Category Archives: Marion County

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
Email: ccockrum59@gmail.com

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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
Email: ccockrum59@gmail.com

 

Ottmar Meguschar

Ottmar Meguschar
birth: 29 Oct 1853 in Austria to Emil Meguschar and Lady Jeanette of Heldenfeldt
death: 30 Dec 1930 at Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 14 May 1894, Owen Co., IN
Olga Denkewalter
birth: 1 Sep 1872 at Manistee, Michigan to Frederick William and Elizabeth (Hoyer) Denkewalter
death: 13 Jan 1946, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Ottmar Meguschar and Olga Denkewalter:

  • Bruno Emil “Ben” Meguschar, b. 4 Mar 1895, d. 7 Apr 1950, m. (1) Lucile May Chambers, (2) Beatrice [–?–]
  • Hilda Meguschar, b. 4 Mar 1897, d. 7 Nov 1984, no indication of a marriage for Hilda
  • Edith Ida Meguschar, b. 4 Mar 1899, d. 24 Nov 1985, m. Don A. Deuitch
  • Walter O. Meguschar, b. 15 Mar 1909, d. 21 Dec 1979, no indication of a marriage for Walter

Ottmar Meguschar lived In:
Ottmar was born in Austria. He married and lived the remainder of his life in Owen County, Indiana.

Other Information:

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Frederick William Denkewalter

Frederick William Denkewalter
birth: 22 January 1842 in Germany
death: 28 Jun 1914 at Spencer, Owen Co., IN
burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

marriage (1): date unknown
Elizabeth Hoyer

marriage (2): 21 Feb 1878, Marion Co., IN
Mary/Mariah Koller

Children of Frederick William Denkewalter and Elizabeth Hoyer:

Children of Frederick William Denkewalter and Mary/Mariah Koller:

  • Walter Edward Denkewalter
  • Otto Edward Denkewalter
  • Mary Denkewalter
  • Oscar Denkewalter

Frederick William Denkewalter lived In:

  • 1876- He was reported to be a practicing physician in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 1880- Marion County, Indiana
  • 1889- Granted license to practice medicine in Owen County, Indiana
  • 1914- Died at Spencer, Owen County, Indiana

Frederick William Denkewalter also lived In:

  • Born in Germany (variously noted as Baden Baden and Prussia)
  • Michigan (daughter Olga was born there in 1872)
  • Illinois (son Alfred was born there in 1874)
  • Chicago, Illinois (graduated Rush Medical College there, also in 1874)

Other Information:

Very little is known about Frederick William Denkewalter‘s first marriage.

After his death, the grounds of Denkewalter’s Owen County sanitarium were sold to the state and became McCormick’s Creek State Park, the first state park in Indiana.

In the earlist records, he is identified as Walter Denke or F. Walter Denke.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

 

Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter

Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter
birth: 5 Jul 1874 in Illinois (likely Cook County) to Frederick William and Elizabeth (Hoyer) Denkewalter
death: 11 May 1964 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

marriage: 24 Oct 1895, Owen Co., IN
Cora C. Ritter
birth: 3 Jul 1875 in Indiana to William T. and Eliza [–?–] Ritter
death: 3 Nov 1960 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Children of Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter and Cora C. Ritter:

  • Frederick William Denkewalter, b. 7 Dec 1896, d. 26 Jul 1949, m. Mary. E. Schauweker
  • Ritter C. Denkwalter, b. 28 Sep 1899, d. 5 May 1982, m. Helen Mitchell Van Kirk

Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter Lived In:

  • Born in Illinois
  • As an adult, migrated to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
  • Possibly lived in LaPorte County, Indiana
  • Marion County, Indiana
  • Owen County, Indiana (late 1880s – mid 1890s)

Other Information: Alfred F. “Fred” Denkewalter’s occupation was sales manager at a fertilizer company.

Submitter is not related to this Hoosier ancestor.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Frances Marie Barnett

Frances Marie Barnett
birth: 25 July 1911, at Homer, Rush Co., IN to Dr Daniel E Barnett and Cora Lucretia (McGinnis) Barnett
death: 10 Aug 2006 at New Braunfels, TX
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

marriage: 18 Oct 1941 at East Lansing, MI
Colin Campbell Macdonald
birth: 26 Jun 1911 at Detroit, MI, to Edward Albert Macdonald and Ruth (Woodward) Macdonald
death: 6 Jan 1946, Denver, CO
burial: East Hill Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN

Children of Frances Marie Barnett and Colin Campbell Macdonald:

  • Patricia Macdonald, b. 4 Apr 1943, m. Jerry Homer Skillman, b. 14 Jun 1940

Frances Marie Barnett Lived In:

  • 1911 – 1936: Homer, Rush Co., IN
  • 1931 – 1941: Ann Arbor, MI; Lansing, MI; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH (while attending university and graduate school)
  • Early 1940s: Homer, Rush Co., IN (while husband began military training)
  • Mid 1940s: Florida (husband’s Officer Training)
  • 1946 – 1962: Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN
  • 1962 – 1995: Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
  • 1995 – 2000: Witchita Falls, TX
  • 2000 – 2006: New Braunfels, TX

Other Information:

Frances’ memoir, The Country Doctor’s Youngest Daughter, was published in 2016 by Stolen Owl Press. Her 95 years of family stories paint a vivid portrait of the joys and heartbreak that defined the 20th Century.

Submitted by:
Patricia Macdonald Skillman
Email: trishskillman@gmail.com

Daniel Arwine “Reckless” Honeycutt

Daniel Arwine “Reckless” Honeycutt
birth: 4 Dec 1890 at Gosport, Owen Co., IN to Daniel and Louis (Arthur) Honeycutt
death: 25 May 1925 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN

marriage: 18 Jun 1910, Monroe Co., IN
Susan Frances Scharbough
birth: 13 Oct 1890 in Kentucky to David and Mary (Nuchols) Scharbough
death: 18 Feb 1975 at Monroe Co., IN
burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN

Children of Daniel Arwine “Reckless” Honeycutt and Susan Frances Scharbough:

  • Lila May Honeycutt, b. 24 Apr 1911, m. Wesley Foster
  • Lucille Honeycutt, b. 13 May 1913, d. 24 Jun 1998, m. Frederick Carl Runyun
  • Leland A Honeycutt, b. 19 Nov 1914, d. 3 Jul 1983 at Green Co., IN, m. Nellie [–?–]
  • Lawrence Daniel Honeycutt, b. 1 Aug 1918, d. 28 Nov 1968, Marion Co., IN, m. Lydia [–?–]
  • Lura Honeycutt, b. 29 Jan 1921, d. 7 Jan 1987 in CA, m. [–?–] Sloan
  • Lowell David Honeycutt, b. 20 Jan 1924, d. 27 Jan 1950

Daniel Arwine “Reckless” Honeycutt Lived In:

  • Owen County, Indiana
  • Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana

Other Information:

Daniel Arwine “Reckless” Honeycutt, a salesman for the Nash Motor Company, was shot and killed in Bloomington on May 25, 1925 by Mrs. William Holder after an argument over an automobile. A June 25, 1925 Bloomington Daily Telegraph article described Reckless as the hard-working and reliable owner of three lots in the Driscoll addition. Besides his widow, he left six young children.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson (unrelated to Reckless)
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net