Tag Archives: Austin

Fred Horace Wallace

Fred Horace Wallace
b. 12 December 1867, Ada, Kent County, Michigan, to William and Jane Elizabeth (Green) Wallace
d. 1946, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

m. 31 March 1890, Ada, Kent County, Michigan
Veva Agusta Clark
b. 20 February 1871, Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan, to Aruna Smith and Cynthia Selina (Austin) Clark
d. 1955, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Veva Agusta Clark:
• Farrand Almeron (1891-1967) married Adell Barthol
• Lee Clark (1893-1962) married (1) Dorothy Maebelle Kunze, (2) Ann Rebecca Margaret Rae Frost
• Lucia Jane (1898-1957) married William John Nadvornik
• Charles Henry (1911-1974) married (1) Evelyn Elizabeth Evans, (2) Dorothy Cole, (3) Ann Rebecca Margaret Rae Frost

Fred and Veva moved their family from Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, sometime in 1910. They settled in Peru, Miami County, Indiana, where Fred opened a meat and grocery business. After losing everything in the flood of the Wabash and Ohio rivers that devastated the Wabash Valley, March 23-26, 1913, they moved back to Michigan where they remained.

Submitted by:
Dori Wegehaupt
New Baltimore MI
E-mail: doriweg@aol.com

Mary Leota Conner

Mary Leota Conner
b. 31 May 1876, near New Britton, Hamilton County, Indiana, to John Fayette (1827-1882) and Elizabeth A. Hoselton (Gill) Conner (1847-1899)
d. 24 November 1954, San Francisco, California

m. 18 December 1894, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Chester Wallace Ames
b. 16 July 1868, Horton, Brown County, Kansas, to Orin (1829-1900) and Linda (Eby) Ames
d. 6 November 1922, Elko, Elko County, Nevada

Children with Chester Wallace Ames:

  • Loren Winfield (1885-1985) married Ida Bernice Lytton
  • Ralph Eby (1899-1964) married (1) Irene Austin, (2) Faye Cleo Flannery
  • Mildred Louise (1903-1981) married Norman Carl Klotz
  • Orval (1905-1987) married Esther Lillian Sauer

Mary left Hamilton County, Indiana, for Kansas in 1884 with her mother, who had remarried. By 1901, she was living in Salt Lake City, Utah. After that, she lived in Nevada before moving to California to live with her daughter in 1944. Her husband died in a railroad accident. He worked for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: harcourt@comcast.net

Arthur Alva Austin

b. 14 September 1883, near English, Crawford County, Indiana, to James and Nancy (Peyton) Austin
d. 2 August 1959, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

m. 10 June 1905, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Mary Grace (Riley) Gowen
b. 4 April 1883, Coles County, Illinois
d. 13 March 1959, Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Children of Mary Grace Riley and (1)Henry Gowen:

  • Chester married Gladys Champlin

Children with Mary Grace Riley:

  • Raymond Arthur
  • Nancy Marie married Leo Johnson
  • Nolan Estes married Helen Ross
  • Vivian Pearl married (1) Raymond Cummings, (2) Edward Rhodes
  • Garnett Ruth
  • Hazel Ivadean married (1) Norman Combs, (2) John Edwards
  • Harold E. married (1) Mary Lucille Harrell, (2) Lucille Lea
  • Calvin Clyde

Arthur and Mary left Indiana prior to 1911 and went to Patton Station, Lawrence County, Illinois. They moved to western Illinois around World War I to join up with Arthur’s brother, Cyrus Austin. They moved to Wood River Township, Madison County, Illinois.

Arthur found work at the Western Cartridge Company, which is now the world-renown ammunitions and chemical manufacturer, Olin Corporation. Olin was founded at East Alton, Madison County, Illinois, in 1892 and is best known for supplying ammunition in time of war. Its most famous line is the Winchester Rifle and cartridges. Arthur worked for Western for 25 years before retiring in 1948.

They lived in Crawford and Knox counties while in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL



David Green Gose

David Green Gose
b. 8 January 1869, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, to David and Sarilda C. (McDaniel) Gose
d. 17 June 1944

m. 1894, Mercer County, Missouri
Margaret Ellen “Ellie” Ewing
b. 10 May 1869, Mercer County, Missouri, to James Scott and Nancy Abigail (Austin) Ewing
d. 7 December 1958, Spickard, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Margaret Ellen Ewing:

  • Zelma Rena (b. 27 August 1897)
  • Coda Scott (b. 15 May 1903)
  • Edra Fern (b. 8 October 1909)

David moved with his parents to Mercer County, Missouri, in a covered wagon when he was eight years old.

In 1893, before he married, David Gose joined his brother Perry and two men who were to become his brothers-in-law, Samuel Madison and John Franklin Ewing, on the Cherokee Strip Run. John found land and homesteaded there, but Dave, Sam, and Perry returned to Missouri where Dave farmed. In 1918, he and a partner, Lawrence Austin, developed a coalmine on a tract of land on the Austin farm that furnished coal for a number of years for Spickard and the surrounding areas. Then in 1919, Dave bought the Ballew Grocery, Hardware, and Implement Store in Spickard, Grundy County, Missouri.

Looking for investment possibilities in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, Dave took Ellie and Edra and a nephew of Ellie’s with him on a train trip to Texas. This was the time of the great influenza epidemic, and many of the people on the train contracted influenza. On the way home, Ellie was hospitalized in Kansas City, and later Dave also became ill.

In the 1920’s Dave owned a movie house in Spickard, Missouri. His son Coda and Willard Tracy ran the projector; daughter Zelma took tickets, daughter Edra ushered, and niece Blanch McDaniel played the piano for the silent movies.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Grundy (MO) Gleanings, vol. 10, number 1, fall 1993, pp. 3-4

Jeanette Mary Austin

Jeannette Mary Austin
b. 18 February 1870, Scott (?) County, Indiana, to Charles and Almeda Ann (Alcorn) Austin
d. 20 May 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
m. 24 October 1888, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Simon Simonson
b. 21 November 1857, Sandar, Norway
d. 26 April 1917, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Children with Simon Simonson:

  • Jeanette (d. 1896)
  • Charles Albert (d. 1896)
  • Alemeda “Alice” Louise (b. 1893) married William Francis Amies
  • Andrew (1896-1934) married Martha Hand Jackson
  • Edward George (1898-1983) married Agnes Lalande
  • Wilbur (d. 1904)

Submitted by:
Eugene Glenn Stackhouse
Philadelphia PA