Category Archives: Starke County

William Harry Hatter

William Henry Hatter
b. 3 August 1882, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Riley and Annetta Roselpha (Stokes) Hatter
d. 11 April 1959, Union, Missouri

m/1.
Gertrude Robinson

m/2. 26 December 1917, Starke County, Indiana
Bertha Rose Sudlow
b. 18 September 1889, Starke County, Indiana, to David Conklin Clapp and Ann E. (Hastings) Sudlow
d. 17 February 1969, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana

m/3.
Ida Miriam Hight
b. 9 March 1924
d. 4 August 1944

m/4.
Margaret [–?–]
d. 1962

Children with Gertrude Robinson:
• Walter Robinson (1909-1992) married (1) Edna Bennett, (2) Nina Holloway

Children with Bertha Rose Sudlow:
• Emma Rose (1919-2000) married Meredith Earl Lockridge
• Vida Louise (b. 1921) married James Walter Mondy
• Oliver Harry married Thelma Jean Bailey
• Roseltha married Raymond Leroy Halloway

Children with Ida Miriam Hight:
• Harry Lee (b. 1943)

William left Indiana in 1935. He lived in Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, and California before moving to St. Louis, Missouri in 1940.

He was a paper mill worker, a farmer, a janitor, and a fireman. He was also a horse trader.

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

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Emma Rose Hatter

Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Meredith Earl Lockridge:
• James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
• Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
• Guy Dean (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
• Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
• Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Emma moved with her parents to Arkansas in 1935. The next few years found the family living in Arizona and then California before returning to Arkansas in 1939.

When her father left the family in Arkansas, she took her ill mother and younger brother and sister back to Indiana in 1940 to live with her aunt, Lucy Sudlow, in Starke County, Indiana. While there she met and married Meredith Lockridge. Together they raised her brother, Oliver, and sister, Roseltha.

Emma and her husband moved to Arkansas in 1959, living first in Newton County and then in Boone County, where they remained until their deaths.

She was a homemaker, church worker, and 4-H leader for 35 years.

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

Daniel A. Stump

Daniel A. Stump
b. 27 February 1855, Starke County, Indiana, to Jacob and Lydia (Mishler) Stump
d. 6 December 1928, Furnas County, Nebraska

m. 4 October 1877, New Era, Nebraska
Nancy Lavina Osborn
b. 7 February 1862, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
d. 24 March 1931, Furnas County, Nebraska

Children with Nancy Lavina Osborn:
• Lulu
• Effie
• Lester

Three children died in infancy.

Daniel lived in Starke, Pulaski, and Elkhart counties in Indiana before he left in 1873.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Abraham Stump

Abraham Stump
b. 28 November 1859, Star City, Pulaski County, Indiana, to Jacob and Lydia (Mishler) Stump
d. 14 December 1943, Nebraska

m. 21 April 1880, Nebraska
Edith Elizabeth Osborn
b. 21 March 1860
d. 1 March 1934, Edison, Nebraska

Children with Edith Elizabeth Osborn:
• Jannette
• Myrtle
• Edward
• Winfred
• Ralph
• Harvey
• Charles

Abraham lived in Star City, Pulaski County; Union Township, Elkhart County; and Knox, Starke County, Indiana, before leaving the state in 1873.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Meredith Earl Lockridge

Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Emma Rose Hatter:
• James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
• Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
• Guy Dean, Sr. (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
• Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
• Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Meredith moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1919 with his family but returned to Indiana the same year. He lived in Fulton County and then Starke County until 1959 when he left for Arkansas.

He was a farmer and a carpenter, but worked as a Standard Oil gas salesman and delivery man in Indiana. He also worked in a wood product factory in Arkansas. He was unaware it was his uncle who was raising him until he was told at age 21.

He served on the town council in Everton, Arkansas and helped to get the town streets paved.

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

James Hipsher

James Hipsher
b. 1 April 1849, Ohio, to Asrom and Mary (Myers) Hipsher
d. 15 April 1916, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan

m. 10 March 1868, Starke County, Indiana
Matilda Ellen Taylor
b. 2 April 1854, Van Wert County, Ohio
d. 14 March 1922, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan

Children with Matilda Ellen Taylor:
• Lottie M. married [–?–] Statler
• Lydia married [–?–] Palmer
• Mary Frances
• Ida Ellen married [–?–] Gowgill
• Irene married [–?–] Coon
• Alonzo
• Cleveland
• Charles W.
• Grace
• Alvin
• James A.
• Roscoe
• William

James came to Starke County, Indiana, in 1868 and lived in Oregon Township and Hamlet before emigrating in 1887 or 1888.

Matilda’s obituary also listed surviving children Mae Statler and Fred Hipsher. She was survived by 11 of 15 children.

Submitted by:
Cheryl Savage
Escanaba MI
E-mail: tazgal@skyenet.net

Meredith Earl Lockridge

Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Emma Rose Hatter:

  • James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
  • Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
  • Guy Dean, Sr. (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
  • Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
  • Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Meredith moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1919 with his family but returned to Indiana that same year. He lived in Fulton County and then Starke County until 1959 when he left for Arkansas.

He was a farmer and a carpenter, but worked as a Standard Oil gas salesman and delivery man in Indiana. He also worked in a wood product factory in Arkansas. He was unaware his uncle was raising him until he was told at age 21.

He served on the town council in Everton, Arkansas, and helped to get the town streets paved.

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