Category Archives: Henry County

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr.
birth: 11 Sep 1920 at New Castle, Henry Co., IN to Ernest Gaston Tidrow Sr. and Pauline Katherine Fletcher
death: 3 Dec 2014, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle

marriage: 31 May 1944 at St. Joseph, Indiana
Alice Adeline Spillman
birth: 4 Mar 1922, New Castle, Henry Co., IN to Robert Charles Spillman and Hildred Carrier
death: 22 Nov 1993
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle

Children of Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. and Alice Adeline Spillman:

  • Ronald Douglas Tidrow, b. 1948, d. 2016
  • Jeannine Ann Tidrow, b. 1954

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. lived in:

  • New Castle, Henry Co., IN
  • Tipton, Tipton Co., IN
  • Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN
  • Greenville, Darke Co., OH

Other Information: Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. attended Indiana University and graduated Butler University with a Masters of Education. He played basketball with Tony Hinkle at Butler.

He was principal of Greenfield Central High School for twenty-five years, worked for Jefferson Township schools for eight years, and was a teacher and coach at Tipton High School before his retirement in 1986.

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as Lt. J.G. Commander on LST 719. He was a member and former elder at Greenfield Christian Church. Ernest was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Butler University. He was also a member of the Indiana Teachers Association.

Submitted by:
Robb Reed
Email: amhmbs@icloud.com

 

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Frank Takeo Flucawa

Frank Takeo Flucawa
birth: 15 Mar 1883, Tottori, Japan
death: 29 May 1974, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana

Frank Takeo Flucawa headstone

marriage: 30 Dec 1912, Indianapolis, Indiana
Grace Osborne
birth: 14 Mar 1887, Minneapolis, Minnesota to David Osborne and Jennie Warbington
death: Nov 1954, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana

Frank received a BA from Meiji Gakuin University in 1905. He was the owner and operator of Flucawa’s Flower Gardens on South Memorial Drive in New Castle (1942-1964).

Frank lived in Tokyo, Japan (1883-1905); Indianapolis (1905-1919), Warren Park (1919-1936), and New Castle (1936-1974), Indiana. He became a naturalized citizen in June 1955.

Learn more about Frank on his Find A Grave memorial.

Submitted by:
Barb LaFara
barb@lafara.com

Anna Daggy

Anna Daggy
b. 1794, Virginia, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Michael) Daggy, Sr.
d. about 1860 or 1861, Kansas, Illinois

m. 25 February 1811, Virginia
Andrew Lockridge
b. 23 December 1790, Augusta County, Virginia, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Khale) Lockridge
d. 14 January 1874, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

Children with Andrew Lockridge:
• John D. (1818-1902) married Malinda Harker
• Andrew J. (1822-1869) married Elizabeth G. Small
• William Henry (1826-1879) married Abigail Goff
• James Allen (1831-1914) married Lucy L. Whitmore
• Joshua (1837-1917) married Catherine Brown

Anna, a farmer’s wife, came to Henry County, Indiana, prior to 1830. By 1850, they were living in Green Township, Howard County, but in 1856 they left Indiana for North English, Iowa County, Iowa, during the cholera epidemic. Anna and her sons lived close to each other while in Iowa.

Around 1860 or 1861, while on the way back to Indiana, Anna died in Illinois before reaching the Hoosier state again.

Submitted by:
Joan Cole
Odessa MO
E-mail: jmcole@iland.net

Benjamin Austin Swope

Benjamin Austin Swope
b. 7 December 1846, Henry County, Indiana to William and Polly (Harvey) Swope
d. 23 April 1926, North English, Iowa County, Iowa

m. 2 January 1881
Laura E. McKinstry
b. 29 August 1851, Mercer County, Illinois, to Alexander and Rebecca (Backus) McKinstry
d. 8 February 1954, North English, Iowa County, Iowa

Children with Laura E. McKinstry:
• Rose Millicent “Millie” (b. 1882) married Godfrey Knipfer
• Arthur Herbert (b. 1884) married Carrie Hall
• Ross Elliot (b. 1886) never married
• Martha Rebecca “Mattie” (b. 1891) married Rev. Ernest Molloy

Benjamin moved with his family in late 1856 or early 1857 to Iowa County, Iowa. Just after he turned 18, he enlisted in Company G, 8th Iowa Infantry Volunteers. His enlistment papers describe him as having hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, and standing five feet eight and a half inches tall. He was mustered out in Selma, Alabama, at the end of his enlistment on 24 January 1866. Benjamin returned to Iowa and lived there until his death.

Submitted by:
Mary King
Worthington OH
E-mail: mandwking@prodigy.net

Hezekiah Williams

Hezekiah Williams
b. 12 September 1857, Prairie Township, Henry County, Indiana, to Thomas and Susan “Suzanne” (Cassaday) Williams
d. 21 May 1915, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m. 22 September 1885, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Honora “Nora” Savage
b. December 1865, Ireland
d. 2 January 1930, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Honora Savage:
• Mathew (1886-1886)
• John Russell (1887-1946)
• Mayme “Mary” (b. 1890)
• Catherine Edna (1893-1972)
• James Bernard (1895-1953)
• Julia Vernet (b. 1898)
• Thomas Raymond (1901-1901)
• Joseph (1903-1903)

Nora came to Indiana between 1866 and 1869. The family left the state sometime between 1903 and 1910. They lived in Springport, Prairie Township, Henry County; Cowan, Monroe Township, Delaware County; and Muncie, Delaware County.

Submitted by:
Barbara Amburgey
Massillon OH
E-mail: b.amburgey@worldnet.att.net

Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker
b. June 1812, Rowan County, North Carolina, to Andrew and Levice (Rumley) Tucker
d. 31 October 1868, Oklahoma

m. 31 July 1841, Henry County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Long
b. 1814, Rowan County, North Carolina, to William Long

Children with Nancy Ann Long:
• Caroline (1841-1870) married Perry C. Judd
• Levica Ann “Vica” (b. 1844) married Oscar Lesher
• Walter Long (b. 1847)
• Mary Ann (b. 1850) married John Freeman
• Sarah J. (1853-1873)
• Aaron Douglas (1855-1936) married Marilla Annie Jerome

Aaron came to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1830. He also lived in Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana, from which he emigrated to Sullivan County, Missouri, in 1856.

Submitted by:
Diane Glidewell Fitzgibbons
Lee’s Summit MO
E-mail: sfitzgibbons@micro.com

William Swope

William Swope
b. 27 January 1818, Monroe County, Virginia (West Virginia), to James (1783-about 1839) and Frances (Harvey) (about 1776-about 1830) Swope
d. 17 February 1884, Fillmore Township, Iowa County, Iowa

m/1. 24 November 1839, Henry County, Indiana
Polly Harvey
b. 8 May 1819, Monroe County, Virginia (West Virginia), to John Harvey (about 1785-1856)
d. 28 May 1865, Fillmore Township, Iowa County, Iowa

m/2. 26 May 1867, North English, Iowa County, Iowa
Susan [–?–] Brewer
b. February 1825, Kentucky
d. after 1900

Children with Polly Harvey:
• John H. (1841-1901) married Mary Etta Garringer (1853-1938)
• Jane (ca. 1842-bef. 1915) married Louis Martland
• Mary Emily (1843-1879) married James M. Lowder/ Louder
• Benjamin Austin (1846-1926) married Laura Edith McKinstry (1851-1954)
• Elizabeth F. “Becky” (1848-1909)
• Jemimah Catherine “Kate” (1852-aft. 1920) married Andrew Jack Burne (b. 1846)
• Joshua Louis “Luther” (1852-1938)
• James Wesley (1855-1939) married Myra W. [–?–] (1868-1904)
• Polly Ann “Anna” (1859-1884) married Lorenzo Maitlen (1855-1898)
• William H. (1862-1912)

The family was in Jefferson Township, Henry County, Indiana, by 1832 and left from there in 1856. William’s second wife Susan was Mrs. Brewer; she had five children.

Submitted by:
Mary King
Worthington OH
E-mail: mandwking@prodigy.net