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Guy A. Lockridge

Guy A. Lockridge
b. 26 September 1886, Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, to Samuel Hamilton and Margaret Ellen (Denton) Lockridge
d. 22 April 1957, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio

m/1. 15 September 1909, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Arizona Ione Baker
b. 5 December 1891, Dickson County, Tennessee, to [–?–] and Ella Iona Baker
d. 15 April 1919, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio

m/2. 14 June 1920, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio
Lydia Cotton
b. 15 January 1894, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio
d. 1964, Lorain, Lorain County, Ohio

Children with Arizona Ione Baker:
• George Willard (b. 1910–d. infant)
• Guy A., Jr. (b. 1914-d. infant)
• Margaret Ellen (1916-1993)
• Meredith Earl (1917-1994) married Emma Rose Hatter

Children with Lydia Cotton:
• Willard Clinton (1921-1968) married Ann Vincer, divorced

Guy’s parents were born in Indiana, but they had moved to Illinois by the time he was born. He lived there until 1900 when the family returned to Marshall County, Indiana. By 1909 he had moved yet again, this time to Lorain, Ohio. He was in Dickson County, Tennessee for awhile, but had returned to Indiana by 1917 when his son Meredith was born in Starke County.

He worked as a rigger in a shipyard, as a railroad fireman, and as a civil engineer in Lorain, Ohio. When his first wife, Arizona Baker died in 1919, he gave his children, Margaret and Meredith, to his brother Charles to raise. After he remarried, he took his daughter back, but not his son. A stroke in 1942 left him confined to a wheelchair.

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

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Jasper Newton Short

Jasper Newton Short
b. 29 June 1832, Switzerland County, Indiana, to Joseph and Frances (Cotton) Short
d. 16 July 1918, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas

m. 23 October 1856 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Mary Jane Christie
b. 17 September 1837, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
d. 16 November 1923, Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas

Children with Mary Jane Christie:
• Charles Preston (1858-1921) married Emma Brady
• Joseph Warren (1859-1938) married Martha Colliver
• James Taylor (1862-1940) married Flora A. Epperson
• Ira Newton (1866-1942) married Mary Popplewell
• Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” (1870-1930) married Justus A. Davis
• Edgar Leroy (1873-1950) married Louie Brothers
• Jeanette “Nettie” (1873-1959) married Edward Spencer Shriver
• Jennie (b. 1880) married William Franklin Smith

Jasper first moved to Ripley County, Indiana, with his parents. After his marriage, he lived near Canaan in Jefferson County and then in Decatur County before moving to Kansas in 1868, where first he moved to Davis County, then to Haskell County, and finally to Sumner County in 1897.

Submitted by:
Richard Shriver
Ft. Wayne IN

John Borders Brenton

JOHN BORDERS BRENTON
b. 30 March 1832, Pike County, Indiana, to Robert and Catherine (Borders) Brenton
d. 3 December 1899, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

m. 5 October 1854, Centerville, Spencer County, Indiana
Ruth Miller Heady
b. 14 September 1833, Grass Township, Spencer County, Indiana, to Esquire and Susanna “Sucky” E. (Cotton) Heady
d. 13 January 1907, Kremlin, Garfield County, Oklahoma Territory

Children with Ruth Miller Heady:

  • Robert Merrifield (1855-1935) married Sarah Belle Dillin
  • Christopher Julius (1857-1891) married Jessie C. Linnens
  • John Samuel (1858-aft. 1900)
  • Franklin A. (1860-1926) married Laura Evelyn Springston
  • Effa (1866-1884)
  • Clara Flora (1868-1909) married Floyd Dillon
  • Blanche (1872-1904) married Kile R. Ochiltree

John was a carpenter and moved west as the railroads opened the west. He served in the Civil War in Company E, 58th Regiment, Indiana from October 1861 to July 1865.

He lived in Pike County and in Bainbridge and Harbison townships in Dubois County while in Indiana. He left about 1878 from Harbison Township to Harvey County, Kansas, then moved on to Pueblo, Colorado about 1891.

Submitted by:
Radine Brenton Weedon
Stow OH