Argus Luster Ormsby

Argus Luster Ormsby
birth: 18 Feb 1894 in Wells Co., IN to Alonzo Eugene Ormsby and Mary Elizabeth Archbold
death: 24 Nov 1967, at Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
burial: Prospect Cemetery, Ossian, Wells Co., IN

marriage: 15 Jan 1920, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
Leona Sophia Gallets
birth: 29 Nov 1898, at Alleghany Co., NY to Marcus H Gallets and Phoebe Mary Green
death: 29 Oct 1968, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
burial: Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

marriage: 21 Apr 1924 in Michigan City, LaPorte Co., IN
Hattie Mary Buerkley
birth: 9 Jan 1897, Payne, Paulding Co., OH to Joseph and Mary E (Matthews) Buerkley
death: 5 Mar 1940, Richmond, Wayne Co., IN
burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

marriage: common law marriage
Edna Chloe Mann
birth: 8 Dec 1914, Darke Co., OH to William Harvey and Sarah Catherine (Wise) Mann
death: 20 May 2003, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
burial: Prospect Cemetery, Ossian, Wells Co., IN

Children of  Argus Luster Ormsby and Leona Sophia Gallets:

  • Mary Carol Ormsby, b. 1918, d. 2013, m. (1) Kenneth Merriman Smith, (2) Donald Charles Fechner

Children of  Argus Luster Ormsby and Hattie Mary Buerkley:

  • Waneta Rae Ormsby, b. 4 Aug 1924, d. Living, m. (1) John Pershing McConnehey, (2) Samuel Forrester Cummick
  • Infant Son Ormsby, b. 4 Jun 1928, d. 4 Jun1928

Children of  Argus Luster Ormsby and Edna Chloe Mann:

  • Catherine Elizabeth Ormsby, b. 17 Dec 1935, Darke Co., OH, d. Living, m (1) Philip Jerome Wilson, (2) Francis William Merritt , (3) Ivan Harold Hurless, (4) Kenneth Alan Williams
  • Judith Elaine Ormsby, b 10 Jan 1941, Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN, d. Living, m. Robert Erwin Richter
  •  Nancy Lou Ormsby. b. 24 Jun 1942, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, d. Living, m. Keith Allan Henninger

 Argus Luster Ormsby lived in:

  • Ossian Wells County, Indiana
  • Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Judith E Ormsby Richter
Email: judyri@ligtel.com

William Ransler Horton

William Ransler Horton
birth: 7 Aug 1892, in Lewis Township, Clay Co., IN to Francis Perry and Manerva (Tipton) Horton
death: 22 Jul 1966 at Elgin, Kane Co., IL
burial: Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Elgin, Kane Co., IL

marriage: 12 Mar 1912, Greene Co., IN
Nellie Elizabeth Holmes
birth: 18 May 1893 Trinity Springs, Martin Co., IN to Harry Grant and Margaret Elizabeth (Carmichael) Holmes
death: 19 Mar 1980, at Elgin, IL
burial: Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery, Elgin, Kane Co., IL

Children of William Ransler Horton and Nellie Elizabeth Holmes:

  • Francis Harold Horton: b. 1912, d. 2000, m. Mildred Marguerite French
  • Margaret Isabel Horton: b. 1916, d. 2005, m. John Sylvester Kelley
  • William Wayne Horton: b. 1918, d. 1988, m. Mary Charline Stockton
  • Alice Minerva Horton: b. 1920, d. 2012, m. Kenneth Lyman Thurnau
  • Eugene Perry Horton: b. 1922, d. 2013, m. Kathryn L Johnson
  • Phyllis Irene Horton: b. 1924, d. 2011, m. Lewis Egan Kelley
  • John Robert Horton: b. 1926, d. 2003, m. (1) Marjorie Alice Jay, (2) Jo Ann Miller
  • Walter Paul Horton: b. 1928, d. 1995, m. Barbara Jean Wishon
  • Ina Mae Horton: b. 1930, d. 2012, m. Edwin Ernest Ahrens

William Ransler Horton lived in:

  • 1892-1911: Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana
  • 1912-1919: Midland, Greene County, Indiana
  • 1924-1928: Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana
  • 1958: Jasonville, Greene County, Indiana

He also lived in:

  • 1919-1924: Bridgewater, Adair County, Iowa
  • 1928: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1929: Huntley, McHenry County, Illinois
  • 1930: Plato Center, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1931-1932: Pingree Grove, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1933-1935: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1935-1944: Plato Center, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1945-1946: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1946-1947: St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1947-1950: Udina, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1950-1957: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois
  • 1957-1958: Cabool, Texas County, Missouri
  • 1959-1966: Elgin, Kane County, Illinois

Other Information:

William Ransler Horton, youngest child and only son of Francis Perry and Manerva (Tipton) Horton, was born August 7, 1892, on a farm in Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana. He attended school at a Coalmont School, brick schoolhouse near the farm, and also at the Wilson School. His parents were members of the Wilson Baptist Church, across the road from the farm. William Ransler Horton and his sisters remained very close all their lives and after William moved his family moved to Illinois there was a lot of visiting back and forth between them and the aunts and cousins “down home.”

Nellie and “Ranse” were married in March, 1911, and started housekeeping on the home farm. William Horton worked the farm and also worked part time in nearby coal mines. Their son Harold was born on the family farm in 1912. In 1916 they were living in Midland, a small mining town in Greene County, where Margaret and Wayne were born.

At Midland, William worked for the Monon Railroad. Wayne was born in 1918 and in 1919, when he was a baby, the family moved to Iowa. William had a cousin, Tom Brothers, who was working on a big farm in Iowa and encouraged the Hortons to also take a job out there.

Alice and Gene were both born in Iowa and then, sometime in 1923 or 1924, the family came back to Indiana and lived on the “Home Place” in Lewis Township where Phyllis was born in 1924, followed by John in 1926 and Walter in 1928.

Frank Rowe and Wes Edmonson had a 99-year lease on the Gordon Mine near Jasonville, Indiana. It was a slope mine and a wet one. William drove a mule team and hauled out the cars of coal in clothes wet up to his waist. Then he had to weigh the wagons of coal and sell them. He made 40 cents an hour.

Having outgrown the farm house, the Hortons moved again, this time to Elgin, Illinois, where their friends, the Clarence Flint family, lived. The first winter there, William worked for an ice house, chopping ice on the Fox river. He also worked as a farm laborer and then took a job as tenant farmer at Huntley. In 1930, the family moved to the farm south of Plato Center where Ina was born. Another move to the Pingree Grove farm in 1931. William Horton remained a farmer the rest of his working life.

Submitted by:
Maureen Kelley
Email: mkkgene77@yahoo.com

 

Otis Barton Allyn

Otis Barton Allyn
birth: 28 Sep 1912, Posey Co., IN to Abijah and Emma B. (Wolfinger) Allyn
death: 30 Aug 1985, at Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
burial: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, IN

marriage: 16 Dec 1944, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Helen Louise Felker
birth: 20 Dec 1913, at Evanville, Vanderburgh Co., IN to John C. and Rosa (Reichert) Felker
death: 23 Nov 1997
burial: Bellefontaine Cemetery, Mount Vernon, IN

Children of Otis Barton Allyn and Helen Louise Felker:

  • Mary Louise Allyn, b. 1956, d. 2016, m. Juncker
  • Living

Otis Barton Allyn lived in:

  • Posey County, Indiana
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • And various locations during Great Depression summers

Other Information:

Otis attended Indiana University and earned an associate’s degree in education and an LLB from the School of Law. He taught elementary education in Posey County and later had an abstracting and title insurance company. Otis practiced law in Posey County from 1950 until his death in 1985.

Otis served during World War II in the 325th Glider Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division.

 

Submitted by:
Emily Moore
Email: eallynm@gmail.com

 

Elizabeth Hyden

Elizabeth Hyden
birth: 6 Jan 1837 in Indiana to John and Elizabeth (Beem) Hyden
death: 1920, place unknown
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 25 Apr 1860, Owen Co., IN
Alfred H. Pochin
birth: 1837 in New York
death: 1868
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Elizabeth Hyden and Alfred H. Pochin:

  • Agnes L. Pochin, b. Sep 1862, d. 4 Sep 1945, never married
  • Alfred “Fred” L. Pochin, b. Mar 1868, d. 23 May 1942, never married

Elizabeth Hyden lived in:

It is likely Elizabeth was born in Owen County because her parents were settled there about 1830. Because Elizabeth lived in Owen County in 1910 and was buried there in 1920, that is most likely the place of her death.

Other Information:

Very little is known about Elizabeth Hyden Pochin and her husband Alfred. Their children, Agnes and Alfred both never married and lived together. Agnes and Alfred lived in Denver, Colorado for a time (per the 1940 census) and both may have died there.

Contributor is not related to this Indiana Ancestor.

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

Homer Egbert Hyden

Homer Egbert Hyden
birth: 12 Oct 1879, Owen Co., IN, to James E. and Nancy J. (Alverson) Hyden
death: 1 Nov 1910, Washington Twp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 31 Dec 1907, Owen Co., IN
Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe
birth: 15 may 1882, Owen Co., In to Jefferson and Amanda O. (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 25 Aug 1969, Greene Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of Homer Egbert Hyden and Harriet “Hattie” May Crow/Crowe:

  • No known children born to Homer and Hattie

Homer Egbert Hyden lived in:

After living most of their lives in Owen County, the couple moved sometime between 1940 – 1948 to Ellettsville, Monroe County. After Homer died and sometime between 1953 – 1969, Hattie moved to Greene County.

Other Information:

The contributor is not related to this Indiana ancestor.

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

James Ivan Dye

James Ivan Dye
birth: 4 Sep 1849, Jay Co., IN to John and Mariah Jane (Harritt) Dye
death: 5 Oct 1932, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

marriage: 1 Jan 1873, Jay Co., IN
Martha Ellen Miller
birth: 24 Sep 1850, Washington Co., IN to John Arthur and Lucinda (Pinney) Miller
death: 7 Nov 1927, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

Children of James Ivan Dye and Martha Ellen Miller:

  • Lewis Dye, b. 1873, d. 1948
  • George Dye, b. 1875, d. 1953
  • Lucinda M. Dye, b. 1876, d. before 1880
  • Joshua F. Dye, b. 1877, d. 1940, m. Ida M. Cordell
  • Effie O. B. Dye, b. 1879, d. 1949, m. Francis Emery “Frank” Smith
  • David H. Dye, b. 1881, d. 1958
  • Alfred A. Dye, b. 1883, d. 1899
  • Charles Albert Dye, b. 1885, d. 1940, m. Maude Grace Landreth
  • Charles Estes Dye, b. 1888, d. 1880
  • Johny W. Dye, b. 1891, d. 1899

James Ivan Dye lived in:

Jay County, Indiana from 1849 to after 1881.

He also lived in Missouri and in Taylor County, Iowa.

Other Information:

Ancestor is contributor’s 2nd great-grandfather through his son Joshua.

Submitted by:
Melinda J. Morrell
Email: melinda_morrell@yahoo.com

Jefferson Crowe

Jefferson Crowe
birth: 27 Jul 1836 near Salem, Washington Co., IN to Ira and Martha (Wilson) Crowe
death: 23 Jul 1910, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 11 Dec 1854, Washington Co., IN
Amanda O. Motsinger
birth: 8 Nov 1838 in Washinton Co., IN to David and Lydia (Moore) Motsinger
death: 1 Apr 1923, Owen Co., IN
burial: Cuba Methodist Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Jefferson Crowe and Amanda O. Motsinger:

  • Josephine Crow, died in infancy
  • Morris M. Crow, b. 29 Oct 1857, d. 4 Nov 1947, m. Lulie E. Montgomery
  • Charles E. Crow, b. c1860
  • Walter M. Crow, b. 11 Mar 1862, d. 24 Apr 1930, m. (1) Gertrude Haynes, (2) Martha A. Thorn
  • William Jefferson Crow, b. 27 Aug 1863
  • Minnie P. Crow, b. 22 Mar 1870, d. 8 May 1890, m. Oscar Kayler
  • Benjamin Preston Crow, b. 6 Aug 1872, d. 9 Jun 1941, m. Henrietta A. Carter
  • Henry/Harry Crow, b. 12 Feb 1875, d. 12 Oct 1938, m. Elvira Meek
  • Cora/Christine A. Crow, b. 18 Jun 1879, d. 13 Oct 1961, m. (1) Reid Hight, (2) Charles P. Surber, (3) [–?–] Hendricks
  • Maude Crow, b. 25 Feb 1880, d. 10 Dec 1962, m. John Hill
  • Hattie May Crow, b. 15 May 1882, d. 25 Aug 1969, m. Homer E. Hyden

Jefferson Crowe lived In:

Born and raised in Washington County, Indiana, he came to Owen County between 1870 and 1880. He remained in Owen County until his death.

Other Information:

This Indiana ancestor is not related to contributor.

The family name appears as Crowe and Crow in records.

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