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James Ephraim Baugh

James Ephraim Baugh
birth: 9 January 1896, in Spencer, Owen Co., Indiana to John Thomas and Mary Estella (Stimson) Baugh
death: 20 December 1975, Clay Co., Indiana
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 7 January 1915, Owen Co., IN
Hazel Elizabeth Mason
birth: 28 Feb 1896, Owen Co., IN to Elwood U. and Emily (Bowne) Mason
death: 9 Sep 1986, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen Co., IN

Children of James Ephraim Baugh and Hazel Elizabeth Mason:

  • Patricia Ann Baugh, m. Emery Joseph Nagy
  • Emily Elizabeth Baugh, b. 24 Sep 1920, d. 24 Sep 1920

James Ephraim Baugh Lived In:

James was born, raised, and died in Owen County, Indiana.

Other Information:
Built a house in 1936 on Highway 46 in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. This home is the current residence of the submitter. The ancestor and submitter are not related.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Clair Malcolm Rice

Clair Malcolm Rice
birth: 3 June 1879, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana to James V. Rice and Elizabeth Malcomb/Malcolm
death: 15 February 1953, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married: 30 June 1902, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Mabel Burgess
birth: 18 April 1877, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Adopted by Mr. and Mrs Joseph Burgess.
death: 9 February 1943, Butler, Bates County, Missouri
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

Children of Clair Malcolm Rice and Mabel Burgess:

  • Burgess J. Rice (1903-1989)
  • James Vinton Rice (1905-1967)
  • Clair Malcolm Rice, Jr. (1908-2001)
  • John H. Rice (1911-2005)
  • William K. Rice (1916-1997) m. Ruth Esther Bartlett
  • Ruth E. Rice (1919-1998) m. Murrell D. Thomas

Clair lived in Hebron, Porter County, Indiana (1880); Boone, Porter County, Indiana (1900); Lincoln, Newton County, Indiana (1910-1920); Butler, Bates County, Missouri (1930-1953).

He died near his son in Chicago, Illinois, who was also a doctor and attending physician.

Clair attended medical school in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated in 1901. His first medical practice was in Jasper County, Indiana for 5 years. He later moved that practice of Rose Lawn, Indiana.

His family lineage is at Find-A-Grave Memorial # 81434046.

Source: Hamilton, Lewis H., and William Darroch. 1916. A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana. Volume II. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 703-704.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson
dgpatterson@earthlink.net

Henry Nees

Henry Nees
birth: 18 Mar 1910, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas
death: 5 Feb 1992, Clay County Health Center, Brazil, Clay County Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County Indiana

marriage: 22 Dec 1939, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana
Carolyn Madella Scurlock
birth: 22 Dec 1921, Indianapolis, Marion County Indiana to Oscar Allison Scurlock and Myrle Elizabeth Lawrence
death: 24 Jun 2014, Meadows Manor East Nursing Home, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana
burial: McCullough Zion Gummere Cemetery, rural Cory, Clay County, Indiana

Henry was born in rural Cory, Clay County Indiana to William Thomas Nees and Mary Thomas on Mar 18, 1910.  He was raised by his maternal grandparents Marion & Lydia (Hardin) Thomas from the time he was 2 years old due to his mother’s 2nd marriage.  He has 1 half brother and 3 half sisters on his mother’s side and 1 half sister on his father’s side.  He went to school in the Old Jeffers School house in rural Cory Clay County, Indiana from 1st grade to 8th grade.  While living with his grandparents he farmed.  He worked on the railroad for a while.  He was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Company after married where he worked until he retired.  He and his wife Carolyn owned and operated Ike’s grocery and gas station in Saline City, Clay County Indiana for a short while in the early 70’s and they also owned Nees’ Greenhouse in Saline City, Clay County Indiana sometime during his life time.  He played drums in The Double Eagle Band which went to different nursing homes, and some other places like the Saline City Labor Day Picnic.  He could also play the violin.  He was an avid fisherman.  A man of many talents he worked as an electrician for the Saline City Labor Day Picnic Association of which he was a member for several years.  He could also do carpenter work, and work on mechanics some.  He became a born again christian in 1975.  Attended Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City for a while.

Submitted by:
Kay Katopodis
Email: kraftykaykat@frontier.com

Elvira Demeretta Chappell

Elvira Demeretta Chappell
b. 18 September 1842, Algiers, Pike County, Indiana, to Moses Lane and Amanda Melvina Susan (Twitty) Chappell
d. 12 April 1915, Gandy, Logan County, Nebraska

m. 24 June 1864, Algiers, Pike County, Indiana
Allen Overton Adams
b. 28 October 1842, Algiers, Pike County, Indiana, to Edward S. “Ned” and Martha A. “Patsy” (Harris) Adams
d. 10 December 1917, Winslow, Pike County, Indiana

Children with Allen Overton Adams:
• Arthur Adison (1865-1935) married Zulima R. “Zella” Radcliff
• Martha Issabelle “Mattie” (1866-1945) married Isaac “Ike” Selby
• Edward Grant (1869-1935) married Martha Anna Sorguis
• Moses Lane (1870-1958) married Jeanette Maude Oberson
• Mary Elizabeth (1872-1969) married Homer Curt Thomas
• George Jerome (1875-1957) married Martha Esther Coen
• Nancy Katherine “Kate” (1877-1926) married Curtis L. Gribling
• Chloe Luella (1880-1926) married Claude B. Loudon
• Allen Beverly (1881-1911) married Cora Delilah McCain
• Clyde (1884-1885)
• Claude (1884-1885)
• Orace Eldoris (1886-1917) married Henerietta Mathilda Fitzgerald

Elvira left the state in 1891. Allen Adams was buried in Gandy, Logan County, Nebraska, the week after he died in Indiana.

Submitted by:
Larry L. Nielson
Fruitland ID
E-mail: lniel19027@juno.com

Lewis Leslie McShane

Lewis Leslie McShane
b. 25 April 1879, Mahalasville, Morgan County, Indiana, to Francis Marion and Nora Rachel (Cramer) McShane
d. 19 October 1955, Glenside, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

m. 5 August 1903, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas
Lorena Ellis
b. 1 June 1871, Indiana, to Jesse and Evaline (Thomas) Ellis, Jr.
d. 20 March 1964, St. Petersburg, Florida

Children with Lorena Ellis:
• Lois Jessie (1904-1997) married Clarence Eugene Mason
• Doris Loreen (1907-1999)
• Marjorie Elizabeth Louise (b. 1914) married Carl Irving Wilbur

Lewis’ grandparents came to Indiana from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, about 1830. They lived first in Harrison Township, Dearborn County, and later moved to New Trenton, Franklin County, Indiana in the 1840’s. Lewis left Indiana in 1881 for Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas. He later lived in Illinois and in Springfield, Massachusetts, before finally moving to Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Lewis was a teacher for a short time in Johnson County, Indiana, and married a teacher before joining Dodd, Mead & Company, where he sold encyclopedias for 20 years, but eventually left Dodd, Mead & Company. He moved to G & C Merrian & Company, where he became Vice President and a member of the board of directors.

Submitted by:
Helen M. Bailey
Travelers Rest SC

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

Jonathan W. Ruggles

Jonathan W. Ruggles
b. 22 August 1818, Lewis County, Kentucky, to John and Elizabeth (Wilson) Ruggles
d. 16 November 1865, Carlisle, Warren County, Iowa

m. 18 March 1841, Shelby County, Indiana
Samantha Amerilla Thomas
b. 29 December 1822, Jennings County, Indiana, to Elijah and Sarah (Pounds) Thomas
d. 25 March 1884, Warren County, Iowa

Children with Samantha Amerilla Thomas:
• George Washington (1841-1863)
• John W. (b. 1843) married Hannah M. Weatherby
• William H. (b. 1846) married Alice Lamphire
• Sarah E. (b. 1848) married Erastus Surber
• Marcus Lafayette (b. 1849)
• Albert Martin (1851-1928) married Alice Jane Lee
• Phoeby B. (1856-1859)
• Amos P. (1857-1859)
• Abraham Lincoln (b. 1860)
• Josephine L. (b. 1863)
• Jonathan Johnson (b. aft. 1863)

Jonathan came to Shelby County, Indiana, about 1842, and left in 1859.

Submitted by:
Loran Ralph Braught
West Terre Haute IN
E-mail: loranbraught@verizon.net