Tag Archives: Carter

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe
birth: 6 Aug 1872, Owen Co., IN, to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 9 Jun 1941, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe Co., IN

marriage: 24 Oct 1896
Henrietta A. “Etta” Carter
birth: Jan 1874, Indiana
death: 30 Jul 1962
burial: Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe Co., IN

Children of Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe and Henrietta A. “Etta” Carter:

  • Ferrell Carter Crowe (1897-2016), m. Margaret Anita Torphy
  • William Stanley Crowe (1900-1970), m. Amy Louise Carter

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe lived in:

Benjamin Preston Crowe was born in Gosport, Owen Co., IN. He continued to live in Owen County until about 1900 when he located in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana. He lived in Lawrence County until about 1930 when he was noted in Monroe County, Indiana, where he remained until his death in 1941.

Other Information:

This is not contributor’s ancestor. Benjamin worked much of his life as superintendent of a stone quarry in Lawrence County.

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

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Samuel Medearis

Samuel Medearis
birth: 17 November 1845, Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana to Hyatt Henry Medearis and Elizabeth Berkmann/Barrickman
death: 25 February 1923, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
burial: Fairview Cemetery/Vincennes City Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

married 1st: 13 September 1867, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Elizabeth Drennon
death: Before September 1871

married 2nd: 25 September 1871, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Harriet Henrietta Carter
d. before 1880

married 3rd: before 1900
Margaret O’Donnell
d. 21 February 1916

Children of Samuel Medearis and Elizabeth Drennon:

  • Eleanore Henriette Medearis, b. 15 September 1872  Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana; d. 26 February 1939, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; m. Henry George B. Franke 15 June 1897 Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

Samuel lived in Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana (1845); Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi (1850); Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (1860); and Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana (1865-1923).

Samuel Medearis served in the civil war as a private in Company B, 143rd Reg of the Indiana Infantry.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
marlenepolster@sbcglobal.net

Mervin Aldean Cripe

Mervin Aldean Cripe
birth: 3 May 1919, Clinton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana to Clarence Ray Cripe and Edith Mae Swartz
death: 5 September 2002, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
burial: Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana (beside Eel River Church of the Brethren on S.R. 14)

Constance and Mervin Cripe gravestone

Constance and Mervin Cripe gravestone

marriage: 20 August 1947, Gauley Bridge, Fayette County, West Virginia
Constance Maria Dewese
birth: 20 August 1927, Selma, Alleghany County, Virginia to Walter Osborne Dewese and Ada Kathryn Carter
death: 27 November 2009, North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana
burial: Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana (next to Eel River Church of the Brethren on S.R. 14)

Children of Mervin Aldean Cripe and Constance Maria Dewese:

  • living child b. 1950
  • Peggy Jo Cripe b. 1951, d. 1959, buried Ulrey Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana

Mervin Aldean Cripe lived on a farm in rural Clinton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana until he left home to go to college about 1938. He later lived in Kosciusko County, Indiana from 1954-1961 when he was pastor of the Eel River Church of the Brethren. He retired to the Timbercrest Retirement Home in North Manchester, Indiana in August 1993 and lived there until his death in 2002.

Mervin lived in Chicago, Illinois, while attending seminary at Bethany Theological Seminary (Church of the Brethren). He was pastor at the Swan Creek Church of the Brethren, near Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio from 1949-1954. He was pastor for many years at the Brook Park Community Church in Brook Park, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. He lived there from 1961-1993.

Mervin attended Purdue University for three years from 1938-1941. He then participated in Civilian Public Service work for the duration of the war. He worked at the University of Maryland in the Dairy Department, spending time at College Park and at Bowie during his CPS days. By this time, he knew he wanted to be a minister, so he finished his college work at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia in 1947. Here is where he met his wife. They had been introduced before, but got better acquainted while working together on a college play “The Corn is Green.” Mervin played Morgan Evans and Constance played Miss Moffat.

Submitted by:
Marian (Cripe) Corya
Email: marian.corya@gmail.com

Margaret F. Oliphant

Margaret F. Oliphant
b. 18 June 1842, Indiana, to William S. and Jane Elizabeth (Van Zile) Oliphant
d. 1 January 1915, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m/1.
L. W. Carter

m/2.
[–?–] Rutledge

Children with L. W. Carter:
• Jennie L.

Margaret was in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1850, then left in 1852 from Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Connie Wallace Perdue
Austin TX
E-mail: clperdue@swbell.net

Kenneth G Cleveland and Evelyn M. Carter

Dr. Kenneth G. Cleveland
b. 14 November 1916, Porter Township, Cass County, Michigan, to Lloyd J. and Leila M.  (Wilson) Cleveland
d. 16 January 1969, South Bend, Indiana
bur. Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana

m. 10 October 1936, Goshen, Indiana
Evelyn Carter
b. 9 March 1917, Porter Township, Cass County, Michigan, to R. Ned and Lena G. (Robbins) Carter
d. 21 March 1915, Meeker, Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Kenneth Cleveland and Evelyn Carter gravestone

Kenneth Cleveland and Evelyn Carter gravestone – Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana

Children of Kenneth G. and Evelyn M. (Carter) Cleveland:

  • Ann (b. 1940) married Garon E. Mann
  • John C. (b. 1943)
  • Herbert R. (b. 1947)

Dr. Cleveland was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; a graduate of Elkhart High School, and a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry in April 1943. He was a Captain in the Army Dental Corp. in WWII, serving on military bases in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

In addition to having a very successful dental practice for many years in Elkhart, Kenneth was a past president of the North Central Dental Society and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He was also a very active member of the community and the Masonic Lodge in Elkhart.

Evelyn M. (Carter) Cleveland was survived by her children. A sister, Leona McDowell and a brother, LaZelle Carter preceded her in death.

Submitted by:
Ann (Cleveland) Mann
Elkhart IN
E-mail: gmannfb@aol.com

Patrick E Woods

Patrick E Woods
b. 10 January 1822, Gibson County, Indiana, to John Woods
d. 1 December 1804, Richland County, Illinois

m. 4 June 1846, Gibson County, Indiana
Mary J. Hawkins
b. 20 June 1829, Indiana
d. 8 April 1914, Clay County, Illinois

Children with Mary J. Hawkins:

  • Eliza
  • Zachariah
  • Malinda married [–?–] Stanley
  • Benjamin
  • Elizah
  • Annie married [–?–] Pohoroff
  • William
  • Mary married [–?–] Slack
  • Martha married [–?–] Jackson
  • Sarah married [–?–] Breedlove
  • Rachel marrid [–?–] Carter

Patrick emigrated from Indiana in 1852 to Jasper County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Randall M. Grove
Dix IL

Riley Wilson Williams

Riley Wilson Williams
b. 29 December 1817, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Enoch and Jemima (Phillips) Williams
d. 1 January 1898, Mercer County, Missouri

m. 15 January 1839, Chatham County, North Carolina
Lovey Carter
b. 4 June 1819, Chatham County, North Carolina
d. 24 January 1908, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Lovey Carter:

  • Mahala Jane (1840-1911) married Samuel Riley
  • Jemima A. (1842-1923) married Garrett Darland
  • Daniel C. (1845-1892) married Harriett Proctor
  • Mary Adeline (1848-1919) married Archibald T. Knight
  • Enoch J. (b. 1850) married Livonia W. Reeves
  • Francis Marion

Riley emigrated from North Carolina to Liberty, Hendricks County, Indiana, in 1840. He resided in Hendricks and Morgan counties and then immigrated from Indiana about 1855 to Gentry County, Missouri. Later Riley and Lovey moved to Wayne County, Iowa, and from there moved to Mercer County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
4545 Yerba Santa Dr.
San Diego CA 92115-1032