Category Archives: Vermillion County

Archibald Ambrose Ramsay

Archibald Ambrose Ramsay
b. 8 January 1823, Fleming County, Kentucky, to William and Elizabeth (McAnulty) Ramsay
d. 7 February 1905, Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri

m. 12 January 1854, Georgetown, Vermillion County, Indiana
Mariah Etna Triplett
b. 1 January 1831, Parke County, Indiana
d. 20 December 1918, Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri

Children with Mariah Etna Triplett:
• William Clarendon
• Mary Elizabeth
• Alice Jane
• Charles Hamlin
• Walker Morton
• Robert Allen
• Levena E.
• Walter Clinton

Archibald came to Indiana about 1826 and left in 1865. He lived in Portland Mills, Putnam County, Indiana, the entire time he was in the state.

Submitted by:
Alice Ramsay
Lombard IL
E-mail: ajramsay@yahoo.com

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Bert O. Cook

Bert O. Cook
b. 16 July 1879 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Andrew Cook and Martha Hayth
d. 12 Aug 1944 at Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Bert Cook

Bert Cook

Bert Cook gravestone

Bert Cook gravestone

m. 20 Sept 1899 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
Minnie Puntenney
b. 18 Sept 1880 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to John Guffy Puntenney and Margaret Hixon
d. 30 Jun 1953 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children with Minnie Puntenney:

  • Bereniece Cook (1990–1984), m. George Richardson
  • Maxine Eliza Cook (1903–1991), m. Walter B. (“Tip”) Murphy
  • Madonna Opal Cook (1909–1993), m. Parke Lewman

Bert’s obituary in the Montezuma Enterprise, 17 August 1944, stated that he died of a heart attack in Clinton while on the way to see a doctor in town. He was a farmer and the operator of the Cook Grain company in Mecca. He was a Mason and member of both the lodge in Montezuma and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis.

Bert was born on his parents’ farm southwest of Mecca and spent most of his life in Parke County. He was survived by his wife Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca, and Mrs. Parke Lewman of Montezuma; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Carrico of Terre Haute, Mrs. Rose Miles of Rockville, and Mrs. Eva Funkhouser of Hymera. He also had four grandchildren.Rev. Robert Shanklin, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church, presided over the funeral service.

Submitted by:
Mikel Lewman
mblewman@yahoo.com

Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis
b. 1 April 1856, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, to William and Mary (Griffiths) Lewis
d. November 1932, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois

m. about 1880, Wales
Margaret [–?–]
b. October 1852
d. before April 1930, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois

Children with Margaret [–?–]:

  • Mary (1881-bef 1932) married [–?–] Schmidt
  • Margaret (b. 1892)
  • Harriet Jane “Etta” (ca. 1895-1964)

Thomas adopted Harriett’s son, Richard Thomas Lewis, who was born about 1920 in Illinois.

Thomas emigrated from Wales to Indiana in 1888. His wife Margaret followed in 1890, with their daughter Mary. They lived in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, and later moved to Patoka Township, Gibson County, Indiana, before leaving Indiana and settling in Sandoval Township, Marion County, Illinois. According to his niece, Gladys Elaine Devonald, he was a very quiet man who loved his family very much. He was a coal mines in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and continued in that line of work in both Indiana and Illinois.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

John “Jack” Rouse

John “Jack” Rouse
b. between 1790-1795, South Carolina
d. after 1891, DeWitt, Saline County, Nebraska

m. about 1812, Tennessee
Lydia N. Remington
b. between 1796-1797, North Carolina
d. before 1880, Saline County, Nebraska

Children with Lydia N. Remington:

  • William (1813-1903) married Henrietta Williams
  • Joseph (1820-1903) married (1) Hannah [–?–], (2) Catherine Wilson
  • Margaret (1824-1903) married Abel Cox
  • Mary Jane (1829-1860’s) married Bernard G. Speak
  • John C. (1830-1917) married (1) Mary Jane Lockhart, (2) Sarah Yerkes Brewster
  • Nancy (b. 1833) married Thomas Brophy

Jack emigrated from Vermillion County, Indiana, to Benton County, Iowa, in 1849. He was a great hunter, fisherman, and a true frontiersman. At one time, Jack shot two bucks whose antlers were so firmly locked together that they could not be separated. He moved his family to Nebraska when game became scarce in Iowa and the state became too highly populated for him.

Submitted by:
Marjorie H. Rouse
Vinton IA