Tag Archives: Armstrong

Maxine Dea Armstrong Arvin

Maxine Dea Armstrong
birth: 11 Apr 1917 at Trinity Springs, Martin Co., IN to John Sample Armstrong and Ila Sanders
death: 12 Feb 1993, El Paso, El Paso Co, TX
burial: Truelove Cemetery, Martin Co., IN

marriage: 26 Sep 1936, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IN
Charles Robert Arvin
birth: 21 May 1914, Rutherford Twp, Martin Co., IN to James Albert Arvin and Bertha Zeta Kelley
death: 2 Jul 1974, Knox, Hardin Co., KY
burial: Truelove Cemetery, Martin Co., IN

Children of Maxine Dea Armstrong and Charles Robert Arvin:

  • John “Jack” Charles Arvin, b. 1939, d. 2015, m. Helga Beck
  • Living
  • Jan Marie Arvin, b. 1956, d. 2016, m. living

Maxine Dea Armstrong Arvin lived In:

Martin County, Indiana at Trinity Springs and in Rutherford Township. Her family home is now part of Crane.

She also lived in:

  • Wayne, Michigan
  • St. Albans, New York
  • Ft. Richardson, Alaska
  • Ft. Bliss, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Paris, France
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Submitted by:
Shannon Combs-Bennett
Email: shannon@kandsbennett.net

Arthur Emanuel Rarey

Arthur Emanuel Rarey
birth: 9 Jul 1886, in  Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana to Emanuel Rarey and Alice Randall
death: 19 Nov 1970 in  Elwood, Madison Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo Howard Co, Indiana

marriage: 7 Mar 1909 in Howard Co., Indiana
Hazel Fern Miller
birth: 24 Aug 1891 Tipton Co., Indiana to Albert Miller and Vilena Jane Pickering
death: 28 Mar 1975 in  Windfall, Tipton Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo Howard Co, Indiana

Children of Arthur Emanuel Rarey and Hazel Fern Miller:

  • Dorothy Marie Rarey b. 19 Nov 1909, d. Sept 14, 1988, m.  Frank Armstrong
  • Deva Madilena Rarey b. 18 Jun 1911, d. 9 Jul1995, m. Samuel T. Frazee
  • Marjorie Alice Rarey b. 15 Jul 1919, Living, m. Donald H. Morelock
  • Delton Eugene Rarey b. 17 Sep 1924, d. 11 Jan 1960, m. (1) Bonnie Lou Smith, (2) Mary Lou McCuan

Ancestor Arthur Emanuel Rarey Lived In:

He lived in Howard Co, and Tipton Co., Indiana the majority of his life.

Other Information:

At the age of sixteen, Arthur Emanuel Rarey’s mother died and left all the children orphans. He was sent to live with his Uncle John. He became a farmer and owned 80 acres that was bought during the depression. His son, Eugene was killed in a train accident and it was devastating for him to get over.
His daughter, Marjorie loves to tell how she spit down his collar, while milking a cow because he had too many times squirt her as he was milking.

Submitted by:
Pamela J. Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

Modjeska Pauline Richison

Modjeska Pauline “Polly” Richison
b. 25 September 1907, Jay County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 March 1989, Seattle, King County, Washington

m/1. 18 May 1926, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Melburn Theodore Thornburg
b. 9 November 1903, Jay County, Indiana
d. 4 January 1987, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana

m/2. after 1926
Paul Armstrong

m/3. before August 1949
Elwood Thompson

m/4. after 1952
James Jackson

m/5. by 1973
William Cleary

Stankey Rohr

Pauline’s first husband, Ted Thornburg, worked at Kistleman’s Wire Mill in Muncie for many years and was reputed to have bootlegged booze during Prohibition while married to Pauline. They divorced, and she married several more times before her death. She never had any children although her brother, Frank, seemed to remember being told that she miscarried one child.

Paula, as she was known outside the family, married her third husband, Elwood Thompson, in the late 1940’s. He was a navigator on a plane shot down over Korea, and his body was never recovered. She was a widow (Mrs. Stankey Rohr) when she died.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Benjamin F Potter

Benjamin F. Potter
b. 1 Mar 1787, Rhode Island to David Potter and Elizabeth Vaughn
d. 16 Mar 1859, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Benjamin Potter gravestone

Benjamin Potter gravestone

m/1. about 1810, Indiana
Annis Richmond
b. 31 Mar 1787, Rhode Island to William Richmond
d. 25 Sept 1848
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Annis Potter gravestone

Annis Potter gravestone

m/2. 16 May 1849, Decatur County, Indiana
Polly DeMarree
b. 1788

Children with Annis Richmond:

  • Benjamin Potter (bet. 1815 and 1820–before 1858), m. Jane Brierton
  • Silas R. Potter (1810–1876), m. Cynthia Littlefield
  • David Potter (1812–1842), m. Hannah Higbee
  • Elizabeth Potter (1814–1885), m. Carley H. Bascom
  • Lucinda Potter (abt 1824–before 1858), m. Jacob C. Smith
  • Rachel Potter (1827–1902), m. Robert Armstrong

Benjamin and Annis lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana. Their first recorded presence in the state is in the 1820 U.S. census.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons (genwishlist@gmail.com)
Fort Wayne, IN

Caroline Amelia Bonnell

Caroline Amelia Bonnell
b. 22 October 1821, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, to Stephen and Jane Donnington (Ashward) Bonnel
d. 11 January 1890, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas

m. 8 May 1836, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Stephen Manning Bishop
b. about 1812, Pennsylvania
d. after 1880

Children with Stephen Manning Bishop:

  • Jefferson (b. 1838)
  • Sylvanus (b. 1841)
  • Adeline (1850-1935) married Francis Marion Ayers
  • Stephen Winfield (b. 1848) married Catherine Armstrong
  • David (b. 1852) married Martha Dills
  • Elmira J. (b. 1854) married Thomas Tipton
  • Meriam (b. 1856)
  • Silas (b. 1858)
  • Delilah (b. 1860) married James E. Durham
  • Monroe (b. 1863)
  • Daniel S. (b. 1865)

Submitted by:
Linda Willman Wilson
Kansas City MO