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Harry Ross Masterson

Harry Ross Masterson
b. 1885, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, to Ellis H. and Alice (Stout) Masterson
d. 1952, Pasadena, Texas

m/1. 1904, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
Julia Mabel Kauffman
b. 31 July 1885, Antwerp, Ohio, to William H. and Caroline E. (Straley) Kauffman
d. 14 June 1914, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

m/2. about 1915
Pauline Mary Ehrmann
b. 24 August 1878, Germany

Children with Julia Mabel Kauffman:
• Ethel Mae (1905-1972) married [–?–] LeVack
• Rachel L. (1910-2004) married [–?–] Walker
• Lois V. (1918-1918)

Harry left Indiana for Houston, Texas, in 1943 to be near his daughters and grandchildren. He moved again, several years later, to Pasadena, Texas, where he eventually died at age 67. He is buried in Fort Wayne’s Lindenwood Cemetery.

Harry was a photographer and owned Masterson’s Studio in Fort Wayne before moving to Texas. In both Houston and Pasadena, he established Masterson’s Studio while he lived there. He won a number of photography accolades while in Indiana.

He belonged to Lion’s Club, Home Lodge F. & A.M., Scottish Rite, Plymouth Church, and the Daguerre Club in Fort Wayne.

Submitted by:
Joan L. Kennedy
Bastrop TX
E-mail: jckenn@sbcglobal.net

William Dolph Murphy

William Dolph Murphy
b. 25 March 1834, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Peter Liam and Drusilla (Dolph/Dewolf) Murphy
d. 26 January 1882, Central City, Putnam County, Missouri

m. 3 November 1854, Spencer County, Indiana
Sarah Ellen Brown
b. 3 December 18336, Spencer County, Indiana, to James Abbott and Sarah (Masterson) Brown
d. 7 February 1895, Putnam County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ellen Brown:

  • Luella Belle (1855-1927) married Giles M. Morgan
  • RoseAnn Drusilla (1858-1934) married Louis Clinton Morgan
  • William Brown (1860-1928) married Nellie Ellen Metz
  • Sarah Elizabeth (1864-1942) married Loren L. Gray
  • Eunice Jane (1867-1962) married John H. Sandusky
  • Julia Ida (1868-1869)
  • James Lehem “Lee” (1869-1959) married Kitty Ann Duncan
  • Albert David Arthur (1873-1951) married Bertha May Alexander
  • Mary Emaline (1875-1970) married James H. Demry
  • Newton E. (1877-1877)

William emigrated in 1866 from Indiana to Central City, Putnam County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA

Lucy Mildred Holman

Lucy Mildred Holman
b. 4 May 1819, Dearborn County, Indiana, to Jesse L. and Elizabeth (Masterson) Holman
d. 7 June 1912, Los Angeles, California

m. 16 March 1837, Dearborn County, Indiana
Israel Coleman Curtis
b. 21 July 1813, Mississippi Territory
d. 3 October 1883, Los Angeles, California

Lucy emigrated from Indiana to Iowa in 1844 and moved to California in 1863. This couple
had ten children.

Submitted by:
John Stutesman
San Francisco CA