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The descendants of
George Flint and Elizabeth (Lee) Flint,
of Holbeach, Lincolnshire

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Chapter 15b
Elizabeth (Flint) Cole, of Indiana

This chapter is new to the online edition, and results from the discovery (in May 2005) that Elizabeth (Flint) Cole, who disappears from English records shortly after her marriage in 1861, had moved with her husband to Illinois and later to Indiana, U.S.A. Her existence was completely unsuspected by any of the Flint descendants whom we interviewed in the 1970s and 1980s, and it seems unlikely that she could have maintained ties with any of the family. Admittedly, however, our informants were all descended either from children of her father’s first marriage, or else from one of her father’s two siblings who went to Stouffville, Ontario, so it is perhaps natural that they should have formed a cohesive group which did not include her (or, for that matter, her full brother, Abraham Flint, although he lived near them at Toronto).
    We have placed a rather heavy reliance on two databases at RootsWeb’s WorldConnect project covering the American generations of this family: Hagen-Henderson-Willett-Camblin-Howard & more, by Thomas Edwin Johnson, at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=pickles100 (which however gave an incorrect parentage for Elizabeth Flint when we first encountered it in May 2005, and still does as of July 2007) and the briefer Dixon Smith Family History by Dixon Smith, at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dixonsmith. These authors between them survey available census materials pretty thoroughly, and we have for the most part been content to cite them rather than to repeat their research. There are also some entries in Ancestry.com’s OneWorldTree on this family, the authorship of which is not indicated, and (as is so often the case with that strangely-conceived source) the information is confused and repetitious. As time permits, we shall attempt to develop more thorough documentation of this family from primary sources.
    Thomas Johnson, aforesaid, contacted us and generously supplied the photo which appears below. We are grateful to Andrea Odell for kindly supplying a copy of the death notice of Opal Ruth (Hagen) Kincaid Hunter.


John Cole, Elizabeth Flint, and children

John and Elizabeth (Flint) Cole and their children, photo courtesy of Thomas Johnson

Elizabeth Flint, daughter of George Flint, Jr., of Holbeach, Lincolnshire, and of Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridgeshire, by his second wife, Mary Ann Etherington Marwick (see Chapter 3), was b. 2 [or 21?] Aug. 1843 at Wisbech,[1] and d. 8 May 1925 at Lafayette, Fairfield Tp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, aged over 81 years, and buried with her husband in Oakland Cemetery, Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana. Elizabeth Flint appears as a child with her parents in the 1851 census of Wisbech St. Peter.[2] She m. 1 Jan. 1861 in the parish church of SS. Peter and Paul, Wisbech, John Cole, Jr., b. in Jan. 1838 (per 1900 census),[3] d. 1912 at Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana, aged at least 73 years, son of the late John Cole, farmer, of Walsoken, Norfolk. At the time of their marriage (which was witnessed by his father, and by Sarah Bird, a sister-in-law of the Sophia Bird who married Elizabeth’s half-brother John Flint), her husband was a butcher. Both parties were able to sign their names in the register. The last English record we have discovered for them in England is their appearance at no. 23 Norfolk Street East, Wisbech St. Peter, in the 1861 census, in which John is called a butcher.[4]
    We lose track of this couple until they reappear in 1880 at Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana, U.S.A., as John Cole, butcher, aged 42, and his wife Elizabeth, aged 37, both born in England.[5] From the birthplaces of their children as attested in the 1880 census, it is clear that John and Elizabeth (Flint) Cole must have been in Illinois by 1870, and the census of that year, taken on 14 June, contains an entry for a family in Ward 2 of Chicago which in some respects seems applicable to them, but is not a completely convincing match and will not be used for evidential purposes here.[6] Also, there is no possible match for this family in the surviving fragments of the 1890 census. However, they appear at McClellan, Newton Co., Indiana, in the highly-informative 1900 census. This gives John’s birthdate as January 1838 and Elizabeth’s as August 1843, their year of immigration to the U.S. as 1865, and states that they had had eleven children, of whom seven were then living. John was by then a farmer. None of their children were living with them at the time. The record was made in June of 1900, so its statement that they had been married for 39 years places the event between June 1860 and June 1861.[7] As pointed out by Dixon Smith, the widowed Elizabeth Cole was enumerated in 1920 in the household of her daughter, Hannah (Cole) Weidman, in Bristol Tp., Kenosha Co., Wisconsin.
    There are thus three decisive pieces of evidence for the connection between the Elizabeth Flint and John Cole who were married at Wisbech in 1861, and the couple later found in Indiana: (a) the 1893 marriage record of their son John gives the name of the mother as Elizabeth Flint; (b) their birthdates are in agreement, in Elizabeth’s case to the precise month; (c) their marriage date is in agreement to within a year.
    In the account of their issue which follows, material which is otherwise unreferenced has been taken from the genealogical databases mentioned above. Issue (apart from three children who died young):

  1. Mary Jane Cole, b. 31 Oct. 1861, probably at Wisbech,[8] d. 6 March 1961, aged over 99 years. She m. by 1880, Henry Isaiah Deardurff (not Deardruff), b. 23 May 1850 in Kentland Tp., Newton Co., Indiana, d. 11 Jan. 1928, son of Daniel Deardurff and Lucinda Heckathorn or Heckethorne.[9] We suspect the family name was originally Dierdorff. Under the name Deardurff, Mary Jane and Henry were enumerated in Beaver Tp., Newton Co., Indiana, in the 1880 census, in which Henry is called a farmer; they did not yet have children at the time.[10] Under the name Dearduff (sic) they were enumerated in the town of Brook, Newton Co., in 1900, when Henry was again called a farmer; their two children were living with them at the time.[11] Again under the name of Deardurff, the widowed Mary, of no occupation, and her daughter Cora were enumerated at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, in 1930.[12] Known issue:
    1. Cora Deardurff, b. 16 Sept. 1880, d. (unmarried) in July 1972 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, aged over 91 years.[13] She was still living unmarried with her widowed mother in 1930. In 1920 she was stated to be of no occupation, but in 1930 she was a teacher in a public school. Her name is given as Cora Deardurff in her death record.
    2. Harley Ernest Deardurff, b. 3 June 1889, living 1930. As Harley Ernst (sic) Deardurff he was drafted into service in World War I, at which time his residence was Newton Co., Indiana.[14] He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1920, when he was stated to be of no occupation. He m. about 1923-24 (when he was 34 and his wife 26, according to the 1930 census), Irene A. Deardurff, b. 1897-98 (aged 32 in 1930) in Illinois, of parents both born there. As Harley E. Deardurff, aged 40, born in Indiana, he appears with his wife in the 1930 census of Ozark, Webster Co., Missouri; the facts that he is shown as having an Indiana-born father and English-born mother and as having been a World War veteran, combined with the distinctiveness of his name, leave little doubt as to his identity. He was of no employment, while his wife held the somewhat unlikely job of stenographer in a creamery. There were no childen at that time.[15]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth Cole, b. 1869-70 (aged 10 in 1880) at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, d. 17 Aug. 1935 at Stockbridge, Ingham Co., Michigan, following an automobile crash which resulted in her and her husband’s deaths. She is called Elizabeth in the 1880 census. She m. 16 July 1888 at Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana, Warren Arthur Wilson, b. 30 April 1868 at Kentland, Newton Co., probably of a father born in New York and mother born in Illinois (per the 1920 census),[16] d. 18 Aug. 1935 in Stockbridge Hospital, Ingham Co., Michigan. It is evident from the birthplaces of their two youngest children that they moved some time between 1908 and 1914 from Indiana to Michigan; their eldest daughter, Gertrude, perhaps already a married woman, did not accompany them. Warren A. Wilson, with wife Lizzie and seven children (unnamed), is listed as the owner-farmer of 160 acres near Stockbridge, White Oak Township, Ingham Co., Michigan, in a country directory published in 1916.[17] They were enumerated in Stockbridge Tp. in the 1920 census, in which Warren is again called a farmer.[18] As pointed out by Thomas Edwin Johnson, they were also enumerated in the same township in the 1930 census, in which Warren is yet again called a farmer; at that time only their youngest child, Eva, was still living with them.[19] Issue:
    1. Gertrude A. Wilson, b. 1891-2 (aged 38 in 1930) in Indiana, living 1930. She m. before 1912, J. Nelson DeBoo,[20] b. 1890-91 (aged 29 in 1930) in Indiana, of parents both born there (per 1930 census), living 1930. She did not go with her parents to Michigan, perhaps being already married at the time. She and her husband were enumerated in the 1930 census of Harrison Tp., Cass Co., Indiana, in which he is called a farmer.[21] Only known child:
      1. Laverne E. DeBoo (male), b. 21 July 1912 in Cass Co., Indiana,[22] d. in June 1983 at Palmetto, Manatee Co., Florida, aged over 70 years, his name being spelled Lavern DeBoo in the record.[23] He was living unmarried with his parents in 1930, when he was a farmer.
    2. Carrie M. Wilson, b. 26 Oct. 1892 in Indiana, living 1930. She m. evidently in 1910-11 (when she was 17 and he 18, per the 1930 census), Frederick F. Lytle, b. 17 Aug. 1888 in Indiana,[24] of parents both born there (per 1930 census), living 1930. Fred F. Lytle, with wife Carrie and two children (unnamed), is listed as a tenant farmer of 60 acres in Stockbridge Tp., Ingham Co., Michigan, in a country directory published in 1916.[25] They were enumerated in the 1920 census of Stockbridge Tp., in which Frederick is called a farmer,[26] and in 1930 they were enumerated in White Oak Tp., Ingham Co., in which he is called a farmer and thresher.[27] Known issue:
      1. Helen Lytle, b. 1909-10 (aged 20 in 1930) in Indiana; living unmarried with her parents in 1930.
      2. Elmer E. Lytle, b. 1913-14 (aged 6 in 1920), probably d. young as he does not appear with his parents in the 1930 census.
    3. Benjamin H. Wilson, b. 1893-94 (aged 26 in 1920) in Indiana, living unmarried with his parents in 1920. He m. by ____, Edna J. ____, b. 1899-1900 (aged 30 in 1930). They are found very near his parents in the 1930 census of Stockbridge Tp., in which he is called a farmer.[28] Known issue:
      1. Benjamin J. Wilson, b. 1926-27 (aged 3 in 1930) in Michigan.
      2. Patricia (“Patsy”) R. Wilson, b. 1927-28 (aged 2 in 1930) in Michigan.
    4. William B. Wilson, b. 1896-97 (aged 23 in 1920) in Indiana, living unmarried with his parents in 1920, but no longer in their household in 1930, and he has not been found elsewhere in the 1930 census of Stockbridge Tp.
    5. Frederick A. Wilson, b. 1899-1900 (aged 20 in 1920) in Indiana, living unmarried with his parents in 1920, but no longer in their household in 1930.
    6. Bessie Wilson, b. 1901-02 (aged 18 in 1920) in Indiana, living unmarried with her parents in 1920, but no longer in their household in 1930.
    7. Blanche Wilson, b. 1904-05 (aged 15 in 1920) in Indiana, living with his parents in 1920 but not in 1930.
    8. Ethel Wilson, b. 1907-08 (aged 12 in 1920) in Indiana, living with her parents in 1920 but not in 1930.
    9. Eva B. Wilson, b. 13 June 1914 in Michigan, d. 4 Dec. 1992 at Munith, Jackson Co., Michigan, aged over 78 years.[29] She was still living with her parents in 1930, but subsequently m. ____ Schray. We suspect her husband was A.C. Schray, b. 28 Oct. 1912, d. 12 May 1993 at Munith, aged over 80 years,[30] as he is the only other Schray of the same city listed in the Social Security Death Index.
  3. John W. Cole (twin to Hannah?), b. in March 1872 in Illinois, d. (v.p., v.m.) 31 Aug. 1907 at Pogue, Indiana, aged 35 years.[31] As John W. Cole, aged 21, son of John Cole and Elizabeth Flint, he m. 9 Feb. 1893 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana,[32] Anna Corkins, b. in Feb. 1868 (per 1900 census) in Illinois, d. ____, daughter of David Strish Corkins and Harriet Holmes. According to Thomas Edwin Johnson and Dixon Smith, they were enumerated in the 1900 census of Beaver Tp., Newton Co., Indiana, which calls him “John W. Cale” (sic), farmer; living with them were his sister Hannah (Cole) Weidman with her husband, his brother Harry (called “Hart”), and his wife’s parents, Strish and Hariete (sic) C. Corkins. As noticed by Johnson, the presence of Weidmans in the household led John’s daughters Edith and Eva to be assigned this surname by mistake. Known issue:
    1. Gussie Cole, b. ____.
    2. Edith H. Cole, b. in Jan 1895 (per 1900 census), d. ____. She m. 9 Aug. 1914 at Franklin, Indiana, James Benjamin Camp, b. 18 Aug 1891, d. 22 Feb. 1940, son of Winfield Scott Camp and Rosina Dunifon (see Dixon Smith database). According to Dixon Smith, they were enumerated in the 1920 census of Saint Ignace Tp., Mackinac Co., Michigan, which calls James a farmer (and incorrectly names their daughter Josephine as a son Joseph), and in the 1930 census of Eureka Tp., Sac Co., Iowa, which calls James a farm laborer. Issue:
      1. Josephine Camp, b. 1916; m. Roger Leroy Swanson, b. 8 Aug. 1913, d. 17 Dec. 1990, and had two children, who are mentioned but not named in the database of Dixon Smith.
      2. Robert James Camp, b. 14 Aug. 1927, d. 16 April 1996 at Stockbridge, Ingham Co., Michigan, aged over 68 years.[33] He m. 8 Oct. 1948 at Horsshing, Germany, Charlotte R. Tillack, b. 4 March 1923, d. 3 March 1996 at Stockbridge.[34] The databases of Thomas Edwin Johnson and Dixon Smith each state that there were three children, but suppress the names as living.
      3. ____ Camp.
    3. Eva E. Cole, b. in July 1899.
    4. Harry Cole, b. 14 Nov. 1902 at Morocco, d. 20 July 1911.
  4. Hannah Cole (twin to John?), b. 9 Feb. 1874 in Illinois, d. 15 Nov. 1966 at Kenosha, Kenosha Co., Wisconsin, aged over 92 years.[35] She m. 6 Feb. 1900 in Newton Co., Indiana,[36] Harry E. Weidman, b. in Nov. 1870 in Pennsylvania, of Pennsylvania-born parents (per 1900 census), d. ____. In 1900 she and her husband were living in the household of her brother John Cole, in Beaver Tp., Newton Co., Indiana. Known issue (mainly per the database of Thomas Edwin Johnson):
    1. Paul Weidman, b. 5 July 1901, d. in Oct. 1986 at Kenosha, aged over 85 years.[37] He m. by 1928, Nellie Turtlot, b. 13 June 1901 in Wisconsin, d. 25 Dec. 1989 at Kenosha, aged over 88 years.[38] According to Dixon Smith, they were enumerated in the 1930 census of Bristol Tp., Kenosha Co., Wisconsin, in which Paul is called a dairy famer; his household included his two brothers Ernest and Emerson. Issue:
      1. Donald Weidman, b. 1928.
      2. ____ Weidman.
    2. Emerson Weidman, b. 1902.
    3. Lawson A. Weidman, b. 10 April 1907, d. 26 June 1989 at Almond, Portage Co., Wisconsin, aged over 82 years.[39]
    4. Ernest Weidman, b. ca. 1908.
  5. Harry A. Cole, b. in March 1877[40] in Illinois, living 1930. He was unmarried at the taking of the 1900 census, in which he appears in the household of his brother John, in Beaver Tp., Newton Co., Indiana, under the erroneous name of “Hart Wideman,” the confusion being caused by the presence in the household of his brother-in-law, Harry Weidman. But this “Hart Wideman,” who was born in Illinois of English-born parents, could hardly have been related to Harry Weidman, who was born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents. Harry Cole m. by 1905, Cora J. ____, b. probably in 1870 (aged 40 in 1910, 49 in 1920, 60 in 1930) in Illinois, living 1930; according to the 1920 and 1930 censuses, her father was born in New York and her mother in Indiana. They are found in Sumner Tp, Kankakee Co., Illinois, in the 1910 census, in which he is listed as a farmer, employing one laborer.[41] They were living in Yellowhead Tp., Kankakee Co., in 1920 [42] They were living at Grant Park, Yellowhead Tp., in 1930, when he was working as the manager of a grain elevator.[43] Issue:
    1. Helen E. Cole, b. 1905-06 (aged 4 in 1910, 14 in 1920, 24 in 1930) in Illinois. She was still living unmarried with her parents in 1930, but is said by Thomas Edwin Johnson to have m. Lawrence Line. Johnson incorrectly calls her Hazel, evidently confusing her with her sister-in-law.
    2. John W. Cole, b. probably in 1908 (aged 2 in 1910, 11 in 1920, 21 in 1930) in illinois, living 1930. He was still living with his parents in 1920. He m. about 1928 (when he was 19 and she 18), Hazel ____, b. 1909-10 (aged 20 in 1930) in Illinois, of parents both born in the state, living 1930. They appear in Ward 40, Chicago, Illinois, in the 1930 census, in which he is called a manager in an office-furniture store.[44] Only known child:
      1. Harry Cole, b. 1928-29 (aged 1 in 1930) in Illinois.
  6. George Cole, b. 1879 (aged 8 months in 1880) in Illinois, of whom nothing further appears to be known. He must have d. by 1900, or else his parents would then have had eight children living rather than seven, as stated in the 1900 census.
  7. Grace Cole, b. in July 1880, living 1930, said to have d. ___ at Lafayette, Fairfield Tp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. She m. 8 April 1900 at Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana, Charles Alford [or Alfred?] Hall, b. in July 1878 in Indiana, of a father born in Ohio and mother born in Indiana (per 1920 census) or in Ohio (per 1930 census), living 1930, said to have d. ____ at Lafayette aforesaid. They were enumerated at Lafayette in the 1920 census, in which her husband’s name is given as Alfred Hall and his occupation as a blacksmith in a trailer factory.[45] They were enumerated there again in the 1930 census, in which “Affred” Hall is said to be an assembler in a gear plant.[46] Only child:
    1. Laverne Hall (male), b. ca. 1901 (aged 19 in 1920) in Indiana, living unmarried with his parents in 1920, when he was of no occupation, but no longer in their household in 1930.
  8. Flora Frances Cole, b. 29 May 1883 at Morocco, Newton Co., Indiana, d. 29 March 1976 at Brook, Newton Co., aged nearly 93 years, and buried with her husband in Oakland Cemetery, Morocco. As Fannie F. Cole she m. 26 Dec. 1899 at St. Joseph, Berrien Co., Michigan,[47] Emery E. Hagen, b. 12 May 1880 (per 1930 census) at Morocco, Newton Co., d. there in 1954. They were enumerated in Washington Tp., Newton Co., in the 1910 and 1930 censuses, as documented by Thomas Edwin Johnson.[48] Issue:
    1. Cecile Margaret Hagen, b. 18 Jan 1901 in Newton Co., d. 3 Oct. 1979 at Brooke, Newton Co., Indiana, aged over 78 years.[49] She m. 1 Nov. 1931, Lloyd Herchel Bower, b. 28 Oct. 1898 in Beaver Tp., Newton Co., d. 24 April 1964 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana. They are said to have had two children.
    2. Charlotte (“Lottie”) Pearl Hagen, b. 20 Nov. 1904 at Morocco, d. 1978 at Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co. She m. ____, John Henry Cowan, b. 6 April 1900 at Franklin, Franklin Co., Illinois, d. 14 March 1975 at Lafayette aforesaid. They had one son, John Henry Cowan, Jr.
    3. Ruby Bernadine Hagen, b. 8 Dec. 1908 at Morocco, d. 9 July 1994 at Longwood, Orange Co., Florida, aged over 85 years.[50] She m. ____, Thomas Howard Johnson, b. 3 May 1903 at Clarksville, Johnson Co., Arkansas, d. 29 July 1976 at Heber Springs, Cleburne Co., Arkansas. Her last residence as given in her death record is Altamonte Springs, Seminole, Florida. Thomas Edwin Johnson’s database states that they had four children, but suppresses the names as living. He is himself one of the four children.
    4. Gilbert Ross Hagen, b. 17 June 1911 at Morocco, d. there (unmarried?) 23 Oct. 1943.
    5. Opal Ruth Hagen, b. 3 Aug. 1913 at Morocco, d. 21 Jan. 2001 at South Bend, Saint Joseph Co., Indiana, aged over 87 years, and buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Morocco.[51] She m. (1) 4 Sept. 1936 at Morocco, Charles Kincaid, b. 1907, d. 1962 at South Bend. She possibly m. (2) ____ Cook. She m. (2 or 3?) 28 April 1971 at Hobart, Indiana, Herbert A. Hunter, b. 24 Aug. 1903, d. 19 Nov. 1991 at South Bend.[52] Her death notice in the South Bend Tribune reads, in part:
      Opal Ruth Hunter, 88, residing on Springbrook Drive, South Bend, Ind., passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in her home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Hunter was born Aug. 2, 1913, in Morocco, Ind., as the daughter of Emery and Fannie (Cole) Hagen, and had lived most of her life in this area. On April 28, 1971, in Hobart, Ind., as Ruth Cook, she married Herbert A. Hunter, who preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1991. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Flanigan) Allen and her husband, Warren Allen of Walkerton, Ind.; a son, Charles T. (Terry) Kincaid and his wife (Linda), of Mishawaka; and by four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hunter was a member of Deer Run Church of Christ, South Bend…. Graveside services and burial will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oaklawn Cemetery, Morocco.
      Issue:
      1. Linda Kincaid, m. Warren Allen. They were living at Walkerton, Indiana, at the time of her mother’s death in 2002.
      2. Charles Terry Kincaid, m. Linda ____. They were living at Mishawaka at the time of his mother’s death in 2002.
    6. Robert Emery Hagen, b. 24 Feb. 1916 at Morocco, d. 11 Aug. 1994 at Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana, aged over 78 years.[53] He m. ____, Violet May Duffy. Thomas Edwin Johnson’s database states that they had four children, but suppresses the names as living.


Notes

1Our informant for the Flint births in Wisbech gives the date as 2 Aug. 1843, but Thomas Edwin Johnson and Dixon Smith each give the date as 21 Aug. 1843. We have not checked the original record, and are presently unable to say which date is correct.
2107/1766, folio 458b [Family History Library microfilm no. 193,660].
3This is in agreement with the age of 42 years given for him in the 1880 census.
41861 Census of England, Cambridgeshire, registration district: Wisbech, subdistrict: Wisbech, enumeration district 7, p. 9; RG9/1049, folio 8 [Family History Library microfilm no. 542,743]. The entry reads:
John Cole  head  mar.  23  butcher  Norfolk: Walsoken
Elizh. "   wife  mar.  18           Cambs.: Wisbech
51881 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., Morocco, p. 227C; NA microfilm number T9-0301 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,301]. The entry reads:
John      Cole  head  M M  42   Eng. Eng. Eng. butcher 
Elizabeth  "    wife  M F  37   Eng. Eng. Eng. keeps house
Elizabeth  "    dau.  S F  10   IL   Eng. Eng.  
John       "    son   S M   8   IL   Eng. Eng.  
Hannah     "    dau   S F   6   IL   Eng. Eng.  
Harry      "    son   S M   3   IL   Eng. Eng.  
George     "    son   S M 8mo.  IL   Eng. Eng.  
61870 U.S. Federal Census, Illinois, Chicago, Ward 2, p. 68; roll M593_198, sheet 117. The entry reads:
Cole, John  35     England  horse dealer
  " , Taty  35     England  keeping house
  " , Mary   8     England 
  " , Kate   5     England 
  " , Lizzie 1/12  Illinois
Our John Cole would only have been 32 in the summer of 1870, and Elizabeth only 26; and the name "Taty" (which is quite clearly written) is inexplicable. However, the ages and birthplaces of Mary and Lizzie would be correct. We have no independent evidence for the existence of a daughter Mary.
71900 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., McClellan, enumeration district 72, sheet 11A; roll T623 394.
8She is presumably the Mary Jane Cole whose birth was registered in the October-December quarter of 1861 at Wisbech, vol. 3b, p. 561, but we have not checked the original record.
9See the database of Thomas Edwin Johnson. A contemporary biographical sketch of Henry’s brother, John S. Deardurff, mentions the “… ten children of Daniel and Lucina (Heckethorn) Deardurff, the latter of German descent, born in Virginia, the former a native of Ohio, from which State he removed with his parents, when four years of age, to Tippecanoe County, Ind., where he grew to manhood, married, and remained until 1844, when he came to Beaver Township, Newton County, and located on the farm now owned by D. Owen, remaining there until 1883, when he removed to Kentland, where he still lives. His wife died in April, 1881.” — Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical (Chicago, 1883), 787-88, at p. 787. Another brother, George Deardurff, is treated in pp. 798-99 of the same work, and in his sketch the mother’s surname is spelled Heckathorne. A slightly different version of the family history is given in the memoir of a nephew, Young D. Deardurff, in A Standard History of Jasper & Newton Counties (1916), 2:616, where it is stated: “Grandfather Deardurff [i.e. Daniel Deardurff] was born in Pennsylvania and brought his family in 1842 to Newton County. That was one of the earliest years in the settlement of this section of Northwest Indiana. Grandfather Deardurff located on a farm where Morocco lies in Newton County and in 1886 he removed to Kentland, which was his home for twenty years until his death. He had ten children.”
101880 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., Beaver Tp., p. 229D; National Archives microfilm no. T9-0301 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,254,301].
111920 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., Brook, Ward 2, enumeration district 132, sheet 1A; roll T625_449.
121930 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, St. Joseph Co., South Bend, Enumeration District: 15, sheet 10A; roll 625.
13Social Security Death Index.
14World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, which furnished his precise date of birth, in agreement with census records.
151930 U.S. Federal Census, Missouri, Webster Co., Ozark, Enumeration District: 14, sheet 6A; roll 1251.
16However, the 1930 census shows both his parents as having been born in Illinois.
17The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Ingham County, Michigan (Philadelphia, 1916), p. 120, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~miingham/RD120121.html.
181920 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Ingham Co., Stockbridge Tp., enumeration district 133; roll T625_771, sheet 2B. The entry reads:
                                     father    mother
Warren K.* Wilson head 51  Illinois  New York  Illinois
  farmer (owner)
Sarah E.    "     wife 49  Illinois  England   England
Bennie      "     son  26  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
William     "     son  23  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
Fred        "     son  20  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
Bessie      "     dau. 18  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
Blanche     "     dau. 15  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
Ethel       "     dau. 12  Indiana   Illinois  Illinois
Eva         "     dau.  5  Michigan  Illinois  Illinois
----
* sic
191930 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Ingham Co., Stockbridge Tp., enumeration district 60; roll 992, sheet 4B. The entry reads:
Warren A. Wilson* head 62  Illinois  Illinois  Illinois
Sarah E.    "     wife 59  Illinois  England   England
Eva D.      "     dau. 15  Michigan  Illinois  Illinois
----
* He aged 21, his wife 18, at first marriage
20His name is given as Nelson in the 1912 birth record of his son Laverne.
211930 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Cass Co., Harrison Tp., enumeration district 24, sheet 5B; roll: 579.
22Indiana Births, 1880-1920.
23Social Security Death Index.
24We do not know the source for this date, which is not in agreement with the age of 39 given for him in the 1930 census).
25The Farm Journal Illustrated Rural Directory of Ingham County, Michigan (Philadelphia, 1916), p. 78, available online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~miingham/RD7879.html.
261920 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Ingham Co., Stockbridge Tp., enumeration district 133; roll T625_771. The entry reads:
                                father   mother
Fred F. Lytle head 30  Indiana  Indiana  Indiana
  farmer (general farm)
Carrie M. "   wife 28  Indiana  Indiana* Indiana*
Hellen M. "   dau. 10  Indiana  Indiana  Indiana
Elmer E.  "   son   6  Michigan Indiana  Indiana
----
* sic in original; but this data is false
271930 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Ingham Co., White Oak Tp., enumeration district 63; roll 992, sheet 3A. The entry reads:
                              father   mother
Fred Lytle** head 39  Indiana  Indiana  Indiana
  farmer & thresher (general farm)
Carrie  "    wife 37  Indiana  Indiana* Indiana*
Helen   "    dau. 20  Indiana  Indiana  Indiana
----
* sic in original; but this data is false
** He aged 18, his wife 17, at first marriage
281930 U.S. Federal Census, Michigan, Ingham Co., Stockbridge Tp., enumeration district 60; roll 992; sheet 4A. The entry reads:
Ben H. Wilson  head 35  Indiana  Illinois  Illinois
  farmer (general farm)
Edna J.   "    wife 30  Indiana  Illinois  Illinois 
Ben J.    "    son   3  Michigan Indiana   Indiana
Patsey R.   "  dau.  2  Michigan Indiana   Indiana
29Social Security Death Index.
30Social Security Death Index.
31Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920, the record calling him “John W. Cole, Jr.”
32Tippecanoe County, Indiana, marriage records, Book S-18, p. 187, as indexed in Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript, 1880-1906, Letters A-K, vol. I (Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938).
33Social Security Death Index.
34Social Security Death Index.
35Social Security Death Index.
36Indiana Marriages, 1845-1920.
37Social Security Death Index.
38Social Security Death Index.
39Social Security Death Index.
40Per 1900 census, compatible with his age of 3 years as given in 1880 and 33 years as given in 1910.
411910 U.S. Federal Census, Illinois, Kankakee Co., Sumner Tp., enumeration district 121, part 2; p. 170A; series T624, roll 298. The entry reads:
Harry A. Cole  head    m 33  mar.  Ilinois*   farmer       +
Cora J.    "   wife    f 40  mar.  Illinois** ----         +
Helen ...  "   dau.    f  4  sgl.  Illinois    ----
John W.    "   son     m  2  sgl.  "           ----
Lawrence Jones servant m 21  mar.  Indiana    farm laborer +
-------
 * parents both born in England
** parents both born in Illinois
 + can read and write
421920 U.S. Federal Census, Illinois, Kankakee Co., Yellowhead Tp., enumeration district 137, p. 8A; roll T625_377. The entry reads:
Harry Cole head m 42  mar.  Illinois*  farmer
Cora   "   wife f 49  mar.  Illinois**
Helen  "   dau. f 14  sgl.  Illinois
John   "   son  m 11  sgl.  "
----
 * parents both born in England
** father born in New York, mother in Indiana
Entire family could read and write
431930 U.S. Federal Census, Illinois, Kankakee Co., Yellowhead Tp., Town of Grant Park, enumeration district 49, p. 5B; roll 526. The entry reads:
Harry Cole  head m 54  mar. Illinois*  manager [of] grain elevator
Cora J. "   wife f 60  mar. Illinois** ----
Helen E. "  dau. f 24  sgl.            ----
 * parents both born in England
** father born in New York, mother in Indiana
441930 U.S. Federal Census, Illinois, Chicago, enumeration district 1448, p. 8B; roll 478. The entry reads:
John Cole head m 21 mar. Illinois*  manager office furniture
Hazel "   wife f 20 mar. Illinois**
Harry "   son  m  1 sgl. Illinois
---
 * father born in U.S., mother born in Illinois.
** parents both born in Illinois
Age at fist marriage: he 19, she 18
451920 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Fairfield Tp., Lafayette, enumeration district 178, sheet 14A; roll T625_469.
461930 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Tippecanoe Co., Fairfield Tp., Lafayette, enumeration district 14, sheet 18A; roll 630.
47Berrien County, Michigan Dibean Marriage Index.
48Johnson, citing 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., Washington Tp., series T624, roll: 344, part 1, p. 257B; and 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Indiana, Newton Co., Washington Tp., enumeration district 15, sheet 4A; roll T626_619.
49Birthdate and month of death confirmed by Social Security Death Index.
50Date from Social Security Death Index, place from Thomas Edwin Johnson’s database.
51Death notice, South Bend Tribune, 23 Jan. 2002, from a copy kindly supplied by Andrea Odell, a niece of the children of the deceased; Social Security Death Index.
52Social Security Death Index.
53Social Security Death Index.


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