male Suman1

M, #2404
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Male Suman married Virginia C. Douty, daughter of Charles Moses Douty and Martha E. Cochran.

Child of male Suman and Virginia C. Douty

Citations

  1. [S1125] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 213,214", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Martha Suman

F, #2405
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
Relationships
4th cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-granddaughter of John Hearn
     Martha Suman was the daughter of male Suman and Virginia C. Douty. Martha Suman married Wilfred Runkles on 25 December 1902.1

Citations

  1. [S1126] B. Esther (Oviedo) Harn, "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595, # 214", Feb 1977 (18921 Knapp St., Northridge, CA 91324). Hereinafter cited as "E.B. Harn Sheets, FHL film 1036595."

Alice Gabriello Summers

F, #1452, b. 12 August 1893, d. 19 June 1988
Last Edited=23 Sep 2022
Relationships
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
2nd great-granddaughter of Jacob Rupel
Alice Summers at age 14 years old, taken at South Bend, Indiana.
Alice Summers taken in 1896 at South Bend, Indiana.
     Alice Gabriello Summers was born on 12 August 1893 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.1,2 She was the daughter of Gabriel Rush Summers and Mercy Ann Longley. Alice Gabriello Summers married Joseph Maxwell Stephenson, son of Rome Charles Stephenson and Ella Jane Maxwell, on 31 October 1914 at Indiana.3 Alice Gabriello Summers lived in August 1920 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.3 She lived in July 1924 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. She married Charles Lincoln Ayling, son of Augustus D. Ayling and Elizabeth Freeman Cornish, on 11 August 1928 at Washington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.4 Alice Gabriello Summers died on 19 June 1988 at Orleans, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, at age 94; Certificate:     033547.1 She was buried at Lot 149, Grave 007, Beechwood Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.1

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1900Clay Twsp., St. Joseph Co., Indiana, Record ID     7602::13666969
URL     https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7602&h=13666969
Name     Alice G Sumers Or Sumess
Age     6
Birth Date     August 1893
Birth Place     Indiana, USA
Residence     Clay, St Joseph, Indiana
Sheet Number     1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation     5
Family Number     5
Race     White
Gender     Female
Relationship     Daughter
Marital Status     Single
Father's Name     Gabriel Sumers Or Sumess
Father's Birth Place     Indiana, USA
Mother's Name     Merey Sumers Or Sumess
Mother's Birth Place     Indiana, USA
Occupation     At School
Attended School     1
Can Read     Yes
Can Write     Yes
Can Speak English     Yes
Household Members     Gabriel Sumers Or Sumess, Merey Sumers Or Sumess, Andrew Longley, Mary Longley, Ezra Reprogle
Source.Title     1900 United States Federal Census
Source.Citation     Year: 1900; Census Place: Clay, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 401; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0101; FHL microfilm: 1240401
Source.Year     1900
Source.Census Place     Clay, St Joseph, Indiana
Source.Roll     401
Source.Page     1
Source.Enumeration District     0101
Source.FHL microfilm     1240401
CensusJanuary 1920Portage Twsp., St. Joseph Co., Indiana, Alicia Stephenson listed as 26 years old, born in Indiana. Household members: Joseph M Stephenson, Alicia Stephenson, Catherine L Phillips (servant)

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Alice G. Ayling, Memorial ID 182358015,
    Birth: 12 August 1893, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
    Death: 19 June 1988, Massachusetts, USA
    Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182358015/alice-g-ayling: accessed 23 September 2022), memorial page for Alice G. Ayling (12 Aug 1893–19 Jun 1988), Find a Grave Memorial ID 182358015, citing Beechwood Cemetery, Centerville, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Nicole (contributor 50146628).

    Parents
    Gabriel Rush Summers 1857–1920
    Mary Ann Longley Summers 1855–1944
    Spouses
    Charles Lincoln Ayling 1875–1970 (m. 1928)
    Joseph M. Stephenson 1893–1946
    Image URL: https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2020/91/182358015_249d0871-52d0-4e9d-be25-da1bfc50bc5f.jpeg,.
  2. [S916] Timothy Edward Howard, History of St Joseph Co , Indiana, 1907, page 778-779 (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Co., 1907). Hereinafter cited as History of St. Joseph Co., Indiana.
  3. [S1887] GABRIEL R. SUMMERS DIES AFTER MONTH'S ILLNESS, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), South Bend, Indiana, 21 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 1, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), Saturday 21 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 1.. Hereinafter cited as The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana).
  4. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, Charles Lincoln Ayling, Memorial ID 125922814,.

Edward Summers

M, #2633, b. circa 1824, d. April 1880
Last Edited=23 Sep 2022
     Edward Summers was born circa 1824 at Ireland.1 He married Catherine Drullinger on 12 October 1853 at Niles, Michigan.2 Edward Summers died in April 1880 at Clay Twsp., St. Joseph Co., Indiana.1 He was buried at Section D, row 4, lot 52, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.2

Child of Edward Summers and Catherine Drullinger

Citations

  1. [S1162] Timothy Edward Howard, History of St Joseph Co , Indiana, 1907, page 778 (Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Co., 1907). Hereinafter cited as History of St. Joseph Co., Indiana.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Edward Summers, Memorial ID 143239068,
    Birth: 1825, Ireland
    Death: 20 April 1880, USA
    Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 05 October 2020), memorial page for Edward Summers (1825–20 Apr 1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. 143239068, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by jcrow (contributor 47605922).

    Spouse Catherine Drullinger Summers unknown–1918 (m. 1853)
    Children Gabriel Rush Summers 1857–1920 Mary A. Summers Vanderhoof 1859–1912 Thomas D. Summers 1861–1920,.

Gabriel Rush Summers

M, #276, b. 13 March 1857, d. 20 August 1920
Last Edited=10 Apr 2022
     Gabriel Rush Summers was born on 13 March 1857 at New Carlisle, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.1,2 Gabriel Rush Summers was a Manufacturer of sovereign remedies, engaged in South Bend drug business.1 He was the son of Edward Summers and Catherine Drullinger. Gabriel Rush Summers graduated circa 1873 at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.2 He married Mercy Ann Longley, daughter of Andrew Longley and Mary Ruple, on 28 October 1880 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.3,2 Gabriel Rush Summers died on 20 August 1920 at 314 West Colfax Ave., South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, at age 63.4,2

The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), Saturday 21 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 1 (portions of copy were illegible).
     
GABRIEL R. SUMMERS DIES AFTER MONTH'S ILLNESS
Hon. Gabriel R. Summers, 68 years old, owner of the News-Times, former state senator and prominent business man in this city for many years, died Friday night at 11:50 o'clock at his home, 314 West Colfax avenue. Mr. Summers had been seriously ill for four weeks with heart disease and diabetes and had been in ill health for over a year, having suffered several severe attacks of heart failure. He was taken critically ill July 23 and repeated relapses followed by a stroke of apoplexy Thursday morning caused the abandonment of all hope of his recovery. He had been in a state of coma for two days and was unable to recognize members of his family at his bedside.
Private funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the residence. Bishop John Hazen White, assisted by Rev. Robert J. Long, of St. James Episcopal church, officiating. Burial will be in Highland cemetery. The body will wile in state at the residence Monday from 10 o'clock until 3.
The active pallbearers will be Dr. John A. Stoeckley, James A. Judie, John G. Yeagley, William A. McInenry, Edward Zeitler and Edward Chierhart. The honorary pallbearers will be Joseph M. Neff, George Y. Hepler, Schuyler Robertson, William P. O'Neill, Elmer Crockett, Hon. Rome C. Stephenson, Marvin Campbell, Samuel Parker, Dixon W. Place, Jacob M. Chillas, Dr. J.W. Hill and Aaron Jones.
Surviving Mr. Summers are his wife, Mrs. Mercy Ann Longley Summers, whom he married Oct. 28, 1880, and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph M. Stephenson, of this city.
Mr. Summers was born in New Carlisle, this county, March 13, 1857, the son of Edward and Catherine Summers. After his graduation from Notre Dame university when he was 16 years old Mr. Summers returned to his father's farm in Clay township and after his father's death in 1880 entered the farming business on an intensive scale. He (?) became engaged in the agricultural implementation business in this city and Wullerton(?), this county, and in 188(?) became president of the South Bend Iron Bed company. He was one of the organizers of the Vanderheof Medicine company in 189(?) and in recent years has been in full control of the company.
He became interested in the South Bend News in 1909(?) and it was in a great measure due to his influence that the consolidation of the South Bend News and South Bend Tribune was effected in 1911. Three years later Mr. Summers became practically complete owner of the South Bend News-Times and in 1917 relinquished his duties at published to his son-in-law, Joseph M. Stephenson.
Mr. Summers was elected state senator from St. Joseph county in 1914, serving in the 69th and 70th assemblies and on several important committees. He lent his influence toward the passage of the state-wide prohibition law; the United Suffrage act(?), later held unconstitutional by the supreme court, and he bill providing for a constitutional convention (???) state which the supreme court held invalid. He was conceded to be one of the progressive members of the senate. At the (?) of his term he refused to run for re-election, his reasons being ill-health and the weight of his many business interests.
Being a firm believer in the future of South Bend, Mr. Summers became identified with many of the well known business enterprises of the city and was a heavy investor in the city's real estate.2 History of St. Joseph Co., Indiana, 1907, page 778.

The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), Monday 23 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 5.

Private funeral services for Hon. Gabriel R. Summers were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence, 314 West Colfax avenue. Bishop John Hazen White, assisted by Rev. Robert J. Long, of St. James Episcopal church, officiating. Burial was in the Summers mausoleum in Highland cemetery. The body lay in state at the residence from 10 o'clock this morning until the funeral hour. The active pallbearers will be Dr. John A. Stoeckley, James A. Judie, John G. Yeagley, William A. McInenry, Edward Zeitler and Edward Chierhart. The honorary pallbearers will be Joseph M. Neff, George Y. Hepler, Schuyler Robertson, William P. O'Neill, Elmer Crockett, Hon. Rome C. Stephenson, Marvin Campbell, Samuel Parker, Dixon W. Place, Jacob M. Chillas, Dr. J.W. Hill and Aaron Jones. Many messages of condolence have been received from associates of Mr. Summers during his service in the state senate 1915-1917.5 He was buried on 23 August 1920 at Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.2,5,6

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusJune 1900Clay Twsp., St. Joseph Co., Indiana, Record ID     7602::13666967
URL     https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7602&h=13666967
Name     Gabriel Sumers Or Sumess
Age     43
Birth Date     March 1857
Birth Place     Indiana, USA
Residence     Clay, St Joseph, Indiana
Sheet Number     1
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation     5
Family Number     5
Race     White
Gender     Male
Relationship     Head
Marital Status     Married
Spouse's Name     Merey Sumers Or Sumess
Marriage Year     1881
Years Married     19
Father's Birth Place     Ireland
Mother's Birth Place     Ohio, USA
Occupation     Farm
Months Not Employed     0
Can Read     Yes
Can Write     Yes
Can Speak English     Yes
House Owned or Rented     Own
Home Free or Mortgaged     F
Farm or House     H
Household Members     Merey Sumers Or Sumess, Alice G Sumers Or Sumess, Andrew Longley, Mary Longley, Ezra Reprogle
Source.Title     1900 United States Federal Census
Source.Citation     Year: 1900; Census Place: Clay, St Joseph, Indiana; Roll: 401; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0101; FHL microfilm: 1240401
Source.Year     1900
Source.Census Place     Clay, St Joseph, Indiana
Source.Roll     401
Source.Page     1
Source.Enumeration District     0101
Source.FHL microfilm     1240401
CensusJanuary 1920South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, E.D. 237, sheet 1.

Child of Gabriel Rush Summers and Mercy Ann Longley

Citations

  1. [S256] Anderson & Cooley, South Bend & the Men who made it, 1901, pg 152-153 (South Bend, Indiana: The Tribune Printing Co., 1901). Hereinafter cited as South Bend & the Men who made it.
  2. [S1887] GABRIEL R. SUMMERS DIES AFTER MONTH'S ILLNESS, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), South Bend, Indiana, 21 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 1, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), Saturday 21 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 1.. Hereinafter cited as The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana).
  3. [S253] Unknown author, St Joseph Co , IN Marriage Records, (Bk 8, pg 284) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S257] Unknown author, Death Record Index, St Joseph Co , South Bend, IN, Book CH-50 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  5. [S1888] N/a, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), South Bend, Indiana, 23 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 5, The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana), Monday 23 Aug 1920, Section 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as The South Bend Tribune Newspaper (Indiana).
  6. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Gabriel Rush Summers, Memorial ID 175124990,
    Birth: 13 March 1857, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
    Death: 20 August 1920, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
    Burial: Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 05 October 2020), memorial page for Gabriel Rush Summers (13 Mar 1857–20 Aug 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 175124990, citing Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by Gene Brierly (contributor 47132860).
    Parents Edward Summers 1825–1880 Catherine Drullinger Summers unknown–1918
    Spouse Mary Ann Longley Summers 1856–1880
    Siblings Mary A. Summers Vanderhoof 1859–1912 Thomas D. Summers 1861–1920,.

John Douglas Summers

M, #8804
Last Edited=7 Oct 2022
     John Douglas Summers married Vera Callen Harn, daughter of Collie Camp Harn Jr. and Lillie Elvera Frederickson, on 30 November 1951 at Travis Co., Texas.1 John Douglas Summers and Vera Callen Harn were divorced on 29 October 1971 at Travis Co., Texas.

Citations

  1. [S2620] Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965: Source Citation
    Travis County Clerk's Office; Austin, Texas; Travis County Marriage Records; The Book Series: 54-56
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014., Ancestry.com website, Ancestry, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965.

male Summers

M, #9548
Last Edited=9 Apr 2023
     Male Summers married April Ann Turk, daughter of Charles Samuel Turk and Cheryl Lynn Bullington.

Harriet Melissa Sumner

F, #7805, b. 1844, d. 16 August 1885
Last Edited=26 Jul 2021
     Harriet Melissa Sumner was born in 1844.1 She married John Thomas Harn, son of John Hanson Thornton Harn and Frances Leighty. Harriet Melissa Sumner died on 16 August 1885 at Appanoose Co., Iowa.1 She was buried at Moravia Cemetery, Moravia, Appanoose Co., Iowa.1

Children of Harriet Melissa Sumner and John Thomas Harn

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Harriet Melissa (Sumner) Harn, Memorial ID 79137537,
    Birth: 1844, USA
    Death: 16 August 1885, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
    Burial: Moravia Cemetery, Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/79137537/harriet-melissa-harn: accessed 26 July 2021), memorial page for Harriet Melissa Sumner Harn (1844–16 Aug 1885), Find a Grave Memorial ID 79137537, citing Moravia Cemetery, Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by rhondachelseabrent (contributor 47027837).
    Parents Orpha Taylor Sumner 1816–1888
    Spouse John Thomas Harn 1843–1893
    Siblings Talitha Sumner Earnest 1840–1900
    Children Garrett T. Harn 1866–1960 Francis B Harn 1869–1949 Alfred Blaine Harn 1877–1930,.

Mary Sumption

F, #8199, b. 1 June 1790, d. 1 March 1856
Last Edited=27 Mar 2024
     Mary Sumption was born on 1 June 1790 at Kentucky.1 She married Jesse Rush on 12 April 1812. Mary Sumption died on 1 March 1856 at Elkhart Co., Indiana, at age 65.1 She was buried at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., Indiana.1

Child of Mary Sumption and Jesse Rush

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Mary (Sumption) Rush, Memorial ID 53432703,
    Birth: 1 June 1790, Kentucky, USA
    Death: 1 March 1856, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
    Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53432703/mary-rush: accessed March 27, 2024), memorial page for Mary Sumption Rush (1 Jun 1790–1 Mar 1856), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53432703, citing Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA; Maintained by TB (contributor 48742414).

    Parents
    Charles Sumption Sr unknown–1825
    Spouses
    Jesse Rush 1791–1838
    Siblings
    George Sumption 1792–1847
    Charles Sumption Jr 1792–1852
    Rebecca Sumption Overfield
    Children
    Peter Rush 1822–1878
    Richard Rush 1825–1895
    Isaiah Rush 1828–1905
    Margery Rush Farr 1828–1906
    Madison Rush 1837–1897
    Image URL: https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2010/158/53432703_127605361126.jpg,.

Rita Katherine Suomela

F, #9195, b. 3 March 1925, d. 9 November 2004
Last Edited=7 Nov 2022
     Rita Katherine Suomela was born on 3 March 1925 at San Francisco Co., California.1 She married Charles Gerald Gucker in 1944. Rita Katherine Suomela died on 9 November 2004 at Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington, at age 79.1 She was buried at Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, King Co., Washington.1

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusMarch 19571228 N. Terrace, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, Record ID     2270::31030088
URL     https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/31030088:2270
Name     
Enumeration Date     1957
Registration Place     Wichita, Kansas, USA
Source.Title     Kansas, U.S., City and County Census Records, 1919-1961
Source.Part1     Kansas State Historical Society
Source.Part2     Topeka, Kansas
Source.Collection Name     Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979)
Source.Reel Number     43877_343789
Source.Citation     Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; Collection Name: Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979); Reel Number: 43877_343789

Child of Rita Katherine Suomela and Charles Gerald Gucker

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Rita Katherine (Suomela) Gucker, Memorial ID 53040952,
    Birth: 3 March 1925, San Francisco County, California, USA
    Death: 9 November 2004, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA
    Burial: Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53040952/rita-katherine-gucker: accessed 07 November 2022), memorial page for Rita Katherine Suomela Gucker (3 Mar 1925–9 Nov 2004), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53040952, citing Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, King County, Washington, USA; Maintained by Earl Abbe (contributor 46843447).

    Parents
    Niilo V Suomela 1893–1963
    Amelia Junttila Suomela 1894–1998
    Spouses
    Charles Gerald Gucker 1919–1962 (m. 1944)
    Siblings
    Emily Lucielle Snellman 1919–1999
    Neil Martin Suomela 1926–1984
    Image URL: https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2011/169/53040952_130853579925.jpg,.

John Supinger1

M, #6759
Last Edited=19 Sep 2019
     John Supinger married Chery Lee Bowles, daughter of Jack Floyd Bowles and Ruth Evelyn Harn.1

Citations

  1. [S2050] In Memory of Ruth Evelyn Bowles, online http://www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/988216/Bowles-Ruth/obituary.php. Hereinafter cited as Obituary for Ruth Bowles.

Mary Jane Surber1

F, #5113, b. 7 September 1820, d. 4 March 1900
Last Edited=20 Mar 2024
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Terresa Ann Struck
     Mary Jane Surber was born on 7 September 1820 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.2 She married Daniel Givens Walker, son of John H. Walker and Sarah Susannah Givens, on 8 November 1838 at Botetourt Co., Virginia.1 Mary Jane Surber married Elijah Elder on 2 April 1872. Mary Jane Surber died on 4 March 1900 at Ten Mile, Macon Co., Virginia, at age 79.2 She was buried at Mount Tabor Cemetery, Atlanta, Macon Co., Missouri.2

Child of Mary Jane Surber and Daniel Givens Walker

Citations

  1. [S1705] Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders, online http://www.pilotindexpeak.com/. Hereinafter cited as Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Mary Jane (Surber) Elder, Memorial ID 14496906,
    Birth: 7 September 1820, Botetourt County, Virginia, USA
    Death: 3 April 1900, Ten Mile, Macon County, Missouri, USA
    Burial: Mount Tabor Cemetery, Atlanta, Macon County, Missouri
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14496906/mary_jane-elder: accessed March 20, 2024), memorial page for Mary Jane Surber Elder (7 Sep 1820–3 Apr 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14496906, citing Mount Tabor Cemetery, Atlanta, Macon County, Missouri, USA; Maintained by Anonymous1 (contributor 46801300).

    Parents
    Jacob J. Surber 1784–1865
    Nancy Laura Ann Waggoner Surber 1794–1854
    Spouses
    Daniel Givens Walker 1796–1856 (m. 1838)
    Elijah Elder 1811–1886 (m. 1874)
    Siblings
    James Washington Surber 1819–1885
    Joseph Surber 1824–1862
    Emeline Surber Simmons 1824 – unknown
    William Surber 1827–1899
    Maria "Ann" Surber Halley 1828–1890
    Caroline Surber Varns 1831–1916
    Charles L. Surber 1832–1867
    Antoinette Surber "Nettie" Moody 1837–1912
    John Thomas Benton Surber 1839–1884
    Harriet Surber
    George A. Surber
    Children
    John William Walker 1839–1899
    George Washington Walker 1841–1911
    Sarah Malinda Walker Boney 1843–1918
    Martha Ann Walker Montgomery 1846–1919
    Asenith Amanda E. Walker Smith 1848–1879
    Charles Green Walker 1850–1925
    Mary Emaline Walker Montgomery 1852–1918
    Louisa Jane Walker Elder 1854–1915
    Image URL: https://images.findagrave.com/photos/2015/99/14496906_1428718261.jpg,.

Brace Harold Sussman

M, #7789, b. 25 October 1910, d. 2000
Last Edited=18 Sep 2019
     Brace Harold Sussman was born on 25 October 1910 at Seattle, King Co., Washington. He was the son of Frank Sussman and Edith Annie Gustafson. Brace Harold Sussman was also known as North. He died in 2000 at Walla Walla Co., Washington.

Frank Sussman

M, #7787, b. 1870
Last Edited=25 Jan 2021
     Frank Sussman was born in 1870 at Germany. He married Edith Annie Gustafson on 12 December 1909 at King Co., Washington.

Children of Frank Sussman and Edith Annie Gustafson

Suzine Dolores Sussman

F, #7175, b. 9 November 1911, d. 18 November 1990
Last Edited=7 Oct 2022
     Suzine Dolores Sussman was born on 9 November 1911 at King Co., Washington. She was the daughter of Frank Sussman and Edith Annie Gustafson. Suzine Dolores Sussman was also known as Susanna. She married George Daniel Van Sickle, son of George Washington Van Sickle and Margaretta Helen Harn, on 25 March 1931 at Seattle, King Co., Washington.1 The cause of death was murdered. Suzine Dolores Sussman died on 18 November 1990 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, at age 79. She was buried Cremated, Other, Specifically: University of Washington School of Medicine deemed body unfit for use and body was cremated.2

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 01Mar1991:

Murder Tale Filled With Strangling, Poisoning -- Relatives Accused Of Killing Woman Who Didn't `Enjoy Life'

By Julie Emery

The daughter and the mother said they first tried to poison the 79-year-old grandmother, Suzine Van Sickle, by mixing her medicine with clam chowder.

But when she failed to succumb to the overdose and awoke the next day, the two women allegedly smothered her with a pillow, they told police.

They did it, they told police, because they felt she couldn't enjoy life anymore.

The murder, it turned out, was a family affair, according to court records. It was done by Van Sickle's daughter and granddaughter who took her from a nursing home and squandered her private funds, prosecutors said.

Yesterday, prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges against the woman's daughter, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, and grandaughter, Alexis M. Shumway, 28.

Bail was set at $500,000 each. Jimmie Jean Shumway is in the King County jail. The granddaughter was expected to turn herself in today, prosecutors said.

The bizarre tale of the grandmother who died Nov. 18 in her home, in the 4400 block of South Brandon Street, was unraveled this week.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said the two almost got away with murder.

``The police never would have learned about it if the granddaughter had not called police on Feb. 12 saying she wanted to report a murder,'' the prosecutor said.

The daughter, contacted by homicide detectives Monday, also confirmed the killing, saying the two concluded Van Sickle did not have the ability ``to enjoy life'' so they decided to kill her, according to the charges.

Marchese said the King County medical examiner also is looking into the death of Van Sickle's husband, George, who died ``under mysterious circumstances'' Jan. 13, 1990, in the presence of Jimmie Jean Shumway.

According to Alexis Shumway's account, Suzine Van Sickle had spent her last years in a nursing home after having hip surgeries. She also had a heart problem and brain seizures and required extensive care.

The two women had removed Van Sickle from a nursing home in October.

Alexis Shumway said she and her mother decided Nov. 17 to poison Van Sickle, according to court documents.

Jimmie Jean, after consulting the Physicians' Desk Reference book, decided to try an overdose of Dilantin, an antiseizure medicine.

Alexis described how they chopped up more than 50 pills and mixed them with clam chowder, which Jimmie Jean fed to Van Sickle, according to court documents.

But when Van Sickle was still alive the next morning, Jimmie Jean grabbed a pillow and put it over her mother's face, the documents say.

Van Sickle ``struggled for her life for about 20 minutes'' and tried to fight back, the charges indicate. Jimmie Jean then directed Alexis to ``hold down one side of the pillow so no air could seep in.'' The victim eventually stopped struggling, the prosecutor said.

Suzine and George Van Sickle had decided in 1974 to donate their bodies to science. Several hours after Van Sickle died on Nov. 18, when her face returned to a ``normal'' color, the university's School of Medicine was called, Alexis said. Police retrieved a sample of Van Sickle's blood and her ashes. The blood sample showed a level of Dilantin that far exceeded normal therapeutic levels.

Van Sickle, when examined by her physician Nov. 5, was in ``good stable condition'' and ``mentally clear,'' according to the charges.

According to Alexis, Van Sickle was removed from the nursing center because it had a lien on the Van Sickle home for outstanding bills. The personal banker for the Van Sickles invested more than $100,000 that Suzine Van Sickle received in a settlement of a lawsuit over her husband's black-lung disease, the prosecutor said..

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.3

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 04Mar1991:

A Deadly Secret She Could Hide No Longer -- Woman Reveals How She Helped In Killing Her Grandmother
By Julie Emery

For nearly three months, Alexis Shumway lived with a horrible secret - the murder of her 79-year-old grandmother.

When, on Feb. 12, she could hold in the horror no longer, she called Seattle police. While two detectives sat at the kitchen table of her Rainier Valley home - one of the officers stroking her pet cat, Athena - Shumway told the astonishing story of how she and her mother fatally smothered her grandmother, Suzine Van Sickle.

Alexis Shumway, 28, and her mother, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, were charged with first-degree murder Thursday in King County Superior Court in connection with the Nov. 17 death. The granddaughter called The Seattle Times on Friday and asked to tell her side of the story.

She said she loved her grandmother, but had been manipulated and cowed by her mother, Jimmie Jean, for years - including the morning of the slaying. Besides, the granddaughter said, her grandmother repeatedly had expressed a desire to die.

Jimmie Jean Shumway pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge today. King County Superior Court Judge Patricia Aitken set a March 18 hearing on the charge. Aitken told the woman's defense attorney that he could raise the issue of Shumway's $500,000 bail at a later date.

According to court documents filed with the charges, Jimmie Jean Shumway, when contacted by police last Monday, also confirmed the killing, saying she and her daughter concluded Van Sickle did not have the ability "to enjoy life'' so they decided to kill her.

Despite all this, Alexis Shumway does not consider herself a killer. When her attorney informed her that prosecutors would file the homicide charges, she recalled, "I fell to pieces. I went out of his office bawling my head off. I cried all the way to the bus stop. I never thought I would be charged with murder. I thought it was all my mother's doing.''

The Van Sickle death sounds like something out of the tabloids. Was it a mercy killing? Was it money-motivated?

"It's kind of like a `Murder, She Wrote' case,'' said a Seattle homicide detective, who asked that his name not be used. "It doesn't fit the usual profile of murder.''

Alexis Shumway readily admits she helped smash up about 50 pills containing Dilantin, an anti-seizure medicine, for the grandmother's clam chowder the evening of Nov. 16. She said she felt the grandmother would not eat the soup, which her mother had laden with spices, and in any case, did not think the concoction would be fatal. The granddaughter said her mother fed the grandmother the mixture, but Van Sickle lived.

The granddaughter said that when she went into Van Sickle's bedroom the next morning, she had no idea that murder was on the agenda. She had been holding her grandmother's hand. Then, she said, her mother grabbed the pillow and put it over the grandmother's face. She said the mother then directed her to ``hold down one side of the pillow so no air could seep in.'' She said she did as ordered, then let loose as the grandmother struggled for life, her legs kicking. Death came in 20 minutes.

Alexis Shumway said "my whole life has been bizarre.'' She loved her grandmother, she said. "We were best buddies. We'd go to movies together, dinner and shopping. She was a beautician, too. She paid my way through beauty college. She was glad to be here, and glad I was taking care of her.''

"Here'' is the Van Sickle family home near Columbia City that Van Sickle moved back to last October from a nursing home. The granddaughter quit another job to be a full-time caretaker.

"My mom was always critical of me, saying, `You're not taking care of grandma right,' '' the granddaughter added. "All through my whole life I could never please my mother.

"My mom was afraid the nursing home would get the house. She would mention that once in a while and it worried me. I was adamant about defending my grandmother's wants and needs.''

According to Alexis Shumway, the nursing home had a lien on the home because of unpaid nursing-home bills.

Suzine Van Sickle, whose husband, George, had died in January 1990, turned 79 on Nov. 9. Van Sickle felt she had nothing to live for and had outlived many of her friends, the granddaughter said.

"She couldn't walk,'' the granddaughter said, recalling that the grandmother once ordered her to "Get me a gun.''

"If I had a gun, I'd kill myself,'' she quoted her grandmother as saying.

"I bought the Dilantin,'' the granddaughter said, telling her grandmother: "If you do want to go that bad, I'll put the pills by your bed.''

But Van Sickle did not take the pills. And after she survived the intended poisoning, Jimmie Jean Shumway began "crying on my shoulder,'' the granddaughter said.

The daughter had never before talked about suffocating her mother, the granddaughter said. The daughter "kept saying `she can't talk. She's probably had strokes. She'll probably be on life supports,' '' the granddaughter recalled.

"It's like she drew on my love for my grandmother,'' she said. "She knew how much I cared for her.''

The granddaughter said she entered the bedroom and found her mother ``was on a rampage to do it (murder). At the beginning, I thought it was a merciful act, but toward the end, when my mother kept bugging me about holding the pillow down, I thought `this is wrong.' But I felt powerless. I felt I couldn't do anything to stop it.''

The granddaughter said her mother swore her to secrecy about the murder, but she eventually told two friends, then got a stern warning from the mother not to tell anyone else.

"I was losing weight. I couldn't sleep. I was thinking of suicide because I couldn't live with this burden. It was just too heavy.''

The granddaughter said she called 911 at the urging of a boyfriend.

Published Correction Date: 3/5/91 - Alexis Shumway Notified Police About The Suffocation Murder Of Her 79-Year-Old Grandmother Despite A Boyfriend Who Urged Her Not To Call Authorities. This Article Indicated The Boyfriend Urged Her To Call.

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.4

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 23Aug1991:

The Murder of Suzine Van Sickle
DAUGHTER, GRANDDAUGHTER GUILTY OF WOMAN'S MURDER
The Seattle Times
August 23, 1991, Friday, Final Edition

BY JULIE EMERY

They loved 79-year-old Suzine Van Sickle and brought her back
home to live out her days, they said.

But Van Sickle's caretakers - her daughter and granddaughter
- yesterday were convicted of poisoning, then smothering her.

A King County jury found Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, the
daughter, and Alexis Shumway, 29, guilty of premeditated
first-degree murder in the bizarre killing last November that
they kept secret for three months.

The two showed no emotion as the verdict was read yesterday.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said that after the two
depleted the $100,000 estate of the widowed Van Sickle, she no
longer was useful to them.

"They got rid of the burden," the prosecutor said
in closing arguments. "They murdered her."

The daughter and granddaughter gave separate statements to
police telling how they had chopped up 50 capsules of Dilantin,
an anti-seizure medicine, then mixed it in clam chowder and fed
it to Van Sickle Nov. 17 in the family home in Rainier Valley.

But when she was still alive the next day, they put a pillow
over her face and suffocated her. After a 20-minute struggle,
Van Sickle died.

A medical examiner concluded she died of congestive heart
failure, and her body was donated to the University of
Washington.

"This was the perfect murder - with the one exception -
a guilty conscience," John "Jay" Mooney, a
Seattle homicide detective, said after the verdict.

Alexis Shumway, who was chief caretaker for her grandmother,
lived with the secret until Feb. 12, when she called police.

Marchese and Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Keefe brought evidence
showing that the daughter, after getting power of attorney for
her mother in late 1987, wrote 30 checks to herself totaling $
45,000.

More than $13,000 was donated to the Church of Scientology,
the prosecutors said. Payments to the nursing home where Van
Sickle previously lived were overdue.

Police found a paper in Jimmie Jean Shumway's Federal Way
home where she had written the fatal dosage for Dilantin - two
to five grams - after consulting the Physician's Desk Reference.

The daughter said in her statement, "I did it. It was a
mercy killing." She said Van Sickle several times had
talked about taking her own life.

The granddaughter's statement said she held the pillow
"for a while, then I just held my grandmother's hand."

When Van Sickle was killed, the fees to the nursing home
where she earlier resided were $ 33,000 in arrears and the
establishment was attempting to put a lien on her home on South
Brandon Street.

Juror Carla Anderson said after the verdict:

"I think we all were concerned about Alexis. We felt that
her mother obviously dominated and that she was passive."

But the jury had no choice but to follow the law, she said.

Superior Court Judge Frank Sullivan will sentence the two in
about six weeks. The standard sentencing range is 20 to 26 years
in prison.

Neither has a criminal record.5

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 28Sep1991:

Relatives Sentenced For Murder -- Daughter, Granddaughter Get Total Of 55 Years

By Julie Emery

Suzine Van Sickle was a retired beautician who loved to read, sew, grow flowers and take photographs. In her later years, she pored over flower books and crocheted afghans.

Three years before her murder at the hands of her closest relatives, she and her husband, George, had received a $100,000 settlement from injuries he suffered on the job. She also received Social Security, got his pension when he died and benefited from Medicaid.

But at the time of her death, authorities found just $5.41 in two bank accounts, a zero balance in another and a fourth account that was overdrawn.

Yesterday, a King County Superior Court judge imposed sentences totaling 55 years for the professed loved ones who poisoned her with doctored clam chowder last fall and then smothered her with a pillow.

Judge Frank Sullivan imposed an exceptional sentence of 35 years on Van Sickle's daughter, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, of Federal Way, who had power of attorney for her mother. Shumway had "essentially pillaged a substantial future" for the 79-year-old Van Sickle, the judge said.

He called the case a "classic case of extreme vulnerability of a victim," noting that Van Sickle, in the months before her murder, needed 24-hour care, was incontinent and could not fix her own food.

Alexis M. Shumway, 29, a granddaughter who lived at the family home in Columbia City, was sentenced to 20 years.

"They (the daughter and granddaughter) made the decision that her life was no longer of value," Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Keefe said before the sentencing. "Their motivations were greed and their own selfishness, rather than loving care and comfort of their own flesh and blood."

Van Sickle died Nov. 18, 1990, after a 20-minute struggle, during which the two women held a pillow to her face after first trying to kill her with poisoned food. Neither spoke at the sentencing and showed little emotion. Their attorneys said they will appeal.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said before the sentencing that the nursing home where Van Sickle once stayed had notified the state Adult Protective Services that she might be in peril after the daughter and granddaughter moved her home.

The removal was made despite the pending appointment of a legal guardian, Marchese said. Kathleen Burge, a social worker for Adult Protective Services had written Jimmie Jean Shumway two months before the murder, asking for details on Van Sickle's finances and how the two women planned to care for Van Sickle.

The daughter never responded to Burge's letter. Burge testified that she did not pursue the matter and did not telephone Van Sickle's home or visit her.

"The nursing home did everything right," Marchese said. "The signals were all there for APS, including $40,000 in fees owed the nursing home. The APS dropped the ball."

Keefe and Marchese had asked for lesser punishment for the granddaughter because she reported the murder to Seattle police.

Before the confession, Van Sickle's doctor had classified the death as from natural causes.

A neighbor of Van Sickle, Freida Hein, remembers how Van Sickle for years made her own clothes and was talented in photography.

Hein, 76, said that a year before Van Sickle's murder, she had gone to the house to visit, bringing Van Sickle a birthday cake.

"They didn't even tell her it was her birthday," Hein said.

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.6

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census19 April 1930Seattle, King Co., Washington
Census15 April 1940Beverly, King Co., Washington
CensusApril 1950Seattle, King Co., Washington, Record ID     62308::65273772
URL     https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/65273772:62308
Name     Suzine Van Sickle
Age     38
Birth Date     abt 1912
Gender     Female
Birth Place     Washington
Marital Status     Married
Relationship     Wife
Residence Date     1950
Residence     Seattle, King, Washington, USA
Household Members     George D Van Sickle, Jimmiljean Van Sickle
Source.Title     1950 United States Federal Census
Source.Part1     United States of America, Bureau of the Census
Source.Part2     Washington, D.C.
Source.Part3     Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950
Source.Record Group     Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007
Source.Record Group Number     29
Source.Residence Date     1950
Source.Residence     Seattle, King, Washington
Source.Roll     3077
Source.Sheet Number     2
Source.Enumeration District     40-844
Source.Year     1950
Source.Citation     United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: 3077; Sheet Number: 2; Enumeration District: 40-844

Child of Suzine Dolores Sussman and George Daniel Van Sickle

Citations

  1. [S2457] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013: Source Citation
    Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol34_489

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

    Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives., Ancestry.com website, Ancestry, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  2. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Suzine D. Van Sickle, Memorial ID 117123996,
    Birth: 9 November 1911, Washington, USA
    Death: 18 November 1990, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
    Burial
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 05 November 2020), memorial page for Suzine D. Van Sickle (9 Nov 1911–18 Nov 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117123996,; Maintained by Knowledge (contributor 47101449) Cremated, Other, who reports a University of Washington School of Medicine deemed body unfit for use and body was cremated..

    Spouse George D. Van Sickle 1910–1990,.
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Queen Isabelle Sutphen

F, #8227
Last Edited=20 May 2020
     Queen Isabelle Sutphen married Charles E. Jay, son of Daniel Webster Jay and Isabella P. Hollingsworth.

Child of Queen Isabelle Sutphen and Charles E. Jay

Margaret Sutphon

F, #9803
Last Edited=3 Jan 2024
     Margaret Sutphon married John Bowman, son of Jacob Bowman and Elizabeth (?).

Children of Margaret Sutphon and John Bowman

Sarah Ann Swain

F, #4025
Last Edited=9 Mar 1997
     Ancestral File Number 1K73-ZB. Her Ancestral File Number is 1K73-ZB. Sarah Ann Swain married James Ridgeway Tindal, son of John Ahasuerus Tindall and Nancy Purnell, on 1 May 1851 at Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex Co., Delaware.1

Citations

  1. [S1437] Steven V. Tindall Kirstine R. Tindall, compiler, "Ancestral File Number 1K73-ZB"; for Sarah Ann Swain, Ancestral File, 4.19 Family History Library, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as "AFN."

Emma B. Swan

F, #465, b. 25 November 1890, d. 16 May 1940
Last Edited=8 Mar 2021
     Emma B. Swan was born on 25 November 1890 at Buffalo, Erie Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Ira Swan and Jennie Madison. Emma B. Swan married Fred Lamb Morgan, son of Dr. Fred Clinton Morgan and Henrietta E. Brewer, on 17 April 1909. Emma B. Swan died on 16 May 1940 at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, at age 49.

Children of Emma B. Swan and Fred Lamb Morgan

Citations

  1. [S404] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 28 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Ira Swan1

M, #1742
Last Edited=10 Nov 1997
     Ira Swan married Jennie Madison.

Child of Ira Swan and Jennie Madison

Citations

  1. [S403] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 28 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

George Swaney

M, #9330
Last Edited=4 Sep 2022
     George Swaney married Tammy Berish, daughter of Ronald M. Berish Sr. and Juanita Seamons.

William H. Swank

M, #3626
Last Edited=28 Apr 1995
     SOURCE: Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14. William H. Swank married Cora May Zents, daughter of Jeremiah Zents and Lucinda McClintic, on 15 November 1910.1

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Charles Swanke

M, #141
Last Edited=4 Jan 2021
     SOURCE: Betty Swanke letter 3-1991. His adopted father was Paul Schwanke. Charles Swanke was adopted by an aunt who had changed the spelling of her last name from
"SCHWANKE" to "SWANKE". Charles later changed his name back to "SCHWANKE". Charles Swanke married Elizabeth Jean Harn, daughter of Oscar Cecil Harn and Delta Ann Perkins, on 20 September 1940 at Duluth, St. Louis Co., Minnesota.1 In December 2001 still in contact with his ex-wife, Betty. Charles Swanke and Elizabeth Jean Harn were divorced. His name was legally changed to Schwanke.

Citations

  1. [S127] Letter from Elizabeth Jean (Harn) Swanke (601 Bancroft Ave., St. Paul, MN 55107-3037) to Steven Harn Redman, Mar 1991; Steven Harn Redman (Steven Harn Redman, P.O. BOX 294, Lyman, WY).

Frances Marie Swanson

F, #4108, b. 2 July 1920, d. 13 February 1988
Last Edited=18 Jan 2021
     Frances Marie Swanson was born on 2 July 1920 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, Birth Record for son James, gave some data on his parents.1 She married Vernon Deden Klitzke on 20 September 1947 at Goodhue Co., Minnesota. Frances Marie Swanson died on 13 February 1988 at Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota, at age 67.1 She was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.1

Children of Frances Marie Swanson and Vernon Deden Klitzke

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (Find a Grave, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Frances Marie (Swanson) Klitzke, Memorial ID 88788417,
    Birth: 2 July 1920, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
    Death: 13 February 1988, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
    Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 18 January 2021), memorial page for Frances Marie Swanson Klitzke (2 Jul 1920–13 Feb 1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88788417, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Camille Phelps (contributor 47173150).
    Parents Arthur Robert Swanson 1885–1945 Susie Belle Brame Swanson 1890–1974
    Spouse Vernon Deden Klitzke 1919–1997 (m. 1947)
    Siblings Robert Edward Swanson 1909–1960 Frank William Swanson 1910–1981 Carla Lucille Swanson Hauschildt 1917–2006 Richard Harvey Swanson 1922–1998
    Children James Vernon Klitzke 1950–1999 Jeffrey Klitzke 1955–2019,.

Wayne Swanson1

M, #7306
Last Edited=10 Apr 2015
     Wayne Swanson married Tammey Theresa Johnson, daughter of Gregory John Johnson and Patricia Ann Guetzkow.1

Citations

  1. [S2349] Gregory Johnson, Pioneer Press Newspaper, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=Gregory-Johnson&pid=964664, 25 apr 2003. Hereinafter cited as Pioneer Press Newspaper.

Brooke Marie Swearingen1

F, #4795
Last Edited=8 Jan 2024
Relationships
2nd great-granddaughter of William Louis Richards
3rd great-granddaughter of Anthony Andrews
1st cousin 1 time removed of Jody Ann Redman
     Brooke Marie Swearingen is the daughter of Gary Lyle Swearingen and Denise Marie Richards.1 Brooke Marie Swearingen married Joel Allen Torkelson on 24 February 2012 at Wright Co., Minnesota; Certificate Number:      F52-105.

Child of Brooke Marie Swearingen and Joel Allen Torkelson

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1981-MN-049805. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.

Gary Lyle Swearingen

M, #4731
Last Edited=1 Aug 2022
     Gary Lyle Swearingen is the son of Lowell Alton Swearingen and Margaret Helen Johnson. Gary Lyle Swearingen married Denise Marie Richards, daughter of Dennis Le Roy Richards and Dorene Marie Loverink, on 23 June 1978 at Steele Co., Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S1970] Minnesota Official Marriage System, online http://www.mncounty.com/Modules/Certificates/Marriage/Default.aspx, Marriage Certificate DD-268-SGLRDM. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Official Marriage System.
  2. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1980-MN-020650. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.
  3. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1983-MN-034793.
  4. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1981-MN-049805.

Gregory Lyle Swearingen1

M, #4796
Last Edited=8 Jan 2024
Relationships
2nd great-grandson of William Louis Richards
3rd great-grandson of Anthony Andrews
1st cousin 1 time removed of Jody Ann Redman
     Gregory Lyle Swearingen is the son of Gary Lyle Swearingen and Denise Marie Richards.1 Gregory Lyle Swearingen married Jamie Lynn Beckness on 3 October 2014 at Dakota Co., Minnesota.

Child of Gregory Lyle Swearingen and Jamie Lynn Beckness

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1980-MN-020650. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.

Holly Lynn Swearingen1

F, #4797
Last Edited=1 Aug 2022
Relationships
2nd great-granddaughter of William Louis Richards
3rd great-granddaughter of Anthony Andrews
1st cousin 1 time removed of Jody Ann Redman
     Holly Lynn Swearingen is the daughter of Gary Lyle Swearingen and Denise Marie Richards.1 Holly Lynn Swearingen married David Leslie Skoblik on 25 September 2021 at Maple Lake, Wright Co., Minnesota.

Citations

  1. [S1674] MN Birth Index 1935-2002, online www.ancestry.com, 1983-MN-034793. Hereinafter cited as MN Birth Index 1935-2002.

Lowell Alton Swearingen

M, #7090, b. 9 February 1929, d. 17 December 2007
Last Edited=9 Aug 2021
     Lowell Alton Swearingen was born on 9 February 1929 at Geneva, Freeborn Co., Minnesota. He married Margaret Helen Johnson on 27 February 1949 at Mower Co., Minnesota; Certificate Number:      P574-1. Lowell Alton Swearingen died on 17 December 2007 at Lake Havasu City, Mohave Co., Arizona, at age 78.

Child of Lowell Alton Swearingen and Margaret Helen Johnson