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Olive Alexander

Olive Alexander
b. 10 June 1887, Jay County, Indiana, to Thomas Franklin and Mary Ann (Courtney) Alexander
d. 29 October 1973, Merced, Merced County, California

m/1. 11 August 1906, Bearcreek Township, Jay County, Indiana
Dallas Ray Richison
b. 4 August 1884, Jay County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 13 March 1947, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

m/2. 15 April 1950
J. Frank Hodge
b. 24 November 1878, Jay County, Indiana, to Commodore Perry and Susan (Wood) Hodge
d. 1956, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana

Children with Dallas Ray Richison:
• Modjeska Pauline (1907-1989) married Milburn
Theodore Thornburg
• Ophir Orlo (1909-1949) married Zella Beatrice
Wilkerson
• Herbert Meredith (1913-1969) married Alice Louise
Richardson
• Charles Allen (1918-1989) married Mildred Miley
• Frank Vaughn (1920-1999) married Edith Catherine
Smith

Olive lived in Jay and Randolph counties while she was in Indiana. She was moved to California by her son Frank and daughter Pauline when her health began to decline in 1966. When she died there in 1973, her ashes were flown back to Indiana to be buried beside her first husband, the father of all her children, in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Lot Wright

Lot Wright
b. 1811, Pennsylvania
d. 20 October 1889, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m. 5 March 1833, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Martin
b. 10 June 1809, Kentucky, to Micajah and Mary Martin
d. 4 October 1859, Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

Children with Mary Martin:
• Micajah M. (1834-bef. 1910) married Mary E. [–?–] (1834-bef. 1900)
• Ethan W. “Will” (b. ca. 1836-bef. 1860)
• Daniel Gard (1838-1913) married (1) Emily Lenora Butler (1846-1875), (2) Sarah Ann Davis (1859-1930)
• John Simeon “Sim” (1840-1919) married (1) Susan
Franklin (1840-1897), (2) Lizzie Shaffer (b. 1850)
• Mary J. (1842-1869) married (1) George W. Richardson, (2) William F. Barnard
• Jehu L. (b. 1844)
• Addison F. (1848-bef. 1930) married Mary R. Gant (b. ca. 1851-aft. 1930)

Lot purchased property in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1832 at age 21. The family moved to Preble County, Ohio, in 1840 and came back to Hancock County, Indiana, in 1848 to resume farming. After his wife died, he sold everything and left the state. He was living in Colorado in 1861. After moving to California, he was a blacksmith with his son Dan.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

John N. Wilson

John N. Wilson
b. 30 September 1834, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana, to Alex and Mary (Caut/Cott) Wilson
d. 22 January 1911, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri

m. 4 December 1860, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana
Marrietta Farr
b. 5 March 1842, Paragon, Morgan County, Indiana, to James and Delilah (Jangue) Farr
d. 2 February 1927, Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri

Children with Marrietta Farr:
• Maybell (b. 1862)
• Lillian Vance (1863-1933) married Jacob Nelson Berry
• Hattie/Harriett (b. 1865) married Barton Feadoria
• Minnie (b. 1867) married Abner Goodwine
• Annie (1867-1957) married William C. Miller
• Cynthia (b. 1873) married George Richardson
• Perry (b. 1876)
• Della Lynn (1878-1939) married (1) Dedgar Vance, (2) Jack Belknap
• Nellie (b. 1878) married William H. Leonard
• Julia Lee (1883-1973) married (1) William Louzhart, (2) Newell Thomas, (3) Eliza Gage

John’s family came to Indiana from Virginia shortly before he was born. They left the state for Illinois about 1864 and were in Missouri by 1883. He was a member of the 70th Regiment Indiana Volunteers and the 124th Regiment Indiana Volunteers in 1861.

Submitted by:
Susan Bower Litzenberger
Pahrump NV
E-mail: bolitz2000@yahoo.com

Margaret Heagans

Margaret Heagans
b. 20 April 1851, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Ann (Kelley) Heagans
d. 17 January 1919, Hidalgo, Jasper County, Illinois

m. 5 March 1868, Johnson County, Indiana
Robert Simeon Hunt
b. 21 December 1842, Johnson County, Indiana, to William R. and Martha (Terhune) Hunt

Children with Robert Simeon Hunt:
• Dallas (never married)
• Franklin Pierce married (1) Ida Andrews, (2) Sarah Land
• Anna Dale married David Riley Harrell
• Ida Estelle married Charles Richardson
• Homer Herschel married Mary Gertrude Dulgar

Margeret’s granddaughter, Irene Hunt, was a wellknown children’s author. Her book Across Five Aprils is loosely based on the Heagans-Hunt family history, including the story of William Heagan’s joining the Confederate Army. William Heagans, like many who lived in southern Indiana, was a Southern sympathizer; he left his dying wife and five children to join the Confederacy and was never heard from again.

Submitted by:
Irene “Rene” Denother
Alton IL

Enoch Canada Morris

Enoch Canada Morris
b. 15 May 1830, Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, to Hezekiah Morris and Nancy Anna (Penney) Morris
d. 11 Oct. 1920, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

m. 27 Oct. 1885, Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN
Lydia Etter
b. 5 Sept. 1833, Putnam Co., IN
d. 1 Oct. 1916, Windsor, Shelby Co., IL
bur. Enoch and Lydia are in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL

Children with Lydia Etter:

  • Anna Rebecca (1856-1938) m. John M. Sparks
  • David Henry (1859-1939) m. Minnie Richardson
  • Hezikiah Dolphus (b. 1861) m. [–?–]
  • John Will (1864-1956) m. Elsada Isabel Shuck
  • Joseph Simpson (1867-1901)
  • Melissa Catherine (1869-1893)
  • Frederic Nelson (1871-1899)
  • Violet Elizabeth (1874-1965) m. William Forest Cain
  • Milford Manford (1878-1901)

Born in Browns Valley, Montgomery Co., IN, Enoch and his family moved to central Illinois by covered wagon in October 1874. They stayed in Cumberland Co., IL until the following October 1875 when they moved north-northwest into Shelby Co., stopping at Middlesworth, Shelby Co., IL. In October 1877, the family moved to their new home northwest of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL. Enoch found a wooded area near the banks of the Kaskaskia River. He cleared the area for the house, and he built their home from the logs of the trees he had felled. From 1877 to 1885, Enoch was engaged in timber work, mostly in getting out railroad ties, chopping woods, etc.

Enoch and Lydia were both very devout in their religious beliefs. He was a member of the Old Predestinarian Church on Walnut Creek in Putnam Co., IN. Lydia was formerly a member of the Church of the Brethren near Clinton Falls, IN. In February 1906, Enoch and Lydia moved into Windsor, IL, to live the remainder of their days with their son, John Will Morris, and his family. Both Enoch and Lydia are buried in the Old Bethany Church Cemetery, NW of Windsor, Shelby Co., IL.

Submitted by:
J. Fred Schouten
Bourbonnais, IL
E-mail: FredSchouten@netscape.net

Bert O. Cook

Bert O. Cook
b. 16 July 1879 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Andrew Cook and Martha Hayth
d. 12 Aug 1944 at Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Bert Cook

Bert Cook

Bert Cook gravestone

Bert Cook gravestone

m. 20 Sept 1899 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
Minnie Puntenney
b. 18 Sept 1880 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to John Guffy Puntenney and Margaret Hixon
d. 30 Jun 1953 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children with Minnie Puntenney:

  • Bereniece Cook (1990–1984), m. George Richardson
  • Maxine Eliza Cook (1903–1991), m. Walter B. (“Tip”) Murphy
  • Madonna Opal Cook (1909–1993), m. Parke Lewman

Bert’s obituary in the Montezuma Enterprise, 17 August 1944, stated that he died of a heart attack in Clinton while on the way to see a doctor in town. He was a farmer and the operator of the Cook Grain company in Mecca. He was a Mason and member of both the lodge in Montezuma and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis.

Bert was born on his parents’ farm southwest of Mecca and spent most of his life in Parke County. He was survived by his wife Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca, and Mrs. Parke Lewman of Montezuma; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Carrico of Terre Haute, Mrs. Rose Miles of Rockville, and Mrs. Eva Funkhouser of Hymera. He also had four grandchildren.Rev. Robert Shanklin, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church, presided over the funeral service.

Submitted by:
Mikel Lewman
mblewman@yahoo.com

William Briggs Griffis

William Briggs Griffis
b. 21 September 1874, Carthage, Hamilton County, Ohio, to Newton Carter and Luella (Murdock) Griffis
d. 9 May 1959, Los Angeles, California
bur. Washington Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

William Briggs GRIFFIS

William Briggs GRIFFIS

m. 25 December 1896, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mary Alice Wood
b. 20 September 1878, Harrisburg, Gallia County, Ohio to William Henry & Sophronia A. (McCarley) Wood
d. 24 Dec 1941, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Children with Mary Alice Wood:

  • Vernon Albert (1898-1965), married Eloise E. Richardson
  • Gladys May (1901-1983), married Martin Andreas Norre Anderson
  • Sylvia Loretta (b. 1903), married Ernest Frakes

Although William was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, and died in Los Angeles, California, he “devoted 38 years of his life working for the city of Indiana” (according to Indianapolis Jaycees who gave him a Good Government Award in 1951). He was appointed to the Fire Department of Indianapolis in 1912 and was assigned to the Gamewell Division, which is the alarm system of the Department. Eventually he became superintendent.

After the death of his wife in 1941, he continued to live in Indianapolis before finally moving to Los Angeles to be near his daughter, Gladys Anderson.

Submitted by:
Mrs. William R. Griffis
Largo FL
E-mail: jbgriffis@aol.com