Category Archives: Newton County

Mable Burgess

Mable Burgess
birth: 18 Apr 1877, Chicago, Cook, IL to Joseph and Ann Burgess (parents by adoption)
death: 9 Feb 1943, Butler, Bates, MO
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Porter, IN

marriage: 30 Jun 1902 in Kankakee, Kankakee, IL
Clair Malcolm Rice
birth: 3 Jun 1879, Hebron Porter, IN to James V and Elizabeth (Malcolm) Rice
death: 15 Feb 1953, Chicago, Cook, IL
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Porter, IN

Children of Clair and Mable (Burgess) Rice:

  • Burgess J Rice, b. 1903, d. 1989
  • James Vinton Rice, b. 1905, d. 1967
  • Clair Malcolm Rice Jr, b. 1908, d. 2001
  • John H Rice, b. 1911, d. 2005
  • William K Rice, b. 1916, d. 1997, m. Ruth Esther Bartlett
  • Ruth E Rice, b. 1919, d. 1998, m. Murrell D Thomas

Mable Burgess Rice lived at:

  • 1877- 1880- Chicago, Cook, IL
  • 1880-1900- Hebron, Porter, IN
  • 1900- Pinal, Arizona Territory
  • 1903-1920- Lincoln, Newton, IN
  • 1930-1943- Butler, Bates, MO

Mable was born Ellen Dolan in Chicago and was admitted to the Chicago Orphan Asylum 14 Feb 1879. Placed with Joseph Burgess in 1880. (Information taken from Chicago Orphan Asylum record dated 14 Jan 1942.)

Mable Burgess Rice was a school teacher by vocation. She taught one year in the Arizona Territory around 1900.

Other family lineage is at Find A Grave Memorial #81434088

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson


Elizabeth Malcom

Elizabeth Malcolm
birth: 13 Apr 1852, in Sodus, Wayne, NY to John and Elizabeth Malcolm/Malcomb
death: 28 Mar 1910, Hebron, Porter, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter, IN

marriage: 28 Jul 1878
James Vinton Rice
birth: 1 Mar 1833, Athens Co, OH to James Rice and Violetta (Keeton) Rice
death: 10 Nov 1911, Rose Lawn, Newton, IN
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter, IN

Children of James and Elizabeth (Malcolm) Rice:

  • Clair M Rice, b. 1879, d. 1953, m. Mable Burgess Rice
  • Lucie Rice, b. 1876, d. 1970, m. Crawford M Cook
  • Ethel L Rice, b. 1887, d. 1904

Elizabeth Malcolm Rice lived at:

  • 1852-mid 1870s- Sodus, Wayne, NY
  • 1878-1910- Hebron, Porter, IN

Elizabeth’s parents emigrated from Scotland in 1851. Her mother, father, and two siblings appear on the manifest for the ship “Elizabeth”, arriving at the port of New York on 13 Nov 1851.

The manifest indicates the family’s name last name as “Malcolm”.

The 1860 and 1870 Federal census indicates the family’s last name as “Malcomb”.

Elizabeth Malcolm Rice’s 1870 census entry shows “Malcolm”, however, her marriage license states “Malcomb”.

Her parents’ 1880 census entry indicates “Malcolm”.

Family naming of several descendants seemed to settle on “Malcolm”.

Elizabeth’s daughter Lucie Rice indicated that her mother’s brothers and sisters were named Ann, Alexander, Seth, and Mary J.

The 1860 Federal census shows another brother, Robert, age 5, but no further information has been found for him.

Elizabeth Malcolm Rice was a school teach by vocation.

Other family lineage is at Find A Grave, Memorial #78733972

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson


William K Rice

William K Rice
birth: 6 Jul 1916, Rose Lawn, Lincoln Twp, Newton, IN to Clair M. & Mable (Burgess) Rice
death: 11 Sep 1997, Fenton, St Louis Co, MO
burial: Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Affton, St Louis Co, MO

marriage: 12 Jun 1938, Butler, Bates, MO
Ruth Esther Bartlett
birth: 25 Oct 1917, Butler, Bates, MO to Roy and Daisy (Seelinger) Bartlett
death: 16 May 1963, Chicago, Cook, IL
burial: Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook, IL

Children of William K and Ruth Rice:

  • William K Rice Jr, b. 1941
  • Ruth Esther Rice, b. 1943 m. Doyling G. Patterson
  • Roy Bartlett Rice, b. 1950
  • Robert Edward Rice, b. 1952

William K Rice lived at:

  • 1916-1925- Rose Lawn, Newton, IN
  • 1925-1938- Butler, Bates, MO
  • 1938-1948- St Louis, St Louis, MO
  • 1949-1975- Chicago, Cook, IL
  • 1975-1977- St Paul, Ramsey, MN
  • 1978-1997- Fenton, St Louis, MO

William K Rice attended the College of Law & Finance, St Louis, Missouri.

He served three years in the Army as a private during WW II; saw military action in Europe.

He had a forty-seven year career with McKesson Corporations as a Credit Manager, retiring in 1982.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson


Clair Malcolm Rice

Clair Malcolm Rice
birth: 3 June 1879, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana to James V. Rice and Elizabeth Malcomb/Malcolm
death: 15 February 1953, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married: 30 June 1902, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Mabel Burgess
birth: 18 April 1877, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Adopted by Mr. and Mrs Joseph Burgess.
death: 9 February 1943, Butler, Bates County, Missouri
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

Children of Clair Malcolm Rice and Mabel Burgess:

  • Burgess J. Rice (1903-1989)
  • James Vinton Rice (1905-1967)
  • Clair Malcolm Rice, Jr. (1908-2001)
  • John H. Rice (1911-2005)
  • William K. Rice (1916-1997) m. Ruth Esther Bartlett
  • Ruth E. Rice (1919-1998) m. Murrell D. Thomas

Clair lived in Hebron, Porter County, Indiana (1880); Boone, Porter County, Indiana (1900); Lincoln, Newton County, Indiana (1910-1920); Butler, Bates County, Missouri (1930-1953).

He died near his son in Chicago, Illinois, who was also a doctor and attending physician.

Clair attended medical school in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated in 1901. His first medical practice was in Jasper County, Indiana for 5 years. He later moved that practice of Rose Lawn, Indiana.

His family lineage is at Find-A-Grave Memorial # 81434046.

Source: Hamilton, Lewis H., and William Darroch. 1916. A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana. Volume II. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 703-704.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson

Irena Jane Odle

Irena Jane Odle
b. 5 March 1859, Newton County, Indiana, to John Wesley and Sarah Ann (Honn) Odle
d. 1 March 1889, Marion County, Kansas

m. 24 December 1878, Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Robert Henry Kerns
b. 27 March 1858, Blandinsville, Illinois
d. 16 June 1931, Marion County, Kansas

Children with Robert Henry Kerns:
• Rosa Belle (1879-1955) married George Robert Keazer
• Bert A. (1881-1973) married Etta Waner
• John (1882-1972) married Elizabeth [–?–]
• Cora Mabel (1886-1958) married Joseph M. Holloway

It is not known when Irena left Indiana, but her daughter, Cora Mabel, was born in Marion County, Kansas, in September 1886.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR

John Wesley Odle

John Wesley Odle
b. 19 August 1836, Randolph County, Indiana, to Caleb Owen and Irena (Franklin) Odle
d. 4 May 1921, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/1. 29 November 1855, Newton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Honn
b. 9 April 1836, Washington County, Indiana, to Johan and Jane (Putoff) Honn
d. 29 October 1911, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/2. January 1917, Kansas
Jennie [–?–]

Children with Sarah Ann Honn:
• Daniel Elisha (1856-1933) married Janette Mary Ann Mandeville
• Irena Jane (1859-1889) married Robert Henry Kerns
• John Wesley (1864-1939) married (1) Margaret Isabel Burns, (2) Emma Davis
• David Eli (1868-1950) married Cora Mae Folsom
• Mary Etta (1870-1961) married Joseph Warren Barr
• William Patrick (1873-1965) married Minnie Bell Folsom
• James Berton (1876-1959) married Hattie Emily Spitler
• Newton Edmond (1880-1948) married Maud M. Blurton

The family left from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana, after James was born in May 1876. Newton was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. They arrived in Florence, Kansas, in 1884. John was in Company A of the 128th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, serving from November 1863 to January 1866. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea and also fought at Gettysburg.

John’s second wife, Jennie, later married Frank Hoffman.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR

Gabriel Coroner Mauck

Gabriel Coroner Mauck
b. 9 June 1835, Luray, Page County, Virginia, to William H. and Keziah (Waite) Mauck
d. 8 February 1911, East Lynne, Cass County, Missouri

m. 26 September 1861, Newton County, Indiana
Mary Ann Yeoman
b. 16 August 1843, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, to Jared Benjamin and Mary Ann (Edwards) Yeoman
d. 16 June 1925, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri

Children with Mary Ann Yeoman:
• Martha Ellen (1862-1865)
• Joseph Hemingway (1864-1935) married Emma Baumgardner Huffer
• Mary Ellen (1866-1927) married William T. Arnold
• Emily Kissiah (1868-1957) married Elijah J. Griffith
• Reuben Henry (1871-1949) married Leona Upton
• Anna Lusilla (1875-1958) married William Martin Kirk
• Sarah Jane (1879-1942) married Paul Theim
• Alpha Ora (1883-1961)

Gabriel moved to Kansas about 1857 with his family, apparently leaving brother Francis W. behind in Indiana. He returned to Indiana, where he married and bought land in Jasper County in 1863 and in Newton County in 1864. He moved his family to Holt County, Missouri, in 1867, where they lived until 1893. Then they moved to Wright County, Missouri; the following year they moved again, this time to Cass County where they bought a home in the Pitts Chapel neighborhood.

Mary Ann’s aunt and uncle, Joseph D. and Sarah (Nowles) Yeoman, were the first white settlers in Jasper County, Indiana. Her great-grandfather, Stephen Yeoman, was a Revolutionary War veteran from New York. Six years after Gabriel’s death, Mary Ann moved to East Lynne with her unmarried daughter Alpha; they moved to Harrisonville in 1920.

Submitted by:
Nancy Covault Longworth
Indianapolis IN