Tag Archives: Clark

John B Rinker

John B Rinker
birth: 2 May 1825 in Washington County, IN to Levi Rinker (1790-1858) & Lucinda Hiatt (1808-1883)
death: 10 Sep 1905 in Brooklyn, Morgan County, IN
burial: New Butterfield Cemetery in Morgan County, IN

marriage:
Elizabeth B Clark
birth: 29 Aug 1831 in Ohio to John Clark (1798-1882) & Rebecca Mathews (1799-1877)
death: 29 Jan 1874 in Morgan County, IN
burial: New Butterfield Cemetery, Morgan County, IN

Children of Elizabeth B Clark and John B Rinker:

  • Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Rinker m. Malinda Jane “Linnie ” Hadley
    BIRTH 27 OCT 1853 • Morgan, Indiana, United States
    DEATH 01 SEP 1918
  • Eli Melvin Rinker m. Ora Ruth Hadley
    BIRTH 4 NOVEMBER 1859 • Morgan Co Indiana, United States of America
    DEATH 4 APRIL 1944 • Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Ann Elizabeth Rinker m. Clinton Goodpasture
    BIRTH 27 JUL 1862 • Madison Twp Morgan Co Indiana
    DEATH 13 JAN 1935 • Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Washington Co
  • Morgan Co

Other Information:

Submitted by:
Lucinda Jester Smith
Email: lejsmith81@hotmail.com

Elizabeth V. Clark

Elizabeth V. Clark
birth: 24 FEB 1838 in Vigo, Indiana, Harrison Township to James S. Clark and Elizabeth Ann Barbour
death: 04 MAR 1876 (location unknown)
burial: Edgar Cemetery, Paris, Illinois

marriage: 03 Apr 1860 in Edgar County, Illinois
Absalom Peter Helton
birth: 20 OCT 1836 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana to Andrew Helton and Hannah Jane Woolery
death:
burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Indiana

Children of Elizabeth V. Clark and Absalom Peter Helton:

  • James Harris Helton 1861-1894
  • Luta Lee Helton 1868 – 1954
  • Carrie E. Helton 1862-1863

Ancestor here lived in:

  • Vigo County, Indiana
  • Bloomington, Indiana

Other Information:

Also lived in Edgar County, Illinois

Submitted by:
Jenny Hawran
Email: JHawran@comcast.net

Absalom Peter Helton

Absalom Peter Helton
birth: 20 OCT 1836 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana to Andrew Helton and Hannah Jane Woolery
death: 04 DEC 1906 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, USA
burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Indiana

marriage: 03 Apr 1860 in Edgar County, Illinois
Elizabeth V. Clark
birth: 24 Feb 1838 in Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana to James S. Clark and Elizabeth Ann Barbour
death: 04 MAR 1876 (location unknown)
burial: Edgar Cemetery, Paris, Illinois

Children of Elizabeth V. Clark and Absalom Peter Helton:

  • James Harris Helton 1861-1894
  • Carrie E. Helton 1862-1863
  • Luta Lee Helton 1868 – 1954

2nd marriage: 
Nannie B. Sanders
birth: 05 May 1858 in Spencer, Owen, Indiana, USA
death: 05 Sept 1899 in Atwood, Piatt, Illinois

Ancestor here lived in: Bloomington, Indiana on and off until death.

Locations where person lived outside of Indiana: Tuscola, Illinois, 1863

Other Information:

Real Estate and Insurance agent. His father, Andrew Helton a native of Tennessee, was a pork packer and merchant. His mother, Hannah Woolery, was a native of Indiana. They had eleven children. Absalom clerked in his father’s store and attended the State University of Bloomington. In 1863 he went to Douglas County, Illinois and opened the first hardware store in town and went on to real estate and Insurance agent. He was a Mason.

Submitted by:
Jenny Hawran
Email: JHawran@comcast.net

Luta Lee Helton

Luta Lee Helton
birth: 15 APR 1868 in Tuscola, Illinois to Absalom Peter Helton and Elizabeth V. Clark
death: 12 OCT 1954 at Mary Alley Hospital, Marblehead, Massachusetts
burial: Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts

marriage: 14 Jun 1893 in Indiana
Mark Shrum
birth: 26 JAN 1869 in Shoals, Martin County, Indiana to Frederick Orlando Shrum and Martha R. Horsey
death: 12 OCT 1954 in Marblehead Massachusetts
burial: Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Children of Luta Lee Helton and Mark Shrum:

  • Merah Durham Shrum 1895 – 1972
  • Jeanette Matthews Shrum 1897 – 1988
  • Frederick Orlando Shrum 1902 – 1975

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1876 – Shelbyville, Indiana
  • 1880 – 1897 Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1900 Patoka, Gibson, Indiana

Locations where person lived outside of Indiana: 

  • 1902 – 1940 Lynn Massachusetts
  • 1940 – 1954 Marblehead Massachusetts

Other Information: From the diary of her daughter, Jeanette Shrum. “My mother Luta Lee Helton was born in Peoria, Ill. Her grandfather was Andrew Helton, an Englishman who founded Heltonville, Ind. Her father was Absalom and her mother Elizabeth Clark. She had a brother who died young. Her Mother also died young and her father married again to Nannie Saunders.

Her father sent her to the fashionable St. Mary’s of the Woods because it was the only boarding school and I guess his new wife didn’t want her around. She spent her vacations with an aunt in Bloomington, Mrs. Seward, and an an aunt in Booneville, Mrs. Hatfield. Mother was happy at the convent & her father visited her often taking her chocolate candy which she was not allowed to have- She slit the lining of her skirt & put the candy there so the nuns wouldn’t discover it. The girls were all curious to know if the nuns had their heads shaved & my mother volunteered to find out. The nuns washed up in a cellar room & one day my mother hid in an ash barrell and found that the nuns did have shaved heads. She was especially fond of one nun who left the order and married. There were several Protestant girls and no attempt was made to convert them. They had leisure time while the others were learning the Catholic religions. They had no sports, not considered ladylike in those days but ever afternoon they could walk in the garden and a nun would bring a big tray with bread & mollasses – (considered good for them). We have a picture of Mother with her cousin Frank Hatfield that was reproduced 50 years later in the Bloomington paper and they happened to print it when she was there on a visit.”

Submitted by:
Jenny Hawran
Email: JHawran@comcast.net

Mark Shrum

Mark Shrum
birth: 26 January1869 in Shoals, Martin County, Indiana to Frederick Orlando Shrum and Martha R. Horsey
death: 30 June 1945 in 18 Clifton Ave, Marblehead, Massachusetts
burial: Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill Massachusetts

marriage: 14 Jun 1893 • Indiana
Luta Lee Helton
birth: 15 April 1868 in Tuscola, Illinois to Absalom Peter Helton and Elizabeth V. Clark
death: 12 October 1954 in Marblehead Massachusetts
burial: Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Children of Luta Lee Helton and Mark Shrum:

  • Merah Durham Shrum 1895-1972 husband Oliver Goodell Pratt
  • Jeanette Mathews Shrum 1897-1988 husband Harold Potter Willett
  • Frederick Orlando Shrum 1902-1975 wife Helen Mary Newhall

Ancestor here lived in:

  • 1869 Shoals, Martin, Indiana
  • 1870 Halbert, Martin, Indiana
  • 1880 Washington, Indiana
  • 1887-1891 Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1900 Patoka, Gibson, Indiana

Other Locations:

  • Lynn Massachusetts 1902-1940
  • Marblehead Massachusetts 1940 – 1945

Other Information:

This is from the diary of Mark’s daughter, Jeanette Matthews Shrum. “My father was born on a farm in Shoals, Ind. His mother was Martha Horsey and his father Frederick O. Shrum. There is a letter in the family bible telling of his birth and their decision to name him Mark – mainly because it was short & they did not give him a middle name. They both died in their 20’s of malaria – also a baby boy – and my father was taken to an uncle who had 10 children of his own and he was brought up by them. He had to work at an early age on his uncles brick yard. In high school his best friend was Fred Prow (later a dentist in Bloomington). One day they were talking and Fred said he was going to try for the county scholarship to I.U. My father who was quite cocky said, “It’s a good thing I’m not going after it because I would probably get it. Fred laughed at him as tho he didn’t have a chance – so my father went after it and won. He decided previously that he wanted to become a doctor. Once on a visit to a larger city he saw a doctor making his calls in a tall silk hat and he thought that would be great.

The summer before college he and Fred were sitting on a fence outside a dance hall & a very pretty, stylish girl danced by & my father said, “There’s the girl I would like to marry.”

Soon after he arrived in Bloomington, he was in a store when the same girl went by and he was determined to meet her. He discovered she was Luta Helton, living with her aunt and was one of the most popular girls around college. He joined Delta Tau fraternity and soon he was taking Luta to the college affairs. Then for some reason he left and went to Montana but before he left he told his roommate, Charles Hartloff, “Take care of Luta while I’m away.” Charlie did that so well that it was not long before Dad heard that they were engaged. Charlie was a weathly boy studying to be a doctor, too. Finally my father had a letter from my mother telling him all the news and at the end a P.S. “By the way Charlie & I have broken up.” It was miles to the nearest R.R. station and it was snowing but my father put barrel stoves on his feet and started walking to the train. When he arrived in Bloomington, Mother was a dance with another boy. He went to the dance, got a dance with her and asked her to marry him that night. He said he would go to her aunt’s & make arrangements. When she returned from the dance he had a minister there, who by the way said the marriage would never last, doing it in such a hurried manner. It did, however for over 50 years. Dad graduated in 1891 then go his MD from Louisville KY where they went the night they were married. He started practice in Ellesttville, Ind. where Merah was born. By that time doctors no longer wore silk hats.”

Submitted by:
Jenny Hawran
Email: JHawran@comcast.net

John Dellinger

John Dellinger
birth: 24 June 1784, Lincoln County, North Carolina to John and Barbara (Whitener) Dellinger
death: Between 31 Oct 1840 – 8 Feb 1841 at Clark County, Indiana

marriage: 8 Aug 1808 at Lincoln Co., N.C.
Elizabeth (Bollinger) Shuford
birth: c.1787 at Lincoln Co., N.C. to Heinrich and Mary Magdalene (Savits) Bollinger
death: After 1 June 1850, Clark Co., IN

Children of John Dellinger and Elizabeth (Bollinger) Shuford  :

  • (John’s stepdaughter) Susannah A. C. Perkins, b. 1804, d. after 1862, m. Alfred Spangler
  • (John’s stepdaughter) Mary “Polly” Shuford, b. 1806, d. 1871, m. Isaac Prather
  • Barbara Dellinger, b. c1809, d. after 1870, m. John Lutz
  • Sarah Dellinger, b. 1814, d. after 1870, m. Henry Fry
  • Elizabeth Dellinger, b. 1815, d. 1891, m. Albert Bennett
  • Jacob Dellinger, b. 1816, d. 1878, m. unmarried
  • John Dellinger, b. 1818, d. 1899, m. unmarried
  • Indiana Dellinger, b. c1820, d. after 1860, m. James Henry Whitsel
  • Sophia L. Dellinger, b. c1823, d. after 1900, m. Henry Spaulding
  • William Henry Dellinger, b. 1825, d. 1904, m. Claudine M. Clark

 John Dellinger Lived In:

  • 1784 – 1814 Lincoln County, North Carolina
  • 1814 until his death, John Dellinger lived on Lancassange Creek, Clark Co., Indiana. The area is present-day Utica Township.

 

Submitted by:
Kathy Gunter Sullivan
Email: sully1@carolina.rr.com

Emma Rose Hatter

Emma Rose Hatter
b. 20 October 1919, Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana, to William Harry and Bertha Rose (Sudlow) Hatter
d. 26 October 2000, Everton, Boone County, Arkansas

m. 1 February 1941, Knox, Starke County, Indiana
Meredith Earl Lockridge
b. 29 September 1917, Knox, Starke County, Indiana, to Guy A. and Arizona Ione (Baker) Lockridge
d. 18 January 1994, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas

Children with Meredith Earl Lockridge:
• James Earl (b. 1944) married Regina Lee Scott
• Joan Marie (b. 1946) married Jimmie Lewis Cole
• Guy Dean (b. 1949) married Rosetta Maria Phillips
• Kathaleen (b. 1952) married (1) Harvey Worrie Clark, Jr., (2) Duane Recoy, (3) Steve Riley, (4) Buck Underwood
• Margaret Ellen (b. 1962)

Emma moved with her parents to Arkansas in 1935. The next few years found the family living in Arizona and then California before returning to Arkansas in 1939.

When her father left the family in Arkansas, she took her ill mother and younger brother and sister back to Indiana in 1940 to live with her aunt, Lucy Sudlow, in Starke County, Indiana. While there she met and married Meredith Lockridge. Together they raised her brother, Oliver, and sister, Roseltha.

Emma and her husband moved to Arkansas in 1959, living first in Newton County and then in Boone County, where they remained until their deaths.

She was a homemaker, church worker, and 4-H leader for 35 years.

Submitted by:
Joan Cole
Odessa MO
E-mail: jmcole@iland.net

John Parker Rushton

John Parker Rushton
b. 1823, North Carolina, to George and Sarah (Needham) Rushton
d. Crawford County, Kansas

m. 25 September 1845, Hamilton County, Indiana
Alice Ann Horn
b. 1828, Ohio

Children with Alice Ann Horn:
• Sarah Ann (1847-1851)
• Mary H. (1849-1890) married Amby Teters
• Rachel Ellen (1852-1882) married George Fippen
• Joseph O. (b. 1854) married Catherine Conner
• Catherine S. (b. 1857) married John Mullin
• Francis V. (b. 1859)
• Irene Alice (1861-1956) married John R. Clark
• John N. (1864-1952) married Ellen Taylor
• George Wilson (1864-1952) married Esther Dix
• Charles A. (b. 1866)
• William P. (1869-1940) married Bessie Phelan

John came to Hendricks County, Indiana, with his parents in 1824 and moved to Hamilton County with them in 1830. He was a farmer.

He left Indiana about 1877 when he moved to Crawford County, Kansas, with one of his brothers. While the rest of the family and some of the older children remained in Indiana, John and his brother Edward’s family moved on to Kansas.

Submitted by:
Rhonda Dunn
Nashville IN
E-mail: radunn1953@aol.com

David Likens McCoy

David Likens McCoy
b. 30 March 1851, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, to Isaac Newton and Eliza Jan (Martin) McCoy
d. 28 November 1919, Solomon, Kansas

m. 23 May 1877, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana
[–?–] Sellers
b. 15 April 1856, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, to Samuel Ward and Sarah E. (Cannon) Sellers
d. 17 February 1932, Solomon, Kansas

Children with [—?—] Sellers:
• Edna Dell (1878-1879)
• infant (b. ca. 1880)
• Thaddeus (1880-1959) married (1) Mabel [–?–], (2) Rose Samuels
• Leonda Guy (1882-1962) married (1) Lou [–?–], (2) Ruth [–?–]
• Verl (1887-1926) married Helen G. Romberger
• Jay I. (b. 1888) married Minnie Cole (?)
• Orin G. (1889-1976) married Martha W. Engle
• Vera Junetta (b. 1893) married Elmer E. Clark

David and his family lived near Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, before moving to Solomon, Kansas. He worked as a laborer and as a farmer.

Submitted by:
Duane Schmidt
Lincoln NE
E-mail: schmidt_1@alltel.net

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