Stanton
• Alson Winslow

The family came to Hamilton County, Indiana, in 1850 and lived there a short time before moving to Liberty Township, Grant County, Indiana, which Elias left in the 1870’s.

Submitted by:
Joan Jane Yale Shields
Marion IN

William Marshall

William Marshall

It is not known when and where William was born. He was killed in 1831 along the Red River in Arkansas. He was married to a Delaware Indian and was moving west with her people.

He was a partner with William Connor at Conner’s Trading Post along the White River in Hamilton County, Indiana. He left the state in 1820.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN