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Joseph Adolphus Whittaker

Joseph Adolphus Whittake
birth: 28 Feb 1876, Pleasant Township, Johnson Co., Indiana to Nimrod and Susan N. (McCord) Whitaker
death: 3 May 1956, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

marriage: 8 Nov 1898
Minnie Pearl Sheek
birth: 12 Aug 1875 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN,  to Jacob A. Sheek and Martha E. Church
death: 16 Aug 1953 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana
burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana

Children of Joseph Adolphus Whittaker and Minnie Pearl Sheek:

  • Infant, stillborn 8 Dec 1899, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Susan Elizabeth Whittaker, b. 17 Jul 1901 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 12 Sep 2001, Batesville, Ripley, IN, m. 14 Apr 1933, Marshall Merle Edmonds at Indianapolis, Marion, IN
  • Charlotte Mae Whittaker, b. 19 May 1903 at Pleasant Twp,  Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Nov 1994 at Greenwood, Johnson Co., Indiana, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 1 Oct 1921 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Fred Bunch
  • Mildred Viola Whittaker, b. Jan 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 21 Jul 1905, Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN
  • Josephine Belle Whittaker, b. 19 Dec 1905 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 30 Sep 1989 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 4 Sep 1926 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Paul C. Duke
  • Rosa Leota Whittaker, b. 11 Aug 1908 at Pleasant Twp, Johnson Co., IN, d. 16 Dec 1972, Normal, McLean Co., IL, buried at Eastlawn Cemetery, Bloomington, IL, m. 13 Jul 1930 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Frederick Joseph McElroy
  • Naomi Pearl Whittaker, b. 4 Sep 1912 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 18 Feb 1999 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 18 Jun 1932 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Arthur H. Braun
  • Winford Wendell Whittaker, b. 26 May 1916 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, d. 27 Jul 1982 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN, m. 29 Jun 1935 at Indianapolis, Marion, IN, Mable L. Hittle

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker Lived In:

  • From birth – about 1908: Pleasant Township, Johnson County
  • Lived on Pearl Street in Greenwood for a short time
  • Then moved to unknown street in Indianapolis
  • Then lived on National Street in Indianapolis
  • Then built a home on Brill Street
  • Left home on Brill Street due to ill health and lived with oldest daughter Susan Whittaker Edmonds on Edwards Street in Indianapolis
  • Both he and his spouse lived their entire lives in Indiana

Other Information:

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker’s last name was originally spelled “Whitaker”, but he changed it sometime while living in Johnson County because his mail kept getting mixed up with cousin J. Whitaker’s.

Joseph Aldolphus Whittaker is submitter’s grandfather. All of Joseph and Minnie’s children were born and died in Indiana except Rosa Leota (Whittaker) McElroy. Her family moved from Bloomington IN to Bloomington IL due to Mr. McElroy’s job with S. S. Kresge.

 

Submitted by:
Sonia L. Austin
Email:soniajim1@msn.com

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Frank Howell Neeld

Frank Howell Neeld
b. March 1881, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, to James W. and Catherine C. (Wells) Neeld
d. 1954, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

m. 8 June 1903, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana
Catherine Ethel Edmonds
b. 1884, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana
d. 16 October 1958, Euclid, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Catherine Ethel Edmonds:
• Catherine
• Agnes
• Lou
• Frank
• Lawrence
• Helena

The family left New Albany, Indiana, in 1915.

Submitted by:
Joel K. Waszak
Louisville CO
E-mail: jwaszak@mho.com

Henry Thomas Edmonds

Henry Thomas Edmonds
b. 9 October 1891, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana, to George D. and Anna (Weissenberger) Edmonds
d. 17 October 1975, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Henry never married. He emigrated from New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, in 1915.

Submitted by:
Joel K. Waszak
Louisville CO
E-mail: jwaszak@mho.com

Thomas Jefferson Riley

Thomas Jefferson Riley
b. 26 February 1842, Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, to Henry S. and Mary “Polly” (Pennell) Riley
d. 28 January 1918, Meade County, Kentucky

m. 27 January 1875, Meade County, Kentucky
Harriet A. Finch
b. 25 June 1841, Meade County, Kentucky, to John and Frances (Froman) Finch
d. 12 April 1920, Meade County, Kentucky

Children with Harriet A. Finch:

  • Angeline “Annie” (1875-1909) married Clarence Eugene Frans
  • Martha “Mattie” Amelia (1877-1967) married James L. Frans
  • Siretta “Rettie” Glenn (1878-1968) married George Washington Singleton
  • Mary Elizabeth (1881-1978) married Richard Lavielle Edmonds
  • Edward (1887-aft. 1900)

Thomas’ family lived in Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, from about 1832 until about 1844, when they moved across the Ohio River to Meade County, Kentucky. The Riley farm was adjacent to the Finch farm, so Thomas and Harriet probably knew each other in childhood. Their marriage was the only one for each of them and both were in their thirties at the time of their marriage.

Thomas was a farmer. On 24 July 1863, he enlisted in Tennessee as a Private in Company E, 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, CSA, and served until his unit surrendered in Louisville, Kentucky, on 16 May 1865. During the Civil War, Thomas was captured near Paris, Tennessee, and later returned to service after a prisoner exchange. He received a pension for his military service in the CSA. After his death, his widow Harriet Finch Riley received a widow’s pension until her own death two years later. His service t the Confederacy was recently accepted by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It is noted that Thomas was not a slaveholder.

Submitted by:
Mary D. Kraeszig
Zionsville IN
E-mail: kittydoc@indy.rr.com