Elsie Mae Applegate

Documented History


Elsie Mae Applegate was born 27 January 1893, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.

 

Elsie M lived with her parents and siblings in Crothersville, Jackson, Indiana according to the 1900 United States Federal Census. Her father was George W. Applegate, born in Indiana in April 1857. George was 43 years old working as a Drayman. George was married to Serilda, born July 1872 in Indiana. She was 27 years old. George and Serilda had been married 10 years. Serilda had 5 children, 4 still living.

EMA 1900 US Federal Census

EMA 1900 US Federal Census

 

Elsie’s brother John W was 9 years old. Elsie M was born January 1893, she was 7 years old. Their sister Edna M was born December 1894, she was 5 years old. Their brother George G was born August 1899, he was 9 months old. Serilda’s sister, Cora B. White, was also living with them at the time. She was born in August 1880 and was 19 years old. The Applegate family had visitors at the time of the Census. The visitors are listed as Joseph E Cornish, born October 1866. Joseph’s wife was Emma born August 1877. Joseph and Emma’s children were Von L, born April 1895, and Vera J., born May 1897. Both children were born in Tennessee.

 

Marriage


Elsie Mae Applegate married Wilford Mann on 4 September 1912 in Marion County, Indiana per Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Her parents were listed as George W. Applegate and Serilda White. She was 19 years old at the time. Wilford’s parents were listed as Lillie B. Wheatley and John E. Mann.


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Elsie May Mann (Applegate) married Orval Ray Tudor on 26 January 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Her parents were listed as George W. Applegate and Serilda White. Orval’s parents were listed as William Tudor and Viola A. Ellis.

EMA 1920 US Federal Census

EMA 1920 US Federal Census

 

Per the 1920 United States Federal Census, Orval and Elsie lived on Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. Orval was 24, Elsie was 26 years old. Orval was a salesman at a Tire Co.

EMA 1930 US Federal Census

EMA 1930 US Federal Census

 

According to the 1930 United States Federal Census, Orval and Elsie lived at 2232 N. Alabama, Indianapolis, Indiana with a Roomer by the name of Alma Bender. Orval was 34 years old, Elsie and Alma were 35 years old. All three were born in Indiana. Elsie’s father was born in Kentucky. Alma’s parents were born in Germany. Orval was a salesman in the Radio industry. Alma was a hairdresser at her own shop.

EMA 1930 U.S. City Directories

EMA 1930 U.S. City Directories

 

Orval and Elsie lived at 2232 N. Alabama, Indianapolis, Indiana per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in 1930.

EMA 1940 US Federal Census

EMA 1940 US Federal Census

 

According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, Orval and Elsie lived north of 70th Street Road – East and South of White River to Keystone Street. Orval was 43, Elsie was 42 years old. Orval was a salesman at Electrical Appliances and made $1,400.

EMA 1942 U.S. City Directories

EMA 1942 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1942, Orval and Elsie lived at 2110 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana according to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Orval was a Carpenter at the time.

EMA 1945 U.S. City Directories

EMA 1945 U.S. City Directories

 

Orval and Elsie lived at 2110 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1945 according to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Orval was a salesman at the time.

1952 U.S. City Directories

1952 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1952, Elsie and Orval lived at 2112 E. 75th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana according to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Orval was an electrician at the time.

 

Death


Elsie Mae Tudor (Applegate) passed away on 24 June 1985 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. She was widowed when she passed.

EMA 1985 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

EMA 1985 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

 

Her parents were listed as George W. Applegate and Serilda White. Her birthdate is listed as 27 January 1893. She was 92 years old when she passed. She has previously been a Sales Lady with L.S. Ayres & Co. She died of Pneumonia that she had fought for 2 weeks.

1985 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

1985 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

 

According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Elsie was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana on 27 June 1985.  Check out her memorial on Find A Grave which was recently updated per my request.

EMA 1985 Headstone

EMA 1985 Headstone

 

As always, I’m still on the lookout for additional information about Elsie’s life.  If you knew her or are related to her and have some memories you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to leave your memories in the comments box below.

Talk soon,

~Kris

EMA Family Tree

EMA Family Tree

 

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