Henry Wilson Slusser and Eva Viola Munk

2nd great grandparents < George Franklin Slusser < Kathryn Viola Slusser Ferrell

DNA confirmed match.

Henry Wilson Slusser was born September 7, 1861 in Louisville, Stark, Ohio, US to William Slusser and Eliza Ringer. He died February 2, 1937 in Alliance, Stark, Ohio, US and buried February 6, 1937 at Fairmount Cemetery in Alliance. He died from pneumonia, influenza, and acute dilatation of the heart.

He married Eva Viola Munk on December 6, 1883. They were both able to read and write. Eva completed 8th grade.

Henry’s father was killed at the Battle of Vicksburg during the Civil War when Henry was just shy of 2 years old. He did receive a pension for his father’s service. In 1870, he was living with his stepfather, David Snyder. From there, he lived with his grandparents, Jonathan Schlosser and Sarah Trump Schlosser, in 1880. In 1921 he was retired as a farmer. He originally worked a general farm. In 1920 he was working at a dairy farm. In 1930 he was working as an assistant at what looks to read nash garage, while his son Guy was the manager.

Eva Viola Munk was the daughter of George Franklin Munk and Catherine Ann Oyster. Eva’s maiden name is sometimes seen as Monk, but in general the spelling typically seemed to be with a U. She was born November 29, 1865, and died October 19, 1947. Her cause of death was coronary occlusion.

Like her husband, Eva lost not one but both of her parents at the early age of 8. Her parents died within just a few weeks of each other from typhoid fever. Her grandfather John Oyster died a few months later as well. At least for part of her childhood, she grew up living with her uncle Joseph Oyster. It appears the family name was spelled with an O, but after her parents death she started using the U spelling. I’m unaware of what happened to her siblings after their parents death, at least at this time.

After Henry’s death, Eva was living with her daughter Bertha Craft and husband at 4218 52nd Street, Alliance, Ohio.

Their children:

  1. Estella May Slusser born May 5, 1886, died September 25, 1964. Married Irvin J Bandy.
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    Their children:

    • William Jennings Bandy born 25 November 1908. Married Marion Elizabeth Sweet (born 23 September 1916.) He was an electrician. He died 25 Feb 1989 in Alliance, Ohio.
    • Evelyn Viola Bandy born June 3, 1910, died 22 Feb 1991. She married Joseph Herbert Hunter (born 21 April 1910). He had one son at the time of their marriage, John Henry Hunter. They had at least one son, Durwood Allen Hunter, born 12 March 1949, died about 1950.
    • Burdella Emily Bandy born 22 September 1911. Married Lester Joseph Monter (28 July 1916-6 January 1949.) She died 30 Nov 1995 in Canton, Stark, Ohio. Their tombstone names one son, Robert L Oct 18, 1947. According to their tombstone, Lester was a railway conductor. He was in the US Army and served in WWII.

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    • Dorothy May Bandy born 4 September 1913, died May 2, 2006. Married Donald James Anderson (April 26,1919). 2nd, she married Carl Pierson (March 19, 1914-29 Aug 1977.) According to his obituary, Carl had two sons and six grandchildren: Carl Richard of Wellsville and William Clifford of Elyria. He was a potter and dairy worker.
    • Helen Estella Bandy born 25 Jul 1915 in Alliance, died 14 Apr 1980 in Marlboro, Stark, Ohio. She married Herbert Francis Monter (3 Nov 1914 – 14 Oct 1981.) One son, Douglas Herbert Monter, 1938- Oct. 15, 2010, who married Betty M (1945-2011.)
    • Laura Belle Bandy born 2 December 1917, died 28 Jun 1991. Married Kenneth Dwain Koons (March 6, 1912). At least one daughter, Jeanette Marie Koons (1943), married Thomas William McConnell (1943.)
    • John Woodrow Wilson Bandy born January 10, 1920. His obituary:

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      John W. Bandy, age 92, formerly of Alliance, passed over quietly in his sleep with loving family members at his side at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Maison Aine’ in Stow.
      He was born January 10, 1920, in Columbiana County, to Irvin J. and Estella M. (Slusser) Bandy.
      He started his education at Union Grove one room school house and graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. He was a successful lifetime dairy farmer, owning and operating Bandy Farms.
      Mr. Bandy was a life member of Bethel United Church of Christ, member and chairman of the Farm Bureau Council, and member of Tri-County Producers Association, the Agricultural Stabilization Committee and a lifetime member of the Holstein Fresian Association. He also enjoyed reading, word searches and spending time with his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Wilda J. (Williams) Bandy whom he married February 26, 1945; children John H. (Pam) Bandy of Alliance, Carol J. (Dan) Conser and Dianna L. Bandy, both of Beloit, Gregory I. (Chris) Bandy of Alliance, Deborah M. Buchs of Sebring, and Brenda M. (Tom) Magier of Munroe Falls; sister, Sharlet Byrne of Alliance; 17 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Evelyn, Burdella, Helen, Laura and Dortha; and two brothers, William and Tommy.

      Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park.

      Source: Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 31 Oct 2012

    • Thomas Calvin Bandy born 20 March 1922, died 27 May 1992. He served in the US Army, WWII. Married Edythe Marie Williams (1920)
    • Sharlet F Bandy born about 1927. Married ? Byrne.
  2. Edna Belle Slusser born February 7, 1889, died 1976. Married Lester Edwin Lesh (1891 -1965) Their children:
    • Kenneth Leroy Lesh born 31 Aug 1913, died 13 Dec 1991 in Florida. Married Ann S. Two daughters, Elaine N Morgan and Lorene Hammock.
    • Harold Edwin Lesh born 19 Jan 1915, died 25 May 1990.
    • Helen Marie Lesh born 3 Jul 1916, died 6 Aug 1991. Married Blair Ashbaugh.
    • June Lesh born about 1919.
    • Wanda Belle Lesh born 29 Mar 1926, died 19 Jul 2002. Married ? Dawson.
    • Joyce Lesh born about 1929. Married ? Warner.
  3. William Harrison Slusser born December 10, 1890, died January 30, 1942. Married Ida Wise (1893-1954.) He was an auto-mechanic. Was living at 622 North Lincoln in Alliance at the time of his death. His mother is named incorrectly as Eva Viola Mauk on his death record. He appears to have at some times gone by Harrison. Their children:
    • Ted Slusser born about 1913

    • Edward Leroy Slusser born 2 Oct 1913,  died 29 Nov 2002. Married Velma Enid (1919-2006). They had at least one son, born about 1940.

    • Ernest Wilson Slusser born 16 October 1915, died 13 November 1991. Married Helen C. (1919-1973.) One infant daughter, 1946. His second wife was Edna M Zimmerly. Ernest was in the US Army and served in WWII.

    • Beatrice Viola Slusser was born 15 Jul 1917 and she died 18 Jun 2004. married ? Marshall

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      Beatrice Viola Slusser

       

    • Erma Jane Slusser born 28 Feb 1920 and died 6 Jan 2003. married ? Varga

    • Lois Ann Slusser. Her obituary:

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      Lois A. (Slusser) Snowden, age 84, of Alliance, went home to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Altercare of Alliance.
      She was born July 15, 1929, in Alliance to William Harrison and Ida M. (Wise) Slusser.
      Lois was a deputy clerk of the Stark County Board of Elections and a member of the Bolton United Methodist Church where she was active in Women’s Society and the choir. She was also the former president of the Alliance Democratic Women’s Society and the choir director at the ORA Church in Florida. Lois enjoyed spending her winters in Florida and singing and entertaining with her family band in Florida and locally.
      She is survived by two daughters, Linda D. Reiheld and Sharon L. (Paul) Hagan, both of Alliance; one son, Dennis R. Snowden of Alliance; grandchildren, David (Christine) Beikirch, Jason (Ann) Hagan, Andy Hagan, and Tim (Shelly) Hagan; great-grandchildren, Drue, Jonathan, Grace, Ariah, Tavia, Reese, Matt, Rachel, and Danny; brother-in-law, Ralph Marshall; and sister-in-law, Margaret “Peg” Slusser.
      Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Campbell G. Snowden, whom she married September 9, 1947 and who died May 18, 2005, four brothers, Ted, Edward, Ernest and Donald; and two sisters, Beatrice Marshall and Erma Varga.

      Interment will be at Alliance City Cemetery.

      Source: Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 23 Aug 2013

      Following is an excerpt from Campbell G Snowden’s obituary:
      He was born July 9, 1919 Winchester, Kentucky to Ellis and Flora (Ballard) Snowden and lived in Alliance most of his life.
      Mr. Snowden was employed by American Steel Foundries as an Inspector and worked in the gauge room. He retired in 1975.
      He was a member of Bolton United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the church choir, served on the Administrative Board, was active in the Adult Sunday school class, and was a great contributor to the life of the church.
      He was a former member of the Civil Conservation Corp, and formerly served at First Ward Councilman. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 166, and former president of Local A.F.L.C.I.O. # 2211.
      A W.W. II U.S. Army veteran, he served active duty in many major European campaigns.

    •  Donald Slusser born 1936

  4. George Franklin Slusser
  5. Calvin Henry Slusser born 1896, died 1989. In 1920, he was living with Lester Lesh and Edna Slusser Lesh. Calvin’s first wife was Mildred? His second wife, Ann W. Kellner, was born about 1903 in Germany. They had at least three children:
    • Gerald W Slusser born 1925. One daughter.

    • Duaine L Slusser  1927 – 2016
    • Donna Jean Slusser born 1928 married ? Oswald, one son: Dan Thomas Oswald.
    • Barbara Slusser
  6. Guy Allott Slusser Senior born Jan 12, 1899 died May 25, 1972. He was a Private in the US Army during WWI. In 1961, he immigrated to New Zealand. At the time, he was an investor. He married Helen E. born May 26, 1901, died 04 Oct 1981. They had one son, Guy Allott Slusser, Junior born August 14, 1923, died June 28, 2013. Junior served in the US Army during WWII. Note: his birth record names him as Guy Ellett Slusser.guyslusser
  7. Bertha Viola Slusser born August 19, 1904, died July 23, 1976. She married Roger Carey Craft (1913-1999.) Then married Harvey Pierce Appler (1904-1976.) He was a U.S. marine and served in WWI

Sources:

Personal communication with Georgia Oswald, May 2017.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8F7-4QF : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser and Eva V. Munk, 06 Dec 1883; citing Stark, Ohio, United States, reference 399; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 878,195.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVJ-RZD : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser and Eva V. Munk, 06 Dec 1883; citing Stark,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0878195 V. 9-10.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6JS-DSQ : 24 May 2016), H. W. Slusser in entry for Estella May Slusser, 05 May 1886; citing Birth, Washington, Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXCZ-4VQ : 8 December 2014), H. W. Slusser in entry for Estella May Slusser, 05 May 1886; citing Washington, Stark, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXCZ-LRW : 8 December 2014), H. W. Slusser in entry for Wm. H. Slusser, 10 Dec 1890; citing Tuscarawas, Stark, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 897,619.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6JD-GJF : 22 December 2016), H.W. Slusser in entry for Guy Ellett Slusser, 12 Jan 1899; citing Birth, Wash. Twp., Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6R2-W9R : 8 December 2014), H.W. Slusser in entry for Guy Ellett Slusser, 12 Jan 1899; citing Wash. Twp., Stark, Ohio, reference 264; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX4-X9G : 22 January 2015), Henrey Slusser, Washington Township, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 64, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,323.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLDW-6NR : 29 October 2015), Henry W Slusser, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 209, sheet 7B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,245.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDPJ-WWB : 14 December 2015), H W Slusser, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,436.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4CL-JLS : 8 December 2015), Henry W Slusser, 1930.

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2011. Provo, UT, USA

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8M7-B44 : 8 December 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser, 02 Feb 1937; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 13992; FHL microfilm 2,023,491.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8M7-B4H : 8 December 2014), William Slusser in entry for Henry Wilson Slusser, 02 Feb 1937; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 13992; FHL microfilm 2,023,491.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8MS-9TG : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Slusser in entry for William Harrison Slusser, 30 Jan 1942; citing Alliance, Stark, Ohio, reference fn 6018; FHL microfilm 2,023,980.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X616-2HW : 8 December 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser in entry for Eva Viola Slusser, 19 Oct 1947; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,246,313.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K86X-D6C : 28 November 2014), Henry Wilson Slusser in entry for Harvey Pierce Appler and Bertha Viola Craft, 20 Sep 1954; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,343,395.

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“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7J8 : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7JC : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, 1861-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXCY-7J6 : 4 December 2014), Henry William Slusser, 1861 – 1934; from “Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War Veterans, ca. 1861- ca. 1934,” database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : 2008); citing military unit 76 Ohio Infantry, company K, application number WC115749, NAID identifier 300020, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-LFH : 17 October 2014), Henry W Slusser in household of David Snyder, Ohio, United States; citing p. 4, family 25, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SY-8MQ : 14 July 2016), Henry W Slusser in household of Jonathan Slusser, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 150, sheet 238A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1067; FHL microfilm 1,255,067.

Directory Title: The Farm Journal Rural Directory of Stark County Ohio; Year Range: 1915; Page #: 216; Publisher: Wilmer Atkinson Company; Publication Year: 191. Ohio and Florida, City Directories, 1902-1960. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2010. Provo, UT, USA

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2N-52L2 : 13 December 2015), Henry Wilson Slusser, 1937; Burial, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States of America, Fairmount Memorial Park; citing record ID 71653505, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71653505

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“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-RQM : 17 October 2014), Eva V Monk in household of George Monk, Ohio, United States; citing p. 16, family 139, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8SY-FP6 : 14 July 2016), Eva V Munk in household of Joseph S Oyster, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 150, sheet 240A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1067; FHL microfilm 1,255,067.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV2N-52LJ : 11 July 2016), Eva Viola Munk Slusser, 1947; Burial, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, United States of America, Fairmount Memorial Park; citing record ID 71653504, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71653504

 

Henry William Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston

My second great grandparents: Viola Fisher, Arthur Ferrell

Henry William Fisher was born February 8, 1846 in Rush, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His parents were James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart. He died November 12, 1912 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He was a farmer and railroad watchman. He married Sarah Ann Johnston at Fallen Timbers on March 21, 1867. After Sarah passed, he married Anna Edie 22 Dec 1909 at Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States. His marriage certificate to Anna Edie does state he was married previously, and lists James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart as his parents. His death certificate states his father as Lawrence Fisher; I assume Lawrence was his father’s middle name.

Henry’s family owned the Fisher Railroad Station. At the time of his marriage to Anna Edie, he was working at the railway shop. I would presume he worked for his family at the station his entire life, aside from the periods he was a farmer. He was able to read and write.

As of the 1880 US Census, Henry was working and yet it states he was temporarily sick or disabled though no specific illness is given.  At the time of the 1910 Census, he was working as a waiter – the census record looks to read, at a boiler shop? As of the 1900 and 1910 Census records, he had been unemployed zero times so whatever the issue in 1880, I would presume it cleared up or he was able to work through it or else just had to. Cause of death on his death certificate states creeping paralysis, which he was being treated for 170 days prior to death. Creeping paralysis is an old term for polio which was epidemic at that time.

In 1870, a Samuel Linard was living with Henry and Sarah. I wonder if this perhaps is an uncle, brother to Catherine Lenhart. In 1910, their son Jasper was living with Henry and Anna at the age of 20.

Sarah Ann Johnston  I haven’t been able to find much on. It’s known she had eight brothers, according to our family history. It appears her last name was probably originally spelled Johnston but it got changed to Johnson on numerous records throughout her life. She was born January 26, 1846 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, US and died May 28, 1906 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. From the US Census data, we do know her father was born in Ohio, and her mother in England. Sarah was able to read and write. She was a homemaker. According to the death record, she died from dropsy of the heart. Parents are listed as unknown on the death record.

Sarah’s parents were Abraham Johnston and Hepzibah Kershaw. In 1850, they were living in Steubenville and Hepzibah was born in England. Sarah was the only child at this time, so it appears she was the oldest. By 1860, they were living in Rush, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US and Sarah had 2 sisters and one brother.

Their children were:

  1. Ross McClellan Fisher born July 12 1863, died October 27 1941 in Coshocton, Ohio, US. Married Sarah.

  2. Charles W Fisher born about 1868. He married Maggie Evans (born 1870) and had a son, Walter Fisher (born 1887). Died 1949 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.
  3. Abraham F Fisher born February 18, 1870 in Perry Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Died at Dennison, Summit, Ohio, US in 1939.
  4. Isadora Fisher born March 18, 1872. He died in 1913 in Uhrichsville and it appears his first name may have been Henry.
  5. Harry A Fisher born July 15, 1874. Married Ethel M. Dill (1878). Maud Dill was listed on the 1900 Census as their servant. Died September 3, 1955 in Uhrichsville.
  6. Robert P Fisher born September 21, 1878 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Died October 28, 1957.
  7. Viola May Fisher
  8. James Clifford Lewelly Fisher born September 3, 1882, died January 28, 1952. Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His WWI draft record states he was short and stout with blue eyes and light colored hair, and he was an engine inspector. On his WWII draft record, he is mentioned as being 5’5.5″, 220 pounds and having a ruddy complexion, with grey hair. He married Cora Belle St. John (born 1886 in Michigan) in Michigan. Their marriage record names his father as James Henry Fisher. They had at least one daughter, Dorothy Marie (born 1909), who compiled much of the Fisher information which was passed down through my family.
  9. Jasper Leroy Fisher born January 25, 1891 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, US. Married Etta Nell Cecil (1891 – 1979). Died April 21, 1982 in Scio, Harrison, Ohio, US. Their children were Donald Leroy Fisher (1913-1998), Evelyn M Fisher Walker (1916 – 2012), Earl R Fisher (1920)

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Sources

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVY-SLS : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston, 21 Mar 1867; citing Tuscarawas,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0890365 V. 6-7.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDPP-PPY : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston, 21 Mar 1867; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference v6 p226 cn10826; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-PVK : 24 May 2016), Henry Fisher in entry for Infant Fisher, 18 Feb 1870; citing Birth, Perry Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6LB-NFR : 17 October 2014), Henry W Fisher, Ohio, United States; citing p. 7, family 58, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,772.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6F1-R8S : 24 May 2016), H. W. Fisher in entry for Marry A. Fisher, 15 Jul 1874; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-5XC : 24 May 2016), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher, 15 Jul 1874; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6H8-2HB : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Fisher, 21 Sep 1878; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-RSH : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Infant Fisher, 21 Sep 1878; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M83S-GBC : 24 December 2015), Henry W Fisher, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 224, sheet 226D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1072; FHL microfilm 1,255,072.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6DQ-M3L : 24 May 2016), William H. Fisher in entry for James Clifford Fisher, 03 Sep 1882; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X633-WRC : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX36-TB6 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Uhrichville,Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-NV3 : 24 May 2016), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMXX-9TV : 22 January 2015), Henry W Fisher, Mill Township (south & west part) Urichvillle village, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X82P-YKL : 8 December 2014), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher and Ethel M. Dill, 01 Dec 1900; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference V11 P 491 cn 24002; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,367.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD65-C7S : 8 December 2014), H. W. Fisher in entry for Harry A. Fisher and Ethel M. Dill, 01 Dec 1900; citing , Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference 2:3K6DLBP; FHL microfilm 890,367.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NC7 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8G6-PN4 : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Jasper Leroy Fisher and Ettie Or Etta Nell Cecil, 02 Apr 1912; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference p353 cn29622; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,370.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8QS-FHS : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for Ross Mcclellan Fisher, 27 Oct 1941; citing Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, reference fn 58966; FHL microfilm 2,023,970.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXS8-1MD : 8 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher in entry for James Clifford Fisher, 28 Jan 1952; citing , reference Certificate; FHL microfilm 2,372,994.

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“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX3Z-KVZ : 9 November 2014), Henry W Fisher in household of James Fisher, Clay, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing family 1947, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPC-7RY : 30 December 2015), Henry Fisher in entry for James Fisher, 1860.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-K2Z : 8 December 2014), Catharine Lenhart in entry for Henry W. Fisher and Anna Edie, 22 Dec 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28580; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLFG-KZM : 29 October 2015), H W Fisher, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 134, sheet 10B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,249.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8C9-7X2 : 8 December 2014), Henry W Fisher, 11 Nov 1912; citing Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 62558; FHL microfilm 1,953,482.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6JW-QYW : 13 December 2014), Henry W. Fisher, 11 Nov 1912; citing Death, Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 172, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,361.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126403219&ref=acom

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“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX39-X1C : 9 November 2014), Sarah A Johnson in household of Abraham Johnson, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States; citing family 356, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPM-ZTJ : 30 December 2015), Sarah A Johnson in entry for Abm Johnson, 1860.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6JW-WJS : 13 December 2014), Sarah A. Fisher, 28 May 1906; citing Death, Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 182a, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,361.

James M Ferrell and Sarah Adaline Minor

My second great grandparents: Thomas Ferrell, Arthur Ferrell

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James M Ferrell was born March 31, 1848 in Harrison, Ohio, US. He was the son of Thomas Ferrell and Margaret Mahon. He died April 5, 1928 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. and buried April 7, 1928 in Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His nickname was Catfish Jim, and he was a fisher and trapper. James was able to read and write. On May 7, 1874 he married Sarah Adaline Minor in Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

As of 1850, his childhood home seemed to be in Jackson, Ashland, Ohio, US. His mother was born in Richland County, which doesn’t seem too far off to think they would have lived in Ashland. I can only guess how his parents met, being from different counties. How they ended up in Tuscarawas County is unclear as well. His father died about 1861, killed in the Civil War. The family was living in Uhrichsville as of 1860, at which time the spelling of the surname was Farrell.

As of 1870, he, his mother, two brothers were living in Uhrichsville. John Shea of Ireland, Eliza Mitchener, Melinda Johnson, Lewis Carpenter and Lewis A Johnson were living with them at this time, whomever those individuals might be. Perhaps they took in boarders at that time to help pay the bills, one can only guess. I have to wonder if these Johnsons might be related to Viola’s family at all. That’s also unclear at this time. His mother was living with his family as of the 1880 and 1900 US Census records.

At the age of death, he was retired. Cause of death is senility – anemia and jaundice – probably malignancy of liver (aka liver cancer.)

His obituary, from FindAGrave reads:

James M. Ferrell, 80, prominent retired Dutchtown resident, died Thursday morning at 8:12 at his home following an illness of 3 months. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. The deceased was born March 31, 1848 in Harrison County, a son of Thomas and Margaret Ferrell.

Surviving relatives include his widow, Sarah A. Ferrell; 4 children, Mrs. George Harshey, Thomas W. Ferrell, Dutchtown, Mrs. C. E. Groves, Big Bend, Miss Lulu Ferrell, at home; 1 brother, John K. P. Ferrell of Uhrichsville; fifteen grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. His brother is now the last of a family of 18 children.

The deceased had been a resident of Tuscarawas County most of his life and during his younger days was engaged as a driver on the old Ohio canal for a period of 6 years. At one time he served as Uhrichsville constable for 10 years and prior to his late illness had been actively associated with the Twin City Fish Market, this city, for 13 years. April 11, 1928 Chronicle.

Sarah Adaline Minor, sometimes spelled Miner, was born March 3, 1846 in New Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, US. She was the daughter of John William Minor and Catherine Gillaspie. Died August 18, 1928 in Mill Township, Tuscarawas, OH, US and was buried on August 20, 1928. I appears her name was spelled as Minor beginning after 1875, all previous records spelled it Miner. Sarah was a homemaker. She was able to read and write.

Sarah was born in the birthplace of General George Armstrong Custer, and there is some evidence her family and the Custers were intermingled for some time. General Custer’s father performed the marriage ceremony for her parents. From the research I’ve done, the Miner and Custer families were close friends for many years. One of Sarah’s cousins had a son with General Custer’s brother, Thomas Custer, who died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

It’s been difficult to find any information on Sarah unfortunately. In 1850 the family was living in New Rumley. In 1870 it appears Sarah may have been living with a relative, William, and his wife Rachel. It appears her father may have died sometime between 1850 and 1860 so this makes sense. At this time, she was listed as being a domestic servant.

They had four children:

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(above: Clyde Harshey, Lula Ferrell, Clarance E Grove holding Lula Grove, Sarah Margaret Ferrell Grove, James M Ferrell, Sarah Adaline Minor Ferrell, Mary Ann Ferrell Harshey, George Harshey, Clinton Harshey, Viola May Fisher Ferrell, Thomas Wilson Ferrell. in front: Flora Grove Fowler, Thomas Harshey, Hazel Grove and Elsie Pauline Harshey Courtright. This picture must be from about 1906, 1907.)

  1. Mary Ann Ferrell (Ferrel on the birth index) born June 23, 1875 at Mill Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; died November 29, 1946. She married George Harshey (1868 -1956) on September 27, 1891. (note: her death record give her birth date as June 14, 1873. The date here is from her birth record. Also, the birth index for Mary Ann is of interest because it contains many family surnames: Fisher, Ferrell and namely, Sarah Trump.)Their children were:
    1. Clinton Ray Harshey (February 23, 1896 – October 17, 1918; he died from the flu pandemic)
    2. Clyde L Harshey (March 5, 1898 – February 1974)
    3. Elsie Pauline Harshey (June 10, 1903 – ?) married Joseph Lester Courtright (d. January 1980). Their children: Robert Courtright (May 27, 1923 – March 28, 2011), James Dean Courtright (1924 – October 28, 1941) and George and John Courtright who may or may not be living.
    4. Thomas Harshey (August 5, 1904 – February 1970)
    5. Sarah C Harshey (1908)
    6. Wilma Harshey (February 18, 1917 – July 30, 2000) Married William Horace Cole (1906 -1979), which was her second marriage.
  2. Sarah Margaret Ferrell born 1877, died 1939. She married Clarence Edward Groves (November 1877 – ?).
    From FindAGrave.com:
    “Sarah M. Grove was the wife of Clarence E. Grove. He owned a Photography studio in Uhrichsville Ohio. They had 2 daughters. Hazel and Flora Belle Grove Fowler. Flora Belle is buried in the East Avenue Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio near the airport.”
    Their children:

    1. Flora Groves born 1901 married ? Fowler, had at least one daughter, Thelma E Fowler.
    2. Hazel Groves born 1904
    3. Lula Marie Grove born April 24, 1906, died October 31, 1909
  3. Thomas Wilson Ferrell
  4. Lulu Ferrell born September 1883, died August 2, 1940. She became a nurse, and my mother recalls she once helped save her brother Thomas’s life.

 

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Sources:

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDWQ-N9D : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference V7, P135, cn14057; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD5Z-NH3 : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference V7, P135, cn14057; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,365.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDVT-3LQ : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell and Sarah A. Miner, 07 May 1874; citing Tuscarawas,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0890365 V. 6-7.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-Z44 : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrell, 23 Jun 1875; citing Birth, Mill Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6H8-3LS : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrel, 23 Jun 1875; citing Birth, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXQG-B1Q : 8 December 2014), James Ferrell in entry for Mary Ann Ferrel, 23 Jun 1875; citing Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M83S-X3V : 24 December 2015), James Ferrell, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 223, sheet 198C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1072; FHL microfilm 1,255,072.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-YFC : 24 May 2016), James Ferrell in entry for Thomas Wilson Ferrell, 16 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6HN-4V8 : 24 May 2016), Sarah Miner in entry for Thomas Wilson Fernel, 18 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,358.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX6-1KK : 22 January 2015), James M Ferrell, Mill Township (excl. Dennison & Uhrichville), Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NCS : 8 December 2014), James M. Ferrell in entry for Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDR2-YSJ : 14 December 2015), James M Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,444.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXSS-P8H : 8 December 2014), James M. Ferrell in entry for Mary Annie Harshey, 29 Nov 1946; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,372,964.

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“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX36-Y5W : 9 November 2014), James Ferrell in household of Thomas Ferrell, Jackson, Ashland, Ohio, United States; citing family 24, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPM-WRJ : 30 December 2015), James Farrell in entry for Thomas Farrell, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6LB-42M : 17 October 2014), James Ferrell in household of Margeret Ferrell, Ohio, United States; citing p. 19, family 144, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,772.

“Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKRC-VFG : 8 December 2014), James M Ferrell, 05 Apr 1928; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. , certificate number , Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8G9-YLM : 8 December 2014), James M Ferrell, 05 Apr 1928; citing Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 26914; FHL microfilm 1,991,297.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68898620&ref=acom

(Sarah)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX3M-Z2T : 9 November 2014), Sarah A Miner in household of John Miner, Rumley, Harrison, Ohio, United States; citing family 118, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=111441813&ref=acom

George Franklin Slusser and Lillian Lorena Zumkehr

My great grandparents < Kathryn Slusser

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George Franklin Slusser was born July 12, 1893 in Maximo, Stark, Ohio, US. to Henry Wilson Slusser and Eva Viola Munk. He died October 31, 1965 in Canton, Ohio, US and was buried at Fairmount Memorial Cemetery, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, US. He married Lillian Lorena Zumkehr sometime before 1920.

The 1900 Census lists his name as George L. He was able to read and write, and in 1910 he was listed as a farm laborer on a home farm. His WWI record names him as Frank George and at that time he was working in the farming industry. He was described as short, medium build with light blue eyes and dark brown hair. By 1920 he and Lillian were living on Harrisburg Road in Malboro, Stark, Ohio, US., he was a farm laborer and he appeared to be going by Franklin instead of George. They appeared to be living in the same house as his parents at the time.

By 1930 he was back to George, he was renting a home at 1658 Wayne Ave., N.E., Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. for $17.50, with radio set. He was able to read and write and he was a craneman at Republic Steel. In 1940, he was now listed as Franklin G. and this census states he completed 7th grade. In regards to his name, my mother recalls him always going by Frank. His WWII draft record names him as George Franklin, they were still living at the same address on Wayne Ave. and he worked at the blast furnace at Republic Steel. He was 5’4″ and 140 pounds with a ruddy complexion. His death records lists him as Franklin G. A life claim was listed for him dating 24 Sep 1959, so I assume he may have been sick for awhile before his death.

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Notes: I did find records for a George Fredrick Slusser who was born July 14, 1891 and lived in Stark County, Ohio, US so I wonder if perhaps great grandpa started going by Frank to avoid confusion. I’ve been unable to locate his birth record so far, so unfortunately I have not been able to verify his actual birth name.

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Lillian Lorena Zumkehr was born March 25, 1899 in Maximo, Stark, Ohio, US. to Emmanuel Frederick Zumkehr and Katharina Werren. She died January 29, 1998 in Louisville, Stark, Ohio, US. and was buried January 31, 1998 at Fairmount Memorial Cemetery, Alliance, Ohio, US. She was a homemaker.

I found two birth records for Lillian, each of which names her simply as “Zumkehr”. One, the sex is not listed, the other states female. She was able to read and write. The 1900 and 1910 Census records name her as Lillie but the 1900 record incorrectly defines her as the son of head of household as her sex is listed as “F” then crossed out as “M” for whatever odd reason.

Great grandma died when I was a teenager, so I have at least some memories of her. I remember feeling so fortunate as a child to have an extra grandmother. I can’t recall anything specific about her, but I remember her as this tiny, quiet woman although I know in her younger years she kept busy with her many children.

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Their children were:

  1. Frederick Wilson Slusser born July 14, 1919 Louisville, Stark, Ohio. Married Berdella Fern Woods (born 16 July 1918, Stark, Ohio, US., daughter of Clinton Van Buren Woods and Eva Almeda Woods) February 5, 1939, Brooke, West Virginia. Died July 20, 2003 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, U.S. At the age of 10 he was living with Lillian’s sister Laurie and her husband. Fern lost her eyesight about 1965. Fred and his family moved to VanNuys, California sometime after 1952. Their children:
    • Nancy Carol Slusser (1939) married several times, last lived in Michigan according to family records. At least 7 children: William M. Tabor, Karen L. Tabor, Robert J. Holderman, Christopher L. Kennedy, Randy H. Tompson, Fredric D. Tompson, Lisa M. Tompson. Last married Reginold Fredric Armstrong (1920).
    • William Fredric Slusser (1941) married Deloris Karen Lukasieivicz (1942). Lived in Utah, last lived in Arizona. Two sons, Frank W. Slusser and Gregory L. Slusser.
    • Marcella Ann Slusser (1943) married ? O’Conner with children: Kimberly K O’Conner and Tim M. O’Conner. Divorced, remarried John D. Stishak (1937) with one daughter: Margert L. Stishak (1987). Last lived in Oregon.
    • Kenneth James Slusser (1956) married Margret Elizabeth Young with one son, Andrew J. Slusser (1992).
  2. Kathryn Viola Slusser
  3. Ina June Slusser was born June 24, 1922 in Fairhope, Stark, Ohio, US. She died May 25, 2013 and was buried at Fairmount Memorial Cemetery, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, US. I remember the last time we spoke at the Slusser reunion we connected in our mutual inability to drive and our love of books. I remember her as a sweet woman. She always went by June as long as I knew her. She married David Newton; their children:
    • Janet D. Newton (1940) married William Torak. Divorced. One son: William D. Torak (1959). Married Thomas Tate. Two children: Dianna L. Tate (1970) and Thomas M. Tate (1972).

      June then married John D. Cady (March 13, 1922- January 8, 1992).

  4. Franklin George Slusser, Jr. was born September 11, 1924 in Marlboro, Stark, Ohio. He served in the military during WWII, Vietnam and Korea, narrowly surviving multiple times.
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    He was always known to me as Mickey, though I don’t know where that nickname came from. He married Rita F. Skuhr (1929, Hungary, daughter of Vladime and Minna), a Holocaust survivor. They lived in El Paso, Texas, US and adopted a son, David H. Slusser (1958, E. Germany.) Mickey died January 29, 2009 from cancer. He is buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, Texas, US. He first married Dorothy Polon, with one daughter Sharon R. Slusser (1946). She married Frank D. Mikeska (1940).

    Their children:

    • Shannon B. Mikeska born March 26, 1967, died May 6, 2014 after 3 year battle of numerous illnesses. He served 6 years in the US Navy. Retired from the US Post Office.
    • Melanie Jo Mikeska (1969)
    • Davena L. Mikeska married Scott Howell

    From his enlistment record:

    Enlistment Date 20 Nov 1942
    Enlistment State Ohio
    Enlistment City Fort Hayes Columbus
    Branch Code Coast Artillery Corps or Army Mine Planter Service
    Grade Private
    Grade Code Private
    Term of Enlistment Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
    Source Civil Life
    Education 2 years of high school
    Civil Occupation Shipping and receiving clerks
    Marital Status Single, without dependents
    Height 64
    Weight 137

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  5. Ruth Nadine Slusser was born January 12, 1926 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. She married Jay Heberling (1926.) She died October 13, 2003. I remember being somewhat afraid of her as a small child because she reminded me of a witch, having a small mole near her nose. However, I will remember her fondly as the Sunday school teacher she was, knowing how much she loved children. She worked for Stark MRDD. One daughter, Patricia Ann Heberling (1957) married Gary Eckert (divorced). Their children: Jay C. Eckert (1981), Eric J. Eckert (1983), Adam S. Eckert (1985).
  6. Blanche Mae Slusser was born June 18, 1927 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US.  She married Harlan R. Peffer (August 1, 1929 – April 15, 1957). Harlan died in a ditch cave in. She married Charles Richard Davis (1927.) She died December 3, 2006. She was known to us as Patsy. I remember many summers going swimming at her home. Uncle Chuck worked at a donut shop. I remember one year in particular I was collecting leaves for a school project and Uncle Chuck helped me gather a sassafras leaf from their property. Children of Patsy and Harlan are:
    • Douglas R. Peffer (1950) married Anita G. Bosler (1949). Their children are: Melissa A. Peffer (1970), Adam D. Peffer (1971) married Debra Stanton, Benjamen J. Peffer (1976) and Andrew J. Peffer (1979.)
    • Dennis H. Peffer (1951) married Ila J. Sommers (1952.) Their children: Kimberly J. Peffer (1972) and Joshua T. Peffer (1976.)
  7. Grace Margret Slusser was born July 2, 1930 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. She married William Glen Conway (September 11, 1930 – 2003). She died September 28, 2011 in Louisville, Stark, Ohio, US and buried at Union Cemetery, Louisville, Stark, Ohio, US. Their children:
    1. Timothy Lee Conway (1951) married Lola Marie Sommers (1951). Their children: Daniel J. Conway (1971), David B. Conway (1976), Donald M. Conway (1980.)
    2. Rebecca Sue Conway (1952) married John Arthur Cheezan (1952.) Their children: John E. Cheezan (1979), Jeffery B. Cheezan (1981), Stephanie N. Cheezan (1982.)

    3. Glenda Kay Conway (1956) married Mark Thomas Kauffman (1954). Their children: Jay T. Kauffmann (1978), Matthew M. Kauffmann (1980), Grace A. Kauffmann (1984.)

    4. William Jay Conway (1961) married Kathy Coblentz (1964). Their children: Katie B. Coblentz? (1980), William J. Conway (1984) and Shannon M. Conway (1986.)

  8. Beverly Mary Slusser was born October 30, 1933 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. She married Glenn Miller. She died May 14, 1988 in Deerfield, Portage, Ohio, US. and is buried at Fairmount Memorial Cemetery, Alliance, Stark, Ohio, US. She died of cancer.

Living are Virginia L Slusser McFarland, Shirley A Slusser Ollis, Wilma Slusser Sheneman and James Slusser.

Sources:

Family History of Abraham Zumkehr (1812-1894)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDPJ-W4S : 14 December 2015), Lillian Slusser in household of Franklin Slusser, Marlboro, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,436.

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4C2-VCK : 8 December 2015), Lillian Slusser in entry for George Slusser, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWPH-F67 : 17 May 2014), Lillian L Slusser in household of Franklin G Slusser, Ward 10, Canton City, Canton Township, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-113, sheet 2A, family 22, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 3186.

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Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6N4-MSD : 12 December 2014), Frank George Slusser, 1917-1918; citing Stark County no 2, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,851,190.

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2015. Provo, UT, USA.

Certificate: 79390; Volume: 18238. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007. Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ancestry.com Operations Inc. 2010 Provo, UT, USA

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71653506&ref=acom

(Lillian)

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6JD-324 : 24 May 2016), Zumkehr, 25 Mar 1899; citing Birth, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6RX-FF7 : 8 December 2014), Zumkehr, 25 Mar 1899; citing Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, reference pg 318; FHL microfilm 897,620.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX7-RWD : 22 January 2015), Lillie Zumkehr in household of Fred Zumkehr, Nimishillen Township (excl. Louisville vill.), Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet B, family 356, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,322.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLD7-8V5 : 29 October 2015), Lillie Zumkehr in household of Frederick Zumkehr, Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 211, sheet 17A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,245.

“Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VK2K-LCX : 8 December 2014), Lillian L Slusser, 29 Jan 1998; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. 31415, certificate number 006995, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=146241226&ref=acom

Thomas Wilson Ferrell and Viola May Fisher

My great grandparents: Arthur Ferrell

Thomas Wilson Ferrell was born December 16, 1881 in Warwick Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. to James M. Ferrell and Sarah Adaline Minor. It appears Thomas was named after his grandfather, Thomas Ferrell, and an uncle, Wilson Ferrell. He married Viola May Fisher July 28, 1909 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He died February 14, 1968, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. He is buried at Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

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Thomas attended First Methodist Church. He had numerous jobs in his life including working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as an inspector; Twin City Fish Market in Uhrichsville as a fisher and trapper; Robinson Clay Plant as a blacksmith and working on the railroads and coal mines. He was able to read and write.

At the time of his WWI draft record, he was a blacksmith for Scott Coal Co. in Midvale, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He was recorded as medium height and build with brown eyes and black hair. No exceptions were listed. He was listed as a blacksmith as early as the 1900 census. He worked for the insurance company in 1910. In 1920 he was working in the fish market, but by 1930 he was back to being a blacksmith, this time for the railroad company.

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On his WWII draft record, he was living at Route #2 in Uhrichsville. Listed as his employer was Universal Pipe Company in Cleveland, Ohio but after that was listed Robinson and Son, Sewerpipe, Uhrichsville, Tusc, Ohio. It states he was 5’8″, 211 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair and bald with a ruddy complexion. He had a scar above his left knee. My mom recalls everyone always joked in regards to his complexion; he was always so dark skinned he could have been part Native American.

He attended Big Bend Grade School, and Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. At the time of their marriage, he was a theological student. He collected arrowheads.

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In 1910, he and Viola were living at 512 Dawson, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US., a house they rented. By 1920 they were living in a house which was mortgaged. In 1930 they were living at 30 State Highway No. 8, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. which they owned. The home was valued at 1500 and they did own a radio set. In 1940 the home value or monthly rent amount was at 500, and it also states Thomas only completed 8th grade.

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Viola May Fisher was born April 11,1884 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. to Henry William Fisher and Sarah Ann Johnston.

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Screen capture of their birth record index, which just happened to list Viola right after Thomas.

She died July 1, 1959 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She attended First Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She was able to read and write. She was a homemaker and according to the 1940 US Cenus, completed 8th grade.

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Note: this newspaper clipping is the only record I have found which spells her name as Viola Mae. All other official documents spell it as Viola May.

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Viola May with Paul and Arthur.

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Their children were:

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Paul, Carl and Arthur

  1. Paul Harry Ferrell was born July 16, 1910 in Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. He married Phyllis M. Guest born 1913 in Ohio. They had three children: Joanne Ferrell married Donald E Davis (1928, served in the Army); Shirley (1935 -December 29, 2007) married Robert L Sonnhalter in 1952 and then in 1954 she remarried John P Ridley (1925 -1976); and Gary Ferrell. Paul died November 6, 1996 in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. He completed 2 years of college, and worked in hard ware stores.
    unclepaulUncle Paul – high school photo
  2. Arthur Eugene Ferrell
    ferrells2Viola, Arthur and his sisters.
  3. Helen Mildred Ferrell was born April 1, 1927. She married Don Rankin (born April 7, 1929.) She married Jae Shloser. She married ? Shaver.
  4. Beatrice Marie Ferrell was born Arpril 2, 1916 in Uhrichsville,Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She died April 13, 2005 in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Milt Franks (born December 30, 1909.)auntbeaAunt Bea – high school photo

     

  5. Carl William Ferrell was born February 23, 1914 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. Carl married Helen Barger b. November 28, ?. He died July 6, 1993 in San Francisco, California, US.
  6. Lulu Mae Ferrell was born August 3, 1918 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Earl Wellington Pocock (born May 28, 1917, died January 1985 Phoenix, Arizona). They had no children. She died May 17, 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona.auntlula

    Aunt Lula – high school photo

  7. Ruth Irene Ferrell was born September 15, 1920 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. She married Elmer Miller (born April 8, 1917, died 1942). She married Raymond Poland (born January 8, 1917). Her obituary:
    “Ruth I. Miller-Poland, age 87, of Canton, died Thursday evening, Jan. 31, 2008 at Aultman Hospital. She was born on Sept. 15, 1920 in Uhrichsville, OH to the late Thomas and Mae Ferrell. She attended the former Big Ben Grade School and graduated in 1938 from Uhrichsville High School. She had resided in the Canton area most of her life. She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church and the choir and Missionary Society. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Miller in 1950, her second husband, George Poland in 1991; a son, Ronald Poland who was killed in action in Vietnam; brothers, Carl, Paul and Arthur Ferrell and sisters, Bea Frank, Vera Schwab and Lulu Mae Pocock.. Mrs. Poland is survived be her sons, George(Carolyn) Poland of Massillon, Thomas (Sharon) Miller of Las Vegas, NV, Robert (Nancy) Poland of Canton, James (Linda) Miller of Poquson, VA, William (Catherine) Miller of Canton, Kenneth Poland of Carrollton, OH; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and her sister, Helen Shaver of Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Rev. Melvin Browning officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, OH. Calling hours Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Bethany United Methodist Church Missionary Society, 3906 Easton St. NE, North Canton, OH 44720. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed On-line Guestbook at http://www.reedfuneralhome.com

    The inscription on Ronald Poland’s tombstone reads “OHIO SGT Co B 26 Engineer Bn Vietnam BSM ARCOM-PH”

    • William and Catherine had three children: Joel, Jennifer, and Tim.
  8. Vera Gertrude Ferrell was born March 24, 1924 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. On January 25, 1947 she married James Edward Schwab (March 21, 1924 Tuscarawas, Ohio, US – May 8, 1975 Tuscarawas. The son of Herman Rufus Schwab (1896–1932) and Minnie Amanda Ruppenthal (1898 -1973)) He was an Army Veteran, having served in WWII. They had 3 children: 1 living and Janice Marie Schwab born 1953, died 2010 and James Richard Schwab born 1948 and died 1963. Janice married John Adams Wolfe 1950 – 2015. Vera died on April 10, 1994 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US.

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Aunt Vera – school photo

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The Ferrells, minus Carl.

Sources:

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-NC9 : 8 December 2014), Thomas W. Ferrell and Viola May Fisher, 28 Jul 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28405; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLFG-XY8 : 29 October 2015), Thomas Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 135, sheet 11B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,249.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDR2-Y9T : 14 December 2015), Thomas W Ferrell, Mill, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,444.

Directory Title: Walsh’s Uhrichsville, Ohio Directory; Year Range: 1927; Page #: 78; Publisher: R. L. Polk and Company; Publication Year: 1926 – 1927

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ZK-MJJ : 8 December 2015), Thomas W Ferrell, 1930.

(Thomas)

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-YFH : 24 May 2016), Thomas Wilson Ferrell, 16 Dec 1881; citing Birth, Warwick Twp., Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMX6-1KL : 22 January 2015), Thomas W Ferrell in household of James M Ferrell, Mill Township (excl. Dennison & Uhrichville), Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 8B, family 169, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,327.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6N8-XH9 : 12 December 2014), Thos Wilson Ferrell, 1917-1918; citing Tuscarawas County no 2, Ohio, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,851,246.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5CZ-7T5 : 8 April 2016), Thomas Wilson Ferrell, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKY4-753 : 8 December 2014), Thomas W Ferrell, 14 Feb 1968; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. 19180, certificate number 016588, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

(Viola)

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X6D3-NVS : 24 May 2016), Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,357.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X633-WRH : 24 May 2016), Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Birth, Uhrichville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XX36-TBD : 8 December 2014), Viola Fisher, 11 Apr 1884; citing Uhrichville,Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 890,359.

“Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data:

  • Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and Index, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio.
  • Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus, OH, USA.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

Arthur Eugene Ferrell and Kathryn Viola Slusser

My grandparents.

This will be the genealogy Web site for my maternal grandparents Arthur Eugene Ferrell and Kathryn Viola Slusser.

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Arthur Eugene Ferrell was born January 21, 1912 in Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas, Ohio, US. His birth record incorrectly names him as Author Eugene Ferrell. He was the son of Thomas Wilson Ferrell and Viola May Fisher. On May 25, 1938, he married Kathryn Viola Slusser.  He died November 13, 1996 and is buried at Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, Stark, Ohio, US.

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Arthur attended Uhrichsville High School and completed 12th grade. In 1928 he was in the science club for Chemistry, which required he obtain a grade of “E” every month. He was on the honor roll his sophomore and junior years. I was always told he had a photographic memory, and my family often reflected on his intelligence.

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In 1940, Arthur and Kathryn were living with his brother Paul’s family in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. In 1952, he was working at Amstutz Hatchery. They last lived together at 7483 State St, Louisville, OH, 44641-9755, until his death.

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Catherine Viola Slusser was born November 2, 1920 in Stark, Ohio, US. however, her birth record names her simply as “Slusser.” At the age of 18, she changed the spelling of her name to Kathryn. Her parents were George Franklin Slusser and Lillian Lorena Zumkehr; her mother was the daughter of Swiss immigrants. She died December 5 of 2012 and is buried at Sunset Hills Burial Park, Canton, Stark, Ohio, US.

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In 1938, she was working as a dishwasher and living in Canton, Stark, Ohio, US. According to the 1940 US Census, she only completed her second year of high school.

Like myself, grandpa suffered from chronic daily headache for at least part of his life. I will remember him for his flannel shirts, and sitting in his chair under a blanket and watching day time soaps and golf or tennis on the TV together. He always grew roses, and I will always remember him wearing his roses in his lapel for church. I remember helping him and grandma in their small garden, and I will always remember how much he hated those tomatoes worms. Nor can I forget his dislike of pizza, simply because he hated the smell of it. I was told grandpa was a twin, but his twin did not survive birth. Grandpa collected decorative plates.

Grandma and grandpa knew each other from church, where they both were actively involved and each played instruments. On their first date, they went frog catching; they apparently enjoyed eating frog legs at least in their younger years. I remember grandma making little smokies, and her special little hamburgers and of course ice cream sundaes for breakfast. Grandma always grew and collected blackberries, and I remember helping her gather them. There was nothing as good as her freshly canned pears. She was a quiet woman, who never really knew what to say to others but enjoyed being around family. Most of all, I shall remember all she taught me about God and how to be a decent human being.

They had four children together, all living:

  1. David Eugene Ferrell (1939) married Sandy Zeppernesh. Their children: Cheryl L. Ferrell and DeeAnne Ferrell. Divorced 1963. Remarried Carol Hope Caldwell (1943). Their children: Shelley R. Ferrell, Gerald Alden Ferrell (born January 15, 1968, died January 17, 1968), John D. Ferrell, Laura D. Ferrell.
  2. Darlene Louise Ferrell (1942) married Gary Seymour (1941). Two daughters: April L. Seymour and Lynette K. Seymour.
  3. Cynthia Ann Ferrell (1945) married James Evers (1943). One daughter, Melissa A. Evers.
  4. Gail Lou Ferrell (1955) married James William Snyder II (1954). (Divorced)  Two daughters, myself – Melanie S. Snyder – and Meredith M. Snyder.

Sources:

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWP7-QDV : 17 May 2014), Arthur Ferrell in household of Paul Ferrell, Ward 4, Canton City, Canton Township, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-40, sheet 2A, family 19, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 3184.

Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.

 

(Grandpa)

Ancestry.com. Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Ohio Birth Records. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Vital Records Office.

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).

Ancestry.com. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data:

  • Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and Index, December 20, 1908-December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094. Ohio Historical Society, Ohio.
  • Ohio Department of Health. Index to Annual Deaths, 1958-2002. Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus, OH, USA.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

 

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=84585372&amp;ref=acom

 

(Grandma)

Ancestry.com. Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Ohio Birth Records. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Vital Records Office.

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.

Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings.

Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&amp;GRid=84585373&amp;ref=acom.